Birth of the Steele Boathouse

Our new crew home is finished. The Steele Boathouse was built this winter on beautiful Thorndike Pond. We have built this in a partnership with Camp Wanocksett, a Boyscout camp that has been nestled between Mt. Monadnock and Thorndike Pond since 1924.

We are thrilled to finally have a facility that reflects the nationally recognized success of our crew program and can't wait to fill it with endurance athletes.

Authentic Voices - A Reflection on the NH Writing Awards by Head of School - Brad Bates

Authentic Voices - A Reflection on the NH Writing Awards by Head of School - Brad Bates

Over the long WinterFest Weekend word began trickling in from near and far that our students were receiving an unprecedented level of recognition for their writing from the New Hampshire State Art and Writing Awards. Each year the state receives hundreds of submissions from both independent and public schools around the state and each year they give five top "American Voices" awards to students from the state. Last year we were blown away when two of our students won statewide American Voices Awards, and we just learned that Maggie Ferguson and Will Arment won two more this year! Our little Dublin and our wonderful students and teachers have won 40% of the top writing awards in the state over the last two years! And these essays are read "blindly" by a panel of judges. Wow!

Girls Varsity Basketball #1 Seed in End-of-Season NEPSAC Championships

The Girls' Varsity Basketball team concluded a successful season as the number 1 seed in Class E of the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council annual tournament.  It was a season of firsts, beating a number of teams from much larger schools and competing against some of the best programs in New England. This is the first time Dublin has been in the tournament, and the girls worked very hard all season against some very talented teams in order to achieve their results.

Off to the Himalayas

Off to the Himalayas

Fresh from three days of final exams, a NEPSAC play-off win, and the anticipation leading up to the expedition our group entered the terminal at Logan Airport tired, but enthusiastic about what lay ahead.  Maybe too enthusiastic.  We gathered after checking in, before the security check point, and took count.  “Where is Hope?”  “Bathroom?” She was nowhere to be found.  We proceeded through security and as everyone was slipping on their shoes and belts Jay caught up with Hope at the gate, “Where have you guys been?” she asked. First lesson learned. We found a sandwich shop in our terminal and enjoyed our “last meal,” at least of the American type, and prepared for departure.  After months of planning, preparation and anticipation here we were.  India or bust!

Dance Trip to the National High School Dance Festival

Immediately following winter term exams, members of Dublin’s Dance Ensemble boarded a plane to Pittsburgh, PA to attend the National High School Dance Festival, hosted this year by Point Park University. Accompanied by dance instructor Jenny Foreman and three current parents, the eight dancers joined more than 1300 other high school dancers from around the nation, many of whom attend performing arts high schools, to engage in classes and view performances.

Calvin Bates qualifies for Nordic Junior Nationals

Calvin Bates qualifies for Nordic Junior Nationals

Dublin School junior Calvin Bates qualified for the New England U18 team heading to Cable, Wisconsin in March to compete in the US Junior National Cross Country Skiing Championships. Bates  qualified after finishing in the top 6 in New England in the U18 category after skiing in eight Eastern Cup qualifying races. Bates was a first alternate last year and qualified as a U16 in 2014.

Urinetown

From Wednesday, February 17th through Sunday, February 21st, the cast and crew of Urinetown: the Musical poured energy, humor, and passion into this year’s Arts performance. Though the students and faculty and staff members have been building, learning, singing, choreographing, restructuring, relearning, rehearsing, and imagining together for many weeks, the show had been missing one ingredient: a full house.

In the past week, the cast and crew finally greeted enthusiastic and impressed audiences. The show was packed with perfect comedic pauses, incredibly intensive vocal work, fun and energized dance numbers, beautiful costumes, and important lighting and sound effects that transformed songs, moods, and, as it so happens, deaths.