12 Jan

Deans’ Message: Discipline @ D-E

As a mission-driven school with a clearly articulated set of community values, D-E has certain behavioral expectations for its community members. (For a descriptive list of our D-E community values, click here, go to www.d-e.org/values,  or refer to the MS Handbook 2016-2017 (pgs. 22-37).  In the D-E Middle School, we believe that it is part […]

12 Jan

Community Time

Next week, Friday, January 20, first semester grades for 7th and 8th grade students and checklists for 6th grade students will be released to them during an Extended HomeBase period. HomeBase teachers will guide the students in reviewing the grades or checklists, with an eye to helping students recognize and celebrate their own successful learning […]

12 Jan

In the Classrooms: Grade Level Updates

Grade 6: The sixth grade eagerly picked up with new projects and curriculum in 2017. Last Wednesday, the sixth grade traveled to the MoMath Museum in NYC. The students participated in workshops about probability, and they had a chance to explore the exhibits. In math class, students are learning how to interpret speed as the […]

12 Jan

Message from Kathy Christoph, MS Principal

Folks, Dwight-Englewood School is undertaking a process in which we are engaging to hire our Director of Institutional Equity and Social Justice.A draft job description is provided below for your general information. We have invited two Senior Search Consultants from Carney Sandoe & Associates to help support our national search.  Sherry and Jennifer will be on […]

16 Dec

Arts and Language Department Update

Here’s a snippet of what’s been happening in our Visual/Performing Arts and World Language classes: Drama: 8th grade Coffee House was held earlier this week. It is amazing to hear the level of quality in the students’ spoken word pieces. In 7th grade, the students finished their Mindfulness Unit this week. Teaching children strategies to […]

16 Dec

Health and Wellness Department Update

The Middle School Health and Wellness Department has been busy this past month, involving our students in a variety of fun and healthy activities and assessments. Our students finished the physical assessment program, the FitnessGram, in which individuals were tested for their core strength, cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, and muscular endurance. The results of these measurements, […]

16 Dec

Community Time

The Middle School LAG (Lead Advisory Group) Committee worked throughout the summer on our HomeBase Curriculum.  In order to face a changing world, students need to develop empathy – the tool to engage with diverse ideas and turn conflict into understanding.  We created eight different lesson units to be utilized throughout the course of the […]

13 Dec

Message from Kathy Christoph

Folks, It was wonderful seeing so many parents and guardians here last week for Parent-Teacher Conferences. I hope your conversations with the teachers gave you a better picture of your child as learner, with a sense of their emerging strengths and passions, challenges that they might be facing, and a few strategies to continue on […]

13 Dec

Grade Level Updates

6th GRADE: The sixth grade is working diligently to prepare for one of our annual capstone experiences: Egypt Day. In social studies, the students are rehearsing and planning for their performances on December 15 (Parents are invited to see performances from 1:00 – 2:00 pm that day). Last week they were happy to have Glenn […]

13 Dec

Community Times and Student Leadership

When you were here for Conferences, you probably spotted the table that was selling bracelets and raffle tickets. One of our HomeBase groups wanted to support their fellow classmate, Charlie, and decided to raise money in honor of him and donate it to Strike Out Leukemia.  They planned out and ran a fabulous bake sale […]