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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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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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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…

D-E Green: Sustainability News & Initiatives

Posted: May 30, 2017

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

Posted: April 25, 2016

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

Posted: March 25, 2016

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

Posted: April 25, 2016

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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Mindfulness Matters: D-E 360° Enrichment Session Challenges, Engages Students and Parents

Posted: March 25, 2016

A Mindfulness Forum Enrichment Session sponsored by D-E 360° was held in early March. “Offering a special session for both students and parents on mindfulness is a great example of how we can follow through on our school mission of ’life-long learning’—by paying attention to a person’s complete mindset,” notes Dr. Sherronda Brown, program director…

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Student-Led Edgewater Disaster Relief

Posted: February 28, 2015

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

Posted: December 15, 2014

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

Posted: December 15, 2014

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

Posted: December 15, 2014

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

Posted: November 5, 2014

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

Posted: October 31, 2014

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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