Pre-K to 8 Director Hope Jones, Pre-K teacher Beth Smith and kindergarten teacher Jody Deaton will share the benefits of Orton-Gillingham, a multi-sensory approach to teaching literacy, as well as other unique elements of the Darlington experience on Wednesday, January 29 at 9:15 a.m. in the Thatcher Hall library. Come and see what sets Darlington apart! RSVP to Jennifer Bagby at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be a Q & A meeting for parents of 6-8 grade students going on the trips on Monday, February 3rd at 4:00 in Thatcher's Ledbetter Commons. We will be going over the details of where we are going, how students might want to pack, and give out an A to Z form about things to consider when planning for this trip. Bring all of your questions and we look forward to seeing everyone there.
There will be an email sent with notes and handouts from the meeting on Tuesday, February 4, if you are unable to attend.
Carlie Chisolm ('20) will present her second of a four part lecture series focused on her Senior Ventures project. For her project, Carlie is exploring the bounds of profiling, either used for investigative purposes or used as a mechanism to stereotype through social psychology. Specifically, she is focusing on serial killers and why they kill. Here are the details about this lecture:
Lecture Title: Born or Made: Why They Kill Lecture 2
Dates and Times: Wednesday, February 5 from 1:20-2:00 (Club Period) and Thursday, February 6 from 7:00-8:00 pm.
Location: Dodd Banquet Room
Snacks will be provided!
To learn more about Carlie's Senior Ventures project read her informative blog on the Darlington website.
The Junior class will meet in the chapel during advisory time on Tuesday, February 4 to learn about the Senior Ventures program. Members of the current Senior Ventures class will be available to provide information about their projects, the class, and to answer questions.
The Service Committee is excited to announce our annual book drive. During the assembly last week, committee members shared information that 2 out of 10 adults in Rome/Floyd County cannot read, or can read very little. Research shows that one of the most powerful ways to help children read is to have books in their homes, and many in Floyd County do not.
The book drive runs from Jan. 27th to Feb. 5th. We are asking families to clean off their bookshelves and donate gently used or new books. Our goal is to collect 1,750 books. If we reach the goal, we will earn a Tiger Day/PJ day. In the spirit of friendly competition, we are offering an additional Tiger Day to whichever team brings in the most books (Pre-K to 2, grades 3-5, or grades 6-8).
Please help us reach our goal, and help the families in Floyd County to be able to enjoy books in their homes.
Tuesday, Jan. 28th, The Girls & Boys Basketball teams take on Region Opponent, Trion Bulldogs!
It's an exciting day for our Tigers! In between the Varsity Girls & the Varsity Boys Basketball games, the seniors from all Winter sports will be honored.
There will also be a Chili Cookoff! If you are interested in participating in the Chili Cookoff, contact Coach Eddie Guth - email@example.com
Come out and support your Tiger Basketball teams and let's celebrate the dedication and hard work of our Seniors!
JV Girls tip at 3:30, JV Boys at 4:30, Varsity Girls at 6:00, Varsity Boys follow.
Auditions for the Thatcher Hall 6-8 Spring Musical production of You're A Good Man Charlie Brown will take place on Monday and Tuesday, January 27th and 28th. Students will receive an email on Wednesday, January 22nd with a form to complete that will give the information needed for the audition process. Students will also be able to access the audition packet and signup sheet through the form. Audition times are between 3:30 and 5:00 on Monday and Tuesday of next week.
Need help with a writing assignment or grammar for any class? Work with a tutor in the Writing Center! Email us for appointments at firstname.lastname@example.org, or just drop by! Walk-ins welcome.
Hours this week:
Monday, Jan 27
Office Hours, 2nd Period (12:10-1:20pm), 4th Period
Tuesday, Jan 28
Office Hours, 3rd Period, 5th Period
Wednesday, Jan 29
Office Hours, 2nd Period (10:30-11am), 4th Period, 6th Period
Thursday, Jan 30
Office Hours, 3rd Period, 5th Period (12:10-1:20pm), 7th Period
Friday, Jan 31
Office Hours, 4th Period, 6th Period
I have been asked to gauge student interest in a possible clay shooting team in the future. If you would be interested to learn more, there will be a brief meeting Wednesday, January 29 at 1:30 pm in the Huffman classroom.
The first annual Tiger Chili Cook Off at Darlington School will be postponed to a future date.
The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters will bring their new “Pushing the Limits” World Tour to Darlington School’s Huffman Center on Monday, March 16, 2020, at 7 p.m. Tickets are now on sale at harlemglobetrotters.com.
New to this year’s tour, and never been done before: