Week of March 11 – March 15, 2019

  • Public Hearing for naming JFKHS JROTC Classroom: is scheduled for Friday, Mar. 15 at 6 P.M. in D118.  The proposal is to name D223 after Command Chief Master Sergeant John S.N. Martinez. Public testimonies are welcomed.  Written comments may be submitted to Christie San Nicolas at clsannicolas@gdoe.net
  • PTSA Meeting: this Thursday, Mar. 14 at 6:30 P.M. in the Media Center.  Host departments are GCC and JROTC.
  • Special Olympics: is set for this Saturday, Mar. 16 at Okkodo HIgh School track from 7 A.M. – 3:30 P.M.  Support our Islander Athletes.
  • 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.
  • PSATs: The last day to sign up for the PSAT is FRIDAY, March 15. Test fees must be paid before the deadline. There are 15 PSAT 9 slots and 7 PSAT 10. Test fees can be paid in the Main office.
  • Youth for Youth: Registration for the 2019 Youth for Youth Conference is now open! See Mr. Lujan in the Counseling Office for more information.
  • Islander Pride: Congratulations to Angeline Francisco, who has been selected as a 2018 Guam Affiliate Honorable Mention of the National Center for Women in Information Technology (NCWIT) Award for Aspirations in Computing. Go Islanders!
  • Vivace Music Spirit Shirts on Sale: Attention Islanders! Vivaceis taking pre-orders for JFK Music Spirit Shirts in Pink, Black, White, Athletic Gray, and Navy Blue for only $10 each. Designs are posted throughout the campus. Please see any Vivace member or place your order in the choir room, D101, during break or lunch only. The last day to order and pay is Monday, March 18. 
  • 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.
  • GCC Programs: Hafa Adai 9th and 10th graders, there are still available slots for the next school year in the following GCC Programs: Automotive – 17 slots, Carpentry – 8 slots, ProStart – 4 slots. See Ms. Nanpei in the Counseling Office if you are interested.
  • 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

  • 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.     

ATTENTION SENIORS

  • Seniors! Jostens will be available to take last orders for Caps and Gowns on March 14 and March 15 in front of the Main Office during lunch. These are the last absolute dates to order!
  • 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!
  • 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

  • Third Quarter ends: this Wednesday, Mar. 13.  Grades are due Tuesday, Mar. 19. 
  • DWA Reminders (email sent last week: ACT Aspire testing dates are Apr. 9, 10, & 11; Standards-Based Assessment testing dates are Apr. 25, 26, 29, 30; May 1 & 2.  Bell schedule will be sent later today for planning purposes.  
  • 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.
  • 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) 6pm8pm 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) 7:00am3:30pm 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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