News for January 25 - January 29


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

Message from the Superintendent – Jan. 22, 2016

Mardi Gras Parades

  • Sunday, January 24
    2 p.m. - Krewe de la Heron Lakes <kids> (Heron Lakes Circle)

    Wednesday, January 27
    12:30 p.m. Mystics of Ashland Place <kids> (Lanier Avenue)

    Thursday, January 28
    6:30 p.m. - Order of Polka Dots (Mobile, Route A)

    Friday, January 29
    6:30 p.m. - Order of Inca (Mobile, Route A)
    6:45 p.m. - Apollo's Mystic Ladies (Daphne)

    Saturday, January 30 (Senior Bowl)
    10 a.m. - Hickory Ridge Kids Krewe <kids> (Timberly Circle)
    2 p.m. - Mobile Mystics, Mobile Mystical Revelers (Mobile, Route A)
    6:30 p.m. - Maids of Mirth, Butterfly Maidens, Krewe of Marry Mates (Mobile, Route A)
    6:45 p.m. - Knights of Ecor Rouge (Fairhope)

    Sunday, January 31
    2 p.m. - Mystics of Children <kids> (Rosswood Drive)
    2 p.m. - Crewe of Woodmont <kids> (Village Drive, Daphne)
    6:30 p.m. - Neptune's Daughters, OOI (Mobile, Route A)

Classroom News

(not all classes listed)



Reg- Test on Monsters are due on Maple Street

Adv- Test on A Wrinkle in Time

Lindsey: DNA, RNA, and Lab


Reg- Quiz on Wednesday

Adv- Chapter test Tuesday

Duke/Holt- Map It! Student will create a map from their home to DMS, which includes specified criteria.


Majewski: Check Moodle

Kinard: Check Moodle

Duke/Holt- Map It! Student will create a map from their home to DMS, which includes specified criteria.


Surrey - Working on Rome and Christianity.

Law -

Standard: Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry

Ap: Start Dr. Jekel, Dr. Jeky, and Mr. Hyde.

White - Working on CH 12 Periodic Table

Boone -

Pre Pre: Slope

A1: Finishing Ch 6, systems with inequalities.


Garafola -

Pre Pre: Linear Functions.

A1: Monomial and polynomial

Madison - Global Scholars

Larisey - Rising of Christianity

Benefield - Labs on density


Career Tech (Schneider): Students will be building and testing condos as part of the Architecture cluster, then beginning the Education and Health Sciences clusters.

Art (Bittinger): Observational drawing that consists of noticing light & shadow on a 3D object.

21 Century Skills (Pearson): Blogging, and creating a website.

Peer Helpers (Blake): Kindness week.

FACS (K. Taylor): Good Grooming.

Choir (Trawick): Rehearsing musical, and studying state assessment.

Peer Helpers

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The Great Kindness Challenge

January 25-29, 2016

Sponsored by the DMS Peer Helpers

Thank you for being KIND!


Show your Kindness Spirit:

Show your Kindness Spirit- Monday

○ Show your kindness school spirit and dress out in all of your Trojan attire by wearing your favorite Daphne Middle School spirit t-shirt with uniform bottoms.*

Kind-Hearted - Tuesday

○ Show you have a kind heart by wearing RED.*

Wake up Kind - Wednesday

○ Wake up, come to school in your favorite sweatpants or pajama bottoms. (Tops should remain in uniform.)*

Win or Lose, Kindness is always the way to go! - Thursday

○ Dress out and where your favorite team attire.*

You are Kind, You are Smart, You are important - Friday

○ Be yourself and wear what makes you, YOU! Today we remember that kindness comes from who we are on the inside. Plan ahead and wear your favorite uniform pieces. Dress up or down, just make sure you feel like the best you.*

*Students must adhere to the uniform policy unless otherwise stated. Shoes should be closed toe and adhere to the uniform policy every day; out of uniform shoes causes a safety hazard. Students should come to school attired in age appropriate, non-distracting attire. This includes no inappropriate sayings, images, or messages. Face and/or body paint is not allowed. Bottoms should be fingertip length, and tops must cover the shoulder, stomach, and back.

Restaurant of the Week

The most recent and talked about restaurant is Newk's Eatery. Newk's serves everything from pizza to salads and its not very expensive. It is located in the Eastern Shore Center.


Librarian at Daphne Middle School

What inspired you to be a teacher?

Mrs. Peak loves to read and help people. She also loves technology which all rolled into one job.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

She is going to still be a librarian because she loves it at DMS.

What is your favorite thing about summers?

Mrs. Peak's favorite thing about summers is the time with family.

What has been your biggest challenge from being a librarian?

She said helping those who don't like to read and trying to find a book that will help them read.

What are your hobbies outside of being a librarian?

Mrs. Peak said she likes doing fun activities with her kids, likes watching movies, plays, concerts, reading, and traveling.

Quote of the Week

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Club News

The Fleurettes: Planning for upcoming events, such as the Talent Show.

TSA: Planning for upcoming competition.

Yoga: Yoga until 4:00 on Wednesdays

Art Club: If you want to sign up for art club, forms are in Mrs. Bittinger's room. The first meeting is: January 26th from 3:15-5 P.M.

Must see Movies!!!

  • Norm of the North
  • Ride Along 2
  • Point Break
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Alvin & The Chipmunks: Road Chip
  • Creed
  • The Forest
  • Kung Fu Panda 3
  • The Finest Hours
  • The 5th Wave


  • 1-22-16: Winter dance
  • 1-25-16/1-29-16: Basketball Tournament
  • 1-25-16/1-29-16: The Great Kindness Challenge Sponsored by Peer Helpers
  • 1-26-16: Scholars' Bowl Meet @ DMS
  • 2-8-16 - 2-9-16: Mardi Gras Holiday

Great News!

The following 8th grade DMS students art work has been selected to participate in the State Superintendent’s Art Contest in Montgomery!

Abbie Taylor

Jasmine Morrison

Katherine McKee

Olivia Clark

Kayla Covington

Congratulations guys! Have fun!


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  • What? The First Ever Daphne Middle School 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 includes admission, professional DJ for your entertainment, door prizes, and a full dinner to include but not limited to: pulled pork sliders, mac and cheese cups, loaded mashed potatoes, chicken tenders, mini subs, fruit, veggies, cheese, dessert table, tea, punch, water and a hot chocolate bar.


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!

Song of the Week

Trending Music

The trending song this week is When We Were Young by Adele. This song is the hit single of Adele's newest album, 25, along with Hello.

Want to listen? Click below.

Adele - When We Were Young (Live at The Church Studios)

What's trending?

Rose quarts and serenity nail polish have been trending colors this week! Serenity is a blue color, more on the periwinkle side. Rose quarts is a light baby pink.

The Social List

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

Instagram: @makeupbyalinna is an account run by very famous (and beautiful) makeup artist named Alinna. She posts pictures of her makeup when it's done and captions all the products she uses and how she does it.

Twitter: @closetidea is a twitter account that posts the cutest/trendiest pictures of clothes shoes and so much more. It's so fun to just sit and scroll through tweet after tweet.

DIY project of the week!

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Top Food Items

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Recipe of the week

Dessert Crepes

  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/3 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Add all ingredients to list


  • Prep

    10 minutes

  • Cook

    10 minutes

  • Ready In

    20 minutes

  1. In large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, melted butter, flour sugar and salt until smooth.
  2. Heat a medium-sized skillet or crepe pan over medium heat. Grease pan with a small amount of butter or oil applied with a brush or paper towel. Using a serving spoon or small ladle, spoon about 3 tablespoons crepe batter into hot pan, tilting the pan so that bottom surface is evenly coated. Cook over medium heat, 1 to 2 minutes on a side, or until golden brown. Serve immediately.

Photograph of the Week

This week, the picture of the week is taken by Rodger Reetz(Lovely Lizards Photography). You can follow him on Instagram @lovelylizardsphotography

Fashion Trends

A new fashion trend this week is: winged sunglasses. These are sunglasses that come in different colors and shapes. The reason they call them "winged" sunglasses is because they have a wing at the top corner.


Basketball Game

On Thursday, Daphne beat Fairhope for their last game. Both the boys and girls basketball teams played great!! Next is the Championship! Let's bring the first place trophy home!

Audrey Hillis Athlete of the Week

Audrey Hillis is a very talented softball player that plays for DMS and is very good at blocking the ball. She thinks that they are going to do very well year and are going to be doing a dodgeball tournament to raise money for their team. They will be separating the team and will be playing dodgeball against eachother.

Track and Field schedule

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Soccer Schedule

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Above is a picture of Coach Woodham's rotation for who goes into the Health room for the whole month of January.

Carley's Words of Wisdom

Week 3 - Attitude

  • Attitude is the downfall of most athletes or people.
  • Attitude is your choice to choose to be in a good mood even when your not feeling well.
  • Really good attitude will get you further than anything you have.
  • Attitude is the way of thinking or feeling about someone or something, and can be reflected in a person's behavior.