It’s not every day you get to “kick it” with a two-time FIFA World Cup Champion.
Girls soccer players ranging from 3rd to 12th graders gathered in the 89th St. cafeteria to hear Jill Ellis talk about sports, life, and the lessons she learned as the Head Coach of the US Women’s National Championship Team.
After five years of planning and 2 ½ years of construction, Dalton’s largest construction project in the history of the school was completed in early September 2019 — on time, on budget and ready for the first day of school!
This transformation at 89th Street impacted 32,000 square feet of space — adding the 13th and 14th floors (12,200 square feet) dedicated to STEAM work and renovating and repurposing five other floors (4, 10, 10M, 11 and 12).
Students in the senior elective "You Are What You Eat: A Critical Investigation Into Food Production, Consumption, and Justice" visited Hilltop Hanover, and learned about the meat industry in Chicken v. Chicken and Beyond Meat.
At an after-school event sponsored by the Parent Association's Community Service Committee on Monday, October 21, the Dalton community teamed up with City Harvest to learn about how to help combat hunger in New York City. More than 50 parents and students assembled snack packs from donated and rescued food. Approximately 400 students in the New York City area received these packs. In addition, after watching a brief video presentation about the issue of food insecurity, the group had a better understanding of how they can address this issue after the event.
Last weekend, eight Dalton high schooler’s participated in the highly competitive New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament held at Bronx Science High School.
Alejandro Breen ’22, Zara Chapple ’21, Brett Hammerman ’21, Lucas Ribadeneira ’23, Sam Schollenberger ’23, Rebecca Solomon ’21, JJ Yu ’21, and Lucas Zhang ’21, led by their coach Evan Streams, more than 425 students from 20 states competed in this three-day tournament.
JJ and Zara progressed to the round with the 16 top teams; they captured their second national bid and qualified to participate in the prestigious National Tournament of Champions for the second year in a row!
Students in the senior elective "You Are What You Eat: A Critical Investigation Into Food Production, Consumption, and Justice" -- taught by HS History teacher Kevin Slick in partnership with HS Computer Science teacher and Chef Charlie Stewert in the new Dalton Teaching Kitchen -- actively explores aspects of contemporary food pathways and practices.
Fourth grade students from Ellen Stavitsky's classes created beautiful collages inspired by Kurt Schwitters. The collages are on display in the Lobby Showcase through October 25. Please stop by to see the student's wonderful artwork!
The project team wrapped up interior construction work for the successful start of school on September 9. We thank our neighbors for your continued patience through the completion of our construction project.
The following is a summary of expected construction activities for September 2019 including relevant information about the exterior work and DOB permitted construction hours. We are currently wrapping up a few exterior masonry patching items where the hoist was located. We anticipate the sidewalk bridge to remain up through the month of September for safety until we receive DOB approval to remove.
Con Edison will work in the street to provide upgraded electrical service to the 89th Street building. We anticipate they will be working on 8/23 and 8/24 from 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM each day. We apologize for any noise this causes. Unfortunately, cannot control Con Edison's schedule.
At HS Assembly, students were treated to a performance by Jamal Jackson Dance Company and a special viewing of a recent documentary chronicling Dalton alums Sam Pratt '10, Amadi Washington '10, Nick Murphy '08, and Dalton Dance Teacher Jasmin Simmons' trip to Senegal to collaborate with West African dancers.
More than 400 people from 30 New York City independent schools gathered at Dalton on April 27 for the 9th Annual From Diversity to Community conference focusing on implicit bias. Attendees came from far and wide, including two schools from Virginia, one from New Jersey, Maryland, and Canada. Three local schools new to the conference were The Birch Wathen Lenox School, The Hackley School, and Saint Ann’s School.
The World Language Department is proud to announce the results of the National Latin Exam. Each year, over 130,000 Latin students world wide sit for this exam. Of Dalton's 74 participants, 54 students received awards in this exam. Congratulations to all of Dalton's Latin students in Grades 6-12 who took the exam.
Several Dalton language teachers, including Eva Burgoyne, Cindy Chien, Cindy Wu, and Natalia Hernandez, presented workshops at the Global Language and Culture Conference. The sessions were all well attended and enthusiastically received.
Story and photos provided by Lori Langer de Ramirez
Carmen Herrera organized a taco making competition for her Language and Culture students. Awards were given for best tasting, best plating, and best presentation. Members of the kitchen staff, Bob Sloan from Pop Food, and Nick Lechich served as co-judges!
Sroty and photos provided by Lori Langer de Ramirez
Con Edison will be doing work in the street in order to provide upgraded electrical service to our building. We anticipate they will be working tonight, Monday, 4/22, in follow up to the work they initiated 4/18. We apologize for any noise this causes. Unfortunately we do not have control of the Con Edison schedule. All dates and times are subject to change as weather conditions and unforeseen circumstances may impact the progress of work.
Vickie Frémont, a Dalton After School teacher and founder of the community service organization, My Hands My Tools, visited HS French classes to lead an art therapy activity in remembrance of the 25th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide.
On the weekend of April 11-14, fourteen Dalton girls from Kindergarten to Grade 8 competed in the All Girls National Chess Championship in Chicago. The opportunity to join hundreds of female chess players from across the United States is an important annual event for Dalton girls in addition to competing in other National and State events with the coed Dalton chess team.
Edinger House 4th graders delved into a unique unit combining literature study with STEM. After an introduction to refugees and displaced people now and in the past, they were given Andrea Davis Pinkney’s The Red Pencil, an award-winning verse-novel set during the Darfur conflict in Sudan (and reviewed in the New York Times by Ms. Edinger).
Congratulations to the HS Robotics Team for defending their title by winning the NYC Robotics Championship. In addition to taking first place in the robot game, the judges awarded them for Design and Programming and honored them the top overall award, the Inspire Award. 2018-19 is the third year in a row that Dalton has won on the field, but the first time that a New York City team has placed first in both the judged and on-field portions of the championship.
Grade 6 French students completed a unit on food. The students chose a poem to rewrite and read to the class being mindful of their accent and pronunciation. They wore costumes inspired by their food poems and some even brought their food to share with the class.
Innov Gnawa performs music called Gnawa which is, as quoted from their website, "the ritual trance music of Morocco's black communities, originally descended from slaves and soldiers once brought to Morocco from Northern Mali and Mauritania."
The First Program P.E. Department held their Annual 2nd Grade Gymnastics Demonstration. The gymnasts showed off their forward and backward rolls, cartwheels and headstands on the mats, along with the straddle walks and skin the cat on the even, the ever popular penny drop dismount on the uneven parallel bars, and dip walks on the high balance beam.
Security Director Luis Despaigne took his impressive NYPD Unit Commander’s uniform out of mothballs - yes, it still fits - and donned it for a special dialog en español with second grade Houses 23 and 24 on policing, spoken en español. The early language learners, well-prepared with written questions in anticipation of his arrival, asked Sr. Despaigne about his experience "on the job" - all in Spanish - and fully comprehending his thoughtful and thorough answers.
Ryo Shimada ('19), Avi Mehta ('21), and Amora Narain ('22) played with students from five other NYC schools at the Independent School Music Association's (ISMA) Honor Band festival on Sunday, February 24 at Horace Mann School. Students rehearsed on Friday and Saturday at Packer and gave a culminating performance, led by conductor, Heidi I. Sarver, at Horace Mann on Sunday afternoon.
Forty-eight teams throughout New York City gathered at the Dalton Physical Education Center to compete in the FIRST Tech Challenge last weekend. The teams came from public, charter, and independent schools including Trinity, Horace Mann, Francis Lewis, Stuyvesant, and the Academy for Young Writers. All five of the Dalton teams competed with the goal of placing in the top 12 and moving onto the NYC Championship.
At CNN headquarters in Columbus Circle, Brooke Baldwin CNN anchor met with Girls Who Code members throughout the city, including students from Dalton. Brooke talked about being a woman in media and the need for more female voices. A CNN recruiter talked about summer internship opportunities with their parent company Warner Media.
Story and photos provided by Computer Science teacher Katie Jergens
Students from Dalton's World Religions, and Stage & Screen History classes and Dalton Dance classes gathered for a behind the scenes look at the extraordinary 2017 documentary, Restless Creature, directed by Dalton alumnus Adam Schlesinger ‘84.
Lotus Do's watercolor class had a private tour of the works of Kevin Beasley and Andy Warhol at The Whitney Museum. The watercolor class attended the Whitney Museum to view the artist as experimenter and creative explorer.
Videos and subway mosaic tours are an integral part of Art teacher Carol Bowen’s innovative curriculum for her high school and Grade 8 mosaic students."I have filmed a total of 136 tutorial or tour videos for my students. Some are available for public viewing, but most I keep private just for students' use."