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Arthur A. Richards Report Card Distribution on April 20 and 21


April 7, 2017


ST. CROIX, USVI – The Arthur A. Richards Jr. High School will hold report card distribution on Thursday, April 20 and Friday, April 21 between the hours of 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the school.

Parents are asked to visit the school’s main office during these hours to pick up report cards.


For more information, contact the Arthur A. Richards Jr. High School at (340) 772-1500.






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Gladys Abraham's Nyeema Henderson Wins STTJ District Primary Spelling Bee

April 7, 2017



 ST. THOMAS, USVI— The Gladys Abraham Elementary School took home its second Spelling Bee victory this year as second grader Nyeema Henderson correctly spelled “secede” to win the 2017 St. Thomas-St. John District Primary Spelling Bee held Thursday, April 6 at the Bertha C. Boschulte Middle School auditorium. 

Elementary Programs Coordinator Kalamis Maduro opened the program by bringing greetings on behalf of Insular and Deputy Superintendents Dionne Wells-Hedrington, Raquel Berry Benjamin and Michael Harrigan. Maduro praised the students for achieving the milestone of making it to the Primary Spelling Bee and reminded them that they are all winners. 

“No matter what the results are of the Spelling Bee today, all of these students are winners and we definitely look forward to seeing them participate in the intermediate spelling bee when they move onto the fourth grade” she said. 

Twenty in-school winners from public, private and parochial schools participated in the Primary Bee, which lasted for 11 rounds. The students held strong with the first elimination coming only after five rounds. Round 10 met Joseph Sibilly third grader Annalisa Fletcher and Henderson with a challenging matchup, where Henderson was victorious. 

All Spelling Bee participants received a trophy, spelling bee pencils and erasers, three books from Scholastic and a personalized Webster’s dictionary. The top six finalists also took home a Bananagrams game and the winner additionally received an iPad. 

Maduro also explained that the St. Croix district is working to establish its district Primary Spelling Bee and similar to the Intermediate Spelling Bee, the top six from both districts will advance to compete in the territorial competition. 

The top six finalists from the St. Thomas-St. John district in order of placement are Nyeema Henderson, Gladys Abraham; Annalisa Fletcher, Joseph Sibilly; Mirza Baig, Lockhart Elementary; Adore Defoe, Joseph Gomez; De'Aneysha Hill, Julius E. Sprauve; and T'Marii Francis, Bethel Baptist Day School. 




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Hola, Puerto Rico! CHS Foreign Languages Club Visits Isla Del Encanto


April 6, 2017



 ST. CROIX, USVI – Students and faculty involved in the St. Croix Central High School (CHS) Foreign Languages Program travelled to Puerto Rico March 19 to 24 as part of a cultural educational exchange program. The annual trip is conducted to give students the opportunity to explore the educational offerings of the American Commonwealth, as well as immerse themselves in the culture of the island. 

The students visited various museums, Cavern Park (Caves), Observatory of Arecibo, Mayaguez Zoo, as well as toured the “Capitolio” (Legislature), various parts of Old San Juan and received a warm welcome from the President of the Camera of Representatives Hon. Carlos J. Mendez. 

CHS students also enjoyed exchanges with the Escuela Hotelera de San Juan (Culinary), Mayaguez Campus and the School of Art and Culture of Municipality of Mayaguez. They also received enrolment information from the National University College and Puerto Rico University campuses of Mayaguez. 

The trip was led by the Foreign Languages Program staff, including Eli A. Torres, instructor; Monifa Steele, chairperson and Mr. Ehsan Said, chaperon. 

The VI Lottery, Office of Special Grants of the Department of Education and other sponsors helped make the trip possible. Special thanks to the Municipality of Mayaguez, PR and Mayor Hon. José G. Rodríguez for the warm hospitality. 



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1834 Kongens Gade
St. Thomas, VI 00802
Phone: 340-774-0100
Fax: 340-779-7153

Curriculum Center:


Mon – Fri: 8AM – 5PM

St. Croix

2133 Hospital Street
Christiansted, St. Croix, 00820
Phone: 340-773-1095
Fax: 340-778-8895

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