Stephanie Tucker (Class '27)

Stephanie Tucker

Class '27 Dean

05.30.24 May Notes

May 30, 2024 May is almost over, as is the school year, but there are just a few things left for us to do. Here are some notes to get us up to date and ready for the end of school next week. Congratulations to our 24-25 Class Reps On May 14, the class gathered to hear...

04.25.24 Checking in

Good evening, As this day comes to a close, I wanted to reach out to check in and share a bit about today's return to campus. In an effort to both provide opportunities to share information and to gather and reflect together, US students met as a whole first...

03.28.24 Springing through to April

  March 28, 2024 After a few weeks away, minus that hour lost "springing forward," it is good to be back on campus. Our break took a bite out of the middle of March, and now April is upon us. As the calendar below reveals, we will be springing through April -...

03.01.24 March on!

March 1, 2024 Happy March, everyone! Spring Break is just on the other side of P.A.W., building both excitement and (perhaps) a bit of trepidation for students. As we enter the weekend, I just wanted to share some reminders for next week and the month after we...

02.23.24 The Care and Keeping of Our Community

Friday, February 23, 2024 Good afternoon and Happy Friday! The six weeks since the start of the semester have been very busy here on campus. Adding Snow Days, partial weeks, and ramping up towards P.A.W. (Projects and Assessments Week) to the mix...

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...

Emily Sclafani (Class '26)

Emily Sclafani

Class '26 Dean

05.31.24 Parent Forum Follow Up II

Hi everyone, This is just a quick follow up on my communication from early last week.  1. Either today or early next week your student should bring home an updated copy of their course list for next year. We are still working to fine-tune these, so please reach...

05.20.24 Parent Forum Follow Up

Dear 10th Grade Families:  It was a pleasure, as always, to see many of you at this morning’s parent forum. I very much enjoyed our discussion about Jonathan Haidt’s Anxious Generation, and hope to continue the conversation in the days ahead. Jessica Grose’s...

04.25.24 Checking In

Good afternoon, I’m just dropping a line to let you know how our day was here on campus.  While there was a palpable respect for the seriousness of the situation, I was very happy to see your kids and be able to check in with many of them about what they are...

04.19.24 The Scheduling Process

Dear 10th Grade Parents and Caregivers:  This is a quick update to let you know that either this weekend or early next week your students should bring home a printout of their course requests for junior year. These requests represent a first draft that...

04.03.24 Slides from Curriculum Night

Dear 10th Grade Parents and Caregivers, As always, it was delightful being with you on campus last night! I hope that hearing from Jeremy Gregerson, Kim Lalli, Eileen Feikens, and me helped to demystify the goals and philosophy of our academic program overall, and to...

Curriculum Night 04/02/24

Dear 10th Grade Parents and Caregivers:  Welcome back from what I hope was a restful and restorative Spring Break for all of your families. I am writing to provide more information about our Upper School Curriculum Night next Tuesday, April 2nd at 7pm. The purpose of...

March Update

Dear 10th Grade Parents and Caregivers:  With Spring Break just around the corner, our students are busy preparing for next week’s inaugural Projects and Assessments Week (PAW) and this weekend’s Twenty-Fifth Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. There was an...

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

05.31.24 Junior Year End-of-Year Updates

Hi 11th Grade Families, It was really nice seeing so many of you at the Spring Forum, and it's hard to believe that we only have two more forums left in our time together.  And now we're truly in the final stretch of the school year, with summer break only...

05.20.24 Reminder on Parent Forum

Hi Everyone, It was great seeing so many of you at pre-prom Friday night.  It was a really nice evening at the prom, and my sense is that the kids had a great time.  This is just a reminder that our Spring Parent Forum will be tomorrow...

04.25.24 Evening Check In

Hi 11th Grade Families,I'm reaching out to check in and let you know how our day went We started the day with an US meeting in the gym, and then students moved into either Advisory or Affinity spaces before finishing the transition back to campus with a class...

04.03.24 Slides from Curriculum Night

Hi 11th Grade Families, It was great seeing so many of you last night, and I'm especially grateful that you came given the poor weather conditions.  As I mentioned last night, I've attached my slides from the presentation to this link, and as always, feel free to get...

04.02.24 Reminder of Curriculum Night

Hi 11th Grade Families, This is just a quick reminder that Curriculum Night is this evening.  The program begins at 7:00pmin Schenck Auditorium, though refreshments will be available in the lobby starting at 6:30pm.   I look forward to seeing...

Curriculum Night 04/02/24

Hi 11th Grade Families, I hope you had a great spring break and your kids feel recharged for the stretch run of the school year, which is rapidly approaching.  Now let's hope we can actually get some spring weather! This is just a reminder that Curriculum Night will...

Pre-Spring Break Check-In

Dear 11th Grade Families, The school year is really moving along as we've almost reached PAW and Spring Break.  With that in mind, I'd like share a few updates as we look ahead to the spring: Performance and Assessments Week (PAW) will be held next week, from...

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...

Jeremy Meserole  (Class '24)

Jeremy Meserole

Class '24 Dean

04.25.24 Checking In About Today

Dear 12th grade parents and caregivers,I'm writing to check in and to let you know how the day went for the seniors.  We started the morning with an Upper School meeting in the Gym, followed by time for students to go to either Advisory or Affinity...

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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