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The Virgin Islands Department of Education’s Office of Public Relations and Communications exists to heighten the public’s awareness of the Department’s mission to ensure that all students are prepared for college or the career of their choice upon graduation from high school.

In support of the mission, the Public Relations Office provides publicity for events, activities and the many successes of the Department’s schools, students, teachers, employees and leadership through internal and external communication.

The Office of Public Relations and Communication, through an integrated marketing communications approach services the marketing, branding, public, and media relations, advertising and graphic design needs of the Department, districts, and schools.

The Public Relations Office reports directly to the Commissioner of Education.


Virgin Islands Department of Education Announces 2024 Regional Science Bowl Competition on Sunday, March 3, 2024, on St. Croix

The Virgin Islands Department of Education (VIDE) is delighted to announce the upcoming 2024 Regional Science Bowl Competition, scheduled for Sunday, March 3, 2024, commencing at 9:00 am. The competition will be hosted at the University of the Virgin Islands Research and Technology Park, situated on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix. We extend a warm invitation to the public and media to join us for this exciting event.

Approximately 100 students are expected to participate in the Regional Bowl competition, an engaging question-and-answer tournament designed to assess their proficiency in various scientific disciplines including biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, astronomy, earth science, and general science. Teams comprising middle school and high school students will compete to demonstrate their comprehensive understanding of scientific subjects.

Participating school teams in the Middle School Division include Lockhart K-8 School, Church of God of Holiness Academy, Eulalie Rivera Elementary School, Juanita Gardine Elementary School, and the Pearl B. Larson Elementary School. High School teams include Charlotte Amalie High School, Ivanna Eudora Kean, St. Croix Central, St. Croix Seventh Day Adventist, and St. Croix Educational Complex. The VIDE extends its best wishes to all teams for success in Sunday’s competition.

The Regional Science Bowl, conducted in collaboration with Brookhaven Lab, is part of the National Science Bowl® competition, coordinated by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Since its inception in 1991, over 325,000 high school students have participated in this dynamic and intellectually stimulating competition. Students engaging in Science Bowl competitions are encouraged to excel in science and mathematics and pursue careers in these fields.

Structured akin to a sporting event, the virtual science bowl competition follows a tournament format, starting with preliminary rounds leading up to elimination rounds. The team with the highest number of correct answers will be honored as the top achievers. All participating students will receive a Science Bowl T-shirt, while the winning teams will be awarded a trophy. The first-place team will earn the remarkable opportunity to participate in the National Science Bowl, scheduled to be held in Washington, DC, from April 25th to 29th, 2024.

For further information, please feel free to contact the Science Bowl Coordinators: Gerald Walters at or Joann Lewis at




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The Virgin Islands Department of Education (VIDE) informs the public that due to heavy rainfall on Monday, February 26th, which resulted in flooding at the St. Croix Central High School campus, students were dismissed early. Students, parents, and guardians are advised that Central High School will operate virtually on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, to ensure the continuity of instruction. Students will meet with their teachers via Teams during class hours. Assignments will be provided to students in Teams and Schoology.

The Central High School campus will undergo assessment and cleaning to prepare for the resumption of in-person learning on Wednesday, February 28, 2024. All other schools in the St. Croix District will maintain their regular, in-person schedules.





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Virgin Islands Department of Education Extends Heartfelt Thank You to the Tim Duncan Foundation & ViVid Streaming for School Donations

The Virgin Islands Department of Education (VIDE) extends its heartfelt appreciation to Rashidi Clenance, the Tim Duncan Foundation, and ViVid Streaming for their recent donations of water cooler dispensers, 5-gallon water jugs, and industrial copiers to all public schools on St. Croix.

The generous donation and distribution of these essential items began last week through a coordinated effort spearheaded by Mr. Clenance. Public schools across the St. Croix District, including PreK-6, PreK-8, Junior High, High Schools, Career Tech, and Adult Education, graciously received these much-needed supplies.

On behalf of the Tim Duncan Foundation and ViVid Streaming, Mr. Clenance ensured the facilitation of these donations through collaboration between the public and private sectors. The VIDE wishes to express sincere gratitude to all those involved in making the distribution a success, from loading trucks to making deliveries. Special acknowledgment goes to St. Croix Business Machines and Copy Center, as well as the Virgin Islands National Guard, for their contribution of recycled 5-gallon water jugs.

Recognized for his ongoing philanthropic endeavors, Mr. Clenance highlighted that the recent donation to the schools marks the beginning of a series of events and promotions by his online radio station, ViVid Streaming. The generosity of the Tim Duncan Foundation and ViVid Streaming will continue with exciting activities planned for March.

The two entities will sponsor 500 students from both districts to attend the Bob Marley biopic as part of a student-focused initiative coinciding with the relaunch of the Higher-Level High School radio program. This student-driven radio program is hosted at the ViVid Streaming studios on St. Thomas and St. Croix, with auditions scheduled for March.

Teachers and students can also anticipate an opportunity to win a trip to Disney World/Universal Studios at the end of the school year. Through ViVid Streaming's annual giveback raffle during The Good Mahnin Show call-in segment, known as SWAGG CALL, teachers and students can enter to win. In 2023, Wendy Wynter, a 20-year veteran teacher at the Lew Muckle Elementary School, was the lucky winner who traveled to Orlando, Florida.

The VIDE expresses gratitude to everyone for their efforts and extends heartfelt thanks to the community for their support of public education in the Virgin Islands.


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