2014 was William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, and to celebrate, English chair Fred Daly challenged the entire D-E community to read all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays within the year. While 20 had signed up – 13 students, five faculty members and two alumni – only one of the students was able to conquer them all.
On Jan. 21, the D-E PA welcomed clinical psychologist and author Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair, who discussed the topic of “The Sustainable Family: Seven Principles for Strengthening Family Connections in the Digital Age.”
After scoring her 1,000 point in the girls’ varsity basketball season opener on Dec. 19, Stella Mayer ‘15 was named The Record’s High School Female Athlete of the Week on Jan. 20.
The D-E robotics team—known as Team 0207—hosted a regional robotics contest October 31 in the Hajjar Auditorium. Dubbed “The Northern Nightmare,” the event brought 11 high school robotics teams from northern New Jersey and beyond.
The 2014 season was possibly the very best fall season for sports in D-E’s entire 126-year history. It’s a great time to be a Bulldog! For current schedules of all D-E athletics teams’ games, visit www.d-e.org/athletics.
The fourth grade science classes and the Planeteers after-school science enrichment program took a learning adventure down the Hudson River in October. They went aboard the “Clearwater,” a replica of the sloops that sailed in the 18th and 19th centuries on the Hudson.
A new initiative—the result of a two-year study by D-E faculty and administrators about grading, assessments, and how to best provide children and their parents with appropriate feedback—crystallizes a culture of teaching and learning that is fully consistent with our mission.
Our “Third Graders Making a Difference” program this year is a great way to observe the School’s new “eight traits” initiative in action.