The War Cry

Everyone, Everyday; High Standards, High Achievement

Volume 18-19: Friday, March 22, 2019

Principally Speaking

Spring break is here! Please be safe whether traveling or staying at home this next week. When we come back the school year will fly by with the end of the year activities and preparations for the next school year. So be ready to operate on high gear! The staff will be rested and ready to greet students on Monday, April 1st.

Annual DCMS Dodgeball Tourney

The Annual DCMS Dodgeball Tourney will be on Thursday, April 11th at 5:30 P.M. This will be our 15th year to host this fun event!

It is a fun-filled night with lots of action. We will have music going between games and as usual, the concession stand will be open.

Entry deadline is Friday, April 5th so please ask your son and/or daughter if they plan on playing. Teams can have 7th & 8th-grade players, but no coed teams are allowed. All teams can have no more than six players but may list up to two coaches on their roster.

The kids usually get excited to plan their team uniforms, but please remember all team names need to be approved by either me or Ms. Seegers. Please do not order shirts unless the team name has been approved.

We typically need 20 teams to pull this off. In the past we have always exceeded our goal, but right now we only have five teams in. Students may pick up forms upstairs by the center staircase. Let us know if you have any questions.
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Wampum Store

After spring break, we are extending the Wampum Store hours. In addition to being open at the end of lunches, we will also be open on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:15 AM to 8:30 AM.
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SNOW MAKE UP DAYS

Due to our school closure on January 30, school will be in session on Friday, May 24, 2019.

MODEL ATTENDEES

Is your student a Model Attendee?


What is a Model Attendee?

  • A student who attends at least 95% of the time (absent no more than 9 out of 180 days) OR
  • A student who improved their attendance from the previous school year by at least 3%


How can parents help their student have better attendance?


When your child is sick


  • Only let your child stay home if he/she is truly sick. Complaints of a headache or stomach ache might not always be a reason to stay home. Encourage your child to give it a try if they don't have a fever or other apparent symptoms.
  • Please contact the school counselor for support if you believe your child's complaints might be a sign of atypical anxiety.
  • The Sick Day Guidelines for Families may be helpful if you are not sure if you should keep your child at home due to illness.


Appointments and Vacations


  • Make every effort to schedule doctor, dentist and other appointments outside of school hours.
  • If your child must be out of school for an appointment, make every effort to have him or attend school for at least part of the school day.
  • Plan vacations when school is not in session



Remember that you are setting your child up for attendance and perseverance habits that they will carry throughout their adult life.

LEGAL DOCUMENTATION

Reminder to all Parent(s) and Guardian(s): If you have legal documentation or court orders involving legal custody, physical custody, parental rights, restraining orders, guardianship, visitation, adoption, or any other legal settlements that impact your child or children, please provide a copy to school so we can be sure these orders are being carried out. Courts do not provide these documents to schools and we cannot carry out a legal decree without the official documentation to do so. Please note that any and all information provided is shared on a need to know basis and is housed in a secure location. Documents can be brought into the office or sent to school with your child in a sealed envelope addressed to our school counselor, Heather Luce or Laura Tice. Please contact Mrs. Luce or Mrs. Tice at hluce@danville.k12.in.us or ltice@danville.k12.in.us or at 317- 745-5491 with any questions.

DCSC IS HIRING!

Come work with our great staff and students. DCSC is looking for individuals interested in becoming a substitute teacher, bus driver or kitchen help/server. We are also seeking full time members of our housekeeping staff. Job postings are available on our Human Resources page found here. If you have any questions, you may contact Sarah Smith, Human Resources and Benefits Specialist at ssmith@danville.k12.in.us or at 317-745-2212.

Learn More Indiana’s Cash for College

Learn More Indiana’s Cash for College campaign helps Hoosier of all ages—from kindergartners through adults—pay for education beyond high school. The annual statewide effort continues through Indiana’s April 15th deadline for filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the form that qualifies students to receive financial aid from colleges, the State of Indiana, the federal government and other sources. Visit LearnMoreIndiana.org/cost to check out upcoming events and free online resources, including cost calculators, savings plans, scholarship searches and more. And, don’t forget to follow Learn More Indiana on Twitter @learnmorein, Facebook at Facebook.com/learnmorein and Instragram @LearnMoreIndiana for more tips and information.

Follow Us on Social Media!

You are invited to follow us on social media. We are working to improve our communications by layering our messages using Infinite Campus, email, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and our website. Please help us by following us and giving constructive feedback. We want to get better and serve you well.


Instagram - dcmswarriors

Facebook - DCMS Warriors @DanvilleCommunityMSWarriors

Twitter - DCMSPrincipals @DCMS_Warriors

Webpage - https://www.danville.k12.in.us/Domain/9

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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 www.AskRose.org . Call toll free from 7 PM to 10 PM (EDT) Sunday through Thursday.

Upcoming Events

3/25 through 3/29 Spring Break - No School

4/1

Dairy Judging Practice - 7:30 AM to 8:22 AM

Science Academic Team Practice - 7:30 AM to 8:22 AM

Track Practice - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

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

War Tribe Softball - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

4/2

FCA - 7:45 AM

Yearbook - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Track Practice - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

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

4/3

Track Practice - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Social Studies Academic Team Practice - 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

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

4/4

Dairy Judging Practice - 7:30 AM to 8:22 AM

Math Academic Team Practice - 7:30 AM to 8:22 AM

Science Club - 7:30 AM to 8:22 AM

FFA Chapter Meeting - 7:45 AM to 8:22 AM

Yearbook - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

English Academic Team Practice - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM

Track Practice - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

4/5

Track Practice - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

4/6

Special Olympics Track - 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

4/8

Dairy Judging Practice - 7:30 AM to 8:22 AM

Science Academic Team Practice - 7:30 AM to 8:22 AM

Track Practice - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

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

School Board Meeting @South Elementary - 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

4/9

FCA - 7:45 AM

Yearbook - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Track Meet vs Brownsburg East @Home - 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM

5th Grade Band Information Night - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

4/10

Track Meet 3-Way @Tri-West - 4:45 PM to 7:45 PM

Social Studies Academic Team Practice - 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

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

4/11

Dairy Judging Practice - 7:30 AM to 8:22 AM

Math Academic Team Practice - 7:30 AM to 8:22 AM

Chess Club - 7:30 AM to 8:22 AM

Yearbook - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

English Academic Team Practice - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM

Dodgeball Tournament - 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

4/12

Student Council Meeting - 7:30 AM to 8:22 AM

Track Practice - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

4/13

Special Olympics Track - 12:30 PM to 2:00 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

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