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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CDNMS PHASE 6 CAMPUS TRAINED IN DISASTER PREPAREDNESS

Teachers guide the pupils as they proceed to the designated open space beside the school for safety while they await further instructions.

The Pre-School and Elementary Departments of Casa del Niño Montessori School in San Pedro, Laguna experienced last Thursday, 30 July 2015 the processes of evacuation in case of an earthquake.  It was an orderly exercise thanks to the reminders of the teachers for everyone to stay calm and collected during the training.

Before the drill, Mr. Ramon C. Belizario briefed the teachers and students regarding the correct procedures to follow in case of an emergency such as an earthquake.  He emphasized the need for the exercise so that when the time comes for an actual evacuation, the pupils will feel less tense during a crisis.

Reactions from parents were positive and the common feedback was that the earthquake drill is a re-enforcement of the school’s commitment for preparedness not only in academics but also training for real life situations.

PAG-IBIG Brings ID Processing to CDNSSI

CDN employees wait for their pictures to be taken during the special ID processing made easier by PagIBIG.

CDN employees wait for their pictures to be taken during the special ID processing made easier by PagIBIG.

Pag-IBIG employees visited the CDN Pacita 2 Campus Wednesday, July 15, to make the process of securing an identification card easier.  Three male employees of the Home Development Mutual Fund (HDMF) more popularly known as Pag-IBIG brought their equipment to take individual pictures of the employees while encoding pertinent data for the card which is a government issued ID, hence, it is valid for use in most transactions.

Teachers and staff from the campuses of Pacita 2, Phase 6 and Biñan took advantage of the opportunity to minimize the effort instead of commuting to the HDMF offices where they have to wait in line for their turn.

The PagIBIG fund was established by the government in 1978 to answer the need for a national savings program and an affordable shelter financing for the Filipino worker.  Many member employees not only in CDN but also in the whole country have benefitted from loans and home acquisition assistance through the HDMF.

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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CASANS EXPERIENCE THE EARTHQUAKE DRILL

Casans listen to Mr. Ramon Belizario for his assessment after the earthquake drill last Tuesday, 9 June 2015 at the quadrangle of the CDN Pacita 2 Campus.

Casans listen to Mr. Ramon Belizario for his assessment after the earthquake drill last Tuesday, 9 June 2015 at the quadrangle of the CDN Pacita 2 Campus.

On Tuesday, 9 June 2015, Casans were trained on how to react during an earthquake via a drill that was led by Mr. Ramon C. Belizario at the CDNSHS Pacita 2 Campus, San Pedro, Laguna.  Students and teachers alike were instructed in their respective classrooms before the alarm was sounded to signal the beginning of the drill.

As expected, the first try was haphazard as the students did not take the practice seriously.  The second one was much more organized and done in just under three minutes from the moment they left their respective rooms until they were all formed in the quadrangle which is the designated area for the Casans to gather.

Mr. Belizario announced that this year, the evacuation drill will be done quarterly.  “The next exercises will be unannounced to practice their preparedness for impending disasters,” he stressed.

The drill is one of the ways in which CDN trains the students to be Scientific-Minded and to face whatever comes in the future.

TEAM BUILDING STRENGTHENS CDN TEACHERS AND STAFF FOR THE INCOMING YEAR

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From May 27 to 30, 2015, teachers from the Pacita 2, Phase 6 and Calamba branches together with some staff members went through a team building process which included the dreaded rappelling supervised by Branch Administrative Officer Mr. Ramon Belizario.

More than 10 activities were prepared for the CDN employees who were fielded into 5 teams of 12 members each.  The innovative games and exercises were exciting and effective as the members had to find strategies that would make them successful at planning and execution.  However, most, if not all of the participants, had second thoughts on whether to go through the courage-testing Rappel exercise where one had to dangle from a rope while navigating the wall by walking backwards from the 4th floor to the ground.  Watching the teachers go through this station was thrilling and proved to be one of the most memorable highlights of the summer.

CDNSSI CEO Ms. Farah Acierto Cabanban spearheaded the activities together with VP Dr. Mark G. Acierto who both encouraged the employees to participate as the event was designed to make them more effective, enthusiastic and innovative.

On the third day, the teams went all the way to an island in Nasugbu, Batangas for the final stage of the event and to beat the heat of summer before classes start.  In the end, Team Violet na Malupet emerged as the champion after tallying scores garnered in the different contests.  It is worth noting that said team was the most diverse in terms of campuses as they were the only group that was composed of employees from the three different branches.  Ms. Farah said that “Despite the perceived weakness of the group, they overcame the obstacles because of strategic planning, focus and doing their best at everything.”

The group had one last exciting experience as they boarded the boats back to the main island.  Everybody had to wade in waist-deep water to get to the boats because the vessels could not get any nearer.  Judging from the faces of the teachers when they got to the Pacita 2 campus to get their salaries Saturday evening, the team building exercise was a successful though a very tiring event.

PARENTS’ ORIENTATION DRAWS EXCELLENT TURNOUT

Last Saturday, the 6th of June 2015, a record number of attendees came for the Parents’ Orientation of the different levels at the Multi-Purpose Hall of the CDN Pacita 2 Campus.  The CEO, Ms. Farah Acierto-Cabanban was on hand to welcome the parents as were EVP Dr. Mark G. Acierto and VP for Finance Ms. Milagros G. Asiddao.

Mr. Richard Pustasa, Principal of the Science High School, introduced several guidelines in connection with the new grading system as recommended by DepEd.  Although Mr. Herbert San Pedro explained the new concepts to the parents in detail, those who had questions were encouraged to approach concerned parties for further clarification after the session.

As the first session was intended for parents of Grade 7 and other transferees, the Prefect of Discipline, Mr. Ramon Belizario then presided with a discussion of the rules and regulations of the school including sanctions for offenses.  This was followed by a session for parents of students in the Grades 8, 9 & 10 levels where new concepts were introduced and old rules were reiterated.

Dr. Mark G. Acierto and Ms. Farah Acierto-Cabanban listen intently with parents during the High School Department's Parents' Orientation.

Dr. Mark G. Acierto and Ms. Farah Acierto-Cabanban listen intently with parents during the High School Department’s Parents’ Orientation.

After the Secondary Level assemblies, the Elementary Principal, Ms. Shirley Bermido took charge of the meetings for parents of Pre-School pupils and other transferees.  She welcomed the attendees and promised them a fruitful year ahead with the help of the faculty members who were presented to them.

The last session in the afternoon was dedicated to parents of pupils who were already enrolled in CDN in the previous school year.

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Over-all, the orientations went well and the fact that a great number of parents came for the meetings augurs well for a productive and successful year ahead for Casa del Niño Montessori and Science High School.

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.