Issue 11 – Featured Alumni – Edgar Cauyan and Division by 9
Alumni update: EDGAR V. CAUYAN – 3-year CTC class 1995
Edgar V. Cauyan was one of the pioneer staff of the software development division of MSC. To further enrich his knowledge he enrolled in short-term courses while he was an employee at MSC. In 1992, he registered in the two-year computer technology course, finished it in 1994, then continued the third year which he finished in 1995.
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In this issue
- Alumni update: EDGAR V. CAUYAN – 3-year CTC class 1995
- MSC Welcomes Four New Teachers
- MSC Origins Part VI: Transfer to M. Paulino
- Converting Fahrenheit to Celsius
- MSC High School: consistent Cyberfair winner
- First to offer Digital Photo Printing Services in San Pablo – MSC Imaging Solutions
- MSC 11 – Division by 9
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MSC Welcomes Four New Teachers
MSC welcomes another year of excellence as four new teachers arrived to share their knowledge.
- Jenny Rose Estrellado Gonzales
- Jinky Cabubas Artillero
- Krizzalyn Cuasay Barrios
- Mary Rose Pamplena Cleofe
New MSC HS teachers
Give Your Child The MSC Advantage – Math, Science and Computing
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)
- 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)
MSC Origins Part VI: Transfer to M. Paulino
In a short span of less than two years, the Jesusa Building along A. Flores St. which housed MSC on the second floor (and Monte de Piedad Savings Bank on the first floor) in 1989 became too small for the growing number of MSC students. In October 1991, MSC transferred to a bigger site along M. Paulino St.
Converting Fahrenheit to Celsius
To convert Fahrenheit to Celsius, we use the following formula,
C = 5/9 (F – 32) = 10/18 (F – 32)
The trick here is to recognize that 5/9 is the same as 10/18. Hence after deducting 32, we add a zero (multiply by 10) to the result and successively dividing by 2 and 9 (MSC 11 – Dividing by 9) to effectively divide by 18.
MSC High School: Consistent Cyberfair winner
Ever since the Philippine Schools Cyberfair competition was launched in 2001, MSC High School has been a consistent winner. In the International Cyberfair competiton, MSC has also been consistently winning in the largest inter-school web design contest.
The International schools CyberFair, which started in 1996 is an award-winning, authentic learning program used by schools and youth organizations around the world. Students conduct research about their local communities and use digital media to publish their findings online. Recognition is given to the best projects in each of eight categories: local leaders, businesses, community organizations, historical landmarks, environment, music, art, and local specialties.
First to offer Digital Photo Printing Services in San Pablo – MSC Imaging Solutions
With the advent of digital cameras, phonecams, webcams, and even pencams, it is very common to see photo printing shops everywhere. But did you know that MSC was the first to offer this service to San Pableños?
MSC 11 – Division by 9
Most of us want to avoid the number 9 in almost all calculations. But we can make calculations easier by thinking of 9 as (10 – 1). This fact is particularly useful in division by 9.
Every 10 contains a 9 and a remainder of 1. So every multiple of ten that is less than 90 will have a quotient and remainder equal to its tens digit.
- Issue 1 – Creating Zeroes
- Issue 2 – All From 9 and the Last from 10
- Issue 3 – Subtraction Without Borrowing
- Issue 4 – Stories from MSC Alumni, and Multiplying by 11
- Issue 5 – Blast from the Past, The Search is on and Multiplying by 2
- Issue 6 – Nutrition Month, Carabao Fractions, Division by 2
- Issue 7 – MSC High First Batch in 1998; Doubling and Halving
- Issue 8 – Mutya ng Pilipinas and Multiplying by 9
- Issue 9 – CocoFestival 1996 and Dividing by 5, 50, 0.5 etc
- Issue 10 – MSC Alumni Meeting , Multiplying by 5
In the Next Issue
- 25 years of MSC ( more stories )
- MSC 12
- MSC – First School to have a generator
- Batches of OMC and CTC Graduates
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