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Spoken Word Workshop


The Library and English Department would like to thank Mr. Marlo Cabrera for being our honored speaker in the Spoken Word Workshop for the CISM Middle School students held on the 14th of March 2017.

Mr. Marlo Cabrera is a third year Entrepreneurship student who enjoys writing poetry and making art. He is an Executive Director of Risen Collective, an art organization composed of college students from McKinley Hill. Mr. Marlo has also been part of multiple organizations namely Logos, The Upward Project and a Folio called Ampersand.

Mr. Marlo guided the MS students as they wrote their own pieces. Some students did poems about food, war, the beach, and the CISM family. In his short history overview, he mentioned the presence of Spoken Word in the Philippines as early as the staging of “Balagtasan.” As event highlights, Mr. Cabrera showcased his skills in Spoken Word poetry when he performed his original pieces on “anti-bullying” and the complex matter called “love.”

Here are some snapshots during the Poetry Workshop:


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A student performs a poem made by some of her classmates.

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Students consult with Mr. Marlo their chosen topics.

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Students were asked to narrow down their topics and use similes, hyperboles, and metaphors as they write their pieces.



Mr. Cabrera’s Poetry Workshop with the next batch of CISM students at the Upper School Library.

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Students were chosen to share their chosen topics.



After writing, some of the writers were called in front to share what they have created.

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Mr. Cabrera also shared tips and reminders when doing your Spoken Word Performance.

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CISM Libraries Book Week Highlights S.Y. 2016 – 2017

The CISM LIBRARIES celebrated their book week last October 24 – 28, 2016.


Last October 2016, CISM Libraries had the International School Library Month’s/ISLM’s theme of “Learn to Decode Your World”. The activities held were Storytelling by Ms. Melody Remorca, Book Character Dress-Up Competition, DEAR (Drop Everything and Read) Time, Guess Who’s Reading Game, Book Spine Poetry Contest, Book Fair, #Shelfie, and a Photo booth.

Overall, the celebration was a success. Everyone had fun with the activities held by the library.

Here’s a video highlights of the Book Week:


Winners for the Guess Who’s Reading Game and Book Spine Poetry Contest was announced last MS/HS General Assembly on November 14, 2016 and all received their prizes.

Congratulations to all the winners! Thank you all for participating!

Also, a special thanks to the CISM-Globlal Issues Network, the DREAMS Corps, the faculty, the staff and the administration for supporting this school year’s book week.

We look forward to another successful Book Week Celebration next year.

“Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” 
― Margaret Fuller
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“Learn to Decode Your World” — CISM Book Week

CISM Libraries celebrates Book Week this October 2016

Hello Dragons, Are you excited for the incoming Book Week? 

The CISM Libraries have prepared fun events for everyone. The theme for this Book Week is “Learn to Decode Your World” from International School Library Month 2016. The main goal is to promote the love for reading to the school community.

See our poster for details. Come and join our events!

#CISMBookWeek #LearntoDecodeYourWorld #ISLM2016

Book Week Poster

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Welcome SY 2016-2017

We are excited to welcome you to the School Year 2016-2017.

We hope you like the new colors that we have chosen for our walls and the profiles of some of the prominent authors showing off their famous quotes.

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The doors are open for you to browse through the growing collection of the CISM Upper School Library. Classic literary collection as well as new titles can be read while curled up in your favorite library bean bag.

The CISM access to EBSCO Host provides vast references on academic journals, videos, and studies for your research. Our subscription to TIME, Reader’s Digest, National Geographic will be a favorite resource for you.

Do ask us questions so together we can discover and unlock ideas and possibilities.

See you soon!


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Author of the Month : Kaza Kingsley

Kaza Kingsley was born on Cleveland, Ohio. She has loved reading and writing since she was a little girl. A physician by training, she is also a singer, an artist and of course, a writer! She has written the Erec Rex Series. When she is not travelling, you can find her in Cincinnati, Ohio with her family.

Here’s a snippet of Erec Rex from Kaza Kingsley:

Book 6, is currently in the works.

Meanwhile, you can find all five books of Erec Rex at the CISM Library!

Follow Kaza on twitter @kazakingsley .

Happy reading! ^_^

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