1. Message from Joe Algrant, US Principal
  2. PEP Talk: Deirdre O’Malley, Psy. D., D-E Upper School Psychologist
  3. The History of the Lower School Valentine’s Day Concert
  4. Bringing the American Revolution to Life
  5. Looking ahead to 2020-2021: Academic Scheduling Begins
  6. PA presents LS Skate Day 2020
  7. Live at the Bulldog Lounge: Bulldog Bash is May 2, 2020
  8. Learn Boldly with us!
  9. Third Grade Experts Write About What They Know
  10. Author Peter Ackerman Visits the Lower School
  11. Checking in with the LS Learning Specialists
  12. Fourth Grade Research Project: Experts in the Making
  13. Our Community: Second Graders Tour Englewood, NJ
  14. Introducing Modesto to Spanish Classes, Grades 3-5
  15. College Counseling Office (CCO) Update
  16. Greetings From Jonathan Davis, MS Principal
  17. Artfully Practicing Perseverance through Exploration
  18. All About our Expert First Grade Readers and Writers
  19. AfterCare and Enrichment (ACE)
  20. Middle School Enrichment (MSE)
  21. D-E Lower School Spooktacular
  22. Trick or Treat!
  23. “Purple Playground”
  24. Frost Valley
  25. Back-To-School Night
  26. NEW: D-E 360° presents Middle School Enrichment (MSE)!
  27. Introductions
  28. Welcome to the 2019 – 2020 school year
  29. Summer Connections 2019
  30. Make your summer sizzle: Moulin Rouge! On Broadway
  31. D-E 360° View – Summer Notes Edition 7/26/2019
  32. D-E 360° View – Summer Notes Edition 7/19/2019
  33. D-E 360° View – Summer Notes Edition 7/12/2019
  34. Nurse’s Office Update
  35. D-E 360° View – Summer Notes Edition 7/3/2019
  36. Eileen Feikens Appointed Dean of College Counseling
  37. D-E 360° View – Summer Notes Edition 6/28/2019
  38. Rock Out the Summer
  39. Second Grade Garden Store
  40. Village Project Construction Update – June 2019
  41. Summer Connections Countdown
  42. Discoveries & Adventures Open Doors to New Worlds
  43. Summer “Immersives” Provide Deep Dive Learning
  44. D-E 360° View: Summer Notes Edition
  45. Missing Health Forms?!
  46. An Alumni Profile: Aaron Dworkin ’93 
  47. Embracing Diversity
  48. Alumni Challenge: THANK YOU
  49. Class of 2018 “Gifts” New Patio
  50. Motherhood My Way: Becoming a Single Mother By Choice
  51. The Waiting Game: Finding Purpose in the Midst of Your Storms
  52. Cracked Open
  53. The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library
  54. “Feeling the Vibes”
  55. Seasonal Scenes
  56. Dwight-Englewood Honors
  57. League, County, & State Honors
  58. Winter Sports Highlights
  59. Faculty Endeavors
  60. LIVE at D-E
  61. David & Lisa Fall Play
  62. Swartley Series Showcases Alumni and Visiting Artists
  63. Appreciating the Arts
  64. String Society 2018
  65. STEM Institute 2018
  66. “LEARNING BOLDLY” with D-E 360° Summer Connections
  67. Legacy Families 2018-2019
  68. A Glorious Evening at Gloria Crest
  69. Bulldog Classic 2018 Highlights
  70. Reunion 2018
  71. ALEXANDRA PAPPAS ’20
  72. Isabelle Pappas ’20
  73. Caroline Lee ’20
  74. Kenneth Yan ’19
  75. Lilly Trentacosta ’23
  76. Cameron Janssens ’19
  77. Riley Levine ’20
  78. Adia Guthrie ’21
  79. Allison “Ally” Raphael ’21
  80. Madison Gagnon ’19
  81. Linda Chen ’19
  82. Ryan Rodgers ’19
  83. Jordan McKoy ’19
  84. About the Village Project
  85. Middle School Construction: September 2018 – March 2019
  86. The Village Project: Middle School Building Construction Update (Beam Signing and Installation 4/12/2019)
  87. BREAKING GROUND FOR THE NEW MIDDLE SCHOOL: PROGRESS TOWARD THE VISION OF THE VILLAGE PROJECT
  88. A Message from “Dr. D.”
  89. Join Us in July! Moulin Rouge on Broadway
  90. 2019-20 Volunteer Opportunities: Sign-Up Today!
  91. Exam and End-of-Year Schedule
  92. From Joe Algrant, US Principal
  93. “Resetting Your Parenting Patterns: a Workshop to Help Re-Build Healthy Parent/Child Relationships”
  94. Message from Jonathan Davis, MS Principal
  95. Change in the College Office
  96. Orientation to the Sixth Grade
  97. SAVE THE DATE FOR THE BULLDOG BASH!
  98. MLK Day: Food Drive (Still!) Underway
  99. “Tech Dependence: Turned On / Tuned Out” Feb. 21 Parent Ed. Evening Event with John Kriger
  100. Winter 2019 (date TBD): PA welcomes John Kriger, best-selling author, “Tuned On and Tuned Out”
  101. “PEP” Evening Event on Resilience/Self-Reliance
  102. Timothy Shoemaker, Substance Abuse Educator: Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019
  103. Deborah Roffman Workshop Follow-Ups
  104. Commencement 2018
  105. Spirit Week 2017
  106. Jamming in the City
  107. Fifth Graders Explore “The Best Part of Me”
  108. Students Attend National Diversity Conference
  109. Lower Schoolers Explore the Story of the Hudson River and Their Role as Earth’s Stewards
  110. Middle School Explores “Humans of D-E”
  111. Grade 9 “Identity” Seminar
  112. D-E Marks MLK Day 2018
  113. Upper School Fall Teams Summary
  114. Middle School Fall Teams Summary
  115. Early Winter Athletics Team Standouts
  116. D-E Green/Sustainability Programs
  117. Chess Masters at Play with D-E 360° ACE (Aftercare & Enrichment)
  118. String Society Welcomes Project Trio to Summer 2018 Program
  119. Arts Highlights Winter 2017
  120. Swartley Gallery Welcomes Artists Springer, Stein, and D-E Alumna Giancarlo ’10
  121. Romeo and Juliet: A Shakespeare Classic Set in Hajjar STEM Center
  122. Artistic Faculty Endeavors
  123. Myrna B. Sherman Gym Dedication
  124. ESB ’65
  125. Alumni and Community Happenings
  126. The Mapmaker’s Daughter
  127. Big Impact: Insights & Stories from America’s Non-Profit Leaders
  128. Danger Signs! Contraindications and Proper Applications of Spinal Manipulation
  129. Experiences of Women of Color in an Elite US Public School
  130. African American History Day by Day: A Reference Guide to Events
  131. African American-Latino Relations in the 21st Century
  132. Night Vision
  133. War Against War: The American Fight for Peace, 1914-1918
  134. The Empire’s Ghost: A Novel
  135. Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court
  136. Namaste Mumbai
  137. A Concise Guide to Mastering the Medical School Interview
  138. Appetites: A Cookbook
  139. JFK and the Reagan Revolution: A Secret History of American Prosperity
  140. Neuroradiology: The Requisites, 4th Edition
  141. Class
  142. The Happy Cook: 125 Recipes for Eating Every Day Like It’s the Weekend
  143. Round Trip (Music CD)
  144. Diamonds in the Dirt (Music CD)
  145. Sunday Bolero (Music CD)
  146. Local Glories: Opera Houses on Main Street, Where Art and Community Meet
  147. Leave this Song Behind: Teen Poetry at its Best
  148. Drop the Act, It’s Exhausting!
  149. Black Rainbow
  150. The Short Side of Paradise – A Memoir
  151. Blood in the Lake
  152. Live from Crush Palace (Music CD)
  153. Blood in the Cane Field
  154. Star of David
  155. Family (Music CD)
  156. Ozone Journal
  157. Vise and Shadow: Essays on the Lyric Imagination, Poetry, Art and Culture
  158. The Brooklyn Cowgirl Rides Again (Music CD)
  159. Dwight-Englewood School: Celebrating Our Story
  160. Freeing the Light Within: A Guide to Radiance Practice
  161. Relish: An Adventure in Food Style, and Everyday Fun
  162. There Was a Little Girl: The Real Story of My Mother and Me
  163. Crush Songs
  164. Push Dick’s Button: A Conversation on Skating from a Good Part of the Last Century–and a Little Tomfoolery
  165. I Love Those Earrings: A Popular History from Ancient to Modern
  166. Put It In Perspective: A Teen’s Guide to Sanity
  167. Bookends: Stories Of Love, Loss, And Renewal
  168. 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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