October 11, 2018

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Happy Birthday
Brayden Hill
Collin Meek
Ryan Hance
Mr. Caudill

Parent Teacher Conferences
In an effort to promote good communication between home and school, Darby High School will have our fall Parent Teacher Conferences on Wednesday, October 17.  Parent-Teacher conferences are an important part of communication between parents and teachers. You may now sign up at https://www.hilliardschools.org/hdb/parent-teacher-conferences/.

The PTO provides dinner for the staff on this evening.  If you would like to donate an item for the dinner, please visit this link to signup.  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f4dada62aa31-fall7  Thank you very much!  The staff really appreciates this dinner!

Senior Name Verification Forms
Diploma name verification forms are being distributed to seniors this week.  If your senior has an English class at Darby, they will receive their form from their English teacher.  Forms were mailed home for students who do not have an English class at Darby.  FYI, diplomas must have the student’s full legal name on them.  However, students do have the option of having a different name announced at graduation and put in the graduation program, with parent/guardian permission.  Any request for changes to diploma names require legal documentation of a name change.  These forms must be signed and returned to the main office by December 14th.

Math Club
Math Club will have a meeting and team competition this Friday after school in room 104. We will meet/compete until 3:45. We go against St. Johnsbury Academy from Vermont this week.

Hilliard Band Invitational
The 2018 Hilliard Band Invitational will be held on Saturday, October 13th, beginning at 1:30 PM, at Hilliard Bradley H.S. All three Hilliard High School marching bands will perform. Ticket prices are $8 for adults, and $5 for senior citizens and $5 for children under 12 years old.

For Parents of 6-10th Graders – Monday, October 15 – 9:30 am – Hilliard Library (4500 Hickory Chase Way)
Thinking college and career? Attend an upcoming information session to learn more about the “super electives” your kids can take later in high school via the Tolles Career and Technical Center. Engineering, business/logistics, health sciences (pharmacy/pre-nursing/exercise science), IT programs including app development, web design, networking, and many more! Learn more.

State of the Schools
Please make plans to attend the 2018 State of the Schools address on Thursday, October 25. This year we will host the event in partnership with The Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce and Heritage Golf Club. We will have light appetizers and music from the HCSD Honors String Quartet beginning at 6pm at Heritage Golf Club. The presentation will begin at 6:30pm. We are grateful to our sponsors of the evening, Credit Union of OhioElford and Fanning/Howey Associates, Inc.

What is Naviance – Parent University Session
High School is a  critical time for self-discovery, developing confidence, and understanding why education is relevant to a student’s future. Naviance is a college and career readiness solution that helps students discover their strengths and interests, and see how they can achieve their goals.  Join us on October 16th at 6:30 pm at Darby High School School to learn how we are intentionally utilizing Naviance in grades 9-12 to engage students in the learning process.

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.

All 2017-2018 yearbooks are now in Darby’s main office. Please stop there during school hours to pick up or purchase a yearbook.
If you have a friend or sibling who graduated or cannot conveniently make it to Darby , students are welcome to pick up books for them.

Order a 2018-19 Yearbook – GET STARTED ›

Athletic Department
Support the seniors!  Darby students who would like to come watch the Girls VB team play and the Boys Soccer team play TONIGHT for senior night, and get free pizza….. Please purchase a wrist band today during  lunch for $1. Come support the Girls VB team & the Boys Soccer Team.

Important Dates
10/13 – Hilliard Band Invitational
10/16 – What is Naviance, 6:30 pm, PAC
10/17 – Parent/Teacher Conference Night, 3-8 pm
10/18 – Cookie Day
10/19 – No School – Central Ohio Inservice Day
10/23 – Winter Sports Parent Meeting, 6 pm, PAC
11/5 – PTO Meeting, 6:30 pm, Media Center
11/6 – No School – Election Day
11/10 – Athletic Boosters Craft Show
11/21-23 – No School – Thanksgiving Break
12/24 – 1/4 – Holiday Break

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

Have something you want included on the announcements?  Send information to Brenda_Ribble@hboe.org.