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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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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

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.

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 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 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 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!

July 27, 2018

EdTech Conference keynotes available for viewing

Get inspired to disrupt the norm with keynote presentations from Eugene Yoon, Arthur Renowitsky and Capt. Liz Clark online, on-demand.

July 27, 2018

KS Hawaiʻi junior Chenoa Frederick named Gatorade Hawaiʻi Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year

Frederick, a standout, multiple state and BIIF title winner, is recognized by Gatorade for her athletic excellence, academic achievement and exemplary character.

July 18, 2018

“Super Debate” reaches more than two million viewers

Student civic engagement took center stage at the recent Democratic “Super Debate” broadcast live from the Kaʻiwakīloumoku Hawaiian Cultural Center at KS Kapālama. The debate was sponsored by KS and OHA.

July 16, 2018

Kilohana Waialua summer program culminates with illuminating overnighter in Mokulēʻia

The new five-week program gave the region’s haumāna the chance to learn from cultural practitioners, scientists, and ʻāina stewards ways to approach ecological problems.

July 3, 2018

Seventh Annual Mō‘ili‘ili Summer Fest Slated for July 7

Celebrate Obon season in historic Mō‘ili‘ili with Honolulu’s largest bon dance and modern street festival! The family-friendly event will include over 25 food trucks, keiki games, cultural activities, DIY projects and shopping from local retailers and pop-up shops.

June 28, 2018

Kilohana Summer Program haumāna practice mālama ‘āina at Pu‘uokapolei

Haumāna in KS’ Kilohana Summer Program in ʻEwa recently embarked on a walking huaka‘i to Pu‘uokapolei. The pilot program serves 45 ‘Ewa region third graders learning through a Hawaiian culture- and place-based educational approach.

June 27, 2018

KS duo to emcee Friday’s 50th State Fair Hawaiian Language Night

KS dynamic duo – Hau‘oli Akaka and ‘Ekela Kaniaupio-Crozier – will serve as the emcees at Friday’s Pō ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i (Hawaiian Language Night) at the Aloha Stadium Kāniwala Aupuni Hawai‘i (50th State Fair). Their stint starts at 6 p.m.

June 26, 2018

Pilot aquaponics program helps Hawai‘i island community sow seeds of sustainability

Participants received hands-on training on how to build their own “mini ahupua‘a” aquaponics systems and taught the benefits of growing vegetables, medicinal plants and fish in their backyards and in their communities.

June 25, 2018

Our Kakaʻako celebrates summer at Saturday’s Honolulu Night Market

The popular Honolulu Night Market returns to Our Kakaʻako this week ushering in the summer season with a summer solstice-themed block party on Saturday, June 30, from 6 to 10 p.m.

June 1, 2018

Connecting ʻohana through Kōnane

Families gathered in Waimānalo to participate in a Kōnane Workshop held by craftsman Wilfred “Bam” Andrade of Na Maka Kahiko on May 26.

May 25, 2018

Mālama Honua class culminates with sustainability lesson at Mokauea - VIDEO

As they wrapped up the school year, upperclassmen from Papa Mālama Honua learned about sustainable practices and picked up trash and debris on Mokauea, a traditional fishing island within the Kapālama Ahupua‘a

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