Durham Academy News & Notes

Sept. 29, 2016


Author Trenton Lee Stewart lets students in on his 'Mysterious' world 

Trenton Lee Stewart's novels are doorstops, coming in around 500 pages each. With many books for middle grades readers, such heft might be seen as a drawback. But not for Stewart's hugely popular Mysterious Benedict Society series or his days-old novel The Secret Keepers. They're so good, students said after Stewart dropped by Taylor Hall on Thursday, that you want them to go on for as long as possible.

Faculty Spotlight 

Third Grade Teacher Jeff Burch

When Lower School Director Carolyn Ronco asked third-grade teacher Jeff Burch if he would help represent the Lower School in the lip sync battle at Friday's All-School Pep Rally, his answer was only if he could be in charge. And was Burch ever in charge!

All-School Pep Rally rocks Kirby Gym

School spirit was in abundance on Friday as all four divisions of DA converged on Kirby Gym for the second annual All-School Pep Rally.

Cavs Corner 

In this week's Cavs Corner, we have an update on each varsity team - each in the thick of conference play - and an announcement about a change in the format of the Middle School basketball program.

The Week In Photos

6th Grade Electric House Projects

Upper School Spirit Week

Fall Alumni Weekend BBQ


All-School Pep Rally

Alumni Reunion Party