The Senior Send-Off online raffle closes this Sunday, March 15th

Don’t miss the chance to bid on a gift card to The Melting Pot in Darien, a mini session with Tiffani Photography, one free month of Mathnasium services and two prime student parking spots at DHS for the 2020-21 school year. Check back in next week’s DPN or follow the DHSPA Facebook and Instagram accounts for special announcements including a new set of raffle items coming March 16th!  
The SSO online auction is heating up! Late-night TV fans will want to get in on the bidding action for tickets to The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon; Late Night With Seth Meyers; Saturday Night Live Rehearsal Show; Today with Hoda & Jenna & Friends; and Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen.

Check our SSO page for links to the raffle and the auction.

100 DAY SENIOR DINNER: Cancelled

The Community Council is hosting the above dinner for DHS seniors and DHS Faculty on the evening of March 12th, 6-8pm in the DHS cafeteria. The DHSPA will be providing desserts and we are looking for donations from any willing parents! Please consider adding your name to the list through the SignUp Genius link HERE. Many thanks in advance ~ any questions please contact Anne-Lise Brown or Cindy Rolapp

All DHS parents are invited to this event! SSO Chairs will be on hand to answer any questions and 15% of proceeds will benefit the Senior Send-Off.
For more information or to register your student for the Senior Send-Off, visit or link in bio. #seniorsendoff2020 #thejmclife

Senior Send-Off

The Darien High School Parent Association (DHSPA) is planning a fun, safe, inclusive and substance-free celebration for all DHS seniors on Friday, May 15, 2020. The Senior Send-Off (SSO) is an event filled with food, games, entertainment and raffle prizes. It provides a final opportunity for graduating high school seniors to celebrate with their friends before they head off to internships. All DHS seniors, whether they attend prom or not, are invited to the Senior Send-Off.

The SSO page is now live. For more information and to register for the event, visit

Senior parents should have received their Paperless Post invite to the Parent Launch Party (Jan. 30, 7:00 pm). If you did not receive it, please email

Any questions, contact the Senior Send-Off Committee at

Darien Music for Youth Sponsoring a Jazz! Poster, Written Word, Composition, and Arranging Contest

Listen to some Jazz! (this year’s district theme) and make a poster, do some writing that shows something relating to this theme, or compose or arrange a jazz chart.  Prizes for all categories!
Entries due Feb. 5th in the music office.  Entry forms are available on the district music website at:
Questions?  Please ask a music teacher or call the district office at 203 655-3981 x. 2250.

Senior Send-Off

What’s the Senior Send-Off?

Come learn about this new tradition at the Senior Send-Off Information Meeting January 22, 2020 @ 9:00 AM

DHS parents of students in all grades are invited to attend the Senior Send-Off (SSO) informational meeting on Wednesday, January 22 at 9 a.m. in the Little Theater.  Learn more about this new tradition organized by the DHSPA and parent volunteers,  scheduled this year on Friday, May 15, 2020.
The all-night event will offer a fun, safe, and substance-free celebration for all DHS seniors featuring entertainment, food, games, and raffle prizes.

Any questions, contact the Senior Send-Off Committee at or DHPSA co-chairs Lori Olson or Joan Kanlian.

Save the date:  The Senior Send-Off launch party for parents will be held on Thursday, January 30, 6:30 p.m.  Invitation to follow.


The DHSPA is looking for parents to help next year.  Every year, the DHSPA organizes amazing events for our students, our parents and our staff and we can’t do it without your help!  We have jobs to suit any schedule whether you want to work at events at the school during the day or on your own time at home, we can find something to fit your needs. To read up on our committees please visit
If you have any questions, please contact Nominating Chairs Theresa Vogt or Brandi Maniscalco

Elective Expo

Parents of current 9th-11th graders: Please join us on January 28th at 9 am in the DHS Auditorium for our Electives Expo.  Our Department Chairs and Coordinators will share information on the courses and electives available to students next year.