Upper School History teacher Alaina Lynn spent a weekend in St. Louis, MO, to attend the Organization of American Historians’ Annual Meeting last April, along with more than 1,400 other historians/teachers/professors.
Inspired in part by the exciting construction of the Hajjar STEM Center, the Young Visionaries architecture course this spring provided hands-on learning opportunities that involved students’ innovative and purposeful responses to real-world challenges and concepts in architecture and design.
D-E 360 ̊ was conceived to provide classes, workshops, and innovative avenues for learning beyond the school day for children, educators, and adult learners who may or may not already be a part of the D-E School community.
In early May, D-E second grade students donned hard hats, safety goggles, and neon T-shirts for a tour of the new Hajjar STEM Center construction site in honor of National Safety Week.
Vicki Solis’ Forensic Science class went on a field trip in April to the American Museum of Natural History’s Sackler Forensics Laboratory. The students played the role of “forensic anthropologists” and collected evidence (including DNA) from unidentified skeletal remains, attempting to make matches with missing persons data.
The yearlong series of “Road to Well-Being” speakers continued throughout the winter 2014 and early spring 2015, featuring panelists and individual guest speakers from our alumni body, as well as current and past parents.
In February, as part of Black History Month recognition by the State of New Jersey Legislature, Malachi Samedy ’22 was invited to address and perform for the New Jersey Senate and General Assembly.
Last summer, Lower School music teacher Mary Heveran combined a D-E professional development opportunity with realizing a lifelong dream: visiting places where classical music began — and to use what she saw and did to enrich her teaching.