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January 11, 2022

Ola i ka wai – Protecting Hawaiʻi’s freshwater resources

As the Hawaiian community continues to protect our ‘āina and its valuable resources, one thing remains clear: wai is sacred, precious, and necessary for life to flourish. See story »

January 4, 2022

Kamehameha Schools acquires Kahuku Ranch in Ka‘ū

The 656-acre property provides KS with a greater strategic presence in the southern tip of Hawai‘i island. See story »

December 30, 2021

KS 2021 Annual Report available online

From navigating the pandemic and connecting communities to supporting island businesses and ‘ohana, the report has much to share. See story »

December 20, 2021

KS takes ownership of Keauhou Lane in Our Kaka‘ako

KS has acquired ownership of Keauhou Lane, a mixed-use affordable rental and commercial property in Our Kaka‘ako. See story »

December 14, 2021

Kūkahekahe: A kumu’s message of aloha and mahalo

ʻIke Hawaiʻi Cultural Development Director Keʻala Kwan reflects on his lifelong journey as a kumu. See story »

November 30, 2021

KS, Saint Mark Lutheran School expand partnership for Native Hawaiian keiki

The three-year agreement provides tuition assistance, research, data and other sharing between schools, and wrap-around support for families. See story »

November 30, 2021

Kūkahekahe: Instant Pot Kūlolo

If you don’t have access to an imu, this recipe is a great alternative that uses a pressure cooker! See story »

November 24, 2021

KS to invest $10 million in Hawai‘i’s food systems

The Hawaiʻi ʻUlu Cooperative is the first investment made to strengthen food self-sufficiency in Hawaiʻi. See story »

November 22, 2021

Celebrating Lā Kūʻokoʻa, Independence Day

In this Kūkahekahe, we celebrate Lā Kūʻokoʻa, the Independence Day of the Hawaiian Kingdom. See story »

November 16, 2021

Kūkahekahe: Lonoikamakahiki!

In this Kūkahekahe article, we celebrate the Makahiki and the upcoming season of thanksgiving and peace. See story »

November 15, 2021

HIRING NOW connects KS tenants with job seekers statewide

KS, the Chamber of Commerce of Hawai‘i and Hawai‘i News Now launched HIRING NOW, a partnership program focused on strengthening the state’s economy by providing a forum for local businesses to find and hire employees. See story »

November 15, 2021

KS collaborates on Mahi‘ai Match-Up to build resilient economies

Farmers and food system entrepreneurs have the opportunity to grow their business skills, complete a business plan and compete for agricultural land, commercial space agreements. Applications are currently being accepted. See story »

November 9, 2021

‘Welina Oʻahu’ – A celebration of favorite island lei

KS Cultural Consultant Manu Boyd KSK’80 shares reflections of the cherished mele hula “Welina Oʻahu” as well as snippets of an interview with one of the mele’s composers and his own kumu, Robert Uluwehi Cazimero. See story »

November 8, 2021

Community programs promote ʻāina-based education on Maui and Lānaʻi

A pilot program on Maui that engaged a dozen high school students in ʻāina-based learning earlier this year is now preparing to welcome an adult cohort next spring. See story »

November 2, 2021

Kūkahekahe: Pauahi’s Will and the Boys School

In this Kūkahekahe, we celebrate the 138-year anniversary of Pauahi signing her will which established Kamehameha Schools, and the 134-year anniversary of the opening of the first campus. See story »

November 1, 2021

Earn your MA in Indigenous Education with a Native Hawaiian track from ASU

The new Native Hawaiian track is the result of a collaboration between Arizona State University and KS. Learners can earn their degree in 18 to 24 months. See story »

October 27, 2021

KS-owned Windward Mall to welcome Target

The much-anticipated retailer will be located in the space formerly occupied by Sears. See story »

October 27, 2021

KS retail centers sponsor spooktacular Halloween happenings

Halloween happenings including costume contests, trick-or-treat stops and photo ops! Parents, keiki and pets are welcome. See story »

October 5, 2021

‘Lei ʻIlima’ – A KS Musical Tradition

In this Kūkahekahe, Cultural Consultant Manu Boyd KSK ’80 reflects on a beautiful mele with connections to Kamehameha Schools. See story »

September 28, 2021

‘Aha Moananuiākea partnership with Micronesia featured on Kaʻiwakīloumoku website

The new section educates our Kamehameha Schools ‘ohana and the broader Hawaiian community about the people, history, and culture of Micronesia. See story »

September 21, 2021

Kūkahekahe: Kaʻiwakīloumoku’s Anniversary – Lā Piha Makahiki He 9!

Get a glimpse of the opening ceremony of the Kaʻiwakīloumoku Hawaiian Cultural Center, which “hooks” together communities and networks throughout Hawaiʻi, the greater Pacific and beyond. See story »

September 14, 2021

E heʻenalu kākou – Let’s go surf!

In this Kūkahekahe, cultural consultant Manu Boyd KSK’80 shares a bit of surfing history through mele. Once considered the exclusive privilege and pastime of aliʻi, expert athletes today compete in surfing on the world stage. See story »

September 7, 2021

Kūkahekahe: Ulana ʻie – The art of weaving

Cultural Specialist Kumulāʻau Sing KSK’89 shares information about ulana ʻie – the art of weaving – as well as the cultural significance of feathered war gods. See story »

August 31, 2021

Kūkahekahe: Queen Liliʻuokalani

This week’s Kūkahekahe column celebrates the life and legacy of Liliʻuokalani, sister of King Kalākaua and the hānai sister of KS founder Ke Aliʻi Bernice Pauahi Bishop. See story »

August 27, 2021

CEO Message: Staying Together

In the past few weeks, we have enthusiastically welcomed back our haumāna. Their joy in being here in person with their kumu, friends, and entire school ‘ohana is incomparable. However, their return also comes at a time of new uncertainties. See story »


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