Vol. 7 / Issue 64 Thursday, April 30, 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.
· We have a JFK sweep in the District Court of Guam’s high school essay contest in conjunction with Law Week. Congratulations to Michael Murphy- 1st Place; Raeziel Casas- 2nd Place; and Ashley Borgonia-3rd Place. Way to go Islanders!
· May 4-8 is Teachers’ Appreciation Week! Please, show your appreciation to your teachers. Long live all the teachers!
· Continue to do your best on the ACT/ASPIRE and Standard Based Assessments (SBA)!!
· Hafa adai, Islanders! Please support the Social Committee's Islander Movie Day Fundraiser featuring AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON on Saturday, May 2 at 1:15 PM at the Micronesia Mall Theaters. Tickets are $10 and it comes with a food discount coupon that can be used at the theater's concession stand. Please support by purchasing your own tickets or selling tickets with Mrs. Hecita in C202. Tomorrow is the last day to purchase your tickets.
· JFK Music presents "Sing into Spring" featuring Voce Nuevo and Vivace! Join the choirs on Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May 9 at Guam Plaza Hotel for an eclectic evening of music as they sing their hearts out for you! Pre-sold tickets are $8 and $10 at the door. Please see any choir member or visit the choir room, D101, to purchase your ticket! Proceeds will help keep music alive in our school, so let's HOP to it!
· Attention Islanders! It's that time of the year again for you to step up to the plate and make things happen by running for school year 2015-2016 WAY Council and for your class council as well! Election packets may be picked up at D220 during lunch! See any WAY officers for more details! BIBA JFK!
· Close-up is hosting a Zumba exercise event at the JFKHS cafeteria on May 1, 2015 from 6pm to 8pm. Purchase tickets from any Close Up member or at A205.
· The Class of 2017 will be selling Kick Start Grams for $3.00 which includes a cereal box milk box, and juice box! Distribution will be on May 1, so order now in D115 or with any class officer/reps.
· All sophomore and freshmen interscholastic sports participants for this school year are asked to meet in the media center on April 30 during lunch to discuss the Sports Day; the juniors and seniors are scheduled to meet on May 1 in the media center during lunch as well. See you there!
· Juniors! Spring is in the air and prom is near. Get ready for "One Enchanted Evening" at the Hotel Nikko Tasi Ballroom on Saturday May 2 from 6-10 pm! Single tickets are $30 each and couple tickets are sold for $57. Auditions for those who would like to showcase their talents on the Junior Prom at Nikko Hotel on May 2, 2015 happen every Monday and Wednesday during lunch in D212.
· Board Policy 705 waiver allows you to consume catered food at school-sanctioned events. Turn in your signed waiver ASAP to the Main Office.
· UOG College of Natural and Applied Sciences will have the 2015 Summer Camp for students interested in exploring the world of food and agricultural sciences. Application is a one-page essay explaining student’s interest and two letters of reference. See your counselor for details. Application deadline is May 8.
SPORTS UPDATES: - Please, support our Islanders!
Notice to Parents/Guardians and Students
Hafa Adai! Parents/Guardians and Students! In our ongoing effort to address tardies and/or unexcused absences due to the increase number of students arriving late, you are highly advised to have your child dropped off at JFKHS campus before 6:45 A.M. The first bell rings at 6:55 A.M. and first block begins at 7:00 A.M. Your child must be in his/her class before tardy bell rings. If a student gets to class fifteen minutes or more after the bell rings, the absence is unexcused.
If your child is found to have excessive tardies and/or absences, a mandatory parent conference will be issued and may even result to “NC” per Board Policy 411. The Department of Education provides bus services. If you chose not to utilize this service, then it is your responsibility to have your child on campus on time. We ask your full support and cooperation in teaching our students to be responsible and primed high achievers by being on time.
Be reminded that Lock-outs for all periods have been in effect, which means that once the tardy bell rings, the teachers will be securing their doors. All tardy students will be directed to Dr. Manaloto’s Office.
Greatly appreciate your assistance,
Dr. Teresita P. Manaloto, Ed.D., Assistant Principal
Ginen i mås takhilo’ gi hinasso-ku
From the highest of my thoughts
I mås takhalom gi i kurason-hu
The deepest of my heart
Yan i mås figo’ na nina’siñå-hu
And the strongest of my abilities
Hu ufresen maisa yu’ na para bai-hu prutehi yan hu difende
I offer myself to protect and defend
I HINENGGE, I KOTTURA, I LENGGUAHI, I AIRE, I HANOM YAN I TANO’ CHAMORU
THE BELIEFS, THE CULTURE, THE LANGUAGE, THE AIR, THE WATER AND THE LAND OF THE CHAMORU PEOPLE.
Ni’ irensiå-ku direchu ginen as Yu’os Tåta
My inheritance directed from God the Father
Este hu afitma gi hilo’ i bipblia yan i banderå-hu
This I affirm on the Bible and my flag
I Banderan Guahan
The Flag of Guam