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San Domenico School News & Events

Dorm News: November 13, 2020

The San Francisco Bay Area features some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. In addition to benefiting from our incredible 515-acre campus and its surrounding trails, we are now able to explore some of the many incredible areas surrounding our School.

Whether it's a hike, outdoor sports, or enjoying the outdoors off campus, we're thrilled to see so many of our students spending time outdoors, getting exercise, and appreciating the beautiful Bay Area.

Last Saturday we drove students to the Marin Headlands to enjoy the sights. Upper School history teacher Wynn Richards drove one of the vans and had this to say about the day: "It was a typically glorious Bay Area day--crystal clear blue skies, brisk air, and lots of people action everywhere! We stopped at a fishing pier under the Golden Gate Bridge to view the Bay up close and watch as local fishermen and women pulled in crabs. Then we drove to the top of the Headlands for a gorgeous birds-eye view of San Francisco and the ocean. We went through the 5-minute tunnel to Fort Cronkite and the students hiked up a big hill to watch the waves, sit in the sun, and enjoy each other's company.

The day ended down in Sausalito for some food and shopping. By that time the wind was really picking up and we headed home-- tired, but very relaxed." The students spent a memorable day off campus experiencing the beauty of Marin. Of course, it wasn't just about being in nature. As sophomore Frie expressed, her favorite part of the trip was "definitely eating ice cream together with Mai and Nora in Sausalito!"

Resident Interviews

This week we learn more about Fan Huang, a new addition to our on-campus Resident Faculty team.

What brought you to San Domenico?

The kind and wonderful learning community, the beautiful campus, and great colleagues in the math and computer science team!
 
Where did you teach before coming to San Domenico?

I taught in Ojai, California and Urbana, IllinoisL, as well as at International Schools in China (Hefei and Tianjin).

What do you like best about being a Resident Faculty member at San Domenico?

Taking student musicians to practice music at HOTA!
What do you like to do in your free time?
Reading novels, playing piano, learning computer science, hiking near the ocean, and drawing cats!
 
What are you looking forward to this year?

Improving as a teacher and a programmer, more hikes by the ocean, learning The Sonata for Two Pianos in D major, K. 448 with my husband!

How did you enjoy the Halloween Full Moon Hike?

The full moon hike was fun and intense! My knees felt sore for a couple of days after that hike but I know I just need more practice!

Welcome to San Domenico, Fan! We're glad you're part of our community.

*Please note that now that we have returned to in-person learning, our boarding students are currently practicing a modified hybrid of a "bubble" or "pod" with their floors, while maintaining masks and distance from those living on other floors in common spaces and outdoors. Students and Resident Faculty are working together to keep our Boarding and broader school community as safe as possible. While the rules and procedures are too extensive to list here, please know that students appearing in photos are safely interacting with their peers according to the updated guidelines, based on current Marin Public Health protocols. All students are tested bi-weekly and all Resident Faculty and their on-campus families follow additional safety measures and are tested monthly.

- Sonya Evans, Resident Faculty and Upper School English Teacher