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In the Classroom: Visual Problem-solving

In the Classroom: Visual Problem-solving

MIDDLE SCHOOL Oct 4, 2013

Visual arts faculty member Lisa Jacobson’s Class V animation project requires students to work together in a team and problem solve. Students began working individually creating their own drawings with the assigned themes “travel” or “midnight.” As a group, students were challenged to find a visual connection among the drawings and create transitions from one picture to another—making certain items appear, disappear, fade or move. 

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Math+Tech=Learning

Math+Tech=Learning

ACADEMIC Oct 4, 2013

Faculty member Tilesy Harrington loves math. More important, she loves to teach math. She has taught at Nobles for decades, and her teaching continues to evolve as she closes the door to her classroom and inspires “little mathematicians.” Watch how she does it.

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Parenting Experts School Parents and Students

Parenting Experts School Parents and Students

STUDENT LIFE Oct 2, 2013

In Lawrence Auditorium on Oct. 1, clinical psychologist, parent educator and author Wendy Mogel spoke to parents and faculty about the philosophy behind her book The Blessing of a B-. Educator and New York Times writer Jessica Lahey spoke to students on Oct. 2.

Mogel's advice, which draws heavily from Jewish teachings, asserts that modern parenting styles undermine the success and happiness of the same children that parents desperately want to help. They are trying too hard, she said, exhausting themselves and stilting the growth of their kids.

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In the Classroom: Why Pray to Apollo?

In the Classroom: Why Pray to Apollo?

ACADEMIC Oct 2, 2013

In Ancient Greece, the primary text in the eponymous class taught by George Blake, Greek colonization during the Archaic Age (roughly 700-480) is given just several sentences of explanation. Luckily, fellow classics teacher Dave Ulrich spent his summer immersed in research on Greek colonization. On Oct. 2, he visited Blake’s class to share insight on the subject.

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Grandparents Day at Nobles

Grandparents Day at Nobles

STUDENT LIFE Sep 30, 2013

Watch the latest video on Grandparents Day at Nobles.

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A Working Process

A Working Process

UPPER SCHOOL Sep 26, 2013

"We believe teaching is done best when adults are working with students in multifaceted ways. The college experience at Nobles is no different," explains Director of College Counseling Michael Denning. Watch this video to hear more from Denning, including his take on the teachable moments that occur throughout the college process. Click here to see the school's five-year matriculation list.

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The Studies Show: Starting Strong

The Studies Show: Starting Strong

ACADEMIC Sep 20, 2013

Nobles Learning Specialists Gia Batty and Sara Masucci give students advice on the best ways to start the academic year in this month's episode of the "The Studies Show" podcast. 

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Emmy Award-winning Filmmaker Speaks

Emmy Award-winning Filmmaker Speaks

STUDENT LIFE Sep 18, 2013

For Community Book Day, Emmy award-winning filmmaker Dr. Satsuki Ina addressed the Nobles community in Lawrence Auditorium Sept. 18, 2013.

Ina spoke about her documentary From a Silk Cocoon. The film is based on her family’s more than four years in an American concentration camp during World War II: Ina and her brother were both born during the incarceration—“behind barbed-wire,” Ina said.

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Collecting the Harvest

Collecting the Harvest

Sep 17, 2013

View the newest Noble Minute. The latest video in this series shows how science faculty member Deb Harrison starts the new year with the AP Environmental Science class.

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Opening Night for Many Windows Exhibition

Opening Night for Many Windows Exhibition

ARTS Sep 13, 2013

Foster Gallery's 2013-2014 season debuted with the "Many Windows" exhibition by Boston-area artist Cheryl Warrick.

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Back to School

Back to School

STUDENT LIFE Sep 13, 2013

A new school year means a new installment of the Nobles Minute video series. Get a glimpse into class retreats and the first few days on campus.

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Michele Dufault ’07 5K Memorial Run/Walk

Michele Dufault ’07 5K Memorial Run/Walk

STUDENT LIFE Sep 9, 2013

On Sunday, Sept. 8, more than 150 runners including cross country teams from Nobles, Brooks, Rivers, Dana Hall and Berwick Academy joined together for the third annual Michele Dufault ’07 5K Memorial Run/Walk.  

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Something to Dance About

Something to Dance About

ARTS Aug 30, 2013

In January 2014, the dance program at Nobles will have a space of its own, and Director of Dance Jillian Grunnah is excited about how this will transform the program.

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Starting the School Year Anew

Starting the School Year Anew

ACADEMIC Aug 27, 2013

In his annual address, Head of School Robert P. Henderson Jr. ’76 welcomed back the faculty and staff of Nobles in the Vinik Theatre for the start of the 2013-2014 academic year. 

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Welcome New Faculty and Staff

Welcome New Faculty and Staff

STUDENT LIFE Aug 23, 2013

Head of School Bob Henderson ’76, Dean of Students Kate Ramsdell, Dean of Faculty Maura Sullivan, Head of Upper School Ben Snyder and Dean of New Faculty David Strasburger welcomed 15 new faculty and staff members to campus on Friday, Aug. 23. The newest members of the community joined together for team building exercises, to tour the campus, meet with mentors and learn “all things Nobles.”

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Community Service Camp

Community Service Camp

STUDENT LIFE Aug 16, 2013

Students from Nobles and surrounding schools joined together for a week-long summer service camp led by faculty members Sandi MacQuinn, Linda Hurley and Kelsey Grousbeck. Each participant logged 35 hours of service work.

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Coaching Philosophy

Coaching Philosophy

ATHLETICS Aug 14, 2013

Alex Gallagher, athletic director and girls varsity basketball coach, talks about his coaching philosophy and the importance of building relationships in athletics. 

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Nobles Day Camp Fun

Nobles Day Camp Fun

STUDENT LIFE Aug 13, 2013

Every summer, Nobles Day Camp offers laughter, adventure and excitement with activities that include canoeing, dodge ball and beading. The camp's mission mirrors that of Noble and Greenough School, with an emphasis on developing strong relationships, treating self and others with respect, and building resilience by trying new things.

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UB Students Celebrate

UB Students Celebrate

ACADEMIC Aug 5, 2013

“The people here make it worth it,” said Siham Fat Mi during the Upward Bound closing ceremony on Friday, Aug. 2.  Edgar De Leon ’04, a UB and Nobles graduate, marked the completion of his first summer as director. Fat Mi and nine other UB students celebrated graduation from the program. 

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Best Teen Writing of 2013

Best Teen Writing of 2013

UPPER SCHOOL Jul 26, 2013

Congratulations to Akshan deAlwis ’14 whose piece, "When The Gods Leave," will be published in The Best Teen Writing of 2013 by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers.

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