Nobles Parents' E-Newsletter

February 2013

Nobles Parents' E-Newsletter February 2013

Class I Deans' Report

Happy (belated) New Year! Vacation seems like a distant memory as second semester classes and Afternoon Programs are well underway on campus. From our perspective, the senior class seems to be in good spirits. With first semester grades closed and most college applications submitted, the stress level in Gleason Hall has waned. We thought it would be a good idea to use this newsletter as an opportunity to highlight a few upcoming events for Class I students and parents during the final semester at Nobles.

As you know, seniors have a wonderful opportunity in the fourth quarter to dive into an area of interest that falls outside the realm of the traditional Nobles curriculum. This year, 74 students have applied for Senior Projects. During the month of February, the Class I Projects Committee (made up of 10 faculty members) will evaluate the students’ preliminary proposals; students will hear (on a rolling basis) by the end of February if their proposals have passed. If their preliminary proposals have been accepted by the committee, seniors need to do the following: 1) submit the final proposal form (found online) with the necessary adjustments and signatures;  this will be their official proposal; 2) submit a supervisor form (found online) if they are doing an internship off campus; 3) inform teachers of the classes they’ll drop before March break (we also suggest thanking those teachers at that time); 4) enjoy their senior project. Senior projects can be a wonderful part of the Nobles experience.  However, not all students choose to take part in it, and by no means do we wish to underrate those decisions. We are pleased that there are so many students who wish to take full advantage of their classroom experience and the Nobles faculty. Whether your student has decided to do a project or not, we hope that you will all take part in Class I Projects Night on Tues., May 28.

Other important items to consider:

  • Health during the winter months
  • Take advantage of big events on campus—it’s your last time to do so

Upcoming Events:

  • Nobles/Milton weekend, Feb. 22-23
  • Winter mainstage play, Feb. 20-23
  • Nobles junior-senior prom, April 27
  • Class I dinners, April 9

Detailed information regarding major end-of-the-year events will be forthcoming from Bob Henderson and in the May newsletter.


Meg Hamilton and Michael Herring
Class I Deans


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