What a winter! The snow has been a challenge on just about everything–our roads, our roofs, our backs, and our minds. While the snow has certainly presented some struggles, students have done an excellent job of persevering and flexing with the lost class time.
The winter tends to be a time when a lot of serious progress is made in courses. Perhaps the most talked about example of this is the US History Research Project which is nearing the finish line. Students have been hard-at-work completing this independent project by researching carefully, generating a sound argument and refining their prose. In addition, students are working hard in sports, in the theater, and across many extracurricular activities. We are sure everyone is looking forward to vacation to relax and recharge for the final quarter of the year. To all those traveling on Nobles spring break trips, we extend our best wishes for a safe and enriching experience.
Through class meetings, assemblies and other announcements, our students have heard from a variety of study away program representatives over the past two months and we would like to applaud those who took the time and the risk to apply to study away from Nobles for either a semester of next year or for the entire academic year. If your child applied to study away, he/she should hear from the different programs by mid-April. If your child is accepted to one or more programs, he/she must make a decision and inform Nobles of this decision by May 1. Your child should inform his/her advisor, Jennifer Hines (Dean of Enrollment Management), as well as the two of us. If you have any questions about this process or about the individual programs, please do not hesitate to contact us.
As you’re aware, Class III has a special event approaching on Saturday, March 7. As is the tradition for Class III each year, Bob Henderson will host the Class III Head of School Dinner & Dance on that evening from 6:30–10 p.m. The Head of School Dinner & Dance is a mandatory event for all Class III students, as it marks the mid-way point of their Upper School career at Nobles. Since this is a special occasion, there is a specific dress code for the evening: boys should wear a jacket, tie, and nice pants; girls should wear a skirt with a nice top or a dress. This is not the prom, and your child should not dress as if he/she were going to the prom! We would like to thank all of the parents who are working very hard to make this event memorable. Our class reps, Heidi McNeill and Anne Umphrey have done an amazing job of planning what will be a wonderful night for Class III.
We look forward to a strong finish to the year with the Class III students, and we hope to see you on the Nobles campus this spring. We wish you and your family a relaxing and fun-filled March vacation!
Jessica Brennan and Amy Joyce McBrien