To the editor:
behalf of the parents and students of Darien High School, we would like
to take this opportunity to express publicly our profound gratitude to
each and every teacher and administrator at Darien High School. DHS is a
great school and our kids and community are fortunate.
The faculty and
staff are amazing and their dedication shows. In light of the press
coverage of the Darien public schools recently, we wanted to bring
attention to and highlight our appreciation for the people who work so
closely with our teenagers.
It is important that we focus on the
positive that happens each and every day at our school. In the words of a
recent DHS alumnus -- now a freshman in college -- who wrote to her DHS
teacher: “I am so prepared for everything I do here … Every class I take
here reminds me of how impressive Darien High School is … My education at
DHS would have been nothing without the teachers I had.”
of the meaningful bond that our teachers and staff forge with students
is the excitement and good vibes engendered from Dancing with the Teachers
(where students and teachers collaborate on and perform dance
There are countless other examples of how each and every day, teachers and staff make a positive and lasting mark on our kids. Students leave DHS well prepared to face the challenges of college and the workplace and we thank Principal Dunn and her team for their integral roles in that success.
P.S. This letter echoes the sentiment of the conclusion of Laurie Orem/Carolyn Langelier’s speech delivered at the February 4, 2014 Board of Education public hearing.
Terrie Van de Graaf
Co-chairsDarien High School Parents Association