SAVE THE DATE! Alumni Week 2017 is from June 5 – 11, 2017
We hope that you enjoy this opportunity to reconnect with family, friends and faculty at one of the many activities or events that have been planned with you in mind. We also hope that you will take time to reconnect with the timeless mission of our kula Hawai‘i: to prepare globally minded, good and industrious servant leaders equipped with 21st century skills and grounded in a personal worldview that integrates Hawaiian, Western and other cultural perspectives.
We believe that if we do this well across our three campuses, we will improve the capability and well-being of people of Hawaiian ancestry and enrich humankind. As the largest private school system in the United States graduating nearly 700 seniors each year, our potential impact locally and globally is incalculable. Thanks to the shoulders of giants who came before – you the alumni of Kamehameha Schools – our haumāna can see the landfall ahead. Mahalo nui loa for all that you do, every day, to advance the mission of our beloved school.
This year, we continued our focus on strengthening our curriculum and enhancing professional practice but paused on facilities master planning as we joined the enterprise in finalizing Strategic Plan 2020 and crafting a Nā Kula (tri-campus) tactical plan. This fall, we look forward to implementing campus education plans that cascade from the tactical plan: creating smaller learning communities, promoting interdisciplinary studies and multiple pathways to graduation, integrating challenge/problem-based learning into the curriculum, expanding dual credit and AP opportunities, increasing math attainment and completion, and expanding co-curricular opportunities 3-12. All of these activities are intended to promote postsecondary educational success for our graduates – that they may be of service to their communities locally and globally.
We approach our work as others before us: with aloha, ha‘aheo and ho‘omau. We, the faculty and students of Kamehameha, take our kuleana seriously knowing that at the end of the day, it is our actions not our words that realize visions. We know that we are only a small part of a much larger kākou effort to accomplish a mission that was given to us 129 years ago. We mahalo you for all that you have done and can do to advance the work. Alumni week is our way of saying “Mahalo” and welcome home.
No laila, e ho‘i mai I ka home
ho‘ona‘na‘auao aloha ma Kapālama,
e kipa a e nanea mai – welina!