Nobles Parents' E-Newsletter

February 2018

Nobles Parents' Newsletter February 2018


Academic Center Open

On January 22, the academic center opened its doors to the Nobles community. The new space includes areas for collaborative work, a quiet study area, a reading room, and, of course, the Putnam Library.


"It Was Time" by Provost Bill Bussey

I don’t like to speak ill of the dead, but I’m not feeling too bad that the original Putnam Library will no longer be with us following the March break.


"Onesimus" by Dean of Diversity and Inclusion Erica Pernell

In 1706, a Puritan congregation in Boston purchased a gift for their minister Cotton Mather. This gift was human: an African* person whom Mather would enslave. Cotton Mather did not ask this person’s name, rather he gave him the name of an enslaved person in the Bible: Onesimus. 


"Summer is an Opportunity" by Director of College Counseling Kate Ramsdell

I’ll admit to being old school when it comes to a question we often get in the college office: “How should I spend my summer?” Or, more frequently, “What might colleges like to see my child do over the summer?”

“Get a job!” I like to say, “No one can argue with the efficacy of a summer job!”


From the PA Co-Chairs

There are many exciting and engaging activities on the calendar this month and we hope to see you often.


Class Notes

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Class Deans' Corner

Class II Deans Letter

After each of our amazing sabbaticals last year and the year before, we are happy to be working together again as the deans of this wonderful and talented class. We have enjoyed working with them in and out of the classroom as they begin to find their voices and define their roles as emerging leaders of the school. We are heartened by the care and respect they show one another and for this school.


Save the Date for Grandparents' Day

Please join us Friday, May 4, 2018!


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Nobles Theatre Collective Shows

Mark your calendars for exciting student performances this month!

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