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ISM High School
International School Manila
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September 11, 2015
A weekly bulletin for Parents and Students
For ATTENDANCE concerns, please
contact the HS Office
(Sam Ramos or Laurie Atilano)
Tel: 840 8650 / 840 8653
Email [email protected]
For COUNSELING or IB/AP concerns,
please contact Eloisa, Nyla or Tina
Tel: 840-8655 / 840-8660
MESSAGE FROM THE ADMINISTRATION:
Dear Parents,
In this era of trying to quantify success and be data driven in our decision-making, I am frequently and it seems increasingly, drawn to
other less specific measures of how well we are doing as a high school. Sometimes all it takes is a walk around the corridors, (to visit
some classes, to watch the play rehearsal or the varsity team train or play, or attend a student led conference like last week’s GINILA,
or to have experts in their field visit, like Steve Money, Kath Murdoch and the FCD Counselors), to realize that even without any
benchmarking data points we have a very good school and one that is actively trying to always get better. One of the anecdotal
outcomes of this success that I am fortunate to hear is when our former students return for a visit. This past week I spoke with two
former students and I asked them how well (or not), had ISM prepared them for University. They replied as follows; “ISM prepared me
so well, because ISM cares”, and “IB was the most useful thing, it really paid off for me”, and finally “The thing about ISM was we were
doing, what some kids at college still don’t know now, when we were in grade 9!”
Now just in case you think
I am over stating my own
subjective opinion, I
include on the right, one
of our most stringent
measures of comparison
with the rest of the world,
our external IB Diploma
results. You can see from
the graphic that ISM (in
green)
performs
significantly better than
the world average in
(blue)
and
this
performance is further
enhanced when you take
into the account that ISM
has an “open door policy”
on the IB Diploma and
that approximately 80% of the senior class were involved. For a large inclusive IB school, these are outstanding results.
On a related but separate note I am sure you are hearing from your son or daughter about Battle of the Bearcats(BOB), which will take
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place on Wednesday 23 September. This is a day when we go completely off schedule to promote class and school spirit and is a day
packed full of activity, energy, enthusiasm and enjoyment! It is a an amazing day, organized entirely by the student body association,
ISSBA.
Have a great weekend and stay dry!
Kind regards,
William Brown
HS Principal
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HS CALENDAR:
Monday, September 14:
Tuesday, September 15:
College Essay Writing Workshop Part II 3:00pm
(Lofthouse)
Wednesday, September 16:
Student Late Start
IB Economics SL IA - Gr12
Thursday, September 17:
College Essay Writing Workshop Part II 3:00pm
(Lofthouse)
Friday, September 18:
IASAS Exchange (Volleyball/[email protected], [email protected])
Saturday, September 19:
IASAS Exchange (Volleyball/[email protected], [email protected])
September 20: IASAS Exchange (Volleyball/[email protected],
[email protected])
UPCOMING EVENTS:
September 23: Battle of the Bearcats
September 24-25: No Classes
September 28-October 22: MAP Testing (Gr. 9 & 10)
September 30-October 1: IB2 TOK Presentations
October 2: No Classes
October 19 & 20: Parent Teacher Conferences
October 23: FIlipiniana
October 26-November 2: School Holiday
Campus Card Corner
Top Up Options
There are three (3) ways to top up your account:
1. Log in to your account → Go to E-Account → Smart
Card Top Up
2. Through the Kiosk (near the canteen and beside
the ATM)
3. Through the Cashier’s Office
For more information, visit:
http://campusonline.ismanila.org
For questions/concerns, email:
[email protected]
Copy Center
The copy center is now located at Room 2105 (near the MS Gym).
For your convenience, you may pay at the Cashier’s Office (Central Business & Administration Office) before proceeding to the copy
center.
Below are the rates:
*Short/Long, black and white – P2.00
* Short/Long, colored – P10.00
*A3, black and white – P3.00
*A3/Transparency, colored – P12.00
Note: Students must proceed to HS Media Center for photocopying/printing requirements.
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FROM THE KOREAN PCA:
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FROM THE ATAC OFFICE:
Tomorrow is the third of the RIFA ES/MS soccer festivals. See
links at the ES/MS festival pages for venues and times. Venue
information is also posted on ES/MS notice boards. Please check
carefully and If you are in doubt about whether the event will go
ahead due to heavy rain or extreme weather please follow the
procedure at this link. http://atac.ism-online.org/manilaweather-forecast/atac-event-cancelation-extreme-weather/
ES RIFA festivals information and MS Rifa festivals information
Housing needed for IASAS soccer Oct 7-11. ISM proudly hosts
IASAS Soccer this year and it is going to be a fantastic event for
our community. In order to host we need to house 160 athletes
from the IASAS schools. Please consider hosting it is a great
experience. ES and MS along with HS parents can host. Check out
the link at IASAS housing information if you have any questions
please contact the ATAC office. Forms can be printed and turned
in to ATAC office or emailed to [email protected] We
currently need to house 75 more athletes!
This coming October break ISM will be hosting a Fall Basketball
Camp run by Filipino Basketball Academy FBA. See FBA flyer for
details. Flyer is also posted on notice boards around school. Sign
up quick as places will go fast.
Well done to our ISM Bearcats Climbing team and coaches who
participated in the 2nd round of the local wall climbing series at
PowerUP last Saturday. Out of 40 entrants in 3 categories ISM
girls and boys won 2 gold (Emma and Leopold), 2 silvers (Patrick
and Ruitong) and 2 bronze (Jacob and Gabie) 14 ISM climbers
took part and all but 2 made it into the final round. Well done
Bearcats Climbing team and coaches.
For our Sailfish swim team program please check the Sailfish blog
for information. http://sailfish.ism-online.org/
Please note the practice times for ATAC programs for SY 15-16
are as follows: ATAC all year round teams- 3:15-4:30.
See schedule for our All year round teams program here...
All HS seasonal teams practice from 3:05- 4:50pm each day. MS
seasonal teams practice 3:10-4:40pm. In order to clear the
campus prior to 5pm all after school programs will conclude
by 4:50pm or earlier. The last bus is 4:55pm this is due to the
ever increasing traffic concerns in our area.
Parents and students please take some time to peruse the ATAC
blog it has a wide variety of information and links to our sports
and activities program. If you have any questions regarding the
competitive program of sports at ISM after reading the
information on the blog please send an email
to [email protected] and I will endeavor to assist you as best I
can.
Bearcat Den- drop by our fantastic spirit store. There is a new
school year sale on at the moment and a range of new products
and items to purchase including items from our service partners.
Bearcat Den hours of operation- 7am-4pm Mon-Fri.
Well done to our XC team who competed at Brent last Saturday.
Race results can be found here Brent meet results.
Next weekend our Varsity Volleyball and Cross teams travel to
Kuala Lumpur for their exchange weekend and our Varsity soccer
teams travel to Singapore. Good luck to all players and coaches,
this is great preparation for the IASAS S1 championships in
October.
UPCOMING EVENTS:
Sept 11 HS Volleyball teams away at Brent
Sept 11th Midgets A1/Asp vs DLSZ from 3:30pm/VBoys
at 5:30pm
Sept 12th Rifa Soccer Festivals ES/MS teams
Sept 12 Rifa MS Girls Festival 1pm at ISM
Sept 12th Cross Country meet at Faith 8am start
Sept 12th HS Soccer teams away at Faith
Sept 18-20 Pre- IASAS exchange at KL(V'ball/XC teams) and
Singapore(soccer teams)
Sept 19 Swim meet at Brent.
Sept 21- PRFU/CBRE Rugby clinic #2 with former All Black Geoff
Alley 5:15-7pm @ HS Field ISM rugby players welcome.
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OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS:
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FROM THE ADMISSIONS & ADVANCEMENT OFFICE:
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