Vol. 9 / Issue 21 Monday, January 9, 2017 GREEN DAY: 1 - 3 - 5
John F. Kennedy’s mission is to develop our island students to become globally primed high achievers.
School-wide Learner Outcomes/SLOs: John F. Kennedy High School students will be responsible citizens, problem solvers, effective communicators, and technologically literate.
Welcome Back, Islanders! We hope you enjoyed your Christmas Break and Happy New 2017 Year!
Please, take note that Second Quarter ends on Jan. 12. Meet with your Guidance Counselors for your questions on your schedule for the upcoming second semester.
Attention Islanders! There are NO yearbook preorder sales for the month of January. Yearbook preorder sales will resume on February 1, 2017. Yearbooks will be $75 and can be purchased at B206."
Congratulations to the Soccer Team for winning the Championship and to the Boys’ and Girls’ Wrestling for winning the 3rd place in the recently concluded Playoff Seasons.
Monday, Jan. 16, holiday is Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Day. There will be no classes.
Tuesday, Jan. 17 is Professional Development Day for all teachers and staff; there are not classes. All offices will be closed this day.
Students on Free/Reduced Meal Program status may not transfer, by selling or giving, breakfast or lunch tickets to other students. Students who are not eligible for Free/Reduced Meal Program cannot use Free/Reduced tickets. Offenders are subject to disciplinary action, including removal from the Free/Reduced Meal Program.
Students with Student Parking Permits for this semester must reapply for permits next semester. Parking
permits are limited and given on a "first come, first served" basis. Other students are already applying. Please go to the SSSO ASAP to fill out an application for a parking permit.
For SAFETY reasons, random searches and evacuation drills will be conducted on a monthly basis.
Students who have lunch dropped off for them must have the food delivered NO LATER THAN 10:45 A.M.
The students must come to the office only during lunch period to pick up their meals. The office will no longer announce over the intercom for students to come get their lunches. Any unclaimed meals will be discarded at the end of the lunch period for food safety reasons.
Attention Students: Are you still looking for a way to obtain Service learning hours? Go to the Guam Service Learning Website to register as a JFKHS student. Find an activity that interests you and it can be applied to your service learning hours.
Students are reminded of the following: All bags must be mesh or see-thru; no exceptions, even for athletes. Jackets and sweaters with hoodies or that do not open in front are not to be worn while on campus. If your classroom is too cold, report to FOAS the need for the thermostat to be raised. On rainy days, students are to use foldable umbrellas or clear ponchos. Students must be in full uniform at all times while on campus. Use or possession of chewing gum, tobacco in any form, vaping paraphernalia, or pugua (betel nut) is prohibited while on campus. Teachers – your assistance for enforcement is expected; call SSSO for assistance if needed.
Be vigilant of your surroundings always! Report any suspicious activity to your teachers, staff, and administrators or call the Crime Stoppers at 477-HELP.
JFKHS Spirit Fridays: Students may wear a JFKHS Club/Organization/Interscholastic/Class Shirts such as
Vivace, JROTC, Nursing, or other approved JFKHS shirts. Uniform bottom is required. All shirts must promote JFKHS. JFKHS colors alone are UNACCEPTABLE. This is on Fridays only!
FROM THE COUNSELORS:
Attention PSAT Testers,
On December 12, students who provided their email address on their PSAT/NMSQT answer sheet will receive an email reminder explaining where and how to view your scores. Students can set up a free College Board account at any time. If you don't see your scores when you log in, you may need to enter an access code. You can find your access codes from your counselor. Please see your counselor to pick up test booklet that you used in October Testing. Thank you for participating this year PSAT Testing.
The National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK0, is offering a Short-Term Research Experience for Underrepresented Persons (STEP-UP) program. This opportunity provides hands-
on summer research experience for juniors and seniors interested in exploring research careers. Ten selected students will spend two summer months at Hawaii's medical school conducting research and being mentored by university scientists. Expenses are paid, including a trip to Washington, D.C. at the end of the summer to present research findings. Application Deadline: February 15, 2017.
Charlie Corn Scholarship - Awards up to $3,500 for engineering and architecture studies. Deadline: January 27, 2017. Applications are available in the Counseling Office.
Attention all men, 18 years or older: By law, you must register with Selective Service, even if you are from another country and not a U.S. citizen. Failure to register will disqualify you from federal student financial aid, job training benefits, and federal employment. Register online at www.sss.gov or at your local post office. You may also see Gina Santos in the Counseling Office.
University of Guam's Educational Talent Search (ETS) college prep program is now accepting applications from eligible high school students from 9th to 12th grade. ETS offers academic tutoring, College & Career exploration activities, assistance with College Applications, Financial Aid and scholarship applications, College Entrance (SAT/ACT) Fee waivers, financial literacy and more. All services are FREE! For more information see Mr. Lujan in the counselling office.