A NOTE FROM THE DHSPA CO-CHAIRS
We'd like to thank Melissa Williams and Sarah Neumann, our Programs Chairs, for organizing and moderating last week's DHS Student College Panel Discussion and the DHS alumni who participated. It was great to hear the insight and experiences of five recent DHS grads as they shared advice on everything from the college application process to ways their time at DHS prepared them for college. The panel was recorded for those who missed it. We'll include a link in the DPN as soon as it is ready.
On a different note, we hope that all families have had a chance to see the DHSPA's annual fundraising appeal that began last week. Thank you to those who have already donated! We are making progress towards our goal and are looking for the support of all DHS families. The funds that are raised are used to support enrichment programs, gifts to the school, student events and teacher appreciation. It truly helps us add to the wonderful experience and community at DHS. A great example of this is this week's upcoming virtual event with Jeff Selingo, the NY Times bestselling author of Who Gets In and Why? : A Year Inside College Admissions. Please consider donating today! Click HERE to donate via Credit Card or PayPal.
Antoinette Cowles and Leila Buckjune, DHSPA Co-Chairs
DHSPA SPIRIT WEAR ONLINE HOLIDAY SALE - NOV. 29 to DEC. 10
Don’t miss out on your favorite DHS styles as well as stocking stuffers! The Spirit Wear Store will be online for your shopping convenience. From cozy flannel blue & white plaid PJ bottoms to Blue Wave cups and pens and cozy sweatshirts- we’ve got it all this year! The sale runs November 29th through December 10th. Click HERE to order early for the best selection and sizes!
FINANCIAL AID NIGHT - NOV. 30
Please join us on Tuesday, November 30th at 7pm (via Zoom) for Financial Aid Night. Sage Stachowiak, Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships at SCSU, will present. This program is most relevant for Juniors and Seniors but all families are welcome to attend. Please note that this program is about college financial aid processes and programs, including the FAFSA and CSS Profile. This is NOT a financial planning workshop. A zoom link will be sent shortly.
SPECIAL EDUCATION STAFF RECOGNITION DAY - DEC. 2
This week on Thursday we will be celebrating and showing our appreciation of our wonderful Special Education teachers and paraprofessionals on National Special Education Staff Recognition Day with a special lunch organized by our Special Education Reps Lisa Cerussi, Lynne Andren and Catherine Piorkowski.
WHO GETS IN & WHY: A YEAR INSIDE COLLEGE ADMISSIONS - DEC. 2
In partnership with Staples and New Canaan High Schools and with generous support from the DHSPA, author Jeff Selingo has been invited for a virtual conversation about the current college admissions landscape. The event will be held on December 2nd at 7pm. Jeff Selingo is a New York Times bestselling author of three books. His latest book, Who Gets In & Why: A Year Inside College Admissions, (2020) was named among the 100 Notable Books of the year by the New York Times. While this event is most relevant to Juniors, the webinar link will be sent to all families on the day of the event. Please note: Pre-registration is required for this event. HERE is the link to pre-register. Please contact Meg Emanuelson at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
DHS SPECIAL SERVICES TRANSITION PANEL - DEC. 7
Transition from High School to Post-Secondary Programs for students ages 18-22, Tuesday December 7th at 4:30pm. Please see the DHS WEBSITE for further details.
SENIOR PORTRAIT SELECTION DEADLINE - DEC. 15
The final deadline for senior portrait selection is December 15th. If you do not make a selection, the photo studio staff will make a selection using their professional judgement on the best photo. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mr. Hernandez at email@example.com.
SENIOR YEARBOOK ADS
Click HERE for more information on creating a senior ad for the 2022 DHS Yearbook.
It’s that time of year to order your 2022 DHS yearbook. Please follow THIS LINK for further details.
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