Community Briefs – January 12, 2017


Kagman High School open house

Kagman High School will be hosting an open House on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, from 5pm to 7pm. 

We invite parents to check-in at 5pm in the KHS cafe. They will be escorted to their choice of presentations given by KHS teachers and staff about the programs and initiatives happening at the school. Parents will earn raffle tickets after each presentation they attend. Afterwards, we will be showcasing student talent in the cafe for a closing presentation and raffle with light refreshments. 

Parents who attend will earn their children class points towards the class of the year competition!  They will also be entered into the end-of-the-year raffle for participating in KHS outreach events. We will have a movie room for younger children so parents can focus on their high school aged kids during the event!   
Call 664-3780 for inquiries. (PR)

SSHS report cards out today

Saipan Southern High School would be distributing the second quarter report cards to students during the fourth period class today, Jan. 12. Parents and guardians who need to meet with a teacher or counselor can call the school at 664-4000 to make an appointment. (PR)

Scheduled power outage tomorrow

There will be a scheduled power interruption tomorrow, Jan. 13, 2018, from 7:30am to 12pm, to allow Commonwealth Utilities Corp. line crew to replace three wooden power poles with concrete poles along Chalan Tun Thomas P. Sablan in Chalan Piao.

This is part of an ongoing hazard mitigation project that involves replacing 787 wood poles with concrete poles.

A total of 328 wood poles have already been replaced; the remaining 459 wooden poles will be scheduled for replacement at a later time.

Areas to be affected include Kiya 2 (2″ partial): Chalan Tun Thomas P. Sablan in Chalan Piao (Sherwood, Hopwood Middle School, Subway, Mobil Chalan Piao, Gold Ribbon, and Da Bao), Atuhong PI., Alupyang Pl., Juan Nong St., Hamalap Ln., and San Isidro Av.

No water well will be affected but the A-4 wastewater lift station will be affected. The Chalan Piao traffic light will also be affected.

Because of the scale of work that will be performed, CUC asks travelers to take alternate routes or to exercise caution when driving through the affected areas.
For more information, contact the CUC Customer Call Center (664-4282) or monitor its Facebook page for the latest updates. (PR)

Homeless count orientation on Jan. 19

The CNMI Homeless Coalition would be having its point-in time survey (homeless count) orientation on Jan. 19, 2018, from 1pm to 4:30pm at the Pedro P. Tenorio Multi-Purpose Center in Susupe. The coalition would like to invite anyone who is interested in volunteering for the homeless count. If you may have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact Jacob Muña at 234-7689, 483-9447, or email at (PR)

PSS program open house tomorrow

The CNMI Public School System will have an open house for its Career and Technical Education Program tomorrow, Jan. 13, from 10am to 3pm, at three locations: Tanapag Middle School Room F-3 (Saipan), Dr. Rita H. Inos Junior Senior High School Library (Rota), and Tinian Junior Senior High School Library (Tinian).

The public is invited to view materials and provide feedback/comments for the Career and Technical Education Program instructional materials for review by PSS.

Access to Feedback/Comments online form:

For more information, contact CNMI PSS CTE education specialist Jessica Taylor, Ed.D. at or associate commissioner Jackie Quitugua at (PR)

Military training at FDM

ASAN, Guam—The U.S. military will conduct training at the island of Farallon de Medinilla today, Jan. 12, from 11am to 3pm. It is recommended that the public, especially fishermen and marine tour operators, to monitor the U.S. Coast Guard broadcast notice to mariners for advisories.

The general location of the training on the island of Farallon de Medinilla will be in a 12-nautical mile radius of the island. (PR)

CNMI/Japanese Descent Association reaches out

The CNMI/Japanese Descent Association is reaching out to all local families who are lineal descendants of Japan. The mission of the association is to organize and reinvigorate Japanese cultural heritage in the Northern Mariana Islands. For all members who are interested in joining the association, contact Dave Sablan Sr. at or Norman Tenorio at /cell: 287-0751. (PR)

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