THE TROJAN TIMES

News for September 28 - October 2

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

News from the Superintendent

MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT - Sept. 25, 2015

School News

7a

Nettles - Monday Checking planners for homework grade, Wednesday Topic sentence quiz, Friday 3-4 vocabulary test.

Smith - All classes have quiz on Tuesday.

Duke - Writing Rough Draft for Forms of Government. NO CURRENT EVENT

7b

Holt - Writing Rough Draft for Forms of Government. NO CURRENT EVENT

Kinard - Lab on microscopes Tuesday.

T.Taylor-

Advanced- Written In Bone.

Standard- Rikki-Tikki-Tavi

8a

Boone-

Pre Algebra: Solving 2 step equations

Algebra 1: Begin Chapter 3

Surrey- Working on Egypt

Law- Starting looking Glass Wars. Students must purchase book.

8b

Larisey- Still studying Ancient Egypt

Clubs

NJHS- Starting to collect dues.


TSA- TSA will be electing officers and voting on a t-shirt design at their next meeting on October 14. They will also be starting their first fundraiser soon.


Fleurettes- The next Fleurettes meeting will be October 7. Some members still need to pay their dues so that t-shirt orders can be placed. The Fleurettes will begin their first fundraiser soon.


Yoga Club- The Yoga Club at Daphne Middle School is still going strong and meeting every Wednesday after school.

Electives

Career Tech (Schneider): Students will begin "Shark Tank"


Art (Bittinger): Students will create a falling character using a foreshortening technique.

They will create a situation as to why they are falling.


Family & Consumer Science (K. Taylor):

Students will learn table manners and start to study cooking.


Peer Helpers (Blake): Students will begin training Monday.

Suicide Prevention: Best Practices to Implement at Home, School & Work

Review and discuss positive methods to build a community within your home or organization where everyone feels safe to discuss issues and how to get help. We will also discuss the consequences of non-action, and making a difference through legislation.


21st Century Skills (Pearson): Students will work on their blogs, and go through quicktime tutorials.


Choir (Trawick): Ragtime Musical.


Band (Thomas): Students will site read christmas music and practice pep rally songs. Students will also test on all county song, and finish scale test.

MEET MRS. SHERRY BITTINGER

Art teacher at Daphne Middle School


If you weren't a teacher what would you want to be?

Mrs. Bittinger said that she wanted to be a part of the law enforcement or a part of the military.


If you could go anywhere this upcoming summer where would you go?

She said that she would want to go to Rome if she could go anywhere.


Where did you go to college? What degrees do you have?

Mrs. Bittinger went to the University of West Florida. She also got a Bachelors degree in Art Education grades k-12.


How old were you when you decided to be a teacher?

She said that when she wanted to be a teacher at the age of 5!

School Events

Tuesday through Thursday: Basketball tryouts for 7th grade girls

Tuesday: High school band jamboree

Wednesday: 8th grade skate day

Friday: DMS will be hosting our Career Explorations Speakers- our first of this year!

Art of the week

Sam Bowman Art of the Week

Sam Bowman was a featured Artist of the Week this week. Their assignment was to draw a tree after a hurricane. Sam said that he drew a dead tree and that the reason that there was a rainbow behind the tree was because there is always a good side to everything!

Sports

Volleyball interview with Tyndal Godwin

Tyndal Godwin Interview

Post Game Volleyball Interview

By Will Kell


Why do you think you lost the Game?


“I believe we lost because we got caught in the moment. We went in thinking we didn’t have a chance of winning against a 3 year undefeated team.”


What do you think the team should do to win?


“We need to communicate more , get our passes straight to the setter , and be more aggressive.”


What do you think you should do as captain to get the win next time?


“I feel like I should keep the girls from having negative attitudes (eye rolling , negative comments , talking back to the coach , and sarcasm. )

Volleyball game

Another volleyball game this week! There is a volleyball game on Monday against the Spanish Fort Toros. It's a home game at 6pm, so come and support the lady Trojans!

Football game

This Thursday is a football game against the Gulf Shores Dolphins. It's at their stadium so if you can come, support the Daphne Trojans. It starts at 6.

Toro Stampede at 5 rivers

Congratulations to the Daphne Middle School Cross country team!

Top 5 Boys:

Ethan Rowe (4th place overall)

Benton Brown (8th place overall)

Lance Paquette

Bailey Mott

Ethan Croff


Top 5 girls:

Hayley Thompson (9th place overall)

Grace McCrory

Presley Williams

Maggie Madison

Paige Carroll


Also Congratulations to everybody else who participated.