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  • Nelligan getting noticed in his first year

    Feb 10, 2016

    Ben Nelligan '15 makes the record book in his first year at Fairfield University

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    Behind the scenes: prepping for HavARTford

    Feb 9, 2016

    Did you know a member of our grounds crew also does collage? That our fine arts faculty have exhibited at prestigious galleries? Come to the opening of our inaugural HavARTford Faculty and Staff Exhibition on Thursday, Feb. 18 at 4:30 p.m. in Centennial Hall and see the myriad talents of our community. In this blog post, Lower School art teacher and exhibition coordinator Jenny Waring shares her inspiration for the exhibit, and talks about her own artistic philosophy.

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    Boys don't read ... ?

    Feb 5, 2016

    “Boys don’t read.” Parents, teachers, and the media commonly make this statement. However, at The Haverford School, boys do read. In the Lower School, they are excited about being able to read chapter books, and they talk with zeal about new books in their favorite series. By fifth grade, they are starting to share Young Adult (YA) fiction. In sixth grade, boys continue to recommend books to each other and to read with and for pleasure. But, there are some troubling national trends, and parents and educators can work together to keep boys on track to become successful young men.

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    Philadelphia Orchestra brings music to master class

    Feb 3, 2016

    David Kim, Concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra, recently led a master class at The Haverford School. He provided a musical lesson and critique of two students: Karl Eckert (cello), who performed Dvorak's "Cello Concerto, 1st Movement," and Matthew Chow (violin), who performed Bach's "Partita" in E Major. In this blog post, the School's Orchestra Director interviews Kim about his inspirations and talents.

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    Feeding the belly and the soul

    Feb 2, 2016

    Once a month, Haverford's Upper School Peanut Butter and Jelly Club meets at Agnes Irwin, where they jointly make bagged lunches for Project HOME.

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    February wellness challenge: fruits & veggies

    Feb 1, 2016

    Haverford's Middle School Physical Education (PE) instructors are leading students, faculty, and staff on a series of monthly challenges with the goal of better health. February's challenge is to eat one fruit and one vegetable with lunch.

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    Headmaster Reflections: Klingenstein Center Fellowship

    Jan 30, 2016

    While attending the Teacher's College of Columbia University, I find myself in the back of the classroom rather than at the head of it for the first time in fifteen years, since I earned my second Master's Degree at the Command and General Staff College in 2001.

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    In the spirit of service

    Jan 29, 2016

    The year-old Middle School Service Club recently made more than 300 sandwiches for the Whosoever Gospel Mission in Germantown. The staff at Whosoever was incredibly moved and overwhelmed by the gesture, and the boys were proud and humbled. Here, English teacher and Middle School Service Club adviser Hannah Rupp shares the roots of the partnership, and her vision for its growth.

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    The complex art of poetry

    Jan 26, 2016

    It takes incredible hard work and courage to stand in front of an audience of peers and recite challenging, figurative language, working to express the meaning and communicate the passion behind the words, all the while battling the nemesis of most of us: stage fright.

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    Middle School squash team wins national championship

    Jan 26, 2016

    After winning their first boys’ Division 1 title in 2014, The Haverford School Middle School squash team added its second this weekend, defeating Springside Chestnut Hill Academy 4-1. More>

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