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May 21, 2024

Dual credit college program at KS Kapālama creates generational change

Nine out of ten haumāna at Kamehameha Schools Kapālama will earn college credits this year, in addition to their high school diploma. Sixty-eight of those haumāna have gone a step further earning their AA degree, thanks to an innovative partnership with Hawaiʻi Pacific University.

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May 14, 2024

Latest issue of I Mua magazine focuses on Lahaina recovery and more

I Mua magazine 2024, Issue 1 is out online and in your home. This edition includes manaʻo from alumni who have demonstrated great resilience after the devastating Lahaina fire.

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May 14, 2024

KS in the news: Kamehameha Schools Children’s Chorus draws nearly 1,000 people to free community concert on Maui

KS haumāna are shining on the stage, field, and court, gaining national attention and scholarships!

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May 13, 2024

Kamehameha Schools Kapālama’s first AA graduates: Where are they now?

Through the dual credit program with Hawaiʻi Pacific University, KS haumāna start their college education early, saving their families tens of thousands of dollars on tuition.

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May 9, 2024

Kumu appreciation week: ʻIke Hawaiʻi inspires next wave of Kapālama scientists and stewards

Bethany Kimokeo pioneers a Hawaiian language marine science course at Kamehameha Schools Kapālama, moving the needle of ʻike Hawaiʻi in the classroom.

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May 9, 2024

Muʻo Scholarship recipient excels in early learning degree program  

The Muʻo Scholarship program, an early education college degree program partnership between Kamehameha Schools Kaiāulu and Chaminade University of Honolulu is making a big impact in its inaugural year. And a Hawaiʻi Island preschool kumu is just one example of the program’s early success.

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May 2, 2024

CNHA program supported by Kamehameha Schools equips Maui residents for Lahaina recovery

Maui residents who want to be a part of the rebuilding of Lahaina can receive free trade certifications through the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement with support from Kamehameha Schools.

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April 23, 2024

KS Kapālama Kula Waena school counselors earn prestigious national RAMP designation

KS Kapālama Kula Waena school counselors have earned prestigious national recognition.

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April 9, 2024

KS in the news: Oʻahu hālau prepares for Merrie Monarch on ʻĀina Pauahi

KS haumāna, alumni and staff shine in academics and athletics.

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March 12, 2024

This year’s Kauikeaouli Festival invites kānaka to connect with ʻāina

A three-day community celebration honoring Kamehameha III will be held at Keauhou Bay this weekend.

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March 11, 2024

A healing journey: Lahaina haumāna finds solace while spearheading mental health project rooted in ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi

A KS Maui senior’s journey of healing turns tragedy into resilience through a powerful project on grief and mental health ma ka ‘ōlelo Hawaiʻi.

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March 7, 2024

KS in the news: March 2024 edition

KS haumāna, alumni and staff are making headlines for their commitment to excellence on the field, in the classroom and for the community.

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March 4, 2024

KS Kapālama Song Contest and KS Hawaiʻi Hōʻike to showcase and elevate mele Hawaiʻi

Mele Hawaiʻi will take center stage during two flagship events for the haumāna of Kamehameha Schools Kapālama and Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi.

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Feb. 20, 2024

Hoʻōla Maui Fund gives Lahaina educator a hand-up

With support from the Hoʻōla Maui Fund, Zoe Acantilado and her ʻohana have found resilience, rebuilt their sense of community and embraced a hopeful future.

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Feb. 7, 2024

KS in the news: February 2024 edition

Whether it’s on the putting green or in the State Capitol, our expansive KS ʻohana is making headlines across the pae ʻāina.

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Jan. 19, 2024

Public invited to screening of “Hōkūleʻa, Finding the Language of the Navigator”

A free public screening of the film, “Hōkūleʻa, Finding the Language of the Navigator” will happen on Jan. 23, at Kaʻiwakīloumoku on the Kamehameha Schools Kapālama campus.

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Jan. 11, 2024

Kōkua from I Mua Maui Fund helps KS alum and ʻohana move forward

Rooted in their faith, the Pratt ʻohana is rebuilding their lives post-Lahaina wildfires with gratitude.

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Jan. 8, 2024

Kamehameha Schools Maui summer programs offer transformative experiences

KS Maui summer learning program emphasizes community learning. Last summer, some 50 haumāna embarked on a memorable journey by sea to Honolua Bay.

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Jan. 4, 2024

KS in the news: January 2024 edition

From pop music to indigenous farming, our KS ‘ohana is making waves.

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Dec. 14, 2023

2023 Founder’s Day ceremonies: How to take part

Across the pae ʻāina, the Kamehameha Schools ‘ohana will gather to honor Ke Aliʻi Bernice Pauahi Bishop and celebrate her birth and legacy.

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Dec. 13, 2023

Latest edition of I Mua magazine celebrates the making of mele

The latest edition of I Mua magazine is loaded with great content, including a behind-the-scenes look at Song Contest, Hōʻike and ʻAha Mele, the three flagship events at the three KS campuses.

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Dec. 12, 2023

Pearl Country Club temporary closure will allow for renovation and transformation

The iconic Pearl Country Club is set to close temporarily for a major renovation. The transformation – which includes a re-imagined clubhouse, banquet halls, kitchen, and restrooms – will also include a new name.

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Dec. 4, 2023

Envisioning the role of ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi in self-determination

Lāhui Rising panel discussion series at Kaʻiwakīloumoku Hawaiian Cultural Center explores different aspects of ea – self-determination.

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Nov. 20, 2023

KS Maui haumāna wahine gifted glam sessions and luxury lole Hawaiʻi for homecoming night

A surprise makeover and outfits from Manaola bring joy to high school haumāna impacted by the Maui wildfires.

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Nov. 8, 2023

Service over self: How KS Maui alumni became leaders in the Space Force

KS Maui graduates Cody Felipe KSM’08 and Erin Lindsey KSM’14 navigate the challenges of serving in the military with leadership skills they learned on campus.

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Nov. 8, 2023

KS alumni share leadership lessons, advocate for veterans’ health and well-being

Passionate KS Alumni have gone from fighting for their country to advocating for the health and well-being of fellow veterans through multiple support channels.

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Nov. 8, 2023

KS in the news: November edition

Kamehameha Schools students, alumni and staffers are making far-reaching impacts. From standout athletes to determined researchers, our people are inspiring communities near and far. Check out the latest “KS in the news” roundup to read more.

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Nov. 6, 2023

Healing hands and coloring books: KS supports mental health efforts on Maui

Healing opportunities were created for those affected by the August wildfires on Maui through community collaboration.

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Oct. 24, 2023

Kamehameha Schools, public teachers union partnership delivers aloha, school supplies to Maui keiki

Kamehameha Schools and the Hawaiʻi State Teachers Association formed a partnership rooted in aloha to deliver free backpacks filled with school supplies to hundreds of haumāna impacted by the Aug. 8 wildfires.

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