Aha Makua Meeting POSTPONED to 7-31-2019

Aha Makua Meeting POSTPONED to 7-31-2019


ʻAha Mākua Meeting POSTPONED

Wednesday July 31, 2019
5:30pm – 7:30pm
Kakea Classroom

DUE to activites on the Mauna, tonightʻs aha makua meeting has been postponed ONE WEEK to July 31.


To be announced


For more info, contact Healani at ahamakua@gmail.com or (808)372-2512

*All meetings are potluck. Bring your own utensils and water bottle.

“I maika‘i ke kalo i ka ‘ōhā.”

The goodness of the taro is judged by the young plant it produces.

Enrollment Package(s) Due 7/19/2019

Enrollment Package(s) Due 7/19/2019




All the forms required to enroll your student(s) are included in the following PDF:

image showing a PDF fileSY 2019-2020 STUDENT ENROLLMENT PACKAGE

Please download and fill out the package for each student  All enrollment packets must be turned in to office in person by a parent/guardian with this yearʻs school fees for your student(s).


School fees MUST BE PAID at the time of registration. If you would prefer to email your enrollment forms and avoid the trip to the office, please ensure your fees are paid prior to sending in your forms. Fees may be paid via Credit Card using the HKM Store link: PAY SCHOOL FEES, or by calling the office at 945-1600.

Packets are due by Friday, July 19 2019.



Uniforms may be ordered online in the HKM Web Store, or by calling the office. Purchases will be delivered at La Ohana.

For more info, contact the office at info@halaukumana.org or (808) 945-1600.

“I maika‘i ke kalo i ka ‘ōhā.”

The goodness of the taro is judged by the young plant it produces.




Each school year we have many applicants for limited openings. Therefore, we have a lottery system for those students who apply.

Applications are due to the office by Friday, March 15, in order to be considered in the lottery. Applications received after the deadline will be put on a waitlist on a first come, first served basis.

You may download the form below, or, new this year, the form may be filled out and submitted digitally.

image showing a PDF file NEW Application SY19-20 FINAL NEW Application SY19-20 FINAL

In order to electronically fill out and sign the form, you will need Acrobat or the Acrobat Reader. Download the file and then open it in your Acrobat-compatible application. Adobe Reader can be downloaded here.

September 2019 Lunch Sign-Up

September Lunch Sign-Up

Lunch Subscription Now Available

HKM Admin

August 22, 2019

Aloha HKM ‘Ohana!
Lunch form for the month of September 2019 is available:

image showing a PDF fileLunch Order September 2019

NOTE: Depending on your device, the form may open in a new window or tab, or the form may ask you to save it (download) to your computer – it is a PDF document.)
You can print the form, fill it out, and submit it; or you can fill it out on your computer and submit it. If you want to pay with PayPal or Square, please remember to wait until you get a confirmation number before submitting your form

If you want to submit the form by email, send it to info@halaukumana.org. Please use the subject SEPTEMBER 2019 LUNCH PAYMENT.

You may pay electronically by selecting the applicable link below:

SEPTEMBER  2019 School lunch Electronic Ordering

Cash (exact cash only) or Check payments in office: 8/29/2018

The lunch menu is coming soon.

For more information, please contact the office.

Notice for electronic payments: Donʻt submit the form until after you have made the electronic payment. This will allow you to enter the correct amount fo payment, as well as allow you to enter the receipt number from the PayPal message (which helps HKM accounting to properly credit the accounts.)



For the first time, you can now sign up for the full year of lunches for your haumana. This is done through a recurring payment system, automatically charged each month. For details, please refer to the form. In order to make this available as quickly as possible, this option must be signed up for using the PDF form.



Mana Mele

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Artists and friends of the Mauna across the globe are preparing themselves for the #JamForMaunaKea event scheduled for Sunday, August 11, 2019, at 11:00 AM (HST).

Attendees at this yearʻs La ʻOhana #1 will have the opportunity to participate as we will be filming a segment on that Saturday (8/10/2019) during our event. Please read the post below (from the ManaMaole Facebook page) to familiarize yourself with what is going on and how most people will be getting involved.

Ther is a video posted below, as well as links to the lyrics and timeline so you can be prepared to participate.

“Hoʻokāhi no lā o ka malihini”

“A stranger only for a day…”

After the first day as a guest, one must help with the work.
ʻŌlelo Noʻeau 1078

Many cities, countries and artists are already onboard for a Live, Worldwide, #Jam4MaunaKea- SUN AUG 11 @ 11AM HST. ⁠ Might bearing witness to this epic moment on Mauna Kea inspire YOU to JOIN US in support? 2 ways:

1) TUNE IN & SHARE – Pu’uhonua o Pu’uhuluhulu Maunakea is teaming up with Mana Maoli, Kanaeokana & many other allies to bring you a unified post of all kupuna, artists & protectors at Mauna Kea singing this medley. Share this post, follow Pu’uhonua o Pu’uhuluhulu Maunakea & be ready to enjoy & share this video on the 11th! ⁠

2) ʻJAM 4 MAUNAKEAʻ CHALLENGE – While playing that video on one device, GO LIVE on Facebook or Instagram on another, singing or jamming along, WITH & FOR Mauna Kea – whether solo, with friends & ʻohana, or as part of a gathering in your community. ⁠

We challenge you to learn at least 1 chorus, if not all 3: “Ku Haʻaheo” + “Hawaiʻi Loa” in Hawaiian and/or English. ⁠
Link to lyrics, chords practice video & other details: https://www.puuhuluhulu.com/jam4maunakea

This video here is the same key & tempo as what youʻd jam to LIVE on the 11th at 11am, so you can also pre-record to this video and post that when others go live.⁠⁠

Join a movement that inspires worldwide unity & unconditional aloha. 1000s have gathered throughout the world in the name of ʻāina, culture & our Mauna.

In this clip, Hawai’i’s favorite artists shared this medley to our kūpuna leaders of this movement, backed by 100’s of Aloha ‘Aina Protectors. Imagine the power of the collective if all of you across the globe did the same?

No matter who or where you are, please join us! Use these hashtags for all posts related to music, Mauna & Aloha ‘Aina: #jam4maunakea #MeleKuKiaiMauna #EKanikapilaKākou
—- ⁠
VC: Mike Inouye Audio: Pu’unui Wong






Aloha –

 Welcome back to another exciting school year.  We look forward to working together this year to ensure that HKM is a safe, respectful, and loving environment for all who learn, work, and visit our beautiful campus.  I personally look forward to meeting all of you and to help perpetuate the legacy started many years go during the creation of this kula. I believe it will be a rewarding and memorable school year.

 I hope you all had a chance to read the introduction letter from HKM Governing Board Chair Keoni Lee sent to you all yesterday.  I am happy to answer any questions and hope that the opportunities that I have been given during my educational career will allow me to serve this community to the best of my ability and with the distinction that our students, staff, and community deserve.  I humbly ask for your support in doing so.

Please find attached our schedule for the first week of school.  I apologize for the lateness of itʻs submittal but we were attempting to monitor the storms approaching us to ensure student and staff safety.  In itʻs current form, the schedule allows us some flexibility to adjust activities if inclement weather strikes. We will make every attempt to communicate any further changes with you in a timely manner.  Please also note our special activity on August 8 to be held at the State Capitol. Dude to timing and uncertainty of weather, all students will return to campus before being released for the day.

I look forward to our journey together.

 Me ka ha`aha`a-

 Brad Kaleo Bennett

Po`o Kumu



August 5


August 6


August 7


August 8


August 9


August 10

School Start: 8:30am

 Malama Aina Day

Please bring your work clothes with you

Work clothes:

-long sleeve shirt, long pants, covered shoes,water bottle


School End: 2:30pm

School Start: 8:30am

First day of school activities

Orientation day!

Meet your teachers, classmates and refresh on school procedures


School End: 2:30pm

School Start: 8:30am

 Elementary Project Day

Middle & High School Hike Day

Please come prepared with the following:

-Covered shoes, water bottle, insect repellent, sunscreen

*Depending on the trail conditions, hike may be canceled.


School End: 2:30pm

School Start: 8:30am

Ku Kia′i Mauna Day

All school field trip to the capitol.


Elementary – Green

Middle – Yellow

High – Red

 *Students will NOT be allowed to leave from the capitol on that day, pick up will be at school campus


School End: 2:30pm

School Start: 8:30am

Project Day

 All students will remain on campus to orient themselves with their project, do baseline testing (English and Math), etc.


School End: 2:30pm

School Start: 8:30am

La ‘Ohana (mandatory school day)

 Please come prepared to fill out any missing enrollment forms, and pay for student fees.

*Uniform store will open for 1 week online from this day

School End: 12:30pm


First Week of School Schedule

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“I maika‘i ke kalo i ka ‘ōhā.”

The goodness of the taro is judged by the young plant it produces.



Monday August 5, 2019
8:30 AM – 7:30 PM
HKM Campus

Aloha Makua & Haumana!

Monday will be our first day of the 2019-2020 school year!

We are excited for a year of new adventures as we welcome back old and new students.  Here are a few tips for parents:

UNIFORMS: T-shirts (any color) will be the uniform of the day for the first week as we sort things out and malama the campus. New students are given some leniency with the uniform rules until they receive their uniforms (at La ʻOhana or shortly thereafter)
Parking and Drop-Off: Please drop off and pick up haumana at the lower parking lot (Kalae). There is no drop-off in the on-campus lot or in the area above the gate or anywhere in the roadway fronting the school – we need to be good neighbors and not obstruct the roadway.
Lunch: HKM does not participate in any State or Federally funded meal programs. There is no kitchen or cooking facilities on campus. For the first week, students are asked to bring a lunch from home. On-campus hot lunch is provided by a vendor after the first week of school – watch this space for more info.
• More: If we have missed anything, message us on Facebook, e-mail info@halaukumana.org, or call Monday morning.


“I maika‘i ke kalo i ka ‘ōhā.”

The goodness of the taro is judged by the young plant it produces.

Board Announces Interim Poʻo Kumu

Board Announces Interim Poʻo Kumu


The Governing Board of Hālau Kū Māna has announced our new (interim) Poʻo Kumu for the upcoming school year.

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August 3, 2018
Letter to Makua

Click on the link above to read the Boardʻs letter of introduction (PDF opens in new window). 

You will have the opportunity to meet our new Poʻo Kumu on Saturday, August  11, 2019, at the yearʻs first La ʻOhana.

We look forward to seeing all of our HKM ʻOhana!



School Supply List SY 2019-2020

School Supply List SY 2019-2020

HKM Admin

School Supp-ly List for , School Year 2019-2020

File is a downloadable PDF – It should open in a new window, from which you can save, print, or send to your phone.

image showing a PDF fileHKM SUPPLY LIST

Instructions and dates are on the form. For any additional information, please call the office at (808) 945-1600,  email info@halaukumana.org, or use this web form.

“He lawai`a no ke kai papa`u, he pôkole ke aho;
he lawai`a no ke kai hohonu he loa ke aho.”

A fisherman of the shallow sea uses only a short line;
a fisherman of the deep sea has a long line.

Mana Maoli Collective: Hawaiʻi 78…

Mana Maoli Collective: Hawaiʻi 78…

Mana Maoli Collective

Mana Maoli Collective Releases Latest Video

Hūlō! Mana Maoli is excited and honored to reveal our next ʻSong Across Hawaiʻiʻ! 40 years after it was composed by a teenager on Hawaiʻi island, 100ʻs of youth from 14 schools + 40 artists recorded this song live @ 29 LOCATIONS across 4 ISLANDS. Over a year later, we share with you their rendition of this timeless classic, with an unforgettable message.

Class of 2019 Graduation Ceremony

Class of 2019 Graduation Ceremony

Class of 2019 Graduates Saturday

Hālau Kū Māna

 Saturday May 25, 2019 9AM

I maika‘i ke kalo i ka ‘ōhā.

The goodness of the taro is judged by the young plant it produces.

Hālau Kū Mānaʻs Graduating Class of 2019 is an energetic collection of personalities, histories, and accomplishments.  And even though2019 will be remembered as a year of transition for HKM, these students prove the value of this school and its mission to create “agents of change.”

Join us at our campus in Makiki as we honor the commencement of the Class of 2019. 

The ceremony begins at 9:00 AM at our campus in Makiki. Parking will be in Kalae (lower parking lot). There will be no on campus parking, but there will be a drop off area for kūpuna and visitors with disabilities at the front gate. Please allow time to find parking and seats.


Hālau Kū Māna
Class of 2019