1. D-E 360° View – Summer Notes Edition 7/26/2019
  2. D-E 360° View – Summer Notes Edition 7/19/2019
  3. D-E 360° View – Summer Notes Edition 7/12/2019
  4. Nurse’s Office Update
  5. D-E 360° View – Summer Notes Edition 7/3/2019
  6. Eileen Feikens Appointed Dean of College Counseling
  7. D-E 360° View – Summer Notes Edition 6/28/2019
  8. Rock Out the Summer
  9. Second Grade Garden Store
  10. Village Project Construction Update – June 2019
  11. Summer Connections Countdown
  12. Discoveries & Adventures Open Doors to New Worlds
  13. Summer “Immersives” Provide Deep Dive Learning
  14. D-E 360° View: Summer Notes Edition
  15. Missing Health Forms?!
  16. An Alumni Profile: Aaron Dworkin ’93 
  17. Embracing Diversity
  18. Alumni Challenge: THANK YOU
  19. Class of 2018 “Gifts” New Patio
  20. Motherhood My Way: Becoming a Single Mother By Choice
  21. The Waiting Game: Finding Purpose in the Midst of Your Storms
  22. Cracked Open
  23. The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library
  24. “Feeling the Vibes”
  25. Seasonal Scenes
  26. Dwight-Englewood Honors
  27. League, County, & State Honors
  28. Winter Sports Highlights
  29. Faculty Endeavors
  30. LIVE at D-E
  31. David & Lisa Fall Play
  32. Swartley Series Showcases Alumni and Visiting Artists
  33. Appreciating the Arts
  34. String Society 2018
  35. STEM Institute 2018
  36. “LEARNING BOLDLY” with D-E 360° Summer Connections
  37. Legacy Families 2018-2019
  38. A Glorious Evening at Gloria Crest
  39. Bulldog Classic 2018 Highlights
  40. Reunion 2018
  41. ALEXANDRA PAPPAS ’20
  42. Isabelle Pappas ’20
  43. Caroline Lee ’20
  44. Kenneth Yan ’19
  45. Lilly Trentacosta ’23
  46. Cameron Janssens ’19
  47. Riley Levine ’20
  48. Adia Guthrie ’21
  49. Allison “Ally” Raphael ’21
  50. Madison Gagnon ’19
  51. Linda Chen ’19
  52. Ryan Rodgers ’19
  53. Jordan McKoy ’19
  54. About the Village Project
  55. Middle School Construction: September 2018 – March 2019
  56. The Village Project: Middle School Building Construction Update (Beam Signing and Installation 4/12/2019)
  57. BREAKING GROUND FOR THE NEW MIDDLE SCHOOL: PROGRESS TOWARD THE VISION OF THE VILLAGE PROJECT
  58. A Message from “Dr. D.”
  59. Join Us in July! Moulin Rouge on Broadway
  60. 2019-20 Volunteer Opportunities: Sign-Up Today!
  61. Exam and End-of-Year Schedule
  62. From Joe Algrant, US Principal
  63. “Resetting Your Parenting Patterns: a Workshop to Help Re-Build Healthy Parent/Child Relationships”
  64. Message from Jonathan Davis, MS Principal
  65. Change in the College Office
  66. Orientation to the Sixth Grade
  67. SAVE THE DATE FOR THE BULLDOG BASH!
  68. MLK Day: Food Drive (Still!) Underway
  69. “Tech Dependence: Turned On / Tuned Out” Feb. 21 Parent Ed. Evening Event with John Kriger
  70. Winter 2019 (date TBD): PA welcomes John Kriger, best-selling author, “Tuned On and Tuned Out”
  71. “PEP” Evening Event on Resilience/Self-Reliance
  72. Timothy Shoemaker, Substance Abuse Educator: Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019
  73. Deborah Roffman Workshop Follow-Ups
  74. Commencement 2018
  75. Spirit Week 2017
  76. Jamming in the City
  77. Fifth Graders Explore “The Best Part of Me”
  78. Students Attend National Diversity Conference
  79. Lower Schoolers Explore the Story of the Hudson River and Their Role as Earth’s Stewards
  80. Middle School Explores “Humans of D-E”
  81. Grade 9 “Identity” Seminar
  82. D-E Marks MLK Day 2018
  83. Upper School Fall Teams Summary
  84. Middle School Fall Teams Summary
  85. Early Winter Athletics Team Standouts
  86. D-E Green/Sustainability Programs
  87. Chess Masters at Play with D-E 360° ACE (Aftercare & Enrichment)
  88. String Society Welcomes Project Trio to Summer 2018 Program
  89. Arts Highlights Winter 2017
  90. Swartley Gallery Welcomes Artists Springer, Stein, and D-E Alumna Giancarlo ’10
  91. Romeo and Juliet: A Shakespeare Classic Set in Hajjar STEM Center
  92. Artistic Faculty Endeavors
  93. Myrna B. Sherman Gym Dedication
  94. ESB ’65
  95. Alumni and Community Happenings
  96. The Mapmaker’s Daughter
  97. Big Impact: Insights & Stories from America’s Non-Profit Leaders
  98. Danger Signs! Contraindications and Proper Applications of Spinal Manipulation
  99. Experiences of Women of Color in an Elite US Public School
  100. African American History Day by Day: A Reference Guide to Events
  101. African American-Latino Relations in the 21st Century
  102. Night Vision
  103. War Against War: The American Fight for Peace, 1914-1918
  104. The Empire’s Ghost: A Novel
  105. Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court
  106. Namaste Mumbai
  107. A Concise Guide to Mastering the Medical School Interview
  108. Appetites: A Cookbook
  109. JFK and the Reagan Revolution: A Secret History of American Prosperity
  110. Neuroradiology: The Requisites, 4th Edition
  111. Class
  112. The Happy Cook: 125 Recipes for Eating Every Day Like It’s the Weekend
  113. Round Trip (Music CD)
  114. Diamonds in the Dirt (Music CD)
  115. Sunday Bolero (Music CD)
  116. Local Glories: Opera Houses on Main Street, Where Art and Community Meet
  117. Leave this Song Behind: Teen Poetry at its Best
  118. Drop the Act, It’s Exhausting!
  119. Black Rainbow
  120. The Short Side of Paradise – A Memoir
  121. Blood in the Lake
  122. Live from Crush Palace (Music CD)
  123. Blood in the Cane Field
  124. Star of David
  125. Family (Music CD)
  126. Ozone Journal
  127. Vise and Shadow: Essays on the Lyric Imagination, Poetry, Art and Culture
  128. The Brooklyn Cowgirl Rides Again (Music CD)
  129. Dwight-Englewood School: Celebrating Our Story
  130. Freeing the Light Within: A Guide to Radiance Practice
  131. Relish: An Adventure in Food Style, and Everyday Fun
  132. There Was a Little Girl: The Real Story of My Mother and Me
  133. Crush Songs
  134. Push Dick’s Button: A Conversation on Skating from a Good Part of the Last Century–and a Little Tomfoolery
  135. I Love Those Earrings: A Popular History from Ancient to Modern
  136. Put It In Perspective: A Teen’s Guide to Sanity
  137. Bookends: Stories Of Love, Loss, And Renewal
  138. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking
Friday, August 23, 2019
  1. D-E 360° View – Summer Notes Edition 7/26/2019
  2. D-E 360° View – Summer Notes Edition 7/19/2019
  3. D-E 360° View – Summer Notes Edition 7/12/2019
  4. Nurse’s Office Update
  5. D-E 360° View – Summer Notes Edition 7/3/2019
  6. Eileen Feikens Appointed Dean of College Counseling
  7. D-E 360° View – Summer Notes Edition 6/28/2019
  8. Rock Out the Summer
  9. Second Grade Garden Store
  10. Village Project Construction Update – June 2019
  11. Summer Connections Countdown
  12. Discoveries & Adventures Open Doors to New Worlds
  13. Summer “Immersives” Provide Deep Dive Learning
  14. D-E 360° View: Summer Notes Edition
  15. Missing Health Forms?!
  16. An Alumni Profile: Aaron Dworkin ’93 
  17. Embracing Diversity
  18. Alumni Challenge: THANK YOU
  19. Class of 2018 “Gifts” New Patio
  20. Motherhood My Way: Becoming a Single Mother By Choice
  21. The Waiting Game: Finding Purpose in the Midst of Your Storms
  22. Cracked Open
  23. The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library
  24. “Feeling the Vibes”
  25. Seasonal Scenes
  26. Dwight-Englewood Honors
  27. League, County, & State Honors
  28. Winter Sports Highlights
  29. Faculty Endeavors
  30. LIVE at D-E
  31. David & Lisa Fall Play
  32. Swartley Series Showcases Alumni and Visiting Artists
  33. Appreciating the Arts
  34. String Society 2018
  35. STEM Institute 2018
  36. “LEARNING BOLDLY” with D-E 360° Summer Connections
  37. Legacy Families 2018-2019
  38. A Glorious Evening at Gloria Crest
  39. Bulldog Classic 2018 Highlights
  40. Reunion 2018
  41. ALEXANDRA PAPPAS ’20
  42. Isabelle Pappas ’20
  43. Caroline Lee ’20
  44. Kenneth Yan ’19
  45. Lilly Trentacosta ’23
  46. Cameron Janssens ’19
  47. Riley Levine ’20
  48. Adia Guthrie ’21
  49. Allison “Ally” Raphael ’21
  50. Madison Gagnon ’19
  51. Linda Chen ’19
  52. Ryan Rodgers ’19
  53. Jordan McKoy ’19
  54. About the Village Project
  55. Middle School Construction: September 2018 – March 2019
  56. The Village Project: Middle School Building Construction Update (Beam Signing and Installation 4/12/2019)
  57. BREAKING GROUND FOR THE NEW MIDDLE SCHOOL: PROGRESS TOWARD THE VISION OF THE VILLAGE PROJECT
  58. A Message from “Dr. D.”
  59. Join Us in July! Moulin Rouge on Broadway
  60. 2019-20 Volunteer Opportunities: Sign-Up Today!
  61. Exam and End-of-Year Schedule
  62. From Joe Algrant, US Principal
  63. “Resetting Your Parenting Patterns: a Workshop to Help Re-Build Healthy Parent/Child Relationships”
  64. Message from Jonathan Davis, MS Principal
  65. Change in the College Office
  66. Orientation to the Sixth Grade
  67. SAVE THE DATE FOR THE BULLDOG BASH!
  68. MLK Day: Food Drive (Still!) Underway
  69. “Tech Dependence: Turned On / Tuned Out” Feb. 21 Parent Ed. Evening Event with John Kriger
  70. Winter 2019 (date TBD): PA welcomes John Kriger, best-selling author, “Tuned On and Tuned Out”
  71. “PEP” Evening Event on Resilience/Self-Reliance
  72. Timothy Shoemaker, Substance Abuse Educator: Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019
  73. Deborah Roffman Workshop Follow-Ups
  74. Commencement 2018
  75. Spirit Week 2017
  76. Jamming in the City
  77. Fifth Graders Explore “The Best Part of Me”
  78. Students Attend National Diversity Conference
  79. Lower Schoolers Explore the Story of the Hudson River and Their Role as Earth’s Stewards
  80. Middle School Explores “Humans of D-E”
  81. Grade 9 “Identity” Seminar
  82. D-E Marks MLK Day 2018
  83. Upper School Fall Teams Summary
  84. Middle School Fall Teams Summary
  85. Early Winter Athletics Team Standouts
  86. D-E Green/Sustainability Programs
  87. Chess Masters at Play with D-E 360° ACE (Aftercare & Enrichment)
  88. String Society Welcomes Project Trio to Summer 2018 Program
  89. Arts Highlights Winter 2017
  90. Swartley Gallery Welcomes Artists Springer, Stein, and D-E Alumna Giancarlo ’10
  91. Romeo and Juliet: A Shakespeare Classic Set in Hajjar STEM Center
  92. Artistic Faculty Endeavors
  93. Myrna B. Sherman Gym Dedication
  94. ESB ’65
  95. Alumni and Community Happenings
  96. The Mapmaker’s Daughter
  97. Big Impact: Insights & Stories from America’s Non-Profit Leaders
  98. Danger Signs! Contraindications and Proper Applications of Spinal Manipulation
  99. Experiences of Women of Color in an Elite US Public School
  100. African American History Day by Day: A Reference Guide to Events
  101. African American-Latino Relations in the 21st Century
  102. Night Vision
  103. War Against War: The American Fight for Peace, 1914-1918
  104. The Empire’s Ghost: A Novel
  105. Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court
  106. Namaste Mumbai
  107. A Concise Guide to Mastering the Medical School Interview
  108. Appetites: A Cookbook
  109. JFK and the Reagan Revolution: A Secret History of American Prosperity
  110. Neuroradiology: The Requisites, 4th Edition
  111. Class
  112. The Happy Cook: 125 Recipes for Eating Every Day Like It’s the Weekend
  113. Round Trip (Music CD)
  114. Diamonds in the Dirt (Music CD)
  115. Sunday Bolero (Music CD)
  116. Local Glories: Opera Houses on Main Street, Where Art and Community Meet
  117. Leave this Song Behind: Teen Poetry at its Best
  118. Drop the Act, It’s Exhausting!
  119. Black Rainbow
  120. The Short Side of Paradise – A Memoir
  121. Blood in the Lake
  122. Live from Crush Palace (Music CD)
  123. Blood in the Cane Field
  124. Star of David
  125. Family (Music CD)
  126. Ozone Journal
  127. Vise and Shadow: Essays on the Lyric Imagination, Poetry, Art and Culture
  128. The Brooklyn Cowgirl Rides Again (Music CD)
  129. Dwight-Englewood School: Celebrating Our Story
  130. Freeing the Light Within: A Guide to Radiance Practice
  131. Relish: An Adventure in Food Style, and Everyday Fun
  132. There Was a Little Girl: The Real Story of My Mother and Me
  133. Crush Songs
  134. Push Dick’s Button: A Conversation on Skating from a Good Part of the Last Century–and a Little Tomfoolery
  135. I Love Those Earrings: A Popular History from Ancient to Modern
  136. Put It In Perspective: A Teen’s Guide to Sanity
  137. Bookends: Stories Of Love, Loss, And Renewal
  138. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

In an effort to promote self-confidence, self-awareness, and ultimately foster empathy, the teachers in Grade 5 used The Best Part of Me, a book by award-winning photographer and educator Wendy Ewald, to drive a story-sharing project this past fall.

Through striking black and white photography of children and compelling related writings, The Best Part of Me prompts readers to consider what aspects of themselves that they most like. Teachers Kate Augustus, Jessica Massei, and Jessica Pomeroy, organized a class project with the same theme. “We wanted to start the year with students first focusing inward,” says Massei. “By literally focusing on an aspect of themselves that they appreciate, students developed a new perspective and positive feelings about themselves.”

The teachers photographed each student’s self-identified “best part,” which ranged from eyes and hands to brains and heart. Students then wrote reflective stories in the form of prose, poetry, and song about this best part. (Editor’s Note: See examples on these pages, and more online at d-etoday.org.)

“The students had a surprising number of insightful things to say when talking about themselves,” notes Augustus. “There was depth in their answers and they internalized this in very positive ways. Ten- and 11-year olds are starting to define themselves in their environment and forming their own personal values. We wanted this opportunity, at the beginning of the school year, to talk about their values and in turn promote our D-E School community values. By taking the time to explore what their ‘look’ is, and what beauty means, for them, a child has a constructive path toward a better appreciation of self and a better valuing of others. Moreover, this project allowed us as their teachers to better understand them as well.”

Massei echoed this idea, adding, “Developmentally, at this age, friendships are forming and/or changing, and ‘cliques’ are starting. This is a time when we wish to encourage children to speak self-assuredly, confidently, and kindly about both themselves and about others. To develop empathy, you need to define yourself in your environment. You then start to develop your personal values, and then you start defining your relationships. It all starts with a constructive self-view.”

Teachers say they’ve observed positive outcomes in terms of students’ increased self-confidence in the classroom and around the Lower School. Jessica Pomeroy states that individual growth helps to create a culture that values self-worth, ultimately strengthening the whole community. 

To see good in others you have to first see good in yourself.

 

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