The Hatters' Herald


About is published online during the school year by Journalism I & II students at Danbury High School, 43 Clapboard Ridge Road, Danbury, CT 06811.

The newspaper staff also maintains a Twitter account @hattersherald to promote our stories, make announcements and retweet information relevant to our followers. Retweets are not necessarily endorsements.

The online news platform is provided free to its readers. The platform service and maintenance is provided — through annual contract — by SNO Sites, Burnsville, MN. We are a member of the New England Scholastic Press Association.

Op-eds, columns and guest commentaries are the expressed opinions of the author and not of and its editors or its adviser. Unsigned editorials, however, are the expressed opinion of the newspaper’s position on a matter. Furthermore, the opinions conveyed are not those of the Danbury Public Schools, faculty, administration or school board.

Mission Statement

To gather, write and disseminate in a fair and objective manner the happenings of the Danbury High School community.

Advertising/Donation Policy

The platform operates independent of the Board of Education and the school administration. We receive no taxpayer money to operate. The sale of advertisements and the receipt of donations are what keeps the newspaper in operation, as there are costs associated with running the website. Inquiries should be directed to adviser Thomas T. Ross at [email protected] We thank the community for its support.

Letters to the Editor Policy

We welcome and encourage discourse from our readers. Letters must include the writer’s full name, signature, and class or position. Letters should be emailed to [email protected] or [email protected] will not print anything deemed libelous, obscene, or poor in taste in accordance with the Supreme Court’s justified standards. Rights are reserved to postpone, edit or withhold from publication anything submitted that does not meet the specifications. The meaning of any submission will not be altered, but we reserve the right to correct spelling, grammar and punctuation, and reduce wordiness.

Additionally, will not print criticism that is not supported by facts.

Comments on Articles

This being the web, we do allow anonymous comments to our articles, but encourage users to register their full names. We reserve the right not to approve their publication if they are uncivil, disrespectful or off topic.

Article Submissions

We encourage our readers to submit articles and photographs for the website. Please contact us first through [email protected] to pitch the piece or photograph. We reserve the right to edit submissions for clarity and length, and to reject submissions that do not meet our standards.

Notice of Nondiscrimination

The Danbury Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities, and provides equal access to all students and designated youth groups. For inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies, you may contact the District’s Title IX Coordinator, Human Resources Department, 63 Beaver Brook Road, Danbury, CT 06811-6211, (203) 797-4705. For inquiries regarding the provisions of services to protect handicapped students and the procedural rights of parents and students, contact the Section 504 Coordinator, Department of Pupil Services, 63 Beaver Brook Road, Danbury, CT 06811-6211, (203)790-2613.

To Reach Us

Danbury High School, 43 Clapboard Ridge Road, Danbury, CT 06811. Telephone: (203) 797-4800. E-mail: [email protected] or [email protected] The staff is advised by Thomas T. Ross, who may be reached at [email protected]

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Danbury High School     43 Clapboard Ridge Road Danbury, CT 06811     (203) 797-4800