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PSAT Testing Information

Grades > 9-12

The PSAT exam for students in grades 9, 10 & 11 will take place on Wednesday, October 12, at 8:00 a.m. in the Huffman Athletic Center. We will NOT observe late start on this day. Plan to arrive at the Huffman Center no later than 7:40 a.m. Testing will begin promptly at 8:00 a.m. 

In preparation for the test make sure to do the following:

  • Work on the practice exercises and tests in the attached PSAT Student Guide (you also received a paper copy from your adviser)
  • Bring at least two #2 pencils
  • Bring approved calculator

Testing locations:

  • Freshmen & Sophomores-Johnson Field House
  • Juniors-Van Es Arena
  • Extended time students report to the Learning Center (look for an email with additional information closer to time) 

 Email Wendy Payne with questions. 

Submitted by:Wendy Payne - Faculty
Display 9/29/2022-10/12/2022

School Day SAT Information

Grades > 9-12

For those seniors that registered to take the School Day SAT on Wednesday, October 12, please plan to arrive at the Huffman Athletic Center-Yankee Wrestling Room by 7:45 a.m. We will begin the testing promptly at 8:00 a.m. We will not be observing late-start for testing. Extended time students report to the Learning Center.

Bring two-#2 pencils and an approved calculator. Email Wendy Payne with questions.

Submitted by:Wendy Payne - Faculty
Display 9/29/2022-10/12/2022

Pre-K to 8 Tiger Pride Meeting

Grades > Pre-K to 8

The next Tiger Pride Meeting will be Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 8:10 a.m at the Huffman Athletic Center. We will be given a tour of the newly renovated weight room dedicated last week as the Pierce Tiger Pit in honor of Coach Tommy Atha. It’s fabulous and a must see! Coffee and a brief meeting to follow. 

Someone will meet you out in front of the Huffman and show the way. We hope you can join us!

Submitted by:Wendy Payne - Faculty
Display 9/28/2022-10/4/2022

2022 Fall for the Arts T-shirt Information

Grades > Pre-K to 12

All students will receive a Fall for the Arts 2022 t-shirt on Friday, Sept. 30 during their scheduled activities. Grades Pre-K to 5 and 6-8 will collect and design their shirts at the tie-dye station in the morning, and the Upper School after lunch. We are so excited about the t-shirt design this year, which was done by Anaya Desai '23 in the graphic design class. A copy of the design is attached. Shirts are provided at no cost to the students as a courtesy of the Fine Arts Booster Club. 

Students may choose not to dye their shirts and bring another light colored item from home to tie-dye. Ideas of things you may bring; hat, bandana, pair of socks, or another t-shirt to tie-dye. Please make sure the name is clearly marked on the item.

There are also some t-shirts from last year that are available, to those who would like to use one of those. They will be available while supplies last and are adult sizes only.  

Submitted by:Kim (Hill) Tunnell - Faculty
Display 9/27/2022-10/1/2022

Homecoming Football Game Rescheduled to Thursday

Grades > Pre-K to 12

Due to the strong possibility of inclement weather as a result of Hurricane Ian, Darlington’s Homecoming football game vs. Coosa High School will take place Thursday, Sept. 29, at 7:30 p.m. at Chris Hunter Stadium. 

The Upper School’s HOCO Games will take place tomorrow at 7:30 p.m.

The Upper School Parents Day schedule for Friday will not change. Conferences will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. by appointment and the Upper School Family Tailgate will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Home-on-the-Hill. If you have RSVP’d to this event, look out for a separate communication. 

The Homecoming dance will still be held on Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Huffman Athletic Center.

Submitted by:Tannika King - Faculty
Display 9/27/2022-9/29/2022

Important Fall for the Arts Information

Grades > Pre-K to 8

FALL FOR THE ARTS is Friday, Sept. 30, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and it’s just around the corner! Fall for the Arts is a time for our Pre-K – 5th students to enjoy art, fun, and fall weather. It’s also a great time to get our Darlington community together and to meet and get to know our new families. As always, the key to our success is parent involvement, so we are looking for volunteers to help with this event.

What will I be doing as a volunteer? 

Each volunteer will help the students at their stations have fun and stay on task. OR…If you have a passion for baking or purchasing,  we would love cakes, pies, cookies, or any other delicious treat for the cake walks. At Fall for the Arts, there will be several stations;  art, face painting, live music, fairy hair, Kona Ice, AND the always popular cake walks!

What is the time commitment?

A 30-minute time slot between 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. OR a yummy, sweet treat for the cake walks, OR both!

What will my child do while I’m volunteering?

If volunteering, your child will be moving from station to station enjoying all the activities.

How do I volunteer?

If you are interested in volunteering, here is the link. Please respond back as soon as possible so we can add you to the volunteer list. Thank you in advance for your help! If you are planning to bake/or purchase for the cake walks, please drop your item off at the Thatcher Front Desk by 3:00 pm on Thursday, September 29. Also, please provide items that don’t require refrigeration AND NO NUTS. If providing cookies or cupcakes (or something similar),  provide a dozen of each. Make sure the container can go home (permanently) with each winner.

Plus, it’s HOMECOMING! What a great way to get the fun started. All parents are invited and encouraged to attend.

We hope you will join us for this exciting event. If attending or volunteering, please park in the gravel parking lot by the baseball fields

Thank you for being a wonderful Tiger community!

Submitted by:Wendy Payne - Faculty
Display 9/26/2022-9/30/2022

SAT Testing Information for Saturday 10/1

Grades > 9-12

For those taking the SAT this Saturday, Oct. 1, plan to arrive by 7:45 a.m. at the side door to Thatcher Hall. Testing will begin promptly at 8 a.m.

Students testing with extended time plan to arrive by 7:30 a.m.

Bring the following items with you:

  • Admission Ticket
  • Acceptable ID
  • Calculator
  • Two #2 Pencils

Email Wendy Payne with questions. 

Submitted by:Wendy Payne - Faculty
Display 9/26/2022-10/1/2022


Softball Game - Time and Opponent Change

Grades > Pre-K to 12

Due to the threat of inclement weather later in the week, our varsity softball team will cancel their game on Thursday.  

Wednesday, the varsity softball team will play region opponent Armuchee instead of Bowdon. 

The game is scheduled to start at 5 p.m. 

Upper School Special Schedule for Sept. 30

Grades > 9-12

Friday's schedule is below:

Day 1:

8:00 - 8:55 - 1st Period

9:00 - 9:55 - 3rd Period

10:00 - 10:55 - 5th Period

11:00 - 11:55 - 7th Period

11:55 - 1:00 - Lunch

1:00 - 3:00 - Teacher/Parent Conferences, Fall for the Arts Kickoff

Pre-K to 8 Homecoming Spirit Week Information

Grades > Pre-K to 8

Spirit Week is Sept. 26-30 and the Pre-K to 8 students will be celebrating Homecoming this week with spirit dress days. We are excited to celebrate this week with themed days! If your student does not want to participate in the spirit days, they are to wear their school uniform.

The following is what students are encouraged to wear each day:

  • Monday, Sept. 26 Favorite Sport Team Gear - Students can wear their favorite team's sport jersey or colors (Darlington, college or pro) with appropriate length shorts or pants.  
  • Tuesday, Sept. 27 - PJ Day - Students may wear pajamas to school, which could include shorts, or sweatpants for comfort. If a student wears slippers, remember to bring shoes for break/recess. 
  • Wednesday, Sept. 28 - Aloha vs. Yee-Haw - Students are encouraged to wear Hawaiian attire (Hawaiian shirt, travel T-shirts, grass skirt or lei) or western wear (flannel shirt, jeans, shorts, skirt and cowboy hat).
  • Thursday, Sept. 29 - Holiday Gear - Students may wear a tacky holiday sweater or holiday T-shirt. They can also wear holiday accessories. 
  • **Thursday, Sept. 29 (for 6-8 grade only) - Anything But a Backpack Day - In addition to wearing holiday gear, they can bring their school supplies in anything school appropriate that is not a backpack. They might bring their things in a bucket, basket, tackle box, or laundry basket.  
  • Friday, Sept. 30 - Tiger Spirit Day - Students are encouraged to wear purple and white, which can include their favorite Darlington T-shirt, sweatshirt or sweatpants.

Upper School Homecoming Spirit Week Dress Days

Grades > 9-12

Below are the Upper School dress up themes for Homecoming Week: 

Monday: Pajama Day

Tuesday: Twin Day, Triplets, Multiples

Wenesday: Decades Day 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s, 10s, 20s

Thursday: Spirit Day dress

Friday: Construction Workers 

Grades 6-8 Conference Sign-Up Information

Grades > Pre-K to 8

For parents of 6th-8th grade students, in-person fall conferences will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 12. We look forward to meeting with parents and students to discuss progress since the beginning of the school year.

Click here to sign-up for a time and further information.

Grades 3-5 Conference Sign-Up Information

Grades > Pre-K to 8

For parents of 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students, in-person fall conferences will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 12. We look forward to meeting with parents and students to discuss progress since the beginning of the school year.

Click here to sign-up for a time and further information.

Middle School Athletics - Winter Sports Coming Soon

Grades > Pre-K to 8

Attention 6th to 8th graders,

The following are the start dates for our winter sport programs. Reach out to the coach with any questions.

Girls Basketball Tryouts - Starts Oct. 17 - Coach Everhart - teverhart@darlingtonschool.org

Boys Basketball Tryouts - Starts TBA (waiting for football) - Coach Matherly - smatherly@darlingtonschool.org

Cheerleading - Starts Oct. 24 - Coach Rogers - progers@darlingtonschool.org

Wrestling - Starts Oct. 24 - Coach Edwards - gedwards@darlingtonschool.org

Swimming - Starts Oct. 11 - Coach Beckman - abeckman@darlingtonschool.org

School Portraits Ready for Purchase

Grades > Pre-K to 12

Picture Day for all divisions has concluded, and official portraits for the 2022-2023 school year are now available for purchase!

As we did last year, we will use SmugMug for portrait ordering and distribution. The link can be found at https://darlingtonschool.smugmug.com/

Once you navigate to the site, complete the following steps to find your portrait:

  1. Click the folder that contains photos for the 2022-2023 school year.

  2. Click your grade level.

  3. Find the photo you want and select it (students are listed alphabetically by last name).

  4. Choose which way you would like to buy the photo (digital file, physical photos, etc.) – There are many sizes available, and you can buy as many as you would like.

  5. You may also buy multiple portraits by navigating back to the home screen and following the above instructions to add multiple portraits to your cart.

NOTE: Purchased photos will be printed without the watermark.
If you have any questions, please email Mr. Pender or yearbook@darlingtonschool.org.

Senior Ads – Deadline Soon

Grades > 9-12
We are rapidly approaching the deadline (OCT. 1) for parents to purchase a senior ad celebrating their senior in the yearbook. Examples from previous years can be viewed here.
If you would like to purchase a senior ad, visit www.darlingtonschool.org/yearbook to complete the checkout process.

The deadline to purchase an ad is Oct. 1, and all photos/text must be submitted by Nov. 1.
If you have any questions, please email Mr. Pender or yearbook@darlingtonschool.org.

Leadership Georgia Community Service Hours

Grades > 9-12

Students interested in banking some service hours can volunteer to help stuff envelopes for a Leadership Georgia mailing. There are about 400 directories to be mailed and the task should take 4-6 students approximately 2 hours. If interested, please contact Ali Freeman at 770.546.0206 or via email at manager@leadershipgeorgia.org

RIFF Student Film Competition & Student Film Academy

Grades > Pre-K to 12

Are you a budding filmmaker??? Would you like the opportunity to have one of your films screened at a film festival that draws thousands of visitors from around the country and the world, including famous actors, directors and more? The Rome International Film Festival (RIFF) is offering two opportunities for students to be involved in this year's festival in November! 

The RIFF Student Film Competition categories are Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, High School and College (see link below for the requirements). Films must be submitted at www.riffga.com/education (click on Student Film Academy Entry Application) by midnight on Oct. 21. Screenings for winning films will take place at Rome City Auditorium Nov. 11 at 5:30 p.m. during the Rome International Film Festival. Winning filmmakers and any student with a RIFF Student Film Academy badge will receive free entry. Admission is $10 for other guests.

The RIFF Student Film Academy Nov. 10-11 will give high school students an opportunity to learn from industry experts. The Nov. 10 session will take place from 9 a.m. to noon at Georgia Highlands College, and the Nov. 11 session will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Rome City Auditorium. Cost is $25 per student, which includes access to all workshops and film screenings during the Rome International Film Festival (Nov. 10-13).

For more information, see the links below or contact Micah Pullen at mpullen@riffga.com.

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Boys M.S. Cross Country vs FCAA Championship
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Girls M.S. J.V. Cross Country vs FCAA Championship
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6-8 Grade FCA Meeting
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Homecoming Week
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Upper School Chapel
Morris Chapel
6–7:30 pm
Girls J.V. Volleyball vs Chattooga
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Girls Varsity Volleyball vs Chattooga
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Girls J.V. Volleyball vs Pepperell
Pepperell High School
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Girls Varsity Volleyball vs Pepperell
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Regester:  I. Brewer
Thornwood:  E. Bruce
Cooper:  J. Laliberte
Summerbell:  A. McCollum
Moser:  J. Cox
Neville:  J. Pitts
Library:  K. Tunnell
AOD:  K. Nagle