Weekend Fun at MCI
The week of April vacation was a pretty quiet and low-key on the MCI campus. Every day, our boarding students enjoyed open gym, where they lifted weights, played basketball and volleyball. Some of the kids played volleyball on front campus, while others sat on a blanket enjoying the beautiful Maine weather.
We had a fun picnic on front campus where we enjoyed grilled burgers and hot dogs. We had 100% participation and many kids stuck around to enjoy S’mores later in the evening and helped with clean up. On Friday, Ms. Aidan hosted a nature walk throughout Manson Park to enjoy the scenery along the Sebasticook River.
On Saturday, we held a pizza party in the Alumni Hall Bigelow Room to end the break on a positive note. We enjoyed delicious pizza, listened to music, and hung out and talked for hours.
Our seniors are working on their senior projects, and we hear quite a bit of piano-playing throughout the week by three student musicians. While not working on assignments, students have been watching movies and playing on the Wii in the common areas.
As if there are not enough challenges, on Friday, April 10, we received over 12 inches of snow, and the power went out for most of Maine. Power remained out for most of the night and into the morning. Students had no access to the internet, so we had our first official “snow day” for our online classrooms – maybe the first ever snow day for virtual learning in history!
Despite these added difficulties, students managed to stay positive, to relax in their own ways, and to welcome Easter weekend with uplifted spirits. On Saturday night, the Johnson family opened their home for an Easter egg extravaganza, resulting in a variety of colors, sizes, shapes, and designs for the unsuspecting eggs.
With warmer weather coming next week, we all hope to get outside around campus to toss frisbees and to play lawn games. Spring break is a week away: there will be no classes April 18 through April 26.
A well-deserved rest will be most welcome!
With sunny weather and warmer temperatures, the March 27th weekend kicked off with some good old-fashioned cornhole after a delicious home-cooked meal in our dining hall. Students learned the "ins and outs" of this recreational game that seems to be the hottest activity across college campuses these days.
all get geared up for another week of learning and togetherness here on MCI island. :)