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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 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.

February 20, 2020

Darren Pai named KS director of Strategic Communications

Pai, who began his role late last month, is responsible for driving strategic communications efforts that promote, protect and enhance the KS brand with key stakeholders critical to Kamehameha’s continued success in partnership with leadership from across the organization.

January 7, 2020

John Komeiji named KS general counsel and vice president

John Komeiji has been named general counsel and vice president for Kamehameha Schools. Komeiji will start with KS on February 18, and he succeeds Eric Sonnenberg, who retired last September.

January 6, 2020

Meet Trustee Crystal Rose, KS’ first alumna trustee

“Crystal Rose possesses the grace and dexterity of a hula dancer, the courage and grit of a warrior, and the wisdom to know when to be each.” These poignant words were shared by Kamehameha Schools Trustee Chair Lance Wilhelm at the investiture ceremony for trustee Crystal Rose in July, 2019.

September 25, 2019

Serge Krivatsy selected as director of planning & development

Serge Krivatsy has been named director of planning & development within KS’ Commercial Real Estate Division. He grew up in Hawai‘i and has been active in the local real estate market since 1991.

September 24, 2019

Jonathan “Duff” Janus named director of planning & development

Jonathan “Duff” Janus has been selected as director of planning & development within KS’ Commercial Real Estate Division. He was raised in Hawai‘i, and recently served as a director on Alexander & Baldwin’s investment team.

September 19, 2019

Dr. Wai‘ale‘ale Sarsona is new Hi‘ialo Group VP

Dr. Wai‘ale‘ale Sarsona was named vice president of Kamehameha Schools’ new Hi‘ialo Group

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 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.

July 8, 2019

Trustee Crystal Rose begins her term with an act of giving

KS colleagues, friends and family recently witnessed the investiture of Rose as KS trustee at a ceremony at KS Kapālama’s Bishop Memorial Chapel.

July 1, 2019

KS bids a heartfelt ‘Aloha’ to Trustee Corbett Kalama [VIDEO]

KS Trustee Corbett Kamoa Kalama once went from paddling the Moloka‘i Channel to a Kamehameha graduation without missing a stroke. This and other mo‘olelo were shared by members of the KS ‘ohana as they bid farewell to Kalama, whose term as trustee ended on June 30.

May 14, 2019

Crystal Rose is selected Kamehameha Schools trustee

The state Probate Court has selected attorney Crystal Rose as the newest member of the Kamehameha Schools Board of Trustees. She will begin her term on July 1, 2019, replacing Trustee Corbett Kalama, whose term expires on June 30, 2019.

April 29, 2019

Kamehameha Schools names Elizabeth Cawrey Director of Internal Audit

Elizabeth Cawrey has been named director of Internal Audit for Kamehameha Schools. Kamehameha’s Internal Audit Department reports to and is accountable for assisting the Board of Trustees in the effective execution of their fiduciary responsibilities through independent, objective assurance and consulting activities designed to add value and to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of KS’ risk management, internal control and governance processes.

April 4, 2019

Deuchar named senior director of planning and development

Chris Deuchar has been named senior director of planning and development for Kamehameha Schools’ Commercial Real Estate Division (CRED).

March 6, 2019

Safety First: Remember to stop when the right lane is coned

When entering campus during school hours (7:45 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.), remember to stop and make eye contact at security.

February 27, 2019

Indigenous agriculture has strong potential to contribute to food needs under climate change

The State of Hawaiʻi, like many municipalities across the globe, aims to increase its food self-sufficiency, with a target of 30 percent of its food produced locally by 2020. Increasing temperatures and changes in precipitation are already occurring locally and globally, and plans to meet food self-sufficiency goals must consider how climate change will affect agricultural viability.

February 26, 2019

KS Kapālama welcomes three new po‘o kumu

Kamehameha Schools has appointed new elementary, middle and high school po‘o kumu (principals) to its Kapālama campus, following a nationwide search and vetting process.

February 25, 2019

KS Hawaiʻi Kula Haʻahaʻa says mahalo to those who keep them safe

Our kula haʻahaʻa haumāna and kumu celebrated Security Appreciation day this morning, by presenting several goodie baskets and words and mele of mahalo to the security team.

February 22, 2019

Planting a fruitful future

KS Hawaiʻi grounds crews are planting fruit trees in a recently cleared area with hopes to contribute to sustainability and educational opportunities in the future.

February 12, 2019

Screening committee selects three KS trustee finalists

A screening committee appointed by the state Probate Court has selected three finalists to replace Kamehameha Schools Trustee Corbett Kalama whose term ends on June 30, 2019.

February 5, 2019

How do keiki learn? Mākua can find out.

KS Hawaiʻi will welcome back world-renowned neuro specialist Dr. Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa on February 11 for a special session with makua and hoa kumu on the latest research around the brain and learning.

January 31, 2019

Kamehameha Schools releases latest financial figures

In fiscal year 2018, Kamehameha Schools spent $483 million on educational efforts, which equates to a 4.5 percent spend rate for the year. As of June 30, 2018, KS’ endowment is valued at $11.9 billion and is comprised of a globally diversified financial assets portfolio ($8.2 billion) and commercial real estate portfolio ($3.7 billion).

January 29, 2019

“Drone Day” at Capitol features KS’ innovative flight program

Representatives from Kamehameha Schools presented reasoning behind and results of its industry-leading Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS, commonly known as drones) Program at the first-ever “Drone Day” held Thursday, Jan. 24, at the State Capitol in Honolulu.

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