In the past weeks, Casa del Nino students competed and won
in several contests in both arts and sports.
The CDN Red Stallions led the pack of victors in winning both the Volleyball
and Basketball Boys Divisions at the San Pedro Area Meet, beating competitors
from the city’s private schools.
The Volleyball Boys team, led by coach Gene Salamat, won all
of their games prior to the finals where they vanquished the competition
convincingly. The Basketball team on the other hand had a nail-biting last
minute in the championship game as the opposing team managed to lessen the gap
to only two points in the last few seconds.
The Red Stallions, led by coach Anthony Gutierrez, are now busy preparing for the District Meet as
a result of that victory.
The Volleyball Girls team managed to land in second place
after their star player got injured during their second game proving to be a
blow to the team’s confidence which
affected their game negatively.
In the Literary and Musical Competition organized by the San
Pedro Private Schools Administrators Association (SPPRISAA), Shane Brutas and
Nicole de Jesus, trained by Mr. Kennedy Tabon, were declared Champions in Vocal
Duet . Ellana Cacho was Second place in
Extemporaneous Speech while CADENCE came in third place in the Senior High School
Mr. Dennis Cabanban, Head of the Sports Development Office was more than satisfied with the performance of the students as they brought honours to the school again in the said fields.
Marking the opening of this year’s
Intramurals were two contests involving representatives from each grade level
of the high school department at the CDN Gym last Monday, 02 September 2019. The search for Mr. & Ms. Intramurals 2019
gathered a pair each from the grade levels in their usual sportswear while the
annual Cosplay had one representative each from the grade levels wearing Mobile
After the question and answer
segment, both candidates from Grade 11, Aaron Daniel Mitra and Samantha Yumang were proclaimed Mr. & Ms. Intrams 2019. Also awarded were: Mairoh Dwyne Tocino, Grade 7 and Jaicel
Ocbina, Grade 9 (1st Runners Up), Mathew Malillin, Grade 11 and Jack
Manalo also of Grade 11 (2nd Runners Up). Aaron Daniel Mitra and Samantha Yumang also
won the Best in Sportswear sashes.
Bon Yap of Grade 12 who came as the
ML character Vale, won Best Costume and the Best Cosplayer awards. Nominated for Best Costume were Kenneth
Villas of Grade 11 as Granger and Jhulliane Pineda of Grade 10 as Ruby.
Acting as judges of both contests
were Human Resource Officer, Ms. Michelle Asiddao; Registrar, Ms. Yoly
Jakosalem and OIC/Principal, Mr. Herbert San Pedro. Also in attendance during the event was Chief
Executive Officer Farah Acierto Cabanban who declared the the games officially
The opening event was a success and
credit goes to the teams who worked hard led by Ms. Bheverly Rolda of the MAPEH
department, Ms. Kristine Yatco who made the stage beautiful as usual, Ms.
Mellicent Siblag and the Student Council officers and of course Mr. Dennis
Cabanban, head of the Sports Development Office.
Several schools of CDNSSI were honoured at the
Scholastic Readers’ Cup awards ceremony held last August 20, 2019 at the Philippine
International Convention Center.
Readers Cup, now on its seventh year, is an inter-school competition that
promotes books and reading. The annual event is organized by Scholastic, the
world’s largest publisher of children’s books.
Garnering First Place
in the Sapphire Category (participating schools with population of not more
than 299)was CDN Ciudad de Calamba for having an average of 40 books or more
read per pupil. Said branch of CDN has been a consistent awardee of the
Scholastic Readers’ Cup.
The High School
Department of the Main Campus received a Second Place Trophy in the Emerald
Division (population: 300-499) for having an average of 40 books or more read
Other CDN branches
represented and honoured on that night were CDN Roxas (Isabela) and CDN San
Lorenzo (Sta. Rosa City)
Present during the
awarding ceremonies were Ms. Farah Acierto-Cabanban & Ms. Jasmine Nido
(Ciudad de Calamba), Ms. Yoly Jakosalem, Ms. Hannah Aranjuez, Ms. Ezra Casas,
Ms. Michelle Asiddao and Ms. Hazel Labordo (Main Campus/High School) Mr. Vic
Belizario & Ms. Eula Vitug (Sta. Rosa City), Ms. Shirley Bermido & Ms.
Christine Ferrer (Main Campus/Elem)
Aside from highlighting
the boundless potential of reading to educate, to nurture the person and to positively
alter lives, the Readers’ Cup is also Scholastic’s way of honoring the commendable
efforts of education frontliners: The school directors /principals, teachers
and librarians, in elevating the country’s literacy rate and state.
Among the subjects taught in Casa del Nino Science High
School, as in every Philippine Secondary School, Technology and Livelihood Education (TLE) is one
of the more practical learning areas that help prepare students in
many aspects of life including independence and entrepreneurship.
During the 1st Quarter of the Grade 8 Curriculum,
Casans are taught to bake and cook delicacies that can either be consumed or
sold, as they are taught to treat this knowledge as a means to start a
business. This gives them ideas as to
what they may concoct, bearing in mind the expenditure, processes of production
and the measurements necessary to come up with a product that has the most
potential for business.
TLE equips the students with practical knowledge that they
can use at home to help in their household so they become adept at chores that
they can use immediately or later in life in situations where their parents or
helpers are not around. Thus, this
subject also teaches them to be independent to a certain degree.
As an example, for their 1st Quarter Examination, the Grade 8 Baltimore Casans under Tr. Mennie Aquino were tasked to come up with the most delectable Chicken Empanada which will then be graded according to Taste, Nutritive Value, Visual Appeal and Cost. Upon tasting at the end of their baking examination, the finished product “Baked Chicken Empanada” was crispy on the outside, well cooked and tasty in the inside. Good enough to be sold as a business.
As Health officials in the Philippines declare a “national dengue alert”, CDNSSI responds by fogging and cold misting the campuses in San Pedro, Laguna as its initial action today, August 3 and on August 10. Executive Vice President Dr. Mark G. Acierto announced that this is a system-wide charge to battle the virus-carrying mosquitoes and that other branches will soon follow.
said that about 100,000 cases of the deadly disease have already been reported
across the Philippines in the first six months of 2019 alone which is an
increase of 85% on the same period last year. This has prompted the national government to
in four of the most affected regions of the country
— Mimaropa, Western Visayas, Central Visayas, and Northern Mindanao — which
between them are home to more than 20 million people, or roughly 20% of the
Philippines population. Although Southern Luzon has not reached that status
yet, several San Pedronians have already been affected by the virus and that in
itself is quite alarming.
Officials of DOH are also observing the situation in nine other regions which
have outbreaks of the disease but stressed that dengue remains
“localized” as opposed to a national epidemic.
fever is a painful, debilitating mosquito-borne disease caused by any one of
four closely related dengue viruses. These viruses are related to those that
cause West Nile infection and yellow fever. Although it
is deadly, the disease can’t be spread
directly from one person to another person.
which usually begin four to six days after infection and last for up to 10
days, may include
rash, which appears two to five days after the onset of fever
Mild bleeding (such a nose bleed, bleeding
gums, or easy bruising)
symptoms are mild and can be mistaken for those of the flu or another viral
infection. Younger children and people who have never had the
infection before tend to have milder cases than older children and
fight this disease, Casa del Nino is doing its share through the most effective
preventive measure by destroying possible breeding places around the campus. There
are also some things that ordinary citizens can do to prevent the mosquito from
inflicting its deadly virus like wearing protective clothing (long pants, socks
and long sleeves) and applying government-approved insect repellents. The public is also advised to seek early consultation when
the first signs and symptoms of the disease strike.
Parents of Casans
are also encouraged to be proactive and to take precautionary measures keeping
in mind that the mosquitoes bearing the dengue virus can be found anywhere.
Remember, an ounce
of prevention is more than a pound of cure.
*With some facts gathered
from WebMD and CNN Health.
Grade 7 students Kent Philippe Lagasca and Mikaela Vargas
won the titles of Mr. & Ms. Freshman 2019 last Saturday, July 27 held in
conjunction with the school’s Acquaintance Party “Mag ImaJEAN CA SA Denim
Party” at the CDN Gym, Pacita Complex 2, San Pedro, Laguna.
Organized by the CDN Student Council and the Student Affairs
Office, the party signalled the start of the school’s Social Calendar wherein
Grade 7 students and transferees bonded with Grade 8 to 12 Casans in a party
that lasted from 5 in the afternoon to 11 pm.
Mr. Bennie Casas, our Guidance Counselor begun with a prayer
of blessings followed by the Opening Remarks of OIC Principal Mr. Herbert San
Pedro who welcomed the guests comprised of students, parents and other
supporters of the candidates. Vice
President for Academics, Dr. Mark G. Acierto was also on hand as presiding
officer during the Oath-Taking Ceremonies of the School Clubs and Student
Council Officers who reminded them of their responsibilities as role models of
Aside from the pageant, Grade 7 students also participated in a dance competition won
by 7 Ptolemy under Ms. Ezra Casas.
Aside from Lagasca and Vargas, other winners were Lance
Daguno and Regine Lore (1st Runners Up), Roen Fucanan and Mika
Padilla (2nd Runners Up),
Jeosh Libao and Lei Dacanay (3rd Runners Up) & Elijah Nunez and
Feona Hermogeno (4tht Runners Up). Eman Karpat of Grade
7 and Rhianne Ibe of Grade 8 were respectively proclaimed King and Queen of the
Dance Floor while Grade 10 John Gilbert
Escorial and Angel Mayordomo of Grade 9 were adjudged Male and Female Fashionista of
the evening. New students Alejandro
Anton Bautista and Althea Balmes both of Grade 8 were declared New Faces of the year.
The event went on smoothly and according to Ms. Mellicent
Siblag, SC Adviser, the group was able to sell enough tickets to fund their
projects for this school year. The Director for Student Affairs, Mr. Chito
Maramag who directed the show, thanked
Sean Salaguinto of Grade 7, Senior Student Ethan Aseoche and Grade 7 adviser
Vincent Reyes for gamely hosting the event from start to finish.
Stage Decoration was handled by Ms. Kristine Yatco, adviser
of the 4H Club who was ably assisted by the Boy Scouts of the Philippines and
the SC Officers. Mr. Ramir Almeida and
Mr. Warren Nucum of the IT Department assisted in the technological aspects of
the party while the Casan Emergency Medical Service students under Mr. Ramon
Belizario helped manage the incidents that needed their first aid knowledge.
Overall, the party was a success and the attendees went home
tired but satisfied.
The MAPEH Depatment of CDN Science High School held the
second annual recital of the school’s performing arts groups last Saturday, 6
July 2019 at the Auditorium of the CDN Elementary Campus, Phase 6, Pacita
Complex 1. Despite the heavy rainfall
minutes before the show started, the hall was Standing Room Only with supporters
coming in full force to support the performers.
The goups composed of CADENCE, CDN Music Club, Danzartes and
Malebox showed off their kinaesthetic and musical intelligences to the crowd in
a two hour program that was capped off with a raffle draw courtesy of the
sponsors, Salon 28 and Celestine Bazaar, whose proprietors generously donated gift certificates to the
delight of the winners.
On hand to welcome the guests was OIC Principal, Mr. Herbert
San Pedro of the High School Department.
Vice President Milagros Asiddao and EVP Dr. Mark G. Acierto also came to
wish the performers well. Grade 7
student Sean Salaguinto carried off excellently his role as emcee of the
The groups’ advisers, Roderick Medenilla (Music Club),
Kennedy Tabon (CADENCE), Beverly Rolda (Danzartes) and Orlando Maramag
(Malebox) were happy with the overall outcome of the event and the performance
of the students who spent their summer break practising for musiCASAyaw 2.
The parents and guests who were in attendance noticed a
marked improvement in the performances of the students and said their support
is unwavering as the group’s activities did so much for the development of
their children in terms of confidence and social skills.
It was another affair that showcased the excellence of Casan performers and the
school’s commitment to the development its students’ multiple intelligences as
a tool to strengthen and nurture their
character. Surely, next year’s edition will be another event to look forward
Nobody is ever prepared for calamities but it is very
important to be ready for when they strike.
This is why Casans are ordered each year to participate in a drill to
get them primed for natural disasters such as an earthquake. Today, the 20th of June 2019, the
Casans were practiced on what to do in case a tremor strikes and they quickly
gathered in the school quadrangle of the Casa del Nino Science High School
campus in Pacita 2, San Pedro, Laguna, as the evacuation area of safety in case
of a disaster.
Mr. Ramon C. Belizario of the Casa Emergency Medical Service
has always spearheaded this yearly activity in line with the school’s mandate
for Disaster Preparedness. CEMS is a
special course in school where students who are planning to study in the
medical field are trained on emergency service and first response.
Despite the heat, the students gamely sat it out under the
blazing sun and listened to Mr. Belizario make some observations and statements
about the practical event. High School
teachers led by OIC/Principal Mr. Herbert San Pedro helped in the supervision
of the Earthquake Drill.
Members of Team Varsity strike a pose with SDO Head Mr. Dennis Cabanban after receiving the Championship trophy of the just concluded CDN Alumni Basketball League at the CDN Gymnasium of Phase 6 Campus, San Pedro, Laguna last June 15, 2019.
A team composed of recent basketball varsity players prevailed over the defending champions, Batch 1998 in a nail biting final game held at the CDN Gymnasium, Elementary Campus, Phase 6, San Pedro, Laguna tonight, 15 June 2019. The young players rendered a fast paced 4th quarter and managed to squeeze past the veteran alumni players in the last few minutes of the extension to go 4 points ahead at 80-76.
Batch 1998, defending Champions of the sports league settled for 1st runner up after the final game of the CDN Alumni Basketball League won by Team Varsity with a score of 80-76.
Throughout the final game, the defending champions were ahead with the young guns going past them from time to time but the veterans proved too tough as they led most of the 4 quarters. After they tied at 71 all, the vigor of Team Varsity prevailed over the experience of Batch 1998 during the extension as they sunk in successive points in the last minute to overcome their opponents.
Mythical 5 pose with Season MVP. From L to R, Ralph Soliman (Batch 2002), Julius Inid (Batch 2015), Adrian dela Cruz, Season MVP (Batch 2012), AJ Lopez (Team Varsity) and Errol Papas (Batch 1998) pose during the half time of the CDN Alumni Basketball League finals last June 15, 2019.
Adrian dela Cruz holds his Season MVP trophy during the half time of the CDN Alumni Basketball Final Game held last June 15, 2019.
Joben Tamonte of Team Varsity holds aloft a trophy after being proclaimed the Finals MVP of the CDN Alumni Basketball League.
Declared Mythical 5 were Julius Inid (Batch 2015), Ralph Soliman (Batch 2002), Errol Papas (Batch 1998), Jan Jason Malumay (Batch 2004) and Angelo Lopez (Varsity Team). Adrian Dela Cruz of Batch 2012 was the Season MVP while Joben Tamonte was acknowledged as Finals MVP.
Mr. Dennis Cabanban, the Head of the CDN Sports Development Office which organized the whole affair, proclaimed the season league a success. Meanwhile, the alumni players affirmed the affectivity of the event in bringing Casans closer together in a sport that they love. Without the league, there would be no other way for them to get together in a wholesome manner.
The next season will be planned soon as the clamour for another league is strongly felt by the CDN administration. The CDN officers support the sports endeavour which is in keeping with the mission of the school to foster active alumni participation in the activities of the institution.
With the beginning of the school year drawing near, the
CDNSSI Administration gathered the members of the faculty of its Laguna
Branches last Monday, 27 May 2019 with the INSET dubbed “Breakfast with the
President” at the CDN Auditorium of its Phase 6 Campus, San Pedro, Laguna.
The School President, Dr. Rosario G. Acierto together with
EVP Dr. Mark G. Acierto and VP for Finance Ms. Milagros G. Asiddao had a close
and informal get together with the teachers who were pepped for the forthcoming
first day of school and were reminded of Casa del Nino’s reason for being.
As it was billed “Breakfast with the President”, the event
started off with the teachers lining up for the morning buffet prepared by the
Human Resource Department head, Ms. Michelle Asiddao. That set the tone for the short gathering
that was buoyant, enlightening and fruitful
Dr. Acierto reminisced about the early stages of the school
when she, like the members of the faculty, was just a regular classroom teacher
who wanted to better herself while helping others by establishing this institution. She said, “I never thought the small school I
founded would grow big and remain strong for as long as it has despite all the
obstacles”. Inspiring her audience of
teachers, she motivated them to also strive for their own betterment; that if she achieved her present status, they
could too, with hard work, courage and dedication.
It was a productive gathering that achieved its purpose to
inspire, invigorate and encourage the teachers for their enormous task in the upcoming
school year 2019-2020.