Review and Preview : November/December


The freshmen and sophomore teams pose after their game. Photo by Olivia Deslandes.

The freshmen and sophomore teams pose after their game. Photo by Olivia Deslandes.

The month was started off with the powder puff game, which because of a weather issue, was pushed from October to the second of November. Both the Freshmen and Senior teams won, and this was the fourth win in a row for the class of 2017. See more coverage of the game here.


The choir’s “Supper of the Singers” Der Dutchman concert on the second and third day of the month was filled with delicious food and beautiful music. Anyone was able to participate for $29 to eat the buffet and hear all of the choirs.

The district was given a day off on Election Day, the eighth, and woke up before school on the ninth to learn America’s president-elect, and other newly elected officials and passed issues. Learn more about the recent election here.
The theatre troupe had two weekends of shows back to back. Agatha Christie’s

The actors bow after tyhe last scene. Photo By: Emily Betteridge

The actors bow after the last scene. Photo by Emily Betteridge.

Mousetrap, set at Monkswell Manor, a guesthouse owned by Mrs and Mr. Ralston (played by Sarah Krumpe and Drew Moore), a murder investigation leads to another Murder. The play, which was a two time event on the eleventh and twelfth, also starred Darby stage returners, Christian Hill, Ben Jones, and Kendall Baver and newcomers Hannah Boyers, Joanie Shafer, and Justin Earley. The following play was X-show, Scariest Play– Ever!, and student directed by Karoline Betteridge.

Talent show regulars, Time Out, closed the show.

Talent show regulars, Time Out, closed the show. Photo by Mariam Baig.

The day before the long Thanksgiving break was the NHS’s talent show. Highlights of the event include Amir Peerbhoy, who solved three Rubix cubes, including one behind his back. It was hosted by spirit leader Kieran Davidson.

“I’m very excited [about] all of talent today. My favorite part will be seeing the smiles on all the Darby students faces when they see the talent here,” Davidson exclaimed.

You can read more about the talent show here.


To start of the month of December, Seniors Cara Crowley and Ryan Untch are student directing the X-show, Check Please, an anthology play about first dates gone wrong. The play will be the night of Friday, December 2nd at six and eight.

The Sophomore class cabinet is hosting a movie night that is open to all grades. The movie Elf will be shown at Darby on Thursday, December 8th at 7:00 pm. Students are encouraged to participate in this fun event to support the Sophomore cabinet and get into the holiday spirit.

Darby Percussion Ensemble is performing a concert on Friday, December 9th in the band room and Performing Arts Center from 7:00-9:00 pm. The performance is open to anyone, so be sure to come out and support Darby Percussion!

All of the music groups in Darby, such as Orchestra and Choir, are having their annual celebration concert on Thursday, December 15th in the Performing Arts Center from 7:00-9:00 pm. This concert is another great opportunity to come out and support fellow Darby students.

The most exciting part of December, however, is Winter Break which begins a little later than usual on Wednesday, December 21st. School doesn’t start back up again until Wednesday, January 4th. Remember to stay warm and be careful over the two-week-long break.

Written by Madeline Capka and Olivia Deslandes.

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