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DOE Payroll Office to Remain at Hospital Street Headquarters

The Virgin Islands Department of Education Office of the Insular Superintendent- St. Croix District informs the public that its Payroll…

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Three events are slated for the opening of the school year – V.I. Fathers Back to School Barbecue and Fun Day on Saturday, Aug. 27; the Back to School Days of Prayer on Saturday , Sept. 3, and Sunday, Sept. 4; and the V.I. Fathers March on Sept. 6, the first day of school for public schools in the territory. Organizers are encouraging fathers to take their children back to school starting on the first day.

 
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Beach Advisory for January 17-20

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the territory by sampling for enterococci bacteria and turbidity, which is a measure of water clarity, advises the public of the following:

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2017-01-20 20:20:22
St. Thomas Starring in Upcoming HGTV Show

Two upcoming January episodes of the popular HGTV series “Beachfront Bargain Hunt” are expected to feature St. Thomas and several local professionals.

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2017-01-20 18:28:46
Democatic Party State Chairwoman Calls for Senator Elect to be Seated in Legislature

The Democratic Party of the Virgin Islands is concerned that more than one week after the 32nd Legislature has been sworn in, the seventh St. Thomas seat remains vacant.

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2017-01-20 17:42:32
Community - Schools — St. Croix
High School Students See the Future at Math and Science Research Academy

High school students participating in the revived Math and Science Research Academy this summer on St. Croix showcased their STEM (science-technology-engineering-mathematics) projects on Friday, July 29, at UVI's Great Hall.

Read entire articleAug 12 2016 - 2:40am
Ten Sleepless Knights Inc. Selects Winner of Its 2016 Music Scholarship

Ten Sleepless Knights (TSK) Inc. has announced that Tariq Lionel has been selected as its 2016 Scholarship Award recipient, and he will be presented with the Ten Sleepless Knights Scholarship Award in a brief ceremony Wednesday, Aug. 10.

Read entire articleAug 7 2016 - 8:56pm
Island Therapy Solutions Partners With Camps to Create First Inclusive Program for Autistic Children

This year, Virgin Islands children with autism enjoyed a typical summer camp experience alongside peers without disabilities thanks to a partnership between St. Croix-based Island Therapy Solutions (ITS) and several camps on St. Croix and St. Thomas.

Read entire articleAug 2 2016 - 3:07pm
V.I. Hosts Pilot Freedom Schools

Five of the trritory's schools are participating in a six-week pilot of a nation-wide "Freedom School" project this summer, thanks in part to Lt. Gov. Osbert Potter

Read entire articleJul 28 2016 - 2:06pm
U.S. Geological Survey Grants Over $90,000 to UVI’s Water Resources Research Institute

The Water Resources Research Institute (WRRI) at the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) received $92,335 this spring from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) to fund three projects across the territory.

Read entire articleJul 28 2016 - 7:03am
UVI Researchers Investigate Potential Risks of Lionfish Consumption

Researchers from the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) have published results of their investigation into the consumption of lionfish in the “Marine Drugs Journal.” Since 2008, lionfish native to tropical and sub-tropical reef ecosystems in the southern Indian Ocean, South Pacific and Red Sea have been reported in waters in the territory.

Read entire articleApr 22 2015 - 5:00am
McCollum Re-Affirms Commitment To Evaluation System

Acting Education Commissioner Sharon Ann McCollum Monday re-affirmed the department’s commitment to the new Teacher and Leader Effectiveness System, the VIDE-revised process for evaluating teachers and administrators.

Read entire articleMar 16 2015 - 9:35pm
UVI Appoints Associate Provost, Varsity Soccer and Basketball Coaches

The University of the Virgin Islands recently appointed a new associate provost. UVI also, for the first time, appointed new faculty members who will serve as head coaches for the university’s varsity soccer and basketball programs, and who will also have appointments in the School of Education teaching physical education.

Read entire articleDec 3 2014 - 12:35am
Education Releases Final 2014-2015 School Calendar

Gov. John P. deJongh Jr. signed the 2014-2015 school calendar on Tuesday, July 22, and it was officially released by the Department of Education. According to the calendar, opening and closing dates for school are Sept. 2, 2014 and June 19, 2015.

Read entire articleJul 22 2014 - 9:48pm
UVI Bulletin Board for July II

This is what's happening on both campuses of the University of the Virgin Islands.

Read entire articleJul 7 2014 - 8:24pm