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March 9, 2020

Early learning is crucial for all keiki

In the near future, it’s possible that every keiki will benefit from early learning experiences, which set the foundation for a lifelong love of learning. While Kamehameha Schools has been providing these opportunities for preschool keiki for almost three decades, one in four keiki in Hawai‘i don’t have preschool or early learning opportunities.
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March 6, 2020

KSBE.edu gets new look

As the saying goes, there’s only one chance to make a first impression. With that in mind, the Communications Group is in the process of refreshing the tools used to visually represent the Kamehameha Schools brand. See story »

March 1, 2020

Lent Week 1 – Fostering Positivity with God’s Guidance

Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi Religious Education Kumu Shonnie Calina and Keiki Kahu ʻAuliʻi Paleka share their manaʻo as part of our week 1 Lent devotional. New devotionals from our KS kahu, haumāna and limahana will be posted every Sunday morning through Easter. See story »

February 26, 2020

Ash Wednesday: Being Filled Means Emptying First

Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi Keiki Kahu Naomi Schubert and KS Hawaiʻi Kahu Kaunaloa Boshard share their manaʻo as part of our Ash Wednesday Lent devotional. New devotionals from our KS kahu and haumāna will be posted every Sunday morning through Easter. See story »

February 19, 2020

Student-athletes make splash, perform swimmingly at states

A pair of student-athletes from KS Kapālama collected individual gold medals at the HHSAA/K. Mark Takai Swimming and Diving State Championships on Saturday at Kihei Aquatic Complex. See story »

February 17, 2020

I Mau Ke Aloha ʻĀina: 100 Years of Song Contest

After countless hours of preparation that will soon give way to moments of anticipation followed by a collective sense of elation, relief and unity, high school haumāna are set to add to the rich tradition that is the Kamehameha Schools Song Contest. See story »

February 12, 2020

Strokes of brilliance: KS Kapālama girls paddling team wins state title

The Warrior wāhine outrigger canoe paddlers from KS Kapālama continued their run as the most successful team in state history by claiming the HHSAA/Hawaiian Airlines state title Saturday afternoon at Keehi Lagoon. See story »

February 11, 2020

Girls soccer squad from KS Kapālama claims state gold

The top-seeded girls soccer team from KS Kapālama defeated King Kekaulike (Maui) in a 1-0 thriller on a goal from tournament Most Outstanding Player Anuhea Aluli to claim its second straight Hawai‘i High School Athletic Association/Queen’s Medical Center Division I soccer championship Saturday night at Waipio Peninsula Soccer Stadium. See story »

February 7, 2020

Kumu Andrew Lai empowers haumāna: “Let Them Lead”

“It’s never no. It’s always yes, but how?” This is the response Andrew Lai KSK’89 often gives his students as the recently created Student Leadership Activities director at KS Kapālama. See story »

February 5, 2020

Wendy Larrow earns 2020 Hawai‘i Art Educator Award

The National Art Education Association (NAEA) has selected Kamehameha Schools Kapālama Elementary School Visual Arts Kumu Wendy Larrow as the 2020 Hawai‘i Art Educator Award winner. See story »

February 4, 2020

Ka Mōʻī student newspaper team launches mobile app

The KS Kapālama Ka Mōʻī student newspaper team held a launch event on Tuesday to promote their brand-new mobile app. As of Tuesday afternoon, more than 200 students and staff members had downloaded the app. See story »

January 21, 2020

KS ‘Ohana prepares to honor Charles Reed Bishop

Bishop believed in the transformative power of education and supported many other schools in shaping the future of education in Hawai’i. The schools included Punahou School, Mills Institute (now known as Mid–Pacific Institute), St. Andrew’s Priory, Sacred Hearts Academy, Makawao Female Seminary, and the Hilo Boys’ Boarding School. See story »

December 23, 2019

Beneficiaries of Ke Ali‘i Pauahi’s legacy reflect at Founder’s Day

As Dr. Scott Parker took some time to address a large group of 2010 and ’19 graduates from Kamehameha Schools Maui just moments after they all returned to campus for the annual Founder’s Day ceremony, the po‘o kula’s message was one that resonated for anyone fortunate enough to have benefitted from Ke Ali‘i Bernice Pauahi Bishop’s generosity. See story »

December 17, 2019

Mālama Ola Minute: Reducing holiday stress for your keiki

The holiday season is about aloha, gift giving and gathering with friends and family – but the frenetic festivities can be nerve-wracking, not just for adults but for keiki. See story »

December 16, 2019

ʻAha Aloha ʻĀina motivates KS Kapālama students, staff

Students at Kamehameha Schools Kapālama hosted the first-ever ʻAha Aloha ʻĀina fueled by a charge to take responsibility for the future of Hawaiʻi. The event on November 25 was termed “He Aha Lā He Kūkulu: Identifying the Pillars of Aloha ʻĀina.” The event coincided with the observance of Lā Kūʻokoʻa, a day on which Hawaiʻi was recognized as an independent nation in 1843. See story »

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 8, 2019

Trio of student-athletes digs All-America honors

The accolades continue to roll in for the girls state volleyball championship squad from KS Kapālama as three senior student-athletes were named to the See story »

November 7, 2019

Warrior Marching Band and Color Guard comes up roses

As it prepares to perform at the 2020 Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif., on New Year’s Day, the Kamehameha Schools Kapālama Warrior Marching Band and Color Guard received a motivational pep talk from the Tournament of Roses President Laura Farber, who visited with the haumāna on Monday to officially invite them to participate in the parade. See story »

November 6, 2019

Haumāna embark on journey toward career success

He pūko ʻa kani ʻāina – like a coral reef that grows into an island, hundreds of haumāna from Kamehameha Schools Kapālama and kula from across Oʻahu engaged with organizations, businesses and advisors at the 2019 Kamehameha Schools Career Fair with the goal of discovering potential career pathways. See story »

November 4, 2019

Students reach for the stars at Astronaut Lacy Veach Day of Discovery

Hundreds of students, parents and educators from across the state celebrated Astronaut Lacy Veach Day of Discovery on October 26 at Kamehameha Schools Kapālama’s Ka‘iwakīloumoku Hawaiian Cultural 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 24, 2019

Learn how to play it safe on the playground

Alan Abara – a KS Kapālama Safety and Risk specialist and certified playground inspector – shares valuable tips on how to keep keiki safe. 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 »


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