Antilles Sailor Wins Honor! Carpool Safety
Dear Antilles Families,
Please join me in congratulating Colin Brego for his success in sailing competition at the Cressy Qualifier event last weekend. Colin has qualified to represent Antilles School at the national level and we are so proud of him! Colin is the son of John and Laura Brego; the Brego family has supported our sailing program for many years!
Second, please follow our traffic flow routes and drive carefully during drop-off and pick-up procedures. Please remember that the upper parking lot is reserved for toddler parents and designated faculty members only. Also, please do not stop right by middle school to let your children out of the car. This backs traffic up on the hill and inhibits the flow. Instead, follow the flow turning left in front of the lower school area and then drop your child off once you have closed behind the nearest car in front of you.
Let’s please all work together to make our morning and afternoon driving experience much safer and friendlier!
For The Hurricanes,
Michael Hughes, Ph. D.
Head of School
Gentleness is acting and speaking in a way which is considerate and kind to others. Gentleness is moving wisely, touching softly, holding carefully, speaking quietly and thinking kindly.
Compassion is understanding and caring when someone is hurt or troubled, even if you don’t know them. It is wanting to help, even if all you can do is listen and say kind words. You forgive mistakes. You are a friend when someone needs a friend.
Kindness is showing you care, doing some good to make life better for others. Be thoughtful about people’s needs. Show love and compassion to someone who is sad or needs your help. When you are tempted to be cruel, to criticize or tease, decide to be kind instead.
In June, Class of 2014 Valedictorian and Presidential Scholar, Taylor Ladd received her medallion from Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and attended a reception with First Lady Michelle Obama. Taylor is the first Presidential Scholar from the Virgin Islands since another Antilles alumnus, Abe Tarapani, was selected in the year 2000. Taylor’s parents, Ariane and Jim, and her brother, Jordan, Antilles School Class of 2013 Valedictorian, attended the medal ceremony. The following night, Taylor and the other Presidential Scholars attended a “A Salute to the 2014 US Presidential Scholars” at Washington, DC’s John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. In addition to family and friends, Antilles School Director of College Counseling, Chris Teare attended, as Taylor had selected him as her most influential teacher. Taylor has begun her studies at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she will also sail on the intercollegiate varsity team, having been actively recruited by the Harvard coaching staff, for her exemplary record both in the classroom and on the water.
We are happy to announce that the $1.1M renovation project, a complete transformation of the ELC (Early Learning Center) at Antilles School, is finished and open to welcome our young Hurricanes to the new school year! The new ELC, a gift from an anonymous donor, was started immediately after the June closure of school, and has been long anticipated by teachers, parents and students. The ELC is now a state-of-the-art learning facility, featuring so many amazing qualities:
~ An outdoor amphitheater for group gatherings with gorgeous “sails” to block the sun
~ Completely screened porches
~ New doorways-bridging indoor and outdoor classroom environments
~ Air conditioning for all indoor classrooms
~ New flooring, light fixtures, rugs and furniture
~ New storage facility
~ Reconfigured outdoor play area with astroturf surface
Comments from teachers about the new space include:
"The new furniture was absolutely needed and the kids will love it!"
"LOVE the air conditioning!"
" The new porches are like a whole other space for each classroom!"
" The new storage facility makes it so much easier to rotate materials so that the children can have fresh experiences."
But the best comment of all was from a new kindergartner who volunteered to his teacher, "Wow, this is the best classroom in the whole wide world!"
We couldn't agree more. PHOTOS
Hurricane Spirit Week, Grades 6-12
2nd Grade Field Trip - St. Thomas Tour and stop at Bryan's Plants
Time: 10:15am - 12:30pm
Coffee with the Counselor for 4th Grade Parents
Location: Lower School Library Time: 7:45am - 8:45am
JV Flag Football vs. Gifft Hill School (League) At Gifft Hill Field
US Student Council BINGO Night
Location: MCM Center