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News releases shared by Derby Public Schools will be added to this page as they become available.

2018-2019 School Year
• October 29 - Gage Chiropractic Center Donates Winter Coats to Students 
Summary: Gage Chiropractic Center has donated 421 coats, a donation valued at over $8,000, to Derby Public Schools students thanks to the help of their generous patients.

• October 23 - Board of Education Recognizes Individuals with I Make A Difference Award
 
Summary: At the October 22 Board of Education meeting, one staff member and one volunteer were recognized with the I Make A Difference Award for their work at Derby Public Schools.

• October 23 - 
Derby Public Schools Staff Recognized for Years of Service 
Summary: At the October 22 Board of Education meeting, staff from Swaney Elementary were recognized for Years of Service at Derby Public Schools.

• October 11 - Derby Public Schools Director of Communications Named a Member of the 2018 Class of NSPRA’s 35 Under 35
 
Summary: The National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) 35 Under 35 program recognizes young professional members who are making a difference for their school districts or education-related employers.

• October 9 - 
Derby Public Schools Staff Recognized for Years of Service 
Summary: At the October 8 Board of Education meeting, staff from Derby Middle School were recognized for Years of Service at Derby Public Schools.

• October 5 - Derby Public Schools Awarded $500,000 2018 DoDEA Military Connect Student Academic and Support Programs Grant
Summary: The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) recently awarded Derby Public Schools the 2018 DoDEA Military Connected Student Academic and Support Programs (MCASP) grant, providing funding from now until May 31, 2023 and totaling $500,000.

• October 1 - Derby Public Schools and Derby Noon Lions Club Host Writing Contest as a Part of the City of Derby's 150th Celebration
Summary: In 2019, the City of Derby is celebrating 150 years. Derby Public Schools has partnered with the Derby Noon Lions Club to host a fun, optional writing contest for students in grades K-12 who reside in the USD260 boundaries, open October 15 - December 14, 2018.

• September 25 - Board of Education Recognizes Individuals with I Make A Difference Award 
Summary: At the September 24 Board of Education meeting, one staff member and one volunteer were recognized with the I Make A Difference Award for their work at Derby Public Schools.

• September 25 - Derby Public Schools Staff Recognized for Years of Service 
Summary: At the September 24 Board of Education meeting, staff from El Paso Elementary were recognized for Years of Service at Derby Public Schools.

• September 25 - Derby Public Schools Teachers Recognized as Kansas Teacher of the Year Nominees at Board of Education Meeting on September 24 
Summary: One elementary and one secondary teacher were recognized as 2019 Kansas Teacher of the Year Nominees for being leaders in the improvement of schools, student performance and the teaching profession.

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September 12 - Two DHS Students Named 2019 National Merit Semifinalists
Summary: Two Derby High School students were named National Merit Semifinalists for qualifying scores on the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test taken during their junior year.


• September 11 - Derby Public Schools Staff Recognized for Years of Service
Summary: At the September 10 Board of Education meeting, staff from Park Hill Elementary were recognized for Years of Service at Derby Public Schools. 

• August 28 - Derby Public Schools Receives Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting
Summary: The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to Derby Public Schools by Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR).

• August 14
- Districts, Organizations Honored for Outstanding Practices in Child Nutrition and Wellness Programs
Summary: Derby Public Schools Food Service in coordination with Derby High School AFJROTC are being honored for their work on the district-wide Summer Meal Program.   

• August 14
- Eight Kansas Schools Recognized by Civic Advocacy Network
Summary: Derby Hills and Park Hill Elementary are being recognized for exemplary civic engagement practices and actively involving students in civic engagement opportunities.

• July 24 - Save the Date! Upcoming District Safety Nights
Summary: Safety and security is a top priority at Derby Public Schools and school officials want to share how you can help keep staff and students safe. 

2017-2018 School Year

• June 14 - Experience Driving a School Bus During "Try-it-Out" Days at Panther Stadium
• May 30 - Board of Education Recognizes Individuals with I Make A Difference Award
• May 15 - Derby Public Schools Staff Recognized for Years of Service 
• April 24 - Derby Public Schools Board of Education Members Complete Boardsmanship Training
• April 24 - Board of Education Recognizes Individuals with I Make A Difference Award
• April 24 - Derby Public Schools Staff Recognized for Years of Service
• April 10 - Derby Public Schools Staff Recognized for Years of Service
• March 27 - Board of Education Recognizes Individuals with I Make A Difference Award
• March 21 - Save The Date! Derby Public Schools Sets Dates for Free Summer Meal Program
• March 14 - Kindergarten Pre-Enrollment Begins in April
• March 13 - Derby Public Schools Staff Recognized for Years of Service
• March 8 - Elementary Schools Recognized as Project Lead the Way Distinguished Schools
• February 27 - Board of Education Recognizes Individuals with I Make A Difference Award
• February 27 - Derby Public Schools Staff Recognized for Years of Service
• February 21 - Three DHS Students Named 2018 National Merit Finalists
• February 13 - Derby Public Schools Staff Recognized for Years of Service

• January 23 - Derby Public Schools Staff Recognized for Years of Service
• January 23 - Board of Education Recognizes Individuals with I Make A Difference Award
• January 12 - Derby Public Schools Celebrates Our School Board Leaders This January
• January 9 - Derby Public Schools Teacher Recognized as 2018 Kansas Horizon Award Winner
• January 9 - Derby Public Schools Staff Recognized for Years of Service
• December 18 - Derby Public Schools Board of Education Members Receive Training Recognition
• December 12 - Derby Public Schools Staff Recognized for Years of Service

• December 11 - Derby Public Schools Placed on College Board's 8th Annual AP District Honor Roll

• November 28 - Board of Education Recognizes Individuals with I Make A Difference Award

• November 14 - Derby Public Schools Staff Recognized for Years of Service
• November 13 - Gage Chiropractic Center Donates Winter Coats to Students

• October 24 - Derby Public Schools Staff Recognized for Years of Service
• October 24 - Board of Education Recognizes Individuals with I Make A Difference Award
• October 10 - Derby Public Schools Staff Recognized for Years of Service
• September 28 - Wineteer Elementary Named 2017 National Blue Ribbon School 
• September 26 - Derby Public Schools Staff Recognized for Years of Service
• September 26 - Board of Education Recognizes Individuals with I Make A Difference Award
• September 14 - Derby High School NMSi Grant and AP Results
• September 14 -
Derby Public Schools Students Named 2018 National Merit Semifinalists
• September 14 - Derby Public Schools Staff Recognized for Years of Service
• July 11 - Experience Driving a School Bus During “Try-It-Out” Days at Panther Stadium
• July 9 Derby Public Schools to Survey Community Patrons
• June 13 Derby Public Schools Announces New Director of Communications
• June 6 - Derby Public Schools Announces New Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources

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