Darien Public Schools News of the Week 2017-2018

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Tokeneke School’s New Mural; When Moving Up Ceremonies Take Place This Week

Tokeneke School Mural
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Tokeneke Principal Mary Michelson can now easily spot the school’s mascot from anywhere inside the school’s Common Room. Nestled among the painted trees, the Tokeneke “Eagle” is a prominent feature of a new mural painted by Darien High School students and commissioned by the fifth-grade class. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Middlesex Students Use Chromebooks to Show Parents What They’ve Learned

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Spread out among the shelves and tables in the Middlesex Middle School library, sixth grade students waited for their end-of-year conference to start. There was, however, no teacher standing or sitting next to them. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien High School Becomes Large Art Gallery for Student Works

Art Show DHS 2018
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Darien High School felt more like an art museum Monday night as students, teachers and parents wandered hallways, open spaces, and corners of the Library for the annual 9th through 12th grade Art Show. (more…) Continue Reading →

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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

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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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