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April 1, 2022

Lent week five: Blessed to be a blessing

KS Maui Poʻo Kumu Kākoʻo Kaleo Pahukula reminds us to ask Jesus to bless our day and allow Him to do His work by taking our talents and multiplying them to bring great joy to others.

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March 25, 2022

Lent week four: Paʻanaʻau – memory

Kala‘iku Wong, Hawaiian culture-based education coordinator for KS Nā Kula Kamaliʻi (preschools), encourages us to look inside our na‘au, for nā paʻanaʻau (memories) which reflect things we cherish the most.

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March 18, 2022

Lent week three: Can you hear Him?

KS Maui Dean of Student Support Services <strong>Leo Delatori KSK’86</strong> reminds us not to let the distractions of everyday life stop us from hearing the word of ke Akua.

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March 11, 2022

Lent week two:  God’s redeeming love

Kamehameha Schools has created a series of Hawaiian-focused devotionals for the season of Lent, to honor the deep Christian faith of KS founder Princess Bernice Pauahi Pākī Bishop. The devotionals were designed to be used by students, staffers and others to celebrate the coming of Easter.

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March 9, 2022

Mālama Ola Minute:  Five tips to help keiki cope with academic anxiety

In today’s environment of high-stakes testing and increased competitiveness in college admissions, experts worry that academic stress without enough down time, can take a serious toll on students.

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March 4, 2022

Lent week one:  My rock and fortress!

KS Hawaiʻi Kahu <strong>Kaunaloa Boshard KSK’77</strong> reminds us that when life seems draining and there seems to be no time or place to rest, ke Akua – our Rock – furnishes us with safety, a place of refuge and peace.

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March 2, 2022

Ash Wednesday: Mihi for life

KS Maui Kahu <strong>Kalani Wong KSK’74</strong> reminds us that ke aloha o ke Akua allows us to be redeemed if we just mihi, repent for the wrong we have done, and encourages us to share that aloha with all we meet.

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February 25, 2022

Weekly devotional: Reframe your mind, then practice

If ever you find yourself in a state of worry and exhaustion, KS Hawaiʻi Kahu Kaunaloa Boshard KSK’77 recommends turning to the words of Philippians 4:8-9 which directs you to reframe your mind and serve the Lord by rejoicing in any condition.

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February 11, 2022

Weekly devotional: Find a fault or a fix?

Leaning on the words of Matthew 7:3-5, KS Maui Kahu <strong>Kalani Wong KSK’74</strong> shares that the next time something doesn’t go your way, think of what role you may have played in this and what you can do to make it better. Instead of finding fault, find a fix.

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February 9, 2022

Mālama Ola Minute – Teen dating violence: Tips for parents

Take a moment to learn what teen dating violence is, how to recognize its warning signs, what to do if you suspect your child is in an abusive relationship, and how we can work to prevent teen dating violence as a community.

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February 1, 2022

Naeole named new KS Kapālama kahu

Manu Naeole KSK’96 has been named the kahu of Bishop Memorial Chapel. His kuleana includes tending to the spiritual needs of the campus’ K-12 community.

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January 28, 2022

Weekly devotional: Taking care of business

Like the honorable Charles Reed Bishop did as executor of his beloved wife Bernice Pauahi Bishop’s estate, KS Maui Kahu <strong>Kalani Wong KSK’74</strong> shares that we must make it our kulena to care for all that ke Akua has created, so that future generations may benefit from the same blessings as we did.

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January 21, 2022

Weekly devotional: No need to be afraid

KS Maui Kahu <strong>Kalani Wong KSK’7</strong>4 and <strong>Jameson Sato KSH’18</strong> draw a comparison between Isaish 41:13 and the manaʻo from Kalaupapa patient Auntie Winnie in that there’s no need to live in fear and be afraid for ke Akua has his way of assuring us that everything will be ok.

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January 14, 2022

Weekly devotional: Carrying is caring

In honor of January being named Kalaupapa Month, KS Maui Kahu Kalani Wong KSK’74 reflects on a yearly trip with haumāna to help care for the patients afflicted with Hansen’s Disease. He shares, however, that in the end it was the patients who provided them with care by opening their hearts and teaching the group the importance of carrying another’s heavy load.

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January 12, 2022

‘Help Keep Our Schools Open’ programs re-air this weekend

The programs emphasize the importance of in-person learning and its positive impacts on haumāna and kumu.

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January 12, 2022

Mālama Ola Minute: Helping your keiki stay at a healthy weight

It’s National Healthy Weight Week! Maintaining a healthy weight can be frustrating, even for kids. Extra pounds can put children at risk for developing serious health problems, including diabetes, heart disease and asthma.

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January 10, 2022

Weekly devotional: Mind your time

As we welcome the new year, KS Maui Kahu <strong>Kalani Wong KSK’74</strong> shares that we shouldn’t just fill our time with activity, but that we should fill it with purpose.

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December 10, 2021

Advent Week 3: Finding joy in the journey

KS Maui Po‘o Kula Scott Parker and Keiki Kahu Jaqui Brandon share that with a journey can come growth and enlightenment.

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December 6, 2021

Mālama Ola Minute: Give time, stress less

Studies show that volunteering reduces stress and increases positive, relaxed feelings by releasing dopamine.

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December 3, 2021

Advent Week 2: Preparation – Ho‘omākaukau

KS Kapālama Poʻo Kula Dr. <strong>Taran Chun KSK’95</strong> and KSK senior Logan Lau encourage us to prepare for Advent by being steadfast in our faith and maintaining our commitment and relationship with Jesus Christ.

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November 19, 2021

Weekly devotional: Fitting in

It’s a natural thing to want to be with the “in” crowd, however, KS Maui Kahu <strong>Kalani Wong KSK’74</strong> reminds us that the only one we should be seeking attention from is ke Akua.

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November 9, 2021

Mālama Ola Minute: Is kindness a cure for everything?

In commemoration of World Kindness Day, Nov. 13, KS Hawai‘i Kahu <strong>Kaunaloa Boshard KSK’77</strong> shares his mana‘o on kindness and its many health benefits.

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November 5, 2021

Weekly devotional: The earth is the Lord’s

In recognition of Native American Heritage Month, Kahu <strong>Kalani Wong KSK’74</strong> reflects on the words of Psalm 24:1-2 and US Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland, both of which remind us of our kuleana to be pono stewards of our kulāiwi.

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November 4, 2021

KS-sponsored town hall highlights lessons learned by haumāna, kumu during COVID-19

Hosted by Hawaiʻi News Now anchor <strong>Māhealani Richardson KSK’91</strong>, the 30-minute broadcast entitled “Evolving Education: Learning through COVID,” recalls the experiences and lessons learned over the past year by haumāna and kumu from schools around the pae ‘āina.

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October 8, 2021

COVID-19 changes for the Second Semester (starting Jan. 4, 2022)

Mahalo nui i nā haumāna, nā ʻohana, a me nā limahana o Ke Kula ʻo Kamehameha no kā ʻoukou hana poʻokela ma ka hapahā mua o kēia makahiki, ma ka hoʻopalekana ʻana i kā mākou mau keiki, a no ka hoʻoikaika mau me ka lōkahi. Thank you to our Kamehameha Schools students, families and staff, for your amazing work this First Quarter, for keeping our keiki safe, and for staying strong and together. We are truly blessed and deeply grateful.

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October 7, 2021

Mālama Ola Minute: Eat Together, Eat Better

Here are some tips on how to encourage smart eating habits and prepare locally sourced meals to help you and your keiki eat healthy all year long.

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September 24, 2021

Weekly devotional: Praying together

Leaning on the words of Matthew 18:19-20, KS Hawaiʻi Kahu <strong>Kaunaloa Boshard KSK’77</strong> reminds us that when it comes to pule, there is strength in numbers.

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September 17, 2021

Weekly devotional: Drawn to the light

Just as sunflowers are drawn to the day’s light for needed energy and strength, KS Maui Kahu <strong>Kalani Wong KSK’74</strong> says we must also follow the Son, for He will ensure we never lose sight of God and our focus on the things that are worthwhile.

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August 20, 2021

Weekly devotional: Choose joy!

Inspired by the words of Zephaniah, KS Hawai’i Kahu <strong>Kaunaloa Boshard KSK_77</strong> urges us to choose joy! “Like infants who wake up and make a joyful noise to their māmā for comfort, care, and nourishment, we too, need to run directly into the outstretched arms of our Savior!”

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August 13, 2021

Weekly devotional: Shaped for sharing

Echoing the words of Isaiah 64:8 KS Hawaiʻi Kahu <strong>Kaunaloa Boshard KSK_77</strong> reminds us that ke Akua is the potter and we are the clay. When we are open to ke Akua_s will, we see that He has shaped and molded us into a vessel of honor ready to share His word with all who will accept the gospel.

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