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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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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.

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.

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 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 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 8, 2019

Hōʻike 2019 - The Battle of Kuamoʻo

The 16th annual Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi Hōʻike will feature the Hawaiian opera, The Battle of Kuamoʻo, on March 14 and 15.

February 21, 2019

Experience Ho‘olaule‘a at KS Kapālama and Hawai‘i campuses

Kamehameha Schools employees, alumni, students and their ‘ohana are invited to the KS Kapālama 94th Annual Ho‘olaule‘a and KS Hawai‘i Ho‘olaule‘a on Saturday at the respective campuses.

February 20, 2019

Applications available for summer archaeological field school on KS ‘āina

Kamehameha Schools has partnered with the UH Mānoa College of Social Sciences and the International Archaeological Research Institute to continue the Punalu‘u Archaeological Field School, which will take place on KS ‘āina in Punalu‘u from July 8-Aug. 2, 2019.

February 14, 2019

Papa ʻEono will host their very own Comic Convention - KanakaCon2019

Make plans to join KS Hawaiʻi Kula Waena on Sunday, March 10, 2019 as KanakaCon 2019 will showcase student work and a love of moʻolelo through comics with the community.

January 28, 2019

KS and Assets School partner to support exceptional and/or gifted keiki

The innovative scholarship is part of an ongoing collaboration between Kamehameha Schools and Assets School that also incorporates a Hawaiian culture-based education curriculum.

January 25, 2019

National and local early learning funders tour Māʻili Learning Center

The Early Childhood Funders Collaborative – a national group of early learning funders – launched a three-day Hawai‘i study tour by visiting the KS Community Learning Center at Ma’ili (CLCM).

January 24, 2019

KS partners with Kapolei community to bring educational resources to area ‘ohana

Families and their keiki flocked to Island Pacific Academy in Kapolei recently for the first-ever Honouliuli Educational Fair.

January 14, 2019

KS partners to host Early Childhood Education fairs on Maui

More than 100 families turned out on Jan. 10 at the Velma McWayne Santos Community Center in Wailuku for the first of two Early Childhood Education fairs on Maui.

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.

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.

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