Archive for the News

Yearbook Ad Deadline Extended

The yearbook ad deadline has been extended to Tuesday, January 21! Even if you can’t send your photos and/or check by the 21st, you can still make your request and let the yearbook staff know to save you a space. Order your ad now!

Back to School

Forms and information pertaining to the start of school are available on our Back-to-School page. Please take a moment to ensure that you have submitted all the necessary information to get your child ready for the fall!

The How and Why of the Housing Lottery

By Liz Logie P’10,’13; New Canaan, CT Springtime at Deerfield inspires the students to begin looking forward: to that first trip to the river on a sunny afternoon, to wins on the lacrosse field and the final dance performance, to graduation day for seniors and [...]

Primer for Parents: Ten Things to Know About Spring Term

By Stacey Bewkes P’06,’09,’12; Darien, CT 1. April Showers Bring May Flowers: Nowhere is this aphorism more evident than at Deerfield in the spring. And with the ubiquitous rain comes mud, lots of it. Be prepared and make sure your student has appropriate footwear for [...]

Parents Spring Weekend

By Kelly Pasciucco P’10,’13; Greenwich, CT, and Phyllis Powers P’09,’13; East Sandwich, MA Just over a year ago, the Deerfield Parents Network (DPN) was born. It sprang from a desire to connect and engage parents more formally in the Deerfield community. The hope was that the [...]

Who’s Who in the Academic Dean’s Office

Peter Warsaw Academic Dean, Fine Arts Teacher Lydia Hemphill Associate Academic Dean and Registrar, Visual Arts Teacher (On sabbatical 2011/2012 school year) Peter Nilsson Assistant Academic Dean, Study Skills Coordinator, English Teacher

Course Selection 101: Finding the Right Balance

By Julie Alexandre  P’06,’08,’11,’13; Haverford, PA Teachers encourage our children to “finish up strong,” but spring term is also the time for envisioning new challenges. While our seniors decide among college acceptances, Deerfield’s course selection process affords our juniors, sophomores, and freshmen the opportunity to [...]

First Link Starts the Chain

By Tina Moghadam P’13; San Francisco,  CA First Link, the new program where parents of current Deerfield students volunteer to reach out to families of incoming students, strives to connect parents both to one another and to the Deerfield community at large. First Link is [...]

Exercise Your “No” Muscle

By Margarita Curtis, Head of School No. It’s a simple word—and one of the first we learn. As parents, we know the frustration—the anguish—of toddlers who exercise a single-word vocabulary assiduously. In their terrible twos, our children used “no” to set boundaries, express preferences, and [...]

What’s Up at The Inn?

By Katy Flato P’10,’12; San Antonio, TX Early this year, many parents received an email from the Deerfield Inn, not, as they hoped, confirming their room reservations for Parents or Commencement Weekends (which, by the way, they had persevered in obtaining years ago) but, sadly, [...]