CASA DEL NIÑO LAGUNA CHAMPIONS FROM SAN PEDRO CITY DECLARED TOPNOTCHERS OF SOUTHERN TAGALOG IN NAPSPHIL REGIONAL SCIENCE QUIZ BEE

The San Pedro City Science Team from Casa del Niño Science High School that was declared Champion in the Division Level Quiz Bee sponsored by LAPRISADA won the top spot again as the members overcame 3 clincher questions to eventually be acknowledged Champions again in the Regional stage of the contest sponsored by National Alliance of Private Schools Philippines last Tuesday, 22 November 2016. Held at the Hotel Dominique in Tagaytay City, the Casan representatives were led by one of their mentors, Mr. Herbert San Pedro.
Composing the award-winning team were Jose Gabriel Escorial, Vincent Carl Odiver, Julianne Pineda and Marcus Ariola who were trained by Ms. Olymp Compañero, Ms. Chesca Tamayo, Ms. Divina Lallaban, Mr. Dienel Manipol and Mr. Herbert San Pedro.
The group will continue their training in preparation for the National stage of the competition. However, no definite date or place have been given yet.

The Science Team members are shown displaying their trophy after the competition at the Lobby of the Hotel Dominique, Tagaytay City last November 22, 2016.  Standing from left to right are Vincent Carl Odiver, Julianne Pineda, Marcus Ariola and Jose Gabriel Escorial together with their mentor, Mr. Herbert San Pedro.

The Science Team members are shown displaying their trophy after the competition at the Lobby of the Hotel Dominique, Tagaytay City last November 22, 2016. Standing from left to right are Vincent Carl Odiver, Julianne Pineda, Marcus Ariola and Jose Gabriel Escorial together with their mentor, Mr. Herbert San Pedro.

Casa Del Niño ALUMNI AMONG 2016 BOARD PASSERS

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3-board-passers-layout-uno-smallSeveral alumni of Casa del Niño passed various Board Examinations for the year 2016.
Among those who passed their Board Exams were several Engineers namely, Ma. Carla de Leon of Batch 2011 (Electrical Engineer), Xyza Andal of Batch 2011 (Metallurgical Engineer), Nicole Medina Santos of Batch 2011 (Civil Engineer).
In the Health and Medical fields, the following successfully passed their Board Exams: Jenel Lyka Cabuang of Batch 2007 (Doctor of Medicine), Maryrose Dorothy Soliman of Batch 2006 (Doctor of Medicine) and Rachel Grace Querubin of Batch 2011 (Pharmacist).
Surely, there are more alumni out there who passed their Board Exams and so we ask those who know of CDN graduates who passed their exams or celebrated milestones in their lives to inform us as soon as possible so we can also acknowledge their achievements.

CDN CIUDAD DE CALAMBA CELEBRATES 5TH FOUNDATION ANNIVERSARY AT ENCHANTED KINGDOM

CDNSSI’s youngest branch, Casa del Niño Ciudad de Calamba celebrated its 5th Founding Anniversary last November 12, 2016 at the Enchanted Kingdom, Santa Rosa City, Laguna with a Field Demonstration and a Family Day.
Pupils from Nursery to Grade 5 performed dances choreographed according to the theme: Philippine Festivals. Events such as Panagbenga, Sinulog, Ati-atihan, Lanzones, Sampaguita and Dinagyang Festivals were represented by each level during the field demonstration. The children wore colorful costumes and elaborate props to the delight of the audience consisting of parents, friends and guests.
CEO Ms. Farah Acierto-Cabanban welcomed the guests including CDNSSI Chairman Mr. Jose C. Acierto and EVP Dr. Mark G. Acierto to the theme Park. The event’s proceeds will benefit the Children’s Joy Foundation.

Representatives of Children's Joy Foundation, beneficiaries of the event, perform an instrumental number on stage.

Representatives of Children’s Joy Foundation, beneficiaries of the event, perform an instrumental number on stage.

A female pupil leads her classmates in dancingtheir Sinulog-inspired number.

A female pupil leads her classmates in dancingtheir Sinulog-inspired number.

Grade schoolers perform a Panagbenga-inspired number during the field demonstration.

Grade schoolers perform a Panagbenga-inspired number during the field demonstration.

Ms. Farah Acierto-Cabanban(rightmost) and HR Officer Ms. Michelle Asiddao (second from left) pose with EK characters on stage.

Ms. Farah Acierto-Cabanban(rightmost) and HR Officer Ms. Michelle Asiddao (second from left) pose with EK characters on stage.

CEO Ms. Farah Acierto-Cabanban flashes the number 5 sign together with the faculty members of CDN Ciudad de Calamba during the 5th foundation festivities.

CEO Ms. Farah Acierto-Cabanban flashes the number 5 sign together with the faculty members of CDN Ciudad de Calamba during the 5th foundation festivities.

CASA DEL NIÑO CHORALE ENSEMBLE QUALIFIES FOR NATIONAL CHORALE COMPETITION

Mr. Kennedy Tabon (back to the camera) conducts CADENCE at the Aliw Theatre stage for a berth at the MBC Chorale Competition.

Mr. Kennedy Tabon (back to the camera) conducts CADENCE at the Aliw Theatre stage for a berth at the MBC Chorale Competition.

The Casa del Niño Chorale Ensemble (CADENCE) auditioned last October 22 for a berth at the MBC Chorale Competition at the Aliw Theatre in Pasay City along with other choirs from different communities all over the Philippines. Out of more than a hundred groups, Cadence passed and got included among the 16 children’s choirs who will perform for a slot in the Semi-Finals on December 6 to 10, 2016.
The Manila Broadcasting Company (MBC), which sponsors and organizes this annual contest, is the largest radio network in Asia. The contest begun in 2007 to search for the best choirs in the Philippines and it is now considered to be the biggest all-inclusive chorale competition in the land. There are two categories in the contest: the Children’s Choir category and an open category for schools, churches, communities, companies, government agencies and special interest groups that are interested to participate in this prestigious event.
The grand prize winner in the children’s choir category will receive P100, 000.00, while the champion in the open category will take home P150,000.00.
CADENCE has 33 members from the Science High School Department who were trained and will be conducted by their choir master, Mr. Kennedy Tabon on December 6 at the Aliw Theatre during the Semi-Finals. If qualified, they will move on to the finals on December 10 at the same venue.

Senior High School Now Accepting Enrollees and Transferees for SY 2017-2018

Credits: Ceejay Reyes, Senior High School Student STEM2

Credits: Ceejay Reyes, Senior High School Student STEM2

The Coordinator of the Senior High School Department, Mr. Herbert San Pedro, announces that CDNSHS is now accepting enrollees for Grade 11 and transferees for Grade 12.
The Senior High School offers tracks in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and Accountancy, Business and Management (ABM).
For more information, please visit the Registrar’s Office or call 8080552 and look for Ms. Yoly Jakosalem.
Senior High School students pose with their STEM 2 adviser, Ms. Maika Hayashi (in black) during their Field Trip last Semester.

Senior High School students pose with their STEM 2 adviser, Ms. Maika Hayashi (in black) during their Field Trip last Semester.

Casans Grab Championship in Division-Level Science Quiz Bee

Members of the Science Team pose with their mentor, Mr. Herbert San Pedro (second from left) and organizers after receiving their medals at the LAPRISADA-sponsored competition last Saturday, 12 November 2016.

Members of the Science Team pose with their mentor, Mr. Herbert San Pedro (second from left) and organizers after receiving their medals at the LAPRISADA-sponsored competition last Saturday, 12 November 2016.

Perennial school representative Jose Gabriel Escorial led the CDN Science Team to victory in the recent LAPRISADA Science Quiz Bee last Saturday, 12 November 2016 at the GSP Camp in Los Baños, Laguna. Together with Vincent Marl B. Odiver, Marcus Miguel Ariola and Jhullianne Grace A. Pineda, the team prevailed over 13 other schools to win the Championship in the Division-Level competition. They will compete again in the Provincial/Regional level of the contest.
The Mathematics Team including Jose Gabriel Escorial, Rhiyan Mae G. Ladlad, Antonio Gabriel M. Obsequio and Julia Rae B. Valdez got the Third Place berth while the Spelling Team composed of Akira Jared M. Evangelista. Tanya Francesca R. Granados, Paola Angelee A. Dela Rosa and Denise Anne D. Estacio also got Third Place.
It is not certain at the moment whether the 2nd and 3rd placers will also move on to the next round but they are being prepared just in case. Meanwhile, the School President, Dr. Rosario G. Acierto, has sent her felicitations to the teams for bringing honor to the school.

MR. & MS. SCIENCE 2017 PAGEANT TO BE HELD AS HIGHLIGHT OF 36TH FOUNDATION CELEBRATION

Mr. & Ms. Science 2017 Candidates pose for the traditional first group picture.

Mr. & Ms. Science 2017 Candidates pose for the traditional first group picture.

Twenty-two candidates have been fielded from the different levels of Casa del Niño Science High School for next year’s edition of the annual Mr. & Ms. Science pageant in January 2017. Starting last school year, the annual pageant was moved from September to January to serve as the punctuation of the Foundation Celebration each year.
11 girls and 11 boys coming from the San Pedro and Santa Rosa Campuses will vie for the prestigious titles of Mr. & Ms. Science. Last Tuesday, 8 November, the candidates attended a photo shoot in their uniforms for their introductory pictures which will be posted on Facebook soon. This year’s theme will be “Solid Mensuration” or the study of 3 dimensional objects.
The pageant has produced winners who are now successful professionals such as doctors, pilots, bankers, engineers, etc. some of whom have come back as judges of the contest. It is heartening to know that these past winners and participants regard the pageant as one of the highlights of their student life and that it has contributed to the improvement of their self worth and confidence.
Several pre-pageant events such as the Best in Costume Competition and the Talent Show will lead to the Pageant Proper which will be held on Saturday, 28 January 2017 at the CDN Gymnasium, Pacita Complex 2 Campus, San Pedro, Laguna.

MR. & MS. SCIENCE 2017 PAGEANT TO BE HELD AS HIGHLIGHT OF 36TH FOUNDATION CELEBRATION IN JANUARY

Twenty-two candidates have been fielded from the different levels of Casa del Niño Science High School for next year’s edition of the annual Mr. & Ms. Science pageant in January 2017. Starting last school year, the annual pageant, has been moved from September to January to serve as the punctuation of the Foundation Celebration each year.
11 girls and 11 boys coming from the San Pedro and Santa Rosa Campuses will vie for the prestigious titles of Mr. & Ms. Science. Last Tuesday, 8 November, the candidates attended a photo shoot in their uniforms for their introductory pictures which will be posted on Facebook soon. This year’s theme will be “Solid Mensuration” or the study of 3 dimensional objects.
The pageant has produced winners who are now successful professionals such as doctors, pilots, bankers, engineers, etc. some of whom have come back as judges of the contest. It is heartening to know that these past winners and participants regard the pageant as one of the highlights of their student life and that it has contributed to the improvement of their self worth and confidence.
Several pre-pageant events such as the Best in Costume Competition and the Talent Show will lead to the Pageant Proper which will be held on Saturday, 28 January 2017 at the CDN Gymnasium, Pacita Complex 2 Campus, San Pedro, Laguna.
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CDN CONDUCTS SURPRISE EARTHQUAKE EVACUATION FOLLOWED BY FIRE DRILL

For the second time this month, an earthquake drill was conducted last Tuesday, June 16, but this time, it was unannounced.  Mr. Ramon Belizario, who  managed the practice evactuation, said “This is to test the alertness and preparedness of both teachers and students.”

Noticing that the students were doing it wrong, the earthquake drill was repeated until they got it right.

A fire drill followed where a bonfire was lit and some teachers and students were asked to extinguish the flames to demonstrate to the  general assembly the proper way of putting out a fire.  Several fire extinguishers were consumed as the exercise was done repeatedly to immerse the Casans in the experience.

The Principal, Mr. Richard Pustasa, commented that this was being done to prepare the students for disasters that might come in the future.  More of these drills will be done throughout the school.

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CDN SPORTS DEVELOPMENT OFFICE (SDO) STRENGTHENS VARSITY POOL

During the summer months of April and May 2015, the Casa del Niño SDO led by Coach Dennis Cabanban continued its programs for both Basketball and Volleyball teams by fielding new trainees to augment the remaining players who have not yet graduated.

The summer-long training was held to sustain the momentum of both teams which showed outstanding performances throughout the previous school year.  Worth noting was the excellent showing of the Volleyball teams led by Coach Mikko Gako whose players were champions in both the Boys and Girls Divisions.

Coach Mikko Gako emphasizes a point during the summer clinic for volleyball trainees.

Coach Mikko Gako emphasizes a point during the summer clinic for volleyball trainees.

The SDO complements the academic pursuits of the institution by making sure that Casans show excellence not only within the four corners of the classroom.  It has been noted that during the last couple of years, Casa del Niño has re-emerged as a formidable presence in athletic meets not only in San Pedro City but in the whole province of Laguna as well.

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Basketball trainees jog around the quadrangle before the clinic held last summer at the CDN Arena.

According to Coach Dennis and Coach Mikko, the intramurals will be held early this school year to discover more potential players among the students.  With their energy and willingness to advance the athleticism of Casans, it is almost assured that our varsity teams will continue the superiority that was displayed last year and even surpass it.