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Dorm News: Preparing for Spring Discovery
Dorm News - Spring Discovery

 

We had a great weekend last week. Mamma Mia! ended its successful run. Filip ’23 saw all six performances: “I love the music! It’s so much fun.” Students had fun swimming, grilling, watching movies, and participating in all of the usual activities on and off campus. This week students have been busy completing all of their school work before leaving on our Spring Discovery adventures.

Spring Discovery is a time when students get off campus together to learn, bond, and grow together. After two years of not being able to experience Spring Discovery due to Covid restrictions, we’re all feeling excited about the prospect of venturing off into the world together.

This year’s trips were planned with the goal of including elements of service, innovation, creativity, adventure, leadership, and exploration. This year’s trips consist of the following:

Freshmen will experience team building activities in the Sierras near the Yuba River including high and low ropes courses, hiking, archery, and enjoying the lake. Sophomores will head to Catalina Island where they will swim, snorkel, hike, kayak, and learn about nature. Juniors and Seniors have their choice of activities which include trips to Los Angeles, Joshua Tree, Seattle, as well as local trips focusing on Habitat for Humanity, Marine Biology, and exploring cooking with San Domenico’s Top Chef.

This weekend, we’ll be busy getting supplies, doing laundry, and packing. After Spring Discovery we move right into Spring Break. When we return, we’ll be busy preparing for AP exams and heading into the end of the year. Second semester always flies by!

– Sonya Evans, Resident Faculty and Upper School English Teacher