Stephanie Tucker (Class '27)

Stephanie Tucker

Class '27 Dean

02.08.24 February Notes

February 8, 2024 January was pretty exciting for this southern transplant. I enjoyed seeing snow again after so many years, but it did wreak a bit of havoc on our entry into Semester 2. Thankfully, the weather has stabilized, we have a few full weeks under our belts,...

12.22.23 Chugging Off to Winter Break

December 22, 2023 As we head off for winter break, I wanted to share my thanks to everyone for welcoming me to the D-E community. The class continues to acclimate to the upper school experience, and I am so pleased to be their "Mama Bear" and supporter throughout the...

11.17.23 Fall Forecast

November 17, 2023 Happy Fall  The air is crisp, the clocks have changed, and the tent on Leggett field is gone. We've officially finished the first quarter of the academic year and are moving quickly towards our end-of-the-year break. Here's an overview of November...

10.13.23 Spirit Week Information

October 13, 2023 We've got spirit, yes we do! We've got spirit, how about YOU!  October 16-20 is Spirit Week here at D-E: a week full of fun activities, grade-level challenges, friendly competition, sporting events, and food, culminating in the Homecoming dance. The...

10.02.23 September Recap

Our September together was a very busy one! From our first day back, where every student rang the bell to begin their upper school journey, to last week's Back-to-School Night, we are truly beginning to establish ourselves in community together. As we move into Fall...

Emily Sclafani (Class '26)

Emily Sclafani

Class '26 Dean

11.14.23 November Updates

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10.11.23 From Emily Sclafani (10): October Updates

Dear Parents and Caregivers of 10th graders:  I hope this update finds you and your families safe and well. As we all hold our children a little closer this week, my sincere wish for them is that they find comfort and security in the normalcy of their routines at...

09.08.23 Welcome to Sophomore Year!

Dear Parents and Caregivers of 10th graders: Welcome to sophomore year! At our opening grade meeting this week I shared a story with the students from my first New York City Marathon in 2017. That year, Shalane Flanagan became the first American woman to win the race...

Brian Merry (Class '25)

Brian Merry

Class '25 Dean

02.02.24 Mid-Winter Update

Dear 11th Grade Families, Greetings, and I hope all is well as we make our way through the thick of the winter.  Between delays, snow days, the end of one semester and the beginning of another, it was an admittedly choppy January.  Thankfully, we have just had two...

12.22.23 Best Wishes! See you in 2024

Dear 11th Grade Families, I just want to send you a note wishing you a happy holiday season.  After a year and half, I really feel like I have a home at D-E, and building relationships with you has been a big part of that.  In many ways, 11th grade is a real "step up"...

November Updates

Greetings 11th Grade Families, With comments past us and Thanksgiving right around the corner, we are firmly in the second quarter.  As a quick reminder, interim grades do not appear on students' transcripts, but rather are meant to give a snapshot of their progress...

Thank You & Parent Forum Recap

Dear 11th Grade Families, I'd like to thank all of you who attended Monday night's forum.  It's always a pleasure to you, and I particularly enjoyed your keen insights on Make It Stick and the learning process.  You gave me a lot to think about on my drive home! I...

Parent Forum Reminder for 10/30

Hi Everyone, Another weekend is almost upon us, and I hope you are all well and enjoying this unseasonably warm weather!  This is just a quick reminder that we're having our 11th grade Parent Forum this Monday, October 30 from 7:00-8:30 in Hajjar Auditorium.  I always...

09.08.23 Welcome to a New School Year!

Hello 11th Grade Families! Well we've returned to school and have made it through the first week!  It was great seeing the 11th graders again and hearing about the variety of experiences they had over the summer.  Whether travelling, working, participating in academic...

Jeremy Meserole  (Class '24)

Jeremy Meserole

Class '24 Dean

11.16.23 November Update

Dear 12th grade parents and guardians, I hope you are well and that the last few weeks have been manageable in the midst of college applications, Interims, co-curriculars, and all manner of other school business.  I’m writing now as a follow-up to Ms. Lalli’s email...

10/23 12s Parent Forum, Spirit Week, Lunch Privileges

Hi, everyone, just following up on the email sent from our PA reps on Friday - I hope to see you all at the 12th Grade Parent Forum this Thursday evening, 7pm, in Hajjar Auditorium.  As mentioned in the email, Ms. Eileen Cunningham Feikens will be sharing about where...

09.08.23 Senior Year, Week One Recap!

Hi everyone, I hope all is well and that the first week back to school has been a smooth one for you all! It was great seeing the seniors back on campus - lots of energy, excitement, and plenty of smiles and laughter - so the first week back felt good all around.  We...

Other Division Updates

Debbie Murphy

Student Activities & Community Service

10.19.23 Information on Homecoming

Dear D-E Upper School Families,  We are excited to host our largest on-campus Homecoming Dance this special week! The goal of the event is to help students within the division bond and build community while also having a lot of fun! The dance will be held at the...

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Featured Upper School Events

The following is not a comprehensive list, just a sampling of upcoming Upper School events.

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