D- Performing Arts was thrilled to present the Upper School Winter Musical "Pippin" live and in-person, on the Schenck Auditorium stage earlier this month. Our 25+ member all-student cast and crew pulled together a highly energized, memorable performance of this Broadway classic. For fans who missed it, a streaming video recording will be provided online in early April! Until then, fans can enjoy a sneak 'pre-performance' Pippin video dip (click here), featuring students and D-E Theatre Department faculty member and musical director Robert Murphy. Bravo!
In Swartley Art Gallery, AP Studio Art students are preparing to kick-off their Senior Studio Exhibit later this month for their fellow art students. The exhibit which will feature 2D and 3D arrwork. This is the final step in their process before the students submit their AP portfolios later this year. For more about the arts at D-E, visit d-e.org/arts.
D-E athletes wrapped up the Winter 2021-2022 season with exciting state tournament games and strong finishes. Girls' Varsity Basketball finished their season with am impressive 15-9 record and 2nd Place ranking in the NJIC Liberty Division. Boys' Varsity Basketball had an outstanding 21-5 season and fished with a #1 ranking in the JIC Liberty Division. The Spring 2022 sports scason then officially kicked-off in mid-March for D.E's Baseball. Boys' Tennis, Boys' and Girls' Lacrosse, Softball, Track & Field, and Ultimate Frisbee Teams. We can't wait to see all our Middle and Upper School spring student athletes play again! GO BULLDOGS! For highlights from all our teams in both Middle and Upper School, check out our D-E DogPound Update video clips.
D-E's Upper School Robotics ended its 2021-2022 season with great results particularly after two years of virtual-only competitions. For robot performance, at the end of NJ State qualification rounds, Team Critical Mass was ranked #1, Absolute Zero was ranked #2, and Ouantum Smashers was ranked #5 out of 23 teams. Team Critical Mass also won the FIRST Tech's Innovate Award, which celebrates a team that "thinks outside the box and has the ingenuity, creativity, and inventiveness to make their designs come to life." Absolute Zero won FIRST Tech's Think Award and Quantum Smashers received 3rd place for the Think Award. Critical Mass & Absolute Zero both qualified for the NJ State Championship, and Team Critical Mass ultimately made it to the State Championship's semi-final round. GO BULLDOG 'BOTS!!! To learn more about D-E clubs and activities, visit d-e.org/clubs.
Middle School students celebrated their transition from Winter to Spring "discovery" electives with end-of-term activities including carrot cake cupcake-baking in DIG ("D-E In the Garden"); mini pine model car racing (in "Cars, Trucks & Things That Go"); and the traditional "Students Vs. Teachers" Basketball Game.
And the D-E Fights Against Cancer (D-EFAC) Club hosted its annual springtime fundraiser, including a series of awareness-building virtual discussions with cancer patients and survivors, as well as a March Madness-inspired basketball tournament for more than 20 student teams. D-EFAC raised nearly $5000, all of which will be donated to help current cancer patients pay for their treatments and to support cancer research! To learn more about D-, including our mission and values, visit d-e.org/about.