After months of rehearsing, D-E's Performing Arts Department has been presenting a series of memorable live concerts featuring musicians from all three divisions. The Upper School Stage Band's annual lazz Brunch featured tuneful bossa nova hits, and tasty bagels and coffee. The Winter Orchestral Concert showcased our Lower, Middle and Upper School strings, winds and African drumming groups, including an incredible solo Paganini Concerto performance by Quincy Eby '23 (on viola) and an all-ensembles finale of "The Phantom Menace" from Star Wars. Choral and handbells ensembles performed a seasonally inspired concert with both traditional and unexpected holiday tunes like "Jingle Bells," "Carol of the Bells." and "I Heard the Bells Play Dreidel." For more about the arts at D-E, click below.
Bulldogs fans can find so many chances to cheer for D-E athletes, both in-person and virtually, this winter! Boys' Freshman, IV, and Varsity Basketball Teams take on rival Glen Rock in their season home opening games on Thursday, Dec. 15 in Myrna B. Sherman Gym. Girls' IV and Varsity Basketball have their first home game against Ramapo on Saturday, Dec. 17. Let's not forget about Winter Track, which has their first meet (weather permitting) at Ramapo High School on Friday, Dec. 16. And in the Middle School, our Boys' and Girls' Basketball Teams play Alpine and St. Bernard's for their season opening games. Strength and Conditioning is also underway for any athletes who want to prepare now for Spring 2023, including our Boys' and Girls' Lacrosse Team players. GO BULLDOGS! For Team Schedules, Rosters & More, click below. To see the latest highlights, see our DogPound Update!
DE's Environmental Club recently co-facilitated a workshop together with the Office of Engagement, in recognition of Native American Heritage month. This workshop, entitled "Indigenous Peoples and Environmental Justice," was open to all in our Upper School community and designed so participants could learn about various Indigenous poets and read various poems that showcase the intersectionality between Native Americans and Environmental Justice. Featuring compelling conversation topics and critical thinking, the workshop concluded with a group discussion on what can be done to further recognize Native American heritage. Middle School (MS) PaperCut, the official D-E Middle School newspaper, will release its first issue of the 2022-2023 year before Winter Break, which will focus on topics of keen interest to fellow MS students, including food, academic workload, and interviews with cast and crew in the upcoming MS Musical, "Willy Wonka JR". In the Lower School, the Bulldog Broadcast team is hard at work on their next video segment, which will feature interviews with teachers and students. Learn more about clubs by clicking below!
Math Days is an all-division annual event where all D -E students receive the same problem to illustrate and solve. Upper School students visited the Lower School to support problem-solving, and it was a wonderful moment for learning for all. Students first visualized their thinking and then brought math solutions process to life. Feeling Math-y? Here's the Math Days 2022 problem: There are kindergarteners and cows playing on the D-E Lower School playground. A teacher counts a total of 18 teet. How many kindergarteners and how many cows could there be? To learn more about traditions at D-E, click below.