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
Reunion 2018

lumni from the Dwight School, the Englewood School for Boys (ESB), and Dwight-Englewood School gathered for Reunion 2018, to celebrate milestone reunion years and to honor select alumni. The evening of Friday, June 1, kicked off numerous special events on the D-E School campus and around the metro area. Dwight School and ESB alumni from the Classes of 1968 enjoyed a 50th Reunion Dinner hosted by Head of School Dr. De Jarnett in the Hajjar STEM Center.

On Saturday, June 2, alumni from the Classes of 1978, 1983, and 1988 gathered together with Head of School Dr. De Jarnett and Alumni Director Maria Sanchez Gardner ’78 in the lobby of the Modell’s Sports Complex to dedicate a new interactive display featuring all prior inductees of the Bulldog Hall of Fame.

The 2018 D-E Distinguished Alumni Award was presented to Aaron Dworkin ’93 and Isaac-Davy Aaronson ’98. The Distinguished Alumni Award was established in 1997 to pay special tribute to alumni of the Dwight School, the Englewood School for Boys (ESB), and D-E. The award is presented for exemplary professional and/or volunteer accomplishments. It honors alumni whose achievements deserve special recognition by the school and by fellow graduates.

As president of the National Network of After-School All-Stars (ASAS), Aaron Dworkin works to ensure program quality, collaboration, growth and sustainability amongst the ASAS chapters currently serving nearly 75,000 low-income students in 400 Title I schools in 19 major markets across the US from Harlem to Honolulu. Aaron also leads ASAS government advocacy work and the national program department which offers chapters support with partnerships and evaluation. They provide these national initiatives: We Are Ready middle to high school transition; CEO career exploration; Sports as a Hook health and fitness; and Life Service Action. Aaron previously served as the first-ever ASAS National Program Director and is a frequent contributor to Youth Today and presenter at education conferences.

Aaron founded and directed Hoops & Leaders, a leadership training and mentoring program for low-income youth in New York City. Aaron has also worked as Director of Strategic Development for the nonprofit Coro New York Leadership Center and in the private sector as a public finance analyst for Moody’s Investors Service. Aaron is a graduate of Tufts University, a former Coro Fellow in Public Affairs and holds master’s degrees in education and public administration from Harvard University and Columbia University, respectively.

Isaac-Davy Aaronson ’98 has been Segment Producer for The Rachel Maddow Showon MSNBC since 2014, and during that time he has won two News & Documentary Emmy® Awards for Outstanding News Discussion & Analysis (“An American Disaster: The Crisis in Flint”); and Outstanding Live Interview: (“One-on-One with Kellyanne Conway”). Following his graduation from D-E Isaac-Davy received his BA in English and his MFA, both from Columbia University. His prior experience also includes working as a producer, reporter, and host for North Carolina Public Radio New York Public Radio – WNYC. 

Alumni were also inducted into the 2018 Hall of Fame, which was established in 1996 to honor those individuals who have achieved a high level of success during their careers as student athletes and coaches, or through significant contributions to the school’s athletic program. Its purpose is to perpetuate the memory of those who have brought distinction and excellence to the Dwight School, the Englewood School for Boys, and the Dwight-Englewood School. Remarks were made on behalf of Hall of Fame inductees Alison Désir ’03, Coach Karel “Charlie” Lender (posthumously honored), and the 1987 and 1988 D-E Field Hockey Teams. For more on these Hall of Fame inductees, please see pages 26-27.

Celebrating Major Milestones! Alumnae from the Dwight Class of 1963 recognized their 55th reunion—just one of several classes that returned to the School for a major milestone gathering. Pictured here in the top row (left to right) are: Susan Robertson D ’63, Virginia Pfizenmaier Snyder D ’63, and Dimitra Milanos Gebhard D ’63. In the bottom row (from left to right) are: Jean “JJ “Mueller Sinton D ’63, Paula Frisby Refo D ’63, Eliza “Betsey” Taft Colby D ’63, and Betsy Blackman Wahmann D ’63.
Joseph Stetson ’93 (left) provided an introduction and congratulatory remarks for his classmate and friend, Distinguished Alumni Awardee Aaron Dworkin ’93, President of the After-School All-Stars National Network. (Editor’s note: for more on Dworkin please see his alumni profile within the “Seeking Excellence” feature on page 10).
Members of the D-E 1988 Field Hockey Team were on hand for the team’s induction into the Athletic Hall of Fame. The 1988 team had an 11-2-2 record and won the Bergen County Championship, a first for D-E field hockey. Along the way, they snapped River Dell’s 19-game winning streak. The team was captained by Kelly Lynn ’89 and Amy Gambrill ’89 and coached by Liz Traub and Edith Thurber. Niccole Siegel ’90, Clara Markowitz ’90, Amy Gambrill ’89 and Eunice Lee ’89 received recognition in the All-County, All-State, and Northern Jersey All-Stars levels.
The 1987 Field Hockey Team, which was inducted into the Hall of Fame, had a 12-3-3 record. They were the MAAPS League Champion team and State Champion team (State A Independent). The team was led by Captains Jennifer Grodberg ’88 and Cathleen Kim ’88 and coached by Liz Traub and Rose Ann Byron ’80. Lenise Graddy ’88, Patty Perez ’88, Niccole Siegel ’90 and Cathleen Kim ’88 received recognition in the All-County and All-State levels.
Hall of Fame inductee Alison Desir ’03 is pictured here in Hajjar Auditorium with Head of School Dr. Rodney V. De Jarnett and Athletic Director Chris Schmid, during the Alumni Award Ceremony. Désir was also later photographed with English Department Chair and Track & Field Coach Fred Daly, who was delayed coming to the ceremony thanks to a late-running meet, and provided remarks to honor and officially welcome her into the Athletic Hall of Fame. From 1999 to 2003, Désir received 11 varsity letters in soccer, winter track, and spring track. During that time she also was named recipient of the Cookman Award, the Bolling Award, and the Ann Hardy Award. Up until this year, she held the D-E School record for girls 400 meter hurdles, and she was the spring track 400 meter hurdles state champion (Non-Public B Group). In 2017, Women’s Running named Alison as one of 20 women who are changing the sport of running and the world. She is also Founder of the Harlem Run and Run 4 All Women. Earlier this year she was featured in Under Armor’s 2018 global campaign, Unlike Any, which celebrates and honors the unprecedented achievements of female athletes that rise above gender comparisons and stand on their own as marvels of athletic prowess.
Alumnus John Glidden ESB ’65 provided remarks to posthumously induct Coach Karl “Charlie” Lender into the School’s Athletic Hall of Fame. The late Coach Lender was a former soccer, hockey and tennis coach and faculty member of ESB from 1958 to 1974. He was also the coach for the Englewood Field Hockey team made up of primarily ESB students. Under his coaching, the Athletic Hall of Fame 1965 and 1966 soccer teams excelled and had one of the longest winning streaks in the school’s history for soccer. The 1968 hockey team boasted a 16 to 1 win-loss record. Coach Lender was also the tennis “Pro” at the Englewood Field Club. By way of background, Charlie Lender was a gifted athlete. He represented Czechoslovakia on the Davis Cup team and in hockey and soccer at the 1956 Olympics in Brisbane, Australia.
Isaac-Davy Aronson ’98 (left) is pictured here with History Department faculty member Peter Bograd, who presented Aronson with his Distinguished Alumni Award plaque. (Editor’s note: For more on Aronson please see page 23.)

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