The DMS 5
Weekly News for March 15-21
Superintendent Robbie Owen
Here is a brief video message from Robbie Owen, Superintendent, who turns the spotlight on another outstanding school. Have a great weekend!
Facts that voters need to know on March 31.
The school system's comprehensive Capital Construction Plan will provide more than 750 jobs annually and a much-needed boost to local businesses county-wide throughout the coming decade.
How big a boost?
According to Dr. Semoon Chang of the Gulf Coast Center for Impact Studies, the new construction expenditures will generate the following economic benefit to Baldwin County:
- New pre-tax wage or earning impact of $25.6 million per year or $256 million for 10 years;
- 769 jobs each year continuing for 10 years;
- New spending on groceries of $1.9 million per year or $18.9 million over 10 years;
- New spending on automobiles of $1.4 million per year or $14 million over 10 years;
- New spending at restaurants of $1.3 million per year or $13.3 million over 10 years;
Because the Center for Impact Studies chose to use only 50 percent of projected construction spending to calculate this impact, these numbers represent a conservative estimate of total economic benefit. Clearly,
this 10-year Capital Construction Plan is an investment in community infrastructure that will pay dividends for thousands of children, families and business owners across Baldwin County for many years to come.
Go to buildbaldwinnow.com and learn the facts about school funding and needed facilities in Baldwin County.
Art of the Week
Students used plaster gauze to layer on a drape mold. Caitlyn Collier designed a pig mask based on her pet pig, Bacon. They next planned a design and color scheme before painting the mask with acrylics. Lastly, they used 3D materials such as raffia, feathers, and fabric to decorate their masks. Students worked in groups to complete a WebQuest on the types, materials, and purposes of tribal masks in places such as the Congo in Africa.
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. Share what you are doing by using the hashtag #21daysDMS; tag the Peer Helpers @DMSPeerHelpers.
Day 11- March 16 “Encouragement”
Cheer on your team in P.E. or after school.
Tell someone who is doubting themselves that they can do it
Pick up someone who is having a bad day
Help someone with schoolwork/homework
Give good encouraging advice to people to do better in life and school
Day 12 - March 17 “Donate”
Give a dollar to someone who might need it
Try and donate to the poor
Give away old clothes
Offer to donate your time to help
Give to your library- collect and bring in Box Tops for Education
Day 13- March 18 “Stay on Trail”
Turn in any missed assignments
Organize your computer files
Clean up before leaving class
Organize your bookbag/binder
Start or update a calendar/agenda
Day 14-March 19 “Close Your Mouth”
Let someone else have their way without putting up a fight
Keep your bad attitudes to yourself
Don't complain, even when you want to
Don't talk about other people
Listen when no one else wants too
Day 15-March 20 “Your Story”
Tell someone a story about yourself
Listen to another story
Encourage someone to tell their story
Take time to build a relationship with someone in person
Write your story down and keep it in a safe place to read later
Pride Time- Football: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Volleyball Conditioning- Tuesdays and Thursdays until 4:30pm
Girls Basketball Conditioning: Tuesdays and Thursdays until 4:30pm
2015 Girls Soccer Roster
Zoe Brooks, Carianne Brown, Lauren Corte, Stella Callister, Alyssa DuCote, Mhairi Hannah, Natalia Lopez, Nicole Luther, Sarah Martin Santa Cruz, Marley Smith, Blakely Taylor, and Mandline Thomas
Zoey Bembry, Emily Corte, Shannon Hough
2015 Boys Soccer Roster
Caleb Allen, Will Allen, James Comerford, Hunter Flynn, Douglas Gough, Diego Guajardo, Aaron Jones, Kole Powell, Sammy Segui, Hunter Sessions, Nick Thompson, Sutton Sylvester, Leith Waldrop, Rocky Woodard, and Carnelius Walton
Matthew Boxx, Benton Brown, Thomas Gulledge, Gavin Neyhart, Esteban Reece-Morrow, Ethan Rowe
Boone Aglebra 1: Global Scholar testing & CH.10
Boone Pre Algebra: Global Schloar Testing
Law: Finishing Research Project
Surrey: Studying Africa
Garafola Algebra 1: Radicals
Garafola Pre Algebra: Pythagorean Theorem
Larisey: Medieval Europe
Waites: Chemical Bodies
Madison: Poetry Unit
Reading Extension: Reading Comprehension Unit 9
21st Century: Presenting Tutorials & Blogging
Choir: Practicing "Motets"
Band: Memorize National Anthem, 12 Scales, "Under the Sea"
Spanish: Module 7
Benefield Enrichment: Presentation/ 12 Powerful Words
Madison Enrichment: Debates
Reading Extension: Reading Comprehension
Math Exstension: Working on Math
Duke: Africa 2, Middle East, Board Builder
Lindsey: Test on Chapter 10, Folders due
Nettles: New SSR project
Smith: Scantron Test
Smith Advanced: Scantron Test
Holt: Africa 2, MIddle East, Board Builder
Kinard: Chapter 5- DNA
T. Taylor: Elements of Argument, Book Report, Clauses & Sentence Types
Majewski: Chapter 9- Circles & Geometry.
Schneider: Education Cluster
Save the Date
Vote YES to build the schools we need.
Tuesday, March 31st, 7am-7pm
Baldwin County, Poll Locations
Build Baldwin Now is an initiative of the citizens of Baldwin County to secure long-term public support for building the schools we need. In order for this initiative to be successful and for our children to have adequate facilities now and in the future, we need everyone’s vote.
If you are not registered to vote you will need to follow the link below:
- Download and complete the form.
- Mail or deliver to your county Board of Registrar Office.
Baldwin County Board of Registrar
PO Box 1507
Bay Minette, AL 36507-1507
Voting Day for the Funding Referendum: March 31, 2015.
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
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.