Weekly News – 11.12.21
November 13, 2021
Weekly News – 12.17.21
December 17, 2021

Quick Announcements:

Lower School Dean

Contract Type: Full-year administrator start date – July 1, 2022

Reports To: Head of School

Upper School STEM (Math and/or Science) Teacher (part-time)

Contract Type: Teacher

Reports To: Dean of the Upper Division

Visit our new Covid-19 Information For GHCDS Families page

Parents’ Association

Fun Run Fun Continues – Mark Your Calendars

Monday, November 29, 2021 – 4th grade students will run their Fun Run event!

Thank You! Merci! Gracias!

Good Hope Country Day School would like to thank parent, and all around super star, Ashley Bouzianis, for taking on the enormous task of organizing and running an excellent Fun Run event! Her positive energy and enthusiasm spilled onto the field as all of our student panthers ran their hearts out for their school. Thank you for leading an amazing team of volunteer parents to victory! We are truly grateful!

Many thanks to the USVI Department of Health and this fantastic team from Pafford EMS for providing an opportunity to vaccinate 5-11 year old students on campus! We had 17 students participate in our vaccine drive this Friday, November 19th.

If you missed this opportunity and have a child over the age of 5, they can still get vaccinated at the Community Vaccine Center!

Use this link to book an appointment: https://www.covid19usvi.com/vaccines

Pictured: Tody Sanouia, Kevin Colbaugh, Jill and Neil Wise

The GHCDS Board of Trustees celebrates the faculty and staff with a Gratitude Lunch!On Thursday, November 18th, the GHCDS Board of Trustees treated the faculty, staff, and administration to a yummy Thanksgiving lunch, expressing how GRATEFUL they are for the AMAZING work everyone is doing to keep our students learning and safe. THANK YOU! Special thanks to Dr. Michelle Dizon for spearheading this initiative and organizing the details on behalf of the Board of Trustees and Laurie, from Blue Water Terrace for always showing GHCDS so much love.

GHCDS Athletics

GHCDS Intramurals

Dodgeball has started! Four out of our six teams competed in their season opening matches yesterday. Congratulations to the teams that won and good luck to those who lost!

St. Croix Dolphins Make A Splash At the 2021 Virgin Islands Short Course Championships

40 Dolphin swimmers traveled to St. Thomas and competed in the 2021 Virgin Islands Short Course Championships.  This competition was between the St. Thomas Stingrays and the St. Croix Dolphins.  A total of 75 swimmers competed in the 2 day championship which took place on Saturday, November 13 and Sunday, November 14.  The top finishers in each age group were as follows:

8 & under girls:

  • 2nd place: Emma Whitworth 3rd grade
  • 3rd place: Ramsey Adams  3rd grade
  • 4th place: Kenadee Padgett 3rd grade
  • 5th place: Taliyah Franco 3rd grade
  • 6th place: Nora Kammerzelt 3rd grade
  • 8th place: Lux Smith 3rd grade
  • 9th place: Madison Locher 3rd grade
  • 10th place: Grace Chewning Kinder
  • 11th place: Hadley Whitworth Kinder
  • 12th place: Millie Leo Kinder

8 & under boys:

  • 2nd place: Sanay Von Schilling-Royer 
  • 3rd place: Lucia Cherubin 3rd grade
  • 4th place: Tobias Hinkel 3rd grade
  • 5th place: Sage Weiss 2nd grade
  • 6th place: Dane Whitworth 1st grade

9-10 girls:

  • 1st place: Diella Maynard 6th grade
  • 4th place: Ava Whitworth 4th grade
  • 6th place: Nikeyah Henley 

9-10 boys

  • 2nd place: Cole Cullinan 5th grade
  • 3rd place: Teague Gleason 6th grade
  • 6th place: Avery Adams 5th grade

11-12 girls

  • 1st place: Riley Miller 8th grade
  • 3rd place: Madelyn Donnelly 
  • 4th place: Anna Simon 8th grade
  • 6th place: Kameryn Padgett 6th grade

11-12 boys

  • 1st place: Daryan Maynard 8th grade
  • 2nd place: Kalonji Von Schilling-Royer 
  • 3rd place: Sawyer Holley 7th grade
  • 4th place: Eric Sommer 6th grade
  • 5th place: Cameron Cullinan  7th grade
  • 9th place: Maliek Southwell 7th grade

13-14 girls

  • 2nd place: Lu Joseph 8th grade
  • 3rd place: Gaby Evora 10th grade
  • 3rd place (tied): Morgan Garner 9th grade

13-14 boys

  • 1st place: Kaeden Gleason  
  • 3rd place: Y’zell Bengoa 
  • 4th place: Scott Roth 8th grade

15 & over boys:

  • 2nd place: Jaidan Camacho 
  • 3rd place: Michael Dizon-Bumann 12th grade

Around Campus

Notes of Thanksgiving

Congratulations to Ms. Tina Thompson, Band and Chorus Director and Mr. Michael Belgrave, Steel Pan Instructor, and all of our talented Panther student performers, for a job well done at todays Fall concert “Keeping Time To The Notes of Thanksgiving With Music.” The concert included performances from Middle and Upper School Chorus, Grade 5 & 6 Steel Pan and Middle School Band!

Working on Community Art

NAHS members volunteered to paint portions for the Frederiksted Park mural.

Upper School students speak to local ceramist Sara Lee Hayes, via zoom, for guidance on completing their final clay sculpture in Ceramic class.

Third grades gear up for the Fun Run! Great Cause!  Very grateful to have played a part!

GHCDS Lower School Morning Assembly

GHCDS collected dry goods for the Collective Collaboration Inc.! This local not-for-profit organization is dedicated to helping the homeless and mentally ill transition back into society. Ms. Karen Dickenson, founder and president of the organization, gave a heartfelt and sincere presentation at our morning assembly, highlighting the importance of community support towards those who are in need. She emphasized respecting all of humanity, no matter our differences. Many thanks to who supported in this worthy cause.

Morning Assembly Expressions of Gratitude

Morning assembly was full of expressions of gratitude and thanksgiving! GHCDS fifth grade students shared Amanda Gorman’s “The Hill We Climb.”

Morning assembly was full of expressions of gratitude and thanksgiving! GHCDS third grade students shared a Thanksgiving poem.

Second Grade Science

This week in science, 2nd graders learned why the male bird species can look so different from females. In our activity, Gobble Wobbler, students built turkey models that perform wobbly dances down a piece of yarn. Students observed details of real turkey feathers and used that information to decorate their models with colorful feathers.

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