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Seven DHS Students Chosen as Candidates for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program

Darien High School Presidential Scholars Program 03-14-17
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These seven Darien High School seniors have been selected as candidates for the United States Presidential Scholars Program: Kyra Balenzano, Michael Borecki, William Brandon, Samuel Pfrommer, William Russell, Emily Torrente and Keenan Warble. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien High Math Club Competitors Earn School a Certificate of Merit

American Mathematics Competition 12 exam 03-09-17
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On Tuesday, 46 Darien High School students took the American Mathematics Competition 12 exam (called the AMC 12, for juniors and seniors), and seven participated in the American Mathematics Competition 10 (called the AMC 10, for freshmen and sophomores). (more…) Continue Reading →

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Binge Drinking Hits Close to Home: Some Things Darien Parents and Teens Should Know

Suzanne Denunzio Haze binge drinking 03-06-17
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Before the documentary “Haze” was shown to about 150 people, mostly high school students, at a meeting Monday night sponsored by a coalition of groups in town concerned about under-age binge drinking, Suzanne Denunzio, a Darien parent, got up to speak. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien RTM Approves Teachers Union Contract, Ox Ridge Land Purchase

Seth Morton podium 02-28-17
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The Representative Town Meeting on Monday approved a three-year teachers union contract that raises salaries by an average of 3.4 percent each year but is expected to result in some other savings. (more…) Continue Reading →

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RTM to Vote Monday on Teachers Union Contract — the Biggest Part of the Town’s Next Three Budgets

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Two Representative Town Meeting committees have each voted to recommend that the full RTM, when it meets Monday night, approve the teachers union contract. The proposed three-year Darien teachers union contract will be the single largest expenditure made by the town — not just for the coming fiscal year, but for the two that follow it, as well. Once the RTM vote is taken, that expenditure of tens of millions of dollars a year will be locked in, essentially, unavailable for either the Board of Education or RTM to change for three years. Most of the town’s education spending is on teacher’s salaries, and town education spending is close to 70 percent of the entire town budget. The RTM’s vote will be the final one, putting the contract into effect starting July 1 and ending June 30, 2020.  (more…) Continue Reading →

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What Happens When Darien Police Visit an Under-Age Party with Alcohol

Mark Cappelli Bryan Wallman 02-21-17
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When police are alerted to a teenage drinking party in Darien, most of what they do revolves around the safety of the under-age drinkers there and the safety of other people who might be on the road when intoxicated drivers from the party go home. That was one of the themes brought up by two Darien police officers involved with youths in town when the officers spoke recently at a meeting for parents at Darien High School. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Full Statement: Teachers Union President States Objections to Plan for Department Chairs

Joslyn DeLancey Darien Education Association Teachers Union 02-16-17
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Joslyn DeLancey, an elementary school teacher and president of the Darien Education Association, spoke to the Board of Educaton on Jan. 10, giving the teacher union’s reaction to Superintendent of Schools Dan Brenner’s proposal for six new academic department chairs for the high school and middle school. (Since then, a second department chair for special education has been added to the proposal, bringing the total to seven.) (more…) Continue Reading →

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