The DMS 5

Weekly News for November 19 through December 5

Hunter Sessions Awarded as an EMC Shining Star Student

by Julian White


Congratulation to Hunter Sessions for being awarded the pristine honor of the Baldwin EMC Shining Star Student for September. To be considered for the award, the student must be in middle school in Baldwin County and nominated by school faculty members or community leaders. He was granted the award for demonstrating the Touchstone Energy© characteristics of Integrity, Innovation, Accountability, and Commitment to Community. Hunter is an 8th grade studnet at Daphne Middle School and holds the position of National Junior Honor Society President, Peer Helper, member of First Priority, and an esteemed Boy Scout. He was presented the award on Monday, November 17 and included in his award was a $25 Visa gift card.

School News and Events

DMS is an official Toys for Tots drop off location. New toys in their original packages can be dropped off in the front lobby through December 5. Starting Wednesday, November 12 homeroom teachers will be recording all students that donate a toy. These students will get an extra afternoon break.


All students should complete their Istation learning path per their November tier group to help develop their reading skills. This is done for homework weekly, but may be done in elective classes.


Prodisee Pantry food drive will be held November 17-21. There will be a competition by homerooms and teams. The homeroom with the most items donated will receive an ice cream treat, and the team with the most items donated will get an extra afternoon break.


11/15 Chess tournament at ASMS in Mobile, AL

11/19-11/25 PE classes are working on basketball tournaments

11/19-11/25 PE classes are tested on sit ups, sit and reaches, and pushups

11/19-11/25 Band practicing Christmas songs, solos and ensembles for Caroling

11/19-11/25 Band practicing for All County

11/20 Alumni Teachers luncheon in the library at 11:30

11/21 Chess Team Practice from 3:15-4:15

11/21 progress reports go home with students

11/24 7th Grade Girl’s Basketball at Gulf Shores starting at 4:30

11/24 8th Grade Boy’s Basketball at Gulf Shores starting at 5:30

11/24 8th Grade Girl’s Basketball at Gulf Shores starting at 6:30

11/25-11/28 Thanksgiving Holiday

11/28 No Chess Team Practice (Thanksgiving Holiday)

12/1 7th Grade Girl’s Basketball away game against Foley at 4:30

12/1 8th Grade Boy’s Basketball away game against Foley at 5:30

12/1 8th Grade Girl’s Basketball away game against Foley at 6:30

12/4 7th Grade Girl’s Basketball away game against Central Baldwin at 4:30

12/4 8th Grade Girl’s Basketball away game against Central Baldwin at 5:30

12/4 8th Grade Boy’s Basketball away game against Central Baldwin at 6:30

12/4 Chess tournament at Davidson in Mobile, AL

8th Grade Report

11/19- 11/25 Art with Bittinger work on original imagery artwork with acrylics on canvas

11/19- 11/25 Madison Hunger Games part 1 and Fakebook updates

11/19 Pendley’s classes in Library

11/20 Pendley essay due 600-1000 words

11/21 Larisey Character Ed- Generosity

11/21, 1/24,11/25 Waites Test Bridge Research

11/21 Pendley Two Faces or or Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Presentation Due

11/24 Garafola Ch. 5 1-3 assessment

11/24 Algebra 1 point slone parallel and perpendicular lines test

11/24-11/25 Larisey history of Thanksgiving

11/24-11/25 Spanish Mod 3 Exam

11/25 Blake Digital Journalism 5 blogs and 10 comments are due

11/25 Blake Peer Helpers documentation blogs and website reviews are due

11/25 Pendley Spelling Bee

11/30 Pearson November blogs due

12/2 Pendley Debate (Leads up to Mock Trial)

12/3 Pendley’s classes in Library

12/4 Law’s classes in Library

12/5 Madison’s classes in Library

12/12 Humanities Mock Trial in the DMS Library from 1:15-3:00

7th Grade Report

Mrs. T. Taylor is looking for donations of empty cereal boxes for a 2nd quarter project. Please send them to room 220.


11/19 -11/25 S.K.Taylor Sewing Unit

11/19 -11/25 Schneider teaching lessons

11/19 Pendley’s classes in Library

11/21 Nettles language arts quiz

11/21 Holt/Duke Current Event due

11/25 Smith math test

11/25 Pendley Spelling Bee

11/25 Pearson tutorial due

11/25 Blake Digital Journalism 5 blogs and 10 comments are due

11/25 Blake Peer Helpers documentation blogs and website reviews are due

11/30 Pearson November blogs due

12/1 Nettles’s classes in Library

12/2 T. Taylor’s classes in Library

12/3 Pendley’s classes in Library

12/3 T.Taylor 2nd Quarter Novel Project Is due

12/12 Humanities Mock Trial in the DMS Library from 8:30-10:15