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February 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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January 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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December 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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November 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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November 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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October 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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October 4, 2023

KS in the news: October 2023 edition

From the bright lights of a Broadway musical to the gridiron and points between, Kamehameha Schools alums, staffers and ʻohana continue to do great things. Here’s a roundup of recent KS newsmakers.

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October 2, 2023

KS Maui kumu receives outpouring of aloha upon her return to campus

KS Maui kindergarten kumu Cathy Honda KSK’82, who lost her home in the Maui wildfires, received an outpouring of aloha when she returned to campus.

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September 28, 2023

Kamehameha Schools education leader wants to revolutionize student testing

Chelsea Keehne, with Kamehameha Schools’ Kealaiwikuamoʻo Division wants to challenge educators, parents, and the community to rethink how students could be assessed with an emphasis on the types of learning that will stay with haumāna for a lifetime, instead of just long enough to take a test.

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July 6, 2023

Kamehameha Schools expands ʻāina stewardship with acquisitions on Maui that include Kaupō Ranch lands

Kamehameha Schools has recently made two land acquisitions in southeastern and north Maui, adding more than 5,500 acres to its ʻāina portfolio.

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May 30, 2023

Recent KS Maui grad named Hawaiʻi Youth of the Year by Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Stepping out of her comfort zone and venturing into the realm of public speaking, Arissa Kahaialiʻi KSM’23 recently competed and emerged victorious as the Boys & Girls Clubs of America Hawaiʻi Youth of the Year.

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February 22, 2023

KS in the News: February 2023 edition

Our extended KS ‘ohana is doing wonderful things across Hawaiʻi pae ʻāina and beyond!

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February 2, 2023

Kauakiaweopuʻuohala: Kahului Airport’s Newest Fire Truck Gets Its Name from KS Maui 8th Graders

Young ʻōiwi leaders from Kumu Kehani Guerrero’s eighth-grade advisory period put in a semester of research and collaboration to bestow a culturally rich name for Kahului Airport’s newest fire truck.

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January 25, 2023

Alum Noah Harders’ ‘Otherworldly’ Creations Make It to the Honolulu Museum of Art

The popularity of Noah Harders’ Instagram creations — a meld of Hawaiian aesthetics and his “otherworldly” imagination — lead to him getting an offer from the Honolulu Museum of Art to showcase his talents in a full exhibit.

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January 12, 2023

Long Island University Volleyball Finds Its Captain: KS Maui Alum Kale Spencer

Though just a freshman at Long Island University, Kale Spencer, KSM’22, was selected by his volleyball teammates and coaches to be one of three team captains.

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January 4, 2023

Traditional Hale Building Sparks Joy for Science and ʻIke Kūpuna

The building of a hale waʻa sparked renewed enthusiasm for science and ʻike kūpuna among Māhele Lalo haumāna. The fourth- and fifth-graders learned traditional lashing and knotting techniques, hale oli protocol and applied their science knowledge to construct a hale in just 12 days.

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December 15, 2022

A Final Founder’s Day for Rev. Kalani Wong

For more than 20 years now, the Rev. Kalani Wong has served the haumāna, kumu, staff and ʻohana of KS Maui as its kahu, shepherding the ʻAʻapueo flock through life’s blessings and challenges. KS Maui’s 27th Founder’s Day will be the last time Wong presides over the affair.

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December 7, 2022

Alum Bailey Onaga Is Revitalizing the Community Through Public Art

Bailey Onaga, KSM’09, has been making a name for herself as a muralist and public artist. The work of this ʻōiwi leader can be seen everywhere from the streets of Wailuku to Maui beach parks.

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November 30, 2022

Uncovering Moʻokūʻauhau: Workshops Equip Haumāna & Community With Research Tools

KS Maui Librarians Geri Kimoto and Kumu Ketra Arcas introduced haumāna and the community to Hawaiian database resources to assist those eager to research their own genealogies.

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November 17, 2022

The Wind & The Reckoning: Lindsay Watson’s newest film revives the story of a Hawaiian heroine

KS Maui alum Lindsay Watson’s newest film tells the story of Hawaiian heroine Piʻilani fighting to keep her family intact as Native Hawaiians who contract leprosy are exiled to Kalaupapa.

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November 10, 2022

Mahalo for Your Service: KS Maui Alumni Embody Alakaʻi Lawelawe

A cadre of KS Maui alumni have served or are currently serving in the U.S. military. In honor of Veteran’s Day, we gathered reflections from a few of our graduates about alakaʻi lawelawe — servant leadership — embodied by our founder Ke Aliʻi Bernice Pauahi Bishop.

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November 7, 2022

Recent KSM graduate overcomes adversity and becomes rising alakaʻi

Student-athlete and alaka‘i Kale Spencer KSM’22 has overcome adversity and excelled in academics to become an ‘ōiwi leader who would make Ke Ali‘I Pauahi proud.

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November 3, 2022

Building Strong Relationships Through Moʻolelo

Wā Moʻolelo, centered around the Kamehameha Schools Maui value of pilina, is a monthly opportunity for K-5 haumāna to meet different groups of leaders, kumu, and even Māhele Luna (6-12) students from across the Maui campus. Each class receives a visitor who reads from a story special to them.

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September 29, 2022

Reviving Traditional Place Names One Sign at a Time

Kamehameha Schools Maui haumāna helped bless a new ahupaʻa sign that identifies the traditional name of the land where the school resides. For years KS Maui has worked to help revive the use of ʻAʻapueo as the place name of our community.

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September 22, 2022

ʻĀina-Based Learning Helps Haumāna Grow Deep Roots to the Land

Alexis Kageyama joins Māhele Lalo as the new science kumu and hopes to tie in ʻāina-based learning with her overall science curriculum. Kageyama’s move to this new position is part of a much larger campus-wide focus on ʻāina-based learning.

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