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An Outstanding Commitment to Service

May 22, 2017


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.

 

Lessons of Our Past

May 22, 2017

“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.

Investigative Reporter Visits The Nobleman

May 19, 2017

On May 17, Joe Bergantino, co-founder and executive director emeritus of the New England Center for Investigative Reporting, visited The Nobleman.

Student staffers and faculty members Henry Kinard and John Hirsch welcomed Bergantino, who shared that his passion for news started when he was 9 and extended into his high school years when he edited his school paper.

According to the website of the New England Center for Investigative Reporting, Bergantino has been a national and local investigative reporter for 35 years. He spent most of his career as the I-Team Reporter for WBZ-TV in Boston.

The Marriage of Bette and Boo

May 17, 2017

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

May 2, 2017

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.

Why China?

Apr 25, 2017

George Cadwalader ‘88, a retired Lieutenant Colonel of the United States Marine Corps and current professor of emergency management at Massachusetts Maritime Academy, visited History of the Human Community classes to discuss the importance of studying China.

The Girls Win Again

Apr 21, 2017

All four girls varsity winter teams have won the ISL championships for the past 5 consecutive years.

Girls varsity squash has won for five consecutive years, skiing for seven consecutive years, basketball for 14 years and hockey for 18 years.

Japanese Lessons

Apr 18, 2017

“I see you all studying so hard, so I think I should study more,” said Japanese exchange student Sasha Alvarez, during an assembly goodbye on April 14. For the past three weeks, Alvarez and her classmate, Akihiro “Aki” Yamashita, have been honorary students at Nobles. Both are 11th graders at SIT (Sapporo Intercultural and Technological High School, a public school in Sapporo, Hokkaido). 

New Orleans Service Trip

Apr 18, 2017

Forty students and nine adults traveled to New Orleans in March for the 11th annual spring break service trip. Check out the places they went, people they met, tools they used and food they ate.

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Celebrating Another “Last Time"

Apr 10, 2017

Head of School Robert P. Henderson ’76 and his wife, Ross, hosted the 42nd annual Head of School Dinner at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston on Saturday evening, April 8. The event was his last as a host, but his first as the guest of honor. 

Innovation on Stage

Apr 6, 2017

What does it take to be an entrepreneur?

At long assembly on April 6, Nobles welcomed three innovators to discuss their answers to that question: Piaggio Fast Forward's Beth Altringer, Vaxess Technologies' Michael Schrader and Whoop's Will Ahmed. 

Tour the Foster Gallery

Apr 6, 2017

Click "read more" to see a 3D tour of the current Foster Gallery exhibition: David Shannon-Lier's "Of Heaven and Earth." 

Read the April Parents' Association Newsletter

Apr 5, 2017

Read about the insights our students gain during Nobles trips, some impressive facts about our teachers and how Nobles aims to foster honesty and character. Mr. Henderson and Mr. Bussey also have some important reminders about prom details and expectations.

Topping Off the AIC

Apr 3, 2017

On the morning of April 3, 2017, the last steel beam was installed in the frame for the new Academic Inquiry Center in a "topping off" ceremony. Representatives from the building committee, business and development offices took a hard hat tour through the construction site before the last beam, adorned with an American flag was hoisted into position.

Click "read more" to watch a video of the milestone.

See Your Nobles

Mar 29, 2017

Fly through time and space of a day in the life at Nobles.

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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.”

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.

J'adore la classe de français!

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.

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." 

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