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Theatre 308 Presents ‘Chicago: The Musical’ at Darien High School, March 22 to 30

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It would be criminal if you missed it: Darien High School’s Chicago the Musical! Theatre 308 will present the high school edition of the longest running American musical in Broadway history, Chicago, at the Darien High School Auditorium, March 22 – 30, 2019. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Public Hearing on Forced School Regionalization This Friday, March 1 in Hartford

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State Rep. Terrie Wood, announced in an email to constituents on Monday that the Legislature’s joint Education Committee will hold a public hearing in Hartford on forced school regionalization. Wood, a Republican representing the 141st District, covering most of Darien and all of Rowayton, gave advice for anyone wanting to submit written testimony or to speak at the hearing. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien Youth Commission’s Community Festival of Arts and Sciences Coming Saturday, March 2

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Darien’s Community Festival of the Arts has expanded into a festival of the arts and sciences, this year — and it’s coming (at the speed of light from a far corner of the galaxy, but you knew that) Saturday, March 2. The festival includes professional face painters, caricaturists, science experiments, dance presentations, crafts and more. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Presentation Thursday on How CT Schools Address Dyslexia and Reading Disabilities

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Dr. Margie Gillis will discuss “Understanding Dyslexia/Reading Disabilities: Using Data-driven Instruction to Make Progress,” about the process of getting the best support for every child who needs it. She also will answer questions. In this presentation, co-sponsored by Darien Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (SEPAC) and Darien Library, Gillis will discuss identification and instruction, advocacy and empowerment during her presentation from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 28. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Report: Governor Won’t Support Forced School Regionalization; Darien Board of Ed Opposes It

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A proposal from state Senate President Martin Looney to force regionalization on the vast majority of school districts across the state is opposed by the Darien Board of Education and reportedly doesn’t have the support of Gov. Ned Lamont, either. Both the governor (according to a report Tuesday) and the Darien Board of Education are also opposed to a less sweeping proposal, Senate Bill 457, sponsored by state Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff, a Democrat who represents Norwalk and part of Darien, that would force school districts with less than 2,000 students to consolidate with one or more districts. The consolidated districts would have to have at least  2,000 students. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien High School National Honor Society Inducts 85 Students

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Eighty five students from Darien High School were inducted as new members of the National Honor Society in a ceremony held Tuesday Jan. 29 in the DHS Auditorium. Members were selected by the chapter’s Faculty Council for meeting high standards of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. (more…) Continue Reading →

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