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September 9, 2021

Mālama Ola Minute: Helping a child at risk for suicide

September is National Suicide Prevention Month. None of us wants to believe that our keiki are at risk for suicide. But during this tumultuous time, staying alert to warning signs and talking openly with kids about their feelings are more important than ever. Here are a few tips on suicide prevention to follow and to share with those around you. See story »

September 7, 2021

Kūkahekahe: Ulana ʻie – The art of weaving

Cultural Specialist Kumulāʻau Sing KSK’89 shares information about ulana ʻie – the art of weaving – as well as the cultural significance of feathered war gods. See story »

September 7, 2021

Keiki thrive as KS returns to in-person learning

Kamehameha Schools campuses are pulsing with energy and enthusiasm now that students have returned to the classroom after more than a year of distance learning. See story »

September 1, 2021

Virtual Hawaiian History Month Celebrates Queen Lili‘uokalani

KS and the Hawaiʻi Ponoʻī Coalition are proud to present Hawaiian History Month, celebrating Queen Liliʻuokalani's 183rd birthday with virtual events throughout September. See story »

August 31, 2021

Kūkahekahe: Queen Liliʻuokalani

This week’s Kūkahekahe column celebrates the life and legacy of Liliʻuokalani, sister of King Kalākaua and the hānai sister of KS founder Ke Aliʻi Bernice Pauahi Bishop. See story »

August 27, 2021

CEO Message: Staying Together

In the past few weeks, we have enthusiastically welcomed back our haumāna. Their joy in being here in person with their kumu, friends, and entire school ‘ohana is incomparable. However, their return also comes at a time of new uncertainties. See story »

August 24, 2021

Kūkahekahe: Duke Kahanamoku – Olympian and ‘Ambassador of Aloha’

This week’s Kūkahekahe column celebrates the birth and life of renown Hawaiian waterman Duke Kahanamoku! See story »

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 »


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