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In September 2014, Dwight and the Shanghai Qibao High School will launch Shanghai Qibao Dwight High School, the first non-profit, independent, Chinese-foreign collaborative high school approved by the Shanghai Education Committee. This exciting development will afford Chinese and international students in grades 10 through 12 the opportunity to attend a new three-year, full-time boarding school in Shanghai. The school's curriculum is designed to integrate an international perspective with courses from Chinese compulsory education, including Chinese language, history, math, geography, and politics. The goal is to bring the best of Western and Chinese education together in an innovative way. Our new school in Shanghai expands our capacity to offer rich exchange opportunities for our students here in New York, opens the door for their collaboration with students and faculty in China, and extends online learning possibilities where the potential is unlimited for all. We look forward to announcing these initiatives when the school takes root next year!

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In honor of Wellness Week, there were many activities planned to bring the Dwight community together and highlight the importance of a healthy mind and body. Since the last day of Wellness Week was cancelled due to inclement weather, the day was rescheduled to a day in March!

Throughout the original Wellness Week and rescheduled day, ECD and Timothy House students were exposed to three themes: nutrition, relaxation, and holistic health, and participated in activities during their P.E. classes.

Students in grades 6-11 had one full day dedicated to health and wellness — participating in activities addressing nutritional, physical, and mental health. In the morning, two keynote speakers visited our students to touch upon those themes: Elisa Haggarty and Phaidra Knight. Students were bused to the Dwight School Athletic Center where they had the opportunity to take advantage of all the facility has to offer. Here were the activities that our students participated in:

Dwight School Athletic Center Activities
• Swimming
• Recreational team activities
• Weight Training
• Dance

Wellness for the Mind
• The ART of being stress-free
• Meditation for the mind
• Improvisation
• The power of music

Healthy Body
• Yoga
• Running in the park
• Taekwon-do
• Acrobatics/Gymnastics

Thank you to Ms. Rubenstein for putting the whole week together! We can't wait what next year's Wellness Week will have in store!

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What an exciting day in our 1C classroom! Students have been inquiring into different life cycles and have been carefully observing plants and insects in the classroom such as lima beans, caterpillars, and mealworms. Today, their first butterfly emerged from its chrysalis! Great work, 1C!
A few weeks ago, our eleventh grade IB Film students were fortunate enough to enjoy a very rich day of visits in Queens. The first stop was the headquarters for Silvercup Studios (New York City's largest film and television studio), where they enjoyed a tour personally provided by Silvercup's President, Stuart Match Suna (Rose '14), and Art Director, Michael Ahern, who provided a sneak peak at the set of ABC's forthcoming television drama, "Black Box." After lunch, the class enjoyed a walk over to The Museum of the Moving Image — one of the only museums of its kind worldwide — where they screened historic films, participated in interactive production activities, and took in exhibits full of cinematic artifacts and memorabilia. The day helped tie in discussions they've had in the classroom to a better understanding of film history, purpose, and career opportunities. What a great day!
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