Durham Academy News & Notes/Sept. 4, 2014  
Durham Academy

Photography teacher earns

N.C. Arts Council Artist Fellowship 

Durham Academy Upper School photography teacher Harrison Haynes has been awarded a North Carolina Arts Council Artist Fellowship for 2014-2015. Haynes — who will use the $10,000 fellowship in his work with display photography and video installation — is among just 18 artists in the state to be selected for the honor.

The fellowship means "having the money to meet the very high costs of printing, framing and installing my artwork," Haynes said. "And by (partially) alleviating the burden of those overhead costs, I'll be able to focus more on the conceptual soundness, the quality and the overall long-term advancement of the work." Read More


Students strengthen bonds,

form new memories on trips

From bonding around campfires to rappelling from cliffs, Middle and Upper School students found plenty of opportunities for forming lifelong memories during last week's class trips. Now that they're all safe and sound back home, we invite you to take a look back on their travels through photos graciously shared by faculty chaperones. View galleries from all overnight trips on Flickr, and view several hundred photos of the sixth-grade class trip to Camp Cheerio courtesy of teacher Patti Donnelly. 


Senior College Night

kicks off application season 

Fresh from a week spent backpacking, hiking and rappelling in the North Carolina mountains during Senior Challenge, Tuesday night marked the beginning of a new adventure for DA’s Class of 2015 – the official start of the college application season. Students’ “training” began their sophomore year, culminating with Tuesday’s Senior College Night; the third in a series of evening programs organized and hosted by DA College Counseling. Read More


Athletic Director's Update

DA's varsity field hockey team comes away from Play 4 the Cure Tournament with two victories. Athletes and families are also reminded to mark their calendars for the Fall Varsity Athletics Awards program. Read More


Support DA effortlessly via

shopping affinity programs 

Feel like you visit Target or the grocery store every day? Wouldn’t it be great if all those shopping trips helped out a worthy organization? Durham Academy Parents Association has established an affinity program with several stores in the area, including Harris Teeter, Food Lion, Weaver Street Market, Whole Foods, Target and Office Depot. Read More


Innisbrook fall fundraiser kicks off

With the school year in full swing, it's also Innisbrook fall fundraising season! Durham Academy Parents Association's 2014 fall fundraiser began Sept. 2 and will run through Monday, Sept. 22. One of Parents Association's biggest fundraisers of the year, this program offers parents the opportunity to purchase unique giftwrap and fun gifts while supporting the school at the same time. Read More


This Week's Divisional &
Athletic Events


Lower School

Middle School

Upper School


All-School Events

Saturday, Sept. 6

- Preschool/Lower School       Diversity Family Social at Rockwood Park 
(4-6 p.m.) 

Wednesday, Sept. 10

- Used Book Sale Sort in the Middle School tunnel
(8 a.m.-noon: Drop in/out at your convenience)

Monday, Sept. 15

- Strategic Plan online survey closes: Check your email for link
(closes at 6 p.m.)

Sunday, Sept. 21

- All-School Picnic on the 
Lower School Grounds
(4-6 p.m.)


Video of the Week

Rosemary Nye's first-grade Safari Scouts reflect
on their first week of school


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