The Link: News

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 […]

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, […]

Furthering the Partnership of the DPN

By Jim Alexandre P’06,’08,’11,’13; Haverford, PA Our fourth child’s final year at Deerfield is on the horizon this spring with Parents Weekend in May. I’m struck not only by how much she has learned through her experiences at Deerfield, but also by how much we […]

A Pilgrim Returns to Look to the Hills

By David DeCamp ’76 P’13,’15; Washington, D.C. Look to the Hills… could have been a lyric from one of the old Deerfield Academy songs. I forget a lot of those words. Maybe I forgot “look to the hills.” I’ve been back twice for Deerfield’s summer […]

How Parent Giving Makes a Difference

By Marc Johnson ’74 P’08,’11,’14; Greenwich, CT and Scott Vallar ’78 P’12,’14; Bedford, NY Parent and alumni support of the Annual Fund last year continued to put up impressive numbers. With almost $5.1 million in contributions, and an alumni participation rate exceeding 51%, Deerfield is clearly […]