Darlington School: Silver Lake
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Silver Lake

Picturesque Silver Lake is home to two beautiful swans and cherished annual events like Light the Lake and an annual Physics Boat Race. When the weather is nice, you’ll find students and faculty walking along the path surrounding the lake or teachers meeting with their classes beside the flagpole for an outside class (and you may even see someone fishing from its banks).

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Silver Lake was built in 1888 out of five natural springs which fed a small tributary of Silver Creek. Used for swimming, boating, and fishing during the DeSoto Park era, when Romans flocked to the park for summer entertainment.  

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Welcoming New Swans to the Lakeside

January 30, 2020
Two new resident swans were welcomed to Silver Lake on Wednesday. The pair seemed at ease with their new home and were greeted by Alice the swan.

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Middle School Photography Team Challenge

November 8, 2019
The middle school photography class was challenged to capture a great fall image and they had to shoot, edit and upload their images for critique, all within one-hour.

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5th Grade Fishing at Silver Lake

August 23, 2019
Fifth-graders read Gary Paulsen's adventure novel, "Hatchet," over the summer. The story's protagonist, Brian, must find a way to survive in the Canadian wilderness after his plane crashes. As part of our annual "Hatchet" Day, students were challenged with creating their own fishing pole to catch fish in Silver Lake. 

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Physics Boat Race

May 13, 2019
Upper School Physics students race homemade cardboard boats across Silver Lake in the annual Darlington tradition.

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Light the Lake

March 31, 2019
Students, faculty, staff, parents, and special guests enjoy Light the Lake, bringing the Darlington Community together to honor and remember the lives of those affected by cancer.

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Light the Lake to be held March 29

March 28, 2019
The Darlington Community will come together on Friday, March 29, to honor and remember the lives of those affected by cancer at the 11th annual Light the Lake, coordinated by the Upper School Community Service Leadership Team.

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