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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.

DSSA College Signings
Grades > 9-12
DSSA Seniors will sign to play College Soccer at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, 5/5/17 in the Dodd Banquet Hall.
Global Youth Journey to Japan
Grades > 9-12

Friendship Force International, the pioneer in the global homestay experience, announces it is accepting applications from Georgia high school students for its Global Youth Journey to Japan on June 10-18.

During this structured week of programming, students will be home-hosted while in the city of Fukuyama, visit the historic Atomic Bomb Memorial in Hiroshima, meet and learn from local government officials, attend a local high school for an afternoon, and have a Japanese cooking experience, all while being guided by local Friendship Force hosts from three Japanese Friendship Force clubs. 

Click on the links below for more information.
AP Exam Schedule and Room Assignments
Grades > 9-12
AP exams are Monday, May 1- Friday, May 12. The schedule and room assignment document is attached. Email Wendy Payne with questions. 
Library Items Due- Monday, May 1
Grades > 9-12

ALL library items, including books and DVDs, that are currently checked out from the Upper School library are due no later than 4:15 pm on Monday, May 1.

If you have a concern or need that would require you to keep your book or DVD past this date, please email Mrs. Holmes or Mrs. Jacobs.

If we do not receive the item(s) or hear from you by Monday, May 1, please understand that you will be charged the replacement cost of the item(s) PLUS a $10 processing fee.

"Y" Cabinet Spring Service Project
Grades > 9-12

The “Y” Cabinet will be collecting medical supplies for their Spring Service Project. The supplies will go to Donate Health, a local medical nonprofit that collects and ships supplies to Refuge International Clinics in Guatemala. Students in grades 9,10, and 11 should turn items in to their advisor (note: 11th grade, that means your new advisor). Advisee groups in grades 9-11 with full participation will receive a dress down day on a date to be announced. Seniors may drop items off in the bin in Mrs. Evans’ office. Supplies are due by Friday, May 5th.  


Any first aid supplies will be appreciated, but some examples of donations include:

- prenatal vitamins

- children's vitamins

- bandages

- gauze

- antibiotic & anti-itch ointment

- tongue depressors

- medical tape

- latex gloves

- instant cold packs

- laxatives


Tiger Pride Meeting
Grades > ELA-8
The last Tiger Pride meeting of the year will take place on Monday, May 1 at noon in the Joanne G Yancey Library at Thatcher Hall. See you then!
Dress Down Day Friday
Grades > 9-12
Students, as a thank you for making April such a great month, we will have a dress down day on Friday the 28th.  


Reminders
WILLY WONKA JR TICKETS
Grades > ELA-12
The Thatcher Hall Spring Musical production of Willy Wonka, Jr. will be presented by 3rd through 8th graders this weekend. Performances will take place in the Zelle Black Box Theatre on Friday, April 28th and Saturday, April 29th at 6:30 pm and on Saturday, April 29th at 2:30 pm. There is limited seating in the black box so please click here to reserve your free tickets or use the tab on the home page of the website. You will receive an email confirmation upon making your reservation. Please check in at the reservation table when you arrive at the appropriate performance.
PK-8 School Supplies for 2017-2018
Grades > ELA-8
The Write Stuff School Supplies will be providing the opportunity for our parents to purchase school supplies for the 2017-2018 school year, which not only offers affordability, but convenience as well. You will be able to place your order online using our teacher supply lists.
 
The supplies will be delivered to school free of charge and available to the students for the first day of school for those that order before June 15. For those ordering after June 15, items will ship to home or office for standard shipping rates. The last day to order before school starts is July 14.
 
Click here to order online, or phone orders are accepted too 1-800-871-8546. Families may still purchase their supplies in local stores, if they choose. Questions? Contact Angela Pieroni
Servant Leadership Team for 2017-2018
Grades > 9-12
If you would like to be a member of the Servant Leadership Team for the 2017-2018 please email Mrs. Barnes rbarnes@darlingtonschool.org and she will send you further information.
JV and Varsity Cheerleading Tryouts
Grades > ELA-12

Tryouts for the 2017 JV and Varsity Cheerleading squad will be Sunday, April 30 in the Johnson Field House.

Any girl interested in trying out will need to sign up in the student life office by Tuesday, April 25. All girls trying out need to attend one of the two clinics on Weds., April 26 or Thursday, April 27 from 4 - 5:30 in the Johnson Field House.

A mandatory parent's meeting will be Thursday, April 27 at 5:00 in the Huffman Classroom. Parents of resident students are not required to attend but need to review and sign the information prior to tryouts.

For questions, contact Anne Paige Wilson at apwilson@darlingtonschool.org or Bebe Cline at bcline@darlingtonschool.org.

Servant Leadership for the Week
Grades > 9-12

Monday

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

Tuesday

Open Door April Birthday Party, leaving the library steps 4:15 and returning to campus by 6:00pm.   We will be celebrating April and Summertime birthdays. Mrs. Holmes 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 will be returning to campus by 5:30pm.  We will be helping with homework and getting to know the children.  Mrs. Jacobs and Mrs. Woford will be the chaperones for this event.  Limited to one bus. 

Thursday

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. 

Saturday

YMCA’s Cow Patty Bingo, Saturday April 29th 10:30am-2:00pm Volunteers needed to assist with this opportunity.  Please email Mrs. Bell abell@darlingtonschool.org if you are interested in volunteering.  

 

Sunday

Tri for the Kids, Sunday, April 30th, 9:00am-1:00pm Volunteers needed. For more information contact Beth Smith bsmith@darlingtonschool.org

UPCOMING SERVANT LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Class of 2018 Service Project, Friday, May 19th. 8:00am-12:00noon, ELA-8 Field Day hands and feet.  More details to follow. 

Summertime Opportunities

Camp WinShape College Resume Opportunity

This summer Pleasant Valley North Baptist Church in Rome, GA is hosting the Chick-Fil-a Sponsored, Camp WinShape! WinShape is a camp designed to bring students grades 1-9 together across different social classes and economic boundaries who are both churched and unchurched. During camp students will take part in a week of games, bible lessons, and any of the camp’s 20 specialties from Basketball to Lacrosse to Wacky Science to Secret Ops. We need volunteers (completed 10th grade and up) to come and help out with setting up events throughout the day as well as playing with the kids. This is a very easy way to get volunteer hours, boost your college resume, and give back to the Rome community at large. 

Camp  is Monday July 10 - Friday July 14 from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Contact Ryan Matherly to Volunteer. 

Cell: 404-317-5051 

Email: ryanmatherly@outlook.com

 

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

PARENTS OF SENIORS - UPDATED
Grades > 9-12
The link provided below is a document highlighting important information and upcoming events for seniors up though graduation day!  Please feel free to contact the Student Life Office with any questions. Congratulations!
Floyd Medical Center VolunTEEN program.
Grades > 9-12

Floyd Medical Center is preparing for their 2017 Youth Volunteen Program and would like for qualified students to apply.  The program has very rigorous guidelines and requirements, so please make sure you meet the following qualifications prior to submitting an application.

  • Must be a full time students with a good to above average GPA
  • Must be age 16 by June 1st, 2017
  • Must Complete and return the application and essay by May 3rd, 2017
  • Must have good references completed by school staff member and also returned by May 3rd, 2017

You may pick up applications for the Volunteen Program in Mr. Allen's or Mrs. Doerr's office.

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)

Beginner

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

ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS OF NW GA

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

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







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