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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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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.

October 28, 2019

Warriors net KS Kapālama’s 22nd girls volleyball state championship

The Kamehameha Schools Kapālama girls volleyball team fell behind early, but rallied when it counted to secure a 3-1 (21-25, 25-21, 25-16, 25-21) victory over Interscholastic League of Honolulu rival Punahou Saturday night before a frenzied crowd at Neal S. Blaisdell Arena.

October 25, 2019

KS cultivates a culture of safety

Crystal Busey – senior director of Enterprise Safety and Student Well-Being – shares details on KS’ Hi‘ikua Student Helpline that helps students and their families report well-being or safety concerns.

October 24, 2019

Learn how to play it safe on the playground

Alan Abara – a KS Kapālama Safety and Risk specialist and certified playground inspector – shares valuable tips on how to keep keiki safe.

October 23, 2019

KS Safety and Risk staffers promote lab safety

KS Kapālama Education Safety and Risk Specialist George Iuta explains how his team helps budding young scientists and science kumu steer clear of hazards in campus laboratories, and how readers can implement similar safety practices at home.

October 22, 2019

KS fosters a winning athletic wellness program

The safety of our keiki is a top priority at Kamehameha Schools. In observance of Safe Schools Week, we will share advice about school safety from dedicated members of our KS employee ‘ohana.

October 14, 2019

KSK graduate honored by Honolulu City Council as youngest member elected to O‘ahu Neighborhood Board

Prior to graduating from KS Kapālama earlier in 2019, Tehani Malterre campaigned for and was elected to the Hawai‘i Kai Neighborhood Board No. 1, Subdistrict 9. The 18-year-old public servant, who is currently studying environmental science at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, was one of 553 candidates who participated in the neighborhood board election process and was the youngest to be elected.

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 8, 2019

“Kūhaʻo Maunakea” music project showcases creativity

The “Kūhaʻo Maunakea” music collaboration was envisioned to tap into the creative power of the community, and listeners and viewers around the world have responded.

October 3, 2019

Crystal Busey named senior director of Enterprise Safety & Student Well-Being

Crystal Busey has been selected as KS’ senior director of Enterprise Safety & Student Well-Being. She will work with education leaders to manage and maintain the comprehensive KS Student Safety and Well-Being framework.

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.

September 4, 2019

Altman selected to Pacific Century Fellows Program

KS Senior Litigator Nicole Altman has been named to the Pacific Century Fellows (PCF) Program’s 17th class.

August 29, 2019

KS’ “Kaiāulu ‘o Kaka‘ako Master Plan” recognized

Kamehameha Schools’ Commercial Real Estate Division’s Kaka‘ako Development Team was honored for its planning and execution of the “Kaiāulu ‘o Kaka‘ako Master Plan” as part of the International Real Estate Federation USA 2018 Awards Program.

August 27, 2019

KS Communications Group work honored by PRSA

KS’ Communications team was recognized at the recent Public Relations Society of Hawaiʻi Koa Anvil Awards. A Koa Anvil Award of Excellence was presented in the “Issues Management: Associations/Non-Profit Organizations” category for Senior Communications Strategy Consultant Crystal Kua’s handling of “Action on KS Kalalau lands.”

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.

June 24, 2019

KS partners with community to build Kaua‘i Resilience Project

For Kaua‘i Mayor Derek Kawakami, the suicide crisis affecting ‘ohana on the Garden Isle is more than just a glaring statistic, or a news flash – it has made a devastating impact on his family.

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.

May 10, 2019

Mahalo piha e nā kumu:  A video tribute to our teachers

This week we celebrate our kumu – the heart and soul of our campus, preschool and community education programs. In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, please enjoy this video of our keiki praising their kumu, and take a moment to reflect on the teachers who made you the person you are today.

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