Ok folks we are ready to go for school year 2011-12! Welcome to the ATAC Blog and all the Bearcat action. On behalf of the ATAC staff we wish everyone, especially our new ISM students and families, a big welcome to ISM. There are many opportunities for students to get involved in activities and I hope that as you navigate your way through the contents of the blog the big picture of the ATAC Department becomes clearer for students and parents.
Using this blog you can find out about; IASAS our international schools league for HS competition, schedules for tryouts, season practice schedules and weekly matches, ATAC guidelines, facilities photos, Bearcat Council, Bearcat Den, IASAS hosting/housing, coaches blogs and much more…..take some time to tour the blog and find out about our program.
The 1st season tryouts schedule is posted now around school and available on the blog. The season practice schedule will be posted Monday Aug 8th along with the schedule for our All Year Round sports.
The summer break has been a busy time for the ATAC office staff preparing facilities/equipment in readiness for the start of the year. With the generous support of our school administration we have added the following infrastructure to our already great facilities; a new PA system for the MS field, extended fencing panels, new rain cover at MS concrete bleachers and a scoreboard at the MS Field, new electronic winches for the basketball backboards in ES gym, full rain cover awnings for the HS bleachers, and arriving soon will be our new electronic track and field scoreboard. Also to be added during August will an automated lightning warning system for our outdoor spaces to assist in clearing the fields when lightning is in close proximity to the school.
For now that will do for my first post for this short week one. A weekly post will be made as the year progresses and I hope you visit the blog on a regular basis to keep up to date with all the action! Go BEARCATS in 11-12! regards Mark Pekin (ISM Athletic Director)
The 2011-12 tryouts schedule has been posted! Go to schedules>tryouts tab for all the details.
ISM is currently on summer break until August 4th, 2011. The ATAC office remains staffed during the summer break. Please contact Triz Gonzalez or Joan Badiango at the ATAC office during this time.
To all our Bearcat Athletes I hope you are training hard over the summer to keep in shape for 1st season action. Remember tryouts for all High School soccer, volleyball and cross country teams start Thurs August 4th (Yes the first day of school!) Bring your training gear and be ready to meet your coaches and get into the action. See you all soon.
Mr. Pekin(ISM AD)
ISM is currently on summer break until August 4th, 2011. The ATAC office remains staffed Mon-Thursday during the summer break. Please contact Triz Gonzalez or Joan Badiango at the ATAC office during this time.
This is the final post for school year 10-11. I hope that all ISM families have a safe and enjoyable vacation. On behalf of the ATAC staff we wish you a safe holiday and we will see you all ready for action next school year!
Please note the ISM Gymnastics teams will have their own celebration on Monday June 6th for their end of year celebration/awarding at the ES cafeteria after school.
The May or 4th Season practice schedule will finish on Wednesday June 8th . Team practices for 1st season sports will resume in August as per tryouts dates listed below. Good luck to all athletes over the coming summer break…. stay fit, keep active and be ready for Bearcat action in school year 11-12.
Next year’s dates and IASAS Schedule can be found on the ATAC Blog. ISM will host MUN in November 2011 and Rugby/Touch in February 2012. We look forward to these events in the 11-12 school year. Don’t forget the IASAS 30th Anniversary will take place this coming October with a huge celebration at SAS with all first season sports taking place in Singapore.
GAME SCHEDULE PDF:
Information about all mid week/weekend fixtures for ISM teams can be found via the ATAC blog. You can also access this information via the ES/MS/HS divisional web pages. Please note the game schedule does change often due to involvement with many local schools so please check the page regularly to find out the latest information of where and when the Bearcats teams are playing. Click on schedules tab or the Bearcat logo to be directed to the http://powerschool.ismanila.org/public/ You will need your power school user name and password to access the game schedule pdf now located in power school
ATAC HIGHLIGHTS/UPDATES – (for ALL match/schedule details check game schedule page as above)
June 6th Gymnastics Team end of year celebration. ES Cafeteria 3pm
Aug 4th 2011: ATAC HS 1st Season Tryouts start
Aug 8th 2011: ATAC MS 1st Season Tryouts start and for All Year round Sports teams
August 10th 2011: ATAC tryouts start for ES soccer teams
Regular Opening Hours for the Bearcat Den:
Mon, Wed and Fridays from 11:30am – 1:00pm and 2:30pm – 4:00pm.
Tues and Thurs afternoons from 2:30-4pm. Thanks to all our great volunteers who have worked in the den this year. If you are interested in joining our group of volunteers in the Bearcat Den next school year please contact our BCD volunteers coordinator Chantel (email@example.com) or pop in to the Den near the HS Cafeteria and talk with one of our volunteers they will be very happy to make you welcome. Chantal will be assuming her new role as PTA president next year so I would like to welcome Radhika Mohit to the new volunteer coordinator position out of the ranks of our regular volunteers.
PLEASE NOTE: Last day of den operations for this school year is TUESDAY JUNE 7th. The Den volunteers will be in hibernation from June 8th until reopening day on Monday August 8th, 2011