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.
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more