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Summer Success

Aug 7, 2014

Achieve's six-week summer program has successfully concluded. The tuition-free, educational program serving 65 middle school-age students from under-resourced areas near Boston, celebrated its seventh year. Congratulations to students, faculty and staff! Click "more" to watch a video about Achieve and hear what Diana La Paz, rising ninth grader, has to say about the program.  

Fond Memories

Jul 17, 2014

Before setting out onto their next adventure, 14 Class I students reminisce about some of their favorite experiences at Nobles. Co-Presidents Katherine Kirk and Ben Perelmuter express their love for the community.

Community Organizer Speaks to Achieve Students

Jul 14, 2014

Samuel Gebru, CEO of the Ethiopian Global Initiative, visited Achieve students at Nobles to share his story on how community involvement drives change. Gebru encouraged Achieve students to be active in their own communities. 

Summer Reading

Jun 6, 2014

Summer is here, which means more time to read our favorite books. This year’s community book is Every Day by David Levithan—a required read for students and faculty. Click here for the complete 2014 summer reading list and requirements.

In the Classroom: Archival Research Project

Jun 2, 2014

Assignment: Trace the life of a Nobles graduate from the Class of 1914 or 1915. Students in Topics in the History of Boston tackled the challenges of unearthing information from 100 years ago when the school was located on Beacon Street in Boston.

Congratulations, Class of 2014

May 30, 2014

Noble and Greenough School graduated 120 members of the Class of 2014 on May 30. Closing an academic year marked by the much-maligned polar vortex and a chilly spring, the faculty members,  graduates and their guests savored sunshine and a light breeze.

Awards Night 2014

May 30, 2014

Class I Projects: Eclectic and Cool

May 29, 2014

From constructing a boat out of 670 water bottles, to delving into the history of Nobles athletics or styles of hip-hop dance, students showcased their inventiveness and multiple talents during Class I Projects Night on May 27. The common thread throughout the projects was connection: to each other, to their communities, to history—and to their own creativity and intellectual curiosity.

 

AP Student Art Show

May 23, 2014

The latest Nobles Minute shows the process of installing the AP Student Art Show in the Foster Gallery. The show features work from 18 students in the AP ceramics, AP photography and AP drawing classes. 

Freeman Legacy Dinner: Life Lessons

May 21, 2014

Reggie Farina ’00 returned to Nobles to celebrate the achievements of 34 Class I students of color at the 17th annual Freeman Legacy Dinner, May 20.

The dinner was named after former artist-in-residence Bob Freeman for his commitment to diversity work at Nobles. 

Ready, Set, Go!

May 15, 2014

On May 14, Class V students competed in the annual solar car race—a culminating event of the seven-week science project. For three weeks in science class, students studied rates of motion (speed, velocity and acceleration) and Newton’s three laws of motion. 

In the Classroom: Activism Then and Now

May 7, 2014

Students in faculty member Mike Kalin’s U.S. History class completed a research paper comparing an activism movement in the U.S.—between 1980 to present day—to the civil rights movement. On May 2 and May 5, students reported their findings to the class.

Nobles Magazine Available for the iPad

May 1, 2014

The latest issue of Nobles—the official magazine for Noble and Greenough School—is now available in print, online and for the iPad.

 Download the iPad version today to see exclusive video content and interactive features.

Catch Up with the Latest Parents' E-Newsletter.

May 1, 2014

In the May issue of the Parents' Association E-Newsletter, Head of School Bob Henderson reflects on Nobles past and present. Interim Dean of Students Kate Ramsdell looks back on the past academic year.

The newsletter also includes important information about upcoming events.

Read more.

Class VI Travels 'Round the World

Apr 30, 2014

If you gave middle school students $20,000 and 30 days to travel to anywhere in the world, where would they go? On April 29, Class VI students presented their ’Round the World (RTW) projects to members of the community. Ecuador, Portugal, China, South Africa, Lebanon and England are a few of the countries they visited. The month-long multidisciplinary project charged students to build a comprehensive global journey—traveling up to six countries—complete with a passport, map, budget, itinerary, photos, journal entries, cultural artifacts and endangered species report. 

The Studies Show: Gamification of Education

Apr 30, 2014

What can the popular game Candy Crush teach educators and students?

In their most recent podcast, Nobles learning specialists Gia Batty and Sara Masucci explore how the gaming principle of "hard fun" can lead to engagement and learning in the classroom. Click here to listen to the podcast.

In the Classroom: Spanish Plays

Apr 25, 2014

Acting can be difficult all on its own. Imagine having to act while speaking another language. Spanish faculty member Margaret Robertson's students did just that. Students were challenged to not only perform in short plays but also doing so in Spanish. The students performed Resguardo Personal by Spanish playwright Paloma Pedrero and El Delantal Blanco by Chilean writer Sergio Vodanovic.

A Triumphant Season

Apr 15, 2014

Congratulations to the chess team who are the South Shore Interscholastic Chess League (SSICL) champions this season. The team was undefeated, 8-0, and also came in 42-1-1 after playing 44 individual games over the course of eight interscholastic matches. Seven students participated at the varsity level including Max Sheerin ’17, Iain Sheerin ’17, Loring Lauretti ’17, Armen Festekjian ’15, William Wang ’16, Sam Davitt ’15 and Paulie Apostolicas ’18. 

Chemistry and Cuisine

Apr 14, 2014

In the Classroom: What's in a Paper?

Apr 9, 2014

In the second semester of U.S. History, students in Class III hone in on their research skills and take a deeper look into a range of topics including the impact of security threats on major national and international events; the United States’ role as a global peacekeeper in Vietnam and Iraqi wars; and the effects of the current Great Recession. Learn more about the major assignment in a Q&A with history faculty member Oris Bryant. 

Going Global

Apr 1, 2014

In March, students, faculty and staff embarked on seven experiential learning and service trips throughout the world. A total of 111 students and 25 faculty and staff members traveled to Guatemala, Honduras, India, New Orleans, Paris, Romania and South Africa.

 

Do Different

Mar 11, 2014

Promote beauty products using a cadre of amateur enthusiasts? Sell athletic shoes by creating a community of artists? Monitor a patient’s level of insulin with a cutting-edge microdevice? Yes, yes and yes. When it comes to innovation, the game has changed—and these three graduates are playing to win.

Go Dawgs!

Mar 10, 2014

Competition remained fierce this winter athletic season in the Independent School League (ISL) and New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC), but Nobles athletes fought hard and earned another successful season. Highlights as follows:

It Can Wait

Mar 7, 2014

Distracted driving is a dangerous epidemic. George Sholley ’04 worked alongside director and legendary German filmmaker Werner Herzog to produce From One Second to the Next, a short film on the dangers of texting and driving. 

Math Q&A with Agrawal '14

Mar 6, 2014

About 70 students take part each month in the 30-minute testing challenge of the New England Mathematics League (NEML). Students who participate receive a score and ranking for the month, as well as a cumulative score for the year. Akshat Agrawal ’14 is one of 13 students in New England who has a perfect cumulative score, as of February 2014. We caught Agrawal as he headed to take test number six, and asked him a few questions.