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St. Croix Schools Wrap Up Week of The Young Child with Field Day at Canegata Ball Park

May 1, 2017

 

ST. CROIX, USVI – Hundreds of young learners took to the D.C. Canegata Ballpark on Friday, April 21 for the culminating activity of Week of the Young Child, celebrated April 17-21, 2017 in the territory. The fun day celebrated students in Kg – to 3rd attending St. Croix district’s public elementary schools.

Students, their parents and teachers enjoyed entertainment from the St. Croix Central High School Marching Band and a local DJ. St. Croix District Deputy Superintendent Faith Dane George-Boone and Elementary Programs Coordinator Jeselle Cruse-Peters, who plans the annual activity, gave opening remarks. Miss St. Croix, Elle Nielsen led a rendition of the energetic, motivational dance “Move Your Body” by Beyoncé. Students were also treated to the widely popular Smurfs movie character, Brainy Smurf.

Participating agencies and community organizations were WAPA, VI Fire Service, WTJX Channel 12, My Sisters Keeper, Inc., St. Croix Jeep Association, VIPD’s McGruff the Crime Dog, the Office of Highway Safety’s Buckle Bear, Frederiksted Health Care, Inc., Home Depot, VIWMA and VITEMA. Students also enjoyed face painting by Jay Jay the Clown, bounce houses and tee-ball games.

The Department of Education’s Division of Cultural Education gave a presentation of Mocko Jumbies and the district offices of Agriculture and School Community Affairs provided information and giveaways to parents and students.

The Week of the Young Child is an annual celebration hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers and families.     

 

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St. Croix Students Set To Display Science Projects at District STEAM Fair

May 1, 2017

 

ST. CROIX, USVI – Elementary, junior high and high school students in the St. Croix District will display their respective school’s winning exhibits at the Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) Fair from Monday, May 1 to Friday, May 5 at the Great Hall of the Albert Sheen campus of the University of the Virgin Islands from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

The public is invited to take advantage of this free opportunity to view and learn about the scientific and art projects conceived by students. The projects will be judged on Wednesday, May 3 and an awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 4.

For more information, please call (340) 773-1095, Ext. 7054 for Math Coordinator Juanita Boneque or Ext. 7059 for Science Coordinator Rosa White.

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Arthur A. Richards Inducts 14 Scholars Into the National Jr. Honor Society

May 1, 2017

 

ST. CROIX, USVI—The Arthur A. Richards Junior High School (AARJHS) inducted fourteen of its top scholars into the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) on Friday, April 21, 2017 during a ceremony held in the school’s auditorium. The formal event welcomes the top students who exemplify the society’s five core principles: scholarship, leadership, service, character and citizenship.

Chapter adviser Cicely Ferguson led the processional of the inductees into the auditorium and onto the stage. Mistress of Ceremony and current NJHS member Allana Jackson welcomed attendees. Former NJHS member and Educational Complex sophomore, Mojania Denis served as the guest speaker, where he shared tips that have allowed him to be a successful student.

Following Mr. Denis’ address, the induction began with the ceremonial lighting of the candles for each of the five NJHS principles. Once all candles were lit, the chapter advisor led the recitation of the pledge, which formally named the students members of the Carlos F. Rodriguez chapter of the National Junior Honor Society. Each student received a lapel pin and certificate of membership.

Arthur Richards Principal Kent Moorehead congratulated the students and their parents on a job well done, and encouraged them to uphold the principles of NJHS, even as they move on to high school and college.

The Arthur A. Richards 2017 Carlos F. Rodriguez NJHS Inductees are Arianna Angol, Nya Ashley, J’Nyah Charles, Kaisha Cumberbatch, Jamaine Gurley-Hopson, Omega Harris, Amarjahan Joseph-DeCambra, Safia Marin, R’Daejah Milligan, Christina Nieves, Monisha Noelien, Melanie Rodriguez, Jaiden Ventura and Aundre Watley.

 

 

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