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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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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!
To honor the annual Day of Silence today, Friday, April 11, Dwight's GSA Club members among other Dwight students will be participating. Founded in 1996, the Day of Silence has become the largest single student-led action towards creating safer schools for all, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. On this day used to symbolically represent the silence that the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) community and its allies have faced, participants go the entire day without speaking. This simple act of staying silent is meant to bring awareness to the issue and thus allow for dialogue.

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