It’s been yet another exciting week of celebrations!
Our early childhood, lower, and middle school students all gave rousing concerts of singing, band, and steel pans.
Our 4th graders held a lovely ceremony honoring each student, highlighting their accomplishments through the year, and unveiling a beautiful ceramic tile mural in honor of the Centennial.
Our 8th graders presented their capstone projects on topics ranging from body image insecurities to marketing strategies for businesses in Frederiksted to different styles of hijabs and the impression this may give.
Our upper school students have been taking leadership roles in preparation for Orange, White, and Blue Day, perhaps the most popular day of the school year. The battle was fun and fierce!
And more than a dozen alumni, including beloved faculty members Mr. Fletcher and Mr. Barrant, took the pitch for the annual soccer game against our current GHCDS players.
Believe it or not, next week—our last week of the year! —promises to be equally action-packed.
Have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend!
Read a fun book on Memorial Day Weekend!
Our 2005 Ford F350, which is used by our maintenance team, recently broke down – and it will cost $10k just to get it running again. Please email our Executive Assistant, Annie Myrvang, at email@example.com (or call 340.778.1974), if you have any leads on good quality used trucks for sale. Thank you!
On Sunday, four 5th graders advanced from Cub Scout Pack 7227 to Boy Scout Troop 7227, sponsored by GHCDS. These students are Evan Dykstra, Nate Roth, Ronel Schang and David Weekly. They were guided through their required Adventures by Den Leader and 6th grade teacher Sara Dykstra. The boys are now under the guidance of Scoutmaster William Tobias, 6th grade teacher/Assistant Scoutmaster Sonja Sundaram and other GHCDS parents and students who are part of the Troop.
During their annual 5th grade St. John trip last week, students had the opportunity to visit the synagogue in St. Thomas and the Legislature of the Virgin Islands where they held a mock session and got to meet Mr. Myron D. Jackson, president of the Legislature. During their stay at VIERS in St. John, students hiked and swam daily while learning about the history and environment of the Virgin Islands. They particularly enjoyed the hike to see the petroglyphs, the visit to the Tektite Museum, snorkeling, and the lecture from Mr. Ital Anthony about about local plants, arts, culture and singing and dancing. But most of all they enjoyed spending time with their friends through unforgettable bonding experiences. We would especially like to thank the amazing group of parent chaperones that joined us in the trip: Carl Beckstedt, Michael Bourque, Stephen Gray, Aaron Hutchins, Suzette Rojas, Amanda Warehime and David Weekly.
You may recognize Matey. He was with us for a month, entertaining us, running around like a maniac and welcoming visitors. Ms. Blanchette fed him and everyone loved him. After an unfortunate confrontation with a family of goats (don’t worry the goats are fine) a high school teacher took him to the Animal Shelter. He loves kids and is the kind of dog that loves companionship. He is very intelligent and can retrieve sticks and is just a lot of fun. He is a once in a lifetime dog that deserves a really good family.
PLEASE ADOPT THIS WONDERFUL DOG!
Call the Animal Shelter at 778-1650
italicized bold denotes matriculation
Christopher Ashley: United States Naval Academy; Rochester Institute of Technology; Lehigh University; Stevens Institute of Technology
Mario Capriola: University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas; Drew University with scholarship; Ursinus College w/ scholarship; Loyola University, New Orleans; Clark University w/scholarship; Eckerd College w/scholarship; Loyola University, Maryland w/scholarship; Adelphi University
Hailey Coates: Fordham University with scholarship;American University; Drexel University; Loyola University, Chicago, with scholarship; Ursinus College, with scholarship
Thea D’Eramo: University of Notre Dame with scholarship; Pepperdine University with the Regents Scholarship
Deandra Erysthee: New York Institute of Technology; Pace University; Barry University
J’had Ferris: University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas; Virginia Commonwealth University; Marymount Manhattan College with a Trustee’s scholarship; Florida A&M University; Temple University; Flagler College with a Presidential scholarship; University of Tampa w/scholarship; Columbia College, Chicago; Prairie View A&M University
Daniel Garriga-Cerni: Spanish Language Immersion Gap Year, Madrid, Spain; Manhattan College; Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Kira Griffith: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Chancellor’s Science Scholars Program; Harvard University; Yale University; Stanford University; University of Pennsylvania; Brown University; Duke University; University of Washington; Rice University; Williams College; Spelman College, Honors Program; University of Miami with the President’s Scholarship; Case Western Reserve University w/scholarship and as a Finalist to their Pre-Professional Scholars Program; Emory University, College of Arts and Sciences and Oxford College Scholar finalist
Shauni Lustig: Citizen Year Gap Program, Ecuador; Colorado State University; George Mason University; Colorado State University
Matthew Mays: Bryant University w/ Trustee Scholarship and athletic scholarship in swimming; Rider University with a Provost Scholarship and the President’s Leadership Award; George Washington University w/scholarship
Marshall McCormick: Texas Tech University; University of Houston; University of Texas, San Antonio; San Angelo State University
Sylvana Montealegre Hutchins: Drexel University w/scholarship; Savannah College of Art and Design; Columbia College, Chicago, Honors Program;
Chloe Phillips-Hayden: Gap Year, California; University of San Francisco, w/scholarship
Izhani Rosa: University of Tampa with scholarship; Florida Atlantic University; Flagler College; UVI, St. Thomas; Stetson University; Jacksonville University; Georgia Southern University; University of Central Florida
Faith Snow: United States Coast Guard Academy; University of San Diego; Stetson University; Florida Institute of Technology; Humboldt State University; Santa Clara University; Point Loma Nazarene University; Azuza Pacific University
Elise Stamper: Virginia Commonwealth University Honors College, Bio-medical Engineering Program; Carnegie Mellon University; Boston University, Honors College of Engineering; University of Maryland, College Park as a College Park Scholar; Drew University as a Baldwin Scholar w/scholarship; College of William and Mary
Aiden Stevens: Judson University with scholarship; University of North Carolina, Charlotte; Pratt Institute
Eva Taylor: Simmons College with scholarship; Drexel University w/scholarship; Loyola University, Chicago, with scholarship; Becker College w/scholarship; Sacred Heart University w/scholarship; Adelphi University; Wagner College
Jonathan Thomas: United States Air Force Academy; U.S. Military Academy, West Point; University of Utah, College of Engineering; Texas A&M, College of Engineering; Drew University w/Presidential Scholarship; Bryant University w/Archway Scholarship
Angel Tirado: Liberty University
Optimist, Sunfish and 420 classes taught by our Instructors and will be held at St. Croix Yacht Club for youth ages 8 to 18. Sea Squirt classes will be held for youth ages 5 to 7.
Non-members are welcome.
Our program strives to create a fun and safe environment where kids can learn and come to love the sport of sailing. We emphasize the importance of teamwork, respect, and safety in daily lessons. Our number one goal is to pass on our passion for the sport to the next generation of St. Croix Sailors.
Schedule: Mon-Fri 9:00am-3:00pm
Please contact the SCYC office to register with credit card, or stop and pay by check.