06 Nov

Kathy’s Message

Folks, Today as I write this, your children are home (off from a typical day of classes), and my teachers are immersed in composing and writing their Fall Interim Comments for each student. The comments are written to help students see more clearly their own approach to their work and to allow students an opportunity […]

06 Nov

Grade Level Happenings

Grade 6: October was a wonderful month for our sixth graders. Classes were able to gain traction, and the students have been working diligently across the curriculum. In English, students wrapped up the short stories unit. They wrote two analytical paragraphs about these stories, which allowed them to practice the TEA and ICE structure in […]

06 Nov

Our D-E Community

In the Garden: It’s seed-saving time!  7th grade DIG students practiced wet and dry seed saving techniques and begin their study of seed types and the anatomy of a seed. Parent volunteers enjoy fried green tomatoes prepared by the students. MS Student-Leaders: It is that time of year again . . .  the D-E Lower, […]

06 Nov

Deans’ Message: Not Your Parents’ “Report Cards”

In Mid-November, the first written report cards summarizing student progress become available.  But the reports you will receive are not just the old-fashioned list of grades our own parents may have received – and which may still feel familiar to many parents today. Instead, in keeping with our mission to help our students become lifelong […]

20 Oct

Kathy’s Message

Folks, It’s been a whirlwind two weeks here at school, with all students getting plenty of traction in their classes. As you may have heard, our AC was down for a few days and we were uncomfortably hot. However, in true D-E fashion, everyone’s good humor and patience kept us cool until the real AC […]

20 Oct

World Languages Highlights

Spanish: In the World Language classes, our sixth graders are learning how to greet each other in Spanish. They created their mini avatars using Pocoyo, and recorded mini dialogues introducing themselves. Our seventh graders are finding Spanish vocabulary that represents each letter in their name, and are giving presentations describing themselves to the class in the target language. Some […]

20 Oct

Arts

In Drama 7, our young actors are performing their etudes “practice scenes.” Our 8’s are putting the finishing touches on their creative Crush Projects and looking forward to composing and performing their Spoken Word poems. Our emerging sixth grade artists are working carefully and diligently on their animal line drawings. Not only do they use their […]

20 Oct

Health and Wellness

Ready. Set. Go! And we’re off! Our MS students are off to another great year filled with learning experiences, enjoyable lessons, and fitness-focused exercises during their Health and Wellness classes. The sixth graders are gaining a first-hand experience in our MS curriculum acclimating themselves to their new environment and understanding the importance of physical fitness, proper nutrition, the development of spatial relationships, […]

20 Oct

Community Time

Our HomeBase (HB) Advisories have had a busy fall.  September included ice breaker activities, getting-to-know-you activities, general overviews of school protocols and a chance to ask all of the questions that come up at the start of a school year. Students and HB Advisors enjoyed the chance to sit together during lunch for the first […]

06 Oct

Kathy’s Message

Folks, It’s October already, and the month of September has flown by, filled with a wide array of activities, trips, and experiences. We are all settling into the rhythm of school. Each MS grade has its own exciting update (see below for details). And an important safety reminder:  Do NOT DropOff your child(dren) in the […]