Darien High School 2019-2020

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Parents Tell School Board: Retest Hurts Sophomores, Harsher Penalties Needed for Those Guilty of Cheating

Crowd at Board of Eduation Feb 4 2020
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Numerous parents and high school students who spoke at a packed Board of Education meeting on Tuesday criticized school administrators’ decision to retest nearly 300 Darien High School sophomores after a major cheating incident was discovered in mid-January. The speakers also said the retesting would hurt students’ grades in other courses when they had other “unit” tests to take the same week as the retests. (more…) Continue Reading →

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DHS Admins: Cheating With ‘Widely Shared’ Exam Answers in Two Classes Means Retest for Some 10th Graders

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Cheating resulting from test answers being “widely shared” for two exams at Darien High School has led school officials to reschedule parts of the tests for all students who took them. Principal Ellen Dunn and the English and Social Studies Department chairs announced the move in a message on Friday to parents of 10th grade students. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Traffic, Parking, Other Rules for Those Attending Turkey Bowl Game on Thanksgiving

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The 2019 Darien-New Canaan Turkey Bowl starts at 10 a.m., Thanksgiving morning at Darien High School, and for the 4,000 people with tickets, there are rules about where to park and how to get onto the high school campus. (more…) Continue Reading →

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DHS Principal Ellen Dunn Issues Thanksgiving Message, Slips In a Little Reminder About Good Behavior at Turkey Bowl

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Darien High School Principal Ellen Dunn issued an announcement early Wednesday afternoon wishing everyone a happy Thanksgiving and gently asking students to remember that “you represent your school and your community” at Thursday’s Turkey Bowl game with New Canaan. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Events Monday at Darien High School Encouraged Students, Parents to Prepare for Life After School

“Purpose and Passion” Events
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A series of events were held Monday at Darien High School to help students prepare and plan for their careers and figure out what they want to do with their lives. The events included an assembly for students, then small group meetings with adults to talk about how the adults found their ways into careers, and in the evening a presentation for parents to help their sons and daughters. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Public Invited to Brown Bag Lunch with DHS, Middlesex Police Resource Officers, Oct 24 at Depot

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You can meet and talk with Darien’s two school resource officers, the police assigned to Darien High School and Middlesex Middle School, at a brown bag lunch on Oct. 24 at the Depot Darien Youth Center. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police Issue Traffic and Parking Regulations for Darien High School Open House for Parents

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Due to the traditionally large turnout for the Darien High School Open House, the Darien Police Department advises that the following traffic regulations are being put into effect for the area surrounding Darien High School on Thursday September 19, 2019 starting at 6 p.m. (more…) Continue Reading →

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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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