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Category: KS Announcements


May 3, 2022

KS kumu earn national recertification

Thirteen KS educators on three campuses recently earned recertification by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards bringing the number of certified educators at KS to 79. See story »

May 2, 2022

KS blessing marks official start of Punalu‘u Stream Restoration Project

Designed to restore the natural valley floodplain and mitigate flooding, the restoration work is expected to begin in May and then take 18 months to 24 months to complete. See story »

April 25, 2022

Three food system businesses win KS’ Mahi‘ai Match-Up competition

KS and its partners awarded agricultural and commercial agreements, in addition to $50,000 total in prizes to the winning Native Hawaiian-owned businesses, which include Waiāhole Poi Factory, Kanekoa Farm and ʻAwa Bird. See story »

April 20, 2022

KS/Our Kaka‘ako host entrepreneur webinar featuring KS alumni

Get inspired by ʻōiwi business leaders and social entrepreneurs in a free virtual workshop via Zoom on Wednesday, April 27. See story »

April 13, 2022

Five food system businesses advance to finals of Mahiʻai Match-Up

Growers, restauranteurs, and food producers compete in business plan competition aimed strengthening Hawai‘i’s agriculture industry and food systems for future generations. See story »

April 6, 2022

Yasunaga named director of Financial Planning and Analysis

The KS ‘ohana recently welcomed Vivian Yasunaga as its director of Financial Planning and Analysis. Prior to joining KS she served as executive vice president and chief financial officer at Child and Family Service. See story »

April 4, 2022

Fore! KS Hawai‘i Golf Team helps reopen Volcano Golf Course

Hawai‘i Island’s first and oldest golf course is now open for play. Kama‘āina rates for a walking round of golf are $36 on weekdays and $40 on weekends. See story »

March 22, 2022

Dr. Jennifer Noelani Goodyear-Kaʻōpua selected as Kamehameha Schools trustee

The state Probate Court has selected Dr. Jennifer Noelani Goodyear-Kaʻōpua as the newest member of the Kamehameha Schools Board of Trustees. She will begin her term immediately, replacing former Trustee Micah Kāne, whose term expired on June 30, 2021. See story »

March 22, 2022

Kobayashi Group to lead development of Block I in Our Kakaʻako

Ālia, meaning salt bed, is the latest mixed-use development in KS’ Kaiāulu ʻo Kakaʻako master planned community and is named after the salt flats that historically comprised the region. See story »

March 14, 2022

Virtual events to honor legacy of Kauikeaouli

The 21st Annual Tribute to Kamehameha III – A Birthday Celebration for Ka Lani Kauikeaouli – kicks off Friday, March 18 with a panel discussion in ‘ōlelo Hawaiʻi, followed by a free ‘aha mele on Saturday, March 19. See story »

March 10, 2022

KS selects Stanford Carr Development for Our Kaka‘ako mixed-use project

The Kahuina redevelopment, will include 859 residential units – with 60 percent of the units designated as workforce and affordable housing. See story »

March 8, 2022

Arrell named director of Philanthropy

Natalie Arrell has been named director of Philanthropy within the Kamehameha Schools Office of Advancement bringing more than 30 years of experience in philanthropy and community development to the role. See story »

February 28, 2022

KS Song Contest returns to the NBC Arena

After two years, the haumāna of Kamehameha Schools Kapālama kula kiʻekiʻe are returning to the Neal Blaisdell Center Arena for the 102nd annual Song Contest! See story »

February 24, 2022

Virtual summit to highlight Hawaiian culture-based practices of our kūpuna

March 2 is the deadline to register for the free KS virtual summit – Ka Waiwai No Nā Kūpuna: Hawaiian Culture-Based Practices for All – aimed at perpetuating our most treasured resources, the cultural ‘ike and practices of our kūpuna. See story »

February 23, 2022

KS blesses new Kikiwelawela Preschool in He‘eia

Nestled on the grounds of St. Ann Church in He‘eia, Kikiwelawela Preschool features two classrooms and will serve up to 40 kamaliʻi beginning in March. See story »

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. See story »

January 18, 2022

KS delivers 10,000 KeikiDesks to public school haumāna

The desks will allow students to create comfortable learning spaces of their own at home. See story »

January 4, 2022

Kamehameha Schools acquires Kahuku Ranch in Ka‘ū

The 656-acre property provides KS with a greater strategic presence in the southern tip of Hawai‘i island. See story »

December 30, 2021

KS 2021 Annual Report available online

From navigating the pandemic and connecting communities to supporting island businesses and ‘ohana, the report has much to share. See story »

December 20, 2021

KS takes ownership of Keauhou Lane in Our Kaka‘ako

KS has acquired ownership of Keauhou Lane, a mixed-use affordable rental and commercial property in Our Kaka‘ako. See story »

December 7, 2021

KS to resume normal operations on 12/8

All KS campuses, preschools and offices across the pae ʻāina will be open on Wednesday, Dec. 8. See story »

November 30, 2021

KS, Saint Mark Lutheran School expand partnership for Native Hawaiian keiki

The three-year agreement provides tuition assistance, research, data and other sharing between schools, and wrap-around support for families. See story »

November 24, 2021

KS to invest $10 million in Hawai‘i’s food systems

The Hawaiʻi ʻUlu Cooperative is the first investment made to strengthen food self-sufficiency in Hawaiʻi. See story »

November 15, 2021

KS collaborates on Mahi‘ai Match-Up to build resilient economies

Farmers and food system entrepreneurs have the opportunity to grow their business skills, complete a business plan and compete for agricultural land, commercial space agreements. Applications are currently being accepted. See story »

November 4, 2021

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

Hosted by Hawaiʻi News Now anchor Māhealani Richardson KSK’91, 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. See story »


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