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News Archive


  • February

    Celebrating Student Artists

    Since 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have recognized the vision, ingenuity, and talent of our nation’s youth, and provided opportunities for creative teens to be celebrated. Students from all over the United States submit work in sixteen visual art categories, with the regional recipients forwarded to New York in February for national adjudication....
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  • A Look at Deeper Learning

    Lindley Shutz
    At Derryfield, we transform children’s lives and learning by drawing on the best ideas in education. One idea that is inspiring us is ‘deeper learning.’ According to Harvard School of Education professor Jal Mehta, in his Education Week article, “No One Has a Monopoly on Deeper Learning,” sustained, powerful education combines three critical elements...
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  • Winter Athletic Recap

    Chris Hettler
    Director of Athletics Chris Hettler shares a few highlights as several winter teams finish up their season and others look to the championship tournaments. For updates on specific sports, visit the team pages at www.derryfield.org/athletics/team-pages
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  • Byron '20 Reaches 1000 Points

    Russ Coward
    On Friday, February 14, 2020, on the hardwood at Newmarket High School, Max Byron followed his lowest-scoring half of the season with his second-highest-scoring quarter to hit the 1000-point scoring mark for his four-year varsity basketball career....
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  • by John Hain for Pixabay

    Character Counts In College Admission

    Brennan Barnard
    It has been said that character is who one is, or what one does when nobody is watching. When it comes to college admission, everyone seems to be watching and according to a recent survey, character counts. This week, the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and the Character Collaborative released a research brief entitled Character and the Admission Process, which includes results from a survey of trends in college admission....
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  • Representing Zimbabwe at Model UN

    Emma Pyles '20
    On Thursday, January 30, sixteen Derryfield students left for the four-day Harvard Model United Nations (MUN) conference at the Prudential Center in Boston, MA. Students had been preparing for this conference since September as a part of the new Derryfield Exploration Block electives....
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  • Image by John Iglar from Pixabay

    College Admission Fake News

    Brennan Barnard
    It is impossible to get into college. At least this was the impression of the high school junior sitting in my school counseling office talking about admission. He had heard about declining acceptance rates and increased application numbers and was ready to give up before he even began....
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  • A Local Inspiration: Art of Space, Place & Time

    Local Inspiration is an open-call exhibition hosted by the Lyceum Gallery, specifically for students, faculty, alumni, and community members of the New England College Institute of Art and Design....
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  • January

    Teenage Entrepreneurship

    Annie Branch
    When you think of an online clothing retailer speaking at a regional conference for the e-commerce platform Shopify, you might not expect that professional to be a freshman in high school. However, this scenario is the result of Derryfield freshman Steven DeCesare taking a passion for gaming and a bad birthday present, and turning it into a successful business venture....
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  • The Lighter Side of College Admission Predictions

    The start of a new decade offers the chance to guess what our world will be like in ten years. In a recent piece, I shared thoughts from college admission leaders about their predictions for the future of applying to college... [Now] I offer a lighter take, one that is more aligned with how people outside the profession look at college admission and what might be coming....
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  • 2020 Vision in College Admission

    Brennan Barnard
    In January of 1990—the year I turned sixteen—as a new decade began, my brothers, some friends, and I made predictions of what our lives would be like in 30 years. The twist was that we could only predict for each other, not ourselves. When cleaning out our parents’ home recently, we discovered our prophecies written on a faded legal pad, and as this year begins we reviewed them to check on our progress....
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  • Are You Smarter than a Breakthrough Student?

    We invite you to rally a team of colleagues and friends to join us for a fun-filled evening of trivia and teamwork while supporting outstanding Manchester students with limited resources on their path to college. Test your middle and high school knowledge, partner with a Breakthrough student as a lifeline if you get stumped, enjoy delicious food and drinks, and experience the Breakthrough Manchester spirit!
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  • Dougherty Named Head of The Island School

    Head of School Mary Halpin Carter delivered the bittersweet news to the community this week that Head of Upper School Ben Dougherty has been appointed the next head of school for the Island School in the Bahamas. In a letter to parents, students, and young alumni, she talked about Ben's leadership skills and shared info about the upcoming nation-wide search....
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