A couple of our students and faculty (and even alumni) participated in the People’s Climate March in midtown Manhattan on Sunday, Sept. 21. It was a major event, organized by a coalition of environmental groups including 350.org (whose founder, Bill McKibben, is one of the best known climate activists in the world and stood for a photo with Environmental Club Co-President Clement Wong ‘15), with an attendance estimated at 300,000 – 400,000.
Karen “O” Orzolek ’96
In an artist’s statement about this album, Karen O writes, “When I was 27, I crushed a lot. I wasn’t sure I’d ever fall in love again. These songs were written and recorded in private around this time. They are the soundtrack to what was an ever continuing LOVE CRUSADE. I hope they keep you company on yours.”
Dwight-Englewood School is now in its fifth year of participation with the Center for the Study of Boys’ and Girls’ Lives (CSBGL). This year, there are twelve students enrolled in the Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR) class where Upper School students are instructed in qualitative research techniques to design a project focused on upper school life; exploring data to study; and make conclusions as to how we can best create a better upper school environment.
Late last spring, deputies from the New York City Department of Education asked early childhood professors at Bank Street College to create a Universal Preschool (UPK) institute, in order to provide professional development (PD) for the nearly 2,000 teachers hired to fulfill Mayor de Blasio’s UPK promise.
The Boys’ cross country team opened the season by defeating Secaucus and Saddle Brook on Sept. 10. The team continued their undefeated league competitions streak from last season. Ryan Semsel ‘15 took first overall in a time that raised him to number 5 all time for Dwight-Englewood runners. He shares the time of 17:50 with Jon Woolley ’87. Tara Satnick ‘16 took second place in the girls’ race with a time that raises her to number 2 all time.
In mid-September, members of the Teens Connecting Communities (TCC) club finished packing 100 backpacks in preparation for their annual visit to PS 5 in Paterson, N.J.
“Are you happy????” is the question Head of School Dr. Rodney De Jarnett asked the entire Dwight-Englewood (D-E) school body at the start of the 2014-2015 Welcome Assembly, an annual tradition where all three divisions gather in the Large Gym of D-E’s Modell’s Sports Complex to kick off the school year. Happiness and well-being will be a prevalent theme throughout the academic year, as “happiness comes first,” according to Dr. De Jarnett.