November 18, 2022

Senior Friendsgiving Lunch
On Wednesday November 30th, Der Dutchman will be catering in their signature dinner buffet for our senior students.  The Friendsgiving lunch will take place in the fieldhouse from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  The cost of the lunch will be $20.  Many schools around Central Ohio have been doing this for a number of years and their seniors look forward to it. Learn more and purchase tickets.  TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED BY SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20TH!

Tuesday November 22nd
We will run an adjusted bell schedule. We are administering the ASVAB, an optional test for any Junior or Senior that is interested in a career within the Military.

In addition, ALL 10th grade students will visit Tolles Career & Technical Center in the morning.  Busses will depart at 9:30 a.m. and will return at approximately 11:00 a.m.  ALL 10th graders will eat lunch when they return during 6th period.

We will also have our annual Powder Puff games in the afternoon beginning in the stadium at 1:15 p.m.

Participant registration is $15, which includes a t-shirt.

High School Exam Information / Schedule
We have finalized our end of the semester exam schedule.  All three high school’s will use the same schedule for the week of December 12-16, before our Holiday Break. Reminders will be sent out weekly leading up to exam week. See the information and schedule below.

The week of December 12th, we will be administering semester exams beginning on Tuesday December 13th, through Friday December 16th.  Please be sure to check the schedule, so you are aware of the changes that will be made to our normal daily procedure.  Monday December 12th will be a normal schedule day.

December 2022 Semester Assessment Schedule

Notes:

-Students are not required to be here if they do not have an exam on a particular day.
-Students are not required to be here until their scheduled exam.
-Students are not required to stay after the last exam of the day.  Students will be allowed to leave after the last exam of the day at 11:00 a.m.  If students exit the building after 11:00 a.m., they will not be allowed to re-enter unless approved by the administration.
-Lunch will be provided to all students from 11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. on exam days.
-Busses will run on our normal schedule.  If students ride the bus in the afternoon, they have a couple of options:

  1. From 12:00 – 2:32 p.m., they can attend a scheduled review session with their teacher(s)
  2. Sit quietly in the commons, where they will be monitored by our study hall staff and hall monitors. Students will not be allowed to enter the academic hallways after 12:00 p.m. unless they are in a class review session or making up an exam.

-If a review session ends before 2:32 p.m., students can leave for the day if they have transportation, get picked up, or walk.
-If a review session ends before 2:32 p.m., and students ride the bus home in the afternoon, they will be required to sit in the commons until the end of the day.

-Make-Up Exams:  approved absences for missing an exam will be for Vacation and Excused Absences ONLY.

Vacation forms must be turned into the attendance office by Thursday, December 1, 2022

Yearbook Information

CLASS OF 23: Senior pictures are due to the yearbook by December 8, 2022. PLEASE check out our website with all the info you need.

Yearbook prices increase as the year progresses!  Save money and order now!

Athletics

The Athletic Department is using a new platform for online ticketing this year, GoFan!  All tickets will be done electronically, there are no cash sales at the gates. We are encouraging all families to take advantage of the family passes that we offer. These passes get families, adults, and/or students into all home athletic events at Darby/Heritage for the entire year. A student pass is $55 + fees and it’s good for the entire school year for all home events at Darby/Heritage. It’s a GREAT DEAL!  Please visit our website to purchase these passes . This is the same site where you can purchase individual tickets throughout the year for home events. There are step by step directions on the webpage if you need any extra help with the process. We appreciate your support and we hope to see you at our athletic events. Go Panthers!!!

Important Dates

November 21 – Marching Band Awards, 6 pm, PAC
November 22 – Adjusted Bell Schedule – Sophomores visit Tolles, ASVAB testing & Powder Puff Games
November 23-25 – No School – Thanksgiving Break
December 2 – Focus Friday Schedule
December 6 – Orchestra Concert, 7 pm
December 7 – Choir Der Dutchman Fundraiser Concert, 6:15 pm Dinner, Concert @7 pm, Heritage Middle School
December 8 – Senior Photos Due to Yearbook
December 8 – Band Concert, 6 pm, PAC
December 13 – Diamond Club, 7 pm, Room 200
December 15 – Theatre Boosters, 7 pm, X Theatre
December 19 – January 2nd Winter Break
January 16 – No School
February 17 – No School
February 20 – No School
March 31 – April 7 Spring Break
April 29 – Prom
May 2 – No School – Prof Development Day for Staff
May 24 – Darby Graduation
May 26 – Last Day of School