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Join Hope Jones for TIGERTalk
Grades > ELA-8

Join Director of ELA-8

Hope Jones


for


TIGERTalk


Topic:

“From Shadowing to Teaching: Lessons Learned From Students”


When:

Tuesday, February 23

8:15 to 9:00 a.m.


Where:

Joanne G. Yancey Library

Thatcher Hall


Coffee and conversation provided.

Wear Red to Celebrate Valentine's Day!
Grades > 9-12
Your Student Council would like for everyone to enjoy a dress down day Thursday, February 11th, 2016 for Valentine's Day and would encourage you to wear red or pink in celebration!
International Fair Meeting WEDNESDAY 7:00pm
Grades > 9-12
There will be a meeting in the chapel at 7:00 pm on Wednesday evening for all International students and anyone else who is planning on participating in the Darlington's International Fair.  If a representative from your country cannot attend, please let Mr. Inman know before the meeting.
Thank You Servant Leaders
Grades > 9-12
A wonderful day with our Grand friends at Winthrop Court yesterday!   Thanks to Mrs. Vincent, Mrs. Woford, Evan, Marissa and Gail for taking the time to make a difference.
IMPACT celebrates Black History Month
Grades > ELA-12

Ralph Bunche

Bunch (August 7, 1903 or 1904  – December 9, 1971) was an American political scientist, academic, and diplomat who received the 1950 Nobel Peace Prize for his late 1940s mediation in Palestine. He was the first African American and person of color to be so honored in the history of the prize. He took part in the formation and administration of the United Nations and in 1963 was awarded the Medal of Freedom by President John F. Kennedy.
Inkslinger Meeting Wednesday
Grades > 9-12

Interested in being on the production staff of this year's literary magazine, The Inkslinger? Meet in Student Publications room upstairs in the library Wednesday after Chapel for short organizational meeting.

E-mail Tyler Dai tdai@darlingtonschool.org with questions.

Winter Break
Grades > ELA-8

Reminder: There will be no classes on Friday, Friday 12 or Monday, February 15 in observance of Winter Break. Classes will resume Tuesday, February 16.

Wear Red or Pink on Thursday
Grades > ELA-8
Students will be permitted to wear red or pink shirts with Tiger Day dress bottoms on Thursday, February 11, since there will be no classes on Valentine's Day.  
Soccer Academy College Signing Celebration Feb. 10th
Grades > 9-12
Soccer Academy Seniors will be holding a college signing celebration during lunch next Wednesday, Feb. 10th.  We will be starting the celebration during the middle of 5th period lunch - 11:45 to 12:15


Reminders
5th Period Art Show Reception
Grades > 9-12
Students, Faculty and Staff please join us in the Upper School Art Gallery for a reception recognizing our 5th Period Artists during lunch periods on Tuesday, February 9th. Refreshments will be served and provided by the Fine Arts Booster Club. Check out this Darlingtonian story to find out more about these artists and their work.  http://bit.ly/1olsTav
Spring MS Athletic Apparel Final Call
Grades > ELA-8
Spring sports are around the corner and we are excited for the upcoming season. As practices get started the week of February 16th, we wanted to give you an opportunity to buy your Tiger apparel for the spring season. The deadline to order is February 17th, so make sure you order your gear today. All orders will be through the website below and all student athletes will be getting a free shirt through their spring sport. 
 
 
Darlington Baseball at Rome Braves State Mutual Stadium
Grades > ELA-12

This season the Darlington Baseball team will be one of the participants in the 2016 Rome Braves High School Invitational on Saturday, March 5th at State Mutual Stadium, home of the Rome Braves.  Darlington will play Rome High School at 2:30pm.

Tickets are general admission seating and are $5 each.  Fans can purchase advance tickets through one of the Darlington Baseball players or coaches.  A portion of the proceeds will go directly towrds the Darlington Baseball Program.  Come show your support for the Darlington Tiger Baseball Team!

For more information you can contact Matt Larry via e-mail, mlarry@darlingtonschool.org

 

Servant Leadership for the Week
Grades > 9-12

Light the Lake T-shirt designs are being accepted now through Tuesday, February 16th.  Please submit to Mrs. Barnes rbarnes@darlingtonschool.org  Thank you in advance for your creative talents! 

Monday

McHenry Elementary  leaving from the Library steps @ 3:45pm and will be returning to campus by 5:30pm. Professor BrINCIHOF will be sharing a Science lesson with the children and we will be helping with homework.  Mr. Chaffin and Mrs. Woford will be the chaperones for this event.  Limited to one bus. 

Tuesday

Winthrop Court, leaving the library steps at 3:45pm and will be returning to campus by 5:30pm.  We will be sharing a valentine treat with our “Grand” friends.  Mrs. Vincent and Mrs. Woford will be the chaperones for this event.  Limited to one bus. 

Wednesday

Boys and Girls Club South, 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. Mrs. Doerr and Mrs. Woford will be the chaperones for this event.  Limited to one bus. 

UPCOMING SERVANT LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Rome Action Ministries Food Bank, Tuesday, February 16th 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 surrounding areas.  Mrs. Dodd and Mrs. Woford will be the chaperones for this event. 

Open Door February Birthday Party, Tuesday, February 23rd leaving the library steps 4:15.   We will play games and celebrate February birthdays with Mrs. Vickie’s delicious cake.  Mrs. Vincent and Mrs. Woford will be the chaperones for this event. 

Blood Assurance Blood Drive in Honor of Matt Gordon, Thursday, March 3rd 2:00pm -7:00pm, McCallie Library.  Stay tuned for more information. 

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

More After School Activities Planned for February and March
Grades > ELA-8

We have the following after school opportunities available for the rest of February and through March for grades 2-5. Please sign up with Wendy Payne at your earliest convenience.


  1. Board Game Club- Ms. Ward will be hosting an opportunity for students in grades 2-5 to play their favorite board game with friends. She will have games like Monopoly, Trouble, Life, Apples to Apples, Battleship, Chess, Checkers, and many more. Grab a buddy and come join us in the library starting February 22nd and running every Monday and Wednesday from 3:15 to 4:00 pm until March 16th. The cost for the month will be $20 and can be given to Mrs Payne when you reserve your spot.

  2. Running/ Track & Field Club- Coach Brian Cross is doing it again. He will be hosting a spring running club for those students interested in running and learning more about form, technique and new events related to track and field. Coach Cross brings a wealth of knowledge and the kids will have a great time burning off their energy with him. He will start March 1st and run every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:15 to 4:00 pm through Mid-April. The cost for the month will be $20 and can be given to Mrs Payne when you reserve your spot.

  3.  Teach Me Tennis program- Coosa Country Club professionals will come to campus to teach the basics of tennis beginning February 1st for grades 1 and 2 and February 10th for grades 3-5 and will run for six weeks. Instructors will work with grades 1-2 on Mondays and grades 3-5 on Wednesdays 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 March 19th at 10 a.m. If you are interested in this after-school opportunity or need more information, please click here. Our school representative will be Chris Eberhart.


Please note that parent pickup for all the programs will be at the side door of Thatcher Hall at 4pm ( except Teach Me Tennis which is 4:15 p.m). 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.
Winter Semi-Formal Dance February 20th
Grades > 9-12
The Student Activities Committee is sponsoring a Winter Semi-Formal Dance, 8-11 in the Huffman on Saturday, February 20.
Prom T shirt Design
Grades > 9-12

JUNIORS:   Getting your creative juices flowing and submit your t shirt design for Prom 2016.   Our theme is vintage circus with a title for the Prom to follow.  (think: Water for Elephants for inspiration)

Deadline is Wednesday February 10th for submission.  Deliver to Ms. Peek's office in Student Life.   

Barnes & Noble Essay Contest - Entries Due Feb. 26
Grades > ELA-12
Barnes & Noble is looking for local students to enter their essay contest, which is themed "My Favorite Teacher." The essay must be about a teacher you currently have. Contest winners and the teacher of their choice will be recognized at the local store and could also win up to $500 in prizes if they move on to the national contest.

Here are the details:

Students write an essay, poem, or thank-you letter (500 words or less, in English on 8.5" x 11" white paper) sharing how a teacher has influenced their life and why they appreciate and admire them. Each entry should be submitted with the entry form and a parent or legal guardian must sign the entry form (attached below) acknowledging that they have read the Official Contest Rules.

Additional details including prize information is available here. If you are a boarding student, you can have your head of house sign the entry form instead of your parents.

If you decide to enter, please submit your essay to Mrs. Wester in the Communication Office in Wilcox Hall by Friday, Feb. 26.



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