GHCDS Winter Wonderland!
The senior class is gearing up for the first ever Winter Wonderland scheduled for next Saturday, Dec. 16th from 3-6 pm. The lower school will be decked out with festive decorations, the sweet sound of steel pans and holiday music will fill the air, while children decorate cookies, make crafts that they can take home, play games, win prizes, and take pictures with Santa. Parents will enjoy an easy dinner out and lots of vendors. Parents can shop while their kids have fun! There will be vendors selling jewelry, crafts, stocking stuffers, glassware, calendars, leather goods, and many more items. It will be a wonderful event for the whole family! All students are $5 (which includes four tickets) and adults are free.
GHCDS Canvas Grocery Bag Sales!
The National Honor Society announces their GHCDS canvas grocery bag sales! NHS is excited to unveil their grocery bags, for sale, at the Senior Class “Winter Wonderland” on Saturday, Dec. 16th! Just in time for Christmas, the attractive bags will make great gifts for family off-island or for yourself! Bags will be on display in the office as soon as they arrive; more details to follow! Thank you for supporting the GHCDS National Honor Society.
National Junior Honor Society Annual Toy Drive 2017
In the spirit of the season the National Junior Honor Society is hosting its Annual Christmas Toy Drive. We will be collecting donated toys from each classroom starting Friday, December 7, 2017. If you would like to contribute to this worthy cause, please send your gift to school along with your child. The classroom teachers will collect the gifts. Please label your gift(s) with the intended gender and age, to ensure that each child receives an appropriate gift. All gifts will go to the children of Queen Louise, The Mission Lighthouse, Catholic Charities Soup Kitchen, My Brother’s Table, Women’s Coalition and Bethlehem House. Our Toy Drive will end Friday, December 22, 2017. Thank you for your donation in advance!
¡Gracias! Merci! Thank You!
The Athletic Department and St. Croix Interscholastic Athletic Association thanks Ashley Pressler for finding enough mouthguards for our league to play! You protected a lot of smiles!
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National Honor Society 2017-18 Induction Ceremony
The John B. Faile chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) welcomed 19 inductees for the 2017-18 school year. Families, faculty and friends gathered in the Pavilion to honor the students in the candle-lighting ceremony, when the members took the induction oath. NHS officers Jada Romer, Caroline Flavia, Jalen Frorup, Thalia Hendricks and Crystal Fahie spoke of the 4 pillars of the NHS: Scholarship, Leadership, Service and Character. Mr. Loya and Mrs. Grey provided words of encouragement, responsibility and congratulations. The inductees are: Maya Acosta, Alex Adams, Nayan Bansal, Julian Bishop, Chloe Camacho, Angelo Capriola, David Conhoff, Sage Crook, Wylie Crowther, Aaron fleming, Nadia Garriga-Cerni, Alinah Hamed, Sarah Hardee, Vincent von Schilling, Ly’Nese Setorie, Devon Smith, Ethan Stamper, Isaiah Stevens and Jelena Vialet.
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First Grade Publishing Party!
Fourth graders engaging in a discovery activity centered around electricity and light bulbs.
Fourth grade writers enjoy sharing their stories with friends. Congratulations on your great success!
Mrs. Crisler’s First Grade class led the Friday Gathering with a song and presentation about the image of light that is part of many cultural traditions this time of year!
The collection box can be found in front of the main office Monday-Friday when school is in session. The National Honor society thanks you for your contributions!
This Week In Sports- 12/11/17-12/16/7
Hi Panther Families!
It’s another great week in Panther athletics! Please note that the information below is for the week and weekend (12/11-12/16) ahead. Each parent should have received information about this weekend’s (12/8 and 12/9) games and matches already. Please email me at email@example.com if those details aren’t reaching you. I know the weekend games and matches are harder than our usual weekday competitions. Thank you for being so supportive and patient. Many thanks to our coaches, also!
Happy Holidays, and Go Panthers!
No matches this week! Matches will resume after the Holiday Break.
Practices for Volleyball:
Monday & Wednesday-MS boys from 3:00-4:00, JV and Varsity boys from 3:45-5:00
Tuesday & Thursday-JV girls and Varsity girls from 3:00-4:30
Games will continue Saturday the 16th at GHCDS. Presently we are scheduled for 2nd game, so athletes should be dressed and at the field by 10:30.
Practices for Flag Football:
Monday & Wednesday 3:00-4:15 lower field
Meets will begin in January!
Practices for Cross Country:
Monday & Wednesday-3:00-4:15 lower field