The Legacy of a princess

Kamehameha Schools was founded by the will of Bernice Pauahi Bishop, the great-granddaughter of Kamehameha the Great.

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February 10, 2020

Mana ‘Ōlena wins Mahi‘ai Match-Up business plan competition

The East Hawai‘i farmer receives $10,000, five-year land agreement and business support to cultivate ‘ōlena, or turmeric.

February 3, 2020

Kāpili ‘Oihana Internship Program connects college students with career opportunities

Light streams down through a small window onto the face of Cody Pacheco KSH’17, a Kāpili ‘Oihana Internship Program (KOIP) participant working at the Keauhou Bird Conservation Center situated within an expansive forest on Hawai‘i Island.

January 30, 2020

Early learning conference aims to broaden horizons of kumu to benefit of haumāna

To create opportunities for early learning educators and members of the community to access ongoing professional development, the Puakalehua Early Learning Consortium is hosting a conference next month on Hawai‘i Island open to teachers, caregivers, and anyone who cares for preschool-aged keiki.

January 21, 2020

KS ‘Ohana prepares to honor Charles Reed Bishop

Bishop believed in the transformative power of education and supported many other schools in shaping the future of education in Hawai’i. The schools included Punahou School, Mills Institute (now known as Mid–Pacific Institute), St. Andrew’s Priory, Sacred Hearts Academy, Makawao Female Seminary, and the Hilo Boys’ Boarding School.

January 13, 2020

Luana Busby-Neff, Kahoʻokahi Kanuha explain “Kapu Aloha” at Lāhui Rising

While they are separated in age by nearly three decades, Molokaʻi-born Luana Busby-Neff and Kahoʻokahi Kanuha from Moku o Keawe share a love for and commitment to preserving the intergrity of the ʻāina, its natural resources, the lāhui and Native Hawaiian heritage that transcends generations.

November 18, 2019

Lāhui Rising: alumni share perspectives on ‘Ōiwi Agency

As part of a powerful, engaging forum, Dr. Jonathan Kay Kamakawiwo‘ole Osorio and Dr. Kamanamaikalani Beamer shared their views on ‘Ōiwi Agency – Pathways Toward Leadership – to kick off the 2019-20 Lāhui Rising series on October 18 at Kamehameha Schools Kapālama’s Ka‘iwakīloumoku Hawaiian Cultural Center.

November 6, 2019

Haumāna embark on journey toward career success

He pūko ʻa kani ʻāina – like a coral reef that grows into an island, hundreds of haumāna from Kamehameha Schools Kapālama and kula from across Oʻahu engaged with organizations, businesses and advisors at the 2019 Kamehameha Schools Career Fair with the goal of discovering potential career pathways.

November 4, 2019

Students reach for the stars at Astronaut Lacy Veach Day of Discovery

Hundreds of students, parents and educators from across the state celebrated Astronaut Lacy Veach Day of Discovery on October 26 at Kamehameha Schools Kapālama’s Ka‘iwakīloumoku Hawaiian Cultural Center.

October 21, 2019

Ho‘oikaika Partnership highlighted at Maui well-being conference

With the goal of creating an “even playing field” for empathy toward and understanding of the complex issues affecting communities today, the recent Ho‘oikaika Conference brought together attendees from community-focused organizations dedicated to uplifting the lāhui.

October 7, 2019

Summer program rejuvenates Lāna‘i’s cultural treasures

Bringing life back to long-lost cultural treasures on Lāna‘i through stewardship and hands-on learning opportunities is at the heart of E ‘ike Hou Iā Lāna‘i Cultural Literacy Summer Program – a collaboration between the community non-profit Lāna‘i Culture & Heritage Center and Pūlama Lāna‘i that receives community investment funding through KS’ Maui, Moloka‘i and Lāna‘i Region.

September 19, 2019

Dr. Wai‘ale‘ale Sarsona is new Hi‘ialo Group VP

Dr. Wai‘ale‘ale Sarsona was named vice president of Kamehameha Schools’ new Hi‘ialo Group

September 17, 2019

KS consortium welcomes French Polynesia government officials with cultural protocols [VIDEO]

Attendees explored the possibilities for a Hawaiʻi-Tahiti cultural partnership celebrating genealogical connections, cultural and maritime heritage, ocean ecosystem restoration, and the promotion of a sustainable planet.

September 9, 2019

Kāpili ‘Oihana Internship Program connects college students with career opportunities

When Mariah Ng returned home from college this summer, the 2015 Kamehameha Schools Kapālama graduate hoped to “learn more about myself and increase my confidence” by participating in the Kāpili ‘Oihana Internship Program (KOIP).

September 3, 2019

KS-Saint Mark Lutheran School partnership creates preschool opportunities in Windward O‘ahu

Kamehameha Schools and Saint Mark Lutheran School (SMLS) have aligned resources to offer high-quality early childhood education to families living in Windward O‘ahu – an effort that addresses the shortage of available preschool seats throughout Hawai‘i.

August 19, 2019

Culture, ʻāina flourishing in Waipā

“If you no work, you no eat.” The simple, yet effective call to action is emblazoned upon T-shirts worn by staff and volunteers at the Waipā Foundation, which stewards 100 acres of a 1,600-acre ahupua‘a owned by Kamehameha Schools on Kaua‘i’s picturesque north shore.

August 7, 2019

Budding entrepreneurs jump-start ventures at Nalukai Academy

Students and 2019 graduates from KS and across the state recently completed the immersive Nalukai Academy Start-Up Camp.

July 22, 2019

Lessons from Hawaiian-focused Charter Schools featured in Education Week

A team of Hawaiʻi educators and KS support staff published an article released May 1 in Education Week’s “Next Gen Learning in Action” blog, and authors were invited to contribute the article as part of a three-part Education Week series that showcases culturally relevant assessments for learning.

July 18, 2019

Kaua‘i haumāna engage in multiple summer school opportunities

Last week, Kāwili Kauaʻi – interactive experiences of Kamehameha Schools Kapālama Summer School along with Kilohana grades 3-4, and Kilohana grades 6-8 – culminated with a collective Hōʻike.

June 24, 2019

KS partners with community to build Kaua‘i Resilience Project

For Kaua‘i Mayor Derek Kawakami, the suicide crisis affecting ‘ohana on the Garden Isle is more than just a glaring statistic, or a news flash – it has made a devastating impact on his family.

June 3, 2019

KS develops high-tech ‘virtual huaka‘i’ for educational field trip to Makalawena

Haumāna and kumu globally can engage, explore, connect and learn about this significant place in West Hawai‘i

May 28, 2019

Haumāna explore pathways at trades career fair

After initially dropping out of high school on Hawaiʻi island, Kekoa Leialoha seemed destined for a future full of everything but success. However, after graduating from the Hawaiʻi Youth Challenge Academy and working with Kinai ʻEha, which provides real-world vocational skills and training for at-risk 17-to-24 year-olds in the Koʻolau region, Leialoha is weeks away from starting a well-paying career operating heavy machinery in the construction field.

May 23, 2019

Kamehameha Scholars are well-prepared for post-high endeavors

In an effort to create an educational environment for all of our keiki to succeed, Kamehameha Scholars supports Hawaiian students in achieving higher education degrees, entering the careers, and cultivating their ability to be servant leaders.

May 9, 2019

KS partnership gives clear vision and a brighter future to keiki

Sponsorship gives vision-impaired keiki in Waimānalo valuable learning tools.

May 6, 2019

MAʻO Organic Farms, KS and Central Pacific Bank form unique partnership on Wai’anae Coast

The landmark collaboration will expand MAʻO Organic Farms’ social enterprise program and acreage.

April 26, 2019

Early college high school partnership is a pathway for lāhui-minded leaders

Samuel M. Kamakau Hawaiian-Focused Charter School senior Wai‘ale‘ale Liʻi Sarsona shares how WCC’s Early College High School program has helped her get a head start on higher education. The program is supported by a partnership between KS and the Castle Foundation.

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