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

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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 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 29, 2018

Preparing keiki to soar: ‘Ewa students take part in career expo

More than 1,200 freshmen from Campbell and Kapolei High Schools attended the inaugural Campbell-Kapolei Student Career Expo.

August 20, 2018

‘Onipa‘a events to celebrate Lili‘uokalani’s legacy

On September 2, Kamehameha Schools will join other Native Hawaiian-serving organizations in celebrating the birth of Queen Liliʻuokalani, the Hawaiian Kingdom’s last reigning monarch. The festivities will include music, food, hula and historical reenactments of her last days as queen.

August 3, 2018

KS haumāna honor the legacy of Kauikeaouli at statue dedication

Nearly 30 KS Kapālama High School student ambassadors dedicated a day of their summer vacation to help host the Thomas Square dedication honoring Kauikeaouli, who believed that education was the key to the survival of the Hawaiian people.

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.

April 13, 2018

Traditional favorites, special treats planned for KS Maui Hoʻolauleʻa

The annual KS Maui PTSO Hoʻolauleʻa takes place on Saturday, April 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Pukalani. Admission is free.

April 11, 2018

KS Kapālama Concert Glee Club performs at KS Maui this Sunday

On Sunday, April 15, the Kamehameha Schools Kapālama Concert Glee Club will present “Kulāiwi” a special concert performance, featuring the KS Maui Hawaiian Ensemble. Free and open to the public.

February 28, 2018

KS staffers share insight with construction industry pros

Walter Thoemmes – managing director of KS Commercial Real Estate, and Kamuela Cobb-Adams – KS senior director of Community Engagement & Resources for Oʻahu shared their expertise on community-building at a recent Pacific Resource Partnership event.

February 22, 2018

KS Hawaiʻi Hōʻike shares story of 1874 election through rock opera

The annual Hōʻike, presented on March 15 and 16, highlights a pivotal moment in Hawaiʻi’s history when the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi was left without a successor to the throne.

February 20, 2018

Hoʻolauleʻa at KS Hawaiʻi and Kapālama this Saturday

Annual Hoʻolauleʻa activities at both KS Kapālama and KS Hawaiʻi will take place on Saturday, Feb. 24. Donʻt miss the fun, great entertainment and ʻono food!

February 16, 2018

Hawai‘i annexation revisited in living history re-enactments

“Mai Poina: The Annexation Debate,” a vivid re-enactment of the discussions and actions that led to Hawai‘i becoming a territory of the United States, will be staged from Feb. 22 through March 4 at Ali'iōlani Hale.

February 14, 2018

KS teams bolster early learning efforts on Kaua‘i

With the mantra of “Healthy children learn better” as a rallying force, the Kamehameha Schools Kaua‘i Region team partnered with KS preschools to sponsor and volunteer at the inaugural West Kaua‘i Early Learning Health & Education Fair.

February 2, 2018

Alumni engage with KS Ko‘olau Region team

In an effort to provide a forum connecting Kamehameha Schools alumni, leaders and community partners, the popular Warrior Networking series made its first stop in Ko‘olaupoko this week.

January 10, 2018

AUW along with KS and other sponsors unveil sobering community statistics

Nearly one out of two Hawai‘i households is unable to pay for life’s basic necessities, many are Native Hawaiian. The newly released United Way “ALICE” report is a call to action to inform statewide policy, philanthropy and allocation of resources to support this sector of our community.

January 9, 2018

Shop fresh, shop local at the weekly Our Kakaʻako Farmer’s Market

Starting Jan. 10, Our Kakaʻako will be hosting a farmer’s market every Wednesday from 4-7pm in the courtyard at the Flats at Puʻunui, located on KS land.

October 2, 2017

Kamehameha Schools opens Community Hale in Līhu‘e

The community event and blessing also included Kamehameha Publishing donating more than 600 books to Kekaha Elementary School to fill its library and classrooms.

August 17, 2017

KS, UH and Chaminade to celebrate new collaborative learning space in Mōʻiliʻili

Hālau ʻĪnana programs will focus on Native Hawaiian leadership development, social entrepreneurship, and innovation to support students as they transition from high school to college and onto careers.

June 23, 2017

Mōʻiliʻili Summer Fest to return with food, entertainment and shopping

Honolulu’s largest bon dance is happening on Saturday, July 1, from 5-10 p.m. at the former Varsity Theatre parking lot. The free family event will showcase the cultural diversity, history, and businesses of Mōʻiliʻili.

June 8, 2017

Kamehameha Day honors KS’ namesake, an anchor of hope for his people

Over the past 145 years, Hawai‘i has honored Kamehameha the Great with community celebrations, statues, parades and even a pig chase! Learn about the history of this special day and get the details on this year’s festivities.

May 17, 2017

Pa‘akai Marketplace at SALT at Our Kaka‘ako to feature MAMo Artists

Get your shop on while supporting Native Hawaiian entrepreneurs at Pa‘akai Marketplace, slated for May 19 and 20, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Kamehameha Schools retail complex SALT at Our Kaka‘ako.

May 11, 2017

Celebrate the spirit of lei day with a kanikapila sing-along on May 15

Bring your voices and instruments for an enjoyable evening of music-making at Nā Mele Lei: A Kanikapila Sing-Along on May 15 at Ka‘iwakīloumoku. Donʻt forget to wear a lei!

April 21, 2017

Hawaiian Opera coming to the Maui Arts & Cultural Center

A one-time-only performance of KS Hawaiʻi’s “Hāʻupu” will take place in Castle Theater on Saturday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m.

April 18, 2017

A new viewing experience for KS Hawaiʻi’s Merrie Monarch video

The annual student-driven production decides to tackle the challenge of creating a 360-degree video for the hula festival’s website.

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