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May 21, 2020

Managing stress through non-verbal exercises

Sharing drawings about how their day is going can help students manage stress. See story »


May 14, 2020

Managing stress through self-soothing exercises

Doing a quick mindfulness or self-soothing exercises prior to completing a lesson can help manage student stress. See story »


May 12, 2020

Shannon Flynn joins Ka Piko Podcast to discuss “littlest learners”

Shannon Flynn, a behavioral health supervisor at Kamehameha Schools, joins See story »


May 7, 2020

Promoting self-awareness

Following is an activity that can promote self-regulation when students are feeling stressed and provide a healthy sense of control over controllable aspects of an overwhelming situation. See story »


April 30, 2020

Encouraging a sense of hope

Many people may be feeling discouraged, hopeless or angry. Adults and students may be feeling a great sense of loss for activities that will not be taking place as usual. Students in particular may be disappointed in missing out on sports, competitions, performances and other important rituals of the spring semester. See story »


April 23, 2020

Help students feel connected while practicing social distancing

Connectedness refers to having relationships with others who can provide understanding and support. As we practice social distancing, and realize that most public places have closed, educators need to get creative to help students feel connected. See story »


April 22, 2020

CEO Message: Overcoming new challenges during COVID-19

Aloha mai kākou. Mahalo iā ‘oukou a pau loa — thanks to all of you, our Kamehameha Schools staff across the pae ʻāina, for continuing to stay focused, meeting every challenge, and adapting to our new realities. See story »


April 16, 2020

Fostering a sense of safety

A sense of safety is the belief that your needs—and the needs of those you care about—will be met. It is a belief that you will be protected from harm and that those around you will be safe. See story »


April 15, 2020

Behavioral health supervisor Marisa Lloyd joins Ka Piko Podcast

Marisa Lloyd KSK’04, a behavioral health supervisor at Kamehameha Schools Kapālama, joins See story »



April 13, 2020

Tips for recording videos while working remotely

Working remotely and engaging through distance learning has required Kamehameha Schools employees, and the worldwide workforce in general, to “up our video skills,” KS Multimedia Specialist Jacob Chinn says. See story »


April 9, 2020

Prioritize relationships, well-being before checking on compliance

In shifts to distance learning, educators will need to actively focus on maintaining attitudes of inclusivity. Now more than ever, students should feel valued and welcome regardless of their background or identity. See story »


April 7, 2020

Distance learning and summer school updates

Mahalo to our Kamehameha Schools staff for your continued commitment to serving our students and their ʻohana, as well as one another. Though the COVID-19 pandemic persists, we appreciate everyone’s work to advance our educational mission. See story »


April 2, 2020

Establishing a routine and maintaining clear communication are crucial

Maintaining and communicating predictable routines is very important. Doing so helps students to maintain a sense of psychological safety—a sense that they can manage stress or connect with someone who can help them manage stress. See story »


March 27, 2020

KS Distance Learning Programs on schedule to start for KS Preschools, KS Hawaiʻi and KS Maui

With the COVID-19 emergency continuing to evolve, Kamehameha Schools remains focused on protecting the health of our students, families, staff and broader community. KS acknowledges the special role school ‘ohana will play the longer their keiki are learning at home. See story »


March 22, 2020

CEO Message: Staying strong together

An update from KS CEO Jack Wong See story »


March 22, 2020

KS announces changes to operations

A message from the Executive Vice President of Administration Darrel R. Hoke See story »


March 17, 2020

All KS campuses and preschools will begin distance learning after spring break

In response to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation, Kamehameha Schools announced all three of its K-12 campuses and its 29 preschools will implement their respective distance learning and educational support programs when school resumes after their respective spring breaks. During this period, there will be no on-campus student instruction or student activities. See story »


March 12, 2020

Mālama Ola Minute: Sleep and student well-being

Sleep is an essential part of a child’s daily routine and a critical component of a healthy lifestyle. The proper amount of sleep at night can help students stay focused, improve concentration and enhance academic performance. See story »


March 11, 2020

Reminder: mandatory authorization of background checks

To strengthen Kamehameha Schools’ background check process, Human Resources is asking that all regular and temporary employees log on and provide their consent to the newly updated evergreen form clearly stating that KS is authorized to request and obtain reports regarding Criminal History Record and Sex Offender Registry Checks. See story »


March 6, 2020

KSBE.edu gets new look

As the saying goes, there’s only one chance to make a first impression. With that in mind, the Communications Group is in the process of refreshing the tools used to visually represent the Kamehameha Schools brand. See story »


February 20, 2020

Darren Pai named KS director of Strategic Communications

Pai, who began his role late last month, is responsible for driving strategic communications efforts that promote, protect and enhance the KS brand with key stakeholders critical to Kamehameha’s continued success in partnership with leadership from across the organization. See story »


February 6, 2020

New digital signage delivers information in real time

Look around you. Regardless of where you are, there’s a chance that in the last 24 hours, you have received information from some kind of visual communications technology. KS is now part of that information flow. See story »


February 5, 2020

Wendy Larrow earns 2020 Hawai‘i Art Educator Award

The National Art Education Association (NAEA) has selected Kamehameha Schools Kapālama Elementary School Visual Arts Kumu Wendy Larrow as the 2020 Hawai‘i Art Educator Award winner. See story »


February 4, 2020

Ka Mōʻī student newspaper team launches mobile app

The KS Kapālama Ka Mōʻī student newspaper team held a launch event on Tuesday to promote their brand-new mobile app. As of Tuesday afternoon, more than 200 students and staff members had downloaded the app. See story »


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KS Hawai‘i

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