Durham Academy News & Notes/May 5, 2016  
Durham Academy

Kindergartners create visual masterpiece

as backdrop for Duke orchestra concert

Kindergarten Art at Orchestra

When members of the Duke Medicine Orchestra perform "Pictures at an Exhibition" at their Mother's Day concert Sunday, they'll be playing music inspired by the composer's late friend, who was an artist. And in true full-circle fashion, the musicians will be surrounded by artwork inspired by that the 1874 composition — artwork created by Durham Academy kindergartners.

The partnership of DA Preschool art and Duke music grew out of the friendship between Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant, conductor of the Duke Medicine Orchestra, and Elizabeth Lyle, DA’s Preschool art teacher. Read More 


Seniors Breitfeld, Deprez named

Presidential Scholar nominees

Presidential Scholars

Durham Academy seniors Ellie Breitfeld and Loften Deprez are semifinalists in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, which recognizes graduating high school seniors' academic and artistic accomplishments. They are among 689 students from across the country — 20 of whom are North Carolinians — selected to advance to the final round of the prestigious competition. Read More


Faculty Spotlight: Middle School

teacher, assistant AD Andy Pogach

Stephanie Pollard

It seems like Andy Pogach is everywhere at Durham Academy — leading a Middle School advisory, teaching physical education to fifth- and eighth-graders, teaching an eighth-grade math class, coaching three teams and two different sports in fall and winter at the Upper School, coordinating spring sports at the Middle School and serving as assistant athletic director — and that's just the way he likes it. If you need proof that Pogach is always on the move, he wears a Fitbit-type device and says he logs 15,000 steps a day. Read More  


Class of 2018 raising funds for WISER
via Rent-A-Junior program

DA Summer Programs is a finalist in
Indy Week's Best of the Triangle; vote now!

Culture & Community Festival to celebrate diversity, inclusion on May 13

DA in the News

Durham Magazine:
Elizabeth South, Preschool music/Lower School drama teacher,  featured in 'The Women's Issue'

UNC School of Medicine Newsroom:
Alumna Caitlin Burk '08, now a third-year med student, traces her interest in medicine to her ninth-grade biology class

The News & Observer:
DA boys and girls lacrosse teams both ranked in N&O's top 10

The Herald-Sun:
Editorial shines light on 'people helping people' at Special Olympics 

Tournament of Champions:
Seniors Loften Deprez and Eilene Yang are International Public Forum champions 

The Week in Photos

Kevin Henkes Lunch  Pie for WISER 

Zumbathon  Lemonade






This Week's Events



Lower School

Middle School

Upper School


Upcoming Events and Reminders  

Seventh- and Eighth-Grade Band Concert
- Thursday, May 12, 7:30 p.m., Taylor Hall 

Culture & Community Festival
- Friday, May 13, 6 to 8 p.m., Upper School Quad 

NCISAA Tournament Week
- Saturday, May 14, to Saturday, May 21 

Seventh- and Eighth-Grade Chorus and Movement Concert
- Thursday, May 19, 7:30 p.m., Taylor Hall 

Spring Varsity Athletic Awards Program
- Sunday, May 22, 6:15 p.m. 

Fifth- and Sixth-Grade Band and Chorus Concert
- Thursday, May 26, 7 p.m., Taylor Hall 

Early Dismissal for
Grades 1-12

- Friday, May 27 (11:45 a.m., LS; noon, MS & US) 

No Extended Day or Enrichments
- Friday, May 27 

Class of 2016 Commencement
- Friday, May 27, 3 p.m.,
UNC-Chapel Hill's Memorial Hall 

No School: Memorial Day
- Monday, May 30 


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