Summer school catalog going digital
DARIEN — Darien Summer School is going digital, after school board members heard a proposal at a board meeting on Nov. 22 on how to put together a new, completely online catalog.
Darien Summer School offers educational and enrichment classes, as well as transition programs, for students preparing for the upcoming school year. Kaitlin Stanton, a school counselor at Darien High School, recently took over as the new summer school director and is helping assemble a new course catalog after the previous director’s departure.
“We were confronted with the daunting task of putting together the program after the previous director left us with no direction,” said Marjorie Cion, the schools’ director of human resources.
In January, fliers will begin going out at school events and in locations around town, alerting people to the online catalog. An email blast will highlight the registration date and urge parents to sign up early. Registration will open sometime in January and run until June. Stanton will continue to advertise the catalog through social media.
“Social media is a really great resource we can use,” she told the board. “It’s something that a lot of people use, and people get updates there all the time.”
In addition to going digital, the Summer School will start offering new classes, including ceramics, yoga, dance and Young Hacks Academy, which helps students develop leadership skills through computer programming, problem-solving and teamwork. A Tiny Chefs Cooking Camp, which features two weeks of cooking courses, is also planned.