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May 28, 2024

Native plant project garners international science fair award for two KS Maui haumāna

Two KS Maui haumāna have earned yet another honor for a groundbreaking environmental invention. Their biofiltration sock prototype using live pili grass garnered a prize at an international science fair on the continent.

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May 2, 2024

KS Maui haumāna earn top honors for native plant project aimed at aiding Lahaina cleanup

An award-winning project developed by two Kamehameha Schools Maui haumāna utilizing lāʻau ʻōiwi Hawaiʻi is showing promise in aiding toxic cleanup in places like fire-ravaged Lahaina.

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May 2, 2024

KS Maui launches trades program post-Lahaina fires

With KS Maui’s trades program, students receive construction skills and a path to serve their communities during the Lahaina recovery and rebuilding process.

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May 2, 2024

How this chocolatier is sowing seeds of resilience in Kuʻia

Maui Kuʻia Estate Chocolate has endured crises with a steadfast commitment to cacao cultivation and philanthropy.

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May 2, 2024

CNHA program supported by Kamehameha Schools equips Maui residents for Lahaina recovery

Maui residents who want to be a part of the rebuilding of Lahaina can receive free trade certifications through the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement with support from Kamehameha Schools.

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April 18, 2024

ʻIke kūpuna in action: Student-built hale at Kamehameha Schools Maui is left unscathed after windstorms

A hale waʻa built by KS Maui Māhele Lalo haumāna is a testament to ʻike kūpuna, having withstood numerous windstorms, including the one on Aug. 8 that fueled devastating wildfires elsewhere on Maui.

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April 8, 2024

Free concert for Maui community features Kamehameha Schools Children’s Chorus

Maui musicians and hālau will join KS elementary school haumāna for He Leo Aloha No Maui.

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March 19, 2024

Spotlight Now: “Student edition” tackles key issues impacting Maui

Kamehameha Schools Maui students discuss the restoration of Lahaina during Spotlight Now: Student Edition.

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March 11, 2024

A healing journey: Lahaina haumāna finds solace while spearheading mental health project rooted in ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi

A KS Maui senior’s journey of healing turns tragedy into resilience through a powerful project on grief and mental health ma ka ‘ōlelo Hawaiʻi.

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Feb. 20, 2024

Hoʻōla Maui Fund gives Lahaina educator a hand-up

With support from the Hoʻōla Maui Fund, Zoe Acantilado and her ʻohana have found resilience, rebuilt their sense of community and embraced a hopeful future.

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Feb. 5, 2024

KS Maui Hawaiian Ensemble haumāna record re-imagined song about Lahaina

Emotions were high as KS Maui’s Hawaiian Ensemble recorded “Yonder Lahaina Mountains,” a classic song dedicated to the town known as a “home for all.”

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Jan. 11, 2024

Kōkua from I Mua Maui Fund helps KS alum and ʻohana move forward

Rooted in their faith, the Pratt ʻohana is rebuilding their lives post-Lahaina wildfires with gratitude.

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Nov. 20, 2023

KS Maui haumāna wahine gifted glam sessions and luxury lole Hawaiʻi for homecoming night

A surprise makeover and outfits from Manaola bring joy to high school haumāna impacted by the Maui wildfires.

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Nov. 6, 2023

Healing hands and coloring books: KS supports mental health efforts on Maui

Healing opportunities were created for those affected by the August wildfires on Maui through community collaboration.

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Oct. 24, 2023

Kamehameha Schools, public teachers union partnership delivers aloha, school supplies to Maui keiki

Kamehameha Schools and the Hawaiʻi State Teachers Association formed a partnership rooted in aloha to deliver free backpacks filled with school supplies to hundreds of haumāna impacted by the Aug. 8 wildfires.

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Oct. 9, 2023

KS Maui haumāna recognized for resilience and excellence

Three Kamehameha Schools Maui haumāna are the inaugural recipients of the Ke ʻAno Koa – Warrior Mindset award. Hāweo Fuqua (Grade 5), Ka‘ikena Guzman (Grade 8) and Kealoha Baricuatro (Grade 12) were honored during halftime of the Sept. 29 home football game alongside their kumu and ʻohana.

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Oct. 2, 2023

KS Maui kumu receives outpouring of aloha upon her return to campus

KS Maui kindergarten kumu Cathy Honda KSK’82, who lost her home in the Maui wildfires, received an outpouring of aloha when she returned to campus.

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Sept. 25, 2023

KS Maui football players represent more than their school on the field

Four KSM Maui varsity football players share manaʻo about representing, not just their kula, but also West Maui, where they’re from.

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Sept. 21, 2023

KS Maui Lā Kūpuna event provides respite to West Maui ʻohana

Celebrating its second year at Kamehameha Schools Maui, the Lā Kūpuna event welcomed over 250 grandparents of haumāna from grades K-5 on Wednesday (Sept. 13) at the māhele lalo campus.

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Sept. 18, 2023

Standing together with our Maui community

Several Kamehameha Schools employees with deep roots and connections to Lahaina are now focusing their work on the healing and recovery ahead for Maui. Together, they allowed KS to respond to urgent needs and deploy resources immediately.

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Sept. 11, 2023

KS Maui haumāna and ‘ohana receive support from lāhui

Support continues to pour in KS Maui haumāna and ʻohana affected by the wildfires. The Kamehameha Schools Resource Center in Wailuku as well as the Keōpūolani Hale on campus have been instrumental in those efforts.

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Sept. 5, 2023

KS Maui haumāna receive support from KS Kapālama haumāna

The Associated Students of Kamehameha Schools Kapālama presented over $11,000 in donations raised for KS Maui ‘ohana directly impacted by the wildfires. KS Maui students and their ‘ohana have been donating their own time and resources to recovery efforts too.

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Aug. 31, 2023

Lahaina haumāna return to the KS Maui campus with kōkua from two special staffers

The decision for some Lahaina parents to send their young keiki back to Kamehameha Schools Maui in the wake of the devastating wildfires was difficult and largely relied on two factors, or in this case, two special staffers.

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Aug. 28, 2023

He Aloha No Maui - KSH student leaders organize an event to share aloha

On August 15, our high school took a moment to gather for He Aloha No Maui day to reflect and share prayers and aloha for Maui.

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Aug. 28, 2023

Kamehameha Schools haumāna offer pule to uplift and support Maui ʻohana

Through heartfelt pule, Kamehameha Schools Kapālama haumāna send their aloha, hope and encouragement in a video message.

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Aug. 24, 2023

Kamehameha Schools limahana, alums support Maui Ola benefit concert

Using the power of mele to heal and restore, a lāhui-driven effort resulted in a hugely successful Maui Ola concert, benefitting those impacted by the Maui wildfires.

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Aug. 21, 2023

Kamehameha Schools students on Maui return to campus and preschool sites after devastating wildfires

Kamehameha Schools Maui and ʻAʻapueo and Paukūkalo preschools welcomed haumāna back on August 17, more than a week after destructive wildfires sparked on Maui. School leaders carefully planned the return to ensure that employees, students and ʻohana receive the vital support needed for healing and the long road ahead.

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Aug. 11, 2023

Join us in supporting the Maui Community

Families have lost their loved ones, homes, businesses and cherished belongings. As a united ‘ohana, Kamehameha Schools and Pauahi Foundation stand alongside the people of Maui, offering our unwavering support, strength and aloha. Let us come together to make a difference and kōkua Maui.

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Aug. 11, 2023

CEO Message: Our heartfelt aloha for Maui

Our heartfelt aloha goes out to the island of Maui, to all its residents, and to every member of our extended Kamehameha Schools ʻohana affected by the devastating wildfires.

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Aug. 10, 2023

Mālama Ola Minute:  Parent and caregiver’s guide to support ʻōpio during and after a natural calamity

This special edition of Mālama Ola Minute was written by Danny Goya, a Trauma Informed Care trainer, and strategy consultant II in Kamehameha Schools’ Strategy & Transformation group.

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