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Back to School Night
Grades > ELA-8
On Tuesday, Sept. 16, we will host our annual Back to School Night for parents. This will be a time for you to hear more about routines and expectations for the year. You will also have an opportunity to sign-up for fall conferences. 

ELA-5 parents should arrive at 5:30 p.m. and will spend an hour in their child’s homeroom classroom.

Parents of students in grades 6-8 should arrive at 6:30 p.m. You will go first to your child’s advisory location, where you will hear from the advisor and receive the schedule for the night.

Enrichment teachers will be available from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. to discuss expectations and answer questions.

I hope you will be able to join us for this fun and informative night! 
Yearbook Photo Retakes on Thursday
Grades > ELA-8
Photographers will be on campus Thursday, Sept. 18, at 8:15 a.m. for picture retakes. Also, students who were absent on the first Picture Day will have the opportunity to get their pictures taken.

Students should wear their purple polos and khaki bottoms.

Parents! Coffee and Conversation with Brent Bell and Matt Peer on Friday, Sept 19
Grades > 9-12
Mark Your Calendars!  New Date!!
 
Upper School Tiger Pride invites all parents to 
Coffee and Conversation with Mr. Brent Bell, Head of School and Mr. Matt Peer, Director of Upper School
 
Friday, September 19th from 8:30 to 9:30 AM
 
Dodd Banquet Room
 
Come meet our leadership team, have some coffee and pastries, and please bring any questions you may have.
Please email Nancy Goldin at goldingf@aol.com with any questions.
Bell Schedule for Tuesday, September 16th College Fair
Grades > 9-12

8:15           No Homeroom         Early Bell  
8:20            -        8:55               2nd Period                        
9:00            -        9:35               3rd Period                               
9:40            -        10:15             4th Period                               
10:30          -        11:30             College Fair for grades 9-12
                                                  Huffman Center
11:35                                         Warning Bell  
11:40          -        12:25             5th Period      (Lunch 1)                             
12:30          -        1:15               6th Period      (Lunch 2)                             
1:20            -        1:55               7th Period                               
2:00            -        2:35               8th Period                               
2:40            -        3:15               1st Period                     
3:20            -        3:45               Club Meetings
SENIORS - Turn in your Fall Standardized Test Registration Ticket!
Grades > 9-12
Darlington requires all seniors to take at least one standardized test for college admission (SAT or ACT) in the fall of the senior year. Please bring to Mrs. Crawford in the College Guidance Office a printed copy of your registration ticket for at least one fall test no later than noon on Friday, September 19th. (If you have registered for more than one test, bring copies of all of the registration tickets.)



Again, this is a REQUIREMENT of ALL seniors. If you have not yet registered and are having trouble doing so, stop by the College Guidance Office IN ADVANCE OF THE SEPTEMBER 19th DEADLINE so we may help you!
Reminders for Seniors for the College Fair
Grades > 9-12
Seniors, 



Please remember to wear your GREY uniform polo shirts to the College Fair on Tuesday, September 16th. The college representatives know that you will be dressed in grey shirts, so they are keeping a special eye out for you. 



You will pick up your address labels at the Huffman just before you enter the Johnson Field House for the fair. They will be in a alphabetical file marked 'Labels for Seniors'.  Each senior has one page of labels to use when completing the college's interest cards. 



Bring a pen!



Collect business cards from each college representative that you meet. We will use these cards in advisory on Thursday, September 18th, so bring them with you to afternoon advisory that day. 



If you volunteered to help welcome the college representatives, please come to the Huffman at the beginning of your free period (3rd or 4th) and sign in. 
Thank You Servant Leaders
Grades > 9-12
A great group of servant leaders spent the afternoon with our friends at McHenry yesterday.  Thanks to Mr. Shorey, Patrick, Oscar, Herren, Moana, Kenna, Blair, Maddy, Lisa and Cris for making a difference.
Honor Council Meeting Today
Grades > 9-12
Members of the Honor Council will meet in K-12 immediately after school for a short Mock Trial to orient the new freshmen representatives.  The meeting should be finished by 3:45.
Advancement Ambassadors
Grades > 9-12
An amazing opportunity has come up for you to be a leader! You can become a Advancement Ambassadors. We connect with alumni and donors. We're going to be doing a lot of fun things. If you're interested then please reply to this email and come to the Dodd Banquet Room on Wednesday, September 17th during break for more information. If you have any questions, feel free to Asia Battey at abattey@darlingtonschool.org


Reminders
ELA-8 Service Club Meeting
Grades > ELA-8
The ELA-8 Service Club will be holding its first meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 17 from 3:15-4 p.m. in the Yancey Library in Thatcher Hall.

All students, parents and faculty members who have expressed interest in helping to plan our service projects for this school year are invited! Please be thinking about service needs in our community and do some research on possible service activities related to those needs. Also, think about how we can involve students from age 4 to 14 in these projects! 

Be An Early Bird!
Grades > ELA-8

Be an Early Bird!

You can NOW pre-register for your 2015 Georgia tax credit!

 

By redirecting a portion of your Georgia tax liability to Darlington School, you can help us offer aid to more families and in turn increasing enrollment. Please pre-register today before the 2015 cap is met by the many other participants throughout the state!!The cap is expected to be met the first week of January!

To make it even easier, you can complete, sign and submit everything online with the Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program. Just click here!

 
Thank you for your support of this wonderful opportunity to make a difference!

 

  If you have questions about enrolling in the GOAL Scholarship program, contact DeLean Brandon at (706) 314-3621 or dbrandon@darlingtonschool.org. 

Coffee & Conversation
Grades > ELA-8
Please join us for Coffee & Conversation with Head of School Brent Bell & ELA-8 Director Hope Jones immediately following drop off Thursday, September 18 from 8:15 a.m.-9:15 a.m. in the Yancey Suite (2nd floor of Huffman Athletic Center). This is an optional, open meeting for parents to attend with questions and thoughts about our school.  
RACE Rome Super Sprint and YOUTH Tris
Grades > ELA-12
Triathletes from all over will be on our beautiful campus on SUNDAY, SEPT. 21ST!  The RACE Rome Super Sprint Tri will be held at 8 am by the Chapel and the RACE Rome Youth Tri will be held at 12:30 pm by the Chapel.  Access to campus will be limited during the races.  If you need to come to or leave campus, parking at The Huffman Center would be appreciated.  ***Cave Spring Rd. will be closed to traffic by the Rome Police during the bike portion of the race- approx. from 12:30-1:30.***  

Come volunteer, cheer, or participate in the events!

Email Beth Smith for information!

Congressman Graves Hosting Military Academy Day - Oct. 4 - Calhoun
Grades > ELA-12
Congressman Graves will be hosting Military Academy Day for all students grades 8 - 12 who are interested in seeking appointments to the US service academies - West Point, Annapolis, Air Force Academy, Coast Guard Academy, or Merchant Marine Academy.This will take place from 10:00 AM until noon on Saturday, October 4th at Sonoraville High School, 7340 Fairmont Highway, SE, Calhoun, GA.
2014 Fall Fellowship Kickball Night
Grades > ELA-12
The 2014 Fall Fellowship Kickball Tournament signups are underway. Please click on the links below to create a team or signup yourself for the kickball tournament.

2014 Fall Fellowship Kickball Tournament
September 25th
3pm -7pm

Team Signup Here

Individual Signup Here

Email Mr Eberhart with any questions.
2014 Fall Fellowship Kickball Night
Grades > ELA-12
2014 Fall Fellowship Kickball Tournament is coming soon! Click here here to create a team beginning today! Individual player sign-ups begin next week.

Who: You and your friends
What: Kickball Tournament
Where: Meet at Lacrosse Field (Baseball Parking lot)
Why: To have fun with friends and family!!
When: Thursday, September 25th ELA-2 starts at 3:00; 3-5 starts at 3:45; 6-8 starts at 4:30; 9-12 starts at 5:45.

You must sign-up by Friday, September 19th! Email Mr Eberhart for more info.  
Servant Leadership for the Week
Grades > 9-12

Monday

McHenry Elementary leaving the Library steps @ 3:45 and will be returning to campus by 5:30. We will be helping with homework and playing games with the children.  Mr. Shorey will be the chaperone for this event.  Limited to one bus. 

Tuesday

Rome Action Ministries Food Bank, 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 area.  Ms. Reneau will be the chaperone for this event.  Limited to one bus

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.   Ms. Willoughby will be the chaperone for this event.  Limited to one bus. 

UPCOMING SERVANT LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Open Door Summertime and September Birthday Party, Tuesday, September 23rd leaving the library steps@ 4:15 and back to campus by 6:00pm.    Limited to one bus.  Mrs. Vincent will be the chaperone for this event. 

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

Homecoming Spirit Days
Grades > 9-12
Celebrate homecoming week and show your spirit by dressing up in a fun way! These are the themes for this year.



Monday, 9/22  Show your National Pride day

Tuesday, 9/23 Twins day

Wednesday, 9/24 Your favorite college day

Thursday, 9/25 PJ day 

Friday, 9/26 Chapel Dress Day



Please remember to dress appropriately for each of these days. Get in the spirit and have fun.

Freshmen Honor Council Representatives
Grades > 9-12
Congratulations to Emerson Leonaitis and Claire Anderson, the Freshman Honor Council Representatives for 2014-2015!
French Club Meeting Tuesday, Sept. 16th
Grades > 9-12
The French club will be meeting during the club period next Tuesday in Mr. Braun's room to discuss ideas for the upcoming year. If you have any questions please email jkassam@darlingtonschool.org.
Global Studies Trip to France in Summer 2015
Grades > 9-12
Darlington students are invited to spend the first days of summer 2015 in Lille, France, on a trip sponsored by the European Center for Leadership and Entrepreneurial Education as part of a partnership between Darlington School's Global Studies Program and Huntingdon College. 

Led by Huntingdon's Dr. Samir Moussalli and Darlington French and Global Issues teacher Eric Braun, the trip to Lille will depart June 6 and return June 14. Side trips to Paris and Brussels will also be included.
 Participants will have the opportunity to earn three college credits.

Click here for more information. A non-refundable deposit of $1,000 is due by Oct. 15, 2014. To register, contact Eric Braun. 
Spring Break Trip to England - Sign up now!
Grades > 9-12
Mr. Sam Moss will lead a group of interested parents and students on a guided tour of England during Spring Break - March 7 - 15, 2015.  Visit such places as Oxford, Winchester, Salisbury and London!   Attached to this email are two information sheets to download.  The first deposit of $350 is due October 15th and the final payment is due December 1st.  Please contact smoss@darlingtonschool.org if you have any questions.
Senior Make-Up Pictures
Grades > 9-12
Seniors who missed their yearbook photo date or who would like a retake should go to http://legacystudios.com/book-appointment/darlington/ to select an appointment time for September 18.



Please email Student Publications adviser, Adrienne Forgette, at aforgette@darlingtonschool.org if you have any questions.
Homecoming Dance, Saturday, Sept 27th
Grades > 9-12
Darlington School's Homecoming Dance will be Saturday, September 27 in the Yankee Wrestling Room from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Governor's Honors Program 2014-15
Grades > 9-12
The sign-up sheet for the Governor's Honors Program is in Mrs. Bennett's office.  Highly motivated juniors with at least a 3.5 GPA, high PSAT/SAT or ACT scores, willingness to participate for four (4) weeks in the summer in Valdosta, Georgia, and a keen interest in a specific subject matter are invited to apply.  All juniors have received the information from GHP via email.
Athletic Booster Club additional items orderd during online registration
Grades > 9-12
Athletic Booster Club additional items orderd during online registration are available in the Athletic Director office in the AJ Huffman Center.  These items include: grandparent memberships, parking passes, and patron ad lanyards.  If you purchased these items during online registration, packets are available now. We will also have them on tables outside the home gate during our first home football game Sept 12.  If you would like to purchase additional items, please contact our membership coordinator Ann Groover amg5490@aol.com. Thanks for your support of the Athletic Booster Club.  (School-wide family passes are not included in this packet - please contact Anne Paige Wilson regarding those passes.)



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