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November 2, 2021

KS partners with Polynesian Bowl to host annual all-star football game at KSK

The Polynesian Bowl is an all-star game played annually in Hawai‘i featuring 100 of the nation’s top high school seniors, many of whom go on to play at top-level college programs. See story »

October 27, 2021

KS retail centers sponsor spooktacular Halloween happenings

Halloween happenings including costume contests, trick-or-treat stops and photo ops! Parents, keiki and pets are welcome. See story »

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 »

October 4, 2021

KS website celebrates and cultivates Hawaiian leadership

Journey with ʻōiwi leaders as they share their stories and mana‘o on what drives them to create a better Hawai‘i and a better world. See story »

September 29, 2021

KS students honored as National Group Youth Advocates of the Year

KSK seniors Joshua Ching and Logan Lau, KSM junior Aubrey Ahana and KSH freshman Julie Nacionales serve on the Tobacco-Free Hawai‘i Youth Council which received national recognition for its work with local leaders to protect kids and vulnerable communities from the harmful effects of tobacco. 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 »

June 16, 2021

Teens question health experts on COVID-19 vaccine

In this University of Hawai‘i “Better Tomorrow” panel discussion, KS alumni Awapuhi Lee KSK’11 and Hoakalei Watanabe KSK’21 join others in sharing facts about the COVID-19 vaccine which is now recommended for teens. See story »

May 24, 2021

Honoring the class of 2021

Join the Kamehameha Schools ‘ohana in celebrating the achievements of the class of 2021 with carefully choreographed events taking place this week. 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 13, 2021

Six growers and gatherers advance to the finals of Mahi‘ai Scale-up competition

From a lo‘i in Waipi‘o Valley to a commercial processing facility in Kaka‘ako, Kamehameha Schools’ Mahi‘ai Scale-up business plan competition finalists come from all sectors of Hawai‘i’s growing local food system. See story »

May 5, 2021

Song Contest 2021: Celebrating 101 years

The voices of KS Kapālama haumāna will be showcased in an unprecedented virtual choir performance with a first-of-its-kind fan-favorite voting system. “I Mau Ke Aloha ‘Āina: 101 Years of Song Contest” airs on Friday, May 7 at 7:30 p.m. on K5. 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 »

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 »

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 »

December 21, 2020

KSK Christmas Concert – ‘Christmas Dreams’ – airs on Dec. 24 and 25

Kamehameha Schools Kapālama’s Kekūhaupiʻo Gym was transformed into a winter wonderland to serve as a backdrop for this year’s KS Christmas Concert. See story »

December 15, 2020

A legacy 31 years in the making: KSK Children’s Chorus wins first Hōkū Award

For more than 30 years, KS Kapālama Elementary School kumu Lynell Bright has nurtured the voices of countless haumāna as director of the KS Children’s Chorus. This year, the chorus won its first Nā Hōkū Hanohano award for the Christmas album, “Ho‘onani Kākou Iā Ia.” See story »

October 27, 2020

KS Kapālama seniors sweep research awards at national indigenous STEM conference

The student researchers took top honors in the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) Research Competition held as part of this year’s virtual AISES National Conference. 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 »

September 9, 2020

KS names Nguyen senior director and chief technology officer of Financial Assets

Thuyen Nguyen has been named senior director and chief technology officer (CTO) of Kamehameha Schools’ Financial Assets Division. See story »

August 31, 2020

Hawaiian History Month goes virtual to celebrate the legacy of Queen Lili‘uokalani

Hawaiian History Month launches with a virtual celebration of the birthday of Queen Lili‘uokalani and will continue with online educational, dance and musical events throughout September. 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 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 »


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