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Freshman Cabinet will be holding a Spirit Night on Tuesday 12/5 at Chipotle on Hilliard Rome Rd. from 4-8pm. Please show the flyer on your phone or use the code for online ordering to make sure a portion of the sale goes to Darby’s Class of 2027! 12_5 Chipotle Flyer – Jim Caudill
Freshman Cabinet will be selling Holiday Grams at lunch periods, Dec. 4th-8th. Spread some holiday cheer by writing a quick note to a friend/teacher to be delivered before exams with a Candy Cane! Holiday Grams cost $1 and the money will go towards the class of 2027!
Ski Club – Sign up Deadline – December 10th
Ski Club signups are live and filling up quickly! We will be heading to Mad River Mountain on Thursdays (six trips) beginning January 11th. More information, including the bus fee and Mad River package options and pricing, can be found in the 2024 Ski Club Informational Packet.
Ohio State Tests (OSTs) Retakes
The window for OST end-of-course exam retakes is Monday, November 27th – Friday, December 8th. The only students participating in these exams are select groups of sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Seniors participating in these exams were notified through an individual conference with their school counselor and parents will receive this same information in the mail. The select group of sophomores and juniors includes any student that needs to retake an exam in order to earn a competency score and/or seal to meet Ohio’s graduation requirements. These sophomores and juniors will be notified through an individualized Canvas message. Students in these select groups should be prepared to take these exams on the designated day by reporting to the Media Center at 7:40 a.m. with a fully-charged iPad that has the Secure Test app downloaded from Self-Service. Reach out to your student’s school counselor or Mr. Anderson, Assistant Principal, with any questions.
Class of 2024 – Senior Friendsgiving Lunch
We will be hosting our 2nd annual Senior Friendsgiving Lunch on Tuesday December 5th from 11:30-1:00pm in the fieldhouse. The lunch will be catered by Der Dutchman. The cost of the lunch is $20. We will also have some cool raffle prizes during the lunch! Our final number of seniors participating needs to be submitted by November 28th. Tickets must be purchased by 2:30pm TODAY.
We know that we have students that may not be able to afford to attend. Last year, we had numerous parents that purchased “extra tickets” for those seniors that may not be able to afford it. We were able to allow over 40 more seniors to attend that would not have been able to. So, when you go to sign up on Local Level, there will also be a button that you can choose to “donate a ticket(s)”. We would greatly appreciate any support you may be able to give. Last year we had over 130 seniors attend and this year we are hoping to have this number at least doubled.
Columbus State College Visit
Columbus State Rep is coming to Darby on December 5th for a College Visit. Sign up on Schoolinks!
December Exam Schedule
See the Darby Exam Schedule
Order your 2023-2024 yearbook today!
Senior Portraits for the Class of 2024 are due to the yearbook by Dec. 7, 2023. Details about picture requirements and submission are available in the Yearbook Canvas Corner and on the yearbook’s website.
NEW: If you would like to support Darby PTO, please check out this new link. You can donate any amount! We know life is super busy! This option is super easy and supports PTO initiatives! Donate
Mark Your Calendars! Here’s What Next:
PTO Cookie Day – Wednesday, December 13th (Candy Canes) – Join us anytime 9:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. to volunteer or drop candy canes off by 9:00 a.m. that morning. Cookie Day Sign Up
2023-2024 PTO Meetings (6:30 p.m. in the Conference Room in the Main Office)
No Dec., 1/8/24, 2/5/24, 3/4/24, 4/15/24, 5/13/24
2023-2024 PTO Cookie Days (free cookie for every student, every month during lunch)
12/13/23 (candy canes), 1/18/24, 2/15/24 (Hilliard Rec & Parks), 3/21/24, 4/18/24, 5/16/24 (+ senior cake)
Kroger Community Rewards – CLICK HERE or use the Kroger app. Log into your Kroger Plus card account (or create one). Community Rewards Organization: Hilliard Darby H.S. PTO, #JF441. Each time you shop, you will earn money for the PTO.
Theatre Boosters – next meeting Wednesday, November 29th, 7 pm, X-Theatre
Congratulations to Darby Bowling. The boys varsity and jv and girls jv teams all won last night against Hamilton Township. It was a great start to the season!
Buy your athletic tickets and passes here.
Panther Corner Food Pantry
I hope this message finds you well. As we approach the season of giving, I am reaching out to share an incredible opportunity to make a positive impact in our school community. Darby High School is dedicated to creating a supportive and nurturing environment for all students and their families, and we believe that no one should go without the basic necessities.
We are launching a special campaign to enhance our school’s food and clothing pantry, which directly serves students and families facing economic challenges. Many of our school community members are struggling, and your support can make a significant difference in their lives.
By contributing to our pantry, you can help ensure that every student has access to nutritious meals and warm clothing. Your donation will not only provide immediate relief but also contribute to creating a more inclusive and caring community for everyone.
Here’s how you can make a difference:
- Monetary Donations: Financial contributions will be used to purchase essential items for the pantry, such as non-perishable food items, hygiene products, and warm clothing.
- In-Kind Donations: We also welcome donations of non-perishable food items, gently used clothing, and other essential items. Please see the list of needed items below. You can drop items off in our main office anytime during the school day.
To make a monetary donation, please CLICK HERE. Every donation, no matter the size, brings us one step closer to creating a community where everyone has the support they need.
Thank you for considering this opportunity to give back to our community. Your generosity will resonate far beyond the holiday season, leaving a lasting impact on the lives of our students and their families.
Items that are suggested…
-Pasta Noodles / Pasta Sauce
-Canned Vegetables / Fruits / Beans
-Boxes of Rice
-Snacks -Granola Bars/ Cereal Bars, Pop Tarts, Snack Crackers
-Applesauce Cups / Fruit Cups
-Canned/pouch meat (chicken, tuna)
-Microwavable Cups of Soup
-Small Single Serve Boxes of Cereal
-Large Boxes of Cereal
-Heat and Eat Meals (Ramen Noodles, Easy Mac, Chef Boyardee, SpaghettiOs)
-Personal Care Items (toothpaste, deodorant, body wash, shower supplies, lotion etc.)
-Packages of socks / underwear
-Gloves & Hats
-Gently used and clean clothing and outerwear
-Crocks / flip flops
Contact Mr. Caudill with any questions!
Mark your calendars!
12/5/23 – Senior Friendsgiving, Fieldhouse, 11:30-1:00
12/5/23 – Orchestra Concert, 7 pm, PAC
12/5/23 – 9th Grade College Planning – December 5 at 6:30pm at Bradley
– This meeting is for all 9th grade students and their families to better understand what colleges are looking for.
12/6/23 – Choir Concert, 7 pm, PAC
12/7/23 – Senior Photos Due to Yearbook
12/7/23 – Band Concert, 7 pm, PAC
12/13/23 – Candy Cane Day
12/18/23 – Diamond Club Meeting, 7 pm, Room 200
12/20/23 – 1/2/24 – No School, Winter Break
Holding meetings at school and want them listed? Submit meetings or events HERE.