Monthly Archives: January 2016

Our Student Resource Officer, James Palmieri, is back at DHS.  Officer Palmieri sustained a serious shoulder injury while on duty at the end of August.  He was missed by our staff but even more so by our student body, as witnessed by the hundreds of “welcome back” messages they left on his office door last Friday.  We are grateful for our good fortune to have the best SRO in the world at DHS.  Welcome back!



A group of students in the Community class recently visited the beautiful new Senior Center.  The students helped with an art project, and gathered  anecdotes about what it was like for students in the 60’s at DHS. Some of the more startling facts were that girls had to wear skirts, boys could only wear dress pants, and sneakers were out of the question. In the old high school building they went from class to class in the rain and snow. Seniors had sympathy for our students today, they do not feel they experienced the same level of stress in high school. Thanks for sharing time and stories together.

senior center

Our Blue Wave mascot was up and out early this morning to give our students encouragement before mid-terms began.  Good luck to all and let us know how you’re doing along the way.



No, it wasn’t quite like this.


More like this!

A lucky freshman’s binder gets star treatment from the vets. Five bodies, countless note pages!  Words cannot describe our wonderful students.

Thank you to all our Link Crew and National Honor Society students who came to help with loads of goodies in hand, and to the multitude of freshmen who put their faith in them.  A special thanks to Guidance Counselor Meghan Emanuelson, who corralled the forces that night.

Good luck to all our students with your mid-terms.  Seek out any adult in the building if you feel you need some help getting through the next week.  We are all here for you, and only you.

The Connecticut Art Education Association, Inc. and the Hartford Art School recently announced The 26th Annual Connecticut Regional Scholastic Art Awards Exhibit. The exhibition features award-winning work from students in grades 7-12 from throughout the state. The exhibit at Silpe Gallery in Taub Hall at the Hartford Art School runs from Sunday, January 18 to Friday, February 6, 2015. Several of our arts students have pieces in the exhibit.  Congratulations and good luck for the judging later this month.

Clockwise from top left: Michelle Han, Alison Lomanto, Luke Whittaker, Emma Jaques, Charlie Christensen, Katherine Wright, Ella Moore

Congratulations to outstanding musicians from Darien High School who have been chosen to perform at the Connecticut Music Educators Association Western Region Music Festival. The honors music festival will take place at Staples High School in Westport on January 15-16 where the students will have the privilege of working in Band, Orchestra, Chorus, and Jazz ensembles with some of Connecticut’s most accomplished high school musicians conducted by nationally renowned conductors and educators. We are all extremely proud of their musical accomplishments.

The students representing Darien High at the 2016 Connecticut Western Region Honors Music Festival are: From Band:  Lane Blummer, Drake Corrigan, Tianhia Du, Katie Huffert, Caroline Lacy, Valerie Le, Celia Mundt, Evan Tong, Luke Uhlman and Jacob Won.  From the Orchestra:  Sara Baldwin, Elizabeth Garijo-Garde, Monet Takeda, Wen Yan Toh, Candice Wang, and Austin Won, percussion.  From the Chorus: Avery Brook, Elizabeth Domittner, Isabelle Hole, Caroline Lui and Evelyn Sload. Jazz Ensemble: Dominick Wood.

All of the students who participated in the Connecticut Western Region Festival will eligible to audition for the Connecticut All-State Festival.  Congratulations to all of the students and their teachers, Mr. Christopher Andrade, chorus, Mr. Jonathan Grauer, band and Ms. Jane Minnis, Orchestra.

Congratulations to students: Juliana Mazzotta, Grace Silsby, and Niamni Williams for showing their art work at the StArt 2016 Art Exhibit”at Concordia College. Art work will be on display at the Osilas Gallery through January 24.

art 1

Niamni Williams Untitled

art 2

Juiliana Mazzotta Brainwashed

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Grace Silsby Connected by String