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November 20, 2018

KS book donation helps inmates in Arizona reconnect with Native Hawaiian culture

Kamehameha Schools recently provided a collection of books with Hawaiian culture and language themes for Native Hawaiian inmates and others from Hawai‘i currently incarcerated at Saguaro Prison in Arizona. The prison is currently home to more than 1,900 inmates from Hawai‘i. See story »

November 9, 2018

De La Mesa Farms wins Mahiʻai Scale-Up agricultural plan contest

De La Mesa Farms is the winner of the 2018 Mahiʻai Scale-Up, an agricultural business plan contest dedicated to increasing local food production to create a sustainable Hawai‘i. See story »

November 7, 2018

Hōkūleʻa documentary to debut at film festival

Moananuiākea, a documentary on the worldwide voyage of Hōkūleʻa, will debut at the Hawaiʻi International Film Festival later this month. See story »

November 7, 2018

KS Maui haumāna demonstrate servant leadership in Kalaupapa

Through a unique learning environment that blends cultural identity and servant leadership, KS haumāna are serving the lāhui and beyond. See story »

November 1, 2018

Join KS for community workday in ‘Ewa on Saturday

Saturday’s community workday in ‘Ewa allows participants to revitalize Pu‘uokapolei, which was home to the largest and most sacred heiau in the Honouliuli ahupua‘a. See story »

October 30, 2018

KSK middle schooler interviews CEO Wong on HI Now

KS CEO Jack Wong talks with KS Kapālama seventh grader Emi Shigekane about how our next generation of leaders will play a key role in shaping our future, in a HI Now segment. See story »

October 22, 2018

KS provides insight, tips during Safe Schools Week

Students, families, officials, faculty and policymakers across the nation are collaborating to ensure that our schools are safe environments for learning. See story »

October 12, 2018

Visionary leaders sought for KS Kapālama po‘o kumu positions

Kamehameha Schools continues its global search for visionary leaders to fill the crucial elementary, middle and high school po‘o kumu (principal) roles at its Kapālama, O‘ahu campus.
See story »

October 9, 2018

Kanaeokana, KS partner with Duolingo to teach ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i

In an effort to share ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i with interested learners, from keiki to kūpuna, throughout the islands and around the globe, Kanaeokana and KS have partnered with the language education platform Duolingo to make the language accessible to a larger community of people who are eager to learn it. See story »

October 8, 2018

Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu named Native Hawaiian Community Educator of the Year

The Native Hawaiian Community Educator of the Year award recognizes visionary education leaders in Hawai‘i who create learning environments that successfully engage Native Hawaiian learners. See story »

August 29, 2018

#EKanikapilaKakou celebrates aloha ‘āina amid Hurricane Lane

What began as a way to beat boredom during Hurricane Lane, became a cross-country kanikapila, celebrating aloha ‘āina! The social media sing-along started last Friday with a Facebook video challenge by Kamehameha Schools He‘eia Preschool kumu and KS alumnus Ānuenue Pūnua. See story »

August 21, 2018

Kamehameha Scholars connect with college reps and industry pros

The “coffee shop” setting of the program's annual College Fair and Career Café fueled spirited conversations on career paths, post-high education, and being good representatives of the Hawaiian culture in the work community. See story »

August 20, 2018

‘Onipa‘a events to celebrate Lili‘uokalani’s legacy

On September 2, Kamehameha Schools will join other Native Hawaiian-serving organizations in celebrating the birth of Queen Liliʻuokalani, the Hawaiian Kingdom’s last reigning monarch. The festivities will include music, food, hula and historical reenactments of her last days as queen. See story »

August 9, 2018

Kumu, alaka‘i engage in immersive ‘āina-based learning course

KS Nā Kula ʻo Kamehameha teachers journeyed to Kahoʻolawe this summer to immerse themselves in experiential ‘āina-based learning, and examine the role of Kahoʻolawe in Aloha ʻĀina. Their newly acquired ʻike will inspire haumāna in the classroom and beyond. See story »

August 8, 2018

KS and the Polynesian Voyaging Society partner on Hōkūle‘a-inspired community mural

This Saturday, Aug. 11, KS and the Polynesian Voyaging Society will engage the community in a mural painting project in Our Kaka‘ako. The family-friendly event will feature entertainment, seafaring stories and more. See story »

August 3, 2018

KS haumāna honor the legacy of Kauikeaouli at statue dedication

Nearly 30 KS Kapālama High School student ambassadors dedicated a day of their summer vacation to help host the Thomas Square dedication honoring Kauikeaouli, who believed that education was the key to the survival of the Hawaiian people. See story »

July 30, 2018

E koho pāloka kākou! Let us vote!

Today is the first day of early voting in Hawai‘i’s Primary Election. Find your county early voting locations and hours at the Office of Elections website and cast your ballot! See story »

July 19, 2018

KSK senior presented with national STEM honor

KS Kapālama senior Jake Uyechi is presented with the 2017 AISES Energy Challenge grand prize at the national American Society for Engineering Education convention, for his project inspired by the challenges of kalo farmers. See story »

July 16, 2018

Kilohana Waialua summer program culminates with illuminating overnighter in Mokulēʻia

The new five-week program gave the region’s haumāna the chance to learn from cultural practitioners, scientists, and ʻāina stewards ways to approach ecological problems. See story »

June 28, 2018

Kilohana Summer Program haumāna practice mālama ‘āina at Pu‘uokapolei

Haumāna in KS’ Kilohana Summer Program in ʻEwa recently embarked on a walking huaka‘i to Pu‘uokapolei. The pilot program serves 45 ‘Ewa region third graders learning through a Hawaiian culture- and place-based educational approach. See story »

June 27, 2018

KS duo to emcee Friday’s 50th State Fair Hawaiian Language Night

KS dynamic duo – Hau‘oli Akaka and ‘Ekela Kaniaupio-Crozier – will serve as the emcees at Friday’s Pō ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i (Hawaiian Language Night) at the Aloha Stadium Kāniwala Aupuni Hawai‘i (50th State Fair). Their stint starts at 6 p.m. See story »

June 26, 2018

Pilot aquaponics program helps Hawai‘i island community sow seeds of sustainability

Participants received hands-on training on how to build their own “mini ahupua‘a” aquaponics systems and taught the benefits of growing vegetables, medicinal plants and fish in their backyards and in their communities. See story »

June 22, 2018

KS / State DLNR / U.S. Fish & Wildlife pact to protect 32 endangered species on HI island

The historic agreement covers 32,207 acres of land owned by Kamehameha Schools across Keauhou and Kīlauea forest lands on the southeastern slopes of Mauna Loa. See story »

June 19, 2018

KS educators collaborate on TED-Ed Polynesian wayfinding lesson

KS educators Alan Tamayose and Shantell De Silva collaborate to create a lesson for TED-Ed on Polynesian wayfinding and traditional navigation. See story »

June 18, 2018

KSK social studies teacher selected for prestigious summer residency

KS Kapālama kumu Dr. Kehau Glassco was selected as the 2018 National Museum of the American Indianʻs Teacher-in-Residence. See story »


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