November 8, 2019

Happy Birthday!
Carina Fought
Anna Severyna

Happy Weekend Birthday!
Jared Kish
Nicholas Ashbrook
Devin Bargar
Sarah Khan
Dominic Demorest
Ethan Turley

1st Semester Exam ScheduleCLICK HERE

Math Club
Math Club meets TODAY after school in room 104. Bring $5 dues this week to cover contest registration costs. We compete against Lisle High School from Illinois this week. First week of elimination bracket contests! Let’s go Math Cats!

From the School Nurse
Just a reminder Darby is a latex free building.  No latex balloons or other items containing latex may be brought in to the building before, during or after school.  Thanks for helping us keep our school safe for all students!

School Messenger Attendance Reporting
At Hilliard Darby School, one of our greatest priorities is ensuring that all our students arrive safely at school each and every day. This year we are introducing a new, more efficient student absence reporting system called School Messenger Attendance. This new system will reduce the time it takes to verify student attendance, make it easy for you to report your child’s absence and easy for staff to respond to unexplained student absences.

With School Messenger Attendance, you are asked to report your child’s absence in advance using any of these three convenient methods:

  1. Using your mobile device, download and install the SchoolMessenger app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. The first time you use the app, select Sign Up to create your account. Select Attendance then Report an Absence.
  2. Use the School Messenger Attendance website, The first time you use the website, select Sign Up to create your account. Select Attendance then Report an Absence.
  3. Call the toll-free number 844-413-8801 to report an absence using the automated phone system.

These options are available 24 hours/day, 7 days a week.  Future absences can be reported at any time.

If you forget to report an absence, you will receive an automated notification.  The automated notification system will attempt to contact parents at multiple contact points until a reason is submitted for the absence.  We will be using the contact information in Home Access, so it is vital your information is correct. If our system is unable to reach the designated contacts, the office staff will follow up.

If you report your child’s absence in advance using the School Messenger mobile app, website, or toll-free number you will NOT receive these notifications.

Please report absences in advance using School Messenger Attendance instead of sending notes or calling/emailing the school.  Beginning on the first day, we will also start sending notifications to let you know if your student is absent when you haven’t reported the absence in advance.

For now, just Secondary are using this system.  If you have children attending other schools, please continue to report absences using the existing procedures for those schools.

Hilliard Darby Athletic Boosters Craft Show
Mark your calendars!  The HDAB Craft Show will be held TOMORROW.  Click here for a flyer with all the details!

NHS Talent Show
Auditions for the NHS Talent Show are on November 14th. If you are interested in auditioning, you will need to sign up for a time slot outside of Mrs. Anderson’s room, Rm. 247. The sign up is available now through next Monday, November 11th.

Ticket’s for Darby Theatre’s Fall Production Are Now on Sale!

And Then There Were None
By, Agatha Christie
Nov. 15 & 16 7 pm

Ten strangers are summoned to a remote island. All that the guests have in common is a wicked past they’re unwilling to reveal and a secret that will seal their fate. For each has been marked for murder. As the weather turns and the group is cut off from the mainland, the bloodbath begins and one by one they are brutally murdered in accordance with the lines of a sinister nursery rhyme. In writing the stage version of her most successful and darkest novels during the Second World War, Agatha Christie responded to the mood of the times by introducing a more positive ending. The play was a smash hit in the West End and on Broadway. 

Get your tickets at

Tolles Field Trips for Freshman & Sophomores
All freshman will be visiting Tolles on Friday, November 22nd and sophomores will be going on the 25th.  Buses will depart at approximately 9:15 and return to Darby at approximately 11:00.

Next Meeting Date: December 3 at 6:30 pm in the Media Center 

Visit our website at 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

Athletic Information
Be sure to check out the Hilliard Darby Athletic Department website for important information and schedules throughout the year!

Yearbook Information
All unclaimed 2018-2019 yearbooks have been moved to the Main Office. Please check in there to pick up a yearbook.

Extra copies of the 2018-2019 yearbook are also in the Main Office. Extras are $80 each, cash or check to Hilliard Darby Yearbook.

Order your 2019-20 yearbook today:

Important Dates
11/9 – Athletic Boosters Craft Show, 9 am – 3 pm, Main Gym
11/11 – Diamond Club Meeting, 7 pm, Room 200
11/14 – Winter Sports Photo Day
11/15 & 16 – Darby Theatre Presents “And Then There Were None”
11/18 – Athletic Booster Meeting, 7 pm, Room 200
11/25 – Marching Band Awards, 7 pm, PAC
11/27-29 – NO SCHOOL – Thanksgiving
12/3 – PTO Meeting, 6:30 pm, Media Center
12/4 – R Factor Schedule
12/5 – Cookie Day
12/9 – Music Booster Meeting, 7 pm, Band Room
12/9 – Diamond Club Booster Meeting, 7 pm, Room 200
12/10 – Drama Boosters Meeting, 7 pm, X Theatre
12/11 & 12 – Celebration Concerts, 7 pm, PAC
12/16 – Athletic Booster Meeting, 7 pm, Room 200
12/18 – Semester Exams – Periods 0, 1 & 4
12/19 – Semester Exams – Periods 2, 3 & 5
12/20 – Semester Exams – Periods 7, 8 & 6
12/20 – End of 2nd 9 Week Grading Period
12/23 – 1/3 – NO SCHOOL – Holiday Break
1/6 – Back to School