Ranger Round Up!
News to Know
The mission of Darby Middle School is to empower all students to grow and learn with a mindset of a Ranger.
Our vision is to “Lead the Way” in student academic growth, attendance, physical/social emotional well being, extra-curricular activities, career preparation, and community involvement in order to prepare students for future success.
Hello Darby Families and Happy February!
Did you hear we are the Best of the River Valley!?!? We are very honored to be recognized by the Best of the River Valley organization. All FSPS middle schools are awesome, but Darby is the BEST because of our talented staff, supportive parents, and amazing students! Thank you to all who voted for our school.
This month our identified English Language Learners will take the ELPA21 assessment. This assessment measures a student's proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, listening to, and understanding English. Our bilingual students have been working so hard this year and I know will do great on this assessment! We are scheduled to administer this test February 22-25. If your child takes this test please help us out by ensuring they eat a good breakfast and are at school on time.
Just a reminder that we do not accept deliveries in the office for students. This includes Valentine's Day delivers. We do not have the space or office staff to handle deliveries. Our Student Mentors will be selling Candy Grams during lunch the next two weeks. Students can buy items ranging from $.50 to $10.00 for their friends or teachers. If you would like to send your child a Candy Gram you can order one through the front office.
National School Counseling Week is February 7-11. We have the most wonderful school counselors here at Darby. They work with all students to remove barriers to learning by addressing students' academic concerns, career options and social/emotional skills. They help increase student achievement and provide much needed resources for our students, parents, teachers and administrators. School counselors are integral to student success! Here is a link to a previous Smore letter that highlighted some of the many services our counselors provide here at Darby Middle School.
There is no school Monday, February 21st.
Rangers Lead The Way!
Katie Kreimer Hall, Principal
Share strategies to help your teen stay organized
Many teens need some help when it comes to getting organized. Help your teen establish a regular time and place for doing homework. Suggest making daily to-do lists and using a timer to help concentrate on the task at hand. Then help your student create regular routines, like preparing for the next day in the evening, and having a work area clean-up once a week.
Find more Daily Tips for Families on our Facebook page!
How to Check Your Student's Grades
Darby Yearbooks Available for Pre-sale
School-Based Health Center
Did You Know? Darby students and their family members are eligible to receive services from the School-Based Health Center (SBHC) located on the Darby Campus.
Brochure includes a list of services provided by the SBHC.
The SBHC invites you to take advantage of its convenient access to high-quality healthcare that exclusively serves and focuses on the wellness of staff, students and their families.
- Call 479-784-8131 to schedule an appointment.
- Located at 1420 North H Street
- SBHC Page on FSPS website
OFFICIAL DARBY CALENDAR
Here is the link to the Darby Middle School calendar so you can look ahead. This calendar is updated weekly and should reflect all events happening at our school.