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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 »

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 »

July 20, 2020

KS partnership provides produce boxes to workers impacted by pandemic

Kamehameha Schools recently collaborated with the Hawaiʻi Ag & Culinary Alliance and Ward Village to pass out free boxes of produce to support restaurant and retail workers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. See story »

July 8, 2020

KS community partnership shares uplifting messages at commercial properties

KS and longtime community partner POW!WOW! Hawaiʻi created hand-painted signs with uplifting messages to post at KS commercial properties across the state. See story »

June 17, 2020

KS Song Contest video captures Gold Pele Award

E hoʻomaikaʻi to the KS Communications Group who produced the video which celebrates 99 years of Hawaiian culture as it has survived, flourished and grown through the universal power of music. See story »

June 5, 2020

Kamuela Yong earns UH teaching excellence award

Dr. Kamuela Yong KSK’03 has received The University of Hawai‘i Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching by the education system’s Board of Regents as a tribute to faculty members who exhibit an extraordinary level of subject mastery and scholarship, teaching effectiveness and creativity and personal values that benefit students. 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 27, 2020

KS Commercial Real Estate partnerships helps flatten COVID-19 curve

Kamehameha Schools recently partnered with community organizations to distribute free non-medical face masks at KS commercial properties to help flatten the COVID-19 curve. 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 »


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