Darien Public Schools News of the Week 2017-2018

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Ox Ridge Students Collaborate with Urban Peers While Learning About the Environment

Ox Ridge Students NC Nature Center
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A group of Ox Ridge 4th graders took an expedition recently that went beyond just studying forest habitats at the New Canaan Nature Center. (more…) Continue Reading →

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With ‘Google Expeditions,’ Royle Students Go Where No Elementary School Classroom (in Darien) Has Gone Before

Google Expeditions Royle School DPS Newsletter
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Royle Elementary School students climbed Mount Everest, swam with sharks, and explored the outer reaches of space last week. And all without leaving the classroom. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Middlesex Middle School Quiz Bowl Team Earns Place in Nationals

Quiz Bowl Middlesex newsletter 18-01-24
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Middlesex Middle School (MMS) Quiz Bowl earned their spot at nationals earlier this month by placing second and fourth place. The wins came during the 7th annual Charter Oak Scholastic Open Quiz Bowl tournament held at Middlesex.  (more…) Continue Reading →

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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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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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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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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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