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Alumni Spotlight: Tripp Alexander (’02, LD ’14)
Curriculum Connections | Vicki Vincent, November 18, 2019
Our Meet the Alumni Council series allows the personalities of our alumni volunteers shine through. Let's get to know Tripp Alexander ('02, LD '14)!

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Senior Ventures Spotlight: Neal Yin
Upper School | Neal Yin, November 18, 2019
Neal Yin ('20) is composing a major orchestral composition in the form of a single-movement rhapsody or a multi-movement symphony for his Senior Ventures project.

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Senior Ventures Spotlight: Carlie Chisolm
Upper School | Carlie Chisolm, November 13, 2019
For her Senior Ventures project, Carlie Chisolm ('20) is exploring the bounds of profiling, either used for investigative purposes or used as a mechanism to stereotype, through social psychology.

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Media Balance and Digital Well-being
PK-8 | Beth Wardlaw, November 1, 2019
How easy is it to get wrapped up in media? It is common for both adults and students to be overwhelmed with the pressure to stay connected and keep up appearances. Opening up a dialogue about these struggles with each other can help create a healthier media balance and well-being. 

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Inkslinger Literary Magazine Honored as CSPA Crown Finalist
Upper School | Katie Merritt, October 31, 2019
The Columbia Scholastic Press Association has awarded the Darlington Inkslinger literary magazine as a Crown Finalist.

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A Closer Look at Time Management
Upper School | Justin Bruce, October 29, 2019
Time management, organization, planning ahead, self-advocating, effective communication…..these are the things that I get to help with in my role as a Learning Specialist in the Upper School Teaching and Learning Center (TLC). 

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First Season of Esports has Started!
Upper School | Beth Wardlaw, October 21, 2019
Students at Darlington now have the opportunity to participate in Esports as a part of the GHSA Esports League.

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Alumni Spotlight: Jennie Wright (’99, LD ’16)
Alumni | Vicki Vincent, October 21, 2019
Our Meet the Alumni Council series allows the personalities of our alumni volunteers shine through. Let's get to know Jennie Wright ('99, LD'16)!

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Thank You, Purple Tie!
CURRENT PARENT | Julie Lucas, October 18, 2019
We kicked the 2019-20 school year off showing the most school pride ever at our annual Purple Tie Affair, raising over $187,000 for our students and teachers!

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Remembering Life Trustee John Thatcher (’44)
Upper School | Brent Bell, October 18, 2019
It is with sadness that we share with you news of the passing of John Thatcher, Class of 1944, Life Trustee, and 1990 Distinguished Alumnus. 

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Senior Ventures Spotlight: Lucy Bearden
Upper School | Lucy Bearden, October 10, 2019
Lucy Bearden ('20) is already hard at work on her Senior Ventures project of encouraging and promoting sustainable farming at Darlington through the DarFarm and other initiatives.

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Professional Development Spotlight: GISA Presentations
Upper School | Rebekah Kinney, October 10, 2019
The Georgia Independent School Association annual conference will take place on Monday, Nov. 4 at the Tallulah Falls school in Tallulah Falls, Ga. and five members of the Darlington faculty will be presenting at the conference.

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Lessons Learned at SAIS Leadership Institute
Upper School | Chad Woods, October 9, 2019
I was fortunate to receive a professional development grant from Darlington to attend the Southern Association of Independent School's Leadership Institute.

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Senior Ventures Spotlight: Veeka Malanchuk
Upper School | Veeka Malanchuk, October 7, 2019
Veeka Malanchuk ('20) is enthusiastic about completing her Senior Ventures project of helping area businesses, events, and organizations better accommodate Spanish speakers.

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Student Wellness: A Focus on Mental Health First Aid
Upper School | Bebe Zazzaro, October 4, 2019
Here at Darlington, we are committed to staying attuned to issues that impact student wellness. The Student Safety Committee, which is comprised of a group of teachers, administrators, school counselors, board members, and community members, has been working hard over the course of several years to evaluate our policies, programs, culture, and physical space to ensure that students are safe and supported. 

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A Month-Long Look at How #DarArtsServe
Fine Arts | Kim Tunnell, October 1, 2019
2019 brings an opportunity for us to look at another way to celebrate and focus on the how and why behind celebrating the arts that we create, share, and enjoy at Darlington, in Rome and beyond. For the month of October, we will ask the question “how do the arts serve?” How do the arts serve us, each other and the world around us? 

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A Closer Look at the Orton-Gillingham Method
PK-8 | Tonya Greene, September 27, 2019
Beginning in the fall of the 2018-2019 school year, Darlington adopted a new method for teaching reading, the Orton Gillingham method of literacy instruction. This is an evidence-based method which is differentiated by its explicit instruction in all areas of reading.

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Meet the Alumni Council: Neal Brown (’04, LD ’18)
Curriculum Connections | Vicki Vincent, September 27, 2019
Our Meet the Alumni Council series allows the personalities of our alumni volunteers shine through. Let's get to know Neal Brown ('04, LD '18)!

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The Map
Upper School | Brent Bell, September 25, 2019
The start of school this year marked year two of the “map project” where each boarding student at Darlington places their “pin” on the map to signify where they are from.

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The Essay Tower
Upper School | Brian Inman, September 24, 2019
In a rigorous class like AP World history, writing is the key to success. The Essay Tower project is a great way to teach students how to formulate arguments from the inside out.

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