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May 22, 2024

Alaska Natives honor Kamehameha Schools cultural leader and ties to Moananuiākea

Kamehameha Schools Executive Cultural Officer Randie Fong, Ed.D. is honored with the Tribal Ally Award by the Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska. This recognition is another example of the deepening pilina between Alaska and Hawaiʻi Indigenous Peoples.

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May 21, 2024

Dual credit college program at KS Kapālama creates generational change

Nine out of ten haumāna at Kamehameha Schools Kapālama will earn college credits this year, in addition to their high school diploma. Sixty-eight of those haumāna have gone a step further earning their AA degree, thanks to an innovative partnership with Hawaiʻi Pacific University.

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May 14, 2024

Latest issue of I Mua magazine focuses on Lahaina recovery and more

I Mua magazine 2024, Issue 1 is out online and in your home. This edition includes manaʻo from alumni who have demonstrated great resilience after the devastating Lahaina fire.

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March 25, 2024

Empowering families: The ʻOhana Committee’s role in celebrating Hawaiian culture

The spirit of kaiāulu shines bright at the Kapolei Kūhiō Day Parade, where KS Waiʻanae preschools ʻohana and keiki exemplify unity. More than a parade, this event is a celebration of cultural education and parental involvement pioneered by Waiʻanae’s ʻOhana Committee’s vision for hands-on learning.

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Oct. 16, 2023

Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi haumāna is championing mental health awareness on campus and on-screen

Sophomore Ziona Launiu supports her peers as a member of the Young Leaders Council for the “My Life. Just Listen.” campaign

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May 18, 2023

Michelle Kaʻuhane selected as Kamehameha Schools trustee

The state Probate Court has selected Michelle Kaʻuhane KSK’86 as the newest member of the Kamehameha Schools Board of Trustees.

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May 4, 2023

Kamehameha Schools’ longstanding commitment to early learning leads to 150 new full-tuition college scholarships

Kamehameha Schools and Chaminade University have forged an innovative and community-focused partnership to educate, train and prepare aspiring early learning kumu through 150 full-tuition Muʻo scholarships. Muʻo means “to bud” and the name of the scholarship reflects the focus on taking care of keiki at the beginning of their educational journey.

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May 2, 2023

Get out the vote – Oʻahu

Civic engagement starts in our own community, in our own neighborhood. More and more Native Hawaiians are stepping up to lead. This year, over 100 Native Hawaiian candidates are running for a seat on their neighborhood boards.

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April 13, 2023

Stronger communities and deeper cultural connections are the heart of new initiative: KS Kaiāulu

A new logo reflects an exciting initiative: KS Kaiāulu – a new way for us to engage with keiki and ʻohana in the kaiāulu (community).

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April 3, 2023

Ka Pōʻalima Maikaʻi - Good Friday

He ʻoiaʻiʻo nō, ʻo ke Keiki nō kēia a ke Akua!  Truly, this is the Son of God!

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Oct. 8, 2021

COVID-19 changes for the Second Semester (starting Jan. 4, 2022)

Mahalo nui i nā haumāna, nā ʻohana, a me nā limahana o Ke Kula ʻo Kamehameha no kā ʻoukou hana poʻokela ma ka hapahā mua o kēia makahiki, ma ka hoʻopalekana ʻana i kā mākou mau keiki, a no ka hoʻoikaika mau me ka lōkahi. Thank you to our Kamehameha Schools students, families and staff, for your amazing work this First Quarter, for keeping our keiki safe, and for staying strong and together. We are truly blessed and deeply grateful.

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Oct. 6, 2021

Applying to Kamehameha Schools just got easier

The new ʻOhana Portal provides families up-to-date information on the status of their applications for K-12 campus programs, preschools and a summer learning opportunities.

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