Durham Academy News & Notes/Dec. 10, 2015  
Durham Academy

Liz Roberts sets new hoops points record 

Liz Roberts

Even if she wanted to, it would be difficult for Liz Roberts to escape the significance of her latest accomplishment on the Kirby Gym hardwood. Every day, as the Durham Academy senior passes through the gym lobby, she walks alongside Athletic Hall of Fame plaques honoring DA girls basketball legends Katie O'Connor '95 and Patricia Biggs Porcelli '84. Both went down in the DA record books for holding all-time school records for points scored — records that Roberts has now eclipsed.

Roberts' points total stands at 1,595 and counting, with at least 18 games remaining on the varsity girls' schedule. Read More


Taking on tough conversations

in return to diversity conference 

Student Diversity Leadership Conference

Eleven years ago, Middle School language arts teacher Jeff Boyd represented his high school at the NAIS Student-Diversity Leadership Conference. This year, he experienced the event from a different perspective — as a teacher attending the faculty-counterpart to the event, the People of Color Conference. Read his reflections on the conference, taking on tough conversations and more.

Faculty Spotlight: Upper School

history teacher Thomas Phu

Thomas Phu thinks he's a very lucky person. He wouldn't change a thing about a life that's taken him from a childhood in war-torn Vietnam to refugee camps in Thailand to resettlement in Louisiana to college as a pre-med major to a career as a high school history teacher. Read More


Parents Association Bulletin Board

DA Night at the Hurricanes is set for Feb. 28 

MLK Day of Service meal-packaging event set for Jan. 18; support sought to fund project

Summer Programs 2016 listings are live; registration opens Friday


DA in the News

Guilford College Quakers:
Alumnus Alston Thompson '15 sparks Guilford basketball to conference opener victory 

The Chapel Hill News:
Senior Veronica Kim writes about her AP Art History class's visit to artist Patrick Dougherty's Hillsborough installation-in-progress

The Week in Photos

Upper School Dance  First Grade Flintlock

Middle School Field Day   Athletic Hall of Fame

Runaway Tortilla   Lower School Orff and Movement





This Week's Events



Lower School

Middle School

Upper School


Upcoming Events and Reminders

Band Concert, Grades 7 & 8
- Thursday, Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m., Taylor Hall 

Upper School Winter Dance Concert
- Thursday, Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m., Kenan Auditorium 

Affinity Programs: Whole Foods Gift Card Orders Due (Last chance for 2015-2016)
- Wednesday, Dec. 16

Winter Break Begins (Noon dismissal; no Extended Day)
- Friday, Dec. 18

Classes Resume
- Monday, Jan. 4 

In The Pocket Nicaragua Benefit Concert
- Saturday, Jan. 9, 7:30 p.m., Kenan Auditorium 

Used Book Sale Sort
- Tuesday, Jan. 12,
8 a.m. to 2 p.m. (drop in),
Middle School Tunnel 

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: 
No School, Offices Closed
- Monday, Jan. 18 

MLK Stop Hunger Now
Meal-Packaging Event

- Monday, Jan. 18,
10 a.m. to noon, Brumley Performing Arts Building 




©2015 Durham Academy
Durham, North Carolina | T: 919.493.5787

Facebook Twitter YouTube Flickr   


Forward this eNotice to a friend.
Unsubscribe from this eNotice.