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Summer Reunions!

It’s summertime which means Island School alumni are on the move, reuniting with each other all over the country. Are you hanging out with your IS friends? Let us know and send us a pic! Check out all these alums who have already gotten together!

A bunch of Spring 2013 girls got together earlier this month.
A bunch of Spring 2013 girls got together earlier this month in Nantucket.
Some members of the Fall 2012 semester had the chance to reunite.
Some members of the Fall 2012 semester had the chance to reunite.

Great Turn Out at Island School Reunion in Boston!

On Saturday, January 5th, over 120 Island School alumni, alumni parents, faculty, faculty alumni, and friends of The Island School gathered at the Marriott Long Wharf hotel in Boston, MA for the first semester-wide reunion in 2 years! The day started off with a strenuous psycho led by the one and only Chris Maxey. The fearless leader led the 35 morning exercise participants along the downtown Harbor Walk (and through the snow!), stopping to do “Nellas”, dips, 8-counts, and of course everyone’s favorite, Island School jumping jacks. To say that we stood out and got a few strange looks would be an understatement!

After morning exercise, attendees had the opportunity to catch up with familiar faces and meet new friends before settling down with lunch to hear from our guest speakers. Cape Eleuthera Institute’s Edd Brooks spoke about his PhD shark research and his partnership with the New England Aquarium’s John Mandelman, PhD.

Edd Brooks, John Mandelman
Edd Brooks, John Mandelman

John focuses on the conservation physiology of marine fishes, predominantly elasmobranchs (the sharks, rays and skates) and their lethal and sublethal blood chemical responses to anthropogenic stressors – such as fishing capture and handling, and acoustic stress – in marine fishes. He is currently partnering up with Edd Brooks and CEI’s Shark Research & Conservation Program. Together they delivered a very interesting presentation that gave alumni an update on the type of research going on at CEI, and also how CEI is moving forward and partnering up with other successful organizations with the New England Aquarium. After Edd and John’s presentation, everyone had a chance to catch up some more, visit the Aquarium, and visit some of the aquarium’s scientists’ wet labs. At the end of the day, alumni left the Marriott and split into their respective semesters for dinner and other evening plans.

Island School Spring 2012
Island School Spring 2012

Thank you all who came to the reunion and made it such a success! We can’t wait to get everyone back together again! To see more photos from Saturday, see our Flickr album here.

Miss out on this reunion? Make sure you update us with your contact information so that you don’t miss out again! Email alumni@islandschool.org.

January 5th Reunion in Boston: Don’t Forget to RSVP!

The January 5th Island School reunion in Boston is coming up fast! We hope you can join us for this all-semester alumni and families gathering, which includes morning exercise, a lecture from CEI’s Edd Brooks and the New England Aquarium’s John Mandelman, as well as a plastics workshop from Fall 2012 alumni. Please make sure you RSVP to alumni@islandschool.org! See you then! Happy Holidays!

Reunion Schedule

Fall 2011 Summer Reunion!

It’s reunion season! Summer is the best time of year to plan reunions and gatherings to bring together your Island School semester. Over the 4th of July holiday, 31 out of 47 members of the Fall 2011 semester traveled from far and wide to celebrate at AJ Wetherald’s home in Bristol, Rhode Island. Alumni traveled from California, Ireland, and even Australia to reunite with their friends from their semester! Yeah Fall 2011!

If your semester is planning a reunion for this summer, let us know so we can blog about it! Please email alumni@islandschool.org and be sure to include a photo!

Save the Date: Monster Run-Swim at The Island School September 22!

During the weekend of September 21-23, 2012, The Island School will be hosting its very first Monster Run-Swim. The course has been extended to encompass a more expansive network of land and sea features along the perimeter of Cape Eleuthera. Alumni, families, and friends of The Island School from close and far, please join us on-island to meet the challenge of a new course, designed to be longer, harder, and more intense than ever: more running, more swimming.

For more information about the weekend, the schedule, and course maps, please visit the Monster Run-Swim website (registration and RSVP forms to come soon!). If you have any other questions, please contact Cam Powel at cameronpowel@islandschool.org.

We hope to see you all there!

First On-Island Alumni Reunion Weekend

The weekend of October 7-9 should have been the first official on-island reunion for Island School alumni. However, due to damages and unforeseen obstacles caused by Hurricane Irene in late August, the original plans for this reunion required some adjustment. Despite the various setbacks, The Island School was still more than happy to welcome back the small number of alumni who made the trek to Eleuthera last weekend. Gracie Payne (F’01), Patrick DiLoreto (F’04), John DiLoreto (F’08), Wes Mize (S’06), and Kevin Delaney (F’08) joined us for a weekend full of all things Island School!

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