Click here to see an
overview of our school's 2015-2016 Instructional Plan.
After you review it, please email Principal Nelson with
your thoughts or ideas concerning the plan.
Musical Theater Club Formed
The Daniell Middle School
Choral Department is pleased to announce its Musical
Theater Club which is an after-school club open to
students of all grades currently enrolled in the
performing arts here at Daniell. This club already had
it’s first meeting which was 50 students strong. These
amazing students will be responsible for all performing
and production aspects of this years spring musical
which is Guys and Dolls Jr.
Please wish us “Break-a-Leg”
as we prepare to present this wonderful show for you and
our community in March, and get ready to come out and
support the arts. We guarantee you will be utterly and
Veteran's Day Assembly Preparation
November 6 during 4 and 5 period the 8 Grade Band and
Chorus came together to rehearse for the annual
Veteran’s Day Assembly. Approximately 180 eighth graders
will be performing in the upcoming assembly on
Wednesday, November 11 to honor past and present service
members and their families.
Band Spirit Night
October 27 was Band Spirit Night at Cheeseburger Bobby’s
on Barrett Parkway. Many Daniell Band families came out
to enjoy dinner with fellow band families and help raise
money for the program. Mrs. Holbrook and Mr. Baxley
appreciate all who came out for the event! The next
night out is scheduled for Monday, November 16 from 5-8
pm at the Panda Express – 741 Townpark Ln off Chastain.
Rising Ninth Grade Parent Night Held
attending the rising 9 grade night. Approximately
75-80 individuals were here for a presentation from Mr.
Joe Sharpe, Principal of Sprayberry, and Dr. Kerri
MacDougal, Assistant Principal at Sprayberry, as well as
a Magnet Presentation from Mr. Dan Penick, IB Magnet
Coordinator from Campbell High School.
In case you
were not able to come to this event and are still
interested in magnet schools, they are in the process of
hosting their Open Houses now. Just look at the
school’s website to see when the Open House is or
here. If you have missed it or are not able to
attend, Mr. Penick said parents should contact the
Magnet Coordinator via phone or email.
Lessons Continue in New Research and Reading Skills
For the past two weeks,
students in sixth grade Research and Reading Skills
classes have integrated Social Studies, Math, Language
Arts, and Science standards in a "River Research"
project. Students researched a specific river in the
United States. Students created maps of their
rivers with political and physical features, to scale.
They also produced a script to read as they gave their
"guests" a guided river tour. This script included
environmental, historical, and recreational information.
They created a Power Point of pictures of the river,
to provide a visual of the river and engage the
audience. Students used "EasyBib" to generate a
Bibliography of the sources they used for their
In addition, students
completed an "All Star River Explorers" web
quest. Students found information about rivers and the
explorers that discovered them. They wrote a pamphlet
entitled, "Everything You Need to know about Rivers" to
distribute to their "guests" on their guided river
Mrs. Engkaninan and Mrs. Mohrmann are the
sixth grade Reading and Research Skills teachers.
Mrs. Hallmark Starts FCCLA at Daniell
Say hello to
Daniell Middle Schools first ever FCCLA organization!
FCCLA stands for Family, Career, Community leaders of
America! Our organization provides a focus on personal
growth, leadership development, and career preparation
opportunities for students. We will be involved in many
different school and community service projects
throughout the year! FCCLA has a national membership of
young men and women in nearly 6,500 chapters. There are
53 state associations including the District of
Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Since its
founding in 1945, FCCLA has involved more than nine
million youth! If you would like to learn more, please
Band Performs at Sprayberry Football Halftime
It was a privilege for
approximately 60 of our 8th Grade Band Students to be a
part of the 9/11 Halftime Show at Sprayberry High
School. Our students were honored to perform with the
Sprayberry Band of Gold and the Woodland High School
Marching Band as we paid tribute to first responders,
all members, past and present, of our Armed Forces, and
those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
Thank you to Sprayberry Directors Andy Esserwein,
Terrace Ellis, and Woodland Directors Eric Willoughby
and Wesley Brooks for allowing us to join your bands in
performance for this memorable show.
Finding Kind Assembly a Success
Friday, September 18 Daniell school counselors hosted
a Finding Kind
Assembly for all girls in grades 6 - 8. The assembly consisted of viewing the documentary
and participating in a group activity following the
movie. Girls discussed the effects of girl-against-girl
bullying, how they can work together to change this
behavior, and took the KIND
Kind, filmmakers Lauren
Parsekian and Molly Thompson set out in a cross country
journey of discovery and education. Interviewing women
and girls along the way about their lives and
experiences, Parsekian and Thompson find, among all of
the unique personal stories, some universal truths about
growing up as girls.
Finding Kind is a document
of that journey, and of the filmmakers’ quest to take
these experiences and find a common ground of kindness
and mutual respect.
Bringing Gems into the Classroom
The 6th grade Reading and
Research classes are "Rocking and Rolling." Students
are demonstrating their knowledge on minerals by
researching their birthstone and using technology to
prepare a brochure or pamphlet on their stone. Websites
are given to help them research the information needed.
During this project, Mrs. Mohrmann, had a certified
Gemologist visit with the students as discuss
classifications of rocks and minerals.
Sixth Graders Test Drive Instruments for Band and