“Of course, anything for Dana!” When I texted Mia Hayes ’96 and asked her if she would help create a video for Family Weekend, her enthusiasm could be felt through the phone. As we walked across campus, she got teary over how good it felt to be back at Dana Continue reading The Dana Attitude
On the first day of school in a typical year, the entire Middle School community gathers together in the Multi-Purpose Room for an assembly. I begin by greeting everyone and asking all of the adults to stand in their spots around the room. “Every one of these teachers is your Continue reading Here for Each Other
Why should our youth be physically active and play a sport? Well, playing sports helps your brain grow! Research has shown that exercise increases blood flow to the brain. Playing sports helps the body build more connections between nerves, leading to increased concentration, enhanced memory, stimulated creativity, and better-developed problem-solving Continue reading Break a sweat, increase your brain power!
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
Amazing! Enlightening! Energizing! Life Changing! These are just a few ways in which I describe my experience in Cedar Rapids, Iowa during Dana Hall’s Spring Break. I am so fortunate to have had the opportunity and yes, privilege to attend this year’s 20th White Privilege Conference. Prior to the conference Continue reading The Privilege of Learning