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Dec. 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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Dec. 6, 2023

KS in the news: December 2023 edition

From volleyball courts to European halls, Kamehameha Schools haumāna carry our values wherever they go.

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Nov. 20, 2023

KS Maui haumāna wahine gifted glam sessions and luxury lole Hawaiʻi for homecoming night

A surprise makeover and outfits from Manaola bring joy to high school haumāna impacted by the Maui wildfires.

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Nov. 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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Nov. 8, 2023

KS in the news: November edition

Kamehameha Schools students, alumni and staffers are making far-reaching impacts. From standout athletes to determined researchers, our people are inspiring communities near and far. Check out the latest "KS in the news" roundup to read more.

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Oct. 30, 2023

From Giving to Growing: A KS Maui senior's evolution into an ʻōiwi leader

Keakealani Cashman shares how Nā Wāhine ʻAhumanu motivated her to be a servant leader and take positive action in her community.

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Oct. 24, 2023

Kamehameha Schools, public teachers union partnership delivers aloha, school supplies to Maui keiki

Kamehameha Schools and the Hawaiʻi State Teachers Association formed a partnership rooted in aloha to deliver free backpacks filled with school supplies to hundreds of haumāna impacted by the Aug. 8 wildfires.

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Oct. 2, 2023

KS Maui kumu receives outpouring of aloha upon her return to campus

KS Maui kindergarten kumu Cathy Honda KSK’82, who lost her home in the Maui wildfires, received an outpouring of aloha when she returned to campus.

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Sept. 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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Sept. 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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Sept. 11, 2023

KS Maui haumāna and ‘ohana receive support from lāhui

Support continues to pour in KS Maui haumāna and ʻohana affected by the wildfires. The Kamehameha Schools Resource Center in Wailuku as well as the Keōpūolani Hale on campus have been instrumental in those efforts.

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Sept. 5, 2023

KS Maui haumāna receive support from KS Kapālama haumāna

The Associated Students of Kamehameha Schools Kapālama presented over $11,000 in donations raised for KS Maui ‘ohana directly impacted by the wildfires. KS Maui students and their ‘ohana have been donating their own time and resources to recovery efforts too.

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Aug. 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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Aug. 28, 2023

Kamehameha Schools haumāna offer pule to uplift and support Maui ʻohana

Through heartfelt pule, Kamehameha Schools Kapālama haumāna send their aloha, hope and encouragement in a video message.

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Aug. 21, 2023

Kamehameha Schools students on Maui return to campus and preschool sites after devastating wildfires

Kamehameha Schools Maui and ʻAʻapueo and Paukūkalo preschools welcomed haumāna back on August 17, more than a week after destructive wildfires sparked on Maui. School leaders carefully planned the return to ensure that employees, students and ʻohana receive the vital support needed for healing and the long road ahead.

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May 1, 2023

Kamehameha Schools Maui esports team rockets to success with six state championships in Rocket League

The Kamehameha Schools Maui esports team has taken the high school competitive gaming scene by storm with its incredible track record of success. The team has been dominating the competition with six state championships in Rocket League, but their latest season was a different story.

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April 10, 2023

Lance Cagasan named Poʻo Māhele Luna for Kamehameha Schools Maui

Kamehameha Schools has named Lance Cagasan as poʻo māhele luna (upper division head) for grades 6-12 at its Maui campus in the ahupuaʻa of ʻAʻapueo.

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Feb. 2, 2023

Kauakiaweopuʻuohala: Kahului Airport’s Newest Fire Truck Gets Its Name from KS Maui 8th Graders

Young ʻōiwi leaders from Kumu Kehani Guerrero's eighth-grade advisory period put in a semester of research and collaboration to bestow a culturally rich name for Kahului Airport's newest fire truck.

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Jan. 25, 2023

Alum Noah Harders’ ‘Otherworldly' Creations Make It to the Honolulu Museum of Art

The popularity of Noah Harders’ Instagram creations — a meld of Hawaiian aesthetics and his "otherworldly" imagination — lead to him getting an offer from the Honolulu Museum of Art to showcase his talents in a full exhibit.

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Jan. 19, 2023

One of the Largest Renewable Energy Microgrids on Maui Is Right Here on Campus

In an innovative step for our ʻAʻapueo campus, Kamehameha Schools Maui has installed one of the largest clean energy microgrids on the island, which will reduce reliance on fossil fuels by $5.8 million over the next 20 years.

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Jan. 12, 2023

Long Island University Volleyball Finds Its Captain: KS Maui Alum Kale Spencer

Though just a freshman at Long Island University, Kale Spencer, KSM’22, was selected by his volleyball teammates and coaches to be one of three team captains.

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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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