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New Site for Nobles Service Enhances the Afternoon Program Options

The Greenwood Church in Dorchester’s lively after school program has become a welcome addition to our service afternoons. Some Nobles students use their newly acquired Spanish language skills to interact with many children, and as you can see from these … Continue reading

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Service Camp Begins Monday!

How do younger students learn about the kinds of service they can do successfully, and get some experience so that when they call their local nonprofit agency they can be eagerly accepted as volunteers? Nobles Service Camp. Each summer the … Continue reading

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Warm Friendships in the “Warming Room” at the Rink

The third season of sled hockey wrapped up on Sunday March 3rd at Bliss Omni Rink. Following practice and a spirited scrimmage the group met in the warming room to thank Mason Pulde (N’13) for introducing the UNH Northeast Passage … Continue reading

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“The Afterglow of Community Service Lasts a Long Time”

Many of us missed the “real time” inauguration of President Obama yesterday on Martin Luther King Holiday. (Service Director Linda Hurley was in attendance!)  But no one around me seemed to feel we were not involved in it. After all, … Continue reading

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Teddy Bear Club Cheers Children in the Hospital

The following note just came in the mail from Children’s Hospital: Dear Students of Noble and Greenough School,Thank you so much for your wonderful and thoughtful donation of 300 Teddy bears! Every child who received a bear on Christmas eve … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays From Nobles Families to Agencies in Boston

Holiday songs brighten the season at the Pine Street Inn. What do 300 Teddy Bears, 60 blankets, 200 coats, 6 boxes of supplies, 75 snowflake gifts, 60 ceramic plates, 10 songs, 65 scarves, and lots of holiday cookies have in … Continue reading

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New Initiatives Energize Season of Thanksgiving

In the spirit of “always getting better” that Nobles espouses for all school programs, two new service initiatives stand out. You might have already noted the Graduates Council collaboration with “Meals of Hope,” which packaged ten thousand meals on the … Continue reading

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First response to Hurricane Sandy….One of Many to Come

  Between classes, after school when it snowed, during study halls and lunches, and crowded around tables during Friday’s X block, students cut fleece and braided edges to turn donated fabric into warm blankets to send to New York and … Continue reading

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Hurricane Sandy Relief Energizes Nobles

It’s hard not to feel helpless watching those floods engulf our neighbors and friends on the east coast–harder still to know what to do. Fortunately, Nobles students (thanks Nick Samel) and parent friends (thanks Kennie Grogan) are action oriented and … Continue reading

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Bunny Run a Hopping Success

“10 bunnies, 10 miles: the bunnies propelled the Nobles Boys Cross Country Team through Dedham, bringing us together as a group and giving us a wonderful view of the town to benefit the Haiti Project.”  (Coaches David Ulrich, Bob Kern, … Continue reading

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