Articles by DaYoung Jung


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Robotics Teams on a Roll

Posted: March 16, 2018

Last year D-E’s varsity robotics squad, Critical Mass 0207, competed in the FIRST Tech Challenge World Championship. That level of success has inspired not only Critical Mass but also D-E’s other two other robotics teams, Absolute Zero and Quantum Smashers, to aim high for the 2017-18 school year. All are off to a great start…

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Spirit Week 2017

Posted: March 20, 2018

By Fiona Cohen ’19 D-E students reveled in an extra special Spirit Week this year, one that involved both fun competition and fundraising for an international aid organization with far-reaching impact. All three divisions of the School participated in events to support the work of Save the Children. Spirit Week Chair Emily Nebens ’19 rallied…

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For the Love of Kraut

Posted: March 19, 2018

Above: Hanging out with Kraut (cut-out) after their tag-team FunRun are Debbie Satnick P ’11, ’13, ’16; Fred Daly; and Tara Satnick ’16. The 3rd annual Kraut’s Running of the Bulldogs, held this year in early October, attracted dozens of runners and walkers representing D-E students, parents, faculty/staff, coaches, and, of course, alumni of athletics teams…

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Jamming in the City

Posted: March 19, 2018

D-E’s Upper School ensemble StringJam traveled to Carnegie Hall’s Resnick Education Wing for a master class/workshop in January with the acclaimed quartet Ensemble Connect. StringJam Director and D-E Music Department faculty member Annaliesa Place commented, “This was a wonderful opportunity for our StringJam musicians to learn about the art of playing  chamber music, and how…

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Fifth Graders Explore “The Best Part of Me”

Posted: March 20, 2018

In an effort to promote self-confidence, self-awareness, and ultimately foster empathy, the teachers in Grade 5 used The Best Part of Me, a book by award-winning photographer and educator Wendy Ewald, to drive a story-sharing project this past fall. Through striking black and white photography of children and compelling related writings, The Best Part of…

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Students Attend National Diversity Conference

Posted: March 20, 2018

The People of Color Conference (PoCC) for faculty and staff and the Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC) for students, sponsored by the National Association for Independent Schools (NAIS), brought nearly 6,000 attendees to Anaheim, CA, November 30-December 2. Among them were students, faculty, and staff from D-E who were excited to explore this year’s theme,…

Lower Schoolers Explore the Story of the Hudson River and Their Role as Earth’s Stewards

Posted: March 20, 2018

The Lower School’s Hudson River Project for second, third, and fourth graders is an exciting place-based approach to learning developed by science teacher Elizabeth “Beth” Lemire. It is also an interdisciplinary curriculum that uses Native American storytelling and storytelling through music to cultivate students’ sense of identity and relationship with nature. …they will be both…

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Middle School Explores “Humans of D-E”

Posted: March 20, 2018

Humans of New York is the brainchild of photojournalist Brandon Stanton, who set out to photograph New Yorkers on the street and “create an exhaustive catalog of the city’s inhabitants,” a project that has evolved into a blockbuster blog, two bestselling books, and a phenomenon in which mere strangers on the street become real people…

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Grade 9 “Identity” Seminar

Posted: March 20, 2018

The first semester Grade 9 Seminar at D-E is designed to help orient students to life in the Upper School. This year the seminar focused on exploring the concept of identity within a diverse community, and it relied heavily on students feeling comfortable enough to share their own stories—even when the discussion topics were difficult….

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D-E Marks MLK Day 2018

Posted: March 20, 2018

The School honored the legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., this year through a traditional assembly program for students and service day open to all D-E families. A powerful song sung by Britney Jara ’19 kicked off the January 11 Upper School MLK Assembly, which provided ample opportunities for students to celebrate…

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