New to Derby

Agness Mbezi

October 9, 2020

Wakati Mathayo Q: How do you feel about not having Swahili speakers here at Derby, when you had a large portion of people who spoke Swahili, at your old school (Southeast)? A: “I feel so lonely. At lunch, I used to si...

Married During a Pandemic

Agness Mbezi

September 15, 2020

On July 25, 2020, Teacher Dylan Brown, formerly known as Harris, decided to tie the knot. Lots of stress can be caused on the days leading up to one's big day. But imagine getting married in the middle of a pandemic.  “G...

Panther Personalities: Keagen Kawahara transitions to life in the U.S.

Mya Studyvin

April 6, 2020

Junior Keagen Kawahara moved over 6,000 miles from his hometown in Japan in order to “experience a new culture and meet new people” in the summer of 2019. Kawahara at Derby in August.  He was shocked by the many cul...

Phi’s journey to Derby High one of persistence

Alyssa Lai

April 2, 2020

“Mrs. Phi is really helpful, she helps a lot of kids with their work and she’s so funny,” sophomore Uta Sawamura said. Uy Phi is not only a teacher at Derby High School -- she is also a Vietnamese immigrant, whose jou...

Q&A with Stockton Underwood

Sara Brown

January 15, 2020

How does CyberPatriot teach national security? “It shows young people how to sort through some of the vulnerabilities that may be in a computer or in a network, so that it will be easier to spot. It introduces them to th...

Video: What You Wish Knew Before High School

Brett Jones, Video Editor

February 6, 2019   Fun interviews with DHS students over what they wish they knew before high school.

Photo of the day by junior Ladell Clemons

October 30, 2018

This photo of senior Kellen Hedrick was taken by junior Ladell Clemons as part of a Digital Photography lesson on shutter speed. ...

Q&A with Spanish teacher Analia Carter

Emma Kleinschmidt

October 12, 2018

Q: How do you like being a teacher at the same school as two of your kids? A: “I feel like working at the school and having children at the school is really good because you get to know a lot of the kids, you get to know y...

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