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Future of Education Technology Conference
PK-8 | Beth Wardlaw, February 13, 2019
I recently had the opportunity to go to the Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC) in Orlando, Florida, thanks to the Thatcher Faculty Development Grant.

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Leadership Ventures Program: Fostering Leadership, Innovation & Community Engagement
Upper School | Owen Kinney, February 5, 2019
Darlington School is delighted to announce an exciting program for our rising seniors. Leadership Ventures is a bold plan, built on the belief that our senior class has the vision and the determination to accomplish great things. Our development committee of faculty and staff is seeking an inaugural cohort of 5-10 seniors to lead our student body with their commitment to community leadership.  

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My Reflections on the NCTE Conference
Upper School | Melissa Smyly, February 4, 2019
I attended the NCTE conference in November, and it was amazing! I'm grateful for the Thatcher Professional Development Grant which made it possible!

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Remembering Life Trustee Al Briley Jr.
Upper School | Brent Bell, February 4, 2019
It is with sadness that I share news of the passing of Life Trustee Albert C. “Al” Briley Jr. Mr. Briley’s service to and impact on Darlington is immeasurable.  

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Remembering Life Trustee Gardner Wright (’47)
Upper School | Brent Bell, January 28, 2019
It is with sadness that we share with you news of the passing of Gardner Wright, Class of 1947, 2013 Distinguished Alumnus and Life Trustee. Gardner was the Darlington Tiger we all strive to be.

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RUMPUS is Coming!
Upper School | Jennifer Collins, January 11, 2019
RUMPUS is upon us and our Upper School students are crazed with amazing house themes, long rehearsals, elaborate costumes and all of the excitement that comes with this annual tradition.   

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5 Reasons Why I Give
Alumni | Marie Gordon, December 6, 2018
Part of the commitment my husband and I have made to Darlington, the place where we met and married, is support of The Darlington Fund, and I'd like to share five reasons #WhyIGive.

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Making an Impact with the Georgia GOAL Scholarship
Advancement | Carolyn Brearley, December 6, 2018
Since starting as the new director of GOAL in July, I have seen the amazing impact the Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program has on students at Darlington School. Thanks to the support of our contributors, Darlington was able to provide 67 students with GOAL Scholarship funds this school year!  

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Volunteer Spotlight: Danielle Stitt
Advancement | Julia Douglas, December 4, 2018
Volunteer Spotlight is an ongoing blog series that features interviews with a variety of Darlington alumni, parents, and friends about their careers, the impact their Darlington experience had on their lives, and how and why they serve the school as a volunteer. I am excited to share this Q&A with current parent Danielle Stitt.

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Unexpected Inspiration from a College Student and a Priest
Upper School | John Zazzaro, November 27, 2018
Recently with the Boys Life program, I had the opportunity to listen to Kwame Wireko ('15) share a very important message about giving. Coincidentally, I received the same message the following week from my own parish pastor.

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What Do Teachers Do on the Last Day of Break?
Upper School | Matt Peer, November 26, 2018
The last day of school vacations are times for students to physically and mentally prepare for the return to classes. For the employees of Darlington, these Mondays after breaks are filled with opportunities for us to continue to grow as lifelong learners.  

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Dominican Republic Final Update: Colonial Tour and Island Hopping
Upper School | Jennifer Rundles, November 25, 2018
The group spent the last two full days in the Dominican Republic exploring the capital city of Santo Domingo and having fun on the beaches of Saona Island.

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Dominican Republic Trip Update Day 5: The Spirit of Thanksgiving
Upper School | Jennifer Rundles, November 23, 2018
Happy Thanksgiving!! The students and faculty spent the morning completing the aqueduct service project. Following the hard work of the morning everyone had an afternoon/evening of fun and relaxation filled with waterfalls, turkey, and s’mores.

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Dominican Republic Trip Update Day 4: Trenches, Shovels, and Pick Axes
Upper School | Jennifer Rundles, November 21, 2018
The day was full of service. The group tirelessly dug trenches for an aqueduct system in a community near Jarabacoa. Everyone in the group would like to wish all a Happy Thanksgiving and say thank you for following along with us on our adventure.

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Dominican Republic Trip Update: Day 3 Brings Fun in the Sun
Upper School | Jennifer Rundles, November 21, 2018
The group spent some down time at the beach before traveling to Jarabacoa. Jarabacoa is in the mountain region of the country. The day finished with some fun, music, and dancing.

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Dominican Republic Update: Day Two at the Bateyes
Upper School | Jennifer Rundles, November 20, 2018
The group returned to the Bateyes to complete some projects and start new ones. The evening was full of history and culture as well as good times shared by all.

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Dominican Republic Service Trip Update: A Day at the Bateyes
Upper School | Jennifer Rundles, November 18, 2018
During the second day of our trip, students and chaperones spent the day at the Bateyes starting and finishing some service projects as well as getting to know more people in the local community. The Bateyes are communities of migrant workers, mostly Haitian workers, in the Dominican Republic.

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Dominican Republic Service Trip Update: Welcome to Ascala!!
Upper School | Jennifer Rundles, November 17, 2018
24 students and four chaperones headed to the Dominican Republic during Thanksgiving Break to learn about the culture of the different communities in the country and to work on service projects in some of the communities as well.

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Alumni Spotlight: Michael McAlpin (’94)
Alumni | Vicki Vincent, November 9, 2018
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 Michael McAlpin ('94).

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Alumni Weekend: Reflections from a Class Agent’s 50th Reunion
Alumni | Becca Wood, November 8, 2018
The Darlington & Thornwood Class of ‘68 celebrated their 50th reunion during Alumni Weekend this year. David Muschamp ('68) shares his thoughts on Alumni Weekend and the Class of ‘68 50th reunion.

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