Patriots Player stops by Special Olympics practice at DCD
Patriots player Obi Melifonwu stopped by DCD for the final Special Olympics flag football practice of the fall last Monday, a thrill for the five seventh-grade boys who have been playing with the team all fall as volunteers! Neil Burmeister, Willy Connors, LJ Gage, Owen Hotra, and Gabe Salfity made it to all the practices, which took place on Mondays this fall from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. on the front field at DCD.
An Undefeated Season for DCD’s Varsity Flag Football Team!
Finishing off the season with a final record of 12-0, DCD’s middle school Varsity Flag Football team had much to celebrate. In the last game of the season, DCD walked away with a hard-fought win against Thayer Academy. It was a competitive season overall; out of the twelve games played, five of them were won with nine points or less. This was clearly a hardworking team!
DCD 8th graders had an opportunity to experience what it’s like to be a U.S. senator during their recent visit to the Edward M. Kennedy Institute. Joining students from two other schools, they participated in The Senate Immersion Module which simulates the legislative process by which bills become laws and the president’s nominees for cabinet offices are confirmed.
Off-Campus Activities Promote Unity and Connection
After spending the summer apart, DCD middle-school faculty believe students need time together in an unstructured setting outside the classroom to reconnect and see each other differently. Recent off-campus activities undertaken by middle-school students accomplished just that by building unity and connection among students in each of their respective classes.
Friday, September 13, was a very special day for DCD eighth-graders and kindergarteners– Big Buddy-Little Buddy match up day! The cubby areas upstairs and downstairs were buzzing with excitement before first period when the buddies would meet for the first time.
DCD’s Big Buddy Little Buddy Program is cherished by students young and old! For the bigger kids, it’s an opportunity to serve as a role model for a younger student and to learn some important lessons about putting the needs of someone else before your own. And, for many eighth-graders, the memory of being a little buddy is still palpable!
Dedham Country Day School Celebrates Graduation of the Class of 2019
Dedham Country Day School celebrated the conclusion of its 116th school year and the graduation of the Class of 2019 on Thursday, June 6, during Closing Exercises held in the Michael A. Rand ’86 Gymnasium.
Eighth-grader Hannah Peters received First Prize in the printmaking category and Best in Show overall at this year's SISAL (Small Independent School Arts League) exhibit held at Dexter-Southfield School April 17-26.