Dorm and Class Bonding EventsMarch 3, 2017
Dr. Jules Troyer, Dean of Students and Residential Life
Bond : bänd/
gerund or present participle: bonding; noun: bonding
- join or be joined securely to something else, typically by means of an adhesive substance, heat, or pressure.
The Verde Valley School experience is so much more than academics. The magic of VVS is created from the warmth of genuine connections with other members of the community. These connections are the glue that also keep our alumni coming back year after year to visit. This is the reason we offer many opportunities every semester for students to engage in class and dorm bonding events. These are events that occur outside the normal academic day and allow students to relax and have fun with their cohorts. These events are student selected and supervised by class advisors or dorm parents.
Recently, the sophomore class, led by their class advisor James Taylor, spent a delightful Saturday ice skating in Flagstaff. The freshman class and their advisor Caleb Kulfan, chose to chill out and have a really cool movie night in Brady Hall. The girls of the Sears dormitory also enjoyed a fabulous skating adventure with their dorm parents, Jeremy and Bridget Broomfield. The girls of Motel dorm were treated to a movie night by their dorm parent Des Pastin; spending the evening giggling and whispering in the library.
The boys of Christensen, along with their dorm parents Caleb Kulfan and Matt Mortellaro, decided to enjoy bowling and a delicious dinner out at a local Chinese restaurant. Kevin Robb coordinated another awesome bowling trip for the boys of Perkins dorm.
These types of events allow students some down time to help balance out intense days of academics and service; while also providing opportunities to make some of those magical memories that adhere each student to the legacy of VVS.