Have a Great Summer!
Noteable Days at a glance:
Wednesday, June 4, 2014: Last day of classes for students.
Thursday, June 5: Last teacher work day for school year
Monday, June 9-July: Closure of Main Office operations in preparation for the move to renovated Barrigada campus.
Friday, August 15, 2014: Teacher Orientation
Monday, Aug. 18: First day of classes for students.
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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.
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.
Wildcats Welcome Accreditation Committee
Choir Wins Festival
Ms. Christine Pama and the UMS Choir recently won gold at the 2014 Tumon Bay Music Festival. They sang the command performance for middle schools at the Agana Shopping Center on March 15. (Photo by Mrs. Lollie Bakker)
Girls Soccer Win Tournament
SOCCER CHAMPS: The UMS Girls Soccer team has won the championship in the "Sugar and Spice" Middle School Girls Soccer Festival on March 14. (Photo by Guam Football Association)
Read full story here.
Weavers Win 5th Year in a Row
WINNING WEAVERS: Senora Cecilia Bermudes, UMS Chamoru teacher and Chamoru Culture Club advisor, poses with some of her students who defended their championship for the Gupot Chamoru Weaving Competition at the Agana Shopping Center on March 8. This is the 5th straight year that UMS has topped the competition. (Photo courtesy of Mrs. Wong.)
Wildcat Art Wins Top Honors
WINNING ART: Francine T.'s artwork won First Place in the Middle School Division at the Isla Art-a-thon held this month.
Francine along with classmates Brytney G. and Aleiah C. have their artwork currently on display at the Isla Center for the Arts gallery at the University of Guam's Dean's Circle. All three students are in Mr. David Castro's art classes. Francine and Brytney also won for First and Second Place Fundraisers for the gallery.
(Photos by Mr. Castro and Mrs. R. Duenas)
Sanchez Students Present Environment Issues
ENVIRONMENT PRESENTATIONS: Untalan students took part in activities and listened to presentations by students from Simon Sanchez High School on Jan. 29. The service-learning presentations promoted the protection of the environment. Topics included aquifer (pictured above), turtle poaching, air pollution, dolphins in captivity, and invasive species. Thank you to Mrs. Arlene Castro for coordinating the event.
A Christmas Wish
CONCERT: Ms. Christine Pama (top) and the UMS Choir and Mr. DiAmore and the UMS Band perform in front of a packed crowd of students and family members on Dec. 17 in the UMS Cafeteria.
Singing Christmas Cheer
CAROLLING: Wildcat Aristocats and General Music students helped spread holiday cheer at the Saint Dominic's Senior Care Home during the group's annual Christmas Caroling on Dec. 5, 2013. (Photo courtesy of Ms. Christine Pama)
Typhoon Haiyan Relief
Members of the National Junior Honor Society, its advisors, teachers and administrators presented the Filipino Community of Guam with a donations for victims of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda in the Philippines. The donations filled the FCG van. Principal Duenas(center) hands off the donations to FCG President Roy Adonay.
Groundbreaking @ Old Campus
A groundbreaking ceremony was held at the 55-year old Barrigada campus on Nov. 27, attended by many dignitaries. Renovations will include the construction of new classrooms as well as a new parking and drop off area.
Groundbreaking - slideshow
Wildcats Win Championships
First Quarter athletes finished their season with two championships in Boys Volleyball & Girls Cross Country! This is also the 2nd year in a row that UMS has won the championship in Boys Volleyball. Great job to the athletes and coaches Mr. Gomez and Mr. J. Aguon (Cross Country) and Mr. Pama (Boys Volleyball).
Q1 champs - slideshows
Wildcats Donate to Flood Victims
The Untalan Middle School community donated to those affected by the recent floods on island. Donations were proudly presented by Ms. Duenas, our school principal, along with several faculty to Mayor June U. Blas and Vice Mayor Jessie P. Bautista who in turn will distribute to families affected in the community. Thank you to Sun Pacific Enterprises, Inc., LPUMS Sunshine committee and all LPUMS administrators, faculty, staff and students.
(Photo by Rose Mafnas from the PFCO Program)
The 8A Team created their annual Sept. 11 banners to commemorate and inform students about the tragedy, for which this year's eight graders are too young to remember.
All teachers are encouraged to do lunchtime supervision, but Mrs. Michelle Cruz (left) and Mrs. Melinda Rolinski were happy to supervise under the rain on Sept. 10.
(Photos by Mrs. Rolinski & Mrs. Lollie Bakker)
Untalan Welcomes Parents
Parents visited classrooms and met with their child's teachers during Untalan's Open House on Sept. 6. (Photo by Mr. Rodney Pama.)
STEM Classes Renovated
One of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) classrooms is nearly complete at the old UMS campus. No word yet on when the school will return to it's former campus. (Photo by Ms. Sophie Duenas)
SBA Officers Elected
Above: SBA Officers from 2012-2013.
|Congratulations to this school year's Student Body Association Officers.
President: Angelina M.,
Vice President: Korben M.,
Secretary: Maelie Q.,
Treasurer: Ke'ahi B.,
Public Relations Officer: Callia C.
Sergeant at Arms: Skyylerblu J.
Team T-Shirt Wednesdays
|Students are allowed to wear their team t-shirts from previous years. Black bottoms are still required.|
Wildcats Begin School Year
Top: The 8C Jaguars take an assessment in which every answer is the "write" one! Bottom left: A 6th grade student draws the home-school connection. Bottom right: Ms. Kaible's 7th graders are READy for class.
(Photos by Mrs. DeVera, Mrs. Kaipat and Ms. Kaible)
UMS Holds Orientations
Students and their families filled the Luis P. Untalan Middle School cafeteria on Tuesday, Aug. 6 for the 6th Grade Orientation.
(Photo by Mrs. Sumch Choay)
Wildcats attend Conference
Eight UMS teachers attended the 28th Annual Pacific Educational Conference in July 16-19, 2013. The conference was hosted by the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands. "The PEC CONFERENCE was an amazing experience. It was collaborated effort among Pacific educators sharing their best practices," said Social Studies teacher Rodney Pama (pictured far right). The other teachers who attended and presented were (from left) Vince Aguon, Jana Salas, Rozalyn Pama, Madrid Borja, Florence Camacho, Michelle Cruz, and Faye Kaible.(Photo by Mrs. Madrid Borja)
Welcome to a New School YearLuis P. Untalan Middle School has new administrators this year. Joining Assistant Principal Milaflor Quitugua and Administrative Officer Frank Castro, are our newest wildcats:
Principal: Sophia Duenas
Assistant Principal: Jesse San Nicolas, Jr.
Assistant Principal: Jonalyn Ceria