The DMS 5

Weekly News for March 2-6

SEEDS Classic Rock 5K and Fun Run

Saturday, March 7th, 8-11am

1705 Main Street

Daphne, AL

It is not too late to register online.

Benefits: SEEDS, Daphne’s education foundation, and SEEDS’ 2015 Classroom Enrichment Program

Post Race: Post-race party includes live classic rock music by The Modern Elderados, good food, great children’s activities and door prizes. Awards presented at 9:30 a.m.

Official 2015-2016 BCBE Calendar

This is the newly approved calendar option for the 2015-2016 school year. The first calendar to be approved was determined not a good fit for the business of Baldwin County. This is the option that has been approved since the second vote took place.

Reminder of the Uniform Policy. Students should be in compliance daily.

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Hunter Sessions Competes in Oratorical Contest

Hunter Sessions, an 8th grader at Daphne Middle School, competed in the Daphne Optimist Oratorical Contest on February 24th. This year's oratorical topic was "How My Optimism Will Help Me Press on to the Greater Achievements of the Future." Hunter Sessions presented an excellent speech at the Oratorical Contest. He didn't place, but represented Daphne Middle School well.

K.A.R.M.A. Comes to DMS

by Hudson Arnold, Baynard Baggs, and Alyssa Ducote

K.A.R.M.A., Kids Against Ridicule, Meanness, and Aggression, is a campaign against bullying, started by Jessica Brookshire. Jessica started this program because she knew how it felt to be bullied. She understood that it was a big problem and wanted to help. Jessica spoke at our school February 19th, every student at Daphne Middle School took part in listening to the assembly. Jessica discussed face to face bullying, cyber bullying, how people are attacked and harassed, and some of the consequences people can face if they don’t tell someone that they are being bullied. K.A.R.M.A.’s goal is to, “See a generation of children who encourage and help one another rather than tear each other down with words,” as the website says.

DMS 8th grader Anna Glass says, “The assembly had a good message, and Jessica really knew what she was talking about. She really knew how to get through to people, she went in depth.” Along with her presentation, Jessica showed us K.A.R.M.A. quilts. Materials such as pillowcases or t-shirt of a teen who took their life because of bullying were sown together with a picture of the teen into a quilt. K.A.R.M.A. wants to teach children to understand the power of their words, to think of the feelings of others before they speak, and to always lend a hand to those in need. Daphne Middle School would like to thank Jessica for speaking at our school, and teaching us lessons we can always remember.

Peer Helpers Challenge Students to Complete 21 Days of Kindness

Each day the Peer Helpers will challenge students to complete five acts of kindness, continuing for 21 days. Students should document completion of their activities here.

Day 1- March 2Use Technology”

  1. Download Tab for a Cause and support a charity with every search query. Use Firefox as your browser, allow nd install the add-on, “Sign up with Google,” and use your ibaldwin Google account to start your log in. Use a pseudonym as your username. You can then join the group “Daphne Middle School.”

  2. Donate a tweet at is an online relay system that lets you donate a tweet a day to help raise awareness for causes that matter to you.

  3. Use Each time you click, their sponsors donate.

  4. Join the UNICEF Tap Project - challenges you to put down your phone and help save children’s lives. This year’s initiative aims to unlock 14 million days of clean, safe water for children around the world by encouraging you to stop texting, calling, emailing, tweeting and posting -- and challenge your friends to do the same. Millions of children around the globe do not have safe, clean water to drink, and the lack of this basic necessity is not merely inconvenient — it can be lethal. Take the challenge on your cell phone The longer you go without touching your smartphone, the more clean water will be unlocked for children in need.

  5. Register at and do trivia to help end world hunger. Every trivia question you get correct, 10 grains of rice will be donated to starving families in 3rd-world countries.

Day 2 - March 3 “Add Humor”

  1. Share a joke

  2. Share a funny story

  3. Be silly, make a funny face

  4. Make someone laugh

  5. Take a funny selfie

Day 3 -March 4 “Be Courteous”

  1. Offer someone else your seat

  2. Hold the door open for someone

  3. Let someone go in front of you in line

  4. Say “Good Morning”

  5. Give an honest compliment to someone you normally don’t talk to

Day 4 -March 5 “Family”

  1. Hug your mother (mother figure)

  2. Call your grandmother or another family member

  3. Help around the house without being asked to

  4. Hangout with your siblings

  5. Tell your dad (or father figure) how much you appreciate him.

Day 5 - March 6 “Help the Environment”

  1. Pick up litter around school, on the bus, and in your neighborhood.

  2. Recycle every chance you get

  3. Use both sides of a piece of paper

  4. Ride your bike instead of using a car

  5. Car pool

8th Grade

All students will complete their Istation assessment in language arts classes this week.

Pearson-Blogging and undecided project

Larisey: Studying Medieval Japan

Madison: Continuing “It’s not Fair”

Madison Enrichment: Writing a Research Paper

Garafola: High School Scheduling and starting Radicals

Boone Algebra 1: starting Ch. 10

Boone Pre Algebra: Making scatter plots

Law: Book Projects due May 3rd

Surrey: Presenting Roman and Chinese Project

7th Grade

All students will complete their Istation assessment in language arts classes this week.

Duke: Current Event due Thursday Africa 2 test on Friday and European Passport Monday

Lindsey: Wednesday Chapter 9 classification Test

Nettles: notebook quiz Friday

T. Taylor: I Station Assignment

S.K. Taylor: Beginning Chapter 6 goals and decision making Chapter 6 test Friday

Holt: Current Event due Monday Africa 2 test on Friday and European Passport Monday

Schnieder- Presenting Shark Tank project

Vote YES to build the schools we need.

Tuesday, March 31st, 7am-7pm

Baldwin County, Poll Locations


Baldwin County is now the fastest growing county in the state. In fact, over the past 10 years, our public school enrollment has increased by more than 6,100 students (25%) and we're currently on track to need 450 portable classrooms by 2024.

VOTE YES on March 31st to build the schools we need! All funds will remain in Baldwin County and be used exclusively for classroom construction, facility improvements and much-needed maintenance. Will you vote YES on March 31st?

ACT Aspire Standardized Test Dates

  • April 20, 2015: ACT Aspire Science (Grades 3-8)

  • April 21, 2015: ACT Aspire Reading (Grades 3-8)

  • April 22, 2015: ACT Aspire Math (Grades 3-8)

  • April 23, 2015: Make-Up Test Day