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  Mission Statement  

Ivanna Eudora Kean High School will emphasize varied curricula choices, and teaching methodologies in order to prepare all students to be life-long learners, entering schools of higher learning and the global market.

  About The School  

Principal's Welcome Message

"STRIVE FOR SUCCESS" 

Welcome to the Ivanna Eudora Kean High School's Webpage.  The primary purpose of this educational site is to share with parents, and the community vital information relative to our school's mission, philosophy and objectives in the development and total education of our students.  Instructional technology is an essential component of our mission to educate young men and women on this campus.  Our five-year technology plan emphasizes the importance of a strong well structured technology program that is present in every course.

The age of cyber systems within Kean High has become a reality.  Technology planning is the catalyst used to enhance our school's vision for the future, as we strengthen our learning goals through the integration of technology into every facet of the curriculum. Our goal is to build knowledge and develop problem-solving skills that promote life long learning.   

Substantial investments of time, resources and financial support have been placed in the development of our School Area Network (SAN).  This requires our institution to arrange professional development that will revitalize the mission of Kean High and prepare our staff for the world of technology education.

Our efforts in planning technology usage on this campus go beyond the mere purchasing of equipment. We seek and utilize technology that will result in higher academic achievement for all students.  A computer in each classroom has become a reality.  Now the shift is to assess its usage to function as a mechanism for change in academic performance.  Ultimately, we are most concerned with how technology will assist students and staff in the teaching and learning process.

We hope you find the information contained in our webpage helpful and informative as we continue to "...provide a quality education for all students by emphasizing varied curricula choices..."

Sharon Ann McCollum, Ph.D.

Principal,Ivanna Eudora Kean High School


Ivanna Eudora Kean High School Brief History

In 1971, The Nazareth Bay Secondary School opened its door with both junior high and senior high school students.  With the construction of Bertha C. Boschulte Junior High School, Nazareth Bay School became a Senior High School with the first graduation being held in 1973.  However, since 1971 six individuals have served in the capacity as Principal.

 

 PRINCIPALS  TERM OF SERVICE
 Mr. Neville Thomas
 1971-1984
 Mr. William I. Frett
 1984-1988
 Mrs. Sara W. Connell
 1988-1995
 Mr. Sinclair Wilkinson
 1995-2001
 Mrs. Lydia Simmonds-Lettsome
2002-2003 (Acting Principal)
 Dr. Sharon Ann McCollum
 2003-Present

 

A law was passed in 1975 to rename the school "Ivanna Eudora Kean High School" in honor of Miss Ivanna Eudora Kean, who served the Virgin Islands for 52 years as an educator.  Miss Kean began her teaching career at the Hospital Gade School (now J. Antonio Jarvis Elementary School).  She later became principal of the Vester Gade (now Jane E. Tuitt Elementary School).  After the transfer from the Danish rule to the United States, Miss Kean taught at the George Washington School (now Evelyn E. Marcelli Elementary School), J. Antonio Jarvis Elementary School, and Charlotte Amalie High School.  On February 27, 1979, this beloved educator passed away leaving a legacy behind for educators to follow.

Ivanna Eudora Kean High School soon outgrew its physical facilities.  The first "relocatables" were placed west of the academic building to house the reading program.  More "relocatables" were built to the east just before Hurricane Hugo in 1989.  Since its inception, Kean High has expanded its program of study, as well as, its stature.  Our JROTC program was initiated in 1984.

On November 2, 1990, groundbreaking ceremonies for a new gymnasium were held.  The class of 1994 was the first to hold its graduation ceremonies in this structure.  Presently, Ivanna Eudora Kean High School is making the necessary preparations for the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools visit in February 2012. 

 


PHILOSOPHY

The Ivanna Eudora Kean High School enables students to gain successful and continual knowledge in  an ever changing pluralistic society through programs that develop a positive self-image, consideration of others, and the will to improve our community, our families and ourselves.

In order to fulfill this Philosophy, we believe:

  • That this school has a share of responsibility for the social  behavior, intellectual growth, and the personal development of individual students;
  • That this school has a responsibility for developing an appreciation for the arts and cultural heritage;
  • That the students should be taught to accept responsibilities toward their own community and the community of nations
  • That this school should facilitate each student becoming what he/she is capable of becoming
  • That a mastery of basic skills is essential;
  • That the professional staff should pursue continued educational development;
  • That the school should facilitate cooperation between professional staff, the students, the parents and the entire community.  

This is the motivation and challenge of education at the Ivanna Eudora Kean High School.


CORE VALUES

Rigorous and Relevant Curriculum: Through Research-Based Activities and Technological integration to include online learning.

Elevating Student Achievement: Through Literacy, Numeracy, Scientific & Technological Skills.

Professional Development Activities: Through Capacity Building.

Results-Oriented: Through Data, Everywhere for ALL of us to see!

Educational Attainment: Through College & Career Readiness for ALL Students. 

Shared Vision: Through Positive School Culture and Climate

Engaging Programs: Through Sports, JROTC, Marching Band & Hydroponics

Nurturing Environment: Through Positive Behavior Intervention or Through Development of the Whole Child.

Teamwork: Through Collaboration and Common Planning.