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School Liaison Program Awareness Video

nature cneter

Seventh grade classes at KIS welcomed guest speakers from Hawaii Nature Center as our school begins to study Hamakua Marsh and how we can take care of our special place.



Samoa donation

Kailua Intermediate School donated old math and science books to schools in Samoa with the help of Ms. Saito who has a teacher colleague in Samoa and Hawaiian Airlines who facilitated the cargo shipment.

students in library

Student library aide, Isabella, is reading a story to Victoria in the library. Victoria visits regulary and helps the librarian.




The Ultimate Book Report - Jesseleigh Felts and Isabella Grabowski talked about their favorite books in an interview with Washington Post reporter Julie Zauzmer who is writing an article about author Lurlene McDaniel who has written over 70 novels. Come and borrow one of her books today!


Kailua High School's philoSurfers are back in action at KIS! High school students will be coming to our classes to lead p4c (Philosophy for Children) discussions. They will model and teach our Jr Surfriders the art of thinking, sharing and listening in community discussions.


Kalo Harvest: Students harvested the moi variety of taro. It is tasty and a great taro to ku‘i because it has a high ‘ūlika (gumminess) factor.

State Superintendent, Dr. Christina Kishimoto Highlights Kailua Intermediate in her Kick Off Your Week Post: "Effective Middle School Model - Later in the week, I visited Kailua Intermediate, a school located within a thriving commercial area in O'ahu. Students participate in a rich middle school learning design that includes diverse exploratory options at the start of each morning, from STEM projects to visual arts to design technology. Students walk confidently throughout the school from learning centers within classrooms to learning spaces for science experiments and performances in the courtyard. Teachers have designed this school around students. All middle school students need rich, hands-on, creative learning opportunities both within the school day and in after-school enrichment offerings."

good samaritan

Marley forgot her box of field trip money in science class. Briley found it and turned it in saying, "There is a lot of money in here!" Ten minutes later, Marley returned and thanked Briley for her help with a couple of big hugs! This was a great example of students taking care of each other throughout the day!




Students have been meeting in the library during recess and lunch to work on the 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle.

cross country

The KIS Cross Country Team faced heat, hills, and runners from California, Oregon, and statewide at the Iolani Invitational Cross Country Meet at Kualoa Ranch.  Our KIS Team came in 3rd out of 28 teams in the 2 mile event (and we were only one point off from second place). Ten females out of 190 runners competed and placed 1st, 15th, 20th, 28th, 39th for scoring). Males included 5 out of 230 runners.





Such a treat!! Uncle Clyde Aikau was our special guest speaker on Thursday, Sept. 8. He shared his legacy of big wave surfing and the sacrifice for others that his family is known for. He encouraged our 7th graders to Ho'omau: persevere; never give up, keep trying your best!




Former Jr Surfrider and AVID Scholar, Kaidin Lapke, came "home" to share his experiences in high school with our current scholars. He shared the importance of developing time management skills, becoming a self-directed learner and having determination!




Superintendent Kishimoto got to visit various classrooms today. Here she asks students, "What is your passion?", "How would you change the world?" and "What do you like and want to change about KIS?"