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Bookstore Hours
Grades > PK-12
The Bookstore will be Open Monday, May 21-Wednesday, May 23 9:00-4:00. 
Summer Dates for Middle School Boys Basketball
Grades > PK-8

Below you will find the list of middle school boys basketball dates for June. If you have any questions, feel free to email Coach Pierson at bpierson@darlingtonschool.org

June 4:      4:00-5:30 (after basketball camp)

June 6:      4:00-5:30 (after basketball camp)

June 11:    3:00-4:30

June 13:   11:00-12:30

June 14:    Play Day (@ Coosa)

June 18:    11:00-12:30

June 19:     Play Day (@ Model)

June 25:     11:00-12:30

June 26 or 27: Play Day (TBD)

Lost and Found
Grades > PK-8
There is a lost and found table set-up in Thatcher Hall with uniform and non-uniform pieces. Please come by and take a look to see if anything might be your students. We will keep the table up through Thursday at 11:00 a.m., after that time all items will be donated to the Tiger Pride sale.
EXAM Schedule
Grades > 9-12
Testing Schedule:
 
Monday 8 am English  
 
Monday 1 pm Math
 
Tuesday 8 am History
 
Wednesday 8 am Science  (Please note we will be starting early on Wednesday)
 
Thursday 8 am World Language
 
Review Schedule (Check with teacher for location)
 
Sunday
English Review Session 1:30 - 3:00 
Math Review Session 3:30 - 5:00 

Monday
History Review Session 4:00 - 5:30

Tuesday
Science Review Session 1:00 - 2:30

Wednesday
World Language Review Session 1:00 - 2:30

Important Information:

Exams will take place in the Johnson Field House in the Huffman Center.  

Students should wait in the hallway outside the field house until the Department Chair ask you to come in.

Please make sure you use the rest room prior to the start of the exam.  

Make sure you bring the correct materials: pens/pencils,  calculator,  laptop (if you are taking your exam on it) etc.

All study materials should remain in your backpack once you enter the field house. Please do not leave study materials lying in the hallway.  

Students serviced by the Teaching and Learning Center should speak with their learning specialist about their testing location(if you have not already done so).
Extended Upper School Library Hours During Exams
Grades > 9-12

Library Exam Week Schedule:

During exam week, May 20-24, the library will have extended hours as follows;

Sunday 2:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 7:45 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 7:45 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 7:45 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday & Friday - library closed to students

We will once again be reserving rooms for GROUP study during exam week. (No tutoring in group study rooms, please.) Please come by the library and reserve your GROUP space. 

We will reserve hourly time slots (2:30-9:30 pm) starting on Sunday for the following:

Felker College Room – 8-10 people 
McCallie Workroom – 8-10 people
Cornwell Room- 8-10 people

No loitering or socializing allowed. Students entering library to locate friends or to chat between scheduled study groups will be asked to leave.

Important Reminders for the Week
Grades > PK-8
  • Pre-K-8 students, faculty and staff will observe Tiger Day dress all week (Monday-Thursday)
  • Last Day of School - Thursday, May 24; Early Dismissal at 10:30 a.m. - Buses will run at 11:00 a.m. There will be no Extended Care
Used Uniform Collection
Grades > PK-12

Darlington Tiger Pride will be taking Used Uniform donations for Pre-K-8 and the Upper School until the end of the school year.

Due to the changes in the Chapel Day Dress we will not be accepting the Dress uniform Grey Plaid skirts and the Purple Oxford cloth shirts.

Pre-K-8 bins are located in the main foyer with tax exemption forms available through Wendy Payne.

Upper School bins are located in the School Bookstore with tax exemption forms available through Denise Evans and Lindsay Woods.

Huffman bins are located in the main foyer with tax exemption forms available through Eddie Guth

You will have an opportunity to purchase gently used uniforms on August 17h and 18th.  Please refer to the school calendar for times and location.

Please contact Christi Cates 706-252-0842 with any questions or if you would like to volunteer to help with the sale in the fall.
Clothing Donations
Grades > PK-12

If you would like to donate gray plaid skirts and/or lavender oxford shirts, there will be a container with Wendy Payne at Thatcher Hall and at the Bookstore with Lindsay Woods at the Upper School. Donations will be accepted until May 24, 2018. These items will be donated to students overseas in need of uniforms to attend school.

We ask that Darlington Uniforms and Spirit Wear NOT be sent to local Consignment Stores or Donation Bins outside of school.



Reminders
Tiger Power Hour
Grades > 9-12
Beginning June 4th the weight room will be open Monday-Thursday from 3:00-4:00PM for Tiger Power Hour. This will be an opportunity for all Darlington Upper School student-athletes to further improve strength and speed development throughout the summer. During this time everyone will be trained through an organized workout supervised by Coach Guth, Coach Pierson and Coach Toney. We'd love to see you there...Go Tigers!
Summer Reading MAGIC
Grades > PK-8

It's summer time! Time for all of your favorite activities: relaxing, playing, and ... READING! In the summer, you can read whatever you want AND be rewarded for it!

It's super fun and super easy. All you have to do is keep track of the days over the summer when you read for at least twenty minutes. It’s that simple! The library will even provide you with a calendar to keep track of your time.

You can read whatever you want to read: fiction and nonfiction books, picture books and chapter books, comic books and graphic novels, poetry books, arts & crafts books, magazines, and newspapers will all count toward your twenty minutes per day.


Here are the rewards you can earn:

  • For 30 days of reading (at least 20 minutes a day): A Tiger Day (date to be determined in the fall)

  • For 45 days of reading (at least 20 minutes a day): A mystery bag of goodies (and a Tiger Day)

  • For 60 days of reading (at least 20 minutes a day): Pizza in the Library for lunch (plus a Tiger Day and goodie bag)

And, in addition to winning a Tiger Day, a mystery bag, and a pizza party, (and not to mention becoming so much smarter from so much reading!), all those students who read at least 60 days this summer will be entered into a drawing to win a $50 gift card to Barnes and Noble!


You can keep track of your reading on the printable summer calendar that can be accessed HERE. Please bring your calendar with you when you come back to school in August. It can be turned in to the library or to your homeroom teacher. You can also e-mail a scanned copy to Ms. Kaitlin Ward at kward@darlingtonschool.org.  

If you have any questions about this program, please feel free to email Kaitlin Ward at kward@darlingtonschool.org.


Pre-K to 8 School Supply Orders
Grades > PK-8
The Write Stuff School Supplies will be providing the opportunity for our parents to purchase school supplies for the 2018-2019 school year, which not only offers affordability, but convenience as well. You will be able to place your order online using our teacher supply lists.
 
The supplies will be delivered to school free of charge and available to the students for the first day of school for those that order before June 1. For those ordering after June 1, items will ship to home or office for standard shipping rates. The last day to order before school starts is July 13.
 
Click here to order online, or phone orders are accepted too 1-800-871-8546. Families may still purchase their supplies in local stores, if they choose. Questions? Contact Angela Pieroni
Don't miss your chance to win $10,000 cash
Grades > PK-12

Mark your calendars...the Purple Tie Affair has been set for Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018 at 6:30 in the Huffman Athletic Center.

Reverse Raffle Tickets are on sale for $100. The winning ticket will win $10,000 cash or $18,000 tuition credit for your oldest child. Second prize is $2,000 cash. There are only 350 tickets available and they are selling fast.

Tickets are only available from the Athletic Booster Club delegates. To get your ticket contact Andy Anderson, Dave Corbin, Hollie Gillis, Rick Swiger, Beth Cordell, Nancy Edwards, Amy Monroe, Traci Shropshire, Beth Smith, Penny Phillips, Todd Brooks, Ken Woods, Jimmy Kelley, Jeff Woford, Liz Williams, Tami Wilcox, Patti Ledbetter, Susi Manning, Rhonda Frix or Anne Paige Wilson.

Proceeds from the Purple Tie Affair support the budgets of our parent organizations: Pk-8 Tiger PRIDE, Upper School Tiger PRIDE, Fine Arts Booster Club and the Athletic Booster Club.

Dinner tickets and reserved tables will be available online in May. For more information or to volunteer please contact Anne Paige Wilson at APWilson@darlingtonschool.org.




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