February 24, 2009

First I have to say… if you haven’t done it yet, I highly recommend a visit to the Gould in China blog. Sometimes it seems like I write this a lot in my Glogs, but I think Gould is a very special school. Our entire freshmen class is in China. Our entire junior class is winter camping. Our entire senior class had the opportunity to follow a passion through an internship or work/life experience. And now our entire sophomore class has the campus to themselves for art and community service.

The sophomores have had 2 days of their “point.” Sunday morning they worked on service projects on campus and in the afternoon they participated in a conflict resolution workshop. Monday they split into groups and offered their talents and energies to service outside of the Gould community. Tuesday is a fun day filled with broom ball, snow tubing, and movies. Then Wednesday they start working with artists here on campus. Tune in next week for photos of sophomore point.

The winter term (formerly known as the 8th grade program) is coming to a close. Eighth and 9th grade students joined Gould for just the winter term to get a taste of life at Gould and to take advantage of our superior on-snow coaching. As a culminating event, the students had the opportunity to spend the day dogsledding. It was a great day and again highlights the advantages of going to school in Maine.

The following photos reveal the dog-love that was shared in the kennel before we headed out on the trail.

Shea, Jackson, and Java (the wise quirky old man)

Nate dancing

Amelia- wearing the perfect hood for the day

Erik knows how to rub an ear!

Ellyn and Ice- can you see the love?

Doug giving a pep-talk


We were sorry Olivia and Jack couldn’t join their classmates for the day.

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