The February 23 edition of 60 Minutes will feature the last segment that Deerfield alumna and former Trustee Katy Textor Farmer '92 produced before her death on June 14, 2019: VISION OF MUSIC. The piece will be in the third slot on the broadcast and will be available online at 60Minutes.com. A digital companion piece will pay tribute to Katy and feature some behind-the-scenes footage of her and the production team on the shoot. Available on the 60 Minutes website and at 60MinutesOvertime.com.
On February 8, Joe Fernado ’15 signed as a shortstop with the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball and will report for the Padres training camp in Phoenix, AZ, next month. Read more on the Athletics homepage.»
Congratulations to Angela Osei-Ampadu ’21 who won the 2020 New England Girls Wrestling Championship to become the first female New England Champion in Deerfield history! Read the story from Head Coach Dan Houston on the Athletics homepage.»
There are three opportunities for the Deerfield community to see the show—no tickets necessary, and the running time is approximately 50 minutes. Please spread the word—friends are invited, and we would love to see your kiddies dressed as pirates!
Friday, February 21, @ 6:45 pm in the Black Box Theater, Hess Center for the Arts.
Saturday, February 22, @ 10:00 am and 2:00 pm in the Black Box Theater, Hess Center for the Arts (please note that our 10:00 am show is already in high demand, and we recommend the 2:00 pm show).
The Deerfield community congratulates Dr. Mark Ott on being appointed as the new Headmaster of The Windsor School, a boarding and day school in the Bahamas.
While at Deerfield, Mark served as Chair of the English Department and coached football, alpine skiing, basketball, and track, while serving in a broad range of areas of school leadership initiatives in academic affairs, curriculum design, admissions, and the recruitment and evaluation of faculty.
A life-long educator, Mark has taught across the world at several distinguished institutions, including Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire.
Kyra Kocis ’16, a senior at Georgetown University, has been awarded a Marshal Scholarship to study social research methods and urban planning in the United Kingdom this fall. She will pursue two master’s degrees in social science research and urban policy. Her research currently focuses on the social ramifications of technological modernization within the industrial textile cluster of hand block printers in Jaipur, India
Kocis worked as a research assistant for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Strengthening State Capacity to Deliver Public Goods for Health, Bihar, India” project, and has achieved several academic distinctions while at Georgetown, including the...
The sixth annual TEDxDeerfield will take place this Saturday, February 15, beginning at 3:30 pm. All talks are free and open to the public—please join us!
Former Deerfield Academy Wilson Fellow and author Jaed Coffin will visit campus on Tuesday, February 11 to read from his new book, Roughhouse Friday, and to meet with the Class of 2020 to talk about writing their Senior Meditations. Read a review of Roughhouse Friday on the Los Angeles Review of Books. »
The Deerfield community congratulates alumnus and the Academy’s current Assistant Head of School for Strategy and Planning David Thiel ’91 on being named Tilton School’s 27th Head of School! Tilton is a coed day and boarding school located in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Founded in 1845, Tilton’s mission is to challenge students to
Bill Creelman ’92 was featured on NPR’s podcast, How I Built This, recounting the road to success with Spindrift—a multi-million dollar beverage company that was born in his home kitchen. Cheers to Bill!
Samantha Barnes ‘98 was featured on the Today Show this morning to share how her company Raddish is inspiring kids in the kitchen with monthly cooking kits. A former school teacher, Samantha has been transforming children’s culinary education since 2006, when she founded Kitchen Kid—a culinary school for children in Los Angeles. Now her monthly subscription
Please join us on December 13, 2019 or January 20, 2020. RSVP by December 6.
Congratulations to the Deerfield football team on their 7th consecutive win to capture the 2019 NEPSAC Mike Silipo Bowl Championship!
Deerfield celebrated historic wins over longtime rival Choate Rosemary Hall this Saturday. With the support of family, friends, alumni/ae, and fellow students, Deerfield teams posted an overall record of 8 wins, 3 losses, and 1 tie—making this the most successful Choate Day in over a decade! Read more. »
On October 25, Deerfield welcomed Chairman D.S. Chen, his son Jack ’08, and family to campus for the dedication of the D.S. Chen Health and Wellness Center. View the photo gallery. »
Welcome to campus, families! View the weekend schedule. »
Please enjoy the latest edition of Little Brown House Review, now available on Issuu.com and on the Bulletin. An annual collection of some of the best writing at Deerfield, LBHR represents a year’s worth of students’ work. For some, this work is the culmination of their Deerfield Experiences, and for others, it marks the beginning of the journey.
Congratulations to William Kaelin P’11,’14, who was awarded a one-third share in the 2019 Nobel Prize for medical research for his work identifying how cells adapt to the availability of oxygen.
Roberto Powers ’71 visited Deerfield last week to accept the 2019 Heritage Award, which is presented annually to a Deerfield alumnus or alumna whose professional and personal achievements represent a special contribution to the betterment of society.
This past summer the Academy’s “community read” for students and employees featured not one but two books by award winning-authors: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi and The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien. Yesterday, Mr. O’Brien was on campus, where he enjoyed lunch with students, visited English classes, and gave a special reading from his new book, Dad's Maybe Book, to the entire community at an Academy event. View Photos of Tim O'Brien's visit. »