We hope that many of you will be able to join us at our winter receptions this week in New York City (24th), Connecticut (26th), and Lawrenceville (27th). Find more information here. It was great catching up with alumni and families at the Cleveland and Boston receptions, and we’re looking forward to more successful events this week!
Since our EMZ crew has been out on the town chasing down all of the celebrities, we thought it was about time to give you an update on our hottest celebrity on Eleuthera since Mariah Carey got married to Nick Cannon and since Lenny K didn’t show up to something a while back: Fritter the Cat.
Introducing The Island School Farm’s six newest residents. In the past ten days six baby goats were born to three different mothers, increasing the number of goats living on the Cape to 11. Two were born little over a week ago with another two born last Saturday and the youngest two born on Monday. The kids are all doing well and adjusting to life on Eleuthera. Pictured are Moon, Shadow, Eli, Sunday, Flapjack, and Bonnie along with CEI staffers Al, Eric, Kelly, and Whitney as well as IS farmers Joseph and Noel.
Deep Creek Middle School was chosen from 74 applicants to be one of 30 schools to send delegates to the Plastics are Forever International Youth Summit in Los Angeles, CA in March. To apply to attend, DCMS’s eco-club submitted a project proposal addressing a concern in their local community; the project they created aims to eliminate plastic Gatorade bottles from their school and community. Click “read more” to read the steps they plan to take to reach their goal. Congratulations Deep Creek Middle School! Continue reading
Charley, a Spring 2004 alum, left The Island School inspired by the sustainable life style he lived during his 14-week semester on Cape Eleuthera. He spent his summers during high school working at Maine Sailing Partners, the state’s preeminent sailmaker. There he learned how to build and repair sails. When his grandfather’s old hand-me-down leather wallet eventually wore through, he sewed himself a new one, using scrap sailcloth from the sail loft and Chuck’s Cash Stash was born. What is unique about Chuck’s Cash Stash is the use of modern composite laminate cloth rather than the older yellowish/white Dacron or canvas used by other recyclers. Composite laminate cloth is perfect for wallets it’s: waterproof, thin, light, vegan friendly and it looks wicked cool. Continue reading
More than 50 alumni gathered in Washington, DC on Saturday for our annual All-Semester reunion. Eight brave souls came out for morning exercise as the snow fell on the US capital. Maxey led these alums in a true Island School psycho, including wall climbing, somersaults, and IS-style jumping jacks. Check out the video here.
After some warm showers and hot coffee, our alumni thawed out and joined dozens of other alums for bagels and our speaker, Jason Heckathorn, who is the project manager of Lockheed Martin’s Mobile Fish Pens project. Jason spoke about the work that Lockheed has been doing to develop mobile aquaculture cages, and what this work could mean for the future of fish farming.
After lunch at the Old Post Office Pavilion food court, the group walked a short distance to the Spy Museum, where we learned all about the history of espionage.
The day ended with a cocktail party at Hook, where we enjoyed delicious seafood appetizers and catching up with old friends. Thank you to all who attended!
Please spread the word to alumni families and prospective students– Island School Winter Receptions are just around the corner! We hope you’ll find time this January and February to join us in one of the following cities:
NEW YORK, NY
GRAND RAPIDS, MI
Island School Alumni Set Record Participation Levels in 2010 CONCHtribution Campaign
Island School alumni raise $102,855 as part of annual CONCHtribution Campaign; Spring 2007 class wins competition with 76% participation
The Island School is proud to announce that Island School alumni set a new record of 31% participation in the 2010 CONCHtribution Campaign. The 24 alumni classes collectively raised $102,855 for the Cape Eleuthera Foundation’s Annual Fund, an unrestricted fund that supports education and research programs. The Spring 2007 class led the pack, with 76% of it’s 47 students contributing. Spring 2001 and Fall 2004 trailed close behind with 62% and 46% participation.
The CONCHtribution Campaign, which ran from November 1st through December 31st, 2010, pinned classes against each other to compete for the highest participation rate. The success of the campaign can be attributed to outstanding overall participation, which doubled from last year. Continue reading