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March 31, 2021

Easter: Mai makaʻu – No be scared!

KS Maui senior Bailey Ventura and KS Maui Kahu Kalani Wong KSK'74 encourage us to go forth as “Easter people” who are not afraid – people who are confident in the hope that ke Akua brings to our lives and to the world. See story »

March 30, 2021

Good Friday: Though death came life and hope

KS Kapālama Kahu Sherman Thompson KSK'74 and KSK junior Logan Lau share their mana‘o on how ke Akua’s crucifixion was both an end and a blessed new beginning. See story »

March 24, 2021

Lent week 6: It is written!

KS Kapālama Christian Education Kumu Vince Acohido and KSK eighth grader Lauren Kawai share their mana‘o on the choices we make during Lent, from giving up chocolate and video games, to making positive changes within ourselves. See story »

March 18, 2021

Stronger Together: Celebrating a year of resilience

In March, we joined the world with heartfelt empathy for those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Let us come together to reflect on our accomplishments this past year guided by our Christian and Hawaiian values. Let’s also celebrate the extraordinary resilience of our communities and our enduring spirit of laulima! See story »

March 12, 2021

Lent week 4: Never knew a love like this before

Kamehameha Schools Maui P.E. Kumu Chad Kalehuawehe compares the divine joy he felt at the birth of his son with the eternal joy can we feel when we have faith in Jesus Christ, while his son Noah Kalehuawehe KSM’24 reminds us that by having that faith and confessing our sins, we may live with the Lord in heaven for eternity. See story »

February 26, 2021

Lent week 2:  Be steadfast during this time of uncertainty

KS Hawai‘i Keku‘iapoiwa Learning Center Kahu Puke Keikilani Meyer and Deputation Team Leader Cheyenne Sato KSH’23 share how prayer and God’s guidance can help us remain ‘onipaʻa or steadfast during even the most difficult of times. See story »

February 23, 2021

Local storytellers share the mo‘olelo of Kamapuaʻa, the shapeshifting demigod

Local filmmaker and producer Kaliko Maiʻi and artist Solomon Enos are collaborating with Kamehameha Schools Cultural Specialist Lāiana Kanoa-Wong, community advocate Ikaika Hussey and their families to produce a graphic novel about Kamapuaʻa, the shapeshifting demigod. See story »

February 12, 2021

Weekly devotional: The harvest is coming

In honor of the KS connection to the Netflix movie “Finding ‘Ohana,” KS Maui Kahu Kalani Wong KSK’74 likens a mahiʻai (farmer) and their crops to kumu and their haumāna in that they shouldn’t be weary or disheartened in planting good seeds, for the season of reaping the wonderful harvest they have planted is coming. See story »

February 9, 2021

‘I Mua’ magazine available online

The latest issue of “I Mua” magazine is now available to view online! This issue’s cover story features Kamehameha Schools Cultural Specialist Kumulā‘au Sing Jr. KSK’89 who is dedicated to perpetuating Hawaiian cultural practices and traditions. See story »

February 5, 2021

Weekly devotional: Try wait!

We have become an instant society making the action of waiting somewhat difficult. KS Maui Kahu Kalani Wong KSK’74 says that as ke Akua never acts until the time is right, we must wait expectantly, looking with great anticipation for the revealing of the Lord’s will for He never disappoints. See story »

February 1, 2021

Perpetuating the Hawaiian language:  KS staffer speaks ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i on ‘Family Feud’

We usher in Hawaiian Language Month by saying hulō (hurray) to KS Enrichment Program Manager Ashley Makahilahila who proudly introduced her ‘ohana to the world in ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i on the game show “Family Feud.” See story »

January 26, 2021

KS Buy One, Feed One Campaign donates $40,000 to Hawaiʻi Foodbank

Hawaiʻi Foodbank received a $40,000 donation from KS’ Buy One, Feed One campaign, a movement encouraging individuals to purchase a second meal for someone impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. See story »

January 22, 2021

Weekly devotional: The mark of a humble leader

A humble leader has a deep foundation in ke Akua shares KS Maui Kahu Kalani Wong KSK’74. From King Soloman to Hawaiʻi’s aliʻi wāhine and other great leaders alike, let us follow their example and seek to lead in a loving and just fashion by grounding ourselves in ke Akua. See story »

January 13, 2021

KSK kumu Solatorio amasses global social media following of his ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i lessons

KS Kapālama Hawaiian language kumu Kahanuola Solatorio developed “E Hoʻopili Mai,” a free digital language-learning resource available on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and most recently through Google Classroom. See story »

December 22, 2020

Paraoa parai – Māori fried bread

A friend of Ho‘okahua – Auntie Gina Harding of Aurere, Aotearoa – shares her recipe for paraoa parai – Māori fried bread – a family favorite. Palaoa palai (Māori fried bread in ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi) could be a great addition to your dinner table! See story »

December 22, 2020

Advent Christmas Eve – Light of the World

KS Kapālama Music Assistant Rodney Arias and senior Noe Hussey remind us that Jesus is the “Light of the World,” and that during this holy season he shines even brighter to uplift our families, our communities and our lāhui. See story »

December 16, 2020

Preschool kumu Pūnua reflects on visits to Mauna ʻAla for Founder’s Day

KS He‘eia Preschool Kumu Anuenue Pūnua reflects on visiting the Royal Mausoleum at Mauna ‘Ala to honor Ke Ali‘i Pauahi as a Kamehameha student and in recent years with preschool keiki and their parents. See story »

December 11, 2020

Advent Week 3:  The Proclamation – A Child is Born

KS Hawai‘i Kahu Kaunaloa Boshard KSK’77 and son Ioane Boshard KSH’21 share how Christ’s legacy of love can inspire good leaders to be bright lights in times of darkness, and how we can be fountains of hope for those in need of encouragement. See story »

December 8, 2020

Founder’s Day 2020: The story behind the mele ‘Pauahi ʻo Kalani’

The mele “Pauahi ʻo Kalani” is among the traditional songs we sing every Founder’s Day. Learn the story behind the mele written by Pauahi’s hānai sister Liliʻuokalani, plus two additional verses that have new meaning today. See story »

December 4, 2020

Advent Week 2:  The Promise

KS Kapālama Kahu Sherman Thompson and Logan Lau KSK’22 encourage us to be ‘onipa‘a (steadfast) in expressing and practicing graciousness to others helping them to prepare for Jesus’ coming and presence this Christmas. See story »

November 22, 2020

Weekly devotional: Real faith is real care

Actions speak louder than words. KS Hawai‘i Kahu Kaunaloa Boshard encourages us to reach out to the homeless, the heartbroken and those who are hurting during this difficult time. In doing so, we are being Christ-like by providing real care as people of real faith. See story »

November 17, 2020

‘Ono for ‘ike Hawai‘i? Be on the lookout for Kūkahekahe – Cultural Conversations

Coming soon to Ka Ipu o Lono is an engaging new column – Kūkahekahe – featuring personal experiences and insights from faculty and staff about compelling cultural happenings. See story »

November 15, 2020

Weekly devotional: Ho da stress!

As you experience anxiety, either from the stresses of COVID-19, the season, or just life, KS Maui Kahu Kalani Wong encourages you to cast your anxieties on ke Akua, see Him as your puʻuhonua (refuge), and rest easy in Him. See story »

November 8, 2020

Weekly devotional: Start the day mana-filled

If you have a tough time rising in the morning, KS Maui Kahu Kalani Wong suggests starting with a prayer of gratitude to ke Akua for a beautiful day, and another opportunity to use his grace to make someone’s life better. See story »

November 2, 2020

KS’ COVID-19 Response Team: The front line in our fight to keep staff and students healthy

Since early March, 40 KS staffers stepped up to the challenge and assumed additional duties to help safeguard the health and well-being of our haumāna and staff as part of our very own COVID-19 Response Team. See story »


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