THE TROJAN TIMES
News for April 25- April 29
MADE BY DIGITAL JOURNALISM STUDENTS
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
WHAT TO DO THIS WEEKEND???
- April 22-24, Mullet Toss @ Flora-Bama
- April 23, BMIS Color Dash 5k @ Bay Minette Kid’s Park
- April 23, Earth Day Mobile Bay @ Fairhope Pier 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Live music, Art & Educational activities for all ages.
Adv-starting The Cay
Lindsey: starting evolution
Adv- Test Monday, starting multistep equations
Reg- Test Monday, starting multistep equations
Kinard: Chapter 5 genetics, vocal quiz
Majewski: Check moodle for assignments
Standard: The Pearl
Adv: Ender's Game.
White - Test on Chapter 4
A1: Ch 10. Finish Radicals
Larisey - Middle Ages
Benefield - Ch 13, Bonding Lab. TEST CH 13 Friday.
Standard: Research Paper
Adv: Literary Criticism
MEET Ms. Kay Taylor
Teen Discovery Teacher at Daphne Middle School
What’s your educational philosophy?
“Both of my parents were depression-era, college-educated people. It took my mother twelve years to work her way through college. (She must have really wanted that degree, huh?) So you see, education was heavily emphasized when I was growing up. I believe education is the “way up and the way out.” So stay in school and make the most of your time here.”
If you weren’t a teacher what would you want to be?
“I always wanted to make a difference in the world. I believe teachers do that. I am still naïve enough to believe that lawyers make a difference by helping people, too.
So I would be a lawyer. I went to law school late in life, but unfortunately, did not get to finish my studies there.”
If you could go anywhere on summer break where would it be?
“I would go out West or back to Europe. Europe was wonderful. I floated around for two years after that trip, it was that great!!”
Where did you go to college? What degrees do you have?
Millsaps College, Jackson, Ms. – no degree
Delta State University; Cleveland, Ms. - B.S.E. in English
University of Maryland; College Park, Md. - M.L.S. in Library Science
University of Memphis; Memphis, Tn. - M.S. in Family and Consumer Science (interior design)
University of Memphis Law School; Memphis, Tn. – no degree
How many years have you been teaching?
“I was a public library administrator before I went into teaching. I have been teaching for about thirteen years, ten of which have been at Daphne Middle,
so I am a relative newcomer to the field.”
Peer Helpers (Blake): Students are working on posters for the Special Olympics, and modules.
Choir (Trawick): Honk Jr. musical.
21 Century Skills (Pearson): Doing minimum wage presentations, and beta testing words with friends.
FACS (K. Taylor): Learning to write checks & balance check books. Sewing for the rest of the semester.
Art (Bittinger): Students will find an artist before creating a reproduction or spoof of a work.
Quote of the Week
Restaurant of the Week
The restaurant this week is the Chicken Salad Chick. They serve scoops of various chicken salads. They also serve chicken salad sandwiches and many different sandwiches. They are open Monday thru Saturday 10 am-7 pm. Visit their website for more info http://www.chickensaladchick.com/daphne.
DIY project of the week
Art of the Week
"You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have." -Maya Angelou
Concert of the week:
Photograph of the Week
April 25-29 Breakfast Menu
April 25-29 Lunch Menu
Coach Woodham's health class for April
Recipe of the week
Chef John's Classic Strawberry Shortcake
2 hours 15 minutes
- 1/4 cup butter
- 2 cups self-rising flour
- 1/4 cup white sugar, plus more for topping
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream, plus more for brushing
- 4 pints fresh strawberries, hulled and quartered
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 tablespoon white sugar
- 3 drops vanilla extract
2 hours 15 minutes
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Melt butter over medium heat in small saucepan. Stir continually, letting foam dissipate, just until butter begins to brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat.
- Whisk together self-rising flour and 1/4 cup white sugar in a bowl. Add milk, 1/4 cup cream, and toasted butter. Mix just until ingredients come together. Wad up dough and transfer to floured surface. Press or roll dough into a rectangle about 1-inch thick. Cut in half lengthwise, and then cut each half into 3 portions. Place shortcake pieces on prepared baking sheet. Brush with cream; sprinkle with sugar.
- Bake in preheated oven until gold brown, 15 to 18 minutes. Transfer shortcakes to a rack to cool completely.
- Sprinkle sliced strawberries with sugar; stir until sugar begins to dissolve. Refrigerate until juice from berries is extracted, about 1 hour.
- Whip 3/4 cup cream with 1 tablespoon sugar and a few drops of vanilla in bowl with an electric mixer.
- Split biscuit in half. Place bottom half in a bowl. Spoon strawberries and juice over shortbread half. Top with shortbread top and spoon on more strawberries and juice over the shortbread. Finish with a dollop of whipped cream.
The Social List
@selenagomez is officially now the most followed person on instagram. Her tour is almost 3 weeks away. She’s always posting little behind-the-scenes that you don’t want to miss.
@zaynmalik is always retweeting different pieces of artwork and is always releasing new music, so if you want to be updated, he is the place to go.
Track and Field schedule
Athlete of the Week
Hamilton is a very athletic person that has played multiple sports at DMS. Just in 8th grade he played soccer, basketball and football. Hamilton is a very busy person but helped all of the teams that he played for either by being athletic or supportive. Great job at being such an athletic person Hamilton!