by Krystal Paco
Guam - The ISLA Backpack Project is back! The Island Success Through Learning Association is giving free backpacks full of school supplies to students receiving free or reduced lunch at southern elementary schools. Isla president Len Stohr said, "It has everything they really need to go to school. The backpack, composition books, scissors, crayons, pencils, pens, glue - everything that a child needs."
Stohr spoke to the Rotary Club of Guam today asking for monetary donations. A total of $11,000 needs to be raised to reach the targeted 1,700 backpacks. To make a donation to the Backpack Project, call Stohr at 929-0768 or visit IslandSuccess.org. Eligible students will receive letters to pick up their free backpacks the first week of school.
Guam High School and surrounding homes at Naval Hospital have been evacuated after a bomb threat is called in Thursday afternoon. The threat specifically targeted the school. GPD and Navy police are sweeping the area with K-9 units. The Naval Base Guam Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit is standing by in the event anything is found. Guam Homeland Security officials say all measures are being taken to ensure the safety of the public and first responders involved.More >>
The Guam Department of Education was alerted to an image on social media that showed a screenshot of a Facebook post claiming to shoot up, “SHS.”More >>