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Darien High School Principal Ellen Dunn Welcomes Students, First Day of School is Thursday, Aug 29

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Most Darien High School students have been or will be on campus yesterday and today, Tuesday, with seminars on substance abuse, orientation for new students or sports practice before the start of the regular school year across the school district on Thursday, Aug. 29. Principal Ellen Dunn officially welcomed students back in an online document mentioning unchanged rules but also mentioning changes since classes ended in June for the previous school year. (more…) Continue Reading →

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REMINDER: First Two Mandatory Workshops TONIGHT, TOMORROW for DHS Students in Sports, Extracurricular Activities

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Darien High School students participating in sports or extracurricular activities must attend a workshop about illegal substances presented by the school starting in late August, and the schedule for the workshops has just been announced. Students participating in fall sports programs (or extracurricular activities in the early part of the school year) need to attend the workshops held on or before Sept. 10 (or before Sept. 9 for students in Grades 11 and 12). The workshops begin on Aug. Continue Reading →

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Royle School Principal Dean Ketchum Resigns, Assistant Middlesex Principal Garan Mullin Named Interim Principal

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Dean Ketchum has resigned as principal of Royle Elementary School, Darien Schools Superintendent Alan Addley announced Monday afternoon in an email to parents. Addley gave no indication why Ketchum resigned or whether Ketchum was going to another job. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Connecticut Tax Free Sales Week Runs From Sunday, Aug 18 to Saturday, Aug 24

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You know school is starting soon when the state announces “Tax Free Week.”

Per statute the 19th annual Tax Free Sales Week, which begins on the third Sunday of each August, is right around the corner. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Monday Night: Board of Ed to Hear About School Renovations, Enrollment Projections, Hiring, Meeting Schedule, Discuss Goals

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Looking at this fall’s projected enrollment, Darien Public Schools officials don’t think they’ll need to add class sections when school starts, the Board of Education was told in a memorandum on Friday. A report on that is among the items on tonight’s board agenda. (more…) Continue Reading →

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18-Year Veteran Police Officer Appointed School Resource Officer for Middlesex Middle School

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Darien Police Officer Schwengerer has been selected as the Police Department’s first school resource officer (SRO) for Middlesex Middle School. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police Announce Traffic/Parking Regulations for High School, Middle School Graduations

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Due to the traditionally large turnout for the Middlesex Middle School [Monday, June 17] and Darien High School [Tuesday, June 18] graduations, both of which are held at DHS, the Darien Police Department advises that the following traffic regulations are being put into effect. (more…) Continue Reading →

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