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Brenner: No Danger Found After Rumors and a Threatening Message, Rumor About a Gun in School Is False

Darien High School DHS 9-13-16
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Update, 5:42 p.m.:

Rumors that a gun was at the high school on Friday are false, Schools Superintendent Dan Brenner said in an email to parents and teachers about the two incidents involving a threatening message on Friday and rumors of one on Wednesday. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Brenner: Rumor of Threatening High School Message Determined to be Unfounded

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Darien High School administrators determined Wednesday afternoon that there was no foundation to a rumor that a seemingly threatening statement written on a boys’ bathroom wall, Superintendent of Schools Dan Brenner announced in a news release. (more…) Continue Reading →

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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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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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DHS Principal Ellen Dunn on Drugs, Drinking, Disciplining Students and What Parents Can Do

Ellen Dunn Darien High School Teen Drinking Substance Abuse 02-12-17
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Even when Darien High School administrators are dropping the proverbial hammer down on your child in high school, the hammer is only proverbial, Principal Ellen Dunn told parents at a recent meeting — administrators are trying to help, and discipline can be a turning point for your kid. Or, as she put it: “The lucky ones get caught.” (more…) Continue Reading →

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Panelists: High Rate of Teen Drinking in Darien Comes with High Stress, Lax Attitudes

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With only two days on the assignment as school resource officer at Darien High School, Officer Bryan Wallman said at a panel discussion Tuesday night that one of his first impressions is how competitive students are with their academics, and that it may be making them more stressful. (more…) Continue Reading →

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‘Truth & Consequences’ Panel Discussion on Teen Drinking at DHS Auditorium

Truth or Consequences event graphic 02-05-17

A panel of five area experts will speak at Darien High School on Tuesday night, Feb. 7, about teen drinking from the perspectives of the law and law enforcement, how it impairs teenage brains and athletic abilities and how Darien High School deals with drinking. The meeting is for both parents and students. (more…) Continue Reading →

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‘Truth & Consequences’ Panel Discussion on Teen Drinking at DHS Auditorium

Truth or Consequences event graphic 02-05-17
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A panel of five area experts will speak at Darien High School on Tuesday night, Feb. 7, about teen drinking from the perspectives of the law and law enforcement, how it impairs teenage brains and athletic abilities and how Darien High School deals with drinking. The meeting is for both parents and students. (more…) Continue Reading →

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DHS Band Collects Turkeys for Local Families in Need

DHS Band Turkey Drive 911-11-16

Every year, the Darien High School band collects fresh and frozen turkeys for the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County. Last year, the band donated 107 turkeys to local families in need!   (more…) Continue Reading →

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