To bid adieu to the outgoing Grade X students, a farewell party ‘SAYONARA’ was organized by Grade IX students at DSE Manikonda with great gusto on the 10th of February. The event started with the Head boy and Head girl cutting the farewell cake. The dais was set ablaze with a ramp walk by all the senior students who were dressed to their glamorous best. Following this were wonderful dance performances and group song by grade IX students. Many interesting and amusing games like ‘Eat it or Wear it’ and ‘Dare for fun’ were played to pep up the environment.
The highlight was a power point presentation in which the outgoing students reminisced their fun-filled days in school and expressed how difficult it is for them leave the school. The Academic director, Ms Shashikala enlightened the students with her inspirational speech while the Principal, Vice principal and Headmistress congratulated and blessed the students as they embark on their future. The Class teacher, Ms Nayana’s speech made every one emotional and nostalgic!
The students were felicitated with different titles reflecting their personalities. Tharunshrey Reddy and Rabia Sabreen were crowned with the most prestigious titles, Mr DSE and Ms DSE!
There ended a beautiful day marked with both happiness and sorrow and lots and lots of memories.
A picnic is a short trip for pleasure to a beautiful place. It provides the much sought after relief from our routine life.
DSE organized a picnic for Kindergarten on 8th January, 2018 to Escape water park. The students were extremely excited when they reached the destination. Though it was a cold and cozy day, the students were just thrilled to get into the water. The first water activity they did was descending into the Kiddies Pool in their colourful swim suits along with the teachers. The pool began to echo with the shouts and joyous screams of children. Later, they went on slides and water rides. The last exhilaration was the Rain Dance. Tiny tots danced on the wet wooden floor while the artificial rain kept falling on them. Then they had yummy lunch and the trip ended with a cup of ice cream. Everyone had a big smile on their faces indicating they had loads of fun.
Viva-La-Vida the 2nd Annual Sports Day of Delhi School of Excellence, Manikonda, left a lasting impression on all who witnessed it. It was a spectacular show with the evening coming alive with reverberating and resonating rhythmic beats adding a wow factor to all the drills and displays.
The sportive spirit of the students was evident in the manner in which they competed on the racing track. The showstopper of the event was the artistic and thematic display of the tableaus along with the students’ performance that left the spectators spell bound.
The dignitaries present included the Chief Guest Ms. Aruna Bahuguna, Chairman Mr. P. Madhusudan Rao, Vice Chairperson Ms. Shilpa Ravi, Secretary Ms. Rama Devi, Academic Director Ms. Shashikala, Administrator Ms. Reshmi Shenoy, Principals and their teams from the other branches of DSE.
The prize distribution and the felicitation ceremony motivated the students to better their performance in future competitions. Students who bagged 10/10 CGPA in the Grade X CBSE Board Examination held in the year 2016-17, were specially felicitated with a cash award and a medal.
Towards the end of the evening, the qualities of the Mascot – Delphi – the Dolphin being spirited intelligent and sportive were displayed by the students. This left the spectators asking for more.
A Dream Come True!
Imagine a school day, turning into a fun filled extravagant carnival! How wonderful would that be? That’s exactly what happened in DSE Manikonda on the fourteenth of November. The faculty organized mouth-watering and delicious food arranged artistically in different stalls. ‘Not only one can give a bliss to their taste buds, they also can give their body some chills’. A trip around the scary house gave us Chill Thrills! And to shed some calories, there was a dance floor. With the disco lights and the energetic music, the students just wanted to break into a jig. There were also a couple of games, just in case you wanted to earn a free chocolate, like bowling and the darts. And to sit back and relax, there was also a puppet show. The school had turned into a ‘Wonderland’ overnight. For students who were getting bored with the routine school schedule, this was indeed a dream come true.
Hemanth Yarlagadda (IX A)
Exciting things always happen at DSE Manikonda campus. The latest being the Prize Distribution Ceremony.The winners of various events , both sports as well as co-curricular inter house competitions held till the month of October 2017 were felicitated with Certificates and Medals in the Morning Assembly bringing a lot of cheer to the children.
The School campus wore a festive look with all the children of Grades I & II coming to the school in their colourful attire, sweet boxes in their hands, smiles on their faces and songs on their lips. The cellar was decorated with marigold flowers, rangoli and diyas. The children danced around the rangoli's and diya's along with their teachers. They wished each other a happy Diwali and shared sweets amongst themselves. They pledged to keep it a Green Diwali.
Gurur Brahma Gurur Vishnu Gurur Devo Maheshwaraha
Guru Saakshaat Para Brahma Tasmai Sri Gurave Namaha
The role of a teacher is always exemplified as one of the noblest profession. And rightly so, a teacher inspires, motivates, rewards, counsels, empowers, engages….the list goes on!
The teaching profession has undergone a sea change in terms of the role of a teacher. One needs to be absolutely passionate in their work to continue in this profession. A dedicated and enthusiastic teacher gives birth to an efficient and successful student. To motivate and encourage the teachers, the management of DSE decided to celebrate the teaching fraternity.
The Annual teachers’ Day extravaganza was hosted this year by DSE Manikonda. The theme for the cultural show to be presented by the teachers of the three branches was ‘Doordarshan to Dish’. The three hours programme was a huge hit with most of us getting nostalgic with the doordarshan era.
The highlight of the day, however, was the felicitation by the management, for the teachers who have been with the Institution for five years. The Attapur and Manikonda branches of DSE have completed five years since inception. So the management deemed fit to honour the teachers who were present since inception and have played a significant role in the growth of the Institution. Each teacher was honoured with a bouquet, shawl, an appreciation letter and a cash award of Rs. 5000. It was indeed an emotional and touching moment for all the senior staff who were bestowed the honor.
After the sumptuous meal and loads of fun, entertainment and gifts, the staff dispersed with high-spirits and higher level of motivation and commitment towards this noble profession.
Students of Grade II presented an array of events on the Theme ‘ Bangaaru
Telangana. It helped the students to understand and present the various schemes
and projects taken up by the Telangana Government. The programmes included
Telangana song which was composed by Ande Sri, Power point presentation on
various schemes and projects by T-government, a skit on T-Hubs and finally ended
with the dance performances on local festivals Bathukamma and Bonalu for which
the state is known for. Parents and the guests appreciated the staging and self
confidence of the students .
Students of Grade 1 presented an event which showcased the symbols of India.
Aptly titled ‘The Indian Insignia’, students displayed a wide range of programs
which depicted the The National Animal, Bird, Song, Fruit, Game and official
symbols. The Programs included a Skit, Recitation, Song and Dance. The guests
and the parents were delighted to see the presentation skills and confidence level of
‘Resonance ‘ , the academic fair organised on 19th August 2017 by the students of grades III – V was a very colourful and vibrant show as it reverberated with exhibits, models and role plays encompassing all that the students had learnt in the new academic session.
The beautifully decorated bay area set the tone for the day as it welcomed all the parents to the tastefully decorated rooms.
The fair was inaugurated by the Vice- Chairperson of DSE group of Institutions Ms. Shilpa Ravi and our Academic Director Ms. Shahshikala. The most striking feature of the fair was the self assurance of the students and their ability to communicate in a clear and precise manner, she opined.
The Academic Director Ms. Shashikala went around all the exhibits, keenly listening to all the children and expressing her appreciation. As the children’s voices rose with confidence as they talked about their projects, the parents were awestruck at the poise of these youngsters.
The children were all smiles as they thanked their teachers for guiding them and expressed their desire to have another such fair the coming academic session.
The Independence Day was celebrated with great patriotism fervour in the school campus. The celebrations started with the cultural secretary Harshita and Mohammed of Grade X talking about the sacrifices made by our forefathers in achieving our Independence and also the significance of the day.
The flag was hoisted by the Principal Ms. S. Hemalatha along with the Vice Principal Ms. Amruta Rao and Head Mistress Ms. Jasmine, which was followed by the National Anthem. This was followed by a variety of cultural programmes with an underlying theme depicting social issues.
‘Lead to leave a legacy’ with this motto, the School Prefectorial Board-2017 of DSE Manikonda had taken over the mantle of governing, from their predecessors on 10th July 2017. The Investiture Ceremony was organized with all its grandeur to felicitate the School Council for the academic year 2017-18.
KVR Chary, Professor at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research was the honorable guest for the day. The Chairman Mr. P. Madhudhan Rao, Vice-chairperson Ms. Shilpa Ravi, Secretary Ms. Rama Devi, Academic Director Ms. Shahi of DSE group of schools, along with the Administrator of DSE Attapur, Ms. Reshmi Shenoy, the Principal and Headmistress of DSE Attapur, Banjara, and the proud parents graced the event.
The propitious ceremony began with the traditional lamp lighting ceremony as a tribute to Goddess Saraswathi, followed by the welcome address by Vice Principal, Ms Amrutha Rao. The event witnessed the honoring of the newly elected Cabinet members, who then took a formal pledge, administered by Prof. K V R Chary, to carry out the duties assigned to them with sincerity and efficiency. The Cabinet members were brimming with confidence to shoulder the newly assigned duties. The newly elected office bearers along with the other students energetically participated in the synchronized March past. The School Prefects – Fayezuddin Mohammad Khan and Ch. Pooja Prasanna expressed their gratitude and promised to discharge their duties diligently through their eloquent speeches.
The chief guest and the Principal in their speeches encouraged the students to believe in their dreams and pursue their goals with a steady progress.
The formal event was made lively and energetic with a foot tapping dance, formation of pyramids and an inspiring song. The Vote of Thanks was proposed by the Cultural Secretary, V. Harshita. The objective of the event was to espouse confidence, develope leadership qualities and a sense of responsibility among the students.
24th of June, 2017, witnessed yet another orientation for parents of Grades I to IV, in the ongoing series of Parent Orientation that is planned segment wise for the benefit of the parents. Parents were apprised of various aspects related to the Scholastic as well as the Co Scholastic domains. The Orientation programme is conducted at the beginning of the new session to explain the changes introduced in the CBSE curriculum, pattern for conducting examinations, the extracurricular activities, the support required from parents etc. The parents of Grade I were in full attendance as their wards were new to the pattern of assessment as compared to the Preprimary. Parents were assured that all modalities as required by the CBSE, were being taken up by the school with utmost sincerity.
Yoga is an invaluable gift of ancient Indian tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment; harmony between man and nature and a holistic approach to health and well-being. The word yoga literally means union. Through yoga you can explore profoundly the very mechanics of life.
On December 11 in 2014, the United Nations General Assembly declared June 21st as the International Day of Yoga. DSE, along with the entire world celebrated the Yoga Day with full fervor. The morning assembly was transformed into a huge yoga/mediation hall. The students followed the directions of the yoga instructors and partook willingly in assimilating the benefits of yoga.
Tuesday dawned bright and sunny for the contesting students as the results were going to be announced during the assembly. The tension was palpable as the winners were being declared. Amidst thunderous applause the names of the elected candidates was called out. Among the many happy and delighted faces, there were also a few disappointed ones. This is another important lesson learnt by the students that ‘we win some and we lose some’.
The day all the nominees were waiting for, finally arrived. After two hectic days of blitzkrieg , cajoling and other forms of campaigning, 19th June,2017 dawned bright. Students of grades V to X looked important as they strutted towards the computer lab, knowing that the fate of many students lay in their hands. The ‘E-Election booth’, (the computer lab) with the officials conducting the elections was the epicenter for that day. The voting began with the children of grade V, who came for the first time to cast their vote, followed by the other senior graders. The teachers also had a say in the elections as they too casted their votes to the deserving candidates. A sleepless night awaits all the contestants as they wait eagerly for the results that would be announced the next day.
On the 17th of June, 2017, parents of Grades V to VIII were invited to the campus for the second session in the ongoing series of Parent Orientation that is planned segment wise for the benefit of the parents. Parents were apprised of various aspects related to the Scholastic as well as the Co Scholastic domains. The new pattern of assessment adopted by the CBSE was deliberated in detail. Parents were assured that all modalities as required by the CBSE, were being taken up by the school with utmost sincerity.
The first in the series of Parent Orientation for Grades IX and X students and parents was held on 10th June, 2017. To prepare the students for the upcoming academic session, it is imperative that parents, teachers, and students work together to ensure a good beginning. The Orientation programme is conducted at the beginning of the new session to explain the changes introduced in the CBSE curriculum, pattern for conducting examinations, the extracurricular activities, the support required from parents etc. Such orientation programs are fantastic opportunities for parents to know what to expect in the coming year and also equip themselves for it. The Principal and the Staff are able to address the concern and questions that students and parents typically have.