Durham Academy News & Notes/June 2, 2016  
Durham Academy

UNC chancellor tells grads transitions

are 'moments of greatest possibility'

Commencement 2016

It was a biologist’s dream, UNC Chancellor Carol Folt recalled, describing the moment the newly fledged giant albatross leapt off the southern New Zealand cliff, spreading its 12-foot wingspan as it departed for a yearlong journey over the sea. Speaking to the 100 members of Durham Academy’s Class of 2016 on Friday, she likened the giant seabird’s brave leap to the graduates’ own impending journeys, as they prepare to take flight to college.

“I want you to really think about the exuberance that could be associated with taking flight, and about the new perspective that is gained, soaring over those clouds,” Folt said from the stage of UNC’s Memorial Hall. “That’s what going to college is all about. It’s about taking a giant leap into the unknown and soaring.” Read More 


Seniors reflect on teachers

who have changed their lives

Seniors Reflect video

As members of Durham Academy's Class of 2016 prepared to move on to the next stage of their lives, several took a few minutes to reflect on their time at DA and the teachers who helped shape the way they think, see the world and see themselves. Watch Video


Tassels turned, diplomas in hand,

Class of 2016 now DA alumni

commencement video

The 100 members of the Class of 2016 marked the transition from Durham Academy students to alumni on Friday at the school's 42nd annual commencement exercises, held at UNC's Memorial Hall. If you couldn't be there or want to relive the momentus occasion, watch a video of the full ceremony



Book buyback/rental return set for Wednesday

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

DA in the News

The News & Observer:
DA fetes its top athletes after a great year

The News & Observer:
Seniors Sam Frey and Cha'Mia Rothwell earn Durham Sports Club honors

The Herald-Sun:
Folt urges DA grads to take brave leap, soar 

Durham Magazine:
Special Olympics a day of 'fun and games' at DA 

The Week in Photos

First Grade Authors  Kan Jam 

Graduation  Eighth Grade Play

Write DA  Lower School Field Day






This Week's Events



Lower School

Middle School

Upper School


Upcoming Events and Reminders   

*Please be sure to click on the divisional events tabs above for information on early dismissals.

Preschool Closing Exercises
- Friday, June 3, 8:30 a.m., Brumley Performing Arts Building 

Lower School Closing Exercises
- Wednesday, June 8, 10 a.m., Brumley Performing Arts Building 

Book Buyback/Rental Return
- Wednesday, June 8,
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.,
Kenan Auditorium Lobby 

Middle School Closing Exercises
- Thursday, June 9, 8:30 a.m., Middle School Gym 


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