Vol. 8 / Issue 14 Tuesday, Oct 6, 2015 GREEN DAY: 1 - 3 - 5
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.
Last Saturday, we had our Carnival and Homecoming Festivities. The JFKHS Administration thanks all students, teachers / advisors, and staff who assisted with the organization and implementation of our successful celebration. We are so proud of our students for their overall involvement and positive behavior! Congratulations to our football players for their victory! Biba Islanders!
· Attention Students: NHS is sponsoring a "uniform drive" and "school supplies drive." Please donate any clean school uniforms or new school supply items to room B210 or D105 during break and lunch. Deadline isOctober 16. Please, see your teachers, if this is a service learning opportunity.
· Attention Students: NHS Packets can be picked up in D105 during lunch. The final day to pick up application packets isOctober 9, 2015. These packets once completed are dueOctober 16, 2015during lunch. ...Educating our island students to become globally primed high achievers.
· Seniors: Please, turn in your diploma applications and Parent Credit/SL Update Letters with parent’s signature. These were passed out last month.
· Congratulations to our elected IBOG Reps for 2015-16: Mr. Jeremy Zamora and Mr. James Tenorio, W.A.Y. Secretary: Mr. Joseph Madlangbayan, Freshmen Council: President: Jacky Chen, Vice-President: Anna Palacios, Treasurer: Rachel Castro, Secretary: Milliun Saplan, and P.R.O.: Ariana Tan!
· Hafa Adai students let’s show our Islander spirit and spread the awareness of RED RIBBON WEEK. The main purpose of the Red Ribbon Campaign is to present a unified and visible commitment toward the creation of Drug Free America. Schedules of events are: October 23 - October 31, 2015: Spirit week. October 23, 2015- WAY and Class Councils will be passing out red ribbons and pledge cards at the main entrance gate and drop off back gate. Students are encouraged to wear ribbon all week long. October 23, 2015- Student councils will have pledge cards that students may sign during lunch. October 26, 2015- Teachers and students are encouraged to put up posters and banners spreading awareness of a Drug Free America. October 28, 2015- Students are asked to wear red shoes for "A Walk Away From Drugs" event. October 29, 2015- Students are asked to wear the craziest socks they can with red socks for a "Sock It to Drugs Day". October 30, 2015- Students are asked to wear red buttons, bows, hair ribbons wrists bands or ties. (NO BANDANAS OR GANG AFFILIATED ITEMS ARE ALLOWED) November 3, 2015 - Join WAY in showcasing what JFK has done in support of Red Ribbon Week.
· Picture Day: Oct. 7, 8, & 9: Please refer to the flyer that was given to you via your Social Studies teacher.
· Islanders! Represent JFK by running for Youth Congress. Those who are interested in running may pick up packets in room C205. If you have any other questions, please see any WAY officer for more information.
· Students who walk from Kmart to JFKHS or vice versa are strongly encouraged to use the crosswalk. Do not break the law by jaywalking. Think safety first!
· Show us what you got Islanders! Please sign up in C205 if interested to perform on Fridays during lunch.
· ISLANDERS, do you need help with Math, English, Social Studies, or Science? NHS offers lunchtime tutoring every Tuesday in B210, D211, and D214 andThursdayin B210, C202, and D105. Please get a hallway pass from your teacher. We hope to see you there. Learning makes things possible, but learningthe possibilities is endless.
· Attendance: Admit slips must be submitted to the attendance office within three days upon return back to school. We will not accept late notes.
· School-wide NO HOODED JACKETS policy applies to the classroom as well. If your classroom is too cold, report to FOAS the need for the thermostat to be raised. Only non-hooded sweaters and jackets may be worn ON CAMPUS. Teachers - your assistance for enforcement is expected; call SSSO for assistance, if needed. On rainy days, students are encouraged to use foldable umbrellas or clear ponchos.
· Only clear and mesh bags are allowed on campus. Lunch bags should be smaller in size, clear or mesh bags recommended. All bags in violation will be confiscated.
· Lockouts will be conducted any time any day. Get to your classes on time. \
· JFKHS Spirit Fridays: Students may wear a JFKHS Club/Organization/Interscholastic/Class Shirts such as Vivace, JROTC, Nursing, Class of 2015 or other approved JFKHS shirts. Uniform bottom is required. All shirts must promote JFKHS. JFKHS colors alone are UNACCEPTABLE. Again- this is on Fridays!
FROM THE COUNSELORS:
· Announcement: College Access Challenge Grant Program (CACGP) tutors are on campus every Thursday and Friday during lunch hour in the library media center to provide tutoring. This is open to all students who need help with their classes. For more information, please see Ms. Nanpei in the Counseling Office.
· Attention 10th and 11th graders: If you have signed up for the PSAT Testing, please provide the copy of your receipt to Mr. Pilarca or Mrs. Gina Santos to ensure you received a study guide and a slot for testing. The Testing takes place onOctober 14at the Media Center JFK Library at7am.
· Further instructions will be sent to you this week. If you are still interested in taking the PSAT, there are still slots open. Please submit payment to the Business Office.
· Attention students, if you are interested in taking Psychology or Peer Counseling Course, see your counselor this week. Please, check out the Counselors' bulletin board in front of their office for important information on scholarships and deadlines.
· University of Guam's Upward Bound (UB) college prep program is now accepting applications from eligible high school students (9th through 12th grade.) UB provides free tutoring, college prep activities, career exploration
o activities, assistance with financial aid/ scholarship applications, summer program at UOG, and more benefits! Deadline to apply is October 31, 2015. Please see JFK Counselor, Dr. Marzan, or email UB staff at firstname.lastname@example.org for an application or further information.
· UOG’s Educational Talent Search (ETS) is now accepting applications. ETS is a FREE college prep program that provides tutoring, assistance with completing college applications and financial aid, provides review courses for the PSAT/SAT, career assessment activities and more. For more information, see Mr. Lujan in the Counseling Office.
· Attention 10thand 11thGraders: The PSAT/NMSQT are great ways to preview, practice for the SAT, and qualify for a scholarship. They test the same skills and knowledge as the SAT — in a way that makes sense for your grade level.There are only 60 slots for testing. The PSAT will be held onOctober 14, 2015. The test cost is $15.00. Make payment to the Business Office and provide the receipt to Mr. Pilarca or Mrs. Gina Santos so you can pick up a student guide. Please see Mr. Pilarca or Mrs. Gina Santos for more information.
SPORTS UPDATES: - Please, support our Islanders!
· CROSS COUNTRY @ 4:30 P.M. on Oct. 7: All-Island Meet at Okkodo
· BOYS’ HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL @ 7:00 P.M. on Oct. 10 vs. SHS Dolphins
· GIRLS VOLLEYBALL @ 6:00 P.M. today JFK vs. SPCS Warriors at JFK
· WRESTLING: Tryouts have begun. Tryouts are from 3:30-6:00in the Gym. All athletes must have Medical clearance, Parental consent, and be cleared by the Athletic Director before practicing.