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Island School on the Road!

During the fall, The Island School goes on the road to visit alumni and host admissions receptions for prospective students. Here are some pictures from our travels:
Spring 2011 and Fall 2010 alumni at Hannah Twombly’s house in Falmouth, ME for an Island School admissions reception last Tuesday! From Left: Aldis Gamble, Izza Drury, Eliza Hazen, Mia Thomas, Sarah Becker, Hannah Twombly, Adam Wriggins, Ellen Doughty, and Hannah Leeman. Thanks for coming out! Continue reading

Island School Visits the Big Apple

On Saturday The Island School’s Alumni Advisory Board (AAB) took a tour of the New York Harbor School (NYHS), a maritime themed public school located on Governor’s Island near Manhattan.  The AAB took the quick ferry from Manhattan and explored NYHS’s beautiful, historic building.  NYHS just recently moved from Brooklyn to their dream campus on Governor’s Island.  Sharon Jacker, community coordinator for NYHS, showed off the school’s aquaponics, composting, and aquaculture systems (sound familiar??) and explained the school’s program in detail.  The NYHS is an amazing school, and we encourage everyone to check out their website to hear more about the work they are doing.

After the tour, the AAB headed back to Manhattan to Ulysses Folkhouse for a happy hour with other Island School alumni.  It was great catching up with our NYC-area alumni, and we hope to do another event in Manhattan this fall!

CEF’s Boston office officially opens!

Monday night about 40 people gathered at the Nonprofit Center in Boston to commemorate the opening of Cape Eleuthera Foundation’s  Boston office.  Guests included former Island School staff Tony Hawgood, Jack Kenworthy, and Karen McNamee, alumni from classes as far back as Fall 2002, future Island School students and families, and others just interested in learning more about our organization.

The Boston office will serve as the home office of Christian Henry and Melissa Buck.  We are excited by the opportunities that having this office in Boston will create, and we look forward to seeing everyone in the New England area this fall.  Feel free to stop by our office and say hello!

Island School Celebrates Summer on Cape Cod!


This past weekend, Island School alumni, friends, and family gathered in Cape Cod to celebrate summer.  On Sunday morning, Maxey roused the troops and got a group of Island School staff to participate in the Falmouth Sprint Triathlon.  Chris and Pam Maxey, Christian Henry, and Karla Cosgriff braved the cold New England waters for a .3 mile swim, biked 9.6 miles along the coast, and ran 3.2 miles to the finish line.  Congratulations to everyone!

Following this morning exercise, a large group gathered at Woods Hole’s Marine Biological Laboratory for a tour of their facilities.  Alumni, future students, families, and friends all joined together to learn how the research they are doing at MBL is related to the work we do on Cape Eleuthera.  Thank you to Dan, our tour guide, for showing us all the amazing things going on at Woods Hole!

Group tours water filtration system ay MBL

Christian Henry shows off his horshoe crab wrangling skills

The day ended with an amazing cocktail party hosted at the Gibson’s home in Woods Hole.  The Island School’s trip to Cape Cod was a great success and we hope to make the Island School’s summer day on the Cape an annual tradition. Maxey is encouraging everyone to start training for next year’s triathlon now!

David Miller catches up with S09 alums Matt Vetter and Krissy Taft
Checking out creatures in one of MBL's holding tanks

Don’t forget to join us this Sunday and Monday in the Boston area!

Calling all Island School friends and family!  Join us this weekend at Woods Hole, Cape Cod to tour the Marine Biological Laboratory, followed by a cocktail party hosted by the Gibson family (Kate Gibson, F04).

And, if you’re still around Boston on Monday, come help us celebrate the opening of our Boston office from 6-8pm at the Nonprofit Center near South Station.

RSVP to alumni@islandschool.org for both events.  We hope you can join us!