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Simeon Kass Award for Writing and Humanistic Inquiry
The Simeon Kass Award for Writing and Humanistic Inquiry recognizes a member of the senior class at Derryfield who demonstrates an interest to learn beyond what surfaces in day-to-day life. A panel of faculty will review essays submitted by seniors who wish to be considered for this award, recommending a slate of finalists to the Head of School, who will choose the recipient.
Honoring Sim Kass, beloved mentor to two DS alumni, Matt Boelig ’01 and Derek Boelig ’05, this Award will be presented to a senior who demonstrates outstanding writing skills, an appreciation of other cultures, a burning inquisitiveness, and the disposition to take a position and challenge perceived opinions.
To be considered for this Award, a senior must submit by 3:00 p.m. on September 24, 2015, an essay that demonstrates his or her appreciation of other cultures. This essay may be up to five pages, double-spaced. Those interested in learning more about this Award are encouraged to consult Ms. Melkonian. Mrs. Wall will collect the essays.
This Award carries a significant cash stipend to be used to defray college expenses. The recipient will be encouraged to meet with the Boelig family and to pursue publication of his or her essay.

Fall 2015 Preseason Overview
While Derryfield students are still enjoying the heart of summer, it will soon be time to turn our eyes towards Fall 2015 Derryfield Athletics! Pre-season practices are crucial to the success of our teams, and every effort should be made to attend them. Therefore, please plan your summer schedules accordingly.

For more detailed information about subsequent practice dates and times, please visit individual team pages found on the Derryfield website's team pages. In the meantime, if you have questions regarding summer preparation or pre-season practices, please direct them to the appropriate head coach using the contact information provided.

Please refer to the list below for upper school fall sports team start dates:

Field Hockey: Monday, August 17
Head Coach: Lenny McCaigue (

Girls’ Soccer: Monday, August 17
Head Coach: Matthew Gresko (

Boys’ Soccer: Monday, August 17
Head Coach: Jeffrey Cousineau (

Boys’ and Girls’ Cross Country: Monday, August 17
Head Coach: James Porter (

Boys’ and Girls’ Crew: Monday, August 24
Head Coach: Brian Brunelle (

Boys’ and Girls’ Golf: Monday, August 17
Head Coach: Danny Arvanitis (

Please contact the Athletic Department with questions or concerns:
Athletic Director: Lenny McCaigue ( or 603.669.4524)

For all of the latest news about Derryfield Athletics, follow us on
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Online Bookstore
The beginning of the school year is just around the corner and the Derryfield Online Bookstore is scheduled to launch on August 7 at We’ve listened carefully to your feedback regarding pricing and have an exciting announcement to make!

This year, we are excited to offer a brand new promotion – 10% OFF USED and RENTAL TEXTBOOKS! This discount will be available for THREE DAYS ONLY – 8/7, 8/8 and 8/9, 2015 – when you enter promo code TEXT10 at checkout.

Be an International Homestay Family!
Dear Members of the Derryfield Community,

You are probably aware that Derryfield has a small group of international students who are enrolled at Derryfield and live with host families. Some come for one year, most stay for a few years and graduate from Derryfield. Since we started this program five years ago, we have placed almost all of these students with a Derryfield family, faculty or staff member, or a friend of Derryfield.
Once again, we are looking for host families for the 2015-16 school year; and we are providing the option of committing for a full or half of a year. Host families receive a reimbursement of $750/month to cover the expenses related to having another individual living with you, but of course this is not about the money - it's about bringing a student from another culture and another part of the world to live with you and your family. Of course there are cultural and other challenges involved with bringing someone into your home. The program is continually evolving to meet the students' and host families' needs, and for the 2015-16 school year we have added more structure to help these students succeed academically, socially, and culturally. These additions include an international student coordinator, more programming in and out of school, and required academic support for their first year.
We have great returning and new students who need host families. Some of the new students include:
  • Ada, who loves to sing, is the #5 tennis player in her city, and wants to be a jewelry designer!
  • Angela, a ballerina whose goal is to become a medical doctor.
  • Kate, who enjoys Debate and English language films, and is crazy about European soccer.
Please take a minute to watch this recent interview with Tempo, one of our Chinese students who graduated from Derryfield in 2012, and is now a student at Northeastern University. For more information, contact Susan Grodman at

Thank you for considering this unforgettable opportunity! Also, please feel free to forward this to friends or family who might be interested in hosting.
Director of Enrollment and Global Education

Summer Update From The PFA
I hope you all are enjoying your summer break. As always it is going by way too fast and before we know it we will all be back on campus again. With that in mind, please mark your calendars for the following PFA events that will take place in September.
Please join us for our first PFA meeting that will be held on Wednesday, September 9 at 8:00 a.m. in the Seminar Room in the Gateway building. This is a great opportunity to see what the PFA has planned for the year, check out ways in which you can volunteer at DS, and connect and reconnect with other DS parents. We are thrilled to have Annie Branch join us to discuss the new DS website.
The Annual Back to School Picnic will be held on Thursday, September 10 on the field behind the Upper School next to the tennis courts. This event is a great opportunity to meet other parents, students, staff and faculty in a relaxed social atmosphere. There will also be new and exciting Derryfield merchandise for purchase. Details of the event will be forthcoming. If you are interested in helping out at the picnic please contact Denise Cascio Bolduc 
I look forward to seeing you at the meeting on September 9, in the interim if you have any questions about the PFA, or would like more information, please feel free to contact me. Also, for information and updates throughout the year, please check out and “like” the new DS PFA Facebook page.
Looking forward to a great year,
PFA President
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To Play or Not to Play - That is the Question
While Derryfield has had many successful teams and individuals in its athletic program over the years, the most important aspect of DS athletics is one of participation. Being part of a team, interacting with your classmates outside of the classroom and having fun while doing something healthy every day are some of the objectives...

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Colby Morgan: A Familiar Face in a New Role
This July, Colby transitioned from Assistant Director of Admission to the Dean of Students. As Dean of Students he will oversee student happiness, welfare, and discipline on campus. To date, Colby’s fondest Derryfield memory has been seeing the excitement and energy each new class of students brings on their first retreat day....
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