The Trojan Times

News for December 14 - December 18


Edited by Holly Yazdi and Joseph Sandefur

Written by Jaden Hancin, Will Kell, Jada McCollum, Skyilar Mitchell, Joseph Sandefur, Meadow Stowell, Kate Walden, and Holly Yazdi

A message from the Superintendent

Message from the Superintendent – Dec. 11, 2015

What to do this weekend???

  • Daphne Christmas Parade @ 11 a.m on Main Street in downtown Daphne on Saturday, December 12.
  • Christmas Nights of Lights is a spectacular drive thru light show, Nov.6 - Jan.2, only $6.00 per person.
  • Christmas at Crossroads is a fun, safe event for your family! It is on Saturday 5 pm - 8pm at Crossroads Fire Department in Bay Minette.

Toys For Tots

Congratulations to Mrs. Nettles for winning the Toys for Tots drive! Her homeroom brought 137 toys!

Classroom News (Exam Schedule)

Monday - Science

Tuesday - English

Wednesday - Math

Thursday - History

Friday - Makeup Exams


Career Tech (Schneider): Finishing up the egg drop, as part of the Engineering cluster.

Art (Bittinger): Research artist of choice and do a reproduction or spoof of a work of art.

21 Century Skills (Pearson): Watch podcasts.

Peer Helpers (Blake): Finished Prodisee Pantry can project.

Choir (Trawick): Honk musical.

Band (Thomas): Practicing competition music, and christmas music.

FACS (K. Taylor): Sewing.

Club News

The Fleurettes: All members of the Fleurettes will have a Christmas Party at Wednesday, Dec. 16th. Members should sign up to bring something. The list is outside of Ms. Schneider's door.

TSA: Broke into small interest groups and will began doing individual projects.

FCCLA: Made cards for the orphans

Yoga: Yoga on Wednesday until 4

Merry Christmas from DMS Band!

Daphne Middle School wants to tell you Merry Christmas! They would also like to inform you that Shaw Patterson fixed the band's gong by taking it home and welding it back together! The gong is now back in action!
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Visit the Online Museum of Art For Daphne Middle!

This week students created organic sculptures that were created with wood, wire, gesso and acrylics. Look to the left to check out one of the pieces of art that was created by Antonio Li! Art by Daphne Middle can now be found online at! CLICK HERE to visit the page were you can find art created by Daphne Middle!

Recipe of the week

Italian Cream Cheese and Ricotta Cheesecake

  • Prep time- 15 minutes

  • Cook time- 2 hours

  • Ready In- 6 h 15 m

  • 703 Calories

  • 8 servings


  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (16 ounce) container ricotta cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons flour


  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    2 h
  • Ready In

    6 h 15 m

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a springform pan.
  2. Mix the cream cheese and ricotta cheese together in a mixing bowl until well combined. Stir in the sugar, eggs, lemon juice, vanilla, cornstarch, flour, and butter. Add the sour cream last and stir. Pour the mixture into the prepared springform pan.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven 1 hour; turn oven off and leave in oven 1 hour more. Allow to cool completely in refrigerator before serving.

Upcoming Events

Dec 12: Daphne Christmas Parade

Dec 14: Basketball vs Gulf Shores

Dec 18: Half day and end of 2nd semester/ Early dismissal @11:50

Dec 19- Jan 3: Christmas Break

Jan 23: Winter Dance


  • What? Winter Dance
  • When? Saturday January 23, 2015 6 p.m - 9 p.m
  • Where? Daphne Civic Center
  • Dress code? Semi formal party dresses for ladies and Sunday best for the gentlemen
  • Cost is $25 per student. Tickets will be sold January 7th - January 15th


  • Talent show audition money/forms are due December 18th.
  • Rehearsal will be March 23rd.
  • The Talent Show will be March 24th (Thursday before Spring Break).

Trending Music

The Trending song this week is Here by Alessia Cara! This song was released with her debut album 'Know It All', and quickly climbed through the charts. Want to check it out? Click the link below!
Alessia Cara - Here (Lyric Video)

What's trending?


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!



The Trojans played Bay Minette Thursday Night! 7th Grade and 8th grade Girls won! It was also 7th grade boys first game and they did great! They won. Way to go Trojans but, sadly 8th grade boys lost.

Spelling Bee

Our School Wide Spelling Bee will be held Thursday, January 7. The bee will begin at 9:00 and will be held in the library. Parents and/or guardians are invited to attend the spelling bee. We will announce over the intercom when it is time for students to report to the library. Refreshments will be served after the bee. Please let me or T. Taylor know if you have any questions.

Spelling Bee Winners Listed Bellow

  1. Luke Arnold
  2. Dalaney Goldman
  3. Maggie Madison
  4. Liberty Moreno
  5. Angel Harris
  6. Matthew Brooks
  7. Holly Yazdi
  8. Kiersten Pettaway
  9. Bella Bowman
  10. Lillie Yazdi
  11. Chapel Hurst
  12. Cameron "Chance" Crenshaw
  13. Travis Rotolo
  14. Matthew Ladnier
  15. Lewis Bruce
  16. Madison Dixon
  17. Matthew Crider
  18. Emma Morvant
  19. Maegan Brewer
  20. Maddi Burgess
  21. Brendon Hayes
  22. Nolin Weathersby
  23. Joseph Guarisco
  24. Bella Lochrico

Soccer Tryouts

Want to try out for soccer? Then listen up! Boys soccer tryouts are December 15-18 from 3:30-5:30. All paper work including physical and insurance forms are due by, December 14

Girls soccer tryouts are December 9-11 from 3:30-5:30. All paper work including physical and insurance forms are due prior to tryouts.

See Coach Larisey, Coach Kinard, or the office to get tryout information.

Christmas gift ideas



Starbucks Gift Card

Itunes Gift Card


2 wheel self balancing scooter A.K.A. Skywalker

Iphone 6s

Nail polish

Sports wear

Hair accessories



North Face Jacket


Rain Boots

Michael Kors Purse

Curling wand

Record Player



Ray Bans

Vera Bradley

Vineyard Vines Tees




Lauren Conrad beauty book

Bath bombs



Apple Watch


Play Station 4

X box



Ray Bans

Mac Book Pro

Golf Cart

Iphone 6s


Sports wear

Sports gear

Under Armour Jacket



Trending This Week:

There is a new movie coming out on December 18, 2015. That is STAR WARS!!! This will be the 7th movie made. Press the link below to find out more information on the movie!


English Teacher at Daphne Middle

Why did you choose to teach at DMS?

She says she likes to work with middle school students. Mrs. Law says that it's challenging but she likes it.

What is your expectation for your students?

Mrs. Law wants to improve in their learning and believes that everyone can learn.

Have you ever taught or worked at a different school? How long have you been at DMS?

She has worked at Baldwin County High School in Bay Minette. She has worked at DMS for 23 years.

Why did you choose to teach 8th grade English?

Mrs. Law said she's a high school teacher and 8th grade is the highest grade in middle school.

What makes you unique you as a teacher?

She said she's very respectful to her students and in return they are respectful to her. Therefore students usually learn from people they respect. Lastly, you can' teach anyone anything if you don't have their attention.