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Category: East Hawai'i


January 12, 2021

KS launches Mahi‘ai Scale-up to support local farmers, food distributors

Kamehameha Schools launched Mahi‘ai Scale-up, an agricultural business plan competition that helps established local farms and food system organizations grow their businesses. 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 »

October 15, 2020

Haumāna garner national academic recognition

The College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation recognized 15 Kamehameha Schools seniors for outstanding scholastic achievements. See story »

October 8, 2020

Tri-campus student leaders take part in KHON2 Town Hall

As part of a lesson in civic engagement, our rising ‘ōiwi leaders posed questions to mayoral, congressional and Honolulu prosecutor candidates as part of KHON2’s Virtual Town Hall. See story »

September 25, 2020

CEO Message: Update on campus learning models after Fall Break

Mahalo nui to all of our kumu, staff, leaders, haumāna and ‘ohana. We are now more than a month into our new school year; our kumu are teaching, our haumāna are learning, our ‘ohana are engaging, and despite so many challenges, we remain hopeful that we can make this our best year ever. See story »

August 14, 2020

CEO Message: Distance learning extended through fall break for all KS campuses and preschools

Every morning, I read about the latest COVID-19 figures in our islands — this week, surging new cases, positive test rates, outbreaks and community transmission. See story »

August 13, 2020

KS Resource Centers announce new appointment system for in-person assistance

KS Resource Centers (KSRC) across the pae ʻāina have implemented an easy online appointment system for families who need support in-person. See story »

July 30, 2020

KS, ‘Āina Pauahi farmer turn to locally-grown products to support ‘Iolani Palace

Kaunamano Farms launches fundraiser on July 31 to coincide with the Hawaiian national holiday known as Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea (Sovereignty Restoration Day) as a link to the history of Hawai‘i’s ali‘i and ʻIolani Palace. 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 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 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 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 7, 2020

Promoting self-awareness

Following is an activity that can promote self-regulation when students are feeling stressed and provide a healthy sense of control over controllable aspects of an overwhelming situation. See story »

May 6, 2020

KS Commercial Real Estate team connects tenants with customers

Through its Commercial Real Estate Division (CRED), Kamehameha Schools is working with Kupuna Kokua, a non-profit that provides free deliveries from local food service businesses to Hawaiʻi’s community, connecting KS tenants with customers. 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 9, 2020

Prioritize relationships, well-being before checking on compliance

In shifts to distance learning, educators will need to actively focus on maintaining attitudes of inclusivity. Now more than ever, students should feel valued and welcome regardless of their background or identity. See story »

April 3, 2020

Distance learning underway

Whether we are students, families, alumni, teachers or staff, all of us in the KS ‘ohana play an important role in responding to the spread of COVID-19. By staying at home to study, teach and work, we can help protect the health of our community. At this time, it is not clear how long this public health emergency will persist. See story »

April 2, 2020

Establishing a routine and maintaining clear communication are crucial

Maintaining and communicating predictable routines is very important. Doing so helps students to maintain a sense of psychological safety—a sense that they can manage stress or connect with someone who can help them manage stress. See story »

March 30, 2020

Dealing with COVID-19: share your mahalo, mo‘olelo or mana‘o

E kūpa‘a kākou. Stand strong together. See story »

March 27, 2020

KS Distance Learning Programs on schedule to start for KS Preschools, KS Hawaiʻi and KS Maui

With the COVID-19 emergency continuing to evolve, Kamehameha Schools remains focused on protecting the health of our students, families, staff and broader community. KS acknowledges the special role school ‘ohana will play the longer their keiki are learning at home. See story »

March 22, 2020

CEO Message: Staying strong together

An update from KS CEO Jack Wong See story »


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