“BREAKFAST WITH THE PRESIDENT” MARKS ONSET OF CDN SY 2019-2020

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.

CASANS REVEL IN SUCCESSFUL FORMAL BALL

Last 5 March 2019, Grades 9, 10 and 11 Casans celebrated the advent of the culmination of School Year 2018-2019 with a Formal Ball held at the Grand Ballroom of the Bellevue Hotel in Alabang, Muntinlupa City.  Almost 200 Casans attended this much-awaited ball and were treated to a social event that will be one of the most memorable nights of their high school lives.

Among the highlights of the affair was the declaration of winners for some special awards.  Kenneth Villas and Chrismin Celi, both Grade 10 students were among the big winners of the night as they received the sashes for King and Queen of the Prom.  Other winners were Joel Andro Ilarde and Jhulliane Grace Pineda (Mr. & Ms. Junior), Andre Peñafiel and Kyla Tejano (Mr. & Ms. Senior), Miguelle Zander Jose and Calista Bautista (Faces of the Year),  Ericson Caponpon and Shane Brutas (Image Models), Patrick Licmo-an and Mia Corpuz (Casan Stars), Bon Yap and Yssha Eneria (King and Queen of Hearts).

Everyone had a blast as they took to the dance floor to enjoy the evening until the last song was played at 11:30 that night.

Mr. Herbert San Pedro, OIC/Principal of the High School Department, remarked about the success of the ball and thanked the attendees for making the event a success as always.

Casans are Champions Anew in Metrobank-MTAP-DepEd Math Challenge Finals

Two Casans who previously qualified from students of 50 Division of Laguna schools triumphed during the finals held at the Unson National High School in Pagsanjan, Laguna Last Friday, 8th February 2019. Daniel Aiken Eduardo and Marc Luis Menguito, both Grade 7 students of Casa del Niño Science High School, were declared Champions from a field of 20 schools during the Metrobank-MTAP-DepEd Math Challenge Division Finals. The Casan freshmen were coached by Mr. Vincent Bryan Reyes.
Other Casans who took the challenge were Jomari Marielle Sandico & Jan Eliz Villareal (Grade 8), Julia Rae Valdez & Juan Miguel Enriquez (Grade 9) and Paola Angelee dela Rosa & Antonio Gabriel Obsequio (Grade 10) who landed in 3rd place. They were coached by Mr. Benjamin Aprecio who accompanied them together with Mr. Reyes during the challenge.
This latest feat is another proof that the standard of education in Casa del Niño Science High School is consistently above par, continuing the tradition of excellence that has been the mark of this institution that celebrates its 38th founding anniversary this year.

Marc Luis Menquito and Daniel Aiken Eduardo hold their trophy and wear their medals as Champions in the MTAP Math Challenge.

Marc Luis Menquito and Daniel Aiken Eduardo hold their trophy and wear their medals as Champions in the MTAP Math Challenge.

SINGAPORE AMERICAN SCHOOL INVITES CDN RED STALLIONS AND 2 OTHERS TO INVITATIONAL BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

Pictured are logos of the schools invited by the Singapore American School to the Basketball Invitational including Casa del Nino Science High School, University of Perpetual Help Laguna, Brent International School and that of the inviting school.

Pictured are logos of the schools invited by the Singapore American School to the Basketball Invitational including Casa del Nino Science High School, University of Perpetual Help Laguna, Brent International School and that of the inviting school.

Three basketball teams from schools in Soutern Tagalog including Casa del Niño Red Stallions were invited by the Singapore American School through Mr. John Eduard Macalma of the Brent International School Manila. According to CDN Sports Development Director Mr. Dennis Cabanban who received the invitation, the two other schools who were invited were Brent International School and University of Perpetual Help (Laguna).
The Invitational Tournament will be held at the Brent International School on January 11 and 12, 2019.
John Edward Macalma from the Activities Office of the Brent International School Manila said that the teams were chosen because of the high calibre of the basketball players and the sportsmanship they displayed during tournaments played in their school for the past years.
According to Dr. Rosario Acierto, President of CDNSSI, this is proof of the high standing of the CDN Red Stallions and the high regard other schools have for our team. “It is an opportunity that should not be missed as it will foster good relationships with citizens of another country. Maybe our team will also have an opportunity to go abroad in the future for a similar event,” she optimistically said.

CASANS ARE CHAMPIONS IN NATIONAL MATHSCHORE COMPETITION FINALS

Winners of the National Mathscore Competition Finals pose with their coaches, Math Dept. teachers and school officials during the Flag Ceremony last Monday, November 26,2018.  Standing from left are Mr. Herbert San Pedro (OIC Principal), Ms. Mace Cauilan (Math Teacher), Ms. Jedidiah Saminiano (Math Teacher), Daniel Aiken Eduardo (National Champion, Grade 7), Paolo Angelie dela Rosa (Natonal Finalist),   Jomari Marielle Sandico (National Champion, Grade 8) Mr. Vincent Bryan Reyes (Coach), Mr. Benjamin Aprecio (Coach) and Dr. Mark Acierto (VP for Academics).

Winners of the National Mathscore Competition Finals pose with their coaches, Math Dept. teachers and school officials during the Flag Ceremony last Monday, November 26,2018. Standing from left are Mr. Herbert San Pedro (OIC Principal), Ms. Mace Cauilan (Math Teacher), Ms. Jedidiah Saminiano (Math Teacher), Daniel Aiken Eduardo (National Champion, Grade 7), Paola Angelie dela Rosa (Natonal Finalist), Jomari Marielle Sandico (National Champion, Grade 8) Mr. Vincent Bryan Reyes (Coach), Mr. Benjamin Aprecio (Coach) and Dr. Mark Acierto (VP for Academics).


After hurdling an elimination round involving thousands of students of more than a hundred schools from all over the Philippines, the top ten mathscorers in each grade level in Junior High School moved on to the 6th Future Captains of Industry National Competition Finals of Mathscore held at St. Paul College Island Park, Dasmariñas, Cavite last November 23, 2018. At the end of the national contest, two Casans were pronounced National Champions in their grade levels: Daniel Aiken Eduardo for Grade 7 and Jomari Marielle Sandico for Grade 8.

Furthermore, Casa del Niño Science High School was proclaimed Over-all 2nd Runner Up in the Philippines. Another Casan, Paola Angelie dela Rosa, also a national finalist, was unplaced. Understandably, their coaches, Mr. Vincent Bryan Reyes and Mr. Benjamin Aprecio were exultant and felt gratified that their months of hard work resulted in this triumphant conclusion.

Vice President for Academics Dr. Mark Acierto hailed the students and coaches for bringing honors to the school during a program held to celebrate their victory in front of a general assembly of Casans last Monday, 26 November 2018.

TEAM CASA DEL NIÑO WINS OVER ALL 1ST RUNNER UP IN 10th SCI-MATH INTERSCHOOL CHALLENGE

Last Saturday, 13 October 2018, the De La Salle University Integrated School held its 10th Sci-Math Interschool Challenge promoting advancement in Science, Mathematics, Arts and Technology. 13 Casans were accompanied by their 6 teacher/trainors to the event which was participated in by 25 established and prestigious schools from Metro Manila and Southern Tagalog.

As in the previous year, the event featured different contests and exhibits where bright and artistic students showcased their scientific capabilities, mathematical skills and talents. The theme for this year was “A Decade of Creating Excellence for the People in Leading Innovations for Collective Prosperity”.

The event aims to increase students’ awareness on how their science, math, arts and technology education can help solve problems related to the improvement of all members of society. The event was held at the De La Salle University Laguna Campus from 8am to 5pm.

The schools were encouraged to participate in any or all of the following events:

1. Sci-Math Race (Junior High School)
2. Sci-Math Quiz Bee (Grade School and Junior High School)
3. Sci-Math Spelling Bee (Grade School)
4. Eco Dance (Grade School)
5. Sci-Math Poster Making (Grade School)
6. Sci-Math Digital Poster Making (Junior High School)
7. Sci-Math Modulo Art (Junior High School)
8. Sci-Math Investigatory Project (Junior High School)
9. Sci-Math Infomercial (Junior High School)
10. Sci-Math Makers and Tinkers Fair (Junior High School)
11. Robotics Innovative Projects (Junior High School)
12. Sci-Math Extemporaneous Speaking (Junior High School)

Team CDN was composed of the following students and teachers: Extemporaneous Speech: Bianca Lavin of Grade 10 (Champion) who was trained by Ms. Kiah Librea and Ayezza Soriano, Grade 9 (2nd Runner Up) trained by Ms. Toni Rose Ramores.

Makers & Thinkers: Paul Jericho Cawili, Grade 8, Jasmine Kho, Grade 8 and Marcus Ariola, Grade 10 (Champion) were trained by Mr. Dienel Manipol,

Sci-Math Quiz Bee trained by Mr. Benjie Aprecio and Mr. Vincent Reyes: Paula Dela Rosa, Grade 10, Julianne Grace Pineda, Grade 9 & Rona Tatad, Grade 8 (2nd Runner Up)

Infomercial Team C under Ms. Rona Jean Entea: Niño Aurin, Grade 10, Emerson Mata, Grade 9 & Amelia Nebres, Grade 8, Sam Bojeador, Grade 9 and Gabriel Rolda, Grade 9 (2nd Runner Up)

At the end of the Sci-Math Interschool Challenge, Team Casa del Niño was ranked Overall 1st Runner up winning a cash prize and a trophy. De La Salle Lipa was adjudged Champion of the event with Manila Science High School as the 2nd Runner Up.

The Casans together with their teacher/mentors show their certificates and the Overall 1st Runner Up trophy after the Awarding Ceremonies of the 10th SciMath Challenge held at the Dela Salle Laguna Campus last Saturday, 13 October 2018.

The Casans together with their teacher/mentors show their certificates and the Overall 1st Runner Up trophy after the Awarding Ceremonies of the 10th SciMath Challenge held at the Dela Salle Laguna Campus last Saturday, 13 October 2018.

1st Runner Up trophy received by Team Casa del NIño after the event held at the De la Salle Laguna Campus last Saturday, 13 October 2018.

1st Runner Up trophy received by Team Casa del NIño after the event held at the De la Salle Laguna Campus last Saturday, 13 October 2018.

RED STALLIONS SORITA & MURAMATSU ARE CROWNED MR. & MS. SCIENCE 2018!

The winners of  Mr. & Ms. Science 2018 pose with their runners up on stage during the coronation night last Saturday, October 6,2018.

The winners of Mr. & Ms. Science 2018 pose with their runners up on stage during the coronation night last Saturday, October 6,2018.

John Stephen Sorita and Angela Muramatsu moments after being crowned Mr. & Ms. Science 2018 at the Casa del Niño Gymnasium stage last Saturday, October 6,2018.

John Stephen Sorita and Angela Muramatsu moments after being crowned Mr. & Ms. Science 2018 at the Casa del Niño Gymnasium stage last Saturday, October 6,2018.

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The winners of  Mr. & Ms. Science 2018 pose with their runners up on stage during the coronation night last Saturday, October 6,2018.

The winners of Mr. & Ms. Science 2018 pose with their runners up on stage during the coronation night last Saturday, October 6,2018.

, October 6,2018, Grade 11 basketball player Stephen Sorita and Grade 9 volleyball player Angela Muramatsu were declared winners in the recently concluded search for Mr. & Ms. Science 2018.
From the very start, both students were frontrunners, having won the Best in Uniform segment which carries the highest percentage in the criteria for judging. Aside from winning the title, Sorita also won Best in Uniform, Best in Casual Wear, Teachers’ Choice, Mister Personality and Best in Formal Wear. Angela won two other sashes aside from snagging the Miss Science 2018 title: Teachers’ Choice and Best in Uniform.
1st Runners up were Juan Miguel Enriquez from Grade 9 and Graduating Senior High Student Princess Sabando, 2nd Runners Up: John Alex Pahamtang of Grade 8 and Jannie Pamela Perilla, Grade 10; 3rd Runners Up were Sebastian Aquino of Grade 9 and Jen Macarilao of Grade 10 and 4th Runners Up, Grade 7 John Geofferson Amandy and Frances Papas, Grade 11.
Judging that night were Former Miss Science titleholders, Dr. Bernadette Nepomuceno-Datu and Carla de Castro together with Ginoong Laguna 1st Runner Up, SK Chairman Miguel Mendez who received handpainted acrylic portraits by the pageant director, Chito Maramag as tokens of appreciation.
The event was hosted by Mr. Vincent Reyes and Outgoing Mr. Science 2017 Jeric Jacob Sorita who crowned his younger brother that night. Ms. Science 2017 Zia Villarente came home all the way from Finland where she now studies just to crown her successor.
CDN CEO Ms. Farah Acierto crowned the new winners together with her brother, EVP Dr. Mark G. Acierto who remarked about how organized the event was.
The winners of Mr. & Ms. Science 2018 pose with their runners up on stage during the coronation night last Saturday, October 6,2018.

The winners or Mr. & Ms. Science 2018 pose with their runners up on stage during the coronation night last Saturday, October 6,2018.

John Stephen Sorita and Angela Muramatsu moments after being crowned Mr. & Ms. Science 2018 at the Casa del Niño Gymnasium stage last Saturday, October 6,2018.

John Stephen Sorita and Angela Muramatsu moments after being crowned Mr. & Ms. Science 2018 at the Casa del Niño Gymnasium stage last Saturday, October 6,2018.

PEHM DEPARTMENT WELL PREPARED FOR NEW SCHOOL YEAR

Various activities were mounted by the PEHM department in preparation for SY 2018-2019 starting with summer trainings and workshops. Coach Dharies Creencia of the Basketball Varsity Team started the selection process for his squad early in April while Teachers Eric Medenilla of the Music Club, Kennedy Tabon of CADENCE, Bheverly Rolda of Danzartes and Chito Maramag of Malebox conducted dance and music performance workshops during the summer vacation.
The composition of the two Basketball Varsity Teams (Team A and Team B) was announced Last May 1 after several weeks of tryouts with students from CDN and different schools participating. It was learned from Sports Development Office head Mr. Dennis Cabanban that interested Casans may still try out for the remaining slots.
Meanwhile, a recital of the Performing Arts groups dubbed as “MusiCASAyaw” culminated their workshops last June 2 at the Auditorium of the Elementary Campus in Phase 6, San Pedro, Laguna to highlight the talents of the members with members’ parents, teachers and other supporters in the audience. The activity was deemed successful judging from the reactions and feedback of the audience.
Danzartes, CADENCE, Music Club and Malebox are still open to aspiring members to bolster their groups for future performances which are already lined up for the school year. Among these activities will be a Cultural Show at the Insular Life Theatre in Alabang, Muntinlupa City scheduled as the culminating activity of the 38th Foundation Celebration in January 2019.
With these undertakings, these groups along with the other departments are up and more than ready for the challenges of the school year.

Malebox members sing and dance during the musiCASAyaw recital last June 2 at the Phase 6 campus stage.

Malebox members sing and dance during the musiCASAyaw recital last June 2 at the Phase 6 campus stage.

CADENCE member Bianca Lavin represents her choir during the culminating activity of the performing arts groups' summer workshops.

CADENCE member Bianca Lavin represents her choir during the culminating activity of the performing arts groups’ summer workshops.

Danzartes members entertain the audience at the recital with their energetic choreography.

Danzartes members entertain the audience at the recital with their energetic choreography.

A much improved edition of the Music Club shows everyone how practice really makes a group better and more entertaining at the free recital mounted by the PEHM department.

A much improved edition of the Music Club shows everyone how practice really makes a group better and more entertaining at the free recital mounted by the PEHM department.

Young basketball enthusiasts go through the drills during the summer-long varsity tryouts at the gymnasium of the High School campus in Pacita 2, San Pedro, Laguna.

Young basketball enthusiasts go through the drills during the summer-long varsity tryouts at the gymnasium of the High School campus in Pacita 2, San Pedro, Laguna.

Batch 2002 Triumphs in CDN Interbatch Alumni Basketball League

Former Champions Batch 2002 proved their might once again in the CDN Interbatch Alumni Basketball League as they won over Batch 2012 with a score of 73 – 50 in the Finals held at the Phase 6 campus Basketball Gym, San Pedro, Laguna where they received their trophy with batchmate Leo Neil Viado as Most Valuable Player.

Spearheaded by Sports Development Officer Dennis Cabanban, the League drew 10 batches that participated in the summer games. Declared as Mythical 5 players were Jok Jok Raña, AJ dela Cruz, Kenneth Non, Jan Jason Malumay and Bryan Ilarde.

The next edition of the league will follow soon as declared by Mr. Cabanban who was elated by the successful season of the unifying games.

Sports Development Officer, Mr. Dennis Cabanban hands over the MVP trophy to winner, Mr. Leo Neil Viado of Batch 2002

Sports Development Officer, Mr. Dennis Cabanban hands over the MVP trophy to winner, Mr. Leo Neil Viado of Batch 2002

1st Runner Up trophy hoisted by Bryan Uy of Batch 2012 as they pose together with Mr. Dennis Cabanban of CDNSDO.

1st Runner Up trophy hoisted by Bryan Uy of Batch 2012 as they pose together with Mr. Dennis Cabanban of CDNSDO.

CDN Batch 2002 flash the Victory sign also a sign for their batch after winning the Interbatch Basketball League.

CDN Batch 2002 flash the Victory sign also a sign for their batch after winning the Interbatch Basketball League.

Batch 2002 and Batch 2012 players pose right after their final games last Sunday, May 6 at the CDN Phase 6 Gym.

Batch 2002 and Batch 2012 players pose right after their final games last Sunday, May 6 at the CDN Phase 6 Gym.

The two dueling batches fight for the championship during their scrimmage at the CDN Phase 6 gym.

The two dueling batches fight for the championship during their scrimmage at the CDN Phase 6 gym.

3 out of 5 awardees included in the Mythical 5 were awarded their medals after the Final game last Sunday, May 6 at the CDN Phase 6 gym. L to R: Kenneth Non, AJ dela Cruz and JokJok Raña.

3 out of 5 awardees included in the Mythical 5 were awarded their medals after the Final game last Sunday, May 6 at the CDN Phase 6 gym. L to R: Kenneth Non, AJ dela Cruz and JokJok Raña.

15 Senior High Casans Pass Admission Exams and Receive Scholarship Grants From Several Japanese Universities

The 15 successful Grade 11 Casans pose with Senior High School OIC Mr. Herbert San Pedro after passing the admission and scholarship tests given by Japanese Universities.

The 15 successful Grade 11 Casans pose with Senior High School OIC Mr. Herbert San Pedro after passing the admission and scholarship tests given by Japanese Universities.

15 out of 15 Grade 11 Casans passed the Japan University Examination (JPUE) held last October 2017 at the Senior High School Department after a written test and an interview done via Skype. The following Casans were subsequently granted scholarships after the interview held through the internet: Gabrielle Kim Baldoz, Anna Angelica Obsequio, Mary Jane Lore, Jeric Jacob Sorita, Jason Rowel Reyes, Andrei Christian Palo, Abraham Carl Militar, Christian Lawrence Carrillo, Brian Monteino, Jules Adrian Balota, Austin Gyan Marbella, Kenneth Luis Dandal, Mark Jason Janala, Joshua Livi Regaspi and Bryan Kristoffer Ferrer.

In Asia, the admission tests were held in Shanghai, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia and the Philippines. Since the first time it was administered in 2014, over 300 students have successfully fulfilled their dream to study in Japan. Here in the country, only Casa del Niño Science High School was chosen among all schools in Southern Luzon. Senior High School OIC Mr. Herbert San Pedro said that, “This fact alone is a testament to the prestige, caliber and ability of our institution in developing world-class students.”

Among the prestigious schools that accepted the 15 Casans are Kagawa University in Takamatsu, Chiba University in Inage Ward, Chiba Prefecture and Yamagata University in Yamagata Prefecture, all National Universities in Japan. 12 other universities also participated in the program and will gladly welcome the Casans in case they decide to accept the offer and enroll in their campuses.

Aside from the entrance exams, passers of the admission test must study the Japanese language as a prerequisite before enrolling.

Dr. Rosario Acierto, President of Casa del Niño Schools System, Inc., expressed her pride and congratulations to the Casans and their parents for this achievement. “I wish these students will take this once in a lifetime opportunity which will open doors for a bright future and successful career,” she said.