Tests and assessments . . . students have been taking them in American schools for generations. Exams are part of our school culture; we test students to see what they know, where they need to improve, and if our instructional practices are reaching the students. I don’t know an educator who believes we should get rid of all assessments. We must have accountability in our schools.
The recent focus on assessments in Ohio has garnered a great deal of media attention. Teachers, parents, and students have expressed serious concerns about the amount of testing we are doing in our public schools. There is legislation pending to reduce the time spent on state assessments; our legislators have heard us and are considering a myriad of options. Read More…
The Reach Higher initiative is First Lady Michelle Obama’s effort to inspire every student in America to take charge of their future by completing their education past high school, whether at a professional training program, a community college, or a four-year college or university. #ReachHigher #HilliardWay
Congratulations to Trevor Cox, Emily Kerr, Jim Ohler, Janel Kuebler and Hannah Walters who were recognized this morning at The Syntero Catalyst for Positive Change Awards Breakfast. These five seniors have left a lasting impact on Darby High School and the community for their service, character, responsibility and citizenship. We are so proud to honor these Panthers!
Congratulations to Darby students for their art work displayed during the Ohio Capital Conference Wes Blizzard Visual Art Invitational. Pictured from left to right are: Connor McKelley, Sarah Schoeder, and Alexa Bolton. Not pictured: Amy Clark
Strike Out Cancer – May 6th!
On May 6th your Hilliard Darby Panthers will be taking on the Hilliard Bradley Jaguars at Municipal Park. This is a great opportunity for you to help the softball Programs from Darby and Bradley help in the fight against cancer in their annual senior night/strike-out cancer game. This will also be the final opportunity to cheer on both teams’ seniors in the regular season, so please plan on coming to support them.
The events schedules for the day is below, but please plan on supporting Darby by purchasing one of our t-shirts through the online store (information on purchasing below). You have the option of short sleeve Columbia Blue or Black ($12) or long sleeve Black ($16).
4:00 pm Memorial 7th vs Heritage 7th Diamond 6
4:00 pm Memorial 8th vs Heritage 8th Diamond 5
5:00 pm Bradley JV vs Darby JV “A” Diamond 7
5:00 pm Darby JV “B” vs Marion Pleasant JV Diamond 8
7:00 pm Bradley Senior Night honoring 5 of their seniors
7:15 pm Darby Senior Night honoring Lauren Buelow, Brittany Graessle, Grace Hambrock, Addison Senter and Amelia Young
8:00 pm Bradley Varsity vs Darby Varsity Diamond 5
Please consider helping in this fundraiser and promotion by ordering a t-shirt. (Deadline is Friday May 1) http://www.promoplace.com/tlgraphics/online_stores.htm (Darby Store Code: 771889)
Tolles inducted 27 students into its chapter of the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) and honored former instructor Carol Reed as an honorary member during the annual induction ceremony. NTHS is America’s highest award for excellence in career-technical education. Read More…
Congratulations to the following Panther Press students for winning journalism awards in the Ohio Scholastic Media Association:
Allie Hock: Honorable Mention for Newswriting
Durya Nadeem: Honorable Mention for Newswriting, Honorable Mention News Feature; Honorable Mention Commentary
Andy Li: Excellent Personality Profile
Jacob Moore: Honorable Mention Personality Profile
Shruthi Kandali: Honorable Mention News Feature; Honorable Mention Alternative Copy; Excellent News Photo
Taylor Shook: Excellent 1st person narrative; Honorable Mention Sports opinion
Congratulations to our two Hilliard contestants, Darby Junior Amraha Nadeem and Davidson Junior Mark Jackson, who both did a wonderful job at the Optimist Regional Oratorical Contest. Mark and Amraha competed against students from the northeastern third of the state, and the competition was extremely fierce. Mark earned the “Runner-Up” Award in the boys’ division and could advance to the state-level contest on May 16, should the first-place male student be unable to participate. They also delivered their speeches at the Optimist Youth Appreciation Banquet, held at Memorial High School.