• Course Registration Forms

    Posted by Shannon Darby on 2/14/2018


    Course Registration Forms are due Monday, February 26. 

    By the end of next week all students should have met with me in their English classes. 

    Once these forms are returned to me and the requests have been entered in the computer - I will meet with each student individually to finalize their schedule. Please remember that students may not get every course they request. When we meet we will go through the conflicts.



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  • Additional options to earn a high school diploma for the class of 2018 only!

    Posted by Shannon Darby on 8/29/2017

    The Ohio Department of Education came out with additional options to earn a high school diploma for the class of 2018 only. Please click on the link below for all the information.


    Additional Options


    If you are concerned that your student has not met the requirements then please contact me ASAP.


    Shannon Darby

    High School Counselor


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    Posted by Shannon Darby on 1/19/2017

    Below is the email that was sent to all JUNIORS (CLASS OF 2018) on January 19. 


    Good Afternoon-

    I want you all to mark March 21st in your planners because that is the day we are administering the ACT. Every student in the junior class has to take the ACT with us once. We will be paying for the testing. This can be used towards graduation because maybe you haven't met your 18 point requirement. More details will be released as the testing date gets closer.

    Please use Ohio Means Jobs and Study Island to practice for the upcoming ACT. 




    Shannon Darby 

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  • Carey Scholarships

    Posted by Shannon Darby on 12/16/2016

    Carey Scholarships for 2017 Carey graduates are now available. I will be in all English 12 classes on Friday, December 16 to go over the scholarship materials/process. 

    Please make sure your student takes time over WINTER BREAK to get a good jump start on these scholarships.

    The main deadline for most scholarships is Friday, February 10. However, there are some scholarships with specific deadline dates. 


    Go check out the new material that is posted under the Scholarship Book tab on my website.



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  • Test Prep

    Posted by Shannon Darby on 10/3/2016

    Check out my Guidance Calendar!


    We are going to be doing a lot of test prep to prepare Carey students for End of Course Exams and the ACT. These tests are now required for students graduating in 2018 and beyond. We hope the extra test prep during homerooms will be a good resource for students. The calendar will show you what subject your student is reviewing and when. In addition, this calendar is where I post ACT dates/deadlines, college rep visits, and all other important dates in the counseling world.


    For more information on these tests and graduation requirements, go to the Testing Information tab that is also located on my page. 


    Test Prep

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  • 41st Annual Marion Area College Night

    Posted by Shannon Darby on 9/16/2016

    Make the 30 minute drive down to Marion and check this event out! 

    Marion Technical College and The Ohio State University at Marion will host the 41st Annual Marion Area College Night on Wednesday, Septmeber 28, 2016 at Marion Harding High School in the small gymnasium. Represntatives from Ohio State, Marion Technical College and OVER 50 representatives from colleges, universities, trade schools, and the military will be on hand to work with prospective students to learn more about college and career options available.

    The evening will feature an Admission and Financial Aid Information Session from 5:30-6 p.m., NCAA eligibility session 6-6:30 p.m., and College Fair from 6-7:30 p.m. For more information, contact Tony Box 740-386-4109 or boxt@mtc.edu. 




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  • Senior Resources

    Posted by Shannon Darby on 8/18/2016


    I will be meeting with all seniors on Tuesday, August 23. They will be given packets of information pertaining to the ACT, FAFSA, and more...

    I am posting this resource packet for additional help when it comes to picking a college or touring a campus.

    Resource Packet


    Below are the letters all senior parents should be receving regarding senior meetings and our financial aid night.
    Lastly, I am posting the transcript release form - just in case it doesn't make it home :).

     Senior Parent Letter

    Financial Aid Letter

    Transcript Release

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  • 2016-2017 Announcements

    Posted by Shannon Darby on 8/12/2016

    Welcome Back!

    I am excited to be starting this year in the new building!

    Some things to note in regards to schedules.

    • Students will report to their scheduled classes on Wednesday, August 17th. They may pick up a drop/add form but no changes will be made.
    • Students will have an opportunity to drop classes on Thursday, August 18th and Friday, August 19th depending on availabililty.
    • Study halls will be in regular size classrooms. However, ALL students have a homeroom which is a 30 minute free period for students.
    • Block days will be on Wednesday and Thursday. On Wednesday students will go to all ODD period classes, and on Thursday students will go to all EVEN period classes.

    Some Important dates for this upcoming year.

    • August 23: I will be in English 12 classes to meet with ALL seniors. Each senior will have a scheduled time to meet with me individually throughout the month of September.
    • October 5: Financial Aid Night. More information will be sent to senior parents about this opportunity.
    • October 19: PSAT for interested juniors.
    • November 2: ASVAB for students interested in the military. Seniors will have priority.
    • College Rep Visits: All these dates are starting to be scheduled and you can find them on my Carey Counselor's Calendar. These visits are open to seniors and juniors.
    • ACT Dates: All dates and deadlines are posted on my calendar as well.


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  • Course Requests for Next Year (2016-2017)

    Posted by Shannon Darby on 2/16/2016

    It is already that time of the year again!

    Time to start thinking about classes for next year. 

    I will be in ALL English classes this coming Thursday, Friday, & Monday.

    Students will have time to go over the new course description book.

    They will also be shown their high school transcript, and the requirements for graduation.

    Lastly, they will receive a course request page that will need to be turned in by February 24. 

    If these are not turned in with a parent signature then requests will be made for them.

    Additionally, all requests will be looked at carefully but are not GUARANTEED.



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  • Millstream Open House for Sophomores

    Posted by Shannon Darby on 1/5/2016

    Open House for Potential Millstream Students 

    Millstream will be hosting an open house on Sunday, January 10th from 1:00 to 3:00. All interested sophomore students and their parents should attend. Also, Millstream applications are due February 1st.
    Paper applications can be turned into Mrs. Darby or online applications can be completed. 


    Please contact Mrs. Darby with any questions. Millstream could be the perfect place for your student! 

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