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ATTENTION Junior Parents:
Grades > 9-12
Just wanted to remind you that it is not too late to donate door prizes for Prom! Here are some items that we are still looking for:
**Tickets to College Football Games 
**Cash is great! We are pooling together money to purchase the Grand Prize item! 
Please contact Beth Cordell if you have any questions! bethcordell5@gmail.com.
Roger Lowe Moment of Celebration
Grades > ELA-12
Please join our soccer teams in celebrating the life of Roger Lowe '65.  Roger Charles Lowe, Sr., 69, of Rome, GA, passed away at a local hospital on Monday, Dec. 5, 2016.  To honor Roger's love and dedication to the lives of young people and the sport of soccer, he will be remembered at 5:15 pm before the soccer games on Monday. 
Thank You Servant Leaders
Grades > 9-12
Thanks to Ms. Heflin, Mrs. Woford, Annie and Evan for spending your afternoon with our friends at the Boys and Girls Club.   Thanks for sharing Light the Lake and what it means with the children.

Understanding Dyslexia Seminar April 27
Grades > 9-12

Do you know someone who struggles with reading, writing ad spelling?  We are hosting Brenda Fitzgerald Ed.S. to speak on Dyslexia, diagnosis, accommodation and remediation interventions.  The event is free and open to the public.  The seminar will be in the Glenn Teaching and Learning Center at 7:00 pm on April 27.  For registration, visit https://ga.dyslexiaida.org or https://dyslexia101brendafitzgeraldromega.eventbrite.com


Youth Lacrosse Clinic
Grades > ELA-12

RYLA (Rome Youth Lacrosse Association) will hold its 3rd and final free lacrosse clinic this spring. 
The clinic will be held at Berry College (stadium) on Sunday, 3/26, from 1:00-3:00 pm. The clinic is open to all youth under the age of 15. 

Please visit our website for more information and/or to register:
or like us on 

For more information please contact Brendan Leezer at 
bleezer@darlingtonschool.org or romeyouthlacrosse@gmail.com 

Pre-K to 8: Order Your Light the Lake T-shirts
Grades > ELA-8

Please support Light the Lake 2017, sponsored by the Class of 2019, by purchasing a T-shirt. Click here to order yours today! Students who purchase this years shirt will be permitted to wear the shirt on Thursday, March 30 and Friday, March 31. If this years shirt is not purchased, previous LTL shirts may be worn on Friday. Non-uniform bottoms are acceptable. 

Light the Lake will be Friday, March 31. Proceeds from this year's event will be divided equally between Cancer Navigators and Summit Quest.

If you have any questions, contact Reba Barnes rbarnes@darlingtonschool.org. Thanks in advance for your support!

FREE Senior Prom t-shirt
Grades > 9-12

SENIORS -  You will receive a FREE 2017 Prom t shirt!

Please see email from Ms. Peek with instructions on how to submit your size!  DEADLINE: MARCH 24TH

Special Olympics-Donations Needed
Grades > ELA-12

The Floyd County Special Olympics, sponsored by Darlington School, will be held Wednesday, April 5, on the Darlington School campus (Jerry Sharp Field). Once again, we will offer a Parent/Family Hospitality Tent for our visitors. Donations are needed to supply snacks and beverages to all family members of participants. The following are items needed:

  • Bottled Water
  • Individually packed snacks: cheese crackers, granola bars, Rice Krispies Treats. (please refrain from bringing any peanut products)

Items may be dropped off at Thatcher Hall with Wendy Payne or at Dana Peek's office. Contact Cindy Stinson at stinsonx6@netzero.com with questions. Thanks for your support!

Tri for the Kids COMING SOON!
Grades > ELA-12

What?  The 9th Annual Tri for the Kids Youth Triathlon

When?  Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 9:00 am

Where?  Darlington campus

Who?  Youth ages 6-15

There are 3 different categories to suit everyone's fitness and competition level.

Elite (must have completed at least 3 triathlons)


Challenger (any youth who needs assistance or a buddy to be able to complete the race)

Distances- ages 6-9- swim 50 yds, bike 2.3 miles, run 0.5 miles

                 ages 10-15- swim 100 yds, bike 4.6 miles, run 1 mile

Register Today!

Email Beth Smith with questions bsmith@darlingtonschool.org


Tri for the Kids Volunteers Needed
Grades > ELA-12

Please fill out the attached google form to sign up to volunteer for the TFTK race. Questions, please email Beth Smith- bsmith@darlingtonschool.org. Thanks!

Google Doc

7th and 8th Grade Dance
Grades > ELA-8

The 7th and 8th grade dance will take place this Friday, March 24,  from 7:30-9:30 at Thatcher Hall. The theme is glow-in-the-dark. The dress is casual; khaki shorts (boys), dress shorts or skirt (girls), jeans, Polos, nice top, theme-wear. We will have lots of food, music and fun! Hope to see all 7th and 8th grade students there!

Servant Leadership for the Week
Grades > 9-12


Light the Lake Luminaries can be made during lunch periods today through Thursday, March 30th.   Remember to order your Light the Lake 2017 t-shirts. You may white slip during lunch periods or order online through March 24 by clicking hereThanks in advance for your participation in making Light the Lake 2017 the best one ever.


Light the Lake meeting, immediately following National Honor Society Induction.  Sophomore class and their advisors are expected to attend.   If you would like to volunteer to help with this year’s event please plan on attending this meeting.   Thank you.

McHenry, leaving the library steps @ 3:45pm and back to campus by 5:30pm.  We will be helping the children with homework and creating luminaries for Light the Lake 2017.  Mr. Hamil and Mrs. Woford will be the chaperones for this event.  Limited to one bus. 


Rome Action Ministries Food Bank, leaving from the library steps @ 3:45 and returning to campus by 5:30pm.   We will be packing food bags and helping to organize the pantry.  Mrs. Dodd and Mrs. Woford will be the chaperones for this event. 


Boys and Girls Club South CANCELLED


Boys and Girls Club West, leaving from the library steps @ 3:45pm and returning to campus by 5:30pm.    We will be helping with homework and creating luminaries for Light the Lake 2017.  Ms. Heflin and Mrs. Woford will be the chaperones for this event.  Limited to one bus. 


Advisee Luminary Challenge, Monday, 27th – Wednesday, March 29thThe Advisee group that makes the most luminaries will win a prize.  Thank you in advance for your participation.  

Open Door March Birthday Party, Tuesday, March 28th leaving the library steps 4:15 and returning to campus by 6:00pm.   We will be celebrating March birthdays and playing board games with our friends.   Mrs. Holmes and Mrs. Woford will be the chaperones for this event.  Limited to one bus.  

LIGHT THE LAKE 2017 – Friday, March 31st Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more information. Class of 2019 Service Project but everyone is able volunteer.  Thank you in advance for buying your Light the Lake shirts to support Cancer Navigators and Summit Quest. 

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

Summer Internship Opportunity for Upper School Students
Grades > 9-12

TAG-Ed (The Technology Association of Georgia Education Collaborative) provides students with relevant, hands-on STEM (Science,Technology, Engineering, and Math) learning opportunities.

The TAG-Ed Summer Internship Program was created to give students like you real world STEM experience at companies around Atlanta and the state of Georgia. For five weeks or more, you will work with a mentor on a specific project, not only honing your technical skills, but also developing the professional skills you will need to excel through high school and beyond.

Applications to become a TAG-Ed Summer Intern are now open! To learn more about this extraordinary opportunity go to this link: TAG-Ed Summer Internships. The deadline to apply is June 12. Join more than 800 participants who have grown through their summer experience with TAG-Ed. If you have questions or need assistance with the application, please contact Mrs. Kinney at rkinney@darlingtonschool.org

Darlington Baseball Breast Cancer Battle Tournament
Grades > ELA-12

Darlington Baseball, in collaboration with Armuchee High School, will be hosting a Breast Cancer Battle double header on Saturday, April 8, at Darlington's Tiger Field. Darlington will square off against Armuchee High School at 12:00pm, with the second game to start at 2:30pm.

A silent auction will be held during the games where fans can bid on their favorite player's jersey.  Breast Cancer Battle T-shirts are on sale now for the event and can be ordered by contacting Matt Larry at mlarry@darlingtonschool.org.  All proceeds from the tournament (t-shirt sales, silent auction, and gate fee) will be donated directly to a Breast Cancer organization. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to support Breast Cancer Awareness! 

Plastic Grocery Bags Needed
Grades > ELA-12

What do we need? 
Plastic Grocery Bags

Where can you bring them?
Wilcox (Inside the Bookstore)
Thatcher (Wendy’s Desk)

Why do we need them?
The Middle School Consumer Science class has been practicing their crocheting skills.  They would like to put these skills to good use by making sleeping mats for the homeless.


We have had many bags donated, but need SO much more!

Drivers Education Summer Class - Floyd County Schools
Grades > 9-12

The Floyd County Board of Education will offer Drivers Education classes this summer beginning May 31st.  There are three weeks to choose from.

Attached to this announcement are the information letter and registration form. Please read the information letter carefully. If you are interested in taking the class, please bring your completed registration form and check made out to: Floyd County Board of Education to the Student Life Office.  (I cannot accept checks made out to Darlington School).

Please contact Denise Evans in the Student Life Office if you have any questions or to pick up a hard copy of the registration form.





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