Darlington School: Blogs


Grandparents Sylvia Lanier and Ansley Saville Share Why They Give
Curriculum Connections | Julia Douglas, February 28, 2019
Darlington Fund Grandparent co-chairs Sylvia Lanier and Ansley Saville ('69T, LD '18) share their personal testimonials about the impact Darlington has had on their lives and why they support The Darlington Fund.

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5 Ways Darlington Arts Contributes to the Community
Upper School | Kim Tunnell, February 26, 2019
I am so proud of how Darlington fine arts students are sharing their passion and performance in the community.

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A Prefect in Philadelphia: Connecting with a Darlington Alum
Alumni | Carson Raymond, February 20, 2019
Soon after rejoining the Darlington Community, I learned that I would be attending a conference in Philadelphia. Aside from attending the conference, I also had the privilege of connecting with an impressive former student, Mr. Austin Spooner (’12).

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Promising Directions for Personalized Learning
Curriculum Connections | Rebekah Kinney, February 20, 2019
Thanks to the Thatcher Faculty Development Fund, I had an opportunity to learn more about personalized learning at the Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC) in Orlando, Florida.

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Why I Give: Lynn Whatley (’67, LD ’15)
Alumni | Julia Douglas, February 18, 2019
Parent of Alumni Chair, Lynn Whatley ('67, LD '15), shares why he gives to The Darlington Fund.

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The Future is Bright
PK-8 | Alicia Raymond, February 17, 2019
This past week, Valentine’s week, I traveled with three other coworkers on the Darlington annual middle school trip with the seventh grade.

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Future of Education Technology Conference
PK-8 | Beth Wardlaw, February 13, 2019
I recently had the opportunity to go to the Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC) in Orlando, Florida, thanks to the Thatcher Faculty Development Grant.

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Leadership Ventures Program: Fostering Leadership, Innovation & Community Engagement
Upper School | Owen Kinney, February 5, 2019
Darlington School is delighted to announce an exciting program for our rising seniors. Leadership Ventures is a bold plan, built on the belief that our senior class has the vision and the determination to accomplish great things. Our development committee of faculty and staff is seeking an inaugural cohort of 5-10 seniors to lead our student body with their commitment to community leadership.  

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My Reflections on the NCTE Conference
Upper School | Melissa Smyly, February 4, 2019
I attended the NCTE conference in November, and it was amazing! I'm grateful for the Thatcher Professional Development Grant which made it possible!

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Remembering Life Trustee Al Briley Jr.
Upper School | Brent Bell, February 4, 2019
It is with sadness that I share news of the passing of Life Trustee Albert C. “Al” Briley Jr. Mr. Briley’s service to and impact on Darlington is immeasurable.  

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Remembering Life Trustee Gardner Wright (’47)
Upper School | Brent Bell, January 28, 2019
It is with sadness that we share with you news of the passing of Gardner Wright, Class of 1947, 2013 Distinguished Alumnus and Life Trustee. Gardner was the Darlington Tiger we all strive to be.

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RUMPUS is Coming!
Upper School | Jennifer Collins, January 11, 2019
RUMPUS is upon us and our Upper School students are crazed with amazing house themes, long rehearsals, elaborate costumes and all of the excitement that comes with this annual tradition.   

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5 Reasons Why I Give
Alumni | Marie Gordon, December 6, 2018
Part of the commitment my husband and I have made to Darlington, the place where we met and married, is support of The Darlington Fund, and I'd like to share five reasons #WhyIGive.

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Making an Impact with the Georgia GOAL Scholarship
Advancement | Carolyn Brearley, December 6, 2018
Since starting as the new director of GOAL in July, I have seen the amazing impact the Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program has on students at Darlington School. Thanks to the support of our contributors, Darlington was able to provide 67 students with GOAL Scholarship funds this school year!  

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Volunteer Spotlight: Danielle Stitt
Advancement | Julia Douglas, December 4, 2018
Volunteer Spotlight is an ongoing blog series that features interviews with a variety of Darlington alumni, parents, and friends about their careers, the impact their Darlington experience had on their lives, and how and why they serve the school as a volunteer. I am excited to share this Q&A with current parent Danielle Stitt.

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Unexpected Inspiration from a College Student and a Priest
Upper School | John Zazzaro, November 27, 2018
Recently with the Boys Life program, I had the opportunity to listen to Kwame Wireko ('15) share a very important message about giving. Coincidentally, I received the same message the following week from my own parish pastor.

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What Do Teachers Do on the Last Day of Break?
Upper School | Matt Peer, November 26, 2018
The last day of school vacations are times for students to physically and mentally prepare for the return to classes. For the employees of Darlington, these Mondays after breaks are filled with opportunities for us to continue to grow as lifelong learners.  

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Dominican Republic Final Update: Colonial Tour and Island Hopping
Upper School | Jennifer Rundles, November 25, 2018
The group spent the last two full days in the Dominican Republic exploring the capital city of Santo Domingo and having fun on the beaches of Saona Island.

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Dominican Republic Trip Update Day 5: The Spirit of Thanksgiving
Upper School | Jennifer Rundles, November 23, 2018
Happy Thanksgiving!! The students and faculty spent the morning completing the aqueduct service project. Following the hard work of the morning everyone had an afternoon/evening of fun and relaxation filled with waterfalls, turkey, and s’mores.

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Dominican Republic Trip Update Day 4: Trenches, Shovels, and Pick Axes
Upper School | Jennifer Rundles, November 21, 2018
The day was full of service. The group tirelessly dug trenches for an aqueduct system in a community near Jarabacoa. Everyone in the group would like to wish all a Happy Thanksgiving and say thank you for following along with us on our adventure.

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