RCI Cainta Homemakers’ Club encourages healthy eating habits among Rooseveltians
By Elijah Therese Basas, Grade 8-Molave
In celebration of this year’s Nutrition Month, the Homemakers’ Club of RCI Cainta Secondary Education Department prepared various activities promoting healthy eating habits among the Rooseveltians. These included the digital poster making contest, theme writing contest, fruit and vegetable art mosaic and fruit carving, aside from classroom integrated activities. The theme for this year’s celebration is “First 1000 Days ni Baby Pahalagahan para sa Malusog na Kinabukasan.”
The winners in the different contests held are the following:
* Theme Writing Contest:
Abbey Palma, 7-Daffodil
Abbey Fernandez, 8-Mahogany
Eriz Enriquez, 9-Bulusan
Precious Lara, 10-Rizal
* Poster Making Contest
Sophia Martin, 7-Daffodil
John Emmanuel Palijado, 8-Molave
Rafael Garcia, 9-Makiling
Louise Casupang, 10-Aguinaldo
Nutrition Month Celebration in Photos
- 3-4 : Preparation of Records
- 5 : Release of Cards
- 17-May 31 : Summer Classes
- May 15 – June 2 : Teachers’ Workshops
RCI Cainta campers gather for the Club CAMPSaya sa Eskwela 2016
By Ceryl Joyce Garay, Grade 10-Rizal
Rooseveltians welcomed the month of September packed with lots of surprises for students of the RCI Cainta Secondary Education Department.
September 29 was a rainy but an exciting day for every Rooseveltian as it was the opening and the first day of the most awaited Club CAMPSaya sa Eskwela 2016. Rain or shine, smiles and determination were in the face of each student-participant from the different teams. The names of the teams for this year represented the various good traits of the Filipinos, such as Matulungin, Mapagmahal, Magalang, Masipag, Masunurin, Malikhain, Malambing, Masigasig, Matapang, Mapagkumbaba, Mapagbigay, Masinop and Masayahin.
The CAMPSaya2016 officially opened with a warm welcome from the Campus Head, Penelope Mercado. The day was filled with fun but challenging activities testing the skills, endurance and sportsmanship of the campers. The Math Wizards’ Amazing Math Race required physical and mental skills; the Sense Training of the Scouts tested the endurance and soundness of the participants’ five senses; while the Last Juan Standing of the Science Club challenged the speed, determination and power of the students as they applied skills learned in Science class in performing their task.
Activities in the afternoon were for campers who were more inclined to the arts. They worked on paper quilling and enjoyed the Amazing Designs of the Home Makers and Arts Clubs which showcased the students’ creativity. There was also the Tetris Battle challenge of the InfoTech Club. As night fell, each team prepared for the most anticipated Hip Hop Dance Competition of the Actors’ Guild Club and the Search for Mr. and Ms. Club CAMPSaya sa Eskwela 2016 of the Filipino and Damayan, and Magica Clubs. After a long and challenging day, the campers were sent to sleep at 12 midnight.
With an energizing Zumba led by the MAPEH Club, the campers started early on Day 2 at 5:30 in the morning. Then they awaited the awarding ceremonies full of hope and excitement.
Outstanding teams were given special recognition as follows:
- Team Masipag: Best in Yell
- Team Masunurin: Most Cooperative
- Teams Magalang, Malambing, Mapagbigay, and Masunurin: Most Punctual
- Team Matulungin: Most Disciplined
Overall, Team Mapagmahal emerged as the 2016 CAMPSaya Sa Eskwela Champion. Team Masipag was First Runner-up and Team Malambing, Second Runner-up.
It was indeed another great and memorable experience to all who participated and joined this year’s camp. The management, staff, and faculty members of RCI Cainta–SED sent the campers home with message of thanks to the parents and guardians who once again extended their trust and confidence in the partnership they have with RCI Cainta management.
RCI Cainta SED Faculty visits FEU Manila
By Erika Comendador, SED Faculty
Roosevelt College, Inc. (RCI) Cainta’s Secondary Education Department (SED) led by Penelope E. Mercado, Campus Head, took a tour of the Far Eastern University (FEU) Manila campus on September 27, 2016. The 1.5-hour campus tour was conducted by Fatima and Francis, students from FEU’s Institute of Tourism, who pointed out the architectural designs of the buildings and the symbolisms found in the school quadrangle.
“Visiting the library was the best part of the tour for the faculty,” reported Mercado. “We were amazed with the numerous resources in the library—from books to electronic sources—the library provided the students everything they needed.” The teachers noted that the library was also very conducive for self-learning because it was clean and organized.
Memorabilia of the owners of FEU filled the third level of the library. Here, the group learned about the founder of the school, Dr. Nicanor Reyes Sr., who in 1928 established the first accounting and business school in the country. The teachers could not help but compare the beginnings of FEU and RCI, which they said had many things in common.
The group also the visited the HRM building where they witnessed students working in a coffee shop, Cafe Alfredo. The faculty agreed that this was a good way for students to learn life skills in this field.
One of the highlights of the visit was a stop at the office of Dr. Michael Alba, President of FEU and RCI. Dr. Alba showed the SED faculty an impressive display of artworks in his office. He also brought the group to a digital classroom with a chilling system, glass board, and touch-screen projector. Everyone looked forward to having the same classroom equipment in RCI to make learning more conducive for the students.
On learning about FEU’s journey from its humble beginnings to its remarkable transformation over the years, the RCI Cainta faculty now looks forward to a similarly exhilarating experience as a proud member of the FEU Group of Schools.
RCI TED faculty retools for Cultural Education
Roosevelt College, Inc. (RCI) sent 10 faculty members from its Tertiary Education Division (TED) and the Center for Teacher Education (CTE) to take part in the National Commission for Culture and the Arts’ (NCCA’s) program on the Development of Culture-Based Higher Education Core Curriculum Syllabi and Re-Tooling of Teachers for General Education Teachers of Higher Education Institutions on September 26-27, 2016 at St. Joseph’s College in Quezon City. The activity was part of NCCA’s Philippine Cultural Education Program (PCEP).
Six RCI faculty members (Prof. Teresita Lopez, Prof. Elizabeth Veridiano, Prof. Ringwald Sarmiento, Prof. Mimi Ordonez, and Prof. Willie Dela Cruz) were in the class of Dr. Joseph Salazar on Purposive Communication while 4 others (Prof. Elsa Tuazon, Prof. Angelito Lerit, Prof. Karen Pineda, and Prof. Christine Olano) joined the class of Prof. Tim Dacanay on Contemporary World.
The NCCA and PCEP launched this campaign to promote culture as the “core and foundation of education, governance and sustainable development.” Dr. Aldrin Darilag, RCI Dean for TED, CTE, and the Graduate School of Education stressed that, “Culture and arts should be embedded in the curriculum as an effort to preserve the nation’s identity and as a way to commemorate our roots.”