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Training to Travel

Mar 8, 2017

During spring break, many students are participating in Nobles’ Experiential & Community Engaged Learning (EXCEL) program in diverse locations around the world. As Nobles’ Travel Program Director Henry Kinard explains, preparing for these trips is an annual yearlong process. “The trips are all quite different from each other,” Kinard says, “so they all present their own challenges as far as preparation and risk management.”

Inspire Me!

Mar 6, 2017

On Friday, March 3, Paul Ayoub ’74 and his daughter Lizzie Ayoub ’12 returned to Nobles to present their best-selling book Inspire Me!

The book's compilation of quotations strives “to motivate, teach and inspire,” while benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Read the March Parents' Association Newsletter

Mar 3, 2017

Head of School Bob Henderson talks about his upcoming transition and what he'll miss about Nobles. Director of Academic Support Gia Batty finds parallels between persisting in spin class and in life. Co-Dean of Diversity Erica Pernell explores the importance of personal narratives in discovering identity. Upper School Head Michael Denning reflects on the connection between community and the Nobles dress code. And Director of Counseling Jen Hamilton reminds us that as parents and educators, "We're all in this together."

Answer the Call

Mar 2, 2017

March 31 brings Rally Day 2017, and we're hoping to bring in 1866 graduate gifts to celebrate our history. 

Make sure you #AnswerTheCall; you never know who will be on the other end of the line!

Travel back in time with this year's video and make your gift today. 

 

Graduates of Color Share Their Stories

Feb 8, 2017

On February 1, the first day of Black History Month, it was more than fitting that three accomplished Nobles graduates of color would share their stories at morning assembly. Co-Deans of Diversity Edgar De Leon ’04 and Erica Pernell introduced Kevin McCarthy ’74, Kasib Sabir ’03 and Lorna Lowe ’90, each of whom they had invited “to tell a story about an experience that helped them develop a sense of identity during their time at Nobles.”

J'adore la classe de fran├žais!

Feb 3, 2017

“My goal is to make them love French,” Jody McQuillan says as she begins her French A class for sixies.

The introductory middle school French class combines language learning with study skill practice, building students’ confidence not just in French, but throughout their academic lives.

Read the February Parents' Association newsletter.

Feb 3, 2017

Director of College Counseling Kate Ramsdell shares advice from Class I students about the college application process for younger students and their families. Provost Bill Bussey gives a glimpse into what happens during X-block. Director of EXCEL Ben Snyder discusses the learning students gain from Nobles' EXCEL travel program. Also read about upcoming events and important dates to remember.

Writers Return to Speak

Jan 27, 2017

On Tuesday, January 24, the Nobles Graduates Council hosted “Nobles Authors: A Discussion with Dick Baker,” as part of the ongoing Innovation Series. Writers Corey Ann Haydu ’01, Nina MacLaughlin ’97 and Sara Farizan ’03 spoke with long time English faculty and former head of school Dick Baker about their writing inspirations, struggles and joys. 

Reflecting on Civil Rights: MLK Assembly

Jan 20, 2017

On Tuesday, January 17, a group of Nobles students took the Lawrence stage to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and to encourage reflection and conversation about the current status of issues he cared about in our country.

Wind, Strings and Orchestra Concert

Jan 18, 2017

The winter wind, strings and orchestra concert filled the Wheeler Music Center in Lawrence Auditorium on January 12 with more than 70 student musicians. The instrumental concert featured the middle and upper school wind and string ensembles and the Nobles Orchestra. The upper school wind ensemble performed in memory of their friend Jane Song '19.

Highlights included a medley from the middle school wind ensemble, Antonio Berdugo's conducting debut, solos by Kevin Chen '20 on oboe and Dane Jacobson '17 on violin, and of course the upper school wind ensemble's "Sleigh Ride." 

Click "read more" to view the photo gallery.

Frozen Fenway

Jan 13, 2017

On Tuesday, January 10, Nobles travelled 650 strong to see the girls varsity hockey team face off against BB&N at Frozen Fenway.

Proceeds from the event benefitted Denna Laing ’10, a former Nobles, Princeton University and Boston Pride hockey player who suffered a spinal cord injury at last year’s Women’s Winter Classic.

10th Annual Cotting School Game

Jan 9, 2017

Members of Nobles girls varsity basketball team call the annual Nobles vs. Cotting School game the highlight of their season.

The January 6 matchup between Nobles and the Cotting School, a private special-education day school in Lexington, Massachusetts, marked the 10th anniversary of the relationship. 

Songs for Everyone

Jan 9, 2017

On January 5, Nobles' choral groups took the Lawrence stage for their long anticipated winter concert. From the chamber music singers' Gregorian chant  to the Greensleeves' Spice Girls/Black Eyed Peas mashup, to the middle school's Bobby Darin cover, there was a song for everyone.

 

Read the January Parents' Association Newsletter

Jan 4, 2017

Happy New Year! Faculty weigh in on what matters most in secondary education, the value of learning from our mistakes and the need we all have for a web of support. Learn about education trends and buzzwords from 2016 and the reality of secondary school admission. 

Science Week 2016

Dec 16, 2016


Science Week 2016 included the mysterious Great Machine, a thoughtful poster session and a lively robotics competition.  


Click "read more" to see the the work of our Advanced Projects in Physics students, our Biochemistry Research students and our Robotics students.
 

Read the December Parents' Association newsletter

Dec 6, 2016

In this issue, Director of Counseling Jen Hamilton describes how Nobles is responding to the loss of a beloved member of our community. Director of College Counseling Kate Ramsdell shares how we can help support our children's goals, and Provost Bill Bussey discusses the school's approach to the presidential election.

First Annual Family Dinner

Nov 18, 2016

November 16, 2016 was a historic night for Nobles; it marked the First Annual Family Dinner, the largest gathering of people of color in the school’s 150 years. From the graduates, families and students, to faculty and staff who came together, everyone had one reason for coming: to connect. 

Nobles vs. Milton Video

Nov 11, 2016

Saturday November 12 is the annual Nobles versus Milton day. Nobles is hosting home field hockey, football, soccer and volleyball games while the cross country teams will be at the New England Championship meets. All varsity teams will be wearing new throwback uniforms to mark Nobles' 150th anniversary.

Click "read more" to watch the video.

Thanks, Bob

Nov 7, 2016

On November 5, 2016, over 1,100 graduates, parents and friends of Nobles gathered in the Bliss Omni Flood Rink for Nobles Night to celebrate the sesquicentennial history of the school and the 17 year headship of Robert P. Henderson Jr. 76. President of the Board of Trustees Beth Reilly '87 gave the keynote address and introduced a video tribute to Henderson.

Click "read more" to watch the video.

Read the November Parents' Association newsletter

Nov 3, 2016

Next week, our country chooses the next president. In times of transition, Head of School Bob Henderson provides reassurance about what remains constant and true. In this issue, educators explore the responsibilities of citizenship and how we care for each other; meaningful service; coeducation; and academic skills.

New Works

Oct 27, 2016

From November 4 through December 18, former long-time artist-in-residence Robert Freeman will display his exhibition New Works at Adelson Galleries in Boston’s South End.

The artist reception will be held on November 4, from six to eight o’clock p.m. in the same gallery. 

Student Athletes 4 Change Challenge

Oct 26, 2016

On November 19 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., Nobles will host the Student Athletes 4 Change Challenge to raise funds for at-risk student athletes in grades 3–8.

Nobles basketball players, in co-ed teams of five, will compete against Park School, Rivers and Thayer in an online math challenge.

NTC's Fall Mainstage Production

Oct 25, 2016

The tech crew is setting the stage for NTC's presentation of "Absurd Shorts," one-act plays by Samuel Beckett and Eugène Ionesco.

The performances will take place simultaneously and sequentially this week only.

David McCullough Shares Stories

Oct 21, 2016

“Do what you really want to do,” author David McCullough told students on October 19 at long assembly. “A good life is a life with a mission.” Nobles welcomed McCullough, who wrote this year’s community book, The Wright Brothers, and is the recipient of two Pulitzer Prizes, two National Book Awards and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.  “What you do is more important than the money [you make]. What’s important is that you have purpose,” he said.

Multicultural Fair

Oct 18, 2016

This year's Multicultural Fair featured culture and cuisine from nations around the globe, including Bulgaria, Israel, Ethiopia, India, Peru and China, among many others. 

The celebration included an assortment of music, dance, food and fashion alongside an emphasis on geography, language and history.