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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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September 11, 2019

Shelli Kim named po‘o kula for Nā Kula Kamaliʻi ʻo Kamehameha

Shelli Kim has been named po‘o kula (head of school) for Nā Kula Kamaliʻi – KS preschools – after serving as interim po‘o kula.

September 10, 2019

KS ‘āina at Kawailoa home to largest renewable energy operation in state

Kamehameha Schools lands on O‘ahu’s North Shore are now home to the largest renewable energy operation in Hawai‘i with the completion of Kawailoa Solar.

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 9, 2019

Donohue named chief investment officer for KS

Timothy M. Donohue has been selected as KS’ Chief Investment Officer tasked with managing the organization’s $8.2 billion Financial Assets portfolio.

September 5, 2019

Kela Park named director of Campus & Community Education Program Support

Kela Park has been named director of Campus and Community Education Program Support.

September 4, 2019

Altman selected to Pacific Century Fellows Program

KS Senior Litigator Nicole Altman has been named to the Pacific Century Fellows (PCF) Program’s 17th class.

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 29, 2019

KS’ “Kaiāulu ‘o Kaka‘ako Master Plan” recognized

Kamehameha Schools’ Commercial Real Estate Division’s Kaka‘ako Development Team was honored for its planning and execution of the “Kaiāulu ‘o Kaka‘ako Master Plan” as part of the International Real Estate Federation USA 2018 Awards Program.

August 28, 2019

KS Maui students return from thrilling Little League World Series run

After a whirlwind experience that included a West Region Championship and a berth in the Little League World Series United States Championship game, six haumāna returned to school at KS Maui Middle School this week as heroes – among their peers, and within the local community – and leaders that people of all ages can look up to.

August 27, 2019

KS Communications Group work honored by PRSA

KS’ Communications team was recognized at the recent Public Relations Society of Hawaiʻi Koa Anvil Awards. A Koa Anvil Award of Excellence was presented in the “Issues Management: Associations/Non-Profit Organizations” category for Senior Communications Strategy Consultant Crystal Kua’s handling of “Action on KS Kalalau lands.”

August 21, 2019

“I Mua Maui” panelists share experiences, offer insight to Valley Isle student-athletes

As an athlete looking to compete at the collegiate level, KS Maui senior Logan Spencer organized a panel discussion called “I Mua Maui” at the campus on August 8 for Valley Isle student-athletes.

August 20, 2019

Mālama Ola Minute: The Back-to-School Reset

Easing children into a new school year can be challenging. Get tips on how to support your child’s transition back to school in this health and wellness column, brought to you by the KS Health Services Department – Mālama Ola (To Care for Life).

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 12, 2019

KS, The Kohala Center honor farming on Hawai’i Island with Mahi‘ai a Ola

Mahi‘ai Match-Up business plan contest, scholarships and innovative MahiX component are announced this week.

August 8, 2019

KS grad selected to MIT Director’s Fellows program

Lehua Kamalu, a 2004 KS Kapālama graduate, has been selected to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Director’s Fellows program.

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.

August 5, 2019

Ua Ao Kaiwi‘ula celebrates language and culture, creates pathway for student filmmakers

Kamehameha Schools and Bishop Museum partnered to present the second annual Ua Ao Kaiwi‘ula – an event celebrating Hawaiian language, culture and wayfinding through cultural and film.

July 31, 2019

Celebrate Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea

Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea, the day sovereignty was restored, was a holiday celebrated in the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi and recognized annually on July 31.

July 29, 2019

KS fosters stewardship agreements focusing on koa, ʻiliahi forests

Agreements with Paniolo Tonewoods, LLC, and Hāloa ‘Āina create innovative stewardship approach to conservation in West Hawai‘i.

July 25, 2019

KS kumu returns from “life-changing” summer learning experience

Kumulāʻau Sing Jr., a Hawaiian cultural resource teacher based in the Kaʻiwakīloumoku Hawaiian Cultural Center at KS Kapālama, participated in the three-week-long Council of Indigenous Peoples of Taiwan earlier this month.

July 24, 2019

Graduating seniors named Aloha ʻĀina Leaders

Kanaeokana – the Kula Hawaiʻi Network including 70 Hawaiian language, culture, and ʻāina-based schools and organizations – presented the Aloha ʻĀina Leader Awards recognizing the commitments of 16 students to aloha ʻāina and community-centered values.

July 23, 2019

Interns, employers team up for environment

In a recent huakaʻi to Maunalua Bay, interns and employers from KS’ Career Pathways Unit including teams from Kāpili ʻOihana and Hālau Kūkalaulama removed more than 1,100 pounds of invasive species including monster ogo and leather mudweed with direction from community collaborator Mālama Maunalua

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.

July 17, 2019

CEO Message: Grounded in Ho‘ōla Lāhui, Aloha ‘Āina

Aloha mai kākou. Today was an emotional day across the pae ‘āina as events unfolded atop Maunakea where there were powerful demonstrations of courage.

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