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Activist Lisa Shannon Speaks

Activist Lisa Shannon Speaks

ASSEMBLY Apr 5, 2012

Activist Lisa Shannon visited Lawrence Auditorium on April 4 to share her story with the Nobles community.

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Staying on the Ice

Staying on the Ice

ATHLETICS Apr 3, 2012

Several Nobles girls' ice hockey players—past and present—have had great success recently in both local and national arenas. Congratulations to all!

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Nobles and the World

Nobles and the World

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING Mar 29, 2012

Nobles students work together during trips that involve service learning, language immersion, cultural exchange, intellectual pursuit and physical challenge. Whether it is helping to rebuild New Orleans, working with orphaned children in Romania or tutoring in South Africa, these shared experiences allow students to develop an ethic of connectedness and a conviction that individuals can make a difference in the world.

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Turf Field Slated for Fall '12

Turf Field Slated for Fall '12

ATHLETICS Mar 29, 2012

Nobles will have a synthetic turf field before the fall athletic season begins in September 2012.

Turf has become the standard playing surface for field hockey, and the new field will allow Nobles to host tournament play in that sport.  The field will also extend practice and play time for boys and girls lacrosse and allow various teams to practice in all weather conditions.

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It Goes Both Ways

It Goes Both Ways

ACHIEVE Mar 28, 2012

Achieve supports uninterrupted learning success for low-income Boston-area students by incorporating two components—a summer session and academic year session—into its program. During the year, Nobles students volunteer as tutors in the program, and walk away having learned important life lessons themselves.

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Construction Moves Inside the Castle, Dining Moves to Omni

Construction Moves Inside the Castle, Dining Moves to Omni

CASTLE PROJECT Mar 26, 2012

The Nobles community has been watching in awe as the addition to the Castle changes the campus skyline. The exterior of the new wing is complete and blends perfectly with the landscape of campus and architecture of the original building.

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The Fringe Festival

The Fringe Festival

ASSEMBLY Mar 14, 2012

On Wed., March 7, a group of talented students and faculty took to the Assembly stage for the annual Fringe Festival. An eclectic array of acts included musical performances, dance, acting, story telling and video.

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Ready, Set, Travel

Ready, Set, Travel

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING Mar 6, 2012

This March Break, more than 200 members of the Nobles community will travel to places near and far. Among these travelers, 20 Middle School students and three chaperones will travel to South Africa, where they will do community service and work alongside friends from Kliptown Youth Project and St. Brendan's School.

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Smiles for Great Season(s)

Smiles for Great Season(s)

ATHLETICS Mar 5, 2012

Nobles was fortunate to have some remarkable success during the Winter NEPSAC Tournaments March 2-3. Three teams, boys' and girls' varsity hockey and girls' varsity basketball, showed remarkable talent and sportsmanship. All three teams are incredibly appreciative of the support given to them by their families and the entire Nobles community.

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Winter Season Success

Winter Season Success

ATHLETICS Feb 27, 2012

Nobles Athletics has once again achieved enormous success this winter. Three teams ended the season as ISL Champions: girls skiing won their ninth title in the last 10 years; girls basketball won their ninth consecutive ISL title; and girls hockey won their twelth consecutive ISL Championship.

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Favorite Spaces

Favorite Spaces

CAMPUS Feb 24, 2012

Everyone has a favorite spot (or two) on campus. Whether it's a quiet nook in the Putnam library, with friends and teachers in the Alcoves of the Shattuck Schoolhouse or down by the Charles River at the Saltonstall and Lincoln Boathouse, there's a place for everyone at Nobles. Over the years, as the school has expanded and updated its facilities, it has taken great care to preserve the charm and history of campus.

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A Newly Released Calliope

A Newly Released Calliope

STUDENT LIFE Feb 16, 2012

Student artists and writers just released the winter issue of Calliope, the student literary and arts magazine. Editor-in-Chief Isabella Kursh ’12 explains that this edition highlights what’s happening in the arts at Nobles...

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Hands-On Learning

Hands-On Learning

ACADEMIC Jan 30, 2012

The Nobles science program is an area of the curriculum designed for experiential learning. Students form thoughtful questions and hypotheses through an array of learning techniques in the classroom, lab and field, including hands-on projects, experiments and design. This year, various grade levels engaged in three different science projects, allowing students to find answers for themselves.

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Combining Music and Service

Combining Music and Service

ASSEMBLY Jan 25, 2012

How many school communities get to enjoy an indie rock concert just after breakfast? During morning Assembly on Jan. 25, Noble and Greenough’s Lawrence Auditorium hosted Calling All Crows, an organization that uses music to inspire service in local communities and around the world.

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A Girl and Her Room

A Girl and Her Room

FOSTER GALLERY Jan 20, 2012

The Foster Gallery's current exhibit, "A Girl and Her Room,"  features selections from an ongoing body of work by photographer and Nobles parent Rania Matar in which she collaborated with girls from both the United States and the Middle East to make photographs that depict the girls in their bedrooms. For more information, go to www.fostergallery.org.

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Finding Balance

Finding Balance

ACADEMIC Jan 19, 2012

Math teacher Eric Nguyen had a simple task for his Class IV geometry students: balance a small, cardboard triangle on the tip of a pencil eraser. Students jumped at the challenge and, through trial and error, discovered the trick—find the balance point, or centroid, of the triangle. One by one, each student smiled with found success.

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Honoring MLK

Honoring MLK

STUDENT LIFE Jan 17, 2012

 On Mon., Jan. 16, 2011, thousands of people nationwide honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy through community service. The Nobles community hosted an MLK Day of Service as more than 250 faculty members, students, and their family and friends volunteered at local organizations in the Greater Boston area. 

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Worth Noting

Worth Noting

ARTS Jan 12, 2012

Music is in the air at Nobles. On Thurs., Jan. 12, 2012, at 7 p.m. five talented groups of Nobles musicians will join for the Jazz, Blues, Guitar and Percussion Concert. The Middle and Upper School Jazz Bands, Drum Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble, and the Bulldawg Blues and Soul Revue will perform works by Cedar Walton, Jade Castrinos and Rick Holmstrom, among others. 

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Sociobiologist and Pulitzer Prize Winner Speaks

Sociobiologist and Pulitzer Prize Winner Speaks

ASSEMBLY Jan 11, 2012

E.O. Wilson, one of the world's most distinguished scientists, spoke at Assembly in Lawrence Auditorium Jan. 11. Wilson is a professor and honorary curator in entomology at Harvard. In 1975, he published Sociobiology: The New Synthesis...

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Game of the Season

Game of the Season

NOBLES VS. COTTING Jan 6, 2012

It's hard to predict the season's highlight before most of the games have been played, but the girls' varsity basketball team knows that nothing can top the annual Nobles vs. Cotting School friendly game, played on Fri., Jan. 6. This year marks the fifth match-up between Noble and Greenough and Cotting, a private special education day school in Lexington, Mass.

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