SY 2020-2021 Second Semester News

News & Announcements

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.

Whirli-bot Contest

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!

Underwater Robotics

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.

Read about how the competition went in this Guam Daily Post article.

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.

The wildcat winners were Andrew Kang (3rd from right) and Anaiah Tereyama (2nd from right). They will be representing Guam at the Broadcom Masters International Virtual Fair.

43rd Island Wide Science Fair, Middle School Winners from LPUMS

Overall Middle School Winner

Anaiah Tareyama, 6th Grade

Won a laptop from Megabyte Guam

1st Place (Chemistry): Andrew Kang, 8th Grade

Title: A Cost-Efficient Activated Carbon Coir Water Filter

1st Place (Plants & Animals): Anaiah Tareyama, 6th Grade

Title: Properties of Water from Plants Historically Used as Drinking Water

2nd Place (Chemistry): Krishela Joy Austria, 7th Grade

Title: Miracle Tree Water Filter

3rd Place (Human & Medical)

Sarai Dela Cruz, 6th Grade

Title: Comparing the Effectiveness of Homemade vs. Reef-safe Sunscreen to Store Brand Sunscreen on UVA and UVB Absorption

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!

View & get prints of the promotional photos taken by Premium Art Photo: Click Here (password was given to students with their certificates)

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

5-3-21: From IT&E's Facebook Page>>> There's still time to apply for the PATH Program so your kids can be on the path to success while learning from home.

Contact your child's school directly to apply for the IT&E MIFI device that offers 50GB of free internet service every month!

We'll be distributing MIFI devices in Santa Rita, Agat, Sinajana, Dededo, Yigo and Mangilao this week.

For MIFI technical support, please feel free to contact our 24/7 Customer Care at (671) 922-4483 to chat with a live representative online at

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.

Averie Asuncion

Ist Place • 7th Grade

Ja'ana Owen

2nd Place • 7th Grade

Hailey Munoz

3rd Place • 7th Grade

Their artwork can also be viewed online at the Isla Center for the Arts website (click button below).

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:

  • Medical & Health

1st Place MH-5 -Comparing the Effectiveness of Homemade vs. Reef-safe Sunscreen to Store Brand Sunscreen on UVA and UVB Absorption by Sarai Dela Cruz, 6th Grade

  • Plant & Animal

1st Place PA-5 Analyzing Properties of Water Historically Used as Drinking Water by Anaiah Tareyama, 6th Grade

  • Chemistry

1st Place C-4 A Cost-Efficient Activated Carbon Coir Water Filter by Krystian Austria, Sean Fabian, Andrew Kang, 8th Grade

  • Physical Science

1st Place P-3 Melting Ice Without Heat by Nya Babas, 6th Grade

  • Ecology & Sustainability

1st Place EC-5 Going Green as You Clean by Sophie Bermeo, Rianne Marquez, 8th Grade

  • Energy, Inventions & Engineering

1st Place EN-10 Heat to Neat by Joshua Dumapat 8th Grade

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 or drop off the printed form to the school Main Office. >>>>

PATH Revised Application Form - FINAL.04.16.21.pdf

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.

Wildcats Featured in Science Fair Video, Students Encouraged to Enter

3-11-21: The science fair season is upon us once again and students are encouraged to virtually enter in the 43rd Annual Island-wide Science Fair by March 26. The recently-released video features our school's three science teachers: Ms. Arlene Castro (Pre-AP Jaguars), Mr. Eric Garrido (Pre-AP Cheetahs) and Mrs. Florence Camacho (Leopards). The video also features our Principal Mrs. Agnes Guerrero. LPUMS has had a high participation rate in the past and we hope this year's wildcats will once again enter the valuable learning event.

Please Vote for our Roaring Wildcats' contest entry until March 12

The Roaring Typhoon Whirli-bot

3-11-21: The science fair season is upon us once again and students are encouraged to virtually enter in the 43rd Annual Island-wide Science Fair by March 26. The recently-released video features our school's three science teachers: Ms. Arlene Castro (Pre-AP Jaguars), Mr. Eric Garrido (Pre-AP Cheetahs) and Mrs. Florence Camacho (Leopards). The video also features our Principal Mrs. Agnes Guerrero. LPUMS has had a high participation rate in the past and we hope this year's wildcats will once again enter the valuable learning event.

Vaccination Clinic on March 15 @ George Washington HS

Immunization Clinic Website-k12swift Announcement.pdf

3-5-21: An immunization clinic is scheduled for Monday, March 15 from 8am-12pm for GWHS, AIJMS, LPUMS, & JRMS students needing immunization update, 6th and 9th grade students with missing TB Skin Test, 8th grade students preparing for 9th grade health requirements. The clinic will be at George Washington High School campus.

Parents: Supply kits for all LPUMS students are available for pickup

3-1-21: Parents can come to the school this week to pick up supplies for their child(ren) who attend Luis P. Untalan Middle School. The supplies include a bag pack, composition notebooks, and pocket folders. View the flyer for specific times based on your child's mode of learning.

Above: Mrs. Guerrero holds the three styles of bag packs that are part of the supply kits being distributed March 2 to 5.

Above: The supply kits are stacked in Mrs. Guerrero's office.

Community Learning Center Opens at LPUMS

CLC Flyer.pdf

2/18/21: Students who need to use technology equipment for their classes can now come to Luis P. Untalan Middle School's cafeteria after school until 7pm. All students attending Guam Department of Education, private and Department of Defense schools are able to use the new service that begins on Tuesday, Feb. 23. Students can sign up for an hour (if others are waiting), and they can also bring their own devices.