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Chicago a hit!
Arts

Chicago a hit!

On May 16 and 17, Dana Hall and Belmont Hill Schools put on a rendition of Broadway’s Chicago. From the seniors acting and dancing, to freshmen who got a chance to be in the spotlight for the first time, each and every performer truly surpassed all expectations for the jaw-dropping […]

Batman on campus! New bike-share program off to a rolling start
Community / Lifestyle

Batman on campus! New bike-share program off to a rolling start

As of this spring, there are now two bikes – a red one named The Flash and a black one named Batman –waiting for you outside the dining center. The Green Team launched a bike-share project this spring, with $900 of funding from the Parents’ Association. The school and Green Team bought two […]

Kathleen Murdock shares her passion for wellbeing
Community

Kathleen Murdock shares her passion for wellbeing

“It’s not about finding love in the world, it’s about giving yourself love. If I love me, I can feel better about everything.” So says Kathleen Murdock, Dana Hall’s Consultant for Community Wellbeing and former Dean of Students. For the last 14 years, Ms. Murdock has invested herself in the […]

David McGovern “busts a move”
Athletics / Community

David McGovern “busts a move”

The day is still young as you look at a craggy rock face that stretches for hundreds of vertical feet of treacherous climbing. You chalk up your hands, take a deep breath, and climb. Have you ever experienced a moment when the only thing keeping you from falling from unimaginable […]

Girl Rising rises at Dana Saturday night
Arts / Community

Girl Rising rises at Dana Saturday night

In a small village in Nepal, a young girl named Suma recalls how, when she was six years old, she was sold to her first master. She would spend the next seven years of her life enslaved, forced to cook, clean, and care for animals and her master’s children, who […]

Tiffany Lau: a balancing act
Arts / Athletics / Community

Tiffany Lau: a balancing act

Dancing with soft movement, drawing beautiful patterns with her skates, Tiffany Lau ’15 is in the middle of an ice rink creating art with her own body. The junior from Hong Kong came to Dana Hall in 2013 to pursue both her skating and academic goals in the United States. […]

Olympian Karen Stives ’68 gives back to Dana Hall
Athletics

Olympian Karen Stives ’68 gives back to Dana Hall

In January, Dana Hall announced a $3.5 million gift from Karen Wennbergh Stives ’68 towards the equestrian program. Stives, an Olympic gold medalist, wanted to give back to the program that helped catapult her into the Olympic Equestrian circuit. Stives’s donation will go into an endowment, the interest of which […]

Dana Hall tries a “moment to be”
Community

Dana Hall tries a “moment to be”

As class begins, a soft bell rings; a teacher and students go into a state of meditative relaxation for two minutes to relieve their minds. The bell rings again, and it’s time to work. This year, Ms. Kathleen Murdock, the Consultant for Community Wellbeing, started the two-minute meditation project after […]

Students enjoy cultural experiences in Diversity Workshop
Community

Students enjoy cultural experiences in Diversity Workshop

On Monday, March 3, students danced Bollywood, learned new languages, and folded papers into creative shapes. All of this was part of the Diversity Workshop held during X block. Christie Ho ’15, who took a Korean lesson, mentioned, “It was pretty interesting. I learned more conversational Korean, which was fun!” […]

Dana Hall has a new sister: Sansueña School in Spain
Academics / Community

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, […]