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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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)!
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.
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.
12 Tips for Making the Most of the College Fair
Upper School | Ivy Brewer, September 17, 2019
Darlington’s College Fair will take place Monday, Sept. 23, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Johnson Field House of the Huffman Athletic Center. All students in grades 9-12 are required to attend. Here are a few tips to help you make the most of your time with the 147 colleges that will be there!
Professional Development Spotlight: Learning About the Multiple Pathways to the Student Brain
Upper School | Christie Atkins, September 16, 2019
Discover how a book and author visit inspired me, an Upper School math teacher, to improve how I instruct students.
Alumni Weekend: Reflections from a Class Agent’s 50th Reunion
Alumni | Becca Wood, September 10, 2019
The Darlington and Thornwood Classes of 1968 celebrated their 50th reunion during Alumni Weekend last year and Class Agent David Muschamp ('68) shares his thoughts on the event in this blog.
Summer Reading Raffle Winners
PK-8 | Kaitlin Ward, August 30, 2019
At Darlington, we love to reward our summer readers! Students and faculty alike were entered into a raffle if they read 60 or more days during the summer.
The Darlington Advantage
PK-8 | Cristy Baldwin, August 28, 2019
This week I saw the benefits of learning Spanish at an early age in our amazing lower grades Spanish program.
Purple Tie Auction Sneak Peek
Upper School | Becca Wood, August 13, 2019
The Purple Tie Affair is coming up this Saturday and there are some amazing packages up for grabs during both the live and silent auctions!
Alumni Spotlight: Myles Englis (’12)
Alumni | Vicki Vincent, July 24, 2019
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 Myles Englis ('12).
The Importance of Playtime in Learning
PK-8 | Rebekah Kinney, July 8, 2019
Our MakerChallenge camps provided engineering challenges and robot programming opportunities to our campers. After the camp wrapped up, I've reflected a bit on the importance of learning through play.
Teaching With Passion: Darlington Coffee EDU
Upper School | Beth Wardlaw, June 26, 2019
Each Tuesday morning, Darlington faculty have the opportunity to participate in Darlington Coffee Edu. The purpose of Coffee Edu is to foster growth, build relationships, and collaborate with peers while learning new ideas to use in the classroom.
Traveling Tiger: Virginia & Washington D.C.
Alumni | Carson Raymond, June 25, 2019
During a week of travels in Virginia and Washington D.C., I had the pleasure of connecting with a variety of Darlington alums.
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