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  • ntm
    Sep 08 2015

    National Teachers’ Month

    Last September 05, 2015, the National Teachers’ Month-long celebration was officially launched at the Benavides Auditorium of the University Of Santo Tomas Junior High School. pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 242 signed by President Benigno Aquino III in 2011, the National Teachers’ Month is the longest celebration for teachers in the world, held from September 5 to October 5, World Teachers’ Day. This event was organized the Metrobank Foundation Inc. (MBFI) in cooperation with the Commission on Higher Education, the Department of Education, and the Network of Outstanding Teachers and Educators in coordination with the University of Santo Tomas Junior High School and College of Education. This year’s theme, “My Teacher, My Hero,” aimed to promote the silent heroism yet reverberating actions of the noble teachers around the nation and grant appreciation and recognition to their extensive efforts to serve and dedicate themselves for the future of the Filipino students. Besides this, the commemorative stamps by the Philippine Postal Corporation was also launched during the event, as well as the awarding of the newly-recognized members of the Network of Outstanding Teachers and Educators and the winners of the National Poster Making and Essay Writing Contests. Among the notable attendees of said event were Bro. Armin Luistro, FSC, Secretary of the Department of Education, Senator Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara, Ms. Cory Quirino, Postmaster General Hon. Josephine Dela Cruz, and Metrobank Foundation President Aniceto Sobrepeña. Dr. Thomas Edison Dela Cruz of the Biology department of the University of Santo Tomas was awarded as one of this year’s Outstanding Teachers, while Rienna Yu Soliven of UST Junior High School was also awarded Second Place in the National Essay Writing Contest.

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  • kick off
    Sep 05 2015

    Kick-Off Party 2015

    Last September of the year 2015, the Kick-off Party was held. The event was held from September 1 to September 2.

    On the first day the UST Junior High School athletes went to the Benavides Auditorium for its opening. Each athletic event presented their team-prepared dance presentations. After it, the athletes played relay games. Video presentations from the team captains giving their team a message for the UAAP Season 78 concluded the day.

    On the second day all of the athletes of the University of Sto. Tomas went to Santisimo Paris Church where a mass was done. They then paraded in the whole university. Performances from the different teams are presented once again. The event was concluded after a set of relay games was played.

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  • dula
    Aug 31 2015

    Dula ng Parabula

    Noong Agosto 28, 2015, nagtagisan ng galing ang apat na grupong nagmula sa ikasampung baitang upang makamit ang parangal na kampeon sa patimpalak na Dula ng Parabula. Nilalayon ng patimpalak na ito na bigyan ng pagkakataon ang mga mag-aaral na maipakita ang kanilang natatagong galing sa pagbibigay ng kanilang interpretasyon sa mga parabulang nagmula sa Kanluranin sa pamamagitan ng pagsasadula nito. Noong ika-26 ng Agosto ay naganap ang eliminasyon ng lahat ng pangkat ng ikasampung baitang. Sa labimpitong pangkat na naglaban-laban at nagtanghal ng kanilang mga dulang siya ring proyekto nila sa asignaturang Filipino, ay namili ang kanilang mga guro sa Filipino ng apat na maglalaban laban sa huling yugto ng patimpalak. Ang mga nakapasok na pangkat ay ang Sta. Digna, Sta. Diana, San David, at San Danilo. Sa huli ay ang nakapagkamit ng Ikatlong Gantimpala ay ang San David, Ikalawang Gantimpala ang Sta. Diana, at Unang Gantimpala ang San Danilo.

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  • sabayan
    Aug 30 2015

    Sabayang Pagbigkas 2015: Wikang Filipino sa Pambansang Kalayaan at Pagkakaisa

    In it’s annual tradition, Grade 9 students exemplified their best performance through Sabayang Pagbigkas. The theme for this year’s event is namely” Wikang Filipino sa Pambansang Pagkakaisa”. This aims the students to interpret their own versions of Mr. Patrocinio Villafuerte piece entitled “Wikang Filipino sa Pambansang Kalayaan at Pagkakaisa”. The piece had gone through many interpretations with USTJHS students shouting out the varieties of their “Kalayaan”.

    These students gave their time and effort to interpret the freedom. They’ve given the best way to tell that we are Filipinos standing up until the end. As much as, we will never let anyone to rule over us that whenever it will happen again, a fight for freedom will be regained. Just like the lines ” At kung sakaling magbalik muli, ang kasaysayang hininog ng isang madilim na kahapon, muli … Sama- samang gigising, magkakapitbisig, aalsat titindig. Filipino’s must be tough one to express and put their heads up with the freedom.

    Sabayang Pagbigkas 2015 had been a good head start with the Grade 9 students. All of them have given chance to express what is freedom for them. The goal of this activity is not only to express but to make them bond and cooperate with their class. They’ve reached the core value of cooperation that not only helped them in Sabayan performance also with their class relations. Sabayang Pagbigkas marks the start of excellence of each Grade 9 students.

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  • shs
    Aug 28 2015

    UST SHS Principal orients Grade 10 with Senior High School

    “We prepare, you prepare,” stated Assoc. Prof. Pilar Y. Isidoro-Romero, Ph.D., the inaugural Principal of UST Senior High School to parents, faculty members, guidance counselors, and students during the SHS orientation on August 25, 2015 at the Benavides Auditorium.

    Dr. Romero emphasized that the Senior High School would be different from Junior High School. UST SHS would be having its distinct department color, seal, student handbook, and uniform. Apart from these, UST Senior High School guarantees that a scholarship program will be offered to deserving students. It is expected that SHS would sponsor both academic and cultural organizations beneficial to pupils and to their preparation for tertiary education. As of the orientation date, 4, 786 aspirants have already applied for the USTET admissions.

    Students were invited to choose from the six strands (Liberal Arts, Education, and Social Sciences strand, Accountancy, Business, Management strand, Music and Arts strand, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics strand, Health Allied strand, and Physical Education and Sports strand) offered by the university. The Principal highlighted that the UST Senior High School will be the only institution that would offer the Arts and Design strand, Health Allied strand, and Physical Education and Sports Strand as “strands under the Academic Track. “ Faithful to its stand as a department of a Catholic university, UST Senior High School would be imparting the “Integral Faith Formation Program” together with the 15 core subjects, 16 track subjects, 7 contextualized subjects, and 9 specialization subjects mandated by the Department of Education.

    A morning shift (7:00 am to 12:00 nn) or an afternoon shift (1:00 pm to 5:00 pm) from Monday to Saturday would be implemented in UST Senior High School. “Preparation is a two way purpose” said Dr. Romero. “You should work doubly hard to be admitted to UST SHS.”

  • Cleanupdrive
    Aug 01 2015

    Student Leaders Partake in Clean-Up Drive 2015

    The Young Community Stewards spearheaded the annual Clean-Up Drive on August 1, 2015. With the theme “Kiskis, Linis, Kinis,” the said activity assembled selected officers of different organizations sponsored by the UST Junior High School to clean the streets of P. Noval and Dapitan.

    Student Leaders were assigned to bring their own cleaning materials such as dust pan, soap, pail, trash bags, broomsticks, scraper, rags, and gloves. “It is the main objective of the Clean-Up Drive to promote cleanliness and healthful environment around the university for all Thomasians as well as other people,” said YCS President Ralph Joshua Araño. The Clean-Up Drive is held annually to raise awareness among students to dedicate themselves to community services for the benefit of the society. This event is also the perfect opportunity for its participants to realize how a clean environment would contribute a better change to its surroundings.

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  • freshmenorientation
    Jul 20 2015

    Freshmen Orientation: Jumpstart on Being a Thomasian

    Each school has its own rules and regulations. Not only does it teaches students the knowledge about the different field of education, its aim is also to mold their students into proper, respectful, and intelligent people that can be role models for the next generation. UST Junior High School transform their students into more talented and hardworking for them to be ready for the journey ahead.

    The Grade 7 Students had their Freshmen Orientation before the start of classes. The Orientation gives a glimpse on the life of a Thomasian Student. It tackles on how a student must behave in such premises and how to observe proper decorum. The Orientation is headed by the Principal, Asst. Principal, and Guidance Counselors. They gave the rules and regulations to the students who are together with their parents. The parents of the students were able to comply with the rules given. They were given the chance to ask about the subject matter and know more about it. Not only the rules and regulations was shown to the students and their parents, the Orientation also shows some information about UST Junior Highschool itself and its achievements. In the end, the Orientation made it clear about the rules that must be observed inside the premises.

    The Orientation helped prepare the students on their journey as part of the Thomasian Community.

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  • campustour
    Jul 19 2015

    University Campus Tour

    As one of the highlights of the welcome ceremonies of the Grade 7 students and transferees for this school year 2015-2016, the University Campus Tour was held last July 16, 2015. This undertaking was organized by the UST Junior High School Student Council in coordination with the Central Board composed of club and organization presidents and selected student leaders. The new breed of Thomasians were toured around the University of Santo Tomas to orient them on the orientation and location of each college, faculty, or department within the campus. The freshmen and transferees were also given a glimpse of the brief history and trademarks that UST is known for. Some of the stations where student leaders have been deployed were the UST Main Building, the Rosarium, the Benavides Garden, St. Martin de Porres Building, the UST Hospital, the Arch of the Centuries, the Quadricentennial Square, and many other attractions inside the UST Campus.

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  • kumainsijuan
    Jul 05 2015

    YCS steers “May Kasiyahan Kapag Malusog si Juan” project

    Faithful to its nature as the official arm of the UST JHS Office for Community Development, the Young Community Stewards (YCS) spearheaded its first outreach program, “May Kasiyahan Kapag Malusog Si Juan” project, on July 2, 2015. This scheme aims to impart to 6th Graders of Juan Sumulong Elementary School the basics of Mathematics, the essentials of survival training, and the fundamentals of personal hygiene and nutrition.

    Other school organizations like the Math Club, Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP), and Girl Scouts of the Philippines (GSP) also partook in the said operation. Ralph Joshua Araño, President of the Young Community Stewards, shared, “Preparing for this outreach activity was not easy at first for there were many factors to be considered. Full cooperation among the participants and volunteers was really necessary. After teaching the children, we felt that all of our hard works have paid off. The students of the Juan Sumulong are more than typical elementary pupils we are all acquainted with. These children are quiet yet determined learners – truly worthy of our time and support.”

    “May Kasiyahan Kapag Malusog si Juan” project has been a good beginning for the Young Community Stewards as well as for the whole UST Junior High School community. “We wish that we have inspired other clubs to conduct community services for the betterment of our society,” added the YCS President. It is hoped that this outreach activity serves as a paragon for other UST JHS clubs who are willing to organize their own outreach programs for this academic year.

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  • metamorphosis
    Jun 05 2015

    Metamorphosis: Bringing Forth Change through Service and Leadership

    Last June 1-2, 2015, the UST Junior High School Student Council, headed by Hannah Marie Banzuelo and moderated by Ms. Maria Zarah P. Vivas, organized the annual Leadership Training Seminar for the student leaders of the respective clubs and organizations for the School Year 2015-2016. This year’s off-campus training seminar was held at the Lola Corazon Leisure Farm in Talang-Candaba, Pampanga with the theme “Metamorphosis: Bringing Forth Change through Service and Leadership.” The two-day event culminated the in-campus seminar of the students, and was jam-packed with activities that promote camaraderie and teamwork among the pillars of the various organizations of the school. Furthermore, team building activities and games were also incorporated to harness and reinforce better decision-making skills and cooperation among the students in preparation for the coming school year. Besides the student leaders themselves, among the attendees of the off-campus training seminar were the school administration, some of the club and organization advisers, and faculty members who helped facilitate the event.

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