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AP Exam Information

Grades > 9-12

The AP Exams will take place Monday, May 6-Friday, May 17 at the Huffman Athletic Center. The detailed schedule is attached. The following is pertinent information for you to keep in mind:

  • Bring two # 2 pencils
  • Bring an approved calculator, if your exam permits one
  • No cell phones or smart watches are allowed. Please, leave them in your car or backpack
  • You may bring a snack. Leave it in your backpack in the hall. You will be permitted to eat it during the break only 
  • A water bottle will be the only food or drink allowed in the exam room
  • If you have two exams in one day bring something to eat in between the exams. You will not have time to go anywhere to eat 
  • Plan to arrive 15-20 minutes before your exam. We will start promptly at the posted time. No late admittances 

Email Wendy Payne with questions. 

Submitted by:Wendy Payne - Faculty
Display 4/26/2019-5/17/2019

3rd -8th grade Service Committee Operations Christmas Project

Grades > Pre-K to 8

The Service Committee is excited to announce that our last service project for the year will be to collect shoeboxes for Operation Christmas. Operations Christmas is a project through Samaritan’s Purse. It is an organization that helps people out during times of crisis like when a tornado, flood, hunger, or hurricane in the U.S. and around the world. They also help countries build schools, provide medical needs, and obtain clean drinking water. The boxes also spread the word of God, love, and support for all those in need.

Operation Christmas shoeboxes can be filled anytime of the year, but boxes are sent out in late November. Our school does a great deal to help those in Rome and surrounding area at that time. We want to pack boxes now and send them to the storage area until November when they will be delivered to children who may have never received a toy, school supplies, and basic hygiene needs.

If your family decides to support the project, you can print off the packing list below. We are going to pack boxes for kids ages 5-9. Your family can decide if they want to pack a box for a boy or a girl. Then your family will go to the store and buy the supplies for your box. You can also include pictures, drawings and a note of love and support for the child. We have boxes here at school that you can fill or you can use a shoebox from home. If you are interested in paying for shipping or want follow where your box goes, you can go to the link below and pay $9 dollars and print off a packing label. Put the label on your box, when it is delivered it will let you know where your box went. Fill the shoebox with the items you brought and bring the box into you homeroom teacher.

We will collect boxes from April 29th through May 8th. On May 8th, the Service Committee will go through the boxes and make sure they are packed correctly. The students that bring in a box will get a dress down day on May 9th. Thank you for supporting this project and helping kids out around the world.

Packing Label


Submitted by:Bebe Zazzaro - Faculty
Display 4/26/2019-5/8/2019

Final Prom Decorating and Clean Up

Grades > 9-12

Juniors and junior parents - If you have not had the chance to contribute to prom preparation, you still have a chance!  We will need help Friday, April 26th in the Huffman and especially on Sunday, April 28th at 4:00PM in the Huffman for clean up. Many hands make light work so we look forward to seeing you there!

Submitted by:Denise Evans - Faculty
Display 4/25/2019-4/28/2019

Pre-K to 8 Tiger Pride Meeting

Grades > Pre-K to 8

Join us Monday, April 29 @ 8:15 a.m. at Thatcher Hall's Yancey Library for the last Tiger Pride meeting of the school year. The slate for next year's board will be approved and we will provide details about upcoming events. There will also be a time for feedback and discussion. All are invited and encouraged to attend. Coffee will be provided.  

Submitted by:Wendy Payne - Faculty
Display 4/25/2019-4/29/2019

2019-2020 Student Leadership Applications - Y Cabinet and Student Council

Grades > 9-12

Applications for Y Cabinet and Student Council are available to pick up in the Student Life Office.  These applications will be due back to Student Life on Monday, April 29!

Submitted by:Denise Evans - Faculty
Display 4/24/2019-4/26/2019

Invite a Prospective Family to Our Food for Thought Admission Lunches

Grades > Pre-K to 8

Our admission team is looking for great students and we need your help! Won't you invite a prospective Darlington family to be our guest at an upcoming Food for Thought lunch near you? 

We know people are busy, so we've decided to make it as easy as possible for families to learn more about Darlington School. Attendees will enjoy a casual visit with current parents, administrators and admission; learn about options for tuition affordability; and discover why Darlington students graduate with the confidence, connections, and compassion they need to succeed in college and their career, and be meaningful contributors to the greater good.

Food for Thought dates and locations are as follows:
Monday, April 29: Thurston's Cafe, Calhoun, Ga.
Tuesday, April 30: Taverna Grill, Cartersville, Ga.

To sign up, guests should simply click here to choose the event they plan to attend and fill out a brief registration form. Please help us spread the word! 

Submitted by:Tannika King - Faculty
Display 4/23/2019-4/30/2019

Final Prom Information - Decorating, Ticket Sales, T-shirts!

Grades > 9-12

Juniors and junior parents your help is needed to finish decorating for prom. Someone will be in the Van Es each day this week 8:30am-7:00pm.  Students are encouraged to buy their prom tickets this week to Greek Gala.  Tickets will be sold during lunch periods or through Ms. Rundles. Individual tickets $25, couple $50.  Students may wear their Greek Gala T-shirts to school with uniform bottoms Wednesday and Friday.   Questions about prom can be directed to Amy Monroe robamym@att.net or Cammie Temple cammie_temple@hotmail.com

Submitted by:Denise Evans - Faculty
Display 4/23/2019-4/26/2019


Purple Tie Planning Meeting-Join us!

Grades > Pre-K to 12

Tuesday, April 30th-8:00 a.m. in the dining hall at Thatcher

 We still need great members in the Darlington community to join our wonderful Purple Tie volunteer team!  Would you like to help procure items for the auction, sell raffle tickets or assist with event details?  Join us at our next meeting to see how you can help.  
Email purpletie@darlingtonschool if you can't attend, but would still like to help. 

MS Cheerleading Tryouts

Grades > Pre-K to 8

Attention rising 6th, 7th, and 8th graders interested in cheerleading for the 2019-2020 school year. Please note the information below and see Ms. Exford or Mrs. Rogers with any questions.

Tryout Clinic will be on Monday, May 6 and Tuesday May 7  from 2:45 - 4:00 pm.  Girls can choose to attend one or both days of clinic. Tryouts will be held Wednesday, May 8 at 2:45. All clinic days and tryouts will take place in Thatcher Hall commons. 

This will be the only tryouts for middle school cheerleading for the 2019-2020 school year. Please make sure if you are interested in cheering for football, basketball or both that you are in attendance at tryouts as there will not be another one this year.


comfortable t-shirt/shorts

tennis shoes

hair should be up and out of the face 

MS Volleyball Tryouts- 5/6 thru 5/8

Grades > Pre-K to 8

Attention Rising 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade girls,

We will be hosting tryouts for the fall girls MS volleyball team starting May 6th thru May 8th from 2:35 to 4 pm in the Morgan Pavilion next to Thatcher Hall. If you are a current student and have any interest, you need to be in attendance for tryouts. Current 5th graders interested will report to practice immediately following dismissal from their class at 3:15. Girls will be expected to be in athletic clothing and volleyball shoes or sneakers. Please communicate with Mr. Eberhart with questions. I look forward to seeing a large group out there and ready to defend our back to back FCAA Championships. Practices will start in early August before school starts.

High School Leadership Rome Applications

Grades > 9-12

For Rising 10th and 11th graders:

HIGH SCHOOL LEADERSHIP ROME is a year long leadership training program offered by the Rome/Floyd Chamber and an excellent opportunity for interested students to learn and interact with many fields of business and business leaders in the Rome area.  The time commitment for all eleven sessions is substantial so please make sure you are flexible enough in your schedule to accommodate these meetings before you apply.  The actual schedule of meetings is available in the application literature.  The fillable application is attached below in either a pdf. or a word document.  

All applications must be submitted by email to Mrs. Evans devans@darlingtonschool.org no later than Thursday, May 2nd, so time is of the essence.

Please see Mrs. Evans in the Student Life Office if you have any questions.

Service Hours Opportunity this Summer

Grades > 9-12

Ryan Matherly, the Youth and College Pastor at Pleasant Valley North Baptist Church, has a service opportunity for any Darlington Students who would be interested in gaining service hours.

This summer PVN is again hosting a one-week WinShape Camp for students grades 1- 8 sponsored by Chick Fil-a and are expecting over 500 kids participating.  They need roughly 30-40 High School volunteers. 

Insterested students simply need to text or email Ryan saying that they are interested in volunteering this summer and he will send the correct paperwork: 
Ryan Matherly
Pastor of Youth & College
Pleasant Valley North Baptist Church
Cell: 404.317.5051

Physicals on Campus April 29th and 30th

Grades > 9-12


Floyd Wellness and Sports Medicine will offer the required Darlington Annual Physical Exam to rising 9th through 12th grade students at the A.J. Huffman Athletic Center:

April 29 (Last Name A-L) Day students beginning at 5:45 and residential students at  6:15

April 30 (Last Name M-Z) Day students beginning at 5:45 and residential students at  6:15

Doctors will sign the physical form once the student has completed all stations and upload it onto the student’s enrollment site.

The cost of the physical is free for students who participate in a Darlington athletic program. Students who are not involved in an athletic program should plan to pay a $25 fee (resident student fees will be billed to the Parent Account). Day students should bring a check made payable to Darlington School.


In addition to physicals, we are offering EKG Screenings for a separate charge of $40. All EKGs must be paid by students at the time of service with cash or check made payable to Floyd Medical Center (residential students may white slip).

If you would like for your student to receive an EKG, please:

1. Fill out the attached EKG form and

2. Call Darlington’s Health Center at 706-236-0428 to make an appointment for the EKG. The screening will be scheduled on the same night as the physicals, so please be sure to specify which night your student will attend.

Please continue to check the parent section of the website for further information regarding the next steps for your student's online registration.

Cheer Camp Information

Grades > Pre-K to 12

Girls ages 4-12 are invited to jump into the fun of cheerleading this summer! Campers will learn lots of new cheers, perform age-appropriate stunts, improve technique, and build your repertoire of moves and formations. Camp is June 3-7 from 9:00-12:00 at Huffman Athletic Center.

Click here to register and for more information. Email  Wendy Payne or Bebe Cline with questions. 

Middle School Spring Football

Grades > Pre-K to 8

If your student is interested in playing middle school football please make plans to attend a brief parent meeting on Tuesday, April 30 in the Joanne G Yancey Library at Thatcher Hall.

Spring football practice is May 6-May 16, Monday thru Thursday from 4:00-5:30 pm in shorts and t-shirts.

Go Tigers!

7th & 8th Grade Dance

Grades > Pre-K to 8

The student council is sponsoring a dance for 7th and 8th grade students. Please save the date for Friday, April 26 from 8:00-9:30 pm. The dance will be held at Thatcher Hall with lots of music, food and fun. Come and join us!

Register for STEAM Summer Camps

Grades > Pre-K to 12

Register online for the MAKER CHALLENGE Camp and our All-New NATURE NUTS Camp. Enrollment is limited, so please act now!

Leadership Applications

Grades > 9-12

The attached table has information and dates for application deadlines for Discipline Committee, Honor Council, Student Council, Head Prefects, and Y-Cabinet.

11th Annual Tri for the Kids Youth Tri is COMING SOON!

Grades > Pre-K to 12

Come join the fun for the 11th annual TFTK race held on our campus and benefitting The Boys and Girls Clubs of NW GA.

SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2019



AGES 6-15


                               -10-15 YEAR OLDS- SWIM 100 YDS, BIKE 4.6 MILES, RUN 1 MILE





Senior Events for the Class of 2019

Grades > 9-12


SATURDAY, APRIL 27, Jr/Sr Prom  - Van Es Arena, Huffman Center

Senior Lead Out - 7:30 p.m. (Seniors line up at 7:00 p.m. on Huffman Patio)

Parent Reception immediately following the Lead-Out at The French House, home of Mr. Sam Moss ‘63


E.L. Wright Academic Awards Assembly – Morris Chapel 9:15 a.m.

MONDAY-FRIDAY – MAY 6  - 17 (weekdays only), AP Exams

AP Exams (see online calendar for specific exam dates and times)

FRIDAY – MAY 10,  Mandatory Graduation Rehearsals  

Graduation Rehearsal, Darlington Campus – chapel lawn and Huffman Center, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Exemptions announced and college information wrap-up.  Attendance for all seniors at rehearsals is required.

MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY – MAY 13, 14, 15  in the Dodd Banquet Room, Senior Exams

Morning Exams - 8:15 a.m.; Afternoon Exams - 1:00 p.m.

May 14 (8:15-History, 1:00-English)

May 15   (8:15-Science, 1:00-World Languages)

May 16   (8:15-Math/Technology, 1:00-Fine Arts)

TUESDAY, MAY 14 - Senior Picnic

5:30 p.m. at the home of Bob (‘84) and Patti Ledbetter (rain location: Huffman pool)

101 Fieldwood Road NE, Rome, GA  30161

Casual Dress, those who wish to swim in the pool, bring a suit and towel. Transportation provided for boarding students details to follow.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15 – Senior Show

Zelle Blackbox Theater, 7:00 p.m.

FRIDAY - MAY 17 – Honors Day Program

Honors Day, Morris Chapel, 1:30 p.m.

FRIDAY, MAY 17 - Baccalaureate Service - Reception

Baccalaureate Service, Morris Chapel, 7:00 p.m.

Baccalaureate speaker is TBD

Seniors arrive at 6:40 p.m. - line up on Zelle Patio (rain location: Chapel vestibule)

Baccalaureate Reception hosted by US Tiger PRIDE, 8:00 p.m., Zelle Patio (rain or shine)

SATURDAY - MAY 18 - Commencement

Commencement, Darlington Campus, Chapel Lawn, 9:30 a.m. (rain location: AJ Huffman Athletic Center)

Commencement speaker is TBD

Photographer RuthAnne Anderson will take group photos on the library steps beginning at 8:00 a.m.  Groups will include: entire class photo, international students, 4-year boarding, PK-12 Students, etc.

Seniors line up at 9:00 a.m. on the pathway to Home on the Hill.



Blue Blazer w/Darlington Crest/Khaki Slacks; White Shirt/Tie/Bowtie


Blue Blazer w/Darlington Crest/Gray Slacks; White Shirt/Darlington new Purple Senior Tie or Bowtie; Socks/Dark Shoes Socks/Dark Shoes


Church Dress


White Dress, white shoes;  (off-white dresses strongly discouraged)   

SATURDAY – MAY 18 – International Student Luncheon   

Luncheon for International students, their families, and their guests, Dodd Banquet Room, immediately following Commencement.

More information will be sent via email to International families in April.

Floyd County Schools Summer Drivers Education Program

Grades > 9-12

The Floyd County Board of Education will offer Drivers Education this summer for the first two weeks in June. Students may choose week 1 or week 2.  Attached is the information letter and registration form. Please read the information letter carefully. If you are interested in taking the class, please bring your completed registration form and check (or cash) made out to FCBOE to the Student Life Office. Please contact Denise Evans in the Student Life Office if you have any questions.

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Thornwood:  M. Jacobs
Cooper:  C. Allen
Summerbell:  R. Smith
Moser:  J. Mercer
Neville:  J. Zazzaro
AOD:  J. Rundles