Sunday, March 29, 2015

Congratulations Drumline!

Congratulations to the Upper Darby Indoor Drumline for placing 1st at MAPS championships at Coatsville this weekend with a 90.1!

Have a wonderful spring break!

Stay safe, relax, and have fun!

From the Voices of UD staff

Friday, March 27, 2015

Saying "Aloha" to Spring Break!

UD ended spirit week and welcomed spring break 2015 with their hula skirts and leis as we celebrated Hawaiian Day!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Kids at heart

Upper Darby had a blast participating in the fourth day of spirit week, Disney and Pixar Day!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Jungle Fever!

Day 3 of spirit week was Animal Day! The students and staff all sported their best animal gear, and some gave us all a good laugh.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Heroes of UD

Upper Darby students and staff kicked off day 1 of our first Spring Spirit Week to a great start with their costumes for Superheroes vs. Villains Day!

Friday, March 20, 2015


Be careful on the roads during the snowfall!!! 

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Keep the books coming!



Congrats to Gianni Lawrence, Mason Weh, Akeim Thomas and Donovan St. Louis who competed at Nationals in NYC and finished 10th in the Nation!

Upper Darby Student heading to Santiago, Chile 2015-2016!

The Pan American Maccabi Games are a celebration of unity, culture, and heritage through athletic competition. Evelyn (Evie) Shanefield, a Junior at our Upper Darby High school was selected to be apart of TEAM USA!
"I am so honored to be a part of Team USA!" 

Please help support Ms. Shanefield in her fundraising efforts for the 13th Pan American Maccabi Games in Santiago, Chile – any contribution helps! Your support will ensure that team USA will be well represented in South America with world-class Athletics and Pride. You can make a difference!


Monday, March 16, 2015

Color Run: Glitter Edition

Have you had the exhilarating experience of a Color Run?

Whether you answered yes or no to this question you have the chance to take part in Upper Darby's own Color Run: Glitter Edition!

In an effort to raise the most money possible to support The Alzheimer's Association, Upper Darby's Entrepreneurship class will be hosting the 5k on Saturday May 30, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. (registration will begin at 9:30 a.m.).

$20 to register early and get a t-shirt guaranteed. $25 the day of with no shirt guaranteed.

  • The top three runner get a medal and a prize!
  • There will be refreshments
  • The run is family friendly
  • You will be covered in paint
  • All profits will go to charity

Come on out to have a good time and to help a great cause.

If you would like a registration form, contact Eric Guzy.

cell: 610-213-0359

Or stop by Upper Darby, you can find me in homeroom 186!

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Click on the link below to read about Kevin Gentry experiencing the best day of his life! It is a joy and a pleasure to see a super star like John Cena speak with our very own Upper Darby student!

All-American or All-Upper Darby?!

Congratulations to UDHS senior swimmers/divers Taylor Crnkovic, Bridget Johnson, and Andrew Karsh for earning All-American Honors this year!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Monday, March 9, 2015

There will be an Afterprom Fundraiser at Five Guys (Baltimore Pike in Clifton Heights) from 11am - 11pm, March 18th! Please support!!


UD DECA is looking for teams for the tournament, they still have a few spots left. The tournament will be on Friday at 5PM! It's $30 a team and will need the registration forms by Wednesday. Please hurry up, they're filling up fast! The winning team gets 6 tickets to the 76'ers game versus the Los Angeles Clippers. 

If you want to watch the tornament it's $5 at the door, afterwards Mr.Meehan & Scott Rucci will be duct taped to the wall.

DECA will have concessions, clothing, and other merchandise.

Please come out and support! it should be a great night!

Please help support UD's Choral Association!

Hey! If you can't decide on what to eat for dinner tomorrow night, stop by the Panera Bread located @ 116 West Township Line Road Havertown and support the Upper Darby Choral Association! Bring this flyer or say that you're with Upper Darby! The event is from 4PM to 8PM and a portion of Panera's sales during these hours will be donated back to the kids! Its a great cause...delicious too!

Friday, March 6, 2015

Annenberg Science Symposium Trip!

Congratulations to the UDHS students who participated in the Annenberg Science Symposium Wed. night at Lankenau Hospital. They won the award for Best Creative Presentation of a Scientific Concept for their presentation on Proton Therapy for Cancer Treatment. Awesome job!

The show must go on!

UDHS's production of "In the Heights" WILL take place tonight at 7:30 despite of the weather. If you are unable to make it tonight, please consider coming out for the other show dates! Hope to see you there!!
Good luck to all performers! We can't wait to see you in the spotlight!
-Kristine Tassanapark and the Voices of UD team

A little too much of snow dancing...

Upper Darby students and staff are enjoying another day of snow festivities at home today! Happy 4 day weekend everyone! The team hopes that everyone is warm and safe this weekend! We hope to see everyone in tip top shape by Monday, back to work! (:

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Snow Safety!

Be careful in the snow everyone! Upper Darby District schools and offices have a two hour delay tomorrow as of now. We will keep you posted!

-Eric Guzy, and the Voices of UD team

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Hello Cat in the Hat!

"Had fun reading to the kindergarteners with NEHS for Read Across America week!" - Nikki Viswanathan

Going to see Mickey!

UD DECA had an amazing trip at the Hershey Lodge, Hershey PA for their 2014-2015 State Conference! The DECA students left on Tuesday, February 24th to their first stop - Harrisburg!

The students were given a tour of our beautiful Pennsylvania State capitol and had the pleasure of meeting and taking a picture with our district representative - Margo Davidson!

On the way to Hershey for competition, the students passed the beautifully FROZEN Susquehanna River! It was AWESOME.

One of the biggest highlights for the students were the FROZEN HOT CHOCOLATES! The drink was almost like a taste of Heaven. For some, it burned a hole in their wallets... but it was worth every penny!

During downtime, students were given the chance to catch a shuttle bus to Chocolate World! Needless to say, it was delicious. (:

We are so proud of Junior Jessica King for running in the DECA Executive Board Election against some seasonal DECA professionals! Given King did not win the election, she represented Upper Darby with ultimate class and professionalism! Her booth was too! We hope that you had a great time at this States conference Jessica!

Upper Darby DECA is a unique club in many ways, that prepares students in high school to excel far and beyond what they are expected to and or are given the opportunity to. Most schools Upper Darby competes in competition with, have DECA dedicated classes to prepare the students to ace the tests/role plays. Although Upper Darby has not yet developed any DECA focused class, the club manages to place more and more students every year based on self preparation and commitment. It was a blessing in itself that out of 200 members, UD was able to send 60 kids to States because they either placed at Districts or wanted to compete again at a State Only Event. We are proud to report that Upper Darby HAS THE OPPORTUNITY to send students to Nationals this year based on qualification at the State Level!

Michael Goldstein- Top Role Play Accounting Applications
Armen Chowdhury- Top Role Play Marketing Management
Eric Yang- Top Role Play Retail Merchandising
Hafiz Tunis Top Role Play Sports and Entertainment
Michael Neri- Top Test Score, Top Role Play Sports and Entertainment Professional Selling
Anas Danali- Top Test Score Personal Financial Literacy
Cameron Tirado- 1st Place Public Speaking
Carly Johnson- 4th Place Public Speaking
Kevin Kelly- 3rd Place Business Services Management; and Top Role Play
Scott Rucci- 1st Place Job Interview
*Joe Christina- 3rd Place Financial Consulting Event; and Top Role Play
Brandon DeBenedetta- 3rd Place Male Modeling
Brandon Venini and Victoria Parsons- 1st Place School Store Based Enterprise
Haley Brown and Madison Weston- 4th Place Marketing Communications Team Decision Making
Yusra Yusef, Nila Chaudhary, and Danielle Rhoton- 2nd Place Chapter Banner Event
UD Quiz Bowl Team finished 2nd Place (Deja Footes, Arashwar Bawa, Fatima Sherif, Joseph Lawson-Myers)

*Youngest participant in Financial Consulting Event. Joe is a Sophomore and competed against 36 Seniors and 13 Juniors.

We hope that those who will be going will have the chance to bask in the warmth of Orlando, Florida!

Please enjoy some other pictures submitted by our DECA students! Congratulations everyone!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Running all the way to the finish line!

Congratulations to UDTF for bringing home a 3rd place overall win at States! This team is unstoppable!!! A special congratulations to Donovan St. Louis for placing 5th overall in his race! Nice job guys!!! Upper Darby is so proud!

First Win of the Season for the Upper Darby Drumline

The Upper Darby Indoor Drumline of 2015 proudly debuted their show "A Celebration of Life!" this past Saturday at their first competition! Their show, is a story of Chinese girl we meet at a young age, the problems she experiences in life and the gift that life truly is. They brought home a first place win with a score of 76.1!

"Even though the Chinese are superstitious, we don't believe in luck. We believe in preparation meeting opportunity"
      -Jon Loelinger 

Way to go Royals! #UDDL

The 2015 show logo Designed by Lisa Ta

UDDL's Super 5 

Also congratulations for achieving and exceeding their goal of fundraising $15,000. They would like to thank all who have helped them in their journey as well everyone supporting them on their way to Dayton!

Upper Darby Varsity Cheer - CENTRAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONS

Congratulations to the Upper Darby Varsity Cheerleaders for having another locally undefeated season and bringing home the Central League title! The UDVC have been undefeated Central League Champions for 8 seasons in a row! Thats crazy! The Upper Darby Junior Varsity Cheer team was only .10 of a point shy from first place!


UD Horticulture takes on the Philadelphia Flower Show!

Upper Darby offers lots of new and exciting opportunities for students to grow and explore the world. One of the coolest and underrated programs would be the Horticultural classes. This year, UD's Horticulture II classes worked endlessly to create one of a kind displays for the Philadelphia Flower Show! They competed against other schools for the best exhibits.

 We are proud to announce that Upper Darby's Horticulture II classes brought home 3rd place overall for both of their entering exhibits!!

 We are so proud of all your hard work Hort II! Keep it up!

Locks of Love

The Stand Up To Cancer Club teamed up with the 

Cosmetology team to host a Locks Of Love Event on Saturday 

February 28th in the cosmetology room from 12-3pm. You were able to come and get a 

$10 hair cut or donate 10 inches of your hair for $5.  All 

contributions will be sent to the Locks of Love Foundation.  The 

Stand Up To Cancer Club will be selling their bracelets for $1 

each also for those who would like one.  Your hair will grow 

back and you will help change the lives of children battling 

cancer. The event was a huge success! 

Great job to all the students involved! This was truly a heart touching story!