Academics

Move study hall back to the library
Academics / Opinion

Move study hall back to the library

We have all heard of the Where’s Waldo? series for children — we have all spent countless hours looking for the beloved, but ellusive red and white stripes as we wonder where in the world is Waldo. However, for Dana Hall freshmen and sophomores who have experienced the sudden change […]

Academics

Economics 101: Dana’s newest course offering

One of Dana Hall’s newest courses, Economics, will be offered during the 2015-2016 school year. The course will rotate annually with the Political Science class and will be taught by Social Studies teacher Brian Cook. Eric Goodson, Head of the Social Studies Department, states that a main motive for creating the course was […]

Dana students depart for Spanish exchange program
Academics / Community

Dana students depart for Spanish exchange program

Three Dana students will be heading to Zaragoza, Spain, on February 28 to begin a three-week exchange with the Sansueña School. Nora Panahi ‘15, Allison Donahue ‘16, and Maddie Rivers ‘17 will stay with host families, attend classes, and experience the culture of Zaragoza. Five girls from the Sansueña School […]

Creative Problem Solving Class with Representatives from Boston Scientific
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Creative Problem Solving

Making prosthetic hands, visiting bioengineering labs and having guest speakers from all over the world; these are just a few highlights of the Creative Problem Solving class with Ms. Lavakumar. I was invited to the class this Tuesday to hear from engineers at Boston Scientific and to get a better […]

Global Scholarship program encourages study of diverse cultures
Academics / Community

Global Scholarship program encourages study of diverse cultures

Dana Hall has initiated the Global Scholarship Program, available to the freshman class as a four-year commitment to experience diverse, international perspectives through “curriculum choices, travel and projects undertaken at Dana Hall,” according to the Mission Statement of the Global Education Committee. Ultimately, students who fulfill the program’s requirements will earn a […]

Faster and safer internet for Dana Hall this year
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Faster and safer internet for Dana Hall this year

While Dana Hall students were commencing and graduating last June, the Technology Department was already busy at work, creating a firewall, streamlining the campus wifi, replacing network hardware, updating software, and moving machinery in fourteen buildings, all in the span of 9 weeks. As of October 1, Dana Hall campus is using […]

Dana girls innovate
Academics / Community

Dana girls innovate

“We were able to make what seemed like the impossible, possible,” says Alex Naddaff’ ’16. This summer, Dr. Gwen Ortemeyer and Middle School math teacher Michelle Gerdes welcomed nine Dana Hall Upper School students to campus for The Girls Summer Entrepreneurial Program (GSEP), a ten-day course offered for the first time this […]

Commencement speaker Cindy Harvey 1990 inspires
Academics / Community / Opinion

Commencement speaker Cindy Harvey 1990 inspires

When Ms. Erisman approached the Senior class a few months ago and asked that we brainstorm who we might want as our Commencement speaker, the entire class resonated with an overwhelming desire to hear from Mindy Kahling and no one else. When the laughter subsided, she instead asked us to […]

Academics

The new SATs bring pros and cons

            On April 16, the College Board announced blueprints for a redesigned SAT test, which brought mixed reactions to the standardized test. I believe the College Board tried to fix many problems in the SAT test by realigning it with schoolwork, but the test will become […]

Dana Hall has a new sister: Sansueña School in Spain
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Dana Hall has a new sister: Sansueña School in Spain

Dana Hall has initiated a Spanish exchange program with a new sister school, Sansueña School. Sansueña is a girls’ school, with all grades from nursery to high school, and is located in Zaragoza, Spain, famous for El Basilica del Pilar. Alexa Levin ’16, who is applying for the exchange program, commented, […]