Category Archives: Assembly

Gleason—a Man of the Word

Faculty member and former head of school Dick Baker delivered these remarks on Sept. 13, in Lawrence Auditorium: “In the beginning /was the Word” Now I know only enough about that line from the gospel to understand that it is … Continue reading

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Recollections From the Gleason Years

These remarks by faculty member Deb Harrison were delivered on Sept. 13 in Lawrence Auditorium: Good evening! For those of you who don’t know me, I teach a few biology courses in the Science Department and coach squash, and am … Continue reading

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Amaechi Shares Important Message

The art of storytelling was on full display when John Amaechi, a psychiatrist, educator and retired NBA player, recently spoke to our community at long assembly. I spoke to some students about his talk and the Q and A in … Continue reading

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With the Help of Others

The beginning of each school year Senior Master Richard “Nick” Nickerson addresses the community with words of wisdom and his insight about the school’s motto “Spes Sibi Quisque.”  “Senior Master” is a title held by the longest tenured faculty member at … Continue reading

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Finding Your Landscapes

English teacher Vicky Seelen recently shared this personal reflection with the Nobles community during morning Assembly. She spoke about how using her hands to create things, bead and knit inspires her in ways she never realized she needed. Now, she … Continue reading

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The Language of Chess

The Nobles chess club had a great year of match play—and recently competed in the Massachusetts State team chess tournament with impressive results. Chess club adviser and science teacher Chris Pasterczyk shared these remarks in Assembly about the game, the players and … Continue reading

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The Art of Appreciating Assembly

During the annual holiday Assembly on Wed., Dec. 12, Middle School students recited “The Power of Light” by Isaac Bashevis Singer, and “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens. Classics teacher Dan Matlack introduced the performance, taking a moment to thank … Continue reading

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Milestones: My First Year

Nov. 15, 2011, marked my first day working at Nobles. For me, first-day jitters are not confined to childhood. I was nervous. I don’t remember much about that day except that I drank a lot of coffee, met friendly people … Continue reading

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Welcome Back, Welcome Aboard

Each year, the President of the Board of Trustees takes the stage during the first Assembly to welcome students, faculty and staff. The tradition continued on Wed., Sept. 5, when Jeff Grogan ’74 P’13 ’18 addressed the community with the … Continue reading

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Finding Reason to Run by faculty member Mark Sheeran

When activist Lisa Shannon came to Nobles and spoke in Assembly in early April, I was very moved by her message and her mission.  Speaking on behalf of the Women of the Congo organization, she made very clear to our … Continue reading

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