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Posted Thursday, Dec 7, 2017 6:12:00 PM
Durham Academy junior Julia King has lived in the Durham area nearly her entire life. But it wasn't until this fall — while taking a deep dive into the city's past through a new Upper School history elective — that she began to truly know Durham.
Posted Thursday, Dec 7, 2017 5:48:00 PM
Cindy Moore never doubted that she wanted to work with kids. "I was always a babysitter. I was always the person that the adults in my life left in charge of kids. I always have loved kids, even when I was a kid. I knew that I wanted to do something related to kids. I think I actually knew that it was either a psychologist or a pediatrician, and I was afraid of medical school."
Posted Thursday, Dec 7, 2017 5:00:12 PM
Exams are approaching, but all of DA's winter teams are full-speed ahead. Our four Middle School hoops team played their first games on Tuesday, joining the four varsity basketball teams and our swim team in action.
Posted Thursday, Dec 7, 2017 5:00:00 PM
Preschool and Lower School families are encouraged to come out to Kirby Gym on Friday, Dec. 8, for an evening of incredible basketball and activities specially organized for our youngest students — it's Preschool-Lower School Night at the CavDome!
Posted Thursday, Dec 7, 2017 5:00:00 PM
As the end of the year approaches, many families honor a teacher or special person for the holidays or new year. One option for doing so and supporting world hunger relief efforts is to make a donation in their honor to Rise Against Hunger, which works to feed men, women and especially children in famine-stricken areas of the world.
Posted Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017 4:00:00 PM
Re-enrollment for next year begins soon! On Monday, Jan. 22, re-enrollment and tuition information for 2018-2019 will be emailed to parents of current Durham Academy students. Using their Veracross link, families can re-enroll, submit tuition deposits via bank draft and update any medical information.
Posted Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017 3:00:00 PM
The Durham Academy speech and debate team placed 13th of the 150 schools competing in the George Mason University Patriot Games.
Posted Thursday, Nov 30, 2017 3:20:00 PM
A stint with Teach For America was the beginning of a love affair with learning for Jamie Gutter. He is committed to the belief that all kids deserve the right to an excellent education and heads a charter school that is part of a network of free, public college-preparatory middle schools in Nashville.
Posted Thursday, Nov 30, 2017 3:09:00 PM
It is a busy week in athletics as our teams return from Thanksgiving break ready to dive right back into their seasons. Both basketball teams are on winning streaks heading into this weekend's big games against Charlotte teams, while our swim team, led by new coach Sarah Chaires, will have its first meet this afternoon. Our third DA Athletic Hall of Fame class will be inducted at halftime of Friday night's boys basketball game vs. Charlotte Latin.
Posted Thursday, Nov 30, 2017 3:00:00 PM
Seven alumni athletes and one coach will be inducted into Durham Academy's Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, Dec. 1. This marks the third class of inductees for the Athletic Hall of Fame, which was established in 2013 and will tap new members every other year.
Posted Wednesday, Nov 29, 2017 5:00:00 PM
Does your holiday shopping list include a Cav fanatic? Then put the Cavalier Supply Co.'s annual holiday sale on your to-do list! All clothing and gift items will be 20 percent off from Monday, Dec. 4, to Friday, Dec. 8.
Posted Wednesday, Nov 29, 2017 3:00:00 PM
Order Whole Foods gift cards via Parents Association by Wednesday, Dec. 6, for early Dec. 8 delivery. These are perfect for gift baskets, stocking stuffers, teacher appreciation gifts, hostess gifts, and your own shopping. Even better, Whole Foods donates 10 percent of the total to Durham Academy when you purchase through Parents Association!
Posted Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017 10:00:00 AM
The Durham Academy speech and debate team has been honored with the National Speech & Debate Association's Leading Chapter Award, the highest recognition a speech and debate chapter can achieve in the National Speech & Debate Honor Society.
Posted Thursday, Nov 16, 2017 5:05:00 PM
The Used Book Sale collection efforts are off to a terrific start, with thousands of books donated already. Many of these books are particularly appropriate for Preschool readers, so the Used Book Sale committee will once again host a Preschool Mini Used Book Sale on Friday, Dec. 1.
Posted Thursday, Nov 16, 2017 4:48:00 PM
Before taking her seat on the stage of Durham Academy's Kenan Auditorium, Antonia Lazaro paused to proudly display what she'd sought for nearly two decades — the certificate that once and for all declared her a citizen of the United States of America. For Lazaro and the 19 other new American citizens who took their Oath of Allegiance on Wednesday, that piece of paper represents so much: safety and stability, opportunities for education and employment, freedom of speech and religion.
Posted Thursday, Nov 16, 2017 4:16:03 PM
Both varsity basketball teams are off to great starts for the 2017-2018 season. The boys team is 3-1 and the girls are 2-1 heading into Friday night's showdown with Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School from Georgia.
Posted Thursday, Nov 16, 2017 4:00:00 PM
Harry Thomas always arrives a little early for Durham Academy commencement at UNC's Memorial Hall. It's not because he wants a seat down front. He's assured of that as a member of the Upper School faculty. He arrives early so he can visit a bench behind a building across the street from Memorial Hall, a bench where he sat in utter despair five years ago.
Posted Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017 10:48:00 AM
The Durham Academy speech and debate team was named overall champion of the Cary High School speech and debate tournament on Saturday. Contributing to the team's success were 25 individual recognitions.
Posted Thursday, Nov 9, 2017 4:17:00 PM
Bundle Up Durham — an organization started by Durham Academy Upper School students that provides winter coats to children in need — has partnered with DA basketball to sponsor a coat drive and T-shirt sale surrounding the first varsity basketball home game Friday, Nov. 17.
Posted Thursday, Nov 9, 2017 3:59:00 PM
Winter sports are underway as both varsity basketball teams opened their seasons with home wins over Durham School of the Arts on Wednesday. In this week's Cavs Corner, we preview our varsity basketball teams as both look to match or improve on last year's No. 8 seeds in the state tournament.
Posted Thursday, Nov 9, 2017 3:47:51 PM
Science Olympiad competitions and discoveries in Durham Academy classroom labs sparked a passion for science that has taken alumna Francesca Tomasi '11 to spend many hours conducting research in labs at the University of Chicago, at the National Institutes of Health, and now at Harvard University. Her ultimate dream? Team up with twin sister Alessandra '11 to develop and implement public health tools.
Posted Thursday, Nov 9, 2017 3:16:00 PM
A curious sight greeted Durham Academy Lower Schoolers at the beginning of this school year: a white "room" that materialized under their staircase while they'd been away for summer break. It didn't take long for this mysterious room to begin to take on a new appearance — a very colorful and creative one.
Posted Tuesday, Nov 7, 2017 4:37:00 PM
Whether you're a college-age alumnus of Durham Academy or a professional who's decades into your career, the DA Alumni Office wants to keep in touch with you and provide opportunities for networking and staying connected with fellow alums. We hope you'll join us for an upcoming event!
Posted Thursday, Nov 2, 2017 3:55:00 PM
Come join In The Pocket for its first big show in Kenan Auditorium this year! The annual Rise Against Hunger benefit concert is set for Saturday, Nov. 11, at 7:30 p.m.
Posted Thursday, Nov 2, 2017 3:46:00 PM
Sarah Goldstein has an adventurous spirit: She likes to "try things that scare me a little bit." Sarah Goldstein has an adventurous spirit: She likes to "try things that scare me a little bit."
Posted Thursday, Nov 2, 2017 3:20:00 PM
Durham Academy's fall 2017 sports season came to a close on Saturday in the most thrilling of fashions — with a nail-biting, come-from-behind victory by the varsity girls tennis team in the state championship matchup. It's the first state title ever for DA's girls tennis program and the first state championship earned by any DA team since 2012.
Posted Wednesday, Nov 1, 2017 5:00:00 PM
Congrats to the Cavs speech and debate team on an excellent showing at the Florida Blue Key Tournament in Gainesville last weekend!
Posted Wednesday, Nov 1, 2017 1:00:00 PM
Purchase Whole Foods gift cards for Thanksgiving by Tuesday, Nov. 7, through Durham Academy Parents Association's partnership with the grocer — and DA will receive 15 percent back! These gift cards are perfect for your own grocery shopping, feeding hungry students, or giving as hostess gifts. Order now and pay on your DA student bill, or send a check.
Posted Monday, Oct 30, 2017 9:00:00 AM
The championship is the first earned by any DA team since 2012.
Posted Thursday, Oct 26, 2017 2:51:00 PM
Durham Academy's Board of Trustees has approved a multi-phased Middle School campus master plan that touches every building on the Academy Road campus. The plan creates new academic and community spaces, reorients the campus for cohesiveness and safety, and supports rather than inhibits the Middle School learning experience. When completed, this plan will transform the Middle School experience with a campus designed purposefully for the intellectual, developmental and physical needs of young adolescents.
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