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Weekly News – 4.16.21

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Junior Seminar says THANK YOU to Alumna Yuryssa Lewis

Yuryssa Lewis, ‘17 and a recent graduate of Temple University, where she participated in the ROTC program, made a visit to the Junior Seminar class to discuss the college application process, her college experience and the benefits of and commitment that comes with being in an ROTC Program. Ms. Lewis gave a valuable overview of a general college experience and her personal one (she studied Anthropology and Mandarin), as well as answered questions from the students.

Around Campus

Congratulations Spelling Bee Champ Alex Walcott!

Week of the Young Child

The Week of the Young Child® is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the world’s largest early childhood education association, with nearly 60,000 members and a network of 52 Affiliates. 

The purpose of the Week of the Young Child® is to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families and to recognize the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs.

NAEYC first established the Week of the Young Child® in 1971, recognizing that the early childhood years (birth through age 8) lay the foundation for children’s success in school and later life. The Week of the Young Child™ is a time to plan how we—as citizens of a community, of a state, and of a nation—will better meet the needs of all young children and their families.

On WORK TOGETHER WEDNESDAY, nursery, Pre-kindergarten and Kindergarten children worked together. They made decisions about what to construct while building with blocks, connecting toys and Legos.

On ARTSY THURSDAY, Nursery, Pre-kindergarten and Kindergarten Children created art together with paint.

Student Council Presents Funds Raised to the YAGF Foundation

Mrs. Yvonne A. Galiber joined the student council on Friday, April 16 to express her appreciation for the continued efforts of the Upper School to raise funds for the YAGF Foundation through the Annual Bra Run Event. For 10 years, the Yvonne Ashley Galiber Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. has committed to being a support for women and men – and their families – battling breast cancer on St. Croix. Student Council officers Hanan Hamed and Roxy Wallace handed Mrs. Galiber a check for $305.00. If you would like to know more about the YAGF Foundation visit https://www.yagfoundation.org/

Friday Gathering

Congratulations to the fourth grade for sharing the Fifty Nifty United States song with the Lower School! Great Job!

GHCDS Upper School Science Fair Winners

Judges from St. Croix and around the US visited the GHCDS Virtual Science Fair last week.  They judged and scored the projects with several criteria including Originality of Question, Design and Methodology, Execution (Data Collection, Analysis and Interpretation), Creativity, and Presentation. 

Out of the projects submitted, the judges found “Beat the Heat” by Aidan Fitzgerald to best follow the scientific method with a control and repeated trials.  “Picture Braille” by Nick Turk was original with many possible applications. Aidan and Nick will represent the Virgin Islands at the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair, which will be held online May 3 through May 6.

In third place was Nate Roth, with “Bouyant Boats”, where he tested different types of wood to determine the ideal raft-building material.  Honorable Mention goes to Gaby Evora with  “Water: Bottled, Recycled, or Tap?”, a project that compared different types of water used to grow plants and Samual Chardon, whose project “Does More Money Mean More Better?”, which compared different brands of paper towels.

First Place – Aidan Fitzgerald, “Beat the Heat”
Second Place – Nick Turk, Picture Braille”
Third Place – Nate Roth, “Buoyant Boats”

Anatomy and Physiology at GHCDS

Anatomy and Physiology students are currently investigating the muscular and digestive systems.  During this lab, students measured the lysis (breakdown) rate of liver to determine the catalase (enzyme) impact on denaturation of unwanted H2O2 (hydrogen peroxide which is naturally released in our bodies) to prevent organ damage.

After School Activities

 Lower school after-school activities began this week with great enthusiasm!

Backyard Beautification
Sports Skills
Playground Games
Running Club
Sewing Club

Marine Biology at GHCDS

Marine Biology students are studying The Deep Ocean this Trimester.  As part of their exploration, they are building underwater submersible research vessels that will be tested in the swimming pool.  Through this experiment, students realize the engineering, cost, and development required to safely conduct real life underwater research.

Environmental Science at GHCDS

Environmental Science students are currently studying Earthquakes and Volcanoes.  During this lab investigation, students focused on the viscosity of lava flow following a volcano eruption.  They tested and measured the viscosity of six common products and compared the results to the known viscosity of three recent lava flow rates. Students are following by the continuous eruption of the St. Vincent Volcano.

Solar System at GHCDS

The numbers added to some of the planet signs indicate the number of moons orbiting those planets. Twenty-nine of Saturn’s moons are awaiting confirmation and names. Our Moon is the 5th largest in the solar system!

If you have driven on our campus and have wondered where Neptune is, check out this video:

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College Acceptance

Kekoa Alexander: Syracuse University; University of Rochester

Saba Alfred: Drexel University; Howard University; Sarah Lawrence College; Fordham University; American University; Boston University; Georgetown University; Tufts University; New York University; Barnard College

Kara Barton: Flagler College; Gannon University; Louisiana State University, Eunice; Norwich University

D’Asia Charles: The University of Nebraska, Lincoln; Clark Atlanta University; Nova Southeastern University

Marcus Curran: University of the Virgin Islands

Mathieu Dale: Fordham University; Roger Williams University; University of Rhode Island; Old Dominion University

Tea Desmond: University of Tampa

Alessandra Evangelista:  Baldwin Wallace University; Flagler College; Johnson and Wales University, Providence; University of New Haven; Rollins College; Saint Louis University-Madrid; University of San Francisco; The American University of Rome; Richmond, The American International University in London; Catholic University; Providence College; University of Central Florida; American University; The George Washington University

Dilani Frorup: Allegheny College; Roanoke College

Hanan Hamed: Allegheny College; Gannon University; Nova Southeastern University; University of Pittsburgh; University of Tampa; Drexel University; Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS); Suffolk University; University of Tampa; Northeastern University

Mariam Hamed: University of North Texas; Roosevelt University; Rutgers University, New Brunswick and Newark campuses; Temple University; University of South Florida, Tampa; Ohio State University; University of the Virgin Islands

Gloria Leo: Radford University; Longwood University, University of the Virgin Islands; University of Indiana, Bloomington

Anaijah Peters: Georgia Southern University; Nova Southeastern University; Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

Naurani Persaud: Temple University; University of Delaware; University of Texas, Arlington

Roxy Wallace: Binghamton University; Drexel University

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