News for April 11- April 15


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 – April 8, 2016


April 11- Reading Act Aspire Testing

April 12- Math & English Act Aspire Testing

April 13- Science & Writing Act Aspire Testing

April 14- Act Aspire Make-up Testing

April 15- Act Aspire Make-up Testing, Just Breathe Yoga

Club News

Fleurettes- Picking a ‘beautification idea’ for our school as their final service project for the year.

TSA- Working on their “Day in the Life of”

NJHS- Going to Daphne East on Friday to help with Field Day.


Career Tech (Schneider): Solar Oven Pizza Boxes for Agriculture & Manufacturing

Peer Helpers (Blake): Reading modules & answering questions.

Choir (Trawick): Rehearsing for musical.

21 Century Skills (Pearson): Reinforce skills after testing.

Band (Thomas): Playing National Anthem at Bay Bears game April 26. Learning 12 Major Scales.

FACS (K. Taylor): Decision Making & cooking.

Meet Mrs. Mary Trawick

Chorus/Backstage Teacher

1. What inspired you to be a teacher?

I wanted to help people in their lives

2. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Retired and traveling

3. What is your favorite thing about summers?

My pool and traveling

4. What has been your biggest challenge from teaching?

Watching my students leave to go to high school

5. What are your hobbies outside of teaching?

Singing, painting, traveling, and learning languages

DMS has talent!!

DMS held it's first talent show in several years, sponsored by the Fleurettes on Thursday! It was a great time, featuring dancers, singers, iPod karaoke, and a special performance by Mrs. Trawick! Winners from the Visual Arts show were also recognized. What a great way to get ready for our upcoming break!

DMS Art and Photography Show Winners

3D: Faith Pyritz, Sydney Schmitt, and Maddie Malone

Painting: Fatima Guzman, Audra Holton, and Kaley Jones

Drawing: Hamilton Baker, Ansley Salmon, and Alfredo Guzman

Photography: Katherine Garrison, Aubrey Carroll, and Jarrett Lemieux

Best in Show: Meadow Stowell

Talent show Winners

Winners include Amery Davis & Lia Ramos, Jenna Meshejian & Carolyn Barrera, and Riley Newman! Everyone did a wonderful job and a good time was had by all that attended!

Act Aspire Tips

Before the test:

•Get a good night's sleep

• Eat a healthy breakfast with protein and carbohydrates

During the test:

1. Pace Yourself

Students should give themselves eight minutes per passage in English and reading, about five minutes per science passage, and about one minute per math question.

2. Cherry Pick

Every question is worth exactly one point. If a question is perplexing or students don’t know what to do with it after 10 or 15 seconds, they should move on without remorse. They can always come back to tough questions if they have time.

3. Mark and Move

When students decide to move on to another question, they should mark their best guess before moving on. Students should not skip questions and leave them blank. As they go through the test, they should at least be marking their very best guess.

4. Never Leave an Answer Blank

Before time is up, every single question on the bubble sheet should have an answer, even if it’s a blind guess. There is no penalty for guessing on the ACT.

5. Trust Your Gut

Students sometimes make an accurate guess, but then go back and change their answer. Students should not second guess themselves. Their first guess is usually the best guess.

After the test:

• Don't forget to submit your answers

• Reward yourself for doing your best

• Forget about what you think you missed

Quote of the Week

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What movies to watch???

  • Batman V Superman (PG13)
  • Gods Not Dead 2 (PG)
  • Divergent: Allegiant (PG13)
  • Risen (PG13)

Trending Music

This week's Trending Song is Kiss It Better by Rihanna. This is track number 3 on her new album ANTI. It is also her newest single. Check it out below!

Restaurant of the Week

The restaurant of the week is Sunset Pointe in Fairhope, AL. The balcony of this restaurant looks over Mobile Bay, meaning the view is amazing. Sunset Pointe is a mainly seafood restaurant but they also serve hamburgers and chicken fingers. Their hours are 11:30-8:30 Mon-Thurs, 11:30-9:30 Fri-Sat, and 11:30-8:00 on Sun. All of their reviews are 4 stars and over.


  • April 9 Dauphin Island Sea Lab’s Discovery Day 2016 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

  • April 9-10 Baldwin County Strawberry Festival @ Loxley Municipal Park

  • April 9 Living Civil War History @ Blakeley Park

School News/Awards:

•Congrats to Dasia Ford for coming in 1st place in the Mobile Art Show!

•Testing will be held this week:

Monday (April 11)-Reading

Tuesday (April 12)- Math and English

Wednesday (April 13)-Science and Writing

Thursday (April 14)-Make-ups

Friday (April 15)-Make-ups

Photograph of the Week

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Try new things

Afraid of learning an instrument because other people will judge you? Don't want to go hiking with your friends because you don't feel like it? Have you always wanted to see the aurora lights? I'm pretty sure you've always wanted to do something but you never felt like it or you're afraid someone will make fun you for doing it. Try new things! It could lead you to a brighter future. If it makes you happy to try something new then go for it. Trying new things is actually the secret to being more intelligent and creative. Many people say, success starts with failure!

DIY project of the week

Art of the Week

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Holly Yazdi

"You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have." -Maya Angelou


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!

Fashion Trends to watch

Summer is around the corner, that means you’re going to need some new bathingsuits and shirts. High-Top bathing suits are a new trend that everyone seems to be wearing. Another trend that is going around are High-Top shirts, these would be great for going to the beach and etc.

Concert of the week:

This Friday April, 15 Tori Kelly is coming to Atlanta at The Tabernacle! Tori Kelly is the future big artist of our generation. She has many comparisons to Ariana Grande and Mariah Carey all the time. She is a new artist so her tickets are on the cheaper side for those who don’t have a lot of many. If I were you I would go and get them because they are in high demand and it’s almost sold out!

April 11-15 Breakfast Menu

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April 11-15 Lunch Menu

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Coach Woodham's health class for April

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Recipe of the week

Creamsicle Cheesecake


50 minutes

10 servings

367 calories

  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract
  • 2 drops yellow food coloring
  • 1 drop red food coloring
  • 1 (9 inch) prepared graham cracker crust


  • Prep: 20 minutes

  • Cook: 30 m

  • Ready In: 9 hours 50 minutes

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Beat cream cheese and sugar together in a large bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy; add eggs and beat well. Beat sour cream and vanilla extract into cream cheese mixture until batter is smooth.
  3. Transfer one cup of the cream cheese mixture to a small bowl and stir in orange extract, yellow food coloring, and red food coloring until batter is smooth and orange.
  4. Pour uncolored batter into prepared graham cracker crust. Drop spoonfuls of orange batter over the top of the uncolored batter and run a knife through the orange batter to create a marbled effect.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until the edges are firm and center is slightly loose, 30 to 35 minutes. Cool at room temperature for 1 hour. Cover cheesecake with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator, 8 hours to overnight.

The Social List

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

Instagram: When it’s one of those boring spring days and you have nothing else to do, just head over @cakedbaddie on insta. This instagram account posts pictures and videos of the latest celebs and cute makeup.

Twitter: If you’re ever just scrolling through twitter and your timeline is pretty dry, because when is it not, go check out @meanplastic. They post funny relatable stuff about us teens today.

What's trending?

Have you heared what's trending? Fur ball key chains! So many different companies sell them. Chanel, Michael Khors, and many more companies. They sell them on Ebay, Amazon, and Walmart, Target, and Walgreens. They've gotten SOO popular lately. Many celebrities put it on their purses, keys, wallet, and backpacks. They range from $5.00-$50.00. That's pretty expensive for a tiny key chain!


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Track and Field schedule

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Softball Info For The Week

On this Tuesday the JV and Varsity teams played Assumption from Kentucky. Unfortunately JV lost to a score of 7-1, and Varsity won. Everyone wish good luck for the teams to play today!

Athlete of the Week- Sam Bowman

Movie on 4 7 16 at 1 36 PM #2


Week 13 - Drama

  • Drama is unhealthy and can mess up your state of mind
  • Drama can lead to unnecessary problems which could be avoided by walking away
  • Drama can lead to not being proactive
  • Drama...just say NO
  • Drama can lead to stress. Stress can lead to anxiety. Anxiety can lead to a non-healthy lifestyle.