Darien Public Schools Newsletter 2017-2018

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Wall Erected During DHS Cafeteria Expansion Gets Decorated with Student Art

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Where some may have just seen a blank wall, a small group of Darien High School students saw a big canvas. Over the course of a few weeks, the 12 students transformed a temporary sheetrock wall put up during construction in the school’s cafeteria into a public art display honoring the Class of 2018. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Royle Students Explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math After School

Royle School STEAM Week 2018
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During early dismissal days recently, Royle Elementary School students had a chance to explore a wide-range of science, art, robotics, and engineering activities after school. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Seven DHS Members of DECA Business Club Qualify for National Competition

DHS DECA Club twenty eighteen
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Excelling in the areas of finance, food, and sports, Darien High School DECA Club members made their mark at the recent 2018 DECA state competition. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Middlesex Middle School Students Get Some Tech Wizardry: Augmented Reality

Middlesex Newsletter 2018 augmented reality
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One student had a Category 5 Hurricane in the palm of her hand. Another a giant honey bee hovering over her head (see picture), while a group later inspected a digital model of DNA like detectives. (more…) Continue Reading →

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How Did DHS Chamber Orchestra, Tudor Singers Get to Lincoln Center? ‘Practice, Practice’

High School orchestra chorus at Lincoln Center
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Two Darien High School musical ensembles were invited to perform at Lincoln Center this month. The Darien High School Chamber Orchestra, directed by Jane Minnis, and the Darien Tudor Singers, directed by Christopher Andrade, performed to a full house audience at Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall. (more…) Continue Reading →

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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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