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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 4, 2021

KS-sponsored town hall highlights lessons learned by haumāna, kumu during COVID-19

Hosted by Hawaiʻi News Now anchor Māhealani Richardson KSK’91, the 30-minute broadcast entitled “Evolving Education: Learning through COVID,” recalls the experiences and lessons learned over the past year by haumāna and kumu from schools around the pae ‘āina. See story »

October 8, 2021

COVID-19 changes for the Second Semester (starting Jan. 4, 2022)

Mahalo nui i nā haumāna, nā ʻohana, a me nā limahana o Ke Kula ʻo Kamehameha no kā ʻoukou hana poʻokela ma ka hapahā mua o kēia makahiki, ma ka hoʻopalekana ʻana i kā mākou mau keiki, a no ka hoʻoikaika mau me ka lōkahi. Thank you to our Kamehameha Schools students, families and staff, for your amazing work this First Quarter, for keeping our keiki safe, and for staying strong and together. We are truly blessed and deeply grateful. See story »

October 4, 2021

KS website celebrates and cultivates Hawaiian leadership

Journey with ʻōiwi leaders as they share their stories and mana‘o on what drives them to create a better Hawai‘i and a better world. See story »

September 29, 2021

KS students honored as National Group Youth Advocates of the Year

KSK seniors Joshua Ching and Logan Lau, KSM junior Aubrey Ahana and KSH freshman Julie Nacionales serve on the Tobacco-Free Hawai‘i Youth Council which received national recognition for its work with local leaders to protect kids and vulnerable communities from the harmful effects of tobacco. See story »

September 8, 2021

Nominations being accepted for the Empowering ‘Ōiwi Leadership Award

Nominations are being accepted through Sept. 17 for the Empowering ʻŌiwi Leadership Award (E OLA), sponsored by KS and CNHA. 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 »

August 17, 2021

Kūkahekahe:  An easy recipe for ‘ono vaifala

If you are looking for an easy and delicious drink for summer, look no further. In this Kūkahekahe we share a recipe for an ʻono drink made by our ʻohana in Samoa: vaifala! See story »

August 17, 2021

College students explore clean energy career opportunities through KS, Clearway program

A year after the pandemic led to the cancellation of a summer internship focused on renewable energy, four college students recently completed the program that gives Native Hawaiians access to real-world job experience. See story »

July 7, 2021

MidWeek features KS ‘Nā Leo Alaka‘i’ column

The wisdom of ‘ōiwi leaders will be amplified in MidWeek magazine as part of the monthly Kamehameha Schools column, “Nā Leo Alaka‘i.” See story »

July 6, 2021

Next generation of navigators trains for Moananuiākea Voyage

A life-changing journey awaits several Kamehameha Schools alumni who are among a group of young crew members experiencing deep-sea training for the upcoming Moananuiākea Voyage. See story »

June 30, 2021

KS ‘ohana bids a fond a hui hou to Trustee Micah Kāne

Micah Kāne’s tenure as trustee ended on June 30. In deep appreciation for Kāneʻs dedication to uplifting the lāhui, the Kamehameha Schools ‘ohana prepared a video tribute to honor his tireless efforts and passion for Native Hawaiians served by KS and throughout the pae ‘āina. See story »

June 16, 2021

Teens question health experts on COVID-19 vaccine

In this University of Hawai‘i “Better Tomorrow” panel discussion, KS alumni Awapuhi Lee KSK’11 and Hoakalei Watanabe KSK’21 join others in sharing facts about the COVID-19 vaccine which is now recommended for teens. See story »

May 28, 2021

CEO Message: Appreciation after a year of growth

The end of the school year is upon us. And as it turns out, we were plenty tough enough for this pandemic. The proof is there, and we can be proud. Yet, it seems a little hard to celebrate when we’re still not sure that we can smile our biggest smile or laugh uncontrollably, or even hug. Now we know a pandemic can do that to us, too. See story »

May 20, 2021

KS Maui senior accelerates path to higher education with KS Digital

While the pandemic created stress and financial struggles for Pearl Bachiller’s family, the crisis also provided the KS Maui senior with an unexpected opportunity to accelerate her path to higher education. See story »

May 17, 2021

KS Kapālama fourth graders champion sustainability

KS Kapālama grade 4 kumu Naomi Helenihi-Aweau KSK’86 and her haumāna teamed up with campus food provider FLIK and the KSK Operations team to implement a reusable container program for student and staff lunches, to decrease waste and save money. See story »

May 10, 2021

Online MA program with Native Hawaiian track now accepting applications

In its ongoing commitment to cultivate ‘ōiwi leaders, KS has partnered with Arizona State University to create an online program for a Master of Arts degree in Indigenous Education. The application deadline is August 1, 2021. See story »

May 4, 2021

KS alumni staffers honor their most influential kumu

In celebration of National Teacher Appreciation Week, we asked Kamehameha Schools alumni staffers: “Who was your most influential kumu and why?” 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 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 10, 2021

‘Ka Piko Podcast’ with City Council Chair Waters showcases ‘ōiwi leadership

“Ka Piko Podcast,” which was launched by Kamehameha Schools in 2019, highlights innovative approaches to education and community-building through a Native Hawaiian lens. 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 »

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 »


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