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» 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 Leaders

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 (Sol Invictus)
Vice President: Sydney Hershey Guadalupe (Sol Invictus)
Secretary: Ramil Jerico Cortez (Sol Invictus)
Treasurer: Ma. Carolina Quesada (Sol Invictus)
Auditor: Florenz Julian Trinidad (Sol Invictus)
Business Manager: Jose Maria Enrique Bautista (Sol Invictus)
P.R.O: Mara Angela Abueva (Sol Invictus)
Sgts. at Arms: Ma. Rosedell Ann Azor (Sol Invictus), Mary Anne Loseo (Illuminati Students’ Alliance)

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 this institution.

--Yzabella 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.

--Patrick 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 follows:

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 2.

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.


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