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August 20, 2021

Weekly devotional: Choose joy!

Inspired by the words of Zephaniah, KS Hawai‘i Kahu Kaunaloa Boshard KSK’77 urges us to choose joy! “Like infants who wake up and make a joyful noise to their māmā for comfort, care, and nourishment, we too, need to run directly into the outstretched arms of our Savior!” See story »

August 17, 2021

Kūkahekahe:  An easy recipe for ‘ono vaifala

If you are looking for an easy and delicious drink for summer, look no further. In this Kūkahekahe we share a recipe for an ʻono drink made by our ʻohana in Samoa: vaifala! See story »

August 13, 2021

Weekly devotional: Shaped for sharing

Echoing the words of Isaiah 64:8 KS Hawaiʻi Kahu Kaunaloa Boshard KSK’77 reminds us that ke Akua is the potter and we are the clay. When we are open to ke Akua’s will, we see that He has shaped and molded us into a vessel of honor ready to share His word with all who will accept the gospel. See story »

August 10, 2021

Lāhui Rising: ʻAumiki’ inspires a new generation of Hawaiian language content creators

The KS educational series “Lāhui Rising” returns in digital form to celebrate the collective hana of people who love and uplift the Hawaiian community. Our See story »

August 10, 2021

Mālama Ola Minute: Helping your keiki transition back to school

Anxiety and stress are high during this pandemic, parents and guardians play an influential role in helping keiki cope, encouraging a positive back-to-school transition and reducing anxiety and worries. See story »

August 6, 2021

Weekly devotional: Iron sharpens iron

Echoing the words of Proverbs 27:17, KS Maui Kahu Kalani Wong KSK’74 shares that we all need that one person, or group of people, who help us be our best, push us to be stronger in our faith, and will call us out when we are headed down the wrong path. See story »

August 3, 2021

Kūkahekahe: Sail to the Kūpuna Islands, Papahānaumokuākea

In this Kūkahekahe article, Lucy Kanoelehua Lee KSK’19 reflects on “the perfect sail” – the Polynesian Voyaging Society training journey to sacred Papahānaumokuākea in June 2021. See story »

July 30, 2021

Weekly devotional: Rest, reflect and reboot

Rather than frantically trying to work through the technical difficulties life throws at you, KS Hawaiʻi Kahu Kaunaloa Boshard KSK’77 reminds us it is better to sit, be quiet and let ke Akua’s wisdom and peace take over. See story »

July 27, 2021

Pauahi’s treasured memories of Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea, Restoration Day

To celebrate and honor Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea, Restoration Day, we rejoice in the words and remembrances of our beloved Ke Ali‘i Pauahi of that momentous day, and share mea makamae (treasures) from archival sources. See story »

July 23, 2021

Weekly devotional: Follow the detour

If it feels like life is always taking you on detours, KS Maui Kahu Kalani Wong KSK’74 reminds us not to worry, and allow ke Akua to take the wheel as he has the better line of sight. See story »

July 20, 2021

Kūkahekahe: Carving a cultural connection

Cultural Specialist Kumulāʻau Sing KSK’89 reflects on carving a special kānoa, ʻawa bowl, that was gifted to our Māori partners and extended family at the start of the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage. See story »

July 16, 2021

Weekly devotional: Uniquely you

KS Maui Kahu Kalani Wong KSK’74 reminds us that ke Akua is the greatest of all designers and craftsmen, molding us each into the unique individuals we are today and born ready to live our lives to the greatest potential. See story »

July 13, 2021

Kūkahekahe: Join the ‘Plastic-Free July’ movement

In this Kūkahekahe column, we encourage you to join “Plastic Free July,” a global movement to reduce the use of plastics and encourage sustainability at home and in the workplace. See story »

July 9, 2021

Weekly devotional: Renew your faith by serving others

KS Maui Kahu Kalani Wong KSK’74 directs those questioning their faith in ke Akua to look to the life of Mother Teresa, who overcame her struggle with faith by devoting herself to serve those around her. See story »

June 28, 2021

He wahi hoʻomanaʻo: Merrie Monarch memories

In this Kūkahekahe, Cultural Planning and Assessment Manager Miala Leong KSK’02 shares treasured memories of her hālau and participation in the annual Merrie Monarch Festival hula competition. See story »

June 25, 2021

Weekly devotional: Mālama i kekahi i kekahi

KS Maui Kahu Kalani Wong KSK’74 shares that although the COVID-19 pandemic proved to be challenging for many, it helped us to see the importance of mālama i kekahi i kekahi, or caring for one another. As we emerge from the rough, let us continue those ways. See story »

June 22, 2021

Ka mana o ka lā: Sun power

In this Kūkahekahe article, KS Cultural Consultant Manu Boyd KSK ‘80 celebrates lā, the sun, and the upcoming summer. See story »

June 18, 2021

Weekly devotional: Fight the fear with prayer

Echoing the words of Philippians 4:6-7, KS Maui Kahu Kalani Wong KSK’74 shares that in times of anxiousness and uncertainty, we must fight the fear with a pleading prayer to ke Akua for he will provide peace. 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 »

June 11, 2021

Weekly devotional: Continuing the good work of Kamehameha I

In honor of Kamehameha ‘Ekahi, a true warrior and ambassador of peace, KS Maui Kahu Kalani Wong KSK’74 shares that we must continue his good work for it is not yet finished. See story »

June 8, 2021

Kamehameha Paiʻea created a foundation for a thriving lāhui

Friday is King Kamehameha Day in Hawai‘i. In this Kūkahekahe article, we celebrate Kamehameha – the namesake of our schools and great-grandfather of our founder, Princess Pauahi. See story »

June 7, 2021

World Oceans Day 2021: Find learning resources on KS Digital Holomoana website

The KS Digital Holomoana website offers teachers and learners exciting resources on ocean voyaging and Moananuiākea, made possible by a collaboration between Kamehameha Schools and the Polynesian Voyaging Society. See story »

June 4, 2021

Weekly devotional: Finding balance

KS Maui Kahu Kalani Wong KSK’74 says that the key to life is finding balance, and although it is not always possible for there are times we will feel overwhelmed, ke Akua will be there to help put things back in alignment. See story »

June 1, 2021

Gordon ʻUmi Kai: practitioner, artisan and kumu

In this Kūkahekahe Cultural Conversations story, KS Cultural Specialist and Kaʻiwakīloumoku carver Kumulaʻau Sing KSK’89 reflects on the ‘ike, or knowledge, passed down by his kumu Gordon ‘Umi Kai, a recognized ʻōlohe lua (master of traditional martial arts) and a respected cultural advisor. See story »


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