The DMS 5
Weekly News for May 18 through May 22
Message from Superintendent Robbie Owen
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.
18th Annual Professional Rodeo Benifitng the Jennifer Claire Moore Foundation
Thursday, Aug. 6th, 5pm to Saturday, Aug. 8th, 9pm
113 East Rosetta Avenue
COMING SUMMER 2015: Clever: "Single Sign-on" Solution for passwords!
Baldwin County Public Schools will start using “Clever” as the single sign on solution for teachers and students. Beginning July 6, 2015, teachers will be able to sign into Clever and then choose the desired application. They will be automatically signed/logged in to that site. Sites such as Discovery Education, Moodle, Google Drive, and others can be expected to be added to the site. This way teachers and students do not have to remember all those passwords! What a Clever idea!
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Snap Codes for 2015 School Registration
Everyone must complete the online registration process to be officially registered for the upcoming school year. Snap Codes will be mailed home from the central office in order to successfully complete the online registration process. Payment of any expenses can now be paid through online e.payments, but it is not required to complete online registration. Please contact the school office at (251) 626-2845 should you have any questions.
Incredible Summer Reading Resources
Every summer, students are encouraged to read books to keep up their reading abilities and knowledge. Baldwin Board of Education has provided the link above for students and parents. “Summer Learning Challenge” offers tools and links to free websites that can help parents find just the right level books for their child to read over the summer. Students are encouraged to “pledge to read” starting May 1st. Please enjoy this link that has been provided for the use of all parents and students.
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NJHS Inductees for the 2015-2016 School Year
Congratulations to the 2015-2016 NJHS Inductees. These students will serve as NJHS members during their 8th grade year at Daphne Middle School. The members are as follows: Gillian Ayres, Hamilton Baker, Laurel Barker, Sydney Bedsole, Zoey Bembry, Bella Bowman, Samuel Bowman, Matthew Boxx, Matthew Brooks, Max Brown, Lauren Brown, Madelyn Byrne, Madison Calkins, Jake Cannon, Kennedy Costantini, Travis Cruise, Madison Dixon, Caleb Dyche, James Entrekin, Darina Gerard, Riana Goff, Mamie Hammond, Audra Holton, Chapel Hurst, Alexis Kendrick, Mitchell Koser, Mason LaCoste, Matthew Ladnier, Emily Lambert, Antonio Li, Coleman Liles, Alexis Litteken, Katherine McKee, Jassmine Morrison, Nicole Nelson, Davis Oliver, Kennedy Payne, Karsen Pierce, Taylor Phillips, Holden Pope, Faith Pyritz, Grant Roberts, Ethan Rowe, Anna Rowell, Ansley Salmon, Jordan Sampson, Joseph Sandefur, Trey Sheils, Chloe Theriot, Aleah Thomas, Hayley Thompson, Anna Turner, Ty Turner, Spencer Ward, Savannah Weed, Holly Yazdi, and Lillie Yazdi.
Future Peer Helpers
9th Grade Summer Reading: Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation
The United States was more a fragile hope than a reality in 1790. During the decade that followed, the Founding Fathers–re-examined here as Founding Brothers–combined the ideals of the Declaration of Independence with the content of the Constitution to create the practical workings of our government. Through an analysis of six fascinating episodes–Hamilton and Burr’s deadly duel, Washington’s precedent-setting Farewell Address, Adams’ administration and political partnership with his wife, the debate about where to place the capital, Franklin’s attempt to force Congress to confront the issue of slavery and Madison’s attempts to block him, and Jefferson and Adams’ famous correspondence–Founding Brothers brings to life the vital issues and personalities from the most important decade in our nation’s history.