MACS to the MAX! : #brigadaKEskwela sa Aurora

MACS to the MAX! The battle cry of Maria Aurora Central School (MACS) not just for Academic Excellence but also for Non-Academic Distinction. Maria Aurora Central School aims to achieve greatness to the maximum level. This motto manifested in the variety of achievement the school has gained. Maria Aurora Central School has been the National Awardee for Best Brigada Eskwela Implementer – Large School Category, for two consecutive years, 2018 and 2019. MACS become the pride of the Municipality of Maria Aurora, Province of Aurora, SDO- Aurora as well as DepEd Region III.

For this school year, 2020-2021, Brigada Eskwela accustomed activities will not be possible due to COVID-19 Pandemic. This brought problems to all schools all over the country. The fear of being caught by the disease hinders the normal way of conducting the opening of classes. There is a survey involving stakeholders, parents and a teacher in choosing the how’s to begin the school year.

 In the midst of this global health problem, the continuation of School Year 2020-2021 is pursued following the health protocols and order of the Secretary of Education, Leonor M. Briones. There are different solutions offered by the Department of Education. Online Learning, Modular Learning, Television, Radio, Face to Face and a Combination are some of the modalities set. Enrolment process this school year is also beyond normal.

But despite all the problems encountered, Oplan Balik Eskwela and Oplan Brigada Eskwela have pushed through. It is implemented to guarantee the safety of the opening of classes. New normal activities are set. Maria Aurora Central School used Online Flat form to commence Virtual Kick-Off and school’s Facebook Page posted announcements about Brigada Eskwela Activities. Stakeholders are encouraged to continue helping the school.

In the middle of this unseen enemy, tirelessly effort from stakeholders: parents, alumni, private individual, non-government organizations and LGU of Maria Aurora have been evident. The support that these stakeholders bestow upon the school created positive ripple effect. Great schools cannot exist without a link from the external and internal stakeholders.

Mylene Valdez, a parent working abroad, provided help to the school because she knows the difficulty of this situation and believed in the school’s purpose. Mylene is just one of the generous parents who donated facemasks, alcohol and hand soaps, materials essential in these trying times. They have opened their big heart and gave support to the loving school of their children.

An alumnus of the school says “The only way to pay tribute to her beloved school is to give back and help my alma mater”. Aireen Matabuena felt that in her small way, she must help the school and the pupils of MACS. Aireen was not a resident of the Municipality anymore, but sent her aid without hesitation, she was reached through the social media of her former teacher. She’s just one of the many alumni who donated face masks, alcohol and hand soaps.

This Private Individual, Engineer and Mrs. Medel Chua of Bataan, who yearly supports the Brigada Eskwela Initiatives donated surgical face masks, KN95 face masks, PPE, Thermal Scanner. Last year the family donated school supplies for pupils but this year due to the situation, materials in combatting COVID 19 are essential. And Mrs. Chua even sent message saying “May this be a great help to the pupils and good luck for the coming school year.”
MACS TODA, a tricycle organization in Maria Aurora Central School, signed a memorandum of agreement with MACS. This agreement states that the MACS TODA will be in charge of distributing and collecting the modules of every pupil. The President of MACS TODA, Mr. Johnny Minor, was very welcoming in the proposal which will not only beneficial to their group but at the same time to pupils whom they are serving ever since. “Tara na… Aandar na ang mga Tryk ni Mang MACS!” MACS and MACS TODA support each other and help each other to succeed.
LGU Maria Aurora has always been a partner of Maria Aurora Central School. Headed by Mayor Amado M. Geneta, together with Vice Mayor Oscar W. Padua and all the SB Members support the continuation of education amidst the Pandemic. The LSB Fund for Sports will be utilized in the supplies needed for reproduction of modules, bond papers and ink, for all schools, Elementray and Secondary of Maria Aurora and two (2) photocopying machines, all worthing to P 2,060,000.00 will be given to Maria Aurora East and West Districts.

MACS Faculty and Staff headed by Mrs. Gliceria C. Geneta, prepared the school to make sure that the school is ready for the opening of classes. Signages are placed on the school premises on the minimum health standards. Supplies to combat COVID 19 are purchased for teachers and pupils. Classrooms are cleaned and disinfected. The classroom design according to the DepEd order to observe during this pandemic is followed by the teachers. The assurance of supplies, answer sheets and modules will be equipped before the classes start.

According to DepEd, Education must continue “Sulong Edukalidad” with these goal the MACS support the DepEd. MACS family is working together collaboratively and enthusiastically with its stakeholders, and looking forward to create a productive and positive atmosphere of quality education to pupils of Maria Aurora this coming school year in spite of the present situation. Commitment, care and dedication have been developed in MACS family. This is how we do at Maria Aurora Central School. We, School Personnel and Stakeholders, work wholeheartedly, we look forward positively, we make our utmost effort, and we give to the maximum of our capacity. That is why our logo is always…. MACS to the MAX!

  • Rosalyn D. Minor T-III MACS
  • Jordan R. Namoro MT-I MACS

Reposted from MACS Publication with permission.

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