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Students, Staff Set New Years Resolutions

It's finally 2021, a new start where people all over the world grab their pencils and paper to write their new goals for the year.  Coach Bethany Neufeldt said her New Years goal is to go undefeated...

DJMS Students To Take STAAR Test This Year

Danny Jones MS students and teachers will continue STAAR testing this year to track student progress. Because students did not take the STAAR tests last year, the teachers were not able to track student...

DJMS Band Goes Virtual

Some students are taking Band class virtually at Danny Jones this year due to COVID-19. Band teacher Jennifer Sanders likes virtual classes because she feels like everybody is together. Many students...

Students Spend Increased Time in Front of Screens

Students are getting more hours of screen time that usual everyday due to virtual school. Danny Jones students have been attending virtual classes at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Seventh-grader...

Teachers Balance In-Person, Virtual Classes

Danny Jones staff had to balance teaching in-person and online this year. Seventh-grade ELA teacher Courtney Brunicardi said that online school isn’t the same and requires a lot of brain power. Brunicardi...

Kennedy Takes Charge at DJMS

Kennedy Takes Charge at DJMS

Sharlonda Kennedy became principal of Danny Jones Middle School over the summer.  Kennedy and other staff members have come up with several ways to protect the school such as one-way hallways, three...

New Assistant Principal Builds Relationships With Students, Staff

New Assistant Principal Builds Relationships With Students, Staff

LaDonna Orr is a new assistant principal at Danny Jones this year.  Even though she only started in July, Ms. Orr has some big plans to help improve the school. One of the school’s problems, according...

New Cafeteria Rules Hinder Student Communication

Students are frustrated with new lunch procedures this year in the Danny Jones cafeteria. Plexiglass screens divide tables and students have assigned seats. Eighth-grader Jasmine Ruiz said that she...

Pandemic Rules Restrict Coaches, Players

COVID-19 has affected school sports for the athletes at Danny Jones Middle School. The pandemic has affected the cheer team in several ways considering they touch each other  a lot. Cheerleader...

Students, Teachers Deal With Effects of Virus

Danny Jones administrators put in place new rules and procedures for the school year due to COVID-19. Teachers have to space desks and minimize contact with people as much as possible in order to limit...

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