Vol. 9 / Issue 23 Monday, January 23, 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.
Eskuelan Puengi (EP), night school is scheduled to start on Feb. 13. Please, check with your counselors if you are interested. This is a great opportunity for you to recover credits in order to graduate.
Great Opportunity for Seniors: Graduating Seniors age 17 years and older can earn a modest living allowance by being an AmeriCorps Members for Sanctuary. As a member you will assist and mentor our island’s youths as well as earn up to $522.00 monthly and gain lifelong skills of helping others. If interested, contact Mr. Edward Mesa at 475-7101/687-7194 or email him at edwardmesa@email@example.com.
Love Our Kids 5K Run Walk Feb.11, Saturday: If your teachers are allowing 5K run/walk as service learning, here is one you can’t pass up! The school with the most Pre-registration Participation will receive $500. T Shirts also available to the first 500 Runners. Pre-Register at Sanctuary Main Office (M-F, 8AM-5PM) or Hornet Sports (9AM-8PM). Route is Chamorro Village Hagatna to Alupang. Show Time is 5AM and Go Time is 6Aam. Contact Edward or Mark at 475-7101.
Islanders, please donate your used uniforms that you do not need any more or you feel are excess in your closets. Many could benefit from them. Drop them off in the nurse’s office.
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.
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.
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.
As a reminder, the first bell is at 6:45 A.M. and tardy bell is at 6:55a.m. Attendance will be considered late-absence after 7:10a.m. Be responsible! Car riders are advised to plan ahead of time and be prepared to be on campus no later than 6:45a.m. Students who are tardy will receive referrals/ODRs for parents to sign and return to SSSO. Your absences will remain unexcused (Absent/A in PowerSchool) for any of the following reasons:
Exceeded Parent Note/PN limit of 6 for the semester.
Late submittal (beyond the 3-day grace period).
No Doctor’s Note/DN for 3 or more days of absence.
Wrong date is written on the PN or DN.
Reasons that are not extenuating, invalid, excessive, or not listed in BP411.
Main Office and Counseling Office hours: 5:45 A. M. until 2:15 P.M.
FOAS Office Hours (payments for verification of enrollment, transcript, etc.): 7:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M.
Cafeteria: Breakfast time: 6:00 A.M. – 6:40 A.M. Lunch time: 10:55 A.M. – 11:40 A.M. 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:
Health Opportunities and Medical Exposure Summer Program (H.O.M.E.) is accepting applications for its shadowing and mentoring program. Spend part of your summer learning more about what medical professionals do and what their jobs entail. Must have a minimum 3.5 GPA and a strong interest in the medical or related health fields. Application is available online at www.guamhome.org Deadline is April 1, 2017.
Attention Seniors: Bank of Guam 2017 IFIT Scholarship is offering five $2000 college scholarships for graduating seniors for this school year. Pick up an application in the counseling office.
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.
BOYS’ BASKETBALL: Jan. 24 @ 5:30 P. M.: JFK vs. GW at JFK; Jan. 27 @ 5:30 P.M.: JFK vs. Guam High at JFK
GIRLS’ SOFTBALL: Jan. 25 @ 4: P.M.: JFK vs. GW at GW; Jan. 28 @ 10:00 A.M.: JFK vs. Southern at Southern
BOYS’ & GIRLS’ TENNIS: Jan. 26 @ 4:00 P.M.: JFK vs. Sanchez at JFK; Jan. 31 @ 4:00 P.M.: JFK vs. Guam High at JFK.