K+12: A Road To Success?

Every one of us has the right to be given with a good system of Education. As a response of the government, K+12 was implemented. As a system to add 2 years in the curriculum, kindergarten in elementary level and a 1 year to high school level. But is K+12 beneficial?

Many of the teachers said that K+12 were 1 good response of the government to improve the quality of Education to the Filipino children. According to them, student can hunt jobs easily even they’ll not school for college because they will be given a TESDA Certificate as evidence they are ready trained for that curtained jobs. Our government the K+12 system as the sole solution to the low quality of Education here in Philippines. The students will be given the good and advanced learning in various areas provided with technologies.

In the other hand, people do not agree to this program. According to them, the government should focused first in building classrooms and distributions of books which are the primary problems of our generations. When I interviewed my neighborhood, she said “Even a high school can hunt for a good job, the hard work and persistence are only the key to succeed in life”.

As a conclusion, K+12 is a help of our government to give as a good quality of Education. It is in ourselves to work and study hard to graduate and have a good life in the future.

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Clean and Green Project of the 2011 SSG Officials

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“Cleanliness is next to Godliness” 2011 SSG Officials always believed in that motto! Cleanliness is a major problem not only in our school but to the whole Dinagat as well. The garbage which scattered everywhere leads to big problems like Global Warming. DREESMNHS student were not practiced with a good self-discipline. Garbage here, Garbage there! What a dirty placed DREESMNHS is!!

As a moved, SSG Officials leaded by the SSG President Jovelito Nayga implemented the “Clean and Green Project Trashcans and Compost pit” with various kinds: BIODEGRADABLE, NON- BIODEGRADAVLE, TOXIC and RECYCLABLE. It is such a good program by the SSG National Officials and Administration to help maintain Cleanliness in our school and to practiced recycling.

They believed that self- discipline is always the key to all problems in our school. If we will cooperate actively and we will be disciplinarians, there’s no problems that can’t be solved. DREESMNHS student, Be Environmental Friendly!

DREESMNHS TREE PLANTING PROGRAM

As an action for the alarming issue about deforestation, DREESMNHS decided to conduct a Tree Planting activity which will be held in Quarenta, San Jose, DInagat Islands.

The Tree Planting Activity will be participated by the students of DREESMHNS as well as the teaching staffs of the school.The first schedule is on March 12, 2012 to be participated by the Freshmen Council. Followed by the Sophomore Council on March 15, 2012.March 16 for the Junior Council and March 19 for the Senior Council.

The said affair will be sponsored by the  Department of Environment and Natural Resources. This is to support the Clean and Green Program which have been implementing by province.

DREESMNHS Educational Tour

The DREESMNHS teachers and staff go to Bohol for an Educational Tour

Math Festival – Rubiks

The DREESMNHS celebrates rubiks competition every year. This rubiks competition was celebrated at DREESMNHS stage last 2010. Next year, who will be the champion!!!

DREESMNHS 2012 SSG Election

       DREESMNHS 2012 SSG Election

         The SSG Comelec MEMBERS CONDUCTED THE “2012 SSG ELECTION”  last February 23, 2012, 1:00-3:00 in the afternoon . Two parties competed for the SSG positions namely NYMP with their president Reque Sabanal, and CLICKERS with their president James Kevin Quimbo.

          During the meeting de Avance each candidates answered the questions smartly of how they could brought some changes in our school.Supporters of each parties cheered out .But however, sportmanship was felt by the candidates .

           After the election most of the winners came from the NYMP led by Mr. Reque  Sabanal. They have  a close percentage of votes. However a warm congratulations to each candidates who were elected as the newly SSG National officials.

Abstinence-Only Bill of the Day

With the nation’s attention trained on the media’s breathless coverage of Super Tuesday, Utah’s legislature this evening quietly passed a bill requiring schools to teach abstinence-only sex education , or else skip the classes altogether.

Additionally, both teachers and students would be prohibited from discussing contraception and homosexuality in the classroom.

HB363 passed in the state Senate by a vote of 19 to 10. Utah’s House approved the bill last month.

Senator Stuart Reid (R-Ogden) said the legislation takes sex ed out of the hands of teachers “who we have no idea what their morals are” and turns it over to parents.

But Democrats countered that parents already had control over their children’s sex education, as they were given a choice whether to keep their child enrolled in sex ed classes or pull them out.

Under the new legislation, sex ed classes — if they are offered at all — must teach abstinence only, and parents are required to opt in if they want their child to attend.

“It’s concerning when now we’re trying to dictate morality,” said Sen. Ross Romero (D-SLC). “We’ve been discussing this as if every child has the benefit of two loving and caring parents who are ready to have a conversation about appropriate sexual activity, and I’m here to tell you that’s just not the case.”

The Utah PTA expressed vehement opposition to the bill. “I just can’t believe they did this,” said the association’s president-elect, Liz Zentner. “I think they’re going to have to revisit it in a couple years when the teen pregnancy rates and teen [sexually transmitted disease] rates shoot through the roof.”

It remained unclear if Gov. Gary Herbert would sign the bill into law or veto it. Speaking ahead of a House Education Committee hearing on HB363 last month, Herbert said he felt the existing curriculum “works pretty well,” but also said he personally supports abstinence as a form of pre-marital contraception.Image

Housing For Storm Victims Urged

United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in the Philippines Jacqui Badcock has stressed the need for people who were affected by tropical storm ” SENDONG ” and are still living in emergency tents in Iligan and Cagayan de Oro to move into bunkhouses before the start of the rainy season in May.

Badcock issued this statement after her recent visit to the two cities 10 weeks after the calamity together with donor representatives from Australia, Canada, Japan, Spain and the United States of America.

The mission was meant to draw attention to the challenges for an early and sustainable recovery.

“Humanitarian needs will persist as long as thousands of people remain displaced without appropriate housing and community services,” said Badcock as she urged the government to continue to intensify its effort to make more land available for temporary shelters.

 

China urges the U.S. to tread carefully on ‘core interests’

Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi speaks at a press conference at the National People's Congress on March 6, 2012, in Beijing, China.

Beijing– Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi on Tuesday called on the United States to tread carefully on issues related to China’s core interests in order to build trust and avoid conflicts.

“In particular, the U.S. side needs to honor its commitments and carefully and properly handle Taiwan- and Tibet-related issues that concern China’s core interests,” Yang said at a news conference held on the sidelines of the Chinese legislature’s annual meeting.

He also said that China and the United States were in “close communication” on the issues of Syria and Iran.

Yang said China opposed the development and possession of nuclear weapons by any country in the Middle East, including Iran. “At the same time,” he added, “countries have the right to peaceful use of nuclear energy.”

“The Iran nuclear issue should be resolved through dialogue, not confrontation, through cooperation, not sanctions,” Yang said. “We oppose unilateral sanctions and believe the majority in the world agrees with that.”

President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday they stood together in their efforts to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, but Netanyahu warned that time for diplomacy was running short.

Yang reiterated China’s diplomatic stance on Syria, which has been the subject of international criticism. The minister said China’s stance has been “gaining understanding and support in the international community.”

China this week made new diplomatic efforts to help mediate in the Syria conflict, where President Bashar al-Assad’s regime has been pursuing a nationwide campaign to crush the nearly year-old protests against his rule.

World Powers Agree to Resume Nuclear Talks With Iran

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Iran's top national security official, Saeed Jalili, has agreed to reopen talks on Tehran's disputed nuclear program.

BERLIN — For the first time in more than a year the global powers dealing with Iran’s disputed nuclear program said Tuesday that they would resume face-to-face negotiations.

“I have offered to resume talks with Iran on the nuclear issue,” said Catherine Ashton, the European Union’s foreign affairs chief, who represents the United States, Russia, China, France, Britain and Germany in dealings with Iran. “We hope that Iran will now enter into a sustained process of constructive dialogue which will deliver real progress.”

The resumption of negotiations could relieve rising pressure from Israel to use military force against Iran. But the decision is not without risks. Direct talks could allow Iranian negotiators to exploit various nations’ differences. Failure could offer a rationale for military strikes.

Ms. Ashton’s positive response to an Iranian offer made last month to resume the talks comes at a delicate moment in the years-long effort to rein in Iran’s nuclear ambitions. Her response came one day after President Obama urged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel to give diplomacy and economic sanctions a chance to work before taking military action.

The Israelis are increasingly skeptical that international pressure will lead Iran to abandon its uranium enrichment activities, which Israel and the West suspect are a cover for Iran to achieve the ability to make nuclear weapons. Iran has said the activities are purely peaceful.