Of empowered #Juanas and #PurpleMondays
PISAY SUPPORTS 2021 NATIONAL WOMEN’S MONTH CELEBRATION
The Philippine Science High School Southern Mindanao Campus joins the 2021 National Women’s Month Celebration in support of the Philippine Commission on Women. The theme since 2017 is “We make change work for women”, which encapsulates how women should be active contributors as well as beneficiaries of national development.
As a sign of support, PSHS SMC will execute the following PCW suggested activities for the whole month of March 2021:
March 1, 2021 - DOST-Wide Virtual Flag Ceremony
- Uploading of the official 2021 NWMC banner in the school’s website and social media account
- March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 – Wearing of anything purple all Mondays of March
- March 1-8 – Online advocacy (Uploading and using of official PCW Facebook profile frame)
- March 8 (staff) – Serbisyo para kay Juana (Provision of priority lane to female clients)
- March 8-12 (faculty) – Setting aside time in synchronous classes to highlight a woman or women in subject or field taught that can raise awareness among students about contribution of women to society
- March 11, 18, 23 – Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao Cluster fora (Topics to be announced)
- March 24 – Forum on mental health
- March 30 – DOST-wide forum
Together, let us show appreciation for women’s various contribution in the society, honor women frontliners, workers, entrepreneurs, home makers, community volunteers, and other outstanding #Juanas especially during this ongoing health crisis, open more platforms to discuss women’s experiences in dealing with different situations and challenges such as this pandemic, and likewise put the spotlight on all Juans who help and contribute in normalizing redistribution of household chores and in showing other acts of gender sensitivity and equality. Truly #WomenMakeChange!
by Sheila Allong
“I'm committed to create and share new information. Hopefully my peers in Pisay also grab every opportunity they can get to share knowledge to the world.”
This was expressed by Chemistry teacher, Research 3 Unit head, and Research 2 and 3 adviser Le Grande O. Dolino pertaining to not just one but three of his research works published in Thomson Reuters/Scopus indexed journals, namely: Journal of Chemical Education, Philippine Journal of Science, and Foundations of Chemistry.
Mr. Dolino published a paper in August 14, 2020 titled “Insights from Teaching Chemistry Writing Online” in Journal of Chemical Education (https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.jchemed.0c00832). His research studied how teachers can better carry out writing-related activities such as laboratory reports in Chemistry and in other science subjects online.
He, in collaboration with Dr. Doris B. Montecastro and Fr. Antonio M. Basilio, likewise put out the research “Low-cost Recovery of Bromelain Solids from Industrial Pineapple Peel, Pulp, and Core Wastes Using Ethanolic Cashew Leaf Polyphenol” on September 2020 in Philippine Journal of Science (https://philjournalsci.dost.gov.ph/publication/regular-issues/next-issue/98-vol-149-no-3-september-2020/1210-low-cost-recovery-of-bromelain-solids-from-industrial-pineapple-peel-pulp-and-core-wastes-using-ethanolic-cashew-leaf-polyphenol). This study introduced an alternative procedure in getting Bromelain solids from pineapple core and pulp which could be beneficial to pineapple farmers.
Prior to joining Pisay, Mr. Dolino also published an article in Foundations of Chemistry in 2017 (https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10698-017-9272-9). This study elucidated the distinction between chemistry and other allied sciences.
Campus Director Jonald P. Fenecios lauded him for his achievements saying, “Research publication is truly one great leap in human resource development. That is why it is one of my thrusts as your new Director. I would like to call on for more teachers to do the same.”
About the published faculty:
Le Grande Dolino obtained his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Ateneo de Davao University and his Master of Science in Applied Mathematics from the University of Southeastern Philippines. His main research interests include chemistry education particularly in the transfer and development of student research skill.
The Department of Science and Technology - Philippine Science High School System (DOST-PSHS System) congratulates the 1,706* students who made it as principal qualifiers as incoming Grade 7 scholars.
*85 chose not to publish their names in line with the Data Privacy Act
For the complete list visit the link below.
Congratulations to the whole Philippine Science High School Southern Mindanao Campus community for keeping our campus physically and even virtually in place throughout these years! Onwards we go. Mabuhay and happy 33rd Founding Anniversary #PisaySMC!
Results for the Philippine Science High School System Stage 2 Qualifiers for Incoming Grade 7, School Year 2021-2022 are now available at https://pshs.edu.ph/
We will be posting the entries of the students in the Digital Citizenship Infographics Making Competition. Watch out for the announcement of winners which will be on February 5, 2021.
This served as the output of the students during the Digital Citizenship Seminar held last year, December 17.
Here's the entry of Grade 10 - Proton
Here's the entry of Grade 10 - Electron
Here's the entry of Grade 10 - Neutron
Appreciation is an essential part of how we create community.
On December 18, 2020, Philippine Science High School Southern Mindanao Campus celebrated the holiday season and the end of the year 2020 with the Program on Awards and Incentives for Service Excellence (PRAISE). Due to the ongoing health crisis, this year’s ceremony was held virtually.
The event included the recognition of outstanding personnel who were bestowed with awards during the PSHS System 22nd Founding Anniversary. The awardees were outgoing Campus Director Delia C. Legaspino (2020 PSHS System Outstanding Executive), Supervising Administrative Officer Mario A. Gigayon (PSHS System Outstanding Employee Level II), and Assistant CID Chief- Office of Student Affairs Janice Joy W. Chiongson (Sinagtala Teaching Award).
A plaque, a token, and a special recognition were also presented to each of the eleven (11) personnel who dedicated significant years of service and hard work at PSHS SMC.
For 25 years of service:
- Ms. Jearvy R. Laňohan – Special Science Teacher V
- Mr. Joselito M. Calacar – Librarian
For 20 years of service:
- Ms. Janice Joy W. Chiongson – Special Science Teacher IV
For 15 years of service:
- Ms. Sheila M. Allong - Special Science Teacher IV
- Engr. Gednyl Glory D. Cobarrubias - Special Science Teacher IV
- Ms. Sharon M. Dejarme - Special Science Teacher V
- Mr. Jonathan V. Mancao - Special Science Teacher V
- Ms. Suzette A. Palicte - Special Science Teacher IV
- Ms. Teresa Pamela G. Soriano - Special Science Teacher IV
For 10 years of service:
- Ms. Ferly Joy L. Caga – Science Research Specialist I
- Ms. Mary Anne B. Villanueva - Special Science Teacher IV
Distinct recognition was also granted to personnel who exuded exemplary behavior, namely: Ms. Ronieleen P. Lbrero (Guidance Services Associate I), Ms. Ma. Sandra Agnes J. Golvin (Administrative Officer V), Ms. Jihan D. Codizar (Special Science Teacher IV), Ms. Michelle C. Cuestas (Special Science Teacher III), Mr. Mark Anthony D. David (Special Science Teacher II), Ms. Krishna Mie C. Zabate (Special Science Teacher IV), and Mr. Levi Jusayan (Administrative Aide VI).
Additionally, especially with the challenging times over the past months, the Philippine Science High School Southern Mindanao Campus gave praise and acknowledgement to the personnel who made significant contributions for the school to meet the challenges in an inspiring way and they are: Engineer Michael V. Nalitan (Special Science Teacher III), Engr. Ace L. Lonzaga (Special Science Teacher II), Dr. Cromwell M. Castillo Special Science Teacher IV), Mr. Ronald A. Gica (Special Science Teacher I), Ms. Krizzle Faith S. Radomes (Science Research Specialist I), Mr. Michael A. Casas (Special Science Teacher IV), Ms. Camille A. Casas (Special Science Teacher I), Mr. Alfred S. Saracho (Administrative Aide IV), Ms. Ma. Sandra Agnes A. Golvin (Administrative Officer III), Ms. Catherine O. Ureta (Administrative Officer III), Ms. Alexis Marie A. Palero (Contract of Service Personnel), Engr. Rose Michelle Q. Diampa (Project Engineer), Ms. Flor Maybellyn B. Rollon (Dorm Manager), Suzanne G. Mendoza (Special Science Teacher V), Edengrace C. Jacinto (Special Science Teacher II), Mr. Miguel E. Hilario Jr. (Administrative Aide IV), Mr. Bernilo B. Alcuizar (Science Research Assistant I), and Engr. Gian Karlo L. Sam (Special Science Teacher I).
Lastly, given that the school was still able to push through with the annual surveillance audit conducted by SOCOTEC in accordance with the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System and passed it with zero non-conformity despite the circumstances, due recognition was endowed to the following:
- 2020 Internal Quality Audit Team: Mr. Michael A. Casas, Ms. Sheila M. Allong, Mr. Bernard A. Beduya, , Dr. Cromwell M. Castillo, Ms. Charmaine Faith C. Correlo, Mr. Elmar John O. Digal, Ms. Maria Ines D. Lingatong, Ms. Rodgessa A. Lopez, Ms. Justine Aubry G. Moyon, Ms. Dianne Jean A. Nacario, Ms. Jona Joy G. Palada,Krizzle Faith S. Radomes, Ms. Karen Rachel J. San Pablo, Ms. Jessa Mae A. Villanueva, Ms. Krishna Mie C. Zabate, and Mr. Jose Mari E. Ortega.
- 2020 DC Team: Ms. Jocelyn V. Lope and Ms. Charmaine Faith C. Correlo
Indeed, even in this tough year, there is still a lot to be thankful for.