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Dominican Republic Update: Day Two at the Bateyes
PK-8 | Jennifer Rundles, November 20, 2018
The group returned to the Bateyes to complete some projects and start new ones. The evening was full of history and culture as well as good times shared by all.

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Dominican Republic Service Trip Update: A Day at the Bateyes
Upper School | Jennifer Rundles, November 18, 2018
During the second day of our trip, students and chaperones spent the day at the Bateyes starting and finishing some service projects as well as getting to know more people in the local community. The Bateyes are communities of migrant workers, mostly Haitian workers, in the Dominican Republic.

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Dominican Republic Service Trip Update: Welcome to Ascala!!
Upper School | Jennifer Rundles, November 17, 2018
24 students and four chaperones headed to the Dominican Republic during Thanksgiving Break to learn about the culture of the different communities in the country and to work on service projects in some of the communities as well.

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Technology Competition Results
PK-8 | Beth Wardlaw, November 15, 2018
Around 118 students in grades 3-12 participated in Darlington's Technology Competition on Nov. 13, 2018. The competition featured a wide variety of student projects that showcased skills in animation, 3D design, video production, digital photography and everything in between.  

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Alumni Spotlight: Michael McAlpin (’94)
Alumni | Vicki Vincent, November 9, 2018
Alumni Spotlight is an ongoing blog series that features interviews with a variety of Darlington alumni about their careers and the impact their Darlington experience had on their lives. This week, I am excited to share a Q&A with Michael McAlpin ('94).

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Alumni Weekend: Reflections from a Class Agent’s 50th Reunion
Alumni | Becca Wood, November 8, 2018
The Darlington & Thornwood Class of ‘68 celebrated their 50th reunion during Alumni Weekend this year. David Muschamp ('68) shares his thoughts on Alumni Weekend and the Class of ‘68 50th reunion.

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Senior Night: Join us tonight in thanking our seniors!
Upper School | Eddie Guth, November 2, 2018
Tonight is a special night at Chris Hunter Stadium as we take time to honor our seniors, and I hope you can attend. We will recognize seniors participating in all of our fall sports as our varsity football team faces Whitefield Academy with kickoff at 7:30 p.m.

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Senior Retreat Means Reality Beyond the Screens
Upper School | Alicia Raymond, October 26, 2018
Here are my reflections from the Senior Retreat, which was amazing. No, seniors who weren’t best of friends before the retreat became automatic besties and no, the Senior Retreat didn’t reveal the answers to a complicated 18-year-old life’s problems. But for 24 hours, I saw students interact with each other.  I saw students with smiles that I don’t normally see during dorm duty. The Senior Retreat allowed the seniors to come together as a grade away from tests, away from scores, away from demerits, to just be.

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Darlington Magazine Coming Soon
Curriculum Connections | Tannika King, October 25, 2018
Keep an eye out for the fall 2018 edition of Darlington Magazine, which will arrive in mailboxes soon.

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The 12 Days of Arts
Fine Arts | Kim Tunnell, September 27, 2018
Darlington’s annual Fall for the Arts is just around the corner and this year we will celebrate the arts during the first 12 days of October. The festivities will culminate with a celebration at our annual festival on Friday, Oct. 12.

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Celebrating Banned Books Week
Library Services | Michael Jacobs, September 24, 2018
Celebrating Banned Books Week with words and art from author Neil Gaiman and illustrator Chris Riddell.

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It’s Time to Kick off the Darlington Fund!
Advancement | Julia Douglas, September 18, 2018
The swans had so much fun that they’re back again! That means it’s time for The Darlington Fund to kick off for the 2018-2019 school year!

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“I go where the brush takes me.”
Fine Arts | Jenna Black, August 30, 2018
It's always inspiring to hear words of wisdom from an art class full of 21 eighth-graders.

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Let’s Meet: Karen Calvert
Communications | Jennifer Collins, August 22, 2018
Each fall we welcome a few new faces to the Darlington Community and we're thrilled to introduce you to Karen Calvert, head of Thornwood House.

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Primary Grades Art: More Than a Dot
Fine Arts | Susan Mann, August 22, 2018
My pre-K through first-grade art students learned an important lesson in art class on the first day of school.

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Let’s Meet: Jennifer Rundles
Communications | Jennifer Collins, August 16, 2018
Each fall we welcome a few new faces to the Darlington Community and we’re thrilled to introduce you to Jennifer Rundles, associate dean of student life and Upper School science teacher.

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Let’s Meet: Matt Enderle
Communications | Jennifer Collins, August 7, 2018
Each fall we welcome a few new faces to the Darlington Community and we’re thrilled to introduce you to Matt Enderle, Upper School math teacher.

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Alumni Spotlight: Jonathan Gilreath-Harvey (’07)
Alumni | Vicki Vincent, August 3, 2018
Alumni Spotlight is an ongoing blog series that features interviews with a variety of Darlington alumni about their careers and the impact their Darlington experience had on their lives. This week, I am excited to share a Q&A with Jonathan Gilreath-Harvey ('07).

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Thank You, Purple Tie!
Fine Arts | Kim Tunnell, August 2, 2018
Fine Arts says thank you to Purple Tie for all of the many ways that it supports our students and programs each year!

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Professional Development Spotlight: The “Not to Do List”
Academic Administration | Rebekah Kinney, August 2, 2018
Personally, I thrive with a “To Do” list. Daily, I create a new list and strive to complete a task so I can make a check mark. This summer, I learned about the importance of also making a "Not to Do List."

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