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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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December 17, 2019

Mālama Ola Minute: Reducing holiday stress for your keiki

The holiday season is about aloha, gift giving and gathering with friends and family – but the frenetic festivities can be nerve-wracking, not just for adults but for keiki.

November 19, 2019

Mālama Ola Minute: How to handle bullying

Bullying and cyberbullying can increase the risk for depression, anxiety, school avoidance and poor academic achievement.

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

Mālama Ola Minute: Youth vaping: What you need to know

E-cigarettes – or vapes – have been around for more than a decade, but only in recent years has their use reached epidemic levels among youth.

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 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 21, 2019

KS Security fosters a safe place to learn

The safety of our keiki is among the top priorities at Kamehameha Schools. In observance of Safe Schools Week, we will share advice about school safety from our KS employee ‘ohana.

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 19, 2019

KS statement regarding UH professor’s remarks on our education and haumāna

Kamehameha Schools rejects the remarks made recently by a UH physics professor regarding the quality of our education and haumāna. Statements such as these, though intended to be hurtful, only make us stronger and more resolute. We know who we are, and we are proud of our school and nā pua a Pauahi.

June 25, 2019

KS and Hawaiʻi Pacific Health join forces for greater community impact

Kamehameha Schools has joined forces with Hawaiʻi Pacific Health (HPH) to improve the education, health, economic stability and social well-being of students and families across Hawaiʻi. The partnership is KS’ first with a non-profit health care system.

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.

April 16, 2019

International Summit to share latest on trauma prevention, intervention and treatment

Over 120 local and international experts in the fields of violence, abuse and trauma will share their unique findings at the upcoming Hawaiʻi International Summit. The summit is supported by Ho‘omaluhia, the Hawai‘i branch of the Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma.

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 1, 2019

Heart Association names KSK jump rope team top in the nation

The Kamehameha Schools Kapalāma Elementary School rope-jumping team was named National Outstanding Team of the Year by the American Heart Association.

October 18, 2018

KS warriors go ‘Pink for Pauahi’ to raise breast cancer awareness

Kamehameha Schools keiki, staffers, and campus structures were awash with pink this week in commemoration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The disease claimed the life of KS founder Ke Ali‘i Bernice Pauahi Bishop at the age of 52.

July 13, 2018

KS shares sexual misconduct prevention training with parents

After initially providing nearly 30 sessions on preventing sexual misconduct for more than 2,600 staff and faculty members across the state, KS continued its pledge to increase awareness by sharing the crucial information with parents.

February 14, 2018

KS teams bolster early learning efforts on Kaua‘i

With the mantra of “Healthy children learn better” as a rallying force, the Kamehameha Schools Kaua‘i Region team partnered with KS preschools to sponsor and volunteer at the inaugural West Kaua‘i Early Learning Health & Education Fair.