D-E Performing Arts welcomed live, in-person theatre back for the first time since the pandemic began, with performances of the Upper School Fall Play "Ghost Light" in Hajjar Auditorium! Audiences loved this "play within a play" which featured an all-student cast and crew and incredible hand-painted sets.
And students in all three divisions were treated recently to an impromptu, live drumming and dance demo from Brazilian ensemble Batala NY! The group performed around the campus to commemorate the end of the first quarter of the 2021-2022 academic year. Students and faculty/staff of all ages let loose on Leggett Field and the Lower School's Purple Playground! For Batala NY's on-campus performance highlights, click below!
D-E student athletes in both the Middle and Upper Schools wrapped up their season with several major milestones achieved. Several Girls' Varsity Soccer players were recognized as NJIC stat leaders for the regular season: Sammie Moncion '24 (21 goals); Sofia Huie-Pasigan '25 (11 goals); and Christina Rego '24 (91 saves). The Bulldogs finished the season tied for 1st Place in the Liberty division with a 16-4 record! Varsity Boys' Soccer fell to Bergen Catholic in Round 2 of the NJ State Tourney but ended their season with a record of 10-6-1. Sam Tausner '22 was selected by the Bergen County (BC) Soccer Coaches' Association for the annual pre-Thanksgiving BC County Senior All Stars game. Cross Country's Uma Rajan '24 came in 1st place, Maggie Yan '23 came in 2nd place, and Razil Fernandez '24 came in 3rd place at the Doc Braver Meet! GO BULLDOGS!
D-E's service-oriented CODES Club has just kicked-off its All-School Thanksgiving Food Drive campaign, which benefits the local Center for Food Action. The Korean Culture Club hosted a movie night of "Train to Busan" in Hulst House. And in D-E Robotics, all 3 of D-E's Upper School teams placed in their first competition of the year at Don Bosco Prep with Critical Mass (Varsity Team 207) earning 1st place; Absolute Zero (JV) placing 3rd; and Quantum Smashers placing 8th.
And creative writers from both the Middle and Upper Schools enjoyed celebrating the English Department-hosted Write Night in D-E's Imperatore Library. This in-person (masked) event was a major milestone after a hiatus of nearly 2 years due to COVID, and was a great opportunity for students and faculty/staff members to share their original poetry and prose!