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
Two ways in two weeks
In a fortnight, we get a day off from school and a pair of opportunities to make good on some New Year's resolutions - or simply make good.
DA families often volunteer together at one or both of the following MLK Day events:
1. The Stop Hunger Now food packing event. Lively and satisfying, this two-hour family-friendly activity packed nearly 25,000 meals for emergency relief last year. Click here to reserve spots for you and your family - and/or to sponsor a few hundred meals. Or click here to learn more about Raleigh-based Stop Hunger Now organization.
2. The Book Harvest Dream Big Book Drive (Monday, January 19 from 1-4 pm at the Carolina Theater in Durham). The Triangle’s largest single-day book drive has gathered 60,000 books for young readers in low-income homes. At right: Constanza de Radcliffe’s Upper School advisory group who sorted 3,100 books earlier this month. Book Harvest was founded by Ginger Young, mother of DA graduates Alex ’12 and Cal ’14. Click here to see my earlier post on Book Harvest (“I am living my dream right now.”) or check out the organization’s website at www.bookharvestnc.org.
Choose groups to clone to: