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April 7, 2022

Mālama Ola Minute: Five tips to teach kids the dangers of underage drinking

April is Alcohol Awareness Month. Here are five tips to having a vital conversation with your kids about alcohol use and the dangers of underage drinking. See story »

April 5, 2022

Kūkahekahe:  Native Hawaiian Plant Month

In this Kūkahekahe column, we celebrate our lāʻau kamaʻāina, our Native Hawaiian Plants! Let’s use this month to show aloha to the plants that have helped to shape our islands into Hawaiʻi! See story »

April 1, 2022

Lent week five: Blessed to be a blessing

KS Maui Poʻo Kumu Kākoʻo Kaleo Pahukula reminds us to ask Jesus to bless our day and allow Him to do His work by taking our talents and multiplying them to bring great joy to others. See story »

March 30, 2022

KS Kāpalama seniors win award from Story Xperiential

View the winning video, “Yearbook Memories,” created as part of Pixar’s virtual story creation workshop Story XPeriential. See story »

March 29, 2022

Kūkahekahe – Mele Ho‘oheno: ‘Ua Like nō a Like’

In this Kūkahekahe column, KS Cultural Consultant Manu Boyd KSK’80 shares ʻike relating to the Robert Uluwehi Cazimero KSK’67 rendition of the 1888 mele “Ua Like nō a Like” by composer Alice Everett. See story »

March 25, 2022

Lent week four: Paʻanaʻau – memory

Kala‘iku Wong, Hawaiian culture-based education coordinator for KS Nā Kula Kamaliʻi (preschools), encourages us to look inside our na‘au, for nā paʻanaʻau (memories) which reflect things we cherish the most. See story »

March 22, 2022

Dr. Jennifer Noelani Goodyear-Kaʻōpua selected as Kamehameha Schools trustee

The state Probate Court has selected Dr. Jennifer Noelani Goodyear-Kaʻōpua as the newest member of the Kamehameha Schools Board of Trustees. She will begin her term immediately, replacing former Trustee Micah Kāne, whose term expired on June 30, 2021. See story »

March 18, 2022

Lent week three: Can you hear Him?

KS Maui Dean of Student Support Services Leo Delatori KSK’86 reminds us not to let the distractions of everyday life stop us from hearing the word of ke Akua. See story »

March 14, 2022

Virtual events to honor legacy of Kauikeaouli

The 21st Annual Tribute to Kamehameha III – A Birthday Celebration for Ka Lani Kauikeaouli – kicks off Friday, March 18 with a panel discussion in ‘ōlelo Hawaiʻi, followed by a free ‘aha mele on Saturday, March 19. See story »

March 11, 2022

Seniors dominate awards at the 102nd annual Kamehameha Schools Song Contest

The senior class took six of the seven available awards at the to the 102nd annual Kamehameha Schools Song Contest Friday night at the Neal Blaisdell Center. See story »

March 11, 2022

Lent week two:  God’s redeeming love

Kamehameha Schools has created a series of Hawaiian-focused devotionals for the season of Lent, to honor the deep Christian faith of KS founder Princess Bernice Pauahi Pākī Bishop. The devotionals were designed to be used by students, staffers and others to celebrate the coming of Easter. See story »

March 9, 2022

Mālama Ola Minute:  Five tips to help keiki cope with academic anxiety

In today's environment of high-stakes testing and increased competitiveness in college admissions, experts worry that academic stress without enough down time, can take a serious toll on students. See story »

March 9, 2022

Musician furthers education thanks to generous donors

Former Song Contest boys’ director Taisamasama Kaiminaauao-Eteuati KSKʻ20 is studying Hawaiian music, culture, language and history at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa thanks to multiple scholarships earned through the Pauahi Foundation and a hui of generous donors. See story »

March 9, 2022

Senior Song Contest directors eager to showcase leadership grounded in legacy and aloha

For KS Kapālama seniors Kīwaʻa Hermosura and Mālie Lyman, the opportunity to lead classmates in the boys’ and girls’ competitions this year at Song Contest is grounded in legacy and aloha. See story »

March 4, 2022

Lent week one:  My rock and fortress!

KS Hawaiʻi Kahu Kaunaloa Boshard KSK'77 reminds us that when life seems draining and there seems to be no time or place to rest, ke Akua – our Rock – furnishes us with safety, a place of refuge and peace. See story »

March 2, 2022

Ash Wednesday: Mihi for life

KS Maui Kahu Kalani Wong KSK’74 reminds us that ke aloha o ke Akua allows us to be redeemed if we just mihi, repent for the wrong we have done, and encourages us to share that aloha with all we meet. See story »

February 28, 2022

KS Song Contest returns to the NBC Arena

After two years, the haumāna of Kamehameha Schools Kapālama kula kiʻekiʻe are returning to the Neal Blaisdell Center Arena for the 102nd annual Song Contest! See story »

February 25, 2022

Weekly devotional: Reframe your mind, then practice

If ever you find yourself in a state of worry and exhaustion, KS Hawaiʻi Kahu Kaunaloa Boshard KSK’77 recommends turning to the words of Philippians 4:8-9 which directs you to reframe your mind and serve the Lord by rejoicing in any condition. See story »

February 24, 2022

Virtual summit to highlight Hawaiian culture-based practices of our kūpuna

March 2 is the deadline to register for the free KS virtual summit – Ka Waiwai No Nā Kūpuna: Hawaiian Culture-Based Practices for All – aimed at perpetuating our most treasured resources, the cultural ‘ike and practices of our kūpuna. See story »

February 18, 2022

Weekly devotional: E pule hoʻōki ʻole – Pray continually

KS Hawaiʻi Kahu Kaunaloa Boshard KSK’77 recalls the poignant and powerful moment by the KS Hawaiʻi boys’ varsity paddling team, who grounded and guided by faith, leaned on pule before a thrilling race at Hilo Bay that propelled the team to winning its first BIIF title since 2010. See story »

February 17, 2022

KS named Investor of the Year for cultivating ‘āina resiliency

The Hawaii Venture Capital Association has named KS Investor of the Year as part of its annual Hawaii Entrepreneur Awards. See story »

February 16, 2022

Kūkahekahe: Chili pepper water

Valentine’s Day has passed, but here is a delicious recipe to warm the heart of your sweetie each and every day. See story »

February 11, 2022

Weekly devotional: Find a fault or a fix?

Leaning on the words of Matthew 7:3-5, KS Maui Kahu Kalani Wong KSK’74 shares that the next time something doesn’t go your way, think of what role you may have played in this and what you can do to make it better. Instead of finding fault, find a fix. See story »

February 9, 2022

Mālama Ola Minute – Teen dating violence: Tips for parents

Take a moment to learn what teen dating violence is, how to recognize its warning signs, what to do if you suspect your child is in an abusive relationship, and how we can work to prevent teen dating violence as a community. See story »

February 8, 2022

Kūkahekahe: Sharing Hawaiian language online resources

From news outlets reporting in ‘ōlelo Hawaiʻi to social media, podcasts and more, recent years have seen the growth of ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi in significant ways. In this Kūkahekahe, we highlight some resources for ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi learners and speakers! See story »


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