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Modern Language Oral Assessments

Modern Language Oral Assessments

ACADEMIC Jan 1, 2013

The modern language department takes an active approach in instruction, encouraging students to speak a language as often as possible. Their goal for all students, regardless of grade level, is oral proficiency.

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Commitment to Diversity Work

Commitment to Diversity Work

STUDENT LIFE Dec 14, 2012

In early December, 10 faculty and staff members and six students joined more than 3,000 people at the 25th annual People of Color Conference (PoCC) and the 19th annual Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC) for an invigorating three days of workshops, affinity groups, featured speakers and networking. 

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The Making of a Holiday Assembly

The Making of a Holiday Assembly

STUDENT LIFE Dec 14, 2012

The well-anticipated annual holiday Assembly arrives just before assessments. Each year Class VI students rehearse and perform The Power of Light: Eight Stories for Hanukkah and Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. 

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Advanced Projects in Physics

Advanced Projects in Physics

ACADEMIC Dec 6, 2012

Students in Chris Pasterczyk's Advanced Projects in Physics class spent the semester working together to create a Rube Goldberg-inspired project—a machine (in this case several machines) that accomplishes a specific  task through a series of complex chain reactions.

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Debate/Model UN Success

Debate/Model UN Success

ACADEMIC Dec 5, 2012

The school's Debate/Model UN Club took part in the first EagleMUNC (Boston College Model UN Conference). Ten Nobles students participated: Rachel-Lea Fisherman (Israel UNEP), Nick Hunnewell (New Zealand SPECPOL), Akshan DeAlwis (British Cabinet), James Paolella (Israel SPECPOL), Whitney Hazard (New Zealand UNEP), Sarah Harthun (Ireland SPECPOL), Dakota Fenn (New Zealand IAEA), Ava Brignol (Ireland IAEA), Fiona Splaine (Ireland UNEP) and Ryan Kelley (Israel IAEA).

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The Winter Choral Concert's Unique Performance

The Winter Choral Concert's Unique Performance

ARTS Dec 1, 2012

“Baba Yetu” was the rousing finale to December’s Choral Concert. The piece, composed by Grammy Winner Christopher Tin, was performed by the combined choruses and the Nobles Orchestra, and featured soloist Nolan Thomas ’14. Not only was the text sung entirely in Swahili, but the performance was synchronized in real time to the original video.

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<i>The Song of Achilles</i> Author Visits Nobles

The Song of Achilles Author Visits Nobles

LONG ASSEMBLY Nov 28, 2012

Author Madeline Miller visited Nobles on Wed., Nov. 28, to discuss her New York Times bestselling novel, The Song of Achilles, a project 10 years in the making. Her day began in Long Assembly, where the author and Classicist talked about her long-standing love for ancient Greece, and its profound influence on her work. She traced her fascination back to when she was a child and her mother would read excerpts from ancient texts like the Iliad (which would become the primary inspiration for her novel) instead of traditional bedtime stories. She loved the epic adventures, and decided there was more story to tell.

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The Nobles Minute: Middle School Pie Drive

The Nobles Minute: Middle School Pie Drive

THE NOBLES MINUTE VIDEO SERIES Nov 20, 2012

The latest video in the Nobles Minute series showcases the annual Middle School Pie Drive. Each year, students roll up their sleeves to assemble, bake and box hundreds of apple pies. This year more than a hundred pies were donated to Single Parent Family Outreach and the Dedham Food Pantry. In addition, proceeds from a community pie sale were donated to the Kliptown Youth Project in South Africa.

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Nobles Night: A Celebration of the Castle Project

Nobles Night: A Celebration of the Castle Project

COMMUNITY Nov 16, 2012

Nobles Night marks the official celebration of the newly expanded and renovated Castle for the Nobles community. In honor of this remarkable campus project, we invite you to watch a series of Castle videos.

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Political Pundits Share Views on Election

Political Pundits Share Views on Election

ASSEMBLY Nov 14, 2012

Long Assembly on Nov. 13 featured a panel of political experts analyzing the recent Presidential election. New England Cable News reporters Allison King and Peter Howe ’82, WBUR political analyst Todd Domke, and Carmen Fields, a longtime figure in the Boston journalism community, shared perspectives on why President Obama won, how the Republicans failed to win voter support, and what they think the citizenry should be thinking about now.

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Jumpstarting the Season of Giving

Jumpstarting the Season of Giving

COMMUNITY SERVICE Nov 13, 2012

On Nov. 10, the Nobles Graduates Council, along with students, parents and faculty, packaged 10,000 meals for Meals of Hope, a nonprofit organization founded in 2007 to combat food insecurity in the U.S.

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Congratulations, NTC Cast and Crew

Congratulations, NTC Cast and Crew

ARTS Nov 12, 2012

Congratulations to all involved with the fall mainstage play, The Importance of Being Earnest. The show ran from Wed., Nov. 7 through Sat., Nov. 10, in Vinik Theatre, and had rave reviews from Nobles audiences.

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Instagram Challenge Success

Instagram Challenge Success

GO NOBLES! Nov 10, 2012

In honor of this year's Nobles-Milton Weekend, the Office of Graduate Affairs issued the school's first Instagram Challenge. The entire Nobles community was invited to share photos "that capture the spirit and tradition of the rivalry."

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AP Environmental Science Class Works In the (Nobles) Field

AP Environmental Science Class Works In the (Nobles) Field

ACADEMIC Nov 5, 2012

Earlier this month, Deb Harrison's AP Environmental Science class met with Buildings and Ground staff member Peter Thibeault—affectionately known as the "Nobles Turf Czar"—for a hands-on lab.

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The Nobles Minute: Halloween Costume Fun

The Nobles Minute: Halloween Costume Fun

STUDENT LIFE Oct 31, 2012

Almost everyone gets into the Halloween spirit at Nobles -- especially staff member Julie Guptill, who takes pride in both crafting and wearing an original, homemade costume each year.  Guptill, who works in the school's Communication Office, let the camera capture reactions to this year's creation for the latest video installment of the Nobles minute.

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Nobles Blog Spotlight: Experts on Adolescence

Nobles Blog Spotlight: Experts on Adolescence

Oct 19, 2012

The "Experts on Adolescence" blog (noblesadolescence.wordpress.com) is a forum for adults in the Nobles community to share insight, advice and research developed from years of experience working with young people.

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A Lesson in Scene Studies

A Lesson in Scene Studies

ARTS Oct 19, 2012

There's a lot to be done before the curtain rises on opening night of a performance. Students in Todd Morton's Acting I class start at the beginning—taking "sides," cuts from a larger play, for scene studies so students can analyze both the dramatic structure and relationships among characters long before they hit the stage.

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Introducing the Nobles Minute

Introducing the Nobles Minute

Oct 12, 2012

Noble and Greenough School is launching a video series called the "Nobles Minute." The 60-second multimedia pieces will showcase campus life, classes, special events and more. You can find these fun videos on www.nobles.edu, as well as the school's Youtube channel at www.youtube.com/user/NobleandGreenough.

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iPads in the Classroom

iPads in the Classroom

ACADEMIC Oct 11, 2012

iPads have become an increasingly popular learning tool for schools around the nation, and now the trendy device has also made it into the Nobles classrooms. In the beginning of the 2012–13 school year, the Middle School launched an iPad pilot program for Class VI students and Upper School continued the program for Class IV, which began during the 2011–12 school year. Every student in Class IV and VI now has an iPad for classroom and home use.

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The Art of Phalanx Formation

The Art of Phalanx Formation

ACADEMIC Oct 10, 2012

Students can read about ancient Greek warfare, but will they ever have the chance to experience what it felt like for those soldiers to stand side-by-side, toeing the battlefield lines? For students in George Blake's Greek Civilization class, the answer is yes.

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