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December 7, 2018

Advent Week 2:  Reflections on “Pō La‘i E” – Silent Night

Kamehameha Schools Kapālama Kahu Sherman Thompson reminds us to slow down during this Advent season and to allow the hope of Christmas as in God’s pure light pierce any darkness and let calmness and brightness prevail because Christ, the Savior is born!


December 6, 2018

KS, DHHL partner on Nānākuli’s Kalanihoʻokahā Community Learning Center, Kiewit to design and build

Kamehameha Schools (KS) and the State Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) have fully executed the ground lease for the future site of the Agnes Kalaniho‘okahā Cope Community Learning Center (KCLC) in Nānākuli. Kiewit Building Group was selected to design and construct the learning center, providing a single source of accountability for the success of the project.


December 6, 2018

KS Hawai‘i alumnus serves as casket bearer for President George H.W. Bush

Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i 2011 graduate Keola Waiau had the honor of carrying the casket of the late President George H.W. Bush at a ceremony held yesterday at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston.


December 5, 2018

Ko‘olau community orgs and funders collaborate to cultivate ‘āina-based education

Koʻolau ʻĀina Aloha – a hui of 24 Windward O‘ahu non-profits – has secured the support of funders including Kamehameha Schools to cultivate ‘āina-based education programs for area haumāna and the community.


December 4, 2018

Native Hawaiians graduating from UH at record rate

A pilot program launched by Kamehameha Schools and the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Makalapua Na‘auao, is showing promise as Native Hawaiians are graduating on time at a record rate from the university.


December 3, 2018

KS joins partnership around UN initiative to create a more sustainable Hawai‘i

Kamehameha Schools and other eco-conscious organizations recently pledged their support of and partnership with the United Nations (UN) Local2030 Initiative to establish a hub for local sustainability solutions in Hawaiʻi.


November 30, 2018

Advent Week 1:  Ka Lama E Ola Ai – The Everlasting Light

Kamehameha Schools Maui Kahu Kalani Wong reminds us to worship Jesus the Christ-Child freely, and to welcome Him into our hearts, homes, schools, communities, and churches – not just during Christmas but all the time.


November 29, 2018

Pauahi’s ‘āina on Maui backdrop for blessing of Maui’s newest solar farm

Pauahi’s ‘āina on Maui provided the backdrop for the blessing this week of one of Maui's first solar farms.


November 28, 2018

KS and other Kanaeokana schools partner with UH Mānoa to celebrate Lā Kūʻokoʻa

Nov. 28, is Lā Kūʻokoʻa – the Hawaiian Independence Day. It was on this day in 1843 that the Hawaiian Kingdom was formally recognized as an independent nation by Britain and France. However, the celebration of Lā Kūʻokoʻa was discontinued after the overthrow of the monarchy in 1893.


November 27, 2018

Pauahi Foundation joins other nonprofits across the globe on #GivingTuesday

The Pauahi Foundation celebrates #GivingTuesday – a global day of giving.


November 26, 2018

KS’ new “gathering place” serves Maui, Moloka‘i & Lāna‘i communities

Kamehameha Schools held a blessing earlier this month to open its new Maui, Moloka‘i & Lāna‘i regional office and community resource center in downtown Wailuku after completing renovations.


November 23, 2018

KS launches study on Native Hawaiian outmigration

Kamehameha Schools is launching a study to better understand the quality of life for families in Hawaiʻi, and the factors ‘ohana consider when thinking about or deciding to leave our state. We invite you to be a part of the first phase of data collection by joining a small-group discussion.


November 21, 2018

New edition of “Ka Baibala Hemolele” released

The newly released “Ka Baibala Hemolele – The Holy Bible,” published by Kamehameha Schools in partnership with the Partners in Development Foundation, is now available at a discount for KS students, parents, alumni and staff.


November 20, 2018

KS book donation helps inmates in Arizona reconnect with Native Hawaiian culture

Kamehameha Schools recently provided a collection of books with Hawaiian culture and language themes for Native Hawaiian inmates and others from Hawai‘i currently incarcerated at Saguaro Prison in Arizona. The prison is currently home to more than 1,900 inmates from Hawai‘i.


November 19, 2018

KS and Kaua‘i’s Island School announce new educational partnership

Kamehameha Schools and Island School have teamed up to improve access to quality private school education for more Native Hawaiian students on Kaua‘i.


November 16, 2018

KS National Merit scholars honor their most influential teachers

Seven Kamehameha Schools Kapālama students were recently recognized by the prestigious National Merit Scholarship Program.


November 16, 2018

KS ‘ohana receives special price on Hawaiian-English Bibles

The newly released “Ka Baibala Hemolele – The Holy Bible,” published by Kamehameha Schools in partnership with the Partners in Development Foundation, is now available at a discount for KS students, parents, alumni and faculty.


November 15, 2018

KS promotes Fujimoto to leasing director

As director of leasing for Kamehameha Schools’ Commercial Real Estate Division portfolio of space-leased assets, Haunani Fujimoto will focus on driving the financial performance of the organization’s commercial assets.


November 14, 2018

Wai‘anae-to-Whitworth partnership provides scholarships for Wai‘anae Coast students

Kamehameha Schools has partnered with the Hawai‘i State Department of Education and Whitworth University to create a Wai‘anae-to-Whitworth ‘Auwai (Pipeline) that fully funds eight academic scholarships for Native Hawaiian haumāna (students) from Wai‘anae and Nānākuli to attend the university in Spokane, Wash.


November 9, 2018

De La Mesa Farms wins Mahiʻai Scale-Up agricultural plan contest

De La Mesa Farms is the winner of the 2018 Mahiʻai Scale-Up, an agricultural business plan contest dedicated to increasing local food production to create a sustainable Hawai‘i.


November 7, 2018

Hōkūleʻa documentary to debut at film festival

Moananuiākea, a documentary on the worldwide voyage of Hōkūleʻa, will debut at the Hawaiʻi International Film Festival later this month.


November 7, 2018

KS Maui haumāna demonstrate servant leadership in Kalaupapa

Through a unique learning environment that blends cultural identity and servant leadership, KS haumāna are serving the lāhui and beyond.


November 5, 2018

KS Kapālama students become first-time voters

Seniors from Kamehameha Schools Kapālama went on a huaka‘i to Honolulu Hale to become first-time voters.


November 1, 2018

Join KS for community workday in ‘Ewa on Saturday

Saturday’s community workday in ‘Ewa allows participants to revitalize Pu‘uokapolei, which was home to the largest and most sacred heiau in the Honouliuli ahupua‘a.


October 30, 2018

KSK middle schooler interviews CEO Wong on HI Now

KS CEO Jack Wong talks with KS Kapālama seventh grader Emi Shigekane about how our next generation of leaders will play a key role in shaping our future, in a HI Now segment.


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