MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT PLANNER 2016-2017

RACHEL HARRINGTON
Middle School Principal

AMANDA PEKIN
Middle School Assistant Principal

Welcome Middle School Students!
You are about to start the 2016-2017 school year. For some, this is your first year in
Middle School; for others, this will be your final year as you transition to High
School. Wherever you are on your journey, we hope that you have a great time
learning with us this school year at International School Manila.
The Middle School years are exciting times when you begin to discover more about
yourself, create friendships and develop into a young adult. We are here to support
you on this adventure, together with your guidance counselors, teachers and the
ISM staff. Do not hesitate to seek out help when you need it, or to share how you
are feeling along the way. We want to make these Middle School years an exciting,
memorable and challenging experience for you. Our doors are always open for you
and your parents.
As we interact with each other, our ultimate goal is that we all respect one
another. We are a diverse community of learners from all over the world. As an ISM
student, you have the opportunity to learn new perspectives and gain valuable
insights. Welcome new students openly and challenge yourself to make new
friends this school year.
The Middle School Student Planner is a resource for you to use throughout the year
and a place for you to organize yourself to maximize your efficiency and your
learning. Our MS blog is another valuable resource (http://ms.ism-online.org) to
find out more about what is happening in our Middle School and in your classes.
We look forward to a great year of learning together in Middle School!

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Welcome
Welcome from the Middle School Leadership Team

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ISM Core Values and Mission

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ISM School-Wide Student Goals

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Middle School Student Characteristics

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Middle School Faculty and Staff List

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Communication
Beliefs About Communication

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Methods of Communication

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Change of Contact Information

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Guardianship Agreements

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A Day in the Life
Overview

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Attendance Guidelines

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When You Are Late to School or Class

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Leaving School Early During the Day or
Taking Alternate Transportation

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School IDs

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Student Visitors

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Student Advisory Program

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Student Assemblies

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House System

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Tutorials

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Homework

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Middle School Activities

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Athletics and Activities (ATAC)

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Middle School Events

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Classroom Without Walls (CWW)

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Service Learning Program

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
How the School Works
Guidance Counselors

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Academic Program

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Assessment of Students

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Middle School Library

25

Use of Technology

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Health and Safety

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Transportation

31

Bearcat Kantina

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School Supplies, Resources and Textbooks

33

Lockers

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Personal Property, Lost and Found

34

Withdrawal Procedures

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Student Rights, Responsibilities and Expectations
Essential Expectations

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Guidelines for Major Discipline Issues

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School Uniforms

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After-School Expectations

44

Field Trip Expectations

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Other School Rules and Regulations

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Green Guidelines for Events Planning at ISM

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Planner
Hints for Using Your Planner

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Ten Study Habits of Successful Students

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Strategies for Studying

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Hints for Completing Homework

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Monthly Calendar and Place for Daily Organizing

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School Map

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Student Schedule

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ISM Core Values and Mission
We are an independent, international school with a structure, style and traditions
that emanate from the United States and with a curriculum and methodology that
reflect the best in worldwide educational research and practice. Our school is diverse
and dynamic, and our students have the highest aspirations for their education and
future lives.

CORE VALUES
Intergrity, Service, Merit
MISSION
To build a vibrant and enterprising learning community in which all strive to:
• Accentuate learning, growth, perseverance and self-awareness as life-long
values.
• Nurture creativity and originality as precursors for critical and reflective thought
and action.
• Succeed collectively as well as individually, achieving our personal best in all
aspects of school life.
• Maintain a healthy balance in the time devoted to work, rest and recreation.
• Involve our community in sustaining and safeguarding our environment.
• Interact through honest, respectful and open communication.
• Acknowledge and celebrate our differences and encourage empathy, compassion,
understanding and respect for human dignity.
• Live our lives positively, joyfully and ethically.

School-Wide Student Goals
In order to fulfill the school’s mission and to provide a framework for the organization
of instructional program, we want all members of the school community to be:
• Effective Communicators: who can interact through a range of modes of
communication and for a variety of purposes.
• Knowledgeable and Skilled Learners: who continually acquire useful knowledge
and skills while developing understanding(s) across a broad and balanced range of
contexts.
• Self-directed and Balanced Individuals: who strive to achieve their personal best
and understand the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional balance.
• Inquiring and Reflective Problem Solvers: who can think critically and creatively to
make informed decisions and then take appropriate action.
• Responsible, Caring and Ethical Contributors: who can empathize and be tolerant
of differences and are committed to make a positive impact on their communities
and environment.
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Middle School Student Characteristics
The International School Manila Middle School is dedicated to meeting the
educational and developmental needs of children in adolescence. In order to do
so, we recognize that it is extremely important to acknowledge and understand
the following descriptors of the adolescent:
1. Experimentation and Richness of Activity – Adolescents like to experiment in
many ways; during this period of development, their activity is greater and
richer than it ever has been.
2. Social Perspective and Judgment – Adolescents display a marked increase in
their ability to criticize the social environment realistically and to judge moral
conflicts.
3. Physical Self-Awareness – Adolescents are occupied with their physical selves.
They continually wonder whether their physical features and experiences are
"normal."
4. Independence – Adolescents seek some intellectual and emotional distance
from their families in developing a sense of self, which they relate to the
culture in which they are living.
5. Adjustment to Maturation and Maintaining Self-Confidence – Adolescent
adjustment to the maturation process depends on the kinds of relationships
they achieve with their adult and peer associates, keeping in mind that the
pressure to conform to peer group norms is very strong.
6. Reasoning and Broadening the Conceptual World – Adolescents are moving
from a concrete view of the world to forming conceptual understandings,
which can accommodate differing viewpoints.

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CENTRAL ADMINISTRATION
David Toze
Superintendent
William Brown
Assistant Superintendent

ADMINISTRATION
Rachel Harrington
Principal
Amanda Pekin
Assistant Principal
Samuel Cook
Coordinator for Student and Faculty Learning

Cory Willey
Middle School Student Life Coordinator

MIDDLE SCHOOL GUIDANCE COUNSELORS
Diana Van der Merwe
A-H Surnames

Charlotte Bliss
I-O Surnames

Marc St. Laurent
P-Z Surnames

STUDENT SUPPORT
Marsha Hillman
Performing Arts Director

Meg Parry
Middle School Librarian

Holly Chapman
MS ES Activities Director

Mark Pekin
Director of Athletics &
Activities

David Collett
IT Coordinator (Grade 5-12)

ADVISORS
GRADE 5 GOLD
Anke Armstrong
Carmen Dolman
MJ Durkin
Holly Elwell
Brian Howrey
Stephanie Lin
Robert Maclean
Joanna McElhinney

GRADE 6 GOLD
Elaine Feliciano
Neil Freeman
Kris Hamaguchi
David McKnight
Meg Parry
Jeffrey Phillips
Darren Sturgeon
Holly Walker

GRADE 5 GREEN
Pamela Arrieta
Eric Bird
Sean Bizley
Hadassah Castro
Karoli Melwani
Sandra Navar
Chris Nelson
Cheryl Thompson

GRADE 6 GREEN
Rosie Beck
Timothy Benford
Wayne Hamaguchi
Jason Juteau
Gyorgy Jung
Rena O'Regan
Dennis Respecki
Vida Vergel

GRADE 7
Dave Burke
Jack Cargile
Jenna Child
Yojin Chung
Karianne Cook
Steven Fischer
Kim Guiry
Kelli Harris
Bill Laulo
Myra Lepp
Luke Milewski
Therese Mouat
Jamie Pleyte
Erik Richardson
John Tilert
Monica Villanueva

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GRADE 8
Dave Allen
Katrina Baker
Anthony Bushek
Monika D'Aquale
Carrie Grev
Eric Hamlin
Robin Hardeman
Morgan Jacobs
John Lacson
Sheena Naggea
Giorde Pasamba
Cath Rankin
Maricel San Agustin
Shaun Van der Merwe
Christine Vithayathil
Michael Williams

MIDDLE SCHOOL FACULTY AND STAFF LIST
ENGLISH
Katrina Baker**
Rosie Beck
David Burke***
Anthony Bushek*
Holly Elwell
Kelli (Ryne) Harris*
Joanna McElhinney
Jeffrey Phillips
MATHEMATICS
Jack Cargile***
Yojin Chung
Wayne Hamaguchi**
John Lacson
David McKnight
Karoli Melwani**
Sheena Naggea
Sandra Navar
SCIENCE
Karianne Cook
Carmen Dolman*
Neil Freeman***
Robert Maclean
Giorde Pasamba
John Tilert*
Vida Vergel
Michael Williams*
SOCIAL STUDIES
Timothy Benford***
Eric Bird
Eric Hamlin
Luke Milewski
Chris Nelson
Jamie Pleyte
Shaun Van der Merwe
Holly Walker
MODERN LANGUAGE
Monika D'Aquale
Xiaoyan Deng
Kris Hamaguchi*
Gyorgy Jung
Stephanie Lin
Therese Mouat***
Attilio Polo
TECHNOLOGY
Matthew Chadwick***
Darren Srugeon
Legend:
*New Faculty/Staff
**Program Leader (Grade Level)
***Program Leader (Department)

LEARNING SUPPORT
Anke Armstrong
Elaine Feliciano
Steven Fischer
Bill Laulo***
Maricel San Agustin
ESL
Sean Bizley
Kimberly Guiry***
Myra Lepp
Rena O'Regan
Christine Vithayathil

GRADE 5 CORE TEACHERS
Eric Bird (English/SS)
Carmen Dolman (Math/Science)
Holly Elwell (English/SS)
Robert Maclean (Math/Science)
Joanna McElhinney (English/SS)
Karoli Melwani** (Math/Science)
Sandra Navar (Math/Science)
Chris Nelson (English/SS)

WELLNESS
Valerie Birchenall***
Robin Hardeman*
Cheryl Thompson
Monica Villanueva**

GRADE 6 CORE TEACHERS
Rosie Beck (English/SS)
Timothy Benford (English/SS)
Neil Freeman*** (Science)
Wayne Hamaguchi*** (Math)
David McKnight (Math)
Jeffrey Phillips (English/SS)
Vida Vergel (Science)
Holly Walker (English/SS)

ART
Morgan Jacobs
Liz Godfrey***
Carmel Lim-Torres
Dennis Respecki

EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANTS
Jimmy Rhey Bongbonga
Ronalyn Cabreza
Chrisanta Ely
Anna Marisol Rueda

DANCE/DRAMA
Carrie Grev
Marsha Hillman***
Cath Rankin

TEACHER ASSISTANTS
Danielle "Mikki" Castaneda - LS
Catherine Claure - ESL
Kathleen Ross Desamparado - LS
Kathryn Deveza - LS
Alvin Fernandez - Band
Asella Legaspi - ESL
Aida Magsombol - Strings
Pie Palomar - LS
Eugene Perez - Art
Ken Lyle Rafinan - ESL

MUSIC
Pamela Arrieta
Giovanni Bobisse
Carrie Grev
Brian Howrey***
Tom Nazareno
Anne Provencher
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Dave Allen
Hadassah Castro
Jenna Child
Mary Jane (MJ) Durkin
Jason Juteau***
Erik Richardson
INTERN
Joanna Florentino*
MS LIBRARY
Meg Parry

MS STAFF
Aida Chico* - Office
Kristine Fong – Office
Grace Gabay – Guidance
Myla Marshall – Science
MS LIBRARY STAFF
Veronica Silagpo
Ellen Viray
MS ES ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR
Holly Chapman*
IT COORDINATOR (Gr. 5-12)
David Collett**

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COMMUNICATION
Beliefs About Communication
We believe that communication between the school and home enhances the
education of our students. Effective relationships built on trust are vital in making
our students feel safe and secure in their learning environment. Partnerships
between teachers and parents support learning and allow for connections, which
deepen understanding of our students. Good communication means that the
teacher and parents are appropriately informed about what is happening in the
school and at home, allowing both sides to take responsibility for the development
of each individual student.
As a school we believe that we should be communicating about the following:
• Our curriculum and school program, including teaching methods,
understandings, concepts, skills learned and resources used.
• What is happening in the classroom, including day-to-day schedules, routines
and expectations for students.
• The learning progress of each student, including strengths, areas needing
improving and successes.
• Strategies for parents to support their student with their learning at home.
• Ways that parents can get involved in the classroom and school.
• Special events and projects that students are involved in and how parents can
get involved in them.
• Safety procedures and routines.
As parents we ask you to communicate with the school about the following:
• What is happening in your child's life that may impact on their learning or
contribute to the learning that is happening in the classroom
• What growth and development have you observed in your child
• What questions do you have and how can we assist with problem solving
any areas of concern

Methods of Communication
• Teachers and Administrators make themselves available to meet.
Appointments may need to be made to discuss important concerns as it is
difficult right at the start of the day or at the end while students are entering
or leaving the classroom.
• Both emails and phone calls are used for sharing of information and setting up
meetings informally or as needed by both teachers and parents. Allow up to
forty-eight (48) hours to read and respond to emails (excluding weekends).

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Middle School Office – (02) 840 8550
Email Address – ms@ismanila.org
Note:

The email address for most faculty or staff member is his/her last name,
first initial @ismanila.org (for example: harringtonr@ismanila.org)

• Parent Bulletin is prepared by the Middle School Administration each week,
including school-wide information and updates about curriculum and
developments within the school. These can be found on the main Middle
School Blog page: http://ms.ism-online.org (An email link to the bulletins is
sent by the Middle School Office each Friday.)
• The ISM webpage (www.ismanila.org) is a starting point for learning more
about our school and curriculum. You will also find important information on
our blogs (http://ms.ism-online.org). You can also view the Middle School
Program Guide and Student Planner from the main Middle School Blog.
• Parent Teacher Conferences, held in October, are formal scheduled meetings
to discuss student learning. Students have three half-days off school
during this time.
• Student-Led Conferences scheduled in March allow students to share their
learning with parents.
• An update of grades and report cards are available for viewing in
PowerSchool. You will receive a username and password to access this
information. Report cards are made available online at the end of each
semester.
• Parent Coffees held four times per year are organized by the Middle School
Principal and Assistant Principal with a workshop on different areas of the
curriculum.
• Guidance Counselors organize workshops on parenting and book groups.
• The school calendar provided in this handbook along with updates in the
Parent Bulletin will keep you informed of what is happening throughout the
year and ways that you can get involved.

Change of Contact Information
Contact information can be updated directly in your PowerSchool account online,
or through contacting the Admissions Office. It is important that we have your
most up-to-date phone number, email address and emergency contact
information.

Guardianship Agreements
It is important for students enrolled in ISM to have one parent or an officially
appointed guardian in full-time residence with the student in the Philippines at

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all times. Domestic helpers do not qualify as guardians. It is required that at least
one parent be permanently residing with his/her child. Assignment of guardians
must be formally requested and approved by the school.
When both parents are going to be away temporarily, it is important for them to
notify the Middle School Office in advance, stating who will be responsible for the
student and who the school should contact in case of emergency.

A DAY IN THE LIFE
Overview
Welcome to a day in the life of a Middle School student at ISM. At the back of the
Student Planner you will find a detailed map of all the classrooms and facilities
used by Middle School along with a schedule. The schedule of times is the same for
all students in Middle School. There is a blank schedule for you to fill out with your
individual classes, teachers and room numbers to help you stay organized.
School begins at 7:30 a.m. except on Wednesdays when we have a late start at 8:30
a.m. Every day school finishes at 3:00 p.m. except on Wednesdays when it ends at
2:45 p.m.

Attendance Guidelines
On those days when a student needs to be absent from school, we ask that a parent
inform the Middle School Office via phone at (02) 840 8550. It is the responsibility
of the student to communicate with their teacher when they return to school to
make up for work missed as a result of any absences.
In order for a student to receive maximum benefit from their education, daily
school attendance is required. Realizing that because of illness or other
extenuating reasons, such is not always possible, please be reminded that the
most important guideline is that you communicate with the teachers and
understand the following expectations:
To receive full credit from a class, students may miss that class no more than
eight class periods each semester. In practical terms this means that
absences in excess of eight class periods for any given class in any semester
shall be considered excessive absences. In the extraordinary case requiring
an extended absence, the student may apply to the Principal for special
consideration. Such an exception must be applied for in advance, when
possible, or immediately upon the student’s return to school.

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When You Are Late to School or Class
It is an expectation that students arrive on time for their classes. Students who
arrive late need to report directly to the Middle School Office. If the ISM bus is
delayed, the late will be excused.
A late is unexcused if the student does not have a note from home or a phone call
has not been made to the Middle School Office. Students with five or more
unexcused lates in a specific class may be referred to the Middle School
Principal/Assistant Principal.

Leaving School Early During the Day or
Taking Alternate Transportation
If a student needs to leave early during the school day, it must be communicated to
the Middle School Office by the parent or guardian. The Middle School Office will
issue a Gate Pass, which is presented to and required by the security guard at the
gate before a student is allowed to exit campus. If a student is car pooling or
leaving campus in a friend’s vehicle this must be communicated in advance to the
Middle School Office with the name of the vehicle and adult in charge in the
vehicle.

School IDs
Due to security reasons, Middle School students must have their ISM IDs at all
times. Parents must also obtain an ISM ID from the Security Office and display them
while on campus. Visitors to ISM can obtain a temporary ID from the security at the
gate if they are permitted to be on campus.

Student Visitors
At times throughout the school year, a student may have a friend or family member
visiting them in the Philippines. Permission can be obtained from the Middle School
Principal/Assistant Principal to allow the visiting student to attend class for a
maximum of one school day. Requests need to be made to the Middle School Office
at least one day in advance.

Student Advisory Program
Student Advisory is a time set aside to allow our students to establish and maintain
a sense of community and to strengthen student-adult relationships. Student
Advisory also provides students with the opportunity to develop a deeper
understanding of life and their role within it. It is a time of friendship, support and
learning. Through discussion and activities, each grade level concentrates on
helping students gain self-awareness and developing interpersonal
communication and conflict-resolution skills. Each grade level also emphasizes

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specific areas such as relationship skills, stress-reduction skills, goal-setting,
decision-making and healthy risk-taking. In addition, activities are planned to
involve and engage students in getting to know themselves and each other better,
building good character, connecting with others in their team, serving their
community and managing their own behavior.
Each Student Advisory is made up of a maximum of 12 students in the same grade
level, who meet with an assigned teacher advisor throughout the year. Student
Advisory takes place from 2:35 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday and from 11:35 a.m. –
12:15 p.m. on Wednesday and other special times throughout the school year for
special activities or as needed.

Student Assemblies
Each Friday from 2:35 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. we have time designated for our Student
Assemblies. This time is scheduled on the calendar and is either a whole-school
Middle School Assembly in the Fine Arts Theater or designated for Grade Level
Assembly time. This is an opportunity for sharing of learning, student
performances, announcements and group activities.

House System
Each student who enters Middle School in Grade 5 or as a new student any time
throughout the school year is assigned to one of eight houses whose names are
based on animals in the Philippines. They will receive one initial free house t-shirt.
All subsequent house shirts (for those shirts misplaced or outgrown) needs to be
purchased at the Uniform Shop, to be worn on our first semester Sports Day and our
second semester Activity Day and at other times throughout the year. Each house is
comprised of students and teachers from all grade levels and is an opportunity to
build a greater sense of community in our Middle School. Students can receive
points for their house at different times throughout the school year for
participating in lunch time sports activities, service learning, after-school
activities and through a variety of other ways which will be communicated by our
Student Advisory Coordinator during assemblies and at Advisory.

Tutorials
Teachers are available for tutorials from 2:35 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Mondays and
Thursdays each week. Tutorial time is available for students to work with their
teachers, either individually or in small groups to reinforce classwork or to work on
assignments. It is required that all Middle School students attend a tutorial with at
least one of their teachers during this time.

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Homework
As articulated in the ISM Mission Statement, the Middle School strives to “maintain
a healthy balance in the time devoted to work, rest and recreation.” After a long
day at school, students are involved in a variety of activities which may include
language instruction, tutorials, instrument lessons, sports and much more. Along
with classroom instruction, the participation in after-school activities is vital in
the development of the whole child. Equally important is the opportunity for
students to rest, play and spend quality time with friends and family. All of these
factors assist students in developing independence, creativity and confidence.
Current educational research focuses on ensuring homework tasks are meaningful
and connected to learning in the classroom. As such, it is the belief of the Middle
School that homework should be purposeful and relevant to student learning while
at the same time recognizing the importance of balance in the lives of students.
Therefore, it is encouraged that homework be assigned only when absolutely
necessary, with the underlying purpose that it extends student learning beyond
the classroom.
In order to translate these beliefs into action, the Middle School has set in place
the following guidelines in regard to homework:
1. Homework is given to support work, projects and research undertaken
during the school day.
2. Some homework projects may be open-ended (e.g. a research assignment,
an art project or a survey) and may be completed over several nights.
3. Parental communication with students about their learning is strongly
encouraged. However, completion and submission of homework is the
responsibility of the student.
4. Homework is not graded other than for Learning Habits.

Grade 5 and 6 Guidelines
• Approximately 40 minutes per week for each Core subject and approximately
20 minutes per week for each Encore subject.

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Furthermore, it is recommended that students take the opportunity to read for
pleasure each day in their first or second language, either independently or with
an adult. A teacher may also choose to assign specific reading and/or writing tasks
as part of homework.

Middle School Activities
ISM offers a variety of after-school activities for interested Middle School
students. The full selection of activities and clubs available each semester can be
found on the Middle School Blog (http://ms-activities.ism-online.org) along with
the procedures for registration. Student must be in attendance during the school
day in order to participate in after school activities.

Athletics and Activities (ATAC)
In addition to various recreational and non-competitive after-school activities
provided for students in Middle School, there is also a variety of competitive sports
teams that run on a seasonal and all year round basis.
The full selection of athletics and activities available can be found on the ATAC
Blog (http://atac.ism-online.org). The ATAC blog is the one stop shop for all sports
information at ISM. Information can be found via the various drop down links on
the blog about the following areas of interest for students wishing to take part in
our program.
• All year round teams program
• Seasonal sports
• Tryouts
• Athletes' responsibilities
• ATAC philosophy/guidelines
• Schedules
• Extreme weather events/cancellations
If students are selected to a team after the tryouts where an athletic uniform is
required, ISM will pay 40 percent to a maximum of Php 600. The rest of the cost of
the team uniform will be charged to the school account of the student.  Any
additional team t-shirts or practice shirts will be charged directly to the school
account of the student concerned.
Once an official uniform has been issued it may only be used for official games and
functions and not for practices, physical education, class etc., throughout the
season.  During games, athletes are required to wear the official ISM uniform.
If an activity involves an overseas trip, e.g. mixed touch/gymnastics/sailfish or
wall climbing parents will be charged 100 percent for all sports/activity trips and
exchanges including flights, taxes and any accommodation expenses.
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Each school year, ISM hosts various exchanges and IASAS tournaments involving
sports, fine arts and other activities such as the AMIS Festival. During these
weekends, we ask our parents and families to host visiting students in their homes
for two to four nights, depending on the event. Our visitors come mainly from the
other IASAS schools located in Bangkok, Jakarta, Singapore, Taipei and Kuala
Lumpur.
Our students directly benefit from the same hospitality when we travel to other
schools and participate in similar events held throughout the region. This provides
our students with the opportunity to meet families from other schools and
cultivate new friendships, and it significantly reduces the cost of travel for
everyone involved.
Therefore, it is imperative that all ISM families who participate in ISM programs
either in Manila or abroad understand that we will need and expect their help
throughout the year. If students are chosen to represent the school on a team or in
a group, the expectation is that their family will host visitors for events held in
Manila.

Middle School Events
Socializing and interacting with others is a big part of Middle School life as we learn
more about each other and ourselves in a fun and safe environment. A variety of
different opportunities take place throughout the school year, which will be
communicated in advance and can be found on the school calendar. These include:










Middle School Courtyard Events
Middle School Parties
Spirit Week
Filipiniana
Classroom Without Walls (CWW)
Saturday Service Learning Trips
Middle School Global Issues Network (GIN)
The Association for Music in International School (AMIS) Music Exchange
International Schools Theater Association (ISTA)
Middle School Play
Grade 8 End-of-Year Activities: Dinner Dance, Activity Day and Moving On
Ceremony

In addition to after-school activities, Middle School parties take place each
semester. In order for the parties to remain the positive experience they have
always been, we require your cooperation with regard to the following
expectations:

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1. Please follow the drop-off and pick-up times as outlined in the permission
slip.
2. Signed permission slips are required in order for students to attend Middle
School parties.
3. Students need to remain in the designated area during the entire party. They
may not leave early unless they are picked up by parents and have an
administrator or faculty advisor approval.
4. Our parties are for ISM Middle School students only. Guests and relatives are
not allowed to participate in these events.
5. Students need to respect and cooperate with the teacher chaperones who
have volunteered their time.
6. Students must be in attendance during the school day in order to participate
in the party.
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Classroom Without Walls
The Classroom Without Walls (CWW) program at ISM spans Grades 5-8 in the Middle
School. This program engages students in activities outside the school and is
closely linked to the academic program and Service Learning.
Students in the Middle School attend two experiential programs during the school
year. These programs offer experiences at a level appropriate to the respective
grades. Some common elements run throughout the CWW program for all grade
levels. The fall CWW activities focus on class team building, while the February
trip focuses on fieldwork, outdoor challenges, health and social education,
community and service. During these trips — as in all school events — all school
rules apply. A combination of on-campus and off-campus experiences make up the
CWW experience and will be communicated to students and parents by the Grade
Level Program Leader and Homebase Advisory teachers each semester.

Service Learning Program
All Middle School students are encouraged to engage in Service Learning activities
at ISM, and it is also a requirement during the Middle School CWW program.

Desired Outcomes of the Service Learning Program:
• To uphold the school's Mission and Core Values.
• To meet expectations of ISM and Middle School which value student
reflections on Service Learning.
• To help students fulfill the expectations of the CWW program.
• To provide continuity of Service Learning at ISM from ES through MS and HS.
• To empower students to act on classroom lessons and to strengthen their
awareness of injustices in the world.

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• To develop leadership skills, knowledge and genuine compassion, leading to
lifelong involvement in community service.
• To develop responsible global citizens; individuals whose actions add
harmony to the world; students who can adapt to the challenges of an
increasingly complex, interdependent and changing world.
• To develop inquiring and reflective problem solvers who seek to understand
the complex nature of issues such as poverty and injustice.
There are two layers to the Middle School Service Learning program: the first layer
is embedded in our curriculum: the Classroom Without Walls (CWW) and classroom
or grade-level excursions. The second layer includes Saturday Service and AfterSchool Service, which integrate the Middle School and High School service
programs. Both the Saturday and After-School Service allow our students to
interact with students from impoverished neighborhoods either here at the ISM
campus and at various locations around Metro Manila. The program provides
opportunities for Middle School students to form relationships with less
advantaged children and helps our students develop a better sense of the situation
for the majority of people living in Manila while gaining a better understanding of
themselves as individuals. Middle School students can get involved in Service
Learning in service clubs/trips to organizations such as Chosen Children Village
(CCV), Gawad Kalinga (GK777) and Child Hope. It is our goal that every Middle
School student participate in at least one Service Learning opportunity throughout
the school year.

HOW THE SCHOOL WORKS
Guidance Counselors
Welcome to Middle School on behalf of our Guidance Counseling team. We are here
to support you with your individual development socially, emotionally and
academically to ensure you have the most successful Middle School learning
experience possible.
There are three Guidance Counselors in Middle School. They provide consultation
and support through individual and group counseling, assessment of students’
social and academic strengths and challenges, transition of new students to ISM,
crisis intervention and facilitation of communication between students, parents,
teachers and administrators.
The Guidance Counselors work together as a team and also divide the
responsibilities for individual students alphabetically by surname. They are each
assigned to a grade level to facilitate activities with the Grade Level Program
Leaders and teachers based on support that is needed or issues that arise, along
with being involved in the social development of students through Student
Advisory, events, activities, assemblies and CWW.

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• Ms. Van der Merwe supports students throughout MS with surnames A – H and is
aligned with Grades 5 and 6.
• Ms. Bliss supports students throughout MS with surnames I – O and is aligned
with Grade 7.
• Mr. St. Laurent supports students throughout MS with surnames P – Z and is
aligned with Grade 8.
Individual Counseling: The Guidance Counselors are trained to help Middle School
students with school-related problems arising from academic, personal, social or
family conflicts. Some common problems include adjustment to school, changing
peer relationships, parent expectations and study habits. Confidentiality is always
observed. Students are free to make an appointment with any of the Counselors
when a need arises.
Group Guidance: At different times throughout the year, the Guidance Counselors
will conduct group guidance sessions. These sessions are designed to help students
gain insight into their behaviors, understand their attitudes, interests and
capabilities, and learn how to make healthy decisions. Special interest group
guidance sessions can also be suggested and requested by students.

Academic Program
Middle School at International School Manila is a time when students are
transitioning from childhood to their adolescent years. This is an exciting and
challenging time for both the students themselves and the adults in their lives
supporting them through this journey. We believe in the following characteristics
that are supported throughout our Middle School program. We are:
developmentally responsive, taking into consideration the nature of young
adolescents as the foundation on which all decisions are made; challenging,
recognizing that every student can learn and everyone is held to high
expectations; empowering, by providing all students with the knowledge and skills
they need to take control of their lives; equitable, advocating for every student’s
right to learn and providing challenging and relevant learning opportunities;
internationally minded, by being aware of the importance of acknowledging and
benefiting from the cultural diversity that exists in our community and how we use
this to broaden perspectives and tolerance throughout our community.
The Middle School comprises four grade levels, Grade 5 through Grade 8. The age
range is from ten to fifteen.
In general, all Middle School students are required to take English, Social Studies,
Mathematics, Science, Modern Language, Physical Education and Wellness, and an
elective. Individual choices are provided through the elective courses.

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REQUIRED COURSES
English Language Arts

Mathematics
Modern Language

Science
Physical Education

Social Studies
Wellness

ELECTIVE COURSES
GRADE 5

GRADE 6

Year-long
Band
Chorus
Strings

Year-long
Band
Chorus
Strings

Semester-long
Chorus
General Music
Adventure-Based Games
IT iLearn

Semester-long
Chorus
General Music
Team Sports
IT iDesign

GRADE 7 and GRADE 8
Year-long
Band
Chorus
Strings

Semester-long
ArtMud
ArtSculpt
ArtStudio
ArtiSan
Be The Change
Blueprint for Success
Chorus
Dance Remix
Dance Revolution
DigiArt
Drama-Storm the Stage
Drama-Improv
Drama-Musical Theater
Drama-Technical Theater
Fun, Fast and Fit
Journalism
Innovation Tech
Music Madness
Robotics

The four core areas of the Middle School curriculum—English Language Arts,
Mathematics, Science and Social Studies—collaborate to align the programs and
ensure ongoing opportunities for student transfer of understandings and skills
between the different content areas from Grades 5 to 8.
Each set of content standards and indicators has been aligned vertically between
the divisions of the school and guides the instruction at each grade level in the core
area courses. Additionally, the collaboration between each content area ensures
that students move towards achieving the ISM school-wide student goals of
becoming inquiring and reflective problem solvers; knowledgeable and skilled
learners; effective communicators; self-directed and balanced individuals and
responsible, caring and ethical contributors.
At the heart of each course are rich concepts that anchor student learning and
guide the assessment of standards and indicators. These concepts are the focus of
each unit of study within the core areas. They also reinforce the
interconnectedness of content and skills by encouraging students to transfer what
they are learning in one class to what they are learning in another. The following
are the concepts at each grade level:
GRADE 5
Organization
Patterns
Form & Function
Change

GRADE 6
Structures
Relationships
Cause and Effect
Discovery

GRADE 7
Identity
Innovation
Interaction
Truth
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GRADE 8
Systems
Transformation
Power
Interconnectedness

In addition to the concepts there is a set of school-wide transdisciplinary skills,
which are a set of broad, essential skills that transcend subject areas. These
include communication, connection and collaboration, critical thinking and
problem solving, research, personal management and reflection. These skills are
incorporated into the learning experiences in each course and are a part of the
assessment process.
A final component is the dispositions, which are the lifelong behaviors we want to
cultivate in students. They are rooted in common values that will help a student
learn how to contribute positively to the school community and society at large.
These include being responsible, ethical, caring, creative, balanced and selfdirected.
Both within departments and across grade levels, teachers collaborate with one
another to support instruction for students within these frameworks. The
opportunities for Middle School students to transfer their learning experiences
makes for a richer, more rigorous academic program and solidifies the long-term
development and reinforcement of their understandings.
Support is provided for students learning English through our English-as- a-SecondLanguage (ESL) program. ESL and classroom teachers work together to create a
language-rich environment where students feel comfortable taking risks and
where individual needs are accommodated. The ESL teacher supports the ESL
students within his or her mainstream classroom for lessons delivered to the whole
class. The Inclusion Model is a team approach involving joint planning with gradelevel teachers.
Additional support is available for students with different learning needs. The
Learning Support Department at International School Manila coordinates programs
and services for students with learning needs.  The model is based on the belief
that students vary in their learning profiles and that individuals respond best to
educational programs that are specifically targeted to meet their individual
needs.

Assessment of Students
Report Cards/Progress Reports
Our purpose for grading is to provide parents with needed information about the
child's learning habits and academic achievements. Grades are most important for
the student so they know how they are progressing academically. As parents and
teachers, we certainly need to help our children set goals for improvement
through evaluation of their academic strengths and weaknesses by giving ongoing
feedback.
Each semester a report card with narrative is made available online as a PDF
through the Parent Portal. Parent-teacher conferences are scheduled during the
first semester and a student-led conference during the second semester.
Additional conferences may be scheduled at any time by contacting the individual
teacher directly or through the MS Office.
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At ISM, we believe that grades should reflect the level of understanding and
achievement towards determined standards and that student behaviors (effort,
participation, adherence to class rules, etc.) should be included separately.
Therefore, the grade in each subject area will consist of two separate grading
categories. These include Achievement and Learning Habits and both will be
reported on in the semester report.
Within the Achievement and Learning Habits categories, grades will be reported
on in subcategories to provide further information to parents and students
regarding strengths and areas for growth. Within the Achievement category,
students will be assessed on Knowledge and Understanding (What do you know?),
Transfer of Learning (How can you apply what you know?), and Communication of
Learning (How can you communicate about what you know?). Within the Learning
Habits category, students will be assessed on Organization, Engagement and
Collaboration.
Grades will be reported on a scale of 7-1 with 7 and 6 representing Exemplary
Achievement and Learning Habits, 5 and 4 representing Proficient Achievement
and Learning Habits, 3 and 2 representing Developing Achievement and Learning
Habits and a 1 representing Emerging Achievement and Learning Habits. All rubrics
will reflect this scale, and grade boundaries for assessments will be determined by
teacher teams on a case by case basis. Only summative assessments will be
included in the Achievement grade. Learning Habits will be both self and teacher
assessed at least three times per semester.
The type of assessment, work time spent on a task, and its level of challenge to a
student determine the weighting of an assignment. Students will demonstrate
their Knowledge and Understanding, Transfer of Learning, and Communication of
Learning through tests and quizzes, projects, formal writing, oral presentations,
and class work.
Passwords to access Powerschool and the Parent Portal are available through the
Middle School Office.

Late Submission of Assessments
Dealing with unsubmitted and late work will be considered consistently across all
subjects and grade levels.  Teachers should insist that all work is submitted on time
and is representative of the student’s best ability.  If students do not submit work
on time the students should be strongly encouraged to do the work within a
reasonable time frame.  Non-submission of work will be temporarily recorded as
insufficient evidence.  If students do not submit the work by the original deadline
then the following guidelines should be used:
The teacher should meet with the student and devise a reasonable timeline or
corrective plan for when the work will be submitted. Teachers can use tutorial
time to offer support before submission or resubmission of work.
Late work or non-submission of work is reflected in the learning habits category
and report comments. In addition, for repeated behavior, parents must be
notified.
A teacher should consult with administration when a student does not submit the
work after this level of support has been provided. At this stage a determination
will be made on how insufficient evidence and the final grade for the student is
calculated.
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Academic Probation
If a student fails the first semester in any two subjects, he/she may be placed on
academic probation. In circumstances wherein the situation does not improve, the
student may not be invited to return to International School Manila. The final
decision will rest with the Learning Support Resource Team. Parents will be
informed in writing during the second semester as to their child's status for the
following year.

Middle School Library (MS Library)
The Middle School Library houses a growing collection of over 15,000 books and
audio-visual materials, 15 periodical titles and 4 local and foreign newspapers.
The collection supplements all areas of the curriculum and is regularly updated
with input from teachers and students.
The MS Library is open throughout the regular school day from 7:00 a.m. – 4:45
p.m. Students may visit with their class teacher or obtain a pass to visit on their
own during class time. They may also visit the MS Library before school, during
lunch and after school.
At the MS Library, students may search the online catalogues, borrow books and
materials, use reference sources, search online databases, surf the internet and
work on projects requiring the use of the library.

Student Technology Responsible Use Policy
International School Manila is committed to delivering the highest quality
education in line with current best practices in the integration of technology. We
believe that students thrive in an environment in which education with technology
is a seamless part of their lives. The integration of technology in education
provides new learning and teaching opportunities. Students today will experience
a connected digital world their entire lives. The opportunities provided by the use
of a personal laptop include increased independence, responsibility and learning
through technology. A BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) program will help enable
students to take ownership and responsibility for their learning both in and outside
of the classroom as well as grow into a model digital citizen.
Students in Grades 7 and 8 will bring their own laptops to school each day. The
laptop minimum requirements are listed below.  Students in Grades 5 and 6 will
use school provided laptops in a 1:1 computing model after MS technology site.
Current information, recommendations and answers to questions may also be viewed via the
MS technology site https://sites.google.com/a/ismanila.org/byod/

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Being a Responsible Digital Learner and Citizen at ISM (Students)
Being a Digital Learner and Citizen at ISM:
1) RESPECT - As part of a connected community of peers and adults, respect - for
each other, for each other's property, and for one's own property and
responsibilities - is a cornerstone for building a worthwhile learning community.
2) REPUTATION - Whatever is posted online can go anywhere and find anyone, so
content and context needs to be carefully considered every time digital
technologies are used to create, communicate or post anything. We should only
share messages that will enhance the reputation of ourselves, our fellow students,
our families, and our school.
3) RIGHTS - In the Digital Age, with identity tied to digital connections, it is
important to understand not only individual rights, but also the rights of those
charged with providing safe, secure and productive learning environments for the
students under their charge.
4) RESPONSIBILITIES - Students, along with teachers, must learn and lead by
positive examples, in order to actively build a respectful and safe learning
environment.
5) GUIDANCE - The school supports exemplary practices through continual dialog,
direction, and guidelines. Each student should be cognizant of teacher specific
expectations for technology use and abide by these at all times.
6) REPERCUSSIONS - Technology use is a privilege, particularly in a BYOD school,
and everyone should contribute to a positive learning experience for all
community members. Anti-social misbehavior warrants appropriate action to
safeguard the rights and reputation of those adversely affected. This is no
different in the digital age, and even more important when the effect of such
behaviors may be amplified. At ISM, technologies are provided for students to work
on projects and personal learning, conduct research, and collaborate and
communicate with others for school related activities. When using technology, as
in all other areas of life at ISM, we are guided by both the ISM mission statement.
This means that we seek to demonstrate responsible, caring and principled
behavior at all times. It is important for students to carefully manage their digital
work, recreation time, and find a good balance between school work, family life
and social life. The habits formed will be important for present and future
attitudes towards learning and citizenship.
Personal Laptop Program from Grade 7 onwards: Each student from Grade 7
onwards is required to have a laptop with school-designated software ready for
use in class as learning requires.

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Guidelines for proper care and use include, but are not limited to:








Using a laptop on a flat, stable surface
Carrying a laptop closed
Keeping food and drink away from a laptop
Not inserting foreign objects (paper clips, pens, etc.) into the ports
(openings) of a laptop
Gently closing a laptop from the top center of the screen and place in safe
storage when not in use
Individualizing one's laptop and accessories by clearly labeling to aid
identification when mislaid
Being aware of wires and accessories connected to the laptop
Keeping a laptop safely secured while traveling
Never leaving a laptop unattended anywhere, anytime

Responsible use at school includes:
• Using one's laptop primarily for educational and school related activities.
• Securing one's laptop at all times.
• Keeping passwords private and not accessing anyone else's password
protected sites.
• Protecting personal privacy when online by not revealing home address,
phone number, or other information of a personal nature in at-risk situations.
(NOTE: Students in Middle School MUST NOT reveal their full names online.)
• Not recording, photographing or posting online details of a teacher or a
student without the person's direct and clear permission.
• Using only appropriate language, pictures, music, videos, etc.
• Conducting oneself appropriately when interacting with others online.
• Respecting the copyright of materials and always give credit to sources of
information including software, images, music, and video.
• Attending classes with a laptop charged to enable ready for required use or
their own charging cable.
• Being responsible for all of their data and regularly BACK-UP all working files.
• Having rights to all applications and files that are on their notebook while
they are a student at ISM. This includes having their laptop with them at all
times in class.
• Not copying or passing-on software if supplied by ISM.
• Permitting ISM administrators and parents/guardians to access their school
email account, and or other computer based materials if serious anti-social
behavior affecting others is suspected.
• Remember, your reputation both within the school and in the digital world is
strongly influenced by your actions with your laptop. So too is your academic
progress strongly linked to your focus and time management.
• In the interest of the students balance and well-being we have device free
morning break and lunch break.

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Social Media and Gaming
Social Media and Computer Games, like all technologies, could have a positive
potential to support learning, and as well as a potential to distract and amplify
weaknesses in learning. Part of having a personalized laptop program at ISM is to
help students find appropriate balances. Violent computer games are not
acceptable at ISM. Unacceptable computer games are those where gameplay is
characterized by destruction of individuals or property, human degradation, or
other actions which are contrary to school community ideals. Social media can be
used in positive ways to support the school and its learning objectives. Where
there are concerns please use internal communication mechanisms.
The digital services provided by ISM are for teaching, learning and administration.
Contravention of this agreement will be considered a breach of the school's
behavioral code and may subject a student to disciplinary action by the school.
Students must familiarize themselves with this agreement and accompanying
advice so that they know and understand their own and the school's
responsibilities.

Health and Safety
All students, except in case of emergency, are required to have written permission
from the teacher before being seen in the Health Clinic during regular school
hours. No Clinic Pass is required after school hours.
A student may be allowed to rest in the Health Clinic for an appropriate period of
time. If the student has not improved, the parents/guardian will be asked to pick
up the student from school. A student being sent home by the physician is required
to be picked up at the Health Clinic by the parent/guardian who will sign a release
form. Students with fever or any other contagious diseases are not allowed to ride
the school bus.
As a school policy, the Health Clinic physicians do not issue prescriptions for any
kind of medication. Students are advised to see their family physician.
If a student has to take prescribed medication at school, the Health Clinic staff will
administer the medication with compliance to the following policies:
• The medication should be properly labeled as to the name of the student,
name of medication, dosage and time the medication has to be taken.
• A note from the parent authorizing the Health Clinic staff to administer the
medication.
• INSULIN and EPIPEN are the ONLY prescription medication that will be
administered by injection.

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Security
Security Officers are on duty on the school campus at all times. It is important that
all visitors to the school obtain a pass upon entering the campus.

Crisis Management
A Crisis Response Team exists to assist the school to function in the event of a crisis
or tragedy that indirectly or directly impacts the people of the ISM community. If
you are one of the first to become aware of such a crisis, please inform the
Superintendent or a Principal promptly.
Steps taken in response to a given incident will be determined by the Crisis
Response Team, which is composed of Counselors, Administrators and various
specialists as needed. First and foremost, the Team is concerned with the safety of
students. The Team provides emotional support to students, staff and parents by
responding to the event in a calm, compassionate and timely manner.

Fire Alarms/Drills
The buildings on campus are fitted with a fire alarm system. Throughout the year,
fire drills take place in order to familiarize pupils with procedures and escape
exits. Instructions for exiting the building are posted in each classroom. In
addition, drills for internal evacuations and lockdowns will also take place during
the year. It is imperative that students move to the designated points in an orderly,
expedient and quiet fashion.

Guidelines Regarding School Closure
General Information
1. The decision regarding whether ISM is to open or close is made by the Crisis
Response Team (CRT) that includes the Superintendent, the ISM Director of
Security and the ISM Transportation Coordinator. Any school closure
announcement will be issued by 5:30 a.m. At all times, the safety of students is
our priority.
2. The final decision as to whether to send a child to school during adverse
conditions does of course rest with the parents. It may be that the school
remains open, but travel is hazardous in some few parts of the city. In such
circumstances, parents should use their best judgment.
3. Should a typhoon emergency occur during a school day, teachers and
administrators will do their utmost to ensure the safety of students. Teachers
will carry on their normal duties and continue until normal dismissal times.
Should a typhoon signal change to a higher level or an emergency situation
develop during a school day, please read the instructions below:
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1. Storm Signal 1 Conditions
1. When Storm Signal 1 is declared,
school will remain open.
2. Storm Signal 2 Conditions
2.1 If Storm Signal 2 is declared
before 5:30 a.m., ISM will close.
2.2 An announcement to parents
regarding closing of the school will
be made as soon as possible.
2.3 Information will be transmitted
to parents by the Telephone Tree,
Mass Text Messaging System, Bus
System and Administrative
Telephone Tree.
2.4 If Storm Signal 2 is declared
after 5:30 a.m., ISM will remain
open until the end of the school day,
but practices and activities will be
cancelled, and all students must
leave campus by 3:00 p.m.
3. Storm Signal 3 Conditions
3.1 When Storm Signal 3 or higher is
declared, there are no classes.
3.2 If school is in session when this
happens, students will remain on
campus until they are collected by
parents or their authorized
representatives or until the school
can transport them home.

Before School Opens
Decision to close ISM will be announced by 5:30 a.m.
SIGNAL 1

ISM OPEN

SIGNAL 2

ISM CLOSED

SIGNAL 3 OR 4

ISM CLOSED

INFORMATION ON CLOSING FROM:
- School Telephone Tree
- Text Messaging
- Call ISM 840.8400
- Call ISM Security O ce
840.8530 (direct line)

Once School is in Session
SIGNAL 2

ISM REMAINS
OPEN UNTIL
NORMAL
DISMISSAL TIME

SIGNAL 3
PARENTS MAY PICK UP
CHILDREN AT ANYTIME
ANY OTHER PREVIOUSLY
AUTHORIZED PERSON
(e.g. driver, neighbor) MAY
PICK UP CHILD AT ANYTIME
ANY OTHER PERSON
SENT TO PICK UP CHILD
(with authorization
from parent)

GO TO PRINCIPAL'S OFFICE

Contingencies Regarding
Closing During Typhoons

ISM INFORMATION VIA:
- School Telephone Tree
- Text Messaging
- Call ISM 840.8400
- Call ISM Security O ce
840.8530 (direct line)

GET
PERMISSION SLIP

GO TO
CHILD'S
GET PERMISSION SLIP CLASS
IF PARENT HAS DULY TO PICK UP
NOTIFIED THE
CHILD
SCHOOL
NO PERMISSION SLIP
WILL BE GIVEN IF
PARENT HAS NOT
NOTIFIED THE
SCHOOL

CHILD NOT
ALLOWED TO
LEAVE SCHOOL

SHOW PERM.
SLIP AT GATE
TO BE
ALLOWED TO
LEAVE
SCHOOL

Other Emergency Situations
In the event of severe weather conditions or other calamity but in the absence of a
declared Storm Signal, decisions on school closure will be made by the CRT
informed by Government Agencies and the situation on the ground. In all such
cases, parents should wait information from the school, which will provide
definitive guidance on whether or not there are classes.

Releasing Students When An Emergency Situation is Declared
1. Parents may collect their children at any time during an emergency. To ensure
proper control of departures, pick-ups will be coordinated by each school
office.
2. Authorized representatives will be allowed to collect children on receipt of a
confirmatory telephone call, e-mail or written note from parent.
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Transportation
Detailed information regarding busing and the school's transportation services are
provided in a separate publication provided by the school.

Daily Guidelines
1. Students must only ride the bus to which they are assigned and may only
ride a different one with written permission from the Transportation
Coordinator. If there is a change of schedule or address, please turn in your
information to the Transportation Coordinator's Office for updating and
correction.
2. Buses leave on schedule and will not wait for late students.
a. If a bus arrived late at school, students must get a pass from the
Transportation Coordinator's Office for admission to class and
the late will be excused.
b. If a bus does not show up or is more than 10 minutes late, contact
the Transportation Office immediately (840-8540 or 840-8541).
3.

The buses will unload students at ISM in the Elementary School Field parking
area and will leave from the same place.

4.

All exits on the large and medium buses are controlled and operated from
the driver's position. Students are to enter and leave the bus from the front
exit. The rear exits may not be used except in an emergency.
a. Buses are air-conditioned and equipped with first-aid kits and fire
extinguishers.
b. Bus attendants are provided with a bus folder which includes all
related bus information: bus routes, students' logbook, rules and
regulations and so on.

5.

The school is not liable for any item left on the bus. However, items found
on the bus may be turned in to the Transportation Office.

6.

Activity buses are scheduled to leave the campus at 3:20 p.m. and 4:55 p.m.
These buses are for students participating in scheduled co-curricular
activities.

7.

Routes for late buses are scheduled by the school on a drop-off point basis,
and any change or deviation from the established routes will be authorized
only by the school.

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School Bus Rules and Regulations
Students are expected to conduct themselves in a responsible manner while riding
the bus to and from the school. Misbehavior on a school bus or at the bus stop will
be reported by the bus driver or bus attendant to the Transportation Coordinator.
All instructions of the Transportation Coordinator and staff must be obeyed.
The bus driver or bus attendant is responsible for each student and therefore must
devote his/her attention to safety. Here is how you can help:
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Be present at bus pick-up points to board the bus on time.
It is the responsibility of parents to see that someone will be accompanying
their child to and from the bus. Drivers are not supposed to get off the bus
to walk or cross the street with a child.
Ride your assigned bus unless special permission is given by the
Transportation Coordinator to ride another bus.
Always get off the bus at your designated bus stop, unless your parents have
arranged for an alternative and the Transportation Coordinator has
authorized departure on another bus.
Do not ask anyone to ride your bus without permission from the
Transportation Coordinator.
Do not ask the driver to deviate from his/her scheduled bus routes and/or
stops. Only the Transportation Coordinator can authorize changes.
For your safety and the safety of others, wait until the bus comes to a
complete stop before embarking or disembarking.
To make sure there is enough room for everyone, keep personal
possessions, such as books and bags, on your lap and out of aisles and seats.
Never stick head, hands, arms or any other part of your body out of the
window or doors.
Avoid unnecessary noise and distractions that might divert the driver's
attention. This includes standing up and/or changing seats.
Bus routes are determined so as to provide adequate seating for everyone.
Therefore, no one is to sit in the aisles, on the doorsteps or on the motor
cover/gearbox.
Practice courtesy to fellow students, your bus driver, bus attendant and to
citizens of your host country. This includes refraining from inappropriate
language, spitting, shouting or making obscene gestures either inside or
outside of the bus.
Never throw anything in the bus or out of the window.
Respect the personal property of others. A student responsible for any
damage, destruction or defacing of personal or bus property, will be
required to pay for damages.
Refrain from fighting or creating disturbances, injuring another person or
acting in such a manner as to expose others to risk, danger or harm. No
pushing or swearing is permitted.
Never tamper, dismantle or deface any part of the bus or its equipment.
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Obey the bus driver and bus attendant at all times. In case of an emergency,
remain quietly seated in the bus unless otherwise instructed by the driver or bus
attendant.
First Offense:

A warning will be given to the student both verbally and in
writing. This will be kept on file in the Transportation Office.

Second Offense: Parents will be notified that there is a behavior problem and that
the student will be given one more chance to obey the rules.
Third Offense:

A student is suspended from riding the bus.

Bearcat Kantina
The Bearcat Kantina operates daily, on a cashless payment system, from 6:30 a.m.
– 4:45 p.m. The menu includes a variety of breakfast items, hot lunches, snack
items and a number of healthy options.
Starting school year 2016-2017 ISM will implement a full debit system in the
Bearcat Kantina. The debit system provides customers with a cashless payment
system once the customer's ID has been loaded with funds.
Please be advised that the Bearcat Kantina utilizes a pre-paid system. This means
that all students must order and pay for their items at the cashier first. Students
will then be provided with the receipt from the cashier that they will give to the
food counter attendant in order to collect their food items. Students may also
choose to bring their own lunch and snacks from home.
When students are in the Bearcat Kantina, they need to be considerate, clean and
environmentally friendly. It is expected that students will clean up after
themselves.

School Supplies, Resources and Textbooks
A complete list of school supplies required by students is available in the Middle
School Office or on the Middle School Blog (http://ms.ism-online.org)
School-owned textbooks and resource materials are issued to students from the
Textbook Center or by the teacher. In cases of loss or damage, the student will
provide reimbursement.

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Lockers
Each student in Grades 6, 7 and 8 is issued a locker to store their personal
belongings and school materials. It is a student’s responsibility to report anyone
tampering with their locker to the Middle School Office. Lockers will be assigned to
students by the Middle School Office. Physical Education (PE) lockers are available
for use only during PE class. Exchange of lockers and sharing of lockers among
students is not permitted. Middle School lockers are accessed with your student ID
card. If you forget or misplace your ID card, please report to the MS Office.

Personal Property, Lost and Found
It is important to keep track of all items students bring to school each day. Labeling
all clothing, belongings and band instruments with the student’s name helps
ensure the return of the item, should it be misplaced. Band instruments may be
kept in a locked storage area in the band room. All lost items should be reported as
missing to the Security Office and a security report completed.
All lost items and materials may be claimed from the Lost and Found desk in the
Security Office. As members of our Middle School community, students are
expected to respect the property of others and turn in found items to the Middle
School Office or directly to the Security Office.

Withdrawal Procedures
Students withdrawing from ISM must complete the following procedures:
1. Parents are obliged to officially inform the Admissions Office through a
Withdrawal Notification Form at least (15) days prior to your child's last
day of school. This form may be obtained from the Admissions Office in the
Central Administration Building, or may be downloaded from the ISM Website
under Admissions > Withdrawal. Upon receipt of the signed Withrawal
Notification Form, the student will be given a Clearance Form to be signed
by each school department indicating all materials have been returned.
2. Complete all checkout procedures, including:
a. Returning all textbooks to the Textbook Center;
b. Returning all materials borrowed from the MS Library, departments,
and/or Guidance Office;
c. Checking with the Cashier's Office one week prior to the withdrawal
date for final accounts to be settled. No student may be officially
withdrawn until all accounts have been settled, meaning that no
Transcript of Record and Certificate of Attendance will be released
until all accounts are paid.
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STUDENT RIGHTS, RESPONSIBILITIES AND EXPECTATIONS
Essential Expectations
Our main goal for students is that they are respectful, take responsibility for their
actions and make safe choices. Self-control and self-discipline are important
personal responsibilities. Everyone at ISM should feel good about being in school
and be able to be confident in themselves. It is everyone’s responsibility to treat
others with respect, including all teachers and adults working on our campus. All
students have the right to learn and to be safe at ISM. Students of ISM are expected
to be positive and respectful of others at school and when representing ISM in the
wider community.
The following are guidelines to be followed:
• Be prepared to learn with your mind ready and focused, with all materials
and resources available at the start of class.
• Be on time for all classes.
• Complete all assignments to a high standard and in a timely manner.
• Follow the guidelines for wearing of the school uniform.
• Stay on task in class, avoid bringing items to class that will be a
distraction to your learning and the learning of others.
The following are unacceptable behaviors:
• Bullying, either in person or in written form such as cyber-bullying. (Use of
the phone system, computer systems, email or any technology to send or
display inappropriate, obscene or harassing messages or material
anywhere or to anyone is prohibited.)
• Cheating/plagiarism
• Defiance of authority/insubordination
• Disruption of instruction
• Endangering the safety of others
• Extortion
• Fighting or assault
• Hazing or initiations
• Inappropriate language/behavior
• Dishonesty
• Threatening or intimidating behaviors (e.g. harassment, verbal abuse,
humiliation, ridicule, etc.)
• Participating in group behaviors that intimidate, threaten physical or
psychological harm against others
• Promoting or encouraging membership and interests of groups, clubs,
fraternities or organizations not officially sanctioned by the school
• Recruiting or encouraging others to participate in inappropriate, harmful
or intimidating behavior
• Stealing

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It is a basic entitlement of all students to receive their education free from
humiliation, oppression and abuse. As relationships are the foundation of our
community, students are encouraged not only to treat others as they would wish to
be treated, but also to protect and uphold the freedom and rights of others.
Harassment and bullying will not be tolerated, and students who participate in
such behavior will be held responsible for such action. Consequences for such
behavior may result in the suspension or dismissal of the student.

Guidelines for Major Discipline Issues
Academic Honesty
At ISM, integrity is a key component of our vision. Academic honesty requires that
all students and teachers respect the integrity of one another's work and recognize
the importance of acknowledging and safeguarding intellectual property.
Our goal in the Middle School is to develop in students a common understanding of
the components of academic honesty and to teach the skills needed to ensure that
student learning represents the individual’s own work, original ideas, and that
material is properly sourced.
When students are guided through the process in a developmentally appropriate
way and explicitly taught the skills they need they will be able to demonstrate
their own individual learning at the highest possible level. Through the research
transdisciplinary skill students learn the “Big 6” stages of research, which
incorporates the skills associated with academic honesty outlined in our Middle
School Research Continuum.

Definitions associated with academic honesty:
1. When a student represents the ideas or work of another person as their own –
this includes copying from a text or from another student (plagiarism).
2. The ideas of others need to be sourced and cited properly following
guidelines in our ISM MS research continuum (plagiarism).
3. When a student allows their work to be copied or submitted for assessment by
another student (collusion).
4. When a student presents the same work for different assessments without
consulting with their teacher (duplication).
5. Any other behavior that gains an unfair advantage- this includes cheating in
an exam or test, taking unauthorized material into an exam or test…
When a student needs support with understanding the components of academic
honesty or chooses to not follow the guidelines, the following steps will be taken
to ensure that integrity of work is being maintained.

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When a teacher identifies that a student When a teacher identifies that a student
does not understand the principles of intentionally has not followed the
academic honesty
practices of academic honesty
1. Have a conversation with the
student, to find out their level of
understanding.
2. Communicate with the assistant
principal to find if there are any
prior incidents (if so move to
column two…)
3. Re-teach the skills necessary to be
successful at the task.
4. Allow the student to resubmit and
have the assignment reassessed for
full credit.
5. Have a conversation (email) with
the parent to communicate what has
happened and how you have
supported the student.

1. Have a conversation with the
student, to find out their level of
understanding.
2. Communicate with the assistant
principal to discuss steps to be
taken.
3. Student will have a conversation
with the principal or assistant
principal and guidance counselor.
4. Parent will be contacted by the
principal and assistant principal.
5. Consequences will be decided on by
the assistant principal or principal
together with the teacher and
student. This may include (loss of
privileges during break time and/or
after school, and reflected in the
learning habits section of their
grade). A component of this time will
be spent on practicing and relearning the skills associated with
academic honesty.

Alcohol and Tobacco
• Cigarette Lighters/Matches - Middle School students are not to be in
possession of or use lighters/matches on campus, on the buses, or at any ISMsponsored event.
• International School Manila is a tobacco-free campus. Students may not
possess or use tobacco.
• Alcohol Use - Students may not possess, consume, or be under the influence
of alcohol at any time, either on campus, on a school bus, or at any schoolsponsored student activities.

Drug Policy
From Grade 8 to Grade 12, students, according to Board policy, take part in
screening and detection procedures.
The Board of Trustees of International School Manila, acting on behalf of the school
community, establishes the rule and policy that ISM students should not make use
of prohibited or dangerous drugs in any circumstances, regardless of time or place.

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To this end:
1. The School's objective is to maintain a drug-free community. It shall spare no
effort to bar the use of prohibited, regulated, or dangerous drugs, or the
presence of any person under such influence on the ISM campus, its
surrounding environments, and during school-sponsored or school-related
activities, functions and events.
2. At any time, whether or not during the school year, that a student:
a. is on IS Manila’s campus or its surrounding environments
b. is present at a school-sponsored or school-related activity, function or
event, the student is subject to the School's policies and rules concerning
drugs, regardless of where the drug use occurred.
3. The School likewise prohibits the actual, or attempted possession, sale, or
transfer of prohibited or dangerous drugs or drug related paraphernalia by
any person at any time of the year on ISM's campus, or its surrounding
environments, or during a school-sponsored or school-related activity,
function, or event.
Dangerous drugs include, but are not limited to, narcotics, stimulants,
barbiturates, suppressants, hallucinogens, marijuana or amphetamines. The
School likewise considers the following as prohibited or dangerous drugs:
• Any pharmaceutical without a valid prescription and knowledge and
permission of parents;
• Any abusive glue, aerosol, or any other chemical substance used by a student
for inhalation; and
• Any intoxicating, or mood-changing, mind-altering, or behavior-altering
substance or drugs.
It is understood that the term school-sponsored or school-related activities,
functions or events includes time spent riding a school bus or any other means of
transport to a school-sponsored or school-related activity, function or event.
Use, whether active or passive, pertains to a student voluntarily introducing or
tolerating, or allowing to be introduced, by any means, into his or her body, a
prohibited or dangerous substance such that it is detectable by the student's
physical appearance, actions, breath, speech or chemical analysis.
Possession is any conduct or combination of acts of a student evincing custody or
control of or over a prohibited or dangerous substance.
Sale and transfer refer to any conveyance from a student to any other person,
natural or juridical, of a prohibited or dangerous substance for any consideration,
whether valuable, pecuniary, gratuitous, or even out of mere liberality.
As part of the policy, a screening and detection procedure utilizing urinalysis, hair
follicle, saliva or other such drug detection tests as determined by the
administration, will be conducted on a random basis, or, where suspicion of use
exists, selectively. Random selection may result in a student being selected for
testing or screening more than once during the semester.
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Infractions of the ISM policy on drug abuse are cumulative throughout the student's
tenure at ISM, and will result in the following consequences:
1. Any student who possesses, uses, buys, sells, gives, or traffics drugs on or
off the school campus, its surrounding environments, or at any schoolsponsored or school-related activity, function, or event will be
permanently withdrawn from school and permanently dropped from the
rolls of IS Manila on the first offense.
2. Positive detection of use through urinalysis, hair follicle, saliva, or other
such drug detection tests as determined by the administration, will result in
the following consequences:

First Offense
• A pre-suspension and post-suspension conference at which will be present
parent/student/Counselor/Administrator;
• Suspension from school and all school-related activities for two weeks (10 full
class days);
• During those two weeks, at the initiative of the parents, a comprehensive
evaluation of the student by an IS Manila recognized and approved
professional shall be conducted. At least five, or as many as recommended by
the school and/or the outside counselor, professional counseling sessions will
be required with all relevant documentation to be forwarded to the School
before readmission. The costs of this counseling will be borne by the parents.
The School recommends strongly that the parents, too, avail themselves of
specialist help.
• Prior to readmission, the student must present a written research paper of a
standard acceptable to the school and commensurate with the
student's age and academic ability — on drug use and abuse.
• The School has the prerogative to insist upon student participation in a drug
rehabilitation course during and after the period of suspension. At the least,
a scheduled visit to such an institution may be required of the student by the
School.
• As part of the reintegration process, the Building Principal has the
prerogative to insist that the offending student must participate in an
organized school activity, to be determined in discussion with parents,
student and Principal.
• Upon returning to school, the student will be placed on periodic, mandatory
urinalysis, hair follicle, saliva or other such drug detection tests as
determined by the Administration, the cost of which must be borne by the
parents.
• Refusal to comply with the counseling or the periodic mandatory urinalysis,
hair follicle, saliva or other such drug detection tests as determined by the
Administration, will result in the student being permanently dropped from
the rolls of IS Manila.

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Second Offense
• The student will be permanently dropped from the rolls of IS Manila.
• The offense may be noted on the student's official transcript if the School
determines such is necessary for the protection of IS Manila's interests.
As a demonstration of its faith in human redemption, the Board of Trustees will
consider the reintegration of the student to IS Manila according to stringent
criteria explained in the administrative guidelines to this policy.
3. Any student who refuses to submit, upon request, to a urinalysis, hair follicle,
saliva or other such drug detection tests as determined by the
administration, will be deemed to have failed said test and will be sanctioned
accordingly. A second refusal will result in the student being permanently
dropped from the rolls of IS Manila.
4. Circumventing one's own urinalysis, hair follicle, saliva or other such drug
detection tests as determined by the administration, or assisting another
student in circumventing the process will result in the same consequences as
outlined in the previous section.
5. Urinalysis, hair follicle, saliva or other such drug detection tests as
determined by the Administration, random or otherwise, will be conducted
according to the administrative guidelines to this policy.

Possession of Weapons on Campus
Students of International School Manila are expected to respect the persona
identity, privacy, and safety of others. Hence, possession of any firearm dangerous
weapon, or facsimile (exact copy) on campus or at any school activity is
prohibited.
Consequences of possession of these items are as follows:
1. Any student who brings a firearm to school will be immediately suspended
and recommended for permanent withdrawal or expulsion from school.
Additionally, any student who possesses, on school premises, any dangerous
weapon and who brandishes, threatens or uses such weapon in any
confrontational situation will also be immediately suspended and
recommended for permanent withdrawal or expulsion from school.
2. Any student who is in possession of any BB, pellet, or facsimile (exact copy)
firearm, knife designed as a weapon, martial art weapons, or any other
weapons (or items that can be perceived and/or used as a weapon), will be
suspended from school on the first offense. If a second offense occurs, the
student will be immediately suspended and recommended for permanent
withdrawal from school or expulsion from school.
3. Students should not bring to school pocket knives, pen knives, key chain
knives, etc. These will be confiscated and returned only to parents. Students
will be subject to suspension on their first offense.
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Theft
Students of International School Manila are expected to respect the property of
others. Theft or the appropriation of property other than one's own is considered a
serious offense and is prohibited.
Acts of theft consists of being in possession of stolen property, the actual taking,
assisting in taking, or in any way participating in the acquisition of materials
belonging to someone else without the person's consent. Theft is taken very
seriously and may result in a student being asked to leave the school.

Consequences for Disciplinary Infractions
At the International School Manila, like in any other school, students are expected
to observe the kind of behavior which allows them to secure a sound education and
also to respect the rights and feelings of others. There are times, however, that a
student might choose to act without responsibility or regard for others. Our belief
is that students are mature individuals who can make appropriate choices in their
behaviors.
The goal in dealing with all behavioral problems is to change unacceptable
behavior to socially acceptable levels. In a school of such a diverse, multicultural
composition as ISM, this means a greater respect and broader tolerance for other
points of view and religious and cultural heritage.
The following summarizes the levels of disciplinary action, which shall be
enforced by school personnel with students who are in violation of school rules:

Level 1 - VERBAL WARNING/REPRIMAND
The teacher/staff member will discuss and remind the student not to
engage in the inappropriate behavior by reviewing the rules.

Level 2 - CONFERENCE
Staff members may conduct a conference with the student,
parent/guardian, or both.

Level 3 - INTERVENTION
Staff members may use one or more of the following interventions: Referral
to school Counselor, Administrator, Support Services/Learning Support
Resource Team, or other; Time-Out, the temporary removal of a student
from class; Staffing, a meeting of school personnel and others to consider
the behavior of the student and make recommendations for improvement;
Behavioral Contract, a written agreement between the student, parent,
guardian and school listing requirements for improvement; Restriction, the
temporary denial of the student's right to participate in designated
activities or be in certain areas; Written Communication, a conduct report
letter, progress report, etc. sent to the parent/guardian; Reflective
Writings, a written document that a student will complete on the situation
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or inappropriate behavior, and a plan of action for the improvement and/or
a letter of apology to the appropriate individual(s); Work Detail, a specific
work detail assignment given to a student relevant to the infraction.

Level 4 - SUSPENSION (IN-SCHOOL)
A student may be given by the Administration, an in-school suspension (ISS)
for up to five days for breaking a school or classroom rule. This means they
would spend their entire school day completing individual assignments
given by their regular teachers, while being removed from the regular
classroom and social setting. The parent/ guardian will be notified of an inschool suspension decision. As part of this process, students meet with MS
Administration to reflect upon and discuss what they have learned from the
situation.

Level 5 - SUSPENSION (OUT-OF-SCHOOL)
The Principal and/or Assistant Principal may suspend a student from school
for serious behavioral problems or habitual infractions for up to ten school
days. The parent/guardian will be notified of an out-of school suspension
decision. All suspensions will involve a re-admittance conference with at
least one parent, student, an Administrator or his/her designee. It is the
policy of ISM that the suspended student shall be responsible for all school
work/tests missed during his/her suspension. A student who is suspended
out of school may be ineligible for the making up of graded assessment (e.g.
tests or quizzes) during the suspension period.

Level 6 - WITHDRAWAL/EXPULSION
In extreme cases or when a pattern of unacceptable behavior persists after
repeated intervention, it may be necessary for a Principal to recommend
withdrawal or expulsion. This recommendation will be reviewed by the
Superintendent for action in the case of a withdrawal, and for presentation
to the Board of Trustees and action, if an expulsion.

School Uniforms
Appropriate student dress helps create an attitude and atmosphere conducive to
learning and demonstrates the students' pride in themselves and in their school.
Uniforms must have a proper fit (not baggy or tight). Please note, only black or
white undershirts may be worn with the uniform. Alterations in style or design of
the school uniform are not acceptable. The Uniform Shop located on campus
carries all clothing that students will need for school.
The Uniform Shop is open on Tuesdays and Fridays from 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
during the schoolyear.
All students are expected to be in school uniform within two days of the first day of
school.

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Girls
ISM shirts of four colors (black, white, green and yellow) will be available for
purchase at the Uniform Shop. Girls may choose any of these colors to wear.
Khaki/black pants or walking shorts, from the Uniform Shop are to be worn. Shorts
must be at least fingertip length (with hands by your side) and should remain
unrolled.

Boys
ISM shirts of four colors (black, white, green, and yellow) will be available for
purchase at the Uniform Shop. Boys may choose any of those colors to wear.
Khaki/black pants or walking shorts from the Uniform Shop are to be worn. Shirts
may be worn tucked in or worn out, as long the hem does not fall below the pants'
pocket opening.

Physical Education (PE) Clothing
All students from Kindergarten onwards require the following clothing for PE:
• T-shirts and shorts
• Sports shoes and athletic socks
It is permissible for students to wear their PE uniform to school only if they have PE
first period. Otherwise, they need to change into their PE uniform just before
class. Please note that students' uniforms are to be used during PE class only!
Students are not permitted to wear PE clothes to other classes during the day.
In order to maintain good personal hygiene, especially in our hot climate, a
student is required to wear a PE uniform during times of strenuous physical
activity. All students should label their clothes and shoes with washable tags to
avoid loss.

Cover-Ups
There are ISM jackets that are sold at the Uniform Shop. However, a cover-up
cannot substitute for standard uniform apparel. Team shirts of any kind cannot be
substituted for the required school shirt. Prior approval must be given by the
administration to wear team shirts on travel days or game days.

Footwear
Footwear should be appropriate, safe and match the uniform. Leather shoes,
sandals, tennis shoes and sneakers are permissible. For Science experiments,
closed-toed shoes are recommended. Platformsoles or more than one-inch heels
pose a risk to personal safety and are not acceptable. Flip flops, slippers and sports
sandals will be tolerated but are not recommended.
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Accessories
No caps or hats will be worn on campus, except as protection from the sun on the
athletic field. In addition, the following items are not acceptable:
• Clothing that is faded, torn or significantly worn
• Pants or shorts worn below the hips
The above guidelines do not pertain to the wearing of PE uniforms or costumes
that are used on special occasions such as Spirit Week, plays and other
presentations.
We appreciate the support of the parent and school community to ensure the dress
and appearance of our students is appropriate and does not distract from the
instructional setting.
These regulations apply to every student every day of the school year, except
when otherwise approved by the building Principal. If it is not listed here as
permissible, then it is not permissible.
Any questions as to the interpretation and/or enforcement of the School Uniform
policy will be left to the Administration. If there are any questions, please call the
Middle School Office.

After-School Expectations
Students are expected to leave campus at the end of the school day unless
involved in a legitimate after-school activity. "Legitimate" activities are those
sponsored by the Middle School After-School Program, tutorial sessions, studying
in the MS Library, Student Council sponsored activities or approved club activities.
Students remaining on campus after tutorials who are not involved in an organized
activity are unsupervised. Therefore, students who are not involved in any of the
above activities are expected to be off campus by 3:15 p.m. for their own safety.
Students involved in afternoon activities should leave campus on the 4:55 p.m.
activity bus. Students must be in the Bearcat Kantina, Middle School Courtyard or
Middle School Library while waiting for their transportation home.

Field Trip Expectations
Field trips are an integral part of our curricular program at ISM. Experiential
learning broadens a student's understanding of the world we live in and connects
the classroom to the community.
Going on a school trip is a privilege for the students and a major responsibility for
the supervising adults. It is imperative that our students represent the school well
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presentable clothing while on our field trips. Respect for other patrons in all
venues is essential. All school rules apply during these trips. Overnight trips carry
additional responsibilities for the student, including honoring curfews, keeping
noise in hotels to a minimum and respecting hotel property.
The adults supervising our field trips are responsible for the students in their care.
They are in charge of the safety and well-being of the group. However, in return,
they expect cooperation, positive behavior and adherence to staff instructions
from our students.

Other School Rules and Regulations
Damage to School Property
Any student found causing damage to school property through inappropriate
behavior will be sent immediately to the Middle School Administration. If the
damage is not easily corrected by the student, he/she will be expected to meet
the cost of replacement or repair.

Electronic Devices, Recreational Equipment and Games
To protect personal property and ensure students focus on their educational
responsibilities, laser pointers or lighters, etc., are not permitted on campus.
Cellphones or other electronic communication devices such as iPads are not
allowed to be heard, seen or touched on the Middle School campus during the
school day. If a student needs to contact his/her parents through their cellular
phone, the student may do so only in the Middle School Office. The school is not
responsible for any loss of cellphones or electronic devices.
Because of the potential danger to students and property, the use of skateboards,
roller skates, rollershoes, roller blades, scooters and bicycles are not permitted
within the school grounds.

Food
Food and drink should be consumed in the Bearcat Kantina or courtyard area only.
Food is not allowed on the MS Field or in the hallways or classrooms, except by
staff permission.

Gum
Gum is not permitted in the Middle School. We want to keep our school clean.

Public Display of Affection
Inappropriate displays of affection, including kissing or intimate contact, are not
acceptable behavior at school.
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Green Guidelines for Events Planning at ISM
Areas to Consider

What YOU can do! Event planning should include:

1. Setting Your
Environmental
Priorities




2. Selecting
Your Venue

• Consider using outdoor venues with no need for air con
• During rehearsals, limit full lighting effects
• Provide recycling bins at the venue

3. Arranging
Food Service

• Select food providers that offer re-usable plates and
cutlery or who sell products in recyclable containers,
with little or no packaging
• Expressly ask food providers not to bring Styrofoam onto
campus
• Borrow cutlery/plates/cups from the canteen or
purchase your own class set
• Consider large bottles of drinks instead of individual juice
packs, soda cans, etc

4. Buying
Products

Reduce/manage waste (a trash-less party)
Save paper (email invites/double sided newsletters)
Save water (restrict hosepipe usage)
Save electricity (outdoor venues save on artificial light
and air con)

Look for products/prizes which:
• Are re-usable (e.g. name tags, binders, clip-boards)
• Have recycled content
• Use little or no packaging
• Are recyclable or can be composted
• Are not packaged in Styrofoam

5. Collecting
Recyclables

• Announce to attendees to recycle as they go along by
placing used items in the appropriate bins provided
• Make sure there are plenty of bins available, all around
the event
• Promote responsible segregation of trash

6. Promoting
Your Event's
Environmental
Features

• Make everyone involved with the event aware of the
'Green' planning connected to the event

7. Evaluating
the Event

• Measure the amount of recyclable items collected check
if the bins have been contaminated then improve on
clearer signage
• Survey the attendees to see if they have further
suggestions of how to make it an even greener event

8. Informing the
Community
About Your
Achievements

• Prepare an e-newsletter or internal email about what
went well from a Green perspective

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PLANNER

Use It

HINTS FOR USING YOUR PLANNER

DURING THE SCHOOL DAY

BEFORE YOU LEAVE SCHOOL

1. Listen carefully when your
teacher gives an assignment.
Look at your teacher and think
about the assignment. If you
have a question about the
assignment, ask your teacher.

1. Check your planner. Decide what
homework you need to do this
evening.
2. Get out the materials you will
need for your homework.
3. If you don't understand one of
your assignments, ask your
teacher or a classmate about it
before you leave school.

2. Locate today's date on the
calendar.
3. Locate the date when the
assignment is due. All long-term
assignments should be recorded
on the due date, the date the
assignment is to be turned in.
Homework should be recorded on
the day it is assigned.

AT HOME
1. First, do the assignments that are
due tomorrow. When you finish
an assignment, draw a single line
through the entry on the
calendar.

4. Under the date, write an entry for
the assignment. Make your
entries brief, but be sure you can
understand them. When you
write your entries, first write an
abbreviation for the subject.
Then write a note for the
assignment. Use the form shown
in the following examples:

2. Next, work on assignments that
are due in the future.
3. If you have a question about an
assignment, call one of your
study buddies.

Rdg. – pp. 22-23
Math – p. 5 Set A
Sci. – p. 6

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TEN STUDY HABITS OF SUCCESSFUL BEARCATS
Successful students have good study habits. They apply these habits to all of their
classes. Read about each study habit. Work to develop any study habit you do not
have.

1. Try not to do too much studying at one time.
If you try to do too much studying at one time, you will tire and your studying
will not be very effective. Space the work you have to do over shorter periods
of time. Taking short breaks will restore your mental energy.
2. Plan specific times for studying.
Study time is any time you are doing something related to schoolwork. It can be
completing assigned reading, working on a paper or project, or studying for a
test. Schedule specific times throughout the week for your study time.
3. Try to study at the same times each day.
Studying at the same times each day establishes a routine that becomes a
regular part of your life, just like sleeping and eating. When a scheduled study
time comes up during the day, you will be mentally prepared to begin studying.
4. Set specific goals for study times.
Goals will help you stay focused and monitor your progress. Simply sitting down
to study has little value. You must be very clear about what you want to
accomplish during your study times.
5. Start studying when planned.
You may delay starting your studying because you don't like an assignment or
think it is too hard. A delay in studying is called "procrastination." If you
procrastinate for any reason, you will find it difficult to get everything done
when you need to. You may rush to make up the time you wasted getting
started, resulting in careless work and errors.

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6. Work on the assignment they find most difficult first.
Your most difficult assignment will require the most effort. Start with your
most difficult assignment since this is when you have the most mental energy.
7. Review their notes before beginning an assignment.
Reviewing your notes can help you make sure you are doing an assignment
correctly. Also, your notes may include information that will help you
complete an assignment.
8. Tell their friends not to call them during their study times.
Two study problems can occur if your friends call you during your study times.
First, your work is interrupted. It is not that easy to get back to what you were
doing. Second, your friends may talk about things that will distract you from
what you need to do. Here's a simple idea — turn off your cell phone during your
study times.
9. Call another student when they have difficulty with an assignment.
This is a case where "two heads may be better than one."
10. Review their schoolwork over the weekend.
Yes, weekends should be fun time. But there is also time to do some review.
This will help you be ready to go on Monday morning when another school week
begins.
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STRATEGIES FOR STUDYING
When you are reading a content area textbook, use ACTIVE READING. You can also
use the READ, COVER, RECITE, CHECK steps when you need to memorize
something or study something carefully.
ACTIVE READING
R– Read
Read a paragraph.
• Think about the topic.
• Think about the important details.
C- Cover
Cover the paragraph with your hand.
R- Recite
Tell yourself what you have read.
• Say the topic.
• Say the important details.
• Say it in your own words.
C- Check
• Lift your hand and check.
• If you forgot something important, begin again.

HINTS FOR COMPLETING HOMEWORK
1. Select an appropriate place for home study.
2. Keep study materials such as paper, pencils, pens, and a dictionary in your
study area.
3. Try to study in the afternoon or early evening so that you will be alert.
4. Concentrate on your homework during your study period. If you really
concentrate on your work, you will learn more and will finish quickly.
5. Avoid interruptions during your study time. Do not make phone calls, watch
TV, listen to the radio, chat online, or visit with friends until your homework
is finished.
6. If your study period is quite long, take a short break. Stretch, walk around,
or drink a glass of water.
7. Get help if you need it. Ask your mother, father, sister, brother, or study
buddy for help.
8. Use the strategies for Completing Assignments when you do your
homework.
9. When your homework is finished, put your assignment in your notebook,
binder, or folder.
10. Place all your materials in a special place so that you will remember to take
them to school.
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ANSWERING CHAPTER QUESTIONS
Use this strategy when you need to answer questions in your book.
Remember, words from the question can be used in your answer.
STEP 1: Read the questions carefully.
STEP 2: Change t he questions into part of the answer and write it
down.
STEP 3: Locate the section of the chapter that talks about the topic.
Use the headings and sub-headings to help you.
STEP 4: Read the section of the chapter until you find the answer.
STEP 5: Complete the answers.

COMPLETING
ASSIGNMENTS

PROOFREADING YOUR
ASSIGNMENTS

STEP 1: Plan it.
• Read the directions
carefully.
• Circle the words that
tell you what to do.
• Get out the materials.

Before you turn in an
assignment, check each
sentence by using these steps:
1. Check to be sure the
sentence makes SENSE.
2. Check the
PUNCTUATION.
3. Check the SPELLING.

STEP–2: Complete it.
• Do all the items.
• If you can't do an item,
ask for help or go ahead
to the next item.

If you don't know how to spell
a word
• Look in the assignment.
• Look in the textbook.
• Look in the glossary.

STEP 3: Check it.
• Did you do everything?
• Did you get the right
answers?
• Did you proofread?

If you can't find the word
• Underline the word.
• Ask someone how to
spell the word.

STEP 4: Turn it in.

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National Heroes Day

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• PCA New Supplies Fair

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• MS Assembly
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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• PCA New Supplies Fair

• PCA New Supplies Fair

• Student Late Start

• New Parent Coffee
7:45 am - 9:00 am

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2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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• MS Assembly
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

• Open House
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm - FAT

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Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you! - Dr. Seuss

August

CLASS

ASSIGNMENT

MONDAY

1
• PCA New Supplies Fair

TUESDAY

2
• PCA New Supplies Fair

WEDNESDAY

3
• PCA New Supplies Fair

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August

CLASS

ASSIGNMENT

THURSDAY

4
• PCA New Supplies Fair
• Start of School (Semester 1)

FRIDAY

5
• PCA New Supplies Fair
• MS Assembly
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

SATURDAY

6
SUNDAY

7
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August

CLASS

ASSIGNMENT

MONDAY

8
• PCA New Supplies Fair

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. - Lao Tzu

• MS Club Fair

TUESDAY

9
• PCA New Supplies Fair

WEDNESDAY

10
• PCA New Supplies Fair
• Student Late Start

62

August

CLASS

ASSIGNMENT

THURSDAY

11
• PCA New Supplies Fair
• New Parent Coffee
7:45 am - 9:00 am

FRIDAY

12
• PCA New Supplies Fair
• MS Assembly
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

SATURDAY

13
SUNDAY

14
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August

CLASS

ASSIGNMENT

MONDAY

People are just about as happy as they made up their mind to be - Abraham Lincoln

15

TUESDAY

16
• ESL Parent Coffee
7:45 am - 9:00 am

WEDNESDAY

17
• Student Late Start

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August

CLASS

ASSIGNMENT

THURSDAY

18

FRIDAY

19
• MS Assembly
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

SATURDAY

20
SUNDAY

21
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August

CLASS

ASSIGNMENT

MONDAY

Life's most urgent question is: What are you doing for others? - Martin Luther King Jr.

22

TUESDAY

23

WEDNESDAY

24
• Student Late Start
• Open House
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm - FAT

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August

CLASS

ASSIGNMENT

THURSDAY

25

FRIDAY

26
• MS Assembly
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

SATURDAY

27
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Faculty In-Service

• National Holiday:
Edi-ul-Adha

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• MAP Testing

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2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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9

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2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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• MS Assembly
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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• MAP Testing

• MAP Testing

• Student Late Start

• MS Assembly
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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24

Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a
new world is born. - Anais Nin

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August
CLASS
ASSIGNMENT

MONDAY

29

• National Holiday:
National Heroes Day

TUESDAY

30

WEDNESDAY

31

• Student Late Start

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September

CLASS

ASSIGNMENT

THURSDAY

1

FRIDAY

2
• MS Assembly
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

SATURDAY

3
SUNDAY

4
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September

CLASS

ASSIGNMENT

MONDAY

One kind word can warm three winter months. - Japanese saying

5

TUESDAY

6

WEDNESDAY

7
• Student Late Start

72

September

CLASS

ASSIGNMENT

THURSDAY

8

FRIDAY

9
• MS Assembly
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

SATURDAY

10
SUNDAY

11
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Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. - Eleanor Roosevelt

September

CLASS

ASSIGNMENT

MONDAY

12
• No Classes:
Faculty In-Service

TUESDAY

13
• National Holiday:
Edi-ul-Adha

WEDNESDAY

14
• Student Late Start

74

September

CLASS

ASSIGNMENT

THURSDAY

15

FRIDAY

16
• MS Assembly
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

SATURDAY

17
SUNDAY

18
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September

CLASS

ASSIGNMENT

MONDAY

We all need people who will give us feedback. That's how we improve. - Bill Gates

19

TUESDAY

20
• Parent Coffee
7:45 am - 9:00 am

WEDNESDAY

21
• Student Late Start

76

September

CLASS

ASSIGNMENT

THURSDAY

22

FRIDAY

23
• MS Assembly
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

SATURDAY

24
SUNDAY

25
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September

CLASS

ASSIGNMENT

MONDAY

26
The only way to have a friend is to be one. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

• MAP Testing

TUESDAY

27
• MAP Testing

WEDNESDAY

28
• MAP Testing
• Student Late Start

78

September

CLASS

ASSIGNMENT

THURSDAY

29

• MAP Testing

FRIDAY

30
• MAP Testing
• MS Assembly
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

October
SATURDAY

1
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2
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18

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• MAP Testing

• Early Release

• Early Release

• Parent-Teacher
Conferences

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Conferences

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25

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• School Holiday

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• MAP Testing

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• MS Assembly
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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• MAP Testing

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• Early Release

• Filipiniana

• Parent-Teacher
Conferences

• MS Assembly
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

• Student Late Start

26

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• School Holiday

• School Holiday

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October

CLASS

ASSIGNMENT

MONDAY

3
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand. - Confucius

• MAP Testing

TUESDAY

4
• MAP Testing

WEDNESDAY

5
• MAP Testing
• Student Late Start

82

October

CLASS

ASSIGNMENT

THURSDAY

6

• MAP Testing
• Classroom Without Walls

FRIDAY

7
• MAP Testing
• Classroom Without Walls
• End of 1st Quarter

SATURDAY

8
SUNDAY

9
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October

CLASS

ASSIGNMENT

MONDAY

10
Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others. - Rosa Parks

• MAP Testing
• Start of 2nd Quarter

TUESDAY

11
• MAP Testing

WEDNESDAY

12
• MAP Testing
• Student Late Start

84

October

CLASS

ASSIGNMENT

THURSDAY

13

• MAP Testing

FRIDAY

14
• MAP Testing
• MS Assembly
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

SATURDAY

15
SUNDAY

16
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Life opens up opportunities to you, and you either take them or you stay afraid of taking them. - Jim Carrey

2 0 1 6

October

CLASS

ASSIGNMENT

MONDAY

17
• MAP Testing
• Early Release
• Parent-Teacher
Conferences

TUESDAY

18
• MAP Testing
• Early Release
• Parent-Teacher
Conferences

WEDNESDAY

19
• MAP Testing
• Early Release
• Parent-Teacher
Conferences
• Student Late Start

86

October

CLASS

ASSIGNMENT

THURSDAY

20

• MAP Testing

FRIDAY

21
• MAP Testing
• Filipiniana
• MS Assembly
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

SATURDAY

22
SUNDAY

23
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When you really listen to another person from their point of view, and reflect back to them that understanding,
it's like giving them emotional oxygen. - Stephen Covey

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October
CLASS
ASSIGNMENT

MONDAY

24

• School Holiday

TUESDAY

25

• School Holiday

WEDNESDAY

26

• School Holiday

88

October

CLASS

ASSIGNMENT

THURSDAY

27

• School Holiday

FRIDAY

28
• School Holiday

SATURDAY

29
SUNDAY

30
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SUN

1

2016

• School Holiday

October 2016
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• MS Art Exhibit

• MS Art Exhibit
• All Choirs' Concert
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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4

• Student Late Start

9

5

• MS Assembly
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

10

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16

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12

• MS Assembly
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

17

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• Student Late Start

19

• MS Assembly
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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25

• Student Late Start

• MS Art Exhibit

• MS Art Exhibit

• MS Art Exhibit Opening
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

• MS Assembly
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

• All Strings' Concert
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

30
• National Holiday:
Bonifacio Day

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October

CLASS

ASSIGNMENT

We don't need to share the same opinions as others, but we need to be respectful. - Taylor Swift

MONDAY

31
• School Holiday

November
TUESDAY

1
• School Holiday

WEDNESDAY

2
• Student Late Start

92

November

CLASS

ASSIGNMENT

THURSDAY

3

FRIDAY

4
• MS Assembly
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

SATURDAY

5
SUNDAY

6
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The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do. - Kobe Bryant

2 0 1 6

November
CLASS
ASSIGNMENT

MONDAY

7

TUESDAY

8

WEDNESDAY

9

• Student Late Start

94

November

CLASS

ASSIGNMENT

THURSDAY

10

FRIDAY

11
• MS Assembly
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

SATURDAY

12
SUNDAY

13
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November

CLASS

ASSIGNMENT

MONDAY

Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will. - Zig Ziglar

14

TUESDAY

15
• Parent Coffee
7:45 am - 9:00 am

WEDNESDAY

16
• Student Late Start

96

November

CLASS

ASSIGNMENT

THURSDAY

17

FRIDAY

18
• MS Assembly
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

SATURDAY

19
SUNDAY

20
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November

CLASS

ASSIGNMENT

MONDAY

Family is the most important thing in the world. - Princess Diana

21

TUESDAY

22

WEDNESDAY

23
• Student Late Start
• MS Art Exhibit Opening
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
• All Strings' Concert
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

98

November

CLASS

ASSIGNMENT

THURSDAY

24

• MS Art Exhibit

FRIDAY

25
• MS Art Exhibit
• MS Assembly
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

SATURDAY

26
SUNDAY

27
99

Life gives you plenty of time to do whatever you want to do if you stay in the present moment. - Deepak Chopra

2 0 1 6

November

CLASS

ASSIGNMENT

MONDAY

28
• MS Art Exhibit

TUESDAY

29
• MS Art Exhibit
• All Choirs' Concert
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

WEDNESDAY

30
• National Holiday:
Bonifacio Day

100

December

CLASS

ASSIGNMENT

THURSDAY

1

• MS Art Exhibit

FRIDAY

2
• MS Art Exhibit
• MS Assembly
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

SATURDAY

3

• K-12 Dance Recital

SUNDAY

4
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TUE

2016
November 2016
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• MS Art Exhibit

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• School Break

• School Break

26

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• School Break

• School Break

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• MS Art Exhibit

• MS Art Exhibit

SAT
3
• K-12 Dance Recital

• MS Assembly
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

7

8

9

• MS Art Exhibit

10

• MS Assembly
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

• Student Late Start

14

15

16

• Student Late Start

• End of 2nd Quarter

• School Break

• Sports Day

• Early Release

21

22

23

• School Break

• School Break

• School Break

28

29

30

• School Break

• School Break

• School Break

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24

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December

CLASS

ASSIGNMENT

MONDAY

5
To enjoy the glow of good health, you must exercise. - Gene Tunney

• MS Art Exhibit

TUESDAY

6
• MS Art Exhibit

WEDNESDAY

7
• MS Art Exhibit
• Student Late Start

104

December

CLASS

ASSIGNMENT

THURSDAY

8

FRIDAY

9
• MS Assembly
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

SATURDAY

10
SUNDAY

11
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2 0 1 6

December

CLASS

ASSIGNMENT

MONDAY

Peace begins with a smile. - Mother Teresa

12

TUESDAY

13

WEDNESDAY

14
• Student Late Start
• Sports Day

106

December

CLASS

ASSIGNMENT

THURSDAY

15

• End of 2nd Quarter
• Early Release

FRIDAY

16
• School Break

SATURDAY

17
SUNDAY

18
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Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning. Albert Einstein

2 0 1 6

December
CLASS
ASSIGNMENT

MONDAY

19

• School Break

TUESDAY

20

• School Break

WEDNESDAY

21

• School Break

108

December

CLASS

ASSIGNMENT

THURSDAY

22

• School Break

FRIDAY

23
• School Break

SATURDAY

24
SUNDAY

25
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Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them. - Dalai Lama

2 0 1 6

December
CLASS
ASSIGNMENT

MONDAY

26

• School Break

TUESDAY

27

• School Break

WEDNESDAY

28

• School Break

110

December

CLASS

ASSIGNMENT

THURSDAY

29

• School Break

FRIDAY

30
• School Break

SATURDAY

31
January
SUNDAY

1
111

January

2017
December 2016
S

M

T

W

T

F

1

2

S

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

30

31

S

M

February 2017
W

T

F

S

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

TUE

1

2

3

8

9

10

• No Classes
Faculty In-Service

• New Parent Coffee
7:45 am - 9:00 am

3

11

T

MON

SUN

• Start of 3rd Quarter

15

16

17

22

23

24

29

30

31

114

WED

THU

FRI

SAT

4

5

6

7

11

12

13

14

• Student Late Start

18

• MS Assembly
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

19

20

• Student Late Start

25

21

• MS Assembly
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

26

27

• Student Late Start

• MS Assembly
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

115

28

The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate. - Oprah Winfrey

2 0 1 7

January
CLASS
ASSIGNMENT

MONDAY

2

TUESDAY

3

WEDNESDAY

4

116

January

CLASS

ASSIGNMENT

THURSDAY

5

FRIDAY

6

SATURDAY

7
SUNDAY

8
117

2 0 1 7

January

CLASS

ASSIGNMENT

MONDAY

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. - Aristotle

9
• No Classes
Faculty In-Service

TUESDAY

10
• New Parent Coffee
7:45 am - 9:00 am
• Start of 3rd Quarter

WEDNESDAY

11
• Student Late Start

118

January

CLASS

ASSIGNMENT

THURSDAY

12

FRIDAY

13
• MS Assembly
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

SATURDAY

14
SUNDAY

15
119

Great things are done by a series of small things brought together. - Vincent van Gogh

2 0 1 7

January
CLASS
ASSIGNMENT

MONDAY

16

TUESDAY

17

WEDNESDAY

18

• Student Late Start

120

January

CLASS

ASSIGNMENT

THURSDAY

19

FRIDAY

20
• MS Assembly
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

SATURDAY

21
SUNDAY

22
121

2 0 1 7

January

CLASS

ASSIGNMENT

MONDAY

No one has ever become poor by giving. - Anne Frank

23

TUESDAY

24

WEDNESDAY

25
• Student Late Start

122

January

CLASS

ASSIGNMENT

THURSDAY

26

FRIDAY

27
• MS Assembly
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

SATURDAY

28
SUNDAY

29
123

February

MON

SUN

TUE

2017
January 2017
S
1

M
2

T
3

W
4

T
5

F
6

S

6

7

• Classroom Without Walls

• Classroom Without Walls

12

13

14

19

20

21

• School Holiday

• School Holiday

27

28

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

30

31

S

M

March 2017
T

5

W

T

F

S

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

30

31

26

• Parent Coffee
7:45 am - 9:00 am

124

WED
1

THU
2

FRI
3

• Student Late Start

SAT
4

• MS Assembly
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

8

9

10

• Classroom Without Walls

• Classroom Without Walls

• Classroom Without Walls

16

17

11

• Student Late Start

15
• Student Late Start

18

• No Classes
Faculty In-Service

22

23

24

• School Holiday

• School Holiday

• School Holiday

125

25

Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced
by them for good or ill. - Buddha

2 0 1 7

January
CLASS
ASSIGNMENT

MONDAY

30

TUESDAY

31

February

WEDNESDAY

1

• Student Late Start

126

February

CLASS

ASSIGNMENT

THURSDAY

2

FRIDAY

3
• MS Assembly
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

SATURDAY

4
SUNDAY

5
127

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For, indeed, that's all who ever have. -Margaret Mead

2 0 1 7

February

CLASS

ASSIGNMENT

MONDAY

6
• Classroom Without Walls

TUESDAY

7

• Classroom Without Walls

WEDNESDAY

8
• Classroom Without Walls
• Student Late Start

128

February

CLASS

ASSIGNMENT

THURSDAY

9
• Classroom Without Walls

FRIDAY

10
• Classroom Without Walls

SATURDAY

11
SUNDAY

12
129

2 0 1 7

February

CLASS

ASSIGNMENT

MONDAY

The harder you work, the luckier you get. - Gary Player

13

TUESDAY

14

WEDNESDAY

15
• Student Late Start

130

February

CLASS

ASSIGNMENT

THURSDAY

16

FRIDAY

17
• No Classes
Faculty In-Service

SATURDAY

18
SUNDAY

19
131

2 0 1 7

February

CLASS

ASSIGNMENT

MONDAY

20
Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. - Mark Twain

• School Holiday

TUESDAY

21
• School Holiday

WEDNESDAY

22
• School Holiday

132

February

CLASS

ASSIGNMENT

THURSDAY

23
• School Holiday

FRIDAY

24
• School Holiday

SATURDAY

25
SUNDAY

26
133

March

MON

SUN

TUE

2017
February 2017
S

M

T

W

T

F

S

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

S

M

F

S

April 2017
T

W

T

5

12

6

7

• MAP Testing

• MAP Testing

• Course Registration

• Course Registration

13

14

• MAP Testing

• MAP Testing

20

21

• MAP Testing

• MAP Testing

27

28

• MAP Testing

• MAP Testing

1
2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16 17
23
30 24

18

19

20

21

22

25

26

27

28

29

19

26

• Start 4th Quarter

134

WED
1

THU
2

FRI
3

• Student Late Start

SAT
4

• MS Assembly
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

8

9

10

• MAP Testing

• MAP Testing

• MAP Testing

• Course Registration

• Course Registration

• Course Registration

• Student Late Start

11

• MS Assembly
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

15

16

17

• MAP Testing

• MAP Testing

• MAP Testing

• Student Late Start

18

• MS Assembly
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

22

23

24

• MAP Testing

• MAP Testing

• MAP Testing

• Student Late Start

• MS Assembly
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
• End of 3rd Quarter

29

30

31

• MAP Testing

• MAP Testing

• MAP Testing

• Student Late Start

• MS Assembly
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

• Early Release
• Student Led Conferences

135

25

I don't let anyone's insecurities, emotions, or opinions bother me. I know that if I am happy,
that's all that matters to me. - Demi Lovato

2 0 1 7

February
CLASS
ASSIGNMENT

MONDAY

27

TUESDAY

28

• Parent Coffee
7:45 am - 9:00 am

March

WEDNESDAY

1

• Student Late Start

136

March

CLASS

ASSIGNMENT

THURSDAY

2

FRIDAY

3
• MS Assembly
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

SATURDAY

4
SUNDAY

5
137

The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart. - Helen Keller

2 0 1 7

March

CLASS

ASSIGNMENT

MONDAY

6
• MAP Testing
• Course Registration

TUESDAY

7
• MAP Testing
• Course Registration

WEDNESDAY

8
• MAP Testing
• Course Registration
• Student Late Start

138

March

CLASS

ASSIGNMENT

THURSDAY

9
• MAP Testing
• Course Registration

FRIDAY

10
• MAP Testing
• Course Registration
• MS Assembly
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

SATURDAY

11
SUNDAY

12
139

2 0 1 7

March

CLASS

ASSIGNMENT

MONDAY

13

It's kind of fun to do the impossible. - Walt Disney

• MAP Testing

TUESDAY

14
• MAP Testing

WEDNESDAY

15
• MAP Testing
• Student Late Start

140

March

CLASS

ASSIGNMENT

THURSDAY

16
• MAP Testing

FRIDAY

17
• MAP Testing
• MS Assembly
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

SATURDAY

18
SUNDAY

19
141

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For, indeed, that's all who ever have. -Margaret Mead

2 0 1 7

March

CLASS

ASSIGNMENT

MONDAY

20
• MAP Testing

TUESDAY

21
• MAP Testing

WEDNESDAY

22
• MAP Testing
• Student Late Start

142

March

CLASS

ASSIGNMENT

THURSDAY

23
• MAP Testing

FRIDAY

24
• MAP Testing
• MS Assembly
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
• End of 3rd Quarter

SATURDAY

25
SUNDAY

26
143

2 0 1 7

March

CLASS

ASSIGNMENT

MONDAY

27
A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination. - Nelson Mandela

• MAP Testing
• Start 4th Quarter

TUESDAY

28
• MAP Testing

WEDNESDAY

29
• MAP Testing
• Student Late Start
• Early Release
• Student Led Conferences

144

March

CLASS

ASSIGNMENT

THURSDAY

30
• MAP Testing

FRIDAY

31
• MAP Testing
• MS Assembly
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

April
SATURDAY

1
SUNDAY

2
145

April

MON

SUN

TUE

2017
March 2017
S

M

T

W

T

F

S

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

30

31

S

M

May 2017
1

T
2

W
3

T
4

F
5

S

2

3

4

9

10

11

• Spring Break

• Spring Break

17

18

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

30

31

16

• Parent Coffee
7:45 am - 9:00 am

23

24

30

146

25

WED

THU

FRI

SAT
1

5

6

7

• Student Late Start

12

13

14

• Spring Break

• Spring Break

• Spring Break

19

20

21

• Student Late Start

26

8

• MS Assembly
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

15

22

• MS Assembly
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

27

28

• Student Late Start

• Activity Day

147

29

2 0 1 7

April

CLASS

ASSIGNMENT

MONDAY

We must tell girls their voices are important. - Malala Yousafzai

3

TUESDAY

4

WEDNESDAY

5
• Student Late Start

148

April

CLASS

ASSIGNMENT

THURSDAY

6

FRIDAY

7
• MS Assembly
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

SATURDAY

8
SUNDAY

9
149

2 0 1 7

April

CLASS

ASSIGNMENT

MONDAY

10
A year from now what will you wish you had done today? - Liam Linisong

• Spring Break

TUESDAY

11
• Spring Break

WEDNESDAY

12
• Spring Break

150

April

CLASS

ASSIGNMENT

THURSDAY

13
• Spring Break

FRIDAY

14
• Spring Break

SATURDAY

15
SUNDAY

16
151

2 0 1 7

April

CLASS

ASSIGNMENT

I don't love studying. I hate studying. I like learning. Learning is beautiful. - Natalie Portman

MONDAY

17

TUESDAY

18
• Parent Coffee
7:45 am - 9:00 am

WEDNESDAY

19
• Student Late Start

152

April

CLASS

ASSIGNMENT

THURSDAY

20

FRIDAY

21
• MS Assembly
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

SATURDAY

22
SUNDAY

23
153

I'm grateful for always this moment, the now, no matter what form it takes. - Eckhart Tolle

2 0 1 7

April
CLASS
ASSIGNMENT

MONDAY

24

TUESDAY

25

WEDNESDAY

26

• Student Late Start

154

April

CLASS

ASSIGNMENT

THURSDAY

27

FRIDAY

28
• Activity Day

SATURDAY

29
SUNDAY

30
155

May

1

2017
M

T

W

T

F

S

7

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16 17
23
30 24

18

19

20

21

22

25

26

27

28

29

F

S

June 2017
M

T

W

T
1

2

2

8

9

• MS/HS Art Intro &
Explore Art Exhibit

• MS/HS Art Intro &
Explore Art Exhibit

15

16

• MS/HS Art Intro &
Explore Art Exhibit

• MS/HS Art Intro &
Explore Art Exhibit

21

22

23

28

29

30

1

S

TUE

• National Holiday:
Labor Day

April 2017
S

MON

SUN

14

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

30

156

WED
3
• Student Late Start

THU
4

FRI
5

• MS/HS Art Intro &
Explore Art Exhibit

• MS/HS Art Intro &
Explore Art Exhibit

• MS Play

• MS Play

SAT
6
• MS Play

• MS Assembly
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

10

11

12

13

• MS/HS Art Intro &
Explore Art Exhibit

• MS/HS Art Intro &
Explore Art Exhibit

• MS/HS Art Intro &
Explore Art Exhibit

• K-8 Dance Recital

• Student Late Start

17

• MS Assembly
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

18

19

• MS/HS Art Intro &
Explore Art Exhibit

20

• MS Assembly
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

• Student Late Start

24

25

26

• Student Late Start

• MS Assembly
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

31
• Student Late Start
• MS Music Finale Concert
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

157

27

A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances.
The real mistake is to stop trying. - B.F. Skinner

2 0 1 7

May
CLASS
ASSIGNMENT

MONDAY

1

• National Holiday:
Labor Day

TUESDAY

2

WEDNESDAY

3

• Student Late Start

158

May

CLASS

ASSIGNMENT

THURSDAY

4
• MS/HS Art Intro &
Explore Art Exhibit
• MS Play

FRIDAY

5
• MS/HS Art Intro &
Explore Art Exhibit
• MS Play
• MS Assembly
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

SATURDAY

6
• MS Play

SUNDAY

7
159

2 0 1 7

May

CLASS

ASSIGNMENT

The most important thing is to enjoy your life - to be happy - it's all that matters. - Audrey Hepburn

MONDAY

8
• MS/HS Art Intro &
Explore Art Exhibit

TUESDAY

9
• MS/HS Art Intro &
Explore Art Exhibit

WEDNESDAY

10
• MS/HS Art Intro &
Explore Art Exhibit
• Student Late Start

160

May

CLASS

ASSIGNMENT

THURSDAY

11
• MS/HS Art Intro &
Explore Art Exhibit

FRIDAY

12
• MS/HS Art Intro &
Explore Art Exhibit
• MS Assembly
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

SATURDAY

13
• K-8 Dance Recital

SUNDAY

14
161

2 0 1 7

May

CLASS

ASSIGNMENT

MONDAY

15

Yesterday's home runs don't win today's games. - Babe Ruth

• MS/HS Art Intro &
Explore Art Exhibit

TUESDAY

16
• MS/HS Art Intro &
Explore Art Exhibit

WEDNESDAY

17
• MS/HS Art Intro &
Explore Art Exhibit
• Student Late Start

162

May

CLASS

ASSIGNMENT

THURSDAY

18

FRIDAY

19
• MS Assembly
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

SATURDAY

20
SUNDAY

21
163

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life - Steve Jobs

2 0 1 7

May
CLASS
ASSIGNMENT

MONDAY

22

TUESDAY

23

WEDNESDAY

24

• Student Late Start

164

May

CLASS

ASSIGNMENT

THURSDAY

25

FRIDAY

26
• MS Assembly
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

SATURDAY

27
SUNDAY

28
165

June

MON

SUN

TUE

2017
May 2017
S

M
1

T
2

W
3

T
4

F
5

S

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

30

31

S

M

F

S

July 2017
W

T

5

6

• G8 Service Day

• G8 Awards Assembly

11

12

13

18

19

20

25

26

27

6

14

T

4

1
2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16 17 18
23 24
30 31 25

19

20

21

22

26

27

28

29

166

WED

THU
1

FRI
2

• G8 Advocating for Change

• G8-9 Transition

• Bearcats for Soccer

• MS Assembly
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

SAT
3

• G8 Dinner Dance

7

8

• Student Late Start

• End of 4th Quarter

9

10

• G8 Moving On Ceremony
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm, FAT

• Early Release

14

15

16

17

21

22

23

24

28

29

30

167

2 0 1 7

May

CLASS

ASSIGNMENT

MONDAY

A day without laughter is a day wasted. - Charlie Chaplin

29

TUESDAY

30

WEDNESDAY

31
• Student Late Start
• MS Music Finale Concert
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

168

June

CLASS

ASSIGNMENT

THURSDAY

1
• G8 Advocating for Change
• Bearcats for Soccer

FRIDAY

2
• G8-9 Transition
• MS Assembly
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
• G8 Dinner Dance

SATURDAY

3
SUNDAY

4
169

2 0 1 7

June

CLASS

ASSIGNMENT

MONDAY

5
Good habits formed at youth make all the difference. -Aristotle

• G8 Service Day

TUESDAY

6
• G8 Awards Assembly

WEDNESDAY

7
• Student Late Start
• G8 Moving On Ceremony
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm, FAT

170

June

CLASS

ASSIGNMENT

THURSDAY

8
• End of 4th Quarter
• Early Release

FRIDAY

9

SATURDAY

10
SUNDAY

11
171

2 0 1 7

June

CLASS

ASSIGNMENT

MONDAY

Never, never, never give up. - Winston Churchill

12

TUESDAY

13

WEDNESDAY

14

172

June

CLASS

ASSIGNMENT

THURSDAY

15

FRIDAY

16

SATURDAY

17
SUNDAY

18
173

I am building a fire, and everyday I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match. - Mia Hamm

2 0 1 7

June
CLASS
ASSIGNMENT

MONDAY

19

TUESDAY

20

WEDNESDAY

21

174

June

CLASS

ASSIGNMENT

THURSDAY

22

FRIDAY

23

SATURDAY

24
SUNDAY

25
175

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CANO

PY

CORRIDOR

FIRST LEVEL
PLAN

1186
RESPECKI, D.

1188
JACOBS, M.

OPEN CORRIDOR
LOCKER AREAS

ELEM
SCHOOL
GYMNASIUM

178

OPEN

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RY
ST

S
AB

THE BALCONY

L

I
EM

HS

CH

Y
LT S
CU N
FA MMO
CO

PRACTICE
AREA

HS
FACULTY
TOWER
OPEN

SM
CLA ALL &
SSR LAR
OO
G
MS E

BRIDGE

HS

HS P.E. GYM

2036
PLEYTE, J.

2037
TILERT,
J.

2038
2039
COOK, K. MILEWSKI,

L.

2040
BURKE,
D.

2041
HARRIS,
K.

ES LIBRARY
2030
CHADWICK, M.

2027
BENFORD, T.

OR
2025
WALKER, H.

2024
MCKNIGHT,
D.
2023
HAMAGUCHI,
W.

MS LIBRARY
PARRY M.

VIEW
DECK

3RD GRADE CLASSROOMS

PE
OFFICE

MS
ES CLASSROO

2028
BECK, R.

CORRID

2029
PHILIPS, J.

2026
STURGEON, D.

ATAC

M.S.
COMPETITION
GYM
CASTRO, H./
DURKIN, MJ./
ALLEN, D./
CHILD, J./
JUTEAU, J./
RICHARDSON, E.

GYMNASTICS
GYM

SECOND LEVEL
PLAN
179

GALLERY
BALCONY

S.

STO

RE

ARTS
EXHIBIT
AREA

FAC
WRKSTNS

R

FAC
WRKSTNS

ORCHESTRA

HS

SM

ALL

&L

AR

GE

CLS

RM

S.

HS

P

SO
AR UR
EA CE

S

IC

S
HY

B
LA

3006
3007
3008
3005
VANDER WILLIAMS, PASAMBA, HAMLIN
G.
MERWE,
E.
M.
S.

3004
LAULO, B./
SAN AGUSTIN, M.
3003
FISCHER, S.
3002
FELICIANO, E.

3009
BAKER,
K.

3010
BUSHEK,
A.

THIRD LEVEL
PLAN

3001
ARMSTRONG,
A.

LH-D
RANKIN,
C.

180

H.S.
LIBRARY

MS BELL SCHEDULE
GRADE 5 SCHEDULE
TIME
7:30—8:40 a.m.

PERIOD

MONDAY

1

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

ENCORE

Late Start

CORE

ENCORE

CORE
8:45—9:55 a.m.

2

9:55—10:10 a.m.

BREAK

BREAK

8:30-9:40 a.m.

BREAK

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

CORE

ENCORE

BREAK

BREAK

9:45-10:55 a.m.
10:15—11:25 a.m.

3
CORE

CORE

4

12:40—1:15 p.m.

LUNCH

LUNCH

LUNCH

1:20—2:30 p.m.

5

ENCORE

CORE

TUTORIAL

ADVISORY

3:00-ONWARDS

AFAC
(sem. 2)

3:00-ONWARDS

AFAC
(sem. 2)

ENCORE
CORE

ADVISORY
11:40-12:15 p.m.

11:30—12:40 p.m.

2:35—3:00 p.m.

LUNCH
11:00-11:35 a.m.

CORE
12:20-1:30 p.m.
1:35-2:45 p.m.

CORE
LUNCH

LUNCH

ENCORE

CORE

TUTORIAL

ASSEMBLY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

BREAK

BREAK

LUNCH

LUNCH

TUTORIAL

ASSEMBLY

MY SCHEDULE
TIME

PERIOD

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

7:30—8:40 a.m.

1

Late Start

8:45—9:55 a.m.

2

9:55—10:10 a.m.

BREAK

10:15—11:25 a.m.

3

LUNCH
11:00-11:35 a.m.

11:30—12:40 p.m.

4

ASSEMBLY
11:40-12:15 p.m.

12:40—1:15 p.m.

LUNCH

8:30-9:40 a.m.
BREAK

LUNCH

BREAK

9:45-10:55 a.m.

LUNCH
12:20-1:30 p.m.

1:20—2:30 p.m.

5

2:35—3:00 p.m.

TUTORIAL

3:00-ONWARDS

AFAC
(sem. 1)

3:00-ONWARDS

AFAC
(sem. 2)

ADVISORY

181

1:35-2:45 p.m.

GRADE 6 SCHEDULE
TIME
7:30—8:40 a.m.

PERIOD

MONDAY

TUESDAY

ENCORE

CORE

BREAK

BREAK

WEDNESDAY

1

8:45—9:55 a.m.

2

9:55—10:10 a.m.

BREAK

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

ENCORE

CORE

BREAK

BREAK

Late Start

CORE
8:30-9:40 a.m.
9:45-10:55 a.m.
10:15—11:25 a.m.

3

CORE
CORE

11:30—12:40 p.m.

4

12:40—1:15 p.m.

LUNCH

LUNCH

LUNCH

1:20—2:30 p.m.

5

CORE

ENCORE

TUTORIAL

ADVISORY

2:35—3:00 p.m.
3:00-ONWARDS

AFAC
(sem. 1)

3:00-ONWARDS

AFAC
(sem. 2)

ENCORE

LUNCH
11:00-11:35 a.m.

CORE
CORE

ASSEMBLY
11:40-12:15 p.m.

CORE
12:20-1:30 p.m.
1:35-2:45 p.m.

ENCORE
LUNCH

LUNCH

CORE

ENCORE

TUTORIAL

ASSEMBLY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

BREAK

BREAK

LUNCH

LUNCH

TUTORIAL

ASSEMBLY

MY SCHEDULE
TIME

PERIOD

7:30—8:40 a.m.

1

8:45—9:55 a.m.

2

9:55—10:10 a.m.

BREAK

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY
Late Start

8:30-9:40 a.m.
BREAK

BREAK
9:45-10:55 a.m.

3

LUNCH
11:00-11:35 a.m.

11:30—12:40 p.m.

4

ASSEMBLY
11:40-12:15 p.m.

12:40—1:15 p.m.

LUNCH

10:15—11:25 a.m.

LUNCH

LUNCH
12:20-1:30 p.m.

1:20—2:30 p.m.

5

2:35—3:00 p.m.
3:00-ONWARDS
3:00-ONWARDS

TUTORIAL

ADVISORY

AFAC
(sem. 1)
AFAC
(sem. 2)

182

1:35-2:45 p.m.

GRADE 7 & 8 SCHEDULE
TIME

PERIOD

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

7:30—8:40 a.m.

1

A

F

Late Start

G

D

8:45—9:55 a.m.

2

B

G

H

E

9:55—10:10 a.m.

BREAK

BREAK

BREAK

BREAK

BREAK

C
8:30-9:40 a.m.
D
9:45-10:55 a.m.

3

C

H

LUNCH
11:00-11:35 a.m.

A

F

11:30—12:40 p.m.

4

D

A

ASSEMBLY
11:40-12:15 p.m.

B

G

12:40—1:15 p.m.

LUNCH

LUNCH

LUNCH

LUNCH

LUNCH

1:20—2:30 p.m.

5

E

B

E
12:20-1:30 p.m.

C

H

TUTORIAL

ADVISORY

F
1:35-2:45 p.m.

TUTORIAL

ASSEMBLY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

BREAK

BREAK

LUNCH

LUNCH

TUTORIAL

ASSEMBLY

10:15—11:25 a.m.

2:35—3:00 p.m.

3:00-ONWARDS

AFAC
(sem. 1)

3:00-ONWARDS

AFAC
(sem. 2)

MY SCHEDULE
TIME

PERIOD

7:30—8:40 a.m.

1

8:45—9:55 a.m.

2

9:55—10:10 a.m.

BREAK

MONDAY

TUESDAY

Late Start

8:30-9:40 a.m.
BREAK

BREAK
9:45-10:55 a.m.

3

LUNCH
11:00-11:35 a.m.

11:30—12:40 p.m.

4

ASSEMBLY
11:40-12:15 p.m.

12:40—1:15 p.m.

LUNCH

10:15—11:25 a.m.

LUNCH

LUNCH
12:20-1:30 p.m.

1:20—2:30 p.m.

5

2:35—3:00 p.m.
3:00-ONWARDS
3:00-ONWARDS

TUTORIAL

ADVISORY

AFAC
(sem. 1)
AFAC
(sem. 2)

183

1:35-2:45 p.m.

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