ELA-8 Conference Day
Conferences will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 14th. The homeroom teacher OR advisor can assist you in setting up a conference time. Please let them know your availability for Wednesday and with which teachers you would like to meet. They will respond with their possible availability. If a meeting cannot be arranged for Wednesday, they will look at at other options. THERE WILL BE NO SCHOOL for students in ELA-8 on Wednesday, Oct. 14th
Service Committee Grades 3rd-8th
The service committee is passionate about learning of the needs in our community, and creating projects for our students to help meet those needs. If you are in grades 3-8 and are interested in service, you should join the service committee! Members of the committee will learn about the needs in our community, share this knowledge with the other students in the classroom, develop a plan to help, make posters and signs, and then help with the project. Let Mrs. Zazzaro know that you are interested in joining the service committee, and come to our first meeting on Wednesday, October 7, at 3:30 p.m. in the library.
Flu Shots Tuesday, October 13th
Flu shots will be given by Floyd Medical Center on Tuesday, October 13th to Darlington employees and students (age 14 and up) from 3:30 pm until 7:00 pm in The Growl.
The cost is $22 by check (payable to Floyd Medical Center) or white slip for resident students. (Darlington Employees may file with their insurance by filling out the insurance attachment on this email and bringing a copy of your insurance card front and back.)
If you plan to get the flu shot please sign up in the Health Center by Monday, October 12th and fill out all the attached paperwork to bring with you to The Growl.
Door Prizes will be given and a Pizza Party to the dorm with the most students receiving a flu shot!
Be sure to sign up in the Health Center!
VARSITY LETTER JACKET ORDER SESSION - Oct 7 - Dining Hall During Lunch
Varsity letter winners are invited to order a Darlington letter jacket
. We are providing a fitting session with our vendor, Owens Hardware, on October 7
during lunch periods in the dining hall. Please remember to bring your completed order form (attached here) and deposit of $50 with you to the fitting - residential students may white-slip the deposit. Your head coach MUST
sign the form - be sure to do that early!! This is the only order session for letter jackets, so get your order in October 7th!! GO TIGERS!!
World Language Club Meeting Tuesday
The World Languages Club will be hosting its first conversation groups meeting on Tuesday, October 6, during the Club Meeting period
. The Spanish groups will meet in Ms. Lambert's classroom (Porter 8)
and the French groups will meet in Mr. Braun's classroom (Porter 9)
. The topic for this meeting will be the use of cell phones in our daily lives.
Those who attend will receive extra credit points in their respective classes. Please remember to bring your $10 club membership fee.
College Visit Thursday
College Visit: Christine Diskin, a representative from Toccoa Falls College, will be here on Thursday, October 8th at 12:30pm in the Wilcox Conference Room to meet with interested students.
Volleyball Area Tournament Thursday
Come over to the Huffman Center and watch our Lady Tigers compete in their area tournament this Thursday, October 8th. They will play two games that will qualify them for state! Apple cobbler and ice-cream will be served at 6:30.
Wear your purple and come cheer on our Tigers!
6th-8th Grade Swim Team Information
The Darlington Middle School Swim Team is open to students in grades 6-8. Practices will begin on Monday, October 19, at 2:45-3:55 p.m., and will be on Monday through Thursday, with Friday practices ending at 3:30 p.m. The swimmers will be picked up at the Huffman parking lot at 4:00 p.m. or at 3:30 PM on Fridays. Those participants who ride the bus will get out in time to travel on the 4:00 p.m. bus. Swimmers must be able to swim the length of the 25 yard pool.
Swim team members will learn to improve their stroke technique, will gain endurance through practices, and will learn race strategy through dual meets.
Please bring a swim bag with their practice suit, goggles, towel, and a swim cap for the girls for daily practices. (Dunham Sports and swimoutlet.com have great selections.)
The DMS meet schedule is posted on line. The season ends on Thursday, February 4, 2016. Swimmers may join after the winter sports’ tryouts, and may leave for spring sports on February 1, 2016. Contact Laura Mumber, the community coach, with any questions.
Thank You Servant Leaders
Thanks to Mr. Shorey, Jack, Noah, Mamie, Nick and Jack for spending your afternoon with our friends at McHenry.
Living History Trip Information for 7th & 8th Grade
Attached you will find the itinerary and permission form for the 7th & 8th grade Living History trip, which will take place from Monday, February 8 through Friday February 12, 2016. The total cost of the trip is $720 with a non-refundable deposit of $100 due by October 15
. Please, return the permission form and deposit to Wendy Payne.
October After School Program
The following after-school offerings will be available during the month of October:
1) Running Club - Coach Brian Cross will continue to work with students in grades 2-5 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:15 to 4 p.m. Any student involved in Running Club will have first priority when it comes to participating in local races like the Menlo Race and Berry Pumpkin Run. The Running Club participation fee is $20 for the month, which can be given to Mr. Eberhart or Mrs. Payne.
2) USTA Tennis Camp - This after-school offering has been made possible thanks to the Rome community Teach Me Tennis program. Coosa Country Club professionals will come to campus to teach the basics of tennis beginning Oct. 5 and running for six weeks. Instructors will work with grades 1-2 on Mondays, grades 3-4 on Wednesdays, and grade 5 on Fridays from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. The participation fee is $55, which includes a free tennis racquet as part of the program. Teach Me Tennis participants from participating area schools will have the opportunity to compete in a championship tournament on Nov. 21 at 10 a.m. If you are interested in this after-school opportunity, please sign your child up by clicking here
3) iPad Band - Mrs. Human will offer iPad Band to students in grades 3-5 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:15 to 4 p.m. If you have a passion for music or love to play with technology in new and exciting ways, iPad Band is perfect for you. The participation fee is $20 for the month, which can be given to Mr. Eberhart or Mrs. Payne.
4) Basketball Camp - Coach McConnell will offer a basketball clinic for girls in grades 3-5 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:15 to 4 p.m and will begin Monday, October 5. The goal of the program is to learn proper shooting and dribbling technique, as well as defensive and offensive schemes. The participation fee is $20 for the month, which can be given to Mr. Eberhart or Mrs. Payne.
Please note that parent pickup for ALL of the programs listed above will be at the side door of Thatcher Hall at 4 p.m. unless otherwise noted. If your child is not picked up by 4:15 p.m. for these programs, he or she will be escorted to Extended Day, which does have a cost associated with it.
Servant Leadership for the Week
McHenry Elementary leaving from the Library steps @ 3:45pm and will be returning to campus by 5:30pm. We will be helping with homework and playing games with the children. Mr. Shorey and Mrs. Woford will be the chaperones for this event. Limited to one bus.
Rome Action Ministries Food Bank leaving from the library steps @ 3:45pm and returning to campus by 5:30pm. We will be organizing supplies and food for distributing to those in need in the Floyd County and the surrounding areas. Mrs. Dodd and Mrs. Woford will be the chaperones for this event.
Boys and Girls Club South leaving from the library steps @ 3:45pm and will be returning to campus by 5:30pm. We will be helping with homework and getting to know the children. Mrs. Doerr and Mrs. Woford will be the chaperones for this event. Limited to one bus.
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. Decatur and Mrs. Woford will be the chaperones for this event. Limited to one bus.
UPCOMING SERVANT LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Winthrop Court, Tuesday, October 12th, leaving from the library steps @ 3:45pm and returning to campus by 5:30pm. We will be getting to know our “Grand” friends and playing games. It always fun to have musicians come with us on this event. Mrs. Vincent and Mrs. Woford will be the chaperones for this event. Limited to one bus.
Rome Little Theater, Friday, October 23rd, leaving from the library steps @ 6:30pm and returning to campus by 11:00pm. We will be the ushers and concession volunteers for the production of “The Addams Family”. Mrs. Barnes and Mrs. Woford will be the chaperones for this event. Limited to one bus. You must RSVP to Savannah Dempsey firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot.
Open Door October Birthday Party, Tuesday, October 27th, leaving from the library steps @ 4:15pm and returning to campus by 5:45pm. Mrs. Vincent 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.