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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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June 14, 2019

KS Hawaiʻi student-athlete earns Kaimana Scholarship

Pōmaikaʻi Evans-Bautista, a 2019 graduate of Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i, was presented with a $5,000 scholarship as part of the Kaimana Awards & Scholarship Program at the Hawaiʻi Convention Center on June 8.

May 23, 2019

Kamehameha Scholars are well-prepared for post-high endeavors

In an effort to create an educational environment for all of our keiki to succeed, Kamehameha Scholars supports Hawaiian students in achieving higher education degrees, entering the careers, and cultivating their ability to be servant leaders.

May 21, 2019

KS Hawai‘i keiki create products with kuleana in mind

Budding young entrepreneurs at Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i Elementary School created and sold responsibly sourced products at a recent Papa ‘Ekolu Marketplace.

April 24, 2019

KS alumni to showcase hula on a worldwide stage at 2019 Merrie Monarch Festival

Nā pua a Pauahi are among the participating kumu hula and Miss Aloha Hula contestants at this year’s renown hula competition.

March 25, 2019

Flying kites, pounding ‘uala keep East Hawai‘i preschool kumu learning

As many as 60 early learning educators from preschools across East Hawai‘i who attended a day of professional development workshops on the KS Hawai‘i campus as part of the East Hawai‘i Early Learning Consortium’s Second Conference – I Ola No Ke Kino, which translates to “nourishing the mind and soul with knowledge.”

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 12, 2019

KSH Hawaiian language opera ‘The Battle of Kuamo‘o’ slated for March 14-15

Proceeds from the performances will help haumāna represent Hawaiian language, culture and moʻolelo on a global stage when they perform the opera at Scotland’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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 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 6, 2019

KS students earn regional Scholastic Arts & Writing Awards

Thirty-nine haumāna from all three Kamehameha Schools campuses were selected as Hawai‘i Region winners for the 2019 Scholastic Arts & Writing Awards.

January 16, 2019

KS kumu named Hawai‘i art educators of the year

KS Kapālama Art Kumu Don Harvey, KS Maui Art Kumu Nicki Barsamian and KS Hawai‘i Art Kumu Tana Rosehill have been named 2018 high school, middle school and elementary school art educators of the year by the Hawai‘i Art Education Association.

January 15, 2019

Alapaki Nahale-a appointed to UH Board of Regents

The University of Hawai‘i Board of Regents on Monday welcomed three new members, including KS Senior Director of Community Engagement and Resources for Hawai‘i island Alapaki Nahale-a.

January 10, 2019

Kamehameha Scholars get revved up for graduation on culture-filled retreat

East Hawai‘i high school seniors in KS’ Kamehameha Scholars college and career counseling program got revved up for graduation at a recent three-day retreat.

December 21, 2018

KS ‘ohana celebrates Founder’s Day across the pae ʻāina

Kamehameha Schools families, staff and faculty from Kaumakani to Keaʻau and hundreds of community members honored Ke Aliʻi Pauahi at various Founder’s Day celebrations this past week.

December 14, 2018

KSH Groundskeeper celebrated for commitment to service of others

KSH on-call groundskeeper Ellias Kuamoʻo and his wife Nicole were honored by KHON2 News for their servant leadership in committing to serve others when they went through tragedy themselves.

December 10, 2018

Founder’s Day ceremonies announced

This Founder’s Day, let us be inspired by Pauahi's servant leadership – deeply rooted in her Hawaiian and Christian values – and instill those values in ourselves, our families and our communities.

December 6, 2018

KS Hawai‘i alumnus serves as casket bearer for President George H.W. Bush

Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i 2011 graduate Keola Waiau had the honor of carrying the casket of the late President George H.W. Bush at a ceremony held yesterday at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston.

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.

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 21, 2018

Why choose a Kamehameha education?

KS is sharing stories about its campuses, and partnering with ʻohana to help their keiki become the best ʻōiwi leader they can be for the lāhui and beyond.

September 12, 2018

Tropical Storm Olivia update: Maui, Moloka‘i to reopen Thursday

Based on the current track of Tropical Storm Olivia as it exits south of our islands, we will reopen ALL campuses, preschools, community program sites and offices on Thursday, September 13. Out of an abundance of caution and concern for our keiki and ohana, we will continue to monitor Tropical Storm Olivia and let you know immediately if anything changes.

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.

July 12, 2018

Day appointed as KS Hawaiʻi kula waena poʻo kumu

Dr. Tehani Day, who had been serving as interim principal, officially appointed as poʻo kumu for KS Hawaiʻi Middle School.

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.

May 6, 2018

Impact of Kīlauea Volcano (update #2)

Aloha kākou. This message is to update you on the status of KS operations in East Hawaiʻi. All KS operations in East Hawai‘i will be open for business beginning Monday, May 7, unless conditions change.

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