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Why I’m Excited About the Peru Sacred Valley Service Trip
Upper School | Reid Owens, May 17, 2019
Last year during Thanksgiving break I had the amazing opportunity to take our Upper School students on a service trip to the Dominican Republic. This year I'm excited to announce that we'll be going to Peru!

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“The Cup Song” by the Upper School Mixed Choir
Upper School | Jennifer Collins, May 17, 2019
The Upper School Mixed Choir performs the cup song from "Pitch Perfect" under the direction of Ben McVety, Darlington School choral director.

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Library Endowment Proceeds Support Students
Upper School | Melinda Holmes, May 16, 2019
Thanks to the proceeds generated from the David J. Brusco Endowment Fund, the McCallie-Kennedy Library was able to subscribe to two very important databases again this year; the Oxford English Dictionary and Lexis Nexis.

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Design Thinking Shark Tank: Solving Problems for Teenagers
Upper School | Ian Hankinson, May 14, 2019
Recently, my Design Thinking class completed a Shark Tank project focused on solving problems teenagers often face.

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5 (More) Reasons Why I Give
Alumni | Marie Gordon, May 1, 2019
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 (more) reasons #WhyIGive.

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The Fortitude of Boys’ Lacrosse
Upper School | John Zazzaro, April 12, 2019
The boys' lacrosse team show some real fortitude at Mt. Vernon this week.

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Poetry March Madness
Upper School | Melissa Smyly, April 5, 2019
English II uses a March Madness theme to evaluate poetry.

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Why I Give: Abby (’18) & Lauren Sklar
Upper School | Julia Douglas, April 5, 2019
Abby Sklar (‘18), a 12-year day student at Darlington, and her mother, Lauren Sklar, reflect on the Darlington experience and their support of The Darlington Fund in the Q&A below. Originally from Rome, Abby is now a freshman political science major at Boston University.

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Good Reads from Mrs. Smyly
Upper School | Melissa Smyly, March 29, 2019
Here's a look back at some great new books that I have read so far this year that I recommend to others.

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Life Lessons From Retired Colonel John Clark
Upper School | Jon Wagshul, March 28, 2019
Earlier this year I traveled with 14 students from my AP Human Geography and International Law classes to Atlanta, to attend a luncheon and lecture hosted by the Atlanta Council on International Relations where we had the chance to hear from Vietnam War veteran Colonel John Clark, USAF (Ret.), an American hero. 

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Expanded Offerings in World Languages
Upper School | Matt Peer, March 27, 2019
I am excited to announce that Darlington will be expanding its offerings in the world language department beginning with the 2019-2020 school year.

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Fine Arts Takes New York City!
Upper School | Abby Burris, March 26, 2019
Art history and journalism students recently had the opportunity to travel to New York City and learn about the arts.

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Grandparents Sylvia Lanier and Ansley Saville Share Why They Give
Upper School | 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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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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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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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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Senior 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. Senior 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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