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June 17, 2019

Bond between Native Hawaiians and Alaskans continues to flourish at Ho‘oilina Conference

In 1990, as a result of a decline in koa, Sealaska, a corporation owned by the Tlingit, Haida and Tshimshian tribes of Southeast Alaska, gifted two 200-foot Sitka spruce logs to Hawai‘i to help construct Polynesian Voyaging Society’s wa‘a Hawai‘iloa.

June 3, 2019

KS develops high-tech ‘virtual huaka‘i’ for educational field trip to Makalawena

Haumāna and kumu globally can engage, explore, connect and learn about this significant place in West Hawai‘i

May 28, 2019

Haumāna explore pathways at trades career fair

After initially dropping out of high school on Hawaiʻi island, Kekoa Leialoha seemed destined for a future full of everything but success. However, after graduating from the Hawaiʻi Youth Challenge Academy and working with Kinai ʻEha, which provides real-world vocational skills and training for at-risk 17-to-24 year-olds in the Koʻolau region, Leialoha is weeks away from starting a well-paying career operating heavy machinery in the construction field.

May 20, 2019

“UNTOLD” music collaboration receives Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award nomination

The “UNTOLD” music collaboration produced at the commercial level by students from Kamehameha Schools Kapālama is in the running for a golden record trophy on Saturday at the 2019 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards, which is regarded as the local music industry’s equivalent of the Grammys.

May 13, 2019

KS Kapālama haumāna build ideal communities using Minecraft

Using the Minecraft program, haumāna created communities that, if built today, would help to address socioeconomic issues identified during the students’ research.

May 6, 2019

MAʻO Organic Farms, KS and Central Pacific Bank form unique partnership on Wai’anae Coast

The landmark collaboration will expand MAʻO Organic Farms’ social enterprise program and acreage.

April 29, 2019

KS Kapālama alumni carry “lei” of May Day concert

For three Kamehameha Schools Kapālama alumni, the annual May Day concert tradition brings with it an added layer of pride and responsibility as award-winning musical trio Keauhou is handed the torch – or in this case, the lei.

April 22, 2019

Haumāna at KS Kapālama launch first student-led farmers market on campus

For the first time in school history, Kamehameha Schools Kapālama will host a student-run farmers market on campus, and the public is invited to attend this collaborative event that grew from brainstorm to reality in a matter of months.

April 15, 2019

KS celebrates start of construction for Community Learning Center in Nānākuli

Groundbreaking held for center named for honored kupuna Agnes “Aunty Aggie” Kalanihookaha Cope

April 3, 2019

Indigenous research conference applies native intelligence to world issues

More than 500 indigenous educators, scholars and cultural practitioners from around the world recently converged at University of Hawai‘i Maui College for the He Au Honua: Indigenous Research Conference. Attendees explored how native intelligence can address modern world issues and crafted solutions that will affect generations to come.

March 20, 2019

New KS energy monitoring system to serve as an education tool

In collaboration with the local utilities and industry, Kamehameha Schools is the first private school to utilize Hawaiian Electric’s Real-Time Monitoring program at its campuses and select properties.

March 4, 2019

City honors KSK Middle School for water stewardship efforts

Everybody needs clean water. Kamehameha kumu are teaching students to be wise environmental stewards who protect our waters and island home.

February 25, 2019

KS Kapālama students collaborate to produce ‘UNTOLD’ music album

A group of talented and dedicated high school students at Kamehameha Schools Kapālama has taken a collection of original songs from the drawing board to the worldwide stage as part of an innovative music compilation project.

February 19, 2019

KS Kapālama honors traditional Makahiki

Kamehameha Schools Kapālama recently celebrated the sacred season of makahiki at an evening event entitled ‘Aha Makahiki Kapālama.

February 11, 2019

KS tops the state in national board-certified educators

Five KS educators recently achieved certification by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, bringing the number of certified KS educators to 75!

February 5, 2019

Winter 2019 issue of I Mua now available online

The winter 2019 issue of Kamehameha Schools’ I Mua Magazine is now available for download through the I Mua Archives page.

January 25, 2019

Fascinating facts about the benevolent Charles Reed Bishop

The Kamehameha Schools ‘ohana celebrates the birth of Charles Reed Bishop – husband of Ke Ali‘i Pauahi, and a driving force in the creation of Kamehameha Schools.

January 23, 2019

KS Kapālama seniors recognized at Legislature for civic engagement

KS Kapālama students were recently recognized by State House Majority Leader Rep. Della Au Belatti for exercising their civic duty by voting in the last election.

December 17, 2018

KS kumu showcase new Hawaiian culture-based teaching practices at E Ola! Hōʻike [VIDEO]

Kamehameha Schools educators from across the state converged at Ka‘iwakīloumoku for the first-ever E Ola! Hō‘ike which gave kumu a chance to showcase new Hawaiian culture-based teaching, learning and leadership practices developed as part of KS professional development programs.

December 6, 2018

KS, DHHL partner on Nānākuli’s Kalanihoʻokahā Community Learning Center, Kiewit to design and build

Kamehameha Schools (KS) and the State Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) have fully executed the ground lease for the future site of the Agnes Kalaniho‘okahā Cope Community Learning Center (KCLC) in Nānākuli. Kiewit Building Group was selected to design and construct the learning center, providing a single source of accountability for the success of the project.

December 3, 2018

KS joins partnership around UN initiative to create a more sustainable Hawai‘i

Kamehameha Schools and other eco-conscious organizations recently pledged their support of and partnership with the United Nations (UN) Local2030 Initiative to establish a hub for local sustainability solutions in Hawaiʻi.

November 30, 2018

Advent Week 1:  Ka Lama E Ola Ai – The Everlasting Light

Kamehameha Schools Maui Kahu Kalani Wong reminds us to worship Jesus the Christ-Child freely, and to welcome Him into our hearts, homes, schools, communities, and churches – not just during Christmas but all the time.

November 26, 2018

KS’ new “gathering place” serves Maui, Moloka‘i & Lāna‘i communities

Kamehameha Schools held a blessing earlier this month to open its new Maui, Moloka‘i & Lāna‘i regional office and community resource center in downtown Wailuku after completing renovations.

November 21, 2018

New edition of “Ka Baibala Hemolele” released

The newly released “Ka Baibala Hemolele – The Holy Bible,” published by Kamehameha Schools in partnership with the Partners in Development Foundation, is now available at a discount for KS students, parents, alumni and staff.

November 14, 2018

Wai‘anae-to-Whitworth partnership provides scholarships for Wai‘anae Coast students

Kamehameha Schools has partnered with the Hawai‘i State Department of Education and Whitworth University to create a Wai‘anae-to-Whitworth ‘Auwai (Pipeline) that fully funds eight academic scholarships for Native Hawaiian haumāna (students) from Wai‘anae and Nānākuli to attend the university in Spokane, Wash.

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