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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October 19, 2018

Haryson Lum gives with Pauahi

‘Iolani School graduate Haryson Lum gives with Pauahi in gratitude for the cultural, educational and professional support he received from Kamehameha Schools programs like Ho‘omāka‘ika‘i, K-Scholars, and Kāpili ʻŌihana.

October 18, 2018

KS warriors go ‘Pink for Pauahi’ to raise breast cancer awareness

Kamehameha Schools keiki, staffers, and campus structures were awash with pink this week in commemoration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The disease claimed the life of KS founder Ke Ali‘i Bernice Pauahi Bishop at the age of 52.

October 15, 2018

KS opens search for operator to harvest portion of Hāmākua Forest

KS is issuing a request-for-proposals in the search for an operator to harvest a portion of the 10,000 acres of forest on the Hāmākua Coast of Hawai‘i island. The new operator will be responsible for harvesting 3,000 acres of eucalyptus in Hilo, Pa‘auilo ma kai and near the rim of Waipi‘o Valley.

October 12, 2018

Visionary leaders sought for KS Kapālama po‘o kumu positions

Kamehameha Schools continues its global search for visionary leaders to fill the crucial elementary, middle and high school po‘o kumu (principal) roles at its Kapālama, O‘ahu campus.

October 12, 2018

Pomai Apana gives with Pauahi

KS’ Summer Explorations program was a life-changing experience for Pomai Apana – a 1997 graduate of the Sacred Hearts Academy. The weeklong cultural learning opportunity laid the foundation for her personal identity, and ignited her desire to advance the Hawaiian culture, language and people.

October 9, 2018

Kanaeokana, KS partner with Duolingo to teach ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i

In an effort to share ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i with interested learners, from keiki to kūpuna, throughout the islands and around the globe, Kanaeokana and KS have partnered with the language education platform Duolingo to make the language accessible to a larger community of people who are eager to learn it.

October 8, 2018

Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu named Native Hawaiian Community Educator of the Year

The Native Hawaiian Community Educator of the Year award recognizes visionary education leaders in Hawai‘i who create learning environments that successfully engage Native Hawaiian learners.

September 24, 2018

Warrior Networking events coming to Moku o Keawe

Kamehameha Schools will be hosting three Warrior Networking events on Hawai‘i Island on Sept. 26-27. These events offer alumni an opportunity to connect with other alumni and learn about how KS and its community partners are serving the West and East Hawai‘i regions.

September 17, 2018

New mobile outreach center brings KS services to rural Kaua‘i communities

Kamehameha Schools has rolled out a new Mobile Outreach Center on Kaua‘i, to help more ‘ohana apply for educational programs, financial aid opportunities, and Native Hawaiian ancestry verification.

September 14, 2018

KS Kapālama haumāna gain experience in filming commercials

Kamehameha Schools Kapālama students in kumu Leah Kihara’s video production class gained first-hand experience when Spectrum’s television production crew utilized MidKiff Learning Center’s state-of-the-art video studio, on Aug. 31, for the taping of three commercials for the ongoing “Give with Pauahi” campaign.

September 13, 2018

“Give with Pauahi” campaign offers beneficiaries an opportunity to pay it forward

Kamehameha Schools’ Office of Advancement kicked off a new give-back campaign focused on providing beneficiaries an opportunity to give with Pauahi by volunteering their time or making a donation to the Pauahi Foundation to help uplift the Hawaiian community.

September 4, 2018

KS Communications Group honored by PRSA-Hawai‘i and ‘Pacific Edge’ magazine

KS PR campaigns earn top honors in creative tactics, issues management and social media categories at Public Relations Society of America and “Pacific Edge” awards.

August 29, 2018

#EKanikapilaKakou celebrates aloha ‘āina amid Hurricane Lane

What began as a way to beat boredom during Hurricane Lane, became a cross-country kanikapila, celebrating aloha ‘āina! The social media sing-along started last Friday with a Facebook video challenge by Kamehameha Schools He‘eia Preschool kumu and KS alumnus Ānuenue Pūnua.

August 28, 2018

Five KS Kapālama Little League World Series champions honored

Middle schoolers Aukai Kea, Bruce Boucher, John de la Cruz, Ka‘olu Holt and Caleb Okada were honored this morning in Keawe Gym for their accomplishments as members of the Little League Baseball World Series Championship squad that defeated South Korea, 3-0, on Sunday.

August 26, 2018

KS campuses, community sites and offices to open on Monday, Aug. 27 except for KS Hilo Preschool

Kamehameha Schools values the safety of its students, families and employees. Based on the current track of Tropical Storm Lane, and after assessing the conditions of each KS site, we will reopen all campuses, preschools, community program sites and offices with the exception the KS Hilo Preschool on Monday, Aug. 27, 2018.

August 21, 2018

Kamehameha Scholars connect with college reps and industry pros

The “coffee shop” setting of the program's annual College Fair and Career Café fueled spirited conversations on career paths, post-high education, and being good representatives of the Hawaiian culture in the work community.

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 19, 2018

C-SPAN bus brings civic education to KS Kapālama

KSK haumāna got an inside look at D.C. politics last week. C-SPAN – the Washington, D.C.-based public affairs network – brought its interactive multimedia bus to campus as part of its Bus 50 Capitals Tour.

August 10, 2018

Service Awards photo albums give a glimpse at celebrations across the state

Although Service Awards season has come and gone, the memories linger. Get a glimpse at Service Awards ceremonies and celebrations across our organization and download your favorites in this special photo collection.

August 9, 2018

Kumu, alaka‘i engage in immersive ‘āina-based learning course

KS Nā Kula ʻo Kamehameha teachers journeyed to Kahoʻolawe this summer to immerse themselves in experiential ‘āina-based learning, and examine the role of Kahoʻolawe in Aloha ʻĀina. Their newly acquired ʻike will inspire haumāna in the classroom and beyond.

August 8, 2018

KS and the Polynesian Voyaging Society partner on Hōkūle‘a-inspired community mural

This Saturday, Aug. 11, KS and the Polynesian Voyaging Society will engage the community in a mural painting project in Our Kaka‘ako. The family-friendly event will feature entertainment, seafaring stories and more.

August 6, 2018

Reunion Challenge raises $80,000 for post-high scholarships

The Pauahi Foundation – the fundraising arm of Kamehameha Schools – appealed to the competitive spirit of KS alumni to raise $80,000 for Native Hawaiian post-high scholarships.

August 3, 2018

KS Kāpili ‘Oihana Internship Program celebrates 10-year anniversary

The Kāpili ‘Oihana Internship Program is celebrating 10 years of providing Native Hawaiian college students with the opportunity to apply academic experience in a real-world setting by working with community organizations to increase students’ hiring potential upon graduation.

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.

July 30, 2018

E koho pāloka kākou! Let us vote!

Today is the first day of early voting in Hawai‘i’s Primary Election. Find your county early voting locations and hours at the Office of Elections website and cast your ballot!

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