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Everyone, Everyday; High Standards, High Achievement

Volume 17-18: Friday, April 20, 2018

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April is College Readiness Month

For 5th graders college seems like a long way off, doesn’t it? In a way, it is. But there are some simple things you can do to help make the journey easier. Just follow these easy steps. You’ll learn all about different jobs and colleges — and have fun along the way! Get a high school head start. Click here -

For 6th to 8th graders, high school is right around the corner. Once you get there, you’ll be getting everything in order to go to college, but you can start now. Just follow the steps for middle schoolers, and get to know more about the colleges in Indiana — and the careers they lead to. Click here -

To celebrate College Readiness Month, students and staff are invited to participate in the following Career Dress Up Days:

  • Thursday (4/12)-Dress for or as your future career!
  • Friday (4/13)-Wear your favorite College Gear!

Are You Moving?

It is that time of year when we begin to turn our sights toward next year. To that end, we are asking that parents who know you will be moving out of the Danville district next year to please contact Mrs. Horan. This helps us to create class lists and also prepare records at the end of the year to forward to your child's new school. We hate to see you go but want to make your move as easy as possible so your child has a smooth transition.

Choir News

A few words from Mrs. Dilanchian in the choir department which hopefully may help answer concerns or questions. In 7th and 8th grade choir class, music choices are both pop and traditional. Some students like to sing but fear being called out to sing alone. This is very rare in my class. Another fear students have is they are not the "best". Singing is for everyone, not just the best (whomever those people may be). Emphasis is placed on participating and learning class material. There is a mandatory concert each semester with an admission charge of $3.00 - which helps us purchase new music and pay for program expenses. Continuing on into high school, we have many students involved in sports and clubs that still participate in choir. The program is flourishing. I hope you check us out and consider joining!

Mrs. Lorie Dilanchian

Danville Choir Director

Parents, Be On the Lookout! Juuling: The Modern Way to Smoke in School

Parents, be on the lookout! A new trend has begun among students across the nation and even here at Danville Community Middle School. Some students have learned a new way to get access to nicotine without smoking a cigarette or using the typical e-cigarette. It is called juuling. The devices used look like USB drives and can be overlooked by parents, guardians, and others attempting to maintain the safety and health of our teens. Please watch the following segment from the Today show to educate yourself.

Possessing or using a JUUL at school is prohibited. Students who use or possess a JUUL will be subject to disciplinary consequences. Please help us to keep our school safe and healthy for our students by talking with your child about the dangers of using this product.

Attention 5th Grade Parents!

Please check your students Immunization Compliance in Infinite Campus (under the Health tab).

Infinite Campus has been updated to show which immunizations your student will need prior to the start of the 2018-19 school year. (August 8, 2018)

Most physicians’ and pharmacies offer these vaccines. The Hendricks County Health Department also offers them by appointment during normal scheduled clinic hours.

For questions, please contact the Hendricks County Health Department at 317-745-9222.

For further assistance or questions, please contact the school nurse, Diane Petersen, at 317-745-5491 or email:

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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.
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Order Your Yearbook!

You can order your 2017-2018 yearbook now!

Order forms are available in the office.

The yearbook cost is $30.00.

Follow Us on Twitter

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

Indiana Sherriffs' Association Youth Leadership Camp

Please see the link below for camp information and the application.

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Brooke's Place

Brooke's Place has expanded their on-going grief support group reach to the west side of Indianapolis.

Grief profoundly impacts families and individuals of all ages. Brooke’s Place is available as a resource to offer ongoing care and support for young people grieving the death of a loved one in your school or community.

Please review the website at or contact the office at 317-705-9650 for more information.

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Summer Reading Program

Reading is an essential skill—one that opens the door to a lifetime of learning and advancement. We are proud to partner with the Institute of Reading Development to offer the Summer Reading and Writing Program. The program consists of five weeks of classroom learning paired with online instruction materials to help people of all ages advance their skills.

For more information about the program, or to register for the summer reading program by phone, call 800-964-9974.

PTO News

We have a new BoxTops contest! There are 5 jugs in the cafeteria by the concessions window for students to vote (with BoxTops they bring in) for the teacher that they would like to see get a pie in the face!! The teachers they can vote for are Mrs. Hayse, Mr. Gleason, Ms. Smith, Mr. Bertoli and Mrs. Webster. Contest ends May 11th.


This year we have an opportunity to PROVIDE SNACKS for our wonderful teachers during their professional development sessions! This is a perfect way for busy parents to help out! Please visit this link to sign up to provide snacks:

We still have some Tuesdays in April and May open for COPY HELP. It’s very easy and a huge help to the teachers. Come anytime during the school day that works for you. Sign up to volunteer at

Make sure you follow us on Facebook: to stay up-to-date with any volunteering opportunities and how you can support your DCMS PTO! PTO Membership Forms can be turned in at any time. If you need a new copy please email

21st Century Scholars Indiana

Indiana’s 21st Century Scholars is a needs- and performance-based program that provides students the opportunity to earn up to a four-year scholarship at an Indiana college or university.

Hoosier students who meet income criteria can enroll during their 7th- or 8th-grade year of middle school. Students commit to maintaining academic success, remaining drug and alcohol free, and completing college-preparation activities.

Scholars are provided resources and assistance to help them plan and prepare for college and pay for expenses not covered by their scholarship.

Applications must be submitted by June 30 of the student's 8th grade year.

Apply online only. Eligible 7th and 8th grade students and their parents or legal guardians can access the online application at . Please review income eligibility requirements online before applying by visiting .

New to ScholarTrack or have questions about completing the Scholar Success Program? Watch this online presentation to view how to register an account and record your progress as you complete the Scholar Success Program through ScholarTrack.

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


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

Agriculture Dairy Practice - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

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

Color Guard Practice - 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM


FCA - 7:45 AM to 8:22 AM

Track 3-Way Meet @North Putnam - 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM


Agriculture Dairy Practice - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

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

School Physicals @ High School Auxiliary Gym - 5:45 PM to 7:15 PM


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

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

Track Meet vs Cascade & Plainfield @Home - 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM


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


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


Track Meet vs Southmont @Home - 4:45 PM to 7:15 PM

Color Guard Practice - 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM


FCA - 7:45 AM to 8:22 AM

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

National Jr. Honor Society Induction Ceremony - 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM


Track County Meet @Plainfield - 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM


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

Rain DateTrack County Meet @Plainfield - 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM


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


Special Olympics - 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