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November 25, 2019

E ola i ka ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi: Hawaiian language immersion a constitutional right

On August 13, 2019, this opening statement set the foundation for the Hawaiʻi Supreme Court’s (Court) landmark decision which held that the state must take all reasonable efforts to provide access to Ka Papahana Kaiapuni – Hawaiian language immersion – education.

November 18, 2019

Lāhui Rising: alumni share perspectives on ‘Ōiwi Agency

As part of a powerful, engaging forum, Dr. Jonathan Kay Kamakawiwo‘ole Osorio and Dr. Kamanamaikalani Beamer shared their views on ‘Ōiwi Agency – Pathways Toward Leadership – to kick off the 2019-20 Lāhui Rising series on October 18 at Kamehameha Schools Kapālama’s Ka‘iwakīloumoku Hawaiian Cultural Center.

September 30, 2019

Dawn Kau‘i Sang awarded KS Community Educator of the Year at Native Hawaiian Convention

The importance of belief and action was reinforced by 2007 Kamehameha Schools Kapālama alumnus and Native Hawaiian activist Kaho‘okahi Kanuha during the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement’s (CNHA) 18th Annual Native Hawaiian Convention “Ulu O Ka Lā” at the Hawai‘i Convention Center in late September.

August 29, 2019

Aloha ʻĀina Talks give haumāna a chance to explore Kanaka Maoli politics

Kula Kiʻekiʻe will provide a safe space for haumāna to discuss issues of Hawaiian importance.

August 13, 2019

Signature KS aloha wear available

Orders are still being accepted for the signature line of KS Aloha Wear.

August 12, 2019

KS, The Kohala Center honor farming on Hawai’i Island with Mahi‘ai a Ola

Mahi‘ai Match-Up business plan contest, scholarships and innovative MahiX component are announced this week.

August 08, 2019

KS grad selected to MIT Director’s Fellows program

Lehua Kamalu, a 2004 KS Kapālama graduate, has been selected to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Director’s Fellows program.

August 07, 2019

Budding entrepreneurs jump-start ventures at Nalukai Academy

Students and 2019 graduates from KS and across the state recently completed the immersive Nalukai Academy Start-Up Camp.

July 31, 2019

Celebrate Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea

Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea, the day sovereignty was restored, was a holiday celebrated in the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi and recognized annually on July 31.

May 28, 2019

Haumāna explore pathways at trades career fair

After initially dropping out of high school on Hawaiʻi island, Kekoa Leialoha seemed destined for a future full of everything but success. However, after graduating from the Hawaiʻi Youth Challenge Academy and working with Kinai ʻEha, which provides real-world vocational skills and training for at-risk 17-to-24 year-olds in the Koʻolau region, Leialoha is weeks away from starting a well-paying career operating heavy machinery in the construction field.

April 29, 2019

KS Kapālama alumni carry “lei” of May Day concert

For three Kamehameha Schools Kapālama alumni, the annual May Day concert tradition brings with it an added layer of pride and responsibility as award-winning musical trio Keauhou is handed the torch – or in this case, the lei.

April 25, 2019

Student-athletes honored at KS Kapālama Dinner of Champions

After dedicating countless hours toward improving their craft on and off the field, court and water, hundreds of state championship-winning student-athletes from Kamehameha Schools Kapālama were honored at a Dinner of Champions held Saturday evening at Ka‘iwakīloumoku to celebrate their tremendous achievements.

April 24, 2019

KS alumni to showcase hula on a worldwide stage at 2019 Merrie Monarch Festival

Nā pua a Pauahi are among the participating kumu hula and Miss Aloha Hula contestants at this year’s renown hula competition.

March 21, 2019

First-ever Ko‘olauloa Farmers Market opens Saturday in Punalu‘u

As part of a unique collaboration between three kama‘āina organizations including Kamehameha Schools, the Koʻolauloa Farmers Market will hold its grand opening on Saturday, March 23, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Punalu’u Ahupuaʻa Farms.

February 19, 2019

KS Kapālama honors traditional Makahiki

Kamehameha Schools Kapālama recently celebrated the sacred season of makahiki at an evening event entitled ‘Aha Makahiki Kapālama.

February 14, 2019

KS Kapālama girls soccer, boys canoe paddling teams honored by Honolulu City Council

The Kamehameha Schools Kapālama girls soccer and boys canoe paddling teams were honored by the Honolulu City Council Wednesday after claiming Hawai‘i High School Athletic Association state titles earlier this month.

February 07, 2019

Battle of Kuamoʻo returns to the Hōʻike stage before traveling to Scotland

Kula Kiʻekiʻe will reprise Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi’s second Hawaiian opera, The Battle of Kuamoʻo, for Hōʻike 2019 and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland.

November 07, 2018

Hōkūleʻa documentary to debut at film festival

Moananuiākea, a documentary on the worldwide voyage of Hōkūleʻa, will debut at the Hawaiʻi International Film Festival later this month.

February 01, 2018

Register for Hālau Kupukupu summer courses by Feb. 15

Unleash your ʻōiwi genius into the world with KS Hawaiʻiʻs summer innovations academy. Seats available for students in grades K-12.

January 29, 2018

Scholar finds fashion design success while honoring ancestors, Nāwahī classmates

Nāwahī student designs a print that Sig Zane Designs releases on an aloha shirt and T-shirt and she dedicates the print to her school and classmates.

November 16, 2017

East Hawai‘i preschools come together to celebrate Lonoikamakahiki

Our East Hawai‘i KS ‘ohana participated in the annual ‘Aha Makahiki O Keaukaha as a collaborative effort with our Kūamahi Kealapono and Nā Kula Kamali‘i teams.

May 17, 2017

Pa‘akai Marketplace at SALT at Our Kaka‘ako to feature MAMo Artists

Get your shop on while supporting Native Hawaiian entrepreneurs at Pa‘akai Marketplace, slated for May 19 and 20, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Kamehameha Schools retail complex SALT at Our Kaka‘ako.

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.

February 08, 2017

POW! WOW! Hawaiʻi paints a cultural canvas in Our Kakaʻako

Starting Feb. 11, local and international artists from POW! WOW! Hawaiʻi will begin painting multiple murals for the community to enjoy throughout the innovative Our Kakaʻako and SALT at Our Kakaʻako.

January 18, 2017

Waʻa Wednesday – Back in the Pacific

After completing the historic two-day transit across the Panama Canal, Hōkūleʻa is back in Pacific waters for the first time in two years. While in Panama, crewmembers continue outreach efforts with indigenous communities.

January 03, 2017

Waʻa Wednesday: Preparing for a historic canal crossing

Hōkūleʻa reached Panama this week, preparing for a historic crossing which will bring the waʻa into the Pacific Ocean for the first time in two years.

November 30, 2016

ʻAha Makahiki tradition welcomes the season of Lono

Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi’s annual student-led ʻAha Makahiki continues to celebrate and build a strong Hawaiian cultural foundation.

November 16, 2016

Waʻa Wednesday: Back on the water

Hōkūleʻa completes its final dry dock before continuing leg 25 of its Mālama Honua journey.

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.

October 19, 2016

PA‘I Foundation to showcase MaMo artists and crafters at Paʻakai Marketplace

Native Hawaiian artists, crafters and cultural practitioners will shine at Paʻakai Marketplace slated for Friday, Oct. 21, from 5-9 p.m. at SALT at Our Kaka‘ako.

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.

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.

April 27, 2016

KS earns award for embracing Hawaiian language and culture at Kapālama Center

Kamehameha Schools has earned the Kūlia I Ka Nuʻu Award for incorporating Hawaiian language and culture throughout its retail complex, Kapālama Center. The award will be presented by the Kuini Piʻolani Hawaiian Civic Club and ‘Ahahui ‘Ōlelo Hawaiʻi. Kūlia I Ka Nuʻu means “strive for the summit.”

April 04, 2016

Haleʻiwa Store Lots showcases KS alumni entertainers Kamakana and Oliveira

The KS retail center has become a stage for local artists to showcase their talents and pay homage to Hawaiian mele and hula.