January 14, 2019

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Happy Birthday
Sarah Saadeh
William Hays

Second Semester Schedule Change Requests
Students should use the link to the form below to request second semester schedule changes.  Please check home access to confirm the schedule change has taken effect.  Also, please check email as the school counselors will reach out to them by email if there is an issue with making the change.  The last day to request a change is Friday, January 18th.


The Darby Gymnastics team had a busy week! On January 8th the team traveled to Upper Arlington for a quad competition against the Golden Bears. Darby had a great showing with a score of 133.70! Placing in the top 10 were Bailey Miller, Jenna Hartwell, Anne Hassay, Laurel Bonn, and Kate Kline.

Saturday, the team attended the McGhee Invitational at Dublin Jerome. Top finishers included Anne Hassay and Laurel Bonn. The team scored a 131.750 and Jenna Hartwell was voted as Gymnast of the Meet for having a no fall beam routine. Congratulations Darby Gymnasts on a great week!

Swim Teams
The swim teams competed against Olentangy Berlin and Orange this past weekend. Winning events for the Panthers were: Mason Peck, Brady Bower, Jared Hopkins, Morgan Morcher-Thaller, Natalie Wood and Mackensie Stellrecht. The Panthers are Home at the Hilliard YMCA for Senior Night this Saturday beginning at 6PM.

From the Guidance Office
Tolles is offering half day visits to students on the following dates: January 17th & February 7th. This would be a great opportunity for freshman interested in attending Tolles or even sophomores that may want to visit again. Please see your counselor if you are interested.

Nick Paddock from the University of Cincinnati will be at Darby next Wednesday, January 16th, and would like to meet with any interested Juniors. If you would like to attend this presentation, please sign up via Naviance.

With all juniors taking the ACT on Wednesday, February 20, we want to make sure students are as prepared as possible. Trevor Maggied, our counselor at the ILC/HUB is currently in the process of meeting with all English 11 classes to instruct students on how to use the ACT Prep material in their Naviance account. For those who would like the opportunity to take an ACT practice test in a similar environment, for the similar amount of time, Mr. Maggied will also be opening the HUB on Saturday, January 26. The practice test will begin around 8:00 a.m and run until approximately 11:20 a.m. Students must bring their own device, charged and ready to go. Space is limited, so please register here.

Hilliard Darby ACT Review Course will be held on January 30, 2019.
This is open to any student in 9th, 10th or 11th grade. The cost for the course is $60.  Registration runs through Friday, January 25th. To register, bring payment to Mrs. Leeka in the Guidance Office. Payment can be made only by check or money order payable to ACT Review, LLC. No registrations will be accepted after January 25th.  For more information or to pick up a flyer, see Mrs. Leeka in the Guidance Office.

Up-coming dates

  • All juniors will take the ACT on February 20th at their high school.  This test will be paid for by the state of Ohio.  Parents do not have to register their child for this test.  The district has already taken care of it.
  • February 12 – Columbus State Community College will host a Manufacturing Night from 6:00pm – 8:00pm.  This is an opportunity to learn more about manufacturing, logistics and engineering technology.  There will be industry panel representatives available to answer questions from Worthington Industries, Honda, Acoust-A-Fiber, and Stanley.  To register, go to:  www.cscc.edu/modernmanufacturing
  • Mr. Woodford is planning to meet with all juniors over the next week to discuss college planning.

Selecting colleges – Here are a few factors students should consider when selecting a college.

  • Size
  • Location
  • Culture
  • Cost
  • Academic Programs

ACT/SAT dates!

Test Optional Colleges!  A growing number of colleges have elected to drop the ACT/SAT requirement for admission.  The link below lists all of the colleges that are test-optional.  http://www.fairtest.org/university/optional

Summer Opportunities!
Washington University in St. Louis – go to:  summerexperiences.wustl.edu
University of Chicago – go to:  summer.uchicago.edu
University of Penn – Summer Engineering – go to:  esap.seas.upenn.edu
The Ohio State University – Business camp – www.ohiocpa.com/ACAP

Help us celebrate the holidays and thank our Hilliard Darby Staff by providing something for the Staff Holiday Lunch on Wednesday, January 23rd. The PTO is providing the pulled pork and pulled chicken as the main entree.  You can signup to donate needed items for lunch and/or volunteer by clicking this link:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0C4BA5A62BA4F94-staff

If you have questions please contact Lori Lee at 614-949-9784, annalalee@gmail.com.  She has volunteered to coordinate the holiday lunch. Thank you Lori!

Please drop off your contributions  to the Darby Main Office by 9:00 am on Wednesday, January 23rd.  Any items marked to be returned can be found in the main office after school.

You can support the PTO any time with a donation via the PayPal Giving Fund at: www.paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/1527613   No fees – 100% of your  donation is distributed  to our organization!

Visit our website at www.hilliarddarbypto.com and learn more about how you can contribute to the Darby PTO community in a variety of ways, such as volunteer opportunities, registering with Kroger Community Rewards, shopping through Amazon Smile, and more.  If you have any questions about PTO, please reach out to us at darbypto@gmail.com.

Darby Athletic Performance Center
The trustees of the Hilliard Darby Athletic Boosters are proud to support the Athletic Performance Center. Learn more about the plans and how you can support our Panther athletes and students.  https://www.darbyapc.com/

Voting for Senior Superlatives is open! Seniors, visit our Twitter feed @DBYYearbook or the Yearbook Corner in Canvas to vote. Automatically earn “Most Likely to Participate” by voting before January 18.

Our amazing cover proof for the 2018-19 yearbook is in! You can view it on our social media sites or in the Yearbook Corner in Canvas. Order your 2018-19 book today: www.jostens.com

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Important Dates
1/14 – Diamond Club Meeting, 7 pm, Room 200
1/17 – Cookie Day
1/21 – No School – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
1/28 – Athletic Boosters Meeting, 7 pm, Room 200
2/13 – Parent/Teacher Conference Night
2/15 – No School – Conference Comp Day
2/18 – No School – President’s Day
3/25 – 3/29 – Spring Break
4/19 – No School – Spring Day
5/7 – No School – Professional Develop Day for Staff
5/24 – Graduation
5/31 – Last Day of School

See all upcoming events at https://www.hilliardschools.org/hdb/news-info/activity-calendar/

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