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Category: Kapalama High School


March 18, 2020

Former KS Song Contest directors share cherished memories

To celebrate a century of Kamehameha Schools song contests, we asked former Song Contest directors to share nā haliʻa aloha – cherished memories – of the choral competition. Their moving moʻolelo show how this treasured tradition helps haumāna embrace their Native Hawaiian heritage through mele. See story »

March 18, 2020

Special programming to honor 100th Song Contest

While the difficult decision was made to suspend this year’s Song Contest, KS kumu and haumāna continue to stoke their creative fires to come up with an appropriate way to give the 100th Song Contest the honor it deserves. See story »

March 17, 2020

All KS campuses and preschools will begin distance learning after spring break

In response to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation, Kamehameha Schools announced all three of its K-12 campuses and its 29 preschools will implement their respective distance learning and educational support programs when school resumes after their respective spring breaks. During this period, there will be no on-campus student instruction or student activities. See story »

March 15, 2020

KS Kapālama will begin Spring Break early in response to COVID-19 developments

Kamehameha Schools Kapālama will begin spring break earlier than scheduled in response to the developing COVID-19 situation. Spring break will now commence on Tuesday, March 17. Haumāna are scheduled to return to school on April 6 unless otherwise instructed.
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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 »

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 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 »

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 21, 2019

Girls volleyball teams from three KS campuses set to serve for state gold

As the high school state tournament season shifts into gear, Kamehameha Schools will be well represented at the first competition of the 2019-20 campaign. See story »

October 14, 2019

KSK graduate honored by Honolulu City Council as youngest member elected to O‘ahu Neighborhood Board

Prior to graduating from KS Kapālama earlier in 2019, Tehani Malterre campaigned for and was elected to the Hawai‘i Kai Neighborhood Board No. 1, Subdistrict 9. The 18-year-old public servant, who is currently studying environmental science at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, was one of 553 candidates who participated in the neighborhood board election process and was the youngest to be elected. See story »

October 2, 2019

KS Kapālama senior Evaimalo named Polynesian Bowl all-star

KS Kapālama senior student-athlete Ezra Evaimalo has been selected as a 2020 Polynesian Bowl all-star. See story »

September 23, 2019

Launa ‘Ike helps haumāna create college and career pathways

More than 1,600 Kamehameha Schools Kapālama haumāna received valuable insight from over 50 alumni earlier this month as part of Launa ‘Ike – a mentorship opportunity that allows alumni to give back by sharing knowledge and experience about their respective careers with high school students preparing for post-high endeavors. See story »

July 24, 2019

Graduating seniors named Aloha ʻĀina Leaders

Kanaeokana – the Kula Hawaiʻi Network including 70 Hawaiian language, culture, and ʻāina-based schools and organizations – presented the Aloha ʻĀina Leader Awards recognizing the commitments of 16 students to aloha ʻāina and community-centered values. See story »

May 22, 2019

Student-athletes Gooman, Obrey selected to Hall of Honor

Kamehameha Schools Kapālama senior student-athletes Ashley Gooman (wrestling) and Kalina Obrey (basketball and volleyball) have been selected to the Enterprise Rent-a-Car/Hawai‘i High School Athletic Association (HHSAA) Hall of Honor as part of the 12-member 2019 class. See story »

May 20, 2019

“UNTOLD” music collaboration receives Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award nomination

The “UNTOLD” music collaboration produced at the commercial level by students from Kamehameha Schools Kapālama is in the running for a golden record trophy on Saturday at the 2019 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards, which is regarded as the local music industry’s equivalent of the Grammys. See story »

April 25, 2019

Student-athletes honored at KS Kapālama Dinner of Champions

After dedicating countless hours toward improving their craft on and off the field, court and water, hundreds of state championship-winning student-athletes from Kamehameha Schools Kapālama were honored at a Dinner of Champions held Saturday evening at Ka‘iwakīloumoku to celebrate their tremendous achievements. See story »


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