A bouncing baby boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Michael delos Reyes. Sir Mike (HS Assistant Principal for Formation) and his wife, Pinky, greeted the arrival of their fourth child last December 28, 2006 at the Sabater General Hospital in Pasig City.
Ang unang pampanitikang serye ng UBOD ay mga gawaing nagpapanatili ng kritikal na kamalayan ng katotohanan ng buhay bilang indibidwal na nabubuhay, na ang bawat isa ay buo at naiiba ang pagkatao. G. Noemi Reyes, Katiwala ng Aklatan sa Mataas na Paaralan
For years, we have dreamed about you.
Mrs. Gene Sandico, Staff Developmet Office Personnel
Good morning, fellow Xaverians. First of all, let me say that I cherish this opportunity to address you on this the occasion of the launch of the Xavier Award. The Xavier Award is something that should be the aspiration of every real Xaverian. Frederick N. Tiu , School Treasurer (XS'79)
As part of the continuous efforts of the HS-LRC to help the users access information easily, index to periodical articles are now available at the HS-LRC. This can be accessed through the online public access catalog (OPAC). Mrs. Ruth De Luna, HS-LRC Chairperson
What makes the day of a librarian is to see students hold and read books in the library, especially, in their most unexpected ways and positions. Photos by Oyeth Concepcion
Congratulations to Ms. Merry Catherine Almario and Mr. Constantino Lugay who tied the knot last December 21, 2006 at the Faith Baptist Church in Quezon City. The wedding reception took place at the Kowloon House Restaurant.
The HS-LRC has 22 materials about Christmas. This includes fiction books, reflection passages and audio recording. One of the books that I like the most is called, “A Feast for Advent.” Ruth De Luna, HS LRC Coordinator
According to environmental experts, in the next 30 years, metro manila will generate over 230 million cubic meters of solid waste, an amount that equates to a “knee deep” layer of waste over the entire metropolis. Marc Magsalin, Chair XS Waste Management Committee 2006
If you want to know how your son is doing in class/school - You mayMonitor the quiz/test papers notebooks, activity sheets of your son. Jane Cacacho, High School Principal
One of the roles and functions of the Learning Resource Center is to help teachers educate students by providing books and other learning materials related to the expressed and anticipated requirements of all departments. Mrs. Ruth O. de Luna, HS-LRC Chairperson
In the fairy tale, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, a magical door to a cavern filled with priceless treasures could be opened using a most interesting password: Open Sesame! Zarah Grace C. Gagatiga, GS LRC Coordinator
Thinking back on our recent 3-day trip to Naga City in Bicol, I could not really imagine how we made it back to Manila safely just before the onslaught of Typhoon “Milenyo” in the province and the metropolis. Mr. Peter Marc Magsalin, GS Assistant Principal
The winners for the photo contest held in conjunction with the inauguration and blessing of the hardwood competition court of the Fr. Cortina Sports Center have been selected by the sponsor, Photoline. Garnering first place is Lorenzo Mangubat (H4C) for his vibrant shot of the X-squad in motion.
Nov. 25 was a day of fun and excitement as the Prep boys, together with their yayas, came to school to have fun and enjoy the Yaya Service Interaction. This activity was entitled, “ Bi-YAYA Ka sa Akin!” . Even before the program started, the students and their yayas gathered in their respective places in the gym. Ms. Karen Baylon, Prep C Class Adviser
Last October 21, 2006, Ms. Sarah B. Mendoza of the HS Learning Resource Center was wed to Mr. Jaime C. Elizaga. The couple tied the knot at Mary the Queen with Fr. Guy Guibelondo, S.J. as officiating priest. The wedding reception was held at Xavier School ’s Angelo King Multi-Purpose Center.
Isa sa pangunahing layunin ng Learning Resource Center ang matugunan ang mga pangangailangang-pangkaalaman di lamang ng mga mag-aaral kundi, pati na rin ng mga guro. Kaya naman, sa pagpili at pagbili ng mga aklat, ito ang laging isinasaalang-alang. Gng. Noemi Reyes Katiwala ng Aklatan sa Mataas na Paaralan
For some, this means long trips to the province or lengthy flights abroad. For many, it means as well as visits and stops at the cemetery. Still for others, it may simply mea spending more time at home with the family. Ms. Sarah Mendoza, HS Librarian
On October 13 and 14, 2006, the Student Activities Area (formerly the Art Department domain) was abuzz as people chose and bought the items of their choice in the Ukay-Ukay Project for Nitz Africano. The event was actually a dream that finally came true. Jonathan S. Lacson High School Facampa President, 2004-2005, 2005-2006 and Overall Coordinator of the Ukay-Ukay for Nitz Project
All of the twenty eight Xavier Faculty and Staff who took the teachers’ board examination (LET) given by the Professional Regulation Commission on 27 August 2006 successfully made it.
Dengue is a mosquito-borne infection which is caused by an Arbovirus. In recent years, it has become a major international public health concern. Dengue is found in tropical and sub-tropical regions around the world, predominantly in urban and semi-urban areas.
Marc Aristotle de Asis, SJ (’99) (front row first from left) professed his First Vows as a Jesuit last August 19, 2006 at the Church of St. Luke, Minnesota, USA.
Have you ever gotten to know the new faces around Xavier? We have… and we want you to meet them. We’ve asked them a few questions and got some pretty interesting answers… Matthew Tan (6E) and Aris Amor(6H)
The high school faculty and staff family keeps on growing as new members are accepted into the fold. Last Wednesday, September 21, 2006, the High School FACAMPA organized a simple get together to formally welcome 12 new teachers Mr. Christian Bumatayo, HS FACAMPA Treasurer
Since September 5 of this year, our alumni have been visiting the new High School Learning and Resource Center (HS-LRC). Even our own Xavier alumni faculty members have good things to say about the HS-LRC.
As Xavier continues to exert effort at offering the best programs for your sons, we have recently tied up with ROS Music Center in developing music related courses for this school year.
On my way home yesterday, I met two High One students playing basketball in the High School who simply had to do the ritual thing High School students do to me – ask me what their names were. In the sea of names and faces, I, of course forgot one of them. Therese Pelias, Grade 5 Guidance Counselor/Grade 7 Mentor
Why does it seem to be more difficult nowadays to make our children understand what we say? It is almost as if we speak a language alien to their ears!!! We never seem to get the right timing, right mix , right balance or right tone, to get our thoughts, emotions and concerns across properly.
If you happen to be along Roxas Boulevard last week, you won’t say that only a handful finds fun in reading. From August 30 – September 3, 2006, thousands of book lovers, educators, students, and school administrators from all over the Philippines crowded the World Trade Center in Pasay City for the annual International Book Fair. Mrs. Ruth de Luna, HS-LRC Chairperson
It was a Saturday morning. This time, we weren't on our separate hectic
This school year, four new faces join the line up of Middle Level Administrators in the High School Unit. Each of them was given a simple questionnaire to fill out. Ms. Aimee Apolinario, HS Web Editor
The High School Learning Resource Center (HS-LRC) took advantage of the afternoons during the first quarter exams last August 16-18, 2006 in order to provide a convenient time for academic departments to review and evaluate the rich collection of audiovisual materials available in the AV section located on the 4th floor of the HS building. Mr. Jing Bautista, HS-LRC AV Technician
Since the beginning of SY 2006-2007, I have been eagerly anticipating the Grand Reunion of faculty and staff as part of the Golden Jubilee Celebration. When July 28, the red letter day came, I was immediately overwhelmed with a sense of nostalgia, loyalty to the school and a bubbling excitement to renew friendships. Estrella Pe A. Nabua, GS Assistant Principal for Unit 3
Last July 15, 2006, the HS Principal’s Office was peculiarly closed for the entire morning. This seemed odd for some, since Saturdays are as busy as the weekdays because of the many concerns of the office. Ms. Czarina Tambago, HSPO Secretary
Last Tuesday, August 1, 2006 , the first batch of books that were recommended by the Library Development Committee (LDC), headed by the High School Assistant Principals, was approved by the High School Principal, Mrs. Jane Cacacho. Mrs. Ruth De Luna, HS-ITC Chairperson
We all experience changes in our lives and more often than we realize it, these changes are usually for the better. This is no exception: the grade 7 has a new level coordinator. She is Ms. Teresita Fainsan. Tristan Lim and Aaron Tan (G7D)
What is the job of a head librarian? This person’s function is to be in charge of the whole Grade School Learning Resource Center (LRC), which includes written materials like books, periodicals, magazines; audio-visual library that houses the movies and learning resource tapes for students and teachers; and the Information Technology Laboratory that houses the computers, data banks and files. Enrique Panganiban (G7A)
It is indeed impossible for someone to enter fully into the mind and spirit of Ignacio de Loyola. But it is necessary that the legacy which he left to us, the Church, and the Society of Jesus be made to live on with all the passion and power that he gave to it. Mr. Michael delos Reyes, HS Assistant Principal for Formation
Aside from the more complex curriculum and new facilities, there are other additions to the growing XS family: the arrival of our new shotis from the grade school and, of course, fresh teachers to meet and greet. For those with teacher blues, here’s a look at the new faces of the XS Faculty. Tong-fu Lin (H3F) ad Marc Wu (H3F), Stallion News Writers | Edited by: Alexander Ang (H4H), Stallion Managing Editor and Associate Editor for English | Photos courtesy of the Stallion Photographers
Last July 19, 2006, all high school teachers, staff, and guidance counselors elected their new set of FACAMPA officers at the lobby of the High School Faculty Workroom. Mr. Jake Aragon, HS-FACAMPA COMELEC
Everyone knows that this school year, we have a new principal. We see her during assemblies, in the corridors and even in the canteen. But what do we really know about her? Well, through this article, we hope that all students will know a little bit more about our new Grade School Principal, Mrs. Jane Natividad. Ryan Yu (G7C)
Once again, we’re back in school. This isn’t just a regular year; it’s the 50th Anniversary of Xavier. There are once again new things to talk about. More changes have been made, but though our school is expanding in terms of academics, curriculum and many others, very few can say they have been all around Xavier in their career. David Jason Tan (G7A)
Sr. Lourdina Lanying Liu, the new HS Chinese librarian went back to the convent last July 5, 2006 after a long tiring day of transferring books to the new Information and Technology Center (ITC). The other sisters learned about the task of setting up the new library and they offered to come and help. Ms. Aimee Apolinario, HS Web Editor
The Central Administration Staff had a wonderful time during its rest and recreation activity last 19 May 2006 at Lakewood Resort.
The Laiya Coco Grove in San Juan Batangas proved to be a relaxing place for the High School Unit last May 19, 2006. During the unit’s rest and recreation activity, HS teachers and staff had the time to have fun together as they engaged in various activities by the beach.
The warm sun and the clear sky beckoned. It was a perfect day for the Grade School teachers to enjoy the clear waters of Grande Island in Subic, Zambales.
More than four centuries ago, a nobleman and soldier from Spain, St. Ignatius of Loyola, had a heart conversion and committed his life to serving not earthly kings but The Eternal King, Jesus Christ. Karen E. Young, Parent
I am in a reflective disposition once again, as I have the propensity to be, most of the time. As a parent, it is imperative that I always appraise and evaluate the value system that I espouse, the role I play in the upbringing of my children, and the manner by which I carry myself in all dealings that pertains not just to my personal development but to my family as a whole.
Amour-Mae C. Amor, Parent
And true to its motto – be prepared – the Grades Two and Three Class Advisers had their KAWAN Leaders Orientation and Workshop last June 6, 2006 at the Grade School Learning Resource Center. Jopin R. Galvez and Ellen R. Sudario, Grade School Student Activity Program
It may not be Mt. Everest, but Mt. Pulag at 2,922 meters (9,610 feet) in Benguet Province is still one tall, tough mountain to conquer as eleven Xavier School faculty and staff, an alumnus and three guests found out reaching the “roof of Luzon” in a climb dubbed “XPedition” at dawn last June 3, Saturday. Fr. Guy Guibelondo, S.J., Campus Minister
Last April 22, 2006, Sarah Joy Ocampo and Monico Cabanos, staff members of the Xavier HIgh School unit tied the knot at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Shrine in New Manila. After the wedding, the newly weds were joined by their guests at the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Reception Hall. The Xavier community congratulates Sarah and Mon Cabanos.
His Holiness, Benedict XVI, granted an Apostolic Blessing to the Director and the Xavier School Community: students and their parents, faculty and staff and the alumni, on the occasion of the school’s 50th year of foundation.
After leaving several vacancies in last year’s elections, the student body is re-treading the political way en route to completing the Student Council (SC) Executive Board. Kenn Chua (H4C), Stallion Editor-in-Chief
Xavier School is proving to be fertile grounds for Jesuits. In a singular blessing for the Jubilee, another Xaverian, Harvey Mateo (’91) is entering the novitiate at the end of May.
The Jubilee Year is great opportunity for all members of the Xavier School community, past and present, to renew ties and deepen their fellowship with one another. Jonathan Lacson, HS Faculty
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