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Centaurians embraces Difference on Acquaintance Party 2015

Theme: Accept the Difference, Delight in No Picture Perfect   This year’s theme for Acquaintance Party couldn’t be more applicable. With multiple changes happening the ACES community is experiencing for the improvement and betterment of the institution, tonight’s theme is a perfect fit for the school event. It was relatively different from what the Centaurians had experienced last year. Each attendee, is requested to wear a Semi – Formal attire in Black and/or White color to go along with the night’s theme of embracing changes despite of differences and dissimilarities. Unfazed, despite a bad weather already threatening the event, members of the Administration, Faculty, especially students gathered at Le Jardin de Fleur to celebrate ACES’ annual acquaintance party. As part of the occasion’s program, each class has to present a skit for the audience to witness and for the judges to critique based from the following criteria; the class’ Creativity, the Message of the skit, its Consistency / Flow and lastly the Audience Impact. In accordance, a miniature pageant was held to further allow the freshmen students to be recognized and acquainted with one another – hence the Mr. & Ms. Freshmen 2015. Several ‘newbies’ joined but Mr. Jay – R Ryoveros of BEEd and Ms. Alyssa Camille De Leon of Criminology bagged the title for Mr. & Ms. Freshmen 2015. Every year’s Acquaintance Party serves as a good opportunity to gain and be with friends. A welcome treat for everyone to take a break and enjoy even for a short amount of time.   By: Jeryll Kim Mercado ACES...

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Rotaract Lucena invades ACES

It was good day for the Centaurians who were glad to accommodate visitors from the Rotary Club of Lucena Circle. Rotary Club has been an organization having several districts all over Quezon, Laguna and other provinces. Eventually, they are now aiming ACES to be one of its district. Rotaract club is an organization for young men and women from ages 18 to 30 who are dedicated to community and international service. Mr. Alfredo Lavarro, a member of the club lead the presentation introducing the club to the Centaurians. Mr. Romeo “Butch” Gonzales the newly elected president, Mr. Andres Abuso as the past president and Ms. Annaliza Visorde as one of the members. He further explained about the club, like the different names entitled for different age brackets. Specifically, the Rotary, Rotaract and Interact. It was then followed by the explanation of the articles of the Rotaract Club Constitution. The article 1: “name” which pertains to the name of the new circle of the club. He suggested that the club to be established at ACES would be best named after the school. The second article is the “purpose and goals”. Mr. Alfredo emphasized his belief that the leadership skills of the Centaurians as future educators and criminologists will be more developed through this organization. The next articles were Article 3: “Sponsorship”, Article 4: “Membership”, and Article 5: “Meetings”. Students who shall engage in the proposed Rotaract of ACES will have meetings that are very convenient for it will be held two times a month at the majority members’ free time. Article 6 pertains to the “Officers and Directors”. Officers are changed annually. Article 7 are for the “Projects and Activities” which the Centaurians paid very much attention. Everyone were excited about the international service that is conducted annually. Article 8 was named “Committees”, Article 9 as “Fees”, Article 10 as “Acceptance of constitution and by-laws, article 11: “standard by laws”, article 12: “Rotaract emblem”, article 13: “Duration and lastly article 14: “Administration”. In addition, standard Rotaract Club By-Laws was discussed and even more elaborated by Ms. Annaliza Visorde. The past president, Mr. Andres Abuso even shared a lot from his experiences being a club member and officer in the past years. In addition to their persuasion were the humorous words that came from the present president, Sir Butch Gonzales. He even offered to help the present project of the school which enlightened the mood of everyone. After every message had been delivered students were given the chance to speak and ask the visitors regarding their own concerns and eventually the guests answered all queries. After the long discussion, persuasion, and elaboration, the Rotaract Club had successfully invaded the ACES community and students have been interested and willing to serve with enjoyment.   By: Catherine Alivia 2nd Year, Education  ...

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ACES conducts Fire Drill

At least once in every year, fire drill takes place in a particular institution. Though it may seem as only drills, one should take into account the importance of such activity. Last June 26, members of the Bureau of Fire Protection Lucena graced their presence to the community of ACES to address the importance of conducting fire drills, as well as to discuss the “what-to-dos” in case of fire situations.   Tips to remember in case of fire: Don’t Panic – Always keep yourself calm in times of danger. Compose yourself and be confident on what to do. Panic causes you to over-think and overdo things. Alert the others by Alarm – It is important to let other concerned citizens that a fire has transpired. By doing such, measures to take out the fire will be more evident. It also serves as a precautionary measure of what could happen if only a few are aware. Call the authorities – Perhaps the most important, yet the most neglected in the list. Them, being trained professionals makes them more knowledgeable on things needed to be done in case of fire. Letting them know at an earlier time would mean earlier response to fire situations. Look for the best possible way out – Your life means so much more as compared to the material things you own. Focus on your way out, and save yourself on the possibility of burning. Thinking accurately and confidently would result to better results.       In addition, BFP Lucena also shared their knowledge in terms of fire extinguisher. Their different classifications, and their different purposes as well as on how to use them properly. They have given an easier way to remember on what to do with such tool. P – ull the pin A – im at the base of the fire S – queeze the end part of the nozzle S – weep side by side   At the latter part of the drill, students were given a first-hand experience on how to use fire extinguishers. A controlled fire under the supervision of the BFP Lucena were set up, and students were asked to put out the said fire. It was a great learning experience for everyone, which will surely serve beneficial in case the need arises.   By: Jeryll Kim Mercado ACES...

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ACES Orientation: New Changes to Come

College is like a fountain of knowledge – and the students are there to drink. Anonymous A new day means a new beginning. As the month of June comes, students of ACES, both old and new along with other members of the ACES community gathers together for the annual ACES orientation held at Le Jardin de Fleur. Ironically enough, welcoming the new school year with great enthusiasm and expectation is Mrs. Bernadette Samañiego, the newest Faculty Member of the ACES Family. Old and new students were present at the orientation to listen and acquaint themselves with school policies, as well as revisions made for the ACES Student Handbook, to further explain the rules and regulations that needs to be followed. Dean Alicia P. Occidental of the College of Teacher Education gave a very inspiring talk that will serve as a challenge not only for Freshmen students, but to everyone. According to her, there are 3 P’s that needs to be remembered and taken seriously, these are: Perseverance Never settle for mediocrity. Always seek excellence. Start now and never later. Allow yourself to continuously learn, in order to achieve greatness. But greatness comes with great responsibility, as the popular saying goes. Be responsible of your own strengths and weakness. Professionalism Common connotation with professionalism is that it only applies to ‘professionals’, and that being a student means having an exception. Centaurians can show their professionalism by simply following rules and regulations, meeting deadlines and producing quality outputs on time. These acts, show great dedication and commitment of being a responsible Centaurian. Prayer Never underestimate the power of prayer. What we do, what we give, what we receive is all because of Him. Let us not forget who created us. Always be thankful of blessings, no matter how small it is. Seize the opportunity to influence and inspire others through example and values. Aside from Dean Occidental, Faculty members were also given opportunity to introduce themselves and let the Freshmen be familiarized with their corresponding instructors. Along with the Faculty members, Ms. Alyssa Paral, the school librarian, were also given the opportunity to discuss the Librarian Policies and Regulations to be observed as the school year progresses. This year’s orientation has served as a formal opening and welcoming of what the school year 2015 – 2016 has to offer. This has also been an opportunity to introduce to the ACES Community, the new set of officers for the United Student Council which hand-in-hand with the administration, will implement new and better changes to witness and experience by everyone.     By: Jeryll Kim Mercado ACES Instructor    ...

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ACES Float competes at Pasayahan 2015 Grand Parade

Lucena City – Summer usually means two things. Beach and never ending celebration of fiestas. As part of promoting tourism and local products, Lucena City held its annual event of Pasayahan last May 2015. In cooperation with other corporations and businesses, the local government of Lucena came up with multiple events, starting from the 23rd until the 31st. Amongst all the events, lined up; perhaps the most awaited one is the Grand Parade. Huge and flamboyant floats of participating companies and institutions parade their creations, along with street dancing and marching bands. For the first time, Alpha Centuari Educational System (ACES) participated and even competed with other big corporations at the annual event. Starting within the vicinity of Pacific Mall, continuing until Quezon Avenue, then proceeding to SM Grounds, Centaurians along with members of the Faculty and Administration took part at the parade despite the scorching heat of the sun. Members of the ACES community exerted their efforts and spent great amount of time preparing and putting finishing touches during the decorating process. As per instruction, the main material to be used for the whole float was “tinapa” or smoked fish. Along with other decorating materials, such as coconuts, bilaos, and even twigs, ACES was able to produce a vibrant and colorful float.       Being first timers means having jitters. Being a newbie, a hint of intimidation was inevitable. There were bigger floats, (better? I guess) but ACES’ was not a pushover. It was good enough to compete with others. It was good enough to impress the judges and the viewers. It was good. Others might have imposed their floats better, but being part of the Grand Parade, has been a great opportunity to mingle and be known to the public. It is a great way to reach out to the mass, and let the existence of ACES be acknowledged. There might not be awards and cash prizes in tow at the end of the event; but the whole experience makes it more worth it. Afterall, there is still next year. Who knows? ACES might bag that award! Jeryll Kim Mercado ACES...

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ACES FunRun grants Scholarships

It seemed like yesterday when members of the ACES community along with outside supporters head to Pacific Mall for the first ever  ACES FunRun with a theme: “Puso Mo, Para Sa Edukasyon Ko”, a fundraising event for the benefits of ACES scholars. One with vivid memory would recall how the rain managed to pour on participants and spectators. And one would imagine that this rain kind of symbolizes the people’s support and efforts being showered upon the event. No one would argue that the event was successful. That it was a great opportunity to help while having FUN. Not a bad way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. In accordance of the massive help the sponsors and supporters, Alpha Centauri Educational System Inc. (ACES Inc.) managed to collect ample amount of money to support new and existing batch of scholars. With the amount gathered, students with great skills and abilities, but are less fortunate are given chances and opportunities to continue learning while studying. Alpha Centauri Educational System  offers a variety of courses that any aspiring freshman could choose from. Along with these courses, scholarships grants are available for grabs for those who are willing and deserving.   For further inquiries, please visit us at: Km18 Diversion Road, Ilayang Dupay, Lucena City (near Lucena Grand Central Terminal) Tel No.                   (042) 373 – 7627; 660 – 1293 Mobile No.           0928 – 211 – 3448 (Smart) ; 0927 – 847 – 6536 (Globe) Website:                 www.aces.edu.ph EmailAddress:       chp.lucena@gmail.com       Jeryll Kim Mercado ACES...

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