Durham Academy News & Notes/Oct. 1, 2015  
Durham Academy

'Think, act, try, love.' JV boys soccer team

dedicates season to Chris Rosati '89

Twenty-six years after he last suited up in a Cavaliers uniform, Durham Academy graduate Chris Rosati '89 still dreams of soccer. At DA, "soccer was my game," he says. "It opened doors, introduced me to friends I still have today. The game and everything around it taught me a lot."

So the news that DA's JV boys soccer team has dedicated its 2015 season to Rosati meant a lot to him — and not just because it had him pining for his glory days on the field. Rosati can no longer run down the field or kick a soccer ball. He can't cheer for his team with the same gusto that he once could. Everything changed five years ago, when Rosati was diagnosed with ALS, a progressive neurodegenerative disease that will eventually take his life. Read More


First Legends Lunch honors

long-serving, retired faculty, staff 

At any school, there are tales of stellar teachers with reputations that long outlast their time at an institution and staff that are a part of the very fabric of it. At Durham Academy, we’ve dubbed them “life-changers.” They are referenced time and again by alumni who credit these influential forces in their young lives that last well into adulthood and beyond. They are, quite simply, legends. Read More 

Faculty Spotlight: Pre-k teacher,

basketball coach Nikki Graves

Nikki Graves didn't know quite how to take it when her fourth-grade teacher said she had a very commanding presence. "But I figured out pretty fast that meant somewhere down the line I was supposed to be in a leadership role."

And lead, she has. Graves began playing basketball when she was six, and at age eight she scored 56 points in a 58-53 victory. After the game she was asked about the lopsided scoring, and remembers saying “I passed the ball to my teammates, but they kept passing it back to me.” Read More


DA in the News  

UNC Health Care:
Alumnus Dr. Billy Fischer '94 is dedicated to fighting poverty and disparity

Alumnae Lauren and Robin Blazing ('11 and '13) stand out on Duke field hockey field

Bella Petite:
Alumna Camille Immanuel '98 is a physician making her name in the modeling scene




Blood Drive


The Week in Photos

Preschool First Day  Lower School First Day




This Week's Events



Lower School

Middle School

Upper School


Upcoming Events and Reminders

All-School Pep Rally
(for students, faculty and staff; parents encouraged to
watch live-stream here)
- Friday, Oct. 2,
1:20 to 2 p.m.

CANCELED: Parents of Alumni Social 
(Originally scheduled for Friday, Oct. 2)

CANCELED: Diversity Social in the Park
(Originally scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 4)

Innisbrook Fall Fundraiser Order Deadline
- Monday, Oct. 5

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

DA Night at the RailHawks Ticket Order Deadline
- Thursday, Oct. 8, 5 p.m. 

Blood Drive
- Tuesday, Oct. 6,
8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.,
Kirby Gym Parking Lot

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

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

Used Book Sale Sort
- Tuesday, Oct. 13,
8 a.m. to 2 p.m. (drop-in activity) 

Upper School Dance Club
Pink Hair Extension Benefit for Susan G. Komen
- Tuesday, Oct. 13, 3:15 to 4:30 p.m., Learning Commons

School Photo Retakes
- Wednesday, Oct. 14

Parents Council Meeting
- Thursday, Oct. 15, 11:30 a.m. 


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