D-E’s Health and Wellness Team—composed of several Middle and Upper School Physical Education faculty—hosted the first-ever Wellness Week January 4 to 8 as a way to get the students and faculty excited about coming back to school after the long holiday break.
The yearlong series of “Road to Well-Being” speakers continued throughout the winter 2014 and early spring 2015, featuring panelists and individual guest speakers from our alumni body, as well as current and past parents.
Award-winning poet Joshua Bennett performed at both the Middle and Upper School assemblies on February 19 as part of The Road to Well-Being Speaker Series.
On February 10, three D-E alumni in the medical, health and nutrition professions were featured in this evening Road to Well-Being Speaker Series event centered on the topic of how to feel good both inside and out – tackling, in particular, just how stress and anxiety affect one’s skin, body, mind, and overall well-being.
On Jan. 21, the D-E PA welcomed clinical psychologist and author Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair, who discussed the topic of “The Sustainable Family: Seven Principles for Strengthening Family Connections in the Digital Age.”
A new initiative—the result of a two-year study by D-E faculty and administrators about grading, assessments, and how to best provide children and their parents with appropriate feedback—crystallizes a culture of teaching and learning that is fully consistent with our mission.
Our “Third Graders Making a Difference” program this year is a great way to observe the School’s new “eight traits” initiative in action.
Before sharing more specifics of D-E’s new “traits” initiative, Head of School Dr. Rodney De Jarnett encourages you to think for a moment about the first day that your child(ren) came into your life.
Do you connect with your family, friends, yourself and the world? And no, not by text or email, Facebook or LinkedIn – in person, over the home phone, surrounded by nature… This was the message that Dr. Sayantani DasGupta delivered to the 4th through 12th grades in two assemblies on Oct. 30 as part of the 2014-2015 “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.