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Make your gift for Parents for Purple!

Grades > Pre-K to 8

Will your name be on the list tomorrow? Make your gift to The Darlington Fund today!

Pre-K (2034) - Robert Hortman: 39% 53%
K (2033) - Danielle Stitt: 50% 55%
1st (2032) - Kimberly Moseley: 70% 75%
2nd (2031) - Julie Lucas: 69% 75%
3rd (2030) - Danielle Stitt: 42% 47%
4th (2029) - Margaret Montague: 55% 59%
5th (2028) - Julie Lucas: 80% 81%
6th (2027) - Becca Wood: 68% 71%
7th (2026) - Brooke Brinson: 46% 50%
8th (2025) - Becca Wood: 53% 62%

To make your gift online please visit https://www.darlingtonschool.org/Giving/GiveOnline.

Submitted by:Julia (Douglas) Thomas '07 - Faculty
Display 10/22/2020-10/22/2020

Make your gift for Parents for Purple!

Grades > 9-12

We are up to 40% overall! Make your gift today for Parents for Purple!

Senior (2021): Carter and Diane Clark - 25% 26%
Junior (2022): Jennifer Bagby, Wendy Lignell - 34% 35%
Sophomore (2023): Lou Dempsey - 35% 37%
Freshman (2024): Wendy Lignell, Traci Shropshire - 38% 39%

To make your gift online please visit https://www.darlingtonschool.org/Giving/GiveOnline.

Submitted by:Julia (Douglas) Thomas '07 - Faculty
Display 10/22/2020-10/22/2020

Pre-K to 8 Tiger Pride Meeting Information

Grades > Pre-K to 8

Please plan to join us for the virtual Pre-K to 8 Tiger Pride Meeting Monday, October 26 and noon. Here is Google link to join. 

Bebe Zazzaro, Pre-K to 8 Counselor, and Kim Tunnell, Director of Fine Arts, will be our guest speakers. We hope everyone can attend!

Submitted by:Wendy Payne - Faculty
Display 10/19/2020-10/26/2020

Pre-K to 8th grade Spirit Week

Grades > Pre-K to 8

Pre-K to 8 Homecoming Spirit Week is Monday, Oct. 19 - Friday, Oct. 23:

Monday - Hawaiian Day/ Tourist

Students are encouraged to wear Hawaiian themed clothing such as shirts, leis, grass skirts or their favorite vacation T-shirt.

Tuesday - Red White and Blue Day 

Students are to wear clothing that is red, white and blue. 

Wednesday - Western Day  

Students are to wear western wear (flannel shirt, jeans, bandana and cowboy hat).

Thursday - Team Spirit Day 

Students can wear their favorite team's sport jersey or colors (Darlington, college or pro).

Friday - Tiger Spirit Day

Students are to wear purple and white and favorite Darlington T-shirts or sweatshirts.

Submitted by:Bebe Zazzaro - Faculty
Display 10/19/2020-10/23/2020

Literary Pumpkin Decorating Contest in the McCallie-Kennedy Library!

Grades > Pre-K to 12

Get Creative and join us starting Monday, October 26th!

We will have paints, brushes, and your prearranged choice of real or artificial pumpkins for those who have filled out the entry form to participate in the competition!  Best pumpkin wins a great prize!

Click here to access the entry form

Come by the library during office hours from Monday 10/26 to Friday 10/30 to work on your pumpkin masterpiece.

***For those who want to start earlier than the 26th may purchase their own pumpkin and work on it at home- NO CARVED PUMPKINS. 

Submitted by:Michael (Hall) Jacobs - Faculty
Display 10/19/2020-10/23/2020

Attention Seniors!

Grades > Pre-K to 12

Dear Class of 2021,
Got questions about college?  Well help is on the way!  As part of our Darlington Connects program we have 47 Darlington alumni currently attending 24 different colleges and universities (see list below) ready and willing to help answer your questions!  Through the GroupMe app you can ask questions about these schools and college life in general from young Darlington alumni. Just email connect@darlingtonschool.org with your cell phone number and we’ll add you to the GroupMe groups, it’s that simple.  

If you have any questions about this program, please let me know. Thanks and we hope this helps answer some of your questions and make some new Darlington connections!

Auburn University

Boston University

College of Charleston

Davidson College

Duke University

Furman University

GA Tech

Harvard University

Jacksonville State University

Kennesaw State University

Louisiana State University

Mercer University

Montevallo University

North GA University

Oglethorpe University

Ole Miss - University of Mississippi 

Sewanee - University of the South

University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Troy University

University of Alabama

University of GA

University of NC-Chapel Hill

University of South Carolina

Washington & Lee University

Submitted by:Vicki (Slauson) Vincent - Faculty
Display 10/19/2020-10/23/2020

Pre-K to 8 Halloween Festivities Information

Grades > Pre-K to 8

Pre-K to 8 Halloween Festivities Information for Friday, October 30:

7:30-8:00 a.m.

  • All students must be dropped off in Morning Carline.
  • Following Drop off, parents attending the Pre-K to 5 Halloween Parade should park in the baseball parking lot.
  • In order to adhere to social distancing protocols, visitors should not enter the Cottages or the classrooms

8:00-8:25 a.m.

  • Daily Health Monitoring for all visitors in attendance.
  • Two stations will be set up outside for temperature checks.
  • All visitors in attendance must wear face coverings.

8:30 a.m. - Pre-K to 5 Halloween Parade

The parade will be held outside around the Johnson-Drummond Amphitheater.

9:30 a.m. - 6-8 Grades Halloween Advisory Performances

Performances will be held outside around the Johnson-Drummond Amphitheater. 

The parade and advisory performances will be livestreamed on Facebook.

We are excited to announce that the JOY IS COMING. Java Joy Rome will be on campus at Thatcher Hall during the morning festivities for our faculty and parents to enjoy.

Submitted by:Wendy Payne - Faculty
Display 10/19/2020-10/30/2020

ACT Information for Saturday, October 24

Grades > 9-12

For those students taking the ACT this Saturday, October 24, please bring the following items with you:

  • Admission ticket
  • Acceptable ID
  • Two #2 pencils
  • Calculator
  • Mask

Report to the side door of Thatcher Hall by 7:45 A.M. Testing will begin promptly at 8:00 A.M. Email Wendy Payne with questions. 

Submitted by:Wendy Payne - Faculty
Display 10/19/2020-10/24/2020


Darlington Football vs. Mt. Paran

Grades > Pre-K to 12

In keeping with Darlington School’s Athletic Event Guidelines due to COVID-19, there will be a limited number of tickets available for varsity football games. There will be no season passes. 

Each Friday prior to the week of a home football game, an announcement will be posted to the Darlington website with a link to Eventbrite where students and the Darlington Community will be able to access tickets. Tickets will go live at 6 a.m. on MONDAY prior to the game on Friday. In order to gain access to the game, fans will need to either show their ticket on their phone or have a printed copy.   

ALL varsity football games will be livestreamed and you may watch the game on the Darlington website: www.darlingtonschool.org/livestream

Paper tickets will be distributed on the Monday before each home game to football players, band members, and cheerleaders. Each student involved on game night will receive four paper tickets to distribute however they please. 


Current Upper School Students: A link will be sent to Upper School students via email. 

There will be 100 tickets available for Darlington School students. Limit of 1 ticket per student.

Darlington Community: Click here for the DARLINGTON COMMUNITY PASS

There will be a limited number of tickets available for the Darlington Community (this includes employees). Limit of 2 tickets per person.

Once you have reserved your tickets through Eventbrite, you will be prompted to enter your name and email address. After this information is confirmed you will receive an email from Eventbrite with your ticket confirmation. You may either print your tickets from your email or download the Eventbrite app and show your tickets when entering the game. 

Please reach out to Coach Nathan West if you have any questions at nwest@darlingtonschool.org.

Homecoming Activities for October 19 - 23

Grades > 9-12

Upper School students!

We will have our traditional week of Homecoming events here on campus next week:  theme dress school days, HOCO games on Thursday after the JV football game, Homecoming court presentation at halftime of the football game on friday, etc.  

The only change for this year is we cannot have a Homecoming dance on Saturday night.  Instead, we are having food, live entertainment, and a movie at the stadium.  Food will be provided by Fire It Up BBQ, Chick-fil-A, and Ms. Vicki will be providing desserts.  The live entertainment will be brought to you by our own, WILL TERRY!  After the music, everyone is invited to stick around for a movie on the jumbotron in the stadium.

Tickets for Saturday’s Homecoming Party will go on sale next week!  Tickets are $10 each.  Boarding students will be able to white slip.  Check your email for those details.

Homecoming Dress Days for next week:

Monday: Beach Day

Tuesday:  Jersey Day

Wednesday:  Country Club vs Western

Thursday:  80’s Day

Friday:  Dar Day (Darlington shirt, appropriate bottoms)

3rd, 5th & 7th ERB Testing Information

Grades > Pre-K to 12

During the week of Oct. 26, the ERB CTP-5 (Educational Records Bureau) standardized test will be administered to students in grades 3, 5 and 7. The tests will be given over the course of four days (Monday-Thursday), beginning each day at approximately 8 a.m. (9:00 a.m. on Wednesday). Please avoid planned absences during this week.

Darlington College Visits for October with Zoom links

Grades > 9-12

*** Please note that these are all ZOOM links, not Google Meet, so you may be prompted to download a free version to your computer if you do not have one installed already. *** You can join these calls from anywhere! Headphones help with sound quality. 

Thursday, October 1 (9:40 am)

Franklin and Marshall College


Friday, October 2 (9:40 am)

Kennesaw State University


Monday, October 5 (9:40 am)

Illinois Wesleyan University 


Tuesday, October 6 (9:40 am)

Oglethorpe University


Wednesday, October 7 (1:20 pm)

Sacred Heart University


Thursday, October 8 (9:40 am)

University of Evansville


Friday, October 9 (9:40 am)

Worcester Polytechnic Institute


Monday, October 12 

SIGN UP FOR THE NACAC COLLEGE FAIR (over 600 colleges in attendance)


Tuesday, October 13 (9:40 am)

Drew University 


Wednesday, October 14 (1:20 pm)

Hult International Business School - London


Thursday, October 15 (9:40 am)

Wofford College


Friday, October 16 (9:40 am)

Long Island University


Monday, October 19 (9:40 am)

University of Missouri - Columbia


Monday, October 19 (1:30 pm)

Furman University


Tuesday, October 20 (9:40 am)

Boston University


Wednesday, October 21 (1:20 pm)

Vanderbilt University


Thursday, October 22 (9:40 am)

Piedmont College


Friday, October 23 (9:40 am)

Colgate University


Monday, October 26 (9:40 am)

Rochester Institute of Technology


Tuesday, October 27 (9:40 am)

Rollins College


Wednesday, October 28 (1:20 pm)

Roger Williams University


Thursday, October 29 (9:40 am)

Georgia Southwestern State University


Friday, October 30 (9:40 am)

Maryville College



Refer a Future Tiger Drawing - Win Football Tickets!

Grades > Pre-K to 12

Want to attend the football game on Nov. 6?  

Refer a future Darlington student and you could be eligible to win four tickets for Friday, Nov. 6, against North Cobb Christian. If the student you refer completes their admissions application by Nov. 1, you will be entered into a drawing to win a set of four tickets for your family.   

Click here to recommend a future Darlington Tiger.

New students who apply to Darlington before Nov. 1 will also be entered into a drawing for tickets to the game. Start an application today!

Today's Calendar
All Day
Homecoming Spirit Week
9:15–9:45 am
Advisor's Room
5:30–7 pm
Girls J.V. Football Cheerleading vs Model
Darlington School
5:30–7:30 pm
Boys J.V. Football vs Model
Darlington School
7–8 pm
Virtual Open House: College Guidance
Regester:  K. Bell
Thornwood:  E. Bruce
Summerbell:  A. Cypress
Moser:  J. Cox
Neville:  J. Pitts
Persons:   (ROC D. Harvey)
Library:  M. Holmes
AOD:  C. Woods