Highlights & Happenings
About the Arts
This November, D-E alumnus Adrian Evans IV ’17 debuted a collection of paintings, “The Blues Don’t Change” for our Swartley Art Gallery Series. A recent graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Adrian (aka "Ace") works for New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, and credits D-E as an inspirational space for his artistic growth! The D-E Music Department recently hosted its annual Winter Music Festival. This year's in-person, live event in Schenck Auditorium featured Middle and Upper School ensembles including Stage Band, Jazz Workshop, and the Upper School Orchestra, to name a few. And the dynamic female Brazilian drumming ensemble Batala NY paid a surprise visit to D-E's campus recently, to the delight of students, faculty and staff of all ages. Catch video highlights from Batala NY's performances at D-E below!
The Bulldogs have officially kicked-off their Winter Sports season with opening games starting mid-December for Boys' Varsity, JV, and Freshman Basketball and Girls' Varsity and JV Basketball games all at "home" in D-E's Myrna B Sherman Gymnasium. Middle School Basketball Teams will also start playing their games soon. D-E's Winter Track Team just competed in its first meet of the year, the "Spike Shoes Invitational" at the Armory NYC! Finally, Strength & Conditioning, led by D-E's Health & Wellness Department, is a perfect fit for athletes wanting to stay fit until the upcoming warmer months... and spring training! GO BULLDOGS! Click below for more about D-E Athletics, including game schedules.
The holidays bring special cheer to D-E and also welcome Jazz Rock’s annual winter assembly showcase. Jazz Rock is a music and performance club by audition where students rehearse weekly then play special showcase assemblies throughout the school year. From rock ballads to electrifying guitar solos, Jazz Rock is a thrill for the whole community. Enjoy a D-E Jazz Rock Holiday 2021 video slideshow: click below! Service drives and activities led by student clubs are also in full swing this holiday season! From a stocking stuffers drive for orphans in Central America to a Bake Sale by D-E's Stars Club (to help fund future astronomy-oriented speakers and field trips)... there's something for everyone to enjoy with D-E's clubs. Click below for more about D-E clubs and activities!
D-E's annual ancient history lesson in all things Egyptology recently took place in the Middle School, thanks to our 6th Grade. A touchstone of the 6th Grade curriculum, students prepared short monologues demonstrating their knowledge of different aspects of Ancient Egyptian life under themes like “Gods & Goddesses” and “Mummification.” And a yearly "pajama drive" led by the D-E's third graders resulted this year in a collection of 250+ pairs of pajamas for homeless shelters and childrens' services agencies. In celebration for this achievement, everyone dressed in pajamas as per Lower School tradition, right before the winter break. Click below to learn more about D-E.