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Halloween Celebration 2013

Halloween Celebration 2013

STUDENT LIFE Oct 31, 2013

Students, faculty and staff embrace the Halloween spirit on Oct. 31. Sea creatures, pirates, dalmatians, Red Sox players, animals, farmers and Power Rangers were some of the costumes represented this year.

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Where We Are on the 'Spectrum'

Where We Are on the 'Spectrum'

Oct 30, 2013

On Wednesday, September 30, Jennifer Bryan spoke in assembly to the Nobles community. Bryan is the founder and principal of Team Finch Consultants, a group specializing in issues related to gender and sexuality diversity.

“How does language affect who feels safe in the world?” queried Bryan of the audience of more than 600. She shared some of the questions she gets when she works with younger children, noting that her work takes different forms depending of the age of students.

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Where We Are on the 'Spectrum'

Where We Are on the 'Spectrum'

Oct 30, 2013

On Wednesday, September 30, Jennifer Bryan spoke in assembly to the Nobles community. Bryan is the founder and principal of Team Finch Consultants, a group specializing in issues related to gender and sexuality diversity.

“How does language affect who feels safe in the world?” queried Bryan of the audience of more than 600. She shared some of the questions she gets when she works with younger children, noting that her work takes different forms depending of the age of students.

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2013 Friday Night Lights

2013 Friday Night Lights

ATHLETICS Oct 29, 2013

View the photo gallery showing highlights from this year's Friday Night Lights.

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2013 Distinguished Graduate Award

2013 Distinguished Graduate Award

ALUMNI Oct 21, 2013

Head of School Bob Henderson ’76 presented Mike Vance ’77 with the 2013 Distinguished Graduate Award in assembly on Monday, Oct. 21. They are pictured with Brooke Asnis '90, director of graduate affairs (left), and Hilary Allinson '83, president of the Graduates Association.

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In the Classroom: Achilles and Patroclus—Like Comrades in Vietnam?

In the Classroom: Achilles and Patroclus—Like Comrades in Vietnam?

ACADEMIC Oct 19, 2013

On Oct. 19, in The Epic, English faculty member Alden Mauck invited students to contemplate a 1966 photograph, Reaching Out by Larry Burrows, which originally appeared in Life magazine.

The image depicts a Marine—himself badly injured and bleeding—reaching to help his more seriously injured comrade. Mauck asked students to write for five minutes, observing details of the image. Students noted that other Marines in the background of the image seemed almost not to notice the pain and violence surrounding them.

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Showcasing Nobles Through Social Media

Showcasing Nobles Through Social Media

STUDENT LIFE Oct 17, 2013

Trying to keep up with everything that is going on at Nobles can be a challenge. Luckily, the solution is here; last month, we unveiled a redesigned homepage that features a variety of social media channels in a digital bulletin. 

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In the Classroom: The Impact of War

In the Classroom: The Impact of War

ACADEMIC Oct 11, 2013

What was war and its aftermath like for Vietnam veterans? Students in Ben Snyder’s Vietnam class spent this week covering topics such as the platoon, My Lai massacre and Tet Offensive. On Friday, Oct. 11, students listened to a first-person account from local Vietnam veteran Bob Lynch.

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2013 Multicultural Fair

2013 Multicultural Fair

STUDENT LIFE Oct 7, 2013

The ALANA Parents Association and Diversity Initiatives office hosted the 18th annual Multicultural Fair on Friday, Oct. 4. More than 10 countries were represented including Barbados, China, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, India, Japan and Pakistan. 

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In the Classroom: Visual Problem-solving

In the Classroom: Visual Problem-solving

MIDDLE SCHOOL Oct 4, 2013

Visual arts faculty member Lisa Jacobson’s Class V animation project requires students to work together in a team and problem solve. Students began working individually creating their own drawings with the assigned themes “travel” or “midnight.” As a group, students were challenged to find a visual connection among the drawings and create transitions from one picture to another—making certain items appear, disappear, fade or move. 

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Math+Tech=Learning

Math+Tech=Learning

ACADEMIC Oct 4, 2013

Faculty member Tilesy Harrington loves math. More important, she loves to teach math. She has taught at Nobles for decades, and her teaching continues to evolve as she closes the door to her classroom and inspires “little mathematicians.” Watch how she does it.

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Parenting Experts School Parents and Students

Parenting Experts School Parents and Students

STUDENT LIFE Oct 2, 2013

In Lawrence Auditorium on Oct. 1, clinical psychologist, parent educator and author Wendy Mogel spoke to parents and faculty about the philosophy behind her book The Blessing of a B-. Educator and New York Times writer Jessica Lahey spoke to students on Oct. 2.

Mogel's advice, which draws heavily from Jewish teachings, asserts that modern parenting styles undermine the success and happiness of the same children that parents desperately want to help. They are trying too hard, she said, exhausting themselves and stilting the growth of their kids.

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In the Classroom: Why Pray to Apollo?

In the Classroom: Why Pray to Apollo?

ACADEMIC Oct 2, 2013

In Ancient Greece, the primary text in the eponymous class taught by George Blake, Greek colonization during the Archaic Age (roughly 700-480) is given just several sentences of explanation. Luckily, fellow classics teacher Dave Ulrich spent his summer immersed in research on Greek colonization. On Oct. 2, he visited Blake’s class to share insight on the subject.

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Grandparents Day at Nobles

Grandparents Day at Nobles

STUDENT LIFE Sep 30, 2013

Watch the latest video on Grandparents Day at Nobles.

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A Working Process

A Working Process

UPPER SCHOOL Sep 26, 2013

"We believe teaching is done best when adults are working with students in multifaceted ways. The college experience at Nobles is no different," explains Director of College Counseling Michael Denning. Watch this video to hear more from Denning, including his take on the teachable moments that occur throughout the college process. Click here to see the school's five-year matriculation list.

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The Studies Show: Starting Strong

The Studies Show: Starting Strong

ACADEMIC Sep 20, 2013

Nobles Learning Specialists Gia Batty and Sara Masucci give students advice on the best ways to start the academic year in this month's episode of the "The Studies Show" podcast. 

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Emmy Award-winning Filmmaker Speaks

Emmy Award-winning Filmmaker Speaks

STUDENT LIFE Sep 18, 2013

For Community Book Day, Emmy award-winning filmmaker Dr. Satsuki Ina addressed the Nobles community in Lawrence Auditorium Sept. 18, 2013.

Ina spoke about her documentary From a Silk Cocoon. The film is based on her family’s more than four years in an American concentration camp during World War II: Ina and her brother were both born during the incarceration—“behind barbed-wire,” Ina said.

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Collecting the Harvest

Collecting the Harvest

Sep 17, 2013

View the newest Noble Minute. The latest video in this series shows how science faculty member Deb Harrison starts the new year with the AP Environmental Science class.

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Back to School

Back to School

STUDENT LIFE Sep 13, 2013

A new school year means a new installment of the Nobles Minute video series. Get a glimpse into class retreats and the first few days on campus.

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Opening Night for Many Windows Exhibition

Opening Night for Many Windows Exhibition

ARTS Sep 13, 2013

Foster Gallery's 2013-2014 season debuted with the "Many Windows" exhibition by Boston-area artist Cheryl Warrick.

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