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ACES hosts the 2016 Testimonial Dinner for Newly Licensed Teachers & Criminologists

Garnering a passing rate of 55.6% for Elementary and 85.71% for Secondary and 53.58% for Criminology, on the recently concluded board exam for Teachers and Criminologists, the Alpha Centauri Educational System Inc., recognizes the success of board passers in a testimonial dinner held at the Le Jardin Pavilion last December 20. Dr. Angelito S. Abadilla and Dr. Mary Ann Medina, Board of Trustee members, graced the celebration with their message of gratitude and congratulatory for the success of each individual present during the event. Dean Paul Leviste of the College of Criminology, shared how happy he is to know that majority of his former students and review attendees are now Registered Criminologists. Dean Alice Occidental, PhD of the College of Teacher Education thanked the board passers for their hard work and dedication in succeeding in the Licensure Examination. Furthermore, she presented pieces of advice now that these individuals has more responsibilities to take as professionals. Also present at dinner were the members of the Administration, Faculty Members and staff. Every board passer is given the opportunity to give a message and share how their preparation and experience came to be for the Licensure Examination. Argel Catamio, an ACES Criminology graduate reiterated his and his family’s gratitude towards the alma mater for all the help and assistance provided in achieving his goals. In addition, Kennedy Gilboy, an ACES Teacher Education graduate and now member of the ACES Faculty, reminisced a funny experience he had during the Licensure Examination. He shared how the proctor misinterpreted his speed in answering as negligence to the examination. Moreover, he stated the importance of taking the examination seriously. Passing the board exam would mark as a stepping stone for a great career, thus every taker shall put hard work, time and effort to achieve success. Review attendees of ACES, were also given recognition and opportunity to discuss their experience. They shared their appreciation for the school in providing great lecturers, great review materials and great sense of patience that despite their shortcomings the school continues to assist and help them the best way they can. The 2016 Testimonial Dinner surely attested to a tradition, a legacy of success and a living testament to the school’s mission:  to set standards and to share expertise.   By: Jeryll Kim B. Mercado ACES...

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Celebrating ACES’ 14th Founding Anniversary

Last August 15 – 18, 2016, Alpha Centauri Educational System Inc. celebrates its 14th Founding Anniversary. To start of the week – long festivity, students attended a holy mass led by Rev. Fr. Ramil Esplana held at Le Jardin de Fleur. In cooperation with the nationwide celebration of Buwan ng Wika, the first set of activities for the students are all in relation to the said occasion. With this year’s Buwan ng Wika theme: “Wika ng Karunungan, students from both college and senior high are grouped into Manuel Quezon and Leonor Briones respectively. As part of the celebration, different events are participated by the Centaurians. One of these is the Balagtasan (Rap Version) eventually won by the Manuel Quezon group. In addition, events such as Sabayang Pagbikas, Sayaw ng Lahi and Dula are held which are eventually won by the Leonor Briones group. During this celebration, participants managed to showcase their appreciation to the Filipino language reflected through their performances. On the next day, an Academic Amazing Race was participated by all the students. Centaurians are divided into four groups, each representing a particular color. In the first leg of the competition each group must participate in a game called SYMBO – a BINGO – like board game but instead of numbers, chemical symbols are used to fill up each playing board. From then on, the first group to finish will be given a clue in order to proceed to their designated area along with a specific task to be accomplished. This method is continuous and simultaneous with the other group as well. Perhaps the biggest obstacle the students has to surpass was the Mud – Crawl under the scorching heat of the sun. Each member of the group has to crawl in wet mud in order to advance to the final stage of the race. Despite some struggles here and there, the race was a success. In the end, the Yellow Team was declared as the First Prize Winner. As part of the Founding Anniversary celebration, a Sports Festival was held on the 3rd Day. Players and other members of the ACES Community troop down at Iñigos Sports Complex to battle out on different sporting events. The said festival kicked off with a morning Zumba session participated by the members of administration, faculty and students. Players coming from all levels compete with one another on events such as Table Tennis, Badminton, Volleyball and Basketball. Eventually, the 2nd Year level was held as the Champion in Volleyball Girls and the 4th Year level was held as Champions in Volleyball Boys and Basketball both Boys and Girls. It must have been a tiring day for every student but it was fulfilling as well indeed. To finish off the celebration on the 4th day, each class must prepare a booth where they could sell food products for the audience to buy. As part of the celebration, the United Student Council prepared a Battle of the Bands competition open for all amateur, high school and college participants. Each band has to have at least 3 to a maximum of 8 members and must play one OPM Track plus a song of choice in no more than 5 minutes of play for each track. In the end, the band of Pepeng Pinakamalupit was held as 3rd place, the Nickel Wound as 2nd place and the Tone of Rapture as 1st Place. With 8 different bands participating in the competition with the guest band, Olay Yapanit performing songs for the audience, it was definitely a night to remember. During the last day of celebration,...

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ACES Welcomes OLD and NEW Students

Alpha Centauri Educational System Inc, opened its gate once again to its students as it officially open the 2016 – 2017 Academic Year. Coming from a two – month vacation, surely has made the members of the ACES Community gleaming with excitement and desire as everyone has their own story to tell and share. Seeing flocks of students gather around, talking, mingling with old faces (and new ones) has brought life to the ACES Community once again. Opening a school year could also meant that there are new faces to welcome and new set of goals to accomplish. On July 4, ACES officially marks the beginning of Senior High class with the specific track of ABM and HUMMS respectively. Orientations are conducted accordingly as the academic year opens. One of its many purposes is to introduce new teachers, as well as students to their new school and to allow them to have a feel of their new environment. With Mrs. Gisela R. Tolcidas, School Administrator, spearheading the orientation with her welcoming remarks, students had the opportunity to meet members of the faculty and other staff which they would be interacting majority of their stay at ACES. Mr. Klybe Aurellana, ACES Guidance Consultant, informed Centaurians of the number of services the Guidance Office has to offer which would help them in fulfilling their goals as students of ACES. Dean Alicia P. Occidental, Ph.D. of the College of Teacher Education, reiterated the importance of doing well and accomplishing good grades as it serves as your mirror of performance while studying. These shall pose an advantage once they reach their time to look for a job and settle with the chosen career. Mr. Alexander E. Medina, Student Affairs Officer, discussed the rules and regulations to follow at inside (even outside) of ACES for students to practice to avoid conflict and chaos. He further reiterated how important it is especially for students to represent the school, and community in a positive light at all times. Also part of the said occasion, is the Library Orientation led by Ms. Mary Grace O. Satoya, Library Assistant. In her talk, she specifically briefed the First Year College and Senior High Students of the Library Guidelines in terms of services, book borrowing and proper behavior inside the premises. Academic year has officially began. – Centaurians are now ready to face the battle ahead. It is for us to see if they will fight a good fight or not.   By: Jeryll Kim Mercado ACES...

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ACES continues to recognize Excellence

As the commencement exercise is fast approaching, for every graduating student, taking up the Professional  Licensure Examination is the next big step. Four years in College, four years’ worth of lessons, discussions and studying shall be put into great test in just a couple of days of examining. Alpha Centauri Educational System, Inc. takes pride in its tagline of “setting standards, sharing expertise” as with the recently concluded Licensure Examination for Criminology and Professional Teachers. This year, the institution obtained a rating of 90.91% and 100% respectively. For the last couple of years, the institution has sustained its great performance for both Licensure Examinations with every year, each result not averaging below 75%. Passing the licensure examination needs involvement from different people and not only the examinee. Yes, much of the work needs to come from the student but the success of each individual must also be credited from the people who helped and backed them up every step of the way. Along with the guest instructors from Metro Manila, Centaurians are taught, trained and educated by outstanding faculty members which continuously provide extraordinary leadership contributions and excellent skills across many areas of education. One of these faculty members is Mr. Kier Gabriel Tampos, who was recently given recognition for his never ending support to the Regional Training 4 and as one of theOutstanding Guest Instructor held last December 2015 at Camp Guillermo Nakar, Lucena City. ACES values giving its every student the quality of education each student truly deserves. And if the result of the Licensure Examination will be the basis, ACES surely does the job. ACES continues to set standards and share expertise.   By: Jeryll Kim Mercado ACES...

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Deck the halls with Rock and Roll

Christmas Season is fast approaching that had everyone in anticipation of the Holiday Festivities. As part of the annual celebration, a Christmas Party for students and faculty members as well as the administration and staff is lined up to further feel the joy of the Christmas Season. Donned in Rock and Roll ensemble with black as its major colour to complement this year’s theme: “Glam It Up, Rock It Out this Christmas”, Centaurians and guests partied their hearts out at Eastern Precious Cuisine last December 19, 2015. Soda games and Hep-Hep Hooray Competition are just some of the games participated by the students during the celebration. In addition, each year level competed in ‘Kanta-Kitaan, performing a song number of the famous Christmas Song “Deck the Halls” with one year group emerging as winners taking home cash prizes. During the party, with a panel of judges the most fashionable pair of the night was also awarded as Mr. and Ms. Rock and Roll 2015. It was not only a night for everyone to have fun and to enjoy the season, it was not only a night to spend with friends and love ones before heading out for a vacation. It was also a testimonial event for the board passers of the recently concluded Licensure Examination for both Criminology and Professional Teachers.   It was indeed a celebration marking the end of a good year and in preparation for the year 2016, for the many great things yet to come. Students were treated to a night of non-stop fun as members of the faculty treated the students with intermission numbers and performances that surely delighted each and every member of the audience. By: Jeryll Kim Mercado ACES...

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