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May 8, 2024

Kumu appreciation week: Embracing creativity and E Ola! at Kamehameha Schools Maui

Kamehameha Schools Maui kumu Robin Prais fosters growth mindsets through innovative teaching methods that contribute to students’ success.

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Jan. 4, 2023

Traditional Hale Building Sparks Joy for Science and ʻIke Kūpuna

The building of a hale waʻa sparked renewed enthusiasm for science and ʻike kūpuna among Māhele Lalo haumāna. The fourth- and fifth-graders learned traditional lashing and knotting techniques, hale oli protocol and applied their science knowledge to construct a hale in just 12 days.

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Dec. 15, 2022

A Final Founder’s Day for Rev. Kalani Wong

For more than 20 years now, the Rev. Kalani Wong has served the haumāna, kumu, staff and ʻohana of KS Maui as its kahu, shepherding the ʻAʻapueo flock through life’s blessings and challenges. KS Maui's 27th Founder’s Day will be the last time Wong presides over the affair.

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Dec. 7, 2022

Alum Bailey Onaga Is Revitalizing the Community Through Public Art

Bailey Onaga, KSM'09, has been making a name for herself as a muralist and public artist. The work of this ʻōiwi leader can be seen everywhere from the streets of Wailuku to Maui beach parks.

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Nov. 30, 2022

Uncovering Moʻokūʻauhau: Workshops Equip Haumāna & Community With Research Tools

KS Maui Librarians Geri Kimoto and Kumu Ketra Arcas introduced haumāna and the community to Hawaiian database resources to assist those eager to research their own genealogies.

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Nov. 17, 2022

The Wind & The Reckoning: Lindsay Watson’s newest film revives the story of a Hawaiian heroine

KS Maui alum Lindsay Watson’s newest film tells the story of Hawaiian heroine Piʻilani fighting to keep her family intact as Native Hawaiians who contract leprosy are exiled to Kalaupapa.

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Nov. 10, 2022

Mahalo for Your Service: KS Maui Alumni Embody Alakaʻi Lawelawe

A cadre of KS Maui alumni have served or are currently serving in the U.S. military. In honor of Veteran’s Day, we gathered reflections from a few of our graduates about alakaʻi lawelawe — servant leadership — embodied by our founder Ke Aliʻi Bernice Pauahi Bishop.

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Nov. 3, 2022

Building Strong Relationships Through Moʻolelo

Wā Moʻolelo, centered around the Kamehameha Schools Maui value of pilina, is a monthly opportunity for K-5 haumāna to meet different groups of leaders, kumu, and even Māhele Luna (6-12) students from across the Maui campus. Each class receives a visitor who reads from a story special to them.

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Oct. 20, 2022

Words Heard ‘Round the World: KS Maui Poets Gain Global Audience

Twenty-five student poets from Kamehameha Schools Maui had their poems published in the international Young Writers’ Empowered — Dare to Dream poetry anthology. KS Maui had the most poets represented from a single school in the collection. From right to left: Freshmen Ella Lei Kawailani Cashman, Leihaliʻa Bulusan, Kaylia Gomes-Hema, Lilinoe Peterson and Kumu Robin Prais.

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Oct. 13, 2022

Every Friday the Fashion of Our Kūpuna Comes Back to Life

The Puʻu Muʻumuʻu Project, started by Kumu Hulali DeLima, has grown into a massive collection of aloha wear thanks to local designers like Sig Zane, Manuhealiʻi, Kealopiko and community donations. Every Friday, haumāna connect with their kūpuna by wearing the clothes they wore.

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Sept. 29, 2022

Reviving Traditional Place Names One Sign at a Time

Kamehameha Schools Maui haumāna helped bless a new ahupaʻa sign that identifies the traditional name of the land where the school resides. For years KS Maui has worked to help revive the use of ʻAʻapueo as the place name of our community.

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