October 9, 2018

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Happy Birthday
Nicholas Ferko
Erika Opperman
Sambatt Oeung
Brannen Soung

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!

Supper with the Singers – October 9th & 10th
Please join us for an evening of musical entertainment and great food with family, neighbors and friends.  Enjoy home-style Amish cooking in a casual, relaxed atmosphere while you listen to the talented voices of the Darby High School’s various vocal performing groups.  Under the direction of Dr. Michael G. Martin and Mrs. Hannah Sterman-Wilson, all Darby choirs will perform on both nights.  In addition, we will hear a special performance from our very own alumni choir, Una Voce – The Michael G. Martin Chorale.  All proceeds will directly benefit the Darby Choir program and go towards paying for busing on choir trips, guest clinicians and more.  Don’t miss out on this special night of food and fun!  Click here for ticket information.

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 yearbook and personalize the cover with a name, crest or monogram and get up to four free cover icons of your choice. Offer ends Friday, October 5, 2018

Athletic Department
Swimming – The  “SHORT COURSE INFORMATIONAL MEETING!” Tuesday, October 9th (DATE CHANGE), immediately following school, in Room 214.  If you cannot attend, please see Coach Dickmann in Room 214. 

Gymnastics – Pre-Season Gymnastics Conditioning will begin Wednesday October 10th.  Conditioning will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays through October 29th in the Davidson Wrestling room from 4:30-5:45.  Interested gymnasts are strongly encouraged to attend if not engaged in fall sports during those times.

Important Dates
10/4 – Jostens accepting class ring orders at lunchtime
10/5 – Jostens accepting Cap & Gown Orders at lunchtime
10/6 – Mattress Sale @ Darby, 10 am – 5 pm
10/9 & 10/10 – Supper with the Singers, 6 pm, Darby Commons
10/10 – PSAT Testing
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.