The Hatters' Herald

A declassified AP Exam survival guide

Students studying to prepare for next weeks AP exams in the career center.

Naomi Thomas, Arts and Clubs Editor

April 30, 2018

AP Exams are one week away, are you ready? Here are some survival tips to help prepare for exams. Create a schedule and stick to it. Ask your teacher if they are free after school so you may do some practice tests with them one on one Look through your tests and quizzes throughout the yea...

Humans of DHS: Emina Mesanovic, science teacher and new NHS adviser

Humans of DHS: Emina Mesanovic, science teacher and new NHS adviser

Shannon Ahearn, Photo Editor

April 30, 2018

“I was always interested in science. I like the hand-ons and the experiments -- I always thought it was cool to know how the world worked and how we could change things. I actually didn’t want to be a teacher until my last year of college; I knew I didn’t want to work in a lab because you’re ...

Baran takes position as girls’ lacrosse coach

Coach Lauren Baran

Camiele Debonis and Mikayla Hill

April 24, 2018

The girls’ lacrosse team welcomed Lauren Baran to the head varsity coach position this season. Baran has coached the girls DAYO team as well as the high school JV team. She has high expectations toward making the program successful. The team was previously led by Jamie Williams for five years unt...

Peer leaders aim to raise mental health awareness

Julia Hyatt and Natalia Valente pictured alongside guest speaker Scarlett Lewis.

Naomi Thomas, Arts and Clubs Editor

April 23, 2018

In an attempt to educate students and faculty on the rise of mental health issues, peer leaders Julia Hyatt and Natalia Valente created a week-long mental awareness campaign promoting mental stability and techniques to cope with stress. To engage their peers the project included a table set-up in the...

Senior Jasmin Gotch wins Wordfest 2018

Senior Jasmine Gotch is this year's winner of the Wordfest slam, performed April 14 in the auditorium.

Staff Report

April 22, 2018

Jasmine Gotch punctuated her winning Wordfest 2018 slam performance by telling the audience that her the verse was not just another "powerful black woman" poem. But it was a poem written by a "powerful black woman." Judges Michael Burnett, Melissa Teel and Tom Ross were unanimous in naming Gotch,...

Op-Ed: Celebrating Danbury at the state Capitol Building

Charis Nyarko is a DECO junior who has earned enough credits to graduate in June with the Class of 2018. She plans to attend UCONN.

Charis Nyarko, Guest Writer

April 20, 2018

Editor’s note: Charis Nyarko is enrolled in the DECO program. She is a junior who has earned enough credits to graduate in June with the Class of 2018. We asked her to write about her experience at "Danbury Day" in Hartford. We left at about 9:35 a.m. for the state Capitol Building in Hartford. I was v...

Danbury lawmaker says he’s closer to supporting HB 5031

State Rep. Michael Ferguson, a DHS graduate, listens as junior Denisse Rodas tells of her dream to go to college in a forum Friday in the Library Learning Commons.

Staff Report

April 13, 2018

Although he didn’t commit 100 percent to support the bill, state Rep. Michael Ferguson told a group of students, activists and teachers in a meeting Friday at DHS that “I think you kind of got me.” The group applauded Ferguson, R-138th and a DHS graduate, for signaling that he may be ready to supp...

Seniors pick royal blue gown for all to wear graduation day

This is the graduation gown seniors selected for this years commencement. All seniors -- boys and girls -- will wear such a gown.

Shannon Ahearn and Jerick Gonzalez

April 13, 2018

As DHS continues to reinvent multiple facets of its image with the help of a branding firm, the graduation gowns have been changed from those of years past. After a photo was leaked on social media of a preliminary gown option, many students had concerns regarding the choice. However, seniors were...

Students, faculty sad to see Buck go

Sam Buck works with three of his students in the Auto Shop just days before leaving DHS and NEA-Danbury for a new union job in Syracuse, N.Y.

Elizabeth Hadden, Staff Writer

April 12, 2018

After 12 years of teaching at Danbury High School, auto shop teacher and NEA-Danbury president Sam Buck is leaving his positions. Buck has taken on a position in Syracuse, N.Y., as a labor relations specialist for the New York State Teachers Union. His last day at DHS was on April 6 and he starte...

DHS campus agrees: arming teachers is not the answer

President Trump on Feb. 28 held a meeting at the White House to discuss potential gun control measures with members of Congress, including Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy. Trump said a deterrent to school shootings like the one in Parkland would be to arm teachers who volunteer for training.

Meghan Edwards, News Editor

April 11, 2018

While some states and school districts across the country have embraced the idea of arming educators with handguns, the notion has no currency in Connecticut and here in Danbury. Gov. Dannel Malloy has called the idea “ludicrous and dangerous.” Superintendent Salvatore Pascarella said educators a...

Child Development back on course with Keane’s hiring

Newly hired Erica Keane hopes to generate community interest in the Little Hatters' pre-school program.

Taylor Hay, Feature Editor

April 3, 2018

The 2017-2018 school year has been quite a tumultuous one for DHS's Child Development course. Lynn Dewey, the former teacher of the class ( new for the 2017-2018 school year after longtime teacher Linda Mitten retired last year), left mid-year because of personal reasons. Once students received noti...

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