The Trojan Times
News for December 4 - December 11
MADE BY DIGITAL JOURNALISM STUDENTS
Written by Jaden Hancin, Will Kell, Jada McCollum, Skyilar Mitchell, Joseph Sandefur, Meadow Stowell, Kate Walden, and Holly Yazdi
Message from the Superintendent
What to do this weekend?
- The 2015 Holly Jolly Holiday Market is coming up this weekend! The event takes place at the Daphne Civic Center on Saturday from 9-3 and Sunday from 11-2. There will be clothing, jewelry, home decor, one of a kind gifts and much more! There's something for everyone on your Christmas list.
- Christmas Nights of Lights will be from Nov. 13- Jan. 3 at Hank Aaron Stadium in Mobile, Al, featuring a spectacular light show that you drive through.
Nettles- Advanced: Reading A Wrinkle in Time
Regular: Finishing A Christmas Carol
Lindsey- The Nervous system and having a lab
Smith- Advanced: Quiz Wednesday
Regular: Quiz Friday
Majewski- Finish Chapter 4 working on Chapter 5
T.Taylor- Advanced: Waters of Avelon
Regular: The Giver
Surrey - Studying China.
White - Test on Ch. 7, cover 8.1 (ch) Review mid-term.
Larisey - Ancient Rome until Christmas.
Madison - Regular: Flowers FA Algernon.
Advanced: Writing Career research.
Garafola - Exam review, Exam on Wednesday December 16th.
Benefield - Semester Exam study guide, roller coaster online lesson.
Art (Bittinger): Students will research an artist of choice, then create an iMovie or a spoof of a famous work of art.
21 Century Skills (Pearson): Finishing podcasts, and completing last notebook page.
Peer Helpers (Blake): Finishing can project for Prodisee Pantry. Band, Choir, and Peer Helpers all donated 408 cans together!
Choir (Trawick): Starting musical Honk JR.
Band (Thomas): Working on All-County / All-State music, Christmas ensembles, and getting new competition music.
The Fleurettes: Preparing for talent show.
TSA: Ordering club shirts
FCCLA: meeting on December 4th until 4:30.
Yoga: Yoga on Wednesday until 4
Recipe of the week
- 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
- 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 (5 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
- 3 cups cold milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
- 4 bananas, sliced
- 1/2 (12 ounce) package vanilla wafers
Ready In3 h 30 m
- In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Beat in condensed milk, pudding mix, cold milk and vanilla until smooth. Fold in 1/2 of the whipped topping.
- Line the bottom of a 9x13 inch dish with vanilla wafers. Arrange sliced bananas evenly over wafers. Spread with pudding mixture. Top with remaining whipped topping. Chill.
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Pumpkin Pie Recipe for the Holidays
Ready In1 h 10 m
- 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin
- 1 (14 ounce) can EAGLE BRAND® Sweetened Condensed Milk
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Whisk pumpkin, sweetened condensed milk, eggs, spices and salt in medium bowl until smooth. Pour into crust. Bake 15 minutes.
- Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F and continue baking 35 to 40 minutes or until knife inserted 1 inch from crust comes out clean. Cool. Garnish as desired. Store leftovers covered in refrigerator.
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Dec 14: Basketball vs Gulf Shores
Dec 18: Half day and end of 2nd semester
Dec 19- Jan 3: Christmas Break
Boys, have you heard what's trending also? Nike Roshe shoes. They come in different designs, patters, colors, and sizes. Boys all over social media and school show off their shoes. They range from $50-150.
Turkey Feather Winners!
The top five turkey decorations voted on by students were as follow:
- Nettles – 53
- Trawick – 33
- Schneider – 25
- Madison – 17
- Bittinger –13
The top five turkey tickets were:
- Vikki Pendley - 134
- Sherry Bittinger – 72
- Kate Nettles – 66
- Brittany Schneider – 63
- Laurie Smith - 60
Spelling Bee Winners Listed Bellow
- Luke Arnold
- Dalaney Goldman
- Maggie Madison
- Liberty Moreno
- Angel Harris
- Matthew Brooks
- Holly Yazdi
- Kiersten Pettaway
- Bella Bowman
- Lillie Yazdi
- Chapel Hurst
- Cameron "Chance" Crenshaw
- Travis Rotolo
- Matthew Ladnier
- Lewis Bruce
- Madison Dixon
- Matthew Crider
- Emma Morvant
- Maegan Brewer
- Maddi Burgess
- Brendon Hayes
- Nolin Weathersby
- Joseph Guarisco
- Bella Lochrico
Note Taking Tips
•If the instructor writes something on the chalkboard/overhead or repeats an idea then it is usually a key point and you should write it down.
•Try to use a three-ring binder or a laptop, it allows for more flexibility in rearranging your notes.
•Try to sit towards the front and center of the class where you'll be less distracted and can hear the professor the best and have a good angle on any visual aids that may be shown.
•Don't rely on someone else's notes, you may not understand everything that they write down and you'll learn the best by taking your own notes.
•If your instructor talks fast, it may help to bring an audio recorder and record the lecture while taking notes. After the lecture is over you can replay the lecture and fill in any parts that you missed in your notes.
•Do reading assignments or homework questions before class, it is easier to take notes when you know what the instructor is talking about.
•Date your notes. Add titles and subtitles when you move onto a new topic for easy referencing.
•Write down any terminology along with the definition that the instructor may present.
•Make sure that you write legibly, if you can't read them later, they'll be useless. If you have sloppy handwriting it may be wise to type your notes so that they are easier to read.
•If you missed what the instructor said, ask them to repeat it or go to the instructor after class and ask for clarification. If you are in a rush, ask the instructor at the beginning of the next class or try to find the answer from a friend or the text.
•Compare notes with a classmate to make sure you didn't miss any important points.
Art of The Week
"You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have." -Maya Angelou
Top 5 seafood restaurants
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 or Office to get Tryout information.
Christmas gift ideas
Starbucks Gift Card
Itunes Gift Card
2 wheel self balancing scooter A.K.A. Skywalker
North Face Jacket
Michael Kors Purse
Vineyard Vines Tees
Lauren Conrad beauty book
Play Station 4
Mac Book Pro
Under Armor Jacket
Justin Bieber's PURPOSE. Track List.
These are the songs on his album:
1) Mark My Words
2) I’ll Show You
3) What Do You Mean?
5) Love Yourself (this is the one with Ed!)
7) No Pressure featuring Big Sean
8) No Sense featuring Travi$ Scott
9) The Feeling featuring Halsey
10) Life Is Worth Living
11) Where Are Ü Now featuring Jack Ü
14) Been You
15) Get Used To Me
16) We Are featuring Nas
18) All In It
19) What Do You Mean (Remix)
MEET MRS. ANDREA LINDSEY
What else would you like to see with the stakeholders?
She would like to see them in the school more.
If you weren't a teacher what would you want to be?
Mrs. Lindsey would like to be a pharmacist.
If you could go anywhere on summer break where would you go?
She says she would like to go to Europe.
Where did you go to college? What degrees do you have?
She got her Bachelor's and Master's at South Alabama. She got her Associate's degree at the University of Mobile.
How old were you when you decided to be a teacher?
Mrs. Lindsey was 22 years old when she decided to be a teacher.
Wings of Glory
Once upon a time on earth there was an angel named Gabe. Now, I know what you may be thinking "Wasn't Gabriel an angel of God?" Also "Isn't this about the the angel who has the horn?" Well, let me answer that question. No, this story is not about Gabriel the angel, its about his son, Gabe. Gabe liked to call himself an angel, but he hadn't earned his wings. Once you earned your wings you went to Heaven. Also his instrument wasn't made of brass. It was a wind wood instrument called the oboe. Before you played brass instruments, you had to learn fingerings on the wind wood instrument because in he town Gabe came from, brass instruments were better. He practiced and practiced all the time, but couldn't get the right pitches. His father helped him sometimes, but it was hard to transition the notes. All Gabe could do was practice to get his wings. Everyone wanted wings while they were still on earth because if you didn't have them, you would have to wait 16 more years. The only way for him to be with his father was for him to pass his test on the oboe and get his wings. He was so nervous he failed it. He had to wait 16 more years to finally get his wings and be with his father.
(To be continued)