Durham Academy News & Notes/Oct. 15, 2015  
Durham Academy

Enchanté! French students, third-graders

team up in identity exploration project

On the surface, it can be easy to see differences from one person to the next — a spectrum of skin tones, varying accents, age differences. But if you take a few minutes to have a conversation with someone, to learn about his or her family and interests, you just might find that we're more alike than we are different.

That's what Durham Academy AP French students and third-graders discovered through Photo de Classe, an audiovisual project through which the older students facilitated an exploration of their younger classmates' identities via interviews. 
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Story Walk: Enjoy the wonder

of a good story and the outdoors

Want to enjoy a gorgeous fall day, get some exercise and have a fun time with your kids? Then put Story Walk on your calendar for 2 to 4 p.m. this Saturday. The Durham Academy and Carolina Friends School lower school libraries invite families to Eno River State Park to hike and read The Gruffalo, a story about a tiny mouse that encounters a fox, an owl and a snake while walking through the woods. Laminated pages from the book will be mounted on 26 stakes posted along the Eno Trace Trail, a half-mile hike that includes enough steps and slippery slopes to let kids know they are on an adventure. Read More 

Faculty Spotlight: Upper School

physics teacher Meg McNall

Ask Meg McNall about teaching at Durham Academy and you'll get this reply: "I feel guilty for cashing my paycheck."           

McNall was working toward a Ph.D. in civil engineering and materials science at Princeton, decided to leave after earning her B.S.E. and M.S.E. and couldn’t be happier than to be teaching high school science. This marks her third year at the Upper School, following two years at The Peddie School, a day and boarding school in Hightstown, New Jersey. Read More


Parents Association Bulletin Board 

Ready, set, trot! Registration is open for
Nov. 14 Turkey Trot

Whole Foods Gift Card Order Deadline is Tuesday, Oct. 20

Dining Out for DA is Tuesday, Oct. 22, at Bull Street Gourmet & Market and Tutti Frutti

Fall Box Tops Collection deadline is Oct. 30


DA in the News

DA alumna Lauren Blazing '11, Duke field hockey goalkeeper, is named both ACC Defensive Player of the Week and Ronald McDonald House Charities Duke Student-Athlete of the Week

ABC 11:
Viral XIV Hours music video explores popular music lyrics 

National Soccer Coaches Association of America:
NSCAA recognizes DA varsity girls soccer team with 2014-15 High School Team Academic Award

The Week in Photos

Emerald Pond Visit  Upper School Community Service

Hair Extensions Komen Fundraiser   Preschool Making Scat  





This Week's Events



Lower School

Middle School

Upper School


Upcoming Events and Reminders

Affinity Programs Deadline: - Whole Foods Gift Card Orders Due for October
- Tuesday, Oct. 20 

Board of Trustees Meeting
- Wednesday, Oct. 21, 4 p.m.

Dining Out for DA
- Thursday, Oct. 22, all day long
at Bull Street Gourmet & Market
and Tutti Frutti

Turkey Trot Early Bird Registration Deadline
- Thursday, Oct. 22 

NCISAA State Tournament Week Begins
- Saturday, Oct. 24

Turkey Trot Registration Deadline to Guarantee T-Shirt
- Wednesday, Oct. 28 

Parents Association Box Tops Fall Collection Deadline
- Friday, Oct. 30 

Upper School Fall Play: The Importance of Being Earnest
- Thursday, Oct. 29, 7:30 p.m., Kenan Auditorium
- Friday, Oct. 30, 7:30 p.m., Kenan Auditorium
- Saturday, Oct. 31, 2 p.m., Kenan Auditorium

Faculty Work Day: No School, Offices Open, All-Day Care Available
- Monday, Nov. 2

Fall Varsity Athletic Awards Program
- Tuesday, Nov. 3, 7 p.m., Brumley Performing Arts Building 

Used Book Sale Sort
- Tuesday, Nov. 10, 
8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Middle School Tunnel (drop-in activity)

Parent Conferences: No School, Offices Open, All-Day Care Available
- Friday, Nov. 13

Turkey Trot 5K and Fun Run
- Saturday, Nov. 14, 9 a.m., Upper School Fields 




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