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Live Stream Links: Year-End Celebrations & Ceremonies

Grades > Pre-K to 12

Year-end ceremonies for students in Pre-K to 12th grade will be live streamed to the Darlington School website, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter. Find all live stream links at www.darlingtonschool.org/livestream

Thatcher Hall Year-End Celebrations

Thursday, May 13, 8:30 a.m. - 6 to 8 Final Assembly

Thursday, May 13, 10:30 a.m. - Pre-K to 2 Final Assembly

Thursday, May 13, 1:30 p.m. - 3 to 5 Final Assembly

Thursday, May 13, 6:30 p.m. - Eighth Grade Moving Up Ceremony

Upper School Ceremonies

Friday, May 14, 1:30 p.m. - Upper School Honors Day Awards Ceremony

Friday, May 14, 7 p.m. - 2021 Baccalaureate

Saturday, May 15, 9:30 a.m. - 2021 Commencement 

Subscribe to the Darlington School YouTube channel and receive notifications of all streamed school events. 

Submitted by:Jennifer Collins - Faculty
Display 5/11/2021-5/15/2021

2021-2022 Pre-K to 8 School Supply Ordering Information

Grades > Pre-K to 8

Bright SchoolKitz will be providing the opportunity for our parents to purchase school supplies for the 2021-2022 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 28. The last day to order before school starts is June 28.

 Click here to order online or you may also phone in orders at 1-844-YES-KITZ. Families may still purchase their supplies in local stores, if they choose. Please contact apieroni@darlingtonschool.org if you have questions. Thank you!

Submitted by:Wendy Payne - Faculty
Display 5/11/2021-6/28/2021

6 to 8 Art Block Drama Class Presents “Help Desk”

Grades > Pre-K to 12

The 6 to 8 Art Block Drama Class is pleased to present "Help Desk", a virtual comedy written by Don Zolidis and produced with special arrangement by Playscripts, Inc. at www.playscripts.com. This production will have limited release dates and passcode-protected access on ShowTix4U due to the requirement of the contract with the publisher. With each ShowTix4U access code, audiences will be able to access the digital production for 48 hours during the one-week production run. "Help Desk" opens for audience enjoyment on Wednesday, May 12 at 7 p.m. and viewing access will close on Tuesday, May 18 at 7 p.m. Ticket sales will open at 7 p.m. May 12 and will be available for purchase through Tuesday, May 18 at 5 p.m.

All tickets are free. Click here to read more about this production. 

Submitted by:Jennifer Collins - Faculty
Display 5/11/2021-5/18/2021


Purple Tie Reverse Raffle Tickets

Grades > Pre-K to 12

Purple Tie reverse raffle tickets are available now! A ticket will buy you a 1 in 300 chance to win $10,000! These tickets are wonderful end-of-the-year gifts for your child's teachers. 

  • August 14: The winning ticket will be pulled at the Purple Tie Affair. The winner does not have to be present to win.

  • All proceeds from ticket sales will be distributed amongst all the booster clubs (Pre-K to 8 and Upper School Tiger PRIDE, the Fine Arts Booster Club, and the Athletic Booster Club) and will support every single one of our Darlington students! 

All Reverse Raffle tickets will be sold online only, click here Reverse Raffle Tickets. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email us at purpletie@darlingtonschool.org.

Used Uniform Donations

Grades > Pre-K to 12

Darlington Tiger Pride will be taking gently Used Uniform Donations for ELA-12 starting May 3-May 21st.

Collection bins for all uniforms will be located in the Huffman Main Foyer with tax exemption forms available through Eddie Guth AND also outside the DarShop with tax exemption forms available through Lindsay Woods.

You will have an opportunity to purchase gently used uniforms at the sale on August 13th & 14th. Times and location TBD, but posted on the school calendar once determined.

Please contact Scarlet Roberts 706-766-6652 with any questions or if you would like to volunteer with the sale in the fall.



Grades > Pre-K to 12

There are a number of great summer camps avaliable at Darlington and registration is open now! 

Visit www.darlingtonschool.org/summer to see the full list of camps and register online! 

Camp Options

UPDATED Senior Events for the Class of 2021

Grades > 9-12


SATURDAY, APRIL 17, Jr/Sr Prom  - Morgan Pavillion, Thatcher Hall

Senior Lead Out - 8:00 p.m. (Seniors line up at 7:30 p.m., Johnson-Drummond Amphitheatre)

Parent Reception immediately following the Lead-Out, Location: French House lawn, hosted by Mr. Sam Moss ‘63

THURSDAY, April 29

E.L. Wright Academic Awards Assembly – Location: Morris Chapel, 9:15 a.m.

MONDAY-FRIDAY – MAY 3  - 14 (weekdays only), AP Exams

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

FRIDAY - MAY 7,  Breakfast for Senior GHSA Athletes (including cheer)

7:30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m., Location: Yancey Patio at Huffman Center

FRIDAY – MAY 7,  Mandatory Graduation Rehearsals  

Graduation Rehearsal, Darlington Campus – chapel lawn, 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 10, 11, 12  in the Dodd Banquet Room, Senior Exams

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

May 10   (8:15-English, 1:00-Science)

May 11   (8:15-History, 1:00-World Language)

May 12   (8:15-Math/Technology, 1:00-Fine Arts)

TUESDAY, MAY 11 - Senior Picnic

5:30 p.m. 

Location: Pavilion at North River Farm, N. River Road NE, Rome

Casual Dress, those who wish to participate in water activities, bring a towel. 

Transportation provided for boarding students - meet at library steps at 5:10 p.m. 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 12 – Senior Show

Location: The Cove (rain location: Morgan Pavillion), 6:30 p.m.

FRIDAY - MAY 14 – Honors Day Program 

Honors Day, Location Van Es Arena of the Huffman Athletic Center, 1:30 p.m.

FRIDAY, MAY 14 - Baccalaureate Service - Reception

Baccalaureate Service, Location: Van Es Arena of the Huffman Athletic Center, 7:00 p.m.

Speaker: Mike Hudson ‘94, LD ‘18

Seniors arrive at 6:40 p.m. - line up in the Johnson Field House

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

SATURDAY - MAY 15 - Commencement

Commencement, Darlington Campus, Chapel Lawn, 9:30 a.m. (rain location: Van Es Arena of the Huffman Athletic Center) 

Speaker: Whit Whitaker ‘77, LD ‘15

Photographer will take group photos on the library steps beginning at 8:00 a.m.  

  • Groups will include an entire class photo, international students, 4-year boarding, PK-12 Students, Legacy families, etc.

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



BACCALAUREATE: Blue Blazer w/Darlington Crest/Khaki Slacks

White Shirt/Tie/Bowtie

Socks/Dark Shoes

GRADUATION: Blue Blazer w/Darlington Crest/Gray Slacks *

White Shirt/Darlington new Purple Senior Tie or Bowtie *

Socks/Dark Shoes

* Visit the Darlington Bookstore to purchase crests and/or senior ties



GRADUATION: White Dress, white or nude shoes 

(off-white dresses strongly discouraged)   

SATURDAY – MAY 15 – Boarding Student Brunch Reception   

Brunch reception for senior boarding students, their families, and their guests, Location: Home on the Hill, immediately following Commencement.

More information will be sent via email to boarding families of seniors in late April. 

Middle School Sports 2021-2022 Seasons

Grades > Pre-K to 8

As spring sports are finishing up, we are now preparing for the 2021-2022 sports seasons at the middle school. If you are entering grades 6-8, please look through the information below in regards to tryouts and summer workouts. 

For some teams, if you don’t sign up now, you will not have an opportunity to play in the fall because we start that season during the summer. Please reach out to the individual coach for more information.

Girls’ Volleyball - We will have girls volleyball workouts April 28-29 from 2:35 to 4:30 p.m. in the Johnson Field House. Current middle school girls will practice during that P.E. period and current fifth-graders interested in playing will be escorted to the gym at 3:15 p.m. All volleyball players can be picked up at the Huffman Athletic Center at 4:30 p.m. Current students must attend if planning on playing volleyball next fall. Volleyball practices will start on Aug. 5 (before school starts), so make sure you contact Coach Eberhart at ceberhart@darlingtonschool.org if you are interested in playing.

Boys’ Basketball - We will have spring basketball workouts for current middle school students April 26-30 from 2:35 to p.m. All basketball players can be picked up at the Huffman Center at 4 p.m. If your child is interested in playing middle school basketball next year, please email Coach West at nwest@darlingtonschool.org for more information.

Cheerleading - We will be hosting a cheerleading clinic May 11-13 from 2:35 to 4 p.m. Current fifth-graders will be permitted to attend starting at 3:15 p.m. Current students must attend in order to cheer next year. The cheerleading practices will be held before school starts. Email Coach Rogers at progers@darlingtonschool.org for more information.

Football - Coach Guth will have spring football workouts starting May 3. More information will be coming soon. Email Coach Guth at eguth@darlingtonschool.org with any questions.

Softball - Please email Coach Rush if you are interested in playing softball next year. Our softball season will start before school officially starts, so we need to know now. Email Coach Rush at srush@darlingtonschool.org for more information or to sign up.

Other sports are coming soon... Please check back! 

AP Exam Information and Schedule

Grades > 9-12

Just a few reminders before the start of the AP Exam administration. Administration 1 begins on Monday, May 3 and ends on Monday, May 17. 

For those students taking the in-person, pen and paper AP exams (session 1), I am attaching the 2021 schedule and room location for your reference.

Please make note that the second exam of the day will begin at 12:30 p.m., not 12:00 p.m. This will allow those that have a first exam time for food and a restroom break. 

Students please log in to your College Board account and check to make sure your administration (1,2 or 3) is listed correctly. Email Wendy Payne, if not. 

Students that utilize the learning center, you will take your exams in the learning center. 

I have linked the following for students taking exams in session 2 and 3 Review the full exam schedule for all administrations.

The following are things you need to remember for exam day:

  • Bring two # 2 pencils
  • Bring an approved calculator, if your exam permits one
  • No cell phones allowed. It's best to leave them in your car, or backpack in the hall
  • You may bring a snack. Leave it in your backpack in the hall. You will be permitted to eat it during break 
  • For students that have two exams in one day bring something to eat in between the exams. You will not have time to go anywhere to eat 
  • Plan to arrive 15-20 minutes before your exam. We will start promptly at the posted time. No late admittances 

Today's Calendar
8–9:30 am
Boys Varsity Track and Field vs State Meet
Berry College
8–9:30 am
Girls Varsity Track and Field vs State Meet
Berry College
9–10:30 am
Girls Soccer Academy vs Graduation - Class of 2021
Darlington School
9:30–11:30 am
Commencement Exercises for the Class of 2021
Chapel Lawn
Regester:  K. Bell
Thornwood:  E. Bruce
Summerbell:  S. Clark
Moser:  A. Shorey
Neville:  J. Pitts
Persons:   (ROC D. Harvey)
AOD:  T. Inman