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Superintendent: All Darien Schools Ready for First Day, Even Fitch Academy

Freshmen Orientation Darien High School 2018
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Fitch Academy, the town’s alternative high school program, might not have its new location ready for the first day of school, district officials said just weeks ago, but it and every school in the district are now expected to start on time, ready for students, Interim Superintendent Elliott Landon said Tuesday night. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Interim Superintendent Announces Guidance Dept Personnel Changes for Grades 6 to 12

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Interim Superintendent Elliott Landon has announced the appointment of Meghan Emanuelson, a guidance counselor, as interim director of guidance for both Darien High School and Middlesex Middle School. Landon also announced three other personnel moves related to Emanuelson’s promotion: (more…) Continue Reading →

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From Now Till Darien’s First Day of School, Events for Teachers and New Students

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The 2018-2019 school year starts for most students on Thursday, Aug. 30, but some students, and all teachers can be expected to visit the schools days earlier. Senior portraits, obligatory presentations on substance abuse for students and their parents in order for the students to participate in sports or extracurricular activities, orientation meetings for students attending a new district school, registration for student parking are among the items on the calendar. (more…) Continue Reading →

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The Stamford Orchestral Institute, a New Program for Students, to Hold Auditions Aug 30 and 31

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The Stamford Orchestral Institute, a new orchestral program whose mission is to develop essential life skills through music, is now actively looking for young musicians who are interested in developing and expanding their musical skills. Auditions will be held Aug. 30 and 31 for the SOI’s inaugural season. Apply here. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Human Services Director Thanks Darien Sport Shop for ‘Back-to-School’ Clothing Donation

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Darien Human Services Director Ali Ramsteck thanked Gina Zangrillo, president of Darien Sports Shop, for the gift of new children’s clothing, shoes and accessories for the town Human Services Department’s annual back-to-school assistance program. (more…) Continue Reading →

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