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M I D D L E

Issue # 27 March 18 to 22, 2013

Student Bulletin
March 18 to 22, 2013

S C H O O L

WEEK AT A GLANCE
Monday, March 18 Tuesday, March 19 Wednesday, March 20 Regular Schedule/ MAP Testing Regular Schedule/ MAP Testing Student Late Start/ MAP Testing Grade Level Assembly (11:40 A.M.) Gr. 5– MS Gym; Gr. 6– LT; Gr. 7– FAT; Gr. 8– AMR Regular Schedule/ MAP Testing Regular Schedule/ MAP Testing

Thursday, March 21 Friday, March 22

From the Music Department

On Friday, March 22 at 3PM in the Middle School Courtyard, the Music Department presents a special edition of, Afternoon Delights called Strings Extravaganza. Over 90 middle school string students will gather to perform many orchestra pieces, including Palladio, Moonlight Tango, Billie Jean, and My heart will go on. See you there!

Upcoming Events in the Middle School March 4 to 27 25 to 27 28 to 29 1 to 8 9 19 MAP Testing Spirit Week School Holiday School Holiday National Holiday (Bataan Day) Courtyard Event

April

The Yearbook Pictures are now available for pick up in the MS Office.

From the Athletics & Activities Office
MS/HS 3rd Season sports practice schedules for Badminton, Softball, Track & Field and MS Mixed Touch: please see practice schedule via the ATAC blog schedules pages or school notice boards (http://atac.ism-online.org/schedules/hs/) IASAS Track and Field April 10-14: Housing letters for the IASAS Track and Field event are now available via the ATAC blog. Please sign up early to house a visiting track athlete in April. We need to house 150 athletes in total and still require 20 athletes to be housed. Teams arrive the day we return from spring break so deadline for return of letters is March 15th in order for us to confirm all housing assignments prior to the holiday starting. For general information about housing at IASAS tournaments please see the housing and hosting page (http://atac.ism-online.org/iasas/iasas-housing/). Sailfish Head Coach Appointment: We are pleased to announce that ES PE teacher/ varsity swim coach Miss Holly Chapman has been appointed as Head Sailfish Coach for next year to replace Coach Andy. Coach Chapman has already started working with Coach Andy and has the added bonus of being able to mentor with him over the next 2 months to ensure a smooth transition for next year. She will attend the Gold Coast Australia swim coaches conference in May to further her coaching credentials. She has her Australian Swim coaches competitive strokes qualification and was a junior county swimmer in the UK and has coached swimming in her previous employment prior to arriving at ISM. Coach Andy has done a wonderful job with our Sailfish program since his arrival 5 years ago. His enthusiasm and drive will certainly be missed. He has developed a strong program, doubled the numbers of squad swimmers, brought together a committed parent support group and established clear guidelines and operating systems for swimmers, parents and coaches and more importantly he has provided excellent coaching to our sailfish swimmers. We wish Andy and his family the very best for their move to Europe this summer. Swimming Facility Renovation: Please remember the swimming facility will close for renovation works beginning May 17 and the planned reopening of the pool is set for September 1st. We are building a new two-level grandstand, new locker rooms, new storage area, new coaches locker rooms, additional restrooms for the public and resurfacing the pool surrounds. ISM Summer Sports Camps information will be coming out later this month. Announcements will be placed in the parent bulletins and all information will be available on the summer camps page on the ATAC blog. Stay tuned for more information! Friday, March 16 is the final Track meet of the local season. Warm-up starts at 7:15pm. Meet starts at 8:00am and runs till about 3:00 pm. A great way to stay in touch with the ISM ATAC program is to subscribe via RSS feed to the ATAC blog and also to follow via twitter (see twitter feed on the blog home page). Each Monday I will post the weeks happenings and highlight important events for students and parents information on the ATAC blog and in the regular Friday parent bulletins. GAME SCHEDULE PDF (access to game schedule information): Information about all mid-week/weekend fixtures for ISM teams can be found via the ATAC blog. Please note the game schedule does change often due to involvement with many local schools so please check the page regularly to find out the latest information of where and when the Bearcats teams are playing. Please click on schedules tab or the Bearcat logo to be directed to the power school secure site (http://powerschool.ismanila.org/public/). You will need your power school user name and password to access the game schedule pdf.

HS Student registration for ATAC activities (new for school year ’12-13): A Google doc registration is now available for all HS students who will take part in any ATAC seasonal sports teams, MUN and Cultural Convention programs. Please take the time to complete this online registration for activities that you plan on joining this school year. Please access the form via the HS Student Registration tab found under the helpful shortcuts bar on the ATAC blog home page. Please note this is for HS students only and you must use your school email address to access the link. Personal gmail or hotmail addresses will not allow you to access the page. BEARCAT DEN: http://atac.ism-online.org/bearcat-den/ Our Bearcat Den is open for business. please drop by to check out the range of Bearcat products. We have a great team of volunteers who run the den and are always looking for more people to help out. If you are interested in joining a fantastic group please contact any of our den members during den opening hours. If you’re interested in joining the Den volunteers please contact Carolyn Ching for details carolynqching@yahoo.com. We are always looking for new volunteers and encourage parents from ES/MS to join our group. Regular Opening Hours for the Bearcat Den: Wed and Fridays from 11:30am – 1:00pm and each afternoon from 2:30-4pm.