Wednesday October 5, 7pm Good Evening Family and Friends,
After a day of activities, one big class, communal meals, and down-time, it is movie night! The Incredibles is playing on the big screen tonight, and the pillows and cushions that students set up are more comfortable than any theater.
Lia Cary, our Communications Seminar teacher, interviewed three of our students, Caroline, Davis, and Kyra. They had some insights into the past 24 hours:
"We went through a few great activities this morning. We focused on our DOLs which is our 'Demonstrations of Learning.' We saw a great example from Pat and we'll be working on this for the next week."
"We brainstormed this morning in our placebooks...I experienced some self-acknowledgment...feelings and connections."
"The cots are interesting...they make me feel like I'm in M*A*S*H*."
"What people don't understand is that this is adjusted living and we need to be cognizant of that. It may not be your biggest or best meal but you've got to adjust. As Liz Slingsby would say, flexibility is the best ability."
The day is winding down, but we continue to keep a watchful eye on the weather. We know for folks watching at home the weather channels and news outlets are talking about storm surges in the Bahamas. While the storm is powerful, we hope you all feel confident in the campus we call home. Our unique position on the western hook of South Eleuthera and off the Exuma Sound protects our campus from flooding. Nearly ten years ago, our campus weathered a Category 5 hurricane. The storm surge never came above the deck of our dining hall, providing us all reassurance in our position on the island. For information about how a storm surge might affect our location, please see this graphic provided by Weather Underground.
We plan on structuring tomorrow in a similar way as today. CSD will continue to be a space for work, play, and relaxation. We will continue to update the blog and our social media outlets while we have access to internet. We want to reassure you that our teams are prepared to their fullest but would also like to prepare you for them being out of touch. We have three satellite phones on campus that will provide updates if we can get a signal out. As soon as our Boston Office hears an update, they will be passing along messages to all concerned parties.
Continued thanks to everybody who has reached out to us, and goodnight from Eleuthera.