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October 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. See story »


August 27, 2021

CEO Message: Staying Together

In the past few weeks, we have enthusiastically welcomed back our haumāna. Their joy in being here in person with their kumu, friends, and entire school ‘ohana is incomparable. However, their return also comes at a time of new uncertainties. See story »


August 10, 2021

Mālama Ola Minute: Helping your keiki transition back to school

Anxiety and stress are high during this pandemic, parents and guardians play an influential role in helping keiki cope, encouraging a positive back-to-school transition and reducing anxiety and worries. See story »


June 16, 2021

Mālama Ola Minute: What experts say about vaccinating keiki

The KS Mālama Ola team shares facts about the COVID-19 vaccine which is now recommended for teens. The message includes video of a panel discussion featuring KS alumni Awapuhi Lee KSK’11 and Hoakalei Watanabe KSK’21 and others who share facts about the vaccine. See story »


June 16, 2021

Teens question health experts on COVID-19 vaccine

In this University of Hawai‘i “Better Tomorrow” panel discussion, KS alumni Awapuhi Lee KSK’11 and Hoakalei Watanabe KSK’21 join others in sharing facts about the COVID-19 vaccine which is now recommended for teens. See story »


June 7, 2021

Our employee ‘ohana – Meet Sustainable Industry Development staffer and bowling champ Leanne Okamoto

Meet Sustainable Industry Development team Strategy Consultant Leanne Okamoto, who captured the Hawaiʻi High School Athletic Association bowling championship in 2000 while a student at Pāhoa High and Intermediate School. See story »


May 20, 2021

KS Maui senior accelerates path to higher education with KS Digital

While the pandemic created stress and financial struggles for Pearl Bachiller’s family, the crisis also provided the KS Maui senior with an unexpected opportunity to accelerate her path to higher education. See story »


May 17, 2021

KS Kapālama fourth graders champion sustainability

KS Kapālama grade 4 kumu Naomi Helenihi-Aweau KSK’86 and her haumāna teamed up with campus food provider FLIK and the KSK Operations team to implement a reusable container program for student and staff lunches, to decrease waste and save money. See story »


May 12, 2021

KS digital equity partnership helps ‘ohana stay connected

Tears of joy and bright smiles are a rewarding part of a new partnership aimed at helping to bridge the digital divide for underserved ʻohana in Hawaiʻi. See story »


May 5, 2021

Song Contest 2021: Celebrating 101 years

The voices of KS Kapālama haumāna will be showcased in an unprecedented virtual choir performance with a first-of-its-kind fan-favorite voting system. “I Mau Ke Aloha ‘Āina: 101 Years of Song Contest” airs on Friday, May 7 at 7:30 p.m. on K5. See story »


April 25, 2021

Celebrating silver linings amidst the COVID-19 crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives in profound ways. But KS staffers are resilient and resourceful and managed to find silver linings even amidst a challenging year. See story »


April 21, 2021

Our employee ‘ohana – Meet KS Kapālama HS Choral Director and Hilo native Justin Kaʻupu

Kamehameha Schools has nearly 3,400 staffers across the state who perpetuate Ke Ali‘i Pauahi’s legacy in truly unique ways. The “Our employee ‘ohana” column highlights some of our treasured faculty and staff members to help all of us feel closer together. See story »


April 6, 2021

View the virtual KS info session featuring local COVID-19 experts

KS sponsored the virtual session as a community service for Kaka‘ako residents and tenants, and welcomed KS staff members as well. View a recording of the session here. See story »


March 31, 2021

KS E-News Update: COVID-19 Vaccine Registry

KS Executive Vice President of Administration Darrel Hoke shares important information around the new COVID-19 Vaccination Registry, and recaps some of the important work done around keeping students and employees safe during the coronavirus pandemic. See story »


March 30, 2021

KSH haumāna keep Hōʻike tradition alive with phenomenal film, ‘‘Eleau’ premiering April 2

When challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of the annual Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i theatrical Hōʻike performance, a handful of KSH haumāna used ingenuity and their ‘Ōiwi Edge mindset to create a hōʻike in the form of a feature film. See story »


March 18, 2021

Stronger Together: Celebrating a year of resilience

In March, we joined the world with heartfelt empathy for those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Let us come together to reflect on our accomplishments this past year guided by our Christian and Hawaiian values. Let’s also celebrate the extraordinary resilience of our communities and our enduring spirit of laulima! See story »


March 11, 2021

Our employee ‘ohana – Meet Admissions Liaison and ‘ono lasagna maker Amber Driscoll

Meet Admissions Program Liaison Amber Driscoll a Boston native who recently learned about her Hawaiian heritage through ancestry.com. See story »


February 24, 2021

Important travel update and vaccine survey

We look forward to the day when we will be able to welcome greater numbers back to our campuses and offices. This requires extensive planning in advance, so developing a better understanding of where our staff are in the vaccination process will help us prepare for this transition. See story »


January 26, 2021

KS Buy One, Feed One Campaign donates $40,000 to Hawaiʻi Foodbank

Hawaiʻi Foodbank received a $40,000 donation from KS’ Buy One, Feed One campaign, a movement encouraging individuals to purchase a second meal for someone impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. See story »


January 20, 2021

Mālama Ola Minute: What you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine

The Mālama Ola Minute is a series brought to you by the Kamehameha Schools Mālama Ola Division to increase awareness, promote discussion, and offer tools to improve the physical and mental health of our haumāna. See story »


January 8, 2021

COVID-19 vaccinations

We are now several weeks into the State of Hawaiʻi’s efforts to inoculate high-risk segments of our community from COVID-19 now that vaccines are being allocated across the country. See story »


December 16, 2020

Mālama Ola Minute: Celebrating safely during the holidays

The holidays are upon us, and parents are evaluating which traditions and festive activities are safe for their ‘ohana to engage in this year. As our Christmas and New Year’s celebrations often involve sharing food, time and gifts, some adjustments are needed. See story »


December 4, 2020

COVID-19 Safety Guidelines Update

Despite the difficulties created by COVID-19, we have so many things to be thankful for this holiday season. The pandemic tested us, and our Kamehameha Schools ‘ohana responded by adapting and coming together to protect one another and support the continued growth and education of our keiki. See story »


November 19, 2020

Hawai‘i campus completes KS’ first COVID-19 pop-up testing event

KS is offering free COVID-19 tests over the next few weeks to its education ‘ohana to give students, staffers and their families the information they need to protect and care for themselves and those around them. See story »


November 18, 2020

Outdoor classroom lets KSH haumāna sharpen math skills while staying safe

After months of distance learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic, KS Hawai‘i sixth graders took a huaka‘i (field trip) to the Kumuola Marine Center to apply their math skills in a real-world setting. See story »


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