News

Until Proven Innocent

Feb 25, 2015

On February 25, Nobles welcomed two compelling speakers from The New England Innocence Project (NEIP), a national litigation and public policy organization dedicated to exonerating wrongfully convicted individuals through DNA testing and reforming the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice. Students heard from NEIP Executive Director Denise McWilliams and exoneree Dennis Maher.

Snowy Slideshow

Feb 20, 2015

While the arctic vortex pummels New England with snow this winter, and presents Buildings and Grounds with a herculean challenge, it has made for some picturesque moments at Nobles.

Nobles Theatre Collective

Feb 19, 2015

As part of the Nobles Theatre Collective, the Middle School presented "The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon"on both February 11 and 12.      

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EUI Recognizes History Teacher for Master's Thesis

Feb 19, 2015

The European University Institute (EUI) has selected history teacher Hannah Puckett's thesis, “Narrating the Nation: Nationalist Discourse on the Muslim Presence in Bulgaria” for the prestigious Marc Bloch Prize, “awarded to the author of the best new Master’s thesis in early modern or modern European history and in the history of Europe in the world.” Puckett will travel to Florence, Italy, in April to receive the prize and present a talk to EUI faculty.

Read the newest Parents' Association newsletter.

Feb 3, 2015

The February PA newsletter is now available. Catch up on the latest at Nobles. 

"The Studies Show" Podcast

Jan 22, 2015

Nobles' learning specialists Gia Batty and Sara Masucci record a monthly podcast, "The Studies Show", where they share educational research, organizational skills and study tips. In this month's podcast, they discuss how mind wandering, commonly referred to negatively as day dreaming or zoning out, can be an effective practice for creative thinking. Listen to the new podcast here to see what the studies show.

Honoring Dr. King

Jan 20, 2015

On January 20, the Multicultural Student Association (MSA) at Nobles presented a richly layered program honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The special assembly was made up of multimedia historical presentations, performances by the string ensemble and Imani, and a modern dance interpretation of the ongoing struggle to overcome the barriers to freedom and dignity Dr. King fought so hard to break down.

Wood Transfer Workshop

Jan 19, 2015

In conjunction with Pratt 108 (the collective visual arts faculty show currently on exhibit), faculty member and artist David Roane held the Foster Gallery's first ever TGIF OPS (Thank Goodness It's Friday-Open Painting Studio)-sponsored workshop.

Nobles Magazine Available Online

Jan 16, 2015

The Winter 2015 issue of Nobles—the official magazine for Noble and Greenough School—is now available online.

2015 Nobles vs. Cotting School Game

Jan 12, 2015

Two communities came together for an evening of friendly rivalry on Friday, January 9th for the annual Nobles vs. Cotting School basketball game. The event, originated by Will Randle '09 when his sister attended Cotting, has become a beloved tradition for both schools. The Cotting School opened in 1893 as the country's first free day school for children with physical disabilities; it aims to help each student to achieve his or her highest learning potential and level of independence.

Young Stars

Jan 9, 2015

Four student representatives from Nobles’ Astronomy Workgroup, headed by science faculty member David Strasburger, shared the team’s research findings at the winter 2015 meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) in Seattle on January 4-8. 

Holiday Celebrations

Dec 19, 2014

Each year, the Sixies uphold the tradition of performing some favorite holiday plays for the rest of the school before everyone scatters for winter break. 

Concert Season

Dec 8, 2014

Nobles' own Jazz/Blues/Guitar/Percussion Ensembles opened the concert season on December 4. Enjoy the slideshow, with images from Michael Dwyer.

Enter the Entrepreneurs

Nov 24, 2014

On November 18, Nobles welcomed its first lineup of entrepreneurial speakers in its new Innovation Series, a collaboration between Harvard i-Lab Director Jodi Goldstein, Nobles business manager Steve Ginsberg, and faculty member Scott Wilson.

Manomet Migration

Nov 14, 2014

Every fall, as a winter chill enters the air and the leaves turn russet, Deb Harrison’s AP Environmental Science students, like the birds they study, flock south. Their destination is the Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences in Plymouth, Mass. Manomet’s mission is to “conserve natural resources for the benefit of wildlife and human populations, and through research and collaboration, build science-based, cooperative solutions to environmental problems.”

Game of Nobles vs Milton

Nov 6, 2014

Nobles vs Milton Day was Friday, November 7. Each year, the schools alternate creating a pump-up video for this rivalry. This year it was our turn, so we kicked it up a notch with some 3D animation. Click "read more" to watch our video inspired by the Game of Thrones intro.

Parents' Association November Newsletter

Nov 3, 2014

In this issue, Head of School Bob Henderson writes about the importance of "service to others" at Nobles and the upcoming community-wide service event, Common Fire. 

Nobles Theatre Collective Presents Luigi Pirandello's Right You Are If You Think You Are

Oct 31, 2014

The Nobles Theatre Collective presented its fall production, Luigi Pirandello's Right You Are If You Think You Are, from October 29-November 1. One part social commentary, one part mystery, the story featured townspeople who nosily speculate about their new-to-town neighbors, and ultimately hatch an elaborate trap to unveil the truth. 

2014 Friday Night Lights

Oct 30, 2014

The Nobles Athletics department partnered with buildings and grounds for an incredible fourth annual fall sports showcase: Friday Night Lights.

Nature vs. Technology: An Exhibition by John Hirsch

Oct 30, 2014

On November 6, a photography exhibit of Nobles’ own visual arts faculty member, John Hirsch, “Nature vs. Technology,” will be featured as part of the New Gallery Concert Series (NGCS).

Multicultural Fair

Oct 15, 2014

The 19th annual Multicultural Fair featured displays of cultural artifacts, live performances, delicious foods, and a student fashion show. Countries represented included Japan, France, India, Ethiopia, and Haiti, among many others.

Nobles to Host Bruins Alumni

Oct 10, 2014

Don’t miss the chance to see a team of players from the Nobles community—including Mark Spence, director of counseling, and Mike McHugh, director of buildings and grounds—take on the Boston Bruins Alumni Team on November 8, at 5 p.m. at the Omni Flood Rink at Nobles. Proceeds of the benefit hockey game will go to Achieve at Nobles, a tuition-free academic enrichment program serving Boston-area middle school-age children from low-income families.

Read the October Parents' Association Newsletter

Oct 6, 2014

You can read insightful pieces from Director of College Counseling Kate Ramsdell and Assistant Head of School and Middle School Head John Gifford. And don’t miss Provost Bill Bussey’s preview of an upcoming assembly focusing on the people, politics and history of the Gaza Strip.

 

Bronson Says Stress Not Always Bad, Failure Can Be Good

Oct 1, 2014

Po Bronson, novelist and coauthor of Nurture Shock and Top Dog—books that have changed the conversations about parenting and success in America—visited Nobles on September 30 and October 1.

On September 30, Bronson spoke to parents and faculty about the perceived and real effects of stress on performance in young people.

Outing Club Monadnock Hike

Oct 1, 2014

The Nobles Outing Club hiked to the summit of Mount Monadnock in New Hampshire on a perfect late summer Sunday on September 14, 2014. This annual kickoff adventure honored Bill Biddle, former Nobles teacher and pioneer of the Nobles Outing Club. Click "read more" to view video.