OLLES hails Mr. Kupido and Ms. Kupida


  OLLES launched its first-ever search for a post-valentine coronation of Mr. Kupido and Ms. Kupida last February.

                 Mr. Kupido and Ms. Kupida was a successful fund-raising activity of the school that showcased the hidden talent and prowess of selected candidates for each section.

                 Each candidate was given signature sheets wherein their sponsors may sign and indicate the amount of donation.

                 First canvassing was held last February 28 and was followed by the second and final


canvassing last March 15. Every amount of the signature sheets were tallied and here are the results:Ms.Kupido:Rosemarie Paguio (Gr. III-A)1st Runner-Up: Camille Luna (Gr. I-B)2nd Runner-Up: Jashly Sarmiento (Pre-Elem)3rd Runner-Up: Sheilamay Braza (Gr. V)4th Runner-Up: Briza Marie Beltran (Gr. IV-A)Mr. Kupido:Gabriel Ebalan (Pre-Elem)1st Runner-Up: Christopher Santos (Gr. V)2nd Runner-Up: Mark Angelo Bombita (Gr. I-B)3rd Runner-Up: John Carlo Gonzaga (Gr. II-B)4th Runner-Up: Vince Eli Rosario (Gr. III-A)

An awarding ceremony and talent portion was conducted last March 21 where Huwarang Mag-aaral for the month of March were also recognized. Jerome B. Lacson and Jimenalyn Legaspi were crowned as Mr. And Ms. Talent.

Procceds of this successful fund-raising project will be used to augment school’s rehabilitation and beautification.


Servera competes in CLRAA

posted Apr 22, 2011, 12:22 AM by Eleonor Sioson

Jhoncel F. Servera, Grade VI badminton player of OLLES represented the Badminton Team of City of Balanga for the annual Central Luzon Regional Athletic Association at Malolos, Bulacan last February 19-25.

             Servera, together with Aaron Rae R. Tan, won 2nd place for Badminton Doubles in the City Meet held last December 16. Brian Carlo Gonzales also bagged the 2nd place for Singles A. Mrs. Imelda Tanarte and Mrs. Jhoanna Roque were their coaches  for that competition.

From the list of winners of City Meet, Servera was one of the lucky players who was chosen to compete for CLRAA for Single A. His coach was Mrs. Rebecca Dayrit of Tenejero Elementary School.

In preparation for CLRAA, players, together with their coaches undergo intensive training and quartering at Balanga Elementary School last February 3-18.


New Face of OLLES

posted Apr 22, 2011, 12:03 AM by Eleonor Sioson

New faces. Improved facilities. Intensified discipline. Higher quality of  education. More achievements.


New Faces. For the SY 2010-2011, OLLES has five new teachers who completed the 13 committed members of the teaching force, headed by Mrs. Lisa G. Austria (ESHT-III). They are  Mrs. Mharycriz Molina (Pre-elem),  Mrs. Glenn Joy S. Guila (Gr.II-B), Ms. Joahna Sabado (Gr. III-A), Mr. Percival Andrade (Gr. III-B), Mrs. Marife Guanzon (Gr. IV-A) and Mrs. Jhoanna Roque (Gr. IV-B).

Improved Facilities. Before the school year ends, there are visible transformation to the school’s facilities. The previous small stage located at the school’s main gate had been flattened to provide wider space for entrance. The principal’s office is now moved at the previous terrace and made even better and accessible to the visitors. The school’s garden is now secured with steel fence to avoid the overflow of rainwater during rainy days. Every classroom is granted with mosquito net hang on their window. These nets were sponsored by the city health office to secure the pupils against dengue.

Higher Quality of Education. Devoted and competent teachers plus the intensified monitoring and support of the principal minus pupils’ absenteeism has its multiplying effect to the pupils’ academic performance. Division of work is properly distributed among stakeholders resulting to balance harmony and equilibrium in workplace.

More Achievements. The old identity of OLLES, being always at the bottom is now no longer entertained. Now, OLLES pupils have the pride to compete with other schools because of the intensified training and skills input their teachers have imparted on them. True enough because of the recent winnings of the school in different contests.

Indeed, the new face of OLLES is something every stakeholder should be proud of. Keep it up and keep on striving for more success.


OLLES Math Wizards discovered!

posted Apr 21, 2011, 11:52 PM by Eleonor Sioson

             Three grade levels from OLLES bagged places in the MTAP Elimination held at Cataning Elementary School last January 13.

              Andy M. Galarce and Kriselle M. Santos of Grade II won the 8th place. Trisha Anne Maezie T. Eulen and John Lovie D. Quicho of Grade IV brought home the seventh place. Klarizza Parcon and Arianne Joyce Buquid of Grade V landed in 5th place.

                 Grade two young mathematicians were trained by Mrs. Rowena De Leon while Grades IV and V were trained by Mrs. Eleonor G. Sioson.

        Top ten winners from the elimination advanced to MTAP Orals which was held at Cupang Elementary School last February 11.

             Other contestants who competed during the MTAP Elimination were: Jeraldine Rubiano,Adrian Justine Pablo, Khert Nathanael Bundang(Gr.I)-Coach: Mrs. Olivia Agron; Andy M. Galarce, Kriselle M. Santos, Lawrence De Leon (Gr. II)-Coach: Mrs. Rowena De Leon; Ivan Paul De Leon, Carmi Lee Moira D. Albino, Jimuel Carlo L. Bautista (Gr. III)-Coach: Ms. Joahna Sabado; Trisha Anne Maezie T. Eulen, John Lovie D. Quicho, Sophia Jane Talastas (Gr. IV); Emmanuel Josh Sandajan, Klarizza Parcon, Arianne Joyce Buquid (Gr. V); and Mariela Ashley Tuazon, Aaron Rae Tan, Maureen Enriquez (Gr. VI)-Coach: Mrs. Eleonor G. Sioson.


2 OLLES Scouters join BSP 18th Jamborette

posted May 14, 2010, 8:51 PM by Eleonor Sioson

            Bataan Council held its 18th Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP) Jamborette in Jesse I. Concepcion, Campsite, Mariveles, Bataan, last February 3-7 2010.

Registered Boy Scouts from different districts of Bataan participated in the five-day-camping with a theme dubbed as “Scouts Creates A Better World”.

Aaron Rae R. Tan (Grade V) and Edrian G. Tapan (Grade VI) are the lucky participants who represented Our Lady of Lourdes Elementary School (OLLES).

           Activities during the camping include hiking, going through an obstacle course, Arts and Crafts, Basic Firemanship, Bandaging, and Mouth to Mouth Resuscitation.

                                                                 In their closing, campers had their campfire and showcased their talents in dancing, singing and acting.


OLLES launches Reading Intervention Program

posted May 14, 2010, 8:49 PM by Eleonor Sioson


Our Lady of Lourdes Elementary School launched Saturday Reading Intervention Program for Grade I pupils with reading difficulties, last January 23, 2010.

                    Through the initiative of Mrs. Lisa G. Austria, principal, with the help of Grade I teachers, Mrs. Elenita  Jaro and Mrs. Olivia Agron, Grade I-B pupils are required to attend  seven whole-day Saturday classes to improve not only their speed in reading but to achieve comprehension as well.

                    Moreover, students of Bataan Peninsula State University (BPSU) supported this project as part of their NSTP Class headed by Mr. Wilson Atuan. They provided snacks for the 49 Grade I pupils enrolled in the program.

                    This reading program started last January 23 to March 6, 2010 for seven consecutive Saturdays.

                    The success of this remediation project addressed the problem of learners with reading difficulties and also lessens the burden of teachers in the execution of every lesson taught.

Project beeps up "Project ESEM"

posted May 14, 2010, 8:28 PM by Eleonor Sioson

Mrs. Emelita A. Yumena, ES-I Supervisor in Mathematics, spearheaded the annual evaluation of “Project- Effective School in Elementary Mathematics (ESEM)” in Our Lady of Lourdes Elementary School (OLLES) last March 16, 2010.

                 The project aims to identify the learning difficulties of the pupils in Mathematics and later on find ways on how to increase their competence in the subject area.

                 Moreover, results of the evaluation will be used to identify the effective teaching strategies and series of reinforcement activities to increase pupils’ performance.

                 As part of the evaluation, Mrs. Yumena revisited the school’s Math Center and checked the teaching devices used by the Math teachers in facilitating learning and achieving mastery of skills taught among the learners.

                 Meanwhile, the school is still striving to achieve higher heights when it comes to pupils’ performance in Mathematics through this program.

Breaking the Barriers

posted May 14, 2010, 8:06 PM by Eleonor Sioson

                   From boredom to stardom


March 11,1968 when the first cry of an angelic baby girl was heard along the busy streets of Olongapo City. She is the daughter of proud parents Wiliam Robinson and Asuncion Mercado. The truth is, she is one of those children deprived to have an ideal family set up. Due to poverty, her parents separated. Her father left. It was only her mother alone who raised them and tried to give them education.

Indeed, it’s really hard to grow up without a so called “father-figure”.

      Due to the fact that she belongs to the Aeta family, she has a very dark complexion, curly hair and manners that deviate from the usual physical features of other young girls of her age. With this, she suffers from extreme racial discrimination from her peers and from her classmates as well. She tried all the means to continue her education in spite of the painful teases she heard from her schoolmates everyday she went to school.

      In spite of her courage and determination to finish her studies, financial constraints blocked her way to success. Her perseverance faded out when her stomach cries. Without having a choice, she stopped schooling and was able to finish only Grade II.

            Until she met the man of his life in the person of Oscar Manzana. They were blessed with three siblings. But this time around, she did not want her children, Ryan, Cris and Eric George to suffer the same. She gave high importance to education that she was able to send her children to school. To be particular, one of her children is enrolled in Our Lady of Lourdes Elementary School (OLLES). This superwoman mother was able to support the education of her children by accepting laundry chores from neighborhood during the day and selling ‘balot’ at night. They work hand in hand with his husband who is a tricycle driver.

The long wait is over. Her daily routine will be changed for a while. For the meantime, her laundry chores will be set aside. She has another mission to accomplish.

As OLLES launched its Search for Mrs. OLLES 2010, she was chosen as one of the candidates. In fact, she represented the Grade IV parents. Without having any hesitation, she accepted the challenge. Even if she knew beforehand that… again, her childhood nightmares will be back. But this time, she is determined enough to face the odds.

       Believing that she can contribute for the school’s mission, her courage never ceased until the last canvassing. Her true friends and supporters gave their unwavering support all the way.

     At the end of the day, it’s time to harvest the fruit of hard labor. Ladies and gentlemen… “MRS. OLLES 2010” is no other than… Mrs. Cristina Robinson Mercado Manzana. A woman of principle… A woman of courage… you really deserve such stardom!

Reading Evaluation Test Para sa mga Grade I Pupils Isinagawa

posted Jan 30, 2010, 5:01 PM by Eleonor Sioson

    Noong ika-21 ng Enero, 2010 ay isinagawa ang Reading Evaluation Test para sa mga mag-aaral ng unang baitang.  Layunin nitong malaman ang kakayahan ng mga mag-aaral na bumasa nang mabilis at may pang-unawa.  Isinagawa ang Reading Test sa English at Pilipino na pinangunahan ng mga punong-guro ng ikalawang Distrito ng Balanga.  Ang resulta ng reading test test na ito ay daraan sa masusing ebalwasyon ng mga punong-guro at isusumite ang kabuuang report sa mga nakatataas sa ating Dibisyon. Mahigpit na ipatutupad ang DepEd Order na "No Read, No Pass Policy."  Kaya't ngayon pa lamang ay nagsasagawa na ng Reading Intervention  programs sa English at Filipino ang mga guro sa mga batang non-reader upang agad malunasan ang kanilang kakulangan sa pagbasa.

Dr. Leonardo D. Zapanta: Kaagapay sa Pag-unlad sa Ating Dibisyon

posted Oct 23, 2009, 12:48 AM by Eleonor Sioson

Kasiya-siyang sinalubong ng City Schools Division of Balanga City ang ating bagong Assistant Schools Division Superintent-OIC,noong ika-16 ng Hulyo, sa katauhan ni Dr. Leonardo D. Zapanta, tubong Mexico, Pampanga.  Siya ay higit na mas kilala sa katawagang “Sir Ding”. 

Di matatawaran ang husay at galing ng bago nating kaagapay sa pagpapaunlad ng kalidad ng edukasyon sa ating dibisyon. 

Sa iyo Sir Ding, nawa’y muling makamit natin ang rurok ng tagumpay at magsilbing inspirasyon ang iyong talino, sipag at tiyaga sa bawat kasapi ng ating ahensya.  Muli isang mainit na pagtanggap ang hatid namin sa iyo

posted Oct 23, 2009, 12:12 AM by Eleonor Sioson


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