Daily Archives: May 31, 2017

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Arts Highlights

Posted: May 31, 2017

 All three divisions of the School celebrated the arts in distinctive ways in the late winter and early spring seasons. The Lower School (LS) embraced “The American Dream” with their annual Arts Festival, the fifth Grade persevered and performed their If It’s Broken, then Who Will Fix It?  original opera production, and LS students of…

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D-E Athletic Highlights: A Winter Wrap-Up

Posted: May 31, 2017

 Contributed by C. Christian Schmid and Greibin Agramonte Middle School The Girls MS Basketball team had a great season that included several notable highlights and firsts.  The team worked hard all season and dominated several rivals, showing particular strength and growth with speed, transition basketball and man-man defense.  Their final record was 10-6 and this…

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Gala Auction Dinner Dance 2017

Posted: May 31, 2017

Celebrating Children Inspiring Dreams was the theme for the 14th Annual Gala Auction Dinner Dance, held February 25, 2017.  The biennial event raised more than $250,000 and all proceeds are directed to the Faculty & Staff Fund, which helps to support training and professional development for D-E teachers in all three divisions of the School. …

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Sunaya DasGupta ’22 named Scholastic Kid Reporter 2017!

Posted: May 31, 2017

D-E Middle School student Sunaya DasGupta ’22 was chosen as one of the 39 Kid Reporters for Scholastics this year! Scholastic explains the process below: Scholastic News Kids Press Corps editors selected this year’s Kid Reporters after reviewing more than 300 entries. Applicants were required to submit a news report about their local community, ideas for…

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Project Cicero Collects, Contributes 40,000 Books

Posted: May 31, 2017

Photo on top: Project Cicero NNJ volunteers and organizers included from left Aidan Hunter ‘23, Dylan Goldman ‘19, Ezra Hunter ‘19, Ethan Hunter ‘18, Teddi Langbaum Hunter ‘87, Erica Beinhacker, Nina Backer, Jennifer Plotnick Backer ‘87, and Garrett Backer. Project Cicero Northern New Jersey (NNJ), celebrated its fifth year in operation this spring with its…

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D-E Robotics Competes in World Championships

Posted: May 31, 2017

D-E Robotics, which officially goes by the name of Team 0207 Critical Mass, achieved several new and notable accomplishments in their 2016-2017 competitive season, which began in September and concluded this spring. In February, the team traveled to Vermont for the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Vermont State Championship, where they placed 4th out of 32…

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Valentine’s Day Concert in NYC

Posted: May 31, 2017

A Valentine’s Day concert in the heart of New York City—featuring student musicians from the D-E Upper School and St. Dominic’s College (London, UK)—was a major highlight of the School’s performing arts offerings earlier this year. On February 14, the D-E Upper School (US) Orchestra, StringJam and US choral ensembles collaborated with the music ensembles…

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Night Vision

Posted: May 31, 2017

John Foy ’78 St. Augustine’s Press April 2017 In Night Vision, wars go on in the Middle East, violence is never far away, and the creatures of the field are “much the worse/for having been beneath the rotor blades.” Written in an uncluttered idiom, these poems, technically adept, play across a range of forms in…

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War Against War: The American Fight for Peace, 1914-1918

Posted: May 31, 2017

Michael Kazin ’66 Simon and Schuster February 2017 The untold story of the movement that came close to keeping the United States out of World War I. This book is about the Americans who tried to stop their nation from fighting in one of history’s most destructive wars and then were hounded by the government…

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