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Student Update September 10, 2012

Hi everyone, I’m Kelly, a student here at The Island School and I’ll be writing the Student Update Blogs for the next two weeks. I write new updates during chore times on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. So look forward to those in the coming days. A little bit about myself; I enjoy creative writing, snorkeling blue holes and finding massive spiders on kayak trips. I’m really excited to have the opportunity to be your window into our lives here at Island School…

Today marks the first day of academic classes. It’s a pretty important day as you might guess, because not only does it mean classes and homework but it also feels like a sort of… beginning. Orientation ended on Saturday, and to celebrate we all jumped off High Rock (which is, well, a really REALLY high rock). While it may not seem like much, it was very meaningful to a lot of us. One by one we leapt off the rock and into the sea; out of orientation and into the semester. Even for those of us who are afraid of heights didn’t hesitate. As we stepped to the edge of the rock and looked down into the water, into the scary unknown of the next couple months, we heard the voices of all of our new friends and classmates cheering us on. And we just closed our eyes and jumped.[slideshow]

I’d like to share a little story with you all, a story that to me, really highlights what makes the Island School Community so special. Continue reading