Spring Conferences for ELA-8
The ELA-8 will have Spring Conferences on Friday, March 14. There will be no school for students on this day. All conferences should be scheduled through your child's teacher or advisor.
7th-8th Grade Winter Dance
All seventh and eighth graders are invited to the Winter Dance this Saturday from 7:30-10 p.m. in the Thatcher Hall Commons.
Tiger PRIDE Meeting
There will be a Tiger PRIDE meeting on Monday, March 10, in the Joanne G. Yancey Library, Thatcher Hall, starting at noon. We will have one meeting combining all ELA-8 business this month. Please check your email for an agenda. All are welcome to attend.
Author Visit Book Orders Accepted through Friday
Book Orders for the Herman Parish visit on March 26 can be turned in through Friday, March 7. Please send to Wendy Payne or to the Joanne G. Yancey Library.
Darlington's International Fair is scheduled for Monday, March 31st. If you would like to set up a table representing your country and you have not already been in touch with Mr. Inman, please e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. This offer extends to all of our Darlington students and families, including those in ELA-8. We want this to be a true one school event.
Easter Break Distance Learning Guidelines
The Academic Committee has met and thoroughly discussed the Distance Learning Day assignments for Easter break, taking into account what parents, students and faculty have told us.
The following requirements will be set for the Easter break Distance Learning assignments:
Assignments will be posted no later than one week in advance -- April 11 is the due date for posting.
1 to 1 class time will be observed -- Assignments will take no longer than 90 minutes for the combined two days of class. In the Middle and Upper Schools, this pertains to all academic subjects. In the lower grades, the faculty will decide the appropriate amount of time for each level in team meetings.
All parts of the assignment should be clearly communicated ahead of time. Teachers will be available to answer questions via email or chat from 8 a.m. until noon on Monday, April 21. If teachers are traveling during this time, they should make prior arrangements with classes about when these “virtual office hours” will be held.
Teachers should try to avoid having assessments on Tuesday, April 22. Ideally classes on April 22 should allow the class to process the work done on the weekend.
Training sessions for faculty should be held regarding the tools which can be used in distance learning: Google Hangout, video recording, and Quia.
The Darlington website assignment pages should be the primary location for instructions and links.
Early Learning Academy teachers will contact parents directly with specifics one week before Easter break.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Academic Dean David Powell (Upper School) or Dean of Studies Angela Pieroni (ELA-8).
Head Prefect Application Process
The application process will begin Monday, February 24th, for the Head Resident and Day Prefect positions. In order to apply, students must first speak with their respective Head of House and then submit a cover letter and a resume. The cover letter and resumes are due to Mrs. Evans in the Student Life Office by Friday, March 14th
. Finalists will be announced on Wednesday, March 26th; formal interviews will be held on Monday and Tuesday, March 31st and April 1st; and the new Head Prefects will be announced in assembly on Monday, April 7th. Please see Mr. Holmes if you have any questions.
Evening Dining Hall Services for Day Students - PLEASE READ
Any day student
that eats an evening meal
in the Dining Hall is required
to sign in
each time! Clip boards are now available on both serving lines for signing in. Your cooperation is appreciated.
Prom T-Shirt design
DEADLINE for PROM TSHIRT DESIGN:
Friday, March 14th at 3:00
Please turn in a hard copy design to Mrs. Bennett in the Upper School Director's office. Remember:
*design for back of shirt (you may choose a small design for front)
*must be in color (max of 5-6)
*must be original artwork
*DO NOT include Darlington School as the correct font will be added
Have fun and be creative!
Course Request Deadline
Advisors have until Friday, March 7th to enter all course requests for students. If you have not met with your advisor yet, please do so. If you have any questions, please speak with your advisor or come by my office. Make sure you provide a second choice for your advisor to put in the comment area for any courses where we only offer one section - example, Cinema. AP Psychology for seniors always fills and a second choice should be entered. If you are hoping to take several AP courses, make sure we have alternate choices and a priority list of classes that are the most important to you.
Admission Tiger Expert Process for 2014-15
Attention rising 10th, 11th, 12th Grade Students!!!!
**Become an Admission Tiger Expert!
**We have many returning ATE's next year and spaces are limited. We would like to fill these places with students who have shown enthusiasm and commitment to Darlington School. You must have at least a B average and be in good standing. It is an honor and privilege for each student to be chosen to represent Darlington as an Admission Tiger Expert on any of our 5 teams: Office Team
Tour Teams (Residential and Day )
****To be considered for a leadership position or team member, you must return your completed application and a teacher recommendation to Mrs. Fleming by March 24th. ****The APPLICATION and job descriptions WILL BE EMAILED TO ALL RISING 10th, 11th and 12th grade students. The Admission Office will review each and finalist will be notified by April 7th to set up their interview. ***Admission Tiger Experts for 2014-15 will be notified by April 18th. Please see Mrs. Fleming (or email) if you have any questions.
Light the Lake Entertainment Sign-up
If you are interested in providing musical entertainment during Light the Lake please sign-up with Mr. Camp. A Sign-up sheet will be on the Band Room Door in the Zelle Building.
Summer Camp Work Opportunity for 8th Grade Students
If you are a rising 9th grader, current 8th grader, and are interested in working camp this summer, for Servant Leadership Hours, contact DeLean Brandon email@example.com.
Light the Lake Cancer Fact for the Day
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer, but it is also the most commonly cured cancer.
Thank You Servant Leaders
Thanks to Ms. Willoughby, Victoria, Forrest and Kaley for bringing sunshine to our friends at the Boys and Girls Club West. The rain did not keep you from making a difference.
ELA-8 STUDENTS CAN HELP GIVE THE GIFT OF LIFE
This week your child will be helping our community save lives by recruiting volunteer blood donors through the ½ Pints for Life program from Blood Assurance, your non-profit regional blood center.
The Blood Assurance bloodmobile will be at Darlington School on Thursday, March 13 from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. to honor Sureyya Fusun Kosedag.
We are very excited about the children’s participation in this life-saving event, and hope you will support them by donating. Our goal is to teach your child the importance of donating blood, and not to be afraid of the procedure when they reach the age of 16, and can volunteer to become a donor themselves. Each unit of blood donated can help up to three different people who are in desperate need of this life saving gift. Until your child can donate blood, they can help these patients by recruiting donors like yourselves. Please help them be a hero by helping someone else. Attached is the recruitment form to be filled out and returned by Monday, March 10.
Over 400 people are needed every day in order to adequately supply the hospitals we serve. Blood Assurance is the only supplier of all blood and blood products to more than 70 healthcare facilities in 46 counties covering 5 states. This includes all of our local healthcare facilities; Floyd Hospital, Redmond Regional, Cartersville Medical, Polk Medical and Gordon Hospital. Thank you!
Applications are now available for all 7th graders and new 8th grade students for the National Junior Honor Society. Students with a core GPA of 87.5 or higher may apply. Questions on the application focus on the pillars of NJHS scholarship: Service, Character, and Leadership.
The application, which is attached, should be completed and submitted by Friday, March 28. Questions about the application process should be sent to Angela Pieroni at firstname.lastname@example.org
Teaching and Learning Center Parent Newsletter
What are accommodations, techniques, and other aid for learning? How can I teach my child to self-advocate? Read this edition of the Teaching and Learning Center's parent newsletter to learn more.
Global Studies Program Application Deadline
The Global Studies Program applications are due on March 11
. Students in 8th through 11th grade
may apply. Open the attachments below to download the application, 4 year plan, and curriculum guide. We will contact all applicants via e-mail to schedule interviews after spring break. Please contact Ms. Lambert or Mr. Braun if you have any questions about the application or the program.
Open Water SCUBA Certification
Spring into SCUBA!!!
Have you ever had a desire to swim with fish, eagle rays, or sharks?
If so, sign up now for the second semester Open Water SCUBA certification class! I will, however, need to gauge the interest to determine if the class will make so let me know asap. The class will be open to students (12 and up), parents, and alumni in the Darlington community.
Cost is $450
Includes: Mask, Fins, Snorkel, and Boots
This is a two part course. The water skills portion and the online training. Dates to be determined.
Email or stop by Mr. Holmes' office if you have questions.
More information upon request.
One week of online knowledge based training for HOMEWORK
Huffman Pool – CONFINED POOL WORK – Thursday and Friday
Dive Georgia Quarry – OPEN WATER WORK – Saturday and Sunday
Servant Leadership for the Week
McHenry leaving the library steps @ 3:45 and returning to campus by 5:30. We will be helping with homework and playing with the children in their after school program. Ms. Willoughby will be the chaperone for this even . Limited to one bus.
Signups for Blood Assurance Blood Drive in Honor of Sureyya Kosedag mother of Class of 2015 Nadine Kosedag. Sign up for a time during lunch periods today through Thursday, March 13th the day of the drive.
Light the Lake 2014 - T-shirt sales, making luminaries and floating candles for Light the Lake 2014 during lunch periods today through Tuesday, April 1st.
Rome Action Ministries Food Bank leaving from the library steps @ 3:45 and returning to campus by 5:30. We will be organizing supplies and food for distribution to those in need in the Floyd County area. Mrs. Dodd will be the chaperone for this event. Limited to one bus.
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.
Boys and Girls Club - West leaving the Library steps @ 3:45 and 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
Blood Assurance Blood Drive, Thursday, March 13th 2:00pm -7:00pm to Honor Sureyya Kosedag.
Open Door Birthday Party, Tuesday, March 25th Games and celebrating March Birthdays with our friends at Open Door Mrs. Vincent will be the chaperone for this event. Limited to one bus. Leaving the library steps @ 4:15 and back to campus by 6:00pm.
Rome Little Theater- Friday, March. 28th 6:30pm-11:00pm. We will be doing concessions, house and ushering for opening night of “Grease”. Limited to12 people. RSVP to Tiger Feng email@example.com to reserve your spot. This event is already filled. Stay tuned for more opportunities at Rome Little Theater.
Light the Lake 2014 – Friday, April 4th 5:00pm – 10:00pm. We will need a lot of help to make this event a success. Email Mrs. Barnesrbarnes@darlingtonschool.org if you would like to volunteer.
Stay tuned for many more Opportunities! Thanks in advance for your commitment to service.
Post Office Hours During Spring Break
The Post Office will be open March 17-19 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm during Spring Break. We will be closed March 20-21. The Business Office/Bank will be closed all of Spring Break.