A PRESIDENT’S DAY SCHOLASTIC CHESS TOURNAMENT

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.

Go Teon!

Congratulations Teon Persaud for having the highest GPA (4.15) on the VIMSIA varsity basketball team.  This past Tuesday, he was recognized by the USVI Department of Education for his outstanding academic success.  Teon is executing the task of representing VIMSIA in a positive way in our island community.  Continue your success Teon, your VIMSIA family is proud of you. Let's show our love for Teon and the VIMSIA varsity basketball team by cheering them on during the MLK Basketball tournament this weekend. Their first game is against St. Croix Central High School Friday night at 9 pm at Ivanna Eudora Kean High School.  Click here to read in the VI Consortium. 

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Centennial Celebration: Danish Students Visit VIMSIA

Students from Ranum Efterskole College in Denmark spent a day at Virgin Islands Montessori School & Peter Gruber International Academy on Tuesday Jan 17th.  The Danish students paired up with VI students to attend classes, become friends and to experience the curriculum at VIMSIA.

This visit was an effort to welcome the Danish students to St. Thomas as we celebrate our 100-year Centennial this spring.  The two schools are planning to embark on future visits, such as an annual student exchange program.

From the VIMSIA Dance Teacher, Ms. Helen Sidiropolous, "In our 11th grade Dance class, the visiting Danish students danced the Sevillanas from Spain, the Kalamatiano from Greece, the Bachata from the Dominican Republic and some hip hop dancehall fusion with the DP Dancers from the Virgin Islands!!  They took a true trip around the world."

Katherine Dohn, Michael Bornn, Olfert Andreasen, Gloria Zakers and Niels Kjaer

Spanish Exchange Program with Casvi IB School in Madrid

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Saskia C., Ava Jayne P. and, Kaia A.

Congratulations to these three 7th grade girls! They are off to Casvi IB School in Madrid, Spain for a 5-week Spanish immersion exchange program. We wish them safe travels while they represent PGIA in the international IB world. Go Spanish!

The Madrid students will be with us here at VIMSIA in February & March. 

PGIA Alumni Luncheon

On Wednesday, January 4, the PGIA College Counseling office hosted the third annual Alumni Luncheon. This is a time when all alumni are invited to return to campus to offer pearls of wisdom to our current juniors and seniors. It's also a time for them to reflect on their experiences here and provide our administrative team with constructive feedback. This year, 19 alumni returned. Each of them shared stories of their college experience and future plans. It's so exciting to see the paths they have chartered! Our former Volts are certainly making their marks on the world.

Kai Bartlette '11 graduated Providence College with a BA in math and Spanish. She is currently getting her PhD in applied mathematics at the Colorado School of the Mines. Nathaniel Fuller '11 is getting his Bachelor's degree in Computer Science at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Kelsey Morrison '13 will graduate Ohio Wesleyan this May. She spent last semester in Chicago working with a law firm on human rights abuse cases. Her future plans are to pursue a JD/PhD program. Ariel Stolz '13 will graduate Brown University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. She plans to take a gap year to travel and then obtain a graduate degree in sustainable energy. PJ Chemont '14 is getting a Business Technology and Marketing degree at the University of Miami. He is also a drumline section leader. Isis Collier '15 is a dual sport athlete (soccer and lacrosse) at Cornell College in Iowa where she is pursuing a degree in music and kinesthesiology. She still plays the violin. Michael Emanuel '15 is at University of Rochester studying Political Science with hopes to attend law school in the future. Tariq Davis '15 is at Beacon College in Florida studying Business. Noah Stolz '15 is at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute studying computer science and cognitive science. He is currently conducting research at RPI in coordination with a professor at UVI. Jeremy Knight '15 is studying Environmental Science and Sustainability at Emory University. Whenever he's on island, he interns with the Department of Fish and Wildlife. Dakarai Potter '16 is studying Health Management Systems at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. CJ Fahie '16 is studying Computer Engineering at Indiana Tech and playing soccer. Kiyalyn Bump '16 is enjoying her Creative Writing and English program at Dalhousie University in Canada. Nicholas Figueroa '16 will begin a Bachelor's in Business Management at Embry Riddle Aeronautical Institute this month. He spent this semester on island getting his pilot's license. Naomi Laing '16 is attending UVI studying Business with a concentration in finance. She plans to transfer to a school in Florida for her sophomore year. Shakima Esprit '16 is also studying at UVI focusing on nursing. Isabel Setorie '16 is pursuing Pan-African Studies, Spanish, and Linguistics at Drew University. Abe Hamed '16 is studying Business at Valencia College. Jesse Wyatt '16 is studying Art at St. John's University.

 

INTERACT Visits Lucinda Millen Home

Rotary Sunrise sends a special thank you to PGIA Interactors N'Quay, Skyler, Kaia and Taber, Interactor Advisor Mrs. Elizabeth Elger, and future Interact members Niall and Grady.  They joined Rotary Sunrise on Saturday at the Lucinda Millin Home.  The group threw a holiday party for the residents.

Interactors helped organize the gift bags, trimmed the tree, passed out refreshments and sang carols.  They helped Santa pass out gifts to all the seniors at the party and hand delivered gift bags throughout the home for less mobile residents confined to their rooms.  Their smiling faces certainly brightened the day. 

Many thanks.

Rotary Sunrise

We make learning special

The Montessori Method takes learning away from memorization and brings it to real-world applications.  Math can be a particularly daunting subject for many children and adults, but as parent Jeanne Walters explains in the video below, learning in the Montessori classroom is a process that makes abstract concepts real.

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