Nobles Parents' E-Newsletter

February 2017

Nobles Parents' Newsletter February 2017


"Encourage, Support and Love" by Director of College Counseling Kate Ramsdell

I asked our Class I students, now hearty veterans of the college application process, if they would be willing to share advice with the parents and guardians of younger students. This is not a novel topic, but kids generally deliver advice with striking clarity and have the ability to make us, the adults in their lives, step back and reconsider our habits or inclinations. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the seniors who responded were thoughtful, self-reflective and empathic. Here is what they shared...


"What Would You Do?" by Director of the Anderson/Cabot Center for EXCEL Ben Snyder

What would you do?

You have $39.00 in your pocket, no credit or debit card, and no access to transportation. Your neighborhood is flooded. You have two young children and an elderly parent to care for.

Such was the hypothetical scenario faced by 40 Nobles students as they began their preparations for Nobles’ 11th consecutive trip to New Orleans in March (and a very real situation faced by tens of thousands - in an infinite number of forms - during and after Hurricane Katrina).


"Not Everything of Value Can Be Measured" by Provost Bill Bussey

From the sublime (David McCullough, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Jackie MacMullan) to the ridiculous (The Regurgitator), we all know about Wednesday’s long assemblies. These happen every other week. But what happens on the other Wednesdays?

From the PA Co-Chairs

Welcome to February! Despite being the shortest month of the year, there is a lot going on at Nobles! Come cheer on the Bulldogs at a basketball game or hockey game, and not to be missed are the Nobles Theater Collective (NTC) performances this month. The Middle School play, She Kills Monsters, is on February 8 and 9, followed by the NTC musical, Shrek, February 16–18 and February 22–24. More details on the website calendar.


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 II Deans

As Brian Day heads off to his sabbatical for this semester, we are lucky to have Karen Gallagher step into the role as co-dean once again. We thought it would be a good idea to share with you the kinds of things we say to your kids and to report on some positive trends we are beginning to see. But first, we can all agree that last semester was a challenging one for all kinds of different reasons. We hope that your kids have felt supported in getting the help they may need. We continue to urge them to “never worry alone.” The long winter break was certainly much needed for the recharging of spirits and energy in the comfort of home, family, and friends.


"Shrek" The Musical

Please join the Nobles Theatre Collective for our 2017 musical, Shrek.

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Green Team Tips for February 2017

The Nobles Green Team has four simple ways for you to save energy and money in your home. Plus, it's good for the earth!

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