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 albdjb@aol.com or Cindy Rolapp crolapp@gmail.com

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 www.dhspa.com/senior-send-off 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 http://dhspa.net/senior-send-off/

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 dhs.seniorsendoff@gmail.com

Any questions, contact the Senior Send-Off Committee at dhs.seniorsendoff@gmail.com

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:  https://www.darienps.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=399581&type=d&termREC_ID=&pREC_ID=792991
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 dhs.seniorsendoff@gmail.com 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 http://dhspa.net/dhspa-budget/dhspa-job-descriptions/
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.


The DHS Administration, faculty and staff express their deep appreciation to the Darien
High School Parents Association for hosting the festive holiday luncheon last Friday Dec 6th. We all enjoyed the delicious sandwiches and salads and beautiful desserts.
Thank you for your generosity and kindness!

Best wishes to our DHS families for a happy and healthy holiday recess.