I first wanted to highlight something I neglected to mention in last Friday’s Weekly News: congratulations to our MathCounts team for winning the St. Croix Competition! And thank you to Ms. Amanda Beach for filling in for Ms. Tracy Cole.
Second, it was wonderful to hear about the Dolphin swimmers’ recent trip to Boston. The trip included a tour of Harvard with former Dolphin’s coach and current Ulen-Brooks Endowed Harvard swim coach, Kevin Tyrrell, several personal records among the swimmers, and a nice dose of cold and snow that now has everyone glad to be back in the Caribbean!
Third, we are hoping to send re-enrollment materials on Friday, March 15 right before spring break. I’m pleased to report that our current enrollment of 375 is the highest (by more than 10) in nearly four years and we continue to get calls from prospective families. The overall trend is positive.
Lastly, speaking of positive, I’ve had several colleagues mention how much they have enjoyed watching Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, the 2018 documentary about Mr. Rogers. I watched the documentary over winter break and loved it. Amidst our ever-quickening and stressful world, the movie reminds us of the power of simple, honest conversation and meaningful ways to connect with children. I encourage you to watch it.
Have a wonderful weekend!
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Friday Gathering. Thank you to Ms. Coles for leading a wonderful Friday gathering this morning! She began by recognizing the many students who had volunteered in some capacity during Ag Fair last weekend. She then celebrated Science Fair with a creative recap of the scientific inquiry process and highlighting student projects. Two students – Nick Turk and Stuart Lewis – even had the courage to share off-the-cuff remarks about their projects to the entire lower and middle school student body. Bravo!
1st place – Che Guerra, Good Hope Country Day School
3rd place – Michael Atwell, Good Hope Country Day School
4th place – Anil Prasad, Good Hope Country Day School
5th place Luca Forno D’Adamo, Good Hope Country Day School
Congratulations Che Guerra, Luca Forno D’Adamo, Michael Atwell, and Anil Prasad the GHCDS MathCounts St. Croix District Champions. To read about the competition and their success, please click here.
Statistics students take a sample of their trashketball throws to estimate their true trashketball prowess.
(Shooting: Isaiah Stevens, Recording: Taylor Hasson)
Try-a-Du in 38.33
7th grader, Jackson Archambault competed in the shorter distance race of the VI Duathlon, called the Try-a-Du, which included a half mile run, a six-mile bike and a 1-mile run. He finished with a time of 38:33. The run/bike/run event was held on the South Shore Road.
Dolphins Boston Travel Trip
18 members of the St. Croix Dolphins Swim Team traveled to Boston, Massachusetts to compete in the 2019 New England Charles River Aquatics TYR Specialty, which took place from Friday, February 15 – Sunday, February 17. This three-day competition hosted 19 different teams and over 300 athletes from all over the New England region.
The St. Croix Dolphins Swim Team members, ranging from 10 – 17 years old, included Lidia Boguslawska (17), Amani Estrill (16), Jaidan Camacho (15), Michael Dizon-Bumann (15), Brice Richards (14), Victoria Sperber (13), Evan Dykstra (13), Eavenni Persaud (12), Gaby Evora (12), Mason Lambert (12), Morgan Garner (12), Kaeden Gleason (11), Lu Joseph (11), Lily Sperber (10), Madelyn Donnelly (10), Riley Miller (10), Daryan Maynard (10), and Kalonji Von Schilling-Royer (10). These swimmers competed in 5 – 7 events each throughout the weekend, in distances from 50 yards to 500 yards.
10-year-old Riley Miller led the way for the Dolphins, winning her 9-10 age group in 4 out of 6 events (50 & 100 yard backstrokes, 100 yard Individual Medley, and 100 yard freestyle). Lily Sperber also won an event, taking 1st place in the 100 yard breaststroke in the girls’ 9-10 age group. Also in the girls 9-10 age group, Madelyn Donnelly had a second place finish in the 100 yard breaststroke and 3rd in the 50 yard breaststroke.
In the boys’ 9-10 age group, Daryan Maynard had 5th place finishes in the 50 and 200 yard freestyles, while Kalonji Von Schilling-Royer had 4th place finishes in the 100 yard backstroke and 50 yard butterfly.
In the girls’ 11-12 age group, Gaby Evora had a 13th place finish in the 100 yard breaststroke and a 17th place finish in the 100 yard backstroke. Morgan Garner had an 8th place finish in the 200 yard backstroke and a 17th place finish in the 200 yard Individual Medley. Eavenni Persaud had a great swim in the 200 yard freestyle, finishing in 18th place. Lu Joseph had a strong swim in the 100 yard backstroke, finishing in 32nd place.
11-year-old Kaeden Gleason finished the weekend with three 2nd place finishes in the boys’ 11-12 age group in the 100 & 200 yard freestyles and the 100 yard backstroke. Mason Lambert also had some strong finishes in the boys 11-12 age group, finishing 2nd in the 200 yard breaststroke and 4th in the 200 yard freestyle.
13-year-old Victoria Sperber had some amazing swims throughout the weekend in a very deep field of 13-14 girls, finishing 3rd in the 100 yard breaststroke, 5th in the 200 yard breaststroke, and 9th in the 200 yard Individual Medley.
In the 13-14 boys age group, Evan Dykstra finished 6th in the 500 yard freestyle and 11th in the 200 yard breaststroke. Brice Richards finished 8th in the 200 yard backstroke and 11th in the 100 yard backstroke.
17-year-old Lidia Boguslawska took 1st place in the 400 Individual Medley in the girls’ 15 & over age category. She also finished 2nd in the 200 yard freestyle and 3rd in the 200 yard Individual Medley.
In the boys 15 & over age category, Jaidan Camacho finished 2nd in the 400 yard Individual Medley and 50 yard freestyle. He also placed 3rd in the 100 & 200 yard freestyles and 200 yard breaststroke. Michael Dizon-Bumann finished 4th in the 100 yard freestyle & 100 yard backstroke, and 5th in the 50 & 500 yard freestyles. Amani Estrill finished 6th in the 500 yard freestyle and 8th in both the 50 yard freestyle and 200 yard breaststroke.
On the last day of the trip, the Dolphins visited Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts and met with Kevin Tyrrell, Head Coach of the Men’s Swimming & Diving Team. Coach Kevin provided the Dolphins swimmers and parents with a private information session and a campus tour. Coach Kevin was the Head Coach of the St. Croix Dolphins from 2005-2009 and was happy to take time out of his busy schedule for the Dolphins swimmers and parents.
We have scheduled the final two meetings for the 2018-2019 School Year. Please plan to attend!
Tuesday, March 26th
Thursday, May 16th.
**Both meetings will be held in the Pavilion at 8:00am.**
This Week in Sports:
Hi Panther Families!
Wishing our Panther runners the best of luck in Champs this week! Junior Varsity and Varsity will hit the track on Thursday at 4:00, and our speedy Elementary on Friday at 4:00, both at Educational Complex.
Our Elementary basketball season will come to a close after this Saturday’s (2/23) games. With so many teams in our league, making the top four was a difficult task. We’re so proud of their improvement from beginning to end, and we can’t wait to see what next year holds! We’re going to have a fun and celebratory final practice this Tuesday. Thank you Coach Hill and Coach Floyd for the fun and competitive season!
Middle School Boys Basketball has a newly revised schedule. Athletes’ parents should have a copy in their email inbox. The changes for the week are reflected in the schedule below.
Elementary Soccer sign up sheet was posted this week. If your athlete is interested in playing, he or she should sign up at the bulletin board next to the PE Snack Bar. Grades 4-6 are invited. Games and practice days will most likely be Tuesday, Thursday and/or Friday.
Please remember that participation fees for Track and Field are $20, and Basketball fees are $25 Elementary, Middle School $35, JV and Varsity, $40. Thank you for taking care of those promptly if you haven’t already.
Practices and Games This Week:
Elementary Boys Basketball–
- Game-Final game this Saturday 2/23 vs. Ricardo Richards @ GHCDS 10:00 a.m. Warm ups 9:30 a.m.
- Practice-Tuesday 3:00-4:00 slab-Let’s celebrate a great and competitive learning season!
Elementary Girls Basketball–
- Game-Final game this Saturday 2/23 vs. Juanita Gardine @ GHCDS @ 11:00 a.m. Please arrive by 10:30 a.m.
- Practice-Tuesday 3:00-4:00 slab-Let’s celebrate a great and competitive learning season!
Middle School Boys Basketball–
- Games-Tuesday vs. JHW @ Free Will 3:45-taxi leaves at 3:15
- Practice-Thursday 3:15-4:30 slab, and Friday 3:15-4:30 gym
JV Girls Basketball–
- Practices- Monday 4:30-5:30 gym, Thursday 3:15-4:30 gym, Saturday 7:30-9:30 gym.
- Game-Wednesday vs. Central @ Complex 4:00-taxi leaves at 3:15
JV Boys Basketball–
- Practice-Monday 3:15-4:30 gym, Thursday 4:30-5:30 gym.
- Games-Friday vs. Complex 4:00-taxi leaves 3:15, and Saturday vs. Central 2nd game (rescheduled game from 2/23) @ Complex 3:15 warm-ups.
Varsity Boys Basketball–
- Practice-Monday 3:15-4:30 gym, Thursday 4:30-5:30 gym
- Games-Wednesday vs. Free Will @ Complex 5:00 warm-ups (if you need to take the taxi, it will leave with JV girls at 3:15, as they have 1st game), Saturday vs. StJ @ Complex (please note the JV boys now have 2nd game on Saturday due to a rescheduled game from last week, which means your game is pushed back to 3rd game) 4:30 warm-ups.
Track and Field-
- Practices-Monday and Wednesday 3:15-4:30
- Meets- JV and V Thursday @ Complex 4:00, Elementary Friday @ Complex 4:00. Championship Meets! Go Panthers!!!
Have a great weekend, and Go Panthers!