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FY 2016 Summer Food Service Program Sponsor And Job Applications Now Available

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                       April 25, 2016

Contact: Cynthia T. Graham
Director of Public Relations
(340) 774-0100, Ext. 8136

ST. THOMAS, USVI – The Virgin Islands Department of Education State Office of Special Nutrition Programs has announced the availability of the 2016 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) sponsor application packages and summer job applications.

Public or non-profit organizations interested in becoming a sponsor, as well as high school or college students interested in applying for a summer job may obtain the desired application by contacting the State Office of Special Nutrition Programs at (340) 774-0100 x 2817 (St. Thomas-St. John) or (340) 773-1095 x 7082 or x 7046 (St. Croix).

Submission deadline for the sponsor application package is Friday, May 13, 2016. Submission deadline for summer job applications is Friday, May 27, 2016.

School-age children from years 2 - 18 may receive free meals through SFSP. Persons 19 years of age and older with mental or physical disability (as determined by a state or local educational agency) and who participates during the school year in a public or private non-profit school program (established for the mentally or physically disabled) is also eligible to receive meals.


In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.

Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) Email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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Steel Ensembles Invited To Participate In Pan on the Green Musical Showcase



Contact: Cynthia Graham                                                                       Anthony Mills

Director of Public Relations                                                                   Specialist/Writer

(340) 773-1095, Ext. 7096                                                                     (340) 773-1095, Ext. 7064                                                                     


ST. CROIX, USVI Steel ensembles on St. Croix are invited to register for participation in the 2016 edition of  Pan on the Green competition scheduled on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 6 p.m. at the St. Croix Educational Complex football field.  Steel ensembles or orchestras from schools, churches, businesses and community organizations are eligible to perform.

An entry fee of $100 is required to participate in Pan on the Green.  Each ensemble will play a musical piece of their choice, and Pianist and Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s classic, “Eine kleine Nachtmusik” for a total of 20 minutes.   Translated “a little serenade” in German, the Mozart composition is written for an ensemble of two violins, viola and cello with optional double bass. The musical arrangement is often performed by string orchestras.

The winning steel ensemble receives a monetary prize of a $1,000.

Admission is $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children.  Participating ensembles receive 30 tickets to contribute to their fundraising efforts.

For more information and/or to sign up, contact Valrica Bryson, Cultural Education Director for the Department of Education, at (340) 773-1095, extension 7032.


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CHS Report Card Distribution Is April 21

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                April 20, 2016


Contact: Cynthia T. Graham                                                                                                                                  

Director of Public Relations                                                  

(340) 774-0100, Ext. 8136                                             


ST. CROIX, USVI – Central High School Principal Janasee Sinclair is informing the public that report card distribution for all grade levels is scheduled at the school on Thursday, April 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. For more information, contact Central High School at (340) 778-0123.




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