Welcome to 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."
News & Announcements
Call us at 1 (671) 300-2726. Office Hours are from 7:30am - 3pm, Monday to Friday. Please wear a mask and expect to get your temperature checked.
Face-to-face classes have been suspended by Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero (see post below).
The deadline to submit MIFI and Laptop Applications is Wednesday, Sept. 1.
Online classes will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021.
Attendance Procedure: (See post below)
View the Student Handbook here.
Mandatory school uniform tops and bottoms is in effect for SY2021-2022. >Please view the post below.
The warning bell rings at 8:25am. >View the GDOE Calendar for SY2021-2022 here. >View the Bell schedule in the post below.
Administrator Contacts and duty areas:
Mrs. Agnes Guerrero - School Principal. Email email@example.com
Mrs. Gaylene Cruz - AP of Special Education & 8th Grade Attendance. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Corazon Elane - AP of Curriculum & 6th Grade Attendance. Email: email@example.com
Mrs. Mabel Uncangco - AP of Student Discipline & 7th Grade Attendance. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wildcats Return to Face-to-Face Classes Sept. 27
9-22-21: Students under the Face-to-Face Mode of Learning will be returning to the campus on Sept. 27. Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero's Executive Order No. 2021-23, lifted the suspension of in-person classes as early as Sept. 20. There will be two cohorts, for students with last names from A-J and K-Z. Families with children who have different last names who would like to attend school at the same time may make arrangements with the administration.
Parents and guardians were informed today via the school bulletin system through Robocalls, emails, and texts. Please read the letter from Principal Agnes Guerrero.
Letter from LPUMS Principal
At A Glance
Wildcat Makes it to Prestigious List for Science Fair Project
9-9-21: Luis P. Untalan Middle School 7th grade Jaguar, Anaiah Skye Tareyama, has made it into the Society for Science and Broadcom Foundation's Top 300 competitors in the 2021 Broadcom MASTERS® — the nation’s premier STEM competition for middle school students. She was selected among 1,841 entrants from around the nation for her Science Fair project from May 2021.
"It makes me excited and proud of myself because this is the first time Guam was represented in the Broadcom MASTERS," Anaiah said in a statement, "and to have placed in the Top 300 is an extreme honor."
"I would like to thank Mrs. Guerrero and Ms. Castro for their support and encouragement,"she said. "Special thanks to my family for always believing in me."
7th grader wins top prize for study on water quality in Guam's jungles
9-10-21: KUAM News interviewed Anaiah today. Watch the interview.
Sept. 7: Online Classes Begin and Learning Center Resumes
9-7-21: Online classes begin today. Classes follow the regular block bell schedule. Students should check with individual teachers via email or through Google Classroom post for their Zoom or Google Meet links for synchronous classes online.
The Community Learning Centers—where students can bring a laptop and utilize the school WIFI or use one of the school laptops—will resume operations today from 7am to 4pm in the school cafeteria. Please view the flyer for more information. Any GDOE student is welcomed, from elementary to high school, as long as they register here.
Parents Turn out for Laptop Distribution
9-1-21: Starting Sept. 1, parents were able to come on campus to borrow a school laptop for their child to use for online learning. The staff and administration organized the distribution, which was overwhelmingly successful as all of the laptops were distributed, with some parents who registered waiting for the following week so more laptops from the classroom carts could be set up.
Staff member Tony Chaco sets up the laptop while a parent fills out the application.
The distribution center was at the front parking lot from 8am to 2pm.
Staff member Joanna Santos shows the parent how to log in.
Staff member Terrance Sablan answers questions from a parent.
Staff member Jerar Umipig readies the laptop as a parent and child fill out the application.
Update from Mrs. Guerrero, LPUMS Principal
8-30-21: Read Mrs. Guerrero's most recent letter to parents/guardians and view the revised September block schedule calendar.
September Block & Bell Schedule
MIFI & Laptop Applications
8-30-21: As all students transition online, parents/guardians can still apply to lease equipment from the school for their child. Below are the applications for the MIFI devices and student laptops. Please fill out the application by printing and submitting the completed application(s) to the school by Wednesday, SEPT. 1 or emailing the completed application(s) to email@example.com (email MUST be titled and labeled "LAPTOP APPLICATION"). Distribution of laptops will be from 8am to 2pm at the front of the school from Wednesday, Sept. 1 to Friday, Sept. 3. Please bring in the application or submit it online (you will receive a confirmation email).
Providing Access to Homes (PATH) application for MIFI Devices
Student Device Application for laptop lease
Face-to-Face Classes Suspended
8-30-21: Beginning Monday, Aug. 30, face-to-face classes have been suspended until further notice due to an executive order from Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero. Interscholastic sports has also been suspended. Please review the Executive Order 2021-21 for more information and the graphic below for more info.
From Aug. 30 until Sept. 3, GDOE will undergo professional development to prepare for all classes going online. No classes will be held this week, and classes will resume on Tuesday, Sept. 7 (Monday is Labor Day holiday). Read Superintendent Jon Fernandez's message on PNC
Student Attendance Procedures
In front of the Student Support Office (SSO), there is a basket and black box for drop off (see picture).
8-20-21: Face-to-face students who are absent from any of their classes must provide a note from a parent/guardian in order for their absence to be marked excused in Powerschool.
For Online students, please have a parent/guardian email an excuse note to Mrs. Gaylene Cruz, the assistant principal of Special Programs: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help with Student Emails
8-19-21: All Luis P. Untalan Middle School students have a GDOE email address in the format: email@example.com. If students and their parents/guardians need assistance in resetting the password that was first given to them or one they set that they have forgotten, a parent/guardian can contact their child's team designated faculty for resetting passwords. Click on this link for the list.
Block Schedule Revised
8-18-21 Update: The bell schedule for this school year is Block: with 80-minute classes, 3 lunch periods, and two sets of alternating Black Days and Orange Days. It has been revised to remove the Wildcat Days on Fridays. For example>>> Aug 12: Black Day, Aug. 13: Orange Day, Aug. 16: Black Day, Aug. 17: Orange Day, Aug. 18: Black Day, Aug. 19: Orange Day, Aug. 20: Black Day.
8-18-21 Update: We will no longer have Wildcat Days on Fridays. The number of transition with having all 7 classes plus the 3 lunches is anticipated to cause more disruption and increased exposure of all students in the hallways.
Students Get Free School Supplies
Student Body Association representatives hold the packet of supplies that were given to all students. From left: Jordan K., Anaiah T., Mrs. Guerrero, Sarai D.C., and Tristan A.
- 3 composition notebooks
- 1 pack college rule filler paper
- 2 pocket assorted colored folders
- 2 pens
- 8 count of pencils
- 2 block erasers
- 1 box of crayons or colored pencils
- 5 fabric masks (please wash before using)
8-18-21: Face-to-Face students this week were given an opportunity of pick up free school supplies during their lunch periods. Online students were able to pick up their set of supplies on Aug. 9. This is Round 1 for supplies, with a second round to include a different set of supplies for all students. The supplies were purchased with federal funds.
Student Transportation to School
Students must only enter through the front walker gate at the front of the school. Students are not allowed to enter or leave at any of the side gates.
Pick up & Drop-off Area Update 8-13-21: Pick up and drop off areas have returned to the back parking lot of the school. It was previously moved to the front due to construction.
Reminders about COVID-19 Safety Procedures
One of the new procedures when students first enter campus is to wash their hands at one of three hand-washing stations at the front of the school. They will also have to do this at the beginning of each lunch period. Thank you to the LPUMS PTA for purchasing the washing stations. View the full video below.
Remember the three W's to reduce your risk of COVID-19: WEAR your mask, WATCH your distance, and WASH your hands frequently.
Staff prepare for school opening
WILDCATS PREPARE—The staff of Luis P. Untalan Middle School prepared the school campus for weeks before classes started. From cutting the grass to unloading boxes of supplies to painting the hallways to getting student technology prepared, our staff worked really hard during the summer.
First Day of Face-to-Face Classes Aug. 12
8-5-21: The Guam Department of Education sent out a press release about back-to-school information for parents/guardians and students. Please click on the document to review the press release.
Orientation for Wildcats in Online Mode of Learning
8-3-21: Luis P. Untalan Middle School students who are enrolled in online learning for SY2021-2022, should attend the online meeting via Zoom on Saturday, Aug. 7 at 9am. Parents/guardians are also encouraged to attend. Below are the meeting details:
Topic: LPUMS Online Learner Orientation
Time: Aug 7, 2021 09:00 AM Pacific/Guam
8-9-21 Update: For those who missed the orientation for online learners, the online orientation presentation can be viewed by clicking this link below:
Parent/Guardian Letter of Online Learners
8-3-21: Parents and guardians of online learners, please click on the letter to read an important message from Mrs. Guerrero about the up-coming school year.
Wildcats Present at Student Orientations
7-28-21: Preparation for the new school went into full gear as the LPUMS campus welcomed new students and their parents/guardians. Current wildcats spent part of their summer getting ready and presenting to new students in the school's cafeteria for Student Orientations that were held from July 26-28. Presenters were (from left): Selene Avellana, Ali'rha Munoz, Sarai Dela Cruz, Tristan Alvarez, Tanna San Agustin, Jordan Calimlim, and Amelia Garcia. Not pictured is Anaiah Tareyama.
Parents: Finalize your Child's Mode of Learning
7/23/21: Parents or guardians who wish to change their child's Mode of Learning (MOL) from online to face-to-face would need to email Ms. Corazon Elane, Curriculum Administrator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline to change MOL is Friday, July 23 by 5pm in order to finalize the schedules for all students. A SWIFT announcement via phone, text and email was sent out, informing parents and guardians to call the school at 300-2726/27 by the deadline.
Mandatory Uniform Policy Re-instituted
7/19/21: Parents and students, please review the Mandatory Uniform Policy that has been re-instituted for the up-coming school year at Luis P. Untalan Middle School. The flyer has a list of what students should and shouldn't do in terms of how to wear the uniform properly. <updated 7/23/21>
Summer School Session Ends
7/16/21: Summer School at LPUMS ended on Thursday, July 16 after a 6-week program. This year's coordinator is Math teacher Kathleen Salas (2nd from left). There were two teams made up of the following teachers (from left):
- Juvy Carino (Robotics),
- Hannah Guevara (LA/Reading),
- Vincent Aguon (Science),
- Jennifer Flory (Math),
- Christian Gomez (LA/Reading),
- Tony Gumataotao (Science),
- Nichole Taimanglo (Math), and
- Rozalyn Pama (Robotics).
New Student Orientations for SY2021-2022
6-28-21: Luis P. Untalan Middle School will be holding orientations for new students (incoming 6th graders or 7th and 8th graders who are new to the school).
Orientations will be held on July 26, 27, and 28 at the school cafeteria. Due to the limited space, we ask that parents and guardians RSVP for their slot to attend.
Please read the flyer for more info.
Parents and Guardians of new LPUMS students: Please sign up to RSVP for the SY2021-2022 Student Orientations in July. Due to the limited number of people allowed in our school cafeteria, we ask that parents and guardians complete this survey to schedule a date and time to attend.
7-13-21: RSVP link is now closed. Please call the school at 300-2726 if you have any questions. The presentation will be available to view after the orientation dates for those who missed the orientation.
Students watch GPD Dogs in action
7/1/21: Summer school students were able to watch a presentation by the Guam Police Department's Special Operations K9 Unit. Sgt. Paul Tapao, GPD Public Information Officer, and two of the K9 Unit handlers spoke to an assembly of students in the school cafeteria. Then, they demonstrated the skills of one of the unit's trained dog.
Wildcat represents Guam in Leadership Conference in DC
6-28-21: Isabela V. Olivario, a Pre-AP 8th grade student of L.P. Untalan Middle School, is attending the Junior National Young Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C., until July 1. Isabela was nominated based on academic and leadership achievement. The Jr. NYLC Program is designed to educate, inspire, and motivate students by giving them the confidence and leadership skills that will take them through high school, college and beyond. Isabela is the daughter of Efren and Carrie Olivario, residents of Dededo.
Staff & Administration Provide Happy Labor
6-25-21: Due to the school in between maintenance contracts for campus landscaping, the school staff and administration spent their Friday work day cutting the grass, chopping overgrown plants and trees, pulling weeds and other happy labor around campus.
Wildcats Excel in Summer School
6-24-21: Students were treated to a presentation by the Guahan Sustainable Culture organization. Michelle Crisostomo, Marlyn Oberiano and Dave Crisostomo (with the University of Guam's Sea Grant) and Micah Eclavea presented and had students take home a microgreenery vegetable garden.
Summer School Wildcats Show their Spirit
PTA Meeting Thursday via Zoom
Mandatory School Uniforms Survey
Robotics Team Wins Competitions
The LPUMS Robotics team, made up of Sean Fabian, Rianne Marquez, and Darren Concepcion competed in two contests this year. Pre-AP Math teacher Bernadeth Gumataotao was the main coach for both teams. Providing support were Robotics teachers Juvy Carino and Rozalyn Pama and Science teacher Vincent Aguon.
As the Roaring Wildcats, the team entered the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) Virtual Robotics Contest in March.
Out of hundreds of entries from Texas and Guam schools, they won the “Texas-Sized Creativity Award” for the North Division for their whirli-bot, the Roaring Typhoon.
Watch the video to see what their robot does!
As the LPUMS Hydrotech, the team also competed in the Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Underwater Robotics Competition and won 2nd Place in the Scout Category.
Pictured above with the team are Dr. Leah Beth Naholoowa, from GDOE's Curriculum & Instruction and Program Coordinator (second from left) and Principal Agnes Guerrero (third from left). First row, from left, are Darren, Sean, and Rianne. Second row are Coach Gumataotao, Dr. Naholoowa, Mrs. Guerrero, Coach Pama, Coach Carino and Coach Aguon.
Summer School Begins June 7
6-2-21: Luis P. Untalan Middle School will have a summer school session for 6th to 8th graders that will be online or face-to-face. The session will run from June 7 until July 16. Students will have Language Arts, Science, Math, Robotics and Character Ed classes from Monday to Thursday.
Students registered for summer school will have an orientation on Friday, June 4 at the LPUMS Cafeteria. Please view the flyer.
Wildcats Awarded for Science Fair Wins
5-30-21: The 43rd Islandwide Science Fair held its awards ceremony, with LPUMS Science teacher Arlene Castro (4th from left) and LPUMS Principal Agnes Guerrero (5th from right) at the Hilton Resorts and Spa.
8th Graders Promoted from Middle School
May 18, 2021—The 2021 8th Grade Promo & Go ceremony was held on Tuesday, May 18 at the front of the school from 9am-12pm. Cars lined up along the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway to take turns as a graduate got down from their car, walked over to get their promotional certificate, and posed for photos or wave at the live stream on GDOE's Facebook page and on the LPUMS SBA Instagram page. Thank you to all the hard-working staff, faculty, admin, parents, and students for working together these past weeks to make an awesome ceremony!
Public Service Announcement from our Students
5-6-21: This is a public service announcement for all Luis P. Untalan Middle School students, faculty, staff, administration and their families. Due to recent break-ins to the school campus, the Student Body Association officers and members created this video message.
PATH Program Still Continuing
Community Helps Out After Break-ins
GUAMERICA Lions Club Donates $500
5-1-21: Group Donation—GUAMERICA Lions Club District 204 presented LPUMS with a donation to purchase security cameras for the campus. Present, from left, during the check presentation: Student Body Association Advisor & Accreditation Co-Coordinator Rozalyn Pama, Lion Annie Marie Sanchez; Lion Daisy Cruz; District Governor Lion Sumie Kuba; Student Body Association Treasurer Krysta-Joy Fejeran; Principal Agnes A. Guerrero; Student Body Association President McKenzie Matthews; Lion President Edward Guerrero; Lion Rowena Guerrero; Lion Cielo Delos Reyes; and Lion Edwin Cadag.
Guerreros Match Lions Club Donation
5-1-21: Matching Donation—GUAMERICA Lions Club District 204 President Edward Guerrero (far right) and his wife and LPUMS teacher Rowena Guerrero (second to right) present a check of $500 to LPUMS Principal Agnes A. Guerrero (far left) and Student Body Association officers Krysta Joy Fejeran and McKenzie Matthews. The generous donations will go towards the purchase of security cameras for the campus after numerous break-ins were made during the last week of April.
4-26-21: GENEROUS DONATION—The Underwater Robotics team of Luis P. Untalan Middle School welcomed donations from two Guam Education Board members and the Benavente family. On April 23, the school had a break-in. Several items and tools used by the robotics team to prepare for the up-coming underwater robotics competition were stolen from a classroom. GEB members Maria Gutierrez and Lourdes Benavente donated cash after they heard about the team's misfortunes. Students Aniyah and Ayden Benavente, along with their mom Naomi, also wanted to help the team rebuild and donated cash to the team.
Present at the ceremony were Principal Agnes Guerrero, Naomi Benavente, Coach Rozalyn Pama, GEB Member Maria Gutierrez, ROV team members Sean Fabian and Darren Concepcion, Students Aniyah and Ayden Benavente, GEB member Lourdes Benavente, and Underwater Robotics coaches Bernadeth Gumataotao, Juvy Carino, and Vincent Aguon.
Darren and Sean receive the donations from GEB members Lourdes Benavente and Maria Gutierrez.
Sean and Darren receive the donations from Aniyah and Ayden Benavente.
5-6-21: The Underwater Robotics team (Students Sean, Darren, and Rianne with Coach Gumataotao) wish to thank everyone who helped them replenish their stolen tools and equipment.
Art Students Share their COVID Light and place in Art Competition
4-26-21: Three students from Mr. David Castro's art class placed 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in the annual Isla Art-a-thon competition, "My Light During COVID." The students were asked to create a work of art "that depicts what has helped them through this difficult time--to depict their light during COVID." With 91 entries received this year, the competition was organized by the University of Guam's Isla Center for the Arts. Below are the winning entries from our school in the middle school division.
Ist Place • 7th Grade
2nd Place • 7th Grade
3rd Place • 7th Grade
School Science Fair Produces Amazing Projects & Winners
Click the picture above to see all the Top 5 winners in all the categories. The website also allows you to view the virtual gallery of science fair projects!
The island-wide Science Fair will be held on May 30 at the Hilton. Winners are encouraged to participate--Let's go Wildcats!
4-22-21: Congratulations to all the students who participated in the School wide Science Fair in the past few weeks! Great job to the Science Department for all the hard work to make the virtual science fair a success! The following are the first-place winners:
IT&E MIFI Can Be Picked Up Beginning April 7
4-7-21: Today begins the distribution for the MiFi devices that are made possible through the PATH program and through our vendor, IT&E. The GDOE would like to extend its appreciation to the island mayors for working with IT&E to establish distribution sites for the devices at designated village locations. Interested parents may still apply for the PATH program at their child's school.
The revised application form to get a MIFI device is at right. Please fill out electronically and submit to the school at email@example.com or drop off the printed form to the school Main Office. >>>>
Registration for SY2021-2022
3-25-21: This form was sent out to parents and guardians via email on March 25. For next school year, there will only be two models of learning: Online or Face-to-Face. All students will be registered for Face-to-Face class in SY2021-2022. If parents/guardians prefer to enroll their child into the Online Model of Learning, they have to submit the form to the school.
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