Monday, December 5, 2016

FBLA Community Service

              FBLA members Grace Muldoon, Sarah Jordan, and Grace McNally raised money for members of the Upper Darby community who need help this holiday season. They sold pretzels and hot chocolate at the Pilgrim Gardens Civic Association tree lighting and raised about two hundred dollars! A great way to kick off the holiday season.
From left to right Sarah Jordan, Grace Muldoon, Grace McNally 

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Girls Soccer Senior Night

 The lady royals had their Senior/Breast Cancer night on Tuesday the eighteenth. In the first half Freshman Gabby Liberio scored off an assist from Junior Jaclyn Castell, the flawless goal put the girls up one against Ridley. While everyone played hard defense, the Raiders scored three lucky goals  to secure their win. Junior Sarah Jordan said, "We played a tough game but we all played together as a team, we communicated and played hard. Not only did we play for our senior but playing for 'pink' made us extra motivated." "Ana Santos was a first year player, being new she impressed me with her footwork.  She was a great fit to our team from day one and is a hard worker. We lost some leadership from last year, we started with no seniors but the returning players stepped upped, many players were asked to play new positions. Throughout the season everyone improved, and the incoming freshman added a lot to our team. They work hard from day one, and I'm looking forward to working with the 17 out of 18 returning players!" Coach Tara Burke said. Also shout out to the girls for their big win against Pottsgrove 3-2 on Monday!  Go out and support them tonight at Bonner Prendie as the take on the pandas.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Early Risers of the UD Arts and Education Service Club

Early Risers of the UD Arts and Education Service Club 

This Sunday the UD Arts and Education Service Club met at the 69th Street Terminal at 5:30 in the morning to commute to the annual AIDS Walk/Run in Philadelphia. Upper Darby is proud to have students who are willing to give up their time to help and cheer on others. Thank you for your hard work, and continuing UD's good name and reputation! 


Students: Join the UD Service Club! Meeting are after school on Wednesdays in Room 251 

Sunday, October 16, 2016

UD School Board Student Representatives Take Harrisburg!

UD School Board Student Representatives Take Harrisburg! 

On Thursday, October 13th, Upper Darby School Board Representatives Ghada Ayad and Joe Vizzarri attended the PASA-PSBA School Leadership Conference in Harrisburg, our state capital!


The duo stayed overnight, and the focus of the conference was to work with students in groups from other school districts in the Pennsylvania area. Each group was provided with a controversial topic, and were instructed to create a policy on their topics; then present them as a mock school board trial to attempt to pass their hypothetical policy.

Ghada Ayad's group: Social Media 

Ghada and her group were able to pass their policy! 

Joe and Ghada were also named Rotary Students of the month in Upper Darby for the month of October! Upper Darby is nothing but proud to have such vocal and strong leaders to represent our district. 

Proud of Our Cross County Girls and Boys!

Proud of Our Cross County Girls and Boys! 

This past Saturday our Royal Girls and Boys Cross Country teams traveled to Rose Tree Park to compete in the annual Central League Champs. Our athletes raced their hearts out for the sport they love, as well as enjoying each other's company.


These boys knew exactly what they were doing as senior Syed Shah led the team, finishing in 5th place with a time of 16:33. Then, Tim Huynh in 55th with a time of 18:28, Ghandi Leveille 68th with 19:17, Nate Sizemore 72nd with 19:29, Patrick Behan and Abdul Hafiz 74th and 75th with 19:51 and 19:55.

Senior Tim Huynh 
Left to right: Patrick Behan, Abdul Hafiz 

Syed Shah with fifth place plaque


Junior Tanti Boduo led the Girls' Varsity team this week as the 24th finisher with a time of 21:36, followed by Alaysha Jones in 39th with a time of 22:18, Gianna Mazza 41st with 22:36,  Megan Cook 54th with 23:32, and Alycia White 69th with 25:34. 

Megan Cook
Tanti Boduo
Alaysha Jones
Giana Mazza

Good luck at Districts Girls and Boys Cross Country Team!! 

Saturday, September 10, 2016

UD Arts and Education Service Club take the UNDY Run/Walk

"We Can't Help Everyone, But Everyone Can Help Someone" 

-Ronald Reagan

This Saturday, students from the Upper Darby Arts and Education Service club volunteered at the UNDY Run/Walk, hosted by the Colon Cancer Alliance.
Students hard at work! 

Despite the humidity and hot sun, the students woke up early in the morning to set up, cheer on runners, and handed out water bottles to runners. 

Thank you to the Colon Cancer Alliance for having the service club! 

Service Club is open to all students! Meetings are Wednesdays after school in room 251. 

Saturday, March 12, 2016

UD at the Science Symposium

A group of 27 Upper Darby students presented at the annual Annenberg High School Science Symposium at Lankenau Hospital this week. The team received an award for the Best Description of Cutting Edge Technology for their presentation on Robot-Assisted Heart Surgery. Congratuations to all students for their informational presentation, creative video and rap, and excellent fielding of questions from the judges!

UD at the Flower Show!

Our Horticulture students and Ceramics students have done it again! Their entry in the 2016 Philadelphia Flower Show, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the National Parks, took home a 2nd place win in their category - a windowsill display with the title "Tiny Treasures." They chose to focus on the Southwest, specifically Bandolier National Monument. Congratulations to the students and teachers for, once again, making UD proud at the Flower Show!

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Kyle Johnson is making a difference!

Students can often have a big impact by doing a lot of little things. Upper Darby High School Senior Kyle Johnson is a perfect example of this. Kyle is an incredible leader who has made an incredible difference at UDHS, all by doing the little things – participating in many activities both in and out of school and encouraging others to do the same. Kyle has helped build school spirit to new heights in the high school and appreciates all of the opportunities given to him as a result of attending one of the largest high schools in the Commonwealth. He epitomizes what it means to be an Upper Darby Royal and makes a difference each and every day.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

First Drumline Show; First In Everything

The Upper Darby Drumline had their first completion at Parkland High School today. Their score of 79.65 earned them first place overall along with first place in all of the caption head categories. Congrats to them on a their win and hope the season continues to be successful!

Monday, January 25, 2016

January Rotary Students of the Month

Congrats to Rutwika Anumula and Colin J. Jones-this month's UD/Lansdowne Rotary Students of the Month!

Senior sets Diving Record!

Congratulations to senior, Will Coppola, who broke our school record in diving! Our new record now stands at 249.75! Congratulations Will, just keep swimming!

Saturday, January 16, 2016

18th Upper Darby Gala

Today there was a collaboration of the whole music department throughout the district to produce the 18th Upper Darby Gala. The Gala combines talents from kindergarteners to high schoolers for a two hour showcase of talent.  This Gala raises about $80,000; teachers throughout the district can apply for grants from this wonderful fundraiser.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

2015 International Maccabi Games

Congratulations to Evie Shanefield who led her team to the Gold Medal of the 2015 International Maccabi Games in Chile!!!! We are so proud of Evie and all that she has accomplished through hard work and dedication!!!
Evie will be attending Rider University in the fall as a Division 1 athlete in volleyball. We can't wait to see what amazing things she will do within the upcoming year, keep up the great work!!!!!!!!