News for April 29- May 6


Edited by Holly Yazdi and Joseph Sandefur

Written by Jaden Hancin, Jada McCollum, Skyilar Mitchell, Anna Claire Nolfe, Joseph Sandefur, Meadow Stowell, Kate Walden, Holly Yazdi, and Lillie Yazdi.

A Message from the Superintendent

Brief Message from the Superintendent – featuring 2016 Special Olympics Highlights


  • April 30, Baldwin County Old Time Country Festival @ Baldwin County Bicentennial Park live entertainment, train rides, animal displays, inflatables, and much more.
  • April 30, Delta Woods and Waters Expo 9am-4pm @ 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center

Classroom News



Adv- read Ch 6-12 of The Cay

Reg- read Ch 1-4 of The Cay

Lindsey: Testing on evolution and start ecology

Smith: Multistep equations

Duke: Discovery Ed Middle East board builder due Friday


Kinard: Check moodle

Majewski: Check moodle

Holt: Discovery Ed Middle East board builder due Friday



Club News


The last meeting is May 18th. You must go to Mrs. Nettles' room to sign up for what food you should bring. If you don’t sign up to bring a food item, then you MUST bring a jumbo bag of candy.


End of the year party on May 11th. Working on end of the year project.


Art Club:

The last meeting was April 26th.


Career Tech (Schneider): Students will work on the Transportation cluster

Peer Helpers (Blake): Creating modules procrastination.

21 Century Skills (Pearson): Students will learn advanced search tips & evaluate the credibility of online sources.

Art (Bittinger): Creating iMovie's on chosen artist.

FACS (K. Taylor): Sewing for the rest of the semester.

Art of the Week

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Amiah Davis


Special Ed Teacher at Daphne Middle School

Why did you choose to teach at DMS?

“There was an opening for a teacher, so I came to Daphne Middle to chair the special education department. DMS has a prestigious reputation and I wanted to work here.”

What is your expectation for your students?

“I expect my students to work to the best of their abilities. I expect them to develop their leadership skills, and to take change of their education and their futures.”

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

“I have been at DMS for 4 years now. Before DMS, I worked at Elberta Middle for 8 year. Before that, I was at Magnolia School for 3 years. Prior to that, I was at Pine Forest HS in Pensacola.”

Why did you choose to teach?

“I love learning, and I love helping others learn. I enjoy seeing the students faces light up when they learn something new. “

What makes you unique as a teacher?

“Each of us in a unique individual. I bring passion and enthusiasm to my job. I love helping people become successful. I enjoy celebrating with students over their achievements. I believe that each one is capable of success they just need to learn the key to unlocking their potential.”

School news

Court is April 30th from 7:00 to 9:30 at Trojan Hall.

The nominees for Court Queen are:

Madison Calkins, Tyndal Godwin, Mallori Sanders, Katie Garrison, Aleah Thomas, Anna Turner, Autumn Strasser, Bella Bowman, Isabella Reid, Kiersten Pettaway.

The nominees for Court King are:

Al Guarisco, Brandon Woerner, Bryan Bertagnolli, Hamilton Baker, Jason Givens, Kai Gorowsky, Max Brown, Mitchell Koser, Sam Bowman, Ty Turner.


April 29- Just Breathe Yoga

April 30-DMS Court Dance

May 3- 7th Grade Volleyball Tryouts

May 4- 7th Grade Volleyball Tryouts

May 5- 7th Grade Volleyball Tryouts

May 6- Just Breathe Yoga

May 7- Humanities Great American Cardboard Boat Race

Quote of the Week

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What movies to watch???

  • Barbershop: The Next Cut (PG13)

  • Jungle Book (PG)

  • Mother’s Day (PG13)

  • Zootopia (PG)

DIY project of the week



Daphne Middle School particpates in the Boxtops for Education program, which means we collect Boxtop coupons! Two times in the school year, we will send in our boxtops, and the company sends us a check for the Library! Boxtops can be turned in to the Library, or to the school office. Bring as many as you can!

Fun Day at DMS

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Photograph of the Week

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Trending Music

This week's trending song is Wild Things by Alessia Cara. Listen below!
Alessia Cara - Wild Things

May 2-6 Breakfast Menu

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May 2-6 Lunch Menu

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Coach Woodham's health class for May

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Concert of the week:

Hangout Fest is just a couple weeks away! Hurry up and buy your tickets, tents, and sunblock because you don’t want to waste three days of your life sitting at your house. Go to the best music festival of the south!

Day 1: The Weeknd, Alabama Shakes, Chainsmokers, Walk the Moon, Jason Isbell, Big Grams, Moon Taxi, Silversun Pickups, Born, Alessia Cara, The Struts, Vince Staples, Pepper, Snails, Alison Wonderland, Hippie Sabotage, Givers, Phases, Bully, Jack Novak, The Royal Concept, Meg Mac, The Lazy Empire, Jerry Folk, Speaker of the House, Zoogma, and Roots of the Rebellion.

Day 2: Calvin Harris, Cage the Elephant, Panic! At the Disco, Leon Bridges, Miike Snow, Foals, The Neighbourhood, Portugal. The Man, 3LAU, X Ambassadors, Bear Hands, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Brett Dennen, Atlas Genius, Stick Figure, Tourist, Kaleo, Magic Man, The Griswolds, Hippie Sabotage, The Revivalists, Lizzo, Jack Novak, Jai Wolf, Jerry Folk, Speaker of the House, The Record Company, Half Moon Run, and Koa.

Day 3: Florence + The Machine, Ellie Goulding, Lenny Kravitz, Flume, Haim, Grimes, Run the Jewels, Fetty Wap, Courtney Barnett, Bro Safari, Thomas Jack, Coleman Hell, The Wailers, Mayer Hawthorne, Raury, Judah and the Lion, Health, Hippie Sabotage, Coasts, Jack Novak, Pell, BAss Drum of Death, Muddy Magnolias, Jerry Folk, Speaker of the House, Powers, Lost Kings, and Strangers You Know.

Recipe of the week

Mrs. Sigg's Snickerdoodles

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


  • Prep: 20 minutes

  • Cook: 10 minutes

  • Ready In 1 hour

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Cream together butter, shortening, 1 1/2 cups sugar, the eggs and the vanilla. Blend in the flour, cream of tartar, soda and salt. Shape dough by rounded spoonfuls into balls.
  3. Mix the 2 tablespoons sugar and the cinnamon. Roll balls of dough in mixture. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until set but not too hard. Remove immediately from b

The Social List

Your weekly hand-picked Twitter and Instagram accounts to follow!


Kanye West, you know the husband of Kim Kardashian, is a bit controversial at times. He feuds with celebs, tweets about how bad other companies are, and of course (since he is Kanye, and Kanye will do what Kanye always does) boasts about he’s the greatest artist of all time. So if you like seeing an entire thread of tweets at once on your timeline. Than @kaneywest is the perfect account.


While on the topic of the Kardashian’s, Kylie Jenner is the Queen of social media @kyliejenner. Especially instagram. She has posts between her daily life, herself, and updates/new additions to her cosmetics line! Sure, a couple pics might be a bit racy, but atleast they do surprise you.

Trending this week

Trending this week is the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow wiz. It is an ultra-slim, retractable pencil for precise detailing and creating hair-like strokes for your eyebrows. It comes in many colors ranging from blonde, brown and black. Brow Wiz's ultra-fine, retractable tip is perfect for spot-filling in areas where brow hair is sparse by mimicking fine, hair-like strokes. This pencil is idea for places where your arches may be bare or over-tweezed, and the smudge-proof formula stays put day for fresh, natural-looking brows. You can buy it in many makeup stores or online for $21.00.

20 Study Strategies for Finals Week

1. Create your own study guide.

2. Ask questions.

3. Attend the review session.

4. Start early.

5. Organize a group study session.

6. Study things not on the study guide.

7. Take breaks.

8. Stay well-rested.

9. Create a study schedule – and follow it.

10. Prioritize your study time.

11. Study for the style of exam.

12. Quiz yourself.

13. Meet with your teacher and ask question.

14. Reorganize your notes.

15. Pace yourself.

16. Teach classmates.

17. Revolve your focus.

18. Color code it.

19. Visualize.

20. Make it fun.


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Track and Field schedule

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Week 15 - Gossip

  • Gossip is casual or unconstrained conversation about other people, typically involving details that aren’t confirmed as true

  • People are quick to believe the bad things they hear about good people

  • A lot of problems in the world would disappear if we talk to each other instead of about each other

  • Remember there is always two sides to stories

Too much gossip may lead to fighting, end of friendships, and hurt feelings but in reality it’s not true

Athlete of the week

Alex Valencia

Alex played girls soccer for DMS and was a great athletic person as that scored 1 of the 3 goals scored for their team. Alex loved to support her team members by helping them during and after the games. Not only is she athletic, but she was also always had a great attitude about the game. Thanks Alex for being such an amazing player for the DMS soccer team!

Track County championships

Congrats to the track team. Boys got 2nd place in county. Good job Daphne Trojans!