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Dorm News: Off To A Great Start!

During the last few weeks, the Boarding program has had some wonderful events for the students. One night we used Kesterson Field for an evening movie on the field, complete with popcorn and all the “drive-in movie” items like candy, throw blankets, and lanterns. The students enjoyed watching the first Spiderman movie and are looking forward to working our way through the Marvel movies. 

We had a variety of excursions to San Francisco including Japantown and Union Square. In Japantown, students were able to explore the food and cultural sights within this unique neighborhood. Additionally, students went ‘back-to-school’ clothes shopping at Union Square before the first official start of classes. Everyone enjoyed exploring the city together, with returning students showing new students all their favorite spots. It was a joy to see students bonding over shared experiences, laughter and joy of discovery. 

Last Sunday, we went to Stinson Beach and the Inkwells in Lagunitas, both favorite local swimming spots. It was such a gorgeous day! Students enjoyed swimming in the sun at the beach and in the shade along the river, as well as hiking and exploring the local towns. Stinson Beach, near the Point Reyes National Seashore, is an extremely popular destination for tourists and locals alike. The Inkwells, a popular ‘secret swimming hole’ in the Samuel P. Taylor Park, was surprisingly empty during our visit. We had the place all to ourselves, which gave the students plenty of freedom to enjoy the peace and tranquility of Lagunitas Creek. The Inkwells is famous for being home to various endangered species like the Coho Salmon. 

As the school week began, students ended productive days with their sports (on and off campus), theater, studying in the library, walking the campus grounds, playing board and card games in Mercedes, swimming in the pool, watching volleyball games, and participating in other community events bonding with students on campus. For our new students, this week was full of opportunities to get to know their classmates and establish themselves as members of community life at San Domenico. 

— Jessica Farley, Resident Dorm Head