Durham Academy News & Notes/April 21, 2016  
Durham Academy

Alumni Board recognizes Barb Kanoy,

Patrick Nevins '03 for teaching, service

Barb Kanoy Patrick Nevins

Patrick Nevins — a 2003 Durham Academy graduate who served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps and launched a nonprofit to support fellow veterans — and Barb Kanoy — who has ignited a passion for science in DA Middle Schoolers since 1982 — have been honored with DA's Alumni Service Award and Faculty & Staff Legacy Award, respectively. The awards were presented by the DA Alumni Board at the April 15 Spring Alumni Reception.            
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Harvard professor: How to go from

good to great? Ask the students

Dr. Richard Light

As the Durham Academy community continues to work toward fulfilling the goals set forth in the 2015 Strategic Plan — a more cohesive and collaborative learning experience, a broader experience of diversity and strengthened connections with the broader community, to name a few — there are lots of voices to be heard along the way. And chief among them, Dr. Richard Light suggested to faculty and staff this week, should be students. Light, a professor of education and public policy at Harvard University, spoke at DA's April 18 professional development day, explaining how the Ivy League university has systematically used student feedback over the past two decades to make meaningful, data-supported improvements. Read More


Faculty Spotlight: Upper School

biology teacher William Edwards

William Edwards

William Edwards is shaped by a deep sense of family, a love of nature and a spirit of inquisitiveness, and all three happily converge in his life as a teacher. 

Edwards’ extended family encompasses the villagers he worked with in the Peace Corps in the 1980s and the students he teaches at Durham Academy. His “great outdoors” extends from Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula (and a summer job salmon fishing) to North Carolina’s Black Mountains and Linville Gorge (and DA’s Senior Challenge with his senior advisory). His spirit of inquisitiveness led him to pursue an apprenticeship with a log cabin builder, and DA’s culture of inquisitiveness keeps him curious even as a veteran teacher. Read More  


'Under the Big Top' auction

delivers big-ticket total


From whimsical circus performers to exciting dream vacations, DA’s "Under the Big Top" auction gala was a spectacular night of fundraising for the DA Parents Association! More than 365 bidders participated in the auction (both in person and remotely), resulting in net proceeds of $115,000! Read More


The Hill Center to hold Hill Mile One Mile Race and Kids' Dash fundraiser at DA April 24

School Store clearance sale set for
April 25 to 29

April 26 Breakfast of Champions event for students to feature student-athlete panel discussing college choices

Family needed to host Spanish student for September exchange

Work up a sweat for a great cause at April 29 Zumbathon

Annual Golf Tournament set for May 5; 
register to play or sponsor faculty players

Used Book Sale, including thousands of books, continues through Saturday

Plum Print fundraiser turns student artwork
into keepsakes

Dining Out for DA set for April 26 at
the Q Shack and Nanataco

DA in the News

The Herald-Sun:
DA boys golf team wins Durham County High School Invitational for third straight year 

Teens, Inspired:
Senior Eve Wallack will have two pieces of artwork exhibited at N.C. Museum of Art

N.C. State Confucius Institute:
Freshman David Pitt places third in N.C. Chinese Speech Contest 

The News & Observer
Freshman Alex Hoffman helps Durham Nativity School establish 1:1 device program with Ultimate tournament; junior Christy Cutshaw qualifies for U.S. Olympic Team Trials

The Week in Photos

Athletics Spring Fling  Emerald Pond Spring Fling 

Rooster Visit  Third Grade Grandfriends

Spirit Week  Used Book Sale






This Week's Events



Lower School

Middle School

Upper School


Upcoming Events and Reminders 

Used Book Sale
Open to DA Community

- Friday, April 22, 8 a.m. to
5 p.m., Middle School gym

Used Book Sale
Open to Public

- Saturday, April 23, 8 a.m. to noon, Middle School gym

Hill Mile One Mile Race and Kids' Dash
- Sunday, April 24, 1 to 4 p.m., DA Upper School 

DA Night at the Durham Bulls
- Sunday, April 24, 5:05 p.m., Durham Bulls Athletic Park 

School Store Clearance Sale
- Monday, April 25, to Friday, April 29 

Breakfast of Champions for Upper School Students
- Tuesday, April 26, 7:30 a.m., KIrby Gym Lobby 

Dining Out for DA
- Tuesday, April 26,
11 a.m. to 9 p.m.,
the Original Q Shack
and Nanataco 

Seventh-Grade Chorus and Movement Concert
- Wednesday, April 27, 7:30 p.m., Taylor Hall 

Upper School Spring Music Concert
- Thursday, April 28, 7:30 p.m., Kenan Auditorium 

- Friday, April 29, 6 to 8 p.m., Upper School Quad 

Parents Association Voluneer Appreciation Coffee and General Membership Meeting
- Thursday, April 28,
8:15 to 9:15 a.m., Taylor Hall 

Annual Golf Tournament
- Thursday, May 5, 1 p.m., Chapel Hill Country Club 



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