1. Saturday, May 15, 2021

    1. Fields Sprayed

      Please be aware that local farmers have begun spraying their fields. For the next few days, everyone should avoid the Small Loop (aka the farmers’ loop) behind the track as well as the potato fields near the South Division playing fields next to the river. Thank you.
  2. Friday, May 14, 2021

    1. TEDx Saturday Night

      A reminder: TEDxDeerfield is Saturday night, starting at 6pm.  
    2. Class of 2021 Ties

      The senior ties are ready for distribution. We delivered pre-orders to dorms this afternoon. If you didn’t pre-order a tie, you can still order one online for pick up or dorm delivery. Or you can stop by the Athletic Store Mon-Fri from 10 am – 5 pm to purchase yours. There are long ties and […]
    3. Arabic Calligraphy Workshop

      Hussein Al Azat, Syrian Arabic calligrapher, will be giving an hour and a half workshop on Arabic Calligraphy, forms, history and kinds.
    4. Arabic Flavors for the Palate and the Ears

      Enjoy tonight’s dinner from 5:00 – 7:00 pm in the Dining Hall. The Arabic cuisine is vast and full of a wide variety of flavors! Make sure to stop and read the dish names prepared for you by “Ya Hala.” “Ya Hala” will also be playing Arabic music throughout the whole dinner time! Enjoy it! […]
    5. Wajda: Arabic Film Tonight

      Join us at the Garonzik tonight at 8:30 pm to watch a compelling story film: Wajda. There will be some mint tea and Arabic dessert to take home!
    6. Prom Posters in the iLab

      The iLab has everything you need to make a simple poster: poster board, markers, colorful paper, etc. We even have ArtBins you can check out to make a poster in your room. Please clean up after yourself and observe the 6-person limit in the iLab at all times.
    7. Volunteer for TEDxDeerfieldAcademy!

      Sign up to be a volunteer during the TEDxDeerfieldAcademy event and receive a free T-Shirt!
    8. Apply to be on the CSGC Board during the 2021-22 School Year!

      Applications are due THIS SUNDAY, May 16. Click for more info.
    9. Mark Chung’21 – Visual Arts Co-curricular

  3. Thursday, May 13, 2021

    1. TEDxDeerfieldAcademy is Saturday, May 15

      TEDxDeerfield Academy will be hosted in the Hess Concert Hall on May 15!
    2. ThankView-a-thon Student Volunteers Needed!

      Student volunteers needed to assist with a ThankView-a-thon for Deerfield’s Annual Fund. Wear your Deerfield gear and record a video message for a list of alumni donors. Video messages needed by Friday, May 21. All volunteers will receive a Feed! Sign-up link and more info. in the post.
    3. Wyatt Browne Wins Karinne Heise Nature Writing Contest

      The English Department congratulates Wyatt Browne ’22 on his tremendous poem, “Murmuration.” This piece will be published in next year’s edition of The Little Brown House Review. Please enjoy Wyatt’s poem.  
    4. Tonight @7:30pm The Door to Door Podcast featuring Chenelle Jones ’19

      Hear Chenelle's path since Deerfield on the DA Radio, with Billy Kitchel '22 and Stella Kerwin Derrick '23.
    5. Important Information for Students Registered for Digital AP Exams

      We are less than a month away from the end of Spring Term and the start of digital AP Exams. Please read this post that details how to prepare for your AP Exams during June. Some of the steps should be completed NOW.
    6. iLab Class: Make an LED Lamp

      Want to design an LED lamp for your dorm? Use high-quality materials to customize your own lamp in less than two hours this Sunday. No experience is necessary; simply show up with your computer and enthusiasm and walk out with your own lamp like the one pictured! Class is taught by Thomas Harrick (‘23) and assisted by M. Hayes-Golding. Reserve your spot by completing this 5-second sign up form: https://forms.gle/BddozFefm1a4rwGs5 We’ll meet 2-4pm in the Innovation Lab on the bottom floor of the Boyden Library. Bring your computer and wear closed-toe shoes.
  4. Wednesday, May 12, 2021

    1. Please Return ITS’ Equipment Before you head Home

      A REMINDER FROM THE ITS HELP DESK - Please make sure you return all items borrowed from ITS back to the ITS Help Desk no later than Friday May 28th at 4:00pm.  All cameras, tripods, chargers, adapters, iPads, MacBook loaners or anything else you may have borrowed must be returned before leaving campus.  If you have a special circumstance please reach out to us at helpdesk@deerfield.edu or (413)774-1444.  Thank you and have a great summer!
    2. Elsa Marrian’21 – Post AP Studio Art

      Self-portrait inspired by the artist Chuck Close.
    3. The Door to Door Podcast featuring Chenelle Jones ’19 this Thursday @7:30pm

      Join Billy Kitchel ’22 and Stella Kerwin Derrick ’23 on The Door to Door Podcast featuring Chenelle Jones ’19 this Thursday @ 7:30pm on the DA Radio. Chenelle Jones ’19 is a rising junior at Northeastern University studying Health Sciences and Psychology on the Pre-medical track. She is currently on co-op as a Medical Assistant […]
    4. New iDeAs Blog Post

      Dr. Hills has written a new blog post. Please take a moment to read it.
  5. Tuesday, May 11, 2021

    1. The Deerfield Forum

      In 2016, Deerfield’s Vision—as described in our Strategic Plan for Inclusion—stated in part: “Diverse perspectives fuel creative and innovative thinking and build empathy and consideration.” Next year, as a way of encouraging schoolwide discussion and ensuring “diverse perspectives” on issues of contemporary urgency, we will fully institutionalize the “Deerfield Forum,” which was first proposed to provide regular, sustained, and, in some instances, required opportunities for listening and conversation among the student body. The Forum will model scholarly and civic engagement; and, by staging conversations among scholars, professionals, and civic leaders, promote constructive dialogue and active open-mindedness—long a defining feature of Deerfield’s intellectual culture. In support of the Deerfield Forum, we will appoint an external advisory board that will include distinguished alumni, trustees, faculty, staff, and students drawn from all facets of the Deerfield community. (Excerpt from Dr. John P.N. Austin’s "2020 - 2021 Action Plan to Strengthen Equity, Inclusion, and Campus Culture.")
    2. Slam the Door on Cancer T-Shirts

      On this Saturday, May 15th, the baseball and softball teams will be taking on Cushing in a cancer awareness game—specifically with a lens on childhood cancer—represented with the color gold/yellow. There will be ways to educate yourself and get involved at the game! Come out and support the teams for a great cause. #SlamTheDoor
    3. Required Junior Meeting: College Advising “Summer Send-off”

      Class of 2022: Please mark your calendars for a required (and guaranteed helpful) meeting hosted by the College Advising Office during ‘Y’ Block (2:50-3:35 PM) on Tuesday May 18. At this meeting, we will go over important next steps and tips as you plan for a productive summer and successful college process. We look forward to seeing you soon!
  6. Monday, May 10, 2021

    1. Ninth- and Tenth-Graders: Apply to be a RSP Proctor

      I’m excited to announce the return of the Rising Scholars Program in August, 2021!   RSP is a pre-orientation program that runs from Thursday morning, August 26, to Monday morning, August 30. Proctor orientation will begin midday on Wednesday, August 25. RSP introduces students to academic, social, and cocurricular life at Deerfield and provides a select […]
    2. News from the Campus Stores

      Congratulations to Ella Hynds, Stella Kerwin Derrick, Oscar Depp and Millie Gu, winners of the Campus Stores Deerfield Trivia last week. They were randomly selected from those who knew that the first student newspaper was called The Pocumtuck, originating in April 1921. Check out this week’s trivia page to see a photo of that inaugural […]

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