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St. Croix Students Learn Throughout Summer at Lew Muckle Elementary

Pictured are students and educators at Lew Muckle Elementary School. Photo Credit: Virgin Islands Consortium
Pictured are students and educators at Lew Muckle Elementary School. Photo Credit: Virgin Islands Consortium

Program: Learning with Purpose, Extended Learning Opportunity Summer Program

Number of students participating: 50

Grades participating: Kindergarten through fifth

Program duration: One month

Host organization: U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Education

Host school: Lew Muckle Elementary (located mid-isle in the Estate Sion Farm area)

Administrator: Assistant Principal Delicia Espinosa


  • Mandisa Williams
  • Corrine James-Jeffers
  • Kim Phillip
  • Pervril Frederick
  • Amanda Burton
  • Caroline Sackey-Lawrence
  • Beatrice James


  • English language arts
  • Math
  • Thematic projections
  • Social interaction
  • Field trips touring the surrounding Sion Farm neighborhood and great house (at which lieutenant governors reside)

Recently, students presented what they had learned to teachers, parents and other community members at a showcase.  The presentation included songs, drama and PowerPoint presentations on their academic achievements.  Paraprofessional Cherise King performed at the presentation, singing her original song “You Were Born to Soar.”  King works at Ricardo Richards Elementary School.


  • Kindergarten: Legislation / namesake of school (late Virgin Islands Senator Lew Muckle)
  • First grade: History of the school
  • Second grade: Life and achievements of Muckle
  • Third grade: Photo slideshow on history and development of Estate Sion Farm
  • Fourth grade: Prominent alumni of Lew Muckle Elementary
  • Fifth grade: Patriotic songs (Virgin Islands March, Lift Every Voice and Sing, etc.)

Special summer programs like this one hosted at Lew Muckle Elementary School are one thing that differentiate the small community of St. Croix from living in a major city.  These educators know the students personally and took time out of their summer vacations to spend time with them.  If you’re ready to join this tropical small town, contact Chris and Kerri Hanley to help you find the perfect home or condo on St. Croix or St. Thomas.  As the top broker on-island year after year, Chris is the authority on Virgin Islands real estate.  Contact them today and download their free St. Croix Event Guide.

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