Senior Celebrations

Dear DHS Senior Family,

The Darien High School Parent Association’s Senior Send-Off committee is working closely with the Darien High School Administration to develop new, creative and safe ways to celebrate our seniors. We are excited to share our plans with you and will send further details as they are finalized. These events and activities are designed to supplement the senior recognition being offered by the DHS Administration.

Yard Signs Yard signs congratulating the Class of 2020 were delivered on May 12th to every member of the senior class whose parents opted-in to our “Senior Surprises” Google form.  We hope your seniors were surprised!

Senior Send-Off Slideshow – Parents have been invited to upload photos of seniors at DHS events/activities/clubs for the Senior Send-Off Slideshow; a link will be provided to view the slideshow on June 11th. 

Adopt-a-DHS Senior Week – June 1st – 5th – We invite all parents of DHS Seniors to participate in this program designed specifically for the Class of 2020, which randomly matches families of Darien elementary & middle school students with a DHS senior.  Families will drop off a homemade card or sign, a flower from their yard, or a small token at the student’s home between June 1st and June 5th. 

Senior Cap and Gown Pick-Up Day – June 9

The DHSPA will provide decorations so students can decorate their cars!

Class of 2020 Diploma Distribution Day – June 11

 All seniors will be entered into a raffle drawing for exciting Senior Send-Off prizes.

8 pm: Senior Send-Off Slideshow.  Families are encouraged to enjoy the slideshow together at home (link to viewing site will be provided).  Raffle winners will be announced during the video.

We have been working closely with the administration and town officials to explore all options to celebrate the seniors, taking into account all town/health department restrictions and social distancing guidelines.  All local and state Executive Orders have been respected in our planning.  Our team of parent volunteers is working tirelessly to make this time special and memorable for the Class of 2020.  We thank you for your support!

Lori Olson and Joan Kanlian

DHSPA Co-Chairs

DHS Senior Salute

Even though we cannot hold our inaugural Senior Send-Off as originally envisioned, the good news is that we are currently hard at work planning safe and creative ways to honor all 361 members of the DHS Class of 2020!
Parent volunteers placed signs in the yards of each DHS senior today – thanks for your help @the_darien_depot – and there is much more to come! We invite you to participate in our celebration! Send a note of support or congratulations to our DHS seniors by sharing social media posts with the hashtags #DHSSeniorSalute  #BlueWavePride.  

Reminder: Jesse Lewis Choose Love Webinar

Tomorrow April 16th at 7pm: a discussion for parents (students welcome to join also) about the rise in isolation and loneliness among our kids and the need to strive for perfection — and what we can do.  Scarlett is the founder of the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement. The webinar is presented by the DHSPA and Depot. To participate in the webinar, please register at: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/uZcud-mgqDwiLn2ZZVGxenEzo5Ds2PsKRA