News for May 20 - May 26


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 – May 20, 2016

Exam Schedule

Monday- Science and History

Tuesday- Language Arts

Wednesday- Math

Monday- Wednesday- Enrichment/Non-core

Classroom News


Lindsey: plants test Tuesday, final exam

Smith: final exam

Duke: final exam on social studies study for map final. Minimum wage increase debate on US minimum wage USA today articles

Nettles: final exam


Kinard: final exam

Majewski: final exam

Holt: final exam on social studies study for map final. Minimum wage increase debate on US minimum wage USA today articles

Taylor: final exam


Surrey: final exam

Law: final exam

White: final exam

Boone: final exam


Larisey: final exam

Benefield: final exam

Madison: final exam

Garafafola: final exam


Career Tech (Schneider): Close out activities

21 Century Skills (Pearson): Finishing dodecahedrons.

FACS (K. Taylor): Sewing.

Art (Bittinger): Finishing art projects & packing portfolios.

Peer Helpers (Blake): Module exams, name booklets, and 7 habits of highly affected teens.

Daphne High School Drum Line

Congratulations to the following band students who were selected for the Daphne High School Drum Line for the 2016-2017 school year:

Shaw Patterson – 2nd bass drum

Chapel Hurst – snare drum

Carter Buchanan – tenor drums

Kyle Septer – 4th bass drum

Miles Cooke – pit percussion

Ben Parker – pit percussion

James Moore – pit percussion


  • May 23- Science & Social Studies Exam
  • May 24- Language Arts Exam
  • May 25- Math Exam
  • May 26- Early dismissal @11:50, Report Cards

8th Grade Legacy

To: Jasmine Brenamin

Work hard and make good grades and listen to your teacher.

From: Isabella Reid

Always do your work in Coach Woodham’s class

From: Kate Walden

If you have the time to do an assignment, don’t put it off until last minute.

From: Joseph Sandefur

Don’t procrastinate.

From: Lillie Yazdi

Mrs. Schneider is the best teacher in the whole school.

From: Shaw Peterson

Try to refrain from starting drama here, it gets old and it hurts other people. Don’t do anything you usually wouldn’t do because it will come back to you. You don’t want that.

From: Ethan Croft

If the same person keeps betraying you, don’t make the mistake of trying to make things work between you two. That person isn’t going to change.

From: Adalyn Dugas

To: Ava Bell

Don’t let people take advantage of you and deprive you of your learning. Just remember these words, “You is kind, you is smart, you is important.”- The Help

From: Noah Sidelko

To: Kate Santini

Just know that the stars can only shine in the darkness.

From: Darina Gerard

To: Luke Arnold

Always forgive but never forget.

From: Katie Garrison

Do all your work on time. If you wait, then you will be behind and piled up with work. 8th grade is not hard if you just do your work.

From: Chelsi Mitchell

You can always retake a class, but you can never relive a party.

From: Jackson Meadows

To: Dominick Castronova

Do what we couldn’t do and win that championship. Be the leader of that team.

From: Jacob Nicholson

To: Kj Jackson

Never let what anyone says or do stop you from being who you are.

From: Cayla Vannor


Build your mind and heart with several pieces. Use one piece for school purposes. Use this piece to pay attention and study and do homework. Use another piece to keep your happiness and social life.

From: Angela Arnold

Do your homework.

From: Jaxon Manning

Don’t procrastinate. Getting things done before the due date is important.

From: Coleman Liles

Never give up on what you are passionate about whether it’s sports or acedmeics.

From: Caleb Dyche

To: Diamond Edwards and Maggie Madison

Lead the team as you would want to be lead by them (or like me)

From: Karsen Pierce

To: Carter Morgan

Learn how to pitch, cheeseball.

From: Logan Heiter

Don’t let anyone bully you or walk all over you. Stand up for yourself or get an adult.

From: Caleb Bender

People’s opinions do not matter. School won’t last forever, so make the most of it.

From: Jenna Meshejian

To: Diamond Edwards

I am leaving behind your Adidas pants.

From: Victoria Krebs

If you’re going to procrastinate, you have to be smart about it.

From: Jocelyn Wright

Do your work for every teacher! Even if you think the assignment is pointless, DO IT!

From: Sarah Bean

To: All the short girls

If you are a short girl like me, do not try to play basketball in PE. You will get trampled by the tall guys.

From: Madelyn Byrne

Don’t wait till the last minute to do something.

From: Kennedy Costantini

To: Jordan Powell

Have fun but pay attention. Do your best and hang out with people who are a good influence. Love ya lots kiddo!

From: Anna Turner

Never procrastinate, it will stress you out and then you probably won’t finish and your grades will suffer.

From: Hayley Thompson

To: Ashley Rodgers

Make a good group of friends. School will go so much better if you have real friends who will always have your back.

From: Bree Kendrick

Work hard on everything. Homework is important. Keep up with all your work.

From: Quinn Sellers

Do your work, don’t procrastinate, pay attention in class and always study.

From: Sydney Schmitt

To: Ashley Rodgers

Do your own work, and work hard and, get good grades. Participate in as much as you can.

From: Grace Rodgers

Always do your homework and always be respectful to your teachers and fellow students.

From: Ty Turner

Learn to work in a team.

From: Andrew

Do your work as soon as possible. Don’t let it pile up.

From: Max Brown

ALWAYS do your work and turn it in on time. It may be cliche but it’ll help you in the long run.

From: Alexis Littreken

To: Elizabeth Kell

If a teacher makes a mistake, call it out. Not snarky, however, as then you will get verbally assaulted.

From: Matthew Ladnier

Stay organized with your assignments and keep track of when they’re due.

From: Al Guarisco

Work hard, don’t procrastinate.

From: Chapel Hurst

To: Elizabeth kell

If you have Mrs. Nettles, tell her Lewis sent you. If you have Mrs. Schneider, tell her Will sent you.

From: Lewis Bruce

To: Josh Ball

Don’t be a lazy person

From: Joseph Agliano

Do your work and turn it in on time. You miss a due date and not only do you have that assignment, but now you have the new ones.

From: Lance Fretwell

Be extra careful especially in Spanish, because Mrs. Valentine is mean.

From: Ian Dudley

Don’t go hangout with friends if you have unfinished work, it’s very stressful.

From: Ryann Sellers

If you try your best, you’ll succeed.

From: Levi

To: All DMS girls

Don’t let other people’s opinions of you keep you from being your true to yourself.

From: Aleah Thomas

Always do your homework in ALL your classes! It will pay off and also take notes and don’t slack off or it will bring your grade down a lot.

From: Reagan Parker

Hi 7th Graders!

From: Faith

If you want to do well in 8th grade make sure you are ready to be responsible. If you be dumb and goof around all it will do is get you in trouble and behind.

From: Taylor dobert

To: Any DMS girl

Don’t be ghetto, nasty, or selfish. Behave in your class or you will suffer. Don’t go to OCS because it sucks.

From: Mya Jo Williams

The advice I am giving you could change your life. No joke. My advice is don’t procrastinate! It will ruin you. I am probably the world’s biggest procrastinator, and it’s horrible. So whatever you please don’t procrastinate. And actually do your work and turn it in on time. If you do this you will actually succeed. So yeah, bye.

From: Bailey Cross

If you get the paper for Spanish.. DO NOT TAKE THE CLASS! It’s over the computer and you really don’t learn anything.

From: Jada McCollum

Do all your work and you will be rewarded in the end.

From: Brooke Gilbert

Always know who your true friends are.

From: Shelby Sliman.

Some things are better left unsaid.

From: Dalaney Clark

Do your class work and turn it on time always and don’t push the teachers, Also stay out of trouble.

From: Courtlyn Penn.

Pay attention in math or it won’t make sense (and do homework)

From: Kirsten Dubisky

To: Sara Powell

Pay attention in math and hang out with people who have the same goals as you. P.S. boys are dumb so don’t get involved with them.

From: Anna Turner

If you have Mrs. Holt. Don’t laugh t her! Get on her good side as soon as possible. Sign up for student aid (It’s a free period)

From: Matthew Brooks

To: Diamond Edwards

My advice to you is to keep your grades up, do your homework, do your best, and be a good leader. Show respect and stay out of trouble.

From: Keirston Johnson

Stay organized and keep up with your work. Mind your business and stay out of drama.

From: Briana Hobbs

My advice is not to do stupid stuff like I did. Like messing with girls in the hall and stuff. Just pay attention and do your because because it is the best thing to do.

From: Cole Deakins

Make sure you have good friends that will always be there for you to cheer you up when you’re down

From: Dasia Ford

Make sure you do all your work because it will pay off in the fututre.

From: Trevor Holley

For all the girls who like to wear sports bars and just a sweatshirt. Make sure that you wear a shirt without a hood when you have coach Woodham.

From: Meadow Stowell

To: Ashton Stricklan

8th grade was a hard year for me to get through (People wise). Just do your work and have the friends you have now next year!. Keep praying that god will help you get through next year.

From: Autumn Strasser

Do your work and study. It pays off.

From: Zoe Dekarske

In Mrs. Garafola’s class, always do your homework. It counts for a lot of your grade. Also her tests are very similar/replicas to her homework.

From: Anna Claire Nolfe

If you have Mrs. Surrey. Make sure you study a lot and do your work.

From: Cameron Hughes

Quote of the Week

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What movies to watch???

•Angry Birds (PG)

•Captain America: Civil War (PG13)

•Jungle Book (PG)

•Barbershop: The Next Cut (PG13)

•The Darkness (PG13)

DIY project of the week


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!

Photograph of the Week

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Trending Music

This weeks trending song is Can't Stop the Feeling by Justin Timberlake. Listen below!
CAN'T STOP THE FEELING! First Listen (Featuring the cast of DreamWorks Animation's Trolls)

May 23-27 Breakfast Menu

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May 23-27 Lunch Menu

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Coach Woodham's health class for May

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NJHS Induction Ceremony

Concert of the week: Beyonce

Now September may be a long time away but it isn’t for Beyonce. Better get some tickets before they’re all sold out!

Restaurant of the Week:

This week’s restaurant is the Sugar Kettle Cafe, located across from Target and next to the Chicken Salad Chick. They have delicious foods that range from homemade chicken salad to fried steak. They are open on Sunday for brunch and lunch, Monday-Friday for lunch, and Saturday for breakfast. Their menu changes daily so head to their website ( ) to find which day you like the most!

Recipe of the week

Strawberry Cobbler I


50 minutes

8 servings

249 calories

  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 cup water

    3 cups strawberries, hulled

  • 2 tablespoons butter, diced

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

    • 1 tablespoon white sugar

      1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

    • 1/2 teaspoon salt

    • 3 tablespoons butter

    • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

  • Directions

  • Prep

  • 15 minutes

  • Cook

    35 minutes

  • Ready In

    50 minutes

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C). Butter a 2-quart baking dish.
  2. Combine sugar, cornstarch, and water. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thick and hot. Stir in strawberries, and remove from heat. Pour mixture into the baking dish, and dot with 2 tablespoons butter.
  3. Sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut in 3 tablespoons butter. Stir in cream. Mixture should be fairly soft. Spoon on top of berries.
  4. Bake for 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until biscuit is golden brown and filling is bubbly.

The Social List

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

Instagram: Bishop Briggs is the next hottest artist in town. Follow one of her fan accounts for updates on her music ex. @bishopbdaily

Twitter: @zayn is hinting at kicking off a world lately. If you want all the deets better go check his page.

Trending this week

Summer is coming! This week on whats trending are fruit cups. Now you may be thinking I'm talking about the packaged cups of fruit in the stores but that's not it! I'm talking about Fruit cups that actually have juice in the fruit. For example, a pineapple cup is usually sold in tropical places like Hawaii. They sell the juice in the pineapple. They also put smoothies in it too! They are great on a hot summer day.


Carley's Words of Wisdom

Week 18 - Reputation/Legacy

  • You only have ONE reputation, act right

  • It’s easier to lose your reputation than spending a lifetime getting it back

  • Live life to the fullest because it only happens once

If you want to leave a great legacy, in your life, you have to work hard and be determined.

Meet Ms. Leslie Majewski

What middle school did you attend? What years did you attend?
Arthur Road School in Solon, Ohio

Our mascot was the Road Runner...meep meep


What activities were you involved in?

Sports--Volleyball, basketball, softball, NJHS

What were you like in middle school?

Class clown, but serious about academics, liked to learn, and athletic, I got along with everyone and just like all middle schoolers trying to get rid of

What bands, movies, and TV shows were your favorite?

My first concert was GreenDay Dookie tour

I also like New Kids on the Block

Favorite movie was Goonies, A League of their Own

What was your most prized possession or favorite thing?

I like my T-shirt blankets that I learned to make from my grandma and home economics class. They are made from old T-shirts from my grade school, high school and college days. They are made from many good times.

Congratulations to the new Trojan Times Staff!

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