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September 12, 2018

Tropical Storm Olivia update: Maui, Moloka‘i to reopen Thursday

Based on the current track of Tropical Storm Olivia as it exits south of our islands, we will reopen ALL campuses, preschools, community program sites and offices on Thursday, September 13. Out of an abundance of caution and concern for our keiki and ohana, we will continue to monitor Tropical Storm Olivia and let you know immediately if anything changes.

June 1, 2018

Connecting ʻohana through Kōnane

Families gathered in Waimānalo to participate in a Kōnane Workshop held by craftsman Wilfred “Bam” Andrade of Na Maka Kahiko on May 26.

May 14, 2018

Kamehameha Schools to build Community Learning Center in Nānākuli

Kamehameha Schools will continue its commitment to the Wai‘anae Coast community by building the Agnes Kalaniho‘okaha Cope Community Learning Center (Cope Center) in Nānākuli.

May 6, 2018

Impact of Kīlauea Volcano (update #2)

Aloha kākou. This message is to update you on the status of KS operations in East Hawaiʻi. All KS operations in East Hawai‘i will be open for business beginning Monday, May 7, unless conditions change.

December 25, 2017

Wayfinding earns Moloka‘i high schoolers college credits

Through key partnerships between the University of Hawaiʻi, Department of Education, and Kamehameha Schools, the Hawaiʻi Pacific Voyaging Program was launched this past fall at Molokaʻi and Farrington high schools.

March 8, 2017

Kamehameha Scholars program earns national acclaim

In a first-of-its-kind national honor for a community education program, the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) has selected Kamehameha Scholars as a Recognized ASCA Model Program.

September 5, 2016

All programs and offices open as usual Tuesday

This message is to confirm that all Kamehameha Schools campuses, preschools, community education programs and business offices will be open as usual on Tuesday, September 6, 2016.

July 26, 2016

Native Hawaiian orgs unify to up voter turnout

KS has joined other Hawaiian organizations in supporting Vote to Rise, a voter registration campaign aimed at raising the impact of the Hawaiian community on local elections.

June 21, 2016

Green is named director of Enterprise Finance

Adam Green's kuleana includes analyzing KS’ endowment resources and developing financial strategies to support the success of Native Hawaiian learners.

May 9, 2016

$5.5 million KS/Chaminade partnership to award STEM scholarships this fall

Native Hawaiians pursuing bachelor’s degrees in the fields of science, technology, engineering or mathematics may apply for the scholarships, which award full tuition assistance and the opportunity to apply for living expense assistance for four years.

June 10, 2015

Scott Topping named Executive VP of Finance

Kamehameha Schools CEO Jack Wong has named Scott Topping as Executive Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer, effective June 10, 2015.

May 12, 2015

KS Hawai‘i Po‘o Kula named to new Executive VP of Education post

CEO Jack Wong has named Dr. Robert Holoua Stender as the new Executive Vice President of Education, a position responsible for leading Kamehameha Schools’ educational programs, including preschools, K-12 campuses, community education, and Hoʻokahua.

April 17, 2015

Kā‘eo Duarte named VP of Community Engagement and Resources

Vice President of Community Engagement and Resources Kā‘eo Duarte will oversee a new operating group emerging specifically as a result of Kamehameha’s strategic plan – SP2020.

April 17, 2015

Darrel Hoke named Executive VP of Administration

Darrel R. Hoke has been named Kamehameha Schools’ Executive Vice President of Administration, and is charged with the strategic focus of helping to move all of KS towards the goal of operating as a high performing Native Hawaiian Organization.

April 17, 2015

Lauren Nahme named VP of Strategy and Innovation

Lauren Nahme brings seasoned expertise, deep passion for the children Kamehameha serves and a clear understanding of KS’ visioning and strategic planning processes to the executive team.

April 17, 2015

Kevin Cockett named VP of Communications

Vice President of Communications and Chief Communications Officer Kevin N. Cockett joins Kamehameha Schools in June 2015. He is a 1984 graduate of Kamehameha Schools Kapālama and a 23-year veteran of the communications profession.

April 17, 2015

CEO names four new executives

Kamehameha Schools CEO Jack Wong today named four new leaders who will join his executive team in the next few weeks. Each brings strategic and innovative thinking to the leadership team, as well as substantial insight and career experience with Kamehameha’s educational mission and Native Hawaiian and Christian foundations.

September 30, 2014

Livingston “Jack” Wong named KS chief executive officer

The Kamehameha Schools Board of Trustees today named Livingston “Jack” Wong to the position of chief executive officer.

August 19, 2014

KS submits comments to the Department of the Interior

Kamehameha Schools today submitted comments in response to the U.S. Department of the Interior’s (the Department) Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) to help determine whether the Department should develop a formal, administrative procedure for reestablishing an official government-to-government relationship with the Native Hawaiian community and, if so, what that procedure should be.