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Posted Thursday, Mar 21, 2019 2:36:00 PM
This week brings us season previews for the girls soccer, boys lacrosse and boys golf teams, as well as an update on how all of our spring teams have fared over the past couple of weeks.
Posted Thursday, Mar 21, 2019 2:08:00 PM
Character was at the center of the Upper School's annual Magnificent Community awards assembly on March 8, with 11 students and four faculty members recognized by their peers.
Posted Thursday, Mar 21, 2019 9:39:48 AM
Dubbed Durham Academy's "Mount Rushmore squad," 11th-graders Luke Triplett and Christopher Chaves and eighth-graders Arya Kumar and Pete Crowley represent the four highest-rated DA chess players of all time.
Posted Thursday, Mar 7, 2019 3:48:00 PM
DA Giving Day 2019 marked an astounding day of generosity! Widespread participation from all corners of the Durham Academy community — parents, faculty, staff, alumni, grandparents, parents of alumni and friends — exceeded all expectations on Tuesday. By Wednesday morning, 1,083 donors in 30 states (as well as the Netherlands and the UK!) had generously contributed $165,569 to support the Durham Academy Fund. Several gifts even trickled in on Thursday, which pushed the totals to 1,084 donors and $168,569 raised!
Posted Thursday, Mar 7, 2019 3:06:00 PM
Durham Academy's XIV Hours is hosting the 12th annual WISER A Cappella Jam in Kenan Auditorium. The A Cappella Jam is a fundraiser for WISER (Women's Institute of Secondary Education & Research), an organization founded at Duke University to improve the health and education of women in the Muhuru Bay area of Kenya.
Posted Thursday, Mar 7, 2019 10:53:00 AM
Durham Academy invites parents to join Head of School Michael Ulku-Steiner and Director of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs Kemi Nonez for DA's Parent Inclusion Night on Wednesday, March 20, at 6:30 p.m.
Posted Monday, Mar 4, 2019 2:39:00 PM
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has recognized 14 Durham Academy seniors as semifinalists in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.
Posted Thursday, Feb 28, 2019 3:04:00 PM
The national high school lacrosse spotlight will turn to the Triangle area of North Carolina once again in March as 38 of North America's top boys and girls high school lacrosse teams compete in the 11th annual Brine King of Spring Face-Off Classic, scheduled for March 7–10, 2019, in the Triangle area.
Posted Thursday, Feb 28, 2019 2:09:00 PM
Tuesday, March 5, marks Durham Academy's largest single-day fundraising effort, DA Giving Day, a 24-hour fundraising event where everyone in the DA community — parents, teachers, staff, grandparents, alumni and parents of alumni — come together to support the school through gifts to the Durham Academy Fund.
Posted Thursday, Feb 28, 2019 2:01:22 PM
The amazing boys basketball season has come to a close, following Friday night's 64—43 loss to Greensboro Day School in the state semifinals. Thanks to everyone who came out to support the Cavs during the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association tournament!
Posted Thursday, Feb 21, 2019 2:04:00 PM
With a victory over rival Ravenscroft, the boys hoops team has advanced to the state Final Four for the first time in 13 years.
Posted Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019 2:19:00 PM
Durham Academy Head of School Michael Ulku-Steiner has announced the appointment of Andy Pogach as DA's new director of athletics, beginning July 1, 2019.
Posted Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019 12:00:00 PM
The 2018–2019 season has been one to remember for Durham Academy's winter teams, with the boys and girls hoops teams posting history-making seasons, and the boys and girls swim teams making a splash with top-eight finishes in the state swim meet.
Posted Monday, Feb 18, 2019 2:58:00 PM
The Durham Academy Alumni Board will honor two accomplished alumni and a beloved faculty member at its Spring Alumni Reception, set for April 26. The entire DA community is invited to celebrate the selection of Distinguished Alumni Award winner Dr. Malinda Maynor Lowery '91; Alumni Service Award winner the Rev. John Hage '94; and Faculty and Staff Legacy Award winner Debbie Suggs.
Posted Thursday, Feb 14, 2019 2:33:42 PM
After planning and managing vehicle launches for BMW and traveling around the world, Whitney Zimmerman '05 is passionate about helping companies work better.
Posted Thursday, Feb 14, 2019 12:12:00 PM
It is state tournament week, and our varsity teams have competed admirably so far.
Posted Thursday, Feb 14, 2019 11:57:00 AM
Durham Academy Upper School is proud to present this year's Winter Musical, Merrily We Roll Along, Feb. 21–23 in Kenan Auditorium.
Posted Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019 2:00:00 PM
It is that time of year again! Durham Academy's Parents Council, the governing body of the DA Parents Association, is laying the groundwork for the 2019–2020 year and is calling for nominations for our executive committee and division representative positions.
Posted Monday, Feb 11, 2019 9:00:00 AM
Everyone remembers their favorite teacher. Tuesday, March 5, is your chance to thank them. Durham Academy is hosting Giving Day, a 24-hour fundraising event driven by the entire DA community. We hope you'll join parents, faculty, staff, alumni, parents of alumni and grandparents in giving back and supporting DA at www.da.org/givingday.
Posted Thursday, Feb 7, 2019 3:43:00 PM
When fourth-grader Ellen Brown auditioned for the role of a child in Greensboro Day School's middle school play, it lit a spark for theater that has taken her from Greensboro to New York and back to North Carolina as the theater teacher at Durham Academy Middle School.
Posted Thursday, Feb 7, 2019 1:55:00 PM
We have reached the final week of the regular season, with our swimmers preparing for Monday's state meet and our basketball teams both anticipating hosting games in next week's state tournament.
Posted Wednesday, Feb 6, 2019 10:00:00 AM
Box Tops for Education are found on many products that are likely already in your homes, such as Kleenex, Ziploc, Nature Valley, Annie's brand foods, and Hefty products.
Posted Tuesday, Feb 5, 2019 10:36:45 AM
Just in time for Valentine's Day weekend, the Upper School RAISE (Raising Awareness for Inclusion and Social Equity) Club is hosting a Parents' Night Out program on Friday, Feb. 15. While their parents enjoy an evening out, children will enjoy a fun evening at school — complete with pizza, a movie, arts and crafts.
Posted Monday, Feb 4, 2019 10:17:59 AM
Durham Academy's three Science Olympiad teams left the regional tournament, held Feb. 2 in Raleigh, with three impressive showings: The Upper School varsity team brought home a fourth-place trophy, and the varsity and junior varsity teams collectively medaled in 18 of the 23 events and qualified for the state tournament. In addition, the Middle School team placed ninth and won medals in nine events.
Posted Thursday, Jan 31, 2019 3:04:30 PM
Down the stretch we come! Our four varsity teams have reached key points in their seasons, with postseason events starting today and continuing for the next few weeks.
Posted Thursday, Jan 31, 2019 11:00:00 AM
Join us for our first Dine for DA event of 2019 at City Barbeque on Thursday, Feb. 21! In addition to being a fun community event, 25 percent of all purchases made by DA community members will come back to DA Parents Association.
Posted Thursday, Jan 24, 2019 4:04:00 PM
It is time to get excited! Friday night's basketball games in Kirby Gym will have a major impact on our conference and state standings as the Ravens of Ravenscroft come to town. It will be Middle School Night at the CavDome, and we hope to see not only our Middle School families, but also the entire DA community in the gym supporting our student-athletes!
Posted Thursday, Jan 24, 2019 3:50:25 PM
It's a dream come true for Nick Gallo '06 — he has a job that revolves around sports and has given him the chance to visit Istanbul, Manchester, Barcelona, Madrid and Mexico City, along with NBA cities all over the U.S. with the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder. Gallo is a sideline reporter for the Thunder's regional television games on Fox Sports Oklahoma; provides written and video reporting for okcthunder.com and the team's various social platforms; and works behind the camera as a producer on team documentaries and video shorts.
Posted Thursday, Jan 24, 2019 12:31:55 PM
Don't delay! Re-enrollment materials for 2018-2019 have been emailed to Durham Academy families, and the completed forms are due no later than Friday, Feb. 2.
Posted Thursday, Jan 17, 2019 4:43:00 PM
Durham Academy scored a coup in arranging a screening of "Maynard," a documentary about Maynard Jackson Jr., the first African-American mayor of Atlanta, on Monday's Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service and securing the film's executive producers, Maynard Jackson III and his wife Wendy Eley Jackson, for a panel discussion following the film. They will be joined on the panel by Dr. Kristen V. Bell, daughter of former Durham Mayor Bill Bell.
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