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.


Ilima Intermediate featured on PBS Hawaii' Hiki No

Aloha Ilima,


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  The show will air again on Saturday at noon and Sunday at 3 p.m. on PBS Hawai'i.



Melissa Burr,

Media Teacher



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

Regular Season

  • Tuesday -- September 26 @ Ilima Intermediate
  • Thursday -- September 28 @ Kapolei Middle
  • Tuesday -- October 3 @ Highlands Intermediate
  • Thursday -- October 5 @ Waianae Intermediate


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.

  1. Start/End: Games will start as early as possible at 4:15 pm, end around 6:00pm
  2. Lifts/carries: Obvious lifts/carries will be deemed a violation
  3. Net height: Nets will be played at intermediate-level height (7’)
  4. Net: Touching the net results in a violation worth one point for the other team
  5. Serving: If the ball touches the net on the serve, the ball is playable. Servers are allowed to toss the ball and let it drop one time for a replay on their serve
  6. Games: Each school will play 2 games to 15, cap of 17.




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.




September 19, 2017

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.




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.


Click on image to enlarge and download.





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 Tuesday, 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.


Thank you!

Alison Liu

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 for additional information.



Need help accessing the Infinite Campus Online Gradebook?

Sign up for a tutorial training at  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.


Click on image to enlarge


August 23, 2017

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



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:

  • How to Create a Historical Paper
  • How to Create a Historical Exhibit
  • How to Create a Historical Documentary
  • How to Create a Historical Performance
  • How to Create a Historical Website
  • How to Create an Annotated Bibliography
  • Historical Research
  • Theme/Topic/Thesis Writing
  • Understanding the NHD Theme "Conflict & Compromise in History"


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.

Download form



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:

  • 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.




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 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




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.


Download a digital copy of the packet here.



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

(808) 687-9300 |  Fax (808) 689-1258