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"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.

Grandparents Gathering

Sep 30, 2014

On September 29, more than 400 grandparents joined their grandchildren in classrooms and for lunch in the Castle, sharing in a "day in the life" at Nobles.

Friend to Creatures Great and Small

Sep 22, 2014

The 2014 recipient of Nobles' Young Graduate Award, veterinarian and animal advocate Dr. Meagan Rock '99, encourages students "to never stop taking risks or believing in your own ability to make the world a better place. Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity you have by virtue of being a Nobles student, and harness it to make a difference."

Bliss Bees

Sep 18, 2014

Deb Harrison's AP Environmental Science class visited beloved graduate and beekeeper Bill Bliss '48 to learn about the influence of bees on our ecosystems and food systems.

Into the Wind

Sep 17, 2014

On Thursday, September 11, the Foster Gallery hosted an opening of interdisciplinary artist Georgie Friedman’s “Into the Wind.” Through the creation of multimedia experiences, Friedman seeks to “reframe natural phenomena in ways that create new physical and psychological spaces for viewers to contemplate personal and cultural relationships to the elements.”

Community Book Day Celebrated

Sep 17, 2014

Young adult novelist, David Levithan, author of "Every Day," joined us to talk about his writing process, and to answer questions about the characters and messages in the story. The book was chosen by students and faculty as a school-wide read for this year's Community Book Day.