Pastores no more

8/27/2011 11:13:00 PM Media Center 3 Comments

by Kaye Banaag, Cara Bilangel, Sarah Romero

Starting this year, the annual culminating program Pastores a Belen will no longer be part of the requirements for Music 7-9, according to the CA-EMA department head, Prof. Ma. Lourdes Vargas.

The Pastores will be replaced by a class production, which will cover what has been learned in the subject every first semester.

Mr. Leujim Martinez, the high school Music teacher, said that this is due to the conflicts of grade submission which is discouraged by the administration. The 30% of students’ grade in Music comes from their Pastores performance held every December. Hence, the first semester grades are given during the third quarter.

The class production is an experimental project and will be evaluated after its implementation.



Junior Maroons falls twice to Tiger Cubs

8/27/2011 10:21:00 PM Media Center 0 Comments

Almost but not quite.
Jozhua General preparing for a free
throw against UST in the first round.
Photo courtesy of Martyna Olecnijzak.

The UP Junior Fighting Maroons lost to the UST Tiger Cubs, 67-61 and 60-58, in their first and second round games at the Blue Eagle Gym last June 30 and August 13.

In their first meeting, the Junior Maroons were able to close the gap after Diego Dario’s 3-point shot in the third quarter, 42-41, but failed to grab the lead in the entire game.

The Junior Maroons kept the game close behind the efforts of Jozhua General and Kim Cinco who finished as the team’s top scorers with 15 and 24 points respectively.

In their second round face-off, UPIS led by 6 at the end of the first half, 32-26, and by 3, 47-44, at the end of the 3rd quarter but UST capitalized on UPIS’ turnovers and outscored the Maroons in the second half.

Gelo Sablan finished with 15 points and Paolo Ancheta added 11 to lead all UPIS scorers. –CC, with reports from Anna Angala, Justin Dungo, Nadine Maximo




8/27/2011 10:13:00 PM Media Center 4 Comments

#1: Anong masasabi mo sa 5-day schedule?

Nakakalungkot. Walang time gumawa ng HW.
Mark Camaniana, 4-Sitaw

“STRESS! Hindi maayos yung schedule. Hindi sabay-sabay ang recess at lunch ng bawat grade level.”
Juris Hannah Adorna, 5-Makiling

“Hindi ko gusto. Na-manage naman ng 4 days, bakit pa gagawing 5 days?!”
Emman Jabiguero, 6-Amethyst

“Nakakapagod, hectic. Sana ibalik yung dating schedule.”
Joy Rodgers, 9-Silver

“Bad, hindi nabawasan ang time, ganoon pa rin ang oras ng klase.”
- Juan Paulo Gregorio, 9-Gold

“Nakakaasar. Walang saysay. Sayang sa oras, isa lang ang klase (tuwing Monday).”
- Hannah Laderas, 10-Narra

Ikaw? Anong masasabi mo?


5-day schedule,

Time for Another Change

8/27/2011 09:56:00 PM Media Center 2 Comments

by Angelo Fetalvero
(first published in the Forum, July 2011)

Illustrated by Hannah Valentino
Change seems to be the trend in the school this school year and it is happening at a blistering pace. Gone are our old blue pants and skirts with red and black now the school’s preferred colors. The old administration has also said goodbye. New authorities now wield power in our school. However, when enrollment came along, it was another change shocked that everyone. The old four day schedule bit the dust and everyone was stifled when they heard the news that Monday was again going to be a school day.

The change in schedule aims to give students more time for library work and for consultations with teachers. It also aimed evenly distribute the amount of work that students used to cram in four days. This was in response to a survey where parents and students alike were given an opportunity to voice their concerns and preferences about the old schedule.


5-day schedule,

Limang Araw na Naman

8/27/2011 09:41:00 PM Media Center 1 Comments

Guhit ni Jemima Yabes
ni Jomil Gutierrez
(unang inilathala sa Forum, Hulyo 2011)

Ngayong pumasok na ang pang-akademikong taong 2011-2012, maraming pagbabago ang sumalubong sa mga estudyante. Bukod sa bagong administrasyon ay nagbago rin ang iskedyul ng mga mag-aaral – mula sa apat na araw na pasok ay naging limang araw ito.

Nagsagawa ng sarbey sa mga magulang at estudyante noong nakaraang taon ang Office of Research, Development, and Publications (ORDP) upang malaman ang kanilang saloobin tungkol sa 4-day schedule. Sa nabanggit na sarbey, mas pabor ang respondents sa apat na araw na pasok. Ngunit lumabas din sa sarbey ang ilang concerns ng mga magulang- kulang ang oras para sa mga co-curriculars at extra curricular activities, pananaliksik, make-ups sa iba’t ibang sabjek, at konsultasyon sa guro.



Hello, UPIS!

8/26/2011 10:21:00 PM Media Center 1 Comments

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