“Fake News” Explored in Leggett Umpleby Lecture 2018

Posted: March 16, 2018

“Before the outpouring of cable news or the internet, the national networks of NBC, ABC, and CBS attempted to do the news without a partisan bias because they wanted to keep their audiences from changing the channel. Now cable networks are creating niche audiences and tailoring the programming so people do change the channel to…

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Spring 2017 Season: Athletics Team Highlights

Posted: September 20, 2017

Middle School Contributed by Greibin Agramonte, MS Athletics Director D-E Boys Middle School Tennis had a record of 3-6, but Coaches Peter Waltman and Liz Traub both considered the season a success in that the players uniformly “were hardworking, displayed a positive attitude, were responsive to our teaching, and consistently fun to be around.” The…

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Fall 2017 D-E Green/Sustainability Updates

Posted: November 1, 2017

ANNUAL FALL GARDEN WORK DAY By Tasha Urbanowski, Sixth Grade Dean Volunteer parents and garden club students from Middle and Upper School pitched in to help put the Garden to bed for the winter at the annual fall garden work day. Many thanks to all, and to Sue Evans for organizing and providing the fabulous and…

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Spring 2017 Season: Arts Highlights

Posted: September 20, 2017

Within our visual arts exhibit spaces and on our performing arts stages, D-E students’ exceptional artistic endeavors were evident at the close of the 2016-17 academic year. Lower School students showcased Shakespeare in dramatic fashion and those who are involved in the LS string ensemble program capably kicked off the annual Orchestra Extravaganza concert. Upper…

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D-E International Trips 2017 Build Cultural Awareness

Posted: September 20, 2017

D-E International, a program facilitated by D-E 360° Summer Connections, bid “bon voyage” to students traveling this summer on three trips to three continents: an immersion into the culture, history, geology, and ecosystems of Ecuador; a trekking adventure in Norway; and a service learning project and cultural exploration in Tanzania. Ecuador The D-E International trip…

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Faculty, Staff and Trustees Dinner 2017

Posted: September 20, 2017

As is D-E School tradition, the annual Faculty, Staff and Trustees Dinner, held in late May, recognized outstanding teaching leadership, celebrated those individuals retiring from the School, and honored the newest member of the School’s Trustee Emeriti. Below is a description of the awards given during the event and the 2017 honorees.  Ellie and Dick…

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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…

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