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Happy Birthday, Nobles!

Dec 8, 2015

Nobles celebrates its 150th birthday in 2016. Following are highlights of the festivities:

  • Music Program Director Michael Turner collaborated with Sam Forman ’95 on a new school song, “Noble and Strong.” Nobles seniors debuted the piece at assembly on November 30, 2015.
  • Former Headmaster Eliot Putnam’s grandson, Jesse Putnam, wrote two stage plays about the Putnams’ children, Betsy and Arthur, who both passed away at a young age in the course of a particularly tragic year in the history of Nobles. Todd Morton,  performing arts faculty member, and Jess Putnam are co-directing the plays, which will be presented on campus  December 19, 2015.
     
  • Archivist Isa Schaff compiled a timeline of Nobles history, which is on the front lobby of the schoolhouse near the sesquicentennial banner, which hangs at the entrance.
     
  • In May 2016, the class of 2016 will graduate as the 150th class of Noble and Greenough School. Earlier in the month, Reunion Weekend will feature a full slate of sesquicentennial events for graduates.
     
  • Joyce Eldridge, senior writer and former director of communications, is writing In Their Voices, which will highlight the past 50 years and will be published alongside a rerelease of Richard T. Flood’s The Story of Noble and Greenough School, 1866-1966.
     
  • At a special celebration in September 2016, Nobles will mark the anniversary of the opening of the school on Founder’s Day.
     
  • Also in September 2016, Foster Gallery will feature a show on Nobles during the Boston years. Archivist Isa Schaff and director of Foster Gallery John Dorsey are co-curating the show.
     
  • In November 2016, Nobles-Milton Day will be on the Nobles campus. Athletic teams will be outfitted in “throwback” striped jerseys. (All varsity team jerseys for the spring 2016, fall 2016 and winter 2016–7 will feature a sesquicentennial patch).
     
  • Also in November 2016, we will conclude the Sesquicentennial with a memorable evening celebration on campus.

“We are honored to serve as co-chairs of the sesquicentennial, and we look forward to celebrating this special milestone in the history of the school with the Nobles community,” say Brooke Asnis ’90, who is co-chairing the celebration planning Bill Kehlenbeck, longtime member of the math faculty

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