The Trojan Times
News for September 4 - September 11
Made by Digital Journalism Students
Written by Jamie Folds, Jaden Hancin, Will Kell, Jada McCollum, Skyilar Mitchell, Joseph Sandefur, Meadow Stowell, Kate Walden, and Holly Yazdi
Message from Superintendent
Back to school Bookmark contest!
•Starts: August 31
•Size: Aprrox. 2.5" x 8"
•Should be made by poster, paper or card stock if possible
•Choose any element of reading, books, the library, characters, or authors.
•Neatness and originality count!
•Your name, grade, school, and home phone number should be written or typed plainly on the back of your entry.
• No digital artwork.
• one entry per student.
- Sponsored by the friends of the Daphne Library
Cross Country Schedule
This is the list of staff directory and emails at Daphne Middle School.
7TH GRADE (7A):
Duke - Studying Immigration on Tuesday, Webquest on both Wednesday and Thursday, Then Current event due on Friday (topic Immigration)
Lindsey - Scantron Test, Test on Chapter 2 at the end of the week
Smith - Performance Series Test on Tuesday and Wednesday
7TH GRADE (7B):
Holt - Tuesday-Immigration
Thursday-WebquestFriday-Current Event due (topic Immigration)
T. Taylor- Standard- Writing dialogue
Advanced- Study Jamestown in preparation for reading Written in Bones
8th Grade (8A):
Boone: Algebra 1: Working on finishing Ch 2. Test next this Friday
Pre Algebra: Solving equation. Taking test also on Friday
Law: Finishing up Anne FrankSurrey: Starting on Egypt
8th Grade (8B):
Garafola: Starting multistep equations
Garafola (Alg1): Finishing multistep equationsMadison: Starting Diary of Anne Frank
Peer Helpers (Blake): New Student Get-Together
Developing suicide prevention campaign
Art (Bittinger): Students will learn different styles of drawing during the week, and Participate in the annual daphne book fair contest.
Ms. Bittinger’s Class Quote:
“Make opportunities out of mistakes.”
21st Century Skills (Pearson): Students will present their keynote assignments. Also, students will be beta-testing Words With Friends.
Family & Consumer Science (K. Taylor): Starting child care and development. That will carry through the whole week. Special collaborative reports on computers
Career Technology (Mrs. Schneider): Pizza box solar ovens as part of the agriculture and natural resources career cluster.
Meet Mrs. Laurie Smith
Math Teacher at Daphne Middle School
What inspired you to be a teacher?
She says that she loves both children and math. Mrs. Smith also said that many students don’t understand or get the right explanation when they need it most and she says that she would help the situation by explaining it better.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Mrs. Smith sees herself in the exact same classroom and still teaching 7th grade math in 10 years.
What is your favorite thing about summers?
Mrs. Smith says that the loves going to the beach during the summer.
What has been your biggest challenge from teaching?
Her biggest challenge she said was trying to teach a lesson that will get it out to the students who understand it to the students who are struggling.
What are your hobbies outside of teaching?
Other than going to the beach she loves to watch her children play sports.
In the Mind of a Student....
Student Interviews (Jaden Hancin)
There are many new students this year at Daphne Middle School. We decided that we would interview these students and see how they like the new school and city.
Austin Trent is new to Daphne and Alabama. He is from Pensacola, Florida and says that he likes it here in Alabama but misses his friends from Pensacola. Austin says that there are lots of interesting people in Daphne. He says that he would like to do football in 8th grade but for now he is going to stick with city league.
Jada Gilbert is in 7th grade and is from Smith Station, Georgia. Jada says that it is different here and that the people are kinder in Smith Station,although that the schools are better here.
These are just two of the many students that are new to the city or state.