03 Jul

From Joe Algrant, US Principal

Dear Families,

I hope this final Upper School News edition for the 2018-’19 year finds you well, and starting to relax into the patterns of summer. Not that the weather has completely turned to that season, but it has tried a few times and hopefully looks at the calendar and sees that we have now left the month of June. A couple of important items are contained here that pertain to both the summer and the opening of school in September.

If you haven’t see it already, the summer reading list is posted online, on our Upper School website (www.d-e.org/upper) and also available by clicking here.

You can find the “Start of Season” schedule for the opening of the Fall 2019 sports season (beginning on Monday, August 19 and running through Friday, August 30) online, on our Athletics website (www.d-e.org/athletics).

At some point this summer, you might also want to watch the keynote commencement speech by our guest speaker, D-E alumnus Devin Delliquanti ’02. A writer for the “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah”, Devin’s talk to the graduates was a stunning tribute to how what you learn in high school will help you both in college and in a career. He spoke several times about the value of an outline, which he uses to create the pieces he writes for the Daily Show as well as for his own comedy. Yes he was funny in his talk, but he was quite serious, especially with the words of “loose advice” that he presented to the Class of 2019.

Several transitions are taking place within the school’s staff this summer too, specifically, within our College Counseling Office (CCO) and the Nurses’ Office, about which you can read below and you will learn more when we are back together this September.

For now, I wish for you a restful break, one in which you can enjoy a different pace and fulfilling new experiences.


Joseph Algrant, US Principal