Durham Academy News & Notes/Dec. 18, 2014  
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Middle Schoolers Skype with director

of acclaimed documentary 'I Am Eleven'

Eleven is the best age, if you ask documentary filmmaker Genevieve Bailey. "The world feels big in a good way, and at our feet," she says to open her documentary I Am ElevenAnd judging from the giggles emanating from Durham Academy fifth- and sixth-graders during a screening of the film, she's not alone in that sentiment.

The film features interviews with 25 11-year-olds from around the world — from children living in an Indian orphanage, to a budding boxer in England, to an Australian girl yearning to learn more about her Aboriginal heritage. Read More


Volunteer or donate to support

annual Stop Hunger Now event

Members of the Durham Academy community will join together on the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service — Monday, Jan. 19, from 10 a.m. to noon — to package more than 35,000 meals for some of the world's hungriest people. This year's event, coordinated with Stop Hunger Now, includes a single session in Brumley Performing Arts Building on the Lower School campus: 10 a.m. to noon. Visit www.da.org/MLKservice to register to participate; make a donation toward the goal of funding 35,000 meals; or reserve a T-shirt.


Eighth-grade parents invited

to visit Upper School on Jan. 8

Parents of eighth-graders are invited to learn more about the Upper School through walking tours of the campus and a panel of students sharing their individual experiences at the Upper School Preview Day, set for Thursday, Jan. 8, at 8:15 a.m. in Kenan Auditorium. View a full listing of transition events planned for all divisions.


Jordan Barry is first team

All-American for field hockey

The National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) announced Dec. 17 that Durham Academy senior and future Stanford University field hockey player Jordan Barry has been named NFHCA first-team All-American. Barry is the only player from the Southeast to be named to the 16-player team. Read More


Summer camp registration is open

Registration for Durham Academy Summer Programs is open, just in time to offer your favorite summer camper the promise of an amazing experience for the holidays!

In addition to perennial favorites, there are exciting new camps for kids of all ages, with expanded opportunities for older campers. In all, 208 offerings are available over the seven weeks of camp, from June 8 to July 24. Browse the options and register at www.da.org/summer.


DA in the News

News & Observer: 
DA alumnus Kevin Cullen '03 on how Duke basketball is scoring with data

The Herald-Sun:
DA alumnus Dr. Billy Fischer '94 speaks about a new Gates Foundation-funded clinical trial testing Ebola treatment 
























This Week's Events



Lower School

Middle School

Upper School


Upcoming Events and Reminders

Dining Out for DA Fundraiser
- Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in December, 
Aunt Serafina's Pizza and Dunkin' Donuts (Hope Valley Commons) 

Winter Break
- Friday, Dec. 19 (early dismissal) to Friday, Jan. 2

Upper School Preview Day
- Thursday, Jan. 8, 8:15 a.m.,
Kenan Auditorium 

Lower School Night at the CavDome
- Friday, Jan. 9, 5:30 p.m.,
Kirby Gym

In The Pocket Nicaragua Benefit Concert
- Saturday, Jan. 10, 7:30 p.m., Kenan Auditorium

Re-Enrollment Contracts Due
- Friday, Feb. 6 


Photos & Videos

Pre-K Camelot Party

Kindergarten Mexican Fiesta

Fabulous First Grade Explorers' Holiday Party

Beary Bedtime Bash

Middle School Field Day

Upper School Winter Dance Concert

XIV Hours performs
'Chasing the Sun' (Video)


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