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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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Upper School Fall Teams Summary

Posted: March 19, 2018

By C. Christian Schmid, Director of Athletics Girls’ Soccer The Girls’ Varsity Soccer Team had a great season this year. We had a talented group of returning seniors, including Captains Isabella Patino ’18 and Julietta Thron ’18. They both were influential in the success of the team, demonstrating their leadership at every practice and game….

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Middle School Fall Teams Summary

Posted: March 19, 2018

Girls’ MS Tennis By Coach Gautham Akula The best thing about the Fall 2017 season was that everyone played in every match, whether official or exhibition. We had a lot of team spirit and good parent involvement. The best match was our first, when we beat Saddle River Day 4-1. Emma Hazelton ’21 won a…

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Early Winter Athletics Team Standouts

Posted: March 19, 2018

Above: Jordan McKoy ’19 with his parents Vernon and Lisa McKoy In initial competitions, including the NJIC Championships, the Bergen County Championships and the State Indoor Track Relays held in mid-January at Toms River, the Bulldogs made major strides. Here are some examples: Jeremy Bronstein ’19 already known on the track for his dominating distance running with…

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D-E Green/Sustainability Programs

Posted: March 19, 2018

Our School Mission inspires community members to “meet the challenges of a changing world and make it better.” The D-E gardens, particularly the Netty Coyte Teaching Garden adjacent to the Upper School parking lot on the eastern border of the campus, is a wonderful visible manifestation of that phrase. Through all four seasons, garden initiatives…

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String Society Welcomes Project Trio to Summer 2018 Program

Posted: March 19, 2018

String Society, a D-E 360° Summer Connections program for “exceptional string musicians,” will partner with the critically acclaimed Project Trio in 2018. Project Trio will work with students in small ensembles and will be the featured guest performer in the Grand Finale Concert scheduled for Friday, June 29. Featuring beatboxing utist Greg Patillo, double-bassist Peter…

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Swartley Gallery Welcomes Artists Springer, Stein, and D-E Alumna Giancarlo ’10

Posted: March 19, 2018

D-E’s Swartley Gallery fall and winter exhibits have included works by a caricature master, a jazz singer and painter, and a multimedia artist who is a D-E graduate. Painter and caricature artist Dan Springer was featured in “Concept & Character,” an exhibit in October of both conceptual acrylic paintings and sophisticated caricature work. The faces…

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Romeo and Juliet: A Shakespeare Classic Set in Hajjar STEM Center

Posted: March 19, 2018

D-E Performing Arts Department’s version of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet performed in November to two sold-out audiences. The production, staged in Hajjar STEM Center for a new twist on the tragic classic, included performances by D-E student and faculty actors. Supplementing the production were pre-recorded video clips of D-E math and science teachers reciting Shakespeare…

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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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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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Accolades for D-E’s Winter Athletes

Posted: May 31, 2017

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

Posted: May 30, 2017

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

Posted: May 30, 2017

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+!

Posted: September 30, 2016

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

Posted: December 23, 2016

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

Posted: December 22, 2016

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

Posted: September 13, 2016

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

Posted: September 13, 2016

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

Posted: September 13, 2016

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

Posted: May 29, 2016

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…

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