All Tigers that wish to order a Darlington Letter Jacket this year will need to order with the NEFF company directly. They have sent us the steps necessary to make this possible. To ensure a pre Christmas delivery they are asking for your order by October 20th.
Uniform Source is having a "Zipper Sale" now through Saturday, Oct. 19. Save 20% on all items with a zipper (bags, jackets, etc.). This discount is available in store and online. Uniform Source is located at 2141 Cobb Pkwy. NW in Kennesaw and their telephone number is 770-919-9967.
We are in week 2 of Parents for Purple! Please consider making a gift to The Darlington Fund today! Go to www.darlingtonschool.org/give to give online!
Pre-K (2033) – Robert Hortman –
K (2032) – Kimberly Moseley –
1st (2031) – Julie Lucas –
2nd (2030) – Danielle Stitt –
3rd (2029) – Margaret Montague –
4th (2028) – Julie Lucas –
5th (2027) – Becca Wood –
6th (2026) – Brooke Brinson –
7th (2025) – Becca Wood –
8th (2024) – Wendy Lignell –
9th (2023) – Lou Dempsey –
10th (2022) – Jennifer and Tripp Bagby –
11th (2021) – Michelle and Steve Brewster and Shannon Francklin –
12th (2020) – Gretchen Corbin and Charlie Williams –
Head Football Coach Tommy Atha is hosting a Football Clinic for 3rd - 8th grade students and YOU are invited! Join us on Sunday, November 3, from 1:30-3:00 p.m. at Chris Hunter Stadium. There's only one catch -- we ask that you bring a friend who wants to learn more about Darlington School. The event is free of charge.
Parents are encouraged to stay for light refreshments. Admissions representative Jennifer Bagby will be available for tours of Thatcher Hall.
Help us spread the word about all the wonderful things happening at Darlington School! Space is limited so reserve your child's spot early by emailing Jennifer Bagby.
Please join us for the musical stylings of Jack Cowan during office hours on Thursday, October 17.
Parents and students, please remember that all medication that students (both day and dorm) take must be given to the Health Center to be administered. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Student Life Office.
Community Service opportunities for this week are as follows:
Please sign up for a spot on the bus using this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1bXhMnkY4m--vdKmq-LpbRMAYPoZkfKneCAGU_cptsSw/edit
Boarding students MUST check out in the library before loading the bus.
Prospective families of students in Pre-K to 12 are invited to be a Tiger for a Day at the Tiger Tailgate and football game on Friday, October 25! Families that register for the event will be given $5 in Tiger Bucks for each family member to use at the food vendors along with free parking, free admission to the football game, fun Darlington giveaways, and an invitation to Halftime at the Huff! Encourage families to register here: https://www.darlingtonschool.org/Admission/ScheduleVisitRequest
The PSAT exam for students in grades 9, 10 & 11 will take place on Wednesday, October 16, at 8:30 a.m. in the Huffman Athletic Center. In preparation for the test make sure to do the following:
Below are the linked resources:
Paper-and-Pencil Practice-Taking an official practice test is a great way to simulate test day. There is also one included the student guide. Plus, you can score your own practice test and learn from your mistakes.
Sample Questions-Get to know the PSAT/NMSQT with these sample questions.
Personalized Study with Khan Academy- The College Board and Khan Academy® have partnered to make practicing easy and personal. At Khan Academy, you can access thousands of questions approved by the College Board, take official SAT practice tests, and create personalized study plans based on your results. Taking an SAT practice test is good practice for the PSAT/NMSQT because the assessments measure the same skills and knowledge in ways that make sense for different grade levels.
The School Day SAT will take place Wednesday, October 16, in the Yankee Wrestling Room at the Huffman Athletic Center, for those seniors that registered during College Boot Camp. Plan to arrive no later than 8:30 a.m. Testing will begin promptly at 8:45 a.m. Bring the following items with you:
Email Wendy Payne with questions
Flu shots will be offered by Floyd County Health Department on Thursday, October 17th, 3:30 - 5:30p.m. in Dodd Banquet Room for faculty and students. Cost is $20 for 18 and under and $35 for 18 and over. Boarding students can white slip. Insurance companies accepted are Aetna, BCBS, Cigna and United Health and you must bring a copy of insurance card at time of service. No appointments needed - just walk in. (Parents of Boarding students must email the health center if they wish for their child to have the shot)
Day students, faculty and staff will need to complete the attached form (below) before getting your flu shot.
There will be no classes for Pre-K to 8 on Monday, October 14 in observance of Columbus Day. In addition, there will be no classes on Wednesday, October 16, for conference day.
We are in need of certified student lifeguards. If you are already certified, please let Mr. Eberhart know ASAP. We will have numerous opportunities for service hours and for making money. Thank you!
Know someone interested in Darlington for high school? Invite them to attend our October 25th Discover Darlington! Families that attend our open houses will experience campus life, including an interactive campus tour, a panel discussion with current students and faculty, a get together with college guidance, and time with the admission staff.
On Wednesday, October 16th at 7:30PM, Mr Shorey will offer the Math League Competition test in his classroom. This is the first installment of a monthly competition that will be held over the next 6 months. You will be able to see how you stand versus students from all over Georgia. The competition takes only 30 minutes and you are allowed to bring your calculator. The link has sample tests from previous years. Additionally, we will offer Round 1 of the KSU Competition on October 30th (details to be published closer to that date).
This year, the library is getting into the fall spirit by having a pumpkin decorating contest. Darlington students and staff are invited to decorate a pumpkin like their favorite book character. It’s easy and fun for the whole family! Students and staff may bring in a decorated pumpkin to the school library and enter it into our contest starting October 15th. All entries must be received by 3:30 PM the Afternoon of October 28th.
PUMPKINS Will be painted, Hot Glued, colored, Etc. Please use CRAFT PUMPKINS this year as real ones will rot, attract bugs, and smell. Pumpkins can be purchased at Michaels, Hobby Lobby, Walmart, etc.
2. Pumpkins should represent a favorite book character. On the entry form, Please write the title and author of the book. **I would recommend getting the book information first before even starting to decorate the pumpkin. **
3. This will be a home project and pumpkins should be done mostly by students. Pre-K thru 2nd-grade students may work with parents to complete a pumpkin as a “family.” 3rd-8th-grade students should do most of the work themselves, with only some assistance from parents.
4. Pumpkins will be judged according to the following categories:
Pre-K thru 2nd Grade “Family” Pumpkins
3rd Grade thru 5th Grade Student Pumpkins
6th Grade thru 8th Grade Student Pumpkins
Faculty & Staff Pumpkins
5. Judging will be conducted by a panel of judges.
6. Prizes: One winner in each category will be chosen. Each winner will receive a $20 Gift Card to Barnes and Noble.
7. Pumpkins will be sent home by Friday, November 1st.
Teach Me Tennis - This after-school offering has been made possible thanks to the Rome community’s “Teach Me Tennis” program. Darlington’s Coach Eberhart will be leading our Kindergarteners through 5th grade on select days in October and November. The goal of the program is to introduce the game of tennis in a fun, low-stress environment from 3:15 to 4:15 on each one of these days. The participation fee is $55, which includes 6 practice sessions and a tennis racquet as part of the program. Teach Me Tennis participants from participating area schools will have the opportunity to compete in the area championship tournament on Sunday, Nov. 17 at 2:00 p.m. If you are interested in this after-school opportunity, please sign your child up by clicking here.
**Please note that parent pickup for “Teach Me Tennis” will be at the Darlington tennis courts this year. If your child is not picked up by 4:15 p.m. for this program, he or she will be escorted to Extended Day, which does have a cost associated with it.
Darlington School will be offering the Running Club (grades 1-5) for the month of September and October. Please see below for more information.
Running Club - Coach Brian Cross will begin working with students in grades 1-5 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:15 to 4 p.m starting September 9th and ending on October 23rd.
The goals of the running club this year are:
Make running fun!!
We will emphasize good technique and learn proper training methods
Learn pacing and basic race strategy
Improve individual performances and participation
The Running Club participation fee is $45, which includes 14 days of running club, a running club t-shirt, and entry into 2 races- Darlington Cross Country Festival (9/28) and Great Berry Pumpkin Race (10/25). Fees and t-shirt sizes can be turned into Mrs. Payne or Mr. Eberhart.
Please note that parent pickup for ALL of the after school programs listed above will be at the side door of Thatcher Hall at 4 p.m. unless otherwise noted. If your child is not picked up by 4:15 p.m. for these programs, he or she will be escorted to Extended Day, which does have a cost associated with it.