During the final stretch of our semester we have projects in every class, and yesterday we worked on our human ecology final. These are supposed to be student made projects based on sustainablilty within campus, eleuthera or back home. They can be anything that creates change or benefits the community and focuses on a real world issue. For my Continue reading
Nicky Lanz and Kearnisha McD
We started out the day with swim and run tracks! It was our last track exercise before our half marathons. Afterwards, we all broke off to work on our Human Ecology final projects. Later that day, we went on one of our last dives at the Island School, and one of the coolest!! We went IN Continue reading
For many students, the transition from parents weekend to the normal academic schedule was harder then they may have expected. Seeing your parents at 10 pm Sunday night, going to sleep, and waking up to the stress of the final academic week is something that many are still dealing with. However, yesterday, from 1pm until around 5:45pm we Continue reading
We hope you all had a wonderful weekend here at The Island School!
We had the privelage of being the only caciques for two days… thats right. TWO! Hadley and Steven N. were the dynamic duo that kept this place running for an entire 48 hours, that’s the same amount of time your children spent alone on a beach… but who’s counting?
Before we could kick it off as caciques, coffee house stole the show on Saturday night with a plethora of talent. The Island School band really knocked our socks off with their original mashups, Hey Ya, etc. The Continue reading
Yesterday, despite the morose atmosphere, was a productive day on campus. Boys’ and Girls’ North Dorm participated in a free dive with Maxey at Cathedral Rock, while Boys’ and Girls’ South Dorm had a wonderful sleep in, which we were both active participants in (the sleep-in). After morning exercise, (if you will) we began two blocks of academic classes – literature & math – followed by a short research block where everyone received their Continue reading
Caciques: Nick & Grace
Today we had extended swim & run tracks for morning exercise. Some of the swimmers made it 1.5 miles and some of the runners made it 10 miles. We had a Human Ecology final project block for 2 hours followed by Community Meeting. We began community meeting with a 3:38 min dance party and discussed our range of emotions for the upcoming parents weekend!!!! In the Continue reading
Tuesday was about re-realizing community. It was our second academic day with all of us back together since kayak rotations, and campus was now alive again, with all forty-seven of us doing this and that around campus. In the afternoon we were able to reconnect with our community out reach buddies Continue reading
Hello, greetings, good morning to you all.
We shall relay the day’s happenings, since we cannot call.
We had extended exercise in the morning, and we all got real fit.
After breakfast we attended humeco, history, or lit.
Walking into lunch we were all suddenly awakened,
For before our eyes laid some lettuce, tomato, and bacon.
We had five hours of research in the fine afternoon.
Aquaculture harvested Cobia, not too late not too soon.
Patch Reefs went out in the field and speared some lionfish.
They ended up with 12, more than they had wished.
The day ended with some study hours and the stress did ensue,
Because the next day our research results were finally due.
We went to bed exhausted, but pleased with the day.
And that is what happened on the 7th of May.
Caciques: Lucy and Evan
“Ahhahhhhh don’t want a lot for Christmas, theres just one thing that I need, I don’t care about the presents underneath the Christmas tree, I just want you for my own, more than you will ever know, make my wish come true. All I want for Christmas is yououououou.” [Editors note: Will and Meg saw Mariah Carey on Harbour Island during their Down Island Trip. They were enthusiastically singing this song in memory of their great adventure.]
Today was exciting. The beginning of the AP test series (consists of a brutally long day in a vehicle), Human Ecology (life lessons from Remo Velardo), Literature (Omeros is so close to making sense, if you cut words off the page and then put them in different orders you can make something almost understandable), Histories (Preparing for a field adventure into the wilds of ancient plantations), Art (It’s self portrait time; some people dug holes to represent themselves – don’t read too deep into it), and Hamburger Day (We’re all alone on campus too, we usually only get burgers when Maxey is in town).
-Meg Urie, Will Drury, Mariah Carey