Pursuant to updated directives for public and private schools by Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, DCD will remain closed until May 4, 2020, to help prevent the further spread of COVID-19. Please visit DCD's COVID-19 Resource page for information on DCD's transition to online learning.
I’ve always enjoyed spotting irony in the world. For example, I was delighted when my niece reported that my peace-loving and mild-mannered brother-in-law got into a shouting match with a person in the Life is Good store (the Life is Good store!). It brought a smile to my face when a friend of my parents was not able to go with us to the beach because he was going to listen to his “Live in the Now” tape series. As I watch coronavirus unfold across the globe, and people are in various states of isolation, it is not lost on me that I started the year speaking with faculty about The Art of Gathering, by Pria Parker.
With all the new food options available to DCD students from our new dining service with Flik, we are taking the opportunity to work with students to give them some reminders about building healthy diets.
DCD Chief Financial Officer Bob Santry Presented at the 2020 NBOA (National Business Officers Association) Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida
DCD Chief Financial Officer, Bob Santry, presented at the 2020 NBOA (National Business Officers Association) Annual Meeting, Envisioning the Future, February 23-26, in Orlando, Florida. The conference is designed to help CFOs and other business and operational leaders in PreK–12 education share best practices for independent schools, and it attracts professionals from across the country.
DCD Sixth-Grader Robby Hargrove Performs at Carnegie Hall
Sixth-grader Robby Hargrove performed at Carnegie Hall this February as part of the Crescendo International Music Competition. It was the first time on stage at Carnegie for Robby, who has been taking weekly lessons on the violin for the past five years with his teacher Nelli Jabotinsky.
On Wednesday, February 19th, DCD 8th grade students had an unusual break from their typical afternoon filled with academic classes. They had an opportunity to host a group of middle school students from DCD’s Horizons program for an afternoon of camaraderie and connection.
DCD Partners with Cradles to Crayons for Its Third Annual Collecting and Sorting Community Service Day
On Saturday, February 8th, Dedham Country Day School hosted a special day of service to benefit children in the greater Boston area served by the Cradles to Crayons organization (C2C). C2C’s mission is to provide children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive at home, at school, and at play.
Encouraging Musical Exploration at Dedham Country Day
This winter term, DCD’s Alternative Ensemble music program has returned with a new twist. A free after-school program created in 2013 by Duane Claussen and Rob Thacher for grade 4 and 5 students, the “Alt Ensemble” has taken a variety of shapes in exploring non-traditional approaches to music and sound, including improvisation, game-play, and instant composition.
Third time's a charm for 5th grader, Nate Felix, winner of this year’s spelling bee at Dedham Country Day. Twelve contestants from 3rd to 8th grade, representing the top spelling performers each class, flexed their spelling muscle in this morning’s competition.
DCD Honors Martin Luther King Jr. with Service Morning
Last Friday’s annual morning of service at DCD in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. showed there are no age requirements for kindness and compassion. Students spent the morning engaging in age-appropriate service activities, from the youngest in pre-K to eighth-graders who are getting ready to move on to high school, finding meaningful ways to serve others as the focus of the morning.