The Upper School theatre program moved audiences to tears and laughter during its 2018–2019 season, featuring performances of The Diary of Anne Frank and Merrily We Roll Along. As moving as these productions were for audiences, they had an even more profound effect on the cast, crew and pit band members who brought them to life on the Kenan Auditorium stage
The 2018–2019 athletics season has come to a close, and with it another successful run for Cavalier student-athletes. Our boys and girls track and field teams closed out the school year with seventh-place finishes in the state meet and three individual state championship performances.
Durham Academy is once again offering the opportunity to sell back new and used textbooks and to return rental textbooks to Follett. Book buyback/return will take place on Monday, June 3, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the lobby of Kenan Auditorium on the Upper School campus.
Thirty-three members of Durham Academy's Class of 2019 were honored for success in all facets of campus life, including academics, arts, athletics and service at the senior awards assembly, including the Cum Laude Society induction, on May 10.
If summer cleaning projects leave you with a stack of books in need of a new home, there's no need to hold on to them until the fall — the Used Book Sale committee will collect books all summer, with collection bins in their usual spots on Durham Academy's campuses.
The Upper School community will honor faculty members who are departing at the conclusion of the 2018–2019 school year — Dennis Cullen, Edith Keene, Alison Mattox, Isabel Rios-Torres, Jim Speir and Margarita Throop — Wednesday, May 29 with a popsicle party.
It is the final weekend of the 2018–2019 athletics season, and we’ll be rooting for our boys and girls track teams as they compete in the state meet Friday and Saturday at Cannon School. Our girls lacrosse team was the only one of four teams in action late last week to win their quarterfinal game and advance to the state semis. Unfortunately, the girls fell Tuesday in Charlotte to top-seeded Charlotte Latin.
The Middle School community will hold a cupcake party to celebrate the four faculty members who are retiring at the conclusion of the 2018–2019 school year — Randy Bryson, Daniela Harrell, Randee Haven-O’Donnell and Jeff Zentner — Wednesday, May 29.
Duke University men’s basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski will deliver the commencement address at Durham Academy’s 45th commencement exercises. The class of 109 seniors — DA’s largest-ever graduating class — will receive their diplomas in a ceremony set for May 24 at 3 p.m. at Memorial Hall on the campus of UNC–Chapel Hill.
It’s tournament time! Seven of our nine spring varsity teams are competing this week in postseason play. Congratulations to the boys golf team, which captured the Triangle Independent Schools Athletic Conference championship on Monday. The Cavs were led by junior Ethan Lukes, who took home medalist honors, is conference player of the year and currently sits first overall in the individual 4A golf rankings.
It's time for the Durham Academy School Store's End-of-Year Clearance Sale! From May 20–24, all clothing and gift items are 20 percent off
Durham Academy Middle Schoolers scored well on the National Latin Exam, with many students earning recognition for scoring above the national average. The 40-question, multiple-choice test includes questions about Latin grammar, comprehension, mythology, derivatives, literature, Roman life, history, geography, oral Latin and Latin in use in the modern world
Since starting his eighth-grade elective course, STEAM by Design, in 2017, Karl Schaefer has presented his students with opportunities to explore cutting-edge technology in innovative ways. More importantly, though, he’s taught important life lessons.
We are coming to the end of the regular season for our nine spring varsity teams; today and tomorrow will be the final two days of play before postseason action begins next week.
Thanks to the generous support of the Durham Academy community, Parents Association’s Used Book Sale and Bake Sale raised more than $10,000 for the school.