February 25, 2014

posted Feb 25, 2014, 12:18 PM by Kristina Gonzalez
Congratulations to the Students of the Week:   Hayden Pelkey and Kimberly Berry
                5th-7th Grade Students of the Month:  Taylor Wohlers and Hudson Vegoren
Darby schools do not take many snow days, but we felt it was necessary yesterday.  We had snowplows working most of the weekend, and were caught up, but the extra accumulation overnight put us behind again.  We are grateful to the snowplow drivers who are working to keep our roads safe, and are glad to be back in school.
Some of the great events for I Love to Read Month will be:
  • Reading is the Ticket – Any student in grades K-8 can earn a one-day ticket to Silverwood Theme Park by recreationally reading for 10 hours (600 minutes)
  • The Masonic Lodge from Hamilton and Darby Schools Excellence Fund will sponsor prizes for each grade.  K-3 students will have a chance to win a bike, and 3rd-7th students will enter for a Kindle. 
  • The Reading Reward Field Trip will also take place early in March.  If your child is not interested in the above drawings they can enter tickets to go on the field trip.
  • Students earn one ticket for every 15 minutes of reading.
Upcoming Events and Important Dates
Feb 26                   Midquarter Reports sent home
Feb 26                   Anti-bullying assembly – 2:30
Sporting Dates and Updates:
"Darby Wrestlers had an outstanding first weekend in Florence! 
Beginner and Novice wrestlers recorded 24 wins and 10 losses on Friday night to start the year of with a bang!  On Saturday our Novice wrestlers recorded another 23 wins and 8 losses, and our Middle and JH Wrestlers brought home 22 wins and 15 losses.  5 wrestlers went undefeated all weekend:  Jesse Anson, Kylie Schlapman, Ryder Conner, Deric Parks and Ethan Nelson.  Great job wrestlers!
A special announcement needs to go out to Deric Parks and Ethan Nelson for stepping up and volunteering to wrestle additional matches -- Deric wrestled 2 more times against kids 2 & 3 years older and WON!
Tue, Feb 25         GBB @ Florence – 4:00 – 7th, 8th
Fri, Feb 28           LGW – Beginners and Novice @ Corvallis
Sat, Mar 1            LG and Junior High Wrestling @ Philipsburg
Tue, Mar 4          GBB @ Valley Christian – 4:00 – 7th, 8th
The junior high girl’s basketball teams played their first games last week in Hamilton.   The seventh grade team won one and lost one, while the 8th graders played hard but came up short.