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April 17, 2019

KS Maui partners for free screening of “Moana” ma ka ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i

Kamehameha Schools Maui, Kanaeokana and the Maui Arts & Cultural Center have teamed up to offer a free public screening of Disney’s “Moana” in ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i on Thursday, April 18, at 6:30 p.m.


April 16, 2019

International Summit to share latest on trauma prevention, intervention and treatment

Over 120 local and international experts in the fields of violence, abuse and trauma will share their unique findings at the upcoming Hawaiʻi International Summit. The summit is supported by Ho‘omaluhia, the Hawai‘i branch of the Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma.


April 15, 2019

KS celebrates start of construction for Community Learning Center in Nānākuli

Groundbreaking held for center named for honored kupuna Agnes “Aunty Aggie” Kalanihookaha Cope


April 12, 2019

KS alumna receives one of the state’s most prestigious educator awards

KS Kapālama graduate Bella Finau-Faumuina has been named the recipient of the 2019 Teacher of Promise Award.


April 11, 2019

Community invited to Mālama Hāloa Festival in Punalu‘u

Ka Papa Lo‘i ‘o Kānewai has partnered with Kamehameha Schools to host the family-friendly Mālama Hāloa Festival on Saturday, April 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Punalu‘u Ahupua‘a Farms across the street from Punalu‘u Beach Park on KS ‘āina.


April 10, 2019

Haumāna inspired at PBN’s Women Who Mean Business Awards Dinner

Three haumāna from KSK and Samuel Kamakau Public Charter School had the opportunity to be inspired by some of the state’s top wāhine business leaders at PBN’s Women Who Mean Business 2019 celebration at The Royal Hawaiian Hotel.


April 9, 2019

KS’ Kaimana Barcarse appointed to Board of Education

Gov. David Ige appointed Kamehameha Schools West Hawai‘i Regional Director Kaimana Barcarse to the Hawaiʻi County seat on the Hawaiʻi State Board of Education. As a new member in this volunteer position, Barcarse will serve a three-year term through June 30, 2022.


April 8, 2019

KS Maui haumāna take on nation’s best at student media competition

Kamehameha Schools Maui middle and high school teams win awards at the 2019 Student Television Network National Convention.


April 5, 2019

KSH Senior Legacy projects save more than 3,000 lives

In recent years, Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i haumāna have raised awareness of our state’s critical need for blood donations through Senior Legacy projects.


April 4, 2019

Deuchar named senior director of planning and development

Chris Deuchar has been named senior director of planning and development for Kamehameha Schools’ Commercial Real Estate Division (CRED).


April 3, 2019

Indigenous research conference applies native intelligence to world issues

More than 500 indigenous educators, scholars and cultural practitioners from around the world recently converged at University of Hawai‘i Maui College for the He Au Honua: Indigenous Research Conference. Attendees explored how native intelligence can address modern world issues and crafted solutions that will affect generations to come.


April 1, 2019

Pauahi tops the list of “10 Exceptional Women Who Influenced America Through Their Giving”

The Philanthropy Roundtable – a national network of charitable donors – recognized Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop and her selfless generosity by naming her to their list of “10 Exceptional Women Who Influenced America Through Their Giving.”


March 29, 2019

Mālama Ola Minute: Teen depression and suicide prevention

This Mālama Ola Minute focuses on teen depression and suicide prevention. Learn some positive parenting practices, including how to talk to your teen about anxiety and depression, in this column brought to you by the KS Health Services Department - Mālama Ola (To Care for Life).


March 28, 2019

Maui educator, counselor Kulamanu Ishihara joins Ka Piko Podcast

Kulamanu Ishihara, president of the Native Hawaiian Education Association and counselor at the University of Hawai'i Maui College, joins Ka Piko Podcast this week from the He Au Honua indigenous education conference on Maui to share new approaches to integrating culture through education.


March 25, 2019

Flying kites, pounding ‘uala keep East Hawai‘i preschool kumu learning

As many as 60 early learning educators from preschools across East Hawai‘i who attended a day of professional development workshops on the KS Hawai‘i campus as part of the East Hawai‘i Early Learning Consortium’s Second Conference – I Ola No Ke Kino, which translates to “nourishing the mind and soul with knowledge.”


March 22, 2019

Keauhou featured on Ka Piko Podcast

Award-winning Native Hawaiian musical group Keauhou is featured on this week’s episode of Ka Piko Podcast.


March 21, 2019

First-ever Ko‘olauloa Farmers Market opens Saturday in Punalu‘u

As part of a unique collaboration between three kama‘āina organizations including Kamehameha Schools, the Koʻolauloa Farmers Market will hold its grand opening on Saturday, March 23, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Punalu’u Ahupuaʻa Farms.


March 20, 2019

New KS energy monitoring system to serve as an education tool

In collaboration with the local utilities and industry, Kamehameha Schools is the first private school to utilize Hawaiian Electric’s Real-Time Monitoring program at its campuses and select properties.


March 19, 2019

Kauikeaouli honored at Keauhou Bay birth site

He aupuni palapala ko‘u – Mine is a kingdom of literacy. As the motto suggests, Kauikeaouli – who would become Kamehameha III, Mō‘ī o Ke Aupuni ‘o Hawai‘i (ruler of the Kingdom of Hawai‘i) – believed in literacy and education among his people. In the 1800s, the literacy rate among Native Hawaiians was 98 percent.


March 15, 2019

Results from the 99th annual Kamehameha Schools song contest

The sophomore, junior and senior classes each won two awards at the 99th annual Kamehameha Schools song contest Friday night at the Neal Blaisdell Center.


March 15, 2019

KSK middle schoolers carve out possible career paths

KS Kapālama Middle School recently created opportunities for 640 haumāna to get real-world career advice from professionals in fields like law, education and engineering.


March 14, 2019

KS launches Ka Piko Podcast

Kamehameha Schools has launched a new podcast that highlights innovative approaches to education and community-building through a Native Hawaiian lens: Ka Piko Podcast.


March 13, 2019

KSM and KSH haumāna medal at future healthcare professionals conference

Teams from Kamehameha Schools Maui and Hawai‘i recently earned medals at the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) Hawai‘i State Leadership Conference held at the Hawai‘i Convention Center.


March 12, 2019

KSH Hawaiian language opera ‘The Battle of Kuamo‘o’ slated for March 14-15

Proceeds from the performances will help haumāna represent Hawaiian language, culture and moʻolelo on a global stage when they perform the opera at Scotland’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe.


March 11, 2019

KS Song Contest tradition continues on March 15

The Kamehameha Schools Song Contest – which connects our KS Kapālama High School haumāna to their culture through mele – is slated for Friday, March 15 at the Neal Blaisdell Center.


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