The Trojan Times

News for September 11- September 18

Made by Digital Journalism Students

Edited by Holly Yazdi and Joseph Sandefur

Written by Jamie Folds, Jaden Hancin, Will Kell, Jada McCollum, Skyilar Mitchell, Joseph Sandefur, Meadow Stowell, Kate Walden, and Holly Yazdi

DMS 2015-2016 Calendar

The official calendar for this school year

School News

Book Fair

Last chance shopping will be Monday, September 14th. Cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted. Please see Mrs. Peak if you have any further questions.

Football Game

This Thursday is a football game against the Toros at home! Come and support your team and cheer them on. Kickoff starts at 6. Go Trojans!
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Back to school Bookmark contest!

•2015 back to school Bookmark Contest Deadline: September 26 @ 2 PM

•Starts: August 31

•Size: Aprrox. 2.5" x 8"

•Should be made by poster, paper or card stock if possible

•Choose any element of reading, books, the library, characters, or authors.

•Neatness and originality count!

•Your name, grade, school, and home phone number should be written or typed plainly on the back of your entry.

• No digital artwork.

• one entry per student.

- Sponsored by the friends of the Daphne Library

A Message from the Superintendent

Message from the Superintendent - September 11, 2015

Classroom News


Science Teacher at Daphne Middle

Why did you choose to teach at Daphne Middle School?

She chose to teach at DMS because her children went to the Daphne schools.

What is your expectation for your students?

Mrs. White wants her students to be prepared for both high school and college.

Have you ever taught or worked at a different school? How long have you been at DMS?

She worked at White Haven High School and Humble Middle School or Jr. High in Tennessee. She has worked for DMS for 17 years.

Why did you choose to teach 8th grade Science?

When she first started teaching she started in Jr. High then went to high school. Later, she thought that 8th grade is a good age group.

What makes you unique as a teacher?

Students say that she's unique because she is more laid back about school work than other teachers.

DMS Staff Directory & Emails

This is the list of staff directory and emails at Daphne Middle School


Lindsey- Review Chapter 2- Test on Thursday

Smith- standard & advanced Math- Test on Thursday


Holt- Monday & Tuesday- Citizenship Triangle, Wednesday- Ellis Island Film, Thursday- Discovery Education Podcast, Friday- Current Event (US News)

Kinard- Start Chapter 2

T. Taylor- standard- writing a myth including dialogue

advanced- annotating poetry, reviewing literary elements, writing different levels

of questioning.


Boone- Pre Algebra: Solving 2 step equations. Test is Friday.

Algebra 1: starting Chapter 3. Test Friday

Surrey- Working on Egypt


Garafola- Pre Algebra: Starting equations

Algebra 1: still doing Multi step equations

Madison- Finishing Diary of Anne Frank and reading Malala

Larisey-Starting Egypt

Benefield- Simple Machine Labs


Career Technology (Schneider): Students will be making Prezi's on Health Science careers and teaching the class about them, as part of the Health Science and Education clusters.

Art (Bittinger):
Students will create an abstract hurricane tree using masking and acrylic paint. The colors of the storm will reflect the feelings of it.

21st Century Skills (Pearson): Students will be introduced to blogging. Students will find their own blog to follow, then make their own.

Peer Helpers (Blake): Peer Helpers will continue the Out of the Darkness walk. They will also post student attendance data boards.

Family & Consumer Science (K. Taylor): Students will participate in the sweet potato cook off on September 18th.

Around Campus

Club News

The Fleurettes: Members will be announced on Monday and the first meeting will be Wednesday after school. (ends at 4:00pm)

Yoga Club: Practice Wednesday

Out of the Darkness Walk

October 18th 1-4pm. On Sunday at Daphne City Hall. For more information, got to DMS website, go under activities, click Peer Helpers and click on the left 'Out of the Darkness'.

Coastal Cleanup

The Fleurettes will be participating in the Coastal Cleanup at May Day Park on September 19. Please contact Ms. Schneider or Mrs. Nettles if you would like to help.



Thursday Night Lights

Our team and student body were pumped for the game on Thursday, September 10th against the Fairhope Pirates. We had a great pep rally, but unfortunately it was cancelled due to rain. See what our players had to say ahead of time.
Football Interviews
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Cross Country

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