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Weekly News – 4.8.22

Quick Announcements:

This week there has been an uptick in student absences and office visits due to cold-like symptoms, especially in lower school students. While we are moving towards covid being endemic and we recognize variants will continue to arise, we need to continue the most important precautions like staying home and covid testing when symptomatic. When students are absent due to cold-like symptoms a covid test is required to return to campus. Please submit covid testing results to ccooper@ghcds.org. In the unfortunate event your child does contract covid, it is better to know sooner rather than later; do not delay testing! In the event of a positive result, a delay in testing only prolongs the time away from school. We ask that students stay home when they are symptomatic, even when they test negative for covid, because the spread of cold viruses in our classrooms causes other families to be impacted (as well as our teachers, causing an interruption to learning for an entire class)! Though we can not eradicate colds, we can minimize the impact they have on our school community. 


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Around Campus:

Lower School Theater Club

Lower School Theatre Club performed a skit called Night Crew by Debra A. Cole at Friday Gathering. This show tells the story of 10 characters having a scheduling meeting to decide when they’re able to visit Megan’s bedroom in order to do their jobs. Cast Members: Avery Adams, Aliya Delande, Carmen Robinson, Diella Maynard, Mackenzie Lawrence, Miles Kantowski, Sophie Fitzgerald, William Gentilucci, Yiha Cruz, and Zyrie Denbow. Give them a big round of applause for their hard work!


Lower School Run Club

Lower School RUN CLUB warriors completed our six week after school program with a bang! Many special charms were earned for every mile walked, jogged, skipped, or sprinted!


4th Grade Science

4th grade has started a new Science unit all about sound! We kicked off this first week by exploring the connection between sound and vibration.


Ridiculous Relay Races

We wrapped up our 1st through 3rd grade after school activity this week with a balloon toss and popsicles!


College Acceptances:

(bolded entries indicate enrollment commitment)

Alexandra Bhola: Boston University; University of Pennsylvania; Duke University; Fordham University; University of Miami; Howard University; Northeastern University; Georgetown University; Boston University;

James Bugg: Worcester Polytechnic Institute, w/ Presidential Scholarship; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute w/scholarship; University of Vermont w/scholarship

Syrena Carter: Griffith University, Queensland, Australia; Bond University, Queensland, Australia; University of South Australia; University of Newcastle, Australia; University of Wollongong, Australia; James Cook University, Australia; American International College w/scholarship; Johnson and Wales University w/scholarship; Susquehanna University w/scholarship

Christopher Cawley: University of Tampa; University of North Florida; East Carolina University; Western Carolina University; University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Michael Dizon-Bumann: Tufts University; Cornell University College of Engineering; Georgetown University; Wingate University w/scholarship; University of Tampa, w/scholarship; Rider University w/scholarship; Bryant University w/scholarship

Frances Falcon Vasquez: Baylor University; Hawaii Pacific University; University of Tampa; Universidad Sagrado Corazón

Uchenna Ferris: Ball State University w/Ball State Scholars Award; Hollins University w/scholarship; Loyola University, New Orleans w/scholarship; University of North Carolina, Charlotte; Drexel University w/scholarship; Case Western Reserve University w/scholarship

Melvyn Fox: Northern Illinois University w/scholarship; Lynn University w/scholarship; Nova Southeastern University w/scholarship; Stetson University w/scholarship

Elyssa Franklin: University of Tampa w/scholarship; Roger Williams University w/scholarship; Rider University w/scholarship; College of Charleston; Gannon University w/scholarship

Hakeem Hamed: University of Dayton w/the Dean’s merit Scholarship; Roberts Wesleyan College w/Dean’s Scholarship; Mercyhurst University; Quinnipiac University w/Trustee’s Scholarship; New York Institute of Technology, w/scholarship; University of Pittsburgh, Johnstown; The College of New Jersey, w/scholarship; University of North Carolina, Charlotte; Clarkson University w/scholarship, Bentley University

Christopher Hasson:  University of Colorado at Boulder; University of Tampa w/scholarship; Arizona State University w/scholarship; State University of New York at Buffalo w/scholarship; George Mason University w/scholarship; Adelphi University w/scholarship

Croix Hess-Rivers: Bridgewater State University w/scholarship; Quinnipiac University w/scholarship; University of Maine w/scholarship; University of Massachusetts, Lowell w/scholarship; Virginia Commonwealth University w/scholarship

Malik John: New York Institute of Technology; Gannon University w/scholarship; Howard University

Dawson Kohl: Palm Beach Atlantic University; Jacksonville University; Oklahoma State University; University of Oklahoma; Florida International University; Texas Tech University

Aleah Mann: The University of Kansas w/scholarship; Seton Hall University w//scholarship; Xavier University w/scholarship; Baylor University; Michigan State University; Indiana University w/scholarship; Villanova University

Makari Matthew: Curry College; Eastern Michigan University; Baylor University

Shana Sargeant:  Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania; Boston University w/scholarship; University of Tampa w/scholarship; Penn State University; University of Miami

Lucy Sullivan: Fashion Institute of Technology; Texas State University


Summer Opportunities

Reconnect with Nature this Summer!

Registration for the 2022 Youth Ocean Explorers Summer Program on St. Thomas and St. Croix is now open until May 1, 2022. The program will be conducted from July 11 to August 5. Students in grades 7-12 are eligible to apply. Scholarships will be available to USVI residents to cover registration and scuba certification costs.

Log on to the link and register today.

https://www.uvi.edu/community/virgin-islands-marine-advisory-service/default.aspx.

For additional information, contact Howard Forbes Jr. (340) 693-1672 at the Center for Marine and Environmental Studies or email howard.forbes@uvi.edu


Applications are available for AgDiscovery 2022 Summer Enrichment Program

The program on the University of the Virgin Islands – St. Croix campus will be conducted July 18 – 31, 2022 for which students in grades 7 – 12 are eligible to apply.

Please view below an electronic link that provides information about the application process and the program in general.

https://www.aphis.usda.gov/…/agdiscovery/how-do-i-apply

For any questions, contact Dr. Louis Petersen at (340)693-1083 or louis.petersen@uvi.edu.


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