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Category: Outreach


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. See story »

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 See story »

January 19, 2023

One of the Largest Renewable Energy Microgrids on Maui Is Right Here on Campus

In an innovative step for our ʻAʻapueo campus, Kamehameha Schools Maui has installed one of the largest clean energy microgrids on the island, which will reduce reliance on fossil fuels by $5.8 million over the next 20 years.

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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. See story »

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. See story »

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. See story »

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. See story »

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. See story »

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. See story »

October 27, 2022

Haumāna Inspire Other Indigenous Peoples to Share Their Native Moʻolelo

Five KS Maui haumāna traveled to the World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education to present their labor of love: recording and sharing moʻolelo from Mary Kawena Pukui’s classic He Mau Kaʻao Hawaiʻi: Folktales of Hawaiʻi. See story »

October 20, 2022

Words Heard ‘Round the World: KS Maui Poets Gain Global Audience

Twenty-five student poets from Kamehameha Schools Maui had their poems published in the international Young Writers’ Empowered — Dare to Dream poetry anthology. KS Maui had the most poets represented from a single school in the collection. See story »

October 13, 2022

Every Friday the Fashion of Our Kūpuna Comes Back to Life

The Puʻu Muʻumuʻu Project, started by Kumu Hulali DeLima, has grown into a massive collection of aloha wear thanks to local designers like Sig Zane, Manuhealiʻi, Kealopiko and community donations. Every Friday, haumāna connect with their kūpuna by wearing the clothes they wore. See story »

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. See story »

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. See story »

September 15, 2022

Athletes Demonstrate ʻŌiwi Leadership at Kīpaipai Fridays

Kīpaipai Fridays is a weekly opportunity for high school athletes to cheer on their younger Kamehameha Schools Maui siblings as they arrive for a new school day — helping to build pilina between students and leadership skills of athletes. See story »

September 8, 2022

For Kumu, By Kumu: Designing Hawaiian Culture-Based Professional Development

Kaʻaikuahiwi is a multi-year initiative geared toward giving kumu the tools that they need to make Hawaiian Culture-Based Education a reality in every classroom. A group of kumu are designing professional development courses to support our kumu’s mission to nurture ʻōiwi leaders. See story »

May 2, 2022

Haumāna eager to celebrate their Hawaiian heritage at KS Maui’s ʻAha Mele

The excitement is building at KS Maui, with the campus ready to welcome back a live audience this week for ʻAha Mele after last year’s virtual event and the cancellation of the 2020 song competition. See story »

December 1, 2020

Pacific Piko— Umbilical connections: KS tribal heritage in Aotearoa, Ngāti Ruawāhia

KS cultural staffers share memories of a pilgrimage to Aotearoa for the ceremonial opening of the Sir Hek Busby Kupe Waka Centre in Aotearoa, a sister center to the Ka‘iwakīloumoku Hawaiian Cultural Center at KS Kapālama. See story »

November 9, 2020

KS Maui haumāna return to campus under new hybrid learning model

As part of hybrid learning, KSM educators developed Lāhui Kapu, a cultural approach to campus safety protocols that models and reinforces healthy behaviors. See story »

August 17, 2020

KS Maui appoints leaders following comprehensive international search

Kamehameha Schools Maui appointed four professionals to its leadership team who bring a depth and breadth of educational experience rooted in culture, action-driven leadership and a passion for educating keiki to become globally minded servant leaders. See story »

April 24, 2020

Mahalo, e nā kumu! Share your appreciation for teachers [VIDEO]

In a few short weeks, we will celebrate the unsung heroes throughout our Kamehameha Schools’ and broader communities that have transformed their living rooms and kitchens into virtual classrooms so our haumāna can continue to learn online despite this COVID-19 crisis. 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 »

March 17, 2020

All KS campuses and preschools will begin distance learning after spring break

In response to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation, Kamehameha Schools announced all three of its K-12 campuses and its 29 preschools will implement their respective distance learning and educational support programs when school resumes after their respective spring breaks. During this period, there will be no on-campus student instruction or student activities. See story »


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Honolulu, HI 96817
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