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April 7, 2020

Distance learning and summer school updates

Mahalo to our Kamehameha Schools staff for your continued commitment to serving our students and their ʻohana, as well as one another. Though the COVID-19 pandemic persists, we appreciate everyone’s work to advance our educational mission.

April 5, 2020

Ua koho ʻo ia iaʻu! He chose me!

KS Kapālama junior Lilli-Ann Mundon Burgonio and KS Kealapono Literacy Coach Chloe Keane share this week’s devotional.

April 3, 2020

Distance learning underway

Whether we are students, families, alumni, teachers or staff, all of us in the KS ‘ohana play an important role in responding to the spread of COVID-19. By staying at home to study, teach and work, we can help protect the health of our community. At this time, it is not clear how long this public health emergency will persist.

April 2, 2020

Establishing a routine and maintaining clear communication are crucial

Maintaining and communicating predictable routines is very important. Doing so helps students to maintain a sense of psychological safety—a sense that they can manage stress or connect with someone who can help them manage stress.

March 30, 2020

Dealing with COVID-19: share your mahalo, mo‘olelo or mana‘o

E kūpa‘a kākou. Stand strong together.

March 29, 2020

Let the Holy Spirit empower you!

KS Kapālama senior ʻĀina Abergas and Kahu Sherman Thompson share this week’s devotional.



March 27, 2020

KS Distance Learning Programs on schedule to start for KS Preschools, KS Hawaiʻi and KS Maui

With the COVID-19 emergency continuing to evolve, Kamehameha Schools remains focused on protecting the health of our students, families, staff and broader community. KS acknowledges the special role school ‘ohana will play the longer their keiki are learning at home.

March 27, 2020

Christmas in March: KSK’s Togiai named Gatorade Hawai‘i hoopster of the year

The Gatorade Company named Christmas Togiai of the Kamehameha Schools Kapālama basketball team as its 2019-20 Gatorade Hawai‘i Boys Basketball Player of the Year on Thursday.

March 26, 2020

Mai Makaʻu – Do not fear for I am with you

Looking for daily inspiration? Feel free to visit the daily devotional calendar created and maintained by Kamehameha Schools Maui Kahu Kalani Wong KSK’74. Click on a date to see a PDF of a devotional for that day.

March 22, 2020

CEO Message: Staying strong together

An update from KS CEO Jack Wong

March 22, 2020

Ua Ala, Ua Hoʻōla Hou ʻIa Mai! – Resurrection: Risen and Revived!

Kamehameha Schools Kapālama senior Jacey-Li Lam-Fonokalafi and Hope Kahu Barrett Awai share this week's devotional.

March 18, 2020

KS Kapālama’s Alumni Week canceled

In a letter presented to alumni Wednesday evening, Kamehameha Schools Director of Advancement and Executive Director of the Pauahi Foundation Pono Ma‘a KSK’82 delivered the following message:

March 18, 2020

Former KS Song Contest directors share cherished memories

To celebrate a century of Kamehameha Schools song contests, we asked former Song Contest directors to share nā haliʻa aloha – cherished memories – of the choral competition. Their moving moʻolelo show how this treasured tradition helps haumāna embrace their Native Hawaiian heritage through mele.

March 18, 2020

Special programming to honor 100th Song Contest

While the difficult decision was made to suspend this year’s Song Contest, KS kumu and haumāna continue to stoke their creative fires to come up with an appropriate way to give the 100th Song Contest the honor it deserves.

March 17, 2020

All KS campuses and preschools will begin distance learning after spring break

In response to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation, Kamehameha Schools announced all three of its K-12 campuses and its 29 preschools will implement their respective distance learning and educational support programs when school resumes after their respective spring breaks. During this period, there will be no on-campus student instruction or student activities.

March 16, 2020

KS Education Technology Conference canceled

In light of the global COVID-19 pandemic and to ensure the safety and well-being of everyone in the education community, KS has canceled its 2020 Education Technology Conference slated for June 2-3 at Neal Blaisdell Center.

March 15, 2020

KS Kapālama will begin Spring Break early in response to COVID-19 developments

Kamehameha Schools Kapālama will begin spring break earlier than scheduled in response to the developing COVID-19 situation. Spring break will now commence on Tuesday, March 17. Haumāna are scheduled to return to school on April 6 unless otherwise instructed.

March 13, 2020

God’s ka Wai Ola Quenches our Spiritual Thirst

KS Maui Kahu Kalani Wong and senior Maliē Watanabe share this week’s devotionals.

March 12, 2020

KS Song Contest suspended

The following announcement was made by Po‘o Kula Taran Chun to all KS Kapālama students and faculty, suspending this year’s Song Contest.

March 9, 2020

Early learning is crucial for all keiki

In the near future, it’s possible that every keiki will benefit from early learning experiences, which set the foundation for a lifelong love of learning. While Kamehameha Schools has been providing these opportunities for preschool keiki for almost three decades, one in four keiki in Hawai‘i don’t have preschool or early learning opportunities.

March 6, 2020

KSBE.edu gets new look

As the saying goes, there’s only one chance to make a first impression. With that in mind, the Communications Group is in the process of refreshing the tools used to visually represent the Kamehameha Schools brand.

March 6, 2020

Keep Ke Akua Close During Dark and Bright Times

KS Hawaiʻi Christian Education Kumu Kensy Apaka and Keiki Kahu Kaʻōiwi Jeong share their manaʻo as part of our week 2 Lent devotional. New devotionals from our KS kahu, haumāna and limahana will be posted every Sunday morning through Easter.

March 2, 2020

Turning rumbling ‘ōpū into lessons to prepare next generation of learners

Puakalehua Early Learning Conference supports teacher professional development

March 1, 2020

Lent Week 1 – Fostering Positivity with God’s Guidance

Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi Religious Education Kumu Shonnie Calina and Keiki Kahu ʻAuliʻi Paleka share their manaʻo as part of our week 1 Lent devotional. New devotionals from our KS kahu, haumāna and limahana will be posted every Sunday morning through Easter.

February 26, 2020

Ash Wednesday: Being Filled Means Emptying First

Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi Keiki Kahu Naomi Schubert and KS Hawaiʻi Kahu Kaunaloa Boshard share their manaʻo as part of our Ash Wednesday Lent devotional. New devotionals from our KS kahu and haumāna will be posted every Sunday morning through Easter.

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