Kula Waena | Grades 7-8


In these impressionable years of an adolescent’s life, we at Kula Waena are proud to play an important role in the development of our Kamehameha haumāna. Built upon the foundation established at Kula Ha‘aha‘a, our goal during the grade 7 and grade 8 years is to prepare our haumāna for more choice, flexibility, and kuleana as they grow into young adults. We foster a zest for exploration, and support our haumāna as they continue their journey to become E Ola! Graduates.

Kula Gaughen-Haili
Po‘o Kumu, Kula Waena

Kula Gaughen-Haili
Po‘o Kumu

Stacey Makanui
Dean of Student Well-Being

Hōkū Ho‘ohuli
Kula Waena Office Administrator

Eric Okazaki
Interim Gr. 7 Vice Principal

Trent Koide
Gr. 7 school counselor

Tiffany Kanahele
Gr. 7 school counselor

Arianne Chock
Gr. 8 Vice Principal

Ladd Akeo
Gr. 8 school counselor

Porsche Puulei-Storm
Gr. 8 school counselor

Nathaniel Allen
Dean of Academics

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Social Studies
  • Science
  • ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i
  • Physical Education/Health
  • Christian Education
  • Guidance
  • Study Skills
  • Papa Oli Me Hula
  • Band
  • Orchestra
  • Kanikapila
  • Choral Music
  • Ka Papa Hana Noʻeau (Art)
  • Industrial Design
  • eSports
  • ‘Āina Stewardship
  • Global Perspectives & ‘Ōiwi Leadership
  • Christian Leadership
  • Yearbook and Digital Publishing
  • Life Navigation

Tory Watanabe
Dean of Student Leadership and Engagement

Student leadership

Each Kamehameha student is represented in student government in two ways: first, as a member of the Associated Students of Kamehameha Middle School (ASKMS) and secondly, as a member of a Pūʻulu (team). For details about student leadership, see our ASKMS constitution.


All middle school students and faculty members are part of a middle school club. Club meeting times are designated throughout the school year and occur during the school day, providing all students with opportunities to engage in a club experience.

Attendance phone (24 hrs.): (808) 842-8364
Anticipated Absence form
Main office phone: (808) 842-8365
Main office email: kmsoffice@ksbe.edu
Fax: (808) 842-7234
Student Activities Office: (808) 843-3475
Health room: (808) 843-3459
Hale Ola (24 hrs.): (808) 842-8075
Counseling Center: (808) 842-8569
Full Kula Waena staff directory

Student and Parent Handbook can be accessed through Infinite Campus