Highlights & Happenings
D-E's Lower School students are learning about technology, code and programming using Ozobots (in Grade 1), KIBO bots (in Grade 2), and Lego WeDo2 (in Grade 3). To celebrate the 2020 Computer Science Education Week, Grade 4 students began using Code.org, learning more about the binary system to increase their knowledge of computer language and trying out a "debug recipe". And Grade 8 students recently wrapped-up their "Living Wax Museum" Zoom panel discussions, part of the Middle School's History curriculum. Click here for Living Wax Museum video highlights.
About Arts and Athletics
D-E's music ensembles, including StringJam, Stage Band, and the D-E Symphony Orchestra, are all busy rehearsing for their February Winter Arts Festival, which will be a series of virtual performances on video. For a sneak preview click here to view D-E's Brass Quintet perform "The Entertainer". Catch this and other D-E virtual performances on our Arts Video Showcase page: click here!
Calliope, D-E's Upper School literary journal, has once again received national-level recognition from Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CPSA)! Calliope 2020 earned "Gold Medalist" status in the Critique phase of judging, scoring 970 out of 1,000 possible points. Three individual pieces from Calliope 2020 also received national recognition from the CSPA in the form of Gold Circle Awards including the photograph "Vertebrae" by Luca Fontaine '20, which is featured here. Click here for a recognition video, including highlights of all Calliope 2020 contributed art and written work.
D-E's MLK Day 2021 once again offered a day of service and diversity engagement learning opportunities for D-E families of all ages. This year's (all-remote) program was facilitated by a student volunteer MLK Day committee, and offered breakouts for all ages -- including a virtual SingALong and WordCloud creation session, and a conversation on how to organize peaceful protests in the spirit of Dr. King. To finish the day, Upper School students enjoyed "D-E Virtual Jeopardy". The winners were then able to direct all participants' fee contributions to worthy social causes of their choosing.