News for December 18- January 4


Edited by Holly Yazdi and Joseph Sandefur

Written by Jaden Hancin, Will Kell, Jada McCollum, Skyilar Mitchell, Joseph Sandefur, Meadow Stowell, Kate Walden, and Holly Yazdi

A message from the Superintendent

Message from the Superintendent – Dec. 18, 2015

What to do this weekend?

  • Mobile's Winter Wonderland- The City of Mobile will be hosting a Winter Wonderland on Saturday, December 19th from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. Come play in the snow, take pictures with Santa, and finish your Christmas shopping.

Toys for Tots

Congratulations to Mrs. Nettles for winning the Toys for Tots drive! Her homeroom brought 137 toys!
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Merry Christmas from DMS Band!


Dec. 21- Jan. 1- Christmas Break

Jan. 5 - Students return to school from Çhristmas Break

Jan. 7 - DMS spelling bee

DMS All-County Band Winners

Congratulations to the following students who were selected for the Baldwin County Middle School Honor Band:

Darina Gerard

Maliah Dale

Eric Blankenhorn

Leila Thomas

Erin Lockwood

Jack Wilson

Jacob Cortes

Sydney Currie-Wrye

Chance Crenshaw

The following students were chosen as alternates:

Mathew Ladnier, alt

Bree Kendrick, alt

Jordan Sampson, alt


Recipe of the Week!

Chocolate Scotcheroos

  • Prep time: 20 minutes

  • Cook time: 10 minutes

    Ready In 1 hour 15 minutes


  • 1 cup Karo® Light Corn Syrup
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 6 cups crispy rice cereal
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips


  1. Cook corn syrup and sugar together in a large pan over medium heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Bring mixture to a boil. Remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter; mix well. Add cereal; stir until evenly coated.
  2. Pour into greased 13x9-inch pan and pat into place.
  3. Melt chocolate and butterscotch chips together in saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly. Spread over cereal.
  4. Cool at least 45 minutes, or until firm. Cut into bars.


  • What? Winter Dance
  • When? Saturday January 23, 2015 6 p.m - 9 p.m
  • Where? Daphne Civic Center
  • Dress code? Semi formal party dresses for ladies and Sunday best for the gentlemen
  • Cost is $25 per student, which includes dinner and all refreshments.
  • Tickets will be sold January 7th - January 15th

Talent Show!

  • Talent show audition money/forms are due December 18th.
  • Rehearsal will be March 23rd.
  • The Talent Show will be March 24th (Thursday before Spring Break).

Trending Music

The Trending Song this week is Love Yourself by Justin Bieber. This song is on his new album Purpose. Wanna check it out? Click the link below!


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!

Spelling Bee!

Our School Wide Spelling Bee will be held Thursday, January 7. The bee will begin at 9:00 and will be held in the library. Parents and/or guardians are invited to attend the spelling bee. We will announce over the intercom when it is time for students to report to the library. Refreshments will be served after the bee. Please let me or T. Taylor know if you have any questions.

Spelling Bee Winners Listed Bellow

  1. Luke Arnold
  2. Dalaney Goldman
  3. Maggie Madison
  4. Liberty Moreno
  5. Angel Harris
  6. Matthew Brooks
  7. Holly Yazdi
  8. Kiersten Pettaway
  9. Bella Bowman
  10. Lillie Yazdi
  11. Chapel Hurst
  12. Cameron "Chance" Crenshaw
  13. Travis Rotolo
  14. Matthew Ladnier
  15. Lewis Bruce
  16. Madison Dixon
  17. Matthew Crider
  18. Emma Morvant
  19. Maegan Brewer
  20. Maddi Burgess
  21. Brendon Hayes
  22. Nolin Weathersby
  23. Joseph Guarisco
  24. Bella Lochrico

Soccer Tryouts!

Want to try out for soccer? Then listen up! Boys soccer tryouts are December 15-18 from 3:30-5:30. All paper work including physical and insurance forms are due by, December 14

Girls soccer tryouts are December 9-11 from 3:30-5:30. All paper work including physical and insurance forms are due prior to tryouts.

See Coach Larisey, Coach Kinard, or the office to get tryout information.

It's still not late to get Christmas Gifts!



Starbucks Gift Card

Itunes Gift Card


2 wheel self balancing scooter A.K.A. Skywalker

Iphone 6s

Nail polish

Sports wear

Hair accessories



North Face Jacket


Rain Boots

Michael Kors Purse

Curling wand

Record Player



Ray Bans

Vera Bradley

Vineyard Vines Tees




Lauren Conrad beauty book

Bath bombs



Apple Watch


Play Station 4

X box



Ray Bans

Mac Book Pro

Golf Cart

Iphone 6s


Sports wear

Sports gear

Under Armour Jacket



Basketball Game

On Monday night, Daphne played against Gulf Shores. Everyone won and had a great game. Go Trojans!

Where to eat on Christmas Break

During your Christmas break you have to eat at a new restaurant in Fairhope, The Warehouse Bakery. It is located on 759 Nichols Avenue. The Bakery is known for its donuts that are made from in scratch. The menu is in the link below.

Trending This Week:

The thing that is trending this week is ice skating. If you have nothing to do over Christmas break, this is one thing you can do with your family. There is a skating rink at the Wharf and there is a new one in Mobile!


P.E. Teacher at Daphne Middle School

What inspired you to be a teacher?

Coach Hinton said because he's a people person or likes people and wanted to interact more with them.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

He said he will be retired in 10 years.

What is your favorite thing about summers?

Coach Hinton said that he works year round but he likes being out of school for 2 months.

What has been your biggest challenge from teaching?

He said the biggest challenge would have to be the change in students or the different generations.

What are your hobbies outside of teaching?

Coach Hinton likes to fish, hunt, and coach sports like girls softball and boys football.