Today, the Island School Community awaits the beginning of classes.  Both faculty and students wait to see how they can work together to learn.  Over the weekend, we jumped into the semester from High Rock and held a Commencement from Orientation ceremony, where we all pledged to work form a dynamic and tightly knit community.  On Sunday, the students, and faculty, enjoyed their first day off.  Adventures ranged from snorkeling and diving, to exploring, to enjoying the coffee shop, and getting rest on the beach.  This morning, we will enjoy our first timed Run/Swim, as well as our first Math and Human Ecology classes.  The anticipation is strong, but the community is excited for their more regular schedule.  Though the first day is classes is normally a thing of dread, the community is eager and happy to begin their academic journey. [slideshow]