Dylan LaChaine Interview
This is file #29, cycle 4. Today’s date is December 2, 2019. This is Jean McMillen. I am interviewing Dylan LaChaine who is a 9th grade student at Indian Mountain School. He is going to tell me about his educational background, the school, and anything he wants to talk about. We’ll start with…
JM:What is your name?
JM:Where did you go to school K-8th grade?
JM:What was your favorite subject at that point?
DL:Probably math or science
JM:Did you thing it was well taught?
JM:What were your sports then that you played?
DL:In the fall I played soccer, and in the spring I played baseball.
JM:Were you playing on other baseball teams?
JM:What teams were they?
DL:Housy Juniors, it is out of Canaan> It is like another team. That is basically it.
JM:Where do you go to school now?
DL:Indian Mountain School (Upper campus-Indian Mountain Road, Lakeville, Ct. Ed.)
JM:Who is the Head of School?
JM:Wasn’t she a former teacher at Indian Mountain? I think she was but I am not sure.
DL:I don’t know.
JM:Did you already have friends at Indian Mountain?
JM:They were from…2.
DL:My hockey team and other kids that I just kinda knew.
JM:Did you have to apply to Indian Mountain?
DL:Yes I did.
JM:What was the application form like?
DL:It was just the basic things, just regular stuff.
JM:Did you have an interview?
JM:Did you have to do an essay question?
DL:Yes, that was in the interview.
JM:Did you have a tour of the school?
JM:Had you been to the school before?
DL:Briefly yeah, a little bit
JM:But it was not a school that you were very familiar with?
DL:No it was new to me.
JM:Tell me about your school schedule. Do you have the same schedule every day of the week, but each day is different?
DL:Every Monday is the same, every Tuesday is the same, all week, but each day is different.
JM:Do you have Saturday classes?
DL:I do not.
JM:What are you taking for academics?
DL:Science, math, English, history and Spanish
DL:I had been taking it for three years at Salisbury Central.3.
JM:So it is a continuation for you?
JM:What do you play for sports?
DL:Fall is golf, winter is hockey, and spring is baseball.
JM:Did you have a hockey game this weekend?
JM:How did you do?
DL:We lost 6-4.
JM:What do you do for extra -curricular activities?
DL:I play the guitar, and I take a beginning art class.
JM:You said something about Global citizenship?
DL:Oh yeah that is a class that is built into our schedule and we have to take it. That is in the fall.
JM:What do you do for community service?
DL:Well for school we do host a bunch of activities like Hoops for Hunger. People donate non-perishable food. We do more things like that. Over the summer, last summer, I did work for Habitat for Humanity. I helped.
JM:What did you do for Habitat?
DL:They were having a tag sale and I helped set it up and take it down.
JM:Oh good, that is a lot of work.
JM:Did you participate in the Crop Walk?
DL:I did not.
JM;Have you in the past?
JM:How is the work load at Indian Mountain compared to Salisbury Central?
DL:The work load is probably harder at Indian Mountain, but it is definitely a good thing because for high school it will be tougher.
JM:Yes, it gets tougher as you go along. Do you like your teachers at Indian Mountain?
JM:Are there pupils at Indian Mountain from other countries?
DL:Yes from everywhere
JM: What countries come to mind?
DL:China, Spain, Africa, and South America
JM:Are you a day student or a boarder?
DL:I am a day student.
JM:What time do you get to school?
JM:What time do you come home?
DL:If we have sports then 5:00, otherwise it is about 3:00.
JM: You don’t have bus transportation: your mum takes you?
JM:What is the dress code?
DL:Dress pants, sweater, or a second layer, with a button down shirt underneath for the winter. At the beginning of school like the first month of the school years, you can wear one layer like a polo shirt and shorts.
JM:Do you ever have to wear a jacket and tie?
DL:Now it is not required, but you can.
JM:Meals, cafeteria or sit down?
DL:It is cafeteria where you get your food and you can eat with your friends at a table.
JM:Is it an assigned tale?
JM:Is there a teacher assigned to each table?5.
JM:Well that has not changed at least. But at dinner you don’t have family style food service?
DL:Yes it is always cafeteria style food service.
JM:Where are you hoping to go to school next year?
DL:Either Salisbury or Berkshire School
JM:Anything that you would like to add to this about Indian Mountain? Do you enjoy it?
JM:Thank you very much.