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April 16, 2021

Weekly devotional: A love letter from ke Akua

KS Hawaiʻi Kahu Kaunaloa Boshard KSK’77 shares experiences which sparked his passion for reading his Hemolele Baibala (Holy Bible), likening its words to a love letter from ke Akua. See story »

April 13, 2021

‘Ōleloflix – Community collab captions Netflix movies in Hawaiian

Award-winning website allows Netflix subscribers to watch, translate and dub Netflix movies into Hawaiian. See story »

April 6, 2021

Lāʻau love: Let’s celebrate Native Hawaiian Plant Month!

This week’s Kūkahekahe – Cultural Conversations – column shows us ways that we can kōkua in the effort to make sure our lāʻau ʻōiwi (native plants) grow in our islands for many more generations! See story »

April 5, 2021

KSM lesson on energy transfer sparks positive attitude in students

KSM fourth grade Kumu Raina Grove designed a science lesson that also taught positivity and perseverance. See story »

March 31, 2021

Easter: Mai makaʻu – No be scared!

KS Maui senior Bailey Ventura and KS Maui Kahu Kalani Wong KSK'74 encourage us to go forth as “Easter people” who are not afraid – people who are confident in the hope that ke Akua brings to our lives and to the world. See story »

March 30, 2021

Good Friday: Though death came life and hope

KS Kapālama Kahu Sherman Thompson KSK'74 and KSK junior Logan Lau share their mana‘o on how ke Akua’s crucifixion was both an end and a blessed new beginning. See story »

March 30, 2021

Woman’s History Month: Matriarchal power and language recovery in Alaska

Alaskan Natives La quen náay Liz Medicine Crow and ‘Wáahlaal Gíidaak Barbara Blake share the story of the decades-long race to preserve Alaska’s native languages – a struggle that mirrors efforts that have occurred to preserve ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i across our pae ‘āina. See story »

March 24, 2021

Lent week 6: It is written!

KS Kapālama Christian Education Kumu Vince Acohido and KSK eighth grader Lauren Kawai share their mana‘o on the choices we make during Lent, from giving up chocolate and video games, to making positive changes within ourselves. See story »

March 22, 2021

Prince Kūhiō: Ke Aliʻi Makaʻāinana – The Citizen Prince

Friday, March 26 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole. In the spirit of celebration, KS Cultural Consultant Manu Boyd KSK’80 reflects on Kūhiō’s life and moʻokūʻauhau (genealogy) as part of the foundation which made his contributions to the lāhui so extraordinary. See story »

March 19, 2021

Lent week 5:  The kind of friend we all need

Kamehameha Schools Maui Class of 2023 Dean of Students Malorie Chong and KSM senior Arianna Rios share the mo‘olelo of the death of Jesus’ friend Lazarus to remind us that we have a friend in Ke Akua, and that we should trust what He has in store for us. See story »

March 18, 2021

Stronger Together: Celebrating a year of resilience

In March, we joined the world with heartfelt empathy for those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Let us come together to reflect on our accomplishments this past year guided by our Christian and Hawaiian values. Let’s also celebrate the extraordinary resilience of our communities and our enduring spirit of laulima! See story »

March 17, 2021

Women’s History Month: Kaʻiulani, beloved Princess

In honor of the National Women’s History Month, we celebrate Princess Kaʻiulani who fought with strength and compassion for her nation, as a young woman of distinction. See story »

March 12, 2021

Lent week 4: Never knew a love like this before

Kamehameha Schools Maui P.E. Kumu Chad Kalehuawehe compares the divine joy he felt at the birth of his son with the eternal joy can we feel when we have faith in Jesus Christ, while his son Noah Kalehuawehe KSM’24 reminds us that by having that faith and confessing our sins, we may live with the Lord in heaven for eternity. See story »

March 12, 2021

Know a college student? Point them toward KS’ Kāpili ‘Oihana Internship Program

Mana Up, the Hawai‘i International Film Festival, DTL Hawaiian strategies studio and W.M. Keck Observatory are just some of the organizations seeking college student interns this summer through KS’ Kāpili ‘Oihana Internship Program. See story »

March 8, 2021

Women’s History Month: Nā me‘e wāhine o Hawai‘i – Women heroes of Hawai‘i

As an institution founded and endowed by a me‘e wahine, we proudly celebrate the achievements of women who have helped shaped Hawai‘i. See story »

March 5, 2021

Lent week 3:  Be humble before ke Akua and each other

KS Kapālama alumnus Kuao Peihopa KSK’21 (who graduated from KSK in December, 2020) is currently a defensive lineman for the University of Washington Huskies football team. In this week’s Lent devotional, he and KS Kapālama Hope Kahu Barrett Awai KSK’88 share their mana‘o on the importance of being humble before ke Akua and each other every day. See story »

March 2, 2021

KS carves partnership with Polynesian Cultural Center

The mo‘olelo of KS Cultural Specialist and Kaʻiwakīloumoku carver Kumulaʻau Sing KSK’89 and Maōri master carver Jared Pere who collaborated to create a poupou – or ancestral post – as a tribute to esteemed Māori elder Sir Hector Busby. See story »

February 26, 2021

Lent week 2:  Be steadfast during this time of uncertainty

KS Hawai‘i Keku‘iapoiwa Learning Center Kahu Puke Keikilani Meyer and Deputation Team Leader Cheyenne Sato KSH’23 share how prayer and God’s guidance can help us remain ‘onipaʻa or steadfast during even the most difficult of times. See story »

February 24, 2021

Indigenous Taiwan: Birthplace of Polynesian language and pacific navigation

The latest Pacific Conversations virtual talk show is now available on the Kaʻiwakīloumoku website. This month’s episode traces Hawai‘i’s ancient maritime and linguistic heritage to Taiwan. See story »

February 23, 2021

Local storytellers share the mo‘olelo of Kamapuaʻa, the shapeshifting demigod

Local filmmaker and producer Kaliko Maiʻi and artist Solomon Enos are collaborating with Kamehameha Schools Cultural Specialist Lāiana Kanoa-Wong, community advocate Ikaika Hussey and their families to produce a graphic novel about Kamapuaʻa, the shapeshifting demigod. See story »

February 22, 2021

KS partnership creates new kūpuna caregivers in rural East Maui

In response to the need for certified kūpuna caregivers, the KS Maui, Molokaʻi, and Lānaʻi Community Strategies team and community partners created the first Certified Nursing Assistant Training and Certification Program in Hāna. See story »

February 19, 2021

Lent week 1:  Meditate in deep silence to truly sense God

Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i Theater Kumu Eric Stack and Keiki Kahu Ioane Boshard KSH’21 challenge us to spend 10 minutes a day for the next 40 days in deep silence – sans our Spotify meditation playlists – to shed the darkness of our discontent and begin anew at Easter. See story »

February 18, 2021

‘Ono loa:  A recipe for chicken lūʻau stew

‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i can live in your home with your ʻohana through delicious Hawaiian food! Here is a quick and easy recipe for chicken lūʻau stew. See story »

February 17, 2021

Lent Ash Wednesday – Starting 40 days of reflection

Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i Kahu Kaunaloa Boshard and Keiki Kahu Keolakupaianaha Shores-Ulep share their mana‘o for Ash Wednesday, Feb. 17 in the first devotional of the Lent season. See story »

February 12, 2021

Weekly devotional: The harvest is coming

In honor of the KS connection to the Netflix movie “Finding ‘Ohana,” KS Maui Kahu Kalani Wong KSK’74 likens a mahiʻai (farmer) and their crops to kumu and their haumāna in that they shouldn’t be weary or disheartened in planting good seeds, for the season of reaping the wonderful harvest they have planted is coming. See story »


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