Media and News Archive

2018

  • October

    Dalton Science Reserves, Conserves and Serves

    Anyone who has moved knows that it is a perfect time to take stock of stuff that is necessary and stuff that is not, which leads to deciding what to do with the leftovers. When the Science department moved from the 4th Floor to 11 and 12, they faced that same dilemma. They had perfectly good stuff that they no longer needed. That's when Science Teacher Evie Harrison spear-headed a resourceful initiative to donate items no longer needed by the Science department to schools in greater need.
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  • September

    Dalton Equips Varsity Football Team with Top-Rated Helmet

    As the Dalton varsity football team opens up their 2018-19 season, you will notice a shiny new addition to their uniforms. Dalton is equipping all members of the team with the VICIS ZERO1 helmet. The decision to equip the entire team in the ZERO1 is part of a larger commitment to protect Dalton student-athletes with the safest and most technologically advanced equipment. Dalton joins over 1000 high school programs in addition to a significant number of professional and college teams that have made equipped their players in the ZERO1 helmet for the 2018 season.
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  • We Got Spirit, Yes We DO!

    As part of the run-up to Homecoming, high school students traditionally participate in Spirit week with each day dedicated to a different dress-up theme (e.g., Blue & White day, grade dress up, House dress up)
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  • Why Thursday was a Historic Day at Dalton

    After extensive planning and intensive construction over the last year and a half, our community's patience, flexibility, and good will have reaped the rewards. On Thursday, the doors opened on floors 11 and 12, and Dalton's MS/HS Science faculty and students were thrilled to occupy their stunning, new home. 
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  • New Centennial Exhibits Wow Dalton Community

    Amidst the high energy that characterizes the first day of school, the Dalton community also enjoyed a visual treat -- one-of-a-kind Centennial exhibits displayed in all three buildings.
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  • Dalton Senior Wins Davidson Fellows Scholarship for Air Quality Improvement Research

    Senior Eeshan Tripathii ‘19 won a $25,000 Davidson Fellows Scholarship for his project, Utilizing Recurrent Neural Networks Long Short-Term Memory Algorithms to Create a Smart Ductless Indoor Air Quality Improvement Network System. He also won the Second Award In Environmental Engineering at the Intel Science and Engineering Fair in the spring. 
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  • Koby Bernstein '19 - Photo courtesy of the Jewish Journal

    Student Honoree Remarks on Staying Positive Post Sports Injuries

    The Jewish Journal interviewed Dalton senior Koby Bernstein ’19 in the article, "The Power of Positivity: How Did One Teenager Handle Having Multiple Concussions?" Koby, this year’s youth honoree of the Brain Injury Association of New York and his team, are raising funds for The March On-Long Island 5K.
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  • June

    Girls Varsity NYSAIS Championship Team - Elise Bousquette '18 (middle row, right), Caleigh Ryan '18 (kneeling, 3rd from right), Ema Schumer '18 (kneeling, 2nd from right)

    Dalton Girls Basketball Seniors Receive Postseason Recognition

    Congratulations to Dalton Girls Varsity Basketball seniors Caleigh Ryan, Ema Schumer, and Elise Bousquette for earning all-state recognition from the New York State Sportswriters Association.
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  • May

    MS Spanish Students Market UNESCO World Heritage Sites

    In an innovative unit, Teacher Flor Berman's 7th and 8th Grade students completed their study on Ecotourism in Central America by creating publicity -- in Spanish -- to promote the 17 UNESCO world heritage sites in Central America.
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  • High School Student Wins Second Award In Environmental Engineering at Intel Science and Engineering Fair

    Eeshan Tripathii '19 earned a top award in the field of Environmental Engineering at the 2018 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF). The Intel ISEF is the largest pre-college science competition in the world. Students compete in local and school-sponsored science fairs. 
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  • Dalton Chess Teams Receive Top Scores at National Championships

    Dalton chess players from Kindergarten through 6th Grade took top trophies in championship sections over Mother’s Day weekend at the Elementary National Chess Championships in Nashville, Tennessee. Thirty-four players competed among over 2,300 students from almost all 50 states.
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  • Keynote Speaker, Kind Snacks Founder/CEO, and Dalton Trustee Daniel Lubetsky

    Dalton Conference 2018 - Raising Empathy and Taking Action

    The Dalton Conference 2018: Raising Empathy & Taking Action took place on Saturday, April 28, 2018. We welcomed 30 New York City independent schools and each sent a group (POD) of 14 people representing each constituent group (administration, alumni, diversity practitioners, faculty, parents, students, and trustees]
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  • Dalton Participates in the First Statewide Programming Contest

    Dalton joined forces with Cornell Tech NYC & Cornell-Ithaca to create the first statewide high school programming competition on April 9. For the past five years, Dalton has frequently traveled to Ithaca to participate in their contest. This travel and competition time represented a substantial time commitment for both the students and faculty. Last summer, meetings began with both Cornell campuses on how we could jointly build a concurrent contest where upstate and downstate team could compete against one another in a "north versus south" event.
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  • Head of School Ellen C. Stein

    Dalton Celebrates Head of School Ellen C. Stein

    Dalton community members celebrated Head of School Ellen C. Stein's 24 years of leadership on Thursday evening, May 10 at the American Museum of Natural History. During this lovely, memorable night — the largest gathering in Dalton's history with almost 1,200 people — speakers and attendees toasted the many accomplishments and legacy of Dalton's first Alumna Head of School.
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  • April

    Dalton/NYSAIS Global Language and Culture Conference

    In conjunction with NYSAIS, the Dalton World and Classical Language department sponsored its third annual Global Language and Culture Conference this month. This year’s conference theme was “Meeting the Needs of the K-12 Novice Language Learner.”

    Congratulations to everyone on their participation and collaboration!

    Story and photos submitted by World and Classical Languages Chair Lori Langer de Ramirez
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  • Activism and Global Citizenship Class Attends Women in the World Summit

    Activism and Global Citizenship Students Attend Women in the World Summit

    For the third year students in Yom Fox’s Activism and Global Citizenship class attended the Women in the World Summit (April 12-14). This year, students from African American History joined. “It’s a tremendous opportunity for them (students) to see and hear from a range of voices who are advocating not only for issues that impact women and girls but ultimately everyone,” Fox said. The three-day summit included speakers such as Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee, actress Viola Davis, former deputy attorney general Sally Yates, Hillary Clinton, and March for Our Lives organizers and other international activists.
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  • Dalton Senior & Squash Team Member Wins Junior National Title

    After a quarter-final upset of top seed player and a semi-final rematch at the Junior National Championships, Daelum Mawji '18 won his first national title defeating a well-matched fellow New Yorker. "He's a great player," Mawji said of his final opponent. "We've been playing each other almost every single tournament over the past two years, so I knew how fit and strong he was. I just had to stick to my game plan and get the job done."
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  • March

    Future Problem Solvers Take Top Awards at State Competition

    Written and Submitted by Sophie Gloeckler and Alicia Reid

    Junior and Middle Division Teams, and Junior Division Individual Competitor Advance to Internationals

    Congratulations to all participants who attended the Future Problem Solvers (FPS) Skit Presentation and Awards Ceremony held at Freeport High School, L.I. on Sunday, March 18. Special thanks to all of the parents who came out to support our teams. Dalton FPS club members have worked hard in this rigorous after-school program, which stimulates critical and creative thinking skills.
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  • From left to right, Captains Elise Bousquette, Ema Schumer, and Caleigh Ryan celebrate the victory. Photo c/o Josh Dunst ('18).

    Girls Varsity Basketball Clinches NYSAIS Championship

    William Bousquette
    For the first time, Girls Varsity Basketball won both the Ivy Preparatory League and the New York State Association of Independent Schools in the same season. William Bousquette ('21) recaps the Tigers' thrilling victory in the NYSAIS Championship this past Monday.
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  • February

    Girls Basketball Team Wins NYSAIS Championship

    Congratulations to the Girls Basketball team for winning the NYSAIS Championship, defeating Masters 49-34 at School of the Holy Child. The Tigers trailed at halftime before coming back and winning the game, holding their opponent to just nine points in the second half. The team finished the season with a 24-2 record. The victory gives the Tigers their second NYSAIS championship in three years. Go Tigers!

    Photos courtesy of Josh Dunst '18
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  • Ema Schumer '18

    Girls Basketball Trio Hits Milestone

    The Girls Basketball team celebrated a remarkable accomplishment this season as Elise Bousquette '18 became the third member of the team to record 1,000 points in her career. Fellow seniors Caleigh Ryan and Ema Schumer reached the milestone achievement earlier this season with Ryan breaking 1,000 points against Packer Collegiate on December 2 and Schumer scoring her 1,000th point on Senior Day against Fieldston on February 9. The three captains have played together since their freshman year, guiding the team to three league championships in four years.
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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 and 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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

    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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  • 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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