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November 25, 2019

E ola i ka ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi: Hawaiian language immersion a constitutional right

On August 13, 2019, this opening statement set the foundation for the Hawaiʻi Supreme Court’s (Court) landmark decision which held that the state must take all reasonable efforts to provide access to Ka Papahana Kaiapuni – Hawaiian language immersion – education. See story »

November 19, 2019

Mālama Ola Minute: How to handle bullying

Bullying and cyberbullying can increase the risk for depression, anxiety, school avoidance and poor academic achievement. See story »

November 5, 2019

KS Hawai‘i grad Kolten Wong wins prestigious Gold Glove Award

Veteran Major League Baseball player Kolten Wong, a 2008 Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i graduate, earned his first Rawlings Gold Glove Award on Sunday. See story »

October 30, 2019

Sharpshooting student-athletes hit mark at state air riflery championships

The girls squads from Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i and Maui posted successful performances at the Hawai‘i High School Athletic Association/Civilian Marksmanship Program 2019 Air Riflery State Championships held Tuesday at Neal S. Blaisdell Center. See story »

October 28, 2019

Warriors net KS Kapālama’s 22nd girls volleyball state championship

The Kamehameha Schools Kapālama girls volleyball team fell behind early, but rallied when it counted to secure a 3-1 (21-25, 25-21, 25-16, 25-21) victory over Interscholastic League of Honolulu rival Punahou Saturday night before a frenzied crowd at Neal S. Blaisdell Arena. See story »

October 23, 2019

KS Safety and Risk staffers promote lab safety

KS Kapālama Education Safety and Risk Specialist George Iuta explains how his team helps budding young scientists and science kumu steer clear of hazards in campus laboratories, and how readers can implement similar safety practices at home. See story »

October 22, 2019

Mālama Ola Minute: Youth vaping: What you need to know

E-cigarettes – or vapes – have been around for more than a decade, but only in recent years has their use reached epidemic levels among youth. See story »

October 21, 2019

Girls volleyball teams from three KS campuses set to serve for state gold

As the high school state tournament season shifts into gear, Kamehameha Schools will be well represented at the first competition of the 2019-20 campaign. See story »

July 24, 2019

Graduating seniors named Aloha ʻĀina Leaders

Kanaeokana – the Kula Hawaiʻi Network including 70 Hawaiian language, culture, and ʻāina-based schools and organizations – presented the Aloha ʻĀina Leader Awards recognizing the commitments of 16 students to aloha ʻāina and community-centered values. See story »

June 14, 2019

KS Hawaiʻi student-athlete earns Kaimana Scholarship

Pōmaikaʻi Evans-Bautista, a 2019 graduate of Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i, was presented with a $5,000 scholarship as part of the Kaimana Awards & Scholarship Program at the Hawaiʻi Convention Center on June 8. See story »

May 21, 2019

KS Hawai‘i keiki create products with kuleana in mind

Budding young entrepreneurs at Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i Elementary School created and sold responsibly sourced products at a recent Papa ‘Ekolu Marketplace. See story »

May 10, 2019

Mahalo piha e nā kumu:  A video tribute to our teachers

This week we celebrate our kumu – the heart and soul of our campus, preschool and community education programs. In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, please enjoy this video of our keiki praising their kumu, and take a moment to reflect on the teachers who made you the person you are today. See story »

May 8, 2019

The lessons of the ‘Law of the Splintered Paddle’ ring true 200 years after Kamehameha’s passing

Today marks the 200th anniversary of the passing of our schools’ beloved namesake King Kamehameha the Great. In honor of our king, we share “Ke Kānāwai Māmalahoe” – the Law of the Splintered Paddle – among Kamehameha’s greatest accomplishments as a servant leader. See story »

April 5, 2019

KSH Senior Legacy projects save more than 3,000 lives

In recent years, Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i haumāna have raised awareness of our state’s critical need for blood donations through Senior Legacy projects. See story »

March 20, 2019

New KS energy monitoring system to serve as an education tool

In collaboration with the local utilities and industry, Kamehameha Schools is the first private school to utilize Hawaiian Electric’s Real-Time Monitoring program at its campuses and select properties. See story »

February 21, 2019

Experience Ho‘olaule‘a at KS Kapālama and Hawai‘i campuses

Kamehameha Schools employees, alumni, students and their ‘ohana are invited to the KS Kapālama 94th Annual Ho‘olaule‘a and KS Hawai‘i Ho‘olaule‘a on Saturday at the respective campuses. See story »

February 11, 2019

KS tops the state in national board-certified educators

Five KS educators recently achieved certification by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, bringing the number of certified KS educators to 75! See story »

February 6, 2019

KS students earn regional Scholastic Arts & Writing Awards

Thirty-nine haumāna from all three Kamehameha Schools campuses were selected as Hawai‘i Region winners for the 2019 Scholastic Arts & Writing Awards. See story »

January 16, 2019

KS kumu named Hawai‘i art educators of the year

KS Kapālama Art Kumu Don Harvey, KS Maui Art Kumu Nicki Barsamian and KS Hawai‘i Art Kumu Tana Rosehill have been named 2018 high school, middle school and elementary school art educators of the year by the Hawai‘i Art Education Association. See story »

January 15, 2019

Alapaki Nahale-a appointed to UH Board of Regents

The University of Hawai‘i Board of Regents on Monday welcomed three new members, including KS Senior Director of Community Engagement and Resources for Hawai‘i island Alapaki Nahale-a. See story »

January 10, 2019

Kamehameha Scholars get revved up for graduation on culture-filled retreat

East Hawai‘i high school seniors in KS’ Kamehameha Scholars college and career counseling program got revved up for graduation at a recent three-day retreat. See story »

December 14, 2018

KSH Groundskeeper celebrated for commitment to service of others

KSH on-call groundskeeper Ellias Kuamoʻo and his wife Nicole were honored by KHON2 News for their servant leadership in committing to serve others when they went through tragedy themselves. See story »

November 16, 2018

KS ‘ohana receives special price on Hawaiian-English Bibles

The newly released “Ka Baibala Hemolele – The Holy Bible,” published by Kamehameha Schools in partnership with the Partners in Development Foundation, is now available at a discount for KS students, parents, alumni and faculty. See story »

September 12, 2018

Tropical Storm Olivia update: Maui, Moloka‘i to reopen Thursday

Based on the current track of Tropical Storm Olivia as it exits south of our islands, we will reopen ALL campuses, preschools, community program sites and offices on Thursday, September 13. Out of an abundance of caution and concern for our keiki and ohana, we will continue to monitor Tropical Storm Olivia and let you know immediately if anything changes. See story »

August 26, 2018

KS campuses, community sites and offices to open on Monday, Aug. 27 except for KS Hilo Preschool

Kamehameha Schools values the safety of its students, families and employees. Based on the current track of Tropical Storm Lane, and after assessing the conditions of each KS site, we will reopen all campuses, preschools, community program sites and offices with the exception the KS Hilo Preschool on Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. See story »


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