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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 »

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 »


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