Dismissal for Holiday Break
On Thursday, December 18, grades ELA-5 will dismiss at 10 a.m. and grades 6-8 will dismiss at 10:15 a.m. for the Holiday break. Carline will run as normal at these times. Please remember to come at your oldest child's dismissal time. Extended Day will be available until 12 p.m. Buses will run at 11:45.
6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Exam Schedule
Exam time is approaching and, for some of you, this may be your first experience with exams. Please note that our last, full, regular-scheduled day for grades 6-8 will be Monday, Dec. 15. Exams will take place in the mornings on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of that week.
8:00 a.m. Tuesday - Math
10:00 a.m. Tuesday - English
8:20 a.m. Wednesday - Science
10:10 a.m. Wednesday - History
8:00 a.m. Thursday - Spanish
8:00 a.m. Tuesday - Science
10:00 a.m. Tuesday - Spanish
8:20 a.m. Wednesday - English
10:10 a.m. Wednesday - Math
8:00 a.m. Thursday - History
8:00 a.m. Tuesday - English
10:00 a.m. Tuesday - History
8:20 a.m. Wednesday - Math
10:10 a.m. Wednesday - Spanish
8:00 a.m. Thursday - Science
The exam schedule allows only two dismissal options on Tuesday and Wednesday.Students may be picked up by a parent at 12:15 p.m. or stay at school for the rest of the afternoon. Those choosing to stay will eat lunch, attend study sessions with teachers, and have time to work silently or in small groups before going to P.E. and dismissing at 3:25 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Book Fair Continues on Website
Darlington's Book Fair continues on the Barnes & Noble website through Thursday, Dec. 18. Online shoppers may use Bookfair ID 11445913 and Darlington will receive proceeds from these orders.
We had an incredible showing and sales results from the Rome Barnes & Noble store this past weekend. Thank you to everyone who supported this event!
Grades 4-8: National Geographic School Bee will take place on Wed., Jan. 21
We will hold the National Geographic School Bee on Wednesday, Jan. 21 in the Ledbetter Commons. If you are in grades 4-8 and are interested in participating in the GeoBee, start preparing for the Bee by clicking here.
National Honor Society Membership Applications Due by the 23rd!
All sophomores, juniors, and seniors check your Darlington email for your link to apply for membership in the National Honor Society. This link was sent to your Darlington email account, and you must respond through that account. To apply you must have attended Darlington for at least one semester and have a minimum GPA of 87.5. Current members of the NHS do NOT need to reapply. Your application must be submitted by December 23, 2014. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Schmidt (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Business Office and Post Office December 15-19
Allowances will be available beginning Monday.
The Business Office and Post Office will be closed for lunch on Wednesday 11:30-1:00.
The Business Office and Post Office will be closing at 1:00 on Friday.
SAT Geometry Review for Junior Class
Mrs. Atkins will conduct a geometry review for the Juniors planning to take the SAT in January. The classes will meet in South 11 on consecutive Saturdays, January 10th (review of semester 1)and 17th (review of semester 2), from 2 - 3:30PM. Seating is limited to 20 students so please let Mrs. Atkins know if you plan to attend either or both sessions.
ELA-8 Dress Down Days on Monday and Thursday
Due to everyone's hard work in the Holiday Festival and finishing up the first semester of this school year, all students in ELA-8 may dress down and wear holiday colors on Monday, Dec. 15 and Thursday, Dec. 18.
Search & Transition Committee Update
Dear Darlington Community,
As the end of Head of School Brent Bell’s first semester at Darlington comes to a close, we are writing to share with you the final step in the search and transition process.
In an effort to foster communication and positive collaboration in our school community, Darlington’s search consultants Marlene Shaw and Tom Redmon of Carney Sandoe & Associates will return to campus Jan. 20-21, 2015. They will visit with our campus community to gather as much helpful information as possible from a wide variety of constituents. In addition to small group and one-on-one meetings, the schedule will include drop-in opportunities for faculty, staff, students, parents and alumni.
This visit is an important tool that will help Brent enhance his effectiveness as Darlington’s new head of school. Thank you for your incredible support of the search and transition process.
Linda (Grizzard) Owens (’79), Chair of Search Committee & Vice Chair of Board of Trustees
Dr. Bob Hortman ('72), Chair of Transition Committee
Information Technology Survey for Parents, Students, and Faculty
As you prepare for exams and the holidays, please take a few minutes to complete a survey regarding information technology at Darlington. We will use this information to help with our planning for the remainder of the year and the upcoming school year.
The questions reflect multiple areas of technology at Darlington. But we are particularly looking at our device integration program, which will fully mature next year and all iPads and MacBooks will be up for replacement. We want to make sure we make the best decision regarding what devices our students will use in class for next year.
The link to the survey can be found on your Darlington home page in the box for parents, students, or faculty.
As you do your holiday shopping this year, remember that Darlington has an AmazonSmile account! Just start shopping at this link
and Darlington School will receive a percentage of the proceeds directly from Amazon. Happy shopping!
Dress for Exams
Dress for exams will be casual. Come comfortable and come prepared. Hats will not be allowed during exams. Please remember to leave your phone in your dorm or in your car.
Extended Library Hours During Exams
Library Exam Week Schedule:
During exam week, the library will have extended hours as follows:
Sunday 2:30-9:30 pm
Monday 7:45 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 7:45 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 7:45 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday & Friday - library closed to students
We will once again be reserving rooms for study during exam week. Please come by and reserve your space.
Sunday before exams – December 14th
We will reserve hourly time slots (2:30-9:30 pm)
for the following:
Felker College Room – 8-10 people
McCallie Workroom – 8-10 people
Monday – Wednesday daytime hours – (7:45 am – 9:30 pm)
Felker College Room – 8-10 people
McCallie Workroom – 8-10 people
No loitering or socializing allowed. Students entering library to locate friends or to chat between scheduled study groups will not be allowed to enter.
ATTENTION SENIOR PARENTS: Graduation Announcement Ordering Instructions
If you wish to order Darlington School's custom graduation announcements, the process is straightforward and can be completed online. Simply go to www.balfour.com, choose: Darlington School, Rome Georgia, from the drop-down menu, then click the “Graduation” box. You will want to order the "custom announcement" and name cards.
If you have questions about the ordering process, call Balfour directly at 770-594-8155 or toll free at 1-866-694-8155. Please know that if you are interested in placing an order, you must act with some urgency. Any order placed after January 30th will be considered a late order by Balfour, which means there is no guarantee you will receive your child’s custom announcements in time and your order will likely be subject to a late fee.
Please click on the attachment below to view an EXAMPLE of Darlington's "custom" announcement.
On a side note: you do not have to order a cap and gown for graduation - Girls wear a white dress and white shoes; Boys wear a navy blazer with Darlington crest, white dress shirt, Darlington senior tie, and gray dress pants.
Yearbook Senior Picture Deadline January 6th
Please email two pictures you would like featured in the senior portrait section no later than January 6th to email@example.com.
Parents of seniors who purchased a Senior Ad:
Please make sure all pictures and text are emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 6th.
Questions? Email Adrienne Forgette at email@example.com
ATTENTION PARENTS - January Tiger Pride Meeting Time Change
Tiger Pride Meeting time has been CHANGED TO 12:30 instead of 12:00
2014-15 Post Office Schedule for Christmas Break
POST OFFICE SCHEDULE
December 22-23 Open 10-3
December 24-26 Closed
December 29-30 Open 10-3
December 31 Closed
January 1 Closed
January 2 Open 10-3
Please make sure to order early for Christmas as there will be NO deliveries to campus on Christmas Eve.