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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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May 6, 2024

Kumu Appreciation Week: Celebrating KS Preschools kumu

As part of Kumu Appreciation Week, we salute the kumu mentoring our youngest learners at KS Preschools across the pae ʻāina.

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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 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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April 3, 2024

Celebrate Native Hawaiian Plant Month across ʻĀina Pauahi

Join us in celebrating Native Hawaiian Plant Month by immersing yourself in lāʻau Hawaiʻi at events across ʻĀina Pauahi!

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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. 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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June 15, 2023

Make Music Day on ʻĀina Pauahi

Make Music Day is a worldwide music celebration held every year on June 21 in over 1,000 cities and 120 countries. Come celebrate at one of our commercial properties on ʻĀina Pauahi.

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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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Dec. 18, 2022

KS preschoolers walk laps and raise money in honor of Ke Aliʻi Pauahi

Keiki at Nā Kula Kamaliʻi ma Heʻeia took part in the preschool’s first-ever Pennies for Pauahi and Walk for Pauahi events.

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Oct. 18, 2022

Statewide voter engagement events scheduled ahead of the upcoming general election

Kamehameha Schools and other Native Hawaiian-serving organizations have organized a series of events to promote the importance of voter turnout and civic engagement.

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July 5, 2022

KS’ Windward Mall celebrates 40 years serving Heʻeia community

Anniversary events kick off Saturday, July 9 and will include Hawaiian entertainment, a mayoral proclamation, and special offers from more than 100 retailers, restaurants, eateries and services.

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May 2, 2022

KS blessing marks official start of Punalu‘u Stream Restoration Project

Designed to restore the natural valley floodplain and mitigate flooding, the restoration work is expected to begin in May and then take 18 months to 24 months to complete.

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Feb. 23, 2022

KS blesses new Kikiwelawela Preschool in He‘eia

Nestled on the grounds of St. Ann Church in He‘eia, Kikiwelawela Preschool features two classrooms and will serve up to 40 kamaliʻi beginning in March.

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Nov. 30, 2021

KS, Saint Mark Lutheran School expand partnership for Native Hawaiian keiki

The three-year agreement provides tuition assistance, research, data and other sharing between schools, and wrap-around support for families.

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Oct. 27, 2021

KS-owned Windward Mall to welcome Target

The much-anticipated retailer will be located in the space formerly occupied by Sears.

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Oct. 27, 2021

KS retail centers sponsor spooktacular Halloween happenings

Halloween happenings including costume contests, trick-or-treat stops and photo ops! Parents, keiki and pets are welcome.

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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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