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October 23, 2019

Pink for Pauahi 2019

In honor of our founder Ke Ali‘i Bernice Pauahi Bishop and her courageous battle with breast cancer, Kamehameha Schools is recognizing National Breast Cancer Awareness Month with “Pink for Pauahi” to raise awareness about preventing breast cancer.

October 16, 2019

KS Kapālama Homecoming 2019

Thousands gathered at Kūnuiākea Stadium on the Kamehameha Schools Kapālama campus to celebrate Homecoming 2019 as the varsity football team faced Open Division rival Campbell on Saturday, October 12.

September 11, 2019

Tri-Campus Deputation Team Retreat

Deputation Team students from all three Kamehameha campuses recently converged on Hawaiʻi island to join together in the spirit of Jesus Christ, for a weekend of worship and exploration.

June 12, 2019

2019 KS Graduation Ceremonies

Nearly 700 Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i, Maui and Kapālama seniors recently marked the culmination of their high school careers at graduation ceremonies across the state.

March 18, 2019

99th Annual Kamehameha Schools Song Contest

Every class was a winner at this year’s Kamehameha Schools Song Contest! More than 1,800 KS Kapālama high schoolers celebrated their Hawaiian heritage through mele at the March 15 competition.

March 1, 2019

2019 KS Kapālama Ho‘olaule‘a

Thousands of KS supporters stopped by this year’s Kamehameha Schools Kapālama Ho‘olaule‘a!

January 28, 2019

Charles Reed Bishop Founder’s Day

On Friday, January 25, the KS ‘ohana celebrated the birth of Charles Reed Bishop – Husband of Ke Ali’I Pauahi, and a driving force in the creation of Kamehameha Schools.

November 30, 2018

KS Kapālama Thanksgiving Assembly

Kamehameha Schools Kapālama High School haumāna, faculty members and administrators gathered at Kekūhaupiʻo Gym during this season of giving for the school’s annual Lā Pule Hoʻomana – Thanksgiving Assembly.

November 12, 2018

Alumni veterans honored at KS Kapālama

On Thursday, Nov. 8, more than 30 veterans and active-duty military personnel from the alumni ‘ohana were welcomed to Kamehameha Schools Kapālama for a luncheon hosted by Alumni Relations and the high schools’ Associated Students of Kamehameha Schools leadership group.

June 15, 2018

2018 KSK Alumni Week

More than 3,500 Kamehameha Schools alumni took part in events, activities and pā‘ina during KS Kapālama’s recent Alumni Week. This year’s mass reunion welcomed alumni belonging to class years ending in three and eight.

March 17, 2018

98th annual KS Kapālama song contest

Images from the 98th annual Kamehameha Schools Song Contest, March 16, 2018 at the Neal Blaisdell Center. (Photos by Jacob Chinn)

December 28, 2017

2017 Founder’s Day Across the State

Kamehameha Schools staffers from Kaumakani to Keaʻau honored the memory and legacy of Ke Aliʻi Bernice Pauahi Bishop with song, praise and dance at Founder’s Day celebrations statewide.

July 14, 2017

National History Day 2017

Nine Kamehameha Schools Kapālama students participated in the 2017 National History Day competition held in Washington D.C.

June 13, 2017

2017 Kamehameha Schools Alumni Week

Pictures of staff, students, programs and activities around Kamehameha Schools

May 31, 2017

2017 KS Kapālama Graduation

Four hundred forty seven Kapālama campus seniors graduated on Sunday, May 28, 2017 at the 127th Kamehameha Schools Commencement held at Blaisdell Arena.

May 30, 2017

2017 Tri-Campus Gathering

Once again the seniors from the three Kamehameha Schools campuses gathered as a combined class to honor Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop and to affirm their bonds of loyalty to their school.

May 25, 2017

2017 KS Kapālama May Day

The KS Kapālama campus enjoyed a festive and traditional Hawaiian Lei Day. Students from elementary to high school celebrated the culture of the islands through song and dance.

April 28, 2017

Around KS - From Keiki Acting to Laulau Wrapping

Kamehameha Schools has been abuzz with student and staff activities recently. KS Photographer Michael Young captured the action at KS Kapālama High School, KSK Elementary School, the campus’ Ka‘iwakīloumoku Hawaiian Cultural Center, and He‘eia Preschool on O‘ahu’s Windward coast.

April 18, 2017

KS Kapālama HS Easter Assembly

The miracle of Easter was celebrated at a powerful assembly at Kekūhaupi‘o Gym where the Hawaiian culture was blended with the Christian faith.

April 10, 2017

97th Annual KS Song Contest

The 97th Annual Kamehameha Schools Song Contest paid tribute to Hawaiian music composer Bina Mossman, a Renaissance woman and a role model for future generations of young Hawaiian leaders.

March 13, 2017

2017 KS Kapālama Ho‘olaule‘a

Overcast skies and chilly weather couldn’t stop thousands of KS supporters from attending this year’s Kamehameha Schools Kapālama Ho‘olaule‘a!

February 8, 2017

KSK eighth graders learn about leadership and innovation in Our Kakaʻako

Kamehameha Schools Kapālama eight graders recently had the opportunity to experience a huakaʻi to the innovative Our Kakaʻako and SALT at Our Kakaʻako.

January 31, 2017

2017 Charles Reed Bishop Day

Pictures of staff, students, programs and activities around Kamehameha Schools

December 20, 2016

2016 KS Kapālama Founder’s Day

Kamehameha Schools Kapālama celebrated its 129th Annual Founder’s Day at Kekūhaupi‘o Gym and Mauna ‘Ala – the final resting place of Princess Pauahi.

December 8, 2016

KSK ‘Songs of Christmas’ at the Hawai‘i Theatre

A musical feast of song, dance and theater delighted audiences at the Hawai’i Theatre recently as the Kamehameha Schools Kapālama Performing Arts Department once again staged its annual Christmas Concert.

November 18, 2016

KSK haumāna learn leadership from Kakaʻako entrepreneurs

KS Kapālama High School business class haumāna recently had the opportunity to experience a huakaʻi at SALT at Our Kakaʻako. The day included listening to various speakers share their manaʻo about entrepreneurship and what it takes to be a business owner in today’s world.

November 16, 2016

KS Kapālama HS Makahiki and Food Drive

The Kamehameha Schools Kapālama High School Character and Christian Education and Athletics departments teamed up to produce the biggest Makahiki games and canned food drive in the history of the campus!

October 31, 2016

KS Kapālama staffers embrace a day of Hawaiian culture

Kamehameha Schools Kapālama employees recently spent a day learning about Hawaiian culture through a wide range of classes.

October 18, 2016

KSK MS parents go back to school

Pictures of Kamehameha Schools activities.

August 25, 2016

KSK World History Foundations Day

Sophomore world history students analyze and compare events and leaders throughout history to learn the characteristics of pono leadership.

August 23, 2016

2016 KSK Convocation

KSK haumāna came together in Kekūhaupi‘o Gym for a joyous sharing of music, dance, inspiration and fellowship.

July 8, 2016

KS Kapālama Summer School

KS Kapālama is jumping with activity this summer as regular KS students and students from other schools take classes to enrich their minds. Classes range from Hawaiian culture to robotics so there is something to interest every student.

June 28, 2016

KSK Middle School Mural

KS Kāpalama Middle School students plan and paint a mural at the KS Kalihi-Palama Preschool creating a lasting connection to the keiki.

June 16, 2016

2016 KS Kapālama Alumni Week

More than 3,400 Kamehameha Schools Kapālama alumni and their families converged on the campus recently for Alumni Week.

June 3, 2016

2016 KS Kapālama Graduation

More than four hundred seniors graduated from Kamehameha Schools Kapālama at the campus’ 126th commencement ceremony held recently at the Blaisdell Center Arena.

June 3, 2016

KS class of 2016 gathers at tri-campus event

Nearly 700 Kamehameha Schools seniors from the Maui and Hawaiʻi and Kapālama campuses converged on Oʻahu prior to graduation for the annual Tri-Campus Gathering.

April 8, 2016

KS Kapālama students celebrate Easter

Spring Break ended for the KS Kapālama campus and the first order of business was to celebrate Easter.

March 19, 2016

96th annual Kamehameha Schools Song Contest

The 96th Annual Kamehameha Schools Song Contest took place on March 18 at the Neal Blaisdell Center Arena. KS photographer Michael Young was on hand to capture the highlights of this cherished KS tradition.

March 18, 2016

Hands-on learning happens at KS

KS photographer Michael Young recently roamed the Kapālama campus and KS’ Kalihi-Palama Preschool to capture some highlights of hands-on learning.

March 7, 2016

KS Kapālama Hoʻolauleʻa draws over 12,000

The annual event celebrated its 91st anniversary. Attendees enjoyed a full day of entertainment, ʻono food, shopping, keiki rides and games.

February 11, 2016

Midkiff Learning Center celebrates Chinese New Year

The KS Kapālama Midkiff Learning Center staff invited a pair of Chinese Lions from the Gee Yung Martial Arts Dragon and Lion Association to perform the choy cheng, or traditional Chinese lion-dance blessing.

February 9, 2016

KSK students take part in Kuʻi 2016 at the State Capitol

KS Kapālama High School students were among more than 500 haumāna who gathered at the Hawaiʻi State Capitol on opening day of the legislative session, to pounded 1,000 pounds of kalo.

December 18, 2015

KS Kapālama celebrates its 128th Annual Founder’s Day

Kamehameha Schools Kapālama celebrated its 128th annual Founder’s Day in honor and remembrance of Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop.

December 18, 2015

View the KSK Christmas Concert on ʻŌiwi TV

The annual Kamehamha Schools Kapālama Christmas Concert was staged once again at the Historic Hawaii Theater and showcased the talent of hundreds of high school performing arts students.

December 15, 2015

KS Kapālama shows its Christmas spirit

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! KSK is sharing yuletide cheer throughout the campus!

December 3, 2015

KS Class of 1950 Visits the School Archives

Members of the Kamehameha Schools class of 1950 recently paid a visit to the KS Archives in Midkiff Learning Center on the Kapālama campus.

November 26, 2015

KSK drama club presents “The Princess and the Iso Peanut”

The KS Kapālama High School drama club Keaka Kamehameha recently performed the hilarious local pidgin English fairy tale, “The Princess and the Iso Peanut.”

November 24, 2015

KSK Thanksgiving service features football theme

St. Louis Crusaders quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and others share inspirational messages for Thanksgiving, and all year long.

November 19, 2015

KSK Middle School celebrates Makahiki

KS Kapālama Middle School students recently competed for the honor of representing the campus at Ka Molokaʻi Makahiki Festival in January.

November 13, 2015

KS Honors its Alumni Veterans

KS Kapālama High School and the Pauahi Foundation recently honored active duty and retired alumni veterans at Midkiff Learning Center and gave them an opportunity to speak to students in a small group setting.

November 2, 2015

KS Kapālama students and staffers celebrate Halloween

Students and staff showed off their creativity this past Halloween as high school students carved up pumpkins in competition, kindergarteners learned how to make jack-o-lanterns and everyone dressed up as their favorite characters for a fun day in school.

October 28, 2015

KS Kapālama seniors dedicate a day to community service

Kamehameha Schools Kapālama class of 2016 engaged in a day of service at various sites around O‘ahu.

October 16, 2015

Kapālama staffers are immersed in Hawaiian culture on in-service day

KS Kapālama faculty and staff members had the opportunity to dive deeper into their understanding of Hawaiian culture through 22 workshops held on a recent in-service day.

October 12, 2015

KS Kapālama is abuzz with activity

Pictures of staff, students, programs and activities around Kamehameha Schools

October 6, 2015

KS Kapālama celebrates homecoming

The KS Kapālama campus recently celebrated its annual Homecoming Game Day with pep rallies, pre-game activities, and the football game against ILH rival ʻIolani School.

September 23, 2015

KS partners with Kupu to create sustainability internships

The first cohort of fellows in the Kamehameha Schools Sustainability Internship Program studied real-life sustainability issues this summer and reported their results to KS staffers.

August 26, 2015

KS Kapālama school year commences with convocation

More than 3,200 Kamehameha Schools Kapālama haumāna from kindergarten to 12th grade, recently assembled at Kekūhaupiʻo Gym for the campus’ annual beginning-of-school-year convocation.

August 20, 2015

KS Kapālama high schoolers have a busy week

KS Kapālama High School is abuzz with activity during this second week of the school year.

August 14, 2015

Kapālama campus ushers in the new school year

More than 3,000 K-12 students including middle and high school boarders converged on Kamehameha Schools Kapālama this week for the start of the new school year.

August 12, 2015

Summer culminates with education and employee events

It’s been a busy summer for KS staffers as well as students. KS Photographer Michael Young gives a glimpse at the events and activities that helped ring in the new school year.

August 7, 2015

Ka Ulu Aloha transitions KSK students to middle school

KS Kapālama rolled out the three-day residential orientation program for incoming seventh graders, enabled new students, existing students and boarders to launa (socialize) and learn about their native culture.

July 20, 2015

KS Kapālama summer school culminates with hōʻike

More than 2,800 students in grades one through 12 enrolled in the Kamehameha Schools Kapālama summer school program this year, taking courses in everything from algebra to athletics!

June 25, 2015

KS Kapālama Summer School

Approximately 2,800 students take part in over 200 course offerings during the campus' summer school program, which welcomes students from elementary through high school from across the island.

June 12, 2015

2015 Ed Tech Conference

Two days of inspirational speakers, information packed workshops and fun competitions made the 2015 Educational Technology Conference live up to its name, "Hana Pono," to work with purpose and passion. Over 400 conference attendees learned about using technology effectively from over 100 presenters.

June 8, 2015

2015 KS Kapālama Alumni Week

Kamehameha Schools Kapālama alumni classes from 1940 to 2010 – with years ending in 0 or 5 – recently converged at the campus for Alumni Week.

June 5, 2015

Principal Sheena Alaiasa Welcome Ceremony

Kapālama campus staff members and students recently welcomed new High School Principal Sheena Alaiasa and her family to the KS ‘ohana, at a special ceremony held at the campus’ Bishop Memorial Chapel.

May 28, 2015

2015 Kapālama Commencement

Pictures of staff, students, programs and activities around Kamehameha Schools

May 27, 2015

2015 Tri-Campus Senior Gathering

Pictures of staff, students, programs and activities around Kamehameha Schools

May 14, 2015

KS Kapālama Fifth Grade Play

This year's play was about the creation of the Polynesian Voyaging Society and its famous voyaging canoe, Hōkūleʻa.

May 12, 2015

KS Kapālama HS Freshman/Sophomore Fitness Test

A school year devoted to fitness training recently culminated in a final test for Kapālama campus freshmen and sophomores.

May 6, 2015

KS Kapālama Elementary School May Day

Hundreds of keiki and their ʻohana filled KS Kapālama’s Kekūhaupiʻo Gym recently as the elementary school presented its annual May Day program entitled, “Hoʻolōkahi: Let’s Come Together in Peace and Harmony.”

April 30, 2015

KS Kapālama Hawaiian Language 2

Recently, cultural specialists from Kamehameha’s Hoʻokahua Cultural Vibrancy Group helped KS Kapālama Hawaiian Language 2 students learn more about their culture. The lessons were taught entirely in ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi (the Hawaiian language).

April 20, 2015

Cook Islanders at KS Kapālama

Kamehameha Schools Kapālama staffers and students recently hosted a gathering to welcome Te Korero Maori Cultural Group from Rarotonga, Cook Islands to the campus.

April 7, 2015

KS Kapālama Musical – “In the Heights”

The KS Kapālama High School Performing Arts Department and the drama club – Keaka Kamehameha – recently brought the Tony Award-winning hit musical “In The Heights” to the campus’ Princess Ruth Keʻelikōlani Auditorium.

March 30, 2015

KS Kapālama Elementary Kite Flying

Kamehameha Schools Kapālama first graders and their families made memories during a recent kite-flying activity.

March 21, 2015

95th Annual Kamehameha Schools Song Contest

KS photographer Michael Young captured the sights and traditions of the 95th Annual Kamehameha Schools Song Contest.

March 12, 2015

2015 KS Kapālama Hoʻolaulea

More than 10,000 people attended the 90th Annual KS Kapālama Hoʻolauleʻa that featured food, entertainment, rides, games and shopping!

March 5, 2015

KS Kapālama High School Art Show

KS Kapālama high schoolers are showcasing their work at the campus' annual art exhibition at Midkiff Learning Center. The artwork can be viewed Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. through March 18.

March 3, 2015

2015 KS Kapālama Elementary School Jump-a-thon

The 34th annual KS Kāpalama Elementary School Jump Rope for Heart Jump-a-thon recently raised more than $57,000 for the American Heart Association!

February 23, 2015

2015 Middle School Conference at KSK

Pictures of staff, students, programs and activities around Kamehameha Schools.

January 27, 2015

KSK Charles Reed Bishop Founder’s Day

Pictures of staff, students, programs and activities around Kamehameha Schools.

January 20, 2015

Around KS Kapālama

Pictures of staff, students, programs and activities around Kamehameha Schools.

December 22, 2014

KS Kapālama Founder’s Day 2014

The Kamehameha Schools Kapālama ʻohana – including over 3,100 students and 600 staffers – gathered at Kekūhaupi‘o Gymnasium December 19, to celebrate the life of Ke Aliʻi Bernice Pauahi Bishop.

December 18, 2014

Mālama Honua Wa‘a Talks

December 17, 2014

Holiday wishes from campus leaders

Kamehameha Schools campus leaders came together recently to share their Christmas sentiments with the KS ‘ohana.

December 16, 2014

Kalaupapa Tribute Exhibit

Pictures of staff, students, programs and activities around Kamehameha Schools.

November 14, 2014

KS Kapālama HS Makahiki events

Kamehameha Schools’ Hoʻokahua cultural vibrancy group recently hosted Makahiki games and activities for KS Kapālama High School students.

October 20, 2014

KSK Middle School Back to School Day

Pictures of staff, students, programs and activities around Kamehameha Schools.

October 10, 2014

KS Kapālama Homecoming 2014