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.

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

UAGS Holds Annual Club Membership Day

June 10, 2016 was a special day for the UA Grade School pupils. It was their annual Club Membership Day which was an opportunity for them to choose the club they wish to join, depending on their interests and the skills they want to develop.

Club membership is encouraged in UAGS to enrich early childhood curriculum through creative experiences. Activities offered by clubs enable members to learn valuable skills and help them to elaborate on the more formal knowledge learned in classrooms.

The leadership roles that the pupils assume in clubs provide a valuable experience that is not generally available to young people. Other roles enable them to explore their identity and competencies in a more casual environment.

In a study conducted by Jacquelynne Eccles and Bonnie Barber they have proven that club activities appeared to contribute to increase in the grade point averages of students.

The clubs and the moderators were introduced to the pupils during the clubbing orientation session held on June 9 at the UAGS Audio Visual Room.

There are clubs for pupils who are interested in the arts (drawing, dancing, acting, writing, and singing), cooking, sports, books, health, computers and nature.

According to Mrs. Ruth Intal, the UAGS Student Activity Coordinator, the objectives of the Club Membership Day were achieved. “The enthusiasm and interest of the pupils contributed a lot to the success of the event,” she said. She also extends her gratitude to the Club Moderators for warmly welcoming the pupils into their organizations.

Regular meetings of the organizations dubbed as “Clubbing Day” will be held every 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month.

– with report from Mr. John Denver A. Desolo

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PAASCU Grants UAGS and UAJHS Level II Re-Accreditation

The University of the Assumption Grade School (UAGS) and Junior High School (UAJHS) were recently granted Level II re-accredited status for five (5) years by the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU).

DSC_0163Level II Accreditation grants the UAGS and UAJHS “Full curricular autonomy, i.e. authority to modify the curriculum without DepED approval provided that the minimum requirements and guidelines are complied with and the modified curriculum is an enriched version of the 2002 Basic Education Curriculum and is submitted to DepED Regional Offices” and “Priority in the awards of grants/subsidies from DepED for student scholarships, e.g. the Educational Contracting Scheme, scholarships for faculty development and funding assistance for other development programs”
(DepEd Order No.. 32, s., 2006).

The accreditation is an acknowledgement of the high standard of instruction and well-developed mechanism for upgrading and making the curriculum relevant in the University of the Assumption basic education program. It is also a confirmation of the effectiveness of teaching and the excellent performance of students in curricular and extra-curricular activities, including their involvement in the community outreach program.

Meanwhile, the Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Management and Master of Arts in Education programs were also recently granted eligibility to apply for a formal survey which will lead to accredited status.

Other programs which are currently PAASCU level II re-accredited are Business Administration, Communication, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Nursing and Psychology.

With this accreditation, the University of the Assumption gears toward more improvements in its academic programs.

UAGS Marks 50th Year With Grand Homecoming

The University of the Assumption Grade School (UAGS), in celebration of its 50th anniversary, will be having a grand alumni homecoming on April 9, 2016.

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The activities will begin with a motorcade at 2:00PM. The Holy Mass at 5:00PM will be presided by the UA President Fr. Joselito C. Henson and the alumni-priests.

This year’s homecoming, the 2nd in the history of the UAGS, is being organized by several alumni representing the different batches led by Ms. Christine Aguirre-Cayanan. They are being assisted by the principal and teachers from UAGS and the UA External Affairs and Media Office.

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All graduates of UAGS from 1968 to 2016 are invited to attend. Registration fee is P500 to cover the food, raffle and other expenses. Pre-order souvenir t-shirts are also available at P200 each.

Proceeds of the event will go to the scholarship program of UAGS. Donations may be deposited to BPI Savings Account No. 2183-0038-98 under the name of Marinelle Louise D. Canlas and Christine Cayanan.

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For more information, please call the UAGS at 9612708 local 218 or send a private message at https://www.facebook.com/University-of-the-Assumption-Grade-School-289552061088568/.