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Tri-campus happenings - February 2021

February 24, 2021

From Keaʻau to Pukalani and Kapālama, our campuses have come back to life with the sound of haumāna! While change is never easy, our students show through these photos how they have embraced hybrid learning and everything that comes with it. I mua e nā pua a Pauahi!

KS Hawaiʻi third graders are back in the classroom exploring the forces of magnets. Other haumāna from kula kiʻekiʻe have been up to some cool experiments learning more about the world of science.

Papa mālaaʻo haumāna are the newest learners to the KS Hawaiʻi campus and have shown just how eager they are to learn every day.

Kula waena culinary kumu DJ High, with some help from Hawaiʻi ʻUlu Co-Op and Puna Chicks Farm recently worked with haumāna in finding a recipe to make pasta noodles out of ʻulu flour. Through lots of experimentation and trial and error, they were able to come up with the right ratios to make a dough that works for pasta noodles. Hū ka ‘ono!

The tunnel that connects Pākī and Bishop Hall at kula kiʻekiʻe is getting a fresh coat of lāhui-inspired paint. Members of the KS Kapālama mural club have resumed work on an art piece that started last year and brings some of the pivotal moments in Hawaiian history to life. By choosing people and places that play significant roles in these pivotal moments, they are putting faces to iconic events.

Going beyond the four walls of the classroom, the KS Kapālama 7th grade Pūʻulu Lehua team ventured to Kuhiawaho in the ahupuaʻa of Waiawa marking the first off-campus huakaʻi for middle schoolers. Through actual hands-on work in the loʻi and māla, students gained valuable knowledge and insight that reinforced their ancestral connection to the ʻāina and the generations of kūpuna who came before us.

KS Kapālama Poʻo Kula Dr. Chun will continue the tradition of opening the Hoʻolauleʻa festivities by addressing the KSK ʻohana through video in this year's virtual event scheduled to begin Feb. 27. With the schedule ATP has planned, everyone from haumāna to alumni are excited to see the new elements of a virtual event and are happy to hear that there are just some things that will never change. For more information visit

After a long hiatus, the dorms are once again buzzing with life as some of our senior boarders moved in over the weekend for their final semester at KS Kapālama. Residential Life staff team has gone over every meticulous detail to create a safe, nurturing living space for its residents. If you look closely, you may notice subtle differences in the boarding experience, but one thing has never changed - the lifelong bonds that are created with friends who become family.

Under the direction of Kumu Joseph Meno, KS Maui STEM haumāna were busy constructing horseshoe boxes for a fun physically distant approved activity with fellow schoolmates.

Upon completion of the horseshoe boxes, KS Maui Alaka’i Lawelawe students and student government leaders planned a tournament to get haumāna outside and enjoying eachothers company with a little competition.

Masks off to ASKSM Maui District Student Council Representative Kale Spencer who has shown ‘ōiwi leadership through his service project of sewing masks for patients at Hale Makua Health Services in Kahului.

KS Maui 7th grade middle school haumāna have been busy at Hale Uliulimau, the campus greenhouse, propagating veggies and herbs for out planting in their māla after Spring Break.


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