News for February 5- February 12


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 this weekend?

  • Joe Cain Classic 5k, 1 mile, and Moon Pie Dash. Sunday, Februaury 7, 2016 at 8:00 a.m in Downtown Mobile.
  • Check out a parade! They are happening all over the Eastern Shore!
  • Watch the Super Bowl on Sunday! Carolina Panthers vs. Denver Broncos

Mardi Gras Parades

Friday, February 5

6:30 p.m. - Crewe of Columbus (Mobile, Route A)

6:30 p.m. - Mystical Order of Mirams (Orange Beach)

6:45 p.m. - Maids of Jubilee (Fairhope)

Saturday, February 6

11 a.m. - Foley parade (Foley)

11 a.m. - Krewe of Kids <kids>, Krewe of Goats, Prichard Carnival Association (Krewe of Goats Prichard route)

Noon - Floral Parade, Knights of Mobile, Mobile Mystical Ladies, Order of Angels (Mobile, Route A)

Noon - Mystic Revelers (Bay Minette)

2 p.m. - Krewe of Mullet Mates (Mullet Point)

5:30 p.m. - Mystics of Pleasure (Orange Beach)

6 p.m. - Mystics of Time (Mobile, Route A)

6:45 p.m. - Shadow Barons (Daphne)

Sunday, February 7 (Joe Cain Day and Super Bowl 50)

2 p.m. - King Elexis I Motorcade (Mobile, Route E)

2:29 p.m. - Loyal Order of the Firetruck (Daphne)

2:30 p.m. - Joe Cain Procession (Mobile, Route A)

5 p.m. - Le Krewe de Bienville (Mobile, Route A)

Monday, February 8 (Lundi Gras)

Noon - King Felix III, Floral parade (Mobile, Route A)

1 p.m. - Prichard Mardi Gras Association Parade (Prichard)

3 p.m. - MLK Business and Civic Organization, MLK Monday Mystics, Northside Merchants (Mobile, Route D)

6:45 p.m. - Order of Mystic Magnolias (Fairhope)

6:30 p.m. - Infant Mystics, Order of Doves (Mobile, Route F)

Tuesday, February 9 (Fat Tuesday)

10 a.m. - Gulf Shores Parade (Gulf Shores)

10:30 a.m. - Order of Athena (Mobile, Route A)

12:30 p.m. - Knights of Revelry, King Felix III, Comic Cowboys (Mobile, Route A)

2 p.m. - Orange Beach Parade (Orange Beach)

2 p.m. - MAMGA Mammoth Parade (Mobile, Route B)

6 p.m. - Order of Myths (Mobile, Route C)

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.

Classroom News

(not all classes listed)



Pre AP- Vocabualry quiz on Book Thief

Standard- Chapter 1-3 on a Wrinkle in Time

Lindsey: Genetics


Advanced- Quiz Friday

Regular- Chapter test Friday

Duke: map test on Europe part 1. Study. Current Event on Europe due Thursday


Majewski: Check Moodle

Kinard: Studying Chapter 26

Holt: map test on Europe part 1. Study. Current Event on Europe due Thursday


Surrey: Working on Islam

Law: Standard: Finishing Roll of Thunder

Adv: Dr. Jekyll, Mr. Hyde

White : Start chapter 13


Larisey: Covering Chapter 10 (Religion, islam)

Benefield: Kahoot, Chapter 3 review.


PreAP - Continuing Linear Functions

Alegra 1 - Starting Polynomials


Career Tech (Schneider): Students will begin Shark Tank!

Art (Bittinger): Learn about color families, students will use primary colors to create the color wheel in a creative way

Peer Helpers (Blake): Reflecting on Jubilee.

FACS (K. Taylor): Child development.

Choir (Trawick): Honk musical rehearsals.

Club News:

The Fleurettes: Preparing for the talent show and Miss DMS pageant.

TSA: Preparing for county competition and the upcoming photography show. The next meeting on February 10 will highlight "celebration" photographs.

Yoga: Yoga on Mondays until 4:00

Art Club: Next meeting is on February 16th until 5 P.M.

What movies to watch???

  • Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
  • Zoolander 2
  • Ride Along 2
  • The Finest Hours
  • The Boy
  • The 5th Wave

Quote of the Week

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February 8-9: No school! Mardi Gras holiday.

February 10: Skate trip 8th grade, Bowling trip 7th grade.

February 11: Soccer vs. Bay Minette (Away).

The Great Kindness Challenge at DMS

DMS hosted Kindness Week at DMS with many wonderful activities to spread kindness throughout the halls and beyond. #BeKindDMS
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Math/Study Skills Teacher at Daphne Middle School

Why did you choose to teach at Daphne Middle School?

She says because she missed being in a base school and she was excited to be able to teach math. She taught Special Ed for 30 years.

What is your expectation for your students?

Mrs. Nielson expects her students to be polite, respectful, and to try their best.

Have you ever been a teacher at a different school? How long have you been at DMS?

It is her first year at DMS. She has been teaching since 1985 in 9 different schools.

Why did you choose to teach math/study skills?

Mrs. "K" asked her to teach "study skills" and she chose to teach math because it is her favorite subject.

What makes you unique as a teacher?

Mrs. Nielson says she tries to find the best in each child and that God has made each one special.

Athlete of the Week

Thomas Athlete Of The Week


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Audra Holton


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!

Song of the Week

Trending Music

This week's trending song is PILLOWTALK by ZAYN. After leaving his former group, One Direction, he has now gone a different direction as a solo artist. Check out his Trending song below.

What's trending?

Social media was on fire during Sunday's broadcast of Greese Live! It was amazing. No mistakes! No lines missed! Basically everything was perfect. It was hilarious but, also heart wrenching! The I've broadcast drew over 12 million viewers! Some of the actors included were Vanessa Hudgens as Betty Rizzo, Aaron Tveit as Danny, Keke Palmer as Marty, and Julianne Hough as Sandy. Sadly Vanessa Hudgens performed hours after her dad died, but the show must go on. "Tonight, I do the show in his honor." Vanessa tweeted out.

The Social List

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

Instagram: If your looking for a good laugh and to waste hours scrolling through your instagram feed then go straight @daquan

Twitter: If you have a twitter account then you should go and follow @melanieLBBH for some inspirational sayings

DIY project of the week!

DIY 'No Wax' Candle

Photo of the Week

A bright orange zinnia has blossomed aboard the International Space Station, marking a first in space. US astronaut Scott Kelly, who took the photograph last week, tweeted: "First flower ever grown in space makes its debut." Zinnias grow easily on Earth and blossom in abundance in summer, but on the ISS, they have had trouble adapting to microgravity.

Fashion Trends:

A new thing that is trending is: Divinity Bracelets!!! They come in sizes small, medium, and large. They also come in different colors and styles! Click Here to visit this website to find out more information.

Recipe of the week

Dessert Nachos


10 minutes

4 servings

356 calories

  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 1/2 cups mini round corn tortilla chips
  • 1/4 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup sweetened flaked coconut


  • Prep 5 minutes
  • Cook 5 minutes

  • Ready In 10 minutes

  1. Preheat your oven's broiler.
  2. Combine the peanut butter and confectioners' sugar in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat the mixture until the peanut butter melts, about 1 minute. Place the chocolate chips in a separate microwave-safe bowl; melt the chips in the microwave, about 1 minute.
  3. Arrange the tortilla chips into an even layer on a baking sheet. Drizzle the peanut butter mixture and the melted chocolate over the chips. Scatter the marshmallows and coconut over the chips.
  4. Place under preheated broiler until the marshmallows begin to brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Serve hot.


Track and Field schedule

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Soccer Schedule

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Week 4 - Inspiration

Be weary of your time and pick your spot because narrow is the window and opportunity to make it to the top. You live life everyday by moments and the hardest thing to do is to know when a moment means something. You have to realize that particular moment that something special is happening, and it's not as easy as it seems. It doesn't last long at all and when you do realize it you have to believe in it and trust it fully. You have to nurture it and see it through, pursue it, make it happen even if things don't go according to plan. Just remember that the seed is still there, reigns will come, and life will be given to the dream.