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Luis P. Untalan Middle School

256 Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway Barrigada, Guam 96913 • View School Map

LPUMS Mission Statement: "The Luis P. Untalan Middle School community will empower students with the knowledge that will enable them to be competent, productive, and responsible citizens in our society."
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Administrator Contacts and duty areas: 
  • Mrs. Agnes Guerrero - School Principal (Teacher & Staff Evaluations, Business Office) Email: aaguerrero@gdoe.net
  • Ms. Corazon Elane - Assistant Principal (Special Programs). Email: ceelane@gdoe.net 
  • Mr. Jesse San Nicolas - Assistant Principal (Student Support). Email: jtsannicolas@gdoe.net 
  • Ms. Jeanette Superales - Administrative Officer (Payroll, Fixed Assets, Requisitions, Facilities & Maintenance, Non-Appropriated Funds, Sentry Assignments). Email: jmsuperales@gdoe.net

If you have any immediate questions or concerns, please call the Main Office at 1 (671) 300-2726. You may also email us at wildcatsinfo@gdoe.net.

SY2023-2024 School Bell ScheduleClick here to view.
SY2023-2024 GuamDOE School CalendarClick here to view
Amended 11-28-23
SY2023-2024 DPW Bus ScheduleClick here to view.
SY2023-2024 Student-Parent HandbookClick here to view.

LPUMS Updates


School personnel are actively working to get the campus ready for safety inspection on July 24. Our summer office hours are now 8am - 11am and 12pm - 2pm. 

New Student Orientations

For all incoming 6th graders & new students, there will be a SY2024-SY2025 new student orientation on Thursday, July 18 for those whose last name begins with a letter from A through L at 9am or 11am. For students whose last names begin from M through Z, orientation will be on Friday, July 19 at 9am or 11am. Location will be announced at a later time.

Summer School Orientations

 Summer School orientation is on Wednesday, June 5, 2024 at 11am in room B102. Classes begin on June 10, from 8:30am to 12:30pm. Call (671) 300-2726 or email rpama@gdoe.net for more information.

Summer school bus riders please be at the bus stop by 7:15am.The designated bus stops for summer school is Dededo ( Harmon Loop, Elmer, Great Mart ), Barrigada/ Mangilao (Latte Mart, Besta Mart, Leon Guerrero, Borja Canada Store, Kina Court (p/up pt), Jackson Rt. 8.

Accreditation status for Luis P. Untalan Middle School Reaffirmed

Luis P Untalan Middle School MidCycle 20240614.pdf

Based on the Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACS WASC) mid-cycle report with a one-day visit, Luis P. Untalan Middle School ‘s accreditation is now reaffirmed through the end of the current accreditation cycle ending on June 30, 2027. 

This accreditation status is based on the information provided by the school, including the school's progress report, and the satisfactory completion of the mid-cycle accreditation visit.

School Year 2023-2024 Ends — Have a Safe and Fun Summer, Wildcats!

The Griffins


Our Wildcat Power Couple: Mr. & Mrs. Emmanuel


Wildcat Teachers Recognized for Hard Work this School Year

5-20-24—With a theme of "Our Teachers Rock," the Luis P. Untalan Middle School administration and Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) hosted Teacher Appreciation Week from May 20-23 for the continued hard work the teachers put in to educate and nurture our children.  
● May 20 “Breakfast Merienda” Sponsored by parents.
● May 21  “Lunch” Jamaican Grill plates Sponsored by PTO
● May 22  “Sweet & Snack Day” Sponsored by Administration team and staff
● May 23  “My Teacher Rocks” Students give their teachers Thank You cards

8th Graders Have Momentous Promotional Ceremony

5-18-24: The 8th Grade Promotional Ceremony was beautifully held at the Father Duenas Memorial School's Phoenix Center. Hundreds of 8th graders from all teams were promoted together for the first time in a single ceremony since 2012. Thank you to the Parent-Teacher Organization for planning and fundraising for the momentous event, especially parent Richard Borja for taking the lead. Premium Art Photo was on hand to document the occasion with photos of the ceremony plus of each individual student. View, download for free or order prints from the 8th Grade Promotional Ceremony by clicking here: https://www.guampap.com/online-ordering-new/school/untalan-middle-school/ums-8th-grade-promotion-2024-05-17/

View the Digital Program

Thank you to the PTO for putting this digital program together (and providing hard copies during the ceremony) and to the designated students & faculty who put the collages together>>> https://drive.google.com/file/d/1t2TQ4jl7nf7Yzxxy1N0_k4JHH5Ci2LLw/view?usp=drive_link

5-15-24: It's been more than a decade—the Luis P. Untalan Middle School 8th Graders will again have a Promotional Ceremony on Friday, May 17th at the FD Phoenix Center. Students are allowed up to 5 guests and should sign out their tickets from their team teacher leader. Information letters were sent home with times and procedures for the venue. Students riding the bus to the event must have a fieldtrip form signed by parents.  

Copy of Promotion Layout, Procedures, Video

Promotional Presentation for students that were shown by teachers to all 8th graders.

WildBOTS win first place at GDOE robotics competition

5-18-24: In a competition with six robotics teams, the Luis P. Untalan Middle School WildBOTS won first place in Guam Department of Education's 2024 TCEA Robotics Competition, "Hi, Bye Pizza Pie." Second place went to the V.S.A. Benavente Middle School's team and Third Place went to Jose Rios Middle School's team. 

Due to the pandemic, this it the first time in four years that GDOE has held the Texas-based competition and only the middle schools competed. Congratulations to the whole wildcats team and their coaches Mrs. Bernadeth Gumataotao and Mrs. Juvy Cariño.

From left: VSA Benavente Middle School, LP. Untalan Middle School, and Jose Rios Middle School teams and their coaches (and Principal Mrs. Guerrero).

Members from left: Hajin, Chloe, Ashley, Jhea, Andy, Kaleb, Tanay, and Jonathan.

8th Graders Can Dance the Night Away at the 8th Grade Ball

5-15-24: After months of planning, 8th graders can dance their middle school years away at this year's 8th Grade Ball! The Student Body Association is sponsoring "Written in the Stars" 8th Grade Ball on May 17 at the Guam Plaza Hotel.  Dance with your friends to the sounds of DJ Vibe and get photos from a photo booth by Premium Art Photo. Students must have a signed permission form and parents/guardians must "sign in" and "sign out" students at the ball.

LPUMS Fierce Dance Team Slays at Competition

5-12-24: Congratulations to the LPUMS Fierce Dance Team for  winning First Place for Small Group, Second Place for Large Group, and Third Place for Solo category at the Allied Dance Force Competition at Okkodo High School. The team competed against four other public and private middle schools.

Track & Field Team Races to 2nd Place Islandwide

5-11-24: Congratulations to the LPUMS Track and Field team for winning Second Place at the ALL-ISLAND middle school competition at the JFK track. The team competed against the Astumbo Dragons and the F.B. Leon Guerrero Hawks.

LPUMS Band Shares Music Talents at Spring Recital

5-8-24: Come and watch the Beginning Band, Concert Band, and Alumni Band perform at the 2024 Spring Recital at the Micronesia Mall Center Court on May 9 and 10. Please view the flyer.

Thank you to the all who have helped stepped in from the local music community to help our bands get prepared for their recital since Band Director Ms. Joanne Matanane-Sosa is currently ill and will not be able to join the bands that she has shaped all year. We wish her healing and speedy recovery.

Guest conductor Ms. Hilary Guter, a piano accompanist, helps the band prepare for their performance. 

Thursday: Beginning Band

Friday performance: Concert Band

KUAM News Documents LPUMS Band Performance

LPUMS Creates New Emergency Video

5-4-24: Luis P. Untalan Middle School Safety Committee came out with a new Emergency Procedure Video, showing how to properly react during an emergency such as an earthquake, reverse lockdown, and shelter in place. Thank you to Mr. Jorge Emmanuel for editing the video.

Mrs. Cruz is Top 3 Coordinator

5-10-24: Congratulations to Mrs. Michelle Cruz, Pre-AP Jaguars Reading teacher, for ranking as the Top 3 Coordinator for the PBS 29th Annual Read-a-thon among elementary and middle schools islandwide. She was recently recognized by the Guam Legislature and received a $50 gas card and $50 Twinkles gift card.

NJHS Inducts New Members

4-27-24: Eight new members were inducted into the Luis P. Untalan Middle School Fine'nena Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society at the University of Guam Lecture Hall. New NJHS Officers for next year were also installed. Congratulations, wildcats!

Teacher of the Year Finalists Profiled in the Media

Two of this year's 6 Finalists for the Guam Department of Education's 2025 Teacher of the Year are from Luis P. Untalan Middle School! KUAM shot and edited these video profiles and showed them last week after the newscasts. The Guam Daily Post also wrote profile articles. The winner of the 2025 Teacher of the Year will be announced in a ceremony at the Government House on Friday, May 3.

Let's Finish the Year Strong, Wildcats!

4-19-24: During EXCEL period, Mrs. Guerrero spoke to the student body about all the activities that were coming up in the last weeks of classes, such as the district-wide testing, end-of-the-year field trips, and the 8th Grade Promotional. She also expressed to them what is expected of their behavior and the repercussions for students if they do not follow school rules and policies.

PTO Purchased Backboard Screens

The Parent-Teacher Organization used funds fundraised this year to purchase two, 75-inch screens to add to the school's backboard in the gym. "They will be used as digital scoreboards and for whatever else the school can utilize them for," said PTO President Joe Cruz, who recently installed one of the monitors himself. Thank you, PTO for providing a need to our athletes and our LPUMS sports program.

Wildcats Become Island Leaders

4-19-24: Wildcats participated in Island Leadership Day with 8th Grader Kaleb Togawa shadowing Guam Legislature Senator Joe San Agustin and 8th Grader Taylor Toves shadowing Supreme Court Judge Arthur Barcinas. For one day, numerous students from public, private, and charter schools were youth counterparts to Guam’s leaders in the Government of Guam, Legislature, Judiciary, and Mayor's Offices. The annual event hopes to "provide our island’s future workforce with a glimpse of the day-to-day operations and skill sets required for a high-functioning and responsive government," according to a Department of Youth Affairs release.

Wildcats Celebrate Autism Awareness with Spirit Week

Starting April 22, students can show their spirit and support autism awareness by following the daily themes. Students must wear uniform bottoms.

NJHS Taps New Members

4-8-24: Congratulations to the 8 students who were tapped to be new members into the National Junior Honor Society. The inductees were judged according to scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship. From left: Tobias Borja, 8th; Xeleah Aldan, 6th; Cadie Ignacio, 6th; Ava Canos, 6th; Katherine Serisola, 6th; Danielle Berba, 6th; Kailayah Cruz, 6th; and Mikayla Chen, 6th. They will be inducted on April 27.

Wildcats Win 7 out of 8 Categories

4-5-24—Congratulations to our Luis P. Untalan Middle School winners of the Guam History Day Competition—.wildcats won 7 out of 8 categories and 20 out of 21 student participants placed!  Guam History Day is a subsidiary of the National History Day (NHD) Contest based at College Station Maryland. Students create in depth research projects at pre-collegiate and collegiate level through various mediums such as performance, websites, documentaries, papers and exhibits. The first place winners and their categories are: Kaleb Togawa (Paper), Chloe Verbo (Documentary), Julia Dukes & Nevaeh Ericsson (Documentary Group), Isaura Aguon & Sarah Serisola (Exhibit Group), Sean Escano (Performance), Gleyn Alim (Website), and Khira Griffin & Rayden Flores (Website Group).>>>> Go to the NHD 2024 Page

PTO Hold Successful Carwash

4-7-24—The Parent-Teacher Organization held a carwash fundraiser for the 8th Grade promotion from 9am-2pm at the KFC Mangilao parking lot. Thank you for all the hard-working students, faculty, and parents who helped clean cars. And to the many drivers who donated to the fundraiser. It was a successful fundraiser with about $2,500 raised. Go wildcats!

Please Donate Toiletries

The Student Body Association is looking for new toiletry items that will be donated to the Guam Homeless Coalition. Donations can be dropped off at B110 or to the Student Support Office from March 20 to April 19. Students who donated can receive an incentive. View the poster for more info.

Wildcats Excel at Islandwide Science Fair

4-6-24: Many students participated in the Islandwide Science Fair at the University of Guam. Congratulations to the following wildcats who placed:1) Ecology-Jonathan Flis 2nd2) Ecology-Zoe Cacapit 3rd3) Human/Medical-Inatan Leon Guerrero 2nd4) Chemistry-Aubreale Charfauros 2nd5) Energy/Inventions- Gleyn Alim 2nd

LPUMS Holds School Science Fair

4-4-24: Hundreds of Science Fair projects were evaluated by about 30 judges from our community and school personnel. Thank you, judges, for volunteering your time! Great job to our STEM Departments for organizing the event and the students for all their hard work on creating their projects.

Wildcats Celebrate Mes CHamoru 2024

March 8, 2024— The 2024 Mes CHamoru Opening Ceremony jump-started this month's celebrations at Luis P. Untalan Middle School. Our cultural dance group, Lina’la’ I Famagu’on, performed, the Rai & Raina Royal Court was crowned, and singer Richard Hofschneider performed for the wildcat community in the school gym. Thank you to everyone who organized the ceremony including Señora Michelle Balajadia, Señora Perez, the P.E. Department, and the Parent-Teacher Organization.

The wildcat community are encouraged to celebrate Mes CHamoru with islandwear every Friday.

Boys Basketball are Champs!

Congratulations for our Wildcat Boys Basket team for clinching the championship title in Middle School Interscholastic Basketball! Great job to the players and Coach Rowel Carreon.

Girls Soccer Finish Third Place

Congratulations to the Girls Soccer team for placing Third in Middle School Interscholastic Soccer. Great job to the players and Coach Arlene Castro.

Wildcats are Academic Challenge Bowl Champions and will compete nationally in Chicago in June

Feb. 23, 2024: With just one question, the Luis P. Untalan Middle School Academic Challenge Bowl team beat St. John's School team to win the middle school championship and head to Chicago for the national competition! Congratulations to our hard-working team and advisors who held numerous practices for the past months in preparation for their matches. The championship team and one coach earns a trip to Chicago to compete in the Middle School National Academic Championship in June.

Coach Michelle Cruz said, "Mrs. Gumataotao and I approach ACB with the perspective that we are there not only to compete but to have fun and engage in the joy of learning. Learning that a trip to the national championship was added to the calendar was a surprise to us, but was not our main focus. Of course,  I’m sure we all hoped we could prove ourselves and attain that final goal. We just tried to focus on one match at a time, despite having matches scheduled back to back. The tight schedule, tough competition, and the rush to get to the matches on time added to the pressure of doing well."
After the final match against St. John’s, Co-captain Jonathan Flis felt relieved. He  said, “During the season, we encountered some pretty challenging teams, so we could never let our guard down, especially with the last game which was the most stressful as both St. John’s and our team were about equally matched. I also think that we have improved quite a bit not only during this season but over the year as a whole.” 
Co-captain Kaleb Togawa was confident and said, “I felt like our team was capable of winning this time around and we sure did! Our last game on 2/23/24 was the most challenging one that we faced, and we won by a single question. It truly was a blessing! I also felt super relieved knowing that our public school can still excel in an academic competition with our private school counterparts. We did our absolute best and I’m am so proud of our team.”
Mrs. Cruz added, "As coaches, we were elated and so proud of how well our team performed, especially under the intense pressure and scrutiny they experienced during the last match. We are equally proud of their growth as competitors. We won the final match by one question! And, of course, we are happy to be able to represent LPUMS and GDOE public schools!"
Back row (from left): Coach Bernadeth Gumataotao, Isaura Aguon, Kaleb Togawa (co-captain), Ashley Biggs, Andy Topasna, Jonathan Flis (co-captain), Ysabella Bermeo, Maximilliano Ayala, Auralorae Camacho, and Coach Michelle Cruz. Front (from left): Urijah Devera, Inatan Leon Guerrero-Dunn, and Jermaine Gutierrez.

Students Present at Adacao Elementary

Feb. 22, 2024—The school's Student Body Association officers and representatives presented at Adacao Elementary School to prepare the students about middle school life at LPUMS. Adacao is one of six elementary schools whose students "feed" into LPUMS. SBA Advisor  Rozalyn Pama and Counselor Irene Aguilar coached and accompanied the group, who have also presented at PC Lujan Elementary and Liguan Elementary. The group will next visit Chief Brodie Memorial Elementary.
View the Photo Gallery (come back soon)

Wildcat Teachers are Teacher of the Year Semi-Finalists

Feb. 21, 2024—Two veteran Luis P. Untalan Middle School teachers were selected as Semi-Finalists for Guam Department of Education's Teacher of the Year Program. Marie Juvy Carino, Advanced Robotics teacher, and Madrid Borja, 8th Grade Reading teacher, were two of only 8 semi-finalists from the district. 
Superintendent Dr. Erik Swanson said, "These dedicated educators have demonstrated exceptional commitment to their students and communities. Let's celebrate their passion and hard work."
Mrs. Carino and Mrs. Borja will next go through an interview round which will determine if they move on the Finals. GDOE's Teacher of the Year program is supported by numerous businesses, and past winners have received incentives including a car and a trip to Washington, DC to meet the President of the United States.  According to the National Teacher of the Year program's website, "This acclaimed program has elevated educators from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), and four U.S. territories."

Wildcats hold Career Fair, first in-person fair since Pandemic

Feb. 15, 2024—Wildcats were treated to a whole day about learning different careers—a morning of listening to numerous  presentations and an afternoon of listening to the music of Joe Mendiola and catching a car show.
Thank you to Career Education teacher Kathleen Salas for organizing the successful event. We also appreciate all our presenters for showing our students the ins and outs of their careers.
View the Career Fair 2024 Gallery

PTO Showers Wildcats with Love

Feb. 12, 2024—Thank you to the Parent-Teacher Organization for donating 7 gift baskets filled with goodies for all teams to giveaway to students in the PTO Valentine's Raffle. All students in the team were eligible. 
PTO also raffled off a $25 gift certificate to Outback and chocolates to one staff and one teacher. Thank you, PTO, for showering our wildcats with LOVE for Valentine's!

Valentines Activity Gets Creative with Love

Feb. 14, 2024— The Valentine's Day activity was filled with dancing and games even though food sales were restricted. 

Valentines Spirit Week


Valentines Spirit Week will be from Feb. 12 to 16. This week is also Read-A-thon Week, with specific activities for everyone to do. And, on Feb. 14, there will be a Valentines Activity. Sports Club is selling tickets to the dance for $2, and teams and other clubs will be having games during the activity.

Macabre Monday

Waltz Wednesday

Waltz Wednesday

Tucked in Thurs

Tucked in Thurs

Fairy Tale Friday

Fairy Tale Friday

Make-up Picture Day Feb. 9

Friday, Feb. 9 will be Make-up Picture Day for those who missed last October's Picture Week or would like to re-take their portrait. Please view flyer for more information on the packages.

Congratulations NHD School Winners

Congratulations to this year's most hard-working history buffs! About 150 students from various Social Studies classes participated in National History Day to create projects in five categories: Paper, Website, Documentary, Performance and Exhibit. The Top 3 winners from all categories will go on to the island-wide competition in March. If they win there, they could represent Guam in Washington DC in June.
View the NHD 2024 Gallery

Congratulations to Art-A-Thon Exhibitors

2-9-24: Three wildcats were selected as exhibitors in the annual Isla Art-A-Thon at the University of Guam: Sixth grader Eiana Calvo, 8th grader Neal Villacrusis, and 8th grader Tanay Kothari (not pictured).  View their artwork at the exhibit until Feb. 23rd.
Additionally, congratulations Eiana for reaching 3rd Place out of all middle school participants. Congratulations Art Teacher David Castro.
3rd Place Exhibitor Eiana Rose Calvo
Exhibitor Neal Villacrusis
Artwork from Tanay Kothari

Promotional Ceremony Fundraiser

The Parent Teachers Organization's promotional committee is planning a memorable promotional ceremony for the 8th graders of Luis P. Untalan Middle School.  it will be off campus and students will be able to invite family. To help fund the ceremony, the PTO is accepting donations. please see the flyer for more information. Thank you for your support.

High School Presentations

1-11-24: The Counseling Center have invited high schools to present to 8th graders in preparation to their transition to being high school students. One of the presentors on Jan. 11 was Ivan Aguilar, who is a recent graduate from John F. Kennedy High School. Other high schools have also presented and will continue in the coming months.
 View pics of the presentations here.

Congratulations to our Spelling Bee Representative

1-9-24: Congratulations to 8th Grade Jaguar, Andy Topasna for winning the Spelling Bee! See more pics

Calling the Next CHamoru Rai Yan Raina

1-5-24: Announcing the 2024 Mes CHamoru Rai yan Raina Royal Court! For more information and to register your child, come to the PTO meeting on January 11th at 6pm in the school library.  Read the letter from the PTO

Congratulations to our Championship Team!

12-18-23: Awesome job to our Lady Wildcats for grabbing the 2023-2024 Interscholastic Sports Association (ISA) Middle School Girls Volleyball Championship! They were victorious over the VSA Benavente team in two straight sets 25-23 and 26-24. 

The Lady Wildcats also had an impressive undefeated season! Congratulations to the team and Coach Rodney Pama!

Farewell Wildcat Teachers

Due to the district's maximization plan, we are losing five teachers who will be transferred to other schools. Farewell to: Cougars Math teacher Sydney Espinueva, Panthers Language Arts teacher Mikko Florencio, Physical Education teacher Gio Cariño, Tigers Science teacher Jose Gallego, and CHamoru teacher Jesus Lujan III (not pictured). Standing with them are Administrative Officer Jeannette Superales, Principal Agnes Guerrero, and Assistant Principal Cora Elane.

Staff Receive PBIS Training

The LPUMS staff spent some time in professional development during the Christmas Break. They received Positive Behavior Intervention System (PBIS) training on "Working with Tough Kids."

Staff Keep Our Campus in Tip-Top Shape

During the Christmas Break, when everyone else stayed away from the campus, the dedicated men and women of our staff did work to maintain our infrastructure.
View the Gallery

Jolly Wildcats Show their Holiday Spirit!

12-11-23: Wildcats donated toys for needy kids during the holidays for the Be Heartfelt Holiday Hope Toy Donation Drive. The toys were donated to the Be Heartfelt organization and went to students who participated in the Meal Pack Program. Thank you to the Student Body Association and the School Climate, Culture, and Engagement office (SCCE) for leading the toy drive for LPUMS.

Band shared sounds of the holidays during their Annual Recital!
View the 2023 Band Recital Page

The PTO held a free Spin-A-Prize game during the Jingle Jungle Activity!

NJHS & SBA wrapped presents at the Micronesia Mall!

Mrs. Fernandez and Ms. Taimanglo wish everyone peace this holiday season!

Santa's Elves were in the SSO!

Holiday Bows from Mrs. Barcinas and Ms. Pama!

December Spirit Week 12/11-15

For the last week of classes before Winter Break, all wildcats are encouraged to celebrate the season by participating in the December Spirit Week!

Also, this week:
•PBIS Assemblies
•Thursday will be Jingle Jungle activity day schedule
•Friday will be a Wildcat Day schedule

3RD QTR Sports Signup

Hafa Adai Wildcats: 3rd quarter sports are Boys Basketball, Baseball and Girls Soccer! Those who are interested must sign up this week 12/11-12/15. Sign up sheets are near the SSO at the front courtyard. All must meet the requirements to be cleared to try out current or updated physical and must meet the grade requirements to participate. Tryouts will begin when the students return from Christmas break.

NJHS Leaders Attend Leadership Conference

12-2-23: Members of the LPUMS National Junior Honor Society attended a leadership conference organized by the Academy of Our Lady of Guam students. Several public and private middle schools attended the Saturday event. Students were able to do numerous activities to improve their leadership skills.

LPUMS approved for 4-year literacy grant, WeRead.

We are thrilled to announce that Luis P. Untalan Middle School has received approval for a 4-year grant under the Comprehensive Literacy State Development (CLSD) Program. One of our 8th-grade Reading teachers, Mrs. Madrid Borja, has spearheaded the development of the WeRead. Literacy Program aimed at increasing academic achievement in literacy.

This substantial grant, exceeding $100,000, will be allocated towards essential resources, comprehensive training, enticing incentives, and engaging activities. We are excited to share that the full implementation of the WeRead. Literacy Program is scheduled to commence in the upcoming school year.

Mrs. Madrid Borja

This achievement is a testament to our collective commitment to fostering a Reading Culture at Luis P. Untalan Middle School. Congratulations to all involved, and we eagerly anticipate the positive impact this program will have on our students' educational journey!

PTO Meeting Thursday 12/7

There will be a Parent-Teacher Organization meeting on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2023 at 6pm in the LPUMS Library. The PTO is also collecting orders for the Wildcats Pride Shirts! They are also holding a Holiday Basket Raffle! See flyers for more info.

New Issue of School Newspaper 

November 2023 Issue.pdf

Please Support Fundraiser on Dec. 1

On Friday, Dec. 1 from 11am to 7pm, please support our student newspaper, LPUMS Wildcats Gazette, by purchasing food at Panda Express and showing the flyer. Proceeds will help publish the student newspaper.

Superintendent Swanson toured campus with off-island visitor

Superintendent Dr. Kenneth Swanson selected LPUMS as one of the three public schools to show Ms. Miller, Council of Chief State School, on November 30, 2023.  Dr. Swanson and  Ms. Miller toured our campus as well as talk to students, faculty and staff.

Calling 8th Grade Parents and Guardians

There will be a parent meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2023 at 6pm. in the LPUMS Library. Please view flyer for more information.

Thank you for Supporting Team Tigers at McDonald's

Seventh grade team, Tigers, were at the Harmon McDonald's to fundraise for this year's activities on Thursday, Nov. 30 from 5-8pm. Thank you, everyone, who came out to support.

We Appreciate our Staff

In conjunction with Thanksgiving, our wildcat family celebrated its staff in honor of all their hard work to make our school function. 

View our Photo Gallery.

November Spirit week

Wildcats, let's celebrate this week of thankfulness by participating in our spirit week!

Help Support Staff Appreciation Week

For three days during Thanksgiving Week, our school community would like to honor all the world class work done by our staff. Wildcats, please help support Staff Appreciation Week!

Parent Won Turkey

The Parent-Teacher Organization held a Thanksgiving Basket Raffle on Nov. 17

The winner was announced via live stream on Instagram. Congratulations to Mr. Ramon Calvo for winning the raffle!

October Issue_Wildcats Gazette-website.pdf

Students Publish First Issue of School Newspaper

Read what's in the first issue of the LPUMS Wildcats Gazette! The student written newspaper is run by students and club advisors. Read the October  issue online by clicking the image or pick up a hard copy today!

Come to our School Budget Presentation & PTO Meeting Nov. 9

Hafa Adai Parents & Guardians,

You are invited to attend our school’s Fiscal Year 2025 Budget Presentation on November 9, 2023, 6:00pm in the school’s library. The budget presentation will be in conjunction with our Monthly General Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) meeting. The purpose of the budget presentation is to afford an opportunity to our stakeholders to review the proposed school’s budget and gather input. Parents are highly encouraged to attend and Out of District parents are required to attend. This is an ideal meeting to address our school’s needs. We look forward to seeing you there!

—Mrs. Agnes Guerrero, LPUMS Principal. View the letter

Let your Voice Be Heard on the GDOE Budget

PR2023-0063 BUDGET.2025.pdf

Guam Guard Promotes Drug Free Life

The Guam National Guard had presenters talk to students during our annual Red Ribbon Assembly, which promotes living a drug-free life to our students. View more pictures at the Red Ribbon Week Page.

Wildcats Dress Up for Halloween

Donate Canned Food for Families in Need

The LPUMS chapter of the National Junior Honor Society and the Support Services Outreach team are collecting canned food to donate to needy families. Donations are being accepted until Thursday, November 9, 2023.

Parent Teacher Conference Held, Showcased Supports

Above: NJHS campus guides, Social Workers Mrs. Nagal & Mrs. Iwashita, Nurse Sabinay, and TRIO Program rep with Counselor Mrs. Camacho.

Wildcats Take Part in Red Ribbon Week

The Red Ribbon drug-free campaign is from Oct. 23-31. To commemorate the week, student volunteers and 8th Grade Counselor Ms. Aguilar worked on the Red Ribbon sign on our fence. View Red Ribbon Week 2023 Page

AG Office Presents on Cyberbullying

Representatives from th Attorney General's Office conducted presentations on Cyberbullying in the school gym on Oct. 24 & 26. View more pics

October Spirit Week 16th-20th

All wildcats show their support of a drug-free lifestyle by participating in our Spirit Week!
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Wildcats, It's Picture Week!

Due to Tropical Storm Bolaven, Picture Week has been rescheduled to October 23-27.  Please click on the following links for more information:

Happy Boss' Day to Mrs. Guerrero

Happy Boss' Day to our very own boss lady, Mrs. Guerrero! Thank you for always going above and beyond for our students, staff, and teachers!

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Every Friday, wildcats can wear pink to support breast cancer awareness.

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Wildcats Shake it Out

At 10:19am on Oct. 19, the campus stopped, dropped, and took cover for the Great Guam Shakeout--the annual islandwide earthquake drill. 

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Wildcat Blazes to First at Islandwide Cross Country Meet

Photos by Guam Sports Network

10-17-23: Congratulations to Zaiden Paulino and Maya Echang for placing in the Top Ten runners at the ISA Middle School Cross Country All-Island Meet. Zaiden was the fastest male runner, placing first and Maya placed 9th. The Astumbo Dragon Boys and the Agueda Pirates Girls won the team championship.

Boys Volleyball Grab 2nd Place

10-16-23: In their 10th Championship Finals in 12 years, the LPUMS Boys Volleyball A team went against Benavente Middle School on Oct. 16 at Okkodo High School for the ISA Middle School Volleyball Championship. Coached by Precious Pecson, the team made a valiant effort but lost to BMS in the third set. Congratulations to the team and Coach Pecson for all the hard work this season.

Mrs. Borja writes literacy grant

Mrs. Madrid Borja submitted our school’s Comprehensive Literacy Grant to C&I recently. "Her vision to promote literacy in our school community has been put into play!" said Mrs. Guerrero. "This grant will provide over $100K! Thank you very much Madrid for your time and expertise in writing up our school’s literacy grant!"

All Wildcats: Please take this Survey

Hafa adai Wildcat family!

Our school is preparing to restart our PAWS program to reward positive student behavior.  We ask all employees, students, parents and guardians to support this program by taking a quick survey linked below. 

LPUMS Classes Resume Oct. 12, 2023

10-11-23: Hafa Adai Luis P. Untalan Middle School Parents and Guardians! Classes resume tomorrow, Oct. 12, 2023 Thursday, it will be a Wildcat Day. Please refer to the attached bell schedule. Regular block schedule will resume thereafter. Friday - BLACK DAY. Should you have any questions or concerns, please email us at wildcatsinfo@gdoe.net

PTO Meetings

Attention all parents & guardians

The next PTO Meeting is Thursday, Oct. 5 in the LPUMS Library. All parents of out-of-district students are required to attend,

Attention 8th Grade parents & guardians:

Hafa Adai LPUMS Parents/Guardians! Your PTO has graciously assumed the responsibility of planning and preparing for this school year’s 8th grade promotion. The attendance of all 8th grade parents is humbly requested at our first committee meeting scheduled for next Wednesday, October 4, 2023 at 6:00PM in the school library. We will be forming sub-committees and preparing our timeline of events that will lead up to the big celebration. Thank You, The LPUMS PTO. 

Wildcat Sports

Boys Volleyball Game Schedule 
Cross Country Meet Schedule

 Hafa Adai Wildcats!

 Sign ups for 2nd quarter sports will begin Oct. 2nd through Oct. 5th. 2nd quarter sports are Girls Volleyball, Boys & Girls Rugby. Boys Soccer (tentative). All interested must have an updated physical and must bring a copy for the Athletic Director.  Tryouts location and times will be announced on Oct. 9th.

Open House Night

Open House was held on Thursday, Sept. 14 from 5:30pm to 7:15pm. Parents and guardians began the visit at the LPUMS Gym at 5:30pm with welcoming remarks from Mrs. Guerrero and the newly elected PTO officers. Parents were then be directed to visit their child's teams. Thank you to the National Junior Honor Society for having students guide our parents on campus.  Parents were encouraged to attend to address any questions or concerns they may have with their child's classes.  

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PTO Officers

PARENT LEADERS: The Parent Teacher Organization selected its officers on Sept. 7 at the first meeting in the school library. From left: Teacher Rep Madrid Borja, Treasurer Chris Santos, Secretary Shauntay Aflleje; President Joe Cruz; and Vice-President, Liz Calvo.
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Traffic Flow

First Day of Classes

WELCOME BACK: (Fom left) Math teacher Mrs. Gumataotao, Principal Mrs. Guerrero, PTO President Joe Cruz, School Aide Chris Camacho, and (front) SPED teacher Mrs. Choay.

Student-designed Wildcat Flag Ready

2023 Employee Health Fair

Accreditation PD Week

GDOE Release New Calendar and Schedule Updates

PRESS RELEASE GDOE Releases SY 2023-2024 Back-to-School Information.pdf
8-15-23: For school year (SY) 2023-2024, Superintendent of Education, Dr. K. Erik Swanson, and the Department of Education (GDOE) would like to release back-to-school information to parents and our island community.
“Our goal is to have every student attend school on their school campus,” said Superintendent K. Erik Swanson. “As inspections occur and repairs are made, we will continue to update our island community on our progress. I would like to thank all of the volunteers, families, and community partners who continue to assist our schools in preparation for inspection and reopening.”
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Congratulations, Wildcats!

8-3-23: Congratulations, to the school community, especially the staff and administration! This was posted on GDOE's Facebook Page:

"The Guam Department of Education (GDOE) would like to share with the island community that another school passed the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) sanitary inspection. Luis P. Untalan Middle School (LPUMS) passed its week-long inspection.

GDOE is proud of the diligent work of LPUMS principal Agnes Guerrero and her school. Along with the GDOE Facilities & Maintenance team, Principal Guerrero and her team received a passing grade and can return to regular school operations."

LPUMS 6th Grade & New Student Orientations Held at UOG

Great job to the student volunteers with assistance from faculty advisors who presented at the New Students Orientations at the University of Guam on July 19 and 20. 

SY 23-24 New Student Orientation Presentation updated.pdf

Scroll to view slides that were presented (updated) during the Student Orientations on July 19 and 20. 

Wildcats Donate 2K to Typhoon Relief

Thank you to everyone who contributed to raise over $2,000 for PTA President Joe Cruz and his family whose home was devastated by Typhoon Mawar. The family expressed their gratitude at the generosity of the wildcat community when gift certificates and cash were presented to him recently. 

In the picture are Assistant Principal Mr. San Nicolas, Assistant Principal Ms. Elane, Principal Mrs. Guerrero, Mr. Cruz, Administrative Officer Ms. Superales and teacher coordinator Mrs. Carino.

Seen During Summer '23

Staff clean up the campus after Typhoon Mawar.
The center court gets a facelift, first with the removal of the rubber tiles and then the planting of grass.
Campus maintenance
It's ceiling scraping time! Mr. Paul (right) and other staff make sure our hallway ceilings are ready for the new school year.

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