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
  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)
  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
  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

The Lower School’s Hudson River Project for second, third, and fourth graders is an exciting place-based approach to learning developed by science teacher Elizabeth “Beth” Lemire. It is also an interdisciplinary curriculum that uses Native American storytelling and storytelling through music to cultivate students’ sense of identity and relationship with nature.

…they will be both skill-ready and heart-ready to be stewards of the earth.

“The purpose of this study is not only to gain scientific information about the Hudson River but also to allow students to experience the beauty and majesty of the river—to deepen their ecological consciousness,” says Lemire. “It is hoped that this personal experience will eventually translate into adults with a profound understanding and connection to the river and the environment. That they will be both skill-ready and heart-ready to be stewards of the earth.”

Descriptive and figurative language—rather than scientific language—starts the children on their journey of exploration. Children are initially given an assessment questionnaire about the Hudson River. Lemire tallies the words that reoccur in their answers, words such as “disgusting,” “junky,” “polluted,” and “gross.” Lemire contrasts these words with those used in Native American cultures, where the river is described as having living qualities and a spirit. Looking at those negative reoccurring words, the children ponder, “What would it be called if we spoke like this about a person?” Says Lemire, “After much discussion, they agree this would be bullying. This perspective hits them hard because they all know how bad bullying is, and that it is unacceptable. From there the children craft a script telling how the river is bullied until someone takes a stand on behalf of the river, and they begin to change their perceptions of the Hudson River.”

This exercise leads students into the more formal study of the river’s physical features, history, plants, animals, people, and structures. Students learn specific vocabulary pertaining to the river, and their scienti c study is enhanced by listening to “The Moldau,” a symphonic poem by Czech composer Bedřich Smetana that evokes the sounds of a river from its source to its mouth, and by singing songs by Pete Seeger and others about the Hudson River.

The representative of a local Lenape tribe come to visit Lower School every year.

Throughout the learning process, students represent what they’ve learned in many ways, including making card games that use facts about the Hudson and creating electronic games that mimic the iconic “Operation” game, where the object is to clean the river. Says Lemire, “In their journals they write about their journey as they discover the deep connection they have with the Hudson. Our culminating event is a sail on the Clearwater sloop where they interact with on-board educators who enhance their understanding even further. We sail from a point further north, Cold Spring, NY, so that the children touch on what it might have been like before the cities were built. Sailing on the Clearwater is always a special event, one that will hopefully lock in a sense of pride and love for the Hudson River.”

The Hudson River Project demonstrates that strong connections can be made between science and the human experience through storytelling. “Storytelling conveys important ideas to children in an inspiring way,” says Lemire.

“When children begin thinking of how to tell a story about the Hudson River as a ‘spirit’ being ‘bullied,’ this gives rise to emotion and touches their hearts. They began to think more deeply about how they speak about the river, yes, but even more importantly about how they treat each other.”

This, in turn, has ramifications for how these students grow up to live D-E’s Mission of making the world a better place. To put it another way, Lemire invokes the words of Miki Kashtan, the co-founder of the Bay Area Nonviolent Communication and the North America Leadership Program: “When we cultivate care and empathy, not only does our emotional health improve, but also our vision, hope for the future, and the capacity, both individually and collectively, to act as moral agents in addressing the enormous challenges facing us today.”

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