The War Cry

Everyone, Everyday; High Standards, High Achievement

Volume 19-20: Friday, October 4, 2019

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Principally Speaking

We have a few changes to the calendar for the upcoming week. The band concert that was scheduled for October 9 has been canceled. Our first band performance will be on Tuesday, December 17, just prior to Christmas Break.

Please join us in cheering on the football and volleyball teams who are competing against one another for a cause, Relay for Life, on Tuesday, October 8. Parents, grandparents, neighbors, and family are all invited to watch. All proceeds from the evening will be donated to the American Cancer Society. See the article below for more details.

I continue to work three, half-days a week. With that please continue to send your communications for immediate needs to Mr. Rector. Serving your students is so important to me, so I am working on getting better as fast as I can.


Marsha Webster


Parent-Teacher Conferences - November 7 & November 14

Parent-Teacher conferences will take place on the evenings of November 7 and November 14. As those dates approach more closely, you will be contacted with an opportunity to sign up for a time slot with your child's teachers. Parents do not need to attend both nights. We are simply offering two evenings so that parents have options within their schedules. We encourage all parents to meet with at least one teacher.

Teaching kids to stay focused under pressure

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FB vs VB Challenge for Relay for Life

The Football vs. Volleyball Challenge Games for Relay for Life will be Tuesday, October 8 at 5:30 p.m. There are six total teams playing. It's a single-elimination tournament. Admission will be $3.00 per person. Proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society. Will the boys' team win or the girls' team?

Pacers fundraiser is back!

Our school has partnered with the Indiana Pacers to participate in an exciting FUNdraiser opportunity! Sell tickets to select Pacers games, win some really neat Pacers prizes and help raise money for our school! It doesn’t matter if you’re a student or teacher, everyone can participate and have FUN at a Pacers game!

We will have our very own school night at a Pacers game with a check presentation at center court during halftime! Everyone will be together cheering on our hometown Pacers on Friday, November 1st when they take on the Cleveland Cavaliers. On this night, you’ll be able to pick up all of your prizes at the game. You could earn prizes such as:

• VIP Pregame Viewing

• 2 FREE Tickets to our School Night

• Pacers T-Shirt

• Autographed Basketball signed by the entire Pacers team

If you can’t make it to our school night game, we have four alternate games to choose from!

ORDER ONLINE: You have the option to purchase your tickets online. You can even share the offer with family and friends via social media! It will be easier than ever to sell lots of tickets and earn those prizes! Simply go to to purchase your tickets!

A portion of every ticket sold will help raise money for our school. THE DEADLINE TO PURCHASE TICKETS IS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10th. Go Pacers!


If your student's device needs repair or they need assistance please, have them come to the support center. It is open daily from 8:15 A. M. to 8:45 A.M., as well as student lunches times Tuesday and Thursday.

For more information on Chromebooks please see the district website.

Character Focus for September/October - Responsibility

noun, plural responsibilities.

  1. the state or fact of being responsible, answerable, or accountable for something within one's power, control, or management: We must accept responsibility for the decisions we make.
  2. an instance of being responsible: The responsibility for this mess is yours.
  3. a person or thing for which one is responsible: A student has a responsibility to take care of his or her cell phone.
  4. reliability or dependability: Bill exercised responsibility when completed his assignment on time.

5/6 Halloween Bash

The very popular 5th and 6th Grade Halloween Bash is returning this year on October 25th!

Have a Howling good time with your buddies after the school day is done from 3:30 PM -5:00 PM. For a $10 admission students will enjoy dancing, food and fun. Bring a ready-to-serve dessert for admission for only $8. Tickets must be purchased at lunch October 22-24th.

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Are You Looking Forward to Fall Break?

Fall Break will be October 14 through October 18. There will be no student or staff attendance on Monday, October 14 through Friday, October 19. The first day of attendance following break will be on Monday, October 21.
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Athletic News

The Athletic Department sells punch passes for ball game admission at a discounted price. The pass costs $20.00 and may be purchased at the games or during school hours. A pass saves you one dollar per person. Your immediate family (husband, wife, children) may use the same pass. There are 10 "punches" per pass. Admission for first grade through age 65 is $3.00 per person. Should you have questions, please call 317-718-2335.

Students attending ball games are to remain at the games until the events are completely over for the night. If a student needs to leave early, we ask that you send a note or make a phone call to Miss Hopkins for them to leave.

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Please Call to Report Your Student Absent

If your student is absent or late for any reason, please call 317-718-2331 to report the absence. This number is available 24 hours a day seven days a week.

New Transportation Policy for Bus Passes

For the 2019-2020 school year, our transportation department will be adopting a new end of day destination policy. Moving forward, families with students riding the bus at the end of the day will be asked to designate two possible addresses to which their child may be dropped off. These two addresses will be the only ones that can be used throughout the year for afternoon drop off.

This policy change can be attributed to safety, capacity and funding. Ensuring the safety of each child in the transportation process is important to us. When a student has fewer changes in their schedule, our building staff can better monitor and safeguard that students are heading to the right place. It also allows our bus drivers to make connections with their riders and to verify that they have delivered them safely.

Additionally, when students change routes often it can cause capacity issues on buses that serve some of our more heavily populated areas. Overcrowding on a school bus may cause safety and behavioral issues.

State funding changes and reduced operational costs have made this policy necessary for our transportation department. If this trend continues, additional measures may include an implemented walking radius, longer drive times or elimination of certain routes.

Nutrition Club

The Nutrition Club provides supplemental weekend food for children at North, South and the Middle School each Friday during the school year. We all struggle at some point. The goal of this program is to ease a bit of the struggle. You are welcome to sign-up at any point during the school year. The food will be sent home in a plastic bag that can fit inside a school backpack or be carried. You only complete one form per family. List all of your children that you would like to participate. Each child in your family will receive their own cinch sack or bag on Fridays throughout the school year. This program is the result of the generosity of the Danville community!

Please contact Chrissy Larkin with any questions. or 317-563-2498. Please click on the link below for the form:

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Cummins Behavioral Health Partnership for School Based Services

We continue our partnership with Cummins Behavioral Health Systems to provide a variety of services for students and families. We are excited to introduce our new school based therapist, Hailey Alexander.

How Can the Partnership Benefit Students and Families

  • School personnel and Cummin's staff are able to quickly identify needs that students may have.
  • Cummins staff are located at the school and work hand in hand with teachers, school counselors, parents, and students.
  • Parents/guardians are consulted each step along the way and are active participants in planning and carrying out treatment.
  • Most services can be provided at the school or in the home, making it more convenient - and they are available year round.
  • Services are strictly confidential and no care will be provided unless the parent/guardian gives permission.

All we ask is that you become actively involved in your child's care. When parents, school, and behavioral health professionals combine their knowledge, amazing things can happen!

FREE Math & Science Help!

Tutors are available to help students in grades 6-12 through Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology by calling the Homework Hotline @ 1.877.275.7673 or by accessing the website via . Call toll free from 7 PM to 10 PM (EDT) Sunday through Thursday.

Upcoming Events


Student Council Meeting - 7:30 AM to 8:15 AM

7 Football Game @Webo - 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

8 Football Game @Webo- 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

7 Volleyball Game @Southmont - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

8 Volleyball Game @Southmont - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Cross Country County Meet @Home - 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM


Football Volleyball Challenge Game - 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

7/8 Volleyball Pizza Party - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Girls on the Run - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Yearbook 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Builder's Club - 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM


FCA - 7:45 AM to 8:20 AM

Spell Bowl Practice – 3:40 PM to 4:30 PM

Cross Country Pizza Party - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM


MS 8th Choir Concert @HS - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Cheer Practice - 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Girls on the Run - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM


Quarter 1 Ends

Science Club - 7:35 AM to 8:22 AM

10/14 through 10/18

Fall Break - No School


Cheer Practice - 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Girls on the Run - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Yearbook 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Builder's Club - 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM


FCA - 7:45 AM to 8:20 AM

Spell Bowl Practice – 3:40 PM to 4:30 PM


Cheer Practice - 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Girls on the Run - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM


Chess Club - 7:35 AM to 8:22 AM

NJHS Meeting - 7:35 AM to 8:22 AM

5/6 Halloween Bash - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

About Us

Attendance Line - 317-718-2331 (Available 24 hours a Day)

Please call by 8 AM if your child will be late to school or absent all day.

Student Hours

  • Doors Open - 8:15 AM
  • Locker/Breakfast - 8:22 AM
  • Warning Bell - 8:31 AM
  • Classes Start - 8:33 AM Be in your seat, please.
  • Bus Rider Dismissal - 3:24 PM
  • Car Riders/Walkers - 3:30 PM

Bus Transportation Line - 317-745-6875