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All School, Monday, August 21, 2017
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Summer Reading Calendars Due
Grades > PK-8

If you did reading over the summer hopefully you kept track of it with your summer reading calendar! These calendars need to be turned in to Ms. Ward or Mrs. Rogers in the library. 

Your calendar must be turned in (electronically or physically) in order to receive some fabulous prizes. Here's a reminder as to what those prizes are:

30 days: Tiger Day

45 days: Tiger Day and goodie bag

60 days: Tiger Day, goodie bag, and a pizza party in the library. Also your name entered into a drawling for a $50 B&N gift card.

All calendars due AUGUST 30th.

For teachers, your prizes are:

30 days: Tiger Day

60 days: Name entered into a drawling for a $50 B&N gift card.

Any questions, please email kward@darlingtonschool.org

Darlington School Parents Bulletin Board Facebook Group
Grades > PK-12

Darlington parents who are on Facebook are invited to join our new Darlington School Parents Bulletin Board Facebook group.

Ways to use the group page: 
- Have uniforms to sell throughout the year? Please post!
- Need babysitting recommendations? Please ask!
- Looking for families to carpool with? Please post! 
- Want to get a group together to attend a Darlington event? Please post! 
- Selling tickets to an event or fundraiser? Please share! 
- Have a question about Rome-Floyd County? Please ask!
- Need recommendations for a service (lawncare, house cleaning, etc.)? Please ask! 
- Looking to sell something (furniture, car, etc.)? Please post! 

Think of this private group as a place current parents can go to connect with one another, share, and ask questions, but not a forum to discuss official Darlington business. Let's keep it light and fun! 

Click here to submit a request to join the group. You must be a member of Facebook to join. The group will be managed by Darlington's Communication Office.

Follow the Visual Art Department on Instagram!
Grades > PK-12

The visual art department has set up a private Instagram account!

Please follow us to see all of the great things we're doing in art from 2nd through 12th grades!

You can find us on Instagram by searching ARTatDAR. 



Darlington Arts Academy Information
Grades > PK-12

The fine arts department is excited to present the Darlington Arts Academy for the 2017-18 school year. The Darlington Arts Academy offers high­-quality instruction and performance opportunities to students of all ages and levels of experience.

Two programs make up the Arts Academy, the Lessons Program and the Conservatory Program. The Lessons Program offers private instruction to Darlington and non-Darlington students in piano, guitar, voice, woodwind, brass, percussion and string instruments. Faculty and parents are also welcome to participate!

Lessons in visual art have been added to the offerings for students in groups of at least six. Information on dance lessons in partnership with The Dance Centre, a local dance studio, is also available upon request. If you want to continue or begin lessons through the Arts Academy, click here to register. Please complete and turn in with a check made payable to Darlington School. You may also email Dr. Tia Roper at troper@darlingtonschool.org for more information.

Also within the Arts Academy, the Conservatory Program is a more extensive experience for Darlington and non-Darlington high school students. It offers the highly motivated student elite musical training within a single, comprehensive program. Conservatory students meet after school Monday through Thursday for guided personal practice, performance preparation and college-preparatory musical training, in addition to regular private lesson instruction. Click here to register for the Conservatory. You may also email Dr. Tia Roper at troper@darlingtonschool.org for more information.

First Day and Solar Eclipse Viewing Information
Grades > PK-8

On Monday, Aug., 21, we celebrate our first day of school and The Great American Solar Eclipse. Darlington has purchased solar eclipse glasses for students and families, and we invite you to come and view this historic event with us.


Students may wear their solar eclipse shirts with Tiger Day dress bottoms, or regular dress day uniforms


We have exciting lessons planned throughout the day to make this a memorable learning experience for our students. Starting at 2 p.m., we would love to have you join us as we prepare to go outside to view the eclipse. You may park at the baseball parking lot and walk over to Thatcher Hall using the crosswalk.  Pre-K to 5 will gather in the Johnson Drummond Amphitheatre greenspace behind Thatcher Hall, while grades 6-8 will view the eclipse from Charlie Davidson Field, adjacent to the Morgan Pavilion. You may want to bring a blanket or beach towel.


Because the safety of your child is of the utmost importance to us, we will delay dismissal until 3:30 p.m. The gate around Thatcher Hall will be closed until 3:20 p.m. so that families can safely get to their vehicles after the eclipse. If you are joining us for the event, you may take your child with you after we finish viewing; however, please be sure to communicate with the homeroom teacher or advisor to let them know if you are doing so. Dismissal for all grades will begin at 3:30. We will not have athletic practices for students in grades 6-8 on Monday, August 21. 


Upper School Schedule for Monday, August 21st
Grades > 9-12

Senior Boot Camp – 8:30 Huffman Wrestling Room (school day dress)

Grades 9 – 11: (dress down day)

8:00 – 8:30             Advisory

8:35 – 8:55             Morris Chapel

9:00 – 9:45             Scavenger Hunt

10:00 – 10:45         Morris Chapel/Activity

11:00 – 11:30         Morris Chapel/Activity

11:30 – 12:30         9th and New student Meeting in Chapel – lunch after

                               Returning students go to lunch


12:30 – 1:45            Morris Chapel/Activity


2:00 – 3:15              Solar Eclipse - Chris Hunter Stadium
Back to School Night
Grades > PK-8

Parents are invited!

Back to School Night

Tuesday, Aug. 22

Pre-K to Grade 5

5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Homeroom

Grades 6-8

6:30 to 8 p.m.

Begin in the Advisory

**Extended Care will end early at 5 p.m.

in preparation for Back to School Night.**


DAR SCUBA Open Water Certification Course
Grades > PK-12


Have you ever had a desire to swim with the fish or sharks?

Registration for the fall DAR SCUBA course begins today.

Cost is $600

What is included?

Convenient online knowledge based course
Confined water skills training in the Huffman pool
Mask, fins, snorkel, and boots
 All quarry rentals, admission, and fees

We are limited to 12 spots but must have four (4) to confirm.

Open to Darlington students (age 12 and above), parents, employees, and alumni.

Email or stop by Mr. Holmes' office if you have questions.  
More information upon request.

Last Weekend in September 

Friday, September 22nd

Book work begins

Online coursework that must be completed by 9/28.


Thursday and Friday, September 28th – 29th


3:35 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. both days.

Introduction, Swim Test, pool skills, equipment skills, and underwater swimming


Saturday and Sunday, September 30th – October 1st


9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. both days.






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