From the Deans

Dean’s Message

Summer Parenting Opportunity: Help Your Child Develop Good Social Media Use Habits As the end of the school year approaches and students look forward to the change of pace and excitement their summer schedules will bring, they also may be thinking about how to stay in...

Dean’s Message: Cultivating Leadership

Have you ever wondered why there is not an elected student government in Middle School? In the D-E Middle School we want as many students as possible to have an opportunity to lead. We know that our students will be leaders in the world and want to help them feel...

Deans’ Message: Affinity/Safe Space Groups in MS

As a community that values diversity, we continually strive to find ways to embrace our differences, learn from each other, recognize our commonalities and celebrate our unique identities.  For middle school students, growing strong into their own identities and...

Message from the Deans

Managing Planned Absences Parents planning holiday travel should be aware that the last day before winter break, December 15th, and the first day back, on January 2nd, are filled with important classes and activities for students in all three middle-school grades. We...

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

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....

A Message from the MS Deans

A Message from the MS Deans

Supporting Students with Homework Completion and the “Missing Homework” E-mail By this point in the year, many parents may have received a short e-mail from their child saying something like, “Dear Mom and Dad, I did not complete my reading assignment because I...

Deans’ Message

Summer Parenting Opportunity: Help Your Child Develop Good Social Media Use Habits As the end of the school year approaches and students look forward to the change of pace and excitement their summer schedules will bring, they also may be thinking about how to stay in...

Dean’s Message

Dean’s Message

Why Isn’t There an Elected Student Government in Middle School? Research and experience have shown us that middle school student elections are often popularity contests and usually give just a few students most of the leadership opportunities. In the D-E middle school...

Deans’ Message: Discipline @ D-E

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...