Kudos to the PGIA students on their performances Saturday at Taste the Nations. And a very special shoutout and thank-you to their Arts teachers, Ms. Helen Sidiropolous and Ms. Jana Ferguson for their support and guidance along the way. Great job everyone!
The Wallace family participated in the Denmark Virgin Islands Transfer Marathon last weekend on St. John and did extremely well.
Hashia came second in the half marathon and Quinn was second overall and first place male in the 10k.
This message just in from Ms. Schlesinger and Ms. Morrison:
Wednesday was our day for sight seeing. We split into groups to explore different parts of New York City, including Top of the Rock, The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, Ripley’s Believe It or Not, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York Public Library...The kids are loving popping into stores such as Lego, NBA, Forever 21, Barnes and Noble, Whole Foods. We’ve sampled world famous pizza and cheesecakes. Wednesday night as the kids were putting finishing touches on their poster displays, one said “I can’t believe we just got here last night!”
Today/ Thursday was the first day of conferences. Everyone was a little nervous in the morning, but by lunch feeling a lot more confident about the MMUN committee process.
Tomorrow we are supposed to get snow!!!!
Ms. Schlesinger took this group of MMUN students to the New York Public Library and the Museum of Modern Art yesterday.
Montessori Model United Nations trip is underway with 17 of our sixth year students. This is our 10th year attending this amazing conference in New York City. This year our students are representing the nations of Fiji, Finland, Portugal, Morocco, and Pakistan. The students research actual UN topics as if they were speaking from their represented country. They spend all year doing their research and writing the papers and referendums required as UN ambassadors. There will be thousands of Montessori students from around the country (and the world) at the conference. We have had several of our students over the years that have actually been chosen to speak on the floor of the UN General Assembly. So exciting for these young students!
Alex started in Montessori at the age of 2 and graduated from our IB program in our second graduating class - 2012. He went on to The Pennsylvania State University and has recently graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Nuclear Engineering. He is now working as a test engineer at The Savannah River Nuclear Site Salt Waste Processing Facility. Alex was among the first five students to have spent their whole student lives through high school at VIMSIA.
Alex's fondest memories are chess team with Coach Allen and Soccer with Señor Araujo. When he started out in the High School, Ms. Zakers and Ms. Heersink taught every class!
Congratulations, Alex, on your college graduation and best of luck in your new career! Thanks for stopping by to visit.
Let's welcome our Spanish students from Casvi International IB School in Madrid, Spain. They arrived last week and will be with us for several weeks soaking up our wonderful IB education and sun!
All USVI students are welcome.
The St. Thomas/St. John Youth Scholastic Chess Club and St.Thomas Rotary II host the third youth chess tournament of the year school year.
When : Saturday, February 18, 2017
Where : At the Lockhart Elementary School
Time : Registration starts at 7:45 a.m. The first game is expected to start at 8:00 a.m. sharp.
Rounds : A Four Round Tournament. Each round is expected to last for no more than 1 hour (30 mins per player per game)
Categories : An Individual Tournament
9 years and under
Ages 12 years and under
Ages 13 years and above
Cost : No cost Lunch will be on sale
Contact Person: Sinclair Wilkinson 340-514-7054
All members of our community are encouraged to attend this event and support our students.
All students in our public and private schools including students from UVI are welcomed to join. All players are asked to be on time.