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Luis P. Untalan Middle School

• 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


What's New

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  • Wednesday, Sept. 21:
    • PTO Meeting & Open House
    • Meeting begins at 4:30pm in the school cafeteria
    • Open House is 5:30pm-6:30 in designated rooms by teams

  • Friday, Sept. 23
    • School-wide assembly during ExCEL


  • Monday, Oct. 3-Friday, Oct. 7
    • School Portraits taken
    • Students will be given envelopes the week before, but payment should not be given until their designated picture day
    • Additional info forthcoming


Transportation Reminders: 
Gate opens at 7:30 a.m. Student drop off/pickup is at the back (Wendy's side). No student will be allowed to walk through the car entrance gates and must enter through identified walker's gate only. All car riders must be picked up before 4pm. Please communicate with your child in the morning regarding transportation arrangements. Phone calls relayed to students are discouraged.

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Wildcat Pride: A School of Excellence

School Year 2016-2017

September 11 Ceremony



The LPUMS Chorus performed "God Bless America" during the Sept. 11 flag raising ceremony in the gym. Great job to Chorus Conductor Mrs. Christine Pama Theisen and her choir singers! View their website here.


Thank you to Mr. Christian Gomez for taking the videos.



The LPUMS Band played "America the Beautiful" during the Sept. 11 flag raising ceremony in the gym. Great job to Band Director Mrs. Joanne Matanane-Sosa and her band members! View their website here.








School Year 2015-2016

Scroll through our Year in Review of an EXCELLENT 2015-2016 School Year. Click here for more pics and info.

Excellence in Science

SCIENCE FAIR—Congratulations to Pei Valerio, former 8th grader, for winning 1st place in Energy Inventions at the Islandwide Science Fair. His project is "Homemade Alarm System.” Maraea Echipare, former 7th grader, also won 3rd Place for her project in the Human Medical category, called ”Pump Up the Music.” And Denzyl Ngiralmau won 3rd Place in Chemistry for his project, "Fossil Fuels Vs. Bio Fuels.” They received their trophies on May 30 from Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo, who said she never misses attending the ceremony because her father and Claudia Bast-Taitano both taught at Untalan and first started the science fair here.


Excellence in Robotics

ROBOTICS TOURNAMENT—Congratulations to two teams from the GATE Robotics classes at UMS for winning big at the FIRST LEGO League Robotics Tournament on May 21 at Father Duenas High School's Phoenix Center. The 7th grade team, Purring Wildcats, won 4 trophies, including SIFA's Mastery Award (for placing top or near top at all categories), Programming Award, Project Award: Innovative Solution, and Project Award: Research. The 6th Grade team, Roaring Wildcats, won for Project Award: Presentation. Mrs. Juvy Carino, who coaches both teams, also won the Coach Award. The wildcats beat out teams from Andersen Middle, St. Paul Christian School, iLearn Academy, and Agueda Johnston Middle.

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Excellence in Creating a Mural

WILDCAT MURAL—The 8th Grade Jaguars team for School Year 2015-2016 ended the year with the completion of a mural in front of the school that says, "UMS WILDCATS ARE WATCHING! Be good in our HOOD!" Paint and other materials were provided by the Barrigada Mayor's Office.

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Excellence in Quick-Thinking

CHALLENGE BOWL—Congratulations to the UMS Academic Challenge Bowl team who finished 2nd overall this season! They were recognized at the GATE Awards on May 13 at the Pacific Star Hotel (left with Coaches Mr. Gomez and Mrs. Gumataotao). Their standing makes these quick-thinking quizmasters the top public school in ACB among 10 competing schools this year, following only St. Anthony School who won First Place.


Excellence in Financial Predictions

STOCK MARKET GAME—Mr. Arvi Bacani and his team of five 8th graders from Team Lions beat out 128 teams from around the island--from elementary schools to high schools--to win the Stock Market Game! This is the second year in a row that a winning team has come from Untalan's Team Lions. The team was presented with a trophy and gifts from Asia Pacific on April 29 at the Holiday Plaza.


Excellence in Recognizing Outstanding Students

INDUCTION—The LPUMS National Junior Honor Society "Finenena Chapter" inducted 21 sixth and seventh graders during the NJHS Spring Ceremony! After an intensive application process--which included getting teacher recommendations and being interviewed by the NJHS Faculty Council--the students were inducted on April 9 in the UMS Cafeteria. The NJHS advisors are Reading teacher Jana Salas, Librarian Lara Maquera-Papa, and Peer Mediation teacher Cristina Nellis.

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Excellence in Weaving

WEAVING LEGACY—Untalan Weavers amazed the judges once again and won First Place for the 8th Year in a Row! Their impressive feat was witnesses by hundreds at the Weaving Competition in Agana Shopping Center on March 19. In all 8 years, the team has been coached by Chamorro teacher Sinora Cecilia Bermudes.

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Excellence in Perseverance

SPECIAL OLYMPICS—Untalan's team of athletes shined brightly during the Special Olympics at the Okkodo track on March 19, 2016.

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Excellence in Cooking

HOT COOKS—Untalan's 2016 Kadon Pika team cooked up an awesome dish that wowed the judges at Gef Pago in Inarahan on March 19. Winning First Place were 6th graders Morris Bawait, Frances Balcita, and Benny Chargualaf II along with Coach Benny Chargualaf.

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Excellence in Musical Performance

COMMANDING MUSICIANS—The L.P. Untalan Middle School Concert Band was the Judges' Select Command Performance Band for the middle school division a the Tumon Bay Music Festival! Congratulations to our musical wildcats!

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Excellence in Poster-Making

WINNING ARTIST—Congratulations to 8th Grader Ruby Ancheta who won First Place in the Middle School Division for the 2016 Gupot Chamoru Poster Contest. She received recognition at the Guam Legislature on March 4. Based on our 2016 Silibrasion Chamoru Theme: Fayi: Fuetsa, Animu, Yan Ina'fa'maolek, Ruby's artwork will be on the poster and it will be displayed down at the Agana Shopping Center on March 4 - March 11, 2016.


Excellence in Historical Research

BUDDING HISTORIANS—A standing ovation goes to the wildcats who won First Place in all categories they entered at the Guam History Day competition on March 5 at the University of Guam. First Place Winners were:

  • Kaila Owen & Jeana Godoy, Group Documentary
  • Denzyl Ngiralmau & Mika Labadnoy, Group Website
  • Keith Kalima, Individual Performance
  • Rodion Balbin and Tom Babauta, Group Performance
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Excellence in Art

WINNING ARTIST—Congratulations to 8th grader Nathan Surigao for winning 3rd place in the middle school division for his artwork submission in the "A Better Me, A Better Guam" Poster Contest, which was sponsored by Furniture Outlet. He and Art teacher Dave Castro received a class set of art supplies from Furniture Outlet.

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Excellence in Fine Arts

FINE ARTS ON BROADWAY—The Luis P. Untalan Middle School Fine Arts Program presented Christmas on Broadway on Dec. 19, 2015 in the UMS Cafeteria. Band classes performed (Lead by Mrs. Matanane-Sosa), the choir sang Christmas songs (Lead by Mrs. Christine Pama-Theisen) and the Drama class performed "The Gift of the Magi" (taught by Mr. Concepcion).

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Excellence in Tourism

WAVE CLUB MURAL—The WAVE (Welcome All Visitors Enthusiastically) Club helped paint the mural at the Nikko Hotel during a fieldtrip in November. The members painted on the barriers to hide the construction.


Excellence in Song

SONGFEST—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.

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Excellence in Charity

CANNED FOOD DRIVE—In November 17, 2015, the National Junior Honor Society and the Parent Community Family Outreach Program presented all the donated canned food to Guma San Jose staff. All teams participated in the school-wide drive to help families have a better holiday season.


Excellence in Volleyball

VOLLEYBALL CHAMPS— The UMS Boys' Volleyball "A" team were crowned the Championship in the IIAAG Middle School Boys' Volley Ball League for the fourth year in a row. Social Studies teacher Rodney Pama coached the teams to championship in all four years!


Excellence in Video Production

RED RIBBON VIDEO—Mrs. Juvy Carino's Yearbook students shot and edited video for the Red Ribbon 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. The video won First Place among all schools who participated, including high schools. The group received prizes and a glass medal at the Agana Shopping Center on Oct. 30, 2015.

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Excellence in Teaching

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.


Excellence in Student-Lead, Vocabulary Learning

VOCABULARY—The National Junior Honor Society presented the Literary Word of the Week, Amalgamation during the School Assembly. Besides the Words announced daily on the Intercom, NJHS members create posters with definitions and sentences for the Word of the Week that are posted around school. The School Climate Cadre also promotes character-driven vocabulary through the Wildcat Words of Wisdom.

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Excellence in Commemoration

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."

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Excellence in Home-School Connections

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.