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Former teacher Derek Tyler remembered

Devoted science teacher Derek “Mr T” Tyler who spent 38 years teaching thousands of Cayman’s students will be laid to rest next week, after having passed away on 22 Dec., at the age of 80-years-old.
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Cayman schools test distance learning

Cayman schools have responded to disasters in the past. Emergencies like hurricanes and fires are events administrators know to prepare for.

Nearly $285,000 raised at Big Shave

It was another great turnout for Hannah’s Heroes Big Shave event in support of St. Baldrick’s Foundation childhood cancer research on Friday.

Students bake for the dogs

Two primary students from Cayman Prep and High School spent some of their summer vacation raising money for charity One Dog at a Time.

Student donates birthday money to animal rescue charity

A local student recently donated her birthday money to local charity, One Dog at a Time.

Dog lover, 5, raises $500 for animal charity

Five-year-old Alyssa Hislop raised more than $500 in three hours for the dog support charity One Dog at a Time. She did it by selling lemonade, and a few other things.

Cayman Key Clubbers shine at Florida leadership conference

Forty-five Key Clubbers attended the annual Florida District Education and Leadership Conference in Orlando earlier this month, at which the Cayman Islands was named the most outstanding division.

Cayman Prep receives good rating from inspectors

A newly published report says Cayman Prep and High School “performs well in all major aspects of its work”.

Prep soccer players shine in Jamaica

Twenty-seven Cayman Prep and High School students recently returned from the American International School of Kingston, Jamaica where they took part in a 6-a-side Soccerfeva tournament, which featured schools from around the region.

Cayman Prep team wins robotics contest

A Cayman Prep and High School robotics team bested a field of 22 teams at the First Lego League robotics competition in Clearwater, Florida, on Jan. 24.

Students head to Florida for robotics competition

A group of 18 students from Cayman Prep and High School is traveling to Florida Thursday for a robotics competition.

Cayman student wins regional essay contest

Xara Mon Desir of Cayman Prep School is the winner of the Junior Division of the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association’s 2018 essay competition.

Students run ‘Smile in a Box’ gift drive

Students at Cayman Prep and High School organized a holiday gift drive, called “Smile in a Box,” to benefit families of the Department of Children and Family Services.

Big Shave events to support childhood cancer research

Some preliminary shearing will take place before Friday’s Big Shave at the Wicket in Cricket Square, all to raise money to fight childhood cancer.

Students collect books for LIFE literacy campaign

Cayman Prep and High School’s Key Club has collected more than 1,300 books for literacy charity LIFE during its third annual book drive.

Dart scholars on Ontario tour

Students taking part in the 2018 Dart Scholar program visited waste management and renewable energy facilities in Ontario, Canada, this summer.

School start times for fall semester

All government primary schools reopen on Monday, Aug. 27, at 8:30 a.m.

Toastmasters graduate from leadership program

The Grand Cayman Toastmasters Club graduated 11 young members from its Youth Leadership Program at the George Town Public Library on Saturday, Oct. 21.

Prep graduate receives Dart college scholarship

Dominic Dyer, a gifted student and athlete, is the recipient of Dart’s 2017 Minds Inspired William A. Dart Memorial Scholarship.

Calling all heroes to support childhood cancer research

As the temperatures rise through the summer, some residents may be tempted to take some inches off their ‘do to cool down. One charitable organization is asking them to hold off and go shorter in September.

Proud of Them: Two George Town teens recognized

Martina Watler and Aaron West, both from George Town, are among the young people who are being recognized as part of the Proud of Them campaign. Martina, 15, is featured among the awardees for her academic achievements. According to a press release, her writing skills earned her big recognition and major accolades.

‘She’s made the country proud’: Cayman student gets Top in World award

Cayman Prep and High School A level student Derricka Neysmith has been recognized for attaining the world’s highest mark in her exams.

Saxophone player named 2017 Young Musician

St. Ignatius High School student Marcos Bertran won the 10th annual Butterfield Young Musician of the Year Awards over the weekend for his performance on the saxophone. The competition on Saturday, April 1, at the Prospect Playhouse involved 10 young musicians.

Student, 11, raises money for foster kids

In the run-up to Christmas, Grade 7 Cayman Prep and High School student Jaden Thompson spent his Saturdays raising money for children in need. Jaden, 11, stood for hours in front of the Book Nook on Saturdays asking shoppers to donate their spare change so that children could have a better Christmas.

CIS wins KPMG ‘Brain Bowl’ tournament

Cayman International School is the winner of this year’s KPMG Brain Bowl Academic Tournament. Second place went to Triple C and third place to Cayman Prep and High School.

Student ‘investors’ get $100,000 to ‘play’ with

A group of Cayman high school students are learning about investing in stocks – using play money. Saxon Investment Club kicked off this year at Cayman Prep and High School with students from St. Ignatius, Cayman Prep and John Gray High School on Nov. 2.

STEM conference encourages interest in science

Hundreds of students filtered through Sir Vassel Johnson Hall Friday afternoon for the conclusion of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Carib Conference at the University College of the Cayman Islands. Some of the most popular events in the Family Fun Afternoon session included robotics displays, observatory tours and virtual reality demonstrations.

8-year-old donates birthday money to charity

It was a heart-felt moment for 8-year-old Jake Fagan when he presented $200 to the Special Olympics organization at the Lighthouse School. He was met with a warm reception when he visited the school on Sept. 27 to present the donation.

Students team up for young heart patients

A group of young volunteers has been lending a helping hand to young heart patients.

Cayman Prep students donate nearly 2,000 books to public schools

Nearly 2,000 books collected during a book drive by the Key Club at Cayman Prep and High School and the Student Council members of Cayman Prep Primary School are being distributed at government schools.

Cayman’s youngest Olympian battled winds in Rio

After five days of battling the winds in Rio’s harbor, Cayman’s Olympic sailor Florence Allan finished the week in 36th place. Allan said she enjoyed competing against the best in the world even though the weather got the better of her.

Dart awards two student scholarships

Olympian Florence Allan is one of two recipients of the Minds Inspired William A. Dart Memorial Scholarship, along with Stephanie Gunby.

Prep principal says goodbye at graduation

Friends and family gathered at Cayman Prep and High School to recognize the 56 members of the graduating class of 2016.

Youth choir competition provides ‘trilling’ final

Good attendance and superlative singing marked the finals of the recent Lions Club of Grand Cayman’s second annual Youth Choir Competition on May 26.

Wesleyan Academy wins trophy in Blue Iguana Basketball Jamboree

Wesleyan Christian Academy took home the championship trophy from Cayman International School’s annual Blue Iguana International Basketball Jamboree as the reigning champions for the fifth year in a row.

Ancient Greece comes alive at Prep

Through costumes, drama, dance and food, ancient Greece came alive last week thanks to the efforts of some George Town students.

Cayman Prep and St. Ignatius shine at squash competition

This season’s Maples Schools Squash Competition was dominated by Cayman Prep and High School and St. Ignatius.

Cayman Prep are champions again

Cayman Prep and High School retained its hold on the Murray Westerborg and Big Schools Trophies at the 2015 Private Schools Track and Field Championships this week at the Truman Bodden Stadium.

Prep wins plaudits in Princeton conference

Cayman Prep and High School’s senior Model United Nations team gained recognition and experience at the Princeton Model United Nations Conference.

Prep goes to Princeton

A group of 20 Cayman Prep and High School students were on their way to New Jersey Monday to take part in this year’s Princeton Model United Nations Conference.

Lions help out on World Sight Day

The Lions Club of Grand Cayman is among those globally participating in Lions World Sight Day and raising awareness about sight-related issues. “Vision is perhaps one of the club’s greatest strengths and programs, such as the annual sight screening within the schools,” said Ewan Jacques, president of the Lions Club of Grand Cayman.

Cayman Prep coin-drop raises $12K for childhood cancer

Students at Cayman Prep and High School have raised $12,000 in support of childhood cancer research, inspired by 8-year-old Hannah Meeson, who was diagnosed with a type of brain cancer in 2012.

Students awarded in regional poster competition

Clifton Hunter High School student Anissa Hoyte and Cayman Prep and High School student Tijana Parker have been recognized for their entries in the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association Environmental Poster Competition.

Congratulations to Cayman's young scholars

Let us devote a moment to recognizing excellence among the young people of the Cayman Islands.

Proud of Them: Janell Taylor recognized for academic achievement

Janell Taylor, 17, from Bodden Town received the Proud of Them award for her academic achievements.

Smith Road congestion to extend to late October

The $1.8 million road-widening project on Smith Road that started in July will not be finished until late October.

Hew has sights on Olympic glory

Lauren Hew is one of the most promising young swimmers in the Cayman Islands, which is why she was selected for the national team competing at the Samoa 2015 V Commonwealth Youth Games next week.

Malgalhaes puts rivals in a spin

Little Igor Magalhaes is only 12, and in street clothes he looks like a regular schoolboy. But put him on any gymnastics apparatus and Igor becomes a twirling, somersaulting phenomenon.

Students receive Duke of Edinburgh Awards

Eighty teens and young adults have been awarded for their efforts after two years of work in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award program.

Young Caymanians get Dart scholarships

Dart Cayman Islands, Minds Inspired has selected three young Caymanian scholars for its 2015 high school and university scholarships.

PE teachers get professional development workout

Fourteen physical education teachers from public and private primary schools under their PE training last week.

Nearly $19,000 raised locally for Nepal

The Cayman Islands Red Cross has collected nearly $19,000, including nearly $5,000 from public servants, in its Nepal earthquake appeal.

Health City plans to grow intern program

Health City plans to grow its internship program to host 300 students next year.

Students rise to math challenge

Students of Cayman's high schools take part in the Minds Inspired Mathematics Challenge.

Experience 'the life of an idea' at TEDx

If you want to be inspired by storytellers and visionaries than you won’t want to miss TEDxSevenMileBeach, a one-day private event being held at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort on Wed. June 10, where a selection of speakers will showcase their ideas, exploring the theme “The Life of an Idea: Plant. Nourish. Harvest.”

Hopefuls vie for Young Musician of the Year

At least eight finalists will compete to be selected as the Butterfield Young Musician of the Year on May 7 at the Prospect Playhouse.

Pan competition shows Cayman's talent

Residents witnessed another round of steel pan talent as students showcased their skills at a packed Mary Miller Memorial Hall on Wednesday evening.

Cayman youth – get ready to jump for carnival!

The annual Junior Carnival Batabano and Family Fun Day kicks off this Saturday, April 25 in George Town, and legendary Byron Lee's Dragonaires are at Pedro St. James on April 30. Young or old, Batabano will bring everyone to their feet.

Commonwealth essay winners celebrated

Twenty-eight primary and high school students who won prizes in the Royal Commonwealth Society 2014 essay competition were presented with awards at Government House last week.

Local teacher among TEDx speakers

Speakers for TEDxSevenMileBeach are announced.

School choirs sing their hearts out

The Clifton Hunter High School Senior Choir won the overall prize at the Lions Club of Grand Cayman all-island Youth Choir Competition.

Extensive art display features students' work

The artwork of Cayman Prep and High School students was featured in a grand finale display on Friday before being sent off to the United Kingdom’s examination board for grading.

Seven schools to compete for top choir honors

Seven schools will compete in the final round of the first all-island Youth Choir Competition at the Lions Community Centre on Saturday, March 21.

Prep reaches their goal

Cayman Prep and High School sent three six-a-side football teams to compete in the Bahamas over the weekend and although no team won outright, it was a great experience for the kids to hone their skills and test themselves against international opposition.

Primary students win regional storybook competition

Ellie Nickason, 10, Diamond White, 9 and Zara Garafolo, 9, were 10 chosen from students throughout the Caribbean in Rotary’s regional 7020 Butterfly Storybook competition.


'The Trout' serves as music fest's main course

"Music on the Menu" takes place Thurs., Feb. 5 at Luca restaurant featuring a perfromance of Franz Peter Schubert's popular piano quintet, "The Trout."

Prep edges out St. Ignatius for private school honors

Cayman Prep and High School are the inaugural holders of the Murray Westerborg Championship Trophy.

Government duped over sports event

Two ministries in the Cayman Islands government paid $25,000 each for a sporting event that never happened.

Melland upbeat for first big run

In December, Ems Melland will join the elite 2 percent of the world’s population who have ever run a full marathon and hopes to motivate others to join the club too.

Students dress up to help HospiceCare

Cayman Prep Year 10 to 13 students, dressed as colorful Roald Dahl characters, will be out and about in town Friday, selling calendars, Christmas angels and chocolates to raise money for their “Make A Difference” campaign.

Business in brief

A roundup of recent business news.

Cayman is ‘proud’ of Lopez-Francis

Loshana Lopez-Francis, 16, is the recipient of the third round of the Proud of Them nominations.

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