This weekend opened with a bang with our first dance of the school year! Students had a wonderful time dressing up, dancing (of course), and socializing with day and boarding students. While many students danced the night away in Dominican Hall, just outside others played ping-pong, oversized chess, and just hung out and chatted.
As autumn arrives in Northern California, our beautiful days are followed by balmy evenings and spectacular sunsets. Students enjoy both as the days change into evening and new memories are made.
Saturday, the students had almost too many options for activities and adventures! Matt, one of the dorm parents, taught a guacamole-making class from his own recipes, while Ari G. hosted an open door down at the Music Conservatory for those who wished to practice their instruments. One of the best parts of the boarding program is how much time the students get with our multidimensional staff members. Students took trips into San Francisco, as well as the local Fairfax movie theater to watch The Woman King.
The weekend ended with a group trip to the Yerba Buena Bowling and Ice Skating Center in San Francisco, one of the truly renowned destinations in the San Francisco Bay Area. Students went bowling, ice skating in the indoor rink, and visited Moscone Center, Yerba Buena Gardens, and the Museum of Modern Art. We can’t wait to visit these places again in the future! Students had a wonderful time and the reprieve from their studies before the next week of school was much appreciated.
The week began with school anew and students are cruising right along in the school year! It is hard to believe that it is already October. Some wonderful things are on the horizon, both academically and socially, and we are so grateful that we can celebrate them with our students.
– Jessica Farley, Resident Dorm Head