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Arts Highlights

 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

 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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Valentine’s Day Concert in NYC

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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Accolades for D-E’s Winter Athletes

The following student athletes were recognized by their coaches at the D-E Athletic Department’s Winter Teams Sports Banquet. WINTER TRACK Girls Most Improved: Viviana Torres ’17 Coaches’ Award: Julia McSpirit Beckett ’17 Most Valuable Athlete: Caroline Lee ’20 Boys Most Improved: Michael Guerriero ’17 Coaches’ Award: Alec Hoffman ’19 GIRLS BASKETBALL JV Team Coaches’ Award:…

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Swartley Art Gallery Showcases “Stay Gold” Alumni Art Exhibit

The month of April was made brighter when the Swartley Art Gallery showcased “Stay Gold” featuring the gorgeous works of alumna Christina May Ho ’11. Christina has received her B.F.A. and is currently finishing her master’s degree in public humanities at Brown University, where she has gained recognition for her artistic endeavor. For “Stay Gold,”…

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Enriching Our Community through Self-Expression

Embracing diversity is often viewed in terms of openness to people of various ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds and religious, political, and gender perspectives. However, truly creating an environment in which all individuals feel comfortable representing themselves openly and honestly means valuing many kinds of self-expression. At Dwight-Englewood School, we see this self-expression in students’…

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2016 Bulldog Classic raises $130K+!

Presented by The Grace & Mercy Foundation, the 20th annual Bulldog Classic was held at Montammy Golf Club in Alpine, raising an impressive $136,000 total for D-E student financial aid. Guests were served up a full day of tennis, yoga, and golf to support the D-E community, followed by an evening that was both inspiring…

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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…

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Kaboing! 50 Ideas that Will Springboard You to Academic Greatness

John Chuback ’87 Chuback Education 2015 Dr. John A. Chuback is an engaging, thought-provoking and innovative author, speaker, physician, and personal development philosopher. He has exhaustive knowledge of what it means to be truly committed to academic achievement. His formal didactic education spanned a period of 30 years and culminated in his double board certification in…

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D-E 360° Summer Connections 2016 Offers STEM Challenge

For the first time ever, D-E 360° Summer Connections (SC) had the opportunity to launch programs that leveraged the rich resources of the newly built Hajjar STEM Center. One such program was STEM Challenge. Featuring hands-on problem solving, logical reasoning, and teamwork, STEM Challenge brought nearly 70 SC campers in fifth through ninth grade together with teachers of computer science, art, and electronics to design original robotic creations that were “intended to execute a mission to collect scattered supplies on the surface of Mars.”

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Faculty, Staff & Trustee Dinner

In the final weeks of each school year, D-E faculty, staff and members of the Board of Trustees gather for a celebratory dinner to honor exceptional teaching, milestone years of service, and retirees. This year’s faculty honorees are featured here. Congratulations also to honored retiree and Director of the Office of MultiCultural Affairs Clinton Carbon,…

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Senior Focus Presentations

Each year in the weeks leading up to graduation, D-E is treated to a series of presentations given by students who elected to do an optional Senior Focus project. Open to all, the presentations are the culmination of each full-year, intensive project and are evaluated by a panel of professionals active in the relevant field…

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Project-Based Learning in the Middle School

There is a new initiative revitalizing teaching and learning in D-E’s Middle School—Project-Based Learning (PBL). In each discipline, students learn through projects that they themselves create with the guidance of their teachers, who provide broad questions as a starting point for inquiry. Each project evolves as students home in on what interests them most, learn…

Awards Abound for Upper School Student Athletes

Each season of Upper School sports at D-E concludes with a special banquet at which athletes and teams are honored & recognized by their coaches. The Spring Sports Banquet is particularly special as the end-of-year awards are also announced. Click here to download the names of our Spring 2016 season student athlete honorees. Click here to view the names of…

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