EIGHT DAYS AND COUNTING! In a little more than a week Dana Hall will welcome families from near and far to celebrate Family Weekend. My unofficial countdown began nearly three weeks ago when the Chair of the Parents’ Association dropped off a “Family Weekend countdown timer” as a joke. It’s Continue reading Making Magic Happen
As an alumna of Dana Hall, I am often asked what makes Dana Hall special. There are a number of ways I could answer this, but I almost always immediately think of the connections that Dana Hall alumnae make with each other across decades. One tradition that connects all Dana Continue reading Class Rings: Connecting Generations of Dana Hall Alumnae
“You have a new memory,” my smart phone alerted me recently. I often wonder “what was I doing a year ago at this time?” Though human memory can be untrustworthy, Apple’s new technology confirmed that a year ago I was in the backyard of my Dana Hall School campus house Continue reading That’s My Advisee!
In a recent op-ed published in The Baltimore Sun, National Coalition of Girls’ Schools Executive Director Megan Murphy wrote about the continued responsibility that we all share to teach girls how to develop, hone and use their voices. As girls and women across the globe face new obstacles and challenges, Continue reading See It to Be It
Right outside my office, a flurry of activity takes place three times a day. The commotion is from our student tour guides arriving in the Admission Office to lead tours to prospective families. With more than 100 members (nearly a third of the Upper School), Blue Key, our tour guide Continue reading A Lasting First Impression
I just spent my Spring Break coercing my friends, neighbors, parents and colleagues to help me rip up books. Yes, I am the Upper School Librarian at Dana Hall School. You did read that right: I spent my vacation destroying books. I exaggerate. I completely decimated one copy of the 2016 Continue reading Destroying to Make New or How I Spent My Spring Break
Section A: Right Hand Wave x2 Section B: Right Hand Wave x2 Section C: Right Hand Wave x4 Section A: Right Hand Shake x2 Section B: Right Hand Shake x2 Section C: Right Hand Shake x4 All: March (high knees and swinging arms), Right Foot First All: Arms out wide Continue reading Willkommen! Bienvenue! Welcome!
This line from our Alma Mater is heard a few times a year when we come together for large gatherings. However, it is more than just a lyric from a beautiful song. One of the first things we learn about Dana Hall School is the legacy of traditions. These traditions Continue reading “Now Let Us Sing . . .”
Many years ago, during my first year at Dana Hall, I was surprised to find my mailbox stuffed with love letters. Thankfully, they were not addressed to me and were nearly 80 years old. You see, the then Dana Hall archivist Stephanie Long had kindly shared these amazing artifacts with Continue reading Making History
I joined the Dana Hall community last year as the Student Affairs Associate and 11th Grade Class Dean. Having worked at another New England independent school for many years before coming to Dana, I was well aware that in a private school environment a job title does little to explain Continue reading Reveling in Tradition