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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…

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Project-Based Learning in the Middle School, According to Middle Schoolers

We’ve heard from the teachers about their PBL experience, so now it’s time to learn from the students themselves. We asked nine members of the Class of 2020 about their favorite PBL; the difference it made because they pursued a topic of interest rather than a one given to them; and one thing they learned about themselves and/or the world through PBL.

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Remembering Kraut

D-E legend Jerry “Kraut” Krauthamer passed away on November 3, leaving behind not only family members who are part of the D-E community, but also numerous colleagues, and legions of students he taught and athletes he coached.

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Alison Désir ’03: Finding Meaning on the Run

If you think that running is a solitary sport for grim, driven people, you need to meet Alison Désir ’03, the founder of Harlem Run running club that brings together dozens of people to take on the streets of Harlem a couple times a week.

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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…

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Dr. Oz Kicks Off “The Road to Well-Being” Speaker Series

Celebrated surgeon, media personality and D-E parent Dr. Mehmet Oz stopped by on Monday morning for a special assembly in the Large Gym of Modell’s Sports Complex to kick off D-E’s 2014-2015 School Speaker Series, “The Road to Well-Being.” Dr. Oz’s hour-long presentation on “Living the Good Life” urged students in grades 4 through 12, as well as the faculty, staff and parents in the audience, to make a positive impact on their health and outlook.

An all-school weekend snack pack drive, held prior to the annual Upper School Spring Carnival, was successful in producing nearly 1,000 packs for the Center for Food Action
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D-E Fights Hunger through Snack Packs

On April 26, “D-E Fights Hunger with Spring Carnival” took place, offering a new community service initiative, in conjunction with the Center for Food Action. In the three weeks leading up to the annual Student Government-sponsored carnival, food items were collected for the Weekend Snack Pack Drive, which provides children at risk of hunger in…

The Lower School Planeteers enjoyed gardening, plow horse grooming, and more on a special field trip to  the Pfeiffer Center in Chestnut Ridge, NY.
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Lower School Planeteers’ Trip to NY’s Pfeiffer Center

Contributed by Beth Lemire, Lower School Science Specialist The Planeteers is a small group of Lower School students with a special interest in the outdoors and want to explore more of it. Students who join this group need to be committed to and passionate about the earth and its beings. During meetings, they are educated…

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D-E MS Gets Messy While Going Green

Contributed by Tasha Urbanowski, Sixth Grade Dean D-E Composts! You may be wondering about the large green tumbler situated next to the exit gate by Schenck Auditorium – we haven’t placed trash bins is plain sight; we are being green, not trashy! This initiative, which now saves hundreds of pounds of food waste from landfill…

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2013 Diversity Conference

For the past 11 years, Dwight-Englewood has attended two annual diversity conferences hosted by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS): the People of Color Conference (PoCC) and the Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC). Led by Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs Clinton Carbon, a veteran participant of the program and one of the…

D-E students, teachers and even alumni joined together for a SpinAThon to fight diabetes, including  (back row): Math Department faculty member Joseph Iwanski; Jesse Rosenberg '16; Jake Rosenberg; Matthew Weksler '16; Ethan Weksler '18; and (front row):  Joseph Weksler.Nurit Chasman; Greg Rosenberg; Denise Friedman Rosenberg '85; Ally Rosenberg; and Julia Hollander Weksler '85.
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Sophomores Unite To Fight Type 1 Diabetes

A bake sale was held on April 4 to increase awareness of Type 1 Diabetes and raise money for the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI). Matthew Weksler ’16 and Jesse Rosenberg ’16, who organized and ran the bake sale, became involved in this cause after Jesse’s identical twin brother Jake was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes…

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FLIK Dining Service Serves Up New Deli Concept

In May, D-E’s FLIK Dining Service introduced a weekly deli theme, much to the delight of our Middle and Upper School students, faculty and staff (not to mention parent volunteers)!: Each month there are 4 themes- 1. NY Deli-pastrami, corned beef, swiss, coleslaw, Thousand Island dressing, and other toppings 2. Chipolte Deli-Grilled Chipolte Chicken, Black…

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