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SY 2022-2023 News Archive

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Last day of SY22-23

Teacher Appreciation Days

Wildcats Celebrate 8th Grader Promotionals 



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View Livestreams of the promotional ceremonies from the Luis P. Untalan PTO Page on Facebook.

Watch the Lions

Watch the Griffins

Watch the Jaguars

8th Graders Reflect on Their Year

Wildcat Community Votes for Flag Design

Update: Congratulations to Cayleigh Bermudes, Team Cheetahs, on winning the flag contest!

May 12, 2023—Thanks to everyone who submitted entries for the design-a-flag contest. Here are the 3 finalists that were chosen by the PTO executive officers. Please vote for the design that you would like to see waving at the front of our school and at school events. You may only vote for one design, and you may only vote once. Keep in mind that these designs are to serve as inspiration for the graphic artist who will digitize the final version for printing. ***Voting ended May 16

Musical Wildcats Hold Spring Recital

May 5, 2023 — The Luis P. Untalan concert band performed their Spring Recital at the Guam Department of Education Conference Room in Tiyan. Lead by band director Joanne Matanane-Sosa, the concert featured the musical talents of students in the LPUMS music program. 

Watch the FB video that was streamed live from the PTO FB Page by clicking here.

Watch the LPUMS Beginner Band Recorder Recital by clicking here.

STEM Club Sculpture Gets Third Place

April 29, 2023—The STEM Club created a unique artwork for the Telling Tales with Trash Island-wide Upcycled Art Competition at the Guam Premier Outlet. Their artwork was titled, "Abundance of Energy from Guam's Food Web" and was done by most of the STEM Club and Mrs. Arlene Castro's students. Voting was done online until April 28. The Club placed 3rd in the 6th-8th Grade Category and received $100 during a ceremony at the Guam Premier Outlets.

Entitled, "Abundance of Energy from Guam's Food Web," most of the STEM Club worked on this artwork. View their video below.

2023 telling tales with trash LPUMS.mp4

Lead by members Shanelle, Chelsea, and Mischa, the artwork was displayed at Guam Premier Outlets. STEM Club advisor Anthony Chargualaf was on hand for the ceremony on April 29.

Wildcats Make History Come Alive

April 28, 2023— Wildcats made history come alive by putting together a Living History Museum that was presented and visited by many classes, including a visit from our Acting Superintendent Judith Won Pat.

Ko'ko' Chess Club Holds Tournament

View the KUAM video.

April 20, 2023—KUAM was on hand to catch the Chess Tournament put on by the Ko'ko' Chess Club. Congratulations to the club—advisors and students—for a successful and fun turn out! View the video from KUAM to hear them talk about the importance of having a club and tournament for the school.

View the Slideshow put together by Advisors Mr. Florencio and Mrs. Cabrera-Balbin.

PTO Holds April Meeting in Library

PTO officers for SY2022-2023

April 20, 2023—The LPUMS Parent-Teacher Organization held it's April meeting on Thursday, April 20 in the school library. This was a venue change from previous meetings that were held in the cafeteria. A raffle was held for those who attended, with prizes ranging from gas cards to a 3D-printed R2-D2.

The Micro Girls, all 6th graders, performed at the meeting. 

Mr. Pama Nominated for National Award

April 14, 2023— The Guam Department of Education (GDOE) proudly announces that Mr. Rodney A. Pama, an educator at Luis P. Untalan Middle School, has been nominated for the Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year Award. 

The Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year Award, also known as the National History Day Teacher of the Year Award, recognizes teachers who demonstrate a commitment to engaging students in historical learning through the innovative use of primary sources, implementation of active learning strategies to foster historical thinking skills, and participation in the National History Day Contest.


Special Olympics Restarts Again

Rooke Aguon (center) was one of the student participants for LPUMS.

Our Wildcat support crew of teachers, staff and admin.

April 1, 2023—The 47th Special Olympics event once again opened at the Okkodo Track after a 3-year absence due to COVID-19. The wildcat support crew of teachers, staff and admin came out in this year's T-shirt color: burgundy. After weeks of practices, LPUMS students competed in numerous events throughout the morning.  Thank you to everyone who came to show their support!

Wildcats Attend & Place at Islandwide Science Fair

Wildcats who participated in the Islandwide Science Fair were photographed for the Guam Daily Post article, 8th graders Abigail Lopez and Mikhayla Marquez. (Photo from the Guam Daily Post)

April 1, 2013—Wildcats descended the halls of the University of Guam for the Islandwide Science Fair. After weeks and months of preparations, the few who won our school competition were ready to compete with the rest of the island and students from the Northern Marianas Islands.

Read this article was from the Guam Post.

Winners—Mrs. Castro stands with two winners: (From left) Narciso Paz holds his 2nd place trophy and Jonathan Flis holds his 1st place trophy. Both won in the Plant and Animals category.


< Physical Science >
2nd:  Jasrich Ibay /Mike Clement (6th grade)
3rd: Inatan LG Dunn/Ayva Perez (6th grade)

< Energy/Inventions >
3rd-Kaleb Togawa (7th gr)

< Ecology >
3rd-Mikhayla Marquez (8th gr)

< Chemistry >
2nd-Max Ayala (7th gr)

< Plant and Animal >
1st-Jonathan Flis (7th gr)
2nd-Hajin Lee/Narciso Paz (7th gr)

Wildcat Cultural Dancers Perform at Carbullido

The Cultural Arts Club & class, along with Senora Balajadia (front left) and paraeducators Ms. Shay and Ms. Courtney, received certificates after their performance at Carbullido Elementary School.

March 30, 2023—After months of hard work and practices, the Cultural Arts Class/Club showed their talents to students at Carbullido Elementary School. 

The 6th, 7th, and 8th grade cultural arts students had been practicing dances since the beginning of the school year and this was their culminating performance in front of the elementary school's student body.

Wildcats Shine at Guam History Day

March 25, 2023—The Luis P. Untalan Middle School team showed their research skills at this year's Guam History Day competition at the University of Guam. For over a decade, LPUMS has consistently placed at the annual competition. This year, the theme was "Frontiers in History: People, Places and Ideas."

The LPUMS group with advisors and Mrs. Guerrero.

The winners were:
1st place Group Exhibit- Liana Heflin &  Serenity Lizama

1st place Group Website- Jenica Castillo & Mylee Sablan

1st place Paper - Lucia Lowe

2nd place Group Website- Tyler Cruz & Sage Chinel (also special award for military history)

2nd place Individual Website- Arvin Gozum

2nd place Group Documentary- Jakob Pillow & Bryan Nogoy

2nd Place Individual documentary - Dylan Rasco

3rd place Paper - Kayori Toves

3rd Place individual Exhibit - Joseph Iwashita

Lian Heflin and Serenity Lizama pose in front of their board that will be displayed at the Smithsonian American History Museum in Washington, DC. They placed 1st for Group Exhibit.

Special Award Judges pick for group exhibit went to Valerie Wong and Nya Babas.

Wildcat Speller is Top 3 in the Region

March 25, 2023—Congratulations to 7th grader Johan Nebres for finishing in 3rd place out of 62 participants for the 2023 Scripps Guam Regional Spelling Bee at the Hyatt Regency Guam. Lance Sanchez from SIFA Learning Academy won first place and will be representing Guam in the national competition in May.

Johan poses with her family

Johan with LPUMS Reading teacher Jessica Manalo.

Parent-Teacher Conference held on March 22

March 22, 2013—Parent-Teacher Conference was held on Wednesday, March 22 from 8am to 1pm. Hard copies of student report cards were available for pick up in the school cafeteria.

Our staff stayed back after hours to help prepare the school for PTC.

Mr. Bacani and Mr. Emmanuel take a picture with some of the National Junior Honor Society volunteers who helped parents during PTC.

National Junior Honor Society Inducts Members

March 18, 2023—The National Junior Honor Society inducted its new members at the University of Guam Lecture Hall. Thank you to the NJHS Advisors for coordinating a successful event. Scroll through our photos from Premium Art Photo.

LPUMS Holds Annual School-Wide Science Fair

March 16, 2023—Thank you to our volunteer judges and our Science teachers for creating another successful Science Fair! Scroll through our pictures for some behind the scenes.

Silibrasion Gupot Chamoru Opens

March 10, 2023—Wildcats began Silibrasion Gupot CHamoru with an opening ceremony in the school gym. Please scroll through our pics for a behind the scenes.

Wildcats Perform at Tumon Bay Music Festival

March 4, 2023—Congratulations to our Recorder Quarter for rating silver at the Tumon Bay Music Festival (pictured left)! The LPUMS Band was also adjudicated at the Lotte Hotel Guam on March 7.

Wildcats wish Francisco a full recovery

Francisco in good spirits at Guam Memorial Hospital. 

On Tuesday, Feb. 28, one of our students was using the crosswalk in front of our school when he was hit by a pickup truck. 

Our 7th grade student, Francisco, was assisted by school personnel who called 911, diverted traffic and shielded him with umbrellas. Parents were notified, and he was promptly transported to Guam Memorial Hospital. He sustained injuries as a result of the accident.  

Students and school personnel wrote him get well cards brought by his Cougars team teachers, Ms. Diaz and Mrs. Benavente.

Student Artwork Displayed at Gallery

Three Luis P Untalan students participated in the 24th Isla Art-A-Thon.  Their work was selected to be displayed in February during the Island-wide exhibition at the Isla Center for the Arts at the University of Guam. Congratulations, students for being selected!

Dyannah Lumagui and Neal Villacrusis. Not pictured Chloe Verbo.
Chloe's work My Creative Future won 2nd place in the Middle School Division.  
Dyannah's Untitled artwork.
Neal Villacrusis' My Bright Future.

Congratulations to our Spelling Bee Champion

Feb. 3, 2023: Congratulations to 7th grader Johan Nebres for successfully reaching the top of the spelling bee competition at our school! She will compete islandwide on March 25.

Thank you to Spelling Bee coordinator Sheila Indalecio for another well-organized school competition.

Stay safe out there, Wildcats! Make good decisions.

1-26-23: Several hundred students enjoy the talk from newly elected senator of the Guam Legislature, Chris Barnett, who was formerly a radio and TV personality. He was invited to talk to the student body by the School Climate Cadre and administration.

Teachers have on-going PD during Prep

Instructional Coach Jim Reyes provided professional development training to all teachers on Feb. 28 and March 1 during their prep periods. As part of training on Classroom Instructions That Work (CITW), Mr. Reyes presented  specific modules about effective teaching strategies. He and Instructional Coach Melissa Mafnas have presented and conducted observations to help all teachers be more effective in the classroom.

Spreading a Positive Vibe on Campus

One of our faculty members anonymously posted some positive messages on the walls of bathrooms and hallways. No matter what adversities arise, stay positive, wildcats! 

High Schools Present to 8th Graders

GW's JROTC drill team show their talents.

Representatives from the various public and private high schools began presentations to 8th graders at Luis P. Untalan Middle School. The presentations are on-going and provide insight on what to expect in high school. Thank you to our counselors for coordinating the presentations.

Okkodo High School

George Washington High School

Tiyan High School

Marine Corps Band Performs for Wildcats

Jan. 24, 2023: Our school was fortunate enough to be visited by the Marine Corps Band! They performed for a large crowd of students and teachers in the LPUMS gym. "The United States Marine Band is the premier band of the United States Marine Corps. Established by act of Congress on July 11, 1798, it is the oldest of the United States military bands and the oldest professional musical organization in the United States" (Wikipedia).

Mrs. Benavente attends anti-violence conference

Above: Mrs. Liana Benavente presents. 

Mrs. Benavente (far right) was joined by (far left) Principal Agnes Guerrero, Counselor Dhyana Edwards, Deputy Superintendent Joseph Sanchez.

Mrs. Liana Benavente, the Team Cougars Social Studies teacher, attended and presented at the EQ (Emotional Quotient) Reporting Conference on Family Violence that took place on December 13-15, 2022 at the Lotte Hotel. 

This two-pronged program has a curriculum and community outreach component and aims to reduce violence in our community. Guam and our neighboring islands, CNMI, Palau, Kosrae, Yap, Chuuk, and Pohnpei, presented data on the EQ Pilot Program's effectiveness. 

LPUMS was one of the schools who piloted the program. Mrs. Benavente and LPUMS Counselor Mrs. Dhyana Edwards shared their personal experiences, student work, student interviews, and the program's strengths and weaknesses. GDOE's next step is to expand the program to other schools.

Click here for more info about the Emotional Quotient Pilot Program

Attendees from all islands.

Mrs. Borja attends teacher conference in Texas

Mrs. Madrid Borja, far left, recently attended an education conference in San Antonio.

Mrs. Madrid Borja is in her 18th year of teaching and is an 8th grade Reading teacher for Team Lions at Luis P. Untalan Middle School. She applied for, and was approved to attend, the Innovative Teaching Strategies Conference in San Antonio, Texas December 1-4, 2022. The conference brought educators from around the nation to share proven strategies to improve student achievement and learning environments. She attended lectures and workshops on topics such as enhancing student engagement, improving school cultures, valuing diversity, connecting with students, and managing personal and professional wellness.

 As a teacher, school-based mentor, Reading content representative, and master teacher she will use and share the strategies and knowledge gained with students, teachers, and future teachers. The conference was funded through the Consolidated Grant FY22 Classroom Supports &Academic Interventions. 

Happy New Year, Wildcats!

New video from all the teams and some staff groups about how Wildcats support students!

Happy New Year, Wildcats! Students return from Christmas Break on Thursday, January 5, 2023. Due to the activity bell schedule in December, January 5 will be a Wildcat Day (see bell schedule pic).  

The January calendar has been sent out to parents/guardians via email, text, and can be viewed here.

Musical Wildcats Jazz Up the Holidays

The Luis P. Untalan Middle School Band Holiday Recital at the LPUMS Cafeteria on Dec. 16. Great job to Band Director Joanne Matanane-Sosa and the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students for sharing their talents after practicing for weeks!

The public got a chance to watch the LPUMS Advanced Recorder Quartet's holiday performance at the Dusit Thani Resort in December. Great job to the student performers!

Watch more videos from the concert @ the PTA Facebook page here.

NJHS Taps New Members

12-9-22: After weeks of a selection process, 65 students were tapped to be members of the LPUMS National Junior Honor Society. Only certain students who met the grade requirements were allowed to apply. After submitting an application showing proficiency in the 5 pillars of NJHS, students were then interviewed by the Faculty Council. Great job to these students! They will be inducted on March 18 at the University of Guam Lecture Hall.

December Spirit Week

The last week before Christmas Break will be Spirit Week on the LPUMS campus. 

Students must still follow the dress code policy.

Thursday, Dec. 15 will also be Jingle Jungle, a school-wide activity day. Clubs, organizations and teams will have games, food, and other activities during the designated time after lunch.

Below is the bell schedule, including the change of bell for January 5, 2023 to make up the lost class time.

Baba B Performs for Wildcats

11-28-22; Hawaiian reggae singer Baba B surprised students with an hour-long performance and a meet and greet session on Monday, Nov. 28. The cafeteria could only hold a limited number of students, so the rest of the student population watched his performance on Zoom or Instagram stream. Thank you to Ms. Gem Santos for reaching out to Baba B to perform for our students.

Thank you to Our Wildcat Staff

From Nov. 21-23, LPUMS held the V.I.P. Exclusive Red Carpet Event: LPUMS Staff Appreciation Week 2022. Teachers, parents, and students showed their appreciation to the staff during Thanksgiving Week. 

View more pics here!

NJHS Donates Canned Goods

In November, the National Junior Honor Society collected canned goods from the school community. Before Thanksgiving, the group donated them to Catholic Social Services. Kudos NJHS students, advisors, and donators for helping feed our island community.

Show Your Pride with the Wildcats Spirit Shirt

11-22-22: Wildcats, show your pride to the community and at school events by getting the Wildcats Athletics spirit shirt. Sponsored by the Parent-Teacher Organization, funds raised will go back directly to PTO activities.

Shirts are $14 for youth sizes, and start at $15 for adult sizes. Orders are being taken until Nov. 23, please read the letter that was distributed on Nov. 9. T-shirts will be ready by Dec. 9.

Orders and payment can be taken at this link.


Wildcats Celebrate November Spirit Week

11-17-22: Get ready for the November Spirit Week, wildcats! Beginning on Monday Nov. 21, you can wear Fall colors! Dress Up as an athlete! Look like a staff!

Wildcats Get Dress Down Incentive

Dress Down Incentive.pdf

Hafa Adai Parents, Guardians and Students! Our school will be implementing a periodic Dress Down Incentive beginning December for students who report to their classes on time! Those students who fail to report to class on time will be addressed accordingly and will not be eligible for a Dress Down Incentive. 

The dress down days are a monthly reward beginning in December. Students with zero discipline referrals in the previous month are allowed to Dress Down adhering to the Dress Down Guidelines in the student handbook. This begins Nov 10 and resets monthly. All students will become eligible again at the start of a new month to participate in next month's reward. 

Please talk to your child about the importance of being on time to class and having good CATS behavior (C=I will Care for our school, A=I will Act responsibly, T=I will Treat myself and others with respect, S=I will Strive for excellence). We want all our Wildcat students to succeed and participate in all upcoming rewards and enjoyable activities. Have a Great Wildcat Week!

PTO Meeting Nov. 10






Wildcats Collaborate for Accreditation

11-8-22: As part of LPUMS's professional development day, the school community collaborated on reviewing the school's  accreditation process, examining their critical areas of focus, and brainstorming on action steps needed to move forward and maintain their accreditation action plan. The school is preparing for their  Spring 2024 mid-term visit from the Accrediting Commission for the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Teachers & staff work together on this Jigsaw activity.

Accreditation Coordinators Rozalyn Pama (left) and Juvy Cariño.

Mr. Leon Guerrero participates in the ice breaker activity.

Mr. Florencio helps his group solve the puzzle.
One group uses the floor to make sense of their puzzle.
The Breakout Activity required groups to create videos.
Ms. Matanane & Mr. Santos share their group's discussion.

The breakout session involved updating this video from a previous  accreditation PD in 2019. That new video will be compiled and posted soon.

NJHS Holds Canned Food Drive

11-2-22: The National Junior Honor Society is accepting canned goods that will be donated by the student organization to local organizations. Please turn in your canned goods to the Student Support Office or to D104 by Nov. 18.

WIldcats Craft Red Ribbon Sign

10-25-22: Many students took part in crafting, donating, and suggesting ideas for this year's Red Ribbon sign. "The theme this year was celebrate life live drug-free," said math teacher Mrs. Jennifer Flory. Her students were the main group who worked on the sign. "To represent life the students chose to use trees. The trees were created out of recycled, cardboard, and donated table clothes and zip ties. To  represent the Wildcats they chose to use paw prints as the leaves on the trees made out of donated paper and laminate pouches. Each paw prints stated these paws don’t touch drugs I promise to help others, and to keep myself drug-free."

"The paws were signed by the students staff and faculty," Mrs. Flory continued. "The tree trunks and poster were made out of recycled, cardboard, and plastic table cloths. The lettering was created by donated water bottles and donated paint to create a colorful display. Thank you to all those that donated sign paws and gave their support."

Spirit Week & Halloween Activity Guidelines

10-25-22: These parent/guardian letters were sent out via text and email announcements regarding the Oct. 27 WILDCAT DAY and Oct 28 ACTIVITY DAY. 

The Halloween Costume Rules/Guidelines Form is required for the OCT. 31 activity. Students were provided hard copies of the letters and forms. 

Parent Letter Activity Day October 2022.pdf
Halloween Costume Rules and Guidelines.pdf

10-25-22: Spirit Week begins on Oct. 25 until Halloween, Oct. 31. Students are allowed to dress down according to the daily themes, as selected by the Student Body Association. The themes also align with October being Drug Free Month. Members of the Guam Army National Guard and Guam Police Department's Sgt. Paul Tapao presented during the Red Ribbon Assembly on Oct. 19 in the gym.

Face-to-Face PTC Monday, Oct. 24

Staff & Admin wait at the cafeteria to distribute the report cards.

10-24-22: Parents and guardians may visit their child's teacher during face-to-face parent-teacher conference today from 8am to 1pm. Parents may park at the front parking lot and get their child's mid-progress report card at the cafeteria. Students from the National Junior Honor Society are also on hand to help direct parents to specific classrooms.

PTO Meeting on Thursday, Oct. 13

10-12-22: The next scheduled meeting for the LPUMS Parent-Teacher Organization is on Thursday, Oct. 13 at 6pm in the school cafeteria. Student work will be on display, raffle prizes will be given out, and there will be a bake sale. Parents and guardians are encouraged to attend.

Click here to visit our PTO Page

Clubs & Organizations are Back!

10-10-22: Wildcats have more activities to participate in during lunchtime now with the return of student clubs and organizations. It's been over two years since clubs and organizations were allowed to hold meetings and have activities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now students can join others with similar interests during lunchtime!

This year, the clubs are back in full force with new clubs formed, such as Bible Club, Chess Club & Kpop Club, to join clubs such as Cultural Arts, STEM, and Stitch & Stir Clubs. 

All clubs have an advisor and must be chartered and pay club dues with the Student Body Association. Students, check out the meeting schedule of some of these clubs and join in!

Club Membership Drive on Sept. 9.

Stitch & Stir crafted fall paper pumpkins recently.

Wildcats Go Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

10-7-22: It was "Get Your Pink on!" for many wildcats on Friday, Oct. 7 to raise awareness for Breast Cancer. All around campus, students, faculty, staff and administration wore pink to show their support for screening for breast cancer. Guam Cancer Care also held a wave at the ITC intersection in which some wildcats participated.

Attorney General's Office Talks About Bullying at LPUMS

10-5-22: The month of October is Bullying Prevention month! 

To help spread the word, investigators Erlinda Blas-Merfalen and Donald San Agustin from the Office of the Attorney General's Family/Juvenile Division visited our campus on Oct.5. At the school gym, they presented to 6th, 7th and 8th grade wildcats on how bullying, cyber-bullying, and sexting constitute as crimes. They also went over how to prevent these things from happening by being Upstanders in our community. Both Ms. Blas-Merfalen and Mr. San Agustin are former wildcats and used to walk the hallways as students and face everyday pressures as a teen! "We are grateful for their time and visits," said our counselors from the LPUMS Counseling Center.

Picture Week Oct. 3 - 7

9-27-22: Get ready wildcats for Picture Week, beginning Monday Oct. 3 to Friday, Oct. 7. All students must take a picture for the school management system, Powerschool. The photographers are from Premium Art Photo, and they have a variety of packages that parents or guardians may purchase for their child. It it optional to purchase a photo package, however. Students may also choose to take a group picture with their friends or siblings (max 6 people).

Students will be given more information from their Reading teacher, including envelopes and flyers. 

Sneak Peek! Behind the scenes at faculty group pictures this year...

Team Tigers

Social Studies Dept.

Science Dept.

Team Cheetahs

September Evacuation Drill Runs Smoothly

9-27-22:  The monthly Emergency Evacuation Drill went smoothly on Tuesday, Sept. 27 during the Advise period, the first period of the day. Students walked in lines to the back field of the campus and organized themselves in single-file lines as designated by the emergency evacuation maps in every classroom. One student held a red/green flag to indicate that all students were accounted for. The next emergency drill will be an earthquake drill on Oct. 20, during the Great Guam Shakeout at 10:20am.

Wildcats Attend Leadership Conference

8th grade student representatives

9-23-22: Student leaders representing 8th grade teams, the Student Body Association (SBA) and the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS), participated in the 6th Rotaract Youth Leadership Conference on September 23 from 8:00am to 3:30pm at the Dusit Beach Resort Guam. The conference was attended by all eight public middle schools. The Rotaract Club of the Marianas is a youth organization geared towards developing students and young professionals through nation-building, civic participation, and fellowship through service.

“Together we can RISE” was the conference theme. The event had team building activities and discussions as well as breakout sessions introducing students to the benefits of positive risk-taking behaviors and the importance of giving back to the community through service.

PTO Selects New Officers

9-15-22: Parents and guardians attended the Luis P. Untalan Middle School Parent-Teacher Organization meeting in the school  cafeteria on Sept. 15. The following new officers were voted in (from left, in picture): Madrid Borja, Teacher Rep.; Victoria Ballares, Secretary; Desiree Braga, Treasurer; Richard Borja, Vice-President; and Joseph Cruz, President.

The next scheduled meeting is on Thursday, Oct. 13 at 6pm in the school cafeteria.

Click here to visit our PTO Page

NJHS Joins Annual Coastal Clean Up!

9-10-22: The LPUMS chapter of the National Junior Honor Society took part in the International Coastal Clean up on Saturday, September 10. The group was given the opportunity to clean War in the Pacific Beach and Park grounds in Asan, with10 out of 14 members present and  two members volunteering with their families at Ipan Beach.  

"NJHS members and advisors noticed a large amount of cans, glass bottles, electronics, and food containers abandoned on the beach and in the jungle," said Hannah Guevara, one of the group's advisors. "This activity conveys pillars of character and citizenship by working together to keep the environment clean with a bigger organization."

Parent-Teacher Organization Meeting Re-Scheduled

9-9-22: Due to technical difficulties during the Zoom Parent-Teacher Organization meeting held on Thursday, Sept. 8, the meeting has been re-scheduled a week later to Thursday, Sept. 15. The agenda includes the election of PTO officers. Please join us in the school cafeteria beginning at 6pm. 

View the scheduled agenda by clicking here.

Student Body Association Officers Voted In

Students assembled in the school gym to listen to the candidates for Student Body Association officers.

9-9-22: Congratulations to this year's Student Body Association Officers for garnering the most votes in a school-wide election on Sept. 6 & 7. The candidates had to apply to run, create and post advertisements around campus, and give a speech in front of a school-wide assembly.

Great job on all student candidates for their hard work during the campaign.

Parents/Guardians Attend Open House

9-1-22: Parents and guardians were welcomed to the on-campus Open House Night on Thursday, Sept. 1. This was the first face-to-face Open House since 2019. The event began at 6pm in the school cafeteria, with our Principal Agnes Guerrero giving welcoming remarks and introducing the elective teachers. Then parents and guardians went to their child's team presentations in one of the classrooms. Thank you to parents and guardians who came by and visited the campus and their child's teachers.

Mrs. Guerrero welcomes parents/guardians, students, and teachers.

Parents/guardians begin Open House in the school cafeteria.

Team Cheetahs

Team Lynx

Team Tigers

Team Cougars

Team Jaguars

Team Lions

Team Panthers

Team Lions

Team Griffins

ESL Team

End of the night!

If you weren't able to attend the Open House, please take our online survey for accreditation data and to help the school plan for future events.

You may also go directly to the survey by clicking this link.

September Calendar released


9-1-22: The September Calendar was released via Swiftreach, the district's mass notification system. Parents/guardians who are signed up to Swiftreach received an email, text message, or voice message about the calendar.

To participate and receive notifications via Swiftreach, please contact our computer operator, Kayla Anderson at kkanderson@gdoe.net.

Vaccination Clinic at LPUMS


8-29-22: Luis P. Untalan Middle School will be hosting a vaccination clinic on Tuesday, Sept. 6 from 9am to 12pm. This is for those students 12 years old and above who have filled out a parent permission form. Forms were sent home on Friday, Aug. 26.  Parents and guardians may also register online at this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gdoedphss-covid-19-vaccination-clinic-for-lpums-students-tickets-408341980857

Please view the flyer for more information.

Welcome Back, Wildcats!

Watch our Welcome Back messages & campus tour

8-10-22: Welcome Back to School, wildcats! Here is a video tour of our campus led by student leaders with appearances from school admin, staff, and teachers. 

Check out our Wildcat Beats! Our students show you how to do each one.

Learn how to do the Wildcat Beats!

Get Ready for SY 2022-2023

CAR RIDERS Back GATE Parent Instructions 080122.docx.pdf

8-4-22: As the whole school community gets ready for the first day of classes on Wednesday, Aug. 10, parents and students are reminded about student drop off and pick up procedures at the Barrigada campus.

Parents/guardians dropping off their child should do so either at the back parking lot of the campus or at the front sidewalk on Route 10 where there is a walker's gate. The back gate opens from 7:15-8:20am and 3:25-4pm. Please review the map for detailed traffic flow and instructions.

Info about School Supplies & Uniform Vouchers: Read this Aug. 4 article from the Guam Daily Post.

SY 2022-2023: New Student Orientations

First day of classes is Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022. View the GDOE SY2022-2023 school year calendar here.

7-26-22: New Student Orientations (6th, 7th, & 8th) were held on July 18 and July 19. Please view the recording and share to other parents and students who may need to review. 

Additionally, all incoming 6th graders are required to submit an updated Physical Examination form & updated PPD. Students who intend to try out for sports must have an updated Physical Examination. These forms can be found here.

All students should also review the SY2022-2023 Student-Parent Handbook. It includes helpful info, including important school contacts, the bell schedule, and the upcoming school calendar.

7-18-22: Returning students presented to new students on Monday, July 18. Presenters were (from left) Maya Babauta, Dylan Rasco, Kayori Toves, Anaiah Tareyama, and Ali’rha Munoz.
7-19-22: This group  presented on Tuesday. Pictured with the students is Mrs. Bernadeth Gumataotao (3rd from right), who helped them prepare. Mikhayla Marquez and Joseph Iwashita (far right) also helped the group with the tour of the school.

Wildcats to receive free school supplies

For 6th Grade

7-28-22: For those who would like to prepare for the new school year by purchasing school supplies, please note that LPUMS students will be receiving free school supplies during the first week of classes. These supplies are funded by the U.S. Department of Education--Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Funds.

Each teacher may also recommend a list of supplies (no supplies are mandatory) during the first few days of classes. Students, take note and let your parents know!

For 7th & 8th Grade

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