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Category: West Hawai'i


October 8, 2021

COVID-19 changes for the Second Semester (starting Jan. 4, 2022)

Mahalo nui i nā haumāna, nā ʻohana, a me nā limahana o Ke Kula ʻo Kamehameha no kā ʻoukou hana poʻokela ma ka hapahā mua o kēia makahiki, ma ka hoʻopalekana ʻana i kā mākou mau keiki, a no ka hoʻoikaika mau me ka lōkahi. Thank you to our Kamehameha Schools students, families and staff, for your amazing work this First Quarter, for keeping our keiki safe, and for staying strong and together. We are truly blessed and deeply grateful. See story »

October 6, 2021

Applying to Kamehameha Schools just got easier

The new ʻOhana Portal provides families up-to-date information on the status of their applications for K-12 campus programs, preschools and a summer learning opportunities. See story »

September 13, 2021

Summer experiences create enduring cultural lessons for keiki

From Hawaiian healing techniques to the farm-to-table movement, haumāna explored cultural activities and ʻāina-based education offered through a new collaboration between Kamehameha Schools and community partners this summer. 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 »

May 19, 2021

Hawaiian Kine Trading Co. wins KS’ Mahi‘ai Scale-up competition

Kamehameha Schools and its partners awarded a total of $135,000 to six local farms and businesses as part of its Mahi‘ai Scale-up business plan competition focused on strengthening Hawai‘i’s food systems. See story »

May 6, 2021

From farm to kumu

The Hawai‘i Tart Company team shares the story behind the ‘ono liliko‘i caramel macadamia nut tarts which were given as makana to Kamehameha Schools kumu during National Teacher Appreciation Week. See story »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 16, 2020

Keauhou Shopping Center serves as piko for West Hawai‘i community

With help from tenants, Keauhou Shopping Center served as a hub for the Kailua-Kona community to access essential goods and services throughout the pandemic. 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 »

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 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 7, 2020

Distance learning and summer school updates

Mahalo to our Kamehameha Schools staff for your continued commitment to serving our students and their ʻohana, as well as one another. Though the COVID-19 pandemic persists, we appreciate everyone’s work to advance our educational mission. 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 »


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