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June 20, 2017

Imanaka named KS director of Communications

Kevin Imanaka has been hired as the new KS director of Communications. Imanaka replaces Kekoa Paulsen, who has moved into a new position with the Communications Group as senior consultant for executive communications.

June 14, 2017

KS earns Hawaii Business magazine Developer of the Year Award

KS earned the accolade for using its 1,500-acre commercial real estate portfolio to improve community conditions for Native Hawaiians.

May 22, 2017

KS to SIMPLIFY for 2017-18

Wondering what’s next for Kamehameha Schools? Based on the recently approved Annual Plan, the focus for the 2017-18 school year and fiscal year is to SIMPLIFY.

May 18, 2017

New era of storytelling blends technology, culture

Kanaeokana – the kula Hawai‘i network of ʻōlelo Hawai‘i, Hawaiian culture and ʻāina-based schools from the preschool to university level aimed at strengthening Hawaiian education – is offering the culture-based video game production workshops entitled “He Au Hou,” – the new era.

April 17, 2017

Watershed on KS ‘āina at forefront of partnership

A public-private partnership will replenish and protect O‘ahu’s Waiawa watershed including 1,000 acres of KS ‘Ewa Region lands, helping to supply the majority of the island’s drinking water.

April 04, 2017

New online system will streamline processes for KS program applicants

The system will serve as an online portal enabling KS program applicants to track their admissions and financial aid applications, fulfill their enrollment requirements, and view and make payments to their accounts.

April 03, 2017

Workday ambassadors to pave the way for a smooth software transition

Preparing a workforce of more than 2,400 employees to switch from an outdated enterprise technology system to a cutting-edge one is a complex task – which is why KS enlisted the help of over 50 “organizational readiness ambassadors” from across KS.

March 30, 2017

HITC conference provides a space for educators to explore a passion for tech

KS Hawaiʻi’s annual Hawaiʻi Island TechEd Collaboration conference will take place on Mar. 31.

March 30, 2017

Less red tape and more trust are reflected in revamped KS procedures

Airline upgrades, meal allowances and employee gifts are just some of the work-related issues whose processes were streamlined and simplified as part of the KS policies and procedures revamp.

March 29, 2017

New FAD name – Keaholoa – reflects the division’s long-term perspective

The KS Financial Assets Division (FAD) recently teamed up with the Hoʻokahua Cultural Vibrancy Group to select “Keaholoa” – the long fishing line – as its new division name.

March 23, 2017

KS releases FY 2016 Annual Report

During fiscal year 2016, KS focused on deepening cultural vibrancy, building better community relationships, and forging stronger educational partnerships for Native Hawaiian learning.

March 08, 2017

Kamehameha Scholars program earns national acclaim

In a first-of-its-kind national honor for a community education program, the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) has selected Kamehameha Scholars as a Recognized ASCA Model Program.

February 09, 2017

KS graduates join Naviance Road Trip Nation for STEAM education

Two recent KS alums take opportunity to learn from Hawaiʻi STEAM leaders through Naviance Road Trip Nation.

January 31, 2017

Revamped Code of Conduct reflects KS values, purpose

KS trustees and executive leaders want to empower employees to make pono (proper) decisions, entrusting that they will align themselves with KS values before they act.

January 24, 2017

Student helpline expanded tri-campus and to preschools

After a pilot with KS Maui, Hiʻikua Student Helpline is now available for all Kamehameha preschool and K-12 campus students.

January 10, 2017

Lights! Camera! Action!

KS Kapālama haumāna recently enjoyed an outdoor learning experience at a once-in-a-lifetime huakaʻi to Waimea Valley where they witnessed the filming of the motion picture, “Jumanji.”

December 28, 2016

KS seeks new lessee for Hāmākua forestry operations

In early 2017, KS will seek a new tenant to oversee operations and harvesting of more than 10,000 acres of forest on the Hāmākua Coast of Hawai‘i island.

November 30, 2016

Like online data-ing? Survey results will help KS make data more accessible

A KS survey on the Hawaiian data reference book “Ka Huaka‘i” shows how users prefer and use the data.

November 30, 2016

Three reasons to care deeply about the Employee Engagement Survey

Do you feel like your work at Kamehameha Schools is meaningful? From Dec. 1 through 16, you will have a chance to share your mana‘o about this and other related topics as part of the KS Employee Engagement Survey.

November 21, 2016

Barcarse named West Hawaiʻi regional director

Former interim KS Culture-Based Education director Kaimana Barcarse will support KS' West HI region from the Kohala end of Laupāhoehoe to the East Kaʻū.

November 15, 2016

Wilson named director of Advancement

Tara Wilson – a donor development and fundraising professional with 20 years of experience – will lead the KS Advancement Office to further Native Hawaiian learning.

November 14, 2016

Specialists provide safety guidance when engaging in ʻāina activities

Education safety specialists provide students and staff with training and guidance on proper ways to handle tools when working on the ʻāina.

November 09, 2016

KS earns beautification award for cultural design on commercial property

KS received the Kalihi Beautification Award for creating a culturally inspired mural for the Wismettac Asian Foods building on Nimitz Highway.

November 07, 2016

KS Athletics a leader in preventing concussions

The Hawaiʻi Tribune-Herald released a series of articles taking a closer look at the issue of concussions and what’s being done to protect student-athletes.

November 03, 2016

Kamehameha Schools celebrates its 129th anniversary

Princess Pauahi created KS to instill in her people the tools needed to thrive in a rapidly changing world. After 129 years, her vision for a thriving lāhui continues to guide and inspire KS as it strives to ensure success for Native Hawaiian learners.

October 27, 2016

Newest Nā Kula Kamaliʻi site is blessed and open to students

Kapālama Preschool serves families from Pearl City to Hawaiʻi Kai. The complex recently opened its doors to 80 keiki and 12 kumu and teaching assistants.

October 25, 2016

KP staff doubles recycling effort via Zero Waste Program

Recycling at Kawaiahaʻo Plaza just got easier thanks to brand new recycling bins. These permanent bins are conveniently located on each floor throughout KP. The recycling bins are part of Kamehameha Schools’ Zero Waste program aimed at lowering the volume of waste produced by KS through reduction, reuse and recycling.

October 04, 2016

Legend of naupaka comes to life in Kaka‘ako murals

Local street artist Kamea Hadar portrayed the Hawaiian legend of the naupaka flower on the parking structure of the KS retail complex, SALT at Our Kaka‘ako.