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District names Webber to ACE post

DPS has named John Webber as ACE's new principal, as current principal Sandra Atanasoff retires.

Staff Report

June 3, 2018

Danbury teacher John Webber has been selected as the new principal for the Alternative Center for Excellence (ACE) beginning July 1. He will replace veteran Danbury educator Sandra Arconti Atanasoff, who is retiring. Webber began his 14-year teaching career as a biology teacher at ACE, earning the ...

School honors ESL students

Certificates and gifts laid out before the presentation honoring ESL students who prepared and sat for the AP Spanish Language and Culture exam as an independent study.

Staff Report

June 2, 2018

Administrators and teachers Thursday joined in the auditorium to honor several ESL students who prepared and sat for the the AP Spanish Language and Culture exam as an independent study. ESL teacher Soraya Bilbao tutored the students after school throughout the school year to prepare them for the exam....

Undocumented students celebrate law giving access to tuition funds

State legislators sign the SB4 bill into a law.

Meghan Edwards, News Editor

May 27, 2018

For years, Connecticut’s undocumented students have been unable to receive any institutional financial aid from state public colleges and universities -- forcing higher education to be out of reach for many. But, all that will soon change. The Connecticut Senate voted 30–5 in favor of HB5031 -- or SB4...

Boys’ lacrosse team earns states appearance

The boys' lacrosse team at practice. This year the team has qualified for states.

Hisham Rushaidat, Sports Editor

May 24, 2018

For only the second time in the team’s history, the boys’ lacrosse team has qualified for states. With the first time in school history being during the 2015-16 school year, this is the second season the team has accumulated 7 wins or more, which is what is needed to qualify for states. The team has exp...

Press groups recognize Hatters’ Herald for achievements

From left, photo chief Shannon Ahearn, staff writer Elizabeth Hadden, editor-in-chief Katie Walsh, sports editor Hisham Rushaidat, and arts & clubs editor Naomi Thomas were honored with achievement awards from the New England Scholastic Press Association.

Staff Report

May 24, 2018

The Hatters’ Herald has earned the New England Scholastic Press Association’s top awards – “Highest Achievement” and “All-New England” -- in its class for 2017-18. The digital news outlet of Danbury High School, rebranded as hattersherald.com and led this year by Editor-in-Chief Katie W...

Humans of DHS: Celyna Custodio

Humans of DHS: Celyna Custodio

Justin Tarsi, Staff Writer

May 24, 2018

Senior track thrower, Celyna Custodio, has been experiencing a lot of success as of late. She credits her interest in throwing to when she “realized [she] was a lot bigger than all the runners and always knew I wasn’t the best runner so I wouldn’t be good at sprinting or distance. I also had friends...

Softball captains unite with their sisters

Captains Shea McNamara(to the left) and Alex Cooke (right)

Mikayla Hill, Staff Writer

May 15, 2018

Senior captains Shea McNamara and Alex Cooke have been on the varsity softball team for all four years of their high school careers. The captains share an intimate friendship with the other teammates that make them like sisters. Their leadership abilities have made a big impact on the team with sho...

Any college is a good college

Students post their college decisions on graduation hats located on a bulletin board outside of the cafeteria.

Taylor Hay, Staff Writer

May 14, 2018

Community college is too often disregarded as a viable choice for seniors hoping to continue their education. Due to the ignominy that surrounds local colleges, many students opt for schools further away. Naugatuck Valley Community College is Danbury’s local community college which offers two-year a...

Nicolas Savo wins Mr. DHS 2018

Mr. DHS winner Nicolas Savo.

Naomi Thomas, Arts and Clubs Editor

May 9, 2018

This year's male pageant Mr. DHS 2018 featured renditions of  Drake’s Marvin’s Room, magic tricks, and an anime tribute but nothing could top senior Nicolas Savo in the judge's eyes. Savo received first place through paying homage to the Yodeling Walmart Boy phenomenon and replicating the iconi...

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