School started in Darien on Thursday, Aug. 31. It was a beautiful day and Dr. Dan Brenner, Schools Superiendent, said the morning bus service and the day had run smoothly as of early yesterday afternoon. Don't forget to share your back to school photos with us for our online slideshow and next week's paper. Send to

Royle School held its annual parade of learners to kick off the year including honored attendees First Selectman Jayme Stevenson and Senator Bob Duff.

This is a special new school year for Darien High School as it is the first year the field will be using permanent lights. On Friday Sept. 8, the girls will take on Fairfield Warde starting at 7 p.m.

• Girls varsity field hockey to be first to play under new Darien High lights

All outdoor fall varsity teams will have their chance to play under the new lights. Football will host Brien McMahon on Sept. 15 at 6 p.m., which will be their first night game. The football team will also play under the lights on Nov. 3, when they host Wilton, also at 6 p.m

More back to school coverage:

• Q and A with Dr. Brenner about the new school year

• Holmes family has been attending the school for a century