December 3, 2020
Here’s a glimpse at what’s happening from Kea‘au and Pukalani to Kapālama, as our Kamehameha Schools faculty, staff members and students enter the last few weeks of the fall semester.
KAMEHAMEHA SCHOOLS HAWAI‘I – KSH seniors Elysa Abellera and Sarah Imai completed their legacy project delivering 181 of their Bundles of Aloha care packages to the Hawaiʻi National Guard and Ka‘ū health care workers and patients – all in time for Thanksgiving! High school Kumu Yuki Yano provided guidance to the servant leaders.
KS Hawai‘i Middle School sixth grader Layla Masaoka, was the winner of the most recent Living Lokomaikaʻi Contest. Living Lokomakaʻi was a challenge given to haumāna to spread kindness or lokomaikaʻi in this time of uncertainty. Students submitted photos and descriptions of their act of kindness. Layla’s prize was a pair of Airpods!
It’s always a joy to see the smiling faces of students back on campus. Haumāna of the KSH Class of 2024 had their yearbook photo-taking session recently.
KS Hawai‘i is proud of its haumāna who have been so diligent about wearing their protective face masks, making the campus safe for its educational ‘ohana.
KAMEHAMEHA SCHOOLS MAUI – Through a partnership with Minit Medical, KS Maui provided free COVID-19 testing to staff, haumāna and ʻohana as part of our commitment to creating a safe and healthy environment for learning.
KS Maui haumāna celebrated Lā Kūʻokoʻa – Hawaiian Independence Day – on November 28. The holiday is celebrated every year across the pae ʻāina with the very first celebration dating back to 1843.
Makahiki is here, and from ‘ulu maika to lau niu weaving, KS Maui kumu created kits filled with activities for Māhele Lalo (K-5) haumāna to explore with their ʻohana in celebration of the season.
KS Maui keiki record special messages in honor of Ke Ali‘i Pauahi for Founder’s Day, which will be celebrated virtually on Friday, December 18.
KAMEHAMEHA SCHOOLS KAPĀLAMA – Pūʻulu Olopana, was the first full middle school student team to come to campus this semester, made their grand entrance earlier this week. Much of the time was spent becoming acquainted with the new protocols in place, but as you can see, everyone jumped right into learning.
Papa ʻekahi was the latest group of students to return to the KS Kapālama campus as part of its hybrid learning model. No longer the youngest of the student body, these first graders are acclimating quickly to the new safety practices at school and modeling these good behaviors for their kindergarten kaikaina.
KS Kapālama haumāna showed their loyalty to the hae Hawaiʻi (Hawaiian flag) as part of their celebration of Lā Kūʻokoʻa on November 28. On that day in 1843, Hawaiʻi was formally recognized as an independent nation by Britain and France.
How do you measure six feet of distance? According to this KS Kapālama kindergartener, the length of a “yoncon” (also: unicorn) is just about right!