BAGUIO CITY – Baguio Central School, the a heritage school and considered one of the oldest public elementary school in the country, celebrated its 116th founding anniversary last Wednesday through simple but meaningful activities which was participated in by parents, teachers, school officials, retirees and the community.
The celebration started with a thanksgiving mass that was followed by a special program prepared for the school’s special occasion at the school grounds.
Being the biggest elementary school in the city, BCS serves as an excellent training ground to its more than 3000 Enrollees. Through the years, it has produced graduates who are now very successful in the different fields they have chosen.
Learning and Growing Together Towards One Goal…Excellence is this year’s Foundation Day’s theme. The Celebration was graced by Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan, who underscored the importance and influence his teachers have contributed to his success. He also challenged the parents to do their role and give their best in guiding their children to have good behavior and repect for the elders.
Celebrating with BCS were officials from the Division Office,led by the Schools Division Superintendent himself, Francis Cesar B.Bringas, who challenged the pupils to listen to him attentively because he will give prizes to whoever will answer his questions correctly after his talk. The pupils got so excited and were amused because they were told to give their answers in Ilokano (Mother Tongue).
Present also during the occasion were Councilor Elmer Datuin,(a BCS alumnus), Barangay Captain Benjamin Macadangdang (BCS GPTA President), Barangay Captain Alberto Reyes (Palma Urbano Barangay), some of our BCS Retirees and Alumni. A Concert for a Tool was also held in the afternoon. Selected Faculty members rendered songs which were enjoyed by the pupils and parents who sang with the performers as they listen to songs they’re familiar with.
Contributed by: JULIET D. CESTONA- BCS