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Posted Thursday, Feb 15, 2018 4:25:00 PM
What used to be a Lower School computer lab is now the Lower School TED lab, but far more has changed than the name. The TED lab — an abbreviation for technology, engineering and design — still has 20 desktop computers, but the focus has changed from learning how to use a computer to using a computer as a tool.
Posted Thursday, Feb 15, 2018 3:00:00 PM
Have you found that you're seeing fewer Durham Academy posts in your Facebook news feed? It might be due to changes Facebook recently made to its algorithm, but there's an easy way to ensure you don't miss a post.
Posted Thursday, Feb 15, 2018 2:52:00 PM
We have reached the final week of the winter sports season. Both basketball teams are sporting four-game win streaks heading into Friday evening's Senior Night games vs. North Raleigh Christian.
Posted Thursday, Feb 15, 2018 2:06:00 PM
Durham Academy Upper School is proud to present the Tony Award-winning Peter and the Starcatcher in Kenan Auditorium from Feb. 22 to 24.
Posted Thursday, Feb 15, 2018 2:00:00 PM
Durham Academy Parents Association collects Box Tops for Education, and the next collection deadline is Monday, Feb. 26 — so start clipping and dropping them off!
Posted Thursday, Feb 15, 2018 1:00:00 PM
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has recognized nine Durham Academy seniors as semifinalists in the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program.
Posted Thursday, Feb 15, 2018 11:59:00 AM
Jazmin Garcia Smith was the first in her family to be born in the United States and the first to graduate from high school, and there was no doubt "college was something that was expected of me." She went to the University of Notre Dame, a school that "was the absolute right fit for me socially and academically," and since 2015 she has helped students navigate the college admissions process as Durham Academy's co-director of college counseling. And partly because of the college counseling program, DA students experience something vastly different than what Garcia Smith went through in applying to college.
Posted Thursday, Feb 8, 2018 6:11:00 PM
Durham Academy's three Science Olympiad teams left the regional tournament, held Feb. 3 in Raleigh, with three impressive showings: The Upper School varsity team brought home a fourth-place trophy, 17 medals and a berth in the state tournament; the Upper School junior varsity team placed third among JV teams and earned 10 medals; and the Middle School team placed sixth, won medals in 12 events and qualified for the state tournament.
Posted Thursday, Feb 8, 2018 4:59:00 PM
Allison McWilliams '91 helps people, especially young people, identify their strengths and interests and create a path that allows them to use those effectively. She has written a guide book to help young adults make the transition from college to life after college.
Posted Thursday, Feb 8, 2018 4:34:00 PM
For the six Durham Academy student-athletes who committed to competing in college athletics Wednesday, playing at the college level has long been a goal — achieved through dedication on the field and in the classroom.
Posted Thursday, Feb 8, 2018 4:16:49 PM
We have reached the final week of the winter sports season. Both basketball teams are sporting four-game win streaks heading into Friday evening's Senior Night games vs. North Raleigh Christian.
Posted Thursday, Feb 1, 2018 5:15:46 PM
Summer break may be months away, but now is the time to line up camps — and Parents Association's Online Auction will offer parents the opportunity to bid on some of the area's most sought-after camps during a special Summer Camps Presale, from Monday, Feb. 5, to Friday, Feb. 9.
Posted Thursday, Feb 1, 2018 5:02:00 PM
What do your kids' teachers and the Carolina Hurricanes have in common? Both look forward to seeing you on Friday, March 2!
Posted Thursday, Feb 1, 2018 4:56:51 PM
Mark your calendar for the 18th annual Durham Academy Golf Tournament, set for Tuesday, May 15, at 1 p.m. at Hope Valley Country Club.
Posted Thursday, Feb 1, 2018 4:33:00 PM
You wouldn't think the words "professional development" would have educators literally jumping up and down with excitement about sacrificing part of their weekend. But Edcamp inspires that kind of reaction.
Posted Thursday, Feb 1, 2018 4:17:00 PM
Time is running out to catch Durham Academy's winter sports teams in action, as just one week remains in the regular season.
Posted Thursday, Feb 1, 2018 4:07:00 PM
When Kristin Stroupe picks up her iPhone, two faces smile back at her: Stroupe's own beaming face and the equally beaming face of her high school coach and mentor, Leigh Cooper Wallace. She helped change the course of Stroupe's life and inspired her to impact the lives of others.
Posted Thursday, Jan 25, 2018 7:07:00 PM
A shift in Durham Academy Upper School's approach to class trips is opening up a world of possibilities: student dancers perfecting pliés with the best in the business in New York City; a pig-to-plate exploration of North Carolina's barbecue industry; a more intimate, intense Civil Rights Tour, with abundant opportunities for reflection among a small group of participants.
Posted Thursday, Jan 25, 2018 6:35:54 PM
The winter weather forced our varsity athletes into an impromptu second winter break last week, meaning a lot of canceled and postponed events. Unfortunately, the swim team's home meet against Greensboro Day on Wednesday was canceled, and the basketball teams' Friday games vs. Wake Christian were postponed to Thursday, Feb. 1.
Posted Thursday, Jan 25, 2018 6:30:00 PM
The Durham Academy community is thrilled to welcome Kristen Klein, who will serve as assistant head of school beginning July 1.
Posted Wednesday, Jan 24, 2018 6:00:00 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 Tuesday, Jan 23, 2018 5:00:00 PM
Culminating 13 months of research with the NASA/IPAC Teacher Archive Research Program (NITARP), Upper School science teacher Howard Lineberger helped present the results of his team's work at the winter meeting of the American Astronomical Society in January in Washington, D.C. NITARP partners small groups of largely high school educators with mentor professional astronomers for original research projects.
Posted Monday, Jan 22, 2018 7:28:00 PM
Kristen Klein will serve as Durham Academy's next assistant head of school, Head of School Michael Ulku-Steiner announced on Monday. Klein, who now serves as Upper School director at Pittsburgh's Winchester Thurston School, will begin her tenure at DA July 1, 2018.
Posted Thursday, Jan 18, 2018 4:00:00 PM
Durham Academy is turning off the legacy (blue) Veracross portal in favor of the newly designed parent portals. No longer will you have to click the "Full Site" link on your phone; the new, responsive Veracross Parent Portal is fully functional, whether you are using a desktop computer or smartphone.
Posted Thursday, Jan 18, 2018 3:38:00 PM
Frigid temps and slippery roads were no match for Durham Academy teachers' and students' passion for learning on Wednesday and Thursday, when classes were canceled due to inclement weather.
Posted Thursday, Jan 18, 2018 1:59:00 PM
While the winter weather has forced our swimmers and hoopsters out of the pool and off the court on Wednesday and Thursday, our four teams were able to get back into competition during the previous week.
Posted Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018 5:00:00 AM
Durham Academy will remain closed on Thursday, Jan. 19, due to inclement weather.
Posted Thursday, Jan 11, 2018 4:49:45 PM
For five years beginning in 1951, radio listeners were enraptured by the CBS program This I Believe, in which essayists — both well-known personalities and everyday people — were asked to pen "a statement of your personal beliefs, of the values which rule your thought and action."
Posted Thursday, Jan 11, 2018 4:37:00 PM
The three-day weekend ahead provides abundant opportunities to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and to celebrate the talents of Durham Academy students, family members and alumni.
Posted Thursday, Jan 11, 2018 3:19:25 PM
While our varsity basketball teams got a surprisingly late start to their 2018 openers thanks to the winter weather last week, both the boys and girls teams were in action on Tuesday against conference rivals Ravenscroft. The Ravens came away victorious in both games, but there is no time for our teams to dwell on defeat as the Cavs will have three games in the next six days, including tonight's home action vs. neighbor Trinity School.
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