Welcome to Heads Up, a blogging experiment that aims to:
- connect the people, parts, and principles of Durham Academy;
- share ideas about learning and human development;
- spotlight a few of the many wondrous things I get to see every day at Durham Academy.
Thanks for reading the posts below — and sending news, links and ideas worth sharing.
Michael Ulku-Steiner, Head of School
Ice, Ice, Maybe
Tuesday night my favorite student emailed me to issue a personal challenge.
In fact "favorite student" is a title claimed not by me but rather by him - the sufficiently confident Sophomore Quade Lukes.
Longtime Heads Up readers may enjoy knowing that Quade was the "vulnerable, delicate, and fragile" Freshman whose older brother begged for a snow day last January. Click here to read that episode of Lukes family chutzpah.
Quade's challenge arrived in the form of a 19-second video. Here it is.
Yesterday I was joined by a few friends to film the riposte. Here it is - dedicated to our friend and frequent hero Chris Rosati (DA class of 1989). Now we wait and see if those we challenged will rise to the occasion.
I have been trying to think of an intelligent and witty response to your recent post regarding Dylan and Quade - and truly the main reason I think both of my boys are able to write you a letter / or challenge you is due to their positive opinion of you. Being able to involve you in / with / their humor is a huge compliment..... not sure it feels that way to you - but it is :)
Just to warn you - their siblings, Ethan and Ona, of course think they are even funnier than Dylan and Quade. So no telling what the future holds.
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