D-E's Opening Assembly this year was an amazing, all-school outdoor celebration on Leggett Field. Everyone was encouraged to bring blankets and in light of the bright sunny day, donned new blue D-E Bulldogs baseball caps. The Assembly featured the performing arts talents of many of our students. Among those showcased were Malachi Samedy '22 and Kristen DeRoche '24, who performed a beautiful duet adaptation of "Human Nature"; 2nd grader Jayden King '32, who wowed the crowd with his virtuoso violin solo; and Madigan Kacmar '24, who sang a soulful "Times Like These." For Opening Assembly Video Highlights, click below!
We were also treated to inspiring words from both Student Government President Catalina Mahe '22 and Head of School Dr. Rodney V. De Jarnett, and several students and D-E faculty / staff members shared readings of their original poetry and prose. For Opening Assembly video highlights click here! BRAVO! For more about arts at D-E, click below!
Bulldogs and fans are thrilled to have now started their Fall 2021 sports season! D-E's teams in Cross Country, Field Hockey, Girls' Tennis, Boys' and Girls' Soccer, and Volleyball all already have had several meets, matches, and games. Girls' Varsity Soccer was victorious in their shut-out 8-0 game against Harrison; Boys' Varsity Soccer beat rival Lyndhurst 3-2 in a golden goal (sudden death) overtime; and Varsity Field Hockey roared back to beat Passaic Valley 3-0 after an earlier loss vs. Butler. Volleyball fans can catch the Bulldogs on our Athletics YouTube Livestream: click below to view their recent games against River Dell and Lyndhurst!
Co-curricular activities at D-E, including are now underway in full force this Fall 2021. Activities fairs are planned in the coming days, and Middle and Upper School students will learn what opportunities are available to them. From Astronomy Club and CODES (Community Outreach by D-E School)... to Jazz Rock, Molecular Gastronomy and Photography... there's something for everyone in clubs @ D-E! For more about clubs @ D-E, click below!
The already-beautiful D-E campus was enhanced even more when the Senior Rock was painted and signed by the seniors in the opening days of school. The hallways and sidewalks of Klein Campus Center were also festively decorated by the Class of 2022. A wonderful new tradition is the ringing of the Class Bell by our freshman class each September. The Class of 2025 will ring this same bell when they graduate. We are so happy to see our seniors, our freshmen, and all our students back on-campus together!