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Even with final exams this week, students in all three divisions are gaining valuable lessons from morning chapels.

In the Lower School on Wednesday, December 13, Teacher-Coach Phil Call asked a thought-provoking question: What does Jenga have to do with integrity? As students pondered, they watched new teachers play the game. They encouraged one another and didn't get angry when the pieces crashed down. Students took note. Afterward, one said the Jenga tower needs good structural integrity. Others said players have integrity when they show good sportsmanship, as the teachers did. A fun lesson learned!

Middle School on Wednesday watched as a group of students acted out the classic Shakespeare play A Midsummer Night's Dream. The comedy offered good laughs as students began to review for their finals, which take place over the next four days. 

Upper School on Wednesday received a treat as Piano Teacher Walter Noona, who has been at Norfolk Academy since 1974, performed. He performed three pieces with such precision that he received a standing ovation at the end. Mr. Noona will perform for the Middle School on Thursday.

On Friday, dancers from the Lower School will take to the stage as they perform during Upper School Chapel. This tradition is always popular with students as a break from exams. 

Middle School students acted out Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream on December 13, 2023.

Middle School students acted out Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream on December 13, 2023.

Teachers helping show a connection between integrity and Jenga during Lower School Chapel on December 13, 2023.

Teachers helping show a connection between integrity and Jenga during Lower School Chapel on December 13, 2023.

Piano teacher Walter Noona performs for Upper School on December 13, 2023.

Piano teacher Walter Noona performs for Upper School on December 13, 2023.

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