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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 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 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 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 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.
Posted Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 5:00:00 PM
The girls, all fifth-graders, live in all corners of Durham. They attend different schools, have different interests, face different challenges. But, most every day, you'll find the girls messaging one another to check in on how school is going, to send birthday wishes, to just say goodnight. They come cheer one another on at musical performances. They send each other letters when times get tough.
Posted Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 4:20:00 PM
Maintenance foreman Randy Baker has been working at Durham Academy for 37 years and is the father of a DA graduate, but were it not for a head poking around the corner of the business office, Baker wouldn't be here at all.
Posted Friday, Oct 13, 2017 12:00:00 PM
Preschoolers and Lower Schoolers set up bake sales on Middle and Upper School campuses.
Posted Tuesday, Oct 10, 2017 5:24:00 PM
Lace up your sneakers and join us on Saturday, Nov. 18, for the eighth annual Durham Academy Turkey Trot 5K and Fun Run! Registration is now open.
Posted Thursday, Oct 5, 2017 5:00:00 PM
The entire Durham Academy community will join together to raise funds for hurricane relief from Oct. 17 to 20 with a series of fundraisers. Please support students' efforts as you are able! All proceeds will be donated to One America Appeal to support recovery from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, with the exception of the Middle School's film screening; proceeds from that event will be split between One America Appeal and a foundation that supports residents of St. Maarten.
Posted Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017 5:00:00 PM
Durham Academy students of all ages, parents, siblings, faculty, staff and alumni are all encouraged to come cheer on the Cavs on Friday, Oct. 13, for Homecoming 2017!
Posted Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017 12:00:00 PM
Durham Academy Parents Association collects Box Tops for Education, and the fall collection deadline is Oct. 25 — so start clipping and dropping them off!
Posted Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017 5:09:00 PM
The Durham Academy Used Book Sale collection efforts are off to a terrific start! Many of the books that have been collected are particularly appropriate for Middle School readers, so the Used Book Sale committee will once again host a special Mini Used Book Sale and Bake Sale for Middle School students on Tuesday, Oct. 17.
Posted Thursday, Sep 14, 2017 11:17:00 AM
Karen Richardson doesn't remember a time when she wasn't singing. One of her earliest musical memories is sitting at the dining room table with headphones on — a 4-year-old listening to her mom and dad's records of Barbra Streisand, Linda Ronstadt and Ella Fitzgerald — "just singing to my heart's content" to music that only she could hear.
Posted Tuesday, Sep 12, 2017 2:04:00 PM
Math is not my strong suit. Far from it, in fact. Until just recently, I never had any real interest in pursuing it any further than schooling requirements; it was just one of those places where I lacked the motivation to give my best.
Posted Monday, Sep 11, 2017 4:00:00 PM
Durham Academy's Fall Gifts & Wraps Fundraiser offers parents a simple way to support the school and purchase high-quality gift items and gift wrap at the same time! Order are due by Friday, Sept. 22, with delivery expected by the end of October.
Posted Thursday, Sep 7, 2017 4:47:00 PM
The seventh and eighth grades transition from traditional start-of-year outdoor education trips to immersive service-learning experiences to kick off the school year marks the start of new service-learning-focused advisory curricula.
Posted Thursday, Aug 31, 2017 2:13:00 PM
Over time, school mission statements can calcify; words that still reflect important school principles and values can feel a bit disconnected from the lived experience of those in the community. This year, we deconstructed our mission statement, re-identified its component parts and created new art with it — and in the process, defined what a "moral, happy, productive" life looks like, during a student's time at DA ... and beyond.
Posted Thursday, Aug 31, 2017 10:00:00 AM
The year's first Dine Out for DA event is set for Tuesday, Sept. 19, at Treforni. Mark your calendars for this terrific opportunity to dine with other DA families, enjoy an authentic Neapolitan-style pizza, and fundraise for Durham Academy Parents Association at the same time!
Posted Thursday, Aug 24, 2017 12:25:00 PM
The new school year brought 16 new faculty and staff members to the Durham Academy community.
Posted Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017 2:00:00 PM
Feel like you visit Amazon or the grocery store every day? Wouldn't it be great if all that shopping helped out a worthy organization? Durham Academy's Parents Association has established affinity programs with several local and online stores, including Amazon, Whole Foods, Mighty Nest, Kroger, Harris Teeter, Office Depot and Weaver Street Market. Every time you use your card or scrip, Durham Academy will receive a percentage back, and there is no additional cost to you!
Posted Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 1:36:00 PM
Each parent of a Durham Academy student is a member of Parents Association, and all parents are invited to learn about the many activities and initiatives of Parents Council (the governing body of the group) at one of two Parents Council Fairs: Friday, Sept. 7, in the Lower School's Brumley Performing Arts Building, and Thursday, Sept. 14, at the Middle School's Taylor Hall.
Posted Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 1:00:00 PM
Want to see your child's schedule at a glance or review progress reports? Need to sign up for an Extended Day program? Looking for college counseling forms? Look no further than your Veracross Parent Portal! The Parent Portal was redesigned over the summer and is easier to use and more mobile-friendly than ever.
Posted Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 12:26:25 PM
In the event of a closing or schedule change due to inclement weather or a school emergency, Durham Academy will communicate this information to families in a number of ways.
Posted Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 12:20:14 PM
By using Durham Academy's iCal calendar subscriptions, parents, faculty and students can easily add continually updated event feeds to their calendar client of choice with just a few clicks. You may add as many or as few calendars — ranging from your child's class schedule or assignments, to division-specific activities and athletic team schedules, to Middle and Upper School rotational calendars — as you wish to any calendar client that accepts iCal feeds.
Posted Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 11:45:00 AM
Can't get enough of the Cavs? Durham Academy's website, the DA App and athletics social media channels provide on-demand information on DA's athletic teams.
Posted Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 10:12:00 AM
From classmates' contact information to team schedules and division calendars, the Durham Academy App/online directory has what you need to prepare for and stay organized through the new school year.
Posted Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 10:00:00 AM
Durham Academy's Communications Office wants you to know what's happening at DA, and we share information with our community in three ways.
Posted Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017 12:45:00 PM
As you gear up for the new school year, be sure to stop by the Cavalier Supply Co.'s Back-to-School Sale, with all school supplies, DA apparel and gift items offered at a 15 percent discount. The sale will be held from Wednesday, Aug. 16, to Friday, Aug. 178, in the school store — located in the Upper School Learning Commons. The store is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the week before the start of school.
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