Media and News Archive


  • February

    High School Senior Presents at the International Neuropsychological Society Conference

    Krithi Ram-Junnarkar '18 co-presented a paper at the International Neuropsychology Society Conference in Washington, DC. She presented as a member of a neuropsych team from Mount Sinai where she has interned. She's listed as first author on the abstract. Krithi has participated in the Dalton Science Research Program (DSRP) for the past three summers doing neuroscience internships.

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  • Kindergarten Students Learn About Lunar New Year Traditions and Customs

    Kindergarten parents visited classrooms to talk about Lunar New Year celebrations, customs and traditions. Students were shown typical clothing worn by children their same age; they counted in Chinese, made lanterns and learned how everyone is wished good luck, long life and wisdom.
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  • Architecture I. Students Visit WTC Site

    The two classes of Architecture I students went on the annual all-day field trip to the World Trade Center site organized by Architecture and Visual Arts Teacher Emily Wilson. The Architecture I students had a private tour of the Skyscraper Museum and gave presentations on their research projects of early NYC skyscrapers.
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  • High School Architecture and Watercolor Students Visit Philadelphia Museums

    Lotus Do's Watercolor class and Emily Wilson's Art History class joined together to take a field trip to Philadelphia to see the Barnes Collection and the Terracotta Soldiers exhibit at the Franklin Institute. The students learned about Barnes' collection and viewed his vast collection of Impressionist and Modern Art in the relatively new museum designed by NYC Architects Williams and Tsien. The students enjoyed a private tour of the Barnes Collection as well independent time to view and sketch the impressive collection. After the Barnes, the students enjoyed the exhibit/IMAX theater on the Terracotta soldiers at the Franklin Institute.

    Story and photos submitted by Architecture and Visual Arts Teacher Emily Wilson
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  • Photo c/o Lucinda Bhavsar

    Dalton Tiger Report: 2/12-2/16

    Bryson Wiese
    Dalton Squash capped off its best season in school history with an impressive showing at Nationals.
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  • Boys & Girls Basketball Win Ivy Championships

    Congratulations to both the Boys Basketball and Girls Basketball teams for winning Ivy League Championships.  The Boys Basketball team is enjoying one of their best seasons, finishing 13-1 in the Ivy League.  This is the first league title in 25 years for the team. The Girls Basketball team finished 11-1 in the Ivy League. This is third Ivy League Title in four years for the Tigers.
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  • Construction Update for Neighbors - March 15 at 6:30 PM

    Please join Dalton's Head of School, our architects, and project manager to receive an update on the upcoming construction schedule and planned building activities expected to begin on March 12 and continue over the summer. 
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  • Dalton Parli Team at Columbia: (left to right) Mr. Forbes, Hart Rapaport (’18), Davey Morse (’18), Grant Gordon (’18), Avi Mehta (’21), Alex Lehman (’19), Claire Marchand (’20), Eeshan Tripathi (’19), Ms. Norris; not pictured: Tyler Azzam (’18), Daniel Marsala (’18)

    Dalton Parliamentary Debate (Parli) Team Advances to Semifinals

    The Dalton Parliamentary Debate (Parli) Team attended the Ivy League Championship Tournament, hosted by Columbia University. All nine debaters from Dalton participated in the Varsity division, which comprised a competitive group of students from across the tri-state area. Team heads Davey Morse '18 and Grant Gordon '18 advanced to the Varsity semifinals, and Gordon was recognized as the 7th best speaker.
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  • Dalton Science Olympiad Team Earns 6th Place and Advances to State Tournament

    The Science Olympiad team finished 6th out of 62 teams at the NYC Regional Science Olympiad competition. This finish earned the team an invitation to the State Tournament. Three Dalton teams competed in 26 different science and engineering events. Fifteen students medaled (top 10) in 12 different events.

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  • Members of the 2017-2018 Dalton Swimming team. Photo c/o Bo Peponis.

    Dalton Tiger Report: 2/5-2/9

    Emilio Vicioso
    Dalton Swimming exceeded expectations in its final meet of the winter season. The performance was highlighted by the girls' second place finish overall in the 200 Yard Freestyle Relay and by the boys' fourth place finish in the Ivy Meet. 
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  • Dalton MS & HS Students Awarded in NYC Scholastic Art & Writing Competition

    Every year, Dalton students submit artworks and various forms of writing to the NYC Scholastic Art & Writing Awards achieving outstanding results. 2018 was no exception, with six Gold Keys and eight Silver Keys awarded in Art, and seven Gold Keys and ten Silver Keys in Writing categories. 67 students in all won awards including 35 Honorable Mentions.
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  • Dalton Middle School Math Team

    Dalton Math Team in Top 5 of Manhattan and Qualifies for State Mathcounts Tourney

    10 Dalton Middle School Math Team students were selected to compete in the NYC tournament based on their Mathcounts school competition and AMC8 scores. They competed with a total of 400 students city-wide, from public and independent schools. The team earned the right to advance to the State tournament in March. Eighth-grader Jake Berg came in third individually in the combined Sprint and Target rounds, and in second place individually in the Countdown round.
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  • Guest Speaker for HS Bioethics Students

    Joseph Fins, MD -- Professor of Medical Ethics; Chief, Division of Medical Ethics and Professor of Medicine; Professor of Medical Ethics in Neurology and Professor of Medicine in Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College and Co-Director, CASBI-Consortium for the Advanced Study of Brain Injury at Weill Cornell and Rockefeller University -- treated eleventh and twelfth graders in Ron Schollenberger's Bioethics class to a lively, thought-provoking discussion. Dr. Fins shared the experiences and insights he gained from his many years of research studying the nature of human consciousness and various medical disorders of consciousness such as the Vegetative State, the Minimally Conscious State and Locked-In Syndrome. 
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  • January

    The "Runaway Tortilla" comes to FP Spanish!

    After a unit study on foods, Dr. Campos’ 6th grade Spanish class put on a puppet performance of La Tortilla Corredora/The Runaway Tortilla for Sra. D’Ecclesiis Grade 2 Spanish class. This story is a folktale similar to the Gingerbread Man. The Grade 6 students studied the importance of tortillas in Latin American cultures as well as its history. House 25 read "La tortilla de Burro" and discussed the ingredients and the process of making fresh tortillas, to get ready for a puppet show prepared by the Grade 6 Spanish students. As a culminating project, students also presented cooking videos with tortillas as their inspiration for their recipe! 
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  • Advanced Poetry Student Authors Share Their Writing

    The students from the Advanced Poetry Writing classes shared some of their work from the semester. In the words of Mr. Hood, as he introduced the event, "The relentlessly honest about the human condition. It is sometimes poets speaking from their own lives, with a very raw personal honestly, it's sometimes the poet creating a character." He further explained that both methods are ways of trying to access feeling for the reader. The appreciative audience was sizable and included a number of Creative Writing Program alums. Twelve poets shared their work.

    Story and photos provided by High School English Teacher and Creative Writing Program Coordinator Chris Hood
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  • Upcoming Crane Work / Street Closure

    Please be advised of upcoming crane work and street closure on 89th Street, between Park and Lexington Avenues, on February 17 from 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM.

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  • Robotics Update - a Banner Season

    The Dalton Robotics teams are having a banner season so far. The high school has five FIRST Tech Challenge teams that compete in a new robot game every year. This year the challenge is Indiana Jones themed and involves stacking large foam cubes in patterns to make pictographs, using color sensors and computer vision to find scoring elements, and carefully reaching out several feet to place a golden idol into a scoring zone.
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  • Expected Weekend Construction Activities: 1/20/18 & 1/27/18

    The following summarizes expected construction work in front of the 89th Street building over the next two Saturdays (January 20 and 27).

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  • Jake Intrater ('19) pinning his opponent during the 2015-2016 season. Photo c/o Lulu Saghie ('19).

    Dalton Tiger Report: 1/8-1/12

    Rebecca Solomon
    In its first match of the new year, the Dalton wrestling team struggled against Horace Mann. Despite the loss, members of the team had noteworthy performances.
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  • Dalton Senior Carisa Shah - Winner of the 2018 NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing

    Senior Wins National Awards for Girls in Tech Anti-Bullying Curriculum

    Senior Carisa Shah was selected as a 2018 National winner of the NCWIT (National Center for Women & Information Technology) Award for Aspirations in Computing given each year to tech motivated girls with outstanding achievements. The award was based on her bullying curriculum and website designed to help keep motivated girls in tech.
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  • Grade 9 Biology Teachers and New Lab Collaborate

    Microscopes are a staple in the world of science. Instead of using them in the traditional capacity, where one student at a time peers into the eyepiece to observe a specimen, Grade 9 Biology teachers in conjunction with New Lab for Teaching and Learning (Dalton's Technology Department) have moved to a collaborative microscopy experience using a microscope coupled with a digital camera and iPad.
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  • Upcoming Crane Work and December Meeting Recap

    In late January or early February, we anticipate a one-day street closure on 89th Street between Lexington and Park Avenue for necessary crane work.  Please review the recap of our December Neighborhood Meeting if you were unable to attend.

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