DCMS students are paired with a “buddy” from The Island School each fall and spring. Spring 2017 Island School students spend one hundred days on Eleuthera and have four formal Buddy Days scheduled, though they sometimes see their buddy at the Dining Hall, the Boathouse, or even in their own settlement.
This year, the first Buddy Day took place at Sunset Beach. Activities ranging from volleyball to jumprope to team-building games were going on all along the beach and on the field nearby. The second meeting this semester was a discussion that occurred following presentations at the Young Men’s Leadership Conference here on campus, allowing students an opportunity to open up about more serious topics.
The third meeting was an afternoon that began with a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) challenge: to design a reef organism adapted to survive in our changing oceans and coral reefs. Students were divided into groups by DCMS advisory to take on the assignment with the IS buddies. Afterwards, students enjoyed some beach time to swim and play with their buddies for the rest of the day. The final event, which takes place in two weeks, is the Basketball Jamboree at the DCMS basketball court. We hope all parents can come help out for this final PTA fundraiser event!