Review and Preview: March/April
The month of March at Darby was the end of the third grading period and marked the beginning and end of spring break.
On March 5th, Lauren Halls’ Honor English 10 classes had a poetry slam to cap of a week of learning about poetry. Themes of period three’s event included love, pain, and dogs. The event was covered here.
At the state wrestling championships the weekend of March 9th at the Schottenstein
Center six Darby wrestling competed. Jared Ball left with third place in his weight class, while Tai Bloch, Austin Rayburn, Quentin Thatcher, Mo Debyan, and Jacob Cover did not place. More information on the event can be read here.
On the 16th, 73 sophomores, juniors, and seniors were inducted into the National Honor Society. The NHS inductions occurred during school in the PAC and more about the process to be accepted into the society and the event can be seen here.
Block week this time around was only a two day venture. During lunches juniors signed up for the school provided ACT.
Juniors’ capstone plan was due in March, and some have even finshed it already. Shannon Devitt’s capstone project is explained here.
Spring break started on March 17th, and finished off on the 26th. As a group, our marching band, color guard, orchestra, and theater went to Disney world and Cocoa Beach for a six day trip. Travel club went to Spain and Paris, France on a week long adventure.
Along with these events, Darby had many students and teams achieve great things throughout the month. To see specifics, the story can be found here
The month of April begins with April Fool’s Day on the first, so be sure to watch out for any pranks that might be played.
Next week on April 3rd through the 7th, some students will have a two hour late start depending on the tests that day. On Monday and Tuesday, students in ELA I or II will be state testing. The Algebra and Geometry tests will be taking place Wednesday and Thursday. The Biology and Government tests are both on Friday, but the Government test is only for Juniors taking the class.
Multicultural day is on Thursday the 13th, so be sure to stop in the Field House for food and information about the cultures of many students here at Darby.
The day after on April 14th there will be no school across the district due to Good Friday. Easter is on the following Sunday, the 16th.
All Juniors are required to take the ACT for free on April 19th in various classrooms, and Freshmen have the opportunity to take the Pre-ACT on the same date.
The annual Darby Art Show is on the 21st, 22nd, and 23rd of April and is a great opportunity to show appreciation for the artists at the school and the hard work they put into their pieces. On the last two days, the art show is open from 5:00 pm to 10:00 p.m.
Taking place during those same three days is the Darby Theater production of, “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”. On Friday and Saturday the show begins at 7:00 p.m., and on Sunday it starts at 3:00 p.m.
The month ends with Prom on Saturday, April 29th with the theme, “A Night Under the Stars”. Prom lasts from 8:00 p.m. through 11:00 p.m. at the Columbus Athenaeum, and After-Prom will be at Dave & Busters at 11:30 p.m.
Written by Madeline Capka and Olivia Deslandes