Nobles Parents' E-Newsletter

November 2013

Nobles Parents' E-Newsletter November 2013


Q and A in the Admission Process by Head of School Bob Henderson

Most parents recall visiting the school for events during the admissions process.  I have the responsibility of hosting several admissions forums, including evening receptions and sessions during the open houses. These gatherings seem to be generally well received.  Yet there is a more personal side to this for me. I honestly end up doing some of my best thinking in that environment. 


Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due by Provost Bill Bussey

A number of years ago the students of Class III kicked off their opening day retreat with a lecture in Lawrence Auditorium. There was, as always, excitement in the air as classmates, separated by the summer, greeted one another with hugs and shouts


Interview Season has Begun at Nobles by Dean of Enrollment Management Jennifer Hines

As Nobles ambassadors, you have great influence in your communities. If you know students who are applying to Nobles this year, can you help ease their anxiety about the process?


High Tech or High Touch? by Head of Upper School Ben Snyder

In recent years there has been an ongoing dialogue in the field of education around the efficacy of utilizing technology to improve teaching and learning. Nobles has been right in the middle of that conversation and at various points has implemented everything from discussions groups monitored over email to hand held devices to assist students learning Japanese characters to teachers developing their own textbooks on iPads – and much more. 

From the PA Co-Chairs

We would like to thank all members of the Nobles community who donated their attic treasures, spent countless hours sorting, pricing and selling items, baked delicious treats and made numerous deliveries of leftover items to local charities on behalf of the Nobles Yard Sale. You are all extraordinary for giving so much of yourselves and making a difference for so many.


Class Notes

Find out what's going on and how to become involved with your student's class. Click to access your class:

Class Deans' Corner

Class III Dean's Report


The Spirit of Entrepreneurship in Service

Last month, a young woman took the stage to announce a bake sale to benefit a local food initiative for food insecure teenagers. The cause is called "Feeding Frenzy." I quickly grabbed my computer and looked up the organization. Although I know the student had asked Mrs. Hurley to get on the calendar to organize this effort, I had done ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to advertise, plan, order tables, or marshal an army of student bakers. Isn't that extraordinary?


Nobles Theatre Collective

Please join the Nobles Theatre Collective for our fall mainstage production, where The Office meets Brazil in Vaclav Havel’s Kafkaesque dark comedy, The Memorandum. This production starts on Nov 5 and ends on Nov 9.

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Artist Janice Jakielski’s show, “I Think I’ll Like it Here,” opens Tuesday, Nov. 12

Janice JakielskiThis month marks the opening of Artist in Resident Janice Jakielski’s show “I Think I’ll Like it Here,” on Tuesday, Nov. 12. The exhibit will showcase Jakielski’s playful and provocative sculptural work, which references notions of identity and place. 


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Photos taken during Grandparents Day are still available.

If you haven't purchased pictures taken during Grandparents Day, there's still time.

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Nobles Parents' Association Goes to Cradles to Crayons!

Please join the Parents’ Association during the morning of Wed. Nov. 13, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m., at the Cradles to Crayons Giving Factory at 155 North Beacon Street in Brighton. 

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Class I Surprise Lunch

View the photo gallery from the Class I Surprise Lunch on Halloween.

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