Freeman Legacy Dinner

Freeman Legacy Dinner

Students of color from Class I and Class II gathered with their families and faculty at the annual Freeman Legacy Dinner to celebrate their accomplishments and a special sense of community. Read about what they heard and view the slideshow.

Lessons of Our Past

Lessons of Our Past

“The more we know, the more we can do to prevent these events,” said Holocaust survivor and psychoanalyst Dr. Anna Ornstein, on sharing her story with Mr. Snyder’s “War and Genocide” class on May 16.

An Outstanding Commitment to Service

An Outstanding Commitment to Service

On May 30, Nobles’ community service coordinator Linda Hurley will be honored as a Dedham High School Outstanding Alumna for her lifelong contributions to the Dedham community.


The Marriage of Bette and Boo

The Marriage of Bette and Boo

Please join the Nobles Theatre Collective as it closes the Henderson era with the same play it opened it with 17 years ago: Christopher Durang's The Marriage of Bette and Boo. Durang's dark comedy tackles difficult and sometimes mature themes in 33 (mostly) short scenes. Admission is free and no tickets or reservations are needed for this approximately two-hour performance this week! Come Wednesday, Thursday or Friday at 6:30 p.m. or join us for the Saturday matinee at 2 p.m.

Read the May Parents' Association Newsletter

Read the May Parents' Association Newsletter

The May newsletter is here. With graduation and summer just around the corner, our faculty members have some words of encouragement and wisdom to help students finish well. 


Three Bobs are Better Than One

BobceptionToday we celebrated Bob Henderson, our retiring head of school, by revealing his official portrait painted by visual arts faculty member Betsy VanOot, redubbing Art Street (the annual spring arts festival) as Bob Street, and raffling off Bob Henderson bobbleheads.

Music in the Morning

Nobleonians EntranceThe Nobleonians a cappella group heads into assembly after serenading students at the front entrance before school this morning. Catch them and every singing group at the choral concert tonight in Lawrence Auditorium at 7 p.m. It’s the last concert of the year; don’t miss it!

Mail Time

Eric and CarolMath teacher Eric Nguyen takes a minute to chat with receptionist Carol Derderian while picking up his mail.

Crucial Crew Shells

RichardGlendon-1Duncan Glendon, the grandson of Richard Glendon, christens the Nobles boat named after his grandfather. The first ever professional coach of Nobles crew, Richard Glendon is best known for coaching the U.S. men’s eight-man to the nation’s first ever gold medal in rowing at the 1928 Olympics. The “Naiad II” boat was also christened on Saturday, May 20, in honor of Nobles’ women’s crew team of 1996, which won the national championship and set the national record that still stands today.


Going Up

Hot Air BalloonsBob Kern’s chemistry class launched homemade hot air balloons over the Castle at 7 a.m. this morning.

National Latin Exam

Luna Li-1Luna Li ’17 received a book award in assembly today for five consecutive gold medals on the National Latin Exam. Additional students honored for receiving gold medals and perfect scores were Marijke Perry ’18, Jason Tang ’18, Kevin Chen ’20, Anne O’Leary ’21 and Justin Qin ’21.

The Marriage of Bette and Boo

The Marriage of Bette and BooBe sure to get out to Vinik Theatre this week to see the Nobles Theatre Collective’s spring production of “The Marriage of Bette and Boo.” Performances are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m.

Beach Reflection

Beach ReflectionThe library windows reflect Class I students’ enjoying a beautiful afternoon on the beach.

Stamp Out Hunger

Stamp Out Hunger DriveStudents, graduates, and parents volunteered over the weekend to sort boxes of donated food delivered by the US Postal Service. This is the 18th year in a row that Nobles has served as a collection site for the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. The sorted food will be loaded onto trucks and delivered to the Dedham Food Pantry later this week.

Summer Science Storage

Towles Moving BoxesThe contents of all the classrooms in the Baker Science Building have been packed up and moved to Towles Auditorium. The renovation and construction project kicks off next week to completely redo all of the classrooms and add additional labs to better meet the rigorous academic needs of the school.

Looking Up

Flower PhotoLucy Johnson ’22 sets her phone at ground level to take a photo from a new perspective during middle school photography club.

One Last Rehearsal

Doc's Last ClassFaculty members lined the walls for the last few minutes of Director of Instrumental Music Doc Chanonhouse’s final rehearsal this morning as a quiet tribute to his dedication to teaching. Doc is retiring after more than 20 years at Nobles, so be sure to catch his final wind, strings and orchestra concert this Thursday evening at 7 p.m. in Lawrence Auditorium.

Edible Science

Food and Science

Maura McLaughlin, Isabelle Walkey and Gabrielle Athanasia, all ’17, show off their creation for Molecular Gastronomy class a cauliflower-cheese crust pizza.

Thulani in Town

ThulaniExecutive Director of Kliptown Youth Program (KYP), Thulani Madondo, visited campus this afternoon to reconnect with students and teachers who have gone on the middle school EXCEL trip to South Africa. KYP’s aims “to provide opportunities that will allow young people to rise out of poverty” in Soweto, South Africa through after school tutoring, athletic and arts programs.

May Flowers

Pink TreesThe double flowering plum trees at the main entrance to Shattuck Schoolhouse and the Henderson Arts Center are in full bloom.

Alcove Lines

Alcove ShadowsThe sun returned this afternoon and threw some light lines through the alcoves.

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