UA Junior High School is Level 3 PAASCU Accredited

In a letter received by the University President Fr. Joselito C. Henson on May 10, 2017, the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU) announced that the University of the Assumption Junior High School (UAJHS) is awarded Level 3 accreditation by the Federation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines (FAAP).

This is the highest level of accreditation given to basic education programs.

The Level 3 status recognizes UAJHS and its high standard of instruction, its well-developed mechanism for improving the curriculum, a high level of achievement and creditable performance of its teachers and students, the involvement of students and teachers to community extension programs, and the appropriate budget allocation and/or systematic plan for staff development programs.

Moreover, the recognition also grants to UAJHS “full curricular autonomy, including the authority to innovate without need for prior approval provided that the concerned DepED Regional Office is duly informed,”and the “full autonomy including freedom from visitation, inspection and/or supervision by DepED supervisory personnel or representatives for the duration of its Level III accredited status. (DO 32, s.2006)

By maintaining a high standard of learning and education, UA Junior High School proves its commitment to live up its goals as an instrument in the promotion of quality Catholic education.

Fr. Henson congratulated the UAJHS community on his facebook post.

Earlier this year, UA Grade School was also granted PAASCU level 3 accreditation status while programs in the Arts and Sciences, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Nursing and Business Administration are level 2 PAASCU accredited.

Currently, the Hotel and Restaurant Management and Tourism Management programs and the Graduate School are undergoing certification procedure in line with the vision of UA to provide quality education.

UA Junior High School Students Enjoy ESC Grant and Other Scholarships

Committed to offer quality and accessible education for all, the University of the Assumption Junior High School continues to provide scholarships and financial grants to junior high school students. One is through the help of the Department of Education’s Education Service Contracting (ESC)program which extends financial assistance to junior high school students for the past nine (9) years.

ESC is a program under the Government Assistance to Students and Teachers in Private Education (GASTPE) which is granted to private schools that have government recognition, passed certification and/or accredited by agencies under the Federation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines (FAAP).

UAJHS, as a PAASCU Level II re-accredited institution,is a reliable arm in delivering government subsidy to students. In recognition of the excellent education that UAJHS offers, GASTPE provides assistance to all regular junior high school students of UA amounting to P8,500 for grades seven, eight and nine and P7,500 for grade ten.

ESC grant covers four years of junior high school education which means that incoming grade seven students will receive the grant until grade 10.

Aside from ESC, UA Junior High School also offers various scholarship programs for honor students sports and culture.

Ms. Edita Sagmit, UAJHS Principal said that these scholarship programs are meant to provide financial assistance to our students because we value them and, more importantly,

“we want everyone to have access to the Assumption education which is anchored on academic excellence, Christian formation and service to the community.”

UA Grade School Pupils Dominate Pagdiriwang 2017

University of the Assumption Grade School was once again declared as Overall Champion in Pagdiriwang 2017, an annual interschool event hosted by Chevalier School during their foundation celebration.

This year’s competition, which covered academic and skills contests, was participated by 14 private and public schools in Angeles City, City of San Fernando and nearby towns.

UAGS pupils won in four (4) of the six (6) events they participated which entitled them again to the most coveted top prize. “UAGS has been the overall champion for three consecutive years,” declares the UAGS Student Activity Coordinator Ms. Ruth Intal.

16195521_1303597006350730_252634576492712367_nIn the Bible Quiz, Jheiney Manalo (Grade 6 – Patriotism), Sophia Quiambao (Grade 5 – Generosity) and Faith Sebolino (Grade 4 – Prudence) emerged as champion. According to Ms. Intal, UAGS has been undefeated in this event, a proof of the commitment of UA to equip its pupils with knowledge on matters necessary for their holistic growth. Mrs. Anna Manalastas was their teacher-coach.

16265628_1303596989684065_1355022011722525655_nThe academic team composed of five (5) Grade 6 – Patriotism pupils finished as first runner up in the Academic Quiz. The team was composed of Jheiney Manalo, Radha Nacpil, Patrixia Munoz, Emmanuel Langdet and Michael Odsinada. The academic quiz challenged the students in the following fields: Math, Science, English, Filipino, Philippine History and General Information. They were assisted by their teachers Mrs. Amira Maniacup, Mr. Lauro Musni, Mr. Edwin Mejia, Ms. Roselyn Cruz and Mrs. Jonalyn Dizon

16266274_1303597036350727_6951814249116267895_nAnother Grade 6 Patriotism pupil, Gisel Garcia, won the 2 nd Runner Up in the declamation competition for her powerful and eloquent rendering of “Promise Land”. She was trained by teachers Mrs. Maybelien Maglanque and Mrs. Estrell Mateo.

16142555_1303597106350720_7392837741171597407_nMeanwhile, Liandre Lumba and Deric Elagio, both from Grade 6 Patriotism class, were declared champion for their beautifully designed tshirts in the T-shirt Painting Competition. They were assisted by their Arts teacher, Mr. Rommer Lumba.

Miguel Enzo Conel (SK-Respect) and Hannah Gabrielle Petel (Grade 5- Generosity) also competed in the Poetry Interpretation and Solo Singing Contest, respectively. Mrs. Jennifer Gatbonton and Ms. Darlyn Alonzo were their trainors.

Ms. Jennifer Gonzales, UAGS principal, expressed that though the pupils have only limited time to train, they were still able to win the overall title because they are inspired by their teachers. “We try to tell them to do their best, and that it’s not really about the winning. Rather, it’s more of gaining friends, the patience and teamwork being instilled to them. Above all, the glory that they give to God after winning.”

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UAGS, which was given recently its Level III accreditation status by the Philippine Association of Accrediting Schools, Colleges and Universities and the Federation of Accrediting Associations of the Philippines, have proven year after year their commitment, work ethic, and passion for excellence.

UAGS Pupil Tops Nat’l Editorial Cartooning Tilt

Angelou Fiona D. Legaspi was hailed as champion in Editorial Cartooning – Filipino category during the National Schools Press Conference (NSPC) 2017 held at Pagadian City, Zamboanga Peninsula on January 22-25.

Angelou belongs to Grade 6-Patriotism in the UA Grade School. She bested other competitors from =different regions of the Philippines in elementary division. She was supported and coached by Mr. Rommer Lumba, UAGS teacher.

NSPC is a conference pursuant to Republic Act (RA) No. 7079 (Campus Journalism Act of 1991), and the DepEd Memorandum No. 216, s. 2016 that aims to “equip and provide students with knowledge, skills and experience in campus journalism.” (DepEd). It is one of the biggest campus journalistic event in the country.

UAGS Chorale Sings for Gold

UA Grade School MuntingTinig emerged as Champion in the 2016 WALTERMART PAMASKONG HIMIG BULILIT held on December 9, 2016.

MuntingTinig bested 5 other competing choirs from different member schools of the Association of Private School Administrators (APSA).

Trained and conducted by Mr. Joseph Erwin Limpin, MuntingTinig amazed the judges and the audience with their rendition of “Gloria” and the official contest piece “What Child is This”.

UA Graders Bag Gold in Math Competition

University of the Assumption Grade School emerged as champion in the recently held Math-alino Ako Mathematics Competition held at SM City Pampanga last November 25.

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Janelle EiraCamaya, Marco Abraham Roxas and Cedric Elagio bagged the grand prize for the grades 1 to 3 level while Paul James Santos, Kenneth Canlas, and Juwan Baladad brought the gold home in the grades 4 to 6 level.

Sponsored by Galileo Enrichment Learning Program, the said academic competition was held to test the mettle of pupils from schools which have adapted the Singaporean Math system.

The participants were guided by their coaches Ms. Liza Canlas, Mrs. Esperanza Manio, and UAGS Mathematics chair Mr. Lauro Musni.

UA Grade School is PAASCU Level III Accredited

The University of the Assumption Grade School (UAGS) has been granted level-III accreditation by the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities (PAASCU).

The level-III accreditation attests not only to the high standard of instruction of UAGS but also to the achievement and performance of students in both academic and co-curricular activities and the high level of competency of the teachers. It is a testament to the high standard of instruction in the UA Grade School and a well-developed mechanism for curriculum upgrading. It recognizes the capability of the UA Grade School to promote effectiveness of teaching and learning.

Along with the PAASCU level-III accreditation are the benefits given to UAGS including the permission for a “full curricular autonomy, including the authority to innovate without need for prior approval provided that the concerned DepED Regional Office is duly informed,” and “grant of full autonomy including freedom from visitation, inspection and/or supervision by DepED supervisory personnel or representatives for the duration of its Level III accredited status,” as stated in DepEd Order 32 s. 2006.

PAASCU, one of the founding members of the Federation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines (FAAP), accredits academic programs which meets the standards of quality education such that of the University of the Assumption.

This accreditation which was released on December 12, 2016 is effective until December 2020.

UASHS Students Gather for First Sports Fest

University of the Assumption Senior High School (UASHS) gathered to celebrate and compete in different athletic events and sports during their first sports festival held on October 12-14, 2016.

Organized by the UASHS Supreme Student Council, the theme of the event was “ISANLAKAS: Building Camaraderie and Fostering Unity with Fires in Our Hearts”.

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UASHS students from different strands formed the four (4) competing teams identified as Red Oxen, White Eagles, Blue Angels, and Yellow Lions as they tried besting each other in team sports and individual games. UASHS also held an aerobic exercise session participated by the faculty members and students.

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Dr. Violy Santos, UASHS principal, explained that the whole activity is helpful for students to alleviate their stresses from academics which is vital to their growth. “I could see that they enjoyed (the sports fest), and I think they needed it,” she added.

Santos also commended the UASHS Supreme Student Council for a job well-done in organizing the sports festival. “Their sense of responsibility is there…What we have now is not something perfect but what they have accomplished so far, exceeded our expectation,” she said.

In the end, the Red Oxen emerged as the Overall Champion. The Yellow Lions and White Eagles bagged the first and second runner-up awards respectively, while the Blue Angels were declared as the third runner-up.

Click here to see the list of winners

UA Grade School Teacher Receives Excellence Award in Teaching

Mrs. Anna Manalastas of the University of the Assumption Grade School was awarded as Most Outstanding Elementary Teacher during the World Teachers’ day celebration at the 2 nd APSA General Assembly and Teachers Congress, October 7, 2016.

The award waspresented by the Jesus S.Lazatin Foundation Awards for Excellence to private school educators who have shared exceptional contribution in the field of education, community service, and research.

“It made us (teachers) feel special and thankful. At the same time, it feels great that the efforts we put into teaching are being recognized,” said Manalastas.

Vice-mayor Jimmy Lazatin of the City of San Fernando, Pampanga said in a Facebook post that“Educators must give their best efforts and services to their students for them to be outstanding and excellent. Our awardees indeed are those who performed exemplary in their field.”

Manalastas said that she is indeed grateful to the people who put their trust on her in her twenty-six year of service.

Photo courtesy of VM Jimmy Lazatin FB page