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Congratulations to our Head of School, Dianne Drew, who was recently elected to the prestigious International Baccalaureate (IB) Global Heads Council! This news comes after the 2015 elections were recently completed two weeks ago. Ms. Drew will take office on January 1, and will serve in this strategic leadership capacity for three years, advising the Director General of the IB, Siva Kumari, on important IB issues impacting students today. We look forward to Ms. Drew sharing with our community exciting IB developments and plans that are up for consideration. We know that her global perspective and extensive educational experience will be a wonderful attribute to her fellow Head Council members.
Last Thursday, to conclude the Parents Association's Thanksgiving Food Drive, the Parents Association, students, faculty, and staff came together to sort and pack the donations of food that came in from the Dwight community. 24 boxes (400 pounds) of donated beans, oatmeal, cornmeal, and frosting made this year's drive another monumental success!

Why those items? This year, New York Common Pantry, who Dwight School partnered with for this initiative, asked each participating organization to donate specific items to help them stock ample supplies during the winter months, when they need it the most.

Special thanks to Aileen Bruner (Jake '23) for organizing this event, Jessica Lindsey (David '18, Maggie '19, JackieRay '21), our nine student volunteers, logistical support from Activities and Community Service Coordinator Neil Brier, Timothy House Manager Hugo Pineda, and the maintenance department!
Timothy House students were recently visited by The Good School, a mobile arts education school that cultivates commercial and traditional art-making skills, and technological understanding through stop-motion animation filmmaking.

During this interactive visit, students explored stop-motion, a cinematographic technique where the camera is repeatedly stopped and started.

Using a wide array of materials and processes including claymation, abstract animation, and 2-D and 3-D techniques, our students then created their own stop-motion films!

Take a look at our students' work from last year in this video:
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This past Sunday, 23 Dwight students partnered with 13 students from Central Park East High School, accompanied by Activities and Community Service Coordinator Mr. Brier, Technology Teacher Mr. Moran, and 4s Teacher Ms. Gold to Thomas Jefferson Park.

At the park on 112th Street, the students worked together to rake and bag leaves as part of the 2014 "Teensgiving" event, coordinated by the 92nd Street Y. "Teensgiving" is an event where over 1,000 high school students offer their time to participate in community service projects throughout the five boroughs in New York City.

Students from Dwight and Central Park East High School jointly bagged over 85 hefty bags of leaves and trash in less than three hours. The group did so well that the park's department asked the students to come back again soon!
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