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.


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

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. 

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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 some 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

OPEN HOUSE this Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 6:00pm


Get a chance to meet your child's teachers at our annual Open House meeting.


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.




91-884 Fort Weaver Road, Ewa Beach, Hawaii 96706

(808) 687-9300 |  Fax (808) 689-1258