Vol. 9 / Issue 27 Monday, February 20, 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.
• CONGRATULATIONS to the WAY officers and advisers, Mrs. Orot and Mr. Vasquez; Class of 2017, C/O 2018, C/O 2019 and C/O 2020 officers and advisers, JROTC Teachers and cadets, VIVACE Choir members and Teacher, Mrs. Sablan, JFKHS Cultural Dancers, the Japanese teachers and stu-dents and All who contributed to the success of our Kennedy Celebration on Friday, Feb. 2017!
• CONGRATULATIONS to all who were awarded as the best of the best: Mr. Steve Protasio as
o the Administrator of the Year, Mr. Bernard Mendoza as the Staff of the Year, Hazel Basilio, as the Teacher of the Year, Mr. Joey Lujan as the Counselor of the Year! The Student of the Year was awarded to Jason Zamora and Mika Sanhez ninth grade; Ran Jaravata and Francine Tongson 10th grade; Michael Cajigal and Mackenzie Urbano 11th grade and Ellie Torres and Jada Brumfield 12th grade. BIBA Islanders!
• Eskuelan Puengi will be from March 7-May 18: March 2 is Student Orientation at 6 p.m. and March 3 is Teacher Orientation 2:00 p.m.
• Get your cars squeaky clean by the Class of 2017!! Please show your support on Saturday, February 25 from 12-4PM at the Dededo Farmer's Co-op. Tickets are $5. Please see any class officer or drop by Rm. D115 to purchase one. Read-A-Thon 2017 “Read to the Beat!” is still on-going. All cards and pledges are due on February 24 to your respective English teacher. THANK YOU to all who partici-pated in the kick-off week’s activities from February 6-9, and CONGRATULATIONS to those who solved the song allusions and won a prize! Another THANK YOU to those who participated in the original song/poem contest on February 10. CONGRATULATIONS to Kenneth Ruda, Shayla Quichocho, Jbert Satauo, and Kaelani Santos for being the Top Poetry submission and to Jarvis Aguon and Timothy Villanueva for being the Top Song submission. Please take the time to view/read a copy of their winning compositions on the school’s website (www.jfkislanders.com). So much amazing talent within our campus! Biba, Islanders!
• All three “gongs” will sound for tardy bell and Evacuation Drills. Please, be attentive.
• Feb 25 will be Parents’ Workshop from 9:00 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.
• 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@firstname.lastname@example.org.
• 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.
In support of IRA”s Read-A-Thon 2017 “Read to the Beat,” JFKHS held a Kick Off Week of activities from February 6-10. On the last day, a contest was held in which students recited and performed original poems and songs promoting literacy and the importance of reading. After careful deliberation by a set of teacher judges, the following pieces came out on top and won the grand prizes worth up to $50 each!
Winning Poem: “Catch Us Doing Literacy, How About That?” by Shayla Quichocho, Kenneth Ruda, Kaelani Santos, and Jbert Satauo
Winning Song: “What Kind of World (The Importance of Reading)” by Jarvis Aguon and Timothy Villanueva