The Hatters' Herald

Small-group instruction aims to help struggling students

Casey Hanrahan works with a couple of her students

Elizabeth Hadden, Staff Writer

March 28, 2018

Over time, small group instruction and group work have begun to dominate the educational world, becoming a prime vehicle for student success in the classroom. Small group instruction has become the newest form of group work, and at DHS teachers have been directed to incorporate the strategy into th...

Review: Students bring great energy to ‘High School Musical’

The cast of Disney's High School Musical runs through a number during Tuesday's dress rehearsal. The play opened today.

Gillian Brown, Staff Writer

March 23, 2018

“High School Musical,” based on the cult classic Disney Channel movie, opened at DHS on Thursday night to an enthusiastic crowd. The show is a modern take on “Romeo and Juliet,” with the protagonists falling in love despite their feuding high school cliques. Directed and choreographed by theater vetera...

Op-Ed: Listen to the voices of America’s youth

Organizers Gillian Brown, left, and Madison Albano.

Gillian Brown, Staff Writer

March 23, 2018

Editor's note: The writer is one of the organizers of the Student Advocacy Initiative, and a staff member of On Wednesday, March 14, students and staff of Danbury High gathered at the front of the building in support of the Never Again movement that has swept across the nation in ...

Bilbao shares Peace Corps’ experience with students

ESL teacher Soraya Bilbao stands before the bulletin board that she produced to commemorate Peace Corps Week. Bilbao presented to several classes about her own Peace Corps experience in the Kingdom of Tonga in the South Pacific.

Leslie Mendez, Staff Writer

March 22, 2018

President John F. Kennedy in 1961 established the Peace Corps, a volunteer program that promotes world peace and friendship. Since then, thousands of Americans have volunteered to immerse themselves in other countries to help tackle pressing challenges. In celebration of Peace Corps week in Februa...

Editorial: A championship season for many winter teams

Athletics Director Chip Salvestrini shows some of the trophies won by DHS winter sports teams.

March 21, 2018

As we draw the curtain on yet another exceptional winter sports season, we would like to congratulate the athletes, teams, coaches, and athletic department for their fine effort, hard work, and competitive spirit. DHS brought home 13 titles over the course of the season, adding more silverware to a g...

Boys’ sprinters win national title at New Balance Indoors

From left, Glenroy Ford, Malcolm Going, Sean-Michael Parkinson, and Malachi Lorick are boys' national champions in the 1600m Sprint Medley Relay in NYC earlier this month.

Hisham Rushaidat, Sports Editor

March 20, 2018

In the last leg of the race, Malcolm Going took the baton and was neck-in-neck with a competitor from East Orange, N.J. In the last seconds Going was able to pass him and cross the line first. The Hatters won their second track national title on March 10, the first since 2008. Danbury became natio...

Students demand action on stricter gun control

The Madrigals cap the demonstration by singing

Meghan Edwards, News Editor

March 16, 2018

With the ring of the advisory bell, about 1,000 DHS students and faculty on Wednesday, March 14, walked out of the building, gathering in the front to show that they are done letting Congress dictate their safety, and that Parkland will be the last school shooting. Following the Marjory Stoneman Douglas massa...

DHS names JFK’s Tieri to take helm of football program

Coach Augustine Tieri sits in front of Danbury's new backdrop to meet with the press after it was announced today that he has been named head football coach.

Katie Walsh, Editor-in-Chief

March 16, 2018

Editor's note: This story was updated March 19. Athletics Director Chip Salvestrini today introduced Augustine Tieri as the head football coach for the school after months of interviewing candidates. Tieri is taking over a team that had a 0-9 record last season and has had multiple losing seasons ...

Transcript of Student Advocacy Initiative demonstration

About 1,000 students and teachers participated in the March 14 Student Advocacy Initiative demonstration in support of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, and for legislative action on banning weapons such as the AR-15, a semi-automatic rifle used in many of America's mass shootings, including Sandy Hook and Parkland.

March 16, 2018

OPENING STATEMENT: GILLIAN BROWN Hello, and thank you for participating in our Student Advocacy Initiative. As you know, we are gathered here to show solidarity with the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High. We want to express our support for stricter gun control laws and help lead a wor...

Hatter artists win big at regional showcase

DHS artists placed in 10 of 19 categories in last weekend's regional showcase at the Brookfield Craft Center

Staff Report

March 15, 2018

Congratulations to DHS art students for their successful exhibition of works at the regional showcase at The Brookfield Craft Center last weekend, said Art Department Chair Michael Obre. Of the 19 honors available, DHS students took 10. "Well done students...

Faculty presents 2018 Perry Awards

Students gather in the auditorium for one of the school's Perry Awards presentation. So far the $50 checks have been awarded to winning 9th- and 10th-graders. Next week, the 11th-graders will hold an assembly to receive their awards.

Staff Report

March 15, 2018

If it's March, it must be time for the presentation of Perry Awards. Each winter, teachers nominate students who they feel are performing in class to the best of their abilities. They may not have the highest grade average in class, but they care about their education and work hard. The awards were established...

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