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April 13, 2020

Tips for recording videos while working remotely

Working remotely and engaging through distance learning has required Kamehameha Schools employees, and the worldwide workforce in general, to “up our video skills,” KS Multimedia Specialist Jacob Chinn says. See story »

April 7, 2020

Distance learning and summer school updates

Mahalo to our Kamehameha Schools staff for your continued commitment to serving our students and their ʻohana, as well as one another. Though the COVID-19 pandemic persists, we appreciate everyone’s work to advance our educational mission. See story »

April 2, 2020

Establishing a routine and maintaining clear communication are crucial

Maintaining and communicating predictable routines is very important. Doing so helps students to maintain a sense of psychological safety—a sense that they can manage stress or connect with someone who can help them manage stress. See story »

March 30, 2020

Dealing with COVID-19: share your mahalo, mo‘olelo or mana‘o

E kūpa‘a kākou. Stand strong together. See story »

March 22, 2020

CEO Message: Staying strong together

An update from KS CEO Jack Wong See story »

March 18, 2020

Former KS Song Contest directors share cherished memories

To celebrate a century of Kamehameha Schools song contests, we asked former Song Contest directors to share nā haliʻa aloha – cherished memories – of the choral competition. Their moving moʻolelo show how this treasured tradition helps haumāna embrace their Native Hawaiian heritage through mele. See story »

March 16, 2020

KS Education Technology Conference canceled

In light of the global COVID-19 pandemic and to ensure the safety and well-being of everyone in the education community, KS has canceled its 2020 Education Technology Conference slated for June 2-3 at Neal Blaisdell Center. See story »

February 20, 2020

Darren Pai named KS director of Strategic Communications

Pai, who began his role late last month, is responsible for driving strategic communications efforts that promote, protect and enhance the KS brand with key stakeholders critical to Kamehameha’s continued success in partnership with leadership from across the organization. See story »

February 7, 2020

Kumu Andrew Lai empowers haumāna: “Let Them Lead”

“It’s never no. It’s always yes, but how?” This is the response Andrew Lai KSK’89 often gives his students as the recently created Student Leadership Activities director at KS Kapālama. See story »

January 7, 2020

John Komeiji named KS general counsel and vice president

John Komeiji has been named general counsel and vice president for Kamehameha Schools. Komeiji will start with KS on February 18, and he succeeds Eric Sonnenberg, who retired last September. See story »

January 6, 2020

Meet Trustee Crystal Rose, KS’ first alumna trustee

“Crystal Rose possesses the grace and dexterity of a hula dancer, the courage and grit of a warrior, and the wisdom to know when to be each.” These poignant words were shared by Kamehameha Schools Trustee Chair Lance Wilhelm at the investiture ceremony for trustee Crystal Rose in July, 2019. See story »

October 25, 2019

KS cultivates a culture of safety

Crystal Busey – senior director of Enterprise Safety and Student Well-Being – shares details on KS’ Hi‘ikua Student Helpline that helps students and their families report well-being or safety concerns. See story »

October 24, 2019

Learn how to play it safe on the playground

Alan Abara – a KS Kapālama Safety and Risk specialist and certified playground inspector – shares valuable tips on how to keep keiki safe. See story »

October 23, 2019

KS Safety and Risk staffers promote lab safety

KS Kapālama Education Safety and Risk Specialist George Iuta explains how his team helps budding young scientists and science kumu steer clear of hazards in campus laboratories, and how readers can implement similar safety practices at home. See story »

October 22, 2019

KS fosters a winning athletic wellness program

The safety of our keiki is a top priority at Kamehameha Schools. In observance of Safe Schools Week, we will share advice about school safety from dedicated members of our KS employee ‘ohana. See story »

October 8, 2019

“Kūhaʻo Maunakea” music project showcases creativity

The “Kūhaʻo Maunakea” music collaboration was envisioned to tap into the creative power of the community, and listeners and viewers around the world have responded. See story »

October 3, 2019

Crystal Busey named senior director of Enterprise Safety & Student Well-Being

Crystal Busey has been selected as KS’ senior director of Enterprise Safety & Student Well-Being. She will work with education leaders to manage and maintain the comprehensive KS Student Safety and Well-Being framework. See story »

September 25, 2019

Serge Krivatsy selected as director of planning & development

Serge Krivatsy has been named director of planning & development within KS’ Commercial Real Estate Division. He grew up in Hawai‘i and has been active in the local real estate market since 1991. See story »

September 24, 2019

Jonathan “Duff” Janus named director of planning & development

Jonathan “Duff” Janus has been selected as director of planning & development within KS’ Commercial Real Estate Division. He was raised in Hawai‘i, and recently served as a director on Alexander & Baldwin’s investment team. See story »

September 19, 2019

Dr. Wai‘ale‘ale Sarsona is new Hi‘ialo Group VP

Dr. Wai‘ale‘ale Sarsona was named vice president of Kamehameha Schools’ new Hi‘ialo Group See story »

September 11, 2019

Shelli Kim named po‘o kula for Nā Kula Kamaliʻi ʻo Kamehameha

Shelli Kim has been named po‘o kula (head of school) for Nā Kula Kamaliʻi – KS preschools – after serving as interim po‘o kula. See story »

September 9, 2019

Donohue named chief investment officer for KS

Timothy M. Donohue has been selected as KS’ Chief Investment Officer tasked with managing the organization’s $8.2 billion Financial Assets portfolio. See story »

September 5, 2019

Kela Park named director of Campus & Community Education Program Support

Kela Park has been named director of Campus and Community Education Program Support. See story »

July 8, 2019

Trustee Crystal Rose begins her term with an act of giving

KS colleagues, friends and family recently witnessed the investiture of Rose as KS trustee at a ceremony at KS Kapālama’s Bishop Memorial Chapel. See story »

June 24, 2019

KS partners with community to build Kaua‘i Resilience Project

For Kaua‘i Mayor Derek Kawakami, the suicide crisis affecting ‘ohana on the Garden Isle is more than just a glaring statistic, or a news flash – it has made a devastating impact on his family. See story »


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