2019

  • May

    Latin is Definitely Not Dead!

    Fifteen out of twenty DCD middle school students studying Latin in 7th and 8th grade were recently recognized for their performance on the National Latin Exam, which they took at the end of February.
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  • DCD Fun Run for the Animal Rescue League

    Fast and Happy Feet at DCD's 4th Grade Fun Run

    Big fun, lots of smiles, and help our furry friends! Last Friday DCD 4th graders hosted their Annual Fun Run in support of the Animal Rescue League of Boston.
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  • Print by Hannah Peters

    DCD Takes "Best in Show" at SISAL

    Leslie Bowen
    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.

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  • April

    DCD Welcomes Expert Math Visiting Team

    As part of DCD's Program Review in Math, last week, the school welcomed math experts from area schools and organizations. Our visitors spent three days at DCD observing classes, talking with teachers and administrators, and interviewing parents and students. 
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  • Amigos Invisibles

    We’re starting a new school-wide kindness project at DCD! Spearheaded by Spanish Teacher Señora Andrade, “Amigos Invisibles” is a special project that involves students, teachers, and staff members sending and receiving anonymous notes of kindness and encouragement throughout DCD. 
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  • Back to School for Grandparents and Special Friends

    From Pre-K to grade 8, DCD’s classrooms and halls were bursting at the seams as grandparents and special friends joined their loved ones for an opportunity to experience what it’s like to be a student at Dedham Country Day. 
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  • March

    Creativity, Talent, and Learning on Display!

    The Lowell Center at DCD was definitely the place to be before the start of spring break!  It was time for the annual Lower School Visual and Performing Arts Assembly when students from first grade to fifth grade had an opportunity to share the fruits of their hard work in both the visual and performing arts at DCD.  
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  • DCD Featured in Independent School Magazine article

    Leslie Bowen
    To flourish in the future, schools must be more than the sum of their parts. Co-authors Head of School Allison Webster and Director of Academic Technology Kate Reardon explain how to cultivate a mindset that sees connections among all the parts to build a better, more integrated, relevant school. Click on the following link to read the article featured in the spring 2019 issue of Independent School Magazine: Reimagining Schools: https://www.nais.org/magazine/independent-school/spring-2019/seeing-school-as-more-than-the-sum-of-its-parts/
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  • DCD Announces Winter Sports Awards

    Leslie Bowen
    Dedham Country Day School recognized middle-school student-athletes for their performance during the winter season. Coaches presented awards for basketball, hockey, and squash at two all-school morning assemblies held on February 25 and March 5. Fourteen players in all were recognized. 
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  • February

    Edie Carey'88 Returns to sing at DCD

    Edie Carey Performs at Dedham Country Day!

    Folk singer and songwriter Edie Carey ’88 returned to the DCD stage for a special concert on Monday, February 25th.   Since 1999, Edie has been touring and singing at festivals, colleges, and listening rooms across the U.S., Canada, and Europe often performing alongside such other well-known artists as Sara Bareilles, Brandi Carlile, Emmylou Harris, Lyle Lovett, and Shawn Mullins. 
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  • Japanese student teachers visit DCD

    Leslie Bowen
    A group of 10 student teachers visited DCD from the Early Childhood Education Program at Showa Boston, a satellite campus of the Showa Women's University in Tokyo.

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  • DCD Middle School Student Evan Michaeli Takes a Stand Against Plastic Bags

    Leslie Bowen
    DCD seventh grader Evan Michaeli is a testament to the impact that young people can have on the issues affecting our planet. Evan founded the school's student-run Green Club along with his brother Drew, a sixth grader, and eighth grader Matthew Volfson. An ardent environmentalist, Evan recently presented his views about the environmental risks of plastic bags to the Town of Dedham's Sustainability Committee.

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  • Head of School, Allison Webster

    On Managing Uncertainty and Loss

    Allison D. Webster
    Reflections from reading Washington Black, by Esi Edugyan and Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh


    How do we develop the ability to manage the loss and uncertainty that is inevitably part of life?  As both a parent and an educator, I’ve found it challenging at times to simultaneously help children acknowledge and accept loss and uncertainty while fostering the feelings of security and predictability I know children need. I’ve talked before about our VUCA world – volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous – and know that helping children gain comfort in VUCA times, rather than trying to rid life of its uncertainty, can prepare them to thrive in the full lives they will lead. Two of my favorite recent reads offered insights into how to navigate this terrain of acknowledging and tolerating life’s uncertainty.
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  • DCD’s Cradles to Crayons Event Helps 955 Boston Area Kids!

    Teaming up with Cradles to Crayons on Saturday morning February 2, DCD families came together to sort and organize all of the donations the school had received from the community for its month-long clothing and toy drive to benefit children in the Boston area. DCD has had a long-standing relationship with the Cradles to Crayons organization with our middle school students often spending their volunteer afternoons working at their facility in Brighton. 
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  • January

    MASKS

    Robertson Thacher, DCD Middle School Teacher and Advisor

    We ask your children to build masks – to try them out, adjust the fit, the expression, and to examine exactly what they’re showing and to whom. In heroic tradition, masks are often a noble defense that guards the anonymity of chivalrous deeds or selfless, altruistic risks. But masks are not just barriers. More than shields parrying unwanted attention, they are also curatorial reckonings of value and need that render visible what we want known, as opposed to obscuring our secrets. 
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  • Stories of Service Shared in Honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    On Friday, January 17, the DCD community came together for its annual day of service in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.  The day began with two presentations from adults who talked about their experiences and the need they felt to serve others.
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