Bulusan High School

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Bulusan High School
Bulusan High Logo.jpg
Address
Boundary of Madlawon and Dancalan,
Region V
Bulusan, Sorsogon
Philippines Philippines
Information
Established 2000
Status Public
Number of students approx. 1,000
Medium of language English, Filipino
Color(s) Blue and White         
Nickname BHS, Bulusan HS, Laboy (Local)
Newspaper Bulos Aguingay
Affiliations Division of Sorsogon, Department of Education

Bulusan High School is the first DepEd recognized public high school in the vicinity of Bulusan Poblacion, Province of Sorsogon, Philippines, founded October 4, 2000 through the efforts of Local Government, parents, students, volunteer teachers and Albertini Montenegro Jr., Teacher-In-Charge (2000-2005), who donated a parcel of Land located at the boundary of Madlawon, Bulusan, Sorsogon, Philippines and Barangay Dancalan. After two years of operation, the High School department of Bulusan National Vocational Technical School, located at San Jose, Bulusan, Sorsogon, recognized by TESDA, was turned over to the school. At the first four years of operation the staff was composed mostly of volunteer persons with some deployed teachers from other neighboring schools. In six years of its operation it accommodated the highest enrollment of all high schools in the Municipality. Its official name is Bulusan National High School.

Bulusan High School
Bulusan High School 2007 picture

Historical Background[edit]

From humble beginning, Bulusan High School started year 2000 at the soil-filled up rice field at Dancalan, Bulusan, Sorsogon with only one temporary building made of wood and nipa for freshmen. It was nicknamed Laboy, which means mud, by the locals because it is located at the very muddy rice field of the town and it exemplifies its humble beginning. The lot was donated by Mr. Albertini Montenegro Jr. who headed the school for five years. It was followed by three room semi-permanent building donated by the Local Government through the town's mayor, Hon. Juan G. Guysayko to accommodate the surging enrollment. The school was recognized by the national government through House of Representative Bill No. 3361 authored by Jose Solis through committee report 245 co-authored by Lagman and De Guzman.

Due to absence of public secondary school in Bulusan town proper other than that offered by Bulusan National Vocational and Technical School which could only accommodate few qualified students, young Buluseños decided to enroll at San Roque and Dr. Espeña (Buhang) High School and even to neighboring towns. It was noted that in the vicinity of Bulusan Poblacion there was only Jose S. Reyes Memorial Foundation (Inc.) School, a private institution, which offers secondary course. Later, the Immaculate Heart of Mary School offered the same.

Albertini Montenegro Jr. was replaced briefly by Veronica Gallanosa as teacher-in-charge, and followed by Mirando Fajardo. In 2006, Ave E. Mendizabal took over as the first school principal. The first commencement exercises was held March 2003.

Bulusan National Vocational and Technical School Integration[edit]

In 2002, the Department of Education has ordered the TESDA sponsored Bulusan National Vocational and Technical School to turn over its High School department to Bulusan High School. A group of students mostly juniors and seniors together with five Secondary School Teachers added to the enrollment and staff making a steep increase of its population.

Bulusan High School Extension[edit]

In 2006 Bulusan High School made another extension at Barangay Poctol, Bulusan, Sorsogon, at the back of Bulusan Central School, to accommodate a very high volume of enrollees mostly freshmen.

Publication[edit]

Bulos Aguingay

The school paper at the start was named The Dawn by first advisers, Sheila Marie Dino and Anita Fulo. In 2006 when Joel France and Circe Gegajo managed the school publication and news conferences the name was changed to Bulos Aguingay due to similarity of The Dawn from other school paper in Region V. Aguingay was a very popular name in Bulusan, a legendary mistress of a hero named Bulusan himself. A vast rainy day lake in the middle of Bulusan Volcano National Park is called Lake Aguingay. Bulos is taken from the name of the town Bulusan which means: to pour water. Bulos means: water surge. Bulusan is indeed very abundant in fresh water as well as the ocean in its East side. From these names the school approved Bulos Aguingay as the official publication of Bulusan High School both in English and in Filipino. Student-staff of the said publication has garnered awards from local, division and regional press competitions and conferences.

Curriculum[edit]

Pursuant to its recognition, Bulusan High School offers general secondary education of Basic Education Curriculum as mandated by the Department of Education of the Philippines.

References[edit]

  • Philippine Congress File [1]

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