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January 17, 2023

Staffers take a trip back in time in huakaʻi to the Hawaiian Mission Houses

KP staffers explored the era of the arrival of the missionaries, their impact on Hawaiʻi and their relationships with Hawaiʻi’s aliʻi from 1820 through the early 1900s.

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December 6, 2022

Hilarie Alomar named KS director of Planning and Development

Alomar will use her sense of Hawaiian culture and expertise in land use, entitlements, infrastructure, and community outreach to guide planning for KS’ Hawai‘i real estate portfolio.

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December 5, 2022

Nalani Fujimori Kaina named KS general counsel and vice president

An alumnus of KS Kapālama, Kaina, who begins her new role in early 2023, brings with her more than 20 years of experience in leadership and serving the legal needs of Hawaiʻi families and the Native Hawaiian community.

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November 28, 2022

Kūkahekahe: Celebrating Lā Kūʻokoʻa – Hawaiian Independence Day 2022

Let’s celebrate Lā Kūʻokoʻa, a Hawaiian national holiday that marks the date in 1843 when the sovereignty of the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi was formally recognized by England and France.

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November 21, 2022

Kūkahekahe: Makahiki 2022

Lonoikamakahiki! In this Kūkahekahe article, we share resources and past stories about Makahiki to celebrate this Hawaiian season of gratitude and peace.

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November 16, 2022

Kūkahekahe – Celebrating the birth of King Kalākaua

In this Kūkahekahe, we celebrate the birth of King David Laʻamea Kalākaua, a respected aliʻi nui and mōʻī – a ruler of the Hawaiian Kingdom – by sharing a bit about his friendship with our beloved founder, Ke Aliʻi Pauahi.

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November 16, 2022

Honolulu Night Market returns to Our Kaka‘ako on Nov. 19

The open-air street market and block party will feature food, fashion, family activities, shopping and more, just in time for the holidays!

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November 2, 2022

‘Whetū Mārama: Bright Star’ screens free at Ka‘iwakīloumoku

The film from Aotearoa (New Zealand) tells the story of the late Sir Hekenukumai Ngāiwi Pūhipi, aka Hek Busby, and his role in rekindling Māori wayfinding.

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October 31, 2022

Kūkahekahe: KS marks 135 years since its founding

November 4 marks the official commemoration date of the founding of the Kamehameha School for Boys. In this Kūkahekahe, we celebrate 135 years of educating young Hawaiians by sharing commemorative articles printed by Kamehameha School students in the school’s early newspaper, “The Handicraft.”

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October 12, 2022

Po‘o kula share mana‘o on Moananuiākea’s role in creating global ʻōiwi leaders

The webinar, “Moananuiākea: Our Ancestral Oceanic Home” highlights the many educational resources teachers and learners can use, available on the Ka‘iwakīloumoku website.

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October 10, 2022

Rare plant thought to be extinct discovered on KS Hawai‘i Island land

Kamehameha Schools, the State of Hawaiʻi Department of Land and Natural Resources and Three Mountain Alliance discovered a small population of Delissea argutidentata, a plant thought to be extinct in the wild.

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September 29, 2022

Hao named Kamehameha Schools director of Planning & Development

Melanie Pualani Hao has been named director of Planning and Development at Kamehameha Schools.

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September 26, 2022

Kūkahekahe: Kaʻiwakīloumoku’s anniversary – Lā piha makahiki he 10!

In this Kūkahekahe, we celebrate ka lā piha makahiki he ʻumi, the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Kaʻiwakīloumoku Hawaiian Cultural Center and the realization of a long-awaited dream of Myron “Pinky” Thompson!

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September 1, 2022

Kūkahekahe: ‘Nohea i Muʻolaulani’ na Lili‘uokalani

This special Kūkahekahe by Cultural Consultant Manu Boyd KSK ’80 celebrates the Sept. 2, 1838 lā hānau (birthdate) of Queen Liliʻuokalani by recalling one of her homes in Kapālama, Oʻahu, known as Muʻolaulani.

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August 31, 2022

Hawaiian History Month: Celebrating Queen Liliʻuokalani

This year marks the 184th birthday of Queen Liliʻuokalani. To celebrate, the Hawaiʻi Ponoʻī Coalition is hosting five weeks of virtual events throughout the month of September. KS is a founding member of the coalition, so be sure to check them out!

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August 23, 2022

Kūkahekahe: Tofu watercress salad – Lauʻai Tōfū Lēkō

Tofu watercress salad is a local favorite that is also refreshing and light. You can easily customize this recipe with your favorite add-ins or toppings.

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August 22, 2022

KS Communications Group captures multiple industry awards

E hoʻomaikaʻi to members of the KS Communications Group who over the summer captured multiple industry awards in recognition of work around advertising, internal communications and public relations tactics.

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August 5, 2022

CEO Message: Great Expectations

As we start the 2022-2023 school year, we do so with a renewed sense of hope and optimism having learned and grown so much over the last few years.

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August 4, 2022

ProsPac selected to develop Kaliʻu residential project in Kaka‘ako

Kali‘u is the latest mixed-use development project in KS’ Kaiāulu ʻo Kaka‘ako Master Plan. The 400-foot structure will include 330 market-priced homes and 42,000 square feet of commercial space expanding the retail, grocery, and dining options in the neighborhood.

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August 3, 2022

Hawaiʻi makes a significant investment in our keiki and ʻohana

Act 257, signed into law last month by Gov. David Ige, will expand access to early learning by providing $200 million for the creation of public pre-kindergarten facilities.

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July 26, 2022

Kūkahekahe – Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea 2022

July 31 marks the first national holiday of the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi, Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea (sovereignty restoration day). Hear about this important holiday from community organizer Kumu Hinaleimoana Wong KSK’90.

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July 19, 2022

Kūkahekahe: Mango Salsa

In this Kūkahekahe, we share an ʻono summer recipe perfect for the end of mango season; an easy and cool mango salsa!

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July 5, 2022

KS’ Windward Mall celebrates 40 years serving Heʻeia community

Anniversary events kick off Saturday, July 9 and will include Hawaiian entertainment, a mayoral proclamation, and special offers from more than 100 retailers, restaurants, eateries and services.

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July 1, 2022

Emerging ‘ōiwi leaders join community of change-makers at Opportunity Youth Forum

The youths honed their leadership skills at the Opportunity Youth Forum, which allowed young adults from historically oppressed communities to connect and share best practices.

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June 15, 2022

Honolulu Night Market Returns to Our Kaka‘ako June 25

Trendy fashion shows. Ono-licious food trucks. Live music performances. As far as block parties go, Honolulu Night Market is one of the biggest and arguably coolest events in town!

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June 14, 2022

Krivatsy named senior director of Planning & Development

Krivatsy will lead the planning and development projects for KS’ commercial properties and master-planned communities, creating and strengthening development strategies that advance our educational mission.

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June 6, 2022

Join the June 8 Ho‘okele Honua Pacific Unity Virtual Summit

Join members of ʻAha Moananuiākea and its partners in Hawaiʻi and around the world for the second annual summit. The theme of the virtual event is “World Oceans Day: The Sea Roads that Connect Us.”

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June 6, 2022

Pe‘a is pāʻū queen of King Kamehameha Celebration Floral Parade

In this Kūkahekahe, we converse with KS Cultural Specialist Kēhau Peʻa, who is honored to be riding in this year’s parade as the pāʻū queen. This year’s parade theme is “E ola ka inoa ʻo Kamehameha,” Long live the name of Kamehameha.

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May 23, 2022

Resilient partners create resilient communities

Long-time Kamehameha Schools tenant Sumida Farm is the recipient of the 2022 SmallBiz Editor’s Choice Award in Agriculture from Hawaii Business magazine. The farm has been part of the fabric of the ʻAiea community for nearly 100 years.

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May 17, 2022

Kūkahekahe: Illuminating our ancestral connections: Kealaikahiki and Marae Taputapuātea

In this Kūkahekahe, we learn about the ancestral connections illuminated during the recent Kealaikahiki Voyage of the Polynesian Voyaging Society’s canoes Hōkūleʻa and Hikianalia.

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