Major Grant Awarded to
St. Croix CHS Library

Three CHS faculty members authored, and our school was awarded one of the 21st Century Community Learning Center grants. The funding will take place for this remaining year and the next four school years. Aside from community partnerships with The Village Partners in Recovery, Strengthening Families and VIDOE's Department of Culture, we are hosting a number of literacy and tutorial classes for ninth grade students and parents. A wonderful aspect of our grant allows us to extend the LMC's hours of operation until 5:30 PM four nights weekly. One of the three LMC staff members will be available Monday through Thursday from March 2nd until June 3rd. Improving our services to meet the educational demands of our students is our current theme!

New Tradition at SCEC Library!


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Principal Vialet
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The St. Croix Educational Complex High School librarians in conjunction with the administration wholeheartedly joined in what become a ‘Wednesday’s in the Library’ series in support of “20th National African American

Read In”! Assistant Principal Cheru Ross was instrumental in getting the project moving forward.

The activities were held during the lunch hour, the library was the venue; the audience was a group of self-selected screened students; and books and other resources were from the library’s existing collection. While waiting, students were encouraged to browse books from featured African American Authors. Selections from a poster version of Barack Obama's Favorite Books on AbeBooks.com were displayed and available for circulation. The first, February 11th, featured Assistant Principal Janasee Sinclair reading from Brian Lanker’s I Dream a World: Portraits of Black Women who changed America. She also spoke about those whom she had met. The audience numbered 49. February 18th, Dr. Prosper Lewis introduced and read selections from Midsummer by Derek Walcott. 48 students were in the audience. February 25, Principal Kurt Vialet discussed the role of the avid reader in achieving academic success. He engaged students in voicing their own choices. He cited a number of his favorites, contracted ‘the book’ and ‘the movie” and encouraged students to investigate the hundreds of new books the school library has just received. Assistant principal Sinclair ended with a short selection from Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison. 57 students attended. The ’Wednesday’s in the Library’ program was successful enough that is may be continued into March for Virgin islands History Month / Women’s History Month.

The St. Croix Educational Complex High School librarians in conjunction with the administration wholeheartedly joined in what become a ‘Wednesday’s in the Library’ series in support of “20th National African American

Read In”! Assistant Principal Cheru Ross was instrumental in getting the project moving forward.

The activities are held during the lunch hour in the library for interested students to attend.

The first, February 11th, featured Assistant Principal Janasee Sinclair reading from Brian Lanker’s I Dream a World: Portraits of Black Women who changed America. She also spoke about those whom she had met.

February 18th, Dr. Prosper Lewis introduced and read selections from Midsummer by Derek Walcott. 48 students were in the audience. February 25, Principal Kurt Vialet discussed the role of the avid reader in achieving academic success. He engaged students in voicing their own choices. He cited a number of his favorites, contracted ‘the book’ and ‘the movie” and encouraged students to investigate the hundreds of new books the school library has just received. Assistant principal Sinclair ended with a short selection from Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison. 57 students attended. The ’Wednesday’s in the Library’ program was successful enough that is may be continued into March for Virgin islands History Month / Women’s History Month.

March 16th Featured Senator Wayne James

March 25th Harold Willocks spoke about his writings and other local authors
April 1st Mario Moorehead presented his latest novel.
We are looking for writers to report on these events and post pictures to keep this page DYNAMIC!!!