Fifth grader Jayeil Williams has been at GHS since the 2017-2018 school year. Fifth grade teacher Ms. Christina describes Jayeil as a “hard worker all around.” Jayeil enjoys reading fantasies and graphic novels, and he likes math and learning U.S. geography as well.
“Jayeil is always trying his best," says Ms. Christina. "He’s willing to go for it.”
During recess and after school, Jayeil can often be found playing basketball on the green top.
“He’s a happy kid and he loves to play outside,” says Ms. Christina. “He enjoys being active.”
Jayeil gets along well with all of his classmates, and he says he enjoys making his peers laugh.
“I like how everyone at Gifft Hill is kind and always wanting to play something with me,” says Jayeil.
One of his favorite memories is last year’s GHS Gives Back Day, when his fourth grade class raised $2,405 for the St. John Cancer Fund with a lemonade and bake sale.
PARENT CONFERENCES / NO SCHOOL OCTOBER 9
There will be no school on Monday, October 9, in honor of Virgin Islands-Puerto Rico Friendship Day, but our teachers will be on campus for parent conferences. Lower Campus parents are welcome to meet with their child's teacher during your scheduled time slot. Upper Campus parents may come anytime between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. to meet with each of their child's teachers. This is a great opportunity for you to meet your child's teacher(s), learn how they're doing in school, and to receive MAP testing data for students in grades 3 through 12. We hope to see all of our parents on October 9!
HOMECOMING COMMITTEE MEETING WEDNESDAY
High schoolers who are interested in helping plan this year's homecoming dance should meet Ms. Francis on Wednesday, October 11, in the kitchen café area.
NO BUS SERVICE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13
There will be no bus service next Friday, October 13. Parents should note that generally, when public school is not in session or is on a delayed start or early dismissal, bus service will not be available to our students. Updates regarding bus service will be shared on Class Dojo and via email.
SCHOOL PICTURE MAKE-UP DAY NOVEMBER 3
School picture make-up day will take place Friday, November 3, at the Upper Campus. Lower Campus students who did not get their picture taken will be transported to the Upper Campus by school personnel. Picture order forms for those who did not get their picture taken are due Wednesday, November 1. Please include excact change for payment. Contact email@example.com with any questions.
FARM TO TABLE DINNER OCTOBER 26
We are excited to present our first Farm to Table dinner of the 2023-2024 school year on Thursday, October 26, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. There are just 16 days left to purchase tickets! Our Farm to Table dinners feature fresh, seasonal produce grown in our school gardens and ethically, sustainably sourced proteins. Meals are created by our culinary students and delivered to your table with exceptional service by our front-of-house class students. Click here for more information and to purchase your tickets today.
Seven 10th graders were inducted into the National Honor Society yesterday in recognition of their scholarship, character, leadership, and service. Nyimah Jacobs, Dax Chouiniere, A'maya Abraham, Seamus O'Donnell, Gleidy Castillo Caraballo, Eibony Torres Cordero, and Nadjah Jn. Phillip have a combined GPA of 4.32 and have given back to their community through organizations and activities like the Love City Pan Dragons, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Paradise Jam, Society 340, Virgin Islands National Park events, GHS Farm to Table events, and setting up the school's FarmBot to provide food for the island. Kudos to our new NHS inductees!
THIS WEEK'S SPORTS REPORT
Congratulations this week goes to:
- Our middle school flag football team who won against All Saints 22 to 7.
- Our girls middle school volleyball team who came in third in the Antilles six-team tournament.
- Our boys varsity volleyball team who won against All Saints. They came back strong in the last three sets after losing the first two.
PARENTS OF ATHLETES, TAKE NOTE
There will be no running club on Thursdays as our cross country runners travel to St. Thomas for their weekly meets.
Parents, be sure you are signed up for updates on your child's sport on Class Dojo. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
A big "thank you" goes out to Joseph Williams and the Williams family for donating healthy snacks for our cross country runners. We appreciate your support!
SPORTS COMPETITION SCHEDULES ANNOUNCED
All fall sports are now closed with the exception of running club, which will remain open to new participants for the remainder of the school year.
Here's a schedule of games/meets coming up in the next week. Everyone is welcome to come out and cheer on our Barracudas!
Middle school flag football
Friday, 10/6, 4 p.m. - GHS vs. Antilles at Trayser Field
Tuesday, 10/10, 4 p.m. - GHS vs. All Saints at Lionel Roberts Stadium
Varsity flag football
Saturday, 10/7, 2 p.m. - GHS vs. CAHS at IEKHS
Girls middle school volleyball
No games in the coming week
Girls varsity volleyball
Tuesday, 10/10, 3:15 p.m. - GHS vs. Antilles at Trayser Field
Thursday, 10/12, 3:15 p.m. - GHS vs. CAHS at Trayser Field
Boys varsity volleyball
Tuesday, 10/10, 4:30 p.m. - GHS vs. Antilles at Trayser Field
Thursday, 10/12, 4:30 p.m. - GHS vs. CAHS at Trayser Field
Thursday, 10/12, 4 p.m. - elementary 1 mile and middle school/JV 2 mile at UVI golf course
DATES TO REMEMBER
See below for important dates to remember over the next two months. View the full school year calendar by clicking here.