Elementary students share the gift of fire safety

December 14, 2018
By KCS Staff

Santa's elves, wearing KCS blue, are out and about in Kaimuki this week! From December 11-17, elementary classes are visiting neighbors in the surrounding area to hand out free smoke detectors. The Youth Philanthropy Board awarded KCS a "Be the Change" grant, which provided the funds for the school to purchase 135 smoke detectors for this outreach opportunity.

Youth Service Hawaii funds projects that address an identified community need. For this service learning project, KCS was inspired to serve its Kaimuki neighborhood, as the largest population group is 65-84 years old. Because of the older population, KCS wanted to provide its neighbors with working smoke detectors and share information on fire safety and prevention.

Classes scheduled this week walked to their assigned houses to hand deliver the valuable gift. Accompanied by Mr. Kanakanui, pairs of students knocked on doors and rang doorbells, eager to present the smoke detector, a letter, and coloring sheet. Residents who were home greeted students with appreciative words and grateful smiles. What a blessing to meet our neighbors and share a little Christmas joy with them!

Celebrating 50 years of the KCS 'ohana

December 05, 2018
By KCS Staff

Connection. Impact. ‘Ohana. The power of the KCS experience, pointing to God’s many blessings over the fifty-year life of the school, was evident during the 50th Anniversary Gala. Held at the Prince Waikiki on November 17, the event drew 400 guests, filling a ballroom of individuals whose lives have been positively impacted by KCS.  Read more...

"Big Kids Helping Little Kids"

December 03, 2018
By KCS Staff

A special bond is developing between KCS high school students and keiki at Palolo elementary school. This year, KCS is honored to participate in a partnership with YouthGrace, an organization with the mission of providing mentors for at-risk children as well as helping high school students become effective leaders and well-rounded individuals.

Ten high school students, ranging from 10th to 12th grade, have committed to meeting weekly in a one-on-one setting with their specially matched child. To participate in the program, high school students completed a formal training session earlier in the Spring. At Palolo elementary, KCS mentors spend time reading, playing, and listening to their child. Through this experience, KCS students have expressed their enjoyment and growth in building these new relationships.

Several special activities are planned throughout the school year for mentors and YouthGrace students. On Thanksgiving Eve, KCS and Palolo elementary students visited Palolo Chinese Home, entertaining the residents with songs, dancing, and Thanksgiving games and activities. What a special time of connection between all three age groups!

Now Accepting Applications for two-year-olds!

November 02, 2018
By KCS Staff

KCS is excited to announce the expansion of its preschool program to accept two-year-olds for the 2019-2020 school year! Children enrolled in the P2 program must wear Pull-Ups and be 2-years-old by the start of the 2019 school year. For two-year-olds only, part-time (M/W/F or T/Th) options will be available.

The office has already received a fair amount of inquiries for P2. If you or a friend are interested in applying for 2019-2020, we encourage you to submit an application or schedule a school tour!

Senior takes part in effort to beautify Kaimuki

September 28, 2018
By KCS Staff

The streets of Kaimuki got a pop of color and a touch of whimsy last weekend, thanks to the talent of local artists. Jennifer Noel, a Kaimuki resident, organized the "streetARThawaii" effort, recruiting artists to paint over thirteen traffic signal boxes in the neighborhood, which are often targets for graffiti.

Senior Yurina Kim was asked to paint the signal box near Kaimuki Dialysis, on the corner of Koko Head and Harding Avenues. She worked through the weekend, painting a mural that comprised of stars, Diamond Head, and the voyaging canoe, Hōkūleʻa. Yurina said she enjoys incorporating stars and constellations into her work and was glad they fit in well with the other Hawaiian elements of her piece. Although she felt "pressure" and somewhat "vulnerable" having cars and those passing by observe her work, she is grateful for the opportunity and experience. Amazing job, Yurina!

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