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College Essay DO's and DONT's

College Essay DO's and DONT's

What should and should not be included in a college essay? What rules can and can’t you break?
What Are 'Executive Functions' and Why Do Children Need Them?

What Are 'Executive Functions' and Why Do Children Need Them?

Back to school and the ideal time to organize and hone skills
Greenwich Educator Hired as Assistant Principal for Holmes School

Greenwich Educator Hired as Assistant Principal for Holmes School

Alex Harvey, instructional coach for public elementary schools in Greenwich, is hired as assistant principal for Darien's Holmes School.
Meet Darien High's Six Latest National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalists

Meet Darien High's Six Latest National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalists

Do you know any of these six Darien High School Students? They're all semi-finalists for National Merit
Middlesex Teachers & Staff Take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Middlesex Teachers & Staff Take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

And they've challenged Darien's six other schools, Darien Public Schools central office and the Board of Ed. Is ice on sale anywhere nearby?
'Talk to Your Children About Bullying'

'Talk to Your Children About Bullying'

With back to school time upon us, a Connecticut Police Department reminded people to talk to children about bullying.
The PSAT - It's Not Just a Practice Test

The PSAT - It's Not Just a Practice Test

The Greenwich Education Group explains the importance of the PSAT testing process for high school students.
Pandolfo Retires from Darien Public Schools

Pandolfo Retires from Darien Public Schools

Judith Pandolfo, assistant superintendent for elementary education in Darien Public Schools, leaves early after her position was eliminated.
New Royle Interim Principal Named

New Royle Interim Principal Named

John Grasso has been appointed Interim Principal of Royle School for the 2014-2015 school year.
Darien Schools Special Ed Assistant Director Heads to Greenwich

Darien Schools Special Ed Assistant Director Heads to Greenwich

Veteran educator Carleen Wood is leaving her Darien Public School post to return to Greenwich Public Schools as Special Ed administrator.
CONNECTICUT CHILDREN TO RECEIVE 1,700 BACKPACKS

CONNECTICUT CHILDREN TO RECEIVE 1,700 BACKPACKS

Connecticut Higher Education Trust Organizes Donation Program
Darien High School Internship Program Expands

Darien High School Internship Program Expands

Wednesday’s Senior Internship Fair was the culminating event of the 2014 Senior Internship Program.
Greenwich's Convent of the Sacred Heart Graduates 60

Greenwich's Convent of the Sacred Heart Graduates 60

The Class of 2014, the 165th graduating class, is urged to go out and "change the world."
A First Look at the New J.M. Wright Technical High School

A First Look at the New J.M. Wright Technical High School

The newly renovated J.M.Wright Technical High School will welcome its inaugural freshman class on August 27. The newly renovated J.M.Wright Technical High School will welcome its inaugural
All Invited to DHS Science Symposium: Fordham Professor to Speak

All Invited to DHS Science Symposium: Fordham Professor to Speak

The keynote speaker at this year’s Science Symposium will be Dr. J. Alan Clark, professor of conservation biology at Fordham University.
Charlie Baird, DHS '12, Named to St. Olaf's College Choir

Charlie Baird, DHS '12, Named to St. Olaf's College Choir

At Darien High School, Baird won the class of 2012 Choral Music prize, and was a four-year member of the Tudor Singers select choral ensemble.
Darien High School 12th Best in State, US News Says

Darien High School 12th Best in State, US News Says

U.S. News' latest rankings of public high schools has Darien at No. 12 in Connecticut; No. 32 in STEM nationwide and overall, nationwide at No. 362.
St. Luke's Parish School Makes Way for Ducklings

St. Luke's Parish School Makes Way for Ducklings

"The children are getting to feed the ducks, hold the ducks, and even watch them swim in their classroom in a make-shift bathtub."