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Weekly News – 5.23.21

Quick Announcements:

Join us for a special evening celebrating our school community!  
This virtual celebration will include student performances, alumni testimonials, and some exciting opportunities to support GHCDS.  

Our online auction is sure to have something for everyone, from a Prosolar Solar Array to Tennis Lessons and everything in between  — over 75 packages so far, and counting.  This is the perfect chance to shop for a good cause!  Bidding opens May 24.

Look for our “Cool in School” campaign to provide air conditioning for all of our classrooms.



  • The Hamed Family and The Market STX 
  • Cane Bay Partners VI, LLLP / David Johnson & Jackie Goodyear / Kirk & Leah Chewning     


  • Island Therapy Solutions


  • Marshall & Sterling Insurance         
  • David & Tammy Thompson         
  • Team Consultants           
  • ABC Janitors      
  • Lee J. Rohn and Associates


  • Progressive Veterinary Clinic      
  • John & Theresa Harper 
  • Bert Smith & Co.              
  • Calabash Real Estate      
  • Plessen Medical Group 
  • George & Donna Ashley
  • Clinical Laboratory Incorporated              
  • Banco Popular  
  • Bank of St. Croix              
  • The Walker Legal Group


  • Christian-Hendrickson Family     
  • St. Croix Renaissance Group       
  • Pinnacle Services, LLC    
  • ProHealth Urgent Care LLC          
  • Tysam Tech, LLC               
  • Dr. and Mrs. Ralph DeChabert   
  • Rhea Abramson
  • Groundwater & Environmental Services, Inc.
  • Beeston Health
  • Michelle Moore
  • Michelle N. Dizon MD PC
  • Paradise Plumbing, Inc.
  • Joyia Inspirational Jewelry

Congratulations JSA Raffle Winners!

Congratulations to the Junior State of America, End-of-Year Raffle winners!

  • 1st Place: Two-night stay at the Carambola Beach Resort- Angus Drigo
  • 2nd Place: $75 Trends Boutique Gift Certificate- Julie Crisler
  • 3rd Place: $65 Crucian Gold Gift Certificate- Aiden Malcolm
  • 4th Place: Tropical Cleaners Gift Certificate- Angus Drigo
  • 5th Place: $30 Riddims Gift Certificate- Mr. and Mrs. Evangelista

¡Gracias! Merci! Thank You!

A big shout out to volunteer parent, Mrs. Deborah Marlow, for her invaluable assistance with the After School Sewing group.  We couldn’t have done it without her!

Around Campus

Senior Prom 2021

On Saturday, May 15, Ricky, Wanda and Alessandra Evangelista’s residence was the setting for the much anticipated prom party. A special thank you to them for hosting the event. After weeks of preparation and following the biosecurity guidelines, the senior class and their guests were able to enjoy a wonderful evening of music, dance, photographs, appetizers and a sit-down dinner in a beautifully decorated backyard. Very special thanks goes to Mariam Hamed’s family for their generosity and thoughtfulness covering the cost of the dinner, to Hanan’s family for donating the desserts and to the entire prom committee for their hard work preparing for the event.  Images featured taken my Misty Winter.

Sixth Grade Oral History Presentations

After learning how to become an Investigative Historian, our 6th Graders worked on an Oral History Project.  This involved asking a relative if they would agree to be interviewed, selecting a series of open-ended questions that would elicit the best stories from their subjects, and conducting the interviews.  Students recorded and transcribed their interviews, creating a primary source document.   Then, they used their person’s life story to write a biographical poem, created a personalized cover page, and collage of photos as part of their final project.   On Friday, we invited our subjects to join us for a virtual celebration of their Oral Histories, where each student recited their poem honoring their subject and thanked them for sharing their stories.  We learned something special about each one.  Featured presenters include: Malek Southwell, Ozzy Odom, Ella Evora, Devon Davis-McCarthy, Cameron Cullinan, and Honored Guests.

GHCDS Art Show – Speaking Through Art

To all of the wonderful supporters of GHCDS Arts!

Due to Covid-19, we will hold our Annual Art Exhibit virtually. 

SPEAKING THROUGH ART, starts on Wednesday, May 19th, 2021. Please check out our art show hosted by Artsonia.com:

N – 4th Grade: https://www.artsonia.com/artshow/138017/11027

5th – 8th Grade: https://www.artsonia.com/artshow/138017/11031

9th – 12th Grade: https://www.artsonia.com/artshow/138017/11029

Art Activity 1: Recreate A Famous Artwork Challenge– Choose a famous artwork and recreate it with your family, friends and or pets. Examples from last year’s show below. Recreate Famous Artwork: https://www.artsonia.com/artshow/138017/11030

Art Activity 2: On and Off Campus Chalk Walk: Grab some chalk or chalk pastels, go outside to concrete grounds, and use the surface as your very own canvas. Compose a design or write words of your appreciation for the arts. 

Send your creations to sbanwaree@ghcds.org by 4pm on May 18th and your image can be included in the art show. If you have additional creations that you’d like to share, please feel free to share directly on social media using the hashtags #GHCDSartshow2021 or #GHCDSspeakingthroughart

Suenita Banwaree and Kelsey Hill, GHCDS Art Teachers

*Art Show slideshows are hosted by Artsonia.com and as such, students who do not have a public listing on Artsonia.com will not be viewable in the slideshow. Please visit Artsonia.com directly to view your student’s artwork.

Sixth Grade Technology

Students in 6th grade technology mastered 3D modeling in Tinkercad and demonstrated their proficiency by combining and subtracting 3D forms to design products and buildings. Featured Designers: Connor Thompson, Jolene Zielke, Ella Evora, Leo Keularts, Riley Pomykal, and Wyatt Sayre.

Third Grade Art – Life-sized Turtles

Come by the front of the admin building to check out the 3rd grader’s hard work making life-sized turtle paintings of tracked sea turtles!

Environmental Science & Marine Biology Students Create Activist Messages

 By Michael Fitzgerald
 Corporate cares not of conservation  
 As capitalism rules over the nation
 Money’s the sole motivation
 For those with such reputations
 Souls as tainted as the oil
 Stolen from a foreign soil
 Care not if the earth will boil
 As long as they remain as royals
 And once the ground beneath us crumbles
 And stock markets slip and tumble
 Nature will take back this rubble
 And corporate will for once be humbled 
 Footprints Not Trash
 By Davina Brown
 The beach is calm, peaceful, and relaxing
 It takes away any stress, or worries
 It lets you clear your mind
 Or so you think
 When the waves are big and rough
 You think it is fun
 But when a tsunami comes all you think to do is run
 Why do you think the water gets mad?
 Because of all the trash, you leave on the land
 It gets so angry because of all the garbage that gets left there
 It wants to get rid of it but it doesn’t know where
 The beach is a place where people go to get away from their jobs or issues
 They don’t want to come to a beach to find candy wrappers and tissues.
 Our beaches are some of the most beautiful in the land and if we want them to stay that way, do your part, leave nothing behind but footprints in the sand! 

College Acceptances

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

Lucia Bishop: Gap Year

Molly Brownsdon: University of Florida; Stetson University; Loyola University,, New Orleans

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

Cooper Crowther: United States Marine Corps

Marcus Curran: University of the Virgin Islands; Hampton University

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

Michael Fitzgerald: University of the Virgin Islands

Dilani Frorup: Allegheny College; Roanoke College

Hanan Hamed: Tufts University; 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; Ohio State University; University of the Virgin Islands

Sean Hiddleston: East Carolina University; University of North Carolina, Charlotte

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

Reyna Olivares: United States Air Force

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

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

Alexander Schmidt: Gap Year 

Roxy Wallace: Binghamton University; Drexel University

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