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December Exam Schedule
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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 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!
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.
Columbus State College Visit
Columbus State representative will be at Darby on December 5th at 930 (3rd period) Signing Up: Go to Schoolinks, School Events, Pick College and Click Register! Once you are signed up, the Guidance Office will send you a pass to go to the event. Your absence from class period will be excused, but you are responsible for missed work.
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.
November Athletes of the Month
Cami Ludban served as a leader for the Darby Volleyball Program through determination, sportsmanship, and skill. Cami broke the records for season and career kills in her sophomore season. She has tallied 405 kills in her career, and this season she earned 2nd team honors in both OCC and Central District. She was second on the team in digs and had an impressive 98.3% serving percentage. Cami is a leader by example and a cheerleader for all of her teammates. She is a staple player in our program.
Brendan Keener is an outstanding athlete and student. Brendan was a Captain of our football team and was awarded 1st team All OCC, 1st Team All District & was our OCC Scholar Athlete. More importantly, Brendan possesses tremendous character and was a pleasure to coach. Brendan will continue playing football at Washington & Lee University.
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.
12/5/23 – Freshman Cabinet Spirit Night at Chipotle – Show Flyer
12/6/23 – Choir Concert, 7 pm, PAC
12/7/23 – Senior Photos Due to Yearbook
12/7/23 – Band Concert, 7 pm, PAC
12/11/23 – Diamond Club Meeting, 7 pm Room 200
12/13/23 – Candy Cane Day
12/14/23 – Semester Exams Periods 1 & 2
12/15/23 – Ugly Sweater Day
12/15/23 – Semester Exams Periods 3 & 4
12/18/23 – Semester Exams Periods 5 & 6
12/19/23 – Semester Exams Periods 7 & 0/8
12/20/23 – 1/2/24 – No School, Winter Break
Holding meetings at school and want them listed? Submit meetings or events HERE.