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Guam DOE's first & only STEM middle school Received Six-Year Accreditation by the Accrediting Commission for Schools Western Association of Schools and Colleges for 2014-2020

First middle school robotics program

  • Tuesday, Dec. 8: Our Lady of Kamalin Holiday, no classes
  • Friday, Dec. 11: Faculty/Staff/Admin Christmas Party @ Papa's restaurant
  • Monday, Dec. 14-Friday, Dec. 18: Spirit Week
  • Thursday, Dec. 17: Jingle Jungle School-wide Activity
  • Monday, Dec. 21- Friday, Jan. 1: Christmas Break, no classes
  • Monday, Jan. 4, 2016: Classes resume

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Wildcats Showcase their Musical Talent  
Come join our talented wildcats on Dec. 18 for some sounds, songs, and food to celebrate the start of the Christmas Break!
UMS Choir Wins Holiday Festival  

Congratulations to our UMS Choir. They took 1st Place in the Middle School Division and Best in Show during the Guam Chamber of Commerce's At the Movies…A Celebration of Song: The 3rd Annual Song Festival, held at the Agana Shopping Center, on Saturday, November 28, 2015. They received $1,000 for winning the festival.
Wildcats Promote Red Ribbon Week  

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DRUG FREE MESSAGES—Wildcats created artwork at the front of the school and shot video to celebrate Red Ribbon Week. This year's theme is "Respect Yourself. Be Drug Free."

Mrs. Carino's Yearbook students shot and edited video for the Digital Video Contest. Groups that are highlighted include ACB, UMS Band, Cross Country, GATE/Robotics, NJHS, UMS Dance Club, Boys Volleyball, and the UMS Choir.

Mr. David Castro and his art classes painted all the artwork for our submission for the Red Ribbon Week Wall Contest.

Ms. Arlene Castro and her 8th grade classes recycled plastic bottles to create our submission for the Red Ribbon Week Gate Contest


Author Visits Students and Promotes Message on Reading

WINNING FORMULA—Dr. Betances, author of "10 Steps to the Head of the Class: a Handbook for Middle School Students" visited the campus on Oct. 6. He was accompanied by his wife Dr. Laura Souder, who was born on Guam.

Top Left:
Dr. Betances spoke to the student body about his difficult childhood and rise to attaining his doctorate from Harvard University. UMS is currently piloting the use of his book in all reading classes. He ended his motivational speech by presenting the school with a free copy of his next book, "Winning the Future Through Education: One Step at a Time." (Photo by Mrs. Cariño).

Bottom left:
A student poses with Dr. Betances and Dr. Souder after getting his book signed.

Bottom right:
Students lined up to get their books signed. (Photo by Ms. Roz Pama)


Two Teachers Featured in Who's Who Publication

WHO's WHOMr. Christian Gomez (7th grade Language Arts teacher) and Mrs. Christine Pama-Theisen (6th-8th grade Choir teacher) were featured in the AGA Guam Chapter's "Who's Who in the Government of Guam: 40 Years and Under."

Read their profiles here.


Assembly Promotes & Recognizes Literacy, Good Behavior


ASSEMBLY—The September 25 Assembly in the Gym began with the Chamorro classes leading the school in a singing of "O Saina."

Bottom left: the National Junior Honor Society presented the Literary Word of the Week, Amalgamation. NJHS also announced that the 8B Panthers won a dress down day for raising the most donations for the Change for Change Drive for Saipan.

Bottom right: the Peer Mediation class presented the Wildcat Word of Wisdom for September, Selfless. They then showed a video that the class produced showing how students can demonstrate the word on campus. Lastly, the School Climate Cadre awarded students from each team for Pride of the Den and Most Inspirational during the month of August. (Photos by Mrs. Carino)


Guam Police Present about Online Safety & Crimestoppers

PRESENTATION — Guam Police Department officers presented to students about the dangers of social networks
and "sexting" on Sept. 23 in the UMS Cafeteria. They also trained representatives from all teams about
Crimestoppers. The representatives will then present to all students in their teams. (Photo by Mrs. Carino)


Wildcats Raise U.S. Flag on Sept. 11

CEREMONY—The Student Body Association officers led a flag raising ceremony at the front of the school on Sept. 11, 2015 in memory of those who perished on Sept. 11, 2001.

The officers read information on the youngest victims of the World Trade Center collapse, then the UMS Choir performed "We are the World."

(Photos by Nicole G. of the UMS Yearbook Club.)


Parents Attend UMS Open House Night

OPEN HOUSE—Families walked the halls of Luis P. Untalan Middle School on Friday, Sept. 4 to attend the school's Open House.

Teams presented and teachers discussed their expectations.

Photos by Nicole G. and Angelina V. of UMS Yearbook Club.





Wildcats Assemble for the first time


STARTING THE YEAR OFF—The school held it's first assembly of the year on August 28 in the UMS Gym.

Top Photo:
Members of the National Junior Honor Society present the Word of the Week, which continues until the end of the school year. Each day, the Word of the Week is discussed during the morning bulletin announcements by the Student Body Association.

Bottom Left:
Mr. Reyes introduced the support personnel of the school and discussed respect amongst everyone in our school community.

Bottom Right:
Student Body Association members and School Climate Cadre faculty opened the first school assembly of the year.

(Photos by Mrs. Carino)



Student Drop Off/Pick Up
Parents are reminded that the campus opens at 7:30 a.m. Please do not drop off your child at Wendy's or outside the school campus. The school will not be responsible for students who are dropped off or picked up outside the campus.
The official Drop Off/Pick Up area is at the UMS back parking lot accessed from the road between the UMS campus and Wendy's. Please do not drop off or pick up your child at the front parking lot—this is only for school busses.

For students walking to school, the only safe entrance is at the walker gate facing the sidewalk on Route 10. Students are advised against entering the campus through the other gates for which cars enter and exit.

New Attendance Policy
Effective SY2015-2016 students returning from an absence must submit their parent or doctor's note to our Student Support Office between the hours of 7:30 a.m.-8:25 a.m. Students will receive an Admit Slip Ticket confirming their submission.

Other Guidelines
All students, and their parents, should also familiarize themselves with the rules, requirements, and policies in the SY2015-2016 Student Handbook.Anyone with questions can call the Main Office from 7:30 to 4pm.

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