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For ATTENDANCE concerns, please contact the HS Office (Sam Ramos or Laurie Atilano) Tel: 840 8650 / 840 8653 email HSOffice@ismanila.org For GUIDANCE concerns, please contact Bella, Gigi or Jasmin Tel:840-8655 / 840-8660
May 18, 2012
A weekly bulletin for Parents and Students
Dear High School Parents, On Tuesday, May 22nd at 12:30pm the High School will hold its Academic and Service Awards Assembly in the ISM Fine Arts Theater. This annual event is our formal way of honoring and celebrating student excellence across a full range of High School activities for the School Year 20112012. We honor academic success with Departmental or Subject Awards. We also celebrate at each Grade Level students who have excelled in; leadership, participation and service. In addition we have a small number of very special awards, the ISM AWARDS of EXCELLENCE. They are as follows:
· · · · · · · EARCOS Global Citizen Award BEARCAT Spirit Award Chris Capinpin Memorial Award for Service to the Filipino community CIS International Student Award Moon Koo Lee Outstanding Senior(s) Award Salutatorian Valedictorian
The High School Office has made every effort to try and speak directly with all parents of award winners by phone. We will inform the students that they will be receiving an award next Monday, but we will not disclose exactly what award, until the ceremony, as we like to keep it a surprise! Seating for parents will be reserved in the center area of the downstairs part of the FAT. We will have a full house as all grade 9,10 and 11 students are required to attend, but it is optional for those grade 12 students who are not actually receiving an award. If you have any questions please contact Laurie Atilano or Samantha Ramos in the HS Office.
William R. S. Brown High School Principal
Monday, May 21: IB Exams Tuesday, May 22: IB Exams Honors and Awards Assembly 12:30 (FAT) Wednesday, May 23: Late Start IB Exams Advanced Dance Solo 3:30 (LT) Thursday, May 24: Graduation Rehearsal 8am – 12pm Friday, May 25: Graduation Rehearsal 8am – 12pm Senior Celebration Lunch (FAT Lobby) Senior Celebration Saturday, May 26: Saturday Service CCV UPCOMING EVENTS: May 29: HS Graduation 5:30pm (FAT) May 31: Last day of Classes , Early Release 12noon June 5: Report Card Distribution June 4‐8: Bearcat Career Experience
BEARCAT CAREER EXPERIENCE:
IMPORTANT: Bearcat Career Experience “Meet and Greet” (Time Correction). For all students participating in the Bearcat Career Experience (Summer Internship), there will be a “Meet and Greet” at International School Manila on May 30th in the Little Theater. All student participants must attend this important get-together. It is an opportunity for student interns and the company representatives to meet and discuss the internships that begin the following week. IMPORTANT: Originally, the time for the Meet and Greet event was scheduled from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. This time has been changed. The Meet and Greet will be from 7:00pm to 8:30 pm. Students should arrive at the Little Theater by 6:45pm. Business casual attire is expected and there will be drinks/snacks available. Any questions regarding the Meet and Greet can be directed to Doug McQueen (email@example.com).
High School Media Center
Please return all library materials by Friday 18th May. Summer borrowing will start on May 29th. Please present your re‐enrollment form when borrowing.
Reminder from Treasury Office : To All Parents: Please be informed that for the year-end account clearance of students, Peso checks will not be accepted after the second Friday of May (May 11) and US Dollar checks drawn from US banks will not be accepted after the second Friday of April (April 13) for this school year. Thank you.
DATES TO REMEMBER HIGH SCHOOL SY 2012 - 2013 Start of classes: Monday, August 6
Grade 9 10 11 Schedule, ID & Locker Distribution Thursday, August 2 (8:00am – 11:00am) Thursday, August 2 (12:00nn – 3:00pm) Textbook Distribution Thursday, August 9 Wednesday, August 8
Tuesday, Friday, August 3 (8:00am – 11:00am) August 7 Monday, Friday, August 3 12 (12:00nn – 3:00pm) August 6 Please note that all Grade 9 -11 lockers are randomly pre-assigned by the HS Office. FROM THE PTA OFFICE We are pleased to announce the PTA Executive Committee and Governing Board SY 2012‐13. Executive Committee: President Tish MacDougall ESVP Winnie Kuefner MSVP Terri Madrigal HSVP Diane Daoust Treasurer Maria Handa Assistant Treasurer Paulyn Navales Recording Secretary Annette Whall Coordinating Secretary open Governing Board Preschool open Kindergarten Olga Hoover Leni Perreras Grade 1 Jana Sly Sonali Hutchinson Grade 2 Margaret Versantvoort open Grade 3 Ziyoung Yoon Tricia Anderson Grade 4 Hansa Raj open Grade 5 Shweta Mangal Bonnie Santos Grade 6 Wendy Worley Karin Neider Grade 7 Amanda Nicholls open Grade 8 Salma Lall Melanie Ball Grade 9 Ruchira Lahiri Goswami Kathleen Lewis Grade 10 Charlotte Kirkpatrick Ann Kobayashi Grade 11 Bushra Jabeen Yvonne Borromeo Mutuc Grade 12 Liza van Klaveren Marilen Villanueva Hospitality Simran Uttamchandani Maria Handa Marsha Ronald Bulletin board: Bushra Jabeen Please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in an open position. Thank you!
FROM THE TREASURY OFFICE: Dear Gr. 12 Parents, In line with the forthcoming graduation of our seniors, we are preparing the return of the Facilities Upgrade Deposit (FUD) of $5,000.00 paid at the time your child entered International School Manila, Inc. To enable us to release the refund on July 2, 2012 onwards may we remind you of the following: 1. Submission of the Facilities Upgrade Deposit (FUD) certificate duly signed/endorsed at the back by the holder. The refund in the form of check will be made payable to the holder’s name indicated in the certificate. Note : If FUD holder is the sponsor company, the person who will sign at the back of the FUD certificate should the authorized signatory of the company. 2. Clearance for the textbooks to be accomplished the last day of school. 3. Full settlement of all outstanding balance on clearance day. Thank you for your cooperation. Very truly yours, International School Manila THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO ADB AND US EMBASSY SPONSOR STUDENTS.
UPCAT (University of the Philippines College Admission FOR SENIORS: Test) – SY 2013-2014 Testing dates: August 4 & 5, 2012 GRADUATION 2012 UPDATE (in 74 regional test centers) 11 more days until Graduation! Requirements: Announcement cards and Senior Rings are ready for 1. Correctly and completely accomplished UPCAT (Forms pick up in the HS Office. 1 and 2) The Secondary School Record (Form 2) should be Please check your email regarding the photography accomplished by the HS Guidance Office. schedule for Graduation. 2. 4 pcs. 2 X 2 identical recent pictures with your A Graduation fee of Php2,500 has been charge to printed name at the back 3. Application fee of PhP450.00 (for Filipinos); $50.00 for each Senior’s account. This includes photography non-resident foreign applicants package and announcement cards. Modes of payments: Seniors need to do their clearance starting May 23. a. Payable to UPCAT at any Landbank or Phil. National Bank branch Clearance Forms will be ready for pick up in the HS b. Postal money order Office. c. Manager/Cashier’s check issued by one of the authorized banks 4. Deadline: June 15, 2012 - for Metro Manila Schools Please get the form from the HS Guidance Office or maybe downloaded at www.upcat.up.edu.ph and submit the completed application form and proof of payment directly to UP Office of Admissions, Diliman, Quezon City.
From the Admissions & Advancement Office
RE‐ENROLLMENT AND WITHDRAWAL PROCEDURES Dear Parents, Re‐Enrollment for school year 2012‐2013 is on‐going. We advise all families to begin the process early to avoid long lines. Please drop by the Admissions Office to pick‐up your RE‐ENROLLMENT CLEARANCE FORM or visit our web site at http://www.ismanila.org > ADMISSION > Re‐Enrollment & Withdrawal to download the appropriate forms. Clearance signatures are required from the following offices: Admissions Office, Health Clinic and Cashier’s Office Step 1: Admissions forms will need to be signed and submitted to the Admissions Office. Step 2: All students are required to submit the Health Clinic Updating Form directly to the Clinic. This may be done at any time. Incoming Grade 1, 5 and 9 students must have page 2 of the document completed by a licensed physician. We do recommend that all children have an annual check‐up. In addition, all incoming Grade 5 and 9 students will need to submit the Tuberculosis Screening Form. Step 3: Beginning May 31, 2012 you may visit the Cashier’s Office to settle your accounts. The Re‐Enrollment Clearance Form will need to be submitted in exchange for your child’s section card and/or class schedule. Please do not discard this form. WITHDRAWAL PROCEDURE If your family will be leaving before or at the end of SY11‐12, we would appreciate that you submit the official Withdrawal Notification Form in order to initiate the withdrawal process. Please note, this does not pertain to Grade 12 students who will graduate in May. Please submit the completed Withdrawal Notification Form as early as possible. All forms are available here: http://www.ismanila.org > Admission > Re‐enrollment and Withdrawal WITHDRAWAL NOTIFICATION FORM (required by ES/HS/MS students) – Please submit this to the Admissions Office MIDDLE SCHOOL CLEARANCE FORM – Once completed please submit this to the Cashier’s Office HIGH SCHOOL CLEARANCE FORM – Once completed please submit this to the Cashier’s Office IMPORTANT DATE to remember: May 11, 2012 – Withdrawal Notification Forms for School Year 2011‐2012 must be submitted. Forms received after this date will incur a penalty of USD $1000 on the refund of the FUD. For detailed information regarding receiving Report Cards, Transcript of Records, obtaining a yearbook and/or the refund of the FUD please visit our web site at www.ismanila.org under the Admissions TAB < Re‐Enrollment & Withdrawal. We appreciate your notification as we have many families awaiting word for enrollment for next school year. Please feel free to contact us at email@example.com for any questions or concerns. Sincerely, Stephanie H. Hagedorn Director of Admissions & Advancement
FROM COUNSELING OFFICE: K‐12 Summer School Courses ISM offers on‐line blended learning courses during the summer through K12 (www.K12.com). Successfully completed courses with a passing grade are awarded elective credit and will appear on the high school transcript with a grade of “P”. It’s an excellent way to experience on‐line learning and to supplement your education at ISM.
Please find a complete listing of summer courses here: https://ecomm.k12.com/ecommerce/public/search.xhtml?cid=272342 Contact Mr. Curt Nichols, High School Counseling Program Leader, at firstname.lastname@example.org for registration details.
The 2012 Summer Session Schedule is as follows: 2012 Summer Session Schedule The first half of a two‐semester course must be taken during one of the two "Semester A" sessions listed below. The second half of a two‐semester course must be taken during one of the two "Semester B" sessions. One‐semester courses can be taken during any summer session, while all world language courses can begin anytime. Enrollment Sessions Semester A Semester A Semester B Semester B Start Dates June 6, 2012 June 20, 2012 July 11, 2012 July 25, 2012 Enroll By May 23, 2012 June 6, 2012 June 27, 2012 July 11, 2012
LOST AND FOUND VIIEWIING LOST AND FOUND V EW NG EVERYDAY EVERYDAY Monday untiill Friiday,, Monday unt Fr day May 21stt to June 1st,, 2012 May 21s to June 1st 2012 From 7:00 a..m.. to 4:00 p..m.. From 7:00 a m to 4:00 p m FAT changiing room 1118 FAT chang ng room 1118 IItems uncollllected after thiis tiime tems unco ected after th s t me wiillll be diisposed of iin support of w be d sposed of n support of our Serviice Learniing Program.. our Serv ce Learn ng Program
FROM THE BEARCAT DEN:
NEW TO ISM CUSTOMIZED, Bearcat TARP BAG P1,750.00 ISM SERVICE LERNING PARTNERS Berdesaco WILL BE AT SCHOOL MAY 22 to 23, 2012 WITH LIMITED SALES, ORDER YOUR BAG CONTACT: JAN HARRIS 0917-587-1645 or CARINA SENEVIRATNE 0920-910-0401 email@example.com
FROM THE ATAC OFFICE: HS Student registration for ATAC activities: (new for school year ’12‐13) A google doc registration is now available for all HS students who will take part in any ATAC seasonal sports teams, MUN and Cultural Convention programs. Please take the time to complete this online registration for activities that you plan on joining next school year. Please access the form via the HS Student Registration tab found under the Helpful Shortcuts bar on the right of the ATAC blog home page. *please note this is for next school year’s HS students only! ATAC Events coming up: May 18th Sailfish End of Year Celebration ES Gym May 22nd ISM Homeless World Cup Football Tournament 3‐ 5pm See Ms Vogt to pay/register your team. Open to MS/HS students. Funds raised help support the Philippines Homeless World Cup team to travel to Mexico City to compete. May 23rd Gymnastics team end of year celebration @ Gymnastics area MS Gym May 29th All year round sports teams awards. Lofthouse 3:15‐ 4:15pm (Chess, Table Tennis, Aikido, Tae Kwon Do, Judo, Wall Climbing)
GAME SCHEDULE PDF: (access to game schedule information) Information about all mid week/weekend fixtures for ISM teams can be found via the ATAC blog. Please note the game schedule does change often due to involvement with many local schools so please check the page regularly to find out the latest information of where and when the Bearcats teams are playing. Click on schedules tab or the Bearcat logo to be directed to the http://powerschool.ismanila.org/public/ You will need your power school user name and password to access the game schedule pdf.
BEARCAT DEN: http://atac.ism‐online.org/bearcat‐den/ New dri fit t‐shirts are now available along with new Bearcat bags… Regular Opening Hours for the Bearcat Den: Wed and Fridays from 11:30am – 1:00pm and each afternoon from 2:30‐4pm. Anyone interested in joining the den next school year starting in August names are being taken, please contact our new volunteer coordinator Melanie firstname.lastname@example.org to submit your information and expression of interest. Please note final day for den sales this school year is Wednesday May 30th. Thursday May 31st the den volunteers will be doing inventory and closing up the den for summer hibernation. The den will not be open for sales on the final day of school May 31st
COLLEGE UPDATE for Class 2012 Report as of May 11, 2012
College Attendance Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (1) Loyola Marymount University (1) University of Maryland, Baltimore County (1) Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1) University of Massachusetts, Amherst (1) McGill University (1) Menlo College (1) University of Miami (1) Michigan State University (1) University of Michigan (1) Middlebury College (1) Mount Holyoke College (1) New York University (3) New York University ‐ Abu Dhabi (1) Northeastern University (2) Northwestern University (3) Occidental College (1) University of Pennsylvania (2) University of the Philippines (2) Pomona College (1) Rhode Island School of Design (1) Rochester Institute of Technology (1) San Diego State University (1) University of Southern California (1) Stanford University (2) Trinity College(1) University of Toronto (2) Vassar College (1) Waseda University (1) Wellesley College (1) Wesleyan University (1) University of Wisconsin, Madison (1)
The University of Alabama (1) American University (1) Amity Delhi/Noida Campus (1) Ateneo de Manila University (1) Barnard College (1) Bates College (1) Boston College (1) Brigham Young University (1) Brown University (1) University of California at Davis (1) University of California at Los Angeles (1) University of California at San Diego (2) Centenary College of Louisiana (1) Chaminade University of Honolulu (1) Chapman University (2) University of Chicago (1) Claremont McKenna College (2) Colby College (1) Columbia University (1) Connecticut College (1) De La Salle University Manila (1) Duke University (1) Emerson College (1) Emory University (1) Fordham University (1) University College of the Fraser Valley (1) Georgia Institute of Technology (1) Gonzaga University (1) Hampden‐Sydney College (1) Hawaii Pacific University (1) Hofstra University (1) Humber College (1) University of Illinois at Urbana‐Champaign (1)
College Acceptances Boston University (5) The University of Alabama (Arts & Sciences) (1) Bowdoin College (1) University of Alberta (1) Brevard College (1) American University (1) Brigham Young University (1) American University (School of Int'l. Service) (1) University of British Columbia (13) Arizona State University (1) Brock University (1) Arkansas State University (1) Brown University (1) Ateneo de Manila University (11) Bryant University (1) Babson College (1) University of California at Berkeley (5) Bard College (1) University of California at Davis (2) Barnard College (2) University of California at Irvine (6) Barry University (2) University of California at Los Angeles (6) Bentley University (2) Boston College (4) University of California at Riverside (1)
University of California at San Diego (6) University of California at Santa Barbara (2) California College of the Arts (2) Carleton University (1) Carnegie Mellon University (2) Centenary College of Louisiana (1) Chaminade University of Honolulu (1) Chapman University (2) University of Chicago (1) Christopher Newport University (1) Claremont McKenna College (6) Cleveland Institute of Art (1) Colby College (1) College for Creative Studies (1) University of Colorado at Boulder (1) Columbia University (1) Connecticut College (1) Cornell University (2) Creighton University (College of Arts & Sciences) (1) De La Salle University Manila (2) University of Denver (2) Drexel University (3) Duke University (1) Elon University (1) Emerson College (2) Emmanuel College (1) Enderun Colleges Inc. (1) Everest University ‐ Orange Park (1) Fashion Institute of Technology (2) Florida Institute of Technology (1) Fordham University (1) University College of the Fraser Valley (1) George Mason University (2) The George Washington University (4) Georgetown University (1) Georgia Institute of Technology (1) Gonzaga University (1) Hamilton College – NY (1) Hamline University (1) Hampden‐Sydney College (1) Hawaii Pacific University (2) Hofstra University (1) College of the Holy Cross (1) University of Illinois at Urbana‐Champaign (2) Indiana University at Bloomington (1) Iowa State University (1) Ithaca College (1) James Madison University (1) Johnson & Wales University (1) Kenyon College (1) Knox College (1) Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (1) Lehigh University (2)
Les Roches International School of Hotel Management (1) Loyola Marymount University (5) Macalester College (1) Manhattanville College (2) Maryland Institute College of Art (1) University of Maryland, Baltimore County (1) Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2) University of Massachusetts, Amherst (1) University of Massachusetts, Boston (1) McGill University (9) Menlo College (3) University of Miami (2) Michigan State University (4) University of Michigan (2) Middlebury College (1) Mount Allison University (1) Mount Holyoke College (2) College of New Rochelle (1) University of New South Wales (1) New York University (8) New York University ‐ Abu Dhabi (1) Northeastern University (8) Northwestern University (4) University of Notre Dame (1) Oberlin College (1) Occidental College (1) University of Oregon (1) Pace University, New York City (1) Pace University, Pleasantville Campus (1) University of Pecs (1) Pennsylvania State University, University Park (2) University of Pennsylvania (4) University of the Philippines (3) Pomona College (1) Pratt Institute (1) Princeton University (1) Purdue University (3) Quest University Canada (2) University of Redlands (1) Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1) Rhode Island School of Design (1) Ringling College of Art and Design (1) Rochester Institute of Technology (2) University of San Francisco (3) Santa Clara University (1) Savannah College of Art and Design (1) School of the Art Institute of Chicago (3) School of Visual Arts (2) Seattle University (1) Skidmore College (1) Smith College (1) University of Southern California (4) Southwestern University (1)
SSTH‐Swiss School of Tourism and Hospitality (1) University of St. Thomas (1) Stanford University (3) Suffolk University (1) Swarthmore College (1) Syracuse University (2) Temple University (1) The University of Texas, Dallas (1) Trinity College (1) Trinity University (1) Tufts University (2) University of Toronto (1) University at Buffalo The State University of New York (1) Vancouver Film School (1) Vassar College (2) Vellore Institute of Technology University (1) Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (1)
University of Virginia (2) University of Washington (2) University of Waterloo (2) Wellesley College (2) Wesleyan University (3) University of Western Ontario (3) Wheaton College MA (1) Whitman College (1) Wilfrid Laurier University (Faculty of Science) (1) College of William and Mary (1) University of Winnipeg (1) University of Wisconsin, Madison (1) University of Wisconsin, Stout (1) The College of Wooster (1) York University (1)