News & Updates
Lower school students ventured out of the classroom to explore the construction site of the new Athletic Facility. Alum Mike Fish '97, president and CEO of Dellbrook JKS, led a tour and explained the progress of renovations.
Students, faculty, and staff signed a piece of the Thorndike Rink hockey boards on Tuesday, March 7.
The community will continue celebrating Thorndike this week with two final events. The Last Buzzer Party on Wednesday, March 8, will celebrate 44 years of Dexter Southfield memories. On Friday, March 10, the community will have its final celebration of Thorndike throughout the day with bounce houses, facepainting, games and fun in the rink.
More than 300 members of the community came together on Sunday, February 26 for one last skate in Thorndike Rink.
Off the ice, the School hosted a chili cook-off competition. Congratulations to the Werner family for winning best chili! Take a peek at their winning recipe here.
Everybody, take a seat! As planning for the new Athletic Facility continues, students voiced their opinions on an important detail - chairs for the new spectator seating section. Students had fun voting for one of two prototypes; they made sure to look them over carefully and, of course, to test for comfort. The community pick will be revealed soon!
It is with great excitement that we announce a campus facilities project, “Unlocking the Future: the Athletics and Wellness Initiative,” which will include renovations to the existing Athletic Facility (AF) along with construction of a new, seasonally-flexible fieldhouse. This project – to be completed by late November 2017 – will have immediate benefits for all students, not only in the athletics program, but also in academics, the arts, and the full student experience. It will provide the School with much needed flexibility in the daily schedule and has been conceptualized with future campus planning in mind.
Thanks to the strong commitment and generosity of the Board of Trustees and several members of the Dexter Southfield community, we have raised $10 million in the last three months. We are more than three quarters of the way to raising our goal of $12.6 million. This unprecedented financial support allows us to begin construction immediately and with minimum disruption to the academic day. That said, we still need continued support from the full community in order to complete and fully equip the facility, and to open by next winter.
The School is within reach of the project's fundraising goal, but we still need support from the entire community. Make a gift today to ensure a better tomorrow for all Dexter Southfield students.
The Athletics and Wellness Initiative will have substantial benefits in the academics and the arts. Many of these benefits will be immediate, while others will evolve over time. One exciting example of an immediate change: the dance program will gain additional space. The program will move into the Dalrymple Gym, which, in time, will be fitted with sprung flooring suitable for all styles of dance and movement. Ballet barres and mirrors will also be added.
Bookmark this website and visit often for exclusive updates, photos, news, and other important announcements about the Athletic Wellness Initiative. The Communications Office will track the project's process here, sharing information with the extended Dexter Southfield community.
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