GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Gupot Chamoru & Islander Pride Day: To everyone who contributed and made the Gupot Chamoru festivities last Friday and our Islander Pride Day at the mall this weekend a huge success… Congratulations for a job well done! Thankful for great effort, safe and well-represented activities. Go Islanders!
  • Eskuelan Puengi Session B: March 5 is the beginning of Session B.  Please refer to the Eskuelan Puengi Brochure passed out during orientation for the exact meeting dates.  An updated Session B List has been placed at Building A and Building B.  For more information, please see Ms. Diniega
  • IBOGS Student Leadership Conference:Are you interested in becoming a future leader? Join the IBOGS at their 4th annual DOE Student Leadership Conference on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Okkodo High School. Registration forms can be picked up and dropped off at the main office during break and lunch time. Deadline for registration is March 14 with limited spots available! For further information, you may contact your IBOGS representatives.
  • PTSA Meeting: is on Thursday, March 14 at 6:30PM in the Media Center.
  • 3rd Quarter Ends: Just a reminder 3rd Quarter ends next week March 13th.
  • Attention 9th – 11th graders: USDA and Univeristy of Hawai’i at Manoa AgDiscovery Program for students interested in agricultural sciences, plant and animal science, wildlife management, and agribusiness. Hands-on labs, workshops, fieldtrips, and team building activities with professors, scientists, and agriculture professionals are scheduled.   Costs for the program, room, and board are covered. Application is available online at aphis.usda.gov/agdiscovery.  Deadline is March 15.   
  • Yearbooks: may now be purchased for $80 during lunch at Mr. Ortega’s class, D116, on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Last day to purchase yearbooks is April 26, 2019. Get yours soon!
  • Yearbook Advertisements: Want a great way to congratulate your favorite Senior or a group of Senior friends? Yearbook congratulatory advertisements are on sale now. Half page advertisements are $50 (self-made) or $70 (Yearbook-made), while full-page advertisements are $100 (self-made) or $120 (Yearbook-made). Advertisements can be purchased at Mr. Ortega’s class, D116, during lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The last day to purchase an advertisement is March 22.
  • 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.  
  • Youth for Youth Conference: Attention Islanders, the 2019 Youth for Youth Conference will be held Friday, April 5 to Sunday, April 7 at the Hyatt Regency Resort Guam. Registration fee is $100. See Mr. Lujan in the Counseling Office for registration details. There are only 10 slots available and are first come, first served. 
  • CHamoru Klab: Any students interested in joining the CHamoru Klab, please join us in room B107 every Wednesday during the second half of lunch!
  • March 2019 ASVAB Testing: Attention ALL 10th-12th graders. The March 2019 ASVAB testing sign-up is now available. Testing isOpen to ALL 10th-12th graders who are interested in testing for the first time or re-test.  Seating is limited so see your Counselor to sign-up ASAP!
  • JFKHS Positive Behavior Expectations: Be SAFE. Be RESPECTFUL. Be RESPONSIBLE.

ATTENTION FRESHMEN

  • PSAT 9: ATTENTION FRESHMEN! The PSAT 9 will be administered on Wednesday, March 26, 2019 students who are interested must pay the test fee of $11.00 and see Mr. Lujan in the Counselling Office with their receipt. There are only 25 slots available. PSAT Payments may be made in the Main Office in the morning, break, lunch or before 2pm. PSAT payments will start being accepted on Wednesday, February 27, 2019.
  • Career and Technical Education Programs: Freshmen Students! GCC is offering the following Career and Technical Education Programs (CTE) at JFK: Lodging Management Program, ProStart (culinary), Marketing, Allied Health (nursing), Construction Trades and Automotive. If you are interested in signing up for any of these programs, please see Mrs. RoseMarie Nanpei in the JFK Counseling Office.

ATTENTION SOPHOMORES

PSAT 10: ATTENTION SOPHOMORES, the PSAT 10 will be administered on Thursday, March 27, 2018 students who are interested must pay the test fee of $16.00 and see Mr. Lujan in the Counselling Office with their receipt and to pick up the PSAT10 Student Guide. There are only 25 slots. PSAT Payments may be made in the Main Office in the morning, break, lunch or before 2pm. PSAT payments will start being accepted on Wednesday, February 27, 2019.

ATTENTION JUNIORS

  • Casual Senior Portraits: Seniors! Last day to submit outside, casual Senior Portraits (those NOT taken with Expressions Studios) is March 8. Please send digital files of your casuals to 2019yearbookclub@gmail.com. Cap and Gown photos MUST BE TAKEN with Expressions Studios.
  • Questbridge College Prep Scholars Program: Juniors! The 2019 QuestBridge College Prep Scholars Program equips academically outstanding, low-income students with the knowledge, confidence, and resources to apply to the nation’s best colleges. Awards May Include: Full scholarship to a college summer program at Stanford, Yale, Emory, and more, Quest for Excellence Awards, such as funding for a laptop, campus visits, or test score fees OR Personalized college essay feedback, and more! Free, online application is due on March 20, 2019.See your counselor for more information.     
  • Youth Leaders Summit: Attention Juniors!The Youth Leaders Summit is a free, four-day, overnight, college empowerment conference at the University of Chicago for a diverse cohort of 200 low-income high school juniors from all ethnic backgrounds. It is designed to give these young leaders the practical tools they need to successfully apply to top universities, have full access to scholarship and financial aid opportunities, and set a course for academic and career success. The deadline to refer students for YLS is Thursday, February 28, 2019.The deadline for students to apply is Friday, March 8, 2019 at 1:00pm PST. Please see your counselor for more information.

 

 

ATTENTION SENIORS

  • WorkKeys Assessment: Attention Seniors! It’s time to go for the gold! The WorkKeys Assessments are fast approaching. You have your WorkKeys Login Details! Take your placement quizzes today and start preparing. See your Guidance Counselor or Mrs. Wooley in A207 for details. Work your WorkKeys, Seniors!
  • IFIT Scholarship: Attention Seniors! The 2019 IFIT Scholarship awards a $2,000.00 scholarship to a college of your choice! Application deadline is March 8, 2019.  Please see your counselor for application and information.
  • UOG Lions Club Scholarship:Attention Seniors! The University of Guam Triton’s Lions Club is proud to announce their first ever Lion’s Club Scholarship. To promote higher education, UOG Tritons Lions Club will be providing financial assistance for aspiring college students in the pursuit of their professional goals. The Lions Club will choose two (2) graduating high school seniors to be awarded $500 each.   For more information visit your counselor or email lion@gmail.com.
  • Financial Aid for College: Attention Seniors! Need money for college?  See if you qualify for the Pell Grant, College Work Study, and other types of aid by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, FAFSA.  The FAFSA is accepting applications starting October 1.  Apply online at fafsa.govusing the SY 2019-2020 form.  Counselors will be in English 12 classes in October to present FAFSA information.
  • Women’s Club Scholarships: Attention Seniors! Guam Women’s Club Scholarships are open to all students (male or female) who will attend GCC or UOG during the Fall 2019 semester. For applications and more information, please see your counselor.
    • University of Guam GWC Scholarship: Fall 2019 award with option to continue until graduation if standards are met, Covers tuition/fees for up to 15 credit hours per semester (Deadline is Friday, April 5, 2019)
    • Guam Community College GWC, The Birthday Club Scholarship: Fall 2019 semester only, Can be used for tuition, books and other required materials, Four (4) $1000 scholarships to be awarded (Deadline is Tuesday, April 23, 2019)
    • GWC Horecky/Wheeler Scholarship for Guam Community College: Fall 2019 semester, Can be used for tuition, fees, books and required bookstore supplies, Applicable for All Majors at GCC, Based on academic merit, community service, and financial need
    • GWC Rick Biolchino Memorial Scholarship for Guam Community College: Fall 2019 semester, Covers tuition, fees, books and required supplies, $1000 scholarship, Marketing or Visual Communications Major at GCC, Based on academic merit, community service, and financial need
    • GWC Joanne B. Huff Memorial Scholarship for Guam Community College Scholarship (Sponsored by Lynda Frenay): Fall 2019 semester, Covers tuition, fees, books and required supplies, Medical Assisting Major/Degree, Based on academic merit, community service, and financial need

ATTENTION TEACHERS, FACULTY and STAFF

  • Faculty Meeting: is on March 6 in the Media Center.
  • Coffee Connection: hosted by the Math, ROTC, CRTs, Fine Arts, and World Language Departments will be on March 7 afterschool.
  • February Team Products: are due March 18 or sooner ( includes 3rd Quarter Literacy Project evidence, 3rd Quarter Reflection, meeting minutes (dept & PLC), SMART goal updates, SBG updates, and other pertinent documents.
  • GCC CTE Program Interviews:Attention Teachers! GCC CTE Programs will be holding interviews for freshmen students interested in enrolling in next year’s programs. We would like to ask for your consideration in releasing these students to attend these brief interviews. Corridor passes will be provided to the students. Your consideration and support is greatly appreciated.
  • DVR Parent Orientation Presentation:March 6 12:30pm to 1:30pm in Media Center Orientation will provide information/explanation to the students with special needs along with parents about the type of services DVR has to offer them if they avail themselves to apply for the services and if the students are found eligible for the service. 
  • SBG Prep Period Sessions(optional): March 12 (Tuesday) and March 13 (Wednesday) in Main Conference Room These are sessions to train and discuss implementation of SBG in the classroom. It will also address strategies to use and best practices. Teachers who are implementing SBG or are interested are highly encouraged to attend.
  • Community Resources Transition Parent Meeting:March 13 (Wednesday) 6pm – 8pm Room D118  Followup to last month’s Parent Meeting for students with special needs regarding student transition to life after high school.
  • SPED Goals Prep Period Session(optional): March 28 (Thursday) and March 29 (Friday) in Main Conference Room These are sessions to train and discuss the development and creation of goals for students with an IEP. All Teachers are highly encouraged to attend.
  • Special Olympics:March 16(Saturday) 7:00am – 3:30pm at Okkodo High School – Please support our Special Olympics Athletes!
  • PTEP: Walkthroughs are in progress. Lesson Plans and Unit Plans should be provided.

BULLETIN SUBMISSIONS

  • Our school bulletin will be published once a week, every Monday. Please, submit announcement(s) electronically to Mrs. Anub, Assistant Principal (ptranub@gdoe.net) before 12:00 noon on Thursdays. Submission of announcements later than the noon deadline will be honored on the next day of publication. Please indicate if announcements are to be made on the morning intercom or published in the bulletin or BOTH.
  • Student submissions for the bulletin must be acknowledged by the advisor/teacher/coach.
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