The Archives

By the evening of September 7th, over 800 of us had signed the proxies. News also arrived that the four remaining Trustees had announced their resignation before the Faculty and Staff.

That night, the I.S.M. community had come together. We changed the website to reflect this new mood, this renewed spirit. We took down the many letters from the community that we had posted on this website. The intent was to give us time to reflect on whether keeping those passionate letters visible would be constructive to our community in the long run.

We now believe that those documents provide us all a unique perspective of the past crisis. They are a record of our past that we should refer to when we make decisions on I.S.M.'s future as a school and as a community.

Many of you have written asking us to put back the documents and the letters for viewing. We do so with the caveat to readers: many of these letters were written as passions ran high. Anger, confusion, fear and frustration were some of the emotions that the writers tried to contain.

In the end, the reader must remember that while we may disagree amongst each other, every single one of us at I.S.M. has the education and well-being of the children foremost in our priorities.

These were the messages that were posted just before the evening of September 7.


Messages to the Trustees Messages to this Website

Parents Indu and Anjana Bhushan write the remaining Trustees (07Sep06)

A student, who wishes anonimity,writes the Board (07Sep06)

Student Piper Bonacquist responds to Mr. Lahm's letter (07Sep06)

Another anonymous student writes to the Board (07Sep06)

Anonymous student writes to the Board (07Sep06)

Student Laura Lehmann writes to the Board, administration, teachers and staff (07Sep06)

Parent Kezan Penjor calls on the Board to resign (07Sep06)

Parent John Casey responds to the Board's announcement re: Concepcion, Hua, and Rowan (07Sep06)

Parents Terrence and Cheryl Thompson call for the Board's resignation (07Sep06)

Parent Roberto Taboada calls for the Board's resignation (07Sep06)

Parent Anastasia Marina calls for the Board's resignation (07Sep06)

Parent Eduardo Saguil calls for the Board's resignation (07Sep06)

Student Keshal Patel writes the Board (07Sep06)

Parent Miriam Rinker calls for the Board's resignation (07Sep06)

Parent Laureen Heinz writes the Board (06Sep06)

Parent Colin Davis writes the Board (06Sep06)

Grade 8 students Michelle Ferreol and Bernadette Halili write the Board and the community (06Sep06)

Parent Elizabeth Virata writes the Board (06Sep06)

Tess Thompson submits an email on behalf of 113 students calling for the Board's resignation (06Sep06)

Parent JC Thoumire asks the Board the meaning of "the near future" (06Sep06)

Parent Gabrielle Bugeja calls for the Board's resignation (06Sep06)

Parent Loren Legarda writes the Board for answers (06Sep06)

Parent Isabel Manalac reminds the Board on the Code of Conduct (06Sep06)

Parent Sridhar Sockalingam calls for the Board's resignation (06Sep06)

Parent Joost Mes calls for the Board's resignation (06Sep06)

Parent and former Trustee Hans Sicat calls for the Board's resignation (05Sep06)

Parent Rema Ohno calls for the Board's resignation (05Sep06)

Parent Antonio Brias calls for the Board's resignation (05Sep06)

Parent and former Trustee Dale Rutstein writes an open letter to the Board (05Sep06)

Parent Ernest Cu writes the Board and outlines their acts of incompetence (05Sep06)

Parent Fred Uytengsu writes Mrs. Bocanegra re: misrepresentations of the Board to the Parents (05Sep06)

Parent Roberto Taboada writes Ms. Bocanegra (05Sep06)

Parent Angelita Ramos writes the Board (05Sep06)

Parent John Casey responds to the Board's announcement re: David Toze (07Sep06)

Parent Ernest Cu responds to the Board's announcement re David Toze (04Sep06)

E-mail from Mr. Fred Uytengsu to the Board President re: Trustees' Letter (01Sep06)

Reply from Messrs. Peter Cordingley, Charles Raby and Terrence Thompson, parents, to Trustees' Letter
(01Sep06)

E-mail from Ms. Pat Lon, parent and former member of DevCom. to the Board (01Sep06)

E-mail from Mr. Colin Davis, parent, to the Board
(31Aug06)

 

Parents Tilak and Mala Hettige write to all Parents (07Sep06)

Anonymous student (Class 2009) writes (07Sep06)

Another anonymous student writes to the ISM community (07Sep06)

Student Bea Paterno writes to the ISM community (07Sep06)

Alumnus Simon Lee writes us (07Sep06)

Teacher John Mulhall responds to e-mail of John Willey (07Sep06)

Parent Jojo Guingona responds to student Martin Cu (07Sep06)

Anonymous student writes us (07Sep06)

An anonymous alumnus writes us (07Sep06)

Concerned teachers write the students (07Sep06)

An anonymous student writes to question the adults (07Sep06)

Parent Paul O'Friel lets us know he has signed to save ISM (06Sep06)

Departing parent Ann Galea writes us on her views (06Sep06)

Parent Francisco Elizalde writes us on his views (06Sep06)

Robert Sears of the American Chamber of Commerce writes us on the Sustaining Members (06Sep06)

Parent Exequiel Lampa writes us on his views (06Sep06)

Yet another student, who wishes to remain unnamed, writes us (06Sep06)

Parent Peter Cordingley reviews an old letter to the press then supportive of the Board (06Sep06)

Another student, who wishes to remain unnamed, writes us (06Sep06)

Martin Cu, Grade 12, responds to Parent Jojo Guingona (06Sep06)

Parent Doug Reed asks what's ahead? (06Sep06)

Parent Mila Jude writes us on her views (06Sep06)

An student, who wishes to remain unnamed, writes us (06Sep06)

Parent Jojo Guingona responds to the students' concerns (06Sep06)

A parent writes us on her views (06Sep06)

Parent Jojo Guingona writes his ISM alumni yahoogroup (05Sep06)

E-mail from students Katrina Razon and Shiv Hiranand (05Sep06)

E-mail from Martin Cu, Grade 12 (05Sep06)

E-mail from a student (05Sep06)

Addendum from patron Christopher W. MacCormac (05Sep06)

Email from a concerned ISM employee (05Sep06)

Parent Charles Raby writes to support Mr. MacCormac's comments (05Sep06)

Comments/Perspectives on the ISM situation from patron Christopher W. MacCormac (05Sep06)

E-mail from parent Rika Raby-Natsuaki (05Sep06)

E-mail from parent Peter Cordingley to fellow parents at World Health Organization Manila (05Sep06)

E-mail from parent Frank Harrigan of the ADB (05Sep06)

E-mail from parent Tara Visani of the US Embassy (04Sep06)

E-mail from a faculty member re: IT-director summoned by Lahm and Navaserro (04Sep06)

E-mail from a faculty member re: David Toze being fired (04Sep06)

E-mail from parent Abid Hussain, to this website.
(03Sep06)