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Updates from Achieve

Updates from Achieve

Dec 22, 2015

Find out the latest from Achieve, a tuition-free program housed on the Nobles campus that provides intensive academic support and social enrichment for low-income middle school students from Boston. The program's recent endowments and grants include funds raised independently, a grant from the Edward E. Ford Foundation, funds raised in honor of tutor Casey Dunne and a Boston Bruins spotlight.

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Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays

Dec 21, 2015

Every year during the annual holiday assembly, Class VI performs the plays "Things Can Always be Worse" and "A Christmas Carol." Watch this quick holiday highlight video featuring additional performances by Caroline and Courtney Collins-Pisano, both '18, on saxophone and electric guitar, and Julia Herzfelder '17 accompanied by Mac Porter '17, plus a farewell to Dawud Brown.

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Happy Birthday, Nobles!

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.” 
  • 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.
  • 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.

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"The Studies Show" Podcast

Dec 4, 2015

Nobles' learning specialists Gia Batty and Sara Masucci record a podcast series, "The Studies Show," where they share educational research, organizational skills and study tips. In this month's podcast, science faculty member Mike Hoe joins the team to discuss his Mind, Brain, and Education graduate studies at Harvard. Listen to the new podcast here to see what the studies show.

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Read the December Parents Association Newsletter

Read the December Parents Association Newsletter

Dec 1, 2015

In the December issue, hear from faculty about the importance of being true to oneself, caring for one's community and always remembering to laugh.

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Steve Ginsberg in the Boston Globe

Steve Ginsberg in the Boston Globe

ATHLETICS Nov 24, 2015

Steve Ginsberg, chief financial and operating officer and head coach of the boys soccer team, just enjoyed a moment of fame in the “Catching Up With” section of the Boston Globe’s November 20 edition. The article discusses Ginsberg’s love for team dynamics, as applied on and off the field.

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Middle School Pie Drive

Middle School Pie Drive

Nov 24, 2015

On November 19, 2015, over 150 middle school students, teachers and parent volunteers made 275 apple pies in an hour for the annual Pie Drive. 50 pies were donated to Dedham Food Pantry, and 75 were donated to Single Parent Family Outreach. Proceeds from the rest will be donated to Kliptown Youth Program in South Africa. Many thanks to all of the parents who helped organize the event.

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2015 Distinguished Graduate: Dana Gershengorn '87

2015 Distinguished Graduate: Dana Gershengorn '87

ALUMNI Nov 23, 2015

On Tuesday, November 17th, Dana Gershengorn ’87 accepted Nobles’ 2015 Distinguished Graduate Award for her moral strength and professional success as a judge advocating for the rights of children. 

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Nobles to Host Scholastic Basketball Program

Nobles to Host Scholastic Basketball Program

ATHLETICS Nov 20, 2015

Two of USA Basketball's Youth Development Division northeast pilot programs have teamed up to deliver an elite Scholastic Basketball League (SBL) for girls and boys in grades 3-8.  The Saturday sessions, hosted at Nobles and other locations, begin December 5 and run through March 12. The program seeks to teach young people to adopt team-related skills and attitudes using an innovative, competitive approach.  The SBL program also develops social responsibility, physical health and emotional well-being to build tomorrow's leaders. For more, click here.

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Fall Dance Concert 2015

Fall Dance Concert 2015

ARTS Nov 20, 2015

Click "read more" to view this photo gallery from the Fall Dance Concert.

Photos taken by Leah LaRiccia

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Robert P. Henderson, Jr. Will Retire as Head of Nobles in Summer 2017

Robert P. Henderson, Jr. Will Retire as Head of Nobles in Summer 2017

Nov 19, 2015

On November 19, 2015, Robert P. Henderson, Jr., head of school, and Beth Reilly, president of the board, jointly announced news of Henderson’s intention to retire in 2017.  He has served as head of school at Noble and Greenough School since July 2000, and his independent school career spans four states, more than three decades, and myriad leadership roles.

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A Bold and Bright Nobles Night 2015

A Bold and Bright Nobles Night 2015

Nov 13, 2015

On November 12, 2015, more than 400 graduates, parents and friends of Nobles gathered in Morrison Athletic Center to celebrate Nobles Night. Head of School Robert P. Henderson Jr. ’76 thanked guests for coming and shared that the Be Nobles Bold campaign had surpassed $94 million. Henderson also introduced a video, highlighting the bold and bright progress of the Annual Nobles Fund and First Class Fund for Faculty, which stand at more than $4 million.

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Read the November Parents' Association newsletter

Read the November Parents' Association newsletter

Nov 3, 2015

Nobles faculty members share how during a particularly trying October, in which we lost a beloved member of our community in Casey Dunne '17, everyone also bolstered each other and honored her memory. As adults are supporting students, so are students supporting each other. 

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OCD Love Story Photo Gallery

OCD Love Story Photo Gallery

STUDENT LIFE Nov 2, 2015

Click "read more" to view this photo gallery from the Nobles Theatre Collective's performance of OCD Love Story.

Photos taken by Leah LaRiccia

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In World Première, Teen Mental Health Struggles Move Center Stage

In World Première, Teen Mental Health Struggles Move Center Stage

Oct 26, 2015

In July 2013, Corey Ann Haydu ’01 debuted her first young adult novel, OCD Love Story, which was chosen as a Junior Library Guild selection and earned a nomination for best fiction for young adults by the Young Adult Library Services Association. Now, in October 2015, the stage adaptation of Haydu’s story premieres in Vinik Theatre at Nobles. The show addresses anxiety disorders through Bea, a student from Greenough Girls Academy; performances will be held October 28-30 at 6:30 p.m., and October 31 at 2 p.m.

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Historic Weekend at Head of the Charles

Historic Weekend at Head of the Charles

ATHLETICS Oct 19, 2015

This weekend marked the 51st Head of the Charles, the largest long distance rowing event in the world with more than 11,000 athletes and 2,500 crews coming from over 60 countries to compete. The event was historic for Nobles Crew on many dimensions. For the first time we had four crews (2 girls, 2 boys competing) comprising 14 athletes representing our school.

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Friday Night Lights

Friday Night Lights

Oct 16, 2015

This year's Friday Night Lights was a tremendous success. The B&G turf team really outdid themselves with field prep, and girls varsity soccer and varsity football both came away with big wins.

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Honoring Casey Dunne with a Gift to Achieve

Honoring Casey Dunne with a Gift to Achieve

Oct 16, 2015

To honor Casey's memory by donating to the Achieve Program at Nobles, please click here.

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Katrina: 10 Years Later

Katrina: 10 Years Later

Oct 9, 2015

In conjunction with a screening of the post-Katrina documentary "Second Line/Second Life" by Rick LaVine, Hurricane Katrina survivor Robert Green spoke of the harrowing experience of the storm and the tragedies that rocked his family and community. He also described the blessings that have emerged from the destruction. 

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Considering the 'Spectrum'

Considering the 'Spectrum'

UPPER SCHOOL Oct 5, 2015

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 on the age of students.

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