Announcing the Derby journalism editors for 2019-20

Joanna Chadwick

August 27, 2019

The Derby journalism program encompasses the Panther yearbook, The Panther's Tale newspaper and PanthersTale.com. Editors are expected to provide leadership to their classmates, have journalistic integrity, be versatile, have...

Few lockers removed during renovations

Reese Cowden and Olivia Jones

August 26, 2019

As a result of the renovations to Derby High School, some of the lockers were removed.  “There was no intention to ever remove all of the lockers,” principal Tim Hamblin said. “To be honest, I was very nervous to rem...

More students, more challenges at DHS

Jordan Parcell and Daniela Salazar-Mata

August 23, 2019

Cramped hallways and overflowing classes are fairly common one week into the school year. Understandably so, since there are 2,163 students. According to attendance secretary Candace Morgan, the class sizes are as follows: ...

DHS sports new look thanks to bond issue

Klaudia Manis and Alyssa Lai

August 23, 2019

Derby High underwent plenty of change over the summer -- and students noticed immediately. “I think what they did really opens up the school, it makes it more lifelike to be in,” senior Connor Robinette said. “I like ...

New soccer stadium won’t be ready for Derby boys season

Jackson Davis and Katelin Taranovich

August 23, 2019

A new high school soccer stadium is being built on Madison Avenue. But the stadium is unlikely to be ready for the boys season, which starts Aug. 30 with a home game against Wichita Northwest. “We’re not going to be p...

Marching band kicks off season at Pantherpawlooza

Klaudia Manis

August 16, 2019

The marching band started its season with a bang at Thursday night’s Pantherpawlooza.  To start, the band warmed up and made preparations to perform at 7 p.m. After the warm-up, the band performed the three acts of t...

Hamblin named Administrator of the Year

May 28, 2019

Congratulations to Derby High principal Tim Hamblin for winning the Kansas Scholastic Press Association's Administrator of the Year award. He is so deserving as he supports the First Amendment and the Kansas Scholastic Publications...

Derby teachers retire, move elsewhere

Damien Matmanivong

May 22, 2019

Derby High School is losing nine teachers from the 2018-2019 school year. Three teachers are retiring -- Bill Welch, Allen Tullis and Karen Bainter. Six other teachers will be moving on in their careers -- Mitch Pontious, Logan Poss...

Finals: Whether teachers bump grades varies

Mya Studyvin

May 20, 2019

During the last few weeks of school before summer break, suddenly more students are concerned with their grades, even calculating them down to the exact percentage. It’s not uncommon for students who are close to the next letter grade t...

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