Mamma Mia is this year's Upper School Winter Musical! Mamma Mia will perform live on stage, Friday, March 3 (7:00 PM) and Saturday, March 4 (2:30 PM and 7:00 PM), in D-E's Schenck Auditorium. Featuring ABBA's beloved hit classics, Mamma Mia is a must-see! Tickets are available to Mamma Mia online NOW. Click below to get tix. Meanwhile, D-E's Music Department recently hosted its annual All-School Choral and Drumming & Dance Winter Concert! The Lower School Choir, A Capella from the Upper School, Middle School Chorus and Grades 7 & 8 African Drum & Dance Ensembles all performed. The audience loved first singing along with crowd favorites like "Best Day of My Life" and "Footloose". Then everyone had a ball later dancing together to the beats and chants of Ghana. For video highlights click here. Visit d-e.org/arts for more about D-E arts.
The Bulldogs' Winter 2023 season has sizzled with memorable moments, including Montana Nicks '23 and Karina Pink '23 both scoring their 1000th points while playing for D-E Varsity Girls' Basketball! Both D-E Boys' Varsity and Girls' Varsity are seeded and scheduled to play in the State Tourney. Winter Track has recently made new D-E School records, including most recently at the Bergen County (BC) Relays! Uma Rajan '24 placed 6th in the BC Relays in the 600 M and achieved a new D-E record and personal record, with a time of 1:46.33. Max West '23 also made a new D-E record in the 600m (1:31.45). D-E Ski Racing athletes Percy Bedell ‘24 & Felix O’Halloran ‘24 both qualified for the Race of Champions, and ultimately Peercy earned a 12th place finish! Our entire Varsity Girls’ Ski also made the NJ State Tournament! Go Bulldogs!
In honor of Black History Month (BHM) and this year’s BHM theme of “Black Resistance, this week’s Upper School Assembly was led by students in D-E’s Black Affinity Group. Students spoke meaningfully on the theme of how Black Resistance is about rising above hardships and actively working against racial inequality with talents and intelligence. The students then transitioned to hosting a panel discussion with special guests who answered questions about their own role models, reflections on how the world has changed particularly in regard to racial inequality, and general advice. Guests involved in the Assembly included D-E History Department Chair Dr. Ari Easley-Houser; Ms. Allison Davis, a former D-E parent and Trustee whose father marched with Dr. King and was the first person appointed to the head of EEOC and who herself was a producer for the Today Show on NBC; and Congressman Harold Ford, Jr., (TN).
The annual Lower School Valentine's Day concerts for our Kindergarten and 1st Graders was a huge crowd pleaser. The concert is a time-honored tradition in the Lower School and for good reason! Faculty, staff, and parents were full of smiles as the students sang songs like “Standing like a Tree” and “1-2-3-4” by the Plain White T’s. It was a love-ly day! To learn more about traditions at D-E, click below.