IDS alumni fete former teachers

IDS alumni fete former teachers

by Rex Godinez Ortega

LIKE the celebrities that they truly are in the lives of their students, teachers from the Integrated Developmental School (IDS) of MSU-IIT are feted by their former students in a touching tribute organized by IDS Batch 1994.

The Tribute to Teachers that is held Thursday night (December 26) at the Go Hotels at Robinsons Place in Iligan sees the members of IDS Batch 1994 lavishing gifts and praises on their former teachers, and thanking them for sharing a part of themselves with their former students. 

“Tonight we pay tribute to you, our dear teachers, for molding us into who we are today,” IDS Batch 1994 President Mr. Frederick ‘Bojie’ Flores tells his former teachers at the tribute.

“You have made such a tremendous impact on our lives… [and] we are so grateful to you,” Flores continues.

To demonstrate this appreciation, Flores and his batchmates proceed to entertain their former teachers with songs and a big dance number that sees all of IDS Batch 1994 take to the dance floor.

IDS Batch 1994 member Ms Jenalyn Morales, who is the lead singer of the popular local band Jenzpeak, makes an appearance at the event and, to the delight of everyone, serenades the former and current IDS teachers present.   

Former IDS Principal, Prof. Lydie D. Paderanga, thanks IDS Batch 1994 for organizing the event. She likens students to seeds that are carefully nurtured and guided to grow right, and expresses her happiness at seeing how they have turned out.

Another former IDS teacher Prof. Gloria Madulara also gives a response during the tribute. She observes with delight how her former students have brought with them the values she and her fellow teachers have inculcated in them. 

She also observes with a naughty laugh how “many of you have grown sideways.”

Aside from Paderanga and Madulara, the other IDS teachers (former and current) who attend the tribute are Digna Padura, Lorda Carupo, Raymundo Ayop, Mariliz Crelencia, Antonio Lahoylahoy, Judith Magnetico, Rizaleo Larot, Esterlita Valmoria, Grace P. Liwanag, Jesus Lagrimas, Eduarda Monoy, Rebecca Ramos, Minda Sexon, and Sally Gonzaga. 

The Tribute to Teachers is the latest in a string of activities being organized by the IDS Batch 1994 this year which will culminate in their hosting of the December 28, 2019 Grand Alumni Homecoming of the MSU-IIT High School Alumni Association (MHSAA) to be held at the MSU-IIT Gymnasium.

IDS Batch 1994 is the second batch to take the Tribute to Teachers activity outside the campus in order to focus more on the activity. Batch 1993 is the first to do so in 2018.

MSU-IIT to Welcome Returning High School Alumni

MSU-IIT to Welcome Returning High School Alumni

by Rex Godinez Ortega

MSU-IIT is set to welcome back to the campus its returning high school alumni on December 28 with the MSU-IIT High School Alumni Association (MHSAA) lining-up several activities for the day that will culminate in a tribal-themed neon party at the Institute gymnasium in the evening.

Chancellor Sukarno D. Tanggol said that the Institute awaits its high school alumni with open arms, as the alumni’s presence in the campus every December 28 is indicative of their healthy relationship with the school and their former teachers.

“Such a bond between graduates and their school is almost sacred, and deserves to be strengthened by the observance of this yearly tradition,” Tanggol said.

The MSU-IIT high school alumni homecoming nets far more alumni attendees than its college counterpart (held every July), making it undoubtedly the grander tradition of the Institute.

MSU-IIT traces its beginnings to 1956 when the Iligan City High School was turned into the Lanao Technical School by R.A. No. 1562. Two more laws and two name changes later, the school became MSU-IIT in 1968.

The 2016 MHSAA Grand Alumni Homecoming, touted to be the biggest and grandest [alumni-held] event for the year, is hosted by Batch 1991 that graduated when IIT’s laboratory high school, the Integrated Developmental High School (IDS), was still called Developmental High School or DHS.

The homecoming will start with a eucharistic service at 8 a.m. at the IDS Multi-Purpose Hall (MPH) followed by a tribal float procession around the city at 10 a.m.

When the procession returns to the campus, the high school alumni will then get a chance to spend time and catch up with their former teachers in a luncheon to be held at the IDS MPH.   

The homecoming night party at the gymnasium will open at 5:30 p.m. with the giving of The Outstanding High School Alumni (TOHSA) Awards.

After the TOHSA awarding ceremony, the fellowship dubbed, “Tribal Neon Party,” will commence.

The 2016 MHSAA Grand Alumni Homecoming has for its theme, Illuminate and be the Light in the Dark.

Topics : MHSAA  2016 Grand Alumni Homecoming  IDS  DHS