Durham Academy News & Notes/Sept. 17, 2015  
Durham Academy

New viewbook theme reflects DA beliefs 

How do you tell the story of Durham Academy to a parent who has never experienced it yet? How do you convey DA’s values, its vision, its mission and its heart in a way that convinces families that they belong here?

The centerpiece of that conversation, for any family interested in DA, is the admissions viewbook. It is the universal touchpoint every prospective family has with the school — a print piece that represents the core of who we are and what we do.

“Much like the website, an admissions viewbook sets the tone for the whole school,” said Victoria Muradi, director of admissions. “Through quotes, photography and storytelling, we are able to convey what Durham Academy is all about.” Read More


Inaugural all-school pep rally will

light up Kirby Gym on Oct. 2 

It's been seven long years since the entire Durham Academy student body — from the widest-eyed pre-kindergartners to those seasoned seniors twice their height — has gathered in one place. But the drought will come to an end on Friday, Oct. 2. That's when all 1,185 DA students will gather in Kirby Gym for the school's inaugural all-school pep rally, gearing up for the evening's homecoming athletic events and celebrating their common identity as Cavs. Read More 

Faculty Spolight: Upper School

French teacher Kevin Schroedter

Kevin Schroedter grew up speaking Spanish and English, has near-native fluency in French, his favorite romance language, and if he were back in high school he’d pick up Japanese as an Asian language and Russian as a Slavic language. 

Instead he’s teaching language to teenagers. He’s new this year at Durham Academy Upper School, and he wants his students to enjoy French as much as he does.
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Athletic Director's Update: 

Fall teams off to solid start

Upon returning from class trips and the Labor Day weekend, our athletic teams are working hard to get back into the routine of practices and games. While the season is just beginning and all varsity teams have tough TISAC (Triangle Independent Schools Athletic Conference) games ahead, all teams are off to good starts. Both the Middle School field hockey and soccer white teams began the season at 2-0, and the large junior varsity cross country team is off to a great start with some outstanding early season performances.     Read More


DA in the News

Seventeen Magazine:
XIV Hours' pop medley is 'like 'Glee' IRL (maybe better)

Huffington Post:
Teen a cappella group's musical medley has 'important message about sex'

MTV News:
XIV Hours' #LostintheGame music video is 'amazing'

The Odyssey Online:
DA alumna Mattis Collier '13 explores issues raised by XIV Hours video 

Triangle Corporate Battle of the Bands (The Substitutes of DA will compete) is a weekend Best Bet


All-School Picnic



The Week in Photos

Preschool First Day  Lower School First Day

Middle School First Day  



This Week's Events



Lower School

Middle School

Upper School


Upcoming Events and Reminders

Innisbrook Fall Fundraiser
- Friday, Sept. 11 to Monday, Sept. 28

Upper School Parents Night
- Thursday, Sept. 17, 7 p.m.

Triangle Corporate 
Battle of the Bands

- Saturday, Sept. 19, 7 p.m.,
American Tobacco Campus 

All-School Picnic
- Sunday, Sept. 20, 4 to 7 p.m., Lower School Grounds

Yom Kippur: No School,
Offices Closed
- Wednesday, Sept. 23 

All-School Pep Rally
(for students, faculty and staff)
- Friday, Oct. 2 

Diversity Social in the Park (updated)
- Sunday, Oct. 4, 2 to 4 p.m., Rockwood Park

Financing College Night
- Monday, Oct. 5, 7 p.m.,
Ravenscroft School 

DA Night at the RailHawks
- Saturday, Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m.,
WakeMed Soccer Park 

Fall Break: No School,
Offices Closed
- Monday, Oct. 12 


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