By: Harold V. Gallo

In preparation for the new school year, the Curriculum and Instruction Services Division (CISD) headed by Dr. Aimee Marie C. Gragasin lined up activities to prepare the academic staff for another daunting year in a two–week program called HEADSTART.

Education sessions, leadership seminars, meeting and GAD mainstreaming are among the activities undertaken before the opening of classes in July 20.

Hon. Ronelie U. Valtoribio, municipal mayor of Villaverde shared her town's best practices in a leadership seminar called "Leadership 101: Innovate and Inspire" last July 6.

"Start with doable's, and believe that you can create change." said the mayor.

Last July 9, Dr. Edwin Mania, a psychology expert, talked about dealing with special children, in which he highlighted that scholars need to be labeled as gifted simply as normal teenagers.

The Headstart punctuated with a joint Gender and Development (GAD) activity in Baguio City from July 13–16 with Ilocos Region Campus (IRC), Cordillera Administrative Region Campus (CAR) and the Office of the Executive Director (OED) joining the fray.

The GAD featured seminars about gender equality and a sportsfest where PSHS–Cagayan Valley Campus dominated.

By: Dianne Joyce Matic

As the sole graduate who obtained With Highest Honors in his class, Ralph Justine idio graduated top scholar and led batch 2015: Udivitel'nym Pobedili during the PSHS–CVC 16th Commencement Exercises, April 8, 2015.

Seventeen (17) scholars were also awarded With High Honors plum.

The list included Frinzer Lucky M. Simplina, Ciara Beatrice B. Cañalita, Hana Renzsie R. Grospe, Ma. Oliva Nicole L. Daquioag, Mariah Toni Nyva S. Labasan, Jaurine Fei L. Agrimor, Janford B. Galano, Patrice S. Bumanlag, Nathan Oscar T. Rosimo, Evan Alexis A. Clarion, Patricia Nicole S. Narvadez, Niquitta B. Galap, Shanna Lei C. Ramil, Aeron Rai B. Roque, Francisgerard A. Aguilar, Jasmin Kisha Angela B. Lugo and Sally Joy D. Gano.

Idio was also awarded proficiency in Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

Simplina got proficiency in English and Filipino; Cañalita got Computer Science, Alyssa Joselle Alba in Research, Shanna Lei Ramil in Arts, Narvadez in Social Science, Ma. Mikaela Angelika Sto. Tomas in English Journalism, Alliah Macato in Flipino Journalism, and Patrice Bumanlag and Ymmanuel Gaffud in Physical Education.

The DOST Secretary Award was conferred to Mariah Toni Nyva Labasan while the Gerry Roxas Leadership Award was achieved by Janford Galano.

"Your willingness and humility to be molded and changed to become a better person will mold your character and attitude. as one author says, your attitude determines your altitude, "Dr. Ryan Cabatic", the Executive Director of PSHSS, concluded in his inspirational message.

According to batch 2015, Udivitel'nym i Pobedili "Udi" means awesome and victorious.

By: Shaira P. Daludado

Santiago North Central School SPED Center bagged first place during the Pisay Quiz Show 2015 conducted in SM Cauayan on September 12, 2015.

The team composed of Ronette Gatbunton, Wisdom Abella and Jasper Dela Cruz cruised past other contender after posting consistent performance in all the rounds of the Finals.

Among the 16 competitors, the pupils of Ms. Cherry Bawiga dominated other participants after tallying 68 points.

Trailing at second place is the team from Philippine Yuh Chiau School composed of Danielle Liwanag, Ramon Tan and Alexandra Lee and coach Marines Cafirma who accumulated 59 points.

Meanwhile, Advanced Montessori Education Center of Isabela which included Raiza Pamittan, Angela Managuelod and Noriko Caliguiran with their coach Junelyn Salvador ranked third after scoring two points behind the second placers.

Pisay Quiz Show aimed not only to review the aspiring Pisay scholars but also to inspire the possible future Pisay scholars of Philippine Science High School – Cagayan Valley Campus (PSHS – CVC).

Schools from all over the region with three representatives each were invited to join the elimination rounds held in each division.

By: Dianne Joyce Matic

Expect. Employ. Empower. Just Journalism prevailed in this year's journalism summit.

With the mutual passion to amend journalistic skills in both radio broadcasting and collaborative publishing, selected Philippine Science High School scholars from Batanes to Jolo took part in Journalism Summit 3.0 at Eagle Ridge Resort, Ulas, Davao City last September 2–5, 2015.

Four campus journalists and school paper advisers from all campuses except PSHS–CALABARZON joined the four–day seminar workshop hosted by Southern Mindanao Campus.

Mr. Richard Apresto, NSPC judge, offered lectures concerning radio broadcasting and script writing while Mr. Aries Oliveros and Jerry Noven, school paper advisers of Central Luzon Campus and Bicol Region Campus respectively, discussed the basic of collaborative publishing and emphasized the do's and don'ts in lay–outing.

"Gusto ko yung time na nagwork yung different groups from different campuses kasi dito nakita yung bond ng isa't isa kahit na hindi pa lubos na kilala," said Clarence Eugenio, PSHS–Cagayan Valley scholar–participant.

The first night opened the opportunity for summit participants to acquaint themselves with co–writers from varying campuses.

The last day was reserved for finalization of outputs and the closing program.

The next journalism summit is expected to take place at Central Visayas Campus according to the advisers.

By: Francis T. Wakit

Students from different Philippine Science High School campuses showcased different outputs or presentations during the National Science Technology Week 2015 held at SMX, Pasay City from July 25 to 28, 2015.

PSHS–CVC students are included in the list of the students–exhibitors with their prepared series of outputs relating to either Physics or Chemistry.

Aside from them, students from different PSHS campuses all over the country also brought exhibits which are dominantly composed of robotics and programming.

Before the presentations at the venue, the PSHS students–exhibitors gathered in the Lola's Hall at the Mabuhay Manor Hotel and were oriented last on July 26, 2015.

Rommell Ross Oba of the PSHS–Office of the Executive Director gave some reminders and thoughts about the NSTW exhibit.

"You are here not to compete with your fellow batch mates but to showcase your talents and skills in Science and Technology," said Oba to the exhibitors.

The audience during the exhibit came from different schools inside and outside Metro Manila and some of the pupils and students were actually attended the fair as part of their field trip.