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Studying Sign Language at Dana Hall
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Studying Sign Language at Dana Hall

You may think that a standard foreign language class includes people talking, listening to foreign music, or maybe watching movies, but for Gwen Field, mainly hand motion is what occurs. Sign language may be known as a common language with the deaf community; however, a lot of people in the […]

Math Department’s Newest Member, Mrs. Demler
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Math Department’s Newest Member, Mrs. Demler

This year, the Dana Hall community added a new member to the math team, Mrs. Demler. As part of the interview process, prospective teachers are asked to lead a class. Mrs. Derr, the math head, commented that when watching Mrs. Demler teach, “we really liked the way that she was […]

Dr. Doll to Receive The Blair Jenkins Faculty Chair in Math and Science
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Dr. Doll to Receive The Blair Jenkins Faculty Chair in Math and Science

The sixth recipient of The Blair Jenkins Faculty Chair in Math and Science award goes to Dr. John Doll, AP Biology and Current Topics teacher and the Science Department Head. The Blair Jenkins Faculty Chair award was established in May 2008. The award is given to a faculty member in […]

A glimpse of Dana Hall School’s graduation in June, 2008. Even though it may look the same next year, it definitely won’t feel the same with the earlier date!
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Changes in Schedule: Graduation before Exams

As the school year reaches the final stretch, many people are excited because summer is around the corner, but many are also stressed because of the upcoming exams. In the following school year, however, there will be a significant change in the end-of-year schedule as commencement will take place before […]

Paige Jacobson '20 is super excited about spending the year in Spain. Other Dana Hall students will also be elsewhere studying next year.
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School Away From School

As the year comes to a close, letters regarding SYA and exchange students have been floating around a few people’s inboxes. Some of them are letters of rejections, while a few are letters of acceptance. When Alexa Orent ’20 found out she was accepted into the Tokyo Exchange Program, she […]

This graph from the New York Times shows the differences in SAT critical reading scores based on income. Notice how the higher incomes correlate with higher scores.
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Testing, Privilege, and Keeping College Pressure in Perspective

Let’s focus on the original purpose of standardized testing. Whether you are taking your high school exams or the infamous SAT test, the goal of the test was to allow students to demonstrate knowledge and mastery of skills. But how effective is the SAT in showing how successful and intelligent […]

Seniors from the class of 2018 pose outside of the classroom building on their last day of school before Senior Projects begin.
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Sending the Seniors on Projects

The end of the year is rolling around quickly, and it is a very bittersweet time for the Dana Hall community as we begin to say goodbye to many of our beloved seniors who are leaving and soon graduating. The Senior Project Program is used as a stepping stone between […]

A very excited Ms Donohue poses with the boxes and boxes filled with books for the 2018 Dana Book fair.
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Have No Fear, the Book Fair is Here!

As the end of the year nears, the stresses of exams and grades are high and motivation has hit a low, but one event that always gets student’s minds off everything is the book fair! This year the fair will kick off on Tuesday the 22nd with more than 1600 […]

New Courses and Offerings for Next School year
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New Courses and Offerings for Next School year

During the next academic year, there will be new course offerings in the Performing Arts, English, and Math departments along with a few changes to the Social Studies course selection process. These courses and changes are here to help students have exposure to a variety of options that they were […]

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Celebrating Women in Science: Youyou Tu

In 2015, Chinese female scientist Youyou Tu was a co-recipient of the Nobel Prize in Medicine for her discovery of artemisinin, a substance extracted from herbs. This substance was found to be an effective treatment for malaria, and drugs based on it have significantly improved the survival and health conditions […]