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Tag: "Strategic Plan"

May 23, 2017

KS Hawaiʻi dual credit program reflects student success

Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi’s Kaunaloa dual credit program provides a supportive environment where students can seize the opportunity to get ahead.

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.

April 12, 2017

Waʻa Wednesday: Papa Hoʻokele takes KSM haumāna on voyage to Makahiki

Nine KS Maui haumāna participated in the Papa Hoʻokele program, learning wayfinding and voyaging, culminating with a voyage to Molokaʻi for Kā Makahiki Molokaʻi.

February 09, 2017

Education innovation, collaboration, and Hawaiian culture come together on KS’ commercial property

Through a team partnership with staffers from various departments, Kamehameha Schools finalized the naming of a new collaborative learning facility in Mōʻiliʻili called Hālau ʻĪnana ma Kapaʻakea.

October 13, 2016

Early education advocate Jan Dill honored with Order of Ke Aliʻi Pauahi Award

The Pauahi Foundation and Kamehameha Schools honor Dill for his exemplary service to Hawaiian keiki and families as co-founder of Partners in Development Foundation.

September 23, 2016

KS kumu earn M.Ed. degrees as part of UH’s inaugural Aloha ʻĀina cohort

Seven KS Kapālama elementary teachers earn Master of Education degrees in curriculum studies as part of the two-year program.

September 20, 2016

The journey forward: KS’ Tri-Campus Education Tactical Plan revealed

Dr. Holoua Stender presents Nā Kula ‘o Kamehameha with a Tri-Campus Education Tactical Plan to journey KS campuses forward.

September 14, 2016

New report details progress on KS-UH partnerships

A report on Hui Hoʻopili ʻĀina, a collaboration between the University of Hawaiʻi and Kamehameha Schools, showcases the work accomplished over the past year.

July 11, 2016

Harman is named director of asset management for HI island

Harman will work with KS divisions to implement a collective vision for KS' agricultural, conservation and commercial lands.

June 30, 2016

KS Hawai‘i adds a fourth kula

KS Hawai‘i redesigned its campus outreach program, Hālau Kupukupu, to be a new school for the campus with expanded capacity and kuleana to better deliver upon Kūhanauna (SP2020).

June 30, 2016

Mahiʻai Match-Up selects farming finalists

Two finalists have been selected in the 2016 Mahiʻai Match-Up agricultural business plan contest dedicated to supporting Hawaiʻi’s sustainable food movement. Tickets and sponsorships for the July 30 Mahiʻai Match-Up Fundraiser Gala are available at

June 22, 2016

Partnership will offer another high quality preschool option in Hāna

A new agreement between KS and ʻAha Pūnana Leo will give Hāna families more choice in selecting a preschool program for their keiki.

May 20, 2016

Lā Pilina is an opportunity to deepen relationships

KS Hawaiʻi senior Kaluhikaua Kaʻapana’s legacy project connects Native Hawaiian schools in a day full of learning and growing together.

May 04, 2016

Mahiʻai Match-Up cultivates local farmers

The Mahiʻai Match-Up agricultural business plan contest supports Hawaiʻi's sustainable food movement. Find out what the contest's past winners are doing now!

April 16, 2016

Mālama Ola director Dr. Kenneth Fink

Learn more about the man tapped to head KS’ student health, safety and well-being department.

March 20, 2016

Dual credit courses aim to improve student post-secondary success rates

Highlighting a decade-long partnership between KS Maui and the University of Hawaiʻi Maui College in celebration of Early College Week (March 20-26).

February 17, 2016

New name for KS preschools aligns with overall school system

KS preschools were renamed Nā Kula Kamaliʻi ʻo Kamehameha to reflect the current ʻōlelo Hawai‘i naming conventions of Kamehameha campuses and educational programs, and to ensure alignment with the overall Education System structure.

February 03, 2016

Brown Bag presentation to highlight KS/UH cultural resource collaboration

A Kamehameha Schools ‘āina-based collaboration is teaching college students to be wise stewards of Hawaiʻi’s precious cultural resources.

January 29, 2016

KS cultivates a cultural space at Keauhou Bay

KS has transformed its former commercial property at Keauhou Bay, damaged by the 2011 tsunami, into a natural space filled with lush native Hawaiian foliage.

January 19, 2016

Pū Pa‘akai presentation will focus on sustainability

Sustainability Manager Amy Brinker will share information on KS' eco-conscious efforts around energy, water, waste, carbon and ʻāina at the Feb. 9 lunch presentation.

January 11, 2016

Charter Schools work to develop a culturally relevant assessment

Hawaiian-focused charter schools initiate a three-year assessment project to help tell a richer story of student and school success.

January 07, 2016

Lunar Conference centers on revitalizing traditional lunar practices

The first-ever ‘Aimalama Lunar Conference incorporates ʻāina-based learning to share the wisdom of cultural practices informed by the lunar cycle.

December 28, 2015

KS alumni reconnect with their Hawaiian roots through ʻāina-based education

More than 35 KS alumni attended a huakaʻi to Punalu‘u Ahupua‘a Farms, a KS agricultural park in windward Oʻahu. The hands-on experience was hosted by the Pauahi Foundation.

December 16, 2015

Nahale-a is named senior director of regional strategies for Hawaiʻi island

Former Laupahoehoe Public Charter School Director Alapaki Nahale-a will ensure that KS resources are maximized.

December 03, 2015

Pani ka Puka: One day; one wall; 1,000 people

KS community partner Paepae o He‘eia invites you to be part of Pani ka Puka (Close the Gap), a monumental community effort to restore the 800-year-old He‘eia Fishpond back to productivity.

December 03, 2015

Waipā Kalo Festival offers cultural experiences on KS lands

Eō e nā ‘ohana Kaua‘i! Tell your family and friends to stop by the Waipā Kalo Festival slated for this Sunday, December 6 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The fundraiser benefits the Waipā Foundation, a Kamehameha Schools community collaborator dedicated to restoring the ahupuaʻa of Waipā on Kauaʻi’s north shore.

December 02, 2015

Cobb-Adams is named senior director of regional strategies

Former Kaua‘i County Housing Director Kamuela Cobb-Adams will ensure that KS resources are maximized within its O‘ahu regions.

December 01, 2015

Sign up for koa tree planting and receive a rich cultural experience

Sign-ups for KS’ koa tree-planting program on Hawaiʻi island start on Dec. 4. The hands-on experience is open to full-time staff members. All travel, food, and lodging accommodations are provided by KS.

November 24, 2015

Hawaiʻi island still ‘buzzing’ from the 45th annual Kona Coffee Cultural Festival

KS is a strong supporter of the 10-day festival because nearly 70 percent of Hawaiʻi’s coffee is grown on Kamehameha land.

November 09, 2015

Staffers engage in Pū Pa‘akai with CE&R Group

Over 100 KS staffers packed the KP Kaiona Room for the first Pū Pa‘akai lunch presentation about the Community Engagement & Resources Group.

November 05, 2015

Kahaluʻu Ma Kai project achieves another milestone, moves forward

KS received approval for a permit to begin the removal of the former Keauhou Beach Hotel and begin construction on a new education facility.

November 02, 2015

Education and coffee create the perfect blend at the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival

Nearly 70 percent of all Hawai‘i coffee is grown on Kamehameha Schools lands. KS sponsors the annual Kona Coffee Cultural Festival in support of the many small coffee farmers operating on its lands.

October 29, 2015

KS’ Wahi Kūpuna Internship Program: Studying the ‘Umialiloa birthplace corridor

Student interns in the program earn three college credits in Hawaiian studies or anthropology and valuable hands-on experience in cultural resource management.

October 23, 2015

Taste of the Hawaiian Range promotes a sustainable food future

KS West Hawaiʻi staffers and agricultural lessees nourish foodies with ‘ono eats and agricultural info.

October 12, 2015

Historic Anahulu Valley sites link past to present

KS has developed a management plan for the North Shore's Anahulu Valley to provide strategic guidance for the siting and development of educational programs, stewardship activities, and traditional and commercial agriculture in this unique landscape.

October 06, 2015

Community Engagement and Resources Group sharpening its focus

A new KS group will serve as a nexus of education services and ʻāina stewardship within the communities KS seeks to support and elevate throughout the state.

September 28, 2015

Community shows strong support for KS’ West Hawaiʻi educational complex

Nearly 100 education and culture advocates from across Hawaiʻi island packed into a recent Leeward Planning Commission (LPC) public hearing to show their support for Kahaluʻu Ma Kai – a West Hawaiʻi learning complex planned by Kamehameha Schools (KS).

September 03, 2015

KSK student filmmakers produce Punaluʻu farm video

A valuable partnership grew when KS Land Assets Manager Joey Char asked KS Kapālama kumu Leah Kihara’s video production class to film a short documentary about mahiʻai (farmers) located within KS’ Punaluʻu Ahupuaʻa Farms.

August 31, 2015

KS’ planned educational hub for West Hawaiʻi faces its next hurdle

A September 17 public hearing will gather testimony on KS’ special management area use permit for the innovative cultural learning complex.

August 20, 2015

KS cultivates land stewardship collaborations at conservation conference

The Hawaiʻi Conservation Conference focused on local land stewardship including the protection of endangered native species.

May 29, 2015

KSK science students study food sustainability at Punaluʻu Ahupuaʻa Farms

Science Department Head Chris Blake and his students used the ‘āina as their classroom during a visit to Punaluʻu Ahupuaʻa Farms, a KS agricultural park dedicated to food production.

October 04, 2013

KS wraps up round two of strategic planning process

A round two report reinforces that KS stakeholders value quality educational opportunities, ‘āina- and culture-based programs, and the role of caring adults and strong families in student success.

August 23, 2013

Land industry leaders weigh in on KS strategic plan

KS' Strategic Planning Team hosts a focus group forum aimed at cultivating fresh ideas for community collaborations.

August 15, 2013

SWOT survey gives bird's-eye view of KS

Results are in for a survey analyzing KS' strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT). This sets the stage for conversations on strategic plan priorities.

July 03, 2013

KS analyzes strategic plan input

The KS strategic planning team and KS leaders take a close look at input from a broad range of constituents to gain insight into the current state of KS and ka lāhui Hawai‘i (Hawaii’s people).

June 12, 2013

KS leaders weigh in on strategic plan

The KS Executive Leadership Team joined other KS stakeholders in 'dipping their canoe paddle' into the waters of the strategic planning process to move the 15-year plan forward.