The Trojan Times
News for October 2 - October 9
Made by Digital Journalism Students
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
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
Prokaryotic-No nucleus, Bacteria, Very simple cells.
- 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
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.
MEET MRS. LISA MADISON
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
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!
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!