News for April 25- April 29


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

Message from the Superintendent – April 22, 2016


  • 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.

Classroom News



Adv-starting The Cay

Reg- Test

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


Law -

Standard: The Pearl

Adv: Ender's Game.

White - Test on Chapter 4

Boone -

Pre: Inequalities

A1: Ch 10. Finish Radicals


Larisey - Middle Ages

Benefield - Ch 13, Bonding Lab. TEST CH 13 Friday.

Madison -

Standard: Research Paper

Adv: Literary Criticism

Garafola -

Pre: Inequalities

A1: Radicals.

Club News


Art Club: Next Meeting is April 26th, until 5:00.

Fleurettes: Planning their final legacy project and end of the year party.

TSA: Planning their final project, "A Day in the Life."

NJHS: Field Day for Daphne East

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.”


Career Tech (Schneider): Human Services Cluster- Human Needs PSA

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.


April 22- Progress Reports, Special Olympics, and Just Breathe Yoga

April 25- Field trip forms & money due for Honk Jr. Play

April 26- Track meet

April 27- 7th grade Honk Jr.

April 28- 8th grade Honk Jr.

April 29- Just Breathe Yoga

April 30-DMS Court Dance

Quote of the Week

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What movies to watch???

•Miracles From Heaven (PG)

•Jungle Book (PG)

•The Huntsman:Winter’s War (PG13)

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

DIY project of the week

DIY: How To Make a GALAXY Bath Bomb!

Art of the Week

"You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have." -Maya Angelou


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!

Concert of the week:

This week is Jazz Fest. From Sunday to the following Wednesday is a star studded lineup including Nick Jonas, Snoop Dogg, Stevie Wonder, and many other iconic singers

Photograph of the Week

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Trending Music

This week's trending song is Never Forget You, by Zara Larsson & MNEK. Zara is actually a Swedish singer! MNEK is from Britain. This song was released in the UK on the 22 of July. It peaked the UK charts quickly, reaching number 1 in Norway, and 2 in Sweden. Never heard it? It comes on the radio often. Check it out below!
Zara Larsson, MNEK - Never Forget You

April 25-29 Breakfast Menu

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April 25-29 Lunch Menu

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Coach Woodham's health class for April

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Recipe of the week

Chef John's Classic Strawberry Shortcake


2 hours 15 minutes

8 servings

408 calories

  • 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


  • Prep

    15 minutes

  • Cook

    15 minutes

  • Ready In

    2 hours 15 minutes

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until gold brown, 15 to 18 minutes. Transfer shortcakes to a rack to cool completely.
  5. Sprinkle sliced strawberries with sugar; stir until sugar begins to dissolve. Refrigerate until juice from berries is extracted, about 1 hour.
  6. Whip 3/4 cup cream with 1 tablespoon sugar and a few drops of vanilla in bowl with an electric mixer.
  7. 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

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


@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.

What's trending?

This weeks on what's trending is the Morphe 35O Palette. It has the cutest colors from matte brown to rose gold! Famous makeup artists use it everyday for their makeup routine. It is worth the buy with over 30 eyeshadows. It costs only $23.00.


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Track and Field schedule

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Athlete of the Week

Hamilton Baker

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!


Week 14 - Protection

  • Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends

  • Be good to others, that will protect you against evil

  • Protect your space and circle. Invest in people who you know will feed you just as much goodness as you do them.