Monthly Archives: October 2010

Our Dear Friend, Richard Jackson

The Field School is shaken this week by the news that Richard Jackson, Class of 2008, died over the weekend when he was hit by a car while walking.  This is a  tragedy, and we will miss everything that he … Continue reading

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Film Studies

Nigel Parkinson, Class of 1999, produced, co-wrote and directed a short film for the 24 Hours Film Race 2010 here in DC.  The Revenge of the Aspie won second place for the Audience Award.  Way to go, Nigel! The movie … Continue reading

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The Invested Type

Joe Finelli coached and taught at Field for five years and was Field’s Athletic Director from 2004–2007. Joe graduated from Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Hockey of Business in 2009, and now lives in Boston where he is working to grow … Continue reading

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History, Hands-on and “Most Likely to Succeed”

Last week, Field’s 11th grade was off on a classic Washington, DC, field trip.  The plan was to spend time down on the national mall, but the rain refused to cooperate.  This was no problem for Field School teachers and … Continue reading

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“Race to Nowhere” Revisited

Will Layman is the Director of Admissions at The Field School as well as a 20-year veteran Field teacher— I wrote here a few weeks ago about the two documentaries about education, Waiting for Superman and Race to Nowhere.  I … Continue reading

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At Field: The Song’s the Thing

Henry Van Dusen is a member of the Class of 2011. His brother David (’08) and his sister Ellen (’04) preceded him at Field. In addition to being a drummer for The Field School Jazz Ensemble, Henry is Vice President … Continue reading

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Sports and . . . Science?

P.J. Podesta teaches 9th grade history and Spanish at The Field School.  He also coaches the Field Junior Varsity Boys Soccer team.  This is his account of a recent victory by the team (its first of the regular season), written … Continue reading

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