PSHS-SMC Teachers join PSHS System Curriculum Writeshop for the Specialization Years
Jearvy R. Lanohan
Eight faculty members from the Philippine Science High School Southern Mindanao Campus
joined the PSHS sytem curriculum writeshop for grades 11 and 12 at the Lancaster Hotel, Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City last August 10-14, 2015. The five day workshop kicked off with an orientation of the system's plans for the specialization year by the chair of the Curriculum Core Group, Dr. Rod Allan De Lara and setting of the expectations for the writeshop by the RPAD Chief, Dr. Jessamyn Yazon.
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Pisay Research teachers join Region XI's 5th Health R & D Expo
Jearvy R. Lanohan
Research teachers, Dr. Rochelle Papasin and Dr. Cromwell Castillo, attended the The Regional Health Research and Development Consortium XI (RHRDC XI) 5th Health R&D Expo last July 30-31, 2015 at Grand Regal Hotel, Davao City. The event provided researchers and institutions of Region XI an apt venue to promote and showcase research results, particularly in the health category.
Aside from a number of plenary sessions distributed in two days, participants also witnessed or took part in Research and Poster Exhibit Competetions in either graduate or undergraduate category.
Established Research scientists led by the Secretary of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Hon. Mario G. Montejo, graced the said two-day event.
To Research educators and enthusiasts, the event proved to be very enriching and informative. “It showed me a clear philosophical distinction between qualitative research and quantitative research. Also, it made me realize that research in the Philippine Science High School is mostly quantitative”, Dr. Papasin said.
The expo was sponsored by the Regional Research and Health Consortium and was co-sponsored by DOST – PCRHD and DOST Regional Office XI.
PSHS-SMC students win 3rd Place in the International Regions Mathematics League (IRML) On-site Competition
Jearvy R. Lanohan
PSHS-SMC, Davao City - Michaela Ronn G. Paclibar, Guinevere P. Soria, and Faith D. Villahermosa emerged third place winners of this year's On-site competition of the International Regions Mathematics League (IRML) held at the University of Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, last May 29 and 30, 2015. The On-site math tilt had four rounds namely: Team Round competition, Power Question, Individual Round and the Relay Round. The first Place and second place went, respectively, to Macau's Team 1 and China's Team 1.
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Personnel start SY 2016-2017 with PAVES
Jearvy R. Lañohan
About sixty faculty and staff participated in the organizational Public Accountability and Values Enhancement Seminar last July 2-3, 2015 at the PSHS-SMC Mini-Auditorium. The seminar aimed to raise awareness on the nation’s top ten illnesses and to empower personnel to take action against these by being Godly; by developing love for the country; by being humane; by being environment-friendly; and by developing value habits of discipline, orderliness and cleanliness.
Three personnel from the Council for the Restoration of Filipino Values namely, Mr. Voltaire Acosta, Mr. Nathaniel Saquiba, and Mr. Jesus Sison, served as resource speakers. They discussed topics such as The Love of God, Graft and Corruption, Taming the Tongue, Respect for Authority, Integrity, The Sanctity of Marriage, Public Accountability, Wisdom in Truthfulness, Republic Act 6713, and Selfless Love.
Three Infrastructure Projects Completed in 2014
By Sheila M. Allong
Somewhere in the ancient, mystic trinity, you get three as a magic number. Looking at the number of infrastructure development of th
e PSHS-SMC, it can be said that three must indeed be a magic number as it is the total number of projects the school completed this year 2014.
The first of these infrastructure ventures is the “Rehabilitation/Repair of the Boys’ Residence Hall (BRH)”. The repairs and improvements were undertaken particularly on the roof, sleeping quarters, and comfort rooms of the said building. This said project which cost a total amount of P 2,225,591.74 was completed last June 21, 2014.
The next project was the “Improvement of the Perimeter Fence.” By improvement, this means that additional layers of concrete hollow blocks were installed on the fence surrounding the campus. This project cost P 1,642,946.81. The 100% completion was accomplished last July 3, 2014.
The last project that fulfills the magic three is the “Rehabilitation/Repair of the Academic Building.” To be specific - the path walks were repainted, the Guidance Office was renovated, the male and female comfort rooms in the 1st and 2nd floors were renovated, and comfort rooms were installed in the Child-minding Center and Clinic. All these improvements, completed last June 21, 2014, incurred a total amount of P 1,987,813.81.
Pisay-SMC students sweep awards in 2014 international and national tilts
By Sheila M. Allong
The year 2014 was a triumphant year for the PSHS-SMC scholars as they prominently showcased their prowess and skills in the multitudes of national and international competitions they participated in.
For instance, Faith D. Villahermosa (Grade 8), Felix Arthur C. Dioso (Grade 8), and Julliam A. Gadiane (3rd Year) swept three winnings in the 3rd ASEAN Plus Three Junior Science Odyssey held at Nat’l Science Museum, Pathum Thani, Thailand on June 23-29, 2014: 1st place, Homemade Diesel and Miracle of Green Lab Skills Assessment, 3rd place,Trans’ Farm’er Lab Skills Assessment, and 3rd place, Group Project Presentation.
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