Hello Class III families,
We are pleased to share with you that your students have been working hard through these tough winter months to finish up the third semester. They have been busy with their many academic commitments including the U.S/ History Research Project, as well as their involvement in athletics, the theater, art, clubs and gearing up for spring break travel. As you may know, quite a few of our Class III students were involved in some capacity of the musical Cry-Baby. If you were able to get out and see it, you saw the months of hard work come to fruition for a very successful production. Congratulations to all involved!
This spring and summer break we have students venturing all over the world with our EXCEL travel program. Students began to hear about these programs in October, and it is an experience we hope that nearly all of our kids will take advantage of before they graduate from Nobles. Over March break our students will have the opportunity to learn about, work in, immerse themselves and meet the people of New Orleans, South Africa, Rwanda, India, Guatemala, Romania and Bulgaria. This summer, they will have those same opportunities in France, Japan, Colombia, Colorado, Chicago and Camp Sunshine. To all of those traveling on Nobles EXCEL trips, we extend our best wishes for a safe and meaningful learning 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. We ask that you please inform your student’s advisor and Jennifer Hines (Dean of Enrollment Management) if your student will in fact be studying away next year. If you have any questions about this process or about the individual programs, please do not hesitate to contact us.
As you may know, Class III has a special yearly event and this year it is held on Saturday, March 3. For her first time, Cathy Hall will host the Class III Head of School Dinner and Dance, a significant moment to mark the midway point of our students' upper school career at Nobles. It always proves to be a fun evening for the sophomore class to be together, to mingle with some people who they may not have had the chance to get to know thus far, and to start to imagine how they want their class to come together as they approach the final two years. We would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank our Class III parent reps and all of the parents who worked to make this event memorable. We really appreciate your time and effort!
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!
Edgar DeLeon and Amy Joyce