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Grades > ELA-12

The Darlington Players and the Fine Arts Department will present Arsenic and Old Lace in the Zelle Black Box Theatre on October 28-30. Seating is limited and must be reserved. Current Darlington families, faculty and staff, Tiger Boosters can now reserve and purchase tickets for the performances. Each Family Fee and Tiger Booster registration provides one ticket for each person in your immediate family. You may reserve your seat at www.darlingtonschool.org/fallplay. Tickets for the general public will be available online beginning Oct. 18. Any tickets remaining on the day of the show can be purchased at the door before each performance. 

General admission tickets for “Arsenic and Old Lace” are $7 each. Due to the limited seating available in the Black Box Theatre, guests are strongly advised to reserve tickets ahead of time at www.darlingtonschool.org/fallplay

For more information about the event, contact sdaniel@darlingtonschool.com

Click here to view a list of the cast and crew of “Arsenic and Old Lace.

Flu Shots Tuesday afternoon!
Grades > 9-12

Floyd Medical will be on campus Tuesday (10/25) to administer flu shots.  Call or Email the Health Center to Sign up!

Who: Darlington students (14 years and up), Faculty and Staff

Time: 3:30 to 7:00 pm

Where: Dodd Banquet Room

What to Bring: a copy on your insurance card (front and back) or a check for $22.

The dorm with the most participants will receive a pizza party!

Darlington Tech Fair
Grades > ELA-12

Are you a budding photographer? Do you have some impressive filmmaking skills? Are you the next Steve Jobs?

Darlington's first annual Tech Fair will take place on Tuesday, November 1.  We are excited about this event, and we want all students to participate!  There will be awards for each grade level (3/4, 5/6, 7/8, 9/10, 11/12). The top two winners from each category will advance to the NWGA Regional Tech Fair!

The categories for this event are:

3D Modeling                                Internet Applications

Animation                                    Mobile Apps

Audio Production                        Multimedia Applications

Device Modification                    Project Programming

Digital Photo Production            Robotics

Game Design                               Video Production

Graphic Design

Students will be creating a variety of projects in the classroom; however, they are encouraged to create their own projects as well. Students may work at home with guidance and/or after school in the MakerSpace.

For the month of October, we will have open MakerSpace hours:

ELA-8:    Monday, Tuesday, and Friday until 4:20 P.M.

Upper School:     Monday-Friday until 4:20

We are asking students to register for the event by Friday, October 14.

Student Registration Form

Students will have 15 minutes to present their projects to the judges and receive feedback. For more information about this event please go to this link:

Tech Fair Information

Thank you and we hope to see you at the Darlington Tech Fair!

Beth Wardlaw and Rebekah Kinney

Camp Skyline Meeting
Grades > ELA-8

Parents and daughters, come to the Camp Skyline show and see why so many of your friends call it their second home! Since 1947, Camp Skyline has been the summer home for generations of campers. A summer camp for girls, Skyline offers one and two week sessions where campers make new friends, honor old traditions, and strengthen their faith. Sally Johnson , owner of Camp Skyline, will share with students all about life on the mountain. For returning campers it's great way to share with others why you love this place so much! Hope to see you in the Joanne G Yancey Library at Thatcher Hall Tuesday, October 25, at 3:30 pm. 

College Visit October 26
Grades > 9-12
Susan Abee, an Admissions Representative from Samford University, will be here on Wednesday, October 26th, in the Wilcox Conference Room at 1:20pm to meet with interested students.
6-8 Grade Basketball Tryouts
Grades > ELA-8
Basketball tryouts will start Wednesday, October 26, and will run through Friday, October 28.  We will practice from 2:45-4:00 on Wed., Thurs., and Fri . Parent pick-up at the Huffman will be 4:05 each of those three days. Students need to be there all three days so a good evaluation of every player can be obtained. If you have any conflict that will force you to miss a day, please contact Kevin Ivester in advance.
MS Winter Sports Coming Soon
Grades > ELA-8


We will begin practices on Monday, October 24, 2016 during the PE period.  The students will meet me in the Commons area as soon as possible, and then we will walk over together to the Huffman to change into our swimsuits. 
Our practices end at 3:55 PM on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.  We end practice at 3:30 PM on Fridays.  Please be outside the Huffman at 4:00 PM on Mondays-Thursdays, and outside at 3:35 PM on Fridays.  The swimmers who walk home or go to after school care will walk back to campus together after practice.
Please have your swimmer bring a good pair of goggles (Speedo Vanquisher is the number one selling goggle), a swimsuit--preferably a black racing type suit found at Dunham's Sports or at SwimOutlet.com (Sporti, TYR, Arena, Speedo are all good brands), a towel, and for girls--a swim cap, preferably a silicone long hair cap from Sporti or TYR found on Swimoutlet.com. 
Feel free to email me at lauramumber@gmail.com with any questions you may have, or if your swimmer is going to miss a practice.
Basketball ( Girls and Boys)

Basketball tryouts will start next Wednesday (Oct. 26) and will run through Friday (Oct. 28).  We will go from 2:45-4:00 on Wed., Thurs., and Fri. You can have your parents pick you up at the Huffman around 4:05 each of those three days.  You need to be there all three days so that I can get a good evaluation of every player. If you have any conflict that will force you to miss a day, please let me know in advance.  

I look forward to seeing all of you out there next week.


Conditioning starts on Oct 24th during PE. We will be done at 3:30. Practices start Oct. 31. Please contact Coach Smith with questions.


Cheer practice starts Oct 26th and will run to 3:30 the first day. Student pickup will take place at the side of Thatcher Hall at 3:30 the first day. Everyday after this, practice will be till 4pm and will take place in the Johnson Field house and that's where the cheerleaders can be picked up. Coach Rogers will leading our girls this winter and any questions can be sent her direction.


Varsity Swim Practice
Grades > 9-12

Varsity Swim practice has started this week!  Please email Coach Raymond (araymond@darlingtonschool.org) if you're interested in being on the team!

Our next practice will be Thursday, October 20 from 4:00-5:00pm. Next week, we will practice Monday through Thursday from 4:00-5:00pm as well.  Regular season practices will be 3:45-5:30pm.  Looking forward to a great season!

Berry Pumpkin Run Race Schedule
Grades > ELA-8

The following is the race schedule for the Berry Pumpkin Run on Friday, October, 28: 

10:00- 2nd grade girls (1/2 mile)
10:15- 2nd grade boys
10:30- 3rd grade girls (1/2 mile)
10:45- 3rd grade boys
11:00- 4th grade girls (1 mile)
11:20- 4th grade boys
11:30 Lunch will be delivered
11:40- 5th grade girls (1 mile)
12:00- 5th grade boys
1:00- awards
2:00 pm- back at Darlington for more Halloween activities

Servant Leadership for the Week
Grades > 9-12


McHenry, leaving from the library steps @ 3:45pm and returning to campus by 5:30pm.  We will be helping with homework and getting to know the children.  Mr. Shorey and Mrs. Woford will be the chaperones for this event.  Limited to one bus.


Rome Action Ministries leaving from the library steps @ 3:45pm and returning to campus by 5:30pm.  We will packing food bags for our friends in the Rome community and helping to organize the food bank.  Mrs. Dodd and Mrs. Woford will be the chaperones for this event.  Limited to one bus. 


 No Servant Leadership.


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 getting to know the children.  Ms. Heflin and Mrs. Woford will be the chaperones for this event.  Limited to one bus. 


New Beginnings Community Brunch, leaving from the library steps @ 9:30am and returning to campus by 1:30pm.  Please wear closed toed shoes.  Mrs. Barnes and Mrs. Woford will be the chaperones for this event.  Limited to one bus. 


Open Door October Birthday Party, Tuesday, October 25th leaving from the library steps @ 4:15pm and returning to campus by 5:45pm.  Mrs. Holmes and Mrs. Woford will be the chaperones for this event.  Limited to one bus.

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

6th-8th Grade Halloween Costumes
Grades > ELA-8
This year Halloween will be celebrated in Thatcher Hall on Friday, October 28th. On this day, students will wear costumes in our parade, compete in the costume competition, and participate in fun activities. The advisory groups are in the process of deciding on a group costume. Some will create their costume during this time and others will need to purchase parts of their costume. Talk to your child about their costume and their group's plan. Prizes will be awarded!  Parents are welcome to join us for the parade, and as always, this is a perfect photo opportunity! 
Weight Room
Grades > 9-12

Weight room hours starting August 22:

Wednesday & Friday 4:00 - 5:00 pm - Coach Shorey

Tuesday & Thursday 6:00 - 7:00 am - Coach Guth

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