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.

CDN GEARS UP FOR K TO 12 PROGRAM

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With DepEd’s implementation of the K to 12 program in 2012, Casa del Niño has been preparing since then  for the additional Grade 11 level starting next school year.  The past school year 2014-2015 in particular has been a frenzy of research and exploration with the administration, teachers and staff delving into the expected issues that might come with the new situations pertinent to the new level.

CDN Pacita's Subject Coordinators and Admin Members headed by Ms. Farah Acierto - Cabanban CEO of CDNSSI together with the Senior High School Officials of University of Makati during the Senior High School Bench Marking Program of University of Makati.

CDN Pacita’s Subject Coordinators and Admin Members headed by Ms. Farah Acierto – Cabanban CEO of CDNSSI together with the Senior High School Officials of University of Makati during the Senior High School Bench Marking Program.

Teachers and staff of CDN have already undergone seminars and relevant immersion programs to be fully aware of the different new systems that have been prescribed by the DepEd.  One example is the team that visited the University of Makati last May to experience the various laboratories and equipment that have to be acquired by the school to be fully functional for the said new strands or grade levels.

 

During that immersion program, speakers and resource persons instructed the attendees on the different aspects of the K to 12 curriculum and the new courses that have been integrated in both Grades 11 & 12 levels.

Having been apprised of the new subjects that will be introduced in the next two years, several teachers are now enrolled in classes in other institutions to be prepared for new courses such as electrical, bookkeeping and other courses.  During the summer, seminars in our Pacita 2 campus were also held to train our teachers in relevant methods and approaches in anticipation of the expected trends.

On the part of the administration, several rooms are now being prepared to accommodate the Grade 11 students who will be enrolling next school year.

It is worth noting that several students from other schools have now transferred to CDN because of our preparedness for the K to 12 curricula as against other schools who will not continue on with Grades 11 & 12 due to foreseen constraints such as lack of rooms and teachers for said program.

As the CEO of CDNSSI, Ms. Farah Acierto-Cabanban is ready to uphold the status of our institution as a leader in our community.  “We should move on with the times and adapt to the necessary changes for the benefit of our clients, our students who will take our place in the future,” she emphatically stated.

JUNIOR & SENIOR STUDENTS PROCLAIMED AS MR. & MS. SCIENCE 2013

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After several postponements, the search for Mr. & Ms. Science 2013 finally culminated last Monday, October 14, at the CDN Arena in what the avid critiques say was the most high-tech pageant in our school’s history ever.

3rd year student David Kingston was proclaimed Mr. Science 2013 and was crowned by outgoing titlist Mark June Rodriguez.  Kingston also won the Mr. Photogenic award.  In the female division, Nicole de Mesa passed on her title to senior student Daisherene Driza as Ms. Science 2013 after winning two other  awards, Best in Costume and Best in Talent Show.

Finalists included Miguel Luis de Guzman & Janelle Mitra (1st Runners Up), Tyrone Salcedo & Denise Molo (2nd Runners Up), Stephen dela Cruz & Stephanie Tornea (3rd Runners Up) and Mclywane Prepotente & Naomi dela Cruz (4th Runners Up).

Other special awards were presented that night, namely:  Best Costume to the designer of Janelle Mitra (Dann Seterra and Ranelson Espaldon); Best in Uniform to Tyrone Salcedo and Stephanie Tornea; Teachers’ Choice to Stephen dela Cruz and Stephanie Tornea;  Netizens’ Choice to Tyrone Salcedo and Denise Molo;  Best in Costume to Tyrone Salcedo and Daisherenne Driza; Mr. & Ms. Friendship to Mclywane Prepotente and Janelle Mitra; Best in Talent Show to Mclywane Prepotente and Daisherenne Driza; Students’ Choice to Michael Ramirez and Janelle Mitra; Best in Casual Wear to Stephen dela Cruz and Naomi dela Cruz; Mr. & Ms. Photogenic to David Kingston and Naomi dela Cruz; Director’s Choice to Michael Ramirez and Coolyn Camat; Mr. & Ms. Personality to Tyrone Salcedo and Stephanie Tornea; and Best in Formal Wear to Miguel de Guzman and Coolyn Camat.

Center of the audience’s attention was the huge LED video wall that made the event more colorful and awe-inspiring thanks to Ms. Joanne dela Cruz who sponsored the high-tech VideoSonic equipment .  Special thanks to the able VideoSonic staff who worked from very early in the morning until everyone was gone that evening.

Other sponsors were Jay Carlo Olaguer who was the official photographer of the event,  My Coolection Shoppe for the Netizens’ Choice winners, Pevonia Botanica who gave gift packs for the winners care of Ms. Marie Elaine Palapag and Anthologie of the Scarf care of Ms. Logie Tonacao who provided scarves for the candidates.