Outside the Darien High School Cafeteria, students wandered past tables and banners looking at the many ways they could spend their time beyond the classroom.
Under bright skies, DHS held their annual Club and Activities Fair last week where students learned about the more than 60 clubs open to students.
The clubs reflected a range of interest, including those that promote public service, outdoor adventure, and academic challenge, according to Kate Dimoulas, DHS assistant principal.
Among the academic and service minded clubs were National Honor Society, Debate, Programming Club, and Chess Club.
Those that promoted a vision of a kinder, brighter, and safer world include One Love, Natural Disaster Response, and D.A.W.G.
Those clubs that encouraged students to enjoy fun activities in competitive and non-competitive venues include Theater 308, Gaming Club, and Outdoors Club.
A new club to support the up-coming iPad roll-out in the late fall made its debut. The new DHS iTeam will be housed in the DHS Library and members will serve as student tech support.
DHS clubs are student-led and supported by faculty advisers. They meet before or after school, and many students participate in more than one organization.
- To learn more, visit the DHS Clubs and Activities web page.
— Marc Marin is district director of instructional technology. This article is republished from the Darien Public Schools News of the Week newsletter.