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January 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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December 11, 2023

Conference boosts KS’ security knowledge and threat response

Tri-campus safety and student well-being leaders attended active shooter response training to learn how to mitigate, prevent and respond to critical incidents.

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December 4, 2023

Envisioning the role of ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi in self-determination

Lāhui Rising panel discussion series at Kaʻiwakīloumoku Hawaiian Cultural Center explores different aspects of ea – self-determination.

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November 13, 2023

Kanani Franco serves as new Kahu at Kamehameha Schools Maui

KS Maui Kahu Kanani Franco’s first day as a spiritual leader on campus began two days before the Maui fires. In a time of challenge and transition, God remains her refuge and strength.

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November 8, 2023

Service over self: How KS Maui alumni became leaders in the Space Force

KS Maui graduates Cody Felipe KSM’08 and Erin Lindsey KSM’14 navigate the challenges of serving in the military with leadership skills they learned on campus.

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October 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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September 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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September 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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September 11, 2023

Kamehameha Schools ‘ālapa haumāna program fosters excellence on and off the field

The world-class athletics program at Kamehameha Schools Kapālama is molding haumāna into alakaʻi through its E Ola! approach rooted in ʻōiwi culture and character development.

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August 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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August 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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August 9, 2023

Most Kamehameha Schools sites on Maui will be closed on Thursday and Friday

Here is an update on the impact of the ongoing wildfires on Kamehameha Schools Maui sites for the rest of the week.

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June 30, 2023

Kona Village Resort’s reopening on ʻĀina Pauahi celebrated

Twelve years after sustaining catastrophic damage from the tsunami triggered by a 9.0 earthquake in Japan, the restored Kona Village Resort situated on ʻĀina Pauahi in Ka‘ūpūlehu is poised to welcome guests again after a traditional Native Hawaiian dedication ceremony.

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June 21, 2023

Kamehameha Schools ʻālapa haumāna take part in tri-campus summit

Dozens of haumāna from all three campuses recently took part in an athletics leadership summit. The gathering served as an opportunity to build pilina across the campuses and further develop ʻōiwi leadership skills.

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June 19, 2023

KS in the news: June 2023 edition

From Juneau, Alaska to Hawaiʻi Island and points in between, Kamehameha Schools’ global impact is reflected in this latest “KS in the News” roundup.

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June 13, 2023

Moananuiākea four-year voyage connects indigenous communities and the world

This week representatives from Kamehameha Schools will be in Juneau, Alaska, for the global launch of the Polynesian Voyaging Society’s Moananuiākea: A Voyage for Earth. The delegation consists of Kamehameha Schools Kapālama haumāna and kumu, and a cultural protocol team from Hoʻokahua Cultural Vibrancy Group that will continue the Schoolsʻ nearly 50-year kuleana as culture bearers and heritage keepers for the Hōkūleʻa.

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May 30, 2023

Recent KS Maui grad named Hawaiʻi Youth of the Year by Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Stepping out of her comfort zone and venturing into the realm of public speaking, Arissa Kahaialiʻi KSM’23 recently competed and emerged victorious as the Boys & Girls Clubs of America Hawaiʻi Youth of the Year.

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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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April 3, 2023

KS education technology hui expands knowledge base during Lone Star State huakaʻi

Members from the KS ET Education Technology Services team recently attended the SXSW EDU 2023 conference in Austin, Texas where they had the opportunity to explore the latest trends and innovations in education.

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April 3, 2023

Kūkahekahe: Mānaleo Elizabeth Kauahipaula shared her ‘ike with KS haumāna

In this Kūkahekahe, ʻIke Hawaiʻi Cultural Development Director Keʻala Kwan shares a haliʻa aloha – a fond remembrance – of Elizabeth Kauahipaula, one of several mānaleo (native speakers) who visited KS Kapālama Hawaiian language classes.

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March 1, 2023

Kamehameha Schools seeks applicants for ʻōiwi-rooted research grants

Kamehameha Schools is putting out a kāhea for applicants to participate in a first-of-its-kind research grant opportunity. But you’ll need to act quickly as there is a deadline fast approaching.

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February 22, 2023

KS in the News: February 2023 edition

Our extended KS ‘ohana is doing wonderful things across Hawaiʻi pae ʻāina and beyond!

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February 15, 2023

KS educators receive national certification

Three Kamehameha Schools educators recently earned certification by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, and 15 KS educators renewed their certifications. Educator growth and good teaching practices lead to outstanding student outcomes.

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February 7, 2023

KS alumni encourage engagement in 2023 neighborhood board elections

ʻŌiwi leadership starts local. More and more Native Hawaiians are getting involved in the hard work of government. Many leaders are starting at the grassroots – on their neighborhood boards.

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January 19, 2023

Large contingent of KSK haumāna take part in ʻOnipaʻa Peace March

Over 1000 KS Kapālama haumāna and kumu proudly chanted and waved hae Hawaiʻi as they marched through the streets of Honolulu for the annual Onipaʻa Peace March.

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December 5, 2022

Nalani Fujimori Kaina named KS general counsel and vice president

An alumnus of KS Kapālama, Kaina, who begins her new role in early 2023, brings with her more than 20 years of experience in leadership and serving the legal needs of Hawaiʻi families and the Native Hawaiian community.

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November 7, 2022

Recent KSM graduate overcomes adversity and becomes rising alakaʻi

Student-athlete and alaka‘i Kale Spencer KSM’22 has overcome adversity and excelled in academics to become an ‘ōiwi leader who would make Ke Ali‘I Pauahi proud.

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October 31, 2022

Kūkahekahe: KS marks 135 years since its founding

November 4 marks the official commemoration date of the founding of the Kamehameha School for Boys. In this Kūkahekahe, we celebrate 135 years of educating young Hawaiians by sharing commemorative articles printed by Kamehameha School students in the school’s early newspaper, “The Handicraft.”

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October 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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October 12, 2022

Po‘o kula share mana‘o on Moananuiākea’s role in creating global ʻōiwi leaders

The webinar, “Moananuiākea: Our Ancestral Oceanic Home” highlights the many educational resources teachers and learners can use, available on the Ka‘iwakīloumoku website.

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