Fluctuating temperatures and rainy weather didn’t dampen community enthusiasm for D-E events, programs, and activities in the late winter and early spring. In the Lower School, students demonstrated their “100th Day” decorations and creations, and thrilled to the hatching of new chicks and ducklings in the Exploratorium. In the Middle School, students engaged in a thoughtful assembly hosted by the School’s Gay Straight Alliance club, and Project Based Learning (PBL) units in all disciplines immersed students in a refugee simulation on Graham Field, “Conservation Conversations,” and “MAD” (Making a Difference) presentations. In the Upper School, seniors’ Focus Projects presented intriguing questions, juniors met with dozens of college representatives during College Night, and all grades experienced memorable assembly programs featuring storytellers from The Moth, author Chinelo Okapanta, and more. The entire community came together for Health & Wellness Week and then the annual Spring Carnival and “D-E Fights Hunger” Food Packing Day, which this year also included a new STEM Festival complete with model rocket launching and “dry ice” ice cream making.