SSG Accomplishment Report from April 2011 to January 2012
Republic of the Philippines
Department of Education
Cordillera Administrative Region
Division of Mountain Province
Mountain Province General Comprehensive High School
Bontoc, Mountain Province
This report covers the accomplishments of the Supreme Student Government of Mountain Province General Comprehensive High School from the month of April 2011 to March 2012.
We, the SSG officers, started developing our action plan as early as March 2011. It was presented to the school principal last June 2011 and after three meetings it was finally approved on September 8, 2011.
Among the programs listed in the SSG action plan, the Brigada Eskwela was the first to be accomplished even before the final approval of the action plan by the school head. This activity was carried out from May 31, to June, 4 2011 and was participated by the students, faculty and staff, parents/guardians, alumni, Philippine National Police, and ROTC officers of Mountain Province State Polytechnic College.
Kamag-aral Ko, Gagabayan Ko
This program covered many activities which promotes the "I share because I care" spirit. Under this program we have the Math study class, peer counseling, the establishment of the School Patrol Group, the SSG Outreach Program, the Day Care Toys and Books Donation Program, and the K12 Campaign.
The SSG tapped the Math Club for the implementation of the Math study class program. A study class was organized per year level to meet the learning needs of the students in math. Some students who were members of the Math Club became student mentors for the first three meetings. This method proved effective in making the students enjoy the math lessons since it allowed the students to ask questions without the feeling of embarrassment. It also allowed to them to absorb the lessons better with the simple explanations of the student mentors. After three meetings, the math teachers took over. The study class takes place once a week every Saturday. The classes were cut due to the series of competitions and events which were held in the school grounds. But it resumed on January 7, 2011 and is still ongoing.
The School Patrol Group was organized as suggested by Ms. Evelyn Joyce N. Taguiba, the former head of the school. The School Patrol Group is headed by Juana A. Archog, the SSG 4th year representative, and Jordan Chakas, the SSG Peace Officer. It is composed of the members of the Students Welfare and Discipline Committees and Boys Scouts of the Philippines. Through the active participation of the SPG and other students more cases of student misbehavior were recorded by Mrs. Jaqueline Apil, the school guidance counselor. Mrs. Apil said that the increase of reports showed the vigilance of the students. The continuous vigilance of students helped in preventing more serious student misbehaviors.
Plans for the SSG Outreach Program were developed during the Gag-gay-ay Di Dumap-ay Youth Summit last July 2011. This was finalized last January 3, 2012. Designated persons were assigned to campaign and collect the donations. The information was finally disseminated to the students last January 10, 2011. The venue for the outreach program will be at Tocucan, Bontoc, Mountain Province on February 1, 2012. The students who will participate in this activity will include the SSG officers and other chosen students.
The same persons who will collect for the outreach program will be the ones to campaign and collect for the Day Care Toys and Books Donation Program. The press release for this program was disseminated along with the SSG Outreach Program. The Day Care Toys and Books Donation Program is set on February 18 and 19, 2012. As of press time the SSG is still coordinating for the day care center beneficiaries.
The K12 Campaign will be conducted at the same time with the Day Care Toys and Books Donation Program at the chosen day care centers and during the Outreach Program at Dalican, Bontoc, Mountain Province.
As a part of our mandated program, the SSG officers helped in the early Kindergarten and Grade School Enlistment for school year 2012-2013. The officers concentrated on Bontoc Central School, Samoki Elementary School, Ut-utan Primary, Bontoc Ili Primary School since the majority of the pupils in Bontoc are studying there. The pre-enrolment was conducted smoothly through the direction of designated teachers. The SSG assisted mostly in the listing of incoming pupils, categorizing them according to their incoming grade for the next school year, and in gathering relevant information such as their age, gender and the school last attended. The SSG stayed until the consolidation and transfer of files to the main office.
Goodbye Vices! Hello Healthy Lifestyle!
The School Patrol Group was organized as suggested by Ms. Evelyn Joyce N. Taguiba, the former head of the school. The School Patrol Group is headed by Juana A. Archog, the SSG 4th year representative, and Jordan Chakas, the SSG Peace Officer. It is composed of the members of the Students Welfare and Discipline Committees and Boys Scouts of the Philippines. The students who were caught violating school rules and regulations and doing other sorts of misbehavior were listed and were referred to the school guidance counselor.
Through the active participation of the SPG and other students more cases of student misbehavior were recorded by Mrs. Jaqueline Apil, the school guidance counselor. Mrs. Apil said that the increase of reports showed the vigilance of the students. The reports helped in preventing more serious student misbehaviors.
With the project proposal approved, the basketball tournament for seniors is set on February 2012. This project aims to promote healthy social interaction and healthy lifestyle through sports. This sports activity is done in support of the anti-drug abuse program and smoke free school campaign which are part of the SSG mandated programs.
Leader and Follower Go Together
Under this program we are conducting the Search for Responsible Students. The search is still on-going hence the results will be announced on February.
We have seen the leadership skills and
I am Nature's Steward
This program is in line with the National Greening Program and Other Environment Related Activities under the mandated thrusts and programs of the SSG. We have successfully implemented many sub-programs, projects, and activities under the I am Nature's Steward Program. Among these are community services, school general cleaning, outreach program, proper waste segregation, cleaning and maintenance of the school CR, renovation of the main CR, Search for the Most Eco-friendly Class, and Seed Donation Campaign.
As part of the Bontoc community the SSG conducted a community cleaning during the Am-among Festival last September 16, 2011 at 6:30 am in the morning and 4:30 pm. Before this activity, a meeting was conducted last September 9, 2011 which was attended by the SSG officers, SSG committee members, and club officers. The main focus of the meeting was the schedule and route of cleaning. Other clubs and committees were assigned to clean the school grounds during the District Meet last September 17 - 18.
A school general cleaning is also being done once a month during the last Friday of the week. This was implemented August last year and is still being done at present.
To promote the proper waste segregation, it was included in the criteria for the Search for the Most Eco-friendly Class. The search aims to encourage the students to take into action their solutions which could help alleviate the problems on the environment. The search is a continuation of the Search for the Most Responsible Class which had been implemented by the former SSG batches. However, since we changed the criteria and since the greater part of it focuses on the environment we changed the name to Search for the Most Eco-friendly Class.
The cleaning and maintenance of the school CR is also being done not just by school staff but also the SSG committee members. The schedule of cleaning of the CR is three times a week: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Each committee is assigned a day to clean the comfort room.
After the approval of the project proposal for the renovation of CR, the workers set out to work for the girls CR at the main building. A good Samaritan in the person of Mr. Perry Pumaat donated a load of sand which helped cut the cost of materials. The funding for this project was taken from the Student Developmental Fee. The tiling is still on going as of press time.
The Seed Collection Campaign was done December last year. This was chaired by Judie Franz Marques, the SSG Treasurer. A number of seedlings were collected last December 16.
Talento Mo, Ipakita Mo! It's Show Time!
This program aims to bring out and recognize the hidden talents and skills of students. It also helps build up their self-esteem and creativity.
This was achieved through monthly programs which is usually held at the let week of the month. This started July last year with the celebration of the Nutrition Month. The talents of the students in vocational skills were seen last December 15 during the retirement of Mrs. Helen Tabcao, Head Teacher-TLE Department. The TLE classes and the winners of the Division STEP competition showcased their skills in various aspects of Technology and Livelihood Education as a tribute to Mrs. Helen Tabcao. Other students also got their chance to shine last December 16 during the MPGCHS Christmas Festival. The festival included group and individual competitions that the students very much enjoyed. These are: Christmas dance competition (group), Christmas choral comp.(group), Best Santa costume (individual). The other competitions that were done prior to December 16 were: Best Christmas Tree, Best Room Redecoration, Best Christmas Lantern, and Best Christmas Belen. These competitions brought out the creativity and resourcefulness of the students and also stress the importance of teamwork since these were done by class.
The SSG also chaired and organized the retirement programs of three MPGCHS faculty members. The SSG conducted series of general meetings which included all class and club presidents, committee members, and SSG officers to organize these programs. The retirement program for Ms. Evelyn Joyce N. Taguiba, Principal IV of MPGCHS, and Mrs. Jane L. Awichen, Teacher III - Mathematics, was done last November 11, 2011. Mrs. Helen Tabcao's retirement program was held last December 15.
With the active involvement of the SSG and the students the Teacher's Day Program became a success. The students agreed to donate cash for the tokens which were given to the faculty members. It came out as a surprise to most of the teachers who thought that Teacher's Day wouldn't be celebrated. The surprise teacher's day special came from the initiative of Ms. Evelyn Joyce N. Taguiba who called for a meeting last October.
Strive to Excel and be Recognized
This program aims to recognize the students who excel in academic and co-curricular activities. It also aims to inspire the students to perform their best in school.
A recognition day will be conducted jointly with the monthly program for February.
MPGCHS Broadcasting Station
Under this program, the sound system of the school was repaired. Last December a speaker was also set up at the SSG office. The SSG coordinated with the school paper organization for the management of the broadcasting station. The campus radio started its broadcast last January 27. With the establishment of the station, the dissemination of information becomes more efficient and students are encouraged to participate in campus journalism. It also serves as a training ground for those who will join the press conference, the most prestigious competition and gathering of the best campus journalists.
Og-ogfu para ka Iskwilaan Taku
The main aim of this program is to generate funds for the SSG projects. Although there is an SSG Developmental Fee which was collected from the students, it was still not enough to cover all the programs of the SSG; therefore we decided to conduct fundraising programs.
We started through buy and sell of food products. Each committee had its part of selling the foods. The financial update of the fundraising can be seen at the following pages.
Another fundraising activity which we are planning is the Valentines Pageant. This is to raise funds for other SSG projects. As of press time we are still on the process of completing our project proposal.
SSG is now online
The dissemination of information just got easier with digital technology. Since the SSG facebook account and page was created on August 2011, we were able to update the students about the SSG programs, projects, and activities. Recently we have uploaded our accomplishment report from the month of April 2011 to January 2012 and we have received positive feedbacks.
Our facebook address is www.facebook.com/mpgchs.ssg while our facebook page is MPGCHS Supreme Student Government. We can also be contacted through our email address, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Provincial Youth Summit
Sixteen students from MPGCHS which included SSG officers for school year 2011-2012 attended the Provincial Youth Summit on Integrating Population, Health, and Environment (PHE) Concepts on Good Governance last April 4, 2011 at the Multi-purpose Hall at Poblacion, Bontoc, Mountain Province. This activity was participated by in-school youth, SSG officers, and members of the Sangguniang Kabataan from different municipalities of Mountain Province.
The keynote speakers included: Hon. Erlinda Bucaycay (Barangay Captain Poblacion, Bontoc), Mrs. Cynthia Taguiba (Provincial Exec. Assistant who represented Hon. Mayaen), Mr. Tyrone Lawey (NGO Representative - EBGAN INC.), Dir. Aurora Quiray (Regional Director POPCOM CAR), Ms. Mae Cerezo (POPCOM), Ms. Shirley A. Chiyawan (Population Program Officer V), Ms. Irene Bakisan (Education Program Supervisor), Engr. Alex Luis (OIC - Pollution Control Division EMB - CAR), Ms. Rufina Fegcan (Provincial DILG Director), Russel Maiers (an international artist), and Irina Otmakhova (Women's Global Network on Reproductive Rights).
Youth Organizational Planning
A seminar on Youth Organizational Planning which SSG officers attended was conducted last June 16-18, 2011 at Ridgebrooke Hotel, Bontoc, Mountain Province. This was attended by SSG officers from different schools. It was sponsored by the Cordillera Parents' Federation Inc.
The participants shared their ideas about the issues of concerns of the youth. A workshop on creating a mission and vision statement was also conducted.
Gag-gag-ay Di Dumap-ay Youth Summit
Last August 8 the SSG officers of MPGCHS met with the other officers of other schools in Bontoc to attend the Gag-gag-ay di Dumap-ay Youth Summit at the Bontoc Central School. The school provided the accommodations for the participants who were staying out of the central area.
World Aids Day Celebration
The SSG officers were also invited to join the World Aids Day Celebration last December 7 at the Provincial Health Office. The students-parents forum was greatly enjoyed and appreciated by the SSG officers since parents and students were given the opportunity to express their feelings and ideas. Children-parent relationship was also highlighted in this forum.
A lecture on Sexually Transmitted Infection and Diseases followed after the forum. The students were also presented and reminded of the causes and effects of HIV and AIDS to prevent the number of HIV/AIDS cases in the country.
Provincial Youth Summit Follow-up Meeting
A follow-up meeting was conducted last December 20 as promised by the organizers of the Provincial Youth Summit which was held last April 4. This was held at the Diocesan Center at Bontoc, Mountain Province.
It was during this meeting that we delivered bits of our accomplishment report since April until December. The SSG officers of MPGCHS were commended by the organizers for their outstanding accomplishments.