News for May 6 - May 13


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 6, 2016


  • Creek Fest 2016 - Saturday, May 7, 10AM - 2PM, A family-friendly day to celebrate the revival of Three Mile Creek! "Creek Fest" will have live music, kayaks and a cane pole fishing tournament.

  • May 6-7, Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival @ Foley Sports Complex

Classroom News


Lindsey: Ecology

Smith: Test on equations Tuesday

Duke: Oral report South America


Kinard: Lab on genetics

Majewski: check moodle

Holt: Oral report South America



American Civilization


Reg- Finishing the pearl test

Adv- Enders game test


Ch 20


Reg- polynomials

adv- quadratic equation



Middle Ages web quest renaissance


Chapter 14 test


Adv- Shakespeare

Reg- Shakespeare


Adv- Polynomials

Reg- Rationals

Club News


meeting on Friday, making blankets until 4:30.


Planning end of the year party and planting tree.


Preparing for end of the year party.


Career Tech (Schneider): Students will begin working on the Engineering cluster.

21 Century Skills (Pearson): Advanced search options & digital footprint. Students will also blog.

FACS (K. Taylor): Sewing.

Band (Thomas): Congratulations to the students who scored superior ratings @ the Solo & Ensemble Festival:

Bree Kendrick

Darina Gerard

Leila Thomas

Sydney Currie-Wrye

Leandra Robertson

Katie Galberry

Vanessa Smith

Bay Bears!

The band performed the National Anthem at the Bay Bears game in Mobile on Tuesday, April 26. They sounded amazing, and had a great time!

Art of the Week

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Dylan Wilson


May 6- Just Breathe Yoga

May 7- Humanities Great American Cardboard Boat Race

MAY 9- 8th Grade Volleyball Tryouts

May 10- 8th Grade Volleyball Tryouts

May 11- 8th grade Volleyball Tryouts, Final TSA meeting

May 12- 8th Grade Volleyball Tryouts, All Library Books Due

May 13- DMS Fun Day, Just Breathe Student Yoga

Quote of the Week

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What movies to watch???

•Captain America: Civil War (PG13)

•Barbershop: The Next Cut (PG13)

•Huntsman: Winter’s War (PG13)

•Ratchet & Clank (PG)

•Jungle Book (PG)

•Zootopia (PG)

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!

Fun Day at DMS

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Photograph of the Week

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Trending Music

This week's trending song is Close by Nick Jonas & Tove Lo. Listen below!
Nick Jonas - Close ft Tove Lo (Lyrics) HD

May 9-13 Breakfast Menu

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May 9-13 Lunch Menu

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Coach Woodham's health class for May

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Concert of the week:

Better watch out Buffett fans! Jimmy’s coming to the Wharf!!!! He is set to perform there on May 31st. You might want to hurry up and buy them now!

School news

•Daphne Middle School’s Honor Day is May 20th.

•End of the year exams are from May 23-25.

•The last day of school is on May 26th and is half a day!!

Recipe of the week

Chef John's Pavlova with Strawberries


2 hours 15 minutes

12 servings

210 calories

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 3 egg whites, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pint whole strawberries, stems removed


  • Prep

    15 minutes
  • Cook

    1 hour
  • Ready In

    2 hours 15 minutes

  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C).
  2. Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
  3. Whisk sugar and cornstarch in a bowl. Set aside.
  4. Beat egg whites in a bowl until they are foamy and have a thick, ribbony texture, 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Pour 1/4 of the sugar mixture into the egg whites; whisk until completely incorporated, about 30 seconds. Repeat for the rest of the sugar mixture, whisking after each addition, until all of the sugar mixture is incorporated and the egg whites are glossy and thick.
  6. Pour vanilla and vinegar into egg white mixture; whisk until you can lift your beater or whisk straight up and the egg whites form a sharp peak that holds its shape, 2 to 3 minutes.
  7. Spoon egg white mixture onto prepared baking sheet; spread out into a 2-inch high by 6-inch wide disc.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour.
  9. Turn off the oven, crack open the oven door and let the Pavlova cool for one hour.
  10. Whip cream, sugar, and vanilla extract in a bowl until soft peaks form, 3 to 4 minutes.
  11. Transfer Pavlova to a serving plate. Top with whipped cream and fresh strawberries.

The Social List

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


@daquan is the most hilarious account on instagram. It’s the hot spot for celebrities. Followers include Justin Bieber and Rihanna!


@radastrology shows you a daily horoscope with different topics that’ll laugh your socks off

Trending this week

The Kardashians are back! America's First Reality Family brought big-time drama during the season 12 premiere of Keeping Up With the Kardashians on Sunday, May 1, with Khloe Kardashian walking in her house and finding Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna in her house, and Kourtney Kardashian blaming Tyga for Scott Disick's partying. Meanwhile, Kendall Jenner blew up at her brother for re-gifting birthday presents. So yeah, everyone's getting on super well.

Lamar + Khloe? Not So Fast …

While Lamar Odom has yet to show his face on KUWTK, he's clearly a huge part of Khloé's life. She said her husband's recovery was a "miracle," and spent a good portion of the premiere preparing Lamar's new house before embarking on a New York City press trip. "I want him to feel like he has a home for his journey of, like, constantly getting better," she explained. "I want him to feel good about the place he's staying in."

Khloé tried not to gab about Lamar while doing press, saying, "I don't like talking about someone else," but she did give the camera an update on their relationship: "I love Lamar, and we've been through so much. But there's so much more that has to be resolved. There's a lot of hurt and things that need to be fixed."


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Week 16 - Procrastination

•Procrastination is the avoidance of doing a task which needs to be done

•Procrastination is the thief time

• Everyday procrastinating is another day spent worrying about the thing. Do it now and move on with your life.

• Anew from now you may wish you started that day

Athlete of the week

Connor played on the DMS boys soccer team. Mr. Gresham did not play as a starter but when he did he would play as a striker or left wing. Connor was everyone’s friend on the team and made a huge difference for the teams attitude. Thanks for being such a great sport.

25 study tips for finals week

  1. Create a master to-do list and a schedule for the remaining days in the semester. Break cumulative exams into smaller study units, which will prevent you from feeling overwhelmed and help you monitor your progress daily.
  2. Just get started. Don’t wait until you feel like studying.
  3. Review your notes daily.
  4. Identify the format of the exam. Vary your study technique according to the type of exam.
  5. Predict possible questions. Review old tests, study guides or the course objectives.
  6. Answer questions you didn’t know the first time. If the exam is cumulative and you struggled to master any material, return to it.
  7. Meet with the professor, a tutor or a learning specialist if needed.
  8. Develop summary sheets for each class.
  9. Link new information to things you already know. Forming these associations will help you retrieve information later.
  10. Check the front of your textbook to see if the publisher provides any online study aids.
  11. Set specific measurable goals for each study session to keep yourself on track.
  12. Create mnemonic devices, such as acrostics, rhymes or acronyms, to help you remember information.
  13. Take short breaks. Your brain can process a limited amount of information and benefits from some rest.
  14. Reward yourself with naturally enjoyable activities, such as playing X-box or clicking through Facebook.
  15. Stay healthy. Get some sleep and avoid caffeine. Seriously – your brain with thank you.
  16. Draw it. Create tables, diagrams, mind maps or pictures to represent and organize the information.
  17. Explain it aloud. Go into an empty classroom and pretend to teach the material to someone. Using your own words helps you assess your comprehension, which ultimately aids your memory.
  18. Study in a distraction-reduced environment. Turn off your cell phone, TV and email notifications.
  19. Identify examples or illustrations that embody the concept and demonstrate ways you will utilize the information.
  20. Attempt to answer the questions at the end of the chapter in your textbook.
  21. Quiz yourself. Cover up your notes and try to explain them. Create flashcards. If you find yourself struggling to remember, try different techniques to learn the material.
  22. Form a study group and develop a practice test together.
  23. Manage your anxiety. By listen to calming music, stretching or breathing deeply, you can avoid stress and release negative thoughts.
  24. Overlearn the material. When you think you are finished, keep going.
  25. Finally, examine your beliefs about learning. It does not happen quickly and intelligence is not fixed. Stay positive and persist, believing that talent can be developed. You can learn material by working hard, seeking help and using effective strategies.

Restaurant of the Week:

In honor of summer, the restaurant this week is a dessert restaurant. I have chosen Rita’s Italian Ice, which has locations in both Fairhope and Foley. They serve italian ice, cream ice, sugar free italian ice, frozen custard, sundaes, gelato, misto(a blend of italian ice and custard), blendini(italian ice, custard, and a topping of your choice), and milkshakes. They also have frozen custard cakes. Rita’s has amazing reviews. They are open 12-8pm Sun-Thurs and 12-10pm Fri-Sun.


Spanish Facilitator at Daphne Middle School

What inspired you to be a teacher?

I wanted to be a elder to a younger generation

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

I see myself as a seasoned educator better able to help students that need me

What is your favorite thing about summers?

Spending time with my daughter Lila

What has been your biggest challenge from teaching?

Getting through kids was her biggest challenge

What are your hobbies outside of teaching?

Loves watching Doctor Who and anything related to Disney