Academics

Academics

New Courses for 2019-2020

The 2019-2020 academic year will not see too many changes in course offerings, registration, selection. Based on positive feedback from various changes last year, the Academic Office plans to continue with the changes made to course processes next academic year. For example, no changes are being made to the social […]

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Dr. Doll is Sailing Far…

It is the end of an era. Dr. John Doll, head of the science department, recipient of the Blair Jenkins Faculty Chair in Math and Science award, and all around beloved science teacher, is moving onto bigger things. After 14 years of teaching at Dana Hall, Dr. Doll has accepted […]

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Senior Projects Around the Corner

The Senior Projects Program is a two-week long project that gives seniors the opportunity to intern or shadow with an off-campus mentor or organization of their choosing. It starts the day after their last AP Exam, and ends on Wednesday, May 29th. Seniors are given around two months to use […]

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Mr. Fadden: Inspired and Inspiring

Sitting in the Science Lab after school one Wednesday evening, I became increasingly aware that Gary Fadden is not the person who lives a life of regret or doubt. Growing up, Mr. Fadden never thought that he would be a teacher, nor a scientist –  yet the stars seemed to […]

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Canva: How a Poster-Making Website Saved My Career

I have been working in the library as a library page for almost half a year; library pages are Dana Hall students who work at the library and help the librarians with tasks and work. Yes, we are the students who sit at the round table, look at the computer […]

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Library Page Book Review: All The Light We Cannot See

Until two summers ago, I never dreamed that I would read a book that sympathized with a Nazi soldier. And I certainly did not expect to understand the author’s point of view. All The Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr, tells the story of a young Nazi scientist, but […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]