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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 21, 2019

Girls volleyball teams from three KS campuses set to serve for state gold

As the high school state tournament season shifts into gear, Kamehameha Schools will be well represented at the first competition of the 2019-20 campaign.

October 21, 2019

Ho‘oikaika Partnership highlighted at Maui well-being conference

With the goal of creating an “even playing field” for empathy toward and understanding of the complex issues affecting communities today, the recent Ho‘oikaika Conference brought together attendees from community-focused organizations dedicated to uplifting the lāhui.

October 17, 2019

KS Maui alumnus lands role in Netflix film

Lindsay Watson, a 2013 graduate of Kamehameha Schools Maui, will star in the upcoming Netflix film “Finding ‘Ohana,” a movie about two Brooklyn-raised siblings who reconnect with their Hawaiian heritage.

October 10, 2019

KS Maui athletics administrator receives national certification

Kamehameha Schools Maui Associate Athletic Director Mahina Hannemann-Gago has joined an elite group of interscholastic administrators after being named a certified master athletic administrator under the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA).

October 7, 2019

Summer program rejuvenates Lāna‘i’s cultural treasures

Bringing life back to long-lost cultural treasures on Lāna‘i through stewardship and hands-on learning opportunities is at the heart of E ‘ike Hou Iā Lāna‘i Cultural Literacy Summer Program – a collaboration between the community non-profit Lāna‘i Culture & Heritage Center and Pūlama Lāna‘i that receives community investment funding through KS’ Maui, Moloka‘i and Lāna‘i Region.

August 28, 2019

KS Maui students return from thrilling Little League World Series run

After a whirlwind experience that included a West Region Championship and a berth in the Little League World Series United States Championship game, six haumāna returned to school at KS Maui Middle School this week as heroes – among their peers, and within the local community – and leaders that people of all ages can look up to.

August 21, 2019

“I Mua Maui” panelists share experiences, offer insight to Valley Isle student-athletes

As an athlete looking to compete at the collegiate level, KS Maui senior Logan Spencer organized a panel discussion called “I Mua Maui” at the campus on August 8 for Valley Isle student-athletes.

August 15, 2019

Ka Maka Koa Broadcast gives KS Maui students hands-on experience

Kamehameha Schools Maui High School has launched a student-produced news channel featuring daily announcements, ‘ike Hawai‘i and special segments highlighting haumāna, faculty, staff and the community.

June 20, 2019

KS Maui haumāna connect with kūpuna through nūpepa

This past school year, fifth graders from Kamehameha Schools Maui were challenged with projects that explored the writings of our ancestors in nūpepa kahiko (old newspaper) printed in ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i.

May 15, 2019

KS Maui’s Hikina Rising Podcast extends kōkua to young alumni

Centered on the theme of “Embracing the Past While Envisioning our Future,” Kamehameha Schools Maui recently launched Hikina Rising – a podcast to help young alumni make the transition to their post-secondary endeavors.

May 7, 2019

Haumāna amplify ‘Ike Hawai‘i through KS Maui’s ‘Aha Mele

Kamehameha Schools Maui High School students came together on Friday for the campus’ 17th Annual ‘Aha Mele – a competition that offers students the opportunity to connect with their Hawaiian culture through mele, ‘oli and hula.

May 2, 2019

KS Maui ‘Aha Mele to be livestreamed on May 3

Kamehameha Schools Maui High School haumāna will come together after months of preparation to share mele and hula at the campus’ 17th Annual ‘Aha Mele this Friday, May 3, at Ka‘ulaheanuiokamoku Gymnasium.

April 30, 2019

KS Maui equips haumāna with critical life-saving skills

Twenty-three students from Kamehameha Schools Maui were recently certified to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) through the high school campus’ Science and Natural Resources Academy – one of four academies offered by KS Maui that caters to a student’s career goals and interests.

April 8, 2019

KS Maui haumāna take on nation’s best at student media competition

Kamehameha Schools Maui middle and high school teams win awards at the 2019 Student Television Network National Convention.

March 28, 2019

Maui educator, counselor Kulamanu Ishihara joins Ka Piko Podcast

Kulamanu Ishihara, president of the Native Hawaiian Education Association and counselor at the University of Hawai'i Maui College, joins Ka Piko Podcast this week from the He Au Honua indigenous education conference on Maui to share new approaches to integrating culture through education.

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.

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 7, 2019

KSM haumāna help digitize rare Hawai‘i books preserving them for future generations

The Kamehameha Schools Maui High School library staff has engaged haumāna in digitizing rare books, giving them a glimpse at Hawai‘i’s past while preserving the publications for future generations of learners.

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 14, 2019

KS partners to host Early Childhood Education fairs on Maui

More than 100 families turned out on Jan. 10 at the Velma McWayne Santos Community Center in Wailuku for the first of two Early Childhood Education fairs on Maui.

January 4, 2019

KSM robotics team takes top prize at FIRST LEGO League Maui competition

The KS Maui Elementary School Lego robotics team – the Comet Coders – took first place in the Core Values category at the FIRST LEGO League Maui robotics competition.

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.

November 29, 2018

Pauahi’s ‘āina on Maui backdrop for blessing of Maui’s newest solar farm

Pauahi’s ‘āina on Maui provided the backdrop for the blessing this week of one of Maui's first solar farms.

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