Heads Up

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-SteinerHead of School 

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Scream and shoot

The decibel meter was into the red zone at the Middle School Winter Sports Pep Rally and Student-Faculty Basketball Game. We wily vets prevailed 18-13, but the crowd (and most of the highlights) were on the side of our energetic students. Click here to see the video of today's game.

No highlight could possibly top "The Shot" by PE Teacher Susan Ellis in 2012. Fans are still talking about Cha'Mia Rothwell (then an 8th Grader, now a starter on the girls varsity team) hitting a closely-guarded, go-ahead, off-the-board three-pointer with seconds left on the clock. Unfazed, Mrs. Ellis calmly drained a buzzer-beating, game-winning half-court shot. Click here to see that stunning finale.

Thanks to Karl Schaefer for both videos, and to the MS Student Council for a rousing finale to our snowy week.

Posted by in Middle School, Other on Friday January 31, 2014
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