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AdZUJHS this week, September 7 – 14, 2015

Date:  4 September 2015

Weekly Memorandum No. 2015 – 9.1

TO: AdZUHS Community
FROM: Father Principal

SUBJECT: AdZUJHS this week, September 7 – 14, 2015.

1. Principal’s Message:

A few days ago, while I was cleaning up my room, I got hold of Robert Fulghum’s book “All I Really Need To Know I learned in Kindergarten,” which I first read in 1991.  It is an easy-to-read book because it talks about the simple things in life that we usually take for granted.  It tells us that wisdom is not at the top of the graduate-school mountain, but there in kindergarten.

Mr. Fulghum enumerates some of the things that were taught then:  Share everything.  Play fair.  Don’t hit people.  Put things back where you found them.  Clean up your own mess.  Don’t take things that aren’t yours.  Say you’re sorry when you hurt somebody.  Wash your hands before you eat.  When you’re outside school or home, watch out for traffic, hold hands, and stick together. . . and  so on and so forth.  And while leafing through the pages, I was led to a reflection: What a “better” world we would have if we follow and observe basic policies.

There are a lot of things that need to be discussed, but let me cite only three from among the nuggets of wisdom Fulghum shared:  put things back where we got them, clean up our own mess, and follow rules. These are simple rules, and they remind us of everyday occurrences in cafeterias, in restaurants, in work places and at home.  They remind us also to test one’s real character, our real character, by answering this question:  what would I do if I know I would never be found out?”

2. Characteristic of Jesuit Education (CJE):   Jesuit education includes a religious dimension that permeates the entire education. Religious and spiritual formation is integral to Jesuit education.  It is not added to, or separate from, the educational process.  In all classes, in the climate of the school, and most especially in formal classes in religion, every attempt is made to present the possibility of a faith response to God as something truly human and not opposed to reason, and to develop those values which are able to resist the secularism of modern life.

3. Student and Faculty Updates

a. The following students will participate in the 2015 Philippine National Games (Mindanao Qualifying Leg) in Pagadian City on September 8-15, 2015. The best athletes will represent Mindanao in the Philippine National Games to be held in Dumaguete City.

      1. Grade 7                        Faber                                    Southwell                            Berchmans
        Grade 8                        Campion                              Pongracz                              Regis
        Grade 9                        Realino                                 Briant                                    Xavier
        Grade 10                      Brebeuf                                               Kostka                                  Garnet at Jerome

        1. Unang Puwesto                        Gr. 7 Peter Faber
        2. Ikalawang Puwesto                 Gr. 7 John Berchmans
        3. Ikatlong Puwesto                     Gr. 7 Noel Chabanel

        Masining na Pagtutula

        1. Unang Puwesto                        Gr. 8 Edmund Campion
        2. Ikalawang Puwesto                 Gr. 8 Peter Claver
        3. Ikatlong Puwesto                     Gr. 8 John de Brito

        Madulang Sabayang Bigkasan

        1. Unang Puwesto                        Gr. 9 Francis Xavier
        2. Ikalawang Puwesto                 Gr. 9 Bernardine Realino
        3. Ikatlong Puwesto                     Gr. 9 Francis Borgia

        Malikhaing Pagtatanghal ng mga Mitolohiya
        Unang Puwesto                        Gr. 10 Ignatius of Loyola
        Ikalawang Puwesto                 Gr. 10 Philip Evans
        Ikatlong Puwesto                     Gr. 10 Jean de Brebeuf

          Activities and Events for September 7 – 14

            1. AdZU Student-Teachers. The following 4th year AdZU BSED students will have their practicum on September 7 to October 9.  Mrs. Anita Tagadiad will supervise the students.  We welcome to our school our future educators.
              1. English
                1. Cua, Lemuel Ian B.
                2. Gapol, Kelly Ann V.
                3. Mohammad, Najiron H.
              2. Social Studies
                1. Omega, Rodelyn
                2. Saquilon, Kevin S.
                3. Tanjil, Rezamar
              3. Biological Sciences
                1. Rivera, Tecia Chrisar
                2. Lahagan, Errold Joseph G.
                3. Toribio, Jaylord Joselflor O.
              4. Physical Sciences
                1. Hernandez, Daniel Angelito G.
              5. Mathematics
                1. Austero, Mary demi Emily G.
                2. Ekong, Geral C.
                3. Rojas, John Michael D.
              6. MAPEH
                1. Bugarin, Bernardeth Joy S.
                2. Manon-og, Dhen Michael B.
                3. Ricafort, Bernele Ryan A.
            1. Here’s an Official Statement from SAP Office on Overnight and Outing Activities.
            1. Teach us to Pray:  Images of God
          1. Algenne Marhee P. Amiruddin Gr. 9 XavierTaekwondo
            Masaru A. MiyakeGr. 9 PignatelliTaekwondo
            Brandon D. RecintoGr. 9 RealinoTaekwondo
            CJ Joy P. BondocGr. 10 JeromeBadminton
            Aubreyrose EustaquioGr. 10 GarnetFutsal
            Chiara Pauline MendozaGr. 10 GarnetFutsal
            Lemerie AcebronGr. 10 GarnetFutsal
            Roshan Marie GonzagaGr. 10 BrebeufFutsal
            Nash SultanGr. 10 EvansFutsal
            Rania NasilinGr. 10 EvansFutsal
            Cayla San JuanGr. 10 KostkaFutsal
            Nicole DimaanoGr. 10 KostkaFutsal
            Jobelle Kenya EnriquezGr. 10 OgilvieArchery

            b. Mrs. Eve Bugayong and I will attend the Jesuit Basic Education Commission (JBEC) meeting on September 6 – 9, 2015 at the Ateneo de Iloilo. In my absence, Ms. Rosie M. Hong will be the OIC.  I  will be back to office work on September 11, Friday afternoon.

            c. Ms. Ruth Guerrero will represent Ateneo de Zamboanga University in an Assessment Meeting sponsored by the Policy Advocacy Coordinating group in Mindanao on September 10-12, Davao City.  The meeting hopes to provide an avenue for updating from each of the Jesuit Universities in the country and the Bukidnon Mission on the progress of the advocacy plans crafted during the November 2014 Policy Advocacy held in Davao.

            4. Muli nating binabati ang mga klaseng nagsipagwagi sa patimpalak noong nakaraang Buwan ng Wika.

            A. Pinakamagandang konsepto ng Pista

            Unang Puwesto    Ikalawang Puwesto         Ikatlong Puwesto



            September 7, Monday

            * Monday Assembly sponsor: Artique Circle Moderator:  Ms. I-C P. De Castro
            * Monday assembly:  National Science Club Month Launching                                                                                                                   
            * Mass sponsor:  Gr. 7 Faber       Moderator:  Bro. Eric Esteba, SJ  
            * YEARBOOK PICTORIAL               
            *  Grade 7 Class Pictorial with Class Moderator                                                                                                                                                
            *  AM:  Grade 10 Saint Brebeuf;  PM:  Grade 10 St. Evans                                                                                                                  
            * 3:45 onwards:  Grs. 8 & 9 Class Pictorial with Moderators
            *  4:00 – 5:30 PM 1st Quarter Deliberations
            Venue:  Principal’s Conference room                                                                                                     
            Grade 10 St. Brebeuf      Grade 10 St. Kostka                                                                 
            Grade 10 St. Evans           Grade 10 St. Garnet

            September 8, Tuesday
            *  7:30 Community Mass (Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary).
            *  Departmental Photo Shoot
            *  Faculty and Staff (Faculty and Staff Gala Uniform)
            *  7:30 Non-Catholic Christians prayer service at AVR

            *  7:30  Gr 7 & 8 Muslim prayer service at AVR 2                                                                                                                                        
            *  7:30  Gr. 9 & 10 Muslim prayer service at Multi-Function Rm (Caf)                                                                             
            *  International Literacy Day (sponsored by the English Department)                                                                                                       

            *  AM:  Gr. 10 Garnet *  PM:  Gr. 10 Ignatius
            *  4:00 – 5:30 PM 1st Quarter Deliberations
            Venue:  Principal’s Conference room
            Grade 10 St. Rodriguez                  Grade 10 St. Jerome
            Grade 10 St. Ignatius of Loyola                                                  
            September 9, Wednesday
            * Mass sponsor:  Gr. 7 Southwell  Moderator:  Bro. Geovanie Baco                                                               
            *  7:30 – 8:30AM  “Drop Everything and Read” session.  Students, faculty & staff, and administrators are encouraged to participate in this one hour session of reading.  First period subject teachers will supervise the students.  All are encouraged to bring along novels,         newspapers, magazines, journals and other reading materials during the session.

            * YEARBOOK PICTORIAL                                                                                                                                                                          
            *  AM:  Gr. 10 St. Jerome                                                                                                                                             
            *  PM:  Gr. 10 St. Kostka                                                                                                                               
            *  4:00 – 5:30 PM 1st Quarter Deliberations
            Venue:  Principal’s Conference room                                                                                                                                     
            Grade 9 St. Xavier 
            Grade 9 St. Pignatelli 
            Grade 9 St. Lewis                                                                                                                                                               
            Grade 9 St. Realino

            September 10, Thursday
            *  Mass sponsor:  Gr. 9 Briant    
            Moderator:  Ms. IC De Castro                                                                                                            
            * YEARBOOK PICTORIAL                                                               
            *  AM:  Gr. 10 St. Rodriguez                                                          
            *  4:00 – 5:30 PM 1st Quarter Deliberations
            Venue:  Principal’s Conference room                                                                                                                                                              
            Grade 9 St. Briant

            Grade 9 St. Borgia

            Grade 9 St. Ogilvie

            September 11, Friday
            * INTRAMURALS (Day 1)
            *  PM:  Junior High School Community Photo Shoo

            Attire:  Friday/Gala Uniform                                                                                                                                                              
            *  4:00 – 5:30 PM 1st Quarter Deliberations
            Venue:  Principal’s Conference room                                                                                                                                                             
            Grade 8 St. Edmund Campion                                                                                                                                      
            Grade 8 St. Francis Regis

            Grade 9 St. Stephan Pongracz

            Grade 9 St. Arrowsmith                                                                
            September 12, Saturday
            * INTRAMURALS (Day 2)
            8:00 AM  – 10:00 AM 1st Quarter Deliberations
            Venue:  Principal’s Conference room     
            Grade 8 St. Robert Bellarmine                                                                                                                                                                                       
            Grade 8 St. Claver                                                                                                                                                                                                       
            Grade 8 St. John de Britto                                           
            * 10:00 AM  – 11:30 AM 1st Quarter Deliberations
            Venue:  Principal’s Conference room
            Grade 7 St. Southwell

            Grade 7 St. Daniel

            Grade 7 St. Chabanel                                       
            1:30PM – 5:00 PM 1st Quarter Deliberations
            Venue:  Principal’s Conference room                     
            Grade 7 St. John Berchmans

            Grade 7 St. Claude de la Colombiere

            Grade 7 St. Peter Faber

            Grade 7 St. Peter Canisius                                           
            * YASEd’s S.M.A.R.T and C.L.A.S. S. Launching (Outreach Activity)

            September 13, Sunday * INTRAMURALS (Day 3).  Offices open;  attendance will be checked.
            September 14, Monday HIGH SCHOOL REST DAY (NO CLASSES; OFFICES CLOSED);                                                                                                            only Agency Workers will report to work on this day
            Note well:  See separate sheet/s issued by the Athletics Office for Detailed Intramurals Schedule

            “The Student Activity Program gives emphasis on both academic and non-academic formation that is integral in the formation of the total person. Emphasis on academic formation is worked through the various academic co-curricular activities while non-academic formation through the different activities of clubs and organizations.
            “For the entire school year, the student activity program as well as the other offices such as the campus ministry, social action and council of leaders provided alternative avenues where both students and faculty were able to harness and maximize their full potential. Moreover, through the various activities such as the high school night, senior’s recollection, Ateneo promenade, and upcoming senior’s night are sufficient to promote a strong sense of friendship and connectedness among students as a class and as a community as a whole. However, the program believes that a thorough evaluation is needed on the protocol and proceedings on outing and overnight activities.

            As of the moment, for the immediate action on the pressing issue on the permission of overnight and outing activities, the program suggests that class overnight will not be allowed considering the concerns on security, expenses, and preparation for the year-end activities . In lieu of the class overnight, outing activities will be allowed as long as it includes formation activities which will help achieve the school’s vision and mission of forming young men and women who will affect greater society as agents of change.”

            Fr. James Martin, SJ
            What’s your favorite image of God? Creator?  Source of All Being? Father? Mother?
            Our images of God naturally influence our relationship with God in prayer.  For example, if you think of God as angry or vengeful, it may be difficult to be open and honest in prayer or to feel intimacy with God.  In my experience, people sometimes relate to God in the ways they have related to other authority figures in their lives.  If your parents or teachers were demanding, you may be inclined to see God as demanding.  But this can severely limit our understanding of God because, needless to say, God is not our mother or father.  God is always bigger than our experiences, and our imaginations, too.
            One all-too-common image is God as the unforgiving judge, ready to pounce on you for the slightest transgression.  Yet in the Parable of the Prodigal Son, Jesus present us with a completely different image (Luke 15:11-32).  The father welcomes home his wayward son not with condemnation and vengeance but with love and mercy.  And for those who have a difficult time imagining God, I always suggest the same thing:  Look at Jesus and you will see God.
            Over time, our images of God may change, which is also to the good. As the Jesuit Carlos Valles wrote, “If you always imagine God in the same way, no matter how true and beautiful it may be, you will not be able to receive the gift of the new ways God has ready for you.”
            James Martin is a Jesuit priest and author of “Between Heaven and Mirth”, “The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything”, an–d “My Life with the Saints”.