MIDDLE SCHOOL

Middle School
Dear Parents:

Weekly Publication for Middle School Parents

ISSUE # 06
WEEK OF SEPT. 13 TO 17, 2010

From the Middle School Office

As part of our Wellness program and ongoing commitment to health education, consultants from Freedom from Chemical Dependency (FCD) Educational Services will visit ISM from September 13 – 17. FCD is a nonprofit organization that provides substance abuse prevention education for schools and colleges in the United States and around the world. Since 1976, they have taught over a million students of all ages. Their mission is to:

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Provide educational communities with the guidance and training necessary to implement comprehensive, effective approaches to substance abuse prevention Educate students, parents, teachers, and school administrators on the physiological and psychological effects of alcohol and other drugs Promote awareness of drug addiction, including alcoholism, as a progressive, chronic and often fatal disease Teach students and adults how to recognize the early warning signs of substance abuse and to intervene appropriately Empower young people to make healthy, responsible choices regarding alcohol and other drug use Encourage and support the non-use of alcohol and other illegal or illicit drugs during the growing years.

A parent meeting on Tuesday, September 14 starting at 10:15 A.M. in the Little Theater has been scheduled and all parents are invited to attend. For the duration of their stay, FCD presenters will meet with students, counselors, wellness teachers and administrators. Based on feedback from last year, we are confident that this program will be a valuable educational experience for our school community. We hope you will join us on Tuesday, September 14. Danielle Fredericks Middle School Principal Clarissa Sayson Middle School Assistant Principal

Upcoming Events
September 13 to 18 FCD Visit (Freedom from Chemical Dependency) 14 FCD Parent Meeting (10:15 A.M., LT) 16 MS PTA Liaison Meeting (8:00 A.M., MS Conference Rm.) 16 MS Activity Period (Block C) 20 to Oct. 06 MAP Testing 22 to 24 Grade 8 Teambuilding 23 to 24 Grade 5 to 7 Teambuilding 30 MS Parent Coffee (7:45 A.M., LT) October 01 Friday Courtyard Mini-Concert: MS Intermediate Strings 01 Grade 5 & 6 Middle School Party

PowerSchool Grade Update

Sept. 17 - Grade Update October 01 - Grade UpdateS October 08 - Progress Report

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Updating Parent Contact Information
In order to best serve the ISM Parent Community it is essential that information be quickly disseminated when necessary. For this reason, the accuracy of your contact details in our data base is of the utmost importance. Please note that Parent Contact Information must be updated online by the parent. However submitted information will be screened for correct format and the parent may be called for clarification. To make any changes or verification in contact information, please access one of your children’s data file via the ISM website (www.ismanila.org) and then under Login, click on Powerschool Public Access and enter your Username and Password. On the page that opens, click on the Demographic Update icon for changing or updating demographic information. Note that if there are siblings also enrolled in ISM, changes will automatically be made in the data files of all other enrolled siblings in the same family at the same time.

Middle School Cross Country
Middle School Cross Country Brent School 3.2K Saturday, September 4, 2010 The Middle School students took place in a large cross country competition which involved 6 different schools. Results for the Girls 1st Place - Natasha Zobel, 13.44 2nd Place - Akira Sugata, 14.28 3rd Place - Shay Linell, 14.43 7th Place - Ria Duffy, 18.27 38 runners Results for the Boys 3rd Place - Keith Fong, 13.38 6th Place - Gye Rye Lee, 14.18 12th Place - Mitsuki Sugata, 14.48 17th Place - Anton Delgado, 16.23 117 runners The students all improved their times significantly with many of them improving their time by 2 minutes. Go ISM!! Many congratulations to all the students who ran!!! Next races are on September 25, 2010 in Faith Academy and October 2 in Brent. Coach Relf & Coach Heggie

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Hosting for ISM ISTA Festival
ISM is excited to be hosting this year’s ISTA Middle School Theatre Festival! The International Schools Theatre Association (ISTA) facilitates two MS festivals each year in Asia, which provide an amazing opportunity for international students from around the world to engage in new theatrical experiences and to develop skills that will deepen their passion for performance. As a school, ISM has been a proud supporter and participant of ISTA, and we now have the opportunity to give the participants an experience they will never forget! We will be hosting the first ever Musical Theatre ISTA festival, and we are very excited about welcoming other international students to the Philippines and to our wonderful school. The ISM ISTA Festival will take place November 19-21 (Friday to Sunday), and will involve as many as 100 students from other countries, as well as our own ISM participants. As with any event, the whole ISM community has the opportunity to get involved in this Middle School event. The most significant way for the ISM community to get involved is to provide housing for the visiting students. If you are able to host some students, you may contact the ATAC Office and/or the Fine Arts Office at badiangoj@ismanila.org and/or talense@ismanila.org . Most guests will arrive on November 18th and will depart on either November 21st or 22nd. If you would like to help out with organization or facilitation during the ISTA Festival, you may also contact Vicki Close in the Fine Arts Office (closev@ismanila.org) for more details on how you can help. More information about ISTA can be found at http://www.ista.co.uk/ We look forward to this fantastic event, and this excellent opportunity for ISM to “show Manila proud”! Vicki Close Performing Arts Director John Mulhall MS Drama Faculty Mark Pekin ATAC Director

ESL Teacher for Adults
ISM is seeking an experienced teacher of English as a Second Language for adults. Classes include beginners to intermediate level. Should be flexible, dynamic, and highly-committed. Please send your resume to bausasa@ismanila.org.
IF YOU HAVEN’T LOGGED ON TO POWERSCHOOL…
please call the Guidance Office at 840-8555 or email msguidance@ismanila.org to obtain your username and password.

We’re on the web! www.ismanila.org

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Join us as IS Manila Celebrates 90 Years of Service!
Calendar of Events:

Community Art Mural Painting Days
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Wednesday, September 22 outside of the FAT from 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Wednesday, October 06 outside the canteen, Time TBA Friday, October 22 at Filipiñana

September 25: Community Service with rED: Renovate to Educate, Manila Meeting Place: ISM Campus at 7:30 A.M., ES Drop-Off Bus will leave promptly at 7:45AM; Returning before 2:00 P.M. Registration on-going. Reserve a space!

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October 22: Filipinana, IS Manila Campus November 10: ISM Community & Alumni Golf Tournament, Sta. Elena Golf Club, Laguna. Tee-Off is at 7:30 A.M. November 11: Comedian Rex Navarrete, Fine Arts Theater, IS Manila Campus. Tickets will be on sale soon! November 12: Gala evening at the Manila Polo Club, Makati City. Tickets will be on sale soon!

For more information: Please contact Stephanie or Kristine at ism90th@ismanila.org

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From the Athletics & Activities Office
GAME SCHEDULE INFORMATION
http://ismanila.org/_Rainbow/Documents/1st_season_gam e_schedule03.pdf Information about all mid week/weekend fixtures for ISM teams can be found by going to the GAME SCHEDULE tab on the ATAC page of the ISM website. You can also access this information via the ES/MS/HS divisional web pages. Please note the game schedule does change often due to involvement with many local schools so please check the page regularly to find out the latest information of where and when the Bearcats teams are playing. RIFA SOCCER FESTIVAL DATES (ES/MS Midgets C and E, G teams and all 3 MS Girls teams) Boys festivals • Saturday, September 11 in CSA (Collegio San AugustinDasmarinas Village), 7:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. • Saturday, September 25 in Xavier School (Greenhills), 7:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. • Saturday, October 9 in Ateneo (Katipunan Ave.), 7:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. Girls festival • Saturday, September 11 in CSA (Collegio San AugustinDasmarinas Village) • Saturday, October 9 in Ateneo (Katipunan Ave.), 7:30 am – 12:00 P.M. MIDGETS B SOCCER Teams with Coach Rudy and Coach Jay: The Midgets B teams will enter 3 squads to play at Alabang Country Club in a 7 a side festival on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010. Permission slips will be required for this event and the players will bring the forms home with information about the Alabang soccer festival the week prior to October 2. *** CONGRATULATIONS TO ISM GYMNASTICS TEAM for participating in the MILO-Club Gymnastica Friendship MEET 2010 last August 29, 2010 in Brgy. Capitolyo, Pasig City ELEMENTARY NAME Zoe Stephens Paula Fernandez MIDDLE SCHOOL NAME Jessica Zhang Celine Teh Lara Fernandez Kayla Uytengsu Alicia Preysler OTHER MERCHANDISE AVAILABLE ISM HOODIES 1,100 ISM GYM BAGS: - NEW DESIGN, Large Size: 1,300 - NEW DESIGN, Small Size: 1,100 - OLD DESIGN, Large Size only: 950 NEW merchandise COMING SOON: (clappers, pencil cases, water bottles) Andrea Preysler Chiara Amor McKenzie Kinsella 2nd Runner Up Level 3 & 4 Team Champion 5th 2nd 3rd VAULT BEAM BARS 6th 4th 3rd 1st 3rd 4th 2nd 3rd 3rd 1st 3rd 2nd 2nd Injured 1st 1st 6th 2nd 2nd 2nd 6th 5th 1st 1st 4th 1st 1st FX AA 4th 6th VAULT BEAM BARS FX AA

BEARCAT DEN
Regular Opening Hours for the Bearcat Den are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11:15 A.M. – 1:15 P.M. and 2:15 P.M. – 4:15 P.M. If you would like to join the Bearcat Den team of volunteers and contribute to school life with a fun group of people please drop by the den to find out more or email Chantal Wanten fam.wanten@hotmail.com to have your name put on the den roster. DEN SALE ITEMS ITEM Dri-Fit Polo - Ladies Dri-Fit Polo - Men Jogging Pants - Men’s/Green Shorts - Mesh - ISM Shorts - Paw Print - Black or Green Shorts - Spandex - Black, Ladies Shorts - Spandex - Black, Men Tarpaulin Envelope Bag Tarpaulin Messenger Bag Tarpaulin Shopping Tote Bag PRICE 300 300 450 250 200 300 350 150 600 300

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