The Trojan Times

News for October 2 - October 9

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

A Message from Our NEW Superintendent, Mr. Eddie Tyler

Message from the Superintendent – Oct. 2, 2015

School News

Mark your calendars!! School releases half a day on Friday, October 9, 2015!

Classroom news


Lindsey- Tuesday Test on cells, Wednesday Notebook test, Thursday Erase Zero day.


T.Taylor- Standard- Finishing Rikki-Tikki, lesson on pronouns, antecedents, and still working.

Advanced- Word connotation on Written In Bones.

Kinard - Main chapter categories of cells

  1. Prokaryotic-No nucleus, Bacteria, Very simple cells.

  2. Eukaryotic-Do have a nucleus and most other cells


Surrey- Finishing Ancient Israel


Garafola- Pre Algebra: Chapter 3 Exponent rules. Algebra 1: Chapter 5 Inequalities

Benefield- Learning about mechanical advantages and efficiency. Also finishing how ancient Egyptians used simple machines to build Pyramids. Quiz on Thursday

Larisey- Finish Ancient Egypt and Starting Ancient Israel


Career Tech (Schneider): Students will continue "Shark Tank."

Art (Bittinger): Students will learn about crab anatomy before designing an original crab on canvas, using acrylics and sand for background.

21st Century Skills (Pearson): Students will start writer's notebook page and watch screen recordings.

Family & Consumer Science (K. Taylor): Students will start studying cooking.

Choir (Trawick): Students will create silhouettes for ragtime musical.

Band (Thomas): Students will site read music, get christmas music, and also test on MSL measures 9-16.


Language Arts Teacher at Daphne Middle

Why did you choose to teach at DMS?

Mrs. Madison already lived in Daphne and wanted to work close to home.

What is your expectation for your students?

She wants her students to learn to love reading. She also chooses interesting stories to read and tries to teach in exciting ways.

Have you ever taught or worked at a different school? How long have you been at DMS?

Mrs. Madison taught at Bay Minette Middle School for 11 years and it has been her 9th year at DMS.

Why did you choose to teach 8th grade Language Arts?

She loves to read and small children make her twitchy and high schoolers are self-centered.

What makes you unique as a teacher?

Mrs. Madison said that she's not afraid to make a fool of herself.


  • 10-3-15: Volleyball Tournament at Spanish Fort Middle
  • 10-5-15: Deadline for Washington trip
  • 10-5-15 -10-8-15: Basketball tryouts for 8th grade girls

  • 10-6-15: Chorus fall concert

  • 10-8-15: Football Game- Daphne vs. Foley at home

  • 10-9-15: Early dismissal @11:50

  • 10-9-15: End of first quarter


Cross Country Meet

This Tuesday is a Cross country meet held at Orange Beach Sports complex. It is hosted by Gulf Shores. Come and support your team!
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8th grade Volleyball Tournament

This Saturday, October 3, is a volleyball tournament at Spanish Fort Middle School. We will play most of the teams we have played over the season. First game starts at 8:30. If we lose a game, we will be out of the tournament. Come and support your Lady Trojans!
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Football game

This Thursday is a football team against Foley. Kickoff starts at 6 in the Daphne High School Football Stadium. Come and support your team! Daphne Middle Football also won last night against Gulf Shores with a final score of 54 to 30.

Student News

Club News:

Fleurettes: The Fleurette will meet on Wednesday, October 7th, until 4:00. They will begin selling BOO-grams at break, which will be delivered on October 30th!

TSA: The next meeting will be October 14th.

Peer Helpers: The Peer Helpers will be participating in the "Out of the Darkness walk" on October 18th. For more information check the links below:

Al on Local 15!

Promoting the Children's Cup Regatta with 2 of his favorite peeps this morning! 14 year old Al has 22 surgeries at Children's hospital and is super cool! Thanks @kellyjoneslocal15 for a great interview and being flexible. Come out to the Fairhope Yacht Club next Saturday, October 10 for sailboat races, food, music, and kids activities!

Peer Helper Field Trip

On Monday, September 28 the DMS Peer Helpers took a field trip to the Jennifer Claire Moore Foundation Headquarters. While there, they covered the areas of secrets and trust. Secrets are precious and shouldn’t be told to just anybody. They had some people involved with the foundation speak as well; Mrs. Allison, the director of the foundation, spoke to them about the story of Jennifer Claire Moore and how the foundation came to be.

New Student Meet and Greet

Around 60 new students have registered at Daphne Middle School since the first of the school year. The DMS Peer Helpers have worked to make all new students feel welcomed and comfortable at our school by hosting a meet and greet. The new students and the Peer Helpers enjoyed a snack as they socialized during their break time. Everyone had a wonderful time!

Career Explorations- Law Enforcement Agencies/Armed Services

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Art of the Week