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Physicals for Re-Enrollment and EKG's Offered on Campus May 9 & 11
Grades > 9-12
PHYSICAL EXAMS 
To begin the re-enrollment process for the 2016-2017 school year, Floyd Wellness and Sports Medicine is offering the required Darlington Annual Physical Exam on campus at the AJ Huffman Center to all current rising 9th through 12th grade students on May 9th (last name A-L) and May 11th (last name M-Z) from 6:00 to 7:30 pmResident students should come after dinner.

For students in a designated Darlington athletic program, the cost of the physical is free.  For students not involved in an athletic program there is a low fee of $25 (resident student's fee will be billed to their parent account).  Day Students need to bring a check made payable to Darlington School

The 2016-2017 Medical Report form is online this year! Once online look for the Enrollment link or go directly to www.darlingtonschool.org/enrollment.
PARENTS must complete this online portion before the student will be given a physical

EKG SCREENING 
In addition to physicals, we are offering EKG Screenings for a separate charge of $40.  All EKG's must be paid by all students (Day and Resident) at the time of service by cash or check made payable to Floyd Medical Center.  If you would like for your student to receive an EKG you must do two things: 1. fill out the EKG form (attached to this announcement) and 2. call Darlington's Health Center (706) 236-0428 to make an appointment for the EKG.  The screening will be scheduled on the same night as the physicals.
Parents' Choice Award - Time is Running Out!
Grades > ELA-12

Parents! Time is running out to submit your nomination for the PARENTS' CHOICE AWARD.  This award is chosen by parents for a deserving faculty member, in the Upper or Middle School Division, and will be awarded on Honors Day.

Please submit your nomination by Tuesday, May 3rd  to Nancy Goldin at goldingf@aol.com with your NAME, NAME(S) of children at Darlington, NAME of the Faculty/Staff you are nominating and a brief paragraph describing why your nominee deserves to be chosen.

FYI, the recipient of this award has to have served the school for at least five years. The award can be given to a member of the faculty/staff no more than once in a five-year period. Those receiving in the last five years and ineligible are Craig Schmidt, Gregg Marshall, Reba Barnes, Owen Kinney, and John Cox.
ATTENTION PARENTS:
Grades > 9-12
Upper School Tiger PRIDE Meeting
 
Tuesday, May 3 @ 6:00 PMYancey Suite
 
End of Year Wrap Up and Installation of New Officers
Discipline Committee Elections
Grades > 9-12
Students interested in applying for the Discipline committee need to fill out the attached application and turn it in by Wednesday, May 4th, to the Student Life Office.  You may also pick up a blank application in Mrs. Evans' office.  This year we will be electing 2 current Freshmen and 1 current Junior.  Please let Mr. Evans or Vraj Patel know if you have any questions.
Spanish Honor Society - More Information
Grades > 9-12
Now you have heard what we will do (Improve our Spanish experience!)
and where we will get together (Porter 12)
BUT you need a when:  AFTER SCHOOL on TUESDAY, 03 May.
Come check off your name starting today, 24 April, ending 02 May, in clear folder on Mrs. Woford's door.
¡Nos vemos!
Teacher Appreciation Day
Grades > ELA-8

Teacher Appreciation Day is quickly approaching! This year we will honor Darlington's wonderful faculty on one day only Tuesday, May 3. We have parent volunteers that will facilitate carline on Tuesday morning, then teachers will be celebrated at flagpole, they will be provided lunch while parent volunteers watch their students, and Tiger Pride has some great gifts for them as well. We hope it will be a special day for all!

Please, have your students bring in thank you cards, posters for flagpole, etc. Also, as a parent, please take time to thank faculty members through cards or emails. It means so much to them! If you have questions contact Misty Rigas at mrigas2010@gmail.com or 706-331-5470.Thank you!

UPDATE - Senior Ties & Crests
Grades > 9-12

If you need to Pre-Order a Senior Tie and/or Crest through a White Slip, this is the LAST WEEK to do so!  Email Mrs. Glover at jglover@darlingtonschool.org!

You may continue to purchase Senior Ties & Crests with Cash, Check, Debit or Credit Cards until Graduation. WHITE SLIP payments will END on FRIDAY, April 29th

Bookstore hours are:

Mondays and Fridays 11:30-4:30  

Tuesdays and Wednesdays 8:30-1:30 

Closed on Thursdays

Please refer Bookstore questions or concerns to Jenni Glover at 706-236-0415 or jglover@darlingtonschool.org.

AP Exam Date, Time and Room Schedule
Grades > 9-12
The AP exams are Monday, May 2 through Thursday, May 12. The schedule for dates, times and locations is attached.


Reminders
Save the date
Grades > 9-12
Just a reminder that Volleyball tryouts will be held Monday, May 2- Friday- May 6th.  It will be in the Johnson Field house from 4:00 to 6:00 each day.  If you are planning to participate in the tryouts please contact Coach Aaron Wilton- akwilton@gmail.com before Monday.  Just let him know you will be attending and if you have any conflicts during the week's tryouts. Thank you, Coach Dulaney
Library Items Due - Monday, May 2
Grades > 9-12

ALL library items, including books and DVDs, that are currently checked out from the Upper School library are due no later than 4:15 pm on Monday, May 2.

If you have a concern or need that would require you to keep your book or DVD past this date, please email Mrs. Holmes or Mrs. Jacobs.

If we do not receive the item(s) or hear from you by Monday, May 2, please understand that you will be charged the replacement cost of the item(s) PLUS a $10 processing fee.

Senior Events for the Class of 2016
Grades > 9-12

 

SENIOR EVENTS FOR CLASS OF 2016

SATURDAY, APRIL 16, Jr/Sr Prom  - Van Es Arena, Huffman Center

Senior Lead Out - 8:00 p.m. (Seniors line up at 7:30 p.m. on Huffman Patio)

Parent Reception immediately following the Lead-Out at The French House, home of Mr. Sam Moss’63

MONDAY, MAY 2

E.L. Wright Academic Awards Assembly – Morris Chapel 3:20 p.m.

MONDAY-FRIDAY – MAY 2  - 13 (weekdays only), AP Exams

AP Exams (see online calendar for specific exam dates and times)

FRIDAY – MAY 6,  Mandatory Graduation Rehearsals 

Graduation Rehearsal, Darlington Campus – chapel lawn and Morris Chapel, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Exemptions announced and college information wrap-up.  Attendance for all seniors at rehearsals is required.

SUNDAY – MAY 8,  Headmaster’s List Dinner 

Hosted by Cum Laude members, Yankee Wrestling Room, 6:30 p.m.

MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY – MAY 9, 10, 11 in the Dodd Banquet Room, Senior Exams

Morning Exams - 8:15 a.m.; Afternoon Exams - 1:00 p.m.

May 9   (8:15-History, 1:00-English)

May 10   (8:15-Science, 1:00-Languages)

May 11   (8:15-Math/Technology, 1:00-Fine Arts)

TUESDAY, MAY 10,  Senior Picnic

5:30 p.m. at the home of Jarrett (’85) and Holly (’89) Shadday (rain or shine)

204 Houston Mill Road, Rome, GA

Casual Dress, those who wish to swim in the pool, bring a suit and towel

Transportation will be provided for resident students

WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, Senior Show

7:00 p.m. Members of the senior class perform in Zelle Black Box Theatre. Fine Arts reception and senior recognition will follow.

FRIDAY - MAY 13 – Honors Day Program

Honors Day, Morris Chapel, 1:30 p.m.

FRIDAY, MAY 13 - Baccalaureate Service - Reception

Baccalaureate Service, Morris Chapel, 7:00 p.m.

Required Dress:

Boys: Navy Blazer w/Darlington Crest, Khaki Slacks, White Shirt, tie or bowtie of your choice, dress Socks and Shoes

Girls: Appropriate Sunday Dress

Baccalaureate speaker is Gregg Marshall

Seniors arrive at 6:40 p.m. - line up on Zelle Patio (rain location: Chapel vestibule)

Baccalaureate Reception hosted by US Tiger PRIDE, 8:00 p.m., Zelle Patio (rain or shine)

SATURDAY - MAY 14 - Commencement

Commencement, Darlington Campus, Chapel Lawn, 9:30 a.m. (rain location: AJ Huffman Athletic Center)

Required Dress:

Boys: Navy Blazer w/Darlington Crest, Gray Dress Slacks, White Shirt, Senior Tie/Bowtie (Crest and purple Senior Tie/Bowtie sold in campus bookstore), dark Socks and dark Dress Shoes.

Girls: Appropriate White Dress (not off-white) and White Shoes

Commencement speaker is Senator Johnny Isakson

Photographer Ruth Anne Anderson will take group photos on the library steps beginning at 8:00 a.m.  Groups will include: entire class photo, international students, 4-year boarding, PK-12 students, legacy, etc.

Seniors line up at 9:00 a.m. on the pathway to Home on the Hill. 

Upcoming Fine Arts Events
Grades > ELA-12

Please come out and support the following events featuring our Darlington artists in concert and performance.

Wednesday, April 20th, 1:15 p.m.

3rd-8th Grade Battle of the Bands, Thatcher Hall Ledbetter Commons 

Thursday-Saturday, April 21st-23rd, 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 23rd, 2:00 p.m.

The Curious Savage, Zelle Black Box Theatre 

Click here to reserve your tickets for The Curious Savage

Sunday, April 24th, 4:00 p.m.

6th-12th Grade Choral Concert, Morris Chapel

Sunday, April 24th, 6:00 p.m.

6th-12th Grade Orchestra Concert, Thatcher Hall Ledbetter Commons

Friday, April 29th, 5:00 p.m.

6th-12th Grade Jazz Band Concert, Zelle Black Box Theatre

Friday and Saturday, April 29th-30th, 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 30th, 2:00 p.m.

Schoolhouse Rock Jr.Thatcher Hall Ledbetter Commons

Click here to reserve your tickets for Schoolhouse Rock Jr.

Sunday, May 1st, 6:00 p.m.

6th-12th Grade Band Concert, Thatcher Hall Ledbetter Commons

Summer Drivers Ed Class through the Floyd County Board of Education
Grades > 9-12
The Floyd County Board of Education will offer Drivers Education classes this summer beginning June 1st.  There are three weeks to choose from. Attached to this announcement are the information letter and registration form. Please read the information letter carefully. If you are interested in taking the class, please bring your completed registration form and check made out to Darlington School to the Student Life Office by May 7th.  Please contact Denise Evans in the Student Life Office if you have any questions.
Floyd Medical Center- Summer Volunteer Program
Grades > 9-12

Applications for Floyd Medical Center’s VOLUNTEEN program may be picked up in Mr. Allen or Mrs. Doerr’s offices.  This program offers teens an opportunity to explore a career in a hospital setting.  If selected, volunteers will have an opportunity to be involved in areas of the hospital such as rehab, lab, and nursing.  In order to be considered, students must meet the following qualifications:

  • Must be a full time student with a good to above average GPA
  • Must be age 16 by June 1st, 2016
  • Must complete and return the application and essay by May 3rd, 2016 to Floyd Medical Center
  • Must have good references completed by a school staff member and also returned to Floyd Medical Center by May 3rd, 2016
ELA-8 School Supplies
Grades > ELA-8
We value your time and money! School Supplies America will once again be providing the opportunity for our parents to purchase school supplies for the 2016-2017 school year, which not only offers affordability, but convenience as well. You will be able to place your order online using our teacher supply lists. The supplies will be delivered to school and available to the students for the first day of school. Prices are based on the bulk purchase power of a large group.

Click here to order. All orders must be placed by June 4, 2016. Families may still purchase their supplies in local stores, if they choose.

Questions? Contact Angela Pieroni

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