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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 »

February 22, 2021

KS partnership creates new kūpuna caregivers in rural East Maui

In response to the need for certified kūpuna caregivers, the KS Maui, Molokaʻi, and Lānaʻi Community Strategies team and community partners created the first Certified Nursing Assistant Training and Certification Program in Hāna. See story »

February 19, 2021

Lent week 1:  Meditate in deep silence to truly sense God

Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i Theater Kumu Eric Stack and Keiki Kahu Ioane Boshard KSH’21 challenge us to spend 10 minutes a day for the next 40 days in deep silence – sans our Spotify meditation playlists – to shed the darkness of our discontent and begin anew at Easter. See story »

February 17, 2021

Lent Ash Wednesday – Starting 40 days of reflection

Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i Kahu Kaunaloa Boshard and Keiki Kahu Keolakupaianaha Shores-Ulep share their mana‘o for Ash Wednesday, Feb. 17 in the first devotional of the Lent season. See story »

February 11, 2021

‘Ōiwi leaders: ‘This is your kuleana’

Honolulu City Council Chair Tommy Watters KSK’83 and Hawai‘i Kai Neighborhood Board member Tehani Maltere KSK’19 share the importance of civic engagement among Native Hawaiians. See story »

February 9, 2021

‘I Mua’ magazine available online

The latest issue of “I Mua” magazine is now available to view online! This issue’s cover story features Kamehameha Schools Cultural Specialist Kumulā‘au Sing Jr. KSK’89 who is dedicated to perpetuating Hawaiian cultural practices and traditions. See story »

February 5, 2021

Weekly devotional: Try wait!

We have become an instant society making the action of waiting somewhat difficult. KS Maui Kahu Kalani Wong KSK’74 says that as ke Akua never acts until the time is right, we must wait expectantly, looking with great anticipation for the revealing of the Lord’s will for He never disappoints. 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 27, 2021

Alaska native canoe legacy and ʻōiwi leadership

This month’s Pacific Conversations virtual talk show hosted by Snowbird Bento KSK'93 and Lāiana Kanoa-Wong features conversations with KS partners and ʻōiwi leaders. Learn about the gift from Alaska natives that started this amazing relationship! See story »

January 22, 2021

Weekly devotional: The mark of a humble leader

A humble leader has a deep foundation in ke Akua shares KS Maui Kahu Kalani Wong KSK’74. From King Soloman to Hawaiʻi’s aliʻi wāhine and other great leaders alike, let us follow their example and seek to lead in a loving and just fashion by grounding ourselves in ke Akua. See story »

December 16, 2020

Preschool kumu Pūnua reflects on visits to Mauna ʻAla for Founder’s Day

KS He‘eia Preschool Kumu Anuenue Pūnua reflects on visiting the Royal Mausoleum at Mauna ‘Ala to honor Ke Ali‘i Pauahi as a Kamehameha student and in recent years with preschool keiki and their parents. See story »

December 11, 2020

Advent Week 3:  The Proclamation – A Child is Born

KS Hawai‘i Kahu Kaunaloa Boshard KSK’77 and son Ioane Boshard KSH’21 share how Christ’s legacy of love can inspire good leaders to be bright lights in times of darkness, and how we can be fountains of hope for those in need of encouragement. See story »

December 8, 2020

Founder’s Day 2020: The story behind the mele ‘Pauahi ʻo Kalani’

The mele “Pauahi ʻo Kalani” is among the traditional songs we sing every Founder’s Day. Learn the story behind the mele written by Pauahi’s hānai sister Liliʻuokalani, plus two additional verses that have new meaning today. See story »

December 4, 2020

Advent Week 2:  The Promise

KS Kapālama Kahu Sherman Thompson and Logan Lau KSK’22 encourage us to be ‘onipa‘a (steadfast) in expressing and practicing graciousness to others helping them to prepare for Jesus’ coming and presence this Christmas. 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 18, 2020

Outdoor classroom lets KSH haumāna sharpen math skills while staying safe

After months of distance learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic, KS Hawai‘i sixth graders took a huaka‘i (field trip) to the Kumuola Marine Center to apply their math skills in a real-world setting. See story »

November 17, 2020

‘Ono for ‘ike Hawai‘i? Be on the lookout for Kūkahekahe – Cultural Conversations

Coming soon to Ka Ipu o Lono is an engaging new column – Kūkahekahe – featuring personal experiences and insights from faculty and staff about compelling cultural happenings. See story »

November 15, 2020

Weekly devotional: Ho da stress!

As you experience anxiety, either from the stresses of COVID-19, the season, or just life, KS Maui Kahu Kalani Wong encourages you to cast your anxieties on ke Akua, see Him as your puʻuhonua (refuge), and rest easy in Him. 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 »

November 8, 2020

Weekly devotional: Start the day mana-filled

If you have a tough time rising in the morning, KS Maui Kahu Kalani Wong suggests starting with a prayer of gratitude to ke Akua for a beautiful day, and another opportunity to use his grace to make someone’s life better. See story »

November 2, 2020

KS’ COVID-19 Response Team: The front line in our fight to keep staff and students healthy

Since early March, 40 KS staffers stepped up to the challenge and assumed additional duties to help safeguard the health and well-being of our haumāna and staff as part of our very own COVID-19 Response Team. See story »

October 28, 2020

KSM video production students honored by PBS while engaged in distance learning

Award-winning video production students at KS Maui Middle School recently received recognition from PBS Hawaiʻi for their outstanding work, including a story filmed on a cell phone while they were engaged in distance learning. See story »

October 27, 2020

KS Kapālama seniors sweep research awards at national indigenous STEM conference

The student researchers took top honors in the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) Research Competition held as part of this year’s virtual AISES National Conference. See story »

October 25, 2020

Weekly devotional: Stronger together

Leaning on the words of Philippians 2:3-4, KS Maui Kahu Wong KSK’74 reminds us that as we continue to navigate these trying times, we must forget the needs of ourselves long enough to lend a helping hand for that is the true meaning of, “stronger together.” See story »

October 18, 2020

Weekly devotional: The charity of our Princess

As we continue to navigate through a global pandemic, Kahu Kaunaloa Boshard KSK'77 reflects on Ke Aliʻi Pauahi’s tremendous charity and servant leadership, challenging us to follow in her footsteps for when we serve with aloha we all prosper. See story »


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