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Red Ribbon Week
Grades > ELA-8
Red Ribbon Week is October 22- October 29. It is a week that the counseling department, teachers, and advisors talk about the importance of making good decisions,and saying no to drugs and alcohol. Friday, October 24 students and teachers are encouraged to wear red tops and jeans, or tiger day dress bottoms, to show support for Red Ribbon Week. 
Halloween Bash
Grades > ELA-8
Student Council is sponsoring a Halloween Bash November 1st from 6pm-8pm at Thatcher Hall for 6-8 graders. The evening will be filled with fun activities like basketball, volleyball, corn hole, goblin bowling, board games and fun music to dance to. We will start outside for the first hour and move inside for the second hour. You can wear your costume if you wish. Otherwise this is a casual event. We ask that you follow the Tiger Day dress guidelines. Each student is asked to bring an item for the refreshment table. Sixth graders are to bring cups (a set of 25 plastic cups),seventh graders are to bring their favorite snack (cookies, chips, pretzels), and eighth graders are to bring bring a 2 liter of their favorite drink ( soda, lemonade, fruit punch). Remember to only bring snacks that do not contain nuts. This event is a chance for our students and teachers to get together and have some fun. We hope to see you there!
ELA-8 Halloween Parade and Activities
Grades > ELA-8
On Friday, Oct. 31, we will hold our annual Halloween parades and activities. Parents are invited to join us for the festivities!

ELA-5 students may come to school in their costumes. 6-8 students will have time to put on their costumes before their parade. Following all Halloween activities, students may change in to Tiger Day clothes.

8:30-8:50 a.m.  Grades ELA-5: Parade around the Johnson-Drummond Amphitheater behind Thatcher Hall

8:50-10 a.m.  Grades ELA-5: Games in the Pavilion; Snacks and Music in the Dining Hall (5th grade will go to the 6-8 parade at 9:15 a.m.)

9:15-10:15 a.m. Grades 6-8: Parade through the Johnson-Drummond Amphitheater, along with enjoying snacks and a scavenger hunt
Boys Basketball Tryouts
Grades > 9-12
Boys Basketball Tryouts will begin on Monday, October 27, 2014 at 4 pm.  If you are currently participating in fall sports for a DARLINGTON team, you must complete that obligation before coming to basketball. Your current coach will release you once the fall season is over. All other students should report to the Huffman and ready to start on time. The boys will be in the auxiliary gym.
FLU SHOTS - Tuesday, October 28th, 3:15 to 4:00
Grades > 9-12
Floyd Medical will be back on campus October 28th from 3:15-4:00 to give flu shots. Please notify the Health Center by Monday if you plan to take the shot in order for Floyd to bring enough doses.

Shots will be given in the Health Center and the cost is $22 which can be white slipped for boarding students. Faculty need to bring a copy of their insurance card (front and back).
Bell Schedule for Tuesday, October 28th - 8:05 Start
Grades > 9-12
Early Bell               8:05                             
Homeroom            8:10      -      8:20  
Tornado Drill                             8:20                             
1st Period              8:40      -     10:00                               
3rd Period             10:05     -     11:25                               
Lunch 2                 11:30     -     12:15                               
5th Period             12:20     -     1:40                               
Lunch 1                 12:40     -     1:25                              
Break                     1:40      -     1:55                               
7th Period              1:55      -     3:15                               
Club Meetings       3:20       -     3:45


Reminders
Girls Middle School Basketball Tryouts
Grades > ELA-8
Girls Middle School basketball tryouts will start on Monday, October 27 and then continue on through Thursday, October 30.  All 6th, 7th, and 8th graders who would like to tryout must come all four days.  Mr. Ivester will walk the girls over to the Huffman Athletic Center at 2:45, and everyone can be picked up in front of the Huffman at 4:05.  For those who do not make the MS team, our MS Athletic Director, Mr. Eberhart will organize Rec teams for everyone to play on. 
Boys Middle School Basketball Tryouts
Grades > ELA-8
Boys Middle School basketball tryouts will start on Monday, October 27 and then continue on Tuesday and Wednesday. All 6th, 7th, and 8th graders who would like to tryout must come all three days.  Mr. Ivester will walk them over to the Huffman Athletic Center at 2:45, and everyone can be picked up in front of the Huffman at 4:05.  For those who do not make the MS team, our MS Athletic Director, Mr. Eberhart will organize Rec teams for everyone to play on.
ELA-8: Send in your Box Tops!
Grades > ELA-8
Now through October 27, we will be collecting Box Tops that are located on the packaging of many of your favorite items, such as General Mills cereals, Green Giant produce, and Ziploc brand boxes. All you have to do is cut out the white boxes with the logo "Box Tops Education" and send them in with your child; each one of these brings in money for our school. There will be collection sites in each classroom for grades ELA-5 and with Mrs. Payne for grades 6-8. Information about prizes will be shared soon as our classes compete to see who can bring in the most Box Tops!
3rd - 5th Grade Book Clubs Coming in November and December
Grades > ELA-8
The library is excited to be offering after-school book clubs for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students in November and December. 

Students are not required to be at every meeting in order to be part of a book club. They may pick and choose which meeting(s) to attend. 

At each meeting, we will discuss one book. Students should come to the meeting having read the book. Students are welcome to bring a snack from home. 

We will offer a regular 4:00 dismissal. (Students can get picked up at the side door, stay for extended day, or ride the bus home at 4:00.) 

Schedule (all meetings will run from 3:15 - 4:00): 

3rd and 4th Grade Book Club:

11/12 (Wednesday) – Fortunately, The Milk by Neil Gaiman
12/4 (Thursday) – Love That Dog by Sharon Creech
12/11 (Thursday) – A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd

5th Grade Book Club: 
11/11 (Tuesday) – Sidekicked by John David Anderson
12/3 (Wednesday) – Sisters by Raina Telgemeier
12/10 (Wednesday) – Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli

If you have any questions about the book clubs or if you would like to be added to an e-mail list for reminders closer to the meeting dates, please e-mail 3rd - 8th grade Librarian Liz Overberg at loverberg@darlingtonschool.org. 
Red Ribbon Week Special Dress Days!!
Grades > 9-12
The School Counseling office, Student Life and the House Senate are teaming together to promote Red Ribbon week, October 27-31. Red Ribbon week is a week dedicated to bringing awareness of making positive, safe, and healthy choices in your life. Please enjoy these fun dress options while thinking about your everyday choices.

10/27 Monday: Sock it to drugs day (crazy socks with casual dress)
10/28 Tuesday: Run from drugs (sweats or running clothes)
10/29 Wednesday: Don't "tie one on" with drugs or alcohol (all students would still have to wear chapel day dress, but guys would go without ties and also an emphasis on wearing the Red Ribbon Week bracelets)
10/30 Thursday: Too cool for drugs: wear sunglasses
10/31 Friday: Say BOO to drugs day (Halloween costumes)
Coffee House featuring Ian Kinney
Grades > 9-12
Don't miss the REC's first Coffee House in The Growl on Tuesday, October 28 at 7:00 PM. Come eat food, drink coffee and hot chocolate, and listen to live music. In addition to Ian Kinney, we will have 2-3 other student performers. Questions? Contact Shelby Cline
"Y" Cabinet Thanksgiving Service Project
Grades > 9-12
This year the Upper School Thanksgiving service project will benefit Rome Action Ministries Food Pantry and the Backpack Buddies Program. Freshman and Senior advisory groups will be collecting items for the Backpack Buddies. Sophomore and Junior advisory groups will collect donations for the Food Pantry. Advisers have a list of needed items. All donations should be made by Wednesday, November 19. Advisory groups with 100% participation will receive a casual dress day on return from Thanksgiving Break.
Swim and Dive Team
Grades > 9-12
Swim and Dive practice has begun! If you are interested in swimming or diving, please contact Coach Hudson at mhudson@darlingtonschool.org
Global Studies Trip to France in Summer 2015
Grades > 9-12
Darlington students are invited to spend the first days of summer 2015 in Lille, France, on a trip sponsored by the European Center for Leadership and Entrepreneurial Education as part of a partnership between Darlington School's Global Studies Program and Huntingdon College. 

Led by Huntingdon's Dr. Samir Moussalli and Darlington French and Global Issues teacher Eric Braun, the trip to Lille will depart June 6 and return June 14. Side trips to Paris and Brussels will also be included.
 Participants will have the opportunity to earn three college credits.

Click here for more information. A non-refundable deposit of $1,000 is due by the end of October. To register, contact Eric Braun. 



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