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  • 2018 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

    2018 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Results
    Presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are given out each year. Through the Awards, students in Grades 7-12 receive opportunities for recognition, exhibition, publication, and scholarships. Students across the US submitted more than 330,000 original works last year in 29 different categories of art and writing. As an initial process, students’ work is judged in the Regional Level, at the levels of Honorable Mention, Silver Key, and Gold Key. Students awarded with the Gold Key are then considered for national recognition.
    This year, 26 D-E students in all were recognized by Scholastic in both Art and Writing, several of whom will continue to the next, national level of competition due to their winning Gold Key distinction. See below for the complete list of students who were recognized this year.  Congratulations to all our Scholastic 2018 winners! 
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  • Green Cup Challenge 2018 takes off!

    From February 9th to March 9th, D-E will be participating in Green Cup Challenge lead by US Environmental Club. Green Cup Challenge is a friendly competition between schools to see who can save the most energy - simultaneously increasing awareness about climate change and energy conservation. As a member of Green Schools Alliance, D-E is joining hundreds of schools in this competition. Let’s go, Bulldogs!

    What can I do to help?
    • Unplug your chargers
    • Turn off lights and electronics when not in use
    • Power down projectors when they are not used
    • Switch to energy efficient light bulbs

    Save energy and go green!
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  • D-E Marks VDay 2018 / 20th Anniversary

    Friday, February 16 is the date set for D-E's VDay 2018, which will take place at 7:00 PM in Hajjar Auditorium (2nd floor, Klein Campus Center). An annual event held in tandem with the international initiative of the same name, this year's program at the School will once again feature the voices of students and adults as they share their perspectives through performances of spoken word, poetry, prose, and more. All the performances are designed to raise awareness of the pervasive issue of violence against women, and to ultimately support gender equality. 

    More than 20 perspectives from the D-E community will be heard, including many Upper School students, teachers, and staff members. (See below for a complete list of participants.) 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of what is described by the original founders as "an artistic uprising, a radical act, and an act of resistance."  D-E performers will join VDay and "One Billion Rising" (OBR) activities worldwide. D-E VDay Director and Performing Arts faculty member Carla Moriarty, notes, "Now, more than ever, it is important for [us all] to engage in raising voices together."

    Admission for VDay 2018 at D-E is $25 at the door. All proceeds will benefit the Englewood, NJ-based Women's Rights Information Center.

    Important please note: This event contains mature content. Questions? Email 

    For additional details about VDay visit the official VDay website: click here

    D-E VDay 2018 Featured Participants
    Adia Guthrie
    Amina Sadural
    Angela Zhang
    Britney Burns
    Britney Jara
    Carla Moriarty
    Ehren Layne
    Ella Moriarty
    Haley Algrant
    Jahod Silver
    Jay Sobers
    Jenna Galgano
    Lisa Wittner
    Maggie Sheridan
    Marwah Kiani
    Mary Heveran
    Myriam Gruber
    Roxane Colquitt 
    Sarah Ellis
    Zhana Hoffman
    Jennifer Koteles
    Cathy Eyzaguirre
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  • Go Bulldogs! D-E Winter Athletic Milestones

    Athletes on the School's winter sports teams are making major strides (and in some cases, D-E School history) with their recent competitions on the track and on the court. In the apt words of D-E Athletic Director Chris Schmid, "it's a great time to be a Bulldog!"
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  • Isabella Giancarlo '10 Featured Alumni Artist Exhibit

    Beginning Monday, January 8, D-E's Swartley Gallery Series welcomes an exhibit featuring multi-disciplinary artist (and alumna) Isabella Giancarlo '10. "Eat Your Heart Out" features whimsical, provocative, and distinctive works that will intrigue visual arts fans of all ages, including the pieces featured here. D-E students and faculty/staff will be treated to two special opening events with Giancarlo including an open art class presentation and a "meet and greet" reception. 

    For additional details on the "Eat Your Heart Out" exhibit and other D-E visual and performing arts programs visit

    To learn more about the artist visit
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  • Toy Drive Underway in Upper School

    The student clubs CODES (Community Outreach for Dwight-Englewood School) and TCC (Teens Connecting Communities) are once again co-managing a donations initiative within the D-E Upper School, this time on behalf the Englewood Chamber of Commerce annual Toy Drive.

    The Toy Drive benefits local area children and is underway through Friday, December 15. Collection bins are located in Klein Campus Center and Hajjar STEM Center. Toys should be new and unwrapped; if requiring batteries please include those with donations. No violence-related toys will be accepted. 

    Click here for a Toy Drive info flyer with details on the types of toys requested.

    Questions? Email Debbie Murphy, Director of Student Activities & Community Service, at
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  • Winter Arts Festival 2017 Events Nov. 30 - Dec. 6

    The Winter Arts Festival 2017 offers a visual and performing arts 'feast' featuring D-E Middle and Upper School student work in a wide range of media and live performances by African drumming, string/orchestral, wind, choral, and handbell ensembles. With three evenings total of featured concerts that start on Thursday, November 30 and run through Wednesday, December 6, arts lovers will not be disappointed. Free admission! For more details visit

    Editor's Note: Art featured here includes work by the following D-E MS and US students (from top left, going clockwise): Annelise James ’22; Emily Kopelman ’18; Isabel Cracchiolo ’22; Romi Hera ’20; Sophia Seriale ’22; Isato Shabazz ’23; and Dana Sobhy ’18.
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  • Leggett-Umpleby Lecture on Mon., Nov. 27

    The third annual Leggett-Umpleby Lecture at Dwight-Englewood School is taking place on Monday, November 27 at 7:00 PM in Hajjar Auditorium in the Klein Campus Center. All D-E families, faculty/staff, alumni and friends are invited to enjoy an evening conversation on a timely topic.  
    Ms. Mimi Garcia of the D-E School Faculty is honored to be delivering the 2017 Legget-Umpleby Lecture entitled "Political Satire in the Age of 'Fake News.' "
    A long-time enthusiast of humor and avid consumer of news, Ms. Garcia is pleased to lead a discussion which will explore how satirical news has changed the political discourse and what that means for viewers’ understanding and participation in democratic processes.
    A 2012 winner of Dwight-Englewood’s Geralyn Kossmann Award, she has been teaching 8th grade English and History for twelve years and is a proud step-mother to graduate Olivia Garcia ’15 and current student Avery Clark-Garcia ’21. Before becoming a teacher, she attended Princeton University and graduated with an A.B. in History with a certificate in Education. Ms. Garcia is member of the 2002 National Championship Lacrosse team and the recipient of the Connie McAllister Award which is “given annually to the player who gives all of herself to the program through participation, effort, selfless dedication, enthusiasm, and heart.” After college, she continued her education at Teachers’ College Columbia University earning a M.A. in the Teaching of Social Studies. 
    This is a free admission event. 

    Questions about the Leggett-Umpleby Lecture may be directed by Email to Fred Daly at:
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  • Thanksgiving Food Drive Underway

    All D-E families, faculty/staff and friends are asked to help area families in need with a donation to the School's annual Thanksgiving Food Drive. 

    The annual drive, organized and managed by the Upper School (US) club CODES (Community Outreach @ D-E School) benefits the Center for Food Action and has become a holiday tradition. Donation bins are located in Klein Campus Center and Leggett Hall; Umpleby Hall (Middle School); and Drapkin Hall (Lower School). The drive is underway now through Friday, November 17. 
    Items needed include the following:  
    • Powdered/boxed milk (e.g., Parmalat)
    • Canned Fruit
    • Instant Potatoes
    • 100% Juice
    • Baby Formula
    • Bar and/or Bottled Soap
    • Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, Dental Floss
    • Tomato Sauce
    • Canned Meat
    • Canned Hearty Soup
    • Canned Vegetables
    • Macaroni & Cheese (Boxed)
    • Cold Cereal
    • Oatmeal
    • Supermarket Gift Cards (any denomination)*
    • Checks (please return to the US Office or Debbie Murphy, Director of Student Activites & Community Service, located in the Klein Campus Center.)*
    * Both allow CODES to purchase items not donated. 
    Questions? Email Debbie Murphy at: 
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  • Go Bulldogs! D-E Varsity Teams in State Tournaments

    Go Bulldogs! D-E's Varsity Teams in Boys' Soccer, Girls' Soccer, and Volleyball all have earned impressive seeds in the upcoming Non-Public State Tournaments. The tournaments dates begin the week of October 30 and continue until a team either loses or achieves a championship. 

    Show your Bulldog pride, and cheer on our teams at these upcoming games!
    Girls' Varsity Soccer Team
    > Monday, October 30, at 2:00 PM: D-E is HOME (Solomon Field) against Union Catholic. 

    Girls' Varsity Volleyball Team
    > Monday, October 30, at 5:30 PM: D-E is HOME (Large Gym, Modell's Sports Complex) against Wardlaw-Hartridge
    Boys' Varsity Soccer Team
    > Friday, November 3, at 2:00 PM: D-E is HOME (Solomon Field) against Hudson Catholic 
    For more details on these and other D-E athletics teams, including schedules, teams, and directions, visit
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Located in Englewood, New Jersey, Dwight-Englewood is a greater New York City area private school with a rigorous college prep curriculum for boys and girls in preschool through grade 12.