February 16, 2018
Important Letters from Hawaii State Superintendent Christina Kishimoto and Campbell-Kapolei Complex Area Superintendent Heidi Armstrong
Superintendent Kishimoto writes a response to the wake of the Florida shooting and
CAS Armstrong addresses a social media post concerning Kapolei Middle School.
Click on images to read pdf version of the letters.
February 8, 2018
No school for students on Monday, February 12, 2018
Oahu public school teachers will be at the Hawaii State Teachers Association Institute Day on Monday, February 12. School will be closed to students, however, our front office will be open for business from 7:30am to 4:00pm. Classes resume on Tuesday, February 13, 2018.
February 6, 2018
Principal Coffee Hour
Join Principal Christopher Bonilla for Coffee Hour on February 14, 2018. RSVP by February 9 at bit.ly/ilimacoffee.
January 16, 2018
Letter from Superintendent Christina Kishimoto relating to Shelter-in-Place
Letters were sent home today to explain the DOE guidelines for ballistic missile emergencies. Below is the copy that was given to every student.
An additional resource for families and employees are available for those who need support; it's free and confidential. See the second flyer for more information.
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8th Grade Banquet and Promotion Ceremony Contract
Teams will be meeting during the course of this week to review the expectations and behavior contract for the upcoming Banquet and Promotion Ceremony. Team 8-1 meets on Tuesday, January 16; Team 8-2 on Wednesday, January 17; and Team 8-3 on Friday, January 19. Meeting will be in the cafeteria from 8 am to 8:40 am with homeroom teachers.
Two forms will be given to each 8th grade student--one to keep at home and the other to return to Mr. Ramiscal, 8th grade Vice Principal, . The contract goes into effect Monday, January 22, instead of the misprinted date of January 23. All forms are due by Friday, January 26, 2018,
January 7, 2018
Mandatory Commencement/Promotion Parent Meetings
The first of four Commencement Parent meetings is scheduled for Wednesday, January 10 at 6:30pm. This is a mandatory meeting for participation in our school's Commencement Exercises.
Parents will need to attend just one of the four meetings. The other meetings are scheduled as follows -
February 22 - 8:00am
March 28 - 6:30pm
April 19 - 8:00am
All meetings are in the cafeteria.
Questions may be directed to the Student Government Office at 687-9325.
December 21, 2017
Enjoy your Winter Break
Thursday, December 21st is the last day of the second quarter and first semester. Classes resume on Monday, January 8, 2018. The main office will remain open from 7:30pm to 4:00pm daily except on December 25th and January 1st. Be sure to spend quality time with family and friends. Have a safe holiday season. See you next year.
November 28, 2017
You are invited to our Band Christmas Concert - "Baby It's Cold Outside"
Join our Ilima Ohana as we watch and enjoy the music from the Beginning and Advanced Bands on Friday, December 15 at 6pm in our cafeteria. Free admission!
November 21, 2017
Scholastic Book Fair Award
Here is another bright spot to be shared with everyone! Our school was just presented with the Book Fair Recognition award! Our school placed 2nd with 148,464 total minutes of independent reading and 829 total new books added to the school library. Mahalo to our media center miracle workers Gayle Anbe, Cathy Sumida, Steve Chichi, Erin Kato, Gladys Carbonero, Cherise Akimoto, and Dione Hulen. Thank you for all of your hard work!
Christopher D. Bonilla
November 18, 2017
Royales Robotics Ranks in top 10 in recent Competition
Congratulations to our Royales Robotics team who earned a 7th place finish and the "Amaze Award" for their robot's design!!! These four students competed today at St. Louis High School against both public and private school teams! They absolutely gave it their best!
Top left: Robotics Advisor Mary Ann Doles with Principal Christopher Bonilla. Top right: St Louis School President and Principal Glenn Medeiros, also a well known singer and artist in the 1980s, with our students. Bottom: Our 7th and 8th grade robotic team members.
November 17, 2017
Superintendent visits Ilima
Superintendent Christina Kishimoto visited several classrooms today to hear student voice and perspectives. She was escorted around campus by our Leadership and National Junior Honor Society students.
November 8, 2017
Drama Club Fundraiser - November 9, 2017
Help our Drama Club earn money to defray production costs, royalty and facilities fees, and other related expenses. Go to Kapolei California Pizza Kitchen from 11am to 10pm. Print and present the flyer below to the server and give 20% of the check to our fantastic club.
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October 30, 2017
eWaste this weekend at Campbell High School
Help our community programs earn cash for trash. Bring the items listed on the flyer on Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 9am to 1pm.
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October 19, 2017
Artist Hilton Alves Completes 25th Mural at Ilima
North Shore resident and renown artist Hilton Alves spent 4 days painting his 25th mural at Ilima Intermediate school. Hilton's wave murals have been on several school campuses and also on the international scene. He enjoys sharing a piece of the canvas with others, especially children and students from the school and community. View his other murals at https://www.101perfectwaves.com/
View the photo album of HiLTON's work at Ilima in this link.
Ilima Intermediate featured on PBS Hawaii' Hiki No
Our first Hiki No story of the year will air tonight. We are also on next week's episode!!
Tune in to an exceptional NEW HIKI NO Episode tonight (Thursday) at 7:30 p.m. on PBS Hawai'i! (rebroadcasting on Saturday 12:30pm)
Students from Maui High School in Kahului present an inspiring story about Keizhawn Daquis, a Maui Waena Intermediate School student who was born with Spina Bifida. Despite his disability, Keizhawn is active in a number of sports, including tennis, surfing, wheelchair racing and swimming. A gifted musician, his favorite instrument is the ‘ukulele, which he often performs on at community events. Keizhawn’s love of life proves that he is MORE than able. As Keizhawn’s mother says, “He not only lives up to my expectations, but he soars above them.”
Students from Kapa‘a Middle School on Kaua‘i show us how a love of dance has shaped the life and career of a Kaua‘i-based ballet teacher.
Students from Hawai‘i Preparatory Academy on Hawai‘i Island tell the story of an historic campus building that was physically moved into Waimea town and turned into an art gallery.
Students from ‘Ilima Intermediate School in ‘Ewa, O‘ahu, show us how to make the local sweet treat halo halo.
Students from Kalani High School in East Honolulu tell the story of a young man who uses rap as a means of personal expression.
Students from Kua o ka Lā Miloliʻi Hīpuʻu Virtual Academy on Hawai‘i Island introduce us to a woman who is dedicated to the preservation of precious Hawai‘i ecosystems.
Students from Mid-Pacific in the Mānoa district of O‘ahu reveal how their baseball team uses an ancient Japanese tradition as a source of inspiration.
This episode will be posted online after Thursday's broadcast: on pbshawaii.org/hikino. The show will air again on Saturday at noon and Sunday at 3 p.m. on PBS Hawai'i.
October 18, 2017
Planning and Collaboration Day for Teachers
School will be closed for students tomorrow, October 20, 2017. It is a planning and collaboration day for teachers. School resumes on Monday, October 23rd. Our front office will remain open from 7:30am to 4:00pm. Also, help us reach our attendance goal this school year. Our goal is to average a daily attendance rate of 97%! Thank you for your help!
October 16, 2017
A message from Mr. Bonilla
Welcome back students! I want to welcome everyone back and wish you all the very best as you start the 2nd quarter. Let me set the tone for expectations in the 2nd quarter. Remember what it means to live respect, responsibility, resourcefulness AND the growth mindset. Remember that Ilima students never shy away from hard work. Ilima students know that their abilities always grow with hard work. Ilima students know that they make mistakes, but they learn from them. Don't be afraid of hard work. A wise teacher once said, "When people take the courage to journey into the center of their fear, they actually find nothing. It is only mini layers of fear being afraid of itself." I want you to believe in yourselves because all of us believe in you. Our journey together is not easy, but you're never alone. Your teachers, counselors and administrators practice teamwork and perseverance. We're here for you! Imagine all 870 students working at their best to be the best they can be for themselves, for one another and for our school. This is my expectation for all of us. Success doesn't wait for anyone. Are you ready? Come see me to share your questions, concerns and successes. #IlimaWay
October 2, 2017
End of first quarter
The quarter ends on Oct 6, and the 2nd quarter starts on Oct 16. We've got an awesome treat for our school when everyone gets back. International artist Hilton Alves will be on campus working on a huge mural on the side of the Chorus Building. Be sure to check it out when you return. This mural is dedicated to all of our hard working students and staff that make Ilima an awesome school.
September 25, 2017
UPLINK - Middle School Volleyball League Schedule
Co-Ed Volleyball Rules
All schools will meet at one site. Each school will play all others schools during this
time. Round robin play/2 courts running at the same time with 4 teams. The team
not playing is in charge of providing Line Judges for the 2 games. Host schools are in
charge of providing an UP Referee (adult or H.S. player), 2 score keepers.
September 21, 2017
Stranger Danger Letter from Complex Area Superintendent Heidi Armstrong
There were three 'stranger danger' incidents involving Campbell-Kapolei students this week. Read the precautionary safety measures included in the letter. Hard copies were sent home today. View the letter here, ---> link
September 20, 2017
Drama Club Fundraiser
Support our Drama Club with their Panda Express Fundraiser
This year our Drama Club will be performing Willy Wonka Jr! Our students are very excited to perform for everyone. Right now we're working on raising funds to finance the costumes, props, and set design.
Here's how you can help!
Eat at Ewa Beach Panda Express (on Fort Weaver Rd, same parking lot as Safeway & Starbucks)
on Friday, September 22nd and
Present flyer at checkout
20% of the proceeds will go towards our club
We will be dropping off flyers in teachers' boxes before the end of today. Digital flyers work as well, including pictures of the flyer.
Please support our Drama Club students! Eat Panda Express on Friday, and tell your students/friends/family!
September 19, 2017
Stranger Danger Letter from Keone'ula Elementary School
We received notification of an attempted child abduction incident in a neighboring school within our community this morning. We gave a hard copy of the letter to each student to take home.
View the digital copy below by clicking on the image to enlarge.
We require visitors, parents or guardians, vendors, and guests to sign-in at the front office during our business hours between 7:30 am and 4:00 pm. This is to ensure each visitor is properly direct to the right meeting room or person. This measure also mitigates the amount of trespassers, disruption to class instruction, and provides safety for our staff and students.
If you need to visit a classroom or meet with an employee of our school, please call the front office at 808-687-9300 to assist you with scheduling a meeting appointment.
Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety
To our bicyclists, please be mindful of your actions when biking on the road. We have seen reckless bicycling behavior that may jeopardize your health or the life of others. Watch for on-coming traffic, stay in bike lanes, and avoid riding in pedestrian walk ways. For additional bicycling laws and safety tips read Hawaii Bicycling League's website at https://www.hbl.org/bikelaws/.
Please share this information with your bike friends. Your safety is our concern.
September 18, 2017
Lost and Found Items
We still have unclaimed lost and found items from last school year occupying needed space in the front office. These items will be donated to the United Cerebral Palsy donation center by the Boys and Girls Club by the end of the quarter. If you lost an item last year, come to the front office and describe the item to claim it.
September 15, 2017
21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) Tutoring and Enrichment Classes Available
Enroll your child in our after school tutoring programs and enrichment classes for free! The tutoring/enrichment sessions will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays for 2 hours. Sessions will begin at 2:15 pm and end at 4:15 pm on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday; but will begin/end earlier on Thursday (1:45 – 3:45) due to early release. The Media Center is also open every morning from 6:45 am - 7:45 am as a safe place for students to read, do homework, or simply hang out. Read the informational letter and application below.
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September 13, 2017
Student Drop-Off and Pickup
Please drop-off and pick-up your child(ren) in the area between the Hale Pono Boys and Girls Club, Ilima Intermediate, Pohakea Elementary, and Campbell High. Service vehicles, vendors, and our special needs buses use the front office area to do deliveries, drop-offs and pick-ups.
September 12, 2017
National History Day Parent Night - Thursday, September 14, 2017
Our Social Studies department is hosting an evening event to discuss this year's National History Day theme and project timelines. The meeting is in the chorus room from 6 pm to 7:30pm. Notify your child's Social Studies teacher if you are coming to this event.
September 11, 2017
Ilima's 21st CCLC Ho'okui Program will be starting this week and next
Starting tomorrow, September 12, the Media Center will be open from 6:45 am - 7:45 am for students who need/want a safe place to read, complete homework, or simply hang out.
On Thursday, September 15 we would like to start our 8th grade tutoring session. If you have any student(s) in need of tutoring, please send them to C207 for an application.
Robotics & Arts and Crafts are scheduled to begin on Monday, Sept. 18 while the 7th grade tutoring and World Cultures/tutoring session will begin shortly thereafter.
All afternoon sessions will begin at 2:15 and end at 4:15 on Monday, Tuesday and Friday, and at 1:45 - 3:45 on Thursday. Robotics and World Cultures/tutoring will not have a Friday session.
Please let me know if you have any questions regarding the 21st CCLC Ho'okui Program.
21st CCLC Site Coordinator
August 30, 2017
Register for our FREE UPLINK Afterschool Program
We are very excited about our program aimed to provide our students with healthy and safe activities after school. All classes include Tutoring Services and Teen Character-Building, which are courses designed to educate students on skills that would enhance their self-esteem and promote good decision-making. We hope that registered students will make good and productive use of these supplemental components of the program.
Activity schedules will vary by clubs/teams.
Programs offered: Film-Making, Dance, Brain Games, Art Design, Beat Bars & More (Music club).
Programs requiring a physical exam form certified by a physician: Volleyball, Basketball, Track, Wrestling, Archery
Enrollment will be based on a first come, first serve basis until available spaces for specific classes are filled. Optional program choices and schedules will be given to students who register by their optional program advisor.
Click on the application image to download the full application.
Please contact our UPLINK Site Coordinator Dione Hulen at 687-9300 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
Need help accessing the Infinite Campus Online Gradebook?
Sign up for a tutorial training at http://bit.ly/ilimainfinite. These sessions are geared for parents and guardians.
Choose between two dates when you register either on Wednesday, September 6 at 9:00am or Thursday, September 7 at 6:00pm.
A letter was sent home explaining how to access the online grading portal. Log-in information and password keys were included the letter. Below are images of the letter without the actual login credential, but may be used as reference documents when enlarged.
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August 23, 2017
REMINDER: Sexual Health Education Policy 103-5
Our school offers a DOE approved Sexual Health Education curricula that is provided by HealthTeacher.com
HealthTeacher.com is developed by HealthTeacher, Inc. HealthTeacher.com is an online resource of health education tools including lessons, interactive presentations and additional resources to integrate health into any grade K-12. HealthTeacher.com provides students in grades K-12 with the knowledge and skills needed to overcome two serious threats to good health: a lack of physical activity and a void of health literacy. The research-based games, apps, and educational resources are designed to engage students and to provide data to measure and quantify their impact. HealthTeacher.com’s K-5 products also work in tandem with two important sets of education standards: the National Health Education Standards (NHES) and the Common Core Standards, which have been adopted by 45 states.
For more information related to this DOE Policy, visit the Sexual Health Education page in the hawaiipublicschools.org at http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/HealthAndNutrition/sexed/Pages/default.aspx
August 22, 2018
Communication Outage: Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Our phone and Internet connection will be temporarily out of service from 2pm to 5pm tomorrow. We will not be able to send or receive calls, nor can we access the Internet. If you need to reach the school during the communication outage, call (808) 375-1605.
August 21, 2018
Calling all History Day Teachers, Students & Parents
Get a head start on your History Day project! Get answers and tips from Historians, Research Experts and experienced History Day Teachers.
Check out sample projects!
Choose from 9 different workshops to attend:
Chaminade University of Honolulu
3140 Waialae Avenue
Clarence T.C. Ching Conference Center in Eiben Hall
Honolulu, HI 96816
Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 12:15 PM (HST)
August 18, 2017
Register your family to attend a presentation on the brain
Sign up to hear Tracey Tokuhama Espinosa speak at a session called "Everything A Person Should Know About His or Her Own Brain." The session is on Saturday, September 2, 2017 from 9 to 11 at Ewa Makai Midddle School. Complete the registration form and submit it to our front office as soon as possible.
August 17, 2017
Open House is Next Week: Thursday, August 24, 6 to 8 pm
Meet your child's Team and Elective Teachers in our annual Open House. The event starts in the cafeteria at 6pm with presentations and announcements. The evening ends with Team meeting in respective rooms.
August 14, 2017
Required Forms DUE
Your cooperation is needed to return the following forms to school this week:
August 10, 2017
August 7, 2017
Growth Mindset from Principal Bonilla
Read the Growth Mindset message from Mr. Bonilla and and compilation of inspiring graphics as we start a new school year.
Download the full document here.
July 10, 2017
Support Campbell Football and Band
Come out and represent Ewa Beach! Share the news with your families and support our Campbell High School Football team and awesome band! Here is the schedule of home games this season. The JV games start at 5:00 pm. The Varsity games usually begin at 7:00 pm or 7:30 pm. Come out and support. Ewa Beach pride!
July 7, 2017
Opening of the School Year Letters to Parents
June 2, 2017
Hawaii 3R’s + Ilima Painting Project
Ilima Intermediate is fortunate to partner with Hawaii 3R's, a non-profit group helping schools in improvement and renovation projects. They have solicited the services of Jade Painting to provide the paint and supplies. Our part is to get as many volunteers to assist in the project.
The event is on Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 8am to 4pm in our courtyard, cafeteria, and other areas that require a facelift. We may finish earlier if we have a large volunteer crew.
We need your help! Let others know about this event and sign-up to volunteer before June 7, 2017 at http://bit.ly/PaintIlima.
June 1, 2017
School Information Packet 2017-2018
The packet was given to incoming 7th grade students during their orientation and to 8th grade students before the end of the school year. Information in the packet includes schedule pickup dates and times, fees, school supplies list, meal prices, attendance policy, and UpLink Summer School information.
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