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Pizza Party for Summer Reading!
Grades > ELA-8

This week in the library we will be celebrating students' summer reading (60 or more days) by having a pizza party during regular lunch hours.

For ELA-2, the party will take place on September 4th, this Friday during lunch time. Students will be eating in the courtyard with Ms. Ward and Mrs. Perkins. If it is raining, we will eat in the library.

For 3-8, the party will take place on September 3rd, this Thursday during all lunch periods. Students will come to the library during their usual lunch time, and eat with Ms. Ward and Mrs. Perkins.

Teachers have been notified of the students who are participating.

Food to be served includes pizza (pepperoni and cheese), veggies, chips, cookies, and some candy. Beverages will also be served.

 Hooray for reading!


Bookstore Hours
Grades > ELA-12

The hours for the bookstore in Wilcox Hall are: 

Beginning Monday, August 31, 2015, the Bookstore will be open:
Mondays and Fridays 11:30-4:30
Tuesdays and Wednesdays 8:30-1:30
Closed on Thursday

Please contact Lindsay Woods at lwoods@darlingtonschool.org if you have any questions.

Baseball Sign-up
Grades > 9-12
All students interested in playing baseball this spring should sign up on the sheet posted on Mr. Evans' office door in Wilcox.  Please do so by Friday, September 4th.
College Visit on Thursday
Grades > 9-12
College Visit: A representative from Sarah Lawrence College will be here on Thursday, September 3rd, at 9:45am in the Wilcox Conference Room to meet with interested students.
Upper School Tiger PRIDE Meeting September 10
Grades > 9-12
All Upper School parents are invited to attend the Tiger PRIDE meeting.

Special Guests: Sam Moss and David Powell
                           Overview of the new SAT

THURSDAY, September 10 at noon in the Yancey Suite* Lunch provided

If anyone has a topic to be addressed as New Business, please email Beverly Schrum atbschrum@comcast.net by Monday, September 7 to be added to the agenda.
$3 Chicken Biscuits Friday at Break in the Cove!!!
Grades > 9-12
The Student Council is selling Chick-fil-a chicken biscuits in the Cove Friday at break for $3. Dorm students may white slip!
Missing Classes this Friday or Next Tuesday
Grades > 9-12

Students missing any classes for any reason other than illness or doctor appointments must complete a Planned Absence Form.  Please be aware:

From the Student Handbook: 

Students and parents should not make plans to miss classes either immediately before or after scheduled vacation periods. These absences will likely not be excused.

  • Any student who receives an unexcused absence will likely receive a zero on all assignments missed. Under special circumstances, the teacher may allow the student to earn a maximum of half-credit on any academic work for the period missed.

Parents of day students must email Mrs. Evans in the Student Life Office with the date, time, and reason for the absence.  

Resident Student parents will need to notify their student's head of house with this information.

Join Hope Jones for TIGER Talk
Grades > ELA-8

Join Director of ELA-8

Hope Jones




“What if Every Child Raised His or Her Hand:

4 Ways to Build a Growth Mindset”


Tuesday, September 15

8:15 to 9:00 a.m.


Joanne G. Yancey Library

Thatcher Hall

Coffee and conversation provided.

Grades 2,3,4, and 5 After School Program Starting
Grades > ELA-8


Our 2015-2016 after school program is about to kickoff and our first program will be “Running Club”. Beginning September 9th and continuing through September 30th we will be offering the running club Monday’s and Wednesday's from 3:15 to 4pm for students in grades 2- 5. Parent pickup will be the same location that you drop off in the morning and will be at 4pm. If your child can not be picked up by 4:15, they will be escorted to extended care which does have a cost associated with it. The cost to sign up for the month is $20 and can be given to Mr. Eberhart or Mrs. Payne at your earliest convenience.

This program will be run by Coach Brian Cross and his bio is below.

Coach Cross has twenty five years of running experience.  He competed in cross country and track at Coastal Carolina University and was a Big South All-Conference performer in cross country and the Big South Conference Rookie of the year in 1995.  

The goals of running club this year are:

  1. Make running fun!!

  2. We will emphasize good technique and learn proper training methods

  3. Learn about some of the history and greats of the sport along the way

  4. Learn pacing and basic race strategy   

  5. Improve individual performances and participation

Coach Cross looks forward to working with the kids and hopes we are able to spark a passion for running that will last a lifetime.

October’s upcoming programs

  1. USTA Tennis Camp (M, W, F)

  2. More Running Club (M and W)

  3. iPad Band (Tuesdays and Thursdays)
2015-2016 Middle School Coaching Introductions
Grades > ELA-8

Dear Parents,

As Athletic Coordinator for the ELA-8 division and on behalf of Darlington School, I would like to welcome you to the 2015-2016 school year. We have a lot of exciting opportunities in middle school athletics and hope that you will take advantage of one or more of our 22 offerings. Below you will find information about our head coaching staff for this year along with the expected start dates for each program. If you have any sports-specific questions, please don’t hesitate to email the coach directly at your convenience.

Go Tigers!

Chris Eberhart

ELA-8 Athletic Coordinator

Baseball - Chris Eberhart will coach baseball. This will be his fourth year at Darlington and his eighth year coaching baseball. Practice will start in late February.

Boys’ Basketball/Golf - Kevin Ivester (’87) will coach boys’ basketball and boys’ & girls’ golf. This will be his 21st year teaching and coaching basketball at Darlington as well as his seventh year coaching golf. Boys’ basketball tryouts will be in late October, and golf will start in late February/early March.

Girls’ Basketball - Mark Tunnell and Grey Simpson will be co-head coaches for girls’ basketball. Tryouts will be in late October.

Cheerleading - Melissa Robinson will coach cheerleading for both the fall and winter seasons. This will be her second year doing so. Practice will start on Monday, Aug. 17.

Cross Country - Ashley Evans will coach cross country. This will be her eighth year at Darlington and her second year coaching cross country. Practice will start on Monday, Aug. 17.

Football (Grades 7 & 8) - Charlie Beaucham will coach football. This will be his second year at Darlington. Practice began on Monday, Aug. 3. This week, practice will take place from 6 to 8 p.m.

Lacrosse - The coach for lacrosse is TBA. We are currently working with the local area to create a league for our student-athletes. Any questions can be sent to Mr. Eberhart.

Boys’ Soccer - Randy Smith will coach boys’ soccer. This will be his 16th year at Darlington. He has coached soccer for over 10 years and led the team to the FCAA playoffs for the last five years. The Tigers were FCAA Champions in 2012. Practice will start in February. 

Girls’ Soccer - Darcy Liddle will coach girls’ soccer. This will be her sixth year at Darlington and her third year coaching soccer. She expects to start practice in February.

Softball - Kevin Allen will coach softball for the second year. He will be assisted by Steve McConnell. Practice will start on Monday, Aug. 17.

Swimming - Laura Mumber will coach boys’ and girls’ swimming for the fifth year. She has 26 years of experience. Practice will begin in late October. The season will end in early February.

Track & Field - Patrick Collier (’08) will be head track and assistant football coach. This will be his second year teaching and coaching at Darlington. Track will start in February.

Tennis - Sarah Beaucham will coach boys’ and girls’ tennis. This will be her third year at Darlington and her second year coaching tennis. Practice will begin in late February/early March. Charlie Beaucham will be an assistant coach.

Volleyball - EJ Hunt and Sarah Beaucham will coach volleyball. Practices will begin August 17th. Please email Coach Beaucham for updated information.

Wrestling - Scott Lohmeyer will coach wrestling. This will be his first year teaching and coaching at Darlington. Practice begins in early November. Randy Smith will be his assistant.

RACE Rome Sprint and Youth Triathlons
Grades > ELA-12

RACE Rome Sprint and Youth tris will be held on Darlington's campus on Sunday, September 20th.  The Sprint race will begin at 8 am and the youth race will begin at 12:30.  Here are some ways you can participate!

1- RACE with us!  go to www.racerome.org for information and to sign up

2- VOLUNTEER!  You and your team can earn volunteer hours for working these races and you don't have to leave campus!!

3-CHEER!  If you are on campus, come out and cheer the athletes on!  It is a great race and a beautiful venue!



Immediate Action Required for Those Who Took June 6 SAT
Grades > 9-12
If you took the June 6th SAT, you may have heard that there were some problems with the test administration nationwide, resulting in two (2) sections that will not be scored. Here is what you need to know and do: 

1) If you took the June 2015 SAT, you have until September 3, 2015 to request a fee waiver for the October 2015 SAT
2) You CANNOT make this request online. You MUST CALL College Board and speak with a representative. The number is 866-756-7346Just to be safe we recommend that you make this call before June 30 so that you will also be able to get four (4) free score reports, as well.
3) The deadline by which you can request four (4) free score reports to be sent to colleges from the June test has been extended. You have until June 30th to make this request. We recommend that you CALL College Board to arrange for your free score reports, using the number listed above. 
4) No refunds will be issued for the June test. 
5) June scores WILL be posted to your College Board account. You will be able to refrain from sending them to the colleges, if you wish, using Score Choice, assuming that the colleges to which you are applying permit you to do so. 
5) If you are applying to a college which requires that ALL scores be sent, you must still send the June scores, but you can explain the testing error on your application in the "additional information" section. 
As always, if you have any questions, please contact Darlington's College Guidance Office.





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