Nobles Parents' E-Newsletter

March 2011

Nobles Parents' E-Newsletter March 2011


The Castle Project by Bob Henderson, Head of School

The Castle project will be underway this spring! In late January the Board of Trustees held their annual retreat. Perhaps the most critical item on the agenda was to evaluate plans for the Castle, and then to decide whether to go ahead with the work this year or to delay for a future date.


Thinking of Summer by Ben Snyder, Head of Upper School

Growing up in Michigan, I experienced a rite of passage for every high school kid: the opportunity to go to my first concert at Pine Knob (the equivalent of today’s Comcast/Tweeter Center).


Our End of the Bargain by Bill Bussey, Provost

Two months ago Dwayne’s Photo, located in Parsons, Kans., (pop. 11,000), processed the last roll of Kodachrome, the 35 mm color film first produced by Eastman-Kodak in 1935 and justly celebrated by Paul Simon in 1973.


Who Put the 'il' in Family?! by Erika Guy, Dean of Students

About two weeks ago, I challenged all advisee groups to come up with a succinct definition of "family."

From the PA Co-Chairs

In February, it was our great fortune to have two opportunities to come together with other Nobles parents to learn more about Nobles and the wider community.


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


Boston Sled Hockey Invitational


The Northeast Passage Wildcats are hosting the first ever Boston Sled Hockey Invitational Tournament at Nobles, March 11-12, to close out the winter season.

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Faculty Voices: 'Far From Dead - The Relevency of Latin' by Classics Teacher Dan Matlack


“Why should anyone take Latin? No one speaks it anymore.” I have addressed these naively simplistic charges many times in my career. Allow me a moment or two to take them head on.

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Visit the Parents' Calendar for Event Details & Information


Log on to the password-protected Parents' Calendar for all parent & school events. All-community events will also appear on the all-school calendar.

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All About Assembly


Last month, the Nobles community welcomed two thoughtful, well-respected speakers to the Assembly stage.

On Feb. 9, renowned lawyer, Harvard Law School professor and civil rights activist Charles Ogletree Jr. visited campus to discuss the profound issue of racial profiling in America, using the arrest of Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., whom Ogletree represented in July 2009, as a prime example. Click here to read more...

On Feb. 23, senior editor of The Atlantic magazine and author ofMy Beautiful Struggle Ta-Nehisi Coates spent Long Assembly speaking about his life growing up in Baltimore, Md., and the positive influence of his father. Click here to read more...

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Write To Us!


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E-Newsletter, write to Julie Guptill.

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