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April 22, 2022

Six ways KS is cultivating a sustainable Hawai‘i

April is Earth Month! Learn some ways that KS is cultivating a sustainable Hawai‘i to ensure the well-being of future generations. See story »

March 30, 2022

KS Kāpalama seniors win award from Story Xperiential

View the winning video, “Yearbook Memories,” created as part of Pixar’s virtual story creation workshop Story XPeriential. See story »

March 9, 2022

Mālama Ola Minute:  Five tips to help keiki cope with academic anxiety

In today's environment of high-stakes testing and increased competitiveness in college admissions, experts worry that academic stress without enough down time, can take a serious toll on students. See story »

January 24, 2022

Charles Reed Bishop: Advocate of the Lāhui

January 25 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Reed Bishop, husband of Ke Ali‘i Bernice Pauahi Bishop, and the driving force in the creation of the Kamehameha Schools. See story »

August 10, 2021

Free virtual concert celebrates the legacy of Kamehameha III

After a year hiatus, the Kauikeaouli Festival is back, this time with a virtual twist. Gather with ‘ohana and friends in the comfort of your home, Saturday, Aug. 14, beginning at 5 p.m. for a virtual ‘aha mele (concert) featuring the sights and sounds of Moku o Keawe. See story »

August 4, 2021

Project KULEANA presents ‘Nani Kauaʻi’ featuring KS ‘ohana

By supporting Project KULEANA, Kamehameha Schools provides opportunities for Kauaʻi youth to connect to the unique place they are from, as well as rediscover, reconnect and instill what Hawaiian music represents. 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 12, 2021

KS, Clearway break ground for solar project in Waiawa

The facility will be among the first utility-scale battery storage and solar facilities on the island, moving Hawai‘i closer to its goal of generating 100% of its power using renewable energy by 2045. 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 22, 2021

Prince Kūhiō: Ke Aliʻi Makaʻāinana – The Citizen Prince

Friday, March 26 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole. In the spirit of celebration, KS Cultural Consultant Manu Boyd KSK’80 reflects on Kūhiō’s life and moʻokūʻauhau (genealogy) as part of the foundation which made his contributions to the lāhui so extraordinary. 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 »

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 »

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 »

October 12, 2020

KS Maui Virtual Band Concert treats music lovers to “A Night Out”

Dozens of dedicated band students at Kamehameha Schools Maui ended the first quarter on a high note with a virtual concert, which highlighted the success of distance learning during the COVID-19 crisis. See story »

September 21, 2020

Final phase underway to transform Kahalu‘u Ma Kai into world-class educational site

Kamehameha Schools is in the final construction phase for the transformation of Kahalu‘u Ma Kai into a 22-acre world-class educational and cultural gathering place. See story »

September 14, 2020

Oka’s lāhui-minded mission raises $10k to support food security

KS Investment Analyst Nikki Oka KSK’13 turned to the social media platform Instagram to aid in her lāhui-minded mission of supporting Hawaiʻi’s food security needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. See story »

September 8, 2020

KS Kapālama alumni champion Hawaiian approach to 2020 Census

KS Kapālama alumni Connor Kalāhiki, Koloikeao Anthony and Leinani Roylo launched “Helu Kanaka,” an online initiative to improve Native Hawaiian participation in the 2020 Census. See story »

August 24, 2020

KSK senior takes first place in global clean tech competition

‘Ōiwi innovation and ingenuity propelled KS Kapālama senior Joshua Parker KSK’21 into first place in the Spellman High Voltage Clean Tech Competition Limited Resources category. See story »

August 17, 2020

KS Maui appoints leaders following comprehensive international search

Kamehameha Schools Maui appointed four professionals to its leadership team who bring a depth and breadth of educational experience rooted in culture, action-driven leadership and a passion for educating keiki to become globally minded servant leaders. See story »

July 27, 2020

Student film on ‘ōlelo Hawaiʻi is showcased by the Smithsonian

A documentary produced by KS Kapālama haumāna Liʻua Tengan KSK’21 was one of 35 student films featured as part of the prestigious online Smithsonian National Showcase held in commemoration of National History Day. See story »

June 30, 2020

KS, Ulupono invest $50,000 in local ag and food system innovators through MahiX challenge

Winners of the MahiX open innovation challenge included a tool to fight agricultural theft and the expansion of a smartphone app to support farm tours on Hawaiʻi island. See story »

June 8, 2020

The history and evolution of Kamehameha Day

Although this year’s Kamehameha Day festivities have been canceled due to COVID-19, let us celebrate the holiday by reflecting on the earliest celebrations of our namesake. See story »

June 2, 2020

KS graduates share messages of gratitude, strength and hope

Graduating keiki of KS staffers share manaʻo on the unprecedented end to their senior year, their gratitude to Princess Pauahi and a future of promise. See story »

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 »


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