News From Masters
Opening Days for the Upper School this week were fast-paced as boarders returned, new students participated in orientation sessions, and dancers and fall athletes gathered in the dance studio or on the fields to practice.
Friday, September 1, was a flurry of activity as new Upper School students and boarders checked in at tables set up in front of Masters Hall. Their families, meanwhile, mingled nearby with members of the Parent Association (PA) at the PA hospitality tent. And at a table overseen by members of the Dobbs Athletic Association, new students picked up either a blue Delta or a red Phi T-shirt, Masters’ two spirit teams.
Members of the Upper School’s Gold Key Society pitched in by giving directions to new families making their way around campus, while student proctors helped boarders move into their dorm rooms.
At tables set up inside and outside Masters Hall, families could learn more about residential life, the International Student Program, Health and Wellness Center services and other programs.
New students and their families gathered in the Claudia Boettcher Theatre, where they were welcomed by Head of School Laura Danforth, administrators, teachers and student leaders. Later, a panel of key administrators fielded queries from new families at the Fonseca Center.
Earlier in the week, international students on campus for preseason activities met with Mary Holton, Director of the International Student Program, who answered questions about what it means to be an international student at Masters.
Other programs included a student leader training session, a leadership meeting for varsity team captains, and several meetings between dorm proctors and Dena Torino, Director of Residential Life and Director of Community Service.
A picnic dinner for families on the lawn outside the Dining Hall capped a full day of activities and events on Friday.