Vol. 7 Issue 2 Thursday, August 21, 2014 GOLD DAY: 2 – 4 – 6
John F. Kennedy’s mission is to develop our island students to become globally primed high achievers.
Our ESLRs: John F. Kennedy High School students will be responsible citizens, problem solvers, effective communicators, and technologically literate.
FROM THE COUNSELORS:
¥ Students are to see their teachers to complete a Schedule Change form. Teachers please ensure that at the end of the day you submit the forms to the Counseling Office.
¥ Islanders, please avoid repeating a class that you have already passed! You will not get a credit. This applies to classes taken during Night School and Summer School that you passed. See your counselor by filling out a Schedule Change form today.
¥ If you are following your schedule printed last week from the Parent or Student Portal, please verify information with what is currently showing in the Portal.
¥ All car riders are to meet their rides at the cafeteria drop-off point after school.
¥ Breakfast/Lunch Applications were distributed on Monday, August 18, 2014 in 1st Period. Please submit the applications to the FOAS Office immediately. If you received benefits last year, you will continue to do so up until September 29th. If you DO NOT submit an application for the breakfast/lunch program by September 29th, you will have to pay full price of .50 for breakfast and $2.50 for lunch.
¥ Only clear and mesh bags will be allowed on campus. All bags in violation will be confiscated.
¥ First Quarter Athletes- there will be mandatory meeting on Thursday during lunch in the gym. Attendance is mandatory.
¥ If you are interested in playing golf for our school, please see Mr. Mendoza during lunch in D218 today.
CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS:
¥ The Spanish Club will be meeting today during lunch in room F105. Please get a pass from your teacher.
¥ How many of you said that you wanted to try tai chi but never took the time? Now is your chance to start a new year taking the time for yourself to exercise and relax after a busy week. Tai chi begins on Friday, August 22 at 1:40 in the dance room in building C for an introduction. Warm up with stretching and constant gentle movement will take 45 minutes and the tai chi 24 forms will finish up the hour. Regular group sessions will begin September 5. Any questions, see Mrs. Abaday in B209.
o Student submissions must be acknowledged by the advisor/teacher/coach.
o In our efforts to conserve paper and maximize technology, the school bulletin will be emailed to the faculty and staff.
o Daily Bulletin folder will be placed in the main office and teachers’ lounge for your perusal.
Welcome to SY 2014-2015!
LOOK FOR THE “PTSA” LINK FOR UPDATED INFORMATION
JOSEPH A. MAFNAS
The main purpose of the student orientation is to provide students with the information, support and resources necessary to begin their academic journey at John F. Kennedy High School
To: The John F. Kennedy High School Family
From: Accreditation Coordinators; Vito Calvo and Lorena Montague
With all that you have done and do for the school, the result of your hard work and dedication is a three-year accredited status. This status awards us the final three years of a six-year cycle that Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) allows.
Click on image to view Parent Orientation PowerPoint notes.
(HELPING EVERY LEARNER PROGRESS)
A DIRECTORY OF AGENCIES AND LOCATIONS
FOR ACADEMIC NEEDS
COMPUTER INTERNET RESOURCES OUTSIDE SCHOOL CAMPUS
Guam Public Libraries All branches (different branch hours vary) Ph # 475-4751 http://gpls.guam.gov
Mayors’ offices - limited, on request if available
Laptop hookups, free wireless: Mobil Gas Stations, McDonald’s Restaurants, Outrigger Hotel Lobby, Coffee Beanery (Micronesia Mall, Tumon, Agana, Tamuning), Shirley’s Coffee Shop (Tamuning, Agana, Harmon), Roasted Coffee Shop, Wash n’ Dry (Maite and Harmon), Hava Java, Java Junction , miscellaneous coffee shops and restaurants
Americorps (Federal Grant) Scholarships for community service Ph#735-2234
College Access Challenge Grant Program (CACGP) Guam Community College. Federal grant program. College prep assistance and services for underserved populations. Ph#735-5565. www.facebook/GCC-College-Access-Challenge-Grant-Program.
Educational Talent Search Program (ETS). University of Guam. Federal grant program for students from disadvantaged backgrounds, minority or under-represented groups. Ph#735-1990/2246
Upward Bound / TRIO. University of Guam. Federal set of grant programs to assist minority or low income students in completing their high school education with encouragement to continue onto college. Ph#735-2245