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November 08, 2019

Trio of student-athletes digs All-America honors

The accolades continue to roll in for the girls state volleyball championship squad from KS Kapālama as three senior student-athletes were named to the AVCA 2019 Under Armour All-America Teams on Wednesday.

November 07, 2019

Warrior Marching Band and Color Guard comes up roses

As it prepares to perform at the 2020 Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif., on New Year’s Day, the Kamehameha Schools Kapālama Warrior Marching Band and Color Guard received a motivational pep talk from the Tournament of Roses President Laura Farber, who visited with the haumāna on Monday to officially invite them to participate in the parade.

November 06, 2019

Haumāna embark on journey toward career success

He pūko ʻa kani ʻāina – like a coral reef that grows into an island, hundreds of haumāna from Kamehameha Schools Kapālama and kula from across Oʻahu engaged with organizations, businesses and advisors at the 2019 Kamehameha Schools Career Fair with the goal of discovering potential career pathways.

October 02, 2019

KS Kapālama senior Evaimalo named Polynesian Bowl all-star

KS Kapālama senior student-athlete Ezra Evaimalo has been selected as a 2020 Polynesian Bowl all-star.

September 23, 2019

Launa ‘Ike helps haumāna create college and career pathways

More than 1,600 Kamehameha Schools Kapālama haumāna received valuable insight from over 50 alumni earlier this month as part of Launa ‘Ike – a mentorship opportunity that allows alumni to give back by sharing knowledge and experience about their respective careers with high school students preparing for post-high endeavors.

June 12, 2019

Nā pua a Pauahi reconnect and reflect at KS Kapālama Alumni Week [VIDEO]

More than 3,500 Kamehameha Schools alumni converged on the Kapālama campus to reconnect and reflect on Pauahi’s legacy, as part of Alumni Week 2019. “Kū Lōkahi, Kū Ha‘aheo – Stand in Unity, Stand in Pride” was the theme for this year’s event.

April 25, 2019

Student-athletes honored at KS Kapālama Dinner of Champions

After dedicating countless hours toward improving their craft on and off the field, court and water, hundreds of state championship-winning student-athletes from Kamehameha Schools Kapālama were honored at a Dinner of Champions held Saturday evening at Ka‘iwakīloumoku to celebrate their tremendous achievements.

April 24, 2019

KS alumni to showcase hula on a worldwide stage at 2019 Merrie Monarch Festival

Nā pua a Pauahi are among the participating kumu hula and Miss Aloha Hula contestants at this year’s renown hula competition.

April 17, 2019

KS partners with Kanaeokana and the MACC for free screening of “Moana” ma ka ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i on Maui

Kamehameha Schools' Maui Campus and Maui, Molokaʻi and Lānaʻi Regional Office teamed up with Kanaeokana and the Maui Arts & Cultural Center to offer a free public screening of Disney’s “Moana” in ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i on Thursday, April 18, at 6:30 p.m.

April 12, 2019

KS alumna receives one of the state’s most prestigious educator awards

KS Kapālama graduate Bella Finau-Faumuina has been named the recipient of the 2019 Teacher of Promise Award.

April 10, 2019

Haumāna inspired at PBN’s Women Who Mean Business Awards Dinner

Three haumāna from KSK and Samuel Kamakau Public Charter School had the opportunity to be inspired by some of the state’s top wāhine business leaders at PBN’s Women Who Mean Business 2019 celebration at The Royal Hawaiian Hotel.

March 15, 2019

KSK middle schoolers carve out possible career paths

KS Kapālama Middle School recently created opportunities for 640 haumāna to get real-world career advice from professionals in fields like law, education and engineering.

March 15, 2019

Results from the 99th annual Kamehameha Schools song contest

The sophomore, junior and senior classes each won two awards at the 99th annual Kamehameha Schools song contest Friday night at the Neal Blaisdell Center.

March 11, 2019

KS Song Contest tradition continues on March 15

The Kamehameha Schools Song Contest – which connects our KS Kapālama High School haumāna to their culture through mele – is slated for Friday, March 15 at the Neal Blaisdell Center.

March 01, 2019

KS staffers and students to share weekly Lent devotionals

Kamehameha Schools has created a series of Hawaiian-focused devotionals for the season of Lent, to honor the deep Christian faith of KS founder Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop.

February 26, 2019

KS Kapālama welcomes three new po‘o kumu

Kamehameha Schools has appointed new elementary, middle and high school po‘o kumu (principals) to its Kapālama campus, following a nationwide search and vetting process.

February 25, 2019

KS Kapālama students collaborate to produce ‘UNTOLD’ music album

A group of talented and dedicated high school students at Kamehameha Schools Kapālama has taken a collection of original songs from the drawing board to the worldwide stage as part of an innovative music compilation project.

February 22, 2019

KS Kapālama boys and girls claim state wrestling gold

The KS Kapālama boys and girls wrestling teams dominated the mat and came up golden in the ring en route to claiming their respective HHSAA Texaco Hawai'i Wrestling State Championships Thursday night at the Blaisdell Arena.

February 19, 2019

KS Kapālama honors traditional Makahiki

Kamehameha Schools Kapālama recently celebrated the sacred season of makahiki at an evening event entitled ‘Aha Makahiki Kapālama.

February 08, 2019

KS Kapālama students, staff recognized for gingerbread creations

A group of KS Kapālama students and staff received a belated Christmas present as they were recognized for their engineering skills and creativity in a holiday-themed gingerbread house building contest that included entrants from across the country.

February 06, 2019

KS students earn regional Scholastic Arts & Writing Awards

Thirty-nine haumāna from all three Kamehameha Schools campuses were selected as Hawai‘i Region winners for the 2019 Scholastic Arts & Writing Awards.

February 01, 2019

Heart Association names KSK jump rope team top in the nation

The Kamehameha Schools Kapalāma Elementary School rope-jumping team was named National Outstanding Team of the Year by the American Heart Association.

January 23, 2019

KS Kapālama seniors recognized at Legislature for civic engagement

KS Kapālama students were recently recognized by State House Majority Leader Rep. Della Au Belatti for exercising their civic duty by voting in the last election.

December 20, 2018

KS Kapālama student art graces KS Christmas e-card

The 2018 Kamehameha Schools e-card and print cards feature the snow-topped peaks of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa as envisioned by KS Kapālama senior Alysia Nakakura. The creation of the print entitled “Home,” was guided by art kumu Vincent Hazen.

December 20, 2018

KS Kapālama student art graces KS Christmas e-card [VIDEO]

The 2018 Kamehameha Schools e-card and print cards feature the snow-topped peaks of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa as envisioned by KS Kapālama senior Alysia Nakakura. The creation of the print entitled “Home,” was guided by art kumu Vincent Hazen.

December 07, 2018

Advent Week 2: Reflections on “Pō La‘i E” – Silent Night

Kamehameha Schools Kapālama Kahu Sherman Thompson reminds us to slow down during this Advent season and to allow the hope of Christmas as in God’s pure light pierce any darkness and let calmness and brightness prevail because Christ, the Savior is born!

November 16, 2018

KS National Merit scholars honor their most influential teachers

Seven Kamehameha Schools Kapālama students were recently recognized by the prestigious National Merit Scholarship Program.

October 12, 2018

Visionary leaders sought for KS Kapālama po‘o kumu positions

Kamehameha Schools continues its global search for visionary leaders to fill the crucial elementary, middle and high school po‘o kumu (principal) roles at its Kapālama, O‘ahu campus.

September 28, 2018

Sportsmanship prevails at KS Kapālama-Farrington football showdown

Kamehameha Schools Kapālama hosted the “Kalihi Bowl” between the Warriors and Farrington Governors as part of last week’s homecoming celebration.

September 21, 2018

KS Kapālama hosts Farrington football team at homecoming dinner

In advance of tonight’s Homecoming matchup with the Governors, KS welcomed Farrington to the Kapālama campus to celebrate the schools’ long-standing gridiron rivalry.

September 12, 2018

Tropical Storm Olivia update: Maui, Moloka‘i to reopen Thursday

Based on the current track of Tropical Storm Olivia as it exits south of our islands, we will reopen ALL campuses, preschools, community program sites and offices on Thursday, September 13. Out of an abundance of caution and concern for our keiki and ohana, we will continue to monitor Tropical Storm Olivia and let you know immediately if anything changes.

August 28, 2018

Five KS Kapālama Little League World Series champions honored

Middle schoolers Aukai Kea, Bruce Boucher, John de la Cruz, Ka‘olu Holt and Caleb Okada were honored this morning in Keawe Gym for their accomplishments as members of the Little League Baseball World Series Championship squad that defeated South Korea, 3-0, on Sunday.

August 19, 2018

C-SPAN bus brings civic education to KS Kapālama

KSK haumāna got an inside look at D.C. politics last week. C-SPAN – the Washington, D.C.-based public affairs network – brought its interactive multimedia bus to campus as part of its Bus 50 Capitals Tour.

July 19, 2018

KSK senior presented with national STEM honor

KS Kapālama senior Jake Uyechi is presented with the 2017 AISES Energy Challenge grand prize at the national American Society for Engineering Education convention, for his project inspired by the challenges of kalo farmers.

July 11, 2018

KS haumāna honored with Aloha ʻĀina Leader awards

Three Kamehameha Schools graduates were among the 20 recipients honored at the recent Aloha ʻĀina Leader Awards, inaugurated by Kanaeokana – Hawai‘i’s network of Native Hawaiian schools. All of the Kamehameha awardees happen to be children of KS staffers!

June 29, 2018

Class of 2018 Commencement speeches and mele

See the speeches from the Class of 2018 and hear the special mele they sung as they became Kamehameha Schools Kapālama graduates.

June 21, 2018

KS Kapālama advances to finals of “It’s Academic Hawaiʻi”

Three students from Kamehameha Schools Kapālama advanced to the finals of the academic quiz show.

June 20, 2018

KS to co-sponsor and host July 2 ‘Super Debate’ to be aired live on HI News Now

The Super Debate will include candidates for governor, lieutenant governor and U.S. Congress. It is slated for July 2 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Kaʻiwakīloumoku Hawaiian Culture Center at KS Kapālama.

June 19, 2018

KS educators collaborate on TED-Ed Polynesian wayfinding lesson

KS educators Alan Tamayose and Shantell De Silva collaborate to create a lesson for TED-Ed on Polynesian wayfinding and traditional navigation.

June 18, 2018

KSK social studies teacher selected for prestigious summer residency

KS Kapālama kumu Dr. Kehau Glassco was selected as the 2018 National Museum of the American Indianʻs Teacher-in-Residence.

June 15, 2018

Thousands of alumni converge at KSK for annual Alumni Week

More than 3,500 Kamehameha Schools alumni took part in events, activities and pā‘ina during KS Kapālama’s recent Alumni Week. This year’s mass reunion welcomed alumni belonging to class years ending in three and eight.

June 15, 2018

Two KSK seniors finish in the Top 10 at National History Day competition

Seniors Philip Amona and Evan Gates finish in the top 10 in their categories at the 2018 National History Day competition held at the University of Maryland.

June 08, 2018

KSK students head to National History Day competition in D.C.

Nine students from KS Kapālama qualified for the 2018 National History Day competition in Washington D.C.

June 07, 2018

Staffer, alumnus Gavon Wong aligns passion with purpose to give back

KS Instructional Designer Gavon Wong created an online interactive fishing action game that teaches Japanese adjectives, blending his prowess for Japanese with his passion for digital game design.

June 04, 2018

‘HI Now’ highlights Keala‘ula, KS' professional development program for its kumu

Learn about KS' Keala‘ula Innovations Institute program that provides professional development and hands-on research to kumu across our three campuses.

May 22, 2018

KS Kapālama haumāna help pay tribute to Senator Akaka

KS Kapālama performing arts students participate in the memorial for beloved alumnus, the late Senator Daniel Akaka.

May 15, 2018

New Electronic Health Records system implemented to complete Medical Clearance forms

Kamehameha Schools parents will have a new portal and process to complete their student’s medical clearance forms.

May 07, 2018

KSK student showcases language skills at Japanese speech showcase

KS Kapālama junior Sage Maxwell one of a handful of students selected to participate in a Japanese language speech showcase.

April 12, 2018

KS Kapālama students recognized in national art competition

Three KS Kapālama seniors earned national recognition in the prestigious Scholastic Art and Writing Competition.

February 26, 2018

Kapālama senior earns top spot at district science fair and trip to national competition

KSK senior Tojo Abella won first place at the HAIS district fair and will compete at the Intel Science and Engineering Fair in Pittsburgh.

February 20, 2018

Hoʻolauleʻa at KS Hawaiʻi and Kapālama this Saturday

Annual Hoʻolauleʻa activities at both KS Kapālama and KS Hawaiʻi will take place on Saturday, Feb. 24. Donʻt miss the fun, great entertainment and ʻono food!

February 16, 2018

Innovation, creativity win KSK students a national gingerbread contest

KS Kapālama Robotics team won Flik’s national gingerbread house contest with their Interactive Clock Tower.

February 08, 2018

Soccer legend Ching returns to kick it with KS Kapālama athletes

Retired soccer legend Brian Ching recently returned to his alma mater to share some words of inspiration with the campus’ high school soccer players.

January 24, 2018

‘Ikuwā is named KS Kapālama director of Hawaiian Culture-Based Education

‘Ikuwā will help ensure that the campus’ haumāna are grounded in Hawaiian values by working closely with campus leaders, kumu and support divisions.

January 10, 2018

New grad requirements show commitment to Hawaiian identity and consistent educational experience

Starting with the class of 2022, students across Kamehameha Schools campuses will have the same graduation requirements, founded on the achievement of the E Ola! Learner Outcomes.

December 06, 2017

KS Kapālama girls’ volleyball team honored by Mayor Caldwell, Honolulu City Council

The KSK Warrior wāhine were honored on Dec. 6 after claiming the Hawaii High School Athletic Association Division I title earlier in the fall.

August 25, 2017

Kapālama convocation brings whole campus together

The annual tradition introduces the spiritual theme for 2017-2018 and celebrates the start of the school year through song, dance and inspiring words.

August 23, 2017

KS alum earns scholarship through hard work, perseverance

KSK ʻ15 alum Kaulana Apelu is awarded a full football scholarship in a surprise presentation at Oregon football practice.

August 22, 2017

KSK Class of 2018 looks to give back with Senior Service Day

KS Kapālama seniors are soliciting service providers interested in receiving help. If you know of an organization with a service project that needs manpower contact information is provided.

August 01, 2017

KS Kapālama receives maximum seven-year WASC/HAIS accreditation

The seven-year Western Association of Schools and Colleges/Hawai‘i Association of Independent Schools accreditation is the highest achievement attainable for member schools.

May 25, 2017

KS ‘lifers’ reunite for epic graduation photo

Thirteen years ago, five KS Kapālama kindergartners were featured in “Aloha is Love,” a book illustrating KS’ Hawaiian values. The five recently reunited and shared how they incorporate those values and their native culture into their lives.

May 09, 2017

KS alumni honor their most inspirational teachers

In celebration of National Teacher Appreciation Day, the Kamehameha Schools news team asked a handful of KS alumni: “Who was your most inspirational kumu?”

January 24, 2017

Student helpline expanded tri-campus and to preschools

After a pilot with KS Maui, Hiʻikua Student Helpline is now available for all Kamehameha preschool and K-12 campus students.

January 09, 2017

Dr. Taran Chun is new poʻo kula for KS Kapālama

The new head of school is a 1995 Kamehameha Schools graduate, who most recently served as principal of Mountain View High School in Orem, Utah.

September 20, 2016

The journey forward: KS’ Tri-Campus Education Tactical Plan revealed

Dr. Holoua Stender presents Nā Kula ‘o Kamehameha with a Tri-Campus Education Tactical Plan to journey KS campuses forward.

September 02, 2016

Storm update: Weekend activities slowly returning to normal

Kamehameha Schools’ leaders remain in regular contact with the Hawai‘i Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA) and are monitoring the progress of the storm. Based on the best information we have at this time, the following operational decisions have been made.

May 24, 2016

Kamehameha seniors talk about their plans following graduation

Where are they going? What are they majoring in? Where do they see themselves in 10 years? A tri-campus collection of seniors share their plans for the future.

May 18, 2016

KS Kapālama seniors share their plans after graduation

Where are they going? What are they majoring in? Where do they see themselves in 10 years? Five KS Kapālama seniors share their plans for the future.

March 10, 2016

‘HAWAIʻI Magazine’ editors credit KSK for grounding them in their native culture

KS Kapālama alumni Christine Hitt and Matthew Dekneef instill an appreciation for Hawaiian culture, history and tradition into the stories of the travel magazine.