Last weekend the VIMSIA Volts JV Girls Volleyball team bumped, set and spiked their way to a big win in the 2019 Antilles JV Volleyball tournament. Our JV Girls Volleyball team defended their 2018 title - winning the tournament for the second year in a row. 8th grader Alivia Arroyo was named tournament MVP. Congratulations to Alivia Arroyo, Natalia Figueroa, Layla Howard, Mya Vigilant, Devin DeGannes, Nyala Burke, Zia Gibbs, Ariana Tyson, Destiny Donastorg, Aysia Frett, Natasha Webster, and Cassidy Caines. Our JV Girls Volleyball team did an excellent job representing VIMSIA!
Peter Holmberg, Virgin Islands own Olympic silver medalist, America's Cup Skipper, and Match-Race World Champion, will be joining the after-school sailing program as a coach!
Sailing at the St. Thomas Yacht Club (STYC) is an after-school program available to Lower and Upper Elementary students on Wednesday afternoons.
Four VIMSIA students, Maia Aqui, Chantel Carty, Saskia Connor-Louw, and Mikayla Kurtz traveled to Denmark during fall break as a part of a cultural exchange trip. On Monday, they were greeted at the Copenhagen Airport by Gefion Gymnasium students waving the Danish flag. Its a tradition in Denmark to use their flag, Dannebrog, in celebrations such as birthdays and welcoming travelers!
MMUN students have spent the first part of the year studying the United Nations, what the UN does and how the UN makes a difference in the world. Students will be representing Burkina Faso, Ecuador and Italy at the Montessori Model UN conference that is being held in New York City in March. In the coming weeks students will be researching these countries in preparation to write position papers on the assigned topics (to be announced soon!).
These two stories come from students in Ms. Boyle’s Primary class. They created the stories using a Montessori material called the Moveable Alphabet.
The Moveable Alphabet
The Moveable Alphabet is part of the Primary language curriculum. This material is typically introduced once a child has a firm knowledge of many sandpaper letters, between 4 and 6 years of age.
The key purpose of the Moveable Alphabet is to prepare children for writing, reading, and spelling.
The child’s use of the material progresses from single words, phrases, and eventually to stories. In this way, the Moveable Alphabet teaches children how to symbolize their own thoughts, and begin to write creatively.
Upper Elementary students Owen Livingston, Micah Auchincloss, and Zia Zucker were hard at work making chocolate chip croissants to share with the community!
Even though the sea ports were closed until 10am yesterday due to TS Karen these Montessori students still found their way to school all the way from St. John thanks to a generous ride on a private boat. In the PGIA 7th-grade Connor Erickson made his way from Water Island in a similar fashion.
Devonte and Drake, PGIA Students, began operating a concession stand under the awning this week! Their stand will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:45pm to 1:20pm until Holiday Break.
The funds that Devonte and Drake will raise are to be donated to the Annual Fund and Bahamas Relief Fund (via St Thomas Reformed Church).
Look out for more new activity at the Concession stand this semester!
Break time during the Art Department meeting!
Aerial yoga is off to a great start. These gals had a great time learning about alignment and trying out inversions! Two PGIA students helped Ms. Ferguson set up the class and decided to hang around.
Aerial yoga is a new after school class offered this semester it meets Wednesday afternoons from 3:30pm-4:30pm and is open to Upper Elementary and PGIA students.