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A Girl and Her Room

A Girl and Her Room

FOSTER GALLERY Jan 20, 2012

The Foster Gallery's current exhibit, "A Girl and Her Room,"  features selections from an ongoing body of work by photographer and Nobles parent Rania Matar in which she collaborated with girls from both the United States and the Middle East to make photographs that depict the girls in their bedrooms. For more information, go to www.fostergallery.org.

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Finding Balance

Finding Balance

ACADEMIC Jan 19, 2012

Math teacher Eric Nguyen had a simple task for his Class IV geometry students: balance a small, cardboard triangle on the tip of a pencil eraser. Students jumped at the challenge and, through trial and error, discovered the trick—find the balance point, or centroid, of the triangle. One by one, each student smiled with found success.

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Honoring MLK

Honoring MLK

STUDENT LIFE Jan 17, 2012

 On Mon., Jan. 16, 2011, thousands of people nationwide honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy through community service. The Nobles community hosted an MLK Day of Service as more than 250 faculty members, students, and their family and friends volunteered at local organizations in the Greater Boston area. 

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Worth Noting

Worth Noting

ARTS Jan 12, 2012

Music is in the air at Nobles. On Thurs., Jan. 12, 2012, at 7 p.m. five talented groups of Nobles musicians will join for the Jazz, Blues, Guitar and Percussion Concert. The Middle and Upper School Jazz Bands, Drum Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble, and the Bulldawg Blues and Soul Revue will perform works by Cedar Walton, Jade Castrinos and Rick Holmstrom, among others. 

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Sociobiologist and Pulitzer Prize Winner Speaks

Sociobiologist and Pulitzer Prize Winner Speaks

ASSEMBLY Jan 11, 2012

E.O. Wilson, one of the world's most distinguished scientists, spoke at Assembly in Lawrence Auditorium Jan. 11. Wilson is a professor and honorary curator in entomology at Harvard. In 1975, he published Sociobiology: The New Synthesis...

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Game of the Season

Game of the Season

NOBLES VS. COTTING Jan 6, 2012

It's hard to predict the season's highlight before most of the games have been played, but the girls' varsity basketball team knows that nothing can top the annual Nobles vs. Cotting School friendly game, played on Fri., Jan. 6. This year marks the fifth match-up between Noble and Greenough and Cotting, a private special education day school in Lexington, Mass.

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Frozen Fenway

Frozen Fenway

BOYS VARSITY HOCKEY Jan 5, 2012

The only thing better than the sound of "Sweet Caroline" at Fenway Park was the sound of Noble and Greenough School fans cheering on the boys' varsity hockey team as they took on—and beat—rival Milton Academy. The teams faced off for the first time this season at Frozen Fenway 2012 during a quadrupleheader of Independent School League's boys' and girls' games. 

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Athletic Holiday Tournaments

Athletic Holiday Tournaments

ATHLETICS Dec 20, 2011

Campus was hustling and bustling as the school hosted three of New England’s holiday tournaments Dec. 16-18. It was a busy, and victorious weekend for Nobles athletics as schools from all over New England gathered to compete for the championship title. 

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Creating Furture Entrepreneurs: Promoting  Experiential Education at Nobles

Creating Furture Entrepreneurs: Promoting Experiential Education at Nobles

ALUMNI Dec 19, 2011

Marc D. Beer is a huge proponent of learning by doing. The CEO of Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:AEGR), a biopharmaceutical company, calls himself a “serial entrepreneur.” He’d like to see his children, Nobles graduate Nick ’11, now at Notre Dame, and current students Catherine ’13 and Lizzie ’15, learn the skills it takes to step out on their own. To Beer, that means being involved in experiential learning.

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Analyzing Conflict

Analyzing Conflict

ACADEMIC Dec 19, 2011

As they engaged in debate during a mock Israeli-Palestinian peace conference, Class IV (9th grade) students in the History of the Human Community (HHC) course grappled with the roles of presidents, prime ministers and other representatives who have a stake in the Middle East.

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An Annual Tradition

An Annual Tradition

ASSEMBLY Dec 19, 2011

For more than 100 years, the Sixth Class has performed Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol during the annual holiday Assembly. A Hanukkah reading, The Power of Light, was added to the program more than decade ago. This year, the Assembly docket also included musical performances by faculty member Michael Turner; a cappella group, Imani; and a duet by Chris Collins-Pisano '12 and Belle Tuttle '13.

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Castle Marks Milestones

Castle Marks Milestones

STUDENT LIFE Dec 15, 2011

The Castle Project is on target, with construction poised to continue throughout the colder months, according to Steve Ginsberg, business manager.

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Music in the Air

Music in the Air

ARTS Dec 13, 2011

On Dec. 9, more than 100 Nobles musicians, both Middle and Upper School students, joined together in Lawrence Auditorium for the fall Choral Concert. Performances by the Middle School Chorus, Chamber Singers, Nobleonians, Middle School a cappella, Imani, Greensleeves and Concert Choir featured both traditional and contemporary music. 

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Celebrating Equity and Justice

Celebrating Equity and Justice

STUDENT LIFE Dec 12, 2011

In December, 13 adults and eight students from Nobles joined more than 5,000 people for the 24th People of Color Conference (PoCC) and the 18th Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC) hosted by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). 

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The Great Machine

The Great Machine

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING Dec 8, 2011

On Thurs., Dec. 8, students in Chris Pasterczyk's Advanced Projects in Physics class unveiled a Rube Goldberg-inspired project. The Nobles community—students, faculty, staff and parents—huddled together in CP's classroom to watch the "Doomsday" machine take out the fictitious Sunder City.

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Time to Improvise

Time to Improvise

LONG ASSEMBLY Dec 7, 2011

Several actors from Boston's Improv Asylum performed in long Assembly on Wed., Dec. 7. They asked for audience suggestions and participation during the hour-long sketch and improvisation comedy show. It was perfect timing for students  and faculty members who were busy preparing for assessments.

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Building Foundations

Building Foundations

UPPER SCHOOL Dec 5, 2011

French teacher Amadou Seck explains how his roles as faculty member, advisor and coach make all the difference in his approach to teaching. Nobles does all that it can to foster dynamic student-teacher relationships. The emphasis on making—and keeping—these connections is one of many things that makes Nobles special.

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Nobles @ SDLC

Nobles @ SDLC

STUDENT LIFE Nov 30, 2011

On Wed., Nov. 30, eight Nobles students traveled to Philadelphia to participate in the National Association of Independent Schools' Student Diversity Leadership Conference. This three-day event brings together close to 1,500 independent high school students from across the country. 

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Class I Student Featured

Class I Student Featured

ACADEMIC Nov 29, 2011

Class I student Felix Liang was selected as a WCVB-TV Channel 5 APlus Scholar and was featured on a segment that aired on Nov. 28, 2011. The APlus Scholar is “a signature NewsCenter 5 series that shines a spotlight on outstanding high school seniors who have overcome incredible odds.” Channel 5’s David Brown reported the story on location at 10 Campus Drive.

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Fall for Dance

Fall for Dance

ARTS Nov 18, 2011

A crowd of supporters filled Lawrence Auditorium for the first dance concert of the year on Thurs., Nov. 17, 2011. Thirty students in the Afternoon Dance Program and academic dance classes, as well as independent student choreographers, presented a string of modern, hip-hop, jazz, Latin and Indian style dances.

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