News February 26- March 4


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

What to do this weekend???

  • Race To The Top Of The Tower at Turquoise Place February 26 @ 6:00 p.m.
  • Arbor Day In Fairhope February 27 on the grounds of Faulkner State Community College @ 10:00 a.m.

Classroom News

(not all classes listed)



Adv- Vocab quiz

Reg- Vocab quiz


6 kingdoms of classification


Start World religions project, February 29- March 4 Partner powerpoint project, Paper on a major world religion including its leader, beliefs, and opinion on March 7-11


Majewski: Check moodle


Start World religions project, February 29- March 4 Partner powerpoint project, Paper on a major world religion including its leader, beliefs, and opinion on March 7-11


Chapter 26 test Friday, check noodle for for study guide



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February 29: Soccer vs. Central Baldwin (away)

February 29-March 4: Spring Book Fair

March 1: Scholars' Bowl meet at DMS, DMS Band Concert

March 3: Soccer vs. Foley (home)

March 4: DMS career day, Just Breathe Yoga

Talent Show

This year DMS will be doing their first talent show in years! It will be on March 24 at 8:15 AM and will be held in Daphne Middle School gym. Take a look at some of the people who are participating.

Visual Art Show & Photography Show 2016

Calling all Artists and Photographers!!!

Daphne Middle School's Art Club and Technology Student Association club is hosting a photography and art show the week of March 14 - March 18. Parent Night will be March 17 from 5:30 p.m- 7 p.m. in the cafeteria. See Ms.Schneider's or Ms. Bittinger's for more details.

Quote of the Week

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Career Tech (Schneider): Shark Tank

Art (Bittinger): Students will learn about types and purposes of tribal masks before creating a mask out of plaster gauze on a drape mold. Decorate with paint & 3D materials.

Peer Helpers (Blake): Selling suckers for $1. Learning about procrastination.

Choir (Trawick): Honk Jr.

21 Century Skills (Pearson): Researching the cost of building a new home & viewing completed houses and websites.

Club News:

The Fleurettes: Preparing for talent show and pageant

Yoga: Yoga on Fridays until 4:00

Art Club: Next meeting is: March 1st until 5:00PM

TSA: County competition on Thursday, March 3!

What movies to watch???

  • Gods Of Egypt (PG13)
  • Eddie The Eagle (PG13)
  • Race (PG13)
  • Kung Fu Panda 3 (PG)

Restaurant of the Week

This weeks restaurant is the Sugar Kettle Cafe located across from Target and next to the Chicken Salad Chick. They have delicious foods that range from homemade chicken salad to fried steak. They are open on Sunday for brunch and lunch, Monday-Friday for lunch, and Saturday for breakfast. Their menu changes daily so head to their website ( ) to find which day you like the most!


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

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Thomas Gulledge


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!

Coach Woodham's health class for February

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Song of the Week

Trending Music

This week's trending song is Stone Cold by Demi Lovato. This is her new single! Check it out below!
Demi Lovato - Stone Cold (Official Video)

Lunch for the week 29-1

Monday 29th:

Breakfast- Apple Frudel, Scrambled Eggs, Fruit, and Juice

Lunch- Chicken Nuggets, Mashed Potatoes, Baby Carrots, Whole Wheat Roll, and Fruit

Tuesday 1st:

Breakfast- Cinnamon Roll, Breakfast Ham Slice, Fruit , and Juice

Lunch- Taco Soup, Tortilla Chips, Fruit, and Brownie

Wednesday 2nd:

Breakfast- Biscuit, Sausage Patty, Jelly, Fruit, and Juice

Lunch- BBQ Pork On Bun, Potato Wedges, Fruit, and Banana Pudding

Thursday 3rd:

Breakfast- Mini Pancakes, Yogurt Cup, Fruit, and Juice

Lunch- Crispitos, Corn, Broccoli, and Fruit

Friday 4th:

Breakfast- Pop Tart, String Cheese, Fruit, and Juice

Lunch- Cheese Pizza, Veggie Blend, Hummus, Fruit, and Animal Crackers

What's trending?

Brit Awards 2016 Winners: The Complete List

British Male Solo Artist
Aphex Twin
Calvin Harris
James Bay
Jamie XX​
Mark Ronson

British Female Solo Artist
Amy Winehouse
Florence & the Machine
Jess Glynne
Laura Marling

British Group
One Direction
Years & Years

British Breakthrough Act
Catfish & the Bottlemen
James Bay
Jess Glynne
Wolf Alice
Years & Years

Critics' Choice
Jack Garratt
Izzy Bizu

British Single

Adele, "Hello"
Calvin Harris & Disciples, "How Deep Is Your Love"
Ed Sheeran & Rudimental, "Bloodstream"
Ellie Goulding, "Love Me Like You Do"
James Bay, "Hold Back the River"
Jess Glynne, "Hold My Hand"
Little Mix, "Black Magic
Olly Murs ft. Demi Lovato, "Up"
Philip George, "Wish You Were Mine"
Years & Years, "King"

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MasterCard British Album of the Year
Adele, 25
Coldplay, A Head Full of Dreams
Florence & the Machine, How Big How Blue How Beautiful
James Bay, Chaos & the Calm
Jamie XX, In Colour

British Producer of the Year
Charlie Andrew
Mark Ronson
Mike Crossey
Tom Dalgety

British Artist Video of the Year
Adele, "Hello"
Calvin Harris & Disciples, "How Deep Is Your Love"
Ellie Goulding, "Love Me Like You Do"
Jessie J, "Flashlight"
Little Mix, "Black Magic"
Naughty Boy Ft. Beyonce, Arrow Benjamin, "Runnin (Lose It All)"
One Direction, "Drag Me Down"
Sam Smith, "Writing's on the Wall"
Years & Years, "King"

International Male Solo Artist
Father John Misty
Justin Bieber
Kendrick Lamar
The Weeknd

International Female Solo Artist
Ariana Grande
Courtney Barnett
Lana Del Rey
Meghan Trainor

International Group
Alabama Shakes
Eagles of Death Metal
Major Lazer

Tame Impala

The Social List

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

Instagram: You should definitely follow @teengirlclub They post the funniest up to date pictures of today's cultures and making fun of the generation in a completely honest way!

Twitter: For all the football lovers, you might want to follow @NFL If you're ever away from a game or just can get around to watching it then just go on their twitter accounts to get the latest updates!

DIY project of the week!

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Recipe of the week

Sweet Hot Mustard Chicken Thighs


5 hours

8 servings

352 calories

  • 8 large bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • 1/2 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground dried chipotle pepper
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, sliced into rings
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil, or as needed

  • Prep

    20 minutes
  • Cook

    40 minutes
  • Ready In

    5 hours

  1. Make 2 slashes crosswise into the skin and meat of each chicken thigh with a sharp knife, cutting to the bone. Cuts should be about 1 inch apart. Transfer thighs into a heavy resealable plastic bag.
  2. Whisk Dijon mustard, brown sugar, red wine vinegar, mustard powder, salt, black pepper, ground chipotle pepper, and cayenne pepper in a bowl until smooth. Whisk garlic into marinade.
  3. Pour marinade into bag over chicken thighs and massage marinade into chicken, coating each thigh thoroughly and working the marinade into the cuts. Seal bag and refrigerate at least 4 hours (or overnight for best flavor).
  4. Move a rack to the center position in oven. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and lightly oil the foil.
  5. Scatter onion rings onto prepared baking sheet. Place chicken thighs on top of onion rings. Spray or brush thighs with vegetable oil; sprinkle thighs with additional salt and cayenne pepper if desired.
  6. Roast chicken in preheated oven until the skin is browned, meat is tender, and the juices run clear, 35 to 45 minutes.
  7. Transfer chicken and onions onto a serving platter. Pour pan drippings into a saucepan, bring to a boil, and continue boiling, stirring often, until drippings are reduced by half, 3 to 4 minutes. Skim excess fat from pan sauce.
  8. Spoon reduced pan sauce over each chicken thigh and serve.


Track and Field schedule

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Soccer Schedule

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Soccer Games for the Week

Congratulations to the girls soccer team for their first win against Central Baldwin on monday! The boys soccer team also won against Central Baldwin on monday. But disappointingly the boys and girls lost against Foley on Thursday. It was a very good game and a nail biter as well.


Week 8 - Choices

  • Life is all about choices
  • Choices you make affect your surroundings including school, home-life, and education
  • You can either go left or right. One direction is bad and one is good. Make sure to choose the right path.
  • It's your choice and you are free to choose the path you take
  • The choices you make today can affect you tomorrow


Special Ed Teacher at Daphne Middle School

What's your education philosophy?

Mrs. Watkins educational philosophy is that learning a skill is just as important as learning the basics.

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

She said that we would be a social worker; working with the elderly.

If you could go anywhere on summer break where would it be?

Mrs. Watkins would want to go to New York or Italy. Most likely anywhere where there are friends or family.

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

She went to Tarletan State University in Texas. She got her degree in social work.

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

Mrs. Watkins decided to be a teacher at age 30.