Dublin boys made great adjustments in play from victory over High Mowing School to this one. They clearly benefitted from watching and taking notes on the girl's game against Four Rivers Charter Public School. Specifically, they were able to dictate the pace of the game from the first minute, and they made effective use of the wings on offense.
Seven boat teams raced on Saturday in winds which varied back and forth from gentle 5-6 to white cap forming 11-12 mph. Boat teams had their work cut out for them in 5 races on a 'hot dog' upwind-downwind course. Two TIES in the day's final scores among 7 boats show the boat teams were closely-matched and no one was giving a race away - the competition was real, friendly, and palpable! Cheers to Mya who took the helm racing for her first time today.
The Dublin School Girls' Soccer team improved to 2-1 in the River Valley Athletic League with a home win against Four Rivers School on Friday. The Wildcats continue to make progress towards developing flow as a squad as they connected an increasing number of passes and showed great poise with the ball in all areas of the field. Making her first career start in the goal, Zoe Hewitt '18 turned back several late advances by the visitors to maintain the shutout win
One aspect of life at Dublin that encourages Dieter’s process is the way that different disciplines nurture and bolster essential passions. Because, here, he is not only an artist. He does Theatre and Robotics, as well. He is a creator.
“I like to create things, yes,” says Dieter. “When it comes down to it, all of these different things that I do come down to creating and manipulating. Robotics gives me that opportunity. It’s engineering, but it’s an artistic form.” And there is crossover. Dieter makes art for the Robotics team. He designed the logo and helped design the website, in fact.
“Really, for me, it’s a desire to express my creativity in a whole bunch of different ways [that draws me to these fields],” he says. “Each of these is an endpoint to my desire.”
On Tuesday, September 21, Sam Jaffe (Founder and Executive Director) and Jesse Varga (Lab Manager) of The Caterpillar Lab visited Dublin with an incredible assortment of native caterpillars. The diversity of local caterpillar species also revealed an amazing wealth of surprising adaptations and behaviors.
Caterpillars are unique in that prior to metamorphosis they don’t have to provide for adult behaviors, such as mating. Instead, caterpillars’ biological goal is solely to eat and avoid being eaten. This leads to incredibly defined adaptations. “You have these incredible caterpillars that mimic snakes, caterpillars with inflatable tails, ones that spray acid from the gland under their head – every imaginable defense and it is not muddied up by the other pressures of the adult life because they go through this complete metamorphosis,” Sam Jaffe says. “The young of other animals have to also consider the pressures of the adult because they continue on basically with the same form.”
Photos from Paul Lehman's history of Dublin School book.
The other day I spoke to our students about the history of Work Gang at Dublin School. Our founder, Paul W. Lehmann once referred to it as, "the most important course in the School!" Mr. Lehmann saw that many of his students came from urban and suburban communities where they were frequently warned to "keep off the grass." I believe that the Lehmann's wanted their students to be builders, to feel ownership in something larger than themselves. Mr. Lehmann never used labor for punishment, never made up work for the kids to do, and hoped that the students learned something along the way. Today, our Mission Statement celebrates the value of "meaningful work" in everything we do.
This October, two students will get the opportunity to listen to and learn from some of the most far-reaching, incisive, and captivating writers of our time. These students will travel with Ms. Rachael Jennings, English Department Chair, to New York City’s The New Yorker Festival.
At the festival, they will attend panels and workshops led by Louise Erdrich, Rachel Kushner, Jhumpa Lahiri, Judith Thurman, Keegan-Michael Key, Henry Finder, and more. In between workshops, students will explore literary landmarks, visit The Strand Bookstore to admire the eighteen miles of books, and enjoy autumnal New York City. The group will take the train to and from Hartford to Penn Station, and along the way, they will write in writer’s notebooks. With a workshop series like the one that waits, the notebook pages will surely fill as the writer’s retreat continues.
Dublin School will be sponsoring two trips for students this year. As a part of the Spanish language initiative, they will be focussed on Spanish speaking countries and cultures.
The first trip, to be offered during the March break, will be a twelve day trip to Peru. Students will visit Lima and then travel on to the Andes and the countryside of the Incan Empire: visiting Cusco (the Incan Capital), the Sacred Valley, Ollantaytambo, Aguas Calientes and the world famous Machu Picchu at dawn. The second trip, to be offered during June, will be a fifteen day trip to Spain. Destinations include Madrid, Granada, Corduba, and Sevilla.
“There is no quicker way to take the joy out of a sport than to have kids fixating on a heart rate monitor.” I hear versions of this refrain whenever I bring up the topic of heart rate monitor training with other junior coaches. The standard fear of giving heart rate monitors to junior athletes is that athletes will obsess over their data, lose track of the joy of being in the out of doors, and burn out from the constant pressure and scrutiny they experience from their coaches, parents and peers. With our school’s Endurance Team, a group of high school mountain bikers, runners, cross country skiers and rowers, we have actually found these fears completely unwarranted. Since embracing heart rate training we have found that both our elite and novice endurance athletes are training in higher volumes, having more fun, and are getting faster with each new season.
First Wednesday race of the season! Eight boats in the fleet. Five races. Blue-sky afternoon with a surge/fade 4-6 KT breeze, a bit slow for the experienced folks but perfect for new racers. Boat teams were closely-matched and the boats did not spread apart much during the race. At least 3 different times boats sailed into fouls and since the team has not formally studied the rules yet (on the Sailing Team we have a strong bias towards kinesthetic and experiential learning!) there will be plenty of opportunity for applied learning in the next class session.
First race was at Proctor Academy, it was an all-league race before we split into East/West divisions next week.
Many new riders had their first race today, AJ Lee , Hong Kong placed 2nd in the C class race in his first race with Dublin!
Sita Moses , Dublin NH placed second, Abby Ingram , Dedham MA placed third in girls C class race.
Follow My Leader. The original sailing drill. 10 Dublin boats tried it in very light air Tuesday afternoon. Boat teams were one each experienced and new sailors. First the experienced sailors had the helm and teamsfollowed Mr Pierpont in one coach boat while Mr Catlin coached boat teams from the other coach boat.
In a repeat from last week, the depth of the Dublin Cross Country team showed again on Wednesday as both teams prevailed over a seven school field. On a beautiful, warm day, 70 male and 44 female runners from Putney School, Eagle Hill School, Four Rivers Charter Public School, BART Charter Public School, Academy at Charlemont, Stoneleigh Burnham School ran the Dublin School course.
Dublin boys won 1-0 against High Mowing. The sole goal in the game was kicked in by Fab Joseph , Easton PA who followed up on a ricochet that came off of High Mowing's goalie from a direct kick taken by Joey Hynes , Dover MA.
Splitting the game in goal, both Conrad Lee , Keene NH and Joe DuPont-Roche , Peterborough NH had very strong games in goal. Our defensive line up was in particularly strong form today with notable performances from Idriss Traore , New York NY and Ethan Stanhope , Nassau Bahamas. Timothy Stone , Concord MA had an impressive stint in mid-field and Quinn Wilson , Dublin NH was a major standout for our offense.
The Dublin Girls' Soccer team traveled to High Mowing School on Wednesday for a non-league match-up. Still experimenting with position combinations, the Wildcats were caught flat in the opening half and found themselves trailing 3-1 at the completion of the first stanza. With a renewed effort, sparked by determined play from striker Destiny Goncalves , Brockton MA '18 and fullback Tatiyana Dunkers , Newark NJ '19, Dublin was able to even the score at 3-3. As the team pushed to keep possession in the offensive end but could not get the lead despite three near misses, High Mowing dropped a ball behind the defense and scored the game winner with just 2 minutes left on the clock.
The Reebok Ragnar Reach The Beach (RTB) Relay is one of the oldest and longest running relay races in the United States. The event begins at the Bretton Woods Ski area with the course taking teams through the White Mountains of New Hampshire, past fields, lakes, mountain top vistas, ultimately finishing along the Atlantic coastline at Hampton Beach State Park – NH. For the last six years, Dublin has sent mixed student/faculty teams to run the race. We believe that we are always the youngest team in the race and the only high school to compete. This year, as in most years, Dublin sent two 12 member, four van teams from the peaks to the sea.
Silas Howe , Amherst NH; Wyatt Switzer , Marlborough NH; Aidan Carter, Mattituck NY; Robby Bostrup , Ridgefield CT; Henry Luettgen , Winchester MA; and, Eric Freeman , Dover MA traveled to SailMaine in Portland to don Dublin's blue race pinnies and sail in a varsity regatta.
This regatta was a qualifying event for the November East Coast high school sailing championship regatta so the fleet was filled with fast, skilled sailors. The Dubliners knew they were headed for a chance to "run with the big dogs."
The Wildcats traveled to Stoneleigh-Burnham for a River Valley Athletic League match-up. The defending league champions, SBS, we're able to capitalize on some Dublin mistakes to earn the early season win.
Wes Strubbe, Riverside IL, made 9 saves in the loss. Dublin saw scoring from Stella Davis , Dublin NH '18 and Destiny Goncalves , Brockton MA '18 scored her first career goal.
In a defensive battle, Four Rivers constantly attacked the middle of the field. Late in the second half, this pressure resulted in a goal after a miscue from Dublin's defense. Dublin had good scoring chances for Will Boot , Larchmont NY; Fab Joseph , Easton PA; Ben Simon , New York NY; and Cam Harrington , Francestown NH, but unfortunately none found the back of the net.
Nate Gryczka , Keene NH had standout second half play. He was up and down the field from the defensive back position and never got caught off guard. Dublin's young players have shown poise in he early part of the season. Continuous growth from players like Will Boot; Quinn Wilson , Dublin NH; and Jaydon Belliveau-Ryan , Peterborough NH will be key to the team's future success.
The Rapid River off Lake Umbagog swirls clear in places, bright, hissing, misting against a bright blue Maine sky. A group of students and their leader scramble up the shore, life vests buckled, hands empty of the paddles they’ve been towing the last six hours. They watch the Class II+ Rapids rush, their eyes wide. A few are eager to float feet-first down the rapids, and one follows, curious.
Moments before, we would have found faculty leader Katie Curtis and three students talking about how to safely ride the rapids. Two students would have barely been able to wait to jump in, but the last one would have paused.
That third student would have turned to Ms. Curtis, saying,“I don’t know that I’m ready to do that. I don’t know if I’m comfortable.”
Ms. Curtis would have smiled and asked “Can you come up with us to just see? Just check it out?”
When Ryan Hyde, Hollis NH was six or seven years old his favorite thing to do was visit the local fire station, where the firemen would allow him to put on their helmets and take him on short rides on the firetrucks. He dreamed of someday becoming a fireman and driving the big truck himself.
As he got older, new dreams emerged that replaced those of his childhood. Fate would reawaken his original passion however.
Dublin dominated play, scoring the first three goals, on the way to a 4-1 victory. Returning seniors Cameron Harrington , Francestown NH; Joey Hynes , Dover MA; and, Geoff Erickson , Concord NH, showed tremendous leadership on the field, especially in regards to defense. The offensive star was Fabryce "Fab" Joseph , Easton PA, who scored each of the four Dublin goals.
New team members Jaydon Belliveau-Ryan , Peterborough NH; Will Boot , Larchmont NY; Conrad Lee , Keene NH; and Jacob Horowitz , Bethesda MD all had incredible first games for Dublin.
On the second day of their season Sailors were greeted with a treat from Mother Nature: a warm, dark and stormy strong-wind afternoon! The coaches took the novice sailors in the motor boats to watch and learn as their experienced team mates handled their boats nearby fully hiked-out and at high speeds.
On Sunday, September 11, 2016, Dublin School celebrated its opening of school with its 81st Convocation ceremony. With 158 students (including one who arrived that day from Quebec, Canada) and over 60 faculty and staff in attendance, Dublin opened the year in grand and eloquent style.
Sandy Eneguess has joined Dublin School as its Head Alpine Ski Coach. Sandy, a native of Peterborough, started skiing at age three. He started skiing on the Peterborough high school ski team as a 7th grader through a special exception. At age 15 he also began competing in canoeing and kayaking placing in the top three in the US Nationals in three different canoeing events.
In 1979, he turned ski professional and raced on the American Pro Ski Tour throughout the US, Canada and Europe. He began coaching while still racing with Lathrop ski camps and the Norwegian Development team.
Denis Maguire is a mathematics major from Bowdoin College and teaches AP Calculus AB, Theoretical Algebra II, and Statistics at Dublin. But he has a secret life outside of the classroom, playing high level Ultimate for a newly formed Boston based club - “Dig”. Maguire was a multi-sport athlete in high school, but discovered his love for Ultimate playing for Bowdoin. He captained the Bowdoin team which went to Nationals his senior year and received First-Team All-Region honors his senior year
There is no academic skill more central to success in high school and beyond than reading. Yet it is a very hard skill to teach systematically. Last year, I asked the English Department what they would most want me to tell students about how to become better readers. All three of them, Nicole Sintetos, Alex Scalfano, and Rachael Jennings, answered in unison: “Tell them to annotate!”
The Girls Soccer team opened the 2016 season at home against River Valley Athletic League opponent The Academy at Charlemont. Despite having had just a couple of practices, the team quickly adjusted to a live game situation and set a moderate pace of play on the pitch.
The Wildcats maintained possession of the ball throughout the match and were able to play consistently in the offensive zone. The Dublin fullbacks, McLaren Bristol , Greensboro NC '19, Clare Fowler , Greenwich NY '18, Lainey Burak , Acton MA '19 and Robyn McIntosh, Chelsea Quebec '18 proved to be a nearly impenetrable wall, holding their opponent to zero shots on goal.
Dublin scoring: Stella Davis , Dublin NH '18 (4G), Bette Imhoff , Dublin NH '18 (1G, 1A), Seo In Cho , Seoul South Korea '18 (1G)
The Boys and Girls Cross country teams were both victorious in the RVAL meet at Putney School.
Boys Top 5 Finishers
4. Calvin Bates , Dublin NH
5. William Stanhope , Nassau Bahamas
6. Ian Baker , Boston MA
9. George-Henry “GH" Werowinski , Acton MA
11. Harrison Atlas , Houston TX
Girls Top 5 Finishers
3. Lilly Bates , Dublin NH
4. Aggie Macy , Dublin NH
10. Rielly RJ Harrison , Dublin NH
11. Laura Hoffheimer , Peterborough NH
13. Brianna Moore , Irvington NJ