Archive for Month “December 1969”

Dunham Senior Named National Hispanic Scholar

Jessica Pastor Named National Hispanic Scholar. Dunham is pleased to announce that the College Board has named Jessica Pastor a National Hispanic Scholar based on her junior year PSAT score.  The National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP) identifies academically outstanding Hispanic/Latino high school students. Each year, the NHRP honors approximately 5,000 of [...]

Michelle Pricer Named Director of Enrollment Management

The Dunham School is proud to announce that Michelle Pricer has been named Director of Enrollment Management, effective June 1, 2017. She succeeds Linda Spear, who is retiring after 30 years of dedicated and faithful service to The Dunham School. In her new role, Michelle will manage all facets of [...]

Donald Tabb Presented With PAIDEIA Award

Rev. Donald Tabb, Pastor Emeritus of The Chapel On The Campus and one of the founders of The Dunham School, has been recognized by PAIDEIA, Inc. for his vision and role in the formation and continuing support of the School  since its inception. Head of School Steve Eagleton presented Rev [...]

Raveena Vij Wins NJHS Outstanding Achievement Award

Eighth grader Raveena Vij has received the National Junior Honor Society’s Outstanding Achievement Award.  Raveena is the first Dunham student to receive this national award. She has been an NJHS member since the sixth grade, currently serving as president of the Dunham chapter.  This annual award recognizes 500 exceptional NJHS [...]

Amanda McIlwain Named Director of Upper School

The Dunham School is proud to announce that Amanda McIlwain has been named Upper School Director, effective June 1, 2017. In this role, Amanda will oversee all Upper School academic and co-curricular programs and activities involving students, families, faculty, and staff. As part of our senior leadership team, she will [...]

Christi Pafford Receives Excellence in Teaching Award

The Dunham School is proud to announce that kindergarten teacher Christi Pafford has received the Excellence in Teaching in Graduate Teacher Education from the Department of Teaching Leadership and Counseling at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, La. Christi recently completed her master’s degree and was recognized at commencement as the [...]

Lisa Stilley Named 2017 Liz Peters Master Teacher

The Dunham School is proud to announce that Pre-K3 teacher Lisa Stilley is the recipient of the 2017 Master Teacher Award. Ms. Stilley received her award during our commencement exercises on May 20, 2017. The Liz Peters Master Teacher Endowment was established in 2008 to provide supplemental income for teachers [...]

Dunham Lady Tigers Named to All-District Team

Dunham Athletics is proud to announce that the following five Lady Tigers have been named to the LHSSA 8-2A All-District Softball Team: 1st TeamKatie Day '18Kelsey Day '18Arrington Holmes '19 Second TeamAli Brady '18Annie Hodges '20 Congratulations, ladies. We are proud of you.

Ethan Coles ’20 Graduates from Renowned Aviation Program

Ethan Coles ’20 recently attended Aviation Challenge - Mach III at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala. The weeklong educational program promotes science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), while training students and adults with hands-on activities and missions based on teamwork, leadership, and problem solving.   The Aviation [...]

Ashley Baxter D'Aubin Joins Admissions Team

Ashley Baxter D’Aubin ’10 has joined The Dunham School as Associate Admissions Officer. In this role, Ashley will serve as the first point of contact for prospective families. She will work closely with Director of Enrollment Management Michelle Pricer and provide critical day-to-day support for the Admissions Office by coordinating tours [...]

Dunham Tigers Named to All-District Baseball Team

Congratulations to these Dunham Tigers who were named to the LHSAA District 8-2A First Team All-District Baseball Team:  Utility - Hartman Holmes (Sr.) Pitcher - Ryan Erwin (Sr.) Outfield - Erik Simien (Sr.) Utility - Nick Harris (Jr.) Utility - Austin Richard (So.) Infield - Reed Godbery (So.)

Tiger QB Mike Williams Profiled in The Advocate

As Tiger QB Mike "Big Cat" Williams prepares for his senior season, he doesn't want to think about his football future at the next level just yet. But he knows that time is coming soon. Enjoy William Weathers' recent Advocate article that highlights Williams' remarkable skill.

Kelly DeRossette Joins Advancement Team

The Dunham School welcomes Kelly DeRossette as Director of Annual Giving and Constituent Relations. In this role, Kelly will manage the Dunham Annual Giving Campaign, recruit and direct an active volunteer base for fundraising events such as Jubilee and Carnival, and serve as liaison for the school's volunteer organizations, including the [...]

Dunham Golfers Named to All-Metro Team

Congratulations to the following Dunham Tigers who were named to The Advocate's All-Metro Golf Team this week.  Ryan Dupuy '21Chris Haaga '18 Read the full article here. Ryan Dupuy '21 Chris Haaga '18

Dunham Athletics to Host Fall Youth Day

Tiger Athletics Youth Day Date: Saturday, August 12thTime: 9:15-11:30 amLocation: Dunham Middle School GymAttire: Athletic Clothes; Tennis ShoesCost: FREE  This free event is open for all Dunham Lower School Students. Participants will have the chance to meet, spend time with, and learn basic fundamental skills from the athletes and coaches [...]

Dunham Athletics Helps Make Dreams Come True

Dunham Athletics raised just under $2,000 for Dreams Come True of Louisiana at their annual Dunham Dodgeball Tournament.  Dreams Come True impacts families of young kids who may not make it past their youth,” Coach Neil Weiner said. “For our kids who are healthy, active and blessed, playing to help [...]

Annual Giving Kicks Off 2017-2018 Campaign

Dunham 2017-2018 Annual Giving Campaign Parent Chairs Melissa and Blair Gremillion share why they choose to support Dunham in a campaign video recently released by the School. The Gremillion’s also   encourage other parents to invest in excellence through 100 percent parent participation in this year's campaign. “Annual Giving is [...]

Abraham Wallace '14:'Business Decision' Takes Him to Texas Tech

Dunham alum Abraham Wallace '14 spent three years at LSU chasing his football dream. After graduating early with a business degree in August 2017, he found himself at a crossroads. With two years of eligibility remaining, Abraham felt the best opportunity for his future lay 11 hours  to the west [...]

Dunham Takes 43-3 Win Over St. Michael

Treylan Mouton leads early barrage that gives Dunham a 43-3 win over 4A St. Michael at Woodlawn Thursday night.  For the second consecutive week, playing a higher-classification team posed little problem for Dunham. And especially for running back Treylan Mouton. The Class 2A Tigers scored two touchdowns and a [...]

Dunham Introduces 2017 Homecoming Court

The Dunham School is pleased to introduce its 2017 Homecoming Court. These 12 young women, elected by their classmates, will reign over the school’s Homecoming festivities later this month.  Representing their classmates as members of the 2017 Homecoming Court are freshman maids Suzie Fagan and Ainsley Jarreau; sophomore maids Ella [...]

Innovation Night Provides STEM-Focused Fun

“Everything begins with an idea.” This concept provides the foundation for Dunham’s first Lower School “Innovation Night,” Thursday, September 21, hosted by the Technology Center and open to Dunham parents and students (grades PK-4). “At Innovation Night, Dunham parents will get a glimpse of what students do in the Innovation [...]
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Late heroics lift Dunham to a 21-18 win

For a game that was delayed nearly two hours by inclement weather, The Dunham School and Port Allen put on quite a show that carried late into the night. Because of the late-game heroics of two of top performers in District 7-2A, the Tigers survived both the elements and a [...]

Rosemary Watson '14 Helps Those With No Voice To Find Their Own

"My whole family is deaf."   So begins the story shared by Baylor senior and Dunham alum Rosemary Watson '14 in the #BearsofBaylor, featured on the university's website. Rosemary's unique family dynamic greatly impacted her choice of college major and has given her a passion to help those who feel [...]

NJHS Chapter Elects New Officers

NJHS officers for 2017-2018 include Kari Johnson '23, Lex Landreneau '22 & Patrick Murphy '22 The Dunham chapter of the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) recently elected new officers for the 2017-2018 school year. New officers include Lex Landreneau ‘22, president; Patrick Murphy ‘22, vice-president and Kari Johnson ’23, secretary.  [...]

Seniors Receive National Merit Recognition

The Dunham School is pleased to announce that seniors Ana Luisa Rodriguez and Anna Claire Saffell have been named  National Merit Commended students by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation in recognition of their outstanding academic promise.  Ana Luisa, daughter of Dr. Ricardo and Tess Rodriguez, has been a student at [...]

Middle School Mathletes Make It Count

The Dunham Middle School Mathletes made every answer count, winning top awards in every category at the Junior High Math Tournament held Saturday, October 7 at Comeaux High School in Lafayette. “It was great watching the support and encouragement the students gave to each other,” said Sheri Goings, Dunham [...]

Dunham Fine Arts Presents Lion King Jr.

Join Simba, Pumbaa, Timon and all their friends from the Pridelands for an afternoon of  "Hakuna Matata" when The Dunham School presents The Lion King Jr. on Sunday, November 12 at the Brown-Holt Chapel Arts Center on the Dunham campus.  This 60 minute musical adaptation of the Disney film, The [...]

Lady Tigers Win 2017 Sportsmanship Award

The Dunham School is proud to announce that our Lady Tigers volleyball team has received the 2017 LHSAA Division V Sportsmanship Award from the Capital City Board of Volleyball Officials (CCBVO). The Lady Tigers, along with Head Coach Donna Pixley, Assistant Coach Nicole Callac, and Assistant Coach Brent Shelton, will be [...]

Proud to Be Dunham's Queen

Queen Maci Jackson '18, 2017 Homecoming Queen and her court (Photo by SteveJohnson) As a junior last year, Maci Jackson ’18 walked across the Dunham football field on her father’s arm without a hint of nerves, then stood smiling and calmly awaiting the announcement of the 2016 Homecoming Queen. This [...]

Dunham One Step Closer to District 7-2A Title

Should The Dunham School follow through in two weeks with only the school’s second district championship — and first in 24 years — the Tigers will look back favorably on Friday’s 17-14 District 7-2A victory over Northeast. The Tigers (7-1, 4-0) set up a potential winner-take-all contest at home against [...]

Open Houses Showcase All That Dunham Offers

The Dunham School is hosting two October Open House events, designed to allow parents to see the campus, meet and visit with school administrators and, most importantly, see faculty and students at work in the classroom.  “We don’t want to tell prospective parents about The Dunham School. We want [...]

Ana Rodriguez ‘18 Named National Hispanic Scholar

The Dunham School is pleased to announce that senior Ana Rodriguez has been named  a National Hispanic Scholar by the College Board.  “I feel honored to be named a National Hispanic Scholar and am thankful for the opportunities that might result from this honor,” Ana said. “I’m also tremendously grateful [...]

Dunham Men's Club to Host Steak Night

The Dunham Men's Club will host Steak Night at 6:30 pm on Thursday, November 9, at the University Club Grill, 15333 Memorial Tower Drive.  All men in the Dunham community are invited to come enjoy food and fellowship. The cost for Men’s Club Members is $35; cost for non-members is $50.  [...]

Lady Tigers Head Into Playoffs As District Co-Champs

Congratulations to our Lady Tigers volleyball team on last night’s 26-24, 23-25, 25-18, 25-15 win over Episcopal. The Lady Tigers, coached by Donna Pixley and assistant coaches Nicole Callac and Brent Shelton, now head into the November state playoffs as District V Co-Champions.    The Lady Tigers, recipients of the 2017 CCBVO [...]

Harshi Rachamallu '18 Receives Outstanding Volunteer Award

Congratulations to Harshi Rachamallu '18 who has been selected to receive one of the 2017 Outstanding High School Volunteer Student Awards, given by the Greater Baton Rouge StateFair. Harsh, nominated by the Upper School administration based on her volunteer activities in and out of school, will receive a $50 [...]

Caroline Latuso '22 Performs All State Honor Choir

 Eighth grader Caroline Latuso auditioned and was selected to participate in the Louisiana American Choral Directors Association's All State Honor Choir October 27-28, 2017. Along with several other talented vocalists from around the state, she had the opportunity to work with renowned choir clinician Christy Elsner from Kansas City [...]

7th Grader Hannah Grace Erikson Takes Second Overall in Student Art Show

Congratulations to 7th grader Hannah Grace Erikson, who placed second overall in the Middle School division of the annual Kiwanis Pancake Festival Student Art Contest and received an award of $100.00.  Hannah was not the only talented Tiger artist who gained recognition for their work in the student art show [...]
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Dunham Opens Volleyball Playoffs With Sweep

From Advocate Sports Writer Charles Salzer: A first-year sophomore and a fifth-year senior led the way Tuesday evening as the Dunham School opened up the LHSAA Division V volleyball playoffs with a 3-0 win over West St. John. Photo by Advocate photographer Hilary Scheinuk Janai Stevens, a middle blocker who [...]

Lower School Scholastic Book Fair November 13-16

Excitement is building for our Lower School Scholastic Book Fair to be held the week of November 13-16. Many volunteers are still needed on most days, particularly for Family Night on Tuesday, November 14, from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm.  Please click here or email Pam Fletcher to sign up. Online ordering [...]

Dunham Tops Episcopal to Clinch District 7-2A Title

From Advocate writer Charles Salzer:   Advocate photo by David Normand The Dunham School used all facets of its team to stymie Episcopal’s high-powered offense Friday night. The Tigers offense played keep away, holding on to the football for more than 27 minutes. Defensively, Dunham held Episcopal in check most [...]

Tiger QB Mike Williams WBRZ Fans' Choice

From WBRZ's Mike Gaither: At 6-foot-2 and 260 pounds, Dunham senior quarterback Mike Williams is a freight train to bring down. "When there's a big collision, he always gets up smiling and laughing about," said head coach Neil Wiener. I think it's fun for him." Williams isn't your typical size quarterback [...]

Dunham Cup Golf Classic Raises $7,500 for Alumni Association

Dunham parent Blake Whittle and golf partner Drew Alleman captured the now-coveted Dunham Cup as winners of the annual Dunham Cup Golf Classic, co-hosted by the Alumni Association and Pawbackers at the Santa Maria Golf Course earlier this fall.  Dunham Cup winners Blake Whittle and Drew Alleman Tournament organizer Matt [...]

Dunham Students Win National Essay Contest

The Dunham School is pleased to announce that two Dunham students, sister and brother Katherine and Joshua Harris, have been named national winners in the 2017 Future of Technology Summit Essay Competition. Sixth-grader Katherine (Katie) won first place in the elementary division, and eighth-grader Joshua received honorable mention in the [...]

Dunham Recognized As Apple Distinguished School for Sixth Time

We are thrilled to announce that The Dunham School has been named an Apple Distinguished School for the sixth time!  Apple Distinguished Schools are centers of innovation, leadership, and educational excellence that inspire creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking and have documented results of academic accomplishment. For Apple to continually recognize Dunham as a technology leader is an extreme honor and is [...]

Dunham Mathletes Take First in Episcopal Tournament

Dunham Mathletes made every answer count, piling up the points to win the 1st Place Sweepstakes Award at  the recent Episcopal Math Tournament.   Competing against students representing 24 different schools, the Dunham Mathletes earned the most cumulative points in Division 2. This is only the second competition for [...]

Dunham Choirs to Perform at Holiday Lights

The Dunham Upper School Choir and Tiger Chorus will perform in Baton Rouge General's Holiday Lights Family Night on Thursday, November 30 at 6 pm. The Dunham community is invited to come out and watch as Baton Rouge General lights up Bluebonnet for the holidays. This event is sure to get [...]

Student Holiday Food Drive Exceeds Expectations

The annual Holiday Food Drive sponsored by the Dunham chapters of the National Junior Honor Society and National Honor Society far exceeded collections from previous years.  The Holiday Food Drive benefits The Shepherd’s Pantry, a food bank that serves those in need living in the 70810 zip code. This year [...]

Stellar Season Yields All District Honors for Tigers

Oh, what a season! The Tigers marched undefeated in district play (6-0) to capture the school’s first District Championship since 1993, then battled their way to the Division III quarterfinals before ending the season with a 9-2 record overall.  As a result of a great team effort and stellar individual [...]

Oddyst Walker, Jordan Wright Lift Dunham Over Cavaliers

Junior Jordan Wright is lauded as perhaps the state's top 2019 prospect but Oddyst Walker is every bit as important to Dunham's success as a team. The 6-foot-2 guard proved his worth Tuesday against De La Salle scoring 18 points with Wright on the bench for much of the matchup [...]

State of the School Address Scheduled for January 11

State of the School AddressThursday, January 11, 20186:30-7:30 pmBrown-Holt Chapel Arts Center The Dunham community is invited to join Head of School Steve Eagleton for the annual State of the School Address where he will share news and highlights from the current school year, as well as exciting plans [...]