News for May 13 - May 20


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

Brief Message from the Superintendent – May 13, 2016


•Friday, May 13th Fairhope Rotary's 12th Annual Steak Cook-Off, in downtown Fairhope on South Bancroft Street.

School news

•Daphne Middle School’s Honor Day is May 20th.

•End of the year exams are from May 23-25.

•The last day of school is on May 26th and is half a day!!

Classroom News


Lindsey: Plants and review for exam

Smith: inequalities

Duke: Chapter 10 read vocab, reading check, section assessment 2-6, May 17 3-D map due May 18 laptop take-up textbook page 314, 315 1-22 May 19 chapter 11 vocab reading check section assessment 2-6. Friday 20th honors day

Nettle: reviewing for exam


Kinard: review exam material

Majewski: check moodle

Holt: Chapter 10 read vocab, reading check, section assessment 2-6, May 17 3-D map due May 18 laptop take-up textbook page 314, 315 1-22 May 19 chapter 11 vocab reading check section assessment 2-6. Friday 20th honors day


Surrey: Preparing for exam


Reg- Preparing for exam

Adv- Preparing for exam

White: Preparing for exam


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Larisey: Preparing for exam

Benefield: Preparing for exam


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Club News

Fleurettes: End of the year party on Wednesday 18th.

NJHS: induction of new members on May 19th

TSA: concluded meeting last week with "A Day in the Life" project.

Art Club: end of the year meeting.


Career Tech (Schneider): Continuing to work on egg drops.

21 Century Skills (Pearson): Assess digital footprint, start final exam pro dodecahedron.

FACS (K. Taylor): Sewing.

Choir (Trawick): Auditions for next year.

Art (Bittinger): Students will design an original silhouette & paint on chosen sheet music.

Peer Helpers (Blake): Module exams, and end of the year name mini books.

Band (Thomas): Superior Band Students:

Leila Thomas

Vanessa Smith

Sydney Currie-Wyre

Katie Gulberry

Leandra Robertson

Bree Kendrick

Darina Gerard

Cardboard Boat Race

It is possible to construct a boat of nothing more than cardboard & duct ape and find it seaworthy enough to carry two crew members in a race out in Mobile Bay? The Gifted classes at Daphne Middle, Spanish Fort & Gulf Shores accepted the challenge on Saturday, May 7. We had The Great American Cardboard Boat Race. It was a wonderful turnout! We would like to give a special thank you to the wonderful parents for their support during the boat-building unit. Your love, dedication, and encouragement are the reasons we succeed!


· Team Spirit Award: #7 Whitetail Runner from Daphne- Ty Turner, Max Brown, Chapel Hurst, Caleb Dyche, Logan Heiter & Coleman Liles

· Best Rationale or Written Design Report (The John Paul Jones Award): #15 SS Asian Boat from Daphne- Reed Turner, Cameron Holder, Andrew Wilson, & Lucas Monteiro

Honorable Mention: #5 Hare’s Revenge from Daphne- Jordan Casey, Erin Lassere, Lauren Hayes & Emma Fanning

· Best Dressed Crew (Captain Hook Award): #37 Yellow Brick Boat from Spanish Fort- Olivia Madison, Ragan Granthem, Ryley Granthem, Taylor Owen

· Fastest Sinking Boat (The Hunley Award): #16 Nerdy Wordy from Daphne- Amaya Smith, Ashleigh Miller, Aidan LeJeune, Bethany McClurg & Mariah Kirby

· Most Creative Design (The Captain Nemo Award): #15 SS Asian from Daphne- Reed Turner, Cameron Holder, Andrew Wilson & Lucas Monteiro

· The Most Spectacular Sinking Award (The Titanic Award): #34 The Jolly Roger from Spanish Fort- Kelsey Cox, Ariana Nagle, Joey Williams, Avery Bynum & Ashlyn Hudson

· 3rd Place Boat finishing in 2 minutes, 17 seconds: #15 SS Asian from Daphne- Reed Turner, Cameron Holder, Andrew Wilson & Lucas Monteiro

· 2nd Place Boat finishing in 2 minutes, 2 seconds: #38 Fighting Vikings from Gulf Shores- Claire Megginson, Morgan Carrier, Ella Caldwell, Ridley Varden & Alyssa Dennis

· 1st Place Boa finishing in 2 minutes, 1 second: #28 Alabama Inc. National Champion Ships from Spanish Fort- Amrit Chase, John Barros & Coby Hallex

Thanks again to everyone for coming out and supporting the boat race! It was a huge success.

Mrs. Pendley

Daphne High School Drum Line

Congratulations to the following band students who were selected for the Daphne High School Drum Line for the 2016-2017 school year:

Shaw Patterson – 2nd bass drum

Chapel Hurst – snare drum

Carter Buchanan – tenor drums

Kyle Septer – 4th bass drum

Miles Cooke – pit percussion

Ben Parker – pit percussion

James Moore – pit percussion


  • May 19-NJHS Induction
  • May 20- Honor’s Day
  • May 23- Science & Social Studies Exam
  • May 24- Language Arts Exam
  • May 25- Math Exam
  • May 26- Early dismissal @11:50, Report Cards

Quote of the Week

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What movies to watch???

•Huntsman: Winter’s War (PG13)

•The Darkness (PG13)

•Captain America: Civil War (PG13)

•Jungle Book (PG)

•Barbershop: The Next Cut (PG13)

DIY project of the week

DIY: Terrariums


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!

Photograph of the Week

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Trending Music

This weeks Trending Song is Let it Go by James Bay. Check it out below.
James Bay - Let It Go

May 16-20 Breakfast Menu

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May 16-20 Lunch Menu

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Coach Woodham's health class for May

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Concert of the week:

Guns ‘n Roses are back on tour after 20 years of a break! They are performing at the Georgia Dome on June 27, hurry up and buy your tickets!

Restaurant of the Week:

This week’s restaurant is Fisher’s Dockside, located in Orange Beach. They serve many different seafood entrees and appetizers. Fisher's Dockside is fun and casual with a menu of original recipes that offers something for everyone in the family. There's plenty of indoor and outdoor seating including a beautifully landscaped grass courtyard. Open Daily at 11 am. Sunday Brunch, 10 am – 3 pm.

Recipe of the week

Chantal's New York Cheesecake


7 h 30 minutes

12 servings

533 calories

  • 15 graham crackers, crushed

  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

  • 4 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese

  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar

  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 4 eggs

  • 1 cup sour cream

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour


  • Prep

    30 minutes

  • Cook

    1 hour

  • Ready In

    7 hour 30 minutes

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9 inch springform pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix graham cracker crumbs with melted butter. Press onto bottom of springform pan.
  3. In a large bowl, mix cream cheese with sugar until smooth. Blend in milk, and then mix in the eggs one at a time, mixing just enough to incorporate. Mix in sour cream, vanilla and flour until smooth. Pour filling into prepared crust.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour. Turn the oven off, and let cake cool in oven with the door closed for 5 to 6 hours; this prevents cracking. Chill in refrigerator until serving.

The Social List

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


@pig posts hilarious videos of remixes of funny videos mashed together.


@thatgirlbishop is so close to releasing her new EP in a couple months. She just released the music video for “River”. Better follow her for some updates on her new music!

Trending this week

We all know how big a deal Rihanna’s creepers for Puma were, and after the Fenty x Puma runway show, it’s apparent that there’s even more to look forward to when it comes to Rihanna-designed footwear. It released on February 26. The singer gave us a look at an ad campaign showing off her no-lace sneakers, called The Trainer, on her Instagram. If you’re into the whole vibey look, then you’re definitely going to want to own these (if you’re lucky enough to snag them before they sell out, that is). Because no doubt about it — they’re a big hit. According to KicksOnFire, the shoes come in black, white and red, so there’s a color to suit your style whether you’d prefer a minimal look or a standout one. Clearly, Rihanna just gets us, doesn’t she? The shoes will be available at Rise & Puma, according to Racked. And I don’t know about you, but I’m already going to try to see when the next time she'll restock and I'll be counting the days until I can attempt to purchase these ultra sleek kicks.


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Athlete of the week

Antonio Li

Antonio is a tennis player that plays for the high school. He is very talented at playing tennis and loves to play. He is also a member of NJHS and TSA. Thank you for helping our school be a great school for tennis! Good luck with your tennis career.

Try Outs for DHS Volleyball

This week was tryouts for DHS volleyball the first cuts were also this week! There are only a handful of girls left in the tryouts. Everyone please wish the remaining girls good luck because they are all working very hard! Good luck girls!

Carley's Words of Wisdom

Week 17 - Hygiene

  • Hygiene is maintaining your health and preventing disease, especially through cleanliness

  • Practice good personal hygiene. Wash your hands before you eat. Be aware of good clean water and food sources.

  • Cover your mouth when you sneeze or cough

  • Brush your teeth daily

  • Use deodorant and take showers