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May 21, 2020

Managing stress through non-verbal exercises

Sharing drawings about how their day is going can help students manage stress.

May 14, 2020

Managing stress through self-soothing exercises

Doing a quick mindfulness or self-soothing exercises prior to completing a lesson can help manage student stress.

May 12, 2020

Shannon Flynn joins Ka Piko Podcast to discuss “littlest learners”

Shannon Flynn, a behavioral health supervisor at Kamehameha Schools, joins Ka Piko Podcast to discuss the importance of keeping our littlest learners safe and engaged as preschool students and their ‘ohana practice distance learning and social distancing.

May 07, 2020

Promoting self-awareness

Following is an activity that can promote self-regulation when students are feeling stressed and provide a healthy sense of control over controllable aspects of an overwhelming situation.

April 30, 2020

Encouraging a sense of hope

Many people may be feeling discouraged, hopeless or angry. Adults and students may be feeling a great sense of loss for activities that will not be taking place as usual. Students in particular may be disappointed in missing out on sports, competitions, performances and other important rituals of the spring semester.

April 23, 2020

Help students feel connected while practicing social distancing

Connectedness refers to having relationships with others who can provide understanding and support. As we practice social distancing, and realize that most public places have closed, educators need to get creative to help students feel connected.

April 22, 2020

CEO Message: Overcoming new challenges during COVID-19

Aloha mai kākou. Mahalo iā ‘oukou a pau loa — thanks to all of you, our Kamehameha Schools staff across the pae ʻāina, for continuing to stay focused, meeting every challenge, and adapting to our new realities.

April 16, 2020

Fostering a sense of safety

A sense of safety is the belief that your needs—and the needs of those you care about—will be met. It is a belief that you will be protected from harm and that those around you will be safe.

April 15, 2020

Behavioral health supervisor Marisa Lloyd joins Ka Piko Podcast

Marisa Lloyd KSK’04, a behavioral health supervisor at Kamehameha Schools Kapālama, joins Ka Piko Podcast this week to discuss the importance of staying connected as students and 'ohana engage in distance learning and practice social distancing.

April 14, 2020

E mau ana ka moʻomeheu Hawaiʻi! May Hawaiian culture persevere!

The Hawaiian Cultural Vibrancy Survey is available now! The anonymous survey assesses the overall state of cultural vibrancy at Kamehameha Schools based on responses from faculty and staff. This assessment relates to Goal 3, referring to Native Hawaiian identity, within the KS Strategic Plan 2020.

April 13, 2020

Tips for recording videos while working remotely

Working remotely and engaging through distance learning has required Kamehameha Schools employees, and the worldwide workforce in general, to “up our video skills,” KS Multimedia Specialist Jacob Chinn says.

April 09, 2020

Prioritize relationships, well-being before checking on compliance

In shifts to distance learning, educators will need to actively focus on maintaining attitudes of inclusivity. Now more than ever, students should feel valued and welcome regardless of their background or identity.

April 07, 2020

Distance learning and summer school updates

Mahalo to our Kamehameha Schools staff for your continued commitment to serving our students and their ʻohana, as well as one another. Though the COVID-19 pandemic persists, we appreciate everyone’s work to advance our educational mission.

April 02, 2020

Establishing a routine and maintaining clear communication are crucial

Maintaining and communicating predictable routines is very important. Doing so helps students to maintain a sense of psychological safety—a sense that they can manage stress or connect with someone who can help them manage stress.

March 27, 2020

KS Distance Learning Programs on schedule to start for KS Preschools, KS Hawaiʻi and KS Maui

With the COVID-19 emergency continuing to evolve, Kamehameha Schools remains focused on protecting the health of our students, families, staff and broader community. KS acknowledges the special role school ‘ohana will play the longer their keiki are learning at home.

March 22, 2020

CEO Message: Staying strong together

An update from KS CEO Jack Wong

March 22, 2020

KS announces changes to operations

A message from the Executive Vice President of Administration Darrel R. Hoke

March 17, 2020

All KS campuses and preschools will begin distance learning after spring break

In response to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation, Kamehameha Schools announced all three of its K-12 campuses and its 29 preschools will implement their respective distance learning and educational support programs when school resumes after their respective spring breaks. During this period, there will be no on-campus student instruction or student activities.

March 12, 2020

Mālama Ola Minute: Sleep and student well-being

Sleep is an essential part of a child’s daily routine and a critical component of a healthy lifestyle. The proper amount of sleep at night can help students stay focused, improve concentration and enhance academic performance.

March 11, 2020

Reminder: mandatory authorization of background checks

To strengthen Kamehameha Schools’ background check process, Human Resources is asking that all regular and temporary employees log on and provide their consent to the newly updated evergreen form clearly stating that KS is authorized to request and obtain reports regarding Criminal History Record and Sex Offender Registry Checks.

March 06, 2020

KSBE.edu gets new look

As the saying goes, there’s only one chance to make a first impression. With that in mind, the Communications Group is in the process of refreshing the tools used to visually represent the Kamehameha Schools brand.

February 20, 2020

Darren Pai named KS director of Strategic Communications

Pai, who began his role late last month, is responsible for driving strategic communications efforts that promote, protect and enhance the KS brand with key stakeholders critical to Kamehameha’s continued success in partnership with leadership from across the organization.

February 06, 2020

New digital signage delivers information in real time

Look around you. Regardless of where you are, there’s a chance that in the last 24 hours, you have received information from some kind of visual communications technology. KS is now part of that information flow.

February 05, 2020

Wendy Larrow earns 2020 Hawai‘i Art Educator Award

The National Art Education Association (NAEA) has selected Kamehameha Schools Kapālama Elementary School Visual Arts Kumu Wendy Larrow as the 2020 Hawai‘i Art Educator Award winner.

February 04, 2020

Ka Mōʻī student newspaper team launches mobile app

The KS Kapālama Ka Mōʻī student newspaper team held a launch event on Tuesday to promote their brand-new mobile app. As of Tuesday afternoon, more than 200 students and staff members had downloaded the app.

January 27, 2020

KS’ Thomas Yoshida honored with NFHS Citation Award

When he’s not performing his duties as media research analyst within the Kamehameha Schools communications group, Thomas Yoshida can often be found spending much of his free time fulfilling a passion for athletics as a veteran high school basketball official, statistician and a volunteer with the Hawai‘i High School Athletic Association (HHSAA).

January 21, 2020

KS ‘Ohana prepares to honor Charles Reed Bishop

Bishop believed in the transformative power of education and supported many other schools in shaping the future of education in Hawai’i. The schools included Punahou School, Mills Institute (now known as Mid–Pacific Institute), St. Andrew’s Priory, Sacred Hearts Academy, Makawao Female Seminary, and the Hilo Boys’ Boarding School.

January 14, 2020

BenefitHub gives discounts on Disney, Dell, Dyson and more

Kamehameha Schools employees now have access to the world’s largest discount benefits portal – BenefitHub!

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).

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.

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.”

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.

January 31, 2019

Kamehameha Schools releases latest financial figures

In fiscal year 2018, Kamehameha Schools spent $483 million on educational efforts, which equates to a 4.5 percent spend rate for the year. As of June 30, 2018, KS’ endowment is valued at $11.9 billion and is comprised of a globally diversified financial assets portfolio ($8.2 billion) and commercial real estate portfolio ($3.7 billion).

May 17, 2016

KSK middle schoolers witness the innovation and impact of Our Kakaʻako

Their urban huakaʻi included a visit to SALT at Our Kakaʻako, interaction with business owners, and a kūkākūkā with KS Trustee Lance Wilhelm.

May 12, 2016

Haleʻiwa Store Lots job fair is slated for May 15

Merchants at the North Shore retail center will interview job applicants on-site from 9-11 a.m. in the center's Kamehamalu Courtyard.