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Welcome to our Wildcat Den!

SY 2014-2015 CalendarSY 2014-2015 Block Schedule

Noteable Days at a glance:

Wednesday, Jan. 14: End of 2nd Quarter

Monday, Jan. 19: Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. No classes.

Wednesday, Jan. 28: Half-Day Professional Development Day--classes begin at 11:30am.

Monday, Feb. 2: Professional Development Day (full day). No classes.

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Half-Day Schedule

Below is the schedule for the 1/2-Day Professional Development Day on Jan. 28 (Black Day):

7:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Professional Development Session
10:30 a.m. - 11:25 a.m. Students enter school gates / Breakfast
11:30 a.m. - 11:35 a.m. Homebase
11:40 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. 1st
12:25 p.m. - 1:05 p.m. 2nd period
1:05 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. LUNCH
2:05 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. 3rd period
2:50 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 4th period

 

Boys Soccer Team Place 2nd

The season ended on a high note for the Boys Soccer team when they defeated the Oceanview Middle School Knights on Jan. 9 in the Interscholastic Middle School Boys Soccer League. The team ends the season with a 13-1 record and place 2nd behind Jose Rios Middle School Voyagers. Congratulations to the team, Coach Quigley and Assistant Coach Nani. Photo by Jack Larimer.

Girls Volleyball Team
Defends Championship


The Lady Wildcats dominated the Interscholastic Middle School Girls Volleyball League by winning the championship for the second year in a row on Dec. 20. The team beat the Oceanview Middle School Knights to finish the season to a 13-1 record. Congratulations to the players and coaches Miara Castro (left) and Rodney Pama (right).
Photo by Dr. Cabrera.

Cultural Holiday Performers

Congratulations to Sinot Mesa and the UMS Chamorro Cultural Club performing artists for helping spread holiday cheer at St. Dominic's and American Dialysis by singing and dancing for the sick.
Photo provided by Sinot Mesa.

December Assembly Highlights Success

UMS held a school-wide assembly on Dec. 19 in the UMS Gym to highlight the previous month's successes. Among them, students were given certificates for Pride of the Den and Most Inspirational from each team, Mr. Garrido went over student discipline data (low referrals for November), and the Boys Volleyball championship team were presented with their trophy. A group of seventh graders called FAB 9 (in above pic, organized by Mr. Carreon) also wowed the crowd. The teams then performed their original cheers!

Disney Winter Concert

The UMS Choir (above) and the UMS Band (below) performed in front of a packed crowd on Dec. 12 in the UMS Cafeteria. Thank you Mrs. Pama-Theisen and Mr. Di Amore for organizing the event and getting all the students prepared! Thank you also to the students from Mr. Castro's art class (below) who painted the beautiful Disney images for the stage. Photos below provided by Mrs. Pama-Theisen.



NJHS Collects Donations

The National Junior Honor Society, lead by Advisor Mrs. Jana Salas and assisted by Mr. Ray Perez and Mrs. Rose Mafnas from Parent Family Community Outreach Office, collected canned goods and other food items for the Salvation Army. The second batch (pictured above) was picked up by Salvation Army on Dec. 11. Thank you to our wildcat family for your generous donations. Photo provided by Mrs. Salas

Girls Cross Country Team Defend Championship Title

The Lady Wildcat runners did it again! For the second straight year in a row, the girls team won the championship for the Middle School Girls Cross Country League on Oct. 30. Additionally, four runners placed in the Top Ten for overall finishers. Congratulations to the whole team and Coaches Mr. Gomez (pictured) and Mrs. Pama-Theisen.
Photo provided by Mrs. Pama-Theisen.

Half-Day Schedule

Below is the schedule for the 1/2-Day Professional Development Day on Dec. 3 (Black Day):

7:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Professional Development Session
10:30 a.m. - 11:25 a.m. Students enter school gates / Breakfast
11:30 a.m. - 11:35 a.m. Homebase
11:40 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. 1st
12:25 p.m. - 1:05 p.m. 2nd period
1:05 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. LUNCH
2:05 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. 3rd period
2:50 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 4th period

 

Boys Volleyball Team are 3-Peat Champs

Congratulations to the Boys Volleyball team for winning the Interscholastic Middle School Boys Volleyball League Championship for the third year in a row on Oct. 24. The team finished the season with a 13-1 record. Congratulations also to A-Team Coach Rodney Pama and B-Team Coach Miara Castro.

Halloween Fun at UMS


The UMS Social Committee held a costume contest on Halloween for the faculty and staff. The winner went to Mrs. Detry (pink in center) who dressed up as Effie Trinket from the Hunger Games. Thanks to all who dressed up and Ms. Diaz, Mrs. Warren and Mr. Jackson for judging.

Picture-Taking Week

Premium Art Photo will be at school from Oct. 21 to Oct. 24 to take school portraits. Students will take their portraits during their Language Arts class. Click here for the photo packet prices. 8th graders are scheduled for Tuesday or Wednesday while 6th and 7th graders are scheduled for Thursday or Friday. Students can also take group pictures with their friends during lunchtime. See complete schedule here.

Half-Day Schedule

Below is the schedule for the 1/2-Day Professional Development Day on Oct. 29:

7:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Professional Development Session
10:30 a.m. - 11:25 a.m. Students enter school gates / Breakfast
11:30 a.m. - 11:35 a.m. Homebase
11:40 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. EXCEL
12:25 p.m. - 1:05 p.m. 5th period
1:05 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. LUNCH
2:05 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. 6th period
2:50 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 7th period

Red Ribbon Week

Congratulations to Kaiyalani Lasiste for winning 1st place in the Middle School Division Red Ribbon Essay Contest! Thank you to Mr. Gogo and his 6A students for entering!

Untalan Middle School's wildcat artists also created two entries for the Red Ribbon Wall Decorating Contest.The 7C/6C Combo team, Mrs. R. Duenas' students (below left), and Mr. Castro's art classes (below right) unveiled their designs on Oct. 10. "They are WONDERFUL!" said Mrs. Dhyana Edwards, counselor and organizer for Red Ribbon Week. "Thank you so much to Mrs. Huff, Mrs. R. Duenas and their teams for their hard work representing ZERO tolerance for illegal drugs at our school!"

Please vote for our entries on Facebook here for the top entry and here for the bottom entry. You must be logged in to your Facebook account to vote.



Students also participated in a Red Ribbon Wave at the front of the campus on Oct. 24. They held signs that read "Love Yourself, Be Drug Free,"getting many motorists to honk. Photo by Mrs. Benavente.

Great Guam Shakeout


UMS was one of many schools and businesses islandwide that participated in the Guam Great Shakeout on Oct. 16, at 10:16 a.m. Photo by Mrs. Valerie Kaipat.

Student Safety

Read Principal Jim Reyes' letter to parents about student safety on campus. The letter was distributed on Aug. 22, 2014. Please Click Here.

 

The Ribbon Has Been Cut

RIBBON-CUTTING: The renovated Barrigada campus is now open for operations. Governor Eddie Calvo (center), Superintendent of GDOE Jon Fernandez, Speaker of the Legislature Judith Won Pat, Principal Jim Reyes, other dignitaries and UMS Student Body Association members cut the ceremonial ribbon on Aug. 13. The campus was closed on January 2012 for health and safety violations. From then until July 2014, the school temporarily inhabited the campus in Tiyan.

Above: Governor Calvo commends students for their patience throughout the renovations. Members of the Student Body Association and SBA advisor Ms. Rozalyn Pama pose in front of the new front facade.

 

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School Waves Goodbye to
School Year & Tiyan

WAVE: Untalan Middle School employees and students continued their annual tradition of waving goodbye to students on the last day of classes—this time it will be the last time at the Tiyan campus. The school will spend the summer moving all operations back to the renovated Barrigada campus.

Wildcats Promoted

CEREMONY: Eighth grade teachers and administrators congratulated the 8th Grade Class of 2014 by holding an awards ceremony on May 28 at the Amphitheater. Students were recognized for being in the A Honor Roll, B Honor Roll, and Top SAT-10 Scores.

For more:

SY 2013-2014 Year in Review