by Krystal Paco
Guam - It appears George Washington High School will remain overcrowded for the upcoming school year. Assistant Principal Sophie Duenas says the school's capacity is 2,100 students, but as of today 2,732 students have been enrolled. GW administration has worked all summer to cleanup enrollment by requiring students to submit documents proving their residency.
It resulted in over 180 students to be withdrawn due to improper districting. Duenas says students chose to stay in overcrowded conditions rather than double session or be redistricted to southern high school. "The students said it themselves they're willing to work together shoulder to shoulder and so hopefully that we'll keep that positive motivation going throughout the school year," she said.
There will be up to 32 students in most classes and up to 35 students in honor courses. Officials believe the only realistic solution to the overcrowding issue is to have another centrally located high 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 >>