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8 Darien High School Girls Divided Into 2 Teams Saturday = Yale Math Competition + Advice

Girls in Math Mu Alpha Theta DHS 2017
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Eight Darien High School girls divided into two teams entered the first ever “Girls in Math” event Saturday, which featured math competitions plus advice from a college professor on entering a math- or science-related field. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien Schools Hold Veterans Day Observances, Invite Veterans

Holmes School Veterans Day Palen Althoff
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In honor of Veterans Day, the Darien Public Schools hosted a variety of assemblies and gatherings for students last week. The following is a snapshot of efforts to honor those who answered the call of duty. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Former NBA Star Chris Herren Speaks Nov 30 to DHS Students, Parents

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Former NBA player Chris Herren is coming to Darien High School on Nov. 30 to speak about addiction and recovery. Herren will speak to students during the day and, starting at 7 p.m., to parents at the high school Auditorium. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Livin’ La Vida Dariénita: DHS Video Made for Spanish-Speaking Students Abroad

DHS video in Spanish 11-01-17
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So what does a day in the life of a Darien student look like? Now describe it in Spanish for an international audience. That was the challenge for Darien High School (DHS) seniors in Jonathan Smith’s class, who made documentary films that have been shared with 25 Spanish-speaking schools in countries such as Argentina, Colombia, and Mexico.  (more…) Continue Reading →

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New School Initiatives, Board of Education’s Role Discussed at Candidates Forum

Burke Maroney Ritchie LWV forum 10-26-17
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Later school starting times, the new Fitch Academy, technology in the schools and how the Board of Education communicates were some of the topics discussed by candidates for the school board at a recent election forum. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Theatre 308 Students Videoconference with 2 DHS Grads Who Write, Produce ‘The Simpsons’

Simpsons Theatre 308 10-14-17
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The cast of Theatre 308’s fall drama — Anne Washburn’s Mr. Burns, a post-electric play — had the opportunity to deepen their exploration of the play through a videoconference with two Simpsons writers and producers who are also Darien High School alumni. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien High School Fighting Substance Abuse in a New Way: With Student/Parent Info Sessions on the Dangers

Darien High School entrance
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All but 226 Darien High School students (less than one in seven) has participated in a presentation in which a Silver Hill Hospital, a lawyer and police officers talk about the problems teens have when they take alcohol, marijuana or other illegal drugs or alcohol. The students must attend the 90-minute session with a parent or guardian. Both student and adult must attend in order for the student to participate in sports or other extra-curricular activities. (more…) Continue Reading →

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