The celebrations were graced by the full participation of the eighty (80) elementary and secondary schools of the division from September 5 – October 5, 2013. A lot of activities were done in the schools during the one month celebration such as card making in their Art classes, essay writing in English and Filipino classes, slogan and poster making from the other learning areas. Children are also giving cards and flowers to their teachers though the celebration was not yet culminated.
On October 2, 2013, a division wide contest on Card Making, Poster Making, On-the-Spot Poster Making, and Essay Writing was conducted among elementary and secondary schools of the division at Casisang Central School. This was participated by the inspiring students from both public and private schools.
Simultaneous celebrations of the schools were done last October 4, 2013. This was mandated by the department since October 5 falls on Saturday. There were a lot of ways the schools conducted in honoring the teachers manned by the student leaders such as the Supreme Pupil Government. Short parties and programs made the teachers enjoy the memorable day for them. The recitation of the Prayer for Teachers by the pupils was found to be touching to them. (children’s competition photos …)
Finally, the celebrations were culminated at Bukidnon National High School-Main gymnasium on October 5, 2013. School heads and select teachers from elementary and secondary levels actively participated the culmination activity. The BNHS Chorale graced the occasion by taking part of the singing of the National Anthem, Division Hymn, Bukidnon Hymn and intermissions. Mr. Pariso L. Orong, Secondary School Principal IV of BNHS gladly welcomed the participants. Mr. Ralph T. Quirog, EPS in Social Studies presented the participants. Ms. Analy L. Ocier, EPS in Science and Health gave the overview of the day’s activity. The Schools Division Superintendent, Mr. Edilberto L. Oplenaria delivered his message with full of inspiration. He said that one way of inspiring the teachers is to value them and give importance on their respective works. The recitation of the Prayer for Teachers was lead by the NTM and WTD Coordinator, Dr. Ana Belen S. Muring, EPS in Private School and Kindergarten Education. (more photos …)
It was a joyous and very memorable division wide celebration. The Bookworm Band also graced the occasion rendering songs to make the participants enjoy the whole day. The Communication Fest for teachers and school heads was conducted for representation and participation to the regional integrated competition comes October 24, 2013. The Laro ng Lahi was held in the afternoon and played by the teachers and school heads. While the different events were conducted, the Division Health and Nutrition Section headed by Ms. Nancy Dequito, rendered health services among the participants. Everybody enjoyed the whole day activity.
By: Ana Belen S. Muring, Ph.D.