In a corner of the Helen Temple Cooke Library, as far from the front door as possible, are two rooms comprising the Dana Hall Archives. Named for Nina Heald Webber, Class of 1949, the Archives has a fascinating collection of school records, photographs, publications, scrapbooks, letters, recordings, clothing, and memorabilia Continue reading Where Dana Hall history comes alive
If it’s December, and you’re a junior at Dana Hall, chances are you’re practicing the sword dance in the Oak Room, prepping for the Mummer’s Play on the Bardwell stage, or rehearsing holiday music with Mr. Coleman in the choral room each day after school. Why? Because it’s Revels season! Continue reading Revels is Coming!
At this time of year, many of us are thinking about what we are thankful for. This often includes our family, good health and friendships. After 10 months of working at Dana Hall as the head of the Advancement Office, I’m thankful for all that plus the caring and supportive Continue reading Thankful for Dana Hall
Begin at the beginning. Why not begin at the end? Why not shuffle the order, turn the whole story upside down? What do you want to say? Where is the moment of change? What do you really want the audience to come away with? These are some of the questions Continue reading Share Your Story
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