June 3, 2019


Congratulations and Have A Wonderful Summer!

Congratulations to our 8th grade students who are being promoted to high school.  School year 2018-2019 is finally over and summer has begun. Read as much as you can, be active and maintain a healthy lifestyle, and spend quality time with friends, family, and even pets. Take the time to enjoy this break and re-energize your mind and body for the coming school year.


Here are some important information, links, and dates to remember:


  • REPORT CARDS are available for pick-up from the front office starting Wednesday, June 5, 2019 from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm

  • Schedule pickup and payment of fees - Thursday, July 18 for 8th grade, 8 am to 1 pm 
                                                                        Friday, July 19 for 7th grade, 8 am to 1 pm 

  • First day of school: August 5 for 7th grade only;
                                      August 6
    for 8th grade only
                                      August 7 - all grades come to school

  • Read the Ilima Intermediate Information Packet for School Year 2019-2020 for additional information.  This packet was given to the 6th-grade students when they came for orientation and to our 7th-grade students in their homeroom or advisory class.

  • Apply for and purchase a School Bus Pass

  • Purchase our approved pullovers and or jackets

  • Refer to the May issue of our Ilima newsletter for Schedule Pickup and Payment of Fees helpful tips.

  • View Hawaii Department of Education's 2019-2020 School Year Calendar


Join our FREE UPLINK Summer Program

Six summer programs are available to incoming and current 7th-grade Ilima students and those who finished their 8th-grade year.  The program begins on June 17 and ends on July 12, 2019 from 9 am to 11 am on weekdays, except on holidays.  Download the two-page application and submit the completed forms to the front office.

Programs offered:


Pono Club

Summer Robotics Academy

Fit Club

Pono Club

Summer Sing Club

Kidz Who Code



May 24, 2019


Eighth Grade Promotion Ceremony

Ilima's promotion ceremony is on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 5:30 pm in our courtyard.  Students who have met all requirements to participate will be recognized at the ceremony.  Parking is limited to the large parking area by the Boys and Girls Club, Pohakea Elementary School main parking lot, and James Campbell High School's cafeteria parking lot.  Please respect our neighboring schools by parking only in marked stalls and not littering on their campus.

Families, adhere to the ceremony attire. If you have any questions, call Student Activities Coordinator Steve Ing at (808) 687-9300.




May 15, 2019


Press Coverage for our National History Day Students

Read this week's article on Midweek's West O'ahu Voice Community News, May 15, 2019 issue.  Fay DeCarlo and Melanie Morneau are featured in an article written by MidWeek's writer Nicole Kato. The story starts on the front page and continues on page 7.  Digital copy of the article



Awards Night on March 21

Our annual awards night for grade level teams, clubs, interschool athletics (ISA), and after school programs will be in the cafeteria next Tuesday from 5:30pm. Congratulations to all award recipients who will be invited by their respective groups




May 6, 2019



Promotional Ceremony Packet Due by Next Week!

It's not too early to submit your forms to participate in the Promotional Ceremony on Thursday, May 30th.  Get all the signatures by this Friday, May 10. The first packet deadline is on Monday, May 13 to receive all ceremony accessories. The other requirements were covered in the mandatory parent meetings on January 16, February 21, March 28, and April 17.




August 11, 2019



9th Annual Lemonade Alley for Earth Day - April 20 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Support our Ilima Family and Consumer Science students as they compete other schools to make the best lemonade recipe concoctions. With the guidance of their teacher  Ms. Lindy Ishimine, our students are experimenting with ingredients to prepare for the competition.


The event description can be found at


Reminder: Electives Night  -  April 22

As previously posted, the event coincides with Earth Day so be ready to engage in activities to  highlight both events. Come to the cafeteria from 5pm to 6:30pm.


Drama Club Presents Little Mermaid, Jr.  -  April 26 & 27

Our students and advisers are working very hard to get ready for there upcoming performances.  Come and watch their rendition of Little Mermaid, Jr. on Friday, April 26 at 5 PM and on Saturday, April 27 at 1 PM in our cafeteria.  Admission is FREE, but donations are accepted. 




April 4, 2019

National History Day  - April 13, 2019
Congratulations to Faye De Carlo, Melanie Morneau, Reese Martin, and Mitchell Togiai for qualifying into the state National History Day State Competition at Windward Community College on Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm.  Go and cheer them on to move to the national level.



The Sugar Plantations of Hawaii: Was it Really that Sweet?

Teacher: Mr. Ferdenan Damo


Junior Performance: REESE MARTIN

The Triumph and Tragedy of the 1969 Stonewall Riots

Teacher: Mr. James Chong



The Lost Triumph and Human Tragedy of the Battle of Passchendaele.

Teacher: Mr. Michael Press

Electives Night - April 22, 2019

You are invited to our Electives Night showcase on Monday, April 22, 2019 from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm in our cafeteria. See our amazing display of student projects, meet our teachers, and learn more about our Electives offerings. View pictures of last year's event at


March 27, 2019

Third Mandatory Parent Meeting for Promotion Ceremony

Families  wishing to participate in the Promotion Ceremony on May 30, 2019 must attend only one of four meetings. Tomorrow Thursday, March 28 is the 3rd meeting in the cafeteria from 6:30pm to 7:30pm.  The last meeting will be on Wednesday, April 17 from 8am to 9am.  Your signature is required when attending a meeting.  If you have any questions, call Student Activities Coordinator Mr. Steve Ing at 808-687-9307


Important Forms issued on March 29, 2019

Forms for 7th grade Class Day, 8th grade Banquet, 8th grade Promotion/Commencement Ceremony are being distributed to students on Friday, March 29 before school and recess.


The forms for 8th grade Promotion ceremony are due on Monday, May 13, 2019 to get all ceremony accessories.  The last day to submit the form is Wednesday, May 15, however, only a medallion will be issued to that student.  Six signatures are required to complete the form.



March 8, 2019

Imu Pit Restoration

James Campbell High School student Tristan Laforga's project to restore our imu pit and surrounding area was completed this past weekend.  It is a part of his Eagle Scout requirement to fulfill a community. Thank you to the Boys' Scout troop and families for volunteering their time and talent to this project. See the pictures of the project on our facebook page at


STEM Students Take Over Bishop Museum

Over 70 STEM  students spent the evening at Bishop Museum this past weekend exploring the planetarium, the Museum, Exhibition Hall, and Science Adventure Center.  Mahalo to STEM teachers Suzanne Yamamoto and Sarah Milianta-Laffin for organizing and facilitating the sleepover experience. Teachers Samantha Cope, Abigail Rose, and Brandon Arnold chaperoned the event.

See our overnight experience from our facebook page at


March 4, 2019

National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony

Congratulations to 17 students who will be inducted into the NJHS this Wednesday, March 6 in our cafeteria.



February 25, 2019

Supertintendent Kishimoto's Letter to Parents on Social Media Threats

Student will be bringing home a printed version of the Superintendent's letter to parents addressing the recent threats targeted at school. Read the digital copy at



Congratulations to our Royal Prodigies dance crew for taking 2nd place in competition

Our students excited the audience with their dance performance at the 11th Annual Mara Urbanozo Honozulu Beasts Dance Competition at the Neal Blaisdell Center.  We are proud of our students,  UPLINK adviser Steve Ing, and choreographers Shayna DeGuzman and Kaya Ishimine.  View pictures from our competition on our facebook page:



February 12, 2019

The latest issue of the Ilima Parent Newletter is available

Read Febuary's issue online at:

Recognition Night - February 13

Students who have a grade point average of 3.5 and above with satisfactory Advisory grades and a minimum of a C for homeroom are invited to attend the Honor Roll Recognition Night. Invitations were sent to eligible families.  Sign-in begins at 5:30pm.


Career Day - February 14

"I Love My Job" is the theme for this year's Career Day.   Over 15 guest presenters will be sharing their stories about their career opportunities and passion for their work with our 8th grade students.


Second Mandatory 8th grade Parent Meetings for Promotion Ceremony - February 21

Another parent/guardian meeting for the 8th grade Promotion ceremony will be on Thursday, February 21 at 8:00am in the cafeteria. Parents must attend only one of four meetings.



No School for Students - February 18 & February 22

School is closed on Monday, February 18 in observance of Presidents' Day.  Then on Friday, February 22,  we will have our Planning and Collaboration (PC) Day without students. Classes resume on Monday, February 25.



January 10, 2019

Mandatory Parent Meetings for Promotion Ceremony


There will be four parent/guardian meetings for our Promotion Ceremony.   Parents or Guardians are required to attend only one of the four meetings. Vital information, including academic and behavioral expectations, will be shared followed by a Question and Answer session. Be sure to sign-in when attending any of the meetings below. All meetings are in the cafeteria.


1st - Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm, or

2nd - Thursday, February 21, 2019, 8:00 am to 9:00 am, or

3rd - Thursday, March 28, 2019, 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm, or

4th - Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 8:00 am to 9:00 am


If you have any questions about these meetings, contact Student Activities Coordinator, Steve Ing at (808) 687-9325.



January 7, 2019

Happy New Year 2019!


Welcome to a new year and new quarter! We hope you enjoyed Winter Break. We have 90 days until the end of another school year.  This is the moment to prepare for the finish line and do well in and out the classroom.  Exhibit the pride and changing culture to be better than the quarter before. Live the #IlimaWay!

New Traffic Flow

Starting Tuesday, January 8, 2019, a new traffic pattern will be in effect entering the parking lot between Ilima Intermediate, Pohakea Elementary, James Campbell High School, and the Ewa Beach Hale Pono Boys and Girls Club. Campbell High School Security Attendants will assist in directing vehicular traffic to minimize a backlog of cars in the area.  Click on the image to enlarge.


Band & Chorus Winter Concert
If you missed our annual concert, you can watch it on YouTube at The beginning and advanced band performed a few songs, while the Chorus program made its debut after a long hiatus.


November 29, 2018


Reminder: Ilima Curriculum Night - tonight




October 17, 2018


Welcome back!


We hope you had a restful Fall Break and a productive first quarter



October 1, 2018

Transition Center Open for New Students and Families


Aloha Parents and Guardians. Ilima Intermediate has a new Transition Center on campus. With the help of our Parent Community Network Center Facilitator Shayna DeGuzman, the center is open to any student who has transferred from another school to Ilima. Our supports and services are geared towards providing a smooth transition for new students transitioning into our Ilima school community. Feel free to make and appointment to learn more about our new Transition Center and our PCNC Shayna DeGuzman! Please contact our PCNC Shayna DeGuzman at 687-9300 for any additional questions. Mahalo nui loa!

Last week for 1st Quarter. Classes resume on Tuesday, October 16.

October 5th is the last day for the first quarter then we will be on Fall break!  Please enjoy your week off with your child(ren) from October 8 to October 12, 2018.  Ilima teachers will have a Professional Collaboration Day without students on Monday, October 15, 2018. School resumes on Tuesday, October 16, 2018.



Apply for UPLINK, our free after school program

Are you looking for a free after school enrichment program? Register to join our UPLIINK (United Peer Learning, Integrating New Knowledge) program.  Space is still available. Download the application below and submit completed forms to the front office or Media Center.  There are two informational meetings Thursday and Friday, October 4 and 5 after school in the Media Center.


7th Grade Parent Night on Wednesday, October 17


Come and learn about the Association of Middle Level Education (AMLE) characteristics and needs of adolescents, risky behaviors, discipline, and our transition plan for students. Reserve your attendance for the rescheduled 7th Parent Night.





September 19, 2018

Lockdown Letter from Principal Bonilla


A Honolulu Police Department pursuit on our campus initiated a lockdown and the incident ended in 5 minutes.   A hard copy of the letter will be given to each student to take home today.  Read the digital copy of the letter here. If you have any questions call Administration at (808) 687-9300.



September 14, 2018

Deadline to submit Lunch Applications is Next Week: Monday, September 17, 2018


Dear Parents/Guardians,


Please don’t forget to complete your child’s free/reduced lunch application ASAP. Completing the application will help our school receive Title 1 monies. These federal monies are used to support continuous school improvement efforts.


Help us reach the required 47.2% Title 1 requirement by going online to complete the EZ Meal Application. Please refer to the instructions and mahalo for your help! The deadline is September 17!


September 11, 2018

Hurricane Olivia Updates on Hawaii Department of Education Website


Refer to the Hawaii Department of Education website for any storm related updates, postponement of activities, or facilities closures at


Read Superintendent Kishimoto's official letter on Hurricane Olivia HERE.   Hard copies will be distributed to Ilima students today during Advisory period.

All after school activities on Oahu are still open until further notice.

September 5, 2018

UPDATE - 7th Grade Parent meeting rescheduled for Wednesday, October 17 at 6pm

7th Grade Parent Meeting -  Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 6pm in the cafeteria.


Is the transition to Ilima Intermediate School for your 7th grader and family faring well? Come and learn about the Association of Middle Level Education (AMLE) characteristics and needs of adolescents, risky behaviors, discipline, and our transition plan for students.  Reserve your

September 5, 2018

7th Grade Parent Meeting -  Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 6pm in the cafeteria.


Is the transition to Ilima Intermediate School for your 7th grader and family faring well? Come and learn about the Association of Middle Level Education (AMLE) characteristics and needs of adolescents, risky behaviors, discipline, and our transition plan for students.  Reserve your attendance so we know how many copies of handouts to prepare for the meeting.  RSVP HERE.


Shop at Foodland and Support our Band


Dear Ilima Ohana and Friends,


Our students need your help! Whenever you shop at the Ewa Beach Foodland, please donate to our students’ band program! Band director Mr. Kawasaki has poured in hours of after school practice in his first year last school year, and our students absolutely love developing their musical talents! When making your donation refer to the school number on the flyer below; #77508


In fact, our students earned a rating of Superior last school year when they were evaluated by judges! Before they become freshmen, rest assured that each Ilima student is capable of reading musical notes! Mahalo for your support and please remember to donate to Ilima’s band program when you shop at the Ewa Beach Foodland! #IlimaWay #care #rememberIlima #mahalo. 

Click on the image to enlarge.


August 27, 2018

Open House -  Thursday, April 30, 2018 at 6pm


Due to the closure of all after school activities in the Department of Education last week, our Open House is rescheduled to this Thursday, April 30 at 6:00 PM.  Doors open and parent sign-in starts at 5:30 PM in the cafeteria.  Principal Bonilla will begin with opening remarks.  Team meetings will be held in designated rooms and will be announced at sign-in.  Come and meet your child's team teachers, learn about the classroom curriculum, and know the team norms and  activities.

Post Hurricane Letter from Superintendent dated 8/27/2018


Another letter from Superintendent Christina Kishimoto was given to each student to take home today.  The letter outlines the necessity to maintain accurate contact information with the school in case of emergencies and special announcements. Hurricane season runs into December and we need to be vigilant and prepared for any storm that may come in proximity of the Hawaiian islands.  Follow the Hawaii Department of Education social media sites and web page for statewide advisories and information. Read the digital copy of the full letter --> here.




August 26, 2018

Public schools re-open Monday, August 27, 2018


Welcome back Ilima Royales!  Tomorrow we resume classes with periods 1, 3, and 5.


With the exception of a few Maui and Hawaii Island schools, all Hawaii Department of Education public schools will resume tomorrow. A press release from Superintendent Christina Kishimoto was released at 1pm today. Read the press release:



August 22, 2018

School closure--Thursday, August 23 and Friday, August 24


Ilima Intermediate School is closed on Thursday, August 23 and Friday, August 24 in anticipation of Hurricane Lane. Please take the necessary precautions to protect your ohana from this potentially damaging storm.  School resumes on Monday, August 27 unless otherwise noted.  Check our website for updates and follow the Hawaii DOE facebook page @HIDOE for additional information on the status of schools.  Also read Superintendent Kishimoto's letter on school closures and hurricane advisory;

Take care and be safe!


August 21, 2018

Cancellation of all after school activities and school programs for the rest of the week. Open House postponed to next week


Superintendent Christina Kishimoto issued a letter today detailing emergency preparations and contingencies for the upcoming Hurricane Lane. We were unable to distribute the letter to parents before school ended, due to logistics.  Hard copies will be able to tomorrow, however, you can view the digital copy of the letter here in this link.

All after school activities will be canceled until next week.
Open House will be postponed until Thursday, August 30.


Updates on school closures will be posted on HIDOE's website ( and on social media - Twitter and

Face book, @HIDOE808, starting at 9 p.m. this evening.

August 19, 2018

Free After School Program Applications Due - Friday, August 24


Federally funded 21st Century Community Learning Centers provide free after school programs to select schools throughout the district.  Ilima Intermediate is fortunate to have such a program.  Download, view, complete and submit the signed and completed application to the front office or your child's homeroom teacher. Get the applications  ---> here.


August 15, 2018

Kapolei Stranger Danger Letter


Read the letter sent to parents from our neighboring community:


Always be remember to:

  • Stay away from strangers. Do not talk to or take anything from them
  • Don't go anywhere with someone you don't know. Never accept a ride from a stranger.
  • Say are than an arm's reach from strangers. If a stranger approaches you, seek help immediately from a trusted adult.
  • Use the buddy system; avoid walking anywhere alone.
  • If a stranger grabs you, do whatever it takes to stop the stranger and yell for help.
  • Report any suspicious activity to a trusted adult.
  • Be alert of your surroundings and let others know where you will be and what time you will be back.



August 10, 2018

First Week Reminders


We are finishing our first week of school and several forms must be returned to school.  The following is a list of required items:




Principal Letter to Ilima Families


Principal Christopher Bonilla sent a letter home to parents dated August 10, 2018.  Included with the letter are Ilima's Attendance Policy and Procedures, tips with maintaining good attendance, and school calendar. 

View the digital copy ---> here


Uniform, IDs, and Safety


We continue to enforce dress code for safety and identification.  Although our campus is considered a closed-campus, we have many points of entry. Wearing your uniforms and ID allows security and the entire staff to ensure you are a registered student on campus; anyone else is a guest or trespasser.  Review our dress code policy and proper use of the ID by clicking on the underlined links. Be safe!

School is closed next week Friday.


In observance of Hawaii's Statehood Day, Ilima will be closed on Friday, August 17, 2018. Enjoy your extended weekend.



August 4, 2018

Welcome back to School!


Our Faculty, Staff, and Administrators at Ilima Intermediate are eager to start a new school year with you.  School begins on Monday, August 6, 2018 with only 7th grade students on campus and only 8th graders on Tuesday, August 7. All students will be together in school on Wednesday.


Take opportunities to make friends, participate in clubs and activities, engage with your teachers and staff, and be willing to learn through change and challenges.  We look forward to your positive experiences and  growth. Welcome to Ilima!  #IlimaWay

Save the Date: Open House


Our annual Open House is on Thursday, August 23, 2018 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. You are invited to listen to our new school vision and mission, meet your teachers, and learn about our school programs and school curricula.



July 11, 2018

Student Fees Payment - Next Week


***UPDATE: The automated phone call to each Ilima household indicated an INCORRECT end time of 12pm.***


Payment for Student Fees is on Thursday and Friday, July 19 (8th grade) and July 20 (7th grade), 2018 in A101 by the courtyard from 8am to 2pm.


Uniform t-shirts, bus passes, and optional yearbook will be available for purchase.  Class schedules will be mailed and they are needed to confirm registration and processing of student IDs and payments.


For more  information download a copy of the  School Information Packet 2018-2019 that was given to students before the end of the school year.



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.



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



View the photo album of HiLTON's work at Ilima in this link.



Visitor Check-in

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

Please share this information with your bike friends. Your safety is our concern.




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.





REMINDER: Sexual Health Education Policy 103-5

Our school offers a DOE approved Sexual Health Education curricula that is provided by is developed by HealthTeacher, Inc. is an online resource of health education tools including lessons, interactive presentations and additional resources to integrate health into any grade K-12. 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.’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 at



Required Forms DUE

Your cooperation is needed to return the following forms to school this week:

  • Student Publication Audio/Video Release Form
  • Technology Responsible User Form (TRUF) - This must be submitted to the student's teacher before using school computers and the Internet
  • Any appropriate Opt-of-Forms
  • Free and Reduced Lunch Form - Absolute deadline for school

    With the exception of the Free and Reduced lunch form, all documents were included in a booklet that was sent home to each household.  If you need a copy please come by the office.




Ilima Intermediate School

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