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Guitar Class: After School Activity
Grades > ELA-8

Upper School student, Ian Kinney, will be leading a guitar class on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:15-4 p.m. beginning next week and continuing for 3 weeks. The cost will be $10 for the entire session. Please email Wendy Payne to sign up your child.

ELA-8 School Supplies
Grades > ELA-8
We value your time and money! School Supplies America will once again be providing the opportunity for our parents to purchase school supplies for the 2015-2016 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 and available to the students for the first day of school. Prices are based on the bulk purchase power of a large group.
 
The following is the link to order:
www.schoolsuppliesamericaonlineorders.com. Orders must be placed by June 5, 2015.

Families may still purchase their supplies in local stores, if they choose.

Questions?  Contact Angela Pieroni
Bring in Steve Sheinkin Books to be Signed
Grades > ELA-8

Any ELA - 8 students, parents, or faculty who would like to have books signed by author Steve Sheinkin during his visit to Darlington School on Monday, April 27th should bring those books by the ELA-8 library this week, or drop them off in the library before school on Monday the 27th. 

For his presentation to 5th - 8th grade students, Mr. Sheinkin will be discussing Bomb: The Race to Build and Steal the World's Most Dangerous Weapon. However, he will also be able to sign copies of his other books while he is here. 

Please put the name of the person for whom the book should be signed on a Post-It note (or adhere a note to the book in some way), and drop the books off in the library with Mrs. Overberg or Mrs. Clements. The books will be returned to students following Mr. Sheinkin's visit. 

Attention Parents - PARENTS' CHOICE AWARD Nomination Instructions
Grades > ELA-12

The Parents Choice Award is a significant cash bonus awarded to a distinguished faculty or staff member who has demonstrated commitment to the school, its mission, and students!  This award was established in 2001 by the Tiger Pride-Parents Association in conjunction with Darlington School as part of an Endowment fund.  The recipient of this award is selected from parents' nominations of a professional member of the Darlington School teaching, coaching, residential life, and/or administrative staff of your choice.  The recipient of the award has to have served the school for at least five years, possesses great skill and leadership ability, demonstrates a commitment to the Darlington Motto and is a faithful member of the Darlington community.

 

The recipient of this award has to have served the school for at least five years and may be received more than once, but no more than once in a five-year period.

 

Please email lesliemcfall@charter.net with your NAME, NAME(S) of children at Darlington, NAME of Faculty/ Staff you are nominating and a brief paragraph describing why your nominee deserves to be chosen.

 

Nominations are being accepted until Friday May 8, 2015.  This award will be presented at the Honors Day Program on Friday, May 15th.

Physicals for Re-enrollment and EKG's Offered on Campus, April 27th
Grades > 9-12
PHYSICAL EXAMS 
To begin the re-enrollment process for the 2015-2016 school year, Floyd Wellness and Sports Medicine is offering the required Darlington Annual Physical Exam on campus at the AJ Huffman Center to all current rising 9th through 12th grade students on April 27th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Resident students should come after dinner.

For students in a designated Darlington athletic program, the cost of the physical is free.  For students not involved in an athletic program there is a low fee of $25 (resident student's fee will be billed to their parent account).  Day Students need to bring a check made payable to Darlington School

The 2015-2016 Medical Report form is attached to this announcement and must be downloaded, fully completed and signed for the student to bring to the physical exam on April 27th. Students WILL NOT RECEIVE A PHYSICAL WITHOUT THIS SIGNED FORM.  Resident parents may scan and email the four page Medical Report to your student, student's Head of House, or fax to 706-236-0443

EKG SCREENING 
In addition to physicals, we are offering EKG Screenings for a separate charge of $40.  All EKG's must be paid by all students (Day and Resident) at the time of service by cash or check made payable to Floyd Medical Center.  If you would like for your student to receive an EKG you must do two things: 1. fill out the EKG form (attached to this announcement) and 2. call Darlington's Health Center (706) 236-0428 to make an appointment for the EKG.  The screening will be scheduled on the same night as the physicals.
 
Rome News-Tribune Graduation Insert
Grades > 9-12

The Rome News-Tribune, Rome's local daily newspaper, publishes a special graduation insert each spring that features the names and photos of all graduating seniors in the area. The Rome News-Tribune offers an opportunity for family members to place congratulatory ads in this section, which is published on May 27. If you are interested, download the ad rates and order form below or contact Stephanie Justice at 706-290-5221 or sjustice@npco.com for more information.

IMPORTANT UPPER SCHOOL LIBRARY DUE DATES
Grades > 9-12

Friday, April 17 - Last day to check out books and DVDs from the Upper School library this year. Please mark your calendars and plan your project work accordingly.

Friday, May 1 - All library books are due.

Students who fail to return their books can expect to be charged the replacement cost of the book(s) or DVD(s) AND a $10 processing fee. Fees can range from $20-$50 depending on the replacement cost of the book or DVD.

 

Bell Schedule for '53 Lectureship, Wednesday, April 22
Grades > 9-12

8:15                    Early Bell

8:20            -        8:25                    Homeroom                  

8:30            -        9:05                    7th  Period                  

9:10            -        9:45                    2nd Period                    

9:50            -        11:00                  Speaker, Dr.Melissa Rice

11:05                                              Warning Bell 

11:10          -        11:45                   3rd Period                             

11:50          -        12:30                   5th Period    (Lunch 1)

12:35          -        1:15                     6th Period   (Lunch 2)

1:20            -        1:55                     8th  Period                             

2:00            -        2:35                    1st Period                  

2:40            -        3:15                    4th Period

Summer Drivers Education Information
Grades > 9-12
The Floyd County Board of Education will hold a summer Drivers Ed Program for the week of May 27-30, June 1-4 or June 8-11. Registration forms now are available in the Student Life Office for students that will be at least 15 years old and hold a valid Learners Permit by the date of the class.  The cost is $195. Please bring the filled out form to the Student Life Office along with a check made payable to Darlington School.  REGISTRATION ENDS May 8th
MS Football Meeting
Grades > ELA-8
There will be a meeting on Monday, April 27th at 6:00 pm at Thatcher Hall in the commons for rising 7th and 8th grade football players and parents. Please plan on attending if your son has any interest in playing football next year. You will receive very important information about summer workouts, practice dates, and our middle school football program in general.  If you are not able to attend the meeting or have any questions, please e-mail me at beaucham@darlingtonschool.org.

 
8th Grade Transition Day
Grades > ELA-8
Thursday April 23rd is our 8th grade transition day. We will have classes in the morning and head over at lunch. We will be back to Thatcher Hall in time for PE. Students will travel to the upper school to meet with faculty and staff, eat lunch, tour the campus and freshman houses. It is a great day for students to ask questions and get the lay of the land. We are excited to have this day to get them ready for next year. If you have any questions, please contact Bebe Zazzaro
2015-2016 "Y" Cabinet
Grades > 9-12

Congratulations to the new sophomore, junior, and senior representatives of the 2015-2016 "Y" Cabinet:

Sophomore: Ellison Brewster, Callie Maffett, Stacy Chen                    

Junior: Christina Kinder, Annaliese Clevenger, Anna Katherine Cates, Brock Gardner   

Senior: Adrianna Young

All members of the 2015-2016 "Y" Cabinet need to meet with Mrs. Pate during break today in the Wilcox Conference Room to elect officers.



Reminders
Georgia Author Patsy Smith Roberts will visit on Wednesday, April 22
Grades > ELA-8
Georgia Author Patsy Smith Roberts will visit with ELA-5 students on Wednesday, April 22 and share her African-themed picture books and artifacts.
Tri for the Kids Training Schedule
Grades > ELA-8

TFTK will host training sessions during the month of April to get ready for the tri on May 3rd!

**Please email Beth Smith if your child plans to attend any of the sessions below.  Please let me know if you will be able to volunteer at these sessions as well.**  bsmith@darlingtonschool.org

Tri for the Kids TRAINING-

It is that time of year again!  Time to train for the first triathlon of the season!  Below are the dates and places for our triathlon training!  I hope you can join us for some or all of the training times! 

Sunday practice-SWIM/RUN/TRANSITIONS

April 12, 19, 26- 4:00-5:00 at the Huffman

*you will need your swim suit, goggles, shorts, t-shirt and tennis shoes for this practice!  We will swim, run and work on transitions!
 

Wednesday practice- SWIM

April 8, 15, 22- 3:30-4:15 at the Huffman

*I will meet you at school and we will walk over together to practice.  You will need your swim suit, goggles and a towel.  Parents will pick up from the Huffman at 4:15. 
 

Friday/Monday practice- BIKE

Fri April 10/Mon. April 20- 3:30-4:30- Kingfisher Trail

*We will meet in the parking lot of the Health Dept. on 12th St. and will ride on the Kingfisher Trail.  Parents will need to meet us there at 3:30 with bikes and helmets.

Please email Beth Smith (bsmith@darlingtonschool.org) to let her know your child will be attending any or all sessions.  A waiver will need to be signed before your child can participate with us.  We will need PARENT VOLUNTEERS!  IF YOU CAN HELP, PLEASE LET ME KNOW!  Thanks!

Final Book Club Dates for 3rd, 4th, and 5th Graders
Grades > ELA-8

Mark your calendars, because there will be one more after-school book club meeting offered for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students this semester. 

3rd and 4th Grade
Tuesday, April 28th @ 3:15 - 4:00 in the library
Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin

5th Grade: 
Wednesday, April 29th @ 3:15 - 4:00 in the library
Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh

All students are welcome! 

For Sale in the Library: Copies of 'Bomb' by Steve Sheinkin
Grades > ELA-12
On Monday, April 27th, bestselling author Steve Sheinkin will visit Darlington School to present to all 6th - 12th grade students about his award-winning book Bomb: The Race to Build and Steal the World's Most Dangerous Weapon. This thrilling nonfiction offering for young adults tells the story of the creation of the atomic bomb. 
 
Among its many other accolades, Bomb was named a Newbery Honor book, a National Book Award finalist, and the winner of the Cybil Award, the Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal, and the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults. 
 
Any students, parents, or faculty who are interested in purchasing a hardcover copy of Bomb may do so at either the McCallie-Kennedy Library at the Upper School or at the Joanne G. Yancey ELA-8 Library at Thatcher Hall. Books cost $13.00, and checks should be made out to Darlington School.
 
Stay tuned for more details about the April 27th author visit!
Tri for the Kids Youth Tri
Grades > ELA-12

Tri for the Kids Youth Tri is coming soon!

Get your goggles, pump up your bike tires and lace up those shoes!!

We would love for you to participate in this year's Youth Tri that benefits The Boys and Girls Club!  The race takes place on Sunday, May 3rd on Darlington's campus!  Beginner, Elite and Challenger categories available.

 If you like to swim, bike and run (an ideal summer's days worth of activities) then you will be awesome for our race!  Open to anyone 6-15 years old

Registration is open for this year's event - www.imathlete.com

Visit www.racerome.org for more information or email Beth Smith for details!

**Tri training practices will be announced soon to help you prepare for the race!**

 ***Volunteers are needed as well- you can cheer on the athletes or help one of our challenged athletes complete the race***- email Mrs. Smith if you are interested- bsmith@darlingtonschool.org

 

Servant Leadership for the Week
Grades > 9-12

Monday

McHenry Elementary- No McHenry today- They are on Spring Break

Tuesday

Rome Action Ministries Food Bank, leaving from the library steps @ 3:45 and returning to campus by 5:30.  This will be our final trip to RAM this year.  We will be organizing supplies and food for distributing to those in need in the Floyd County and the surrounding areas.  Mrs. Dodd will be the chaperone for this event

Wednesday

Boys and Girls Club South leaving the Library steps @ 3:45 and will be returning to campus by 5:30.  We will be spending time getting to know the children.  Ms. Willoughby will be the chaperone for this event.  Limited to one bus. 

Thursday

Boys and Girls Club West leaving the Library steps @ 3:45 and will be returning to campus by 5:30.  We will be spending time getting to know the children.  Ms. Willoughby will be the chaperone for this event.  Limited to one bus. 

UPCOMING SERVANT LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Open Door April and Summer Birthday Party, Tuesday, April 28th.  We will leave from the library steps @ 4:15pm and returning to campus by 6:00pm.  We will be celebrating April and Summer birthdays with our friends at Open Door. This will be our final trip to Open Door this year.   Limited to one bus.  Mrs. Vincent will be the chaperone for this event.

Class of 2017 Service Project- McHenry Field Day, Friday, May 8th8:30am-12Noon –More details to follow.

2015-2016 Servant Leadership Team

Applications for the Servant Leadership Team are now being accepted.  Please email Mrs. Barnes rbarnes@darlingtonschool.org if you are interested.  All applications need must be completed by Monday, April 20th

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

Senior Events for the Class of 2015
Grades > 9-12

 

SENIOR EVENTS FOR CLASS OF 2015

SATURDAY, APRIL 18, Jr/Sr Prom  - Van Es Arena, Huffman Center

            Senior Lead Out - 8:00 p.m. (Seniors line up at 7:30 p.m. on Huffman Patio)

            Parent Reception immediately following the Lead-Out at The French House, home of Mr. Sam Moss’63

MONDAY, MAY 4

            E.L. Wright Academic Awards Assembly – Morris Chapel 3:20 p.m.

MONDAY-FRIDAY – MAY 4  - 15 (weekdays only), AP Exams

            AP Exams (see online calendar for specific exam dates and times)

FRIDAY – MAY 8,  Mandatory Graduation Rehearsals 

Graduation Rehearsal, Darlington Campus – chapel lawn and Huffman Center, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Exemptions announced and college information wrap-up.  Attendance for all seniors at rehearsals is required.

MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY – MAY 11, 12, 13  in the Dodd Banquet Room, Senior Exams

Morning Exams - 8:15 a.m.; Afternoon Exams - 1:00 p.m.

May 11  (8:15-History, 1:00-English)

May 12   (8:15-Science, 1:00-Languages)

May 13   (8:15-Math/Technology, 1:00-Fine Arts)

TUESDAY, MAY 12,  Senior Picnic

            5:30 p.m. at the home of Andy ’85 and Christa ’86 Welborn (rain location: Huffman pool)

            3059 Blacks Bluff Road, Rome, GA

            Casual Dress, those who wish to swim in the pool, bring a suit and towel

            Transportation will be provided for resident students

WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, Senior Show

7:00 p.m. Members of the senior class perform in Zelle Black Box Theatre. Fine Arts reception and senior recognition will follow.

FRIDAY - MAY 15 – Honors Day Program

            Honors Day, Morris Chapel, 1:30 p.m.

FRIDAY, MAY 15 - Baccalaureate Service - Reception

Baccalaureate Service, Morris Chapel, 7:00 p.m.

Required Dress:

Boys: Navy Blazer w/Darlington Crest, Khaki Slacks, White Shirt, tie or bowtie of your choice, dress Socks and Shoes

Girls: Appropriate Sunday Dress

Baccalaureate speaker is Mr. Chad Woods

Seniors arrive at 6:40 p.m. - line up on Zelle Patio (rain location: Chapel vestibule)

Baccalaureate Reception hosted by US Tiger PRIDE, 8:00 p.m., Zelle Patio (rain or shine)

SATURDAY - MAY 16 - Commencement

Commencement, Darlington Campus, Chapel Lawn, 9:30 a.m. (rain location: AJ Huffman Athletic Center)

Required Dress:

Boys: Navy Blazer w/Darlington Crest, Gray Dress Slacks, White Shirt, Senior Tie/Bowtie (Crest and purple Senior Tie/Bowtie sold in campus bookstore), dark Socks and dark Dress Shoes.

Girls: Appropriate White Dress (not off-white) and White Shoes

Commencement speaker is Mr. Jere Drummond

Photographer Ruth Anne Anderson will take group photos on the library steps beginning at 8:00 a.m.  Groups will include: entire class photo, international students, 4-year boarding, PK-12 Students, etc.

Seniors line up at 9:00 a.m. on the pathway to Home on the Hill.

Floyd Medical Center Youth Volunteen Program
Grades > 9-12
2015 FMC Youth Volunteen Program: Floyd Medical Center is currently accepting applications for it's summer youth volunteen program. Interested students must be 16 y.o. by June 1, be a good to above average student, and complete the application form, essay, and reference requirements. If selected, the student must be able to attend a June, 1 orientation day. Applications are available in Mrs. Pate's office and the Student Life Office. Applications must be returned to FMC by Monday, May 4. 



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