» Students Opt
for Pioneering Youth Leaders
» Teachers Go
All Out for Excellence
» Ignacio Receives
C.M. Gil Scholarship
» St. John’s
Academy Welcomes New Heralds of Education
Students Opt for Pioneering Youth
Last July 18, 2008, the annual election
for the new batch of Student Council officers took
place after three days of arduous yet remarkable
campaign period and face offs during the Miting
de Avance wherein each of the candidates were given
the prospect to present their platforms and proposals
to the whole student body. The students from fifth
grade to senior high school chose their preferred
candidates with the conscientious intent of making
a difference for the students’ welfare. Two
parties contended for the positions--the ILLUMINATI
STUDENTS’ ALLIANCE headed by Emmanuel Paulino
and the SOL INVICTUS PARTY by Junelle Dumangon.
The able COMELEC group declared the winners as follows:
President: Junelle Dumangon
Vice President: Sydney Hershey Guadalupe
Secretary: Ramil Jerico Cortez (Sol Invictus)
Treasurer: Ma. Carolina Quesada (Sol Invictus)
Auditor: Florenz Julian Trinidad (Sol Invictus)
Business Manager: Jose Maria Enrique Bautista
P.R.O: Mara Angela Abueva (Sol Invictus)
Sgts. at Arms: Ma. Rosedell Ann Azor (Sol
Invictus), Mary Anne Loseo (Illuminati Students’
They took their oath as newly elected
officers last July 6, 2008 with the guarantee of
fulfilling their duties and responsibilities to
a great extent. With the decorous assistance and
supervision of the Student Council adviser, Mr.
Von Vinton Dela Serna, the whole student body will
surely have an exultant and blissful stay here in
Acuna, Yr. I V Diamond
Teachers Go All Out for Excellence
Last week of May, the constituents
of the Faculty Club participated in the annual in-service
training which was held here in school. The teachers
took part in this training for the continual development
of their proficiency in their chosen expertise.
This year, the mentors were given
the prospect to improve their HIGHER ORDER THINKING
SKILLS (HOTS) for the conviction that such dexterity
would enable them to inculcate their knowledge to
juvenile students with ease. In that way, they can
attest themselves better pillars of this institution.
They had diverse lessons concerning
major subjects like Science, Mathematics and English.
Hoping to become dignified educators, they strived
hard to meet the expectations of both the administration
and the students. The trainees indulged themselves
in workshops to further enhance their skills and
help become proficient learning facilitators to
competent and bright students.
They were given English proficiency
tests and exercises in composition writing. These
intend to gauge the capacity of the teachers in
the English language.
Aside from the enrichment of their
knowledge and understanding, they were also given
a chance to be with their new colleagues. After
the training, the teachers convened and had a jovial
time together at the acquaintance party held last
June 10, 2008.
Joseph Robles, Yr. IV Diamond
Ignacio Receives C.M. Gil Scholarship
Marc Adrian J. Ignacio of batch 2008
is honored to have been granted the prestigious
C. M. Gil Scholarship as he pursues his studies
in college. A very hardworking and intelligent student,
he was among the top students in his batch. With
these outstanding qualities, there is no doubt that
he is very much deserving to be bestowed the prestigious
scholarship grant from his Alma Mater. Now studying
in the University of Santo Tomas, he is surely on
track to the bright horizon waiting for him.
St. John’s Academy Welcomes
New Heralds of Education
St. John’s Academy welcomes
its newfound mentors for the school year 2008-2009.
Considered as the heralds of knowledge and understanding,
they are to share their passion with the student
body and fulfill their mission as mentors.
The roster of new teachers is as
Mrs. Cherry Rose Peroja
A graduate of West Visayas State University, this
27-year-old mentor is certainly an example of an
understanding and perceptive person. She sees to
it that all our lessons are well comprehended and
points are discussed with clarity. She presently
handles Science classes in high school.
Ms. Rochell Bato
A fresh graduate of Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila,
she is a mentor of good principles. She believes
that knowledge must come from herself first before
she can share it with her students. She handles
Mathematics classes in high school.
Ms. Jennifer Meriales
This 23-year-old teacher, graduating from Tarlac
State University is a person who seeks to live her
life to the fullest. She channels this passion through
teaching and imparting valuable knowledge to young
minds. She currently handles Social Studies 1 and
Ms. Zandy Quezada
This mentor from Universidad de Manila believes
that external characteristics are not the basis
of being a good teacher. She wholeheartedly exerts
her effort in partaking knowledge and values to
her students, and it rewards her happiness in doing
such. She teaches Mathematics classes in high school.
Ms. Kristine Abrahan
“It is hard to fail but it is harder never
to have tried to succeed.” This is the saying
that she believes in. This 25-year-old graduate
from Jose Rizal University is an example of a persevering
mentor. She sees to it that all her lessons are
discussed in time and are comprehended by her students.
She currently teaches Math and Elective Math in
the high school department.
Ms. Joan Encinares
A graduate of Bicol University, this 28-year-old
mentor is someone who greatly believes in her mission
as a teacher. She believes that education is to
teach and to touch, which in turn transforms lives
and souls of students, and that is the greatest
challenge of a teacher. She is the present adviser
of Grade 1 - Begonia.
Ms. Jennifer Escorial
“If you do not try, you will never know if
you can do it.” This is her expression as
she materializes her vision as a teacher. This 22-year-old
mentor is fully determined to fulfill her part as
a herald of knowledge to young minds, and also to
realize her dream as a teacher.
Mrs. Rahirma Encarnacion
A graduate of University of Luzon Pangasinan, this
teacher is filled with joviality and eagerness as
she teaches her students. She believes that happiness
should come from within, and must be felt despite
changing times. She is presently assigned to teach
in the grade school department.
Ms. Charille Gumabay
A product of Sta. Catalina College, with a degree
in Elementary Education, she believes that being
a teacher is a fun profession. She likes it best
when her pupils show love and respect towards her,
and it is the one that gives her the morale to fulfill
her vision. She presently handles grade school pupils.
Ms. Doris Thea Martinquilla
This fresh graduate of the National Teachers College
believes that teaching is a noble profession, which
takes the voice of the heart and mind. She believes
that education must come from herself first before
being taught to others. She is presently stationed
in the elementary department.