Week 19 Jan 8-12, 2018

Welcome back Bearcats to a very busy semester 2 of sports coming up with local league finals for season 2 soon and of course season ending IASAS championships just around the corner at the end of January.  ISM proudly hosts Tennis Jan 31-Feb 4 and Track&Field/Golf mid April.

IASAS Tennis housing update- As of Thurs Jan 11 72 beds are promised with 80 needed, so 8 more to go.! We are in single figures lets go Bearcats to get the final housing completed…Please help house a pair of visiting IASAS tennis players… see link below to register online.

Housing forms for hosting IASAS tennis players Jan 31-Feb 4 is available here. If you are participating in our tennis program S2 or were housed at a S1 IASAS event in Bangkok or Singapore please help out by housing a pair of tennis players. Bearcat community support is encouraged and needed to support these events.

Season 3 will begin Feb 5 through until mid April. Tryouts and practice schedules will be released next week on ATAC blog and will be posted on divisional notice boards. S3 sports for MS- Track&Field, Badminton and Mixed Touch. HS S3 sports are Baseball, Softball, Track&Field, Badminton and Golf.

The S2 practice schedule is posted (see link below) and is on the ATAC blog schedules page and are posted on notice boards around school.

2nd season practice sched 17-18

For our year round teams practice schedules are posted on notice boards around the school and on the schedules page of the ATAC (Athletics) blog and provided in the ink below.

All season sports sched 17-18.xls – 17-18

Please take the time to navigate the ATAC blog as it is our one stop shop for all information related to the competitive ISM sports program.

Upcoming Events:*matches at ISM unless specified as *away venue. Check ATAC game schedule at the parent portal for all the midweek and weekend matches upcoming. Please check on a regular basis as venues and time do change at short notice. Players will always be informed by their coaches if times/venues change.

Jan 12 HS Basketball away at Brent

Jan 13 MS/HS Basketball at ISM

Jan 13 Touch at Faith/Rugby at ISM

Jan 14 ES Rifa girls soccer festival at BSM

Jan 20 Touch finals at Brent/ISM Swim meet

Jan 25-27 HS Hardeman Cup Basketball at Faith

Feb 1-3 IASAS S2 Championships- Tennis at ISM/Basketball at ISB/Rugby and Touch at TAS/Swimming at JIS

Information on our ES/MS Activities program is available on the ES and MS Activities blogs. Links to these blogs are on the helpful shortcuts menu on the home page of the ATAC blog or accessible via the ISM website.

For our Sailfish swim team program please check information about tryouts at Sailfish blog

For gymnastics team information please check Gymnastics blog  Look for Coach Jas or Coach Ramon at the MS gym when attending training sessions.

Please note the practice times for ATAC programs for SY 17-18 are as follows:
  • All year round team team training sessions are – 3:15-4:30. See schedule for our All year round teams program here
  • See Sailfish blog for swim squad start and finish times after the tryouts period has concluded and squads have been finalised.
  • Gymnastics team training is  3:10-4:50pm every M,W,F
All HS seasonal teams practice from 3:05- 4:50pm.
MS seasonal teams practice 3:15-4:40pm.
In order to clear the campus prior to 5pm all after school programs will conclude by 4:50pm or earlier. The last bus is 4:55pm  this is due to the ever increasing traffic concerns in our area.

Parents and students please take some time to peruse the ATAC blog it has a wide variety of information and links to our sports and activities program. If you have any questions regarding the competitive program of sports at ISM after reading the information on the blog please send an email to pekinm@ismanila.org and I will assist you as best I can.

Bearcat Den- drop by our fantastic spirit store. There is a  a range of new products and items to purchase including items from our service partners.