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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….

ESB ’65

Posted: March 20, 2018

  In March 2018, President Donald Trump appointed  Lawrence Kudlow ESB ’65, a 2015 D-E Distinguished Alumni Award honoree, to be the Director of the National Economic Council.

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Commencement 2017

Posted: September 20, 2017

On Sunday, June 4, 120 seniors from the Class of 2017 were awarded their diplomas by Head of School Dr. Rodney V. De Jarnett, Upper School Principal Joseph Algrant, Board of Trustees President Matthew Golub and Class of 2017 Dean Brendan McGrail. The ceremony took place at 10:00 a.m. on Leggett Field, adjacent to the…

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Reunion 2017

Posted: September 20, 2017

Alumni from the Dwight School, the Englewood School for Boys (ESB), and Dwight-Englewood School also gathered during this celebratory weekend for Reunion 2017, to reconnect with classmates, and alumni being honored, and to remember Frimi Sagan, a beloved faculty member who passed away earlier this year (click here to read). The evening of Friday, June…

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Remembering Frimi Sagan

Posted: September 20, 2017

The D-E community gathered during Reunion weekend to remember the life of beloved English teacher Frimi Sagan, who passed away December 28, 2016.  A memorial service in Hajjar Auditorium was filled to capacity with members of Frimi’s family, alumni, current and former faculty and staff, and friends.  After brief welcome remarks by Head of School…

D-E 360° Summer Connections 2017

Posted: September 20, 2017

For six weeks in late June through early August, the D-E 360° Summer Connections (SC) 2017 day camp program hosted more than 900 students from Bergen County, the greater New York City metro area, and around the world including the United Kingdom, China, and Korea. The American Camp Association-accredited program has developed a reputation as…

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String Society 10th Anniversary Year

Posted: September 20, 2017

D-E 360° Summer Connections kicked off Summer 2017 with style when String Society celebrated its 10th anniversary year in operation. String Society (SS) is an “Immersive” course that offers exceptional string students the chance to explore gems of the string orchestra repertoire while being introduced to music by living composers. “String Society is a great…

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Dwight-Englewood Honors Alumni Awardees 2017

Posted: May 30, 2017

Distinguished Alumni: 2017 Honorees The Distinguished Alumni Award was established in 1997 to pay special tribute to alumni of the Dwight School, the Englewood School for Boys, and the Dwight-Englewood School. The award is presented for exemplary professional and/or volunteer accomplishments. It honors alumni whose achievements deserve special recognition by the School and by fellow…

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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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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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Matching Wits at Inaugural Chess Tournament

Posted: December 23, 2016

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…

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The 2016 Alumni Reunion

Posted: September 13, 2016

Special festivities for alumni celebrating milestone reunions this year—including those in their 50th, 35th, 25th, 10th, and 5th years since graduation—and special events dedicated to alumni awardees and those who have passed away were at the heart of the weekend of June 3 and 4 for alumni of the Dwight School, Englewood School for Boys,…

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Auction Gala Dinner Dance 2015: Reach for the Stars

Posted: April 30, 2015

The 2015 Auction Gala Dinner Dance for Dwight-Englewood School took place on February 28
 at The Rockleigh country club in Rockleigh, NJ. As is tradition, the fundraiser for the School’s Faculty and Staff Development Fund also honored a few of D-E’s exceptional teachers and staff members. Special Events Director Bea Movsesian stated, “We chose the…

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