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Awards Night 2014

Awards Night 2014

UPPER SCHOOL May 30, 2014

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Class I Projects: Eclectic and Cool

Class I Projects: Eclectic and Cool

ACADEMIC May 29, 2014

From constructing a boat out of 670 water bottles, to delving into the history of Nobles athletics or styles of hip-hop dance, students showcased their inventiveness and multiple talents during Class I Projects Night on May 27. The common thread throughout the projects was connection: to each other, to their communities, to history—and to their own creativity and intellectual curiosity.

 

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Freeman Legacy Dinner: Life Lessons

Freeman Legacy Dinner: Life Lessons

May 21, 2014

Reggie Farina ’00 returned to Nobles to celebrate the achievements of 34 Class I students of color at the 17th annual Freeman Legacy Dinner, May 20.

The dinner was named after former artist-in-residence Bob Freeman for his commitment to diversity work at Nobles. 

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Ready, Set, Go!

Ready, Set, Go!

MIDDLE SCHOOL May 15, 2014

On May 14, Class V students competed in the annual solar car race—a culminating event of the seven-week science project. For three weeks in science class, students studied rates of motion (speed, velocity and acceleration) and Newton’s three laws of motion. 

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In the Classroom: Activism Then and Now

In the Classroom: Activism Then and Now

May 7, 2014

Students in faculty member Mike Kalin’s U.S. History class completed a research paper comparing an activism movement in the U.S.—between 1980 to present day—to the civil rights movement. On May 2 and May 5, students reported their findings to the class.

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Catch Up with the Latest Parents' E-Newsletter.

Catch Up with the Latest Parents' E-Newsletter.

PARENT May 1, 2014

In the May issue of the Parents' Association E-Newsletter, Head of School Bob Henderson reflects on Nobles past and present. Interim Dean of Students Kate Ramsdell looks back on the past academic year.

The newsletter also includes important information about upcoming events.

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<i>Nobles</i> Magazine Available for the iPad

Nobles Magazine Available for the iPad

May 1, 2014

The latest issue of Nobles—the official magazine for Noble and Greenough School—is now available in print, online and for the iPad.

 Download the iPad version today to see exclusive video content and interactive features.

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Class VI Travels 'Round the World

Class VI Travels 'Round the World

ACADEMIC Apr 30, 2014

If you gave middle school students $20,000 and 30 days to travel to anywhere in the world, where would they go? On April 29, Class VI students presented their ’Round the World (RTW) projects to members of the community. Ecuador, Portugal, China, South Africa, Lebanon and England are a few of the countries they visited. The month-long multidisciplinary project charged students to build a comprehensive global journey—traveling up to six countries—complete with a passport, map, budget, itinerary, photos, journal entries, cultural artifacts and endangered species report. 

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The Studies Show: Gamification of Education

The Studies Show: Gamification of Education

ACADEMIC Apr 30, 2014

What can the popular game Candy Crush teach educators and students?

In their most recent podcast, Nobles learning specialists Gia Batty and Sara Masucci explore how the gaming principle of "hard fun" can lead to engagement and learning in the classroom. Click here to listen to the podcast.

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In the Classroom: Spanish Plays

In the Classroom: Spanish Plays

ACADEMIC Apr 25, 2014

Acting can be difficult all on its own. Imagine having to act while speaking another language. Spanish faculty member Margaret Robertson's students did just that. Students were challenged to not only perform in short plays but also doing so in Spanish. The students performed Resguardo Personal by Spanish playwright Paloma Pedrero and El Delantal Blanco by Chilean writer Sergio Vodanovic.

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A Triumphant Season

A Triumphant Season

STUDENT LIFE Apr 15, 2014

Congratulations to the chess team who are the South Shore Interscholastic Chess League (SSICL) champions this season. The team was undefeated, 8-0, and also came in 42-1-1 after playing 44 individual games over the course of eight interscholastic matches. Seven students participated at the varsity level including Max Sheerin ’17, Iain Sheerin ’17, Loring Lauretti ’17, Armen Festekjian ’15, William Wang ’16, Sam Davitt ’15 and Paulie Apostolicas ’18. 

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Chemistry and Cuisine

Chemistry and Cuisine

ACADEMIC Apr 14, 2014

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In the Classroom: What's in a Paper?

In the Classroom: What's in a Paper?

ACADEMIC Apr 9, 2014

In the second semester of U.S. History, students in Class III hone in on their research skills and take a deeper look into a range of topics including the impact of security threats on major national and international events; the United States’ role as a global peacekeeper in Vietnam and Iraqi wars; and the effects of the current Great Recession. Learn more about the major assignment in a Q&A with history faculty member Oris Bryant. 

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Going Global

Going Global

STUDENT LIFE Apr 1, 2014

In March, students, faculty and staff embarked on seven experiential learning and service trips throughout the world. A total of 111 students and 25 faculty and staff members traveled to Guatemala, Honduras, India, New Orleans, Paris, Romania and South Africa.

 

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Do Different

Do Different

ALUMNI Mar 11, 2014

Promote beauty products using a cadre of amateur enthusiasts? Sell athletic shoes by creating a community of artists? Monitor a patient’s level of insulin with a cutting-edge microdevice? Yes, yes and yes. When it comes to innovation, the game has changed—and these three graduates are playing to win.

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Go Dawgs!

Go Dawgs!

ATHLETICS Mar 10, 2014

Competition remained fierce this winter athletic season in the Independent School League (ISL) and New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC), but Nobles athletes fought hard and earned another successful season. Highlights as follows:

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It Can Wait

It Can Wait

ALUMNI Mar 7, 2014

Distracted driving is a dangerous epidemic. George Sholley ’04 worked alongside director and legendary German filmmaker Werner Herzog to produce From One Second to the Next, a short film on the dangers of texting and driving. 

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Math Q&A with Agrawal '14

Math Q&A with Agrawal '14

ACADEMIC Mar 6, 2014

About 70 students take part each month in the 30-minute testing challenge of the New England Mathematics League (NEML). Students who participate receive a score and ranking for the month, as well as a cumulative score for the year. Akshat Agrawal ’14 is one of 13 students in New England who has a perfect cumulative score, as of February 2014. We caught Agrawal as he headed to take test number six, and asked him a few questions.

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Writer Haydu '01 Visits Campus

Writer Haydu '01 Visits Campus

ALUMNI Feb 25, 2014

On February 21, Nobles welcomed writer Corey Ann Haydu ‘01 to campus. Haydu’s first stop was the assembly stage, where she read a passage from her young adult novel, OCD Love Story (2013), to faculty and students.

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Finding Balance

Finding Balance

ATHLETICS Feb 20, 2014

Faculty member Tom Resor shares his coaching philosophy as the girls varsity hockey coach. He's coached hockey for 28 years at Nobles. He says, "At Nobles, we really do value the multi-sport kid." This season, the girls varsity hockey team is undefeated in the ISL. Click "more" to see a video.

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