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Register now for Camp Delightascope!
Grades > ELA-8
Registration is OPEN for Darlington School's Camp Delightascope (ages 2-7). Don't miss this unique and FUN summer learning opportunity! Two sessions will be offered in July. Click here for more information and contact Paige Rogers at progers@darlingtonschool.org to register today!
Attention Parents - PARENTS' CHOICE AWARD Nominations (new attached form)
Grades > 9-12
Established in 2001 by the Darlington Parents Association, The Parents' Choice Award is selected from parents' nominations and awarded to the distinguished faculty or staff member who has shown significant commitment to the school, its mission and students.  The recipient of this award has served the school for at least five years, possesses great skill and leadership ability, demonstrates a commitment to the Darlington Motto, is a faithful member of the Darlington community and epitomizes its cooperative spirit.  Please refer to the attached nomination form for complete instructions (2 pages).  Nominations are being accepted until Friday, May 2, 2014 by email to Leslie McFall, Tiger PRIDE President, lesliemcfall@charter.net. 

This award will be presented at the Honors Day Program on Friday, May 16th.
Business Office and Post Office during Easter Break
Grades > 9-12
The Business Office and Post Office will be CLOSED for Easter Break - Friday, April 18 and Monday, April 21.
Honor Council Applications for 2014-2015
Grades > 9-12
Students who would like to apply for vacant Honor Council positions for next year should complete the application attached in the link below.  All applications must be submitted by email by Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.

High School Leadership Rome
Grades > 9-12
High School Leadership Rome provides community leadership development for rising sophomores and juniors who demonstrate leadership qualities. Applications are available in Mrs. Pate's office and must be returned to her no later than Thursday, May 1. All Darlington applications will be delivered to the Chamber of Commerce on Friday, May 2. Please read the information letter carefully before applying. If you or your parents have questions please contact Mrs. Pate at jpate@darlingtonschool.org, or 707 236-0451. 
IMPORTANT UPPER SCHOOL LIBRARY DATES
Grades > 9-12
Thursday, April 17 - Last day to check out books in the US library this year.  Please mark your calendars and plan your project work accordingly.  

Thursday, May 1 - All library books are due.  

Students who fail to return their books can expect to be charged the replacement cost of the book AND a $10 processing fee. Fees can range from $20-$50 depending on the replacement cost of the book.

Avoid these costs and get your books turned in on time!!


Reminders
6-8 Grade Track Team
Grades > ELA-8
We will have a get together on Tuesday, April 22, during PE class for members of the track team in the commons of Thatcher Hall.  Please, bring your track uniforms to turn in at that time. Thank you for a wonderful season!  You all did great! Contact me with questions amilford@darlingtonschool.org
Tiger Mascot Tryouts Wednesday, April 30
Grades > ELA-12
The Varsity football cheerleading squad is looking for two fun people who want to be the Tiger Mascot for the 2014 football season. You must be willing to participate in all home and away football games, as well as pep rallies and special events as needed. Requirements are a willingness to dance and interact with the crowd much like a collegiate mascot does.

Interested candidates should email apwilson@darlingtonschool.org for instructions on how to prepare for their interactive tryout on April 30 at 5 p.m.
JV and Varsity Football Cheerleading Tryouts
Grades > ELA-12
Tryouts for JV and Varsity Cheerleading will be held the week of April 28. You must attend the clinic at least one of the three days to learn the dance routine -  April 28, 29 or 30 at 4 p.m. in the Huffman Athletic Center.  Tryouts will be held May 1 at 4 p.m. in the Johnson Field House.

There will be a mandatory parents meeting on Thursday, April 24 at 6 p.m. in BeBe Cline's room in Thatcher Hall. For additional information, please contact bcline@darlingtonschool.org.
TRI FOR THE KIDS TRIATHLON COMING SOON!
Grades > ELA-12
Tri for the Kids Youth Tri is coming soon!

No matter if you are a seasoned triathlete or a first timer, this race is for you! Calling all kids from age 6-15!  Held on our beautiful campus, join 300 other youth from all over the Southeast in the 6th annual Tri for the Kids Tri to benefit The Boys and Girls Clubs of Rome!

1.  Sign up today-http://www.imathlete.com/events/EventSearch.aspx#SearchResults

2.  Get ready by training with us during the month of AprilTri for the Kids TRAINING

It is that time of year again!  Time to train for the first triathlon of the season!  Below are the dates and places for our triathlon training!  I hope you can join us for some or all of the training times!

Sunday practice-SWIM/RUN/TRANSITIONS
April 6, 13, 27- 3:00-4:15 at the Huffman
*you will need your swim suit, goggles, shorts, t-shirt and tennis shoes for this practice!  We will swim, run and work on transitions!

Tuesday practice- SWIM
April 8, 15, 22- 3:30-4:30 at the Huffman
*I will meet you at school and we will walk over together to practice.  You will need your swim suit, goggles and a towel.  Parents will pick up from the Huffman at 4:30. 

Wednesday practice- BIKE 
April 9, 16, 23- 3:30-4:30- Kingfisher Trail
*We will meet in the parking lot of the Health Dept. on 12th St. and will ride on the Kingfisher Trail.  Parents will need to meet us there at 3:30 with bikes and helmets.

Please email Beth Smith (bsmith@darlingtonschool.org) to let her know your child will be attending any or all sessions. A waiver will need to be signed before your child can participate with us. We will need some PARENT VOLUNTEERS! IF YOU CAN HELP, PLEASE LETME KNOW

3.  Don't want to race? or are you too old to race?  Sign up to be a volunteer! 
Form is attached or Email Beth Smith to let her know your interest! bsmith@darlingtonschool.org

Thanks!!
Easter Break Distance Learning Guidelines
Grades > ELA-12

The Academic Committee has met and thoroughly discussed the Distance Learning Day assignments for Easter break, taking into account what parents, students and faculty have told us. 


The following requirements will be set for the Easter break Distance Learning assignments:

  • Assignments will be posted no later than one week in advance -- April 11 is the due date for posting.

  • 1 to 1 class time will be observed -- Assignments will take no longer than 90 minutes for the combined two days of class. In the Middle and Upper Schools, this pertains to all academic subjects. In the lower grades, the faculty will decide the appropriate amount of time for each level in team meetings.

  • All parts of the assignment should be clearly communicated ahead of time. Teachers will be available to answer questions via email or chat from 8 a.m. until noon on Monday, April 21. If teachers are traveling during this time, they should make prior arrangements with classes about when these “virtual office hours” will be held.

  • Teachers should try to avoid having assessments on Tuesday, April 22. Ideally classes on April 22 should allow the class to process the work done on the weekend.

  • Training sessions for faculty should be held regarding the tools which can be used in distance learning: Google Hangout, video recording, and Quia.

  • The Darlington website assignment pages should be the primary location for instructions and links.

  • Early Learning Academy teachers will contact parents directly with specifics one week before Easter break.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Academic Dean David Powell (Upper School) or Dean of Studies Angela Pieroni (ELA-8).
Art Club - First Art Competition "The One"
Grades > 9-12
The Darlington Art Club is hosting its first art competition: "The One." Artists may use two or three dimensional materials to create an artwork that represents the person who is important to you: your parents, a family member, a friend, etc. To submit your work, either scan or photograph it and email it to Keyla Ji: yji@darlingtonschool.org, no later than May 5. There will be two winners. And there will be a secret gift from Swarovski. We look forward to receiving your artwork.
Follett Book Rental Return
Grades > 9-12
If you have rented a text book from Follett this year, you will need to use the below directions to return the book. If you need assistance, call Follett Customer Service at 877-827-2665. 

Directions:

Visit www.darlingtonschool.bkstr.com 

Click on “My Account,” login and then on “View Your Order History”

Click on the order number for your currently rented book(s)

Click on “Rental Status” and then select the book(s) to be checked in. 

Once entered click “Process Order.”

Confirm your Return Address and click “Continue”

Next, click on “Create a Shipping Label and Packing Slip” for your 

FedEx label that provides free shipping 

Print your label and packing list. Include the packing list with your 

books in a box and affix the FedEx label on the outside. 

Take your package to any FedEx location that ships FedEx Ground. 

Note: If using a FedEx drop box, the box must say “FedEx 

Ground.” Boxes labeled FedEx Express will not be shipped. Visit 

www.fedex.com/locate to find the FedEx location nearest you.

Note: Your books must be picked up by FedEx prior to the return date listed on your receipt. 

Thanks!
AP Exam schedule and exam locations for AP students
Grades > 9-12
AP Exams are Monday, May 5 through Friday, May 16.  Click the link below for dates, times and locations.
Floyd Medical Center Youth Volunteer Program
Grades > 9-12
Floyd Medical Center is accepting applications for the 2014 summer Youth Volunteer Program. You must be 16 by June 1, 2014 and be a student in good standing. The application, essay, and references are due to FMC by May 2, 2014. Applications are processed as they are received. Last year there were 65 applications for 30 volunteer spots. If you are interested, applications are available in Mrs. Pate's office. Applications and references must be returned directly to FMC.       
Drivers Ed Summer Program through Floyd County Board of Education
Grades > 9-12
The Floyd County Board of Education will hold a summer Drivers Ed Program for the week of May 28-31, June 2-5 or June 9-12. 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.  The cost is $195. Please bring the filled out form to the Student Life Office along with the check.  REGISTRATION ENDS May 9th!  


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