Durham Academy News & Notes/April 2, 2015  
Durham Academy

Seniors Justin Warren and Jason Lapidus

reach milestone boys tennis victories

Within a span of just five days, Durham Academy senior tennis players Justin Warren and Jason Lapidus officially became two of DA's most successful athletes, joining and advancing in the ranks of the five winningest tennis players in the DA record books. Warren now holds the school's all-time wins record, and Lapidus joined him in the 100-wins club. And in the spirit of true teamwork, Warren, who will play at the University of Connecticut next year, and Lapidus, who will compete at Duke, helped one another reach those records as doubles partners. Read More


DA alumnus Evan Bick '02 to 

appear on 'Jeopardy!' Tuesday

Durham Academy Latin teacher Edith Keene remembers former student Evan Bick '02 as having "the kind of quick, sparky brain that delighted in being challenged." So when she learned that the DA alumnus was chosen to compete on "Jeopardy!", she wasn't entirely surprised. Bick is scheduled to appear on the nationally televised quiz show Tuesday, April 7. Read More


Preview Emerald City art projects

in the Lower School lobby

Follow the yellow brick road to the Lower School lobby to check out this year's beautiful art projects from Preschool and Lower School students! Ranging from adorable serving trays to captivating collages of whimsical watercolor poppies and ceramic Emerald City skylines, these projects are one-of-a-kind keepsakes that will add color and special sentiment to any room of your home. All projects are available online, so visit www.da.org/auction to place your bid today! Read More


The Upper School Madrid trip,

one incredible dish at a time

Fifteen Durham Academy Upper Schoolers spent their spring break, plus one week, in Madrid — on the second leg of an exchange program that began in the fall with Spanish students spending more than two weeks in North Carolina, where they were hosted by the families of the DA students who later traveled to Spain. See the trip through the eyes of junior Veronia Kim, who tells the story of the journey through food.


Lowell Oakley '14 advances to

Live Playoffs of 'The Voice'

The Voice Knockouts saw Lowell Oakley return to his crooner roots, dedicating his version of the Temptations' hit "My Girl" to a special girl back home in North Carolina. With his victory, the DA alumnus advances to compete in the show's Live Playoffs round, and he'll be counting on viewers' votes to help him remain in the competition. Read More


Dine Out for DA at Moe's April 8

Mark your calendar for the next Dining Out for DA event on Wednesday, April 8, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Moe's Southwest Grill. In addition to supporting Parents Association, you just might catch some of your favorite DA administrators on the Moe's serving line; rumor is that one might even dress for the occasion — as a taco! The Moe's located in Patterson Place (5332 McFarland Drive, Durham) will donate 10 percent of sales to Durham Academy Parents Association during the specified time period; just be sure to mention that you're with DA!


Preschoolers and families visit

Emerald Pond for spring fling

Preschool teachers, parents, students and their siblings took a beautiful spring stroll across the street to Emerald Pond assisted living facility Wednesday afternoon to enjoy the company of senior citizens they've come to call friends. As the dozens of tiny little legs made the trek, guided by a careful crossing guard contingent from the Durham Police Department and DA security team, they could see the festivities awaiting them as they made their way up the hill. Read More


Final day to donate books for

Used Book Sale is April 13

Looking forward to a little spring cleaning over the long weekend? Don't forget to turn an eye toward your bookshelves — select a few titles to donate to the Used Book Sale and make a little room for new additions from the sale at the same time! The final day to donate books is Monday, April 13, and books may be dropped off at collection sites on each campus. See details about making a donation and the sale, set for April 23-25, at www.da.org/UsedBookSale.


DA in the News

The Herald-Sun:
DA alumnae Katherine Koller '11, Mariel Murray '11 and Sarah Molina '12 named Phi Beta Kappa at UNC Chapel Hill

The Technician:
DA alumnus Alex Isley '80 inspires budding designers at NCSU 'Amazing Alumni' lectures

Lowell Oakley '14 reaches the live rounds of The Voice

The Herald-Sun:
Warren and Lapidus earn landmark wins for Durham Academy 


This Week's Events



Lower School

Middle School

Upper School


Upcoming Events and Reminders

No School: Good Friday
- Friday, April 3

Snow Make-up Day: 
School in Session

- Monday, April 6
(formerly Professional Development Day)

Dining Out for DA at Moe's
- Wednesday, April 8, 5-8 p.m., Moe's Patterson Place 

Meet & Greet with Christian Hairston-Randleman, New Preschool Director
- Friday, April 10, 8-9 a.m., Preschool Great Room

Benefit Auction
- Saturday, April 11, 6:30 p.m., Washington Duke Inn

Upper School Spring Dance Concert
- Sunday, April 12, 7:30 p.m., Kenan Auditorium

Final Day to Donate Books for Used Book Sale
- Monday, April 13 

'I'm Not Racist ... Am I?' Screening and Q&A
- Wednesday, April 15, 6:30 p.m., Kenan Auditorium

Spring Alumni Reception
- Friday, April 17, 6 p.m., Learning Commons 

Used Book Sale
- Thursday, April 23, to Saturday, April 25 

Hill Mile: One Mile Race
and Kids' Dash
(benefiting The Hill Center)
- Sunday, April 26, 2 p.m., DA Upper School Track 

Order Deadline for
DA Night at the Durham Bulls

- Tuesday, May 5

15th Annual DA Golf Tournament
- Thursday, May 7, 1 p.m., Croasdaile Country Club 

DA Night at the Durham Bulls
- Friday, May 29, 7:05 p.m., Durham Bulls Athletic Park

Videos and Photos

Video: What Makes Real Reading?
(by Mrs. Petrow's Penguins)

Photos: Kindergarten
Peter Rabbit Play

Photos: Eighth-Grade Independent Science Projects



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