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January 15, 2021

Weekly devotional: Breaking through the bad

Through Pslam 66:8-12, KS Maui Kahu Kalani Wong KSK’74 reminds us that a life of believing in ke Akua doesn’t make one immune to trials and tribulations. However, ke Akua will be there to help break through the bad and lead us to a place of abundance! See story »

January 13, 2021

KSK kumu Solatorio amasses global social media following of his ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i lessons

KS Kapālama Hawaiian language kumu Kahanuola Solatorio developed “E Hoʻopili Mai,” a free digital language-learning resource available on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and most recently through Google Classroom. See story »

January 12, 2021

KS launches Mahi‘ai Scale-up to support local farmers, food distributors

Kamehameha Schools launched Mahi‘ai Scale-up, an agricultural business plan competition that helps established local farms and food system organizations grow their businesses. See story »

January 8, 2021

Weekly devotional: Stepping into the future with faith

Leaning on the words of the prophet Ezekiel, KS Maui Kahu Kalani Wong KSK’74 says that the future – though unknown – will be bright if we shed our hearts of stone and our attitudes of fear, and put our trust in ke Akua. See story »

January 4, 2021

Weekly devotional: E hoʻomau i ka ulu ‘ana – Continue to grow

KS Maui Kahu Kalani Wong’s mo‘opuna serve as inspiration for this week’s devotional. Kahu reflects on their growth and maturity while challenging us to do the same with ourselves as we reflect on the unprecedented year of 2020. See story »

December 22, 2020

Paraoa parai – Māori fried bread

A friend of Ho‘okahua – Auntie Gina Harding of Aurere, Aotearoa – shares her recipe for paraoa parai – Māori fried bread – a family favorite. Palaoa palai (Māori fried bread in ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi) could be a great addition to your dinner table! See story »

December 22, 2020

Advent Christmas Eve – Light of the World

KS Kapālama Music Assistant Rodney Arias and senior Noe Hussey remind us that Jesus is the “Light of the World,” and that during this holy season he shines even brighter to uplift our families, our communities and our lāhui. See story »

December 21, 2020

KSK Christmas Concert – ‘Christmas Dreams’ – airs on Dec. 24 and 25

Kamehameha Schools Kapālama’s Kekūhaupiʻo Gym was transformed into a winter wonderland to serve as a backdrop for this year’s KS Christmas Concert. See story »

December 18, 2020

Advent Week 4: Fulfillment: Ma Ka Inoa o Iesū – In Jesus’ Name

KS Cultural Specialist Hau‘oli Akaka and Jordyn Koki KSK’23 remind us to let the willpower of God’s love and light guide us on the path He created for us. Despite doubt or even fear, letʻs remember the angel Gabriel’s promise, “No word from God will ever fail.” See story »

December 16, 2020

Preschool kumu Pūnua reflects on visits to Mauna ʻAla for Founder’s Day

KS He‘eia Preschool Kumu Anuenue Pūnua reflects on visiting the Royal Mausoleum at Mauna ‘Ala to honor Ke Ali‘i Pauahi as a Kamehameha student and in recent years with preschool keiki and their parents. See story »

December 15, 2020

A legacy 31 years in the making: KSK Children’s Chorus wins first Hōkū Award

For more than 30 years, KS Kapālama Elementary School kumu Lynell Bright has nurtured the voices of countless haumāna as director of the KS Children’s Chorus. This year, the chorus won its first Nā Hōkū Hanohano award for the Christmas album, “Ho‘onani Kākou Iā Ia.” See story »

December 11, 2020

Advent Week 3:  The Proclamation – A Child is Born

KS Hawai‘i Kahu Kaunaloa Boshard KSK’77 and son Ioane Boshard KSH’21 share how Christ’s legacy of love can inspire good leaders to be bright lights in times of darkness, and how we can be fountains of hope for those in need of encouragement. See story »

December 8, 2020

Founder’s Day 2020: The story behind the mele ‘Pauahi ʻo Kalani’

The mele “Pauahi ʻo Kalani” is among the traditional songs we sing every Founder’s Day. Learn the story behind the mele written by Pauahi’s hānai sister Liliʻuokalani, plus two additional verses that have new meaning today. See story »

December 4, 2020

Advent Week 2:  The Promise

KS Kapālama Kahu Sherman Thompson and Logan Lau KSK’22 encourage us to be ‘onipa‘a (steadfast) in expressing and practicing graciousness to others helping them to prepare for Jesus’ coming and presence this Christmas. See story »

December 1, 2020

Pacific Piko— Umbilical connections: KS tribal heritage in Aotearoa, Ngāti Ruawāhia

KS cultural staffers share memories of a pilgrimage to Aotearoa for the ceremonial opening of the Sir Hek Busby Kupe Waka Centre in Aotearoa, a sister center to the Ka‘iwakīloumoku Hawaiian Cultural Center at KS Kapālama. See story »

November 27, 2020

Advent Week 1:  Ka Wānana – The Prophecy

KS Maui Kahu Kalani Wong and Keiki Kahu Kalena Wojcieski help us usher in ka Hikina – the season of Advent – with a reminder that God is with us yesterday, today and tomorrow. See story »

November 24, 2020

Kūkahekahe:  He pilina wehena ʻole – An inseverable relationship – KS and Ngāti Ruawāhia

KS educators and leaders share fond memories about journeys to Waitangi, Aotearoa (New Zealand) on the 35-year anniversary of Hōkūleʻa’s first landing in the “land of the long white cloud.” See story »

November 23, 2020

KS Maui supports families and local farmers through ʻohana meal program

Families savored ʻono dishes including lūʻau stew, poi, and ʻulu bread pudding after a recent drive-through meal distribution at Kamehameha Schools Maui. See story »

November 22, 2020

Weekly devotional: Real faith is real care

Actions speak louder than words. KS Hawai‘i Kahu Kaunaloa Boshard encourages us to reach out to the homeless, the heartbroken and those who are hurting during this difficult time. In doing so, we are being Christ-like by providing real care as people of real faith. See story »

November 18, 2020

Outdoor classroom lets KSH haumāna sharpen math skills while staying safe

After months of distance learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic, KS Hawai‘i sixth graders took a huaka‘i (field trip) to the Kumuola Marine Center to apply their math skills in a real-world setting. See story »

November 17, 2020

‘Ono for ‘ike Hawai‘i? Be on the lookout for Kūkahekahe – Cultural Conversations

Coming soon to Ka Ipu o Lono is an engaging new column – Kūkahekahe – featuring personal experiences and insights from faculty and staff about compelling cultural happenings. See story »

November 15, 2020

Weekly devotional: Ho da stress!

As you experience anxiety, either from the stresses of COVID-19, the season, or just life, KS Maui Kahu Kalani Wong encourages you to cast your anxieties on ke Akua, see Him as your puʻuhonua (refuge), and rest easy in Him. See story »

November 9, 2020

KS Maui haumāna return to campus under new hybrid learning model

As part of hybrid learning, KSM educators developed Lāhui Kapu, a cultural approach to campus safety protocols that models and reinforces healthy behaviors. See story »

November 8, 2020

Weekly devotional: Start the day mana-filled

If you have a tough time rising in the morning, KS Maui Kahu Kalani Wong suggests starting with a prayer of gratitude to ke Akua for a beautiful day, and another opportunity to use his grace to make someone’s life better. See story »

November 2, 2020

KS’ COVID-19 Response Team: The front line in our fight to keep staff and students healthy

Since early March, 40 KS staffers stepped up to the challenge and assumed additional duties to help safeguard the health and well-being of our haumāna and staff as part of our very own COVID-19 Response Team. See story »

November 1, 2020

Weekly devotional: Pass it on

As we look to a future full of promise, KS Hawai‘i Kahu Kaunaloa Boshard KSK’77 reminds us of the importance of passing on family values, and striving to live by the values embraced by our beloved Ke Ali‘i Pauahi. See story »

October 28, 2020

KSM video production students honored by PBS while engaged in distance learning

Award-winning video production students at KS Maui Middle School recently received recognition from PBS Hawaiʻi for their outstanding work, including a story filmed on a cell phone while they were engaged in distance learning. See story »

October 27, 2020

KS Kapālama seniors sweep research awards at national indigenous STEM conference

The student researchers took top honors in the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) Research Competition held as part of this year’s virtual AISES National Conference. See story »

October 25, 2020

Weekly devotional: Stronger together

Leaning on the words of Philippians 2:3-4, KS Maui Kahu Wong KSK’74 reminds us that as we continue to navigate these trying times, we must forget the needs of ourselves long enough to lend a helping hand for that is the true meaning of, “stronger together.” See story »

October 18, 2020

Weekly devotional: The charity of our Princess

As we continue to navigate through a global pandemic, Kahu Kaunaloa Boshard KSK'77 reflects on Ke Aliʻi Pauahi’s tremendous charity and servant leadership, challenging us to follow in her footsteps for when we serve with aloha we all prosper. See story »

October 15, 2020

Haumāna garner national academic recognition

The College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation recognized 15 Kamehameha Schools seniors for outstanding scholastic achievements. See story »

October 12, 2020

KS Maui Virtual Band Concert treats music lovers to “A Night Out”

Dozens of dedicated band students at Kamehameha Schools Maui ended the first quarter on a high note with a virtual concert, which highlighted the success of distance learning during the COVID-19 crisis. See story »

October 11, 2020

Weekly devotional: Wisdom and revelation bring spiritual clarity

Through the words of the apostle Paul, KS Hawaiʻi Kahu Kaunaloa Boshard reaffirms that spiritual clarity, along with a life filled with intention and purpose, are the result of seeking both wisdom and revelation – or guidance – from ke Akua. See story »

October 8, 2020

Tri-campus student leaders take part in KHON2 Town Hall

As part of a lesson in civic engagement, our rising ‘ōiwi leaders posed questions to mayoral, congressional and Honolulu prosecutor candidates as part of KHON2’s Virtual Town Hall. See story »

October 5, 2020

KS partnership connects West O‘ahu haumāna to high-speed internet

Dubbed “WiFi on Wheels,” the initiative provides high-speed broadband internet access to West O‘ahu students and families, Monday through Friday during school hours via a mobile router affixed to the roof of a van. See story »

October 4, 2020

Weekly devotional: Hang in there

KS Maui Kahu Kalani Wong reminds us to, “hang in there,” as we are met with physical and emotional distress due to navigating life during this global pandemic. For doing so, gives us hope and a clearer vision of the good that is to come. See story »

October 1, 2020

KS extends application deadline for K-12 admission

The deadline for Kamehameha Schools K-12 program applications for the Kapālama, Hawai‘i and Maui campuses for the 2021-22 school year is now Oct. 15 2020. See story »

September 28, 2020

New Ka‘iwakīloumoku website: A portal to ancestral knowledge and indigenous cultures of the Pacific

Join in the launch ceremony of Ka‘iwakīloumoku’s vibrant new website! The revamped site at See story »

September 28, 2020

Reflecting on five years of SP2020 progress

This week, Ka Ipu o Lono shares stories of our progress toward cultivating Kūhanauna – a generation on the rise – reflecting on our progress in the areas of education, community, culture, ‘āina and KS organization. See story »

September 27, 2020

Weekly devotional: Be a border buster

In sharing the story of Jabez, Kahu Kalani Wong reminds us of the power of prayer when looking to bust through borders or to go beyond where we are currently in life. When grounded in pule, ke Akua will shield us from harm allowing us to enter new horizons and eventually provide the same support to others in need. See story »

September 25, 2020

CEO Message: Update on campus learning models after Fall Break

Mahalo nui to all of our kumu, staff, leaders, haumāna and ‘ohana. We are now more than a month into our new school year; our kumu are teaching, our haumāna are learning, our ‘ohana are engaging, and despite so many challenges, we remain hopeful that we can make this our best year ever. See story »

September 21, 2020

Final phase underway to transform Kahalu‘u Ma Kai into world-class educational site

Kamehameha Schools is in the final construction phase for the transformation of Kahalu‘u Ma Kai into a 22-acre world-class educational and cultural gathering place. See story »

September 20, 2020

Weekly devotional: Created for a purpose

If you are ever unsure of your purpose in life, KS Maui Kahu Kalani Wong reminds you to kuʻupau i ke aloha (love with all your might), e kuʻupau i ka lawelawe (serve with all your might) and e kuʻupau i ka pule (pray with all your might). For ke Akua will ensure a clearer vision. See story »

September 14, 2020

Oka’s lāhui-minded mission raises $10k to support food security

KS Investment Analyst Nikki Oka KSK’13 turned to the social media platform Instagram to aid in her lāhui-minded mission of supporting Hawaiʻi’s food security needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. See story »

September 13, 2020

Weekly devotional: Trust in ke Akua provides strength to others in need

Kamehameha Schools Kapālama Hope Kahu Barrett Awai KSK’88 reminds us that although things may look bleak, we must have faith so that we might give strength to others – the same faith that Moses had when he led the Israelites out of Egypt and across the Red Sea. See story »

September 9, 2020

KS names Nguyen senior director and chief technology officer of Financial Assets

Thuyen Nguyen has been named senior director and chief technology officer (CTO) of Kamehameha Schools’ Financial Assets Division. See story »

September 8, 2020

KS Kapālama alumni champion Hawaiian approach to 2020 Census

KS Kapālama alumni Connor Kalāhiki, Koloikeao Anthony and Leinani Roylo launched “Helu Kanaka,” an online initiative to improve Native Hawaiian participation in the 2020 Census. See story »

September 4, 2020

Weekly devotional: Responding to unrest with aloha

As we continue to navigate difficult times, KS Maui Kahu Kalani Wong KSK’74 puts forth a kāhea to follow the example of our beloved Mōʻī Wahine, Liliʻuokalani, and respond to unrest with aloha. See story »

August 31, 2020

Hawaiian History Month goes virtual to celebrate the legacy of Queen Lili‘uokalani

Hawaiian History Month launches with a virtual celebration of the birthday of Queen Lili‘uokalani and will continue with online educational, dance and musical events throughout September. See story »

August 28, 2020

Weekly devotional: What to wear today?

Echoing the words of the Apostle Paul, KS Hawaiʻi Kahu Kaunaloa Boshard KSK’77 reminds us to “dress to bless” – clothing ourselves with Christ’s love by choosing apparel that is kūpono (proper), haʻahaʻa (humble), akahai (gentle) a me ahonui (patient). See story »


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