D-E StringJam performed on November 7 at the Carriage House Concerts Series in Englewood! StringJam, the Upper School's chamber music group opened the in-person concert which, and the event featured ensemble director, founder and D-E Music faculty member Annaliesa Place (violin) with Inessa Zaretsky (piano). For more about the arts @ D-E click below.
And D-E students learned first-hand from award-winning designers Erica Sellers '08 and Jeremy Silberberg, co-founders of Brooklyn-based S II Design. A D-E alumna, Erica was a contestant on Ellen DeGeneres' hit reality show "The Next Great Designer." The designing duo presented an assembly kicking-off a new S II exhibit in D-E's Swartley Art Gallery: for video highlights click below.
A series of D-E-hosted "Friday Night Lights" games at the County Field in Overpeck Park filled the stands with spirited Bulldog fans! Girls' Varsity Soccer beat rival Lyndhurst 2-1 and was ranked #10 for the NJIC at the time, with an 8-3 record; Boys' Varsity Soccer beat Ridgefield Park and had a 7-4 record. In Cross Country, runners Ethan Scher '22 and Maggie Yan '23 both qualified for the County Championship. And Girls' Varsity Tennis, beat Harrison with Radha Munver '24 recording a “Golden Set” for winning the first set by a score of 6-0! For more info about D-E Athletics and highlights check out our latest D-E DogPound Update:
The D-E Activities Fair was a huge success, with dozens of club leaders talking about their efforts in community service, the environment, arts, sports, public policy, publications, and more. For an Activities Fair highlights video, click below. Meanwhile, D-E's Student Activities Board geared up for a D-E Spirit Week, the annual fun but friendly-spirited, by-grades competition featuring various relay food eating competitions, and daily special apparel contests. And D-E's Upper School Student Equity & Diversity Leadership program initiative officially kicked off their efforts with an intensive seminar for both students and D-E faculty/staff.
It was honey harvest time at D-E! Fall is the season when the D-E apiary is literally buzzing with activity. This year, 7th Graders in D.I.G. (D-E in the Garden) Discovery Class harvested honey under the guidance of Grade 6 Dean Ms. Urbanowski, D-E Beekeeper Eric Hanan, and his daughter Eva, an environmental educator at the Turtleback Zoo. In addition to learning about pollinators and other insects, D.I.G. students got hands-on and removed wax caps from the honeycomb to reveal different shades of nectar and honey: a delicious reward for their hard work and learning. Yum!