Santa Barbara Catholic School
274 W Santa Barbara,
Dededo, GU 96929
fax : +1.671.632.1414
Principal: Sr. Jeanette Marie Pangelinan, RSM
Vice-Principal: Sr. Maria Rosario Gaite, RSM
On Friday, May 20, at our Year End Eucharistic Celebration, Mr. Ron Carandang, Deputy Director of Catholic Social Services, was on hand to accept several donations to various organizations from our Spartan Community.
On behalf of Alee Shelter, Mr. Carandang accepted a check from the 6A and 7A classes for over $400.00. The classes won a newspaper competition from the Guam Daily Post in connection to a Social Studies project. They donated their winnings to the organization.
Mr. Carandang also accepted $200.00 in gas cards from the 7A class. Through their Religion class and the Quarter Quest Project, the students collected monies throughout the year for the benefit of the Alee Shelter, as well.
He also accepted several boxes of school supplies for the Alee Shelter collected during our school’s Catholic School’s Week Talent Show earlier
this school year.
Lastly, our Spartan Community also donated over $800 worth of adult diapers to Catholic Social Services. The items will be divvied up amongst several elderly facilities run by CSS benefiting our elderly in need.
Un Dangkulo na Si Yu’os Ma’ase and Maraming Salamat Po to all the students, parents, and teachers involved in these various outreach projects as a response to Pope Francis’ call for a Year of Mercy. Biba Santa Barbara!
For the months of April and May, students at Santa Barbara Catholic School helped support the local Post Office’s “Stamp out Hunger” campaign. They collected over 7 boxes of canned goods that will help replenish our island’s food kitchens. Postman Ron from the Barrigada station came by to receive our donations. Excellent job, Spartans!
Congratulations to all the students who won in the 38th Annual Island Wide Science Fair Winners last Saturday, May 7, 2016 @ UOG. Awarding Ceremony will be on May 29, 2016, 6:00 P.M @ Hilton. Winners wear your school uniform.
*Picture taken during the school wide science fair.
Calleigh Tiamson (1B), Category: Energy /Inventio
ns, Title: Do It Yourself H2O Battery, Teacher: Mrs. Grace Yanger
Francezca DeLima (2A), Category: Plants/Animals, Title: The Coca Cola Experiment, Teacher: Mrs. Elizabeth Lumanog
Stephen Medrano (2B), Category: Human Medical, Title: Limiting Bacterial Growth in Foods, Teacher: Mrs. Elizabeth Lumanog
Janis Quinto (5B), Category: Physical Science, Title: How to Make Filthy Water Drinkable in an Emergency?, Teacher: Mrs. Vicky Dizon
Jordan Baza (1B), Category: Chemistry, Title: Gummy Bear, Teacher: Mrs. Grace Yanger
Ella Losino (1B), Category: Energy/Inventions, Title: Solar Energy Absorption, Teacher: Mrs. Grace Yanger
Ashlynn Joy Abagatnan (2A), Category: Plants/Animals, Title: There is a Fly in My Soup, Teacher: Mrs. Elizabeth Lumanog
Juliana Fernando (2A), Category: Ecology/Earth Science, Title: SOS – Save Our Soils, Teacher: Mrs. Elizabeth Lumanog
Can a Homemade Turbine Operated Manually Generate Power *Picture taken during the school wide science Fair
Andrea Cabrera (3B), Category: Energy/Inventions, Title: Can a homemade Turbine Operated Manually Generate Power?, Teacher: Mrs. Trinidad Navasca
Joshua Valencia (5A), Category: Plants/Animals, Title: Works Like Magic, Teacher: Mrs. Lolita Limjap
“Theater is more than Entertainment!” exclaims Maria in Santa Barbara’s Catholic School’s Spring Production, “The T.I.M.E. Machine,” TIME, being an acronym for what became the play’s catch tagline and take-away lesson.
The play is an original, written by former SBCS faculty member, Frederick “Icko” Gonzalez. It is a unique and straightforward “meta-play,” a play about plays. It looks back on some of the school’s past Spring productions, each having made a mark in SBCS history, on the families, and most especially on the students who made it possible. Productions such as Annie, Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, and Alice in Wonderland were not only special mentions scattered in the storyline, but had integral parts in the story’s progression.
The main characters themselves were allusions to past Spring productions. Set in the “steam punk” era, the play opens with Fiona played by Jessirene Rivo (7B), Horton played by Sam Lagman (7A), Jasmine played by Abigail dela Cruz (7B), and Edmund played by Senwin Pareja (8A) discovering a laptop device that takes them into the past, using the passcode “go.to.SBCS2016” with the help of Maria, played by Kyra Dela Cruz (6B) and named after the beloved lead of the Sound of Music. Maria lamented that theater no longer exists in the “future” and so she asks the main characters for their help to bring theater back by answering seven questions about theater in order to break the spell.
Enter Mr. Antagonist played by Jayvee Elomina, (8B), a dramatic and caped Phantom of the Opera-like villain who reminds the audience that he has come, “to make sure that there’s drama, suspense in the place!” Against theater, where he is “always the bad guy,” he proceeds to challenge the characters to answer theater related questions in order for them to save theater. His catch – the heroes are not allowed to speak. The main characters must approach the audience to help them answer questions such as the definition of conflict, to identify which play certain props are from, and to describe a musical. The audience members become major characters, with Mr. Antagonist even addressing some of them personally by name. In the end, theater is saved when all seven questions are answered. The play ends on a happy note when Mr. Antagonist realizes that he does have an important role to play in a musical theater “What’s a good story without a conflict,” Fiona reminded him.
The play is undoubtedly a musical, with classes performing dance numbers to popular theme songs, such as Mary Poppins’ “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious“ by the 6th and 7th graders, The Lion King’s “Hakuna Matata,” by the 4th and 5th graders, The Sound of Music’s “Do Re Mi,” by the 2nd and 3rd graders, Pharell William’s “Happy,” by the Kinder students and 1st graders, and Snow White’s “Heigh-Ho!” by the K4 class.
Each class dressed up to fit the song’s setting and theme, with one highlight being the Kinder and 1st grade students coming out in yellow construction worker outfits and one-eyed hats as a reference to now iconic Minions from Despicable Me.
The Company dancers, Chorus and Honor Choir also presented tight choreography and solid voices with their own impressive production numbers of Disney Showstoppers and an Aladdin medley.
The play was directed by Ms. Joyce Guevara who also took charge of the lighting design. The rest of the creative team consisted of: Sr. Jeanette Marie Pangelinan, Executive Producer; Sr. Maria Rosario Gaite, production manager; Ms. Dolly Diaz, musical director, Mr. C’zer Medina, lead choreographer, Mr. Chito Santos, production design; Mrs. Maricon Gozum, stage manager; Ms. Clara Badong, assistant stage manager; Ms. Bernadette Alcantara, costume mistress and lapel mics coordinator; Mr. Michael Gaite, assistant choreographer, Mrs. Ahra Miranda class choreographer; Mrs. Madeline Fernandez, class choreographer; Mr. Julius Cena, video projection; Mr. Von Apuya, technical director; Mr. Joel Suplido, poster and souvenir booklet; and Mrs. Miriam Piaña, marketing manager. The play’s production staff consisted of students from 4th to 6th grade.
Major sponsors were: (Gold) Bank Pacific, (Silver) Bank of Guam, Jones & Guerrero Company, Inc. Pacific Daily News, (Bronze) Royal Bics, and Sylvan Learning.
Hairspray’s “You Can’t Stop the Beat!” was the play’s lively finale number, with everyone, including Mr. Antagonist joining in. The production garnered a packed gym for the play’s closing show, and much laughter and singing-along for all four showings on April 7, 8, 14, and 15. The T.I.M.E. Machine was an ode to theater with a beat that couldn’t be stopped!