Awards 2013-2014


Received a Six-Year W.A.S.C. Accreditation and Passed A.Y.P.!

KIS Students and Faculty Are Quality Producers and Effective Communicators

Congratulations to KIS 7th Grade Science Teacher Ryan Kagami who was awarded the state’s National Milken Educator of Hawai‘i Teacher of Promise.

Science Fair 2013-3014


The Kailua Intermediate School community congratulates Samuel Cadotte, who won 1st Place in the State Science Fair at the Hawaii Convention Center on April 2.

Sam, a seventh grade Honors student, received the highest award in the Junior Research division overall. Best in Category, Computer Science. In addition, he received the Clayton J. Chamberlin Memorial Award, the UH Computer Science Award and the Broadcom Masters nomination.

Mrs. Kang is his science teacher.

Eighth graders Patrick Leonhardt and Connor Barber won 3rd place for Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers - in addition to a Special Recognition Award from NOAA and a certificate.

Science teacher Mr. Kagami wins the 2014 Milken Teacher of Promise award.

This exceptional educator promotes instruction that inspires students to become active citizens of the world as they participate in scientific thinking, solve problems, and prepare for college. In Mr. Kagami’s classes, science concepts become relevant because students find practical applications all around them. Mr. Kagami is truly deserving of this award.

 Ms. Kagagmi and Rep. Thielen

Re. Cynthia Thielen presents Mr. Kagami with a certificate of recognition from the Hawaii State Legislature

The Hawaii Department of Education celebrates Ryan Kagami's success.


Four KIS band students participated in the Hawaii State Band Festival on February 9. It's the first time that all students earned medals for the solos and small ensembles they performed. Pictured left to right is Eva Manzulli, Alyssa Lawton, Cassie Frenzel, Noah Casey.

Stop by Mr. Ryan Kagami’s seventh grade science classroom and you might find students developing theoretical frameworks for the analysis and predictive understanding of microbial communities, or play acting as cells, or folding and creasing papers to create three-dimensional graphic organizers. In this exceptional teacher's classes, students quickly discover that in order to understand the world of science they have to become part of it. Mr. Kagami is received a Milken Teacher Of Promise award for his efforts.

Cameron Kalaulkoa
History Day

Cameron Kalaukoa

1st Place in the History Day State competition for research paper Cameron's paper

Samantha Jacobsen and Saige Kerns

2nd Place in the State History Day competition for website

The Keating-Owen Child Labor Act of 1916

Congratulations to all of our students who participated in the 2014 Windward District History Day competition held on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at King Intermediate School.

Forty-five students from our school participated.

7th graders: RJ Uyehara, Kiriana Lawrence, Maureen Michels, Emma Mosher, Ainsley Felter, Sydney Millis, Corinne Millis, Hannah Frick, Jasmine Loriz, Zoe Lyons, Chloe Kopasz, Isabella Wexler, Sarah Ashford, Kayla Jones, Caroline O'Donnell, Elena Storms, Maya Arakaki, Kelci Hooker, and Kaiao Cobeen.

8th graders: Zoe Campora, Holly Hildebrant, Ahokava Fine, Lia Posatiere, Dara Vergara, Samantha Jacobsen, Saige Kerns, Robert Lemon, Patrick Leonhardt, Xavion Huffman, Tyson Noquez-Epil, Jenna Swiney, Tucker Erickson, Connor Barber, Kaia McLaren, Mattea Jergovic, Noah Casey, Cassie Frenzel, Cameron Kalaukoa, Maile Risch, Jonathan Valencia, Reece Whitesell, Ashley Wearren, Derek Hallett, Mia Shelbourne, and Emily Hinrichs.


Seven projects will be competing in the State History Day in April.

-Chloe Kopasz (7th grade, Ms. Kutsunai) Exhibit Board

-Elena Storms (7th grade, Ms. Kutsunai) Exhibit Board

-Cameron Kalaukoa (8th grade, Mrs. Ringuette) Research paper

-Dara Vergara (8th grade, Mrs. Ringuette) Research paper

-Samantha Jacobsen and Saige Kerns (8th grade, Mrs. Ringuette) Website

-Tyson Noquez-Epil and Jenna Swiney (8th grade, Mrs. Ringuette) Website

-Noah Casey and Cassie Frenzel (8th grade, Mrs. Ringuette) Website


Moving on to State History Day.

Left to right: Saige Kerns, Samantha Jacobsen, Chloe Kopasz, Tyson Noquez-Epil, Jenna Swiney, and Elena Storms (Note: Not all students are present for photo)



Jonathan Valencia auditioned and was chosen the O'ahu Band Directors Association Select Band. He will be rehearsing and performing with the top middle school band students from the island in April.

Congratulations to the Kailua Intermediate students who will be advancing from the Windward District Science Fair to the Hawaii State Science Fair in April. Pictured are Patrick Leonhardt, Derek Hallett, Sam Cadotte, Tori Paquette, Ariane Seltmann, Connor Barber and 8th grade science teacher Mrs. Walton. For more information on the projects see Science Fair Awards.


Congratulations to seventh grader Kelci Hooker who won 2nd Place in the Honolulu Starr-Advertiser's 2013 Keiki Kalikimaka Ornament Artwork Contest. Congratulations!

Congratulations to seventh grader Maya Wesly whose poem was chosen as honorable mention in the Board of Water Supply's 2014 Water Conservation Week Poetry Contest. Read her poem.


Elyse McCabe won 3rd place in the final five for her division. She won $150.00 for a smart account. A smart account is an account that keeps your money for college and scholorships. Congrats!

2014 Month of the Military Kid Contest Winners

Sponsored by KIS PTSA

Morning Announcements "Who's Who?" Quiz/Drawing

Drawn by Mrs. Nullet = Kira Locke

Military Core Values Essay Contest

1st Place Essay Contest "Courage" by Elyse McCabe

1st Place Essay Contest "Month of the Military Kid" by Ashley Wearren

2nd Place Essay Contest "Final Courage" by Mya Spaet

3rd Place Essay Contest "My Dad" by Akari Yu

Military Core Values Art Contest

1st Place Art Contest Honor our Soldiers by Kelci Hooker

2nd Place Art Contest Integrity by Tanner Matsushita

3rd Place Art Contest Commitment by Julianne Wilson

3rd Place Art Contest Service Before Self by Elena Storms