Dear parents and students,
We’re about to begin Week 3 of the 2020-21 school year, and … so far, so good. Students have largely adjusted to the routines of school, and teachers are making significant progress in their efforts to meet the needs of students on campus and online simultaneously.
Coming up this Thursday, Sept. 24, at 5:30 p.m. is Middle & Upper School Parent Night, which will take place via Zoom (I will send out the Zoom link later this week).
Topics to be covered during Middle & Upper School Parent Night include:
1) How we are weaving our golden thread (“The Island is our Classroom, the World is our Responsibility”) through the curriculum this year and into next year.
2) How we are working to keep GHCDS as safe as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic.
3) How we are addressing the long-term enrollment and financial stability of our school, despite COVID-19.
Lower School Parent Night will take place on Thursday, Oct. 1, at 5:30 p.m. via Zoom. Note that this is a change from the previously published date of Friday, Oct. 2.
Please remember that this is the last week of the Early Learning Center’s Color Days, where ELC students wear clothes/shirts according to the color theme of the day. We’re inviting students and faculty from Lower, Middle, and Upper School to join our youngest students, as follows:
- Monday, Sept. 21: Purple Day
- Tuesday, Sept. 22: Brown Day
- Wednesday, Sept. 23: Black and White Day
- Thursday, Sept. 24: RAINBOW Day
As always, if you have any questions about your student’s progress at GHCDS, please reach out to us.
William Bugg, Head of School, Good Hope Country Day School
¡Gracias! Merci! Thank You!:
Upper School students and teachers thank Home Depot and Mr. Malcolm for the very “cool” fans!
Lower School students and teachers thank Home Depot and Mr. Malcolm for the very “cool” fans!
Second Grade – International Dot Day
Second grade celebrated International Dot Day on Tuesday! Peter Reynold’s wrote the book The Dot and it has turned into a celebratory event for many schools. The Dot is a book about the importance of being courageous and using your imagination. Students practiced being brave creators by using multiple mediums to create a picture filled with many dots.
2nd grade students having FUN during FUNdations!
Staying safe while learning through interactive play!
Maddie enjoying her Quiet Time book choice.
Lower school students enjoy their lunch while watching our pre schoolers trot by with their noodles up for safe social distancing.
Third Grade Activities
3rd Graders are happy to be back at work building community, measuring (How long is 6 feet?), reading, writing, and more!
8th graders made human graphs of linear equations!
Upper School Forensics
Forensic students collect “crime scene evidence” during their Search Pattern Lab. Students successfully located the following evidence using scanning texhniques, formation and search patterns: Coin, pin, green fiber, toothpick, blood, red hair, wire mesh, bone, dead bird, piece of food, pill, white powder, charred piece of paper, match, orange rubber, piece of yarn, piece of glass, paperclip, earring, and wax.
Upper School Environmental Science
Environmental science students learn how to predict the height of trees in a forest during their “tree lab.” Reyna, D’asia, and Lucia gather data.
Upper School Lunchtime Activities
- Student Council Officer Meeting – Planning for a great year,
- Sophomores playing a physically distanced game of Among Us
- Thanks Coach Jacob for supervising lunchtime field activities!
- Mikey, Opher, Frances and Aleah playing on the lower field.
- Shayna and James visit in the shade.
- Taking a break from field activities.
- Our sinks are getting a lot of use! Here is Gabe demonstrating superb handwashing technique.
Upper School Art
11th grader, Luca is drawing a mannequin for his new project!
Ceramic students first assignment is mastering the hand building technique Coil Pots. 11th grader, Aleah is creating her first coil plate.
Several K-12th grade GHCDS students are participating in the USVI Arbor Day Art Contest!
For more information: https://sgvbg.org/event/usvi-arbor-day-student-art-contest/