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April 22, 2021

A mushroom grower, a juice maker and more: Meet this year’s Mahi‘ai Scale-up competitors

All entrants in the 2021 competition will receive free business training and support through KS partnerships with the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement and The Kohala Center (TKC). See story »

April 7, 2021

KS, Kaunamano Farm donate $10,000 to ‘Iolani Palace as part of ‘Eating with Impact’ fund-raiser

The gift will help support the operation of the historic landmark severely impacted by the downturn of tourism as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. See story »

March 30, 2021

KSH haumāna keep Hōʻike tradition alive with phenomenal film, ‘‘Eleau’ premiering April 2

When challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of the annual Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i theatrical Hōʻike performance, a handful of KSH haumāna used ingenuity and their ‘Ōiwi Edge mindset to create a hōʻike in the form of a feature film. See story »

March 23, 2021

Windward Mall installs eco-friendly ‘rain garden’ to reduce water pollution

Kamehamaha Schools’ Windward Mall in He‘eia is one of the first malls in Hawai‘i to install a “rain garden” designed to reduce the pollution of nearby streams and the ocean. See story »

February 3, 2021

Kūpuna resource center opens at KS’ Windward Mall

Kamehameha Schools is supporting kūpuna well-being and community resiliency with a convenient new resource in Windward Oʻahu. See story »

February 1, 2021

Perpetuating the Hawaiian language:  KS staffer speaks ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i on ‘Family Feud’

We usher in Hawaiian Language Month by saying hulō (hurray) to KS Enrichment Program Manager Ashley Makahilahila who proudly introduced her ‘ohana to the world in ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i on the game show “Family Feud.” See story »

January 26, 2021

KS Buy One, Feed One Campaign donates $40,000 to Hawaiʻi Foodbank

Hawaiʻi Foodbank received a $40,000 donation from KS’ Buy One, Feed One campaign, a movement encouraging individuals to purchase a second meal for someone impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. See story »

January 25, 2021

Celebrating Charles Reed Bishop

This week, the KS ‘ohana celebrated the birth of Charles Reed Bishop – husband of Princess Pauahi, and a driving force in the founding of KS. Learn about Bishop’s legacy and get a glimpse of campus celebrations in this mo‘olelo. See story »

October 8, 2020

Tri-campus student leaders take part in KHON2 Town Hall

As part of a lesson in civic engagement, our rising ‘ōiwi leaders posed questions to mayoral, congressional and Honolulu prosecutor candidates as part of KHON2’s Virtual Town Hall. See story »

September 14, 2020

Oka’s lāhui-minded mission raises $10k to support food security

KS Investment Analyst Nikki Oka KSK’13 turned to the social media platform Instagram to aid in her lāhui-minded mission of supporting Hawaiʻi’s food security needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. See story »

September 8, 2020

KS Kapālama alumni champion Hawaiian approach to 2020 Census

KS Kapālama alumni Connor Kalāhiki, Koloikeao Anthony and Leinani Roylo launched “Helu Kanaka,” an online initiative to improve Native Hawaiian participation in the 2020 Census. See story »

August 31, 2020

Hawaiian History Month goes virtual to celebrate the legacy of Queen Lili‘uokalani

Hawaiian History Month launches with a virtual celebration of the birthday of Queen Lili‘uokalani and will continue with online educational, dance and musical events throughout September. See story »

July 30, 2020

KS, ‘Āina Pauahi farmer turn to locally-grown products to support ‘Iolani Palace

Kaunamano Farms launches fundraiser on July 31 to coincide with the Hawaiian national holiday known as Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea (Sovereignty Restoration Day) as a link to the history of Hawai‘i’s ali‘i and ʻIolani Palace. See story »

June 30, 2020

KS, Ulupono invest $50,000 in local ag and food system innovators through MahiX challenge

Winners of the MahiX open innovation challenge included a tool to fight agricultural theft and the expansion of a smartphone app to support farm tours on Hawaiʻi island. See story »

June 8, 2020

The history and evolution of Kamehameha Day

Although this year’s Kamehameha Day festivities have been canceled due to COVID-19, let us celebrate the holiday by reflecting on the earliest celebrations of our namesake. See story »

June 5, 2020

Kamuela Yong earns UH teaching excellence award

Dr. Kamuela Yong KSK’03 has received The University of Hawai‘i Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching by the education system’s Board of Regents as a tribute to faculty members who exhibit an extraordinary level of subject mastery and scholarship, teaching effectiveness and creativity and personal values that benefit students. See story »

April 22, 2020

Volunteer to serve with Aloha+ Challenge

Youth, families, and school communities across Hawai‘i are encouraged to participate in See story »

March 18, 2020

Special programming to honor 100th Song Contest

While the difficult decision was made to suspend this year’s Song Contest, KS kumu and haumāna continue to stoke their creative fires to come up with an appropriate way to give the 100th Song Contest the honor it deserves. See story »

February 17, 2020

I Mau Ke Aloha ʻĀina: 100 Years of Song Contest

After countless hours of preparation that will soon give way to moments of anticipation followed by a collective sense of elation, relief and unity, high school haumāna are set to add to the rich tradition that is the Kamehameha Schools Song Contest. See story »

February 10, 2020

Mana ‘Ōlena wins Mahi‘ai Match-Up business plan competition

The East Hawai‘i farmer receives $10,000, five-year land agreement and business support to cultivate ‘ōlena, or turmeric. See story »

January 30, 2020

Early learning conference aims to broaden horizons of kumu to benefit of haumāna

To create opportunities for early learning educators and members of the community to access ongoing professional development, the Puakalehua Early Learning Consortium is hosting a conference next month on Hawai‘i Island open to teachers, caregivers, and anyone who cares for preschool-aged keiki. See story »

January 29, 2020

Hawaiian Homes Commission approves purchase of KS real estate in Mōʻiliʻili

The Hawaiian Homes Commission (HHC) approved the purchase of approximately an acre of real estate in Mōʻiliʻili from Kamehameha Schools on Tuesday. There are currently two vacant apartment buildings with 31 units on the three parcels between Isenberg and Coolidge Streets See story »

January 13, 2020

Luana Busby-Neff, Kahoʻokahi Kanuha explain “Kapu Aloha” at Lāhui Rising

While they are separated in age by nearly three decades, Molokaʻi-born Luana Busby-Neff and Kahoʻokahi Kanuha from Moku o Keawe share a love for and commitment to preserving the intergrity of the ʻāina, its natural resources, the lāhui and Native Hawaiian heritage that transcends generations. See story »

January 8, 2020

Nominations being accepted for Order of Ke Aliʻi Pauahi Award

Since 1956, the prestigious Order of Ke Aliʻi Pauahi Award has been the highest and most distinguished award given to those who exemplify the vision of Kamehameha Schools founder Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop. See story »

November 4, 2019

Students reach for the stars at Astronaut Lacy Veach Day of Discovery

Hundreds of students, parents and educators from across the state celebrated Astronaut Lacy Veach Day of Discovery on October 26 at Kamehameha Schools Kapālama’s Ka‘iwakīloumoku Hawaiian Cultural Center. See story »


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