Annual end-of-year special events for seniors and D-E alumni, including Commencement and Reunion, took place last weekend, June 1-3, 2018, and held up to D-E School tradition by offering some of the most celebratory and memorable experiences of the school year.
This week presents great opportunities to enjoy D-E students' visual and performing arts endeavors! On the evening of Tuesday, May 22, D-E Stage Band presents their annual springtime Cabaret Night, and on Wednesday, May 23, students from the Upper and Lower Schools will perform a Handbell/Choral Extravaganza on the stage of Schenck Auditorium. Concurrent with this concert, an art exhibit featuring 2-D and 3-D works by Upper School students will be on display.
The African savannah comes to life with Dwight-Englewood's Middle School (MS) production of Disney's The Lion King, Jr.
Through a creative and collaborative process between African Drumming, Studio Art Discovery classes, and a talented cast and crew of D-E students, faculty, and staff, we journey together from Pride Rock to the jungle and back again, in an inspiring, coming-of-age tale. Join us, and be swept away in the "circle of life that moves us all."
D-E Upper School students are involved in a variety of worthwhile fundraisers this month! Fiesta Mexicana (Thursday, May 10); a "Dance for the World" to benefit Unicef Fiji, and a spring clean-out clothing drive all are underway now, and open to participation by all three divisions of the School.
All in the D-E community are invited to the annual All-School Spring Carnival on Sunday, April 29, which this year once again will feature the popular STEM Festival! Spring Carnival 2018 will be held from 12 - 3 PM on Leggett Field and the Hajjar STEM Center.
Starting from Wednesday, April 4 through Monday, April 30, D-E’s Swartley Gallery Series will feature works by fiber artist Donna Davies Timm. Kicking off the show was a successful artist “meet and greet” reception on the opening day - students had an opportunity to watch the artist creating a free-style embroidery on her sewing machine, to use the artist’s table loom to continue the textile work, and to further discuss the unique textiles and mesmerizing embroidery works on display.
The D-E Parents' Association (PA) welcomes Dr. Deborah Gilboa, also known as "Dr. G", for a parent education evening event on Wednesday, April 4, 7 - 9 PM. at Dwight-Englewood School. This event is being presented as a "for parents/guardians" segment together with assembly presentations that Dr. G will be giving later this week to students.
TV Personality and author of the popular book Get the Behavior You Want...Without Being the Parent You Hate, Dr. G will offer strategies that help make students more resilient, responsible and respectful. A renowned international speaker, she empowers and inspires audiences with humor, candor, and experience as a family doctor. Dr. G connects with adults, strategizing with them to avoid drama, give the children in their lives strong values, and help them to be fantastic adults.
Dr. G’s TEDx Talk, The Expectation Gap, (click here to view) received 20K views on YouTube - sharing her philosophy of having adults step back, so youth can step up by closing the expectation gap between what adults believe today’s youth is capable of, and allowing them to create their own solutions to today (and tomorrow’s) biggest challenges - closing the wealth gap, education gap and healthcare gap - will impact society greatly in the next 5-10 years.
Dr. Greene is a renowned child psychologist and New York Times bestselling author of Lost at School and The Explosive Child. In "Raising Human Beings..." Greene explains how to cultivate a better parent-child relationship while also nurturing empathy, honesty, resilience, and independence. He “makes a powerful case for rethinking typical approaches to parenting and disciplining children” (The Atlantic). Through his well-known model of solving problems collaboratively, parents can forgo timeout and sticker charts; stop badgering, berating, threatening, and punishing; allow their kids to feel heard and validated; and have influence.
D-E Varsity Robotics Team - Critical Mass, FTC Team 207 - reports success from the FTC NJ State Championship at West Windsor-Plainsboro High School.
After tough matches in the morning, Critical Mass was selected to be in an alliance (a partnership of 3 teams) for the finals. The team worked successfully with two other alliance teams -- LANbros of Southampton, NJ, and Team Overdrive of Bridgewater, NJ -- to win the championship.