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Spring Testing Dates
*More information to follow about the adjusted schedules for these days
Wednesday March 6th – SAT Testing:  Only those taking the SAT will be in the building on this day.
Tuesday March 26th – English Language Arts
Wednesday April 17th – Biology / US History / Government
Wednesday April 24th – Algebra  / Geometry

Attention Junior Parents – Class of 2025
Per Ohio state law, the Ohio Department of Education and Workforce will be paying for one administration of a college readiness examination to all juniors.  For this school year, Hilliard City Schools has chosen the SAT for our students.  On March 6th, all juniors (according to their grade in Home Access) will be taking the SAT test at their home building.  This date was pre-assigned by the state and SAT.  Students will report to school as normal, and the district will mimic the administration procedures typically enforced at a national, Saturday administration of the SAT.  Below is additional information that will be helpful on both test day and leading up to test day.  Please contact your building counselor’s office for additional questions or clarification.

Students will NOT need to register individually; we will register students at the district level directly with SAT.

  •  All SAT test security measures will be in place for this state assessment.  Students should be prepared NOT to bring their cell phones into the testing location, and should have proper identification with them. (Current school ID, driver’s license, state ID, etc.)
  • Students who are found to be in violation of the “No Cell Phone” rule may have their phone confiscated, and face additional discipline consequences, including possible suspension.
  • Students will do the pre-administration portion of the test PRIOR to test day.  A portion of the pre-administration will allow students to choose up to four colleges they would like their scores to be sent.
  • Students can bring an SAT approved calculator to the test administration.  There is a desmos graphing calculator embedded in the platform. (Calculator information linked here.)
  •  Students should be able to see their scores from the state administration in their SAT college board account approximately 2 weeks from the test date.
  • Please check the College Board website for specific questions:

https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/

Seniors!
Be sure to check this page for updates as we get closer to graduation! A list of senior activity dates has recently been added.

Scholarship applications are now in Schoolinks.
Make sure to fully read Descriptions, Directions and Deadlines!

Jostens – BUY NOW – CLICK HERE

Calling senior parents! The Senior Class Cabinet would LOVE some pictures from you of your child and their friends through the years. We are putting together an end-of-year video and know that you probably have some awesome pics! Please send pictures (from any time throughout their career in Hilliard City Schools), with the names of the students included. We prefer pictures of current seniors only. Pictures can be emailed to allison_kruder@hboe.org. Thanks for your help!

Proud Parents of the Class of 2024
Recognize Your Graduate!  Celebrate, brag about, and laugh with the student you love!

Recognize your Graduate – DEADLINE FOR WISH ADS IS MARCH 14TH!

Celebrate, brag about, and laugh with the student you love! Show how proud you are with a personal recognition ad in the yearbook. Order your ad today via Local Level Events.

Please don’t forget to also order the 2023-2024 yearbook that will document your senior’s last year of high school!

PTO

Donate any amount via PayPal.

Kroger Community Rewards – Visit www.krogercommunityrewards.com 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.

Darby PTO Website – https://www.hilliardschools.org/hdb/parent-info/darby-pto/

2023-2024 PTO Meetings (6:30 p.m. in the Main Office Conference Room)3/4/24, 4/15/24, 5/13/24

2023-2024 PTO Cookie Days (free cookie for every student, every month during lunch)  Cookie Day Sign Up  3/21/24, 4/18/24, 5/16/24 (+ senior cake)

Athletics

Come out and support your team by signing up for the following tickets in the athletic office by 11:00am on Friday.

Boys Sectional Basketball – Friday @ Delaware Hayes 7pm
Boys District Wrestling -Friday & Saturday @ Darby
Competition State Cheer Championships Sunday @ Big Walnut approx. 9:30am
Gymnastics State Championship – Sunday @ Bradley approx. 11am

Darby Panthers made us proud last week.
Congratulations go out to the girls basketball team on their strong performance in tournament play.
They beat Licking Heights in round one and lost to an amazing Olentangy team in overtime 63-60 on
Saturday.  We also want to thank Darby Basketball Ball Cheer for a great year. They finished up their regular
season last Friday at home.

This weekend, Maddie Davidson swam the 100 Breast at the State Meet.  On Friday, she swam a
time of 1:06.39 to finish 16th and qualify for finals on Saturday.  Maddie did not swim her best race
and used that motivation to swim an incredible race on Saturday in the B final!  She swam a
1:04.75…a new personal best and finished second in her heat by .06 seconds.  Her time was actually
faster than 1 swimmer in the Championship Heat!!!  Congrats to Maddie on a great weekend!!!

This weekend Alexis Peltcs competed in 2 events at the State Swim Meet and had truly incredible
results!  On Saturday as the 2nd seed in the 200 IM, Alexis found herself in about 6th position half
way through the race.  But on the strength of her Breaststroke and Freestyle, she surged to 2nd place
in the race!!  Her time of 2:04.18 is a personal best for her.  In the 100 Breaststroke, Alexis held the
lead the entire way as the 3rd seed and never looked back to become Hilliard Darby’s first Individual
State Champion with a time of 1:02.73!!!  Congrats to Alexis on an incredible weekend!!

Tournament action moving forward
Abby Killilea Qualified on bars, beam and the all-around. She is also the alternate for floor! She will
compete on Sunday March 3rd at the State meet to be held at Bradley High School.

Competition Cheer is competing at the State meet at Big Walnut on Sunday, March 3rd at 9:30am.

The boys varsity bowling team qualified for Districts. They will be competing at HP Lanes on
Tuesday, February 27 beginning at 11am. Good Luck to Isaac Fellner, Andrew Stiffler, Talin Williams,
Tyler Robertson, Ethan Clark and Chris Vance.

Girls Bowling member Hailey Hunter will compete at Districts on Tuesday, February 27th at HP Lanes.

Boys Basketball will be traveling to Delaware Hayes to compete in the Sectional Tournament on
Friday, March 1 at 7:00pm.

Girls regional wrestling will take place on Sunday, March 3 at Olentangy Orange. Good Luck to Emma
Bolyard, Mykah Bailey, Stephanie Sipe, Sienna Mehmen and Colbie Blankenship.

The boys wrestling will compete at home on Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2. The district
qualifiers are Trent VandenEynden, Nick Coverstone, Jessun Barnes and Brandon Weaver.

Attention any NEW prospective boys tennis players who have yet to connect with Coach Nickel regarding important details for the upcoming boys spring tennis tryout and season, please see Coach Nickel immediately. Pop by Rm. 159 or the athletic office for details.

THE FOOTBALL TEAM NEEDS YOU! We are looking for reliable individuals that would want to help film practices during Summer and Fall of 2024. This is a great opportunity for someone that needs a Capstone topic or volunteer hours. Please reach out to Coach Santagata, Coach Geers, Coach Papp or Coach Crawford if interested.

Buy your athletic tickets and passes here.

Mark your calendars!
3/4/24 – PTO Meeting, 6:30 pm, Principal’s Conference Room
3/5/24 – Summa Cum Laude Breakfast (by invitation only)
3/6/24 – Theatre Boosters Meeting, 6 pm, X Theatre
3/8/24 – End 3rd Grading Period
3/10/24 – Daylight Savings Time Begins
3/11/24 – Diamond Club Meeting, 7 pm, Room 200
3/13/24 – Band Concert, 7 pm, PAC
3/15/24 – Report cards available in Home Access after 3 pm
3/19/24 – No School – Professional Development Day
3/21/24 – Cookie Day
3/22/24 – Academic Awards Ceremony – watch for more details
3/27/24 – Theatre Boosters Meeting, 6 pm, X Theatre
3/29-4/5 – Spring Break
4/8/24 – No School – Eclipse Day!
4/9/24 – Senior Meeting, Cap & Gown Distribution
4/10/24 – No School – Eid
4/15/24 – PTO Meeting, 6:30 pm, Principal’s Conference Room
4/18/24 – Cookie Day
4/19/24 – Senior Scholarship Awards, 8:30 am, PAC *DATE CHANGED*
4/19/24 – Academic Signing Ceremony, 1 pm, PAC *DATE CHANGED*
4/24/24 – NHS Induction Ceremony, 1 pm, PAC
4/27/24 – Prom
5/3-5/24 – Spring Play Catch Me If You Can
5/8/24 – Choir Concert, 7 pm, PAC
5/9/24 – Band Concert, 7 pm, PAC
5/10/24 – Jazz Band Concert, 7 pm, PAC
5/13/24 – Orchestra Concert, 7 pm, PAC
5/13/24 – PTO Meeting, 6:30 pm, Principal’s Conference Room
5/13/24 – Senior Sunset & Movie
5/14/24 – Legacy Luncheon, 10:15 am, MC (By invitation only)
5/14/24 – Thespian Awards, 7 pm, PAC
5/16/24 – Cookie Day
5/16/24 – Choir Farewell Concert, 7 pm PAC
5/17/24 – Seniors Last Day – Pancake Breakfast & Field Day
5/22/24 – MANDATORY Graduation Practice, 10 am, Main Gym – PTO picnic afterwards
5/23/24 – Graduation, 7 pm, The Jerome Schottenstein Center
5/31/24 – Last Day of School

Holding meetings at school and want them listed?  Submit meetings or events here.



Change in Academic Calendar – No School April 8, 2024, for the Eclipse

Change in Academic Calendar – No School on April 8, 2024, for the Eclipse

Hilliard City Schools will make a shift in its academic calendar on Monday, April 8, 2024, due to our proximity to the total solar eclipse pathway. Students will not have school, but staff will report for a work day.

The April event will mark the first total solar eclipse visible in Ohio since 1806. To ensure the safety and enjoyment of our students and staff, the district has purchased eclipse glasses for every student and staff member. These glasses will be distributed to students before they leave for Spring Break.

Superintendent David Stewart stated, “Our area is expected to see a large increase in visitors who want to view the total solar eclipse.  This, in combination with concerns about safety as well as many families’ desire to view the eclipse, led us to this decision.”

Additionally, please note that there will be no high school sports practices or other extra-curricular activities scheduled that day until after 6 pm and only indoors.  All elementary and middle school after school activities will be canceled.

We are excited about this rare event and the learning opportunities it presents for our students. Thank you for your understanding and support as we make adjustments to accommodate this unique occasion.



Scholarship Applications Now Available!

Seniors!
Scholarship applications are now in Schoolinks.
Make sure to fully read Descriptions, Directions and Deadlines!

Below are steps to take on Schoolinks to find scholarships.

Schoolinks!

Step 1 – Log into SchooLinks

Step 2 – on the left side, click on “finances”

Step 3- Click on “Scholarship Match”

Step 4 – Students will need to fill out an “eligibility chart” only takes a couple minutes

Step 5 – Click on “District Posted” in top right 

Step 6 – Complete the applications



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