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May 21, 2024

Dual credit college program at KS Kapālama creates generational change

Nine out of ten haumāna at Kamehameha Schools Kapālama will earn college credits this year, in addition to their high school diploma. Sixty-eight of those haumāna have gone a step further earning their AA degree, thanks to an innovative partnership with Hawaiʻi Pacific University.

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May 14, 2024

Latest issue of I Mua magazine focuses on Lahaina recovery and more

I Mua magazine 2024, Issue 1 is out online and in your home. This edition includes manaʻo from alumni who have demonstrated great resilience after the devastating Lahaina fire.

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May 14, 2024

KS in the news: Kamehameha Schools Children’s Chorus draws nearly 1,000 people to free community concert on Maui

KS haumāna are shining on the stage, field, and court, gaining national attention and scholarships!

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May 13, 2024

Kamehameha Schools Kapālama’s first AA graduates: Where are they now?

Through the dual credit program with Hawaiʻi Pacific University, KS haumāna start their college education early, saving their families tens of thousands of dollars on tuition.

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May 9, 2024

Kumu appreciation week: ʻIke Hawaiʻi inspires next wave of Kapālama scientists and stewards

Bethany Kimokeo pioneers a Hawaiian language marine science course at Kamehameha Schools Kapālama, moving the needle of ʻike Hawaiʻi in the classroom.

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May 1, 2024

Mālama Ola Minute: Debunking myths about children’s mental health

Read this month’s Mālama Ola Minute to learn more about common misconceptions surrounding children’s mental health and how to support their well-being effectively.

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April 30, 2024

KS Kapālama senior takes home top photojournalism award

KS Kapālama senior Kaydn Ito snapped a compelling photo of dueling demonstrations in New York City, which earned him top honors at the National High School Journalism Convention. He wasn’t the only KS haumāna to receive honors there.

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April 24, 2024

Patience and purpose: Kamehameha Schools builds first high school beach volleyball team in Hawaiʻi

The Beach Warriors are relying on patience and purpose to power through their inaugural season.

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April 23, 2024

KS Kapālama Kula Waena school counselors earn prestigious national RAMP designation

KS Kapālama Kula Waena school counselors have earned prestigious national recognition.

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April 22, 2024

E kanikapila kākou. Upcoming jam session at Kaʻiwakīloumoku and you’re invited!

Warm up your leo and get your kīkā tuned. A fun-filled kanikapila is happening this week at Kaʻiwakīloumoku

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April 9, 2024

KS in the news: Oʻahu hālau prepares for Merrie Monarch on ʻĀina Pauahi

KS haumāna, alumni and staff shine in academics and athletics.

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April 8, 2024

Retired KS kumu to join National Teachers Hall of Fame

Joel Truesdell worked at the Kapālama and Hawaiʻi campuses for 34 years.

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April 8, 2024

Free concert for Maui community features Kamehameha Schools Children’s Chorus

Maui musicians and hālau will join KS elementary school haumāna for He Leo Aloha No Maui.

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April 3, 2024

Celebrate Native Hawaiian Plant Month across ʻĀina Pauahi

Join us in celebrating Native Hawaiian Plant Month by immersing yourself in lāʻau Hawaiʻi at events across ʻĀina Pauahi!

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April 1, 2024

Mālama Ola Minute: How outdoor play boosts your keiki’s health and happiness

Learn how outdoor play not only promotes health and well-being but also strengthens family bonds and social skills!

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March 31, 2024

Lenten weekly video devotionals: Easter

He has risen! Kahu Kanani Franco from KS Maui wishes us a happy Easter as we celebrate the miracle of Jesus’ resurrection.

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March 29, 2024

Lenten weekly video devotionals: Good Friday

Good Friday is a day of reflection and remembrance of how much God loves us. In this video, Kahu Manu Naeʻole reminds us that we are only able to live prosperously because of Jesus’ sacrifice for us.

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March 28, 2024

Lenten weekly video devotionals: Maundy Thursday

Kahu Kaunaloa Boshard teams up with his son and KS Hawaiʻi haumāna Loheau for this reflection on John 13:34.

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March 24, 2024

Lenten weekly video devotionals: Week 6

This Palm Sunday, we remember Jesus’ selfless sacrifice and the power of God’s love and mercy.

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March 17, 2024

Lenten weekly video devotionals: Week 5

A KS Maui kumu and haumāna share two scriptures about God’s word to ponder over Spring Break.

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March 10, 2024

Lenten weekly video devotionals: Week 4

KS Kapālama Christian Education Kumu Nadia Kam urges us to seek God’s guidance in times of temptation.

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March 7, 2024

KS in the news: March 2024 edition

KS haumāna, alumni and staff are making headlines for their commitment to excellence on the field, in the classroom and for the community.

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March 4, 2024

KS Kapālama Song Contest and KS Hawaiʻi Hōʻike to showcase and elevate mele Hawaiʻi

Mele Hawaiʻi will take center stage during two flagship events for the haumāna of Kamehameha Schools Kapālama and Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi.

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March 3, 2024

Lenten weekly video devotionals: Week 3

How does God show up in your life? KS Kapālama’s Rodney Arias asks us to recognize His holy presence during this season.

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Feb. 29, 2024

Mālama Ola Minute: Tips for doing a digital detox with your ʻohana

By staying off your devices for a while, you can improve your mental capacity, social behavior and emotional health.

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Feb. 26, 2024

Social Spark program inspires Kapālama haumāna to be pono content creators

KS Kapālama students join the Social Spark fellowship program to become authentic and positive digital creators while promoting community engagement.

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Feb. 25, 2024

Lenten weekly video devotionals: Week 2

Both Kensy Apaka and Brayden Malani reference Matthew 14:27 in their video devotionals about finding courage and trusting God.

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Feb. 18, 2024

Lenten weekly video devotionals: Week 1

In this week’s video devotionals, Shonnie Calina and Kaʻōiwi Jeong remind us that our identity is rooted in God.

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Feb. 14, 2024

Lenten weekly video devotionals: Ash Wednesday

The Lenten season is upon us, so let’s pay close attention to God’s word and allow it to transform our hearts.

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Feb. 8, 2024

Haumāna say mahalo to counselors during National School Counseling Week

During National School Counseling Week at KS Kapālama, haumāna showed gratitude for the help they’ve gotten from counselors.

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