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

The Hajjar STEM Center: An Overview

The Hajjar STEM Center, which opened in Fall 2015, integrates the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The building is an integral component of Dwight-Englewood School’s Master Plan, initiated in 2005, and features open spaces and flexible lab and classroom areas the maximize collaboration and interaction among students and faculty members.

The building was designed by Gensler, an interaction firm of more than 3,500 architects, designers, planners, and consultants, which is known for its forward-thinking, award-winning designs and commitment to sensibility. Gensler has designed the D’Angelo Center at St. John’s University, the Blum Center for Developing Economies at the University of California, Berkley, and St. Phillip’s Academy in Newark, among other high-profile projects. Gensler served as the architect for D-E’s Master Plan and is currently chaired by Trustee Emerita Robin Klehr Avia. Levien & Company, an intermediary and advisor, provided project oversight, coordination and reporting, managing, and facilitating of the day-to-day work of all the parties. Levien has recently completed projects for independent schools like Fieldston, Calhoun, Browning, and Packer Collegiate.

The design of the Hajjar STEM Center was informed by a year-long fact-finding mission that was undertaken by Head of School Dr. Rodney De Jarnett, a core group of Upper and Middle School administrators, faculty members in mathematics, science, and technology, and Gensler architects, who visited more than a dozen schools and universities with STEM facilities, including MIT and Phillips Exeter Academy.

The building was designed from the inside out, starting with the individual classroom and lab spaces and moving on to how these areas interact with each other. With significant input from D-E faculty and administrators, Gensler worked to ensure designs reflect the pedagogical requirements of the D-E curriculum and the vision for a more closely integrated teaching and learning experience across the STEM disciplines. The building’s shape and exterior reflect the function inside, meaning that form will follow function. Since opening, the Hajjar STEM Center has been recognized internationally for its design. Click here to learn more.

The Basics

 

Size –

The new Hajjar STEM Center totals approximately 30,000 square feet, with 18,500 square feet for laboratories, classrooms, and offices, and 12,000 square feet for infrastructure and circulation. The infrastructure includes large open spaces for students to work with teachers and talk among themselves, a best practice identified by a fact-finding team.

Site –

The building is located to the north of Leggett Hall and wraps around the northwest corner of Leggett Field. There are multiple access points to the building through a location situated on the northwest corner of Leggett Field.

Space Development –

Biochemistry laboratories incorporate fixed lab tables for 18 students and Harkness tables configure in several ways. Physics labs provide for flexible open space and not have fixed lab tables, which allow for experiments and large or small group discussions. Mathematics classrooms maximize flexibility with projectable writing surfaces on three walls and seating for 18, which may be configured in multiple ways.

 

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The Three STEM Tenets

 

Throughout the design of the new Hajjar STEM Center project, there were three driving concepts, or STEM Tenets:

“Everything is connected”

– All STEM building spaces should be able to serve multiple purposes with furniture that is flexible. The intent is to allow several kinds of activities in an open learning space.

“Any time is a teaching moment”

– Learning can and will happen outside of the actual laboratories and classrooms, both inside and outdoors.

“Learning happens through doing”

– D-E students will be best served by multi-zone teaching spaces with maximum flexibility.
“The new STEM facility will give us a boost in the direction of achieving collaborative cohesion between the disciplines of math and science.”

-John King, Chair, Mathematics Department

 

“With the creation of a STEM building, the dialogue between science and math will become deeper here at D-E. I foresee more strategic integration, whether in the timing of topics in each subject, the analysis of science data within a math class, or simply an effort to use the same terminology and notation so that students can find more meaning in both subjects.”

-Jessica Leiken, Chair, Science Department

 

“Our family strongly believes in the innovative example that Dwight-Englewood sets for the world around us. We hope that this building will be used by students and teachers alike to inspire creative thinking and promote an excitement for the pursuit of learning.”

-Dr. John Hajjar, M.D., Former President, D-E Board of Trustees and former D-E Parent (Marc ’07; Brian’11; Michael ’11).

 

To learn more about the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics view the following resources:
The National Science Foundation
The United States Department of Education

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