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ESHS L-Shaped Building to be renamed

- Corporate support needed for furnishing of classrooms
The L-Shaped Building of the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) is to be renamed, according to Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7). Photo: GIS/File
Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has reported that repair work on the hurricane damaged L-Shaped Building at Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) campus is progressing and it should be ready for occupancy in the new school year. Photo: VINO
Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has reported that repair work on the hurricane damaged L-Shaped Building at Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) campus is progressing and it should be ready for occupancy in the new school year. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The L-Shaped Building of the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) is to be renamed, Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has announced.

“My class was the first class to use the L-Shaped Building, which we will soon rename,” Hon Wheatley stated at the Elmore Stoutt High School Graduation Ceremony at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex on June 27, 2019.

Hon Wheatley; however, told Virgin Islands News Online, no name has been decided on as yet.

The Education Minister also said he was happy to report that repair work on the hurricane damaged L-Shaped Building at ESHS campus is progressing and it should be ready for occupancy in the new school year.

When this building is handed over to the Ministry, the junior students of ESHS will transfer to the new campus and the senior students will remain at the Old Clarence Thomas limited (CTL) Building at Pasea Estate.

“This will allow [us] to have school for a full day as was the case before the hurricanes.”

Corporate support needed for furnishing of L-Shaped Building

Members of the business community and former students are also being encouraged to assist with the furnishing of the L-Shaped Building.

“I invite you to become a donor as we rebuild Elmore Stoutt High School one classroom at a time. This is a good way to support the redevelopment process of the secondary school [and] we have made it easy to adopt a classroom.”

Hon Wheatley said the [Adopt-A-Classroom] project will be launched next week and interested persons can contact the Project Coordinator in the Ministry of Education, Ms Lorna Stevens or Acting Chief Education Officer (ACEO) Connie E. George.

VISTS may be relocated to ESHS campus

Meanwhile, Hon Wheatley said the Education Ministry is in discussion on how to go about rebuilding the Elmore Stoutt High School and is looking at the possibility of having a “Junior Wing and a Senior Wing as well as the Virgin Islands School of Technical Studies (VISTS) on the 8 acres of land the ESHS is presently occupying.”

The Education Minister said discussions are ongoing with stakeholders and the “Ministry will be taking this forward for more open discussions as we move forward towards the rebuilding of the ESHS campus.”

17 Responses to “ESHS L-Shaped Building to be renamed”

  • Jordana (28/06/2019, 07:15) Like (12) Dislike (7) Reply
    I like the idea of renaming it.:why not have persons send in suggestions by such a date and review? .. or why not give each building a name of a person that has greatly influenced our education system or even our government IN A POSITIVE WAY (this way the history of our people will live on)..it just general names like Camden Hall, Cambridge Hall or Bristol Hall- something “catchy”:: omitting NDP Crew as names: the ex Ed Minister tried but too much of a bad taste that whole Crew:.well I’d say Dr. Smith and Dr. Pickering in the capacity as a Doctor but nothing else.. for they to were a part of the NDP so that taste could be sour...
    • l (28/06/2019, 12:29) Like (6) Dislike (4) Reply
      Don't forget that the name of the school was also a political move. He was an NDP crew member. In my opinion, that was an insult to some of the other past principals.
    • Yo (28/06/2019, 12:57) Like (0) Dislike (4) Reply
      you had ne for awhile saying thus person is on to something but you ended foolishly.
    • for BVI High School (28/06/2019, 18:00) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
      How about renaming the School the "BVI High School" I and most of the population attended that High School - the name should have never been changed. Then name and rename the various buildings/wings/etc after the various principals/teachers etc. We need to cease trying to erase and re-write so much of our history - then it is said BVI don't have any history, culture, etc. Respect the foundation laid before us and build on it or strengthen it.
  • Yow (28/06/2019, 08:16) Like (18) Dislike (2) Reply
    Ms. Dorothy Turnbull!
  • don (28/06/2019, 08:57) Like (3) Dislike (4) Reply
    Barber Turnbull
  • Jordana (28/06/2019, 09:00) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
    @ yow:. U know it’s ironic u said Dorothy Turnbull for that was the first name that came to my mind..call it the D. Turnbull Hall..
  • faith (28/06/2019, 09:51) Like (14) Dislike (3) Reply
    Are you renaming the building or the name of the school? As far as I can recall, that building did not have a name attached to it; so, therefore, you cannot re-name something that does not already have a name. I could be wrong. Just seeking clarification.
    • Jaigon (28/06/2019, 10:45) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
      @ faith. Wasn’t it called the L-Shape Building?
      • l (28/06/2019, 12:31) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
        It was referred to as "The L-Shaped Building". That isn't the official name. It has no official name.
  • Charley Rose (28/06/2019, 10:21) Like (6) Dislike (4) Reply
    I think one should consider Mr. Scott as a possible option for naming the building.
    • Kingfish (28/06/2019, 12:00) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
      Please not Mr. Scott, he was a MEAN teacher. Forget about naming the school after an individual, just call it the Virgin Islands High School.
    • Kingfish (28/06/2019, 12:40) Like (6) Dislike (5) Reply
      And besides, Mr: Scott was not a Virgin Islander. He was from Barbados .
  • Hmmmmmmm (28/06/2019, 12:04) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    “The L-Shaped Building of the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) is to be renamed”

    First named: L-Shaped Building
    Second name:

    School’s name: to remain as is ... ESHS
  • Hmm (28/06/2019, 12:52) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
    That's going to always be "the new building"


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