1. Middle School Enrichment (MSE)
  2. D-E Lower School Spooktacular
  3. Trick or Treat!
  4. “Purple Playground”
  5. Frost Valley
  6. Back-To-School Night
  7. NEW: D-E 360° presents Middle School Enrichment (MSE)!
  8. Introductions
  9. Welcome to the 2019 – 2020 school year
  10. Summer Connections 2019
  11. Make your summer sizzle: Moulin Rouge! On Broadway
  12. D-E 360° View – Summer Notes Edition 7/26/2019
  13. D-E 360° View – Summer Notes Edition 7/19/2019
  14. D-E 360° View – Summer Notes Edition 7/12/2019
  15. Nurse’s Office Update
  16. D-E 360° View – Summer Notes Edition 7/3/2019
  17. Eileen Feikens Appointed Dean of College Counseling
  18. D-E 360° View – Summer Notes Edition 6/28/2019
  19. Rock Out the Summer
  20. Second Grade Garden Store
  21. Village Project Construction Update – June 2019
  22. Summer Connections Countdown
  23. Discoveries & Adventures Open Doors to New Worlds
  24. Summer “Immersives” Provide Deep Dive Learning
  25. D-E 360° View: Summer Notes Edition
  26. Missing Health Forms?!
  27. An Alumni Profile: Aaron Dworkin ’93 
  28. Embracing Diversity
  29. Alumni Challenge: THANK YOU
  30. Class of 2018 “Gifts” New Patio
  31. Motherhood My Way: Becoming a Single Mother By Choice
  32. The Waiting Game: Finding Purpose in the Midst of Your Storms
  33. Cracked Open
  34. The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library
  35. “Feeling the Vibes”
  36. Seasonal Scenes
  37. Dwight-Englewood Honors
  38. League, County, & State Honors
  39. Winter Sports Highlights
  40. Faculty Endeavors
  41. LIVE at D-E
  42. David & Lisa Fall Play
  43. Swartley Series Showcases Alumni and Visiting Artists
  44. Appreciating the Arts
  45. String Society 2018
  46. STEM Institute 2018
  47. “LEARNING BOLDLY” with D-E 360° Summer Connections
  48. Legacy Families 2018-2019
  49. A Glorious Evening at Gloria Crest
  50. Bulldog Classic 2018 Highlights
  51. Reunion 2018
  52. ALEXANDRA PAPPAS ’20
  53. Isabelle Pappas ’20
  54. Caroline Lee ’20
  55. Kenneth Yan ’19
  56. Lilly Trentacosta ’23
  57. Cameron Janssens ’19
  58. Riley Levine ’20
  59. Adia Guthrie ’21
  60. Allison “Ally” Raphael ’21
  61. Madison Gagnon ’19
  62. Linda Chen ’19
  63. Ryan Rodgers ’19
  64. Jordan McKoy ’19
  65. About the Village Project
  66. Middle School Construction: September 2018 – March 2019
  67. The Village Project: Middle School Building Construction Update (Beam Signing and Installation 4/12/2019)
  68. BREAKING GROUND FOR THE NEW MIDDLE SCHOOL: PROGRESS TOWARD THE VISION OF THE VILLAGE PROJECT
  69. A Message from “Dr. D.”
  70. Join Us in July! Moulin Rouge on Broadway
  71. 2019-20 Volunteer Opportunities: Sign-Up Today!
  72. Exam and End-of-Year Schedule
  73. From Joe Algrant, US Principal
  74. “Resetting Your Parenting Patterns: a Workshop to Help Re-Build Healthy Parent/Child Relationships”
  75. Message from Jonathan Davis, MS Principal
  76. Change in the College Office
  77. Orientation to the Sixth Grade
  78. SAVE THE DATE FOR THE BULLDOG BASH!
  79. MLK Day: Food Drive (Still!) Underway
  80. “Tech Dependence: Turned On / Tuned Out” Feb. 21 Parent Ed. Evening Event with John Kriger
  81. Winter 2019 (date TBD): PA welcomes John Kriger, best-selling author, “Tuned On and Tuned Out”
  82. “PEP” Evening Event on Resilience/Self-Reliance
  83. Timothy Shoemaker, Substance Abuse Educator: Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019
  84. Deborah Roffman Workshop Follow-Ups
  85. Commencement 2018
  86. Spirit Week 2017
  87. Jamming in the City
  88. Fifth Graders Explore “The Best Part of Me”
  89. Students Attend National Diversity Conference
  90. Lower Schoolers Explore the Story of the Hudson River and Their Role as Earth’s Stewards
  91. Middle School Explores “Humans of D-E”
  92. Grade 9 “Identity” Seminar
  93. D-E Marks MLK Day 2018
  94. Upper School Fall Teams Summary
  95. Middle School Fall Teams Summary
  96. Early Winter Athletics Team Standouts
  97. D-E Green/Sustainability Programs
  98. Chess Masters at Play with D-E 360° ACE (Aftercare & Enrichment)
  99. String Society Welcomes Project Trio to Summer 2018 Program
  100. Arts Highlights Winter 2017
  101. Swartley Gallery Welcomes Artists Springer, Stein, and D-E Alumna Giancarlo ’10
  102. Romeo and Juliet: A Shakespeare Classic Set in Hajjar STEM Center
  103. Artistic Faculty Endeavors
  104. Myrna B. Sherman Gym Dedication
  105. ESB ’65
  106. Alumni and Community Happenings
  107. The Mapmaker’s Daughter
  108. Big Impact: Insights & Stories from America’s Non-Profit Leaders
  109. Danger Signs! Contraindications and Proper Applications of Spinal Manipulation
  110. Experiences of Women of Color in an Elite US Public School
  111. African American History Day by Day: A Reference Guide to Events
  112. African American-Latino Relations in the 21st Century
  113. Night Vision
  114. War Against War: The American Fight for Peace, 1914-1918
  115. The Empire’s Ghost: A Novel
  116. Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court
  117. Namaste Mumbai
  118. A Concise Guide to Mastering the Medical School Interview
  119. Appetites: A Cookbook
  120. JFK and the Reagan Revolution: A Secret History of American Prosperity
  121. Neuroradiology: The Requisites, 4th Edition
  122. Class
  123. The Happy Cook: 125 Recipes for Eating Every Day Like It’s the Weekend
  124. Round Trip (Music CD)
  125. Diamonds in the Dirt (Music CD)
  126. Sunday Bolero (Music CD)
  127. Local Glories: Opera Houses on Main Street, Where Art and Community Meet
  128. Leave this Song Behind: Teen Poetry at its Best
  129. Drop the Act, It’s Exhausting!
  130. Black Rainbow
  131. The Short Side of Paradise – A Memoir
  132. Blood in the Lake
  133. Live from Crush Palace (Music CD)
  134. Blood in the Cane Field
  135. Star of David
  136. Family (Music CD)
  137. Ozone Journal
  138. Vise and Shadow: Essays on the Lyric Imagination, Poetry, Art and Culture
  139. The Brooklyn Cowgirl Rides Again (Music CD)
  140. Dwight-Englewood School: Celebrating Our Story
  141. Freeing the Light Within: A Guide to Radiance Practice
  142. Relish: An Adventure in Food Style, and Everyday Fun
  143. There Was a Little Girl: The Real Story of My Mother and Me
  144. Crush Songs
  145. Push Dick’s Button: A Conversation on Skating from a Good Part of the Last Century–and a Little Tomfoolery
  146. I Love Those Earrings: A Popular History from Ancient to Modern
  147. Put It In Perspective: A Teen’s Guide to Sanity
  148. Bookends: Stories Of Love, Loss, And Renewal
  149. 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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