News for February 12- February 19


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


What to do for Valentines' Day

  • February 12- Be My Valentine Dinner Dance, Battleship Memorial Park
  • February 14- Strongher Valentine Ride, Chickasabouge Park at 9 a.m.
  • February 14-Valentines for Hope, 6:30 p.m.


  • February 15- Soccer vs. Spanish Fort (home)
  • February 16- Scholars' bowl meet @ Summerdale
  • February 18- Soccer vs Fairhope (home), Team 8A DHS visit
  • February 19- Team 8A/ Band DHS visit

Visual Art Show & Photography Show 2016

Calling all Artists and Photographers!!!

Daphne Middle School's Art Club and Technology Student Association club is hosting a photography and art show the week of March 14 - March 18. Parent Night will be March 17 from 5:30 p.m- 7 p.m. in the cafeteria. See Ms.Schneider's or Ms. Bittinger's for more details.

Peer Helper Lollipop sale

Daphne Middle School Peer Helpers will be selling lollipops flavors are listed below:

Regular Flavors- Cherry Cheesecake, Pomegranate, Tangerine, Wild Berry, Cherry Lemonade, Watermelon, Bubble Gum, Grape, Blueberry, Blue Raspberry, Strawberry Cream, Mango Peach, Banana Split, Wild Cherry, Sour Apple, Raspberry Cream, Cinnamon, Blackberry, and Caramel Apple.

Sour Flavors- Cherry, Mandarin, Green Apple, Lime, Blue Raspberry, Blackberry, Lemonade, Strawberry, Blueberry, Grape, Watermelon, and Orange.

Also, some Peer Helpers are carrying different flavors around with them so ask them before leaving class!!

Quote of the Week

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Classroom News

(not all classes listed)



Adv- Part 2 of book thief

Reg- Read Chapter 3 and 4 of Wrinkle in Time

Lindsey: Activities with genetics; lab


Adv- Percents

Reg- Mean, Median, and Mode

Duke: Europe and Russia's Physical Geography writing a travel brochure due Feb 18


Majewski: check moodle


Adv- working on conflict

Reg- essay

Holt: Europe and Russia's Physical Geography writing a travel brochure due Feb 18


Surrey- Africa

Lay-Ap: DJHM Test. Beginning research paper. Begin Enders Game.

Reg: Beginning research paper.

White- Chapter 14



Larisey- Next Chapter is Middle Ages

Benefield- Test Tuesday on Ch 4, Bullseye review, PH Lab Wednesday-Frieday.

Madison- Ap: Debates

Reg: Making poetry dictionary and poetry book.

Garafola- A1: Factoring polynomials

PrePre: Slope intercept form


Career Tech (Schneider): Students are beginning Shark Tank

Art (Bittinger): Students are creating a unique color wheel project using the 3 primary colors.

Peer Helpers (Blake): Selling lollipops

FACS (K. Taylor): Child development.

Club News:

The Fleurettes: Preparing for Talent Show

Yoga: Yoga on Mondays until 4:00

Art Club: Meeting On February 16th until 5:00

TSA: Preparing for the upcoming photography show and county competition


Peer Helpers/Study Skills Teacher at Daphne Middle School

What inspired you to be a teacher?

Mrs. Blake knew that in second grade that she wanted to be a teacher. She didn't know what the inspiration was but it never left her.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

She would like to see herself in a counseling position or in the mission field.

What is your favorite thing about summers?

Mrs. Blake likes taking vacations and swimming during summers.

What has been your biggest challenge from teaching?

She says that the biggest challenge from teaching is the needs of her students.

What are your hobbies outside of teaching?

Mrs. Blake likes hanging out with friends and family, likes to craft, read, do yoga, is involved in Mardi Gras, and loves learning about essential oils.

What movies to watch???

  • Pride & Prejudice & Zombies
  • The 5th Wave
  • Zoolander 2
  • Risen
  • The Finest Hours

Restaurant of the Week

The restaurant this week is Stix. Stix is located in the Eastern Shore Center. They are open for lunch and dinner and serve sushi, soups, salads, and many other Japanese/Hibachi foods. This is a great restaurant for Valentine's Day!

Athlete of the Week- Jada McCollum

Jada is a very talented volleyball player that played for DMS earlier this school year. She played her heart out and helped her team in lots of games! She also plays JV softball and is also really good at that sport as well. Everyone wish Jada luck this season!


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Mallori Sanders


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!

Coach Woodham's health class for February

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Song of the Week

Trending Music

The Trending Song this week is Work by Rihanna (feat. Drake). This is her new single from her new album, ANTI. If you'd like to listen, click below.
Rihanna - Work ft. Drake

What's trending?

Have you heard about The Kylie Lip Kit? If not then, listen up! The lip kit comes with the color you choose (KoKo K, Mary Jo K, Posie K, Candy K, True Brown K, Dolce K) and the lip liner of the color you choose. Each kit is $29.00. Sadly at the moment it is sold out but Kylie Jenner will restock in 3 months!

The Social List

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

Instagram: @teengirlclub has the funniest posts of the culture and generation of today

Twitter: Even though @kanyewest is someone who is controversial but at the same time, he's entertaining so it wouldn't be a bad decision to follow him

DIY project of the week!

Fashion Trends:

A fashion trend are: they Ray Ban sunglasses! There are several different styles and colors.

The black and gold trim is the most popular.

Recipe of the week

Easy Valentine's Day Trifle

8 servings

268 calories


  • 1 (7 ounce) package jellyrolls, each cut into 3 slices
  • 1 (5 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 3 cups frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • Add all ingredients to list


  1. Arrange jellyroll slices on sides and bottom of a 2 1/2 quart glass bowl or trifle dish.
  2. Prepare pudding according to box directions, except use only 1 1/2 cups milk; let sit for 5 minutes to thicken. Fold in 1 cup whipped topping.
  3. Arrange 1/2 strawberries on jellyroll slices; top with pudding, then remaining strawberries and whipped topping. Garnish with strawberry halves, if desired.
  4. Cover and chill for 8 hours; serve


Track and Field schedule

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Soccer Schedule

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Week 6 - Motivation

  • Motivation is the desire or willingness of someone to do something.
  • If your motivated in your life, you will have a better chance to succeed.
  • Greatness doesn't come sitting still.
  • You have to move forward even if your taking baby steps.
  • The greatest motivation comes from yourself. As you get older you have to motivate yourself. You can do this by reinforcing positive quotes to yourself.
  • The road to success is paid by your intentions, so make your intentions noble.
  • You don't have to be great to start, you have to start to be great.
  • If it's important to you, you will find a way. If not you will find an excuse.