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Give Your Child The MSC Advantage – Math, Science and Computing

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Give your child the MSC Advantage in Math, Science, and Computing!
Enrollment for Saturday Classes is ongoing! Limited slots only!
Open to students from other schools

  • MATH-Inic.  Math made fun, fast and easy!  (4-17 years old)
    The MATH-Inic is training the next generation of math wizards
  • Introduction to Visual Graphics (9-12 years old)
  • Introduction to Web Design (9-12 years old)
  • Introduction to Robotics and Programming (10-12 years old)
Lego Mindstorm

Robotics Programming is a lot of Fun!

  • Introduction to Programming (12-16 years old)

SEPTEMBER 27 to DECEMBER 6, 2014 (10 Saturdays, 2 hours/sessions)

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The Yellow Lep

By the BusyBee

It was drizzling so I had to head back to the office. On my way to the office, I saw a brightly colored creature fly. “I’ve never seen that bird before. Now, where did it go?” I scanned the branches of the trees and looked for movement but found no such bird. Something yellow caught my eye. Flutterby, I meant, butterfly! There’s a bright yellow butterfly sipping nectar from the white flowers, I thought. Because of my height and the relative position of the lepidopteran, I can only see parts of it. The body is like that of a bumblebee, yellow with black bands. The lepidopteran is dominantly yellow. The basal part of the forewings and the hind wings are yellow with black markings. The top/ upper half of the forewings are mainly black with white  markings.

Looking closely on a photo I took, I realized that it’s not a butterfly. Check out their antennae, definitely a moth.

I was having a hard time trying to take a picture of the lep when I realized that there’s at least 3 of them. Oh, joy! Pure joy! Like most lepidopterans, they’re hyperactive, fluttering their wings forever (not!).

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I find it hard to sleep whenever I discover a new organism here in MSC San Gabriel. I just have to know their name. As I have not found the time to upload the picture, it was hard to ask for help in identifying the moth.  Google it! Keywords: yellow leopard moth. Bingo!

Why did I include leopard as part of the keywords? Well, I was browsing lepidopteran photos and I saw Phalanta phalanta which has a similar print but a bit orangeyThe common name of Phalanta phalanta is Common Leopard.

The moth looks similar to Dysphania subrepleta.

More MSC Green Campus articles at the BusyBee

Free Financial Planning Seminar

Financial Planning Seminar at MSC

The FREE Financial Planning Seminar goes to San Pablo!  The seminar is open to the public and will be held at the MSC Green Campus in San Gabriel, hence it is especially convenient for MSC teachers, staff, alumni and friends.

What:  This two part event will have a “Practical Tips on Money Management” seminar/presentation then the attendees break up into smaller groups for financial coaching to create personal financial blueprints.

When: Sept 17, 2014, 4pm, Sept 24, 2014, 4pm

Where: MSC Institute of Technology Green Campus

To register for the event, you can simply text

SPSEMINAR <full name> <occupation> <optional email address>
to the following numbers
Sun: 0922 854 3244
Smart: 0939 939 9702
Globe: 0917 853 5069

Or you can send an email to aprudente@msc.edu.ph with SPSEMINAR in the subject line. Include in the email body your
— Name
— Occupation
— Cellphone Number

For inquiries simply call or email
Landline: 049 562 6006
Sun: 0922 854 3244
Smart: 0939 939 9702
Globe: 0917 853 5069
Email: aprudente@msc.edu.ph

Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush!

by the Busybee

Here we go round the mulberry bush
The mulberry bush, the mulberry bush
Here we go round the mulberry bush
So early in the morning

Mulberries! Just when everyone thought mulberry season is over, there is now an abundance of mulberries. The children here in the MSC Green Campus in San Gabriel, the MSC students, teachers, staff and guests, the MATH-Inic children, they all love mulberries. It’s a happy sight, a happy food, a super food. 🙂

We felt bad for the trees after Typhoon Glenda hit the city. The branches were broken and the leaves were crushed (much like what happens when you use your mortar and pestle to get juice out of your leaves). Surprise! After about 2 weeks, the mulberry trees have recovered. They now have brand new leaves and mulberries in different degrees of ripeness.

How many of you have tried/ tasted mulberries? They’re highly perishable so you probably won’t see them in groceries.

Anyway, if you have access to mulberries, you can try eating straight from the tree. That’s the best way to get your dose of mulberry, in my opinion at least. You can also make jam, jelly, and syrup out of mulberries. You can juice them, too. 🙂 So far, we’ve only tried eating them fresh and juicing them.

So, yes, my no. 1 source of antioxidants these days are mulberries.

Happy Mulberry Season! 🙂

Note: Mulberries are not berries, botanically speaking. I believe they are multiple fruits. It means that a mulberry fruit developed from an inflorescence, from many ovaries of many flowers. 😀

MSC Celebrates 2014 Nutrition Month

Every year, MSC High School celebrates the month of July as Nutrition Month as enjoined by the Department of Education. The 2014 theme is very timely as the National Nutrition Council has selected “Kalamidad Paghandaan: Gutom at Malnutrisyon Agapan!” which aims to promote awareness and intervention strategies to address nutritional needs in emergencies and disasters.

The 2014 MSC Nutrition Month Program held July 28 was highlighted by an Adobo Cooking Festival and Dessert Food Art exhibit, contests in poster –making , essay writing, poetry writing, table skirting and napkin folding, and jingle singing contest participated in by all grade levels.

Adobo is sometimes considered as the unofficial national dish of the Philippines. It is a popular dish and cooking process which involves meat, seafood, and vegetables stewed in vinegar. Adobo recipes last long even without refrigeration, thus suitable in times when there is no electricity during calamities such as typhoons. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippine_adobo)

Meal preparation is also an art. Food art makes eating fruits or vegetables more interesting and appetizing especially for children. 

The whole day activity served as the climax of the Nutrition Month celebration. It was a fun experience for the students as they learn through practice the importance of proper nutrition and how to prepare food in times of emergencies. 

In her message to the students, MSC Principal Ms. Lerma S. Prudente said that proper nutrition helps the young people grow to become healthy citizens of the country and awareness of food cooking strategies in times of calamities will ensure that there will still be food for the family to enjoy on the table, and applying food art in meal preparations makes even the simplest meal appetizing. 

The contest winners were judged by MSC faculty members ( Ms. Gemma Dimaano, Ms. Baby Magkawas, Mr. Alfritz Ivan Labo, Ms. Mary Rose Cleofe, Ms. Krizzalyn Barrios, Ms. Jinky Artillero, Ms. Jennry Rose Gonzales) and organized by Health teacher Mr. Rene Antiporda.
Winners of Poster-Making Contest are:

  • (Grade 7) Decerie U. Tulipan, 1st place; Linzi P. Penales, 2nd place; Liane Jane V. Sarmiento, 3rd place ;
  • (Grade 8) Allyzon D. Reyes, 1st place; Karl Stephen Buedad, 2nd place;
  • (Grade 9) Alliah Josiel Patulot, 1st place; Ryan Emmanuel Matuto, 2nd place; Adhie Jhane Faye Banayo, 3rd place;
  • (Grade 10) Nicole Algenio, 1st place; Rica Mae S. Comia, 2nd place; Lovynel Cortez, 3rd place.

Winners of the Essay-Writing Contest are:

  • (Grade 7) Decerie U. Tulipan, 1st place; Shekinah Diangkinay, 2nd place; Linzi P. Penales, 3rd place ;
  • (Grade 8) Mikkel Franz Angeles, 1st place; Allyzon D. Reyes, 2nd place, Aeron John Axelle Banayo, 3rd place;
  • (Grade 9) Sean Allan Martin E. Reyes, 1st place; Lady Chanel Millares, 2nd place; Alliah Josiel Patulot, 3rd place;
  • (4th Year) Rica Mae S. Comia, 1st place; Lovynel Cortez, 2nd place; Rachel Gutierrez, 3rd place.

Winners of the Poetry-Writing Contest are:

  • (Grade 7) Jerick Bonilla, 1st place; Jhon Mark Manalo, 2nd place; Linzi P. Penales, 3rd place ;
  • (Grade 8) Elton Escondo, 1st place; Karl Stephen Buedad, 2nd place, Mikkel Franz Angeles, 3rd place ;
  • (Grade 9) Lady Chanel Millares, 1st place; Ryan Emmanuel Matuto, 2nd place; Alliah Josiel Patulot, 3rd place ;
  • (4th Year) Jan Ezra Panganiban, 1st place; Elyza Mendoza, 2nd place; Lovynel Cortez, 3rd place (4th Year).

Winners of the Napkin Folding contest are: Grade 8, 1st place; Grade 7, 2nd place; Grade 9, 3rd place; 4th year, 4th place.

Winners of the Table Skirting contest are: 4th year, 1st place; Grade 8, 2nd place; Grade 7, 3rd place; Grade 9, 4th place.

Winners of the Adobo Cooking Contest are: 4th year, 1st place; Grade 8, 2nd place; Grade 9, 3rd place; Grade 7, 4th place.

Winners of the Nutrition Month Jingle Contest are: 4th year, 1st place; Grade 9, 2nd place; Grade 7, 3rd place; Grade 8, 4th place.

The MSC Performing Arts Club also presented their “Bahay Kubo” acapella opening number.