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posted Aug 7, 2011, 5:35 PM by Barangay Tortugas
“All things work together for good!

June 22, 2011, marked the most prestigious awarding ceremony, the Regional Awarding of the Accreditation Program for Public Elementary Schools (APPES) Level 1 in DepEd Regional Office Maimpis City of San Fernando. A very important and distinguished award was received by Tortugas Elementary School for being one of the recipients of APPES Level 1 Accreditation considering the school is classified as a small school with only 7 regular teachers. APPES is an evaluation system that seeks to challenge all public elementary schools to strive for excellence through recognition and enlightened self -evaluation based on the agreed standards. It aims to promote quality education in the public school system.

The Awarding Ceremony was witnessed and supported by the Schools Division Superintendent Mr. Jessie D. Ferrer, OIC to the office of the Asst. Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Leonardo D. Zapanta, APPES Coordinator and Education Program Supervisor in English Mrs. Felicisima Oria, and Dr. Merlinda T. Tablan District I PSDS. A bronze marker, a trophy for the principal and certificate of participation for teachers were received by the school represented by their school principal when the evaluation of the APPES is under her school term Mrs. Jennifer G. De Guzman Principal II, the teacher representative Mrs. Carla D. Rivera Teacher III, the ever supportive Barangay Council headed by Brgy. Chairman Victor A. Baluyot Jr. and Kagawad Rogelio D. De Guzman and the GPTA President Mrs. Ederen Dungan.

Truly, the strength of Tortugas Elementary School lies on the support and cooperation of the internal and external stakeholders specifically the teachers, pupils, parents, alumni, NGO’s , and LGU’s headed by our City Mayor, Hon. Jose Enrique S. Garcia III and its City Councilors in the realization of its vision to make City of Balanga A World Class University Town 2020 and of course the Barangay Council of Tortugas making education its topmost priority in terms of programs and projects of the barangay.

It is an honor for the DepEd City of Balanga to be awarded as the most number of recipients schools in the Region on APPES Level 1 Accreditation for it is also awarded to Balanga Elementary School, Cupang Elementary School and Cataning Elementary School. APPES Evaluation took place last September 14-15,2011 led by the Chief of Elementary Education Dr. Carmencita D. Gloria, Dr. Jesus A. Zerrudo, ESII RO III, Michelle A. Mejica, OIC ES II ROIII, Dr. Felisa R. Lambus, ESII ROIII, Estrellita L. David, ES II ROIII, Arthur D.. Sacatropes, Regional APPES Coordinator, Dr. Bernardo p. Simon, ES II EED.

By:Jennifer Garcia-De Guzman
Principal II