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AdZUHS this week, August 3 – 8, 2015

Date:  31 July 2015

Weekly Memorandum No. 2015 – 7.5

TO:                      AdZUHS Community
FROM:                  Father Principal

SUBJECT:             AdZUHS this week, August 3 – 8, 2015.

  1. Principal’s Message:

It has been five years since the July 2010 PAASCU visit.  This August 3-4, Monday – Tuesday, a team of well-chosen PAASCU accreditors will once again evaluate our school.  They are:

Dr. CYNTHIA ARCADIOAdministration
Chair, PAASCU Basic Ed Commission

Academic Coordinator
St. Mary’s Academy of Sta. Ana, Manila

Sr. MARISSA MENDEZ, SPCCurriculum and Instruction
St. Paul College Pasig Davao Campus, Davao City

Assumption College, Makati City

Dr. HENRY DAVALOSLaboratories/Physical Plant
School Principal
San Felipe Neri Parochial School, Mandaluyong City

Ms. HEIDI MARIE PADUAStudent Services
De La Salle – Santiago Zobel School, Muntinlupa City

Ms. ROSALIE IDULSASchool and Community
Catholic Life Formation Coordiantor
Sacred Heart School – Hijas de Jesus, Cebu City


The areas that will be evaluated are:  Faculty, Instruction, Library, Laboratories/Physical Plant, Student Services, School and Community, and Administration.

The accreditors will note what our school has done, what is still being worked on, and what will still be done in the future, both at the individual and institutional level.

The PAASCU is good for the school, because it provides us a common vision of what we would like to attain, to have a common understanding of what will help us attain our common goals, and develop a common approach to the solution of our common problems, and hopefully resulting in the same outcome:  the vision of a new Mindanao at the heart of the new Philippines.

We show to our visitors what we claim we have been doing best, and pray for the success of the visit.

    2. Characteristic of Jesuit Education (CJE):   Jesuit education relies on a spirit of community among students. Students form a community of understanding and support among themselves. This is reinforced both informally and through such structures as Council of Leaders.

        3. 2015 Service Awardees. We thank the following members of the Ateneo Junior High School for their years of service and dedication to the University.

          Elsie P. Miguel HS Infirmary                                10 years
          Leonila R. Miguel Non-Academic Personnel            15 years
          Virginia C. Guiñabo CLE teacher                           20 years
          Nestor C. Rabuya Non-Academic Personnel           20 years
          Ruth E. Vesagas English teacher                         35 Years

            4. PTA Board Officers. We welcome the new set of officers for this AY 2015 – 2016 and look forward to a new and fruitful school year of home-school partnership.

              President: Atty. Emilio B. Aquino
              Vice President: Engr. George G. Ledesma
              Secretary: Mrs. Ann A. Abelardo
              Treasurer: Mr. Amado Angeles
              Auditor: Mrs. Irene Tillah
              PIO: Mr. Ross Alfred D. Estrada
              Project Managers: Mr. Louell Saavedra and Mr. James Buckly
              Special Projects Manager: Mrs. Rosario S. Yu

                5. Student Updates:  Congratulations to our Budding Scientists and Mathematicians.

                      a. 15th Math-Stat Quiz Bowl. Alec Lee S. Salasa, of Grade 10 St. Ignatius topped the Quiz Bowl organized by the AdZU Mathematics Department of the College of Science and Information Technology last July 24, 2015.  The contest was participated in by 13 public and private high schools in Zamboanga.  We thank Mr. Ricky Baluca for coaching Alec Lee Salasa and John Louise Guban to the competition.

                              b. 2015 Regional Seminar-Workshop in Conducting Science Investigatory Project held at the Royce Convention, Grand Astoria Hotel, Zamboanga City on August 23-25, 2015.

                                i. Chemistry.

                                      Finalist: “Local Flora with High Level of Serotonin as Components of Anti-Depressants”
                                      Research proponents:   Rey Dominic F. Bautista, Yvraminick Aidan F. Bejar, Aeryn Chloe DR
                                      Cabahug, Russel Maei S. Cada, Antonetter Feliz A. Calimot, Pauline Ann A. Cases – all of Grade 10 Ignatius of Loyola

                                            ii. Physics.

                                                  Finalist: “Effects of Different Conductors on the Efficiency of Resonant Inductive Coupling
                                                  Research proponents:   Joshua Rommel H. Vargas (Gr. 9 Xavier), Kristian Ken F. Mabalot (Gr. 9 Xavier), Isaiah M. Apolinario (Gr. 9 Xavier), Macy Lee D. Abella (Gr. 10 Ignatius), Nuruh-Raina D. Aluk (Gr. 10 Ignatius), Daniella Marie V. Atilano (Gr. 10 Ignatius)
                                                  Winner: “Development of Sustainable Power-Generating Turbines through the Application of Leidenfrost Effect”
                                                  Research proponents:   Hans Xavier W. Wong, Najwa I.Uñga, Andrea Joy K. Valencia, Lee Alec S. Salasa, Therese Nyah J. C. Sampang, Carlo Rafael R. San Agustin, Mikole Anne C. Tatel – all from St. Ignatius of Loyola

                                                  Research coaches:           Mr. Jeffrey O. Jalani and Mr. Jeffrey DC Barrera

                                                    6. Faculty Updates

                                                          a. Fr. Stephen T. Abuan, SJ and Mr. Honey Rod T. Alfaro will attend the Training the Trainers seminar-workshop on August 8-9 in Quezon City.    The AdZUGS and HS have been identified by the Catholic Education Association of the Philippines (CEAP) as pilot schools in Region IX that will use the new rubrics and benchmarks crafted by the Philippine Catholic Schools Standards.  The overall goal of the project is to raise school-wide effectiveness that will identify and distinguish the essential attributes that characterize excellent and faith-based Catholic schools.

                                                            b. Mr. Jeffrey DC Barrera, Science and Technology chair will be on leave on August 6 – 12.  He reports back to work on August 13.  In his absence, Mr. Jeffrey Jalani will facilitate the research classes.


                                                                  7. Activities and Events for August 3 – 8

                                                                        a. August 3, Monday

                                                                        *  Monday Assembly sponsor:   Kagawaran ng Filipino
                                                                        *  Paglulunsad ng Buwan ng Wika 2015
                                                                        PAASCU Visit Day 1

                                                                            b. August 4, Tuesday           *  PAASCU Visit Day 2

                                                                              c. August 5, Wednesday    *  Gr. 10 Ignatius of Loyola Class Mass    Moderator:  Bro. Carlo Lacang, SJ

                                                                                  *  AHSSA thematic activity (promotional campaign for “getting to know the
                                                                                  heroes and heroines of Mindanao; Day 1)
                                                                                  *  4:00PM– 5:00 PM  Parent-Teacher Conference Session for All teachers  (Moderators and Non-Moderators) – a good preparation for the 1st PTC

                                                                                      d. August 6, Thursday         *  3:50 – 4:30 PM  Pagpupulong/Miting ng mga Modereytor kasama ang Kaguruan sa Kagawaran ng Filipino

                                                                                          *  AHSSA thematic activity (promotional campaign for “getting to know the
                                                                                          heroes and heroines of Mindanao; Day 1)

                                                                                          e. August 7, Friday                                *  Schedule B (All Friday classes in the morning)

                                                                                            *  PM:  Faculty Formation  (No student activities inside the campus)

                                                                                                f. August 8, Saturday          *  First Quarter Parent-Teacher Conference

                                                                                                      8. Teach us to Pray:  Honesty in Prayer

                                                                                                        Fr. James Martin, SJ
                                                                                                        What happens if you tell a friend, a spouse, or a relative only what you think they want to hear?  Or if you talk only about topics you think won’t upset them?  Or if you share only parts of your life that don’t embarrass you?  Usually what happens is this:  over time your formerly warm relationship grows cool.  Soon it becomes overly formal, even distant.
                                                                                                        Something similar can happen in the spiritual life.  Many people feel embarrassed about sharing certain things with God in prayer, anger or frustration, for example.  Even though God has dealt with such emotions for as long as the psalms (“How long, O Lord?” begins Psalm 13), people resist sharing certain raw emotions with God.  Likewise, many people resist asking for help when they need it because it seems “selfish.”  In both these cases – anger and need – people are sometimes not honest in prayer.  In time, they start to feel distanced from God.  You’ve probably heard the saying:  “If you feel that God is distant, guess who moved?”
                                                                                                        Even though God knows how we are feeling, it helps to share our innermost thoughts and feelings, not simply because it helps to get things “off our chest,” but because God desires an intimate relationship with us.  So when it comes to prayer, be honest.  Honesty, even about painful emotions or urgent needs, will help you feel closer to the God who wants to console, comfort – and, most of all, listen.
                                                                                                        James Martin is a Jesuit priest and author of “Between Heaven and Mirth”, “The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything”, and “My Life with the Saints”.