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Hindley Students Explore Circuitry, Puppet Making at School Library Event

Maker Fair event at Hindley Library newsletter 18-01-19
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From paper circuits and robots to Keva planks and sock puppet creations, the Hindley Elementary School Maker Fair provided a wide array of exploration and experimentation for students last week. (more…) Continue Reading →

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UPDATE: Darien Library Study Night for DHS Students, ‘Long Night Against Procrastination’ Is … Err, Postponed

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Due to circumstances beyond Darien Library’s control (a postponement of midterms because of last week’s school snow days) the “Long Night Against Procrastination” later-hours studying night has been moved back from Jan. 14 to Sunday, Jan. 21. We now return you to your original announcement, with the date changed: (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien Schools, Preschools, YMCA, Library, Town Hall All Closed for Thursday

Darien Public Schools
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Darien Public Schools will be closed on Thursday, when heavy snow and winds are forecast. Preschools in town, Darien Nature Center and Pear Tree Point School all have a policy of following the school district’s closure decisions. Darien Library will also be closed. Darien YMCA will be closed, reversing its announcement Wednesday night that it expected to open. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Twitter and One Man’s Complaint Get Results: Walk Signal Replaced at Tokeneke School

New walk light at Tokeneke School 12-10-17
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Twitter and other social media platforms are used as ways to influence government decisions all the time, too often with snark, insults, swearing and nasty comments. This is a totally different kind of story of one man’s success in getting results here on Darien. (more…) Continue Reading →

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School District’s Five-Year Budget Projections Have Lots of Extremely Soft Numbers

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When the Board of Education discussed the five-year “financial projection” for school district spending and revenues on Tuesday, there was some disagreement about whether or not it would be better to reduce some of the guesses about future state aid, and whether or not to anticipate an expansion of the Early Learning Program for preschoolers. But what everyone discussing the projections appeared to accept (and nearly everyone stated it in one way or another) was that no one knows how much state aid Darien will get, if the town gets any aid at all. And no one knows exactly what kinds of programs or changes to programs that the school district will have in future years. (more…) Continue Reading →

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

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Former NBA player Chris Herren is coming to Darien High School on Thursday, 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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Holiday Winter Concerts Coming to Darien’s Public Schools

Music Darien Public Schools winter concerts 11-28-17
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The Darien Public Schools Music Department would like to announce their schedule of upcoming holiday winter concert programs for the month of December. The concerts will feature nearly 2,000 band, chorus, and orchestra students performing in 10 concert programs throughout the district. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien Educator Named Connecticut Tech/Engineering Teacher of the Year

Greg Darin teacher of the year 11-21-17
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It was a good month for the Technology & Engineering Department at Darien High School with one teacher was named state ‘Teacher of the Year’ and another invited to a national conference to speak about fuel cell cars. (more…) Continue Reading →

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