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LaRosa promoted to DHS assistant principal post

LaRosa promoted to DHS assistant principal post

Leslie Mendez, Staff Writer

June 15, 2018


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Senior Dennis Duran has a lot of good things to say about John LaRosa, science teacher, Science Department Head, and soon-to-be assistant principal at DHS. “He’s just very kind, and helpful,” Duran said. “He’s one of the best teachers I’ve ever had.” The district in May announced...

Ivy League students commit

Ivy League students commit

Elizabeth Hadden, Staff Writer

June 13, 2018


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Editor’s note: Every year, some DHS seniors are accepted by prestigious Ivy League colleges. This year four seniors accepted offers from Cornell, UPenn, and Yale. We asked the students for their reactions.   Madison Albano Name of school: Cornell University, College of Arts and Sciences ...

Top 20 seniors

Top 20 seniors

Helena Trofa, Onine Editor

June 12, 2018


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Explore a list of the top 20 students in the Class of 2018

2018 graduation list

2018 graduation list

Helena Trofa, Online Editor

June 8, 2018


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Explore a compiled list of our 2018 graduating seniors and where they will be in the next years. We lead off with a list of one graduate, one school. Below this list, click on the school seal (or military, gap year, employment or unsure buttons) for the names of graduates. Achilles, Alexis Faith - West...

Farewell, retirees

Farewell, retirees

Jenna Coladarci, Staff Writer

June 6, 2018


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Editor's note: Three veteran teachers -- Susan Margolis, Nanci DiPerrio, and Robert Weinheimer -- are retiring after the close of the school year. Click on their photos to read about their memories and plans. We thank them for their public service, and wish them all the best in retirement.

District names Webber to ACE post

District names Webber to ACE post

Staff Report

June 3, 2018


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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 ...

Undocumented students celebrate law giving access to tuition funds

Undocumented students celebrate law giving access to tuition funds

Meghan Edwards, News Editor

May 27, 2018


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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...

Press groups recognize Hatters’ Herald for achievements

Press groups recognize Hatters’ Herald for achievements

Staff Report

May 24, 2018


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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...

Bathroom conditions continue to deteriorate

Bathroom conditions continue to deteriorate

Gillian Brown, Staff Writer

May 3, 2018


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Students have become all too familiar with the inconvenience of broken toilets or urinals, the stench of unflushed toilets, and the sight of scratched up mirrors and a littered floor. “They’re old, broken, and disgusting,” senior Nicholas Kroeger said of the school restrooms. “There’s alw...

Blumenthal stresses the importance of voting, says youth is our future

Blumenthal stresses the importance of voting, says youth is our future

Katie Walsh, Editor-in- Chief

May 2, 2018


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U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal reached into his suit jacket and pulled out a piece of paper that he said was key for students looking for ways to make a difference. “You know what this is?” he asked his audience of about 30 students chosen by social studies teachers Michelle Passarelli and Christine Ri...

Danbury lawmaker says he’s closer to supporting HB 5031

Danbury lawmaker says he’s closer to supporting HB 5031

Staff Report

April 13, 2018


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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

Seniors pick royal blue gown for all to wear graduation day

Shannon Ahearn and Jerick Gonzalez

April 13, 2018


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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...

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