SY 2008-2009

Vol. 1 Issue 44 Thursday, February 12, 2009 Green Day

Mission Statement: To educate students who will be responsible, caring citizens prepared for the 21st century.

ESLR’s: JFKHS students will be Responsible citizens, Problem solvers, Effective communicators, and Technologically literate.

Beginning Tuesday, October 14, all students not in full uniform must sign in at the Office of Student Support Services with a note from their parents explaining why the student is out of uniform. Students without parent notes must still sign-in and may be subject to disciplinary action. Also, as a reminder, students cannot bring hats to school. Hats will be confiscated when seen being used or not.

All Pregnant Students: Please report to the Nursing Office for follow-up.

Please make sure you pickup your Honor Roll certificates in A-100 during lunch and break. Last day to pickup certificates is Thursday, February 26, 2009.

Students are you having a hard time in school? Would you like to meet and work with other students with similar issues from around the island? The 19th Annual YFY (Youth For Youth) Conference will be held April 25th – 27th. See Mr. Ballares in B200 for more information/registration.

School Counselors Week Feb 9th-13th: This week every student will visit his and her counselor for a credit check and to register for classes for next year. The counselors are also here for you to discuss any problems of any kind at school or at home. Use this time to get to know your counselors better. They are always glad to see you!

“As your body grows bigger, your mind must flower, it’s great to learn “because knowledge is power.”

---“Schoolhouse Rock,” Tom Yohe

The Class of 2010 is selling helium Valentine Balloons of assorted designs for $5.00.We do delivery to your Valentine’s here at JFK, Sanchez, Okkodo, GW, and St. Paul’s (extra $2.00 for outside schools). See any class officer or see Ms. Ronquillo at Room G110.

Want to take care of someone special, give a “Shot of Love” The Nursing Club is selling red roses for $3.50 and pink carnations for $3.00. Hurry and place your order to any nursing club member by today, February 10, 2009, or while supplies last.

Valentines Day is just around the corner. Are you still unsure of what to get your loved one? JFK Class of 2009 has a solution. We will be selling carnations in pink, red, and white for only $3.00. Please see any JFK Senior Class Officer or Representative in Room B-110 to purchase a Carnation.

Valentines Day is coming! Close-Up Club is now accepting pre-orders for the Balloon/Teddy Bear Grams. Samples and prices are available in Room C-211. You may also personalize your grams, but hurry this offer is only while supplies last!

Sweethearts Ball 2009 Royal Court: If you are interested in running for Royal Court, please see Jacqueline Tomeldan or Mrs. Richards in Room A-209 to pickup an application and contract. Please support the Class of 2K11.

Class of 2010 is sponsoring a carwash on Saturday, February 28, 2009 at Compadres Mall parking lot from 9am-5pm. Pre-sold tickets are $5.00 and by donation the day of. So come on by and support the Class of 2010.

Islanders the Class of 2010 are selling T-shirts on Room G-110: White t-shirts for $10.00, and also brochures for Jostens class rings. So stop by and support the Class of 2010.

Attention Freshmen: Are you struggling with your schoolwork? Do you need help with homework? We are here to help you. We welcome you to attend the Close-Up Club Tutoring Sessions during lunch every Monday and Tuesday in Room C-211. Starting February.

Attention All Juniors: Our Class of 2010 is having our Junior Prom Committee meetings at Mrs. Orot’s class in Room D-107, So come and help out!

Seniors: Check your graduation status today and get your diploma application from your counselor.

JFKHS Sophomore Class presents: “Midnight Serenade” 2K11 is hosting this years Sweethearts Ball at the Le Patio, Marriot Hotel. Tickets are $25 for dinner (6-11PM) and $10 after dinner (9-11pm). Spend your Valentines Evening with us, Saturday, February 14, 2009. Buy your tickets from 2K11 officers or Mrs. Richards in Room A209. All are welcome.

Seniors: Want to take a Fieldtrip to GCC to learn more about postsecondary programs? Sign up with Ms. Nanpei in the Counseling Office no later than Friday, February 20, 2009.

Seniors: Cap and gowns still cost $60.00, payments after Wednesday, February 11, 2009 will be $65.00. Please make payments now. See any 2KG Council member during break or lunch every Wednesday or Thursday in Room B110 for sizing and payments.

MOCK TRAIL: Saturday, February 14, 2009 we play against Father Duenas. Trial starts at 9:00am at the Superior Court of Guam. JFKHS is one of the top 4 teams. Thank you to our team members: Kento Yasukawa, Jaemin Yoon, Jostin Cruz, Irene de Vera, Shruti Nagarajan, Angelica Agahan and Jessic Lazatin. Teacher Coaches: JTomasiak, HMatsui, JConcepcion. Attorney Coach: S leon Guerrero, Assistant Coach Paralegal: JDenena, Supportive Administrator: Ms. Rosella Campos. GREAT JOB Team!!

Interested Students: JFK Paddling Team, come to Room B109 on Monday, February 16, 2009 during lunch for more information.

Time Management “Be sure to leave at least 2 to 3 hours for study time and homework everyday.”

Steven Kasala. “February is Black History Month.”

First Official Practice for Boys/Girls Track & Field is Monday, February 23, 2009, (6:00am-8:30am) M-F @ JFKHS. Eligibility Criteria: Updated physical exam with parent consent, grade point average of 2.0 or better (no U or F) for more information please see Mr. Jimmy Taitano.

FRESHMEN & SOPHOMORES: Are you interested in taking Automotive, Carpentry, Electronics, Nursing, Marketing, or Tourism next school year? Please see Ms. Nanpei, GCC Counselor in the Library or B-200 to sign up.

Step-Up, Pre-Med Summer in Maryland: February 15, 2009 – (HTTP://stepup.niddk.nihgov/index.htm)

Education Exchange College Grants: Deadline February 15, 2009.

GPA Engineering Scholarship: Deadline March 13, 2009.

Come out and show your Islander spirit by attending the following scheduled games this week:

Boy’s Basketball Tue 2/24 FD vs. JFK Sports Complex 630

Fri 2/27 JFK vs. Harvest Sports Complex 630

Girls Softball Sat 2/14 JFK vs. ND Southern 1000

Wed 2/18 St. Paul vs. JFK TBA 1200

Boys/Girls Tennis Thur 2/12 JFK vs. Academy TBA 400

Mon 2/16 JFK vs. Guam High Hagatna 400

Boys/Girls Rugby Sat 2/14 ND vs. JFK (girls) Wettengel Rugby Field 900

ND vs. JFK (boys) Wettengel Rugby Field 945

JFK vs. GW (boys) Wettengel Rugby Field 200p

JFK vs. GW (girls) Wettengel Rugby Field 315p


Attention STUDENTS / TEACHERS: There is no selling of food or drink items by any teacher, athletic group, student organization, or outside entity permitted on campus without prior approval of the Office of Student Support Services. Applications for permission may be made with WAY, in the case of chartered student organizations, or the Office of Student Support Services.


Reminder: Please make sure you read the bulletin to your students in a timely manner.

PLEASE REMEMBER DO NOT RELEASE STUDENTS EARLY BEFORE THE BELL RINGS. Continued early release of students may result in disciplinary action.

Just a reminder that an EVACUATION DRILL will be conducted TODAY, Tuesday, February 10, 2009 during second block.

Please read to your students the memo in your boxes from Student Support Services,

Subject: Discipline Policy Advisories.

Clubs/Organizations/Teachers: If you would like to announce anything in the PDN Education Update for JFKHS please see Ms. Merfalen or leave a message in her box @ A100 or Container #2.

ESL Quarterly Modifications Report: You will be receiving back your ESL folders this week. If you don’t receive it by Friday, February 13, 2009, please see Ms. Tomasiak ASAP. Bring your 2nd Semester class rosters. You will hold onto them until 4th Quarter. Call Ms. Tomasiak @ 689-9368 or email: for any questions.

The 19th Annual Youth for Youth Conference is coming up. Registration is up to April 18th. This would be great for any of your “High” at –risk students. Please refer them to see Mr. Ballares in Room B200.

Any teachers interested in signing up for the Standing Committee and start planning for the next school year. Please see Ms. Marie Merfalen for more information.

The 2009 Read-a-thon: “Feed the Need to Read” is coming soon (Feb. 14 – Feb. 21). Please encourage students to participate. There will be different incentives for students who answer trivia questions. You could help to advertise literacy by giving extra credit and forwarding requests for prizes to me. If you have any other ideas, please drop me a note in my box. Thanks for supporting literacy! Mrs. Christine Borja.


Business office is currently verifying information on Club Accounts. Please come to the Business Office to schedule an appointment with Ms. Jennifer Torres.

Any deposits for Administrative and NAF funds can only be done during lunch (215pm-300pm) at the Business Office. After 300pm we will not be accepting any deposits. NO DEPOSITS shall interfere with instruction time.

The Superintendent is seeking volunteers to be members planning committee of the Pacific Educational Conference Committee that is schedule in July and to be held on Guam. Teachers, Principals and Assistant Principals are urged to submit their names to assist. Please submit your name to Mrs. Mandell in A-100.

In accordance with the Governor’s Circular 2006-033 by utilizing designated employees for energy conservation and savings: Reports continue to come in regarding classroom lights and air conditioning running after school hours. Although minimal exterior lighting after working hours is acceptable to help deter vandalism and theft, after hours internal office/classroom lighting and running air conditioners is NOT TOLERABLE, EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY.

The JFKHS Islanders logo is registered with the Guam Department Revenue and Taxation through the JFKHS Parent-Teacher Student Association (PTSA). To use of the logo, please contact the school principal.
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