Durham Academy News & Notes/Feb. 18, 2016  
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Dr. Marshall Moore '92 passes on lessons

from Navy career to Middle Schoolers

Marshall Moore

In the 24 years since he graduated from Durham Academy, Dr. Marshall Moore's skilled hands have experienced a lot. They've amputated hundreds of limbs of wounded soldiers — sometimes saving their lives, sometimes not. They've fought to untangle a knotted scuba air supply line as Moore sought to preserve his own life underwater. They've manually pumped a man's heart, sustaining his life with a backdrop of the unforgiving Afghan landscape.

Through his work as an orthopedic surgeon with the U.S. Navy, Moore has been subjected to physical and mental challenges that most people can only dream of. But the lessons he learned from those experiences — the importance of preparation, grit in times of adversity, and being open to new adventures and people — are accessible to people of all walks of life, and the Class of 1992 alumnus recently shared some of them with DA Middle Schoolers. Read More


'Great Fuzz Frenzy' authors give

Lower School the scoop on book

Lower School Guest Authors

Just a week after first- and second-graders performed a musical rendition of The Great Fuzz Frenzy, the students were thrilled to meet the authors of the popular children’s book. Sisters Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel visited the Lower School on Tuesday to talk to students about the writing and illustrating process. Read More

Faculty Spotlight: Upper School

Spanish teacher Liliana Simón

Liliana Simon

Liliana Simón wants to cultivate curious students, and she hopes her Upper School Spanish classes will help them have the confidence to satisfy their curiosity.

It’s a journey Simón has taken herself. From growing up in Lima, Peru, with no running water or electricity, to an arduous path to learning English, to moving to the United States where she knew no one, to earning a graduate degree, to teaching her native language, to becoming a U.S. citizen, “I have been very lucky.” She thought she would teach English in Lima, but she likes teaching Spanish at Durham Academy because “it’s more fun to teach what’s mine.” Read More 


Parents Association Bulletin Board

Dine in or take out at Basan Bull City Sushi's Dining Out for DA fundraiser on Monday
(adults only for dine in)

Box Tops for Education spring deadline 
is Feb. 26

DA Night at the Hurricanes tickets available for Feb. 28 game

WISER A Cappella Jam at the Carolina Theatre on Friday

School store to hold end-of-winter sale
Feb. 22 to 26

In The Pocket to perform with The Beast 
at Haw River Ballroom on Feb. 26

Potential inclement weather make-up date 
set for April 18 
(only if another day of school is canceled)


DA in the News

A Cappella Jam among WRAL Out & About's Weekend Best Bets

The Herald-Sun:
Lanis Wilson appointed DA Upper School director

Durham Magazine:
WISER A Cappella Jam is a Weekend Best Bet, promises to be 'an awesome evening of entertainment'

Charlotte Observer:
DA senior Liz Roberts, varsity boys basketball coach
Tim McKenna selected for N.C. Private School All-Star Game

The Week in Photos

100th Day   Valentine

Fiddler   Washington

Hampton Class Play   Guest Authors

Jump Rope for Heart   






This Week's Events



Lower School

Middle School

Upper School


Upcoming Events and Reminders

Faculty Work Day: Early Dismissal for LS, MS and US
- Friday, Feb. 19, (Lower School, 11:45 a.m.; Middle & Upper School, noon)

WISER A Cappella Jam
- Friday, Feb. 19, 7 p.m., Carolina Theatre 

Dining Out for DA 
- Monday, Feb. 22, 5 to 9 p.m., Basan Bull City Sushi 
(adults only)

School Store Sale
- Monday, Feb. 22, to Friday, Feb. 26 

No School: Parent Conferences
- Friday, Feb. 26 

In The Pocket at Haw River Ballroom with The Beast
- Feb. 26, 8:30 p.m. (doors open at 7:30 p.m.), Haw River Ballroom 

Parents Association Box Tops for Education Spring Deadline
- Friday, Feb. 26 

DA Night at the Hurricanes
- Sunday, Feb. 28, 3 p.m., PNC Arena (tickets on sale now) 

Potential Inclement Weather Make-Up Date (only if another day of school is canceled)
- Monday, April 18 
(currently a Faculty Professional Development Day)




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