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March 09, 2020

Early learning is crucial for all keiki

In the near future, it’s possible that every keiki will benefit from early learning experiences, which set the foundation for a lifelong love of learning. While Kamehameha Schools has been providing these opportunities for preschool keiki for almost three decades, one in four keiki in Hawai‘i don’t have preschool or early learning opportunities.

March 02, 2020

Turning rumbling ‘ōpū into lessons to prepare next generation of learners

Puakalehua Early Learning Conference supports teacher professional development

February 10, 2020

Mana ‘Ōlena wins Mahi‘ai Match-Up business plan competition

The East Hawai‘i farmer receives $10,000, five-year land agreement and business support to cultivate ‘ōlena, or turmeric.

January 30, 2020

Early learning conference aims to broaden horizons of kumu to benefit of haumāna

To create opportunities for early learning educators and members of the community to access ongoing professional development, the Puakalehua Early Learning Consortium is hosting a conference next month on Hawai‘i Island open to teachers, caregivers, and anyone who cares for preschool-aged keiki.

January 29, 2020

Hawaiian Homes Commission approves purchase of KS real estate in Mōʻiliʻili

The Hawaiian Homes Commission (HHC) approved the purchase of approximately an acre of real estate in Mōʻiliʻili from Kamehameha Schools on Tuesday. There are currently two vacant apartment buildings with 31 units on the three parcels between Isenberg and Coolidge Streets

November 06, 2019

Haumāna embark on journey toward career success

He pūko ʻa kani ʻāina – like a coral reef that grows into an island, hundreds of haumāna from Kamehameha Schools Kapālama and kula from across Oʻahu engaged with organizations, businesses and advisors at the 2019 Kamehameha Schools Career Fair with the goal of discovering potential career pathways.

November 04, 2019

Students reach for the stars at Astronaut Lacy Veach Day of Discovery

Hundreds of students, parents and educators from across the state celebrated Astronaut Lacy Veach Day of Discovery on October 26 at Kamehameha Schools Kapālama’s Ka‘iwakīloumoku Hawaiian Cultural Center.

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 09, 2019

KS shares approach to building thriving communities at World Habitat Day

As part of the United Nations’ World Habitat Day recognized Monday, KS leaders and community collaborators addressed vital areas affecting “The ecosystem of a resilient city, including housing and shelter for all.”

October 08, 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 07, 2019

Summer program rejuvenates Lāna‘i’s cultural treasures

Bringing life back to long-lost cultural treasures on Lāna‘i through stewardship and hands-on learning opportunities is at the heart of E ‘ike Hou Iā Lāna‘i Cultural Literacy Summer Program – a collaboration between the community non-profit Lāna‘i Culture & Heritage Center and Pūlama Lāna‘i that receives community investment funding through KS’ Maui, Moloka‘i and Lāna‘i Region.

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.

September 10, 2019

KS ‘āina at Kawailoa home to largest renewable energy operation in state

Kamehameha Schools lands on O‘ahu’s North Shore are now home to the largest renewable energy operation in Hawai‘i with the completion of Kawailoa Solar.

September 04, 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.

September 03, 2019

KS-Saint Mark Lutheran School partnership creates preschool opportunities in Windward O‘ahu

Kamehameha Schools and Saint Mark Lutheran School (SMLS) have aligned resources to offer high-quality early childhood education to families living in Windward O‘ahu – an effort that addresses the shortage of available preschool seats throughout Hawai‘i.

August 19, 2019

Culture, ʻāina flourishing in Waipā

“If you no work, you no eat.” The simple, yet effective call to action is emblazoned upon T-shirts worn by staff and volunteers at the Waipā Foundation, which stewards 100 acres of a 1,600-acre ahupua‘a owned by Kamehameha Schools on Kaua‘i’s picturesque north shore.

August 16, 2019

Submit nominations for Native Hawaiian Community Educator of the Year

Nominations are being accepted for the 2019 KS Native Hawaiian Community Educator of the Year Award, which will be presented at the CNHA Native Hawaiian Convention on September 23.

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 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.

August 05, 2019

Ua Ao Kaiwi‘ula celebrates language and culture, creates pathway for student filmmakers

Kamehameha Schools and Bishop Museum partnered to present the second annual Ua Ao Kaiwi‘ula – an event celebrating Hawaiian language, culture and wayfinding through cultural and film.

July 29, 2019

KS fosters stewardship agreements focusing on koa, ʻiliahi forests

Agreements with Paniolo Tonewoods, LLC, and Hāloa ‘Āina create innovative stewardship approach to conservation in West Hawai‘i.

July 12, 2019

PBS “Insights” discussion focuses on indigenous agriculture as sustainable model

Our kūpuna engaged in indigenous agricultural practices for generations to support their sustainable lifestyle, and we can look to their cultural traditions and ‘ike to find solutions to meet today’s global challenges related to food production and climate change.

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.

May 14, 2019

Sign up today to attend Ed Tech Conference

Kamehameha Schools employees still have an opportunity to sign up for the 2019 Kamehameha Schools Education Technology Conference, and join in on the two-day experience that will offer learning and collaboration.

May 09, 2019

KS partnership gives clear vision and a brighter future to keiki

Sponsorship gives vision-impaired keiki in Waimānalo valuable learning tools.

April 22, 2019

Haumāna at KS Kapālama launch first student-led farmers market on campus

For the first time in school history, Kamehameha Schools Kapālama will host a student-run farmers market on campus, and the public is invited to attend this collaborative event that grew from brainstorm to reality in a matter of months.

April 17, 2019

KS partners with Kanaeokana and the MACC for free screening of “Moana” ma ka ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i on Maui

Kamehameha Schools' Maui Campus and Maui, Molokaʻi and Lānaʻi Regional Office teamed up with Kanaeokana and the Maui Arts & Cultural Center to offer a free public screening of Disney’s “Moana” in ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i on Thursday, April 18, at 6:30 p.m.

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.

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.

April 11, 2019

Community invited to Mālama Hāloa Festival in Punalu‘u

Ka Papa Lo‘i ‘o Kānewai has partnered with Kamehameha Schools to host the family-friendly Mālama Hāloa Festival on Saturday, April 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Punalu‘u Ahupua‘a Farms across the street from Punalu‘u Beach Park on KS ‘āina.

April 03, 2019

Indigenous research conference applies native intelligence to world issues

More than 500 indigenous educators, scholars and cultural practitioners from around the world recently converged at University of Hawai‘i Maui College for the He Au Honua: Indigenous Research Conference. Attendees explored how native intelligence can address modern world issues and crafted solutions that will affect generations to come.

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.

March 06, 2019

KS ‘āina stewardship highlighted at Ka Huina

Blending tradition with innovation will be the focus of discussion from the perspectives of community, culture, tourism and sustainability as part of Ka Huina – an “intersection” or “nexus” – on Thursday at the Hawai‘i Convention Center.

February 20, 2019

Applications available for summer archaeological field school on KS ‘āina

Kamehameha Schools has partnered with the UH Mānoa College of Social Sciences and the International Archaeological Research Institute to continue the Punalu‘u Archaeological Field School, which will take place on KS ‘āina in Punalu‘u from July 8-Aug. 2, 2019.

January 28, 2019

KS and Assets School partner to support exceptional and/or gifted keiki

The innovative scholarship is part of an ongoing collaboration between Kamehameha Schools and Assets School that also incorporates a Hawaiian culture-based education curriculum.

January 22, 2019

KS alumnus Ka‘iulani Murphy featured in Honolulu magazine

Ka‘iulani Murphy, a 1996 KS Kapālama graduate and navigator on Polynesian voyaging canoe Hōkūle‘a, was recognized recently in an article in Honolulu magazine for her efforts to forge a career as a kanaka leader in “STEM,” short for science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

January 18, 2019

Quartet of KS Kapālama Warriors ready for Polynesian Bowl

Kamehameha Schools Kapālama will be well represented at the Polynesian Bowl high school all-star game on Saturday night at Aloha Stadium as four seniors were honored with spots on the roster.

November 14, 2018

Wai‘anae-to-Whitworth partnership provides scholarships for Wai‘anae Coast students

Kamehameha Schools has partnered with the Hawai‘i State Department of Education and Whitworth University to create a Wai‘anae-to-Whitworth ‘Auwai (Pipeline) that fully funds eight academic scholarships for Native Hawaiian haumāna (students) from Wai‘anae and Nānākuli to attend the university in Spokane, Wash.

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.

October 29, 2018

Preparing keiki to soar: ‘Ewa students take part in career expo

More than 1,200 freshmen from Campbell and Kapolei High Schools attended the inaugural Campbell-Kapolei Student Career Expo.