The DMS 5

Weekly News for March 29 through April 4

Produced by Digital Journalism students

Edited by Alyssa DuCote, Anna Glass, and Julian White
Baldwin Schools Feature Video

Superintendent Robbie Owen

DAPHNE – Message from the Superintendent
This week students will be assessed on reading and math skills using the Istation program.

3/26-4/2 Book Fair in the Library

3/31 Build Baldwin Now Referendum

4/1-4/2 Istation Reading Assessment

4/1-4/2 Istation Math Assessment

4/2 DHS Colorguard visits DMS 8th grade girls and band students

4/3 Good Friday holiday

4/6 - 4/10 Spring Break

4/8- 4/11 All‐State Choir Festival

4/13 - 4/16 Volleyball Tryouts

Hairspray Jr. - Both Entertaining and Educational

by Grace Rodgers

Choir students performed the musical Hairspray Jr. under the direction of Mrs.Trawick. The play starred Tracy, played by Brileigh Wyckoff, Link, played by Grant Roberts, and Seaweed, played by Qudarius Clayton. Overall the cast did a fantastic job. There were some really good parts that made everyone laugh and really get into the play. Favorites were when Kirsten Watson sang, the humor produced by the story line, and the history of segregation during the 1960’s in Baltimore. The most memorable part that everyone appears to love was when Link kissed Tracy! In the end Mrs.Trawick and her cast did a fantastic job on putting on Hairspray Jr. We give the production ★★★.

Art of the Week

Career Art students are learning about the Dutch artist, M.C. Escher and his many works. Last week they created original tessellations, and this week students made optical illusions.

Pictured is an optical illusion by 8th grader Mhairi Hannah.

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Peer Helpers Challenge Students to Complete 21 Days of Kindness

For 21 days the Peer Helpers have challenged students to complete five acts of kindness. Students document completion of their activities here and shared what they were doing by using the hashtag #21daysDMS; tag the Peer Helpers @DMSPeerHelpers. March 30 is our last day! Thank you to all who have participated.

Day 21-March 30 “Giving Day”

  1. Give a hug, handshake, or knuckle bump

  2. Give of your time

  3. Give a compliment

  4. Give a written note

  5. Give a gift
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3/30 Track practices are held at Daphne Middle School from 3:15 until 4:30

3/31 Track Meet at Volanta Park in Fairhope.

4/1 Track practices are held at Daphne High School from 3:15 until 4:30

4/13 Track practices are held at Daphne Middle School from 3:15 until 4:30

4/13 - 4/14 8th grade Volleyball Tryouts

4/14 Track Meet at Spanish Fort High School

4/15 Track practices are held at Daphne High School from 3:15 until 4:30

4/15-4/16 7th grade Volleyball Tryouts

4/16 Track Meet at Foley High School.

4/20 Track practices are held at Daphne Middle School from 3:15 until 4:30

4/21 Track County Championship at Gulf Shores Sports Complex.

Congratulations to Alexis Maye and Ashanti Harris for making the Daphne High School Dance Team for their Freshman year!

8th Grade

  • Boone Algebra 1: Chapter 11 test
  • Boone Pre Algebra: Starting volume
  • Law: Diary of Anne Frank
  • Surrey: Japan chapter test
  • White: Chapter 15 quiz
  • Larisey: Finishing Renaissance & Test
  • Madison: Finishing Poetry unit
  • Garafola Algebra 1: Chapter 11 test
  • Garafola Pre Algebra: pyramids, cones, spheres test
  • Waites: balancing Chemical equations


  • 21st Century Skills: King Arthur Webquest; Istation
  • Art: Reproduction of famous artists’ work
  • Peer Helpers: Working on ACT Prep
  • Band: National Anthem memorized by April 2nd
  • Spanish: Starting Module 8
  • Enrichment (Law): Career Research
  • Enrichment (Benefield): Music Videos/Diversity
  • Enrichment (Madison): Debates
  • Reading Extension: Vocabulary Unit 9
  • Math Extension: Math IXL Tutoring

7th Grade

Lindsey: Protist and Bacteria test

T. Taylor: Book Report and Poetry

Majewski: Finish up Chapter 9, prepare for ACT

Majewski Advanced: Prepare for ACT

Career Tech: government and law posters

Teen Discovery: continuing child care

Peer Helpers: ACT test prep

Digital Journalism: DMS 5, social media, Smore

Band: finish memorizing national anthem

Enrichment(Pearson): King Arthur web quest

Save the Date

Vote YES to build the schools we need.

Tuesday, March 31st, 7am-7pm

Baldwin County, Poll Locations


Voting Information

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.

>> Download a sample ballot

If you are not registered to vote you will need to follow the link below:

>> Voter Registration

  • 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
Official 2015-2016 BCBE Calendar

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.