Monthly Archives: December 2016


Fall/Early Winter 2016 Performing & Visual Arts Highlights

The D-E Performing and Visual Arts Department presented several festivals, exhibits and concerts during the first few months of the 2016–17 academic year, demonstrating an impressive range of artistic endeavors at the School. Instrumental ensembles featured in performances included the Middle School African Drum ensembles, Middle and Upper School Handbells ensembles, the Middle and Upper…


Kraut Run Celebrates Kraut’s Legacy

“Kraut would be pleased.” “Kraut would be happy.” “Kraut would be proud.” These were among the sentiments expressed by many of the 400 attendees of the second annual “Kraut’s Running of the Bulldogs.” Held on Graham Field during a gorgeous, summer-like Saturday in late September, the Kraut Run this year featured both a new, competitive…


Upper School Athletics Highlights

By C. Christian Schmid, Athletic Director This fall season we had more than 200 students participating on Upper School teams, representing 42% of the US student body! This was also one of the most successful seasons in School history in terms of accolades, team performance, and recognition. Since adding girls volleyball to the athletic program…


Upper School Students “Showcase” Original Work

The D-E community was treated to a unique event in early December that promises to be a wonderful new tradition going forward. D-E Showcase, with leadership from faculty advisor Carla Moriarty, featured live performances of nearly all-original compositions and dances,  by D-E students, faculty/staff, and parents.  Highlights from Showcase included soulful solo guitar and piano-accompanied…


Athletics Highlights: League, County & State Honors

Girls Cross-Country North Jersey Interscholastic Conference, Patriot Division 2nd Team All-League: Danielle Zeller ’17 League Honorable Mention: Samantha Lovett ’18 League Honorable Mention: Laurie Savic ’18 Boys Cross-Country North Jersey Interscholastic Conference, Patriot Division 1st Team All-League: Jeremy Bronstein ’19 2nd Team All-League: Zane Diaz ’17 2nd Team All-League: Jason Finn ’18 2nd Team All-League:…


Seniors Receive National Merit Scholar Distinction

Seniors Noah Cantor ’17, Christine Chow ’17, Srikar Donepudi ’17, Noah Goldmann ’17, Timothy Holt ’17, Alana Jennis ’17, Nikhil Kokra ’17, Matthew Lee ’17, Christopher Liu ’17, Tarun Mandalapu ’17, Jeremiah Meier ’17, and Jacob Waxman ’17 were honored with a special morning snack and certificate ceremony in early October by D-E’s College Counseling…


Fostering Empathy & Kindness: “Responsive Classrooms” in our Lower School

This Morning Meeting—which has structure, predictability, social interaction, and expectations for behavior—is an element of Responsive Classroom®, an educational approach that has been shown by research to improve not only children’s social and emotional skills, attitudes, and behavior but also their academic performance. Developed over more than 20 years by the nonprofit Center for Responsive…


Matching Wits at Inaugural Chess Tournament

D-E 360° AfterCare & Enrichment (ACE) hosted its first-ever Academic Chess Tournament in early December. This Saturday morning event was open to chess players in grades K–5 from D-E as well as all area public and private schools, and was presented in collaboration with NYChessKids. Dr. Sherronda Brown, D-E 360° Director, explains, “Chess tournaments give…


Middle School Athletics Highlights

By Greibin Agramonte, Associate Athletic Director This fall season was one of transition for D-E Middle School athletics, which continues to evolve in a positive direction with our School culture. We had 110 student participants who improved their fundamental skills on the fields, courts, and courses. Middle School Principal Kathy Christoph joined an opportunity to…


D-E Debate brings series of awards home!

D-E Debate has had a series of successes thus far this academic year. The very first tournament resulted in a team sweep! In the speaker awards Sam Golub ’17 won first place, Jacob Waxman ’17 won second place, and Austin Metzger ’18 won third place. Sam and Jacob also won honors as the first place…

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