News & Announcements

Bus Pass

Quarter 4 Bus School Bus Application Opens

Quarter 4 School Bus Application opens on Friday February 19, 2024. Permanent and temporary pass will only be issued during recess and lunch recess. All bus pass application re valid for one quarter. This is for both paid and free-status riders.
Driver's Education Program

PHIS Driver's Education Program Spring Session

We are starting a new Driver’s Ed Spring Session. The 38-hour classroom portion will be done virtually, and the Behind the Wheel (BTW) will be done in teams of two (2). We are looking to begin as soon as a class is formed. We are limited to the first 14 students who apply online and meet all necessary requirements. A few additional applications may form a “back-up list”. A 2-hour parent/student mandatory meeting will be held shortly to go over all the details. Click on the announcement for more information

Medical Incident Letter - February 6, 2024

Dear Pāhoa High & Intermediate parents and guardians, As part of our commitment to keeping you informed, we are notifying you of a medical incident that occurred today at approximately 10:05 a.m. Click on the announcement Title to read more.
Hui Flyer

PHIS Community School Leadership Hui

Pahoa High & Intermediate Community School program invites you to be a part of the conversation and leaderhship of our school and community on Wednesday January 17, 2024. The meeting will be be held in Classroom M101. To be sure we order enough food, Please RSVP by February 12, 2024 to [email protected] or 808-936-8377.

Principal's Newsletter October and November 2023

Aloha Families - it is the Holiday Season and there is much to celebrate here at PHIS. From the opening of Makahiki last week to our upcoming Hoʻolauleʻa, so much is coming our way. I hope that everyone can take a few minutes in this hectic time to appreciate the many wonderful things going on for our students and the community around us. As always, we are constantly seeking to hear from everyone and try to adapt and change in this ever changing world. But for now, we want to celebrate what is happening and what we are proud of.

Read rest of the Principal's Newsletter and announcements.
Ho'olaule'a Flyer

Pahoa Ho'olaule'a 2023

Join in the Pahoa Ho'olaule'a 2023 activities on campus after the 2023 Pahoa Mainstreet Holiday Parade at 10 A.M. to 3 P.M. Saturday, December 2nd. Pahoa Ho'olaule'a is free admission to the public and community. There will be food, crafts, games, music, pictures with santa, holiday shopping and so much more.

Hands Only CPR and AED Training for Youth and Young Adults

Led by our Vibrant Hawaiʻi Ambassadors, this Hands-Only CPR and AED Training will equip youth and young adults (ages 14-24) with the skills to confidently perform CPR without the need for mouth-to-mouth as well as how to properly operate an AED machine. This will allow you to provide critical assistance until first-responders arrive on scene. We will walk you through the correct techniques for chest compressions and it's effectiveness while also providing you the confidence to take action during a life-threatening emergency. 

The training is on Tuesday, November 28, 2023 from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM on Pahoa High & Intermediate School campus classroom M-101.  Click on the Announcement Title to RSVP.
PHIS Winter Celebration

PHIS Winter Celebration

Join in the fun at Pahoa High & Intermediate School's Winter Celebration on Thursday, December 7, 2023 starting at 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the PHIS' Cafeteria. There will be a Gingerbreak House Activity, guest speaker from Dr. Hannah Preston Pita and prizes for the 'ohana. Dinner is provided.

RSVP by Thursday, November 30, 2023. Limited to the first 50 'Ohana.
PHIS Pre-Reg

PHIS' Pre-Registration for School Year 2024-2025

Pre-Registration for students currently in grades 7 to 11 will start on Monday, November 6 to Friday November 17. Students will receive their Pre-Registration Forms and materials during first block (Period 1) Teacher on Monday, November 6, 2023. Students are to select their electives they are interested in taking next school year AND obtain the recommendations and signatures from their core teachers on their Pre-Registration Forms. A copy of each student's unofficial transcript will be attached to their Pre-Registration Forms. During 2nd week of Pre-Registration, counselors will meet with all students in their English class to assist with completion of pre-registration, do credit checks, and collect pre-registration forms from students.

Makahiki - November 7, 2023

The beginning of Makahiki is very soon approaching. Last school year, we invoked Lonoikanaʻauao, which relates to our school setting. Lono - news, listen, remember, attentive. Naʻauao - learned, enlightened, intelligent, wise, learning, knowledge, wisdom, science. We are planning a unique and inclusive Wehena Makahiki (Makahiki Opening) this school year.

On Tuesday, Nov. 7th, 2023, at 11:30am you can watch our opening protocol live broadcast on Google Meets. We invite our families and alumni to provide a hoʻokupu by offering your reflections about ways you believe our school does really well and ways our school needs to improve.

School Activities Calendar

Softball v. Kamehameha

Time: 3 PM – 4 PM
Location: Walter Victor Baseball Complex, Walter Victor C K Baseball Complex, 181 Manono St, Hilo, HI 96720, USA

Track @ Kamehameha

Time: 9 AM – 10 AM
Location: Kamehameha High School, 16-712 Volcano Rd, Keaau, HI 96749, USA

Softball/Baseball v. Kealakehe

Time: 1 PM – 5 PM
Location: Walter Victor Baseball Complex, Walter Victor C K Baseball Complex, 181 Manono St, Hilo, HI 96720, USA


PHIS is a kīpuka of safety, learning, resource, and guidance for our community. We honor the values of our school and wahi pana wherever our futures may lead.
With this vision, we are aligning to four core values: Pilina, Pono, Kuleana, and Mālama. This vision and these values consistently were brought up in various focus groups with all stakeholders and aligns with what we all know and love about Pāhoa and Puna.



To provide a safe place of learning for all members of the Pahoa High & Intermediate School community where they responsibly prepare for a meaningful, positive future.



Everyone can achieve at Pahoa.