Making It Better

D-E Green: Sustainability News & Initiatives

Consistent with D-E’s mission to “meet the challenges of a changing world and make it better,” students and faculty/staff from all three divisions of the School participated earlier this spring in the annual Green Cup Challenge and supported D-E’s garden and greenhouse resources, learning new skills and concepts and helping others in the process. D-E…

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Third Graders Making a Difference: Giving the Gift of Music

When First Presbyterian Church of Englewood had a huge fire on March 22, the smoke damage extended to FPPK, the church’s preschool and kindergarten. D-E Lower School’s third grade students then decided to donate music instruments through their yearlong service learning project, Third Graders Making a Difference.

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Project Cicero Book Drive 2016 Collects 2,000 Books

Between February 29 and March 11, Dwight-Englewood School collected more the 20 boxes—some 2,000 books—as part of a fourth annual book drive for Project Cicero Northern New Jersey, an organization that provides new and gently used books to local schools. Caroline Lobel ’18 and Ethan Hunter ’18 spearheaded D-E’s efforts. Many volunteers helped by putting…

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AIDS Awareness Hosts Banquet

D-E’s AIDS Awareness club hosted a fundraising banquet on March 2. Two of the event’s co-organizers, Harrison Platt ’17 and Sophia Kim ’16, acted as emcees for the night, which featured music from Tim Holt ’17, Julia Braverman ’17, and Amanda Haroutunian ’17, who performed individually and then sang together. The set included “Hollow” by…

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Student-Led Edgewater Disaster Relief

Upper School student clubs CODES (Community Outreach for Dwight-Englewood School) and HOPE (Helping Out People Everywhere) co-led an Edgewater Disaster Relief Donations Drive that was organized to assist family victims of the fire at the Avalon apartment complex in Edgewater on January 21.

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D-E Garden Project Work Day

From 2 to 6 pm on a chilly Nov. 13, Middle School students and parents of the DIG (Dwight-Englewood in the Garden) class joined members of the new Parents’ Association volunteer group D-E Garden Project for the group’s first Work Day. Their focus – the Lower School (LS) Garden’s beds.

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CODES Continues Traditions

Contributed by CODES co-leaders Matthew Waltman ‘16 and Olivia D’Alessandro ‘15 It’s only three months since school began, but CODES (Community Outreach at Dwight-Englewood School) has already had a productive run of events, from tutoring to club traditions like decorating the Children’s Ward of Englewood Hospital for Halloween. GET (Grieco Elementary Tutoring) is in its second…

A Q&A with Sean Larry Stevens ‘06

The Bulldog Classic always features an alumni speaker who was a financial aid recipient and student athlete while at D-E. This year it was Sean Larry Stevens ’06, an Englewood native who broke School records as a cross country and track runner. How would you characterize your D-E experience? At first, attending Dwight-Englewood was not…

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Third Graders Making a Difference

Third grade teachers Ms. Blaustein and Miss Sussmann have developed a community service program called “Third Graders Making a Difference.” This is a year-long program that engages students in actively caring for members of the local and global community.

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Seniors Take a Service Day

Contributed by Upper School Principal Joe Algrant On a day when most of the Upper School students were taking standardized tests, the Class of 2015 was off campus working in the service of others. The class divided into groups for the morning and participated in one of four projects at four different venues: interacting with…

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Marching for Climate Change

A couple of our students and faculty (and even alumni) participated in the People’s Climate March in midtown Manhattan on Sunday, Sept. 21. It was a major event, organized by a coalition of environmental groups including 350.org (whose founder, Bill McKibben, is one of the best known climate activists in the world and stood for a photo with Environmental Club Co-President Clement Wong ‘15), with an attendance estimated at 300,000 – 400,000.

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