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HS Student Circular

International School Manila

May 21, 2010


Monday, May 24:
IB Exams (AMR, LT, 1057) Senior Rings:
IB1 Visual Arts Exhibit (FAT Gallery) White and Yellow Gold Rings are ready for pick up in
Honors and Awards Ceremony (FAT) 12:30 pm the HS Office. Silver Rings will be available for pick
up on Monday, May 24 in the morning. Thanks!
Tuesday, May 25:
IB1 Visual Arts Exhibit (FAT Gallery)
Graduation Announcement Cards:
Graduation Practice for Seniors 1:00pm
Graduation Announcement Cards are still available
Wednesday, May 26: for purchase. Each piece costs Php 50.00 (fifty
Student Late Start pesos) and a minimum of 5 pcs per purchase is
IB1 Visual Arts Exhibit (FAT Gallery) required. Cards will be sold on a first come first
IB1 Psych IA Due (H&S) served basis. Please pay the amount to the Cashiers
Eco Council Sale office first then bring the receipt to the HS Office to
Graduation Practice for Seniors 1:00pm claim the cards. Hurry and send some to your family
and friends abroad ☺
Thursday, May 27:
IB1 Visual Arts Exhibit (FAT Gallery)
Eco Council Sale Dear Parents,
Senior Celebration Lunch 12pm
Senior Celebration 2:30 pm In line with the forthcoming graduation of our seniors, we
are preparing the return of the Facilities Upgrade Deposit
Friday, May 28: (FUD) of $5,000.00 paid at the time your child entered
IB1 Visual Arts Exhibit (FAT Gallery) International School Manila, Inc.
HS Graduation (FAT) 5:30pm
To enable us to release the refund on June 30, 2010
Reminder: onwards may we remind you of the following:
June 3: Last day of School, Early Release 1. Submission of the Facilities Upgrade Deposit (FUD)
June 5: SAT 7:30am duly endorsed by the holder of the certificate. The
June 8: Report Card Distribution refund in the form of check will be made payable to
the holder’s name indicated in the certificate.
School Year 2010-2011: 2. Clearance for the textbooks to be accomplished
July 29: Grade 9 Schedule, Locker and ID the last day of school.
Distribution (8am-3pm)
3. Full settlement of all outstanding balance on
July 30: Grade 10 Schedule, Locker and ID
clearance day
Distribution (8am-3pm)
August 2: Grade 11 Schedule, Locker and ID
Distribution (8am-3pm) Thank you for your cooperation.
August 3: Grade 12 Schedule, Locker and ID Very truly yours,
Distribution (8am-3pm) International School Manila
*Grades 9-10 will have random pre-assigned
lockers. **This does not apply to ADB and US Embassy sponsored
*Grade 12 will be assigned lockers on a first students.
come first served basis.
*Only students and parents will be allowed to
pick up the schedule, the locker and the ID.
Representatives will not be allowed to pick up the
items on their behalf.

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I. IDs for the New School Year
Parent IDs
Current parent IDs will continue to be valid for the new school year 2010-2011.
Parents who require replacement school IDs due to loss or damage can acquire these from the Security Office upon
payment of Php100.00 to the Cashier.

Student IDs
All students will be issued with new ID cards at the beginning of the new school year. This year there will be no need for
returning students to visit the Security Office as we will be utilizing the photographs taken for the yearbooks.

School Passes
School passes issued to parent’s employees and representatives need to be replaced for next school year. As of August
31, 2010 the burgundy bordered passes will be invalid.

The security office is now accepting applications for new school passes, however the cards will not be available for
collection before July 1, 2010.

Each family will be given two free school passes. Additional school passes may be obtained after paying a processing fee
of Php100.00 each to the Cashier’s Office.

2, Car Stickers for the New School Year

The car stickers for school year 2010/2011 will be available from the security office beginning July 1, 2010.
For vehicles already displaying an existing sticker, parents should submit a completed renewal form with a copy of a
current LTO official receipt. For new vehicles, parents are reminded that a copy of the vehicle’s certificate of
registration and a current official receipt need to be submitted with the application. Applications for vehicles registered
with companies or other institutions should be supported by a letter of assignment.

Each ISM family will be issued one vehicle sticker free of charge. Any additional stickers will be issued following payment
of P100 to the cashier’s office.
I would like to thank all members of the ISM community for their cooperation across this school year in helping us
maintain ISM as a safe and secure environment for our children.
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Dear Parents,

This is purely an advisory note to alert you to the fact that we have had confirmed cases of chickenpox in the high school
recently. Chickenpox causes no serious problems for most healthy people and recovery is usually quick and complete.
Please read the information given below.
What is Chickenpox?
Chickenpox is an infectious disease which spreads from person to person by direct contact or through the air from an
infected person’s coughing or sneezing. A person with chickenpox is contagious 1-2 days before the rash appears and
until all blisters have formed scabs.
What are the symptoms?
The incubation period - the time from exposure to the chickenpox virus until you develop symptoms – is usually 14 to
16 days but can be from 10 to 21 days. Your child may feel sick and have a fever for 1 to 2 days before the
chickenpox rash develops. The most distinctive sign of infection is an itchy rash of red spots and blisters. Some
children may have a worse rash and more symptoms than others. If your child develops such a rash, please do not
bring them into school in consideration for the other children, staff and faculty.
It takes about 1 to 2 days for a chickenpox red spot to go through all of its stages including blistering, bursting,
drying and crusting over. New red spots continue to develop every day for as long as 5 to 7 days. Symptoms usually
last about 10 days. You should no longer be contagious when all spots have dried up and no new spots are
How is chickenpox treated?
Most healthy children and adults will need only home treatment for chickenpox. Home treatment includes resting
and taking medications to reduce fever and itching.
It is possible to get a vaccination against chickenpox which may reduce the symptoms or even prevent infection. If you
wish to have this, please discuss it with your pediatrician.
If you have any further questions, please contact either Dr Bagos at the school clinic or your own doctor.
Many thanks for your vigilance.
Debbie Duckworth
Clinic Administrator

Dear ISM Community,

The end of the school year is fast approaching, and I would like to keep everyone abreast of the changes that will take
place in the canteen for school year 2010-2011.

After a lengthy bidding process of the canteen concessionaires that was vetted by a canteen committee comprising
students, parents, faculty and administrators, it was determined that the four current back concessionaires (Allegro,
Piadina, Deli-France and Red Kimono) would continue to provide their services. It was also felt that Urban Chef, which
services the main canteen, would also continue but with only half of their present space.

At the beginning of the school year, feedback from students, faculty and staff about the current canteen services, indicated
a strong interest in having more vegetarian/healthy options. After careful consideration, we have offered a canteen contract
to Yogi Chef, which will offer a range of vegetarian and vegan alternatives thus providing options to canteen users that have
never been available in the past. Yogi Chef will be located in the section of the cafeteria that currently houses the pasta bar,
sandwich bar and fruit smoothie area. For those parents with ES children, they will have the option to select Yogi Chef as
the lunch provider for their children but at this time it will be pre-packed food rather than a buffet set-up. Please note that
lunch sign-ups start at the end of July.

One other change in Elementary food services is that, due to low numbers, the student morning snack service for children
will no longer be available. This means that parents who want their children to have a morning snack will need to pack this
for them on a daily basis.

For any future concerns regarding the canteen services please email me directly at

Thank You
Michelle Mapua
HR Director

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Outside the Canteen

Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th May

Many thanks for supporting all things green this year.

Reminders for CLASS OF 2010:

o Graduation practices are on Tuesday, 25 May at 1:00pm and Wednesday, 26 May at 1:00pm. The practices will be in the
FAT. Only those students who attend graduation practice sessions will be allowed to participate in our graduation
ceremony. Graduation caps and gowns will be distributed at this time. Seniors should also return textbooks, clean out
lockers, settle any other outstanding accounts and complete their clearance sheets in order to get their diplomas. All seniors
will be handed their clearance sheets at the graduation rehearsal on Tuesday 25 May. Seniors who have not completed
clearance will not be allowed to walk in graduation.
o The Senior Lunch will be at 12:00 noon in the FAT Lobby Thursday, 27 May. This will be followed by a Senior Celebration
talent show commencing at 3:00pm in the Fine Arts Theater
o Our Commencement Exercises will be held on Friday, 28 May, starting at 5:30pm in the Fine Arts Theater. All graduating
students, properly attired in caps and gowns, must assemble in the AMR at 4:30pm. Students are expected to dress in
formal‐semi‐formal attire.
o Each graduating student will be given FOUR tickets for the ceremony – two tickets for the senior’s parents will have reserved
seating while the other two will be on a general admission (open seating) basis. Please return extra tickets to the High School
Office, so that they can be reissued on a first come, first served basis to accommodate those with more guests. If more than
4 tickets are needed, requests may be submitted to Laurie in the High School Office. Only those with tickets will be allowed
o Please note that pictures may only be taken from your seats; you will not be allowed near the stage or in the aisles during the
ceremony. The official photographer will be on hand during the ceremony to take photos of the graduates and will also have
a studio set‐up in the AMR on May 28 starting 1:00pm and will remain open till 4.30pm when the graduates need to
assemble in preparation for the ceremony. Please see the information below for the photography schedule. This will be on a
first come, first served basis within your assigned time slot.
o A graduation fee of P 2500 has been charged to your school account. This fee covers the costs for the official graduation
photography package and the senior lunch. DVD copies of the graduation rites will be available for a separate charge of P500,
along with additional copies of photos. Orders may be placed directly with the photographer on the day of graduation.
International School Manila is not involved in the payment and distribution of orders made with the photographer.

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College Acceptances for Class 2010
as of May 21, 2010
College/ University # Accepted

Academy of Art University 1

American University 1
Amsterdam University College 1
Arcadia University 1
Arizona State University 1
Ateneo de Manila University 6
Babson College 3
Barnard College 2
Bates College 1
Bentley University 7
Binghamton University (Harpur College of Arts & Sciences) 1
Boston College 4
Boston College (Carroll School of Management) 3
Boston University 10
Boston University (College of Arts and Sciences) 1
Boston University (School of Education) 1
Boston University (School of Management) 3
Bowdoin College 1
Brandeis University 1
Brock University 1
Brown University 2
Bryant University 1
California College of the Arts 1
California Institute of the Arts 1
California Lutheran University 2
California State University, Channel Islands 1
California State University, Chico 1
California State University, Northridge 2
California State University, San Marcos 1
Carleton College 1
Carleton University (Sprott School of Business) 1
Case Western Reserve University 1
Chaminade University of Honolulu 1
Chapman University 2
Claremont McKenna College 4
Clark University 2
College of the Holy Cross 2
College of William and Mary 1
Columbia College 1
Columbia University 1
Columbus College of Art and Design 1
Cornell University (College of Art, Arch., & Plan.) 1
De La Salle University Manila 4
Denison University 1
Drexel University 1
Duke University 1
Earlham College 1
Embry‐Riddle Aeronautical University ‐ FL 2
Emerson College 3
Emory University 1
Enderun Colleges Inc. 3
Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam 1
Fashion Institute of Technology 1
Florida International University 1
Florida State University 2
Fordham University 3

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Fordham University (Fordham College at Lincoln Center) 2
George Mason University 1
Georgetown University (Georgetown College) 1
Georgia Institute of Technology 2
Grinnell College 1
Hamilton College ‐ NY 2
Harvard University 1
Harvey Mudd College 1
Haverford College 1
Hawaii Pacific University 2
Hiram College 1
Indiana University at Bloomington 3
Indiana University at Bloomington (Kelley School of Business) 2
Indiana University at Bloomington (School of Education) 1
International Christian University 2
James Madison University 2
John Carroll University 1
Johns Hopkins University 2
Johnson & Wales University 1
Juniata College 1
Knox College 2
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology 2
Lehigh University 1
Loyola Marymount University 7
Macalester College 3
Marymount Manhattan College 1
Massachusetts College of Art and Design 1
McGill University 3
McGill University ( Desautels Faculty of Management ) 1
McGill University (Faculty of Arts ) 2
McMaster University 2
Menlo College 4
Miami University, Oxford 1
Miami University, Oxford (Engineering & Applied Science) 1
Michigan State University 4
Middlebury College 2
Montana State University, Bozeman 1
Montana Tech of The University of Montana 1
New York University 6
New York University (College of Arts and Science) 2
New York University (Liberal Studies) 4
New York University (London Program) 1
New York University (School of Education) 1
New York University (Tisch School of the Arts) 1
Northeastern University 9
Northeastern University (College of Business Administration) 3
Northwestern University 1
Notre Dame de Namur University 1
NYU‐Abu Dhabi 3
Oberlin College (Arts & Sciences) 1
Occidental College 1
Ohio University 1
Ohio Wesleyan University 1
Old Dominion University 1
Oregon State University 2
Pace University, New York City 1
Parsons School of Design, New School University 2
Pennsylvania State University, Berks College 1
Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg 1
Pennsylvania State University, University Park 9
Pennsylvania State University, University Park (College of Engineering) 2

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Pennsylvania State University, University Park (College of the Liberal Arts) 1
Pennsylvania State University, University Park (Smeal College of Business) 1
Pepperdine University 2
Portland State University 1
Pratt Institute 3
Purdue University 5
Purdue University (School of Engineering) 1
Purdue University (School of Liberal Arts) 1
Purdue University (School of Management) 1
Queen's University 3
Radford University 1
Reed College 1
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 1
Rhode Island School of Design 1
Rice University (School of Natural Sciences) 1
Ringling College of Art and Design 1
Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University 1
Rochester Institute of Technology 1
Roosevelt University 1
Rose‐Hulman Institute of Technology 1
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey at Newark 1
Ryerson University (Ted Rogers School of Management ) 1
Saint Louis University 1
Saint Louis University (College of Engineering & Aviation) 1
Saint Mary's College of California 3
San Diego State University 1
San Francisco State University 1
Santa Clara University 6
Savannah College of Art and Design 2
School of the Art Institute of Chicago 1
School of Visual Arts 1
Simon Fraser University 1
Simon Fraser University (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences) 1
Simon Fraser University at Harbour Centre 2
Skidmore College 1
Soka University of America 1
Sophia University 1
Southern Methodist University (School of Business) 1
St. John's University ‐ Queens Campus 1
St. Olaf College 1
Stanford University 2
Stony Brook University 1
Suffolk University 2
Swarthmore College 3
Syracuse University 3
Syracuse University (School of Education) 1
The College of Wooster 1
The Evergreen State College 1
The George Washington University 1
The Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts 1
The Ohio State University 1
The Ohio State University (College of Engineering) 1
The University of Iowa 1
The University of Montana, Missoula 1
The University of Texas, Austin 1
The University of Texas, San Antonio 1
Tiffin University 1
Tufts University (College of Liberal Arts) 1
University at Buffalo The State University of New York 1
University College Utrecht 1
University of Alberta (Arts) 1

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University of Alberta (Engineering) 1
University of Arkansas 1
University of Asia and the Pacific 1
University of British Columbia 13
University of British Columbia (Arts, Faculty of) 4
University of British Columbia (Sauder School of Business) 3
University of British Columbia Okanagan 3
University of California at Berkeley 2
University of California at Berkeley (College of Letters & Science) 2
University of California at Davis 3
University of California at Davis (College of Letters & Science) 1
University of California at Irvine 5
University of California at Los Angeles 5
University of California at Los Angeles (School of Eng. & App. Sciences) 1
University of California at Riverside 1
University of California at San Diego 3
University of California at Santa Barbara 3
University of California at Santa Cruz 1
University of Central Florida 1
University of Chicago 3
University of Colorado at Boulder 1
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs 1
University of Colorado, Denver 1
University of Denver 1
University of Hawaii at Hilo 1
University of Hawaii at Manoa 1
University of Houston 1
University of Illinois at Urbana‐Champaign 5
University of Illinois at Urbana‐Champaign (Education) 1
University of Illinois at Urbana‐Champaign (Engineering) 1
University of Illinois at Urbana‐Champaign (Fine & Applied Arts) 1
University of Illinois at Urbana‐Champaign (Liberal Arts & Sciences) 1
University of Maryland, College Park 2
University of Maryland, College Park (School of Business) 1
University of Massachusetts, Amherst 1
University of Miami 3
University of Michigan 3
University of Michigan (Art & Design) 1
University of Michigan (Literature, Science, & the Art) 2
University of Michigan, Flint 1
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 3
University of Nevada, Las Vegas 2
University of North Carolina at Charlotte 2
University of North Florida 1
University of Notre Dame 1
University of Oregon 1
University of Pecs 1
University of Pennsylvania 1
University of Pennsylvania (College of Arts & Sciences) 2
University of Pittsburgh 1
University of Rochester 4
University of San Diego 5
University of San Diego (School of Business/Engineering) 2
University of San Francisco 6
University of Southern California 3
University of Southern California (School for Communication) 1
University of Southern California (School of Architecture) 1
University of Southern California (School of Business) 1
University of Southern California (School of Music) 1
University of Southern California (School of Theatre) 1
University of Szeged 1

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University of the Philippines 2
University of Toronto 5
University of Toronto (Arts and Science, Faculty of) 2
University of Toronto at Mississauga 2
University of Vermont 1
University of Victoria (Faculty of Social Science) 1
University of Virginia 1
University of Virginia (College of Arts & Sciences) 2
University of Virginia (School of Architecture) 1
University of Washington 8
University of Waterloo 2
University of Western Ontario 7
University of Wisconsin, Madison 3
University of Wisconsin, Madison (School of Business) 1
University of Wisconsin, Madison (School of Education) 1
University of Wyoming 1
Vassar College 1
Villanova University 1
Virginia Commonwealth University 1
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Engineering) 2
Waseda University 1
Washington State University 4
Washington University in St. Louis 1
Wellesley College 1
Wesleyan University 5
Western Washington University 1
Westminster College 1
Worcester Polytechnic Institute 1
Xavier University 1
Yale University 1
York University 3
Grand Total 508

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Important Announcement
To: Graduating Class of 2010 and Families
Re: Formal Graduation Photographs
Date: May 28, 2010 Friday
Location: AMR Room

Designated Times:
1:00 - 1:30 pm ABID to CHING, John-Sebastien
1:30 - 2:00 pm CHING, Tiffany Ka Mei to FRANCISCO
2:00 - 2:30 pm GAGOOMAL to JOUNG
2:30 - 3:00 pm KAGEYAMA to LIM, Emmanuel Benigno
3:00 - 3:30 pm LIM, Gillian Gayle to NOROJONO
3:30 - 4:00 pm O’KEEFE to SCHNEIDER
4:00 –4:30 pm SEKAR to ZOBEL

At designated times - First-come, First-served. You can only register
when all family members to be photographed are present.
Priority will be given to graduates who arrive ON TIME for their
designated time slots and have ALL FAMILY MEMBERS PRESENT.
No reservations accepted.
Latecomers – Your photo will be taken only if there’s time left in your
designated slot. If not, you will be photographed after everyone in
the last slot 4:00 - 4:30pm Sekar to Zobel is finished.

We only have 180 minutes to process 167 graduates (1.2 minutes per
family), so your cooperation will be invaluable and greatly appreciated.

Let’s make sure graduation is a time of celebration for all !

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