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ELA-8: Wear Light the Lake shirts and Tiger Day bottoms on Friday
Grades > ELA-8
In honor of Light the Lake on Friday, students may wear Light the Lake (or Darlington) shirts with appropriate, non-uniform bottoms. Hope everyone is planning to join in the event!
Darlington School will have Easter Break from Friday, April 3-6
Grades > ELA-8

Darlington School will have Easter Break beginning on Friday, April 3 through Monday, April 6.

School will resume on Tuesday, April 7.

Summer Drivers Education Information
Grades > 9-12
The Floyd County Board of Education will hold a summer Drivers Ed Program for the week of May 27-30, June 1-4 or June 8-11. Registration forms now are available in the Student Life Office for students that will be at least 15 years old and hold a valid Learners Permit by the date of the class.  The cost is $195. Please bring the filled out form to the Student Life Office along with a check made payable to Darlington School.  REGISTRATION ENDS May 8th
2015-2016 HONOR COUNCIL APPLICATIONS
Grades > 9-12

Underclassmen interested in applying for the 2015-2016 Honor Council please complete and submit an application to Julia Dodd by April 8, 2015.  See the link for more information.

 

Prom Committee Sign Up
Grades > 9-12
Juniors - make sure you sign up for your preferred work committee(s) for prom.  Sheets are posted on Ms. Peek's walls in Student Life.   
Bell Schedule for International Fair, Monday, March 30
Grades > 9-12

Early  Bell              8:15

Homeroom             8:20      -    8:25                             

1st Period              8:30      -     9:05 

2nd Period             9:10      -     9:45                             

3rd Period              9:50      -     10:25                             

4th Period              10:30    -     11:05                             

5th Period              11:10    -     11:50  Lunch 1                             

6th Period              11:55    -     12:35  Lunch 2                             

7th Period              12:40    -      1:15                                

8th Period              1:20      -      1:55

International Fair   2:00      -      3:00     Johnson Field House

Discipline Committee Applications - Attn: Freshmen
Grades > 9-12
Any freshmen interested in applying for the Discipline Committee: Applications are available in Mrs. Evans' office and are due by Thursday, April 2nd.  Please turn them into Mrs. Evans or Mr. Evans when they are complete.  If you have any questions about the responsibilities of a member of the DC please see Mr. Evans.
ELA-8 Spring Sports Nights
Grades > ELA-8

ELA-8 is invited to come watch the Tigers play and cheer on the Varsity Spring Sports Teams this spring. Attached is the schedule of games we have especially picked for everyone to attend.  You are welcome at any game anytime if you can't make the ones scheduled.  The Varsity Spring Sports will be opening car doors the morning of the games/matches- so say a big GOOO TIGERS as you get out of the car to start your day!

Enjoy and GOOO Tigers!

 

 

Thank You from Servant Leadership
Grades > ELA-12
Light the Lake 2015 is finally here and what a beautiful day!!   Thank you to everyone that purchased t-shirts!  Looking forward to seeing everyone on the lakeside tonight!  Light the Lake is from 5:00pm-10:00pm. Look for the schedule of events posted around campus today.  
 
Thank You Servant Leaders
Thanks to Ms. Willoughby, Ching Ching, Forrest and Alex for spending your afternoon with our friends at the Boys and Girls Club West.  Your enthusiasm is always a blessing.
Light the Lake Fact for the Day
Grades > ELA-12
Light the Lake is in its seventh year running, and it is in honor of all people who have been diagnosed with cancer, and it is dedicated to celebrating their strength and success in battling this deadly disease.
IT Leader Application
Grades > 9-12
The IT Department has a few more spots open for IT leaders. If you are interested in being a leader at Darlington fill out the application attached and return it to Ms. Reneau (creneau@darlingtonschool.org) by April 3rd.


Reminders
Mark Your Calendars: ELA-8 Early Release Days on Friday, April 17 and Friday, May 1
Grades > ELA-8

Please mark your calendar for two early release days that we have on our schedule for all grades ELA-8. More specific details and schedules will be sent out closer to the events.

We will dismiss before 12 p.m. on Friday, April 17 due to GrandSpecial Day. Lunch will not be served. Buses will run at regular time and extended day will be available.

We will dismiss before 12:30 p.m. on Friday, May 1 due to Field Day events all morning. We will have a cookout lunch in the Courtyard. Buses will run at regular time and extended day will be available.

Mark Your Calendar: ELA-5 GrandSpecial Day on Friday, April 17
Grades > ELA-8

Please mark your calendar for Friday, April 17, when we will have a special schedule of events and invite all grandspecial guests to our campus! Details about this event will be released soon!

This day will be an early release for all students ELA-8. Lunch will not be served. Extended day will be available and buses will run at regular time.

3-5 Spelling Bee will be held on Wednesday, April 1 at 12 p.m.
Grades > ELA-8

Grades 3-5 will hold their annual spelling bee on Wednesday, April 1 at 12 p.m. in the Commons of Thatcher Hall. The winners will move on to the local Independent School Spelling Bee next month.

Participants will be determined within each of the classrooms. Please let your teacher know if you are interested.

Kindergarten will eat lunch at Fuddruckers on Friday, March 27
Grades > ELA-8

Thank you to everyone who collected and sent in box tops in the fall! We collected around 81,000 box tops, which equates to approximately $811!

We had a friendly competition for grades ELA-5 and also for grades 6-8. Kindergarten won from their group and will get to enjoy a lunch at Fuddruckers on Friday, March 27. Sixth grade won from their group and will have a Tiger Day on Wednesday, March 25.

Tri for the Kids Youth Tri
Grades > ELA-12

Tri for the Kids Youth Tri is coming soon!

Get your goggles, pump up your bike tires and lace up those shoes!!

We would love for you to participate in this year's Youth Tri that benefits The Boys and Girls Club!  The race takes place on Sunday, May 3rd on Darlington's campus!  Beginner, Elite and Challenger categories available.

 If you like to swim, bike and run (an ideal summer's days worth of activities) then you will be awesome for our race!  Open to anyone 6-15 years old

Registration is open for this year's event - www.imathlete.com

Visit www.racerome.org for more information or email Beth Smith for details!

**Tri training practices will be announced soon to help you prepare for the race!**

 ***Volunteers are needed as well- you can cheer on the athletes or help one of our challenged athletes complete the race***- email Mrs. Smith if you are interested- bsmith@darlingtonschool.org

 

Mandatory Parent Meeting Prior to Cheerleading Tryouts
Grades > ELA-12
One parent from each family is required to attend this preliminary meeting on Thursday, March 26 at 7 p.m. at Thatcher Hall. We will be discussing the initial schedule, Disney, expectations and the cheer constitution. If you live out-of-town and cannot make this meeting, please email Coach Cline and she will set up a time to discuss the details of the meeting. Should you have any questions, please contact Bebe Cline at bcline@darlingtonschool.org.
JV/Varsity Cheerleading Tryouts
Grades > ELA-12

All girls in grades 8-11 interested in trying out for 2015 JV/Varsity Fall and Winter Cheerleading must sign up in the student life office or with Mrs. Payne in Thatcher Hall by Tuesday, March 24. 

Tryouts are Sunday, March 29 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Johnson Field House.

International Fair IMPACT
Grades > 9-12
Any member of IMPACT International who is planning on helping with the International Fair, please see Mr. Inman ASAP.  Thanks...
"Y" Cabinet Meeting
Grades > 9-12
Attention "Y" Cabinet members: There will be a brief meeting this Sunday at 6:00 pm in the DBR to discuss our Easter chapel service and vote on an Honors Day award. 
Servant Leadership for the Week
Grades > 9-12

Light the Lake 2015 You may make luminaires or floating candles today-Thursday, March 26th during lunch periods in the dining hall. Thank you in advance for your support of this year’s event.  I would like to encourage everyone to make at least 1 luminary!  Unfortunately each of us knows at least one person that has been affected by cancer.  Thanks in advance for your support and passion for Darlington’s “Light the Lake”!

Monday

McHenry, leaving the Library steps @ 3:45 and returning to campus by 5:30.  We will be helping the children with homework and spending time getting to know the children.  Limited to one bus. Ms. Reneau will be the chaperone for this event. 

Light the Lake Final Meeting, Morris Chapel immediately following Assembly 

Tuesday

Open Door March Birthday Party  We will leave from the library steps @ 4:15pm and returning to campus by 6:00pm.  We will be celebrating March birthdays with our friends at Open Door.  Limited to one bus.  Mrs. Vincent will be the chaperone for this event. 

Wednesday

Boys and Girls Club South leaving the Library steps @ 3:45 and will be returning to campus by 5:30.  We will be spending time getting to know the children.  Ms. Willoughby will be the chaperone for this event.  Limited to one bus. 

Thursday

Boys and Girls Club West leaving the Library steps @ 3:45 and returning to campus by 5:30.  We will be spending time getting to know the children.  Ms. Willoughby will be the chaperone for this event.  Limited to one bus. 

Friday

Light the Lake 2015, 5:00pm-10:00pm. We are still in need of musicians, performers and volunteers for this annual event.  Please email Mrs. Barnes rbarnes@darlingtonschool.org if you would like to be a part of this special event. 

UPCOMING SERVANT LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Rome Action Ministries Food Bank, Tuesday April 7th  leaving from the library steps @ 3:45 and returning to campus by 5:30.  We will be organizing supplies and food for distributing to those in need in the Floyd County and the surrounding areas.  Mrs. Dodd will be the chaperone for this event. 

Stay tuned for many more Opportunities! Thanks in advance for your commitment to service.






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