Nobles Parents' E-Newsletter

February 2016

Nobles Parents' Newsletter February 2016


"My Three Favorite Phrases" by Interim Director of the Middle School Colette Finley

As a teenager, I was not exactly an advocate of reflective essays or position papers.  Perhaps due to the fact that I very rarely had strong opinions on anything, I found these tasks to be rather daunting. Upon receipt of an assignment of the sort, I made sure to propose the topic for discussion around the dinner table.


"And Then, You Wait" by Director of College Counseling Kate Ramsdell

I stumbled across And Then It’s Spring during a mid-winter 2015 trip to a local bookstore. There were over 100 inches of snow on the ground in Boston. The book offered the promise of green. My seniors, the ones who hadn’t applied early or who hadn’t gotten in early, were waiting… and waiting… for their college news to drop.


"The Value of Voices" By Provost Bill Bussey

Years ago, I did a favor for an acquaintance that he greatly appreciated. Soon after, I met his wife and we were enjoying a casual conversation when she asked me whether I was Republican or a Democrat. As soon as I responded “Republican,” she waved her hands and rolled her eyes and said, ”Oh, you’re one of those.” And from that moment on, the conversation was over.


"Gearing Up for Nobles' Global Partners" by Director of the Anderson/Cabot Center for EXCEL Ben Snyder

As the Nobles travel/cultural immersion and study away programs have been built, the fundamental principles driving those programs have been to collaborate with partners who share Nobles' values and with whom the partnerships will be mutually beneficial over an extended period of time.

From the PA Co-Chairs

Welcome to February!  There are a lot of activities going on this month and we hope that you will join in. Go to a basketball game, a hockey game, or further afield to Nashoba to watch the ski team, there are so many sporting events to see. 


Class Notes

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Class Deans' Corner

Class II Dean's Report

With the advent of the second semester comes the formal initiation of the college process, an obviously integral part of each student's Nobles’ experience. Each student has been assigned a college advisor with whom s/he will work over the course of the next year and with whom s/he will build an amazing relationship.


Performing Arts: Save the Date

Celebrate 50 years of The Sound of Music, catch the middle school's first production in the Morrison Forum and come hear the beautiful sounds of the chamber ensemble.

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Achieve - Bruins

The February 2nd Bruins-Achieve event at the TD Garden was a smash! 

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