With family, friends, and alumni present, and just a bit of stormy weather, the Class of 2016 celebrated its Commencement on June 5. The day offered up both old and new D-E traditions: the ceremony as usual took place under the big white tent on Leggett Field, but new this year was the processional of the graduating class, faculty, and staff coming out of the Hajjar STEM Center to the ceremony.
For the first time ever, D-E 360° Summer Connections (SC) had the opportunity to launch programs that leveraged the rich resources of the newly built Hajjar STEM Center. One such program was STEM Challenge. Featuring hands-on problem solving, logical reasoning, and teamwork, STEM Challenge brought nearly 70 SC campers in fifth through ninth grade together with teachers of computer science, art, and electronics to design original robotic creations that were “intended to execute a mission to collect scattered supplies on the surface of Mars.”
In the final weeks of each school year, D-E faculty, staff and members of the Board of Trustees gather for a celebratory dinner to honor exceptional teaching, milestone years of service, and retirees. This year’s faculty honorees are featured here. Congratulations also to honored retiree and Director of the Office of MultiCultural Affairs Clinton Carbon,…
Special festivities for alumni celebrating milestone reunions this year—including those in their 50th, 35th, 25th, 10th, and 5th years since graduation—and special events dedicated to alumni awardees and those who have passed away were at the heart of the weekend of June 3 and 4 for alumni of the Dwight School, Englewood School for Boys,…
Between June and mid-August this year, D-E 360° Summer Connections (SC), an American Camp Association-accredited program, hosted more than 700 students from preschool through grade 12. Students from near (New Jersey and New York) and far (including China and Korea) came to the D-E campus for a “fun-tastic” summer experience.
Each year in the weeks leading up to graduation, D-E is treated to a series of presentations given by students who elected to do an optional Senior Focus project. Open to all, the presentations are the culmination of each full-year, intensive project and are evaluated by a panel of professionals active in the relevant field…
Culturally immersive service learning in Thailand and a music performance trip to the United Kingdom were just two of the exciting programs offered by D-E International to Upper School students this summer, creating meaningful memories for all the participants and providing new opportunities to follow through on the School’s mission to “make it better.”
D-E student and a Girl Scout, Ashely Crawley won the Gold Award for her project in the Girl Scouts. Ashely explains, “currently, I am finishing up my 11th year as a Girl Scout. The primary focus this year was my Gold Award. The Gold Award is the highest award a girl scout can achieve. My project was about raising awareness about the homeless veteran population.
Chemistry Olympics Team wins at the NJ Chemistry Olympics! (Contributed by Dr. Marco Pagnotta, D-E Science Department)
D-E Science Department teacher Dr. Marco Pagnotta shares the winning the experience of NJ Chemistry Olympics. Dr. Pagnotta says, “we have been doing NJ Chemistry Olympics for at least the last 20 years. I have been involved as a coach since about 2002.
D-E had a truly special event of hosting the Hiroshima survivor, Shigeko Sasamori to the campus. Behind this extraordinary talk was Erika Ogino ’16. Erika shares her behind the story. “Throughout my high school career, I have been involved in activities related to nuclear disarmament (I volunteered at the NGO on Disarmament, Peace, and Security), and for my senior year, I wanted to be able to bring my disarmament awareness work to school.”