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No-Vape November:

Grades > Pre-K to 12

Don't let the title confuse you, we never advocate vaping, but we hope this week's announcements on vaping will give you a better understanding of the risks involved and the controversies surrounding this issue.

Did you know that just last month the first double lung transplant was required for a Detroit teen who vaped habitually?  Since March, more than 2,000 sicknesess and at least 40 deaths in America have been linked to vaping.  The CDC has identified the chemical compound vitamen E acetate as a "very strong culprit" in what may be causing many of the issues amongst those who vape. 

Check out the Time Magazine article on the lung transplant here: https://time.com/5726491/michigan-teen-vaping-damage-lung-transplant/.  The link also contains a short video entitled "The New American Addiction" that will be worth your while.

Submitted by:Brant Evans - Faculty
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No-Vape November:

Grades > Pre-K to 12

Don't let the title confuse you, we never advocate vaping, but we hope this week's announcements on vaping will give you a better understanding of the risks involved and the controversies surrounding this issue.

Did you know that a study published in "Yale Medicine" reported that 25% of seniors in 2019 said they had vaped in the last month?  This is compared to about 11% in 2017.  The same study of 8th grade students showed that 9%  said they had vaped in the last month, up from 3.5% in 2017. You can see the article here: https://www.yalemedicine.org/stories/teen-vaping/ ; 

This greatly outpaces the rate of cigarette use amongst teens.  The CDC reports that about 2.3% of middle school students and 5.8% of high school students smoked cigarettes in the last month. (https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/youth_data/tobacco_use/index.htm).

Stay tuned for tomorrow's announcement that will look into the first double lung transplant of a teen after habitual vaping.

Submitted by:Brant Evans - Faculty
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Camp Laney Information Meeting

Grades > Pre-K to 8

We hope you and your boys (ages 7-15) can join us to learn more about Camp Laney for Boys

Wednesday, November 20th at 6:00 PM


Refreshments provided!

Families that attend will qualify for an Early Bird Discount and a special gift

At Camp Laney, boys grow in self-confidence, learn new skills and disconnect from electronics!  

Submitted by:Wendy Payne - Faculty
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Community Service Opportunities for This Week

Grades > 9-12

Community Service opportunities for this week are as follows:

  • Open Door Home - Tuesday, 11/19.  Come celebrate November and December birthdays with games, cake and ice cream. 
  • Boys and Girls Club - Wednesday, 11/20. Meet at the library steps at 3:45PM. Everyone welcome. Come help the kids with homework and play games.
  • Lower School Power Hour - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 3:30.  Power Hour trained helpers only.

Please sign up for a spot on the bus and to ensure you receive service hours using this link:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1bXhMnkY4m--vdKmq-LpbRMAYPoZkfKneCAGU_cptsSw/edit

All boarding students must sign out in the library prior to loading the bus.

Submitted by:Karen Calvert - Faculty
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Planned Absence forms for Missing Class(es)

Grades > 9-12

Students missing any portion of a school day for any reason other than being sick or attending medical appointments MUST complete a Planned Absence form.  Students must obtain teacher signatures from the classes they will miss on order for the class to be excused.  Please see Mrs. Evans in the Student Life Office for a form.  Parents should also send an email request explaining their student's absence.  Thank you for your cooperation!

Submitted by:Denise Evans - Faculty
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Tiger Spirit Day-Friday

Grades > Pre-K to 8

Pre-K to 8 will observe a Tiger Spirit Day on Friday, November 22, in celebration of the Tiger's state playoff game. You may wear the playoff shirt/sweatshirt, if you purchased, or purple and white Darlington apparel. Go Tigers!

Submitted by:Wendy Payne - Faculty
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Pre-K to 8 Thanksgiving Feast

Grades > Pre-K to 8

We invite you to join us on Wednesday, Nov. 20, in the Huffman Athletic Center’s Johnson Field House for our annual Thanksgiving Feast. We have a classic Thanksgiving spread planned, which includes turkey and dressing!

Please see the schedule below:

11:00- 11:30   Third and Fifth Grades

11:10- 11:40    Fourth Grade

11:40- 12:10   Seventh and Eighth Grades

11:45- 12:15   Sixth Grade

12:25- 12:55   First and Second Grades

12:30- 1:00     Pre-K and Kindergarten

There is no cost for this event. Parking will be available in front of the Huffman Athletic Center.

We hope you can join us as we celebrate and give thanks together!

Submitted by:Wendy Payne - Faculty
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Stuffed with Love Project-Extended

Grades > Pre-K to 8

The Stuffed with Love project has been extended until Wednesday, November 20. We need many more families to participate in order to reach the goal of 550 stuffed animals. If we are successful in reaching the goal then a dress down day will be given. Please consider donating!

Submitted by:Bebe Zazzaro - Faculty
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End of 1st Semester

Grades > 9-12
This year there are only 13 days of classes between the Thanksgiving vacation and the end of the 1st semester(Holiday Break).  This year there are no "assigned" days by subject for end of semester assessments to be due/completed.   
Your classroom teachers have posted the due dates for these assessments(papers, tests, projects, presentations, etc.) on their assignments page.    Each student should work with their advisor to create a plan to complete the requirements for each of their classes.  

Every effort is made to avoid serious conflicts with students having several major tests on the same day. However, it is important for parents and students to recognize that examinations, major projects, and group presentations may culminate or occur simultaneously. "Crunch times" are a normal and healthy part of the college-preparatory experience. Students are encouraged to anticipate times of particularly heavy work-load, prepare in advance and seek assistance through Darlington's many support resources: peers, teachers, academic prefects, heads of house, the Teaching and Learning Center, department heads, etc.

If a student has three major tests in a day, the student may move one of the tests to another day.

Running Club Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, at 4pm!

Grades > 9-12

Join us on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons from 4-5 pm for casual runs perfect for staying fit in the Winter!

Be sure to bring a water bottle, GOOD running shoes, a towel/blanket, and warm workout clothes. 

First meeting time is Monday, 11/18 at 4pm in the Huffman.


Spirit Sweatshirts

Grades > 9-12

To all upper school students: We would love to purchase a purple spirit sweatshirt for you just in time for winter and the winter athletic season. Please sign up for one of these spirit sweatshirts in the athletic office. You must sign up before Friday, November 22.  Pickup for sweatshirts will be before one of the home basketball games (that will be determined when we know when our delivery can be guaranteed.)

Go Tigers!

Buy Tickets to See the Harlem Globetrotters at Darlington on March 16

Grades > Pre-K to 12

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:

  • Holders of 21 current world records, the Globetrotters will attempt a new world record live at each game on tour this year, hoping to add to their list of impressive accolades and innovations.
  • In many markets, the Globetrotters will also perform their legendary pre-game “Magic Circle” ball handling warmups in the dark, using a glow in the dark Baden basketball to provide the illumination.
  • The Globetrotters will celebrate their fans by introducing “The Fifth Quarter,” a free interactive post-game autograph session where fans will have the opportunity to meet the Globetrotters stars up close and personal.

Today's Calendar
7:30–8:30 am
Professional Learning Communities
11 am–1 pm
Pre-K to 8 Thanksgiving Feast
Huffman Athletic Center-Johnson Field House
1:20–2:05 pm
Student Council Meeting
Mr. Peer's Office
4:15–5:45 pm
Girls M.S. J.V. Basketball vs Berry
Berry Middle School
5:30–7 pm
Boys M.S. J.V. Basketball vs Berry
Berry Middle School
6:05–7:15 pm
Rec League Basketball Practice
Johnson Field House
7–8:30 pm
U19 Boys Soccer Academy vs MAYS Strikers '01
Darlington School
Regester:  T. Mathis
Thornwood:  C. Caldwell
Cooper:  S. Mull
Summerbell:  S. Clark
Moser:  D. Hamil
Neville:  A. Beckman
Library:  M. Holmes
AOD:  H. Jones