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May 26, 2020

Virtual KS Song Contest to be shared on May 29

Kamehameha Schools proudly celebrates the 100th year of Song Contest with a reimagined format featuring three virtual choir performances by the Class of 2020. See story »

May 25, 2020

Weekly devotional: The Lord will ALWAYS be with you

In times of uncertainty, KS Maui senior Justice-Lee Vanetta Kapoi reminds us to lean on the Lord for he will always be with you. See story »

May 18, 2020

Celebrating the Class of 2020

Join us in celebrating the achievements of the class of 2020 with special commencement broadcasts taking place this week. See story »

May 18, 2020

Weekly devotional: Give us THIS day

Let us not worry about what is to come. Let us turn that over to Ke Akua who knows what lies ahead. See story »

May 12, 2020

‘To stand up for my culture is my duty…’ Kamehameha Scholars graduates share their manaʻo

More than 110 haumāna statewide will graduate from high school prepared for their post-high endeavors thanks to Kamehameha Schools’ nationally acclaimed Kamehameha Scholars program. See story »

May 4, 2020

Teacher Appreciation Week: Honoring our unsung heroes [VIDEO]

Amidst a worldwide pandemic, Kamehameha Schools teachers have shown tremendous strength, resilience and creativity. They inspire haumāna to reach their highest potential, and for this we say a collective “mahalo!” See story »

April 30, 2020

Encouraging a sense of hope

Many people may be feeling discouraged, hopeless or angry. Adults and students may be feeling a great sense of loss for activities that will not be taking place as usual. Students in particular may be disappointed in missing out on sports, competitions, performances and other important rituals of the spring semester. See story »

April 24, 2020

Mahalo, e nā kumu! Share your appreciation for teachers [VIDEO]

In a few short weeks, we will celebrate the unsung heroes throughout our Kamehameha Schools’ and broader communities that have transformed their living rooms and kitchens into virtual classrooms so our haumāna can continue to learn online despite this COVID-19 crisis. See story »

April 23, 2020

Help students feel connected while practicing social distancing

Connectedness refers to having relationships with others who can provide understanding and support. As we practice social distancing, and realize that most public places have closed, educators need to get creative to help students feel connected. See story »

April 21, 2020

Kamehameha Scholars helps teens cope with COVID-19 impacts

Seventeen-year-old Ka‘io Nagai has been homeschooled since he was little, but during his freshman year, he and his parents decided it might be a good idea for him to meet other kids his own age. See story »

April 16, 2020

Fostering a sense of safety

A sense of safety is the belief that your needs—and the needs of those you care about—will be met. It is a belief that you will be protected from harm and that those around you will be safe.
See story »

April 13, 2020

Tips for recording videos while working remotely

Working remotely and engaging through distance learning has required Kamehameha Schools employees, and the worldwide workforce in general, to “up our video skills,” KS Multimedia Specialist Jacob Chinn says. See story »

March 26, 2020

Mai Makaʻu – Do not fear for I am with you

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March 18, 2020

Former KS Song Contest directors share cherished memories

To celebrate a century of Kamehameha Schools song contests, we asked former Song Contest directors to share nā haliʻa aloha – cherished memories – of the choral competition. Their moving moʻolelo show how this treasured tradition helps haumāna embrace their Native Hawaiian heritage through mele. See story »

March 9, 2020

Early learning is crucial for all keiki

In the near future, it’s possible that every keiki will benefit from early learning experiences, which set the foundation for a lifelong love of learning. While Kamehameha Schools has been providing these opportunities for preschool keiki for almost three decades, one in four keiki in Hawai‘i don’t have preschool or early learning opportunities.
See story »

March 2, 2020

Turning rumbling ‘ōpū into lessons to prepare next generation of learners

Puakalehua Early Learning Conference supports teacher professional development See story »

February 17, 2020

I Mau Ke Aloha ʻĀina: 100 Years of Song Contest

After countless hours of preparation that will soon give way to moments of anticipation followed by a collective sense of elation, relief and unity, high school haumāna are set to add to the rich tradition that is the Kamehameha Schools Song Contest. See story »

February 10, 2020

Mana ‘Ōlena wins Mahi‘ai Match-Up business plan competition

The East Hawai‘i farmer receives $10,000, five-year land agreement and business support to cultivate ‘ōlena, or turmeric. See story »

February 7, 2020

Kumu Andrew Lai empowers haumāna: “Let Them Lead”

“It’s never no. It’s always yes, but how?” This is the response Andrew Lai KSK’89 often gives his students as the recently created Student Leadership Activities director at KS Kapālama. See story »

January 27, 2020

KS’ Thomas Yoshida honored with NFHS Citation Award

When he’s not performing his duties as media research analyst within the Kamehameha Schools communications group, Thomas Yoshida can often be found spending much of his free time fulfilling a passion for athletics as a veteran high school basketball official, statistician and a volunteer with the Hawai‘i High School Athletic Association (HHSAA). See story »

January 21, 2020

KS ‘Ohana prepares to honor Charles Reed Bishop

Bishop believed in the transformative power of education and supported many other schools in shaping the future of education in Hawai’i. The schools included Punahou School, Mills Institute (now known as Mid–Pacific Institute), St. Andrew’s Priory, Sacred Hearts Academy, Makawao Female Seminary, and the Hilo Boys’ Boarding School. See story »

January 13, 2020

Luana Busby-Neff, Kahoʻokahi Kanuha explain “Kapu Aloha” at Lāhui Rising

While they are separated in age by nearly three decades, Molokaʻi-born Luana Busby-Neff and Kahoʻokahi Kanuha from Moku o Keawe share a love for and commitment to preserving the intergrity of the ʻāina, its natural resources, the lāhui and Native Hawaiian heritage that transcends generations. See story »

January 6, 2020

Meet Trustee Crystal Rose, KS’ first alumna trustee

“Crystal Rose possesses the grace and dexterity of a hula dancer, the courage and grit of a warrior, and the wisdom to know when to be each.” These poignant words were shared by Kamehameha Schools Trustee Chair Lance Wilhelm at the investiture ceremony for trustee Crystal Rose in July, 2019. See story »

December 24, 2019

Ka Noʻonoʻo Hoʻomana Ka Hikina - Advent Devotional - Christmas Eve

Kamehameha Schools has created a series of Hawaiian-focused devotionals for Advent, to honor the deep Christian faith of our founder Princess Pauahi. The devotionals were designed to be used by staffers, students and others to celebrate the coming of Christmas, so please feel free to share them! See story »

December 23, 2019

Beneficiaries of Ke Ali‘i Pauahi’s legacy reflect at Founder’s Day

As Dr. Scott Parker took some time to address a large group of 2010 and ’19 graduates from Kamehameha Schools Maui just moments after they all returned to campus for the annual Founder’s Day ceremony, the po‘o kula’s message was one that resonated for anyone fortunate enough to have benefitted from Ke Ali‘i Bernice Pauahi Bishop’s generosity. See story »


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