Community Briefs – January 16, 2018


MHS PTA meeting set

The Parent Teacher Association of Marianas High School invites all parents, teachers, and guardians to the PTA meeting tomorrow, Jan. 17, 6pm, at the MHS cafeteria. (PR)

Kagman schools to have PTSA meeting

The Kagman cluster of schools will be having a Parents Teachers Students Association meeting on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, at 5:30pm in the Kagman Elementary School cafeteria. We are encouraging all parents, and guardians to attend this meeting. Please call the school at 237-3921, 664-4100, or 664-3911 if you have any questions or concerns. (PR)

670 Sonics to hold pizza fundraiser

The 670 Sonics Basketball Association will be hosting the 670 Sonics Basketball Club’s Pizza Night fundraiser today, Jan. 16, 2018, from 11am to 10pm. All regular menu items can be purchased at Pizza Hut, Saipan Branch, for this specific date and time only. Before placing an order, inform Pizza Hut that this is a Pizza Night order for 670 Sonics. You may ask and will be given the sales claim check form available at Pizza Hut’s counter, which needs to be filled out by you, the purchaser. Detach the sales claim check form and give to the Pizza Hut cashier or delivery driver at time of payment. 25 percent of total sales will be donated to the 670 Sonics’ off-island invitational basketball challenge this March 2018.  If you or your company would like to donate to our basketball club, contact 1 (670) 789-7907 or email (PR)

Kagman High School open house

Kagman High School will be hosting an open House tomorrow, 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. Call 664-3780 for inquiries. (PR)

Volunteers sought for homeless survey

The CNMI Homeless Coalition will be conducting its 2nd Annual “Point In Time Count” on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, from 5am to 5pm. The purpose of the PIT Count is to continue data collection to allow the CNMI Homeless Coalition to identify program and service need areas to assist those who are at risk of being homeless and those who are literally homeless.

The coalition is seeking community volunteers to assist in the administration of the PIT Count surveys. The orientation for the PIT Count is scheduled for Jan. 19, 2018, from 1pm to 4:30pm at the Pedro P. Tenorio Multi-Purpose Center in Susupe. Volunteers will need to register no later than Jan. 17, 2018.

For more information, or to register to be a volunteer, contact:

• Jacob Muna at 234-7689/483-9447 or through email at
• Vivian Sablan at 664-2550/664-2592 or through email at
• Jennifer Tanaka at 664-2554 or through email at
• Gennie Bliss at 664-2550 or through email at (PR)

UOG to unveil ultra-high-speed network on Jan. 18

On Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, University of Guam president Robert Underwood, University of Hawaii System president David Lassner, and Network Startup Resource Center director Steven Huter will hold an online teleconference to commemorate the completion of the Guam Open Research & Education eXchange, or GOREX.  

The University of Hawaii, working with the University of Guam and GTA, completed the installation of the GOREX network last Jan. 8, 2018. 

GOREX is an ultra-high-speed 100-gigabit-per-second network that connects Guam to Hawaii and California via the new SEA-U.S. fiber-optic submarine cable.  When GOREX lit up and went live, Guam finally connected to the global Research and Education Network fabric and became capable of supporting high-speed exchanges of very large scientific datasets between Guam and other research institutions. (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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