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Pre-K to 8 Dollar Dress Down Day on April 6th

Grades > Pre-K to 8

As many of you know,  last Friday night the people of Rolling Fork, Mississippi were devastated by a tornado that hit their town. Student council and service committee would like to help support them. 

On Thursday, April 6th, we are asking students and teachers to bring in a dollar to have a dress down day. You can bring in more than a dollar if you wish to donate more. All proceeds will go to the Red Cross who are working now to support Rolling Fork, Mississippi. Please join us in this good cause. 

Submitted by:Bebe Zazzaro - Faculty
Display 3/31/2023-4/6/2023

6th grade Huffman Night

Grades > Pre-K to 8

The 6th grade students are invited for a fun night at the Huffman Athletic Center on Friday, April 14 from 4:00-5:30 pm. Students are welcome to stay for power hour that afternoon and teachers will walk them over to the Huffman at that time. We will have fun playing volleyball, capture the flag, and basketball. The event will end with a pizza dinner!  Students should be picked at the Huffman at 5:30 pm. We hope that all will come to enjoy the fun.

Submitted by:Bebe Zazzaro - Faculty
Display 3/30/2023-4/14/2023

7th and 8th Grade Spring Bash Information

Grades > Pre-K to 8

Student Council is hosting a Spring Bash for 7th and 8th grade students on Friday, April 21 from 6:30-8:30 pm at Thatcher Hall.  We will play the following games; volleyball, spikeball, baskeball and more. In addition, there be a photo booth and Just Dance. The night would not be complete with out food! The students will enjoy snacks, pizza, and smores.

The theme for the Spring Bash is Hawaiian. Feel free to wear your Hawaiian shirt, summer shorts, t-shirts, leis and grass skirts.  There will not be any water activities, so there is no need for a bathing suit.

We can't wait for this special night and look forward to seeing all 7th and 8th grade students there.  

Submitted by:Bebe Zazzaro - Faculty
Display 3/30/2023-4/22/2023

Prom T-shirt Orders due April 5

Grades > 9-12

Please order your prom t-shirt via the link below. 

Click Here to purchase 

Submitted by:Terar Everhart '13 - Faculty
Display 3/30/2023-4/5/2023

Grant Sikes Signing

Grades > 9-12

Senior Grant Sikes will sign his letter of intent to play tennis at Roanoke College on Thursday, April 13, at 9:45 a.m. in the Dodd Banquet Room. Please stop by to celebrate with him and his family! 

Submitted by:Tannika King - Faculty
Display 3/29/2023-4/13/2023

Tommy Bethel Signing

Grades > 9-12

Senior Tommy Bethel will sign his letter of intent to play baseball at Berry College on Thursday, April 6, at 9:55 a.m. in the Dodd Banquet Room. Please stop by to celebrate with him and his family! 

Submitted by:Tannika King - Faculty
Display 3/29/2023-4/6/2023

Princess Night with the Varsity Cheerleaders

Grades > Pre-K to 8

Come join the Varsity Cheerleaders for a Princess Night!

Who: Pre-K to 3rd grade students

When: Friday, April 14, 6-9 p.m.

Where: Thatcher Hall-Commons

Cost: $50 per student

We will do hair, makeup and nails. Dinner and snacks will be served with lots of princess fun! Return attached form to Wendy Payne to secure your spot. 

Submitted by:Wendy Payne - Faculty
Display 3/28/2023-4/14/2023

Editor Application: yearbook, newspaper, Inkslinger

Grades > 9-12

Student Publications is looking for editors for the 2023-2024 school year for the Jabberwokk YearbookDarlingtonian News Source and the Inkslinger Literary Magazine!

If you are interested in writingphotographygraphic design or simply telling the stories of the student body and capturing art and history as it happens, this position is for you. No experience is required, and you do not have to be an upperclassman. As long as you are willing to work hard and have fun, you will do well.

Click HERE for descriptions of all the positions we have available across all publications. Applicants must email Ethan Pender (EPender@darlingtonschool.org) to express interest and request the full application no later than 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, April 6, 2023. (You can apply for multiple positions or for multiple publications.)

Let Mr. Pender know if you have any questions!

Submitted by:Ethan Pender '16 - Faculty
Display 3/28/2023-4/7/2023


Georgeanna Dempsey Signing

Grades > 9-12

Senior Georgeanna Dempsey will sign her letter of intent to play basketball at Claremont-McKenna in Claremont, Calif., on Friday, March 31, at 9:50 a.m. in the Dodd Banquet Room. Please stop by to celebrate with her and her family! 

AP English Entrance Essays

Grades > 9-12

Any sophomore or junior who is not currently in an honors or AP English course, but is interested in writing the entrance essay for AP Language (current sophomores) or AP Literature (current juniors) must meet the grade requirement, have a teacher recommendation, and meet with Mrs. Smyly (AP Lang) or Mrs. Kelley (AP Lit) to write the entrance essay before April 1. Please see Mrs. Smyly if you have any questions.

Youth Leadership Bartow

Grades > 9-12

Applications are being accepted for the 2024 Youth Leadership Bartow program. See link to application below.

2023-2024 Pre-K to 8 School Supply Ordering Information

Grades > Pre-K to 8

1st Day School Supplies will be providing the opportunity for our parents to purchase school supplies for the 2023-2024 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.

After considering several sources, we have decided to go with 1st Day School Supplies, because of their superior customer service, name brand products and competitive pricing. 

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 the July 1, 2023 deadline. Online ordering will not be available after that date. 

Click here to order online. Families may still purchase their supplies in local stores, if they choose. Please contact Angela Pieroni apieroni@darlingtonschool.org if you have questions. 

ATTENTION PARENTS OF SENIORS: Hotel Reservations for Graduation Weekend

Grades > 9-12

Darlington has reserved a block of rooms for graduation weekend at the Courtyard Rome Riverwalk for a special rate of $209 per night.  Please note that the last day to book at this rate will be Wednesday, April 12.  Rooms can be very hard to come by in Rome during the month of May, so we strongly encourage you to take advantage of this special rate and room block while it is available.  The link included with this announcement will take you directly to the booking page. Please contact Tara Inman (tinman@darlingtonschool.org) or Becca Wood (rwood@darlingtonschool.org) with questions.

Darlington Graduation Weekend

Start Date: Friday, May 12, 2023

End Date: Sunday, May 14, 2023

Last Day to Book: Wednesday, April 12, 2023


Tiger Pride Meeting

Grades > 9-12

Tiger Pride Meeting in the Yancey Suite on April 12 at 12:00 pm. 


Grades > 9-12

The Floyd County Board of Education will offer Drivers Education this summer for the first two weeks in June. Students may choose week 1 or week 2. Below is 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 (or cash) made out to FCBOE to the Student Life Office. Please contact Mrs.Terar Everhart in the Student Life Office if you have any questions.

Senior Events for the Class of 2023

Grades > 9-12


SATURDAY, APRIL 22, Jr/Sr Prom  - Johnson Field House of Huffman Athletic Center

Senior Lead Out - 8:00 p.m. (Seniors line up at 7:30 p.m., Outside Huffman Athletic Center)

Parent Reception immediately following the Lead-Out; Location: Home on the Hill

THURSDAY, April 27

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

MONDAY-FRIDAY – MAY 1  - 12 (weekdays only), AP Exams

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

FRIDAY - MAY 5,  Breakfast for Senior GHSA Athletes (including cheer)

7:30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m., Location: Dodd Banquet Room 

FRIDAY – MAY 5,  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 8, 9, 10  in the Dodd Banquet Room, Senior Exams

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

May 8   (8:15-History, 1:00-English)

May 9   (8:15-Science, 1:00-World Languages)

May 10   (8:15-Math/Technology, 1:00-Fine Arts)

TUESDAY, MAY 9 - Senior Picnic 5:30 p.m.

Location: At the home of Anne and John Cowan, 360 N. River Rd. NE, Rome

Casual Dress, please bring a swimsuit and towel. 

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

WEDNESDAY, MAY 10 – Senior Show

Location: Morris Chapel, 6:30 p.m.

FRIDAY - MAY 12 – Honors Day Program 

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

FRIDAY, MAY 12 - Baccalaureate Service & Reception

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

Speaker: TBD

Seniors arrive at 6:40 p.m. - line up on the Zelle patio

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

SATURDAY - MAY 13 - Commencement

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

Speaker: TBD

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.

Sound check for choir and orchestra seniors, 8:30 a.m. Location: risers behind the stage

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 dress shoes (no sneakers).

Commencement: Blue blazer w/Darlington crest* & gray slacks.White shirt & Darlington purple senior tie/bowtie*. Socks & dark dress shoes (no sneakers).

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


Baccalaureate: Dress OR dress slacks and blouse. Dress shoes (no sneakers)

Commencement: White dress OR white dress slacks and white blouse. (Off-white clothing strongly discouraged). White or skin-tone dress shoes (no sneakers).

SATURDAY – MAY 13 – Brunch Reception   

Location: Home-on-the-Hill, immediately following Commencement. 

Graduation Announcement Information

Grades > 9-12

Congratulations Seniors! Your GRAD YEAR is HERE!  

It is time to place your Class of 2023 Graduation Announcement order with and through 3RD ASCENT.  We are all proud of you and your accomplishments and sending graduation announcements is the perfect way to share the news and celebrate with family and friends.  

To order your Class of 2023 graduation announcements, please visit www.3RDASCENT.com, choose Darlington as your school, and then click on the Graduation Announcement Icon.  

Graduation Announcement orders will be shipped directly back to your home. Order now so you can receive them with plenty of time to send them out! Please be sure to share this information with your parents or guardians. 

The deadline to order is February 28th. 

 If you have questions or concerns before or after your order is placed and delivered, please contact 3RD ASCENT. 

Email:  support@3rdascent.com

Phone:  770-594-8155

Today's Calendar
All Day
Upper School Band, Choir and Orchestra Trip
8–9:30 am
U16/U17 Boys Soccer Academy vs Charlotte Independence ECNL RL/Jefferson Cup
Richmond, VA
9:15–9:40 am
Upper School Advisory
Darlington Upper School Campus
9:40–10:15 am
Georgeanna Dempsey's College Signing
Dodd Banquet Hall
4:20–5:50 pm
U19 Boys Soccer Academy vs Tampa Bay United RL/ Jefferson Cup
5–6:30 pm
Boys Varsity Baseball vs Dade Co
Dade County High School
5–6:30 pm
Girls Varsity Soccer vs Rome
Darlington School
Regester:  S. Mull (ROC N. West)
Thornwood:  E. Bruce
Cooper:  B. Nolin
Summerbell:  R. Smith
Moser:  N. West (ROC J. Pitts)
Neville:  J. Pitts
AOD:  H. Jones