Closing the Loop: Awarding of Schools’ Best Practices and Exemplary SMEA Implementers Year 2

Fatima P. Fajardo

It was a fitting event to close the year as the best has once again given recognition as the Schools Division Office of Pasay City has staged Year 2 of the Conferment of Schools’ Best Practices and Exemplary School Monitoring , Evaluation, and Adjustment (SMEA) Team on December 28, 2020.

The Roster of Schools Best Practices for school year 2019-2020 comprised of sixteen  (16) projects from twelve (12) schools. These include the following: Project Read & Reap,  Project Masayang Mag-aral (M&M) sa TPES, and Project Mentoring to Succeed (MENTOS) all from Timoteo Paez Elementary School;  Project Beautification and Greening the School Initiative Campaign [BAGSIC] (Marcela Marcelo Elementary School); Project Gulayan, Atbp. para sa Malusog at Energetic na mga Mag-aaral sa JRES (GAME sa JRES) and Project Adopt-a-STAR (Students at Risk of dropping out) both from Jose Rizal Elementary School.

To complete the roster of Schools’ Best Practices in the elementary group are the following: Project Wash-in-Schools (WINS) for the Win (Andres Bonifacio Elementary School); School Ko, Aalagaan Ko (Pascual Villanueva Elementary School); Project 3 P’s: Pag-iwas, Pag-uulat at Pakikialam (Kalayaan Elementary School); Basura Ko, Pang-membership Ko (Don Carlos Village Elementary School); and Project Zero Drop-out [ZEDRO] (Cuneta Elementary School).

The special schools also had their share of exemplary projects with Project Rekindling Blind Learners’ Interest in Reading with the Heart [ReBIRTH] (Philippine National School for the Blind), and Project Dormitory, Educational Assistance, and Financial Support (DEAFS) and I-Sign and Learn both from Philippine School for the Deaf.

For the secondary group, two projects made it on the list, specifically Project STEM-UP 2 (Pasay City South High School) and Project Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking, and Comprehension (ReWLSC) of Pasay City West High School.

Dr. Loreta B. Torrecampo, Schools Division Superintendent, congratulated all the school heads, teachers and stakeholders who, she said, joined hands and synergized in developing innovative projects. She also lauded the positive impact of these programs and projects on school curriculum and governance.

Moreover, Assistant Schools Division Superintendent and the Chairperson of the Division Monitoring, Evaluation, and Adjustment (DMEA), Dr. Arturo A. Tolentino, expressed his appreciation for these best practices, documentations of which were presented to him and to the team during the validation.

These projects shall be featured in a coffee table book of Compendium of Schools’ Best Practices (SY 2019-2020) which shall be launched by SDO-Pasay in the first quarter of 2021.