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<i>Nobles</i> Magazine

Nobles Magazine

ALUMNI Feb 11, 2013

The latest issue of Nobles—the official magazine for Noble and Greenough School—is now available in print and online at www.nobles.edu/noblesmagazine for the Winter 2013 issue, or to access the archive of past issues.

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Bestselling Author Inspires Community

Bestselling Author Inspires Community

LONG ASSEMBLY Feb 6, 2013

Wes Moore, author of New York Times bestseller The Other Wes Moore and host of “Beyond Belief” on the Oprah Winfrey Network, spoke at Long Assembly in Lawrence Auditorium on Feb. 6.

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Students Take the Director’s Seat

Students Take the Director’s Seat

ARTS Feb 5, 2013

What does it take to direct a full production? Class I students Shanti Gonzales and Greg Swartz found out during the annual student-directed plays Jan. 31 and Feb. 1. From script selection to casting, the directors applied what they’ve learned in theatre prerequisites.

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The Studies Show: The Writing Process

The Studies Show: The Writing Process

ACADEMIC Feb 1, 2013

Learning Specialists Gia Batty and Sara Masucci talk about writing and executive function, brainstorming and organizing in this month's episode of the "The Studies Show" podcast. Click here to listen.

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Nobles Minute: Dancing with KYP

Nobles Minute: Dancing with KYP

STUDENT LIFE Jan 28, 2013

During their stay in the U.S., members of the Kliptown Youth Program (KYP) spent a lot of time with Nobles students on campus. They enjoyed Assembly, attended classes and events, and participated in the Afternoon Program.

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Nobles Minute: The Annual Cotting School Game

Nobles Minute: The Annual Cotting School Game

ATHLETICS Jan 22, 2013

Earlier this month, the girls JV and varsity basketball teams welcomed the Cotting School players to campus for what has become one of the most anticipated games of the season. The Nobles community filled the MAC and cheered loudly for both the Bulldogs and the Falcons.

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2013 Visual Arts Faculty Exhibit

2013 Visual Arts Faculty Exhibit

FOSTER GALLERY Jan 15, 2013

The faculty exhibit, "Have Patience With Everything That Remains Unsolved In Your Heart," is now showing in the Foster Gallery through Feb. 8. We hope you take time to see the exhibition, and also invite you to hear more from the artists themselves.

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Blog Spotlight: The Head of School

Blog Spotlight: The Head of School

Jan 15, 2013

Nobles' blogs reveal much—everything from campus candids to deeper musings about our community and the world around us. Click here for Head of School Bob Henderson's entry about life lessons in the face of challenge.

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Nobles Welcomes KYP

Nobles Welcomes KYP

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING Jan 14, 2013

On Mon., Jan 14, longtime Nobles friend Thulani Madondo and 11 South African teenagers and young adults from the Kliptown Youth Program (KYP) stood on the Assembly stage as the community welcomed them with warm smiles and resounding applause. The group is here for a two-week visit, during which they will stay with Nobles host families, spend time in classes and experience student life.

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Winter Concert Wows

Winter Concert Wows

JAZZ/BLUES/GUITAR AND PERCUSSION CONCERT Jan 11, 2013

The winter jazz/blues/guitar and percussion concert featured many talented students playing great music—from Duke Elllington to The Allman Brothers to Martha Reeves, plus, an original piece composed by music faculty member and drummer Marty Richards.

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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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