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May 24, 2024

Kamehameha Schools graduates aim to empower lāhui wherever they go

Kamehameha Schools graduates face the dilemma of staying or going away for college, illustrating a wider narrative of balancing cultural roots and professional aspirations.

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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 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 14, 2024

KS in the news: Kamehameha Schools Children’s Chorus draws nearly 1,000 people to free community concert on Maui

KS haumāna are shining on the stage, field, and court, gaining national attention and scholarships!

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May 7, 2024

Kumu Appreciation Week: Student empowerment and identity drive education innovation at KS Hawaiʻi

At Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi, teachers like Kaipo Bowman-Tam and leilani portillo are bridging traditional teaching methods with innovative approaches to empower students.

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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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April 9, 2024

KS in the news: Oʻahu hālau prepares for Merrie Monarch on ʻĀina Pauahi

KS haumāna, alumni and staff shine in academics and athletics.

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April 8, 2024

Retired KS kumu to join National Teachers Hall of Fame

Joel Truesdell worked at the Kapālama and Hawaiʻi campuses for 34 years.

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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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April 1, 2024

Mālama Ola Minute: How outdoor play boosts your keiki’s health and happiness

Learn how outdoor play not only promotes health and well-being but also strengthens family bonds and social skills!

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March 31, 2024

Lenten weekly video devotionals: Easter

He has risen! Kahu Kanani Franco from KS Maui wishes us a happy Easter as we celebrate the miracle of Jesus’ resurrection.

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March 29, 2024

Lenten weekly video devotionals: Good Friday

Good Friday is a day of reflection and remembrance of how much God loves us. In this video, Kahu Manu Naeʻole reminds us that we are only able to live prosperously because of Jesus’ sacrifice for us.

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March 28, 2024

Lenten weekly video devotionals: Maundy Thursday

Kahu Kaunaloa Boshard teams up with his son and KS Hawaiʻi haumāna Loheau for this reflection on John 13:34.

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March 24, 2024

Lenten weekly video devotionals: Week 6

This Palm Sunday, we remember Jesus’ selfless sacrifice and the power of God’s love and mercy.

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March 18, 2024

Kamehameha Schools’ Waiānuenue Preschool traces E Ola! from ma uka to ma kai

Parents of KS preschoolers get to experience Hawaiian culture-based education at this school-wide event.

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March 17, 2024

Lenten weekly video devotionals: Week 5

A KS Maui kumu and haumāna share two scriptures about God’s word to ponder over Spring Break.

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March 12, 2024

This year’s Kauikeaouli Festival invites kānaka to connect with ʻāina

A three-day community celebration honoring Kamehameha III will be held at Keauhou Bay this weekend.

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March 10, 2024

Lenten weekly video devotionals: Week 4

KS Kapālama Christian Education Kumu Nadia Kam urges us to seek God’s guidance in times of temptation.

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March 4, 2024

KS Kapālama Song Contest and KS Hawaiʻi Hōʻike to showcase and elevate mele Hawaiʻi

Mele Hawaiʻi will take center stage during two flagship events for the haumāna of Kamehameha Schools Kapālama and Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi.

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March 3, 2024

Lenten weekly video devotionals: Week 3

How does God show up in your life? KS Kapālama’s Rodney Arias asks us to recognize His holy presence during this season.

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Feb. 25, 2024

Lenten weekly video devotionals: Week 2

Both Kensy Apaka and Brayden Malani reference Matthew 14:27 in their video devotionals about finding courage and trusting God.

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Feb. 18, 2024

Lenten weekly video devotionals: Week 1

In this week’s video devotionals, Shonnie Calina and Kaʻōiwi Jeong remind us that our identity is rooted in God.

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Feb. 12, 2024

Kamehameha Schools’ panelists champion equitable education at national conference

Leaders from KS share innovative initiatives and spark a national dialogue about educator development.

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Feb. 7, 2024

KS in the news: February 2024 edition

Whether it’s on the putting green or in the State Capitol, our expansive KS ʻohana is making headlines across the pae ʻāina.

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Feb. 1, 2024

How to take part in Mahina ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi 2024

During the past 40 years, ‘ōlelo Hawaiʻi has seen a major resurgence. Here is how you can grow your skills and immerse yourself in the language this Mahina ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi!

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Feb. 1, 2024

Mālama Ola Minute: Revamp your keiki’s sleep routine to boost their well-being

Is your keiki getting enough sleep? These simple tweaks to their bedtime routine can turn restless nights into restful ones.

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Jan. 25, 2024

Celebrating Charles Reed Bishop’s dedication to education in Hawaiʻi

Charles Reed Bishop’s unwavering commitment to education and philanthropy in Hawaiʻi can be seen from Kamehameha Schools to libraries and kindergartens.

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Jan. 4, 2024

KS in the news: January 2024 edition

From pop music to indigenous farming, our KS ‘ohana is making waves.

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Jan. 3, 2024

Mālama Ola Minute: Setting achievable New Year’s goals that stick

Creating a system of success and setting goals as a family can help you achieve sustainable and joyful goals in 2024.

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Dec. 19, 2023

Founder’s Day reflections: Pauahi’s royal heritage and legacy

The upbringing and influences that shaped Pauahi’s legacy emphasized the importance of passing down values and traditions that advance Native Hawaiians.

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