The War Cry

Everyone, Everyday; High Standards, High Achievement

Volume 18-19: Friday, August 17, 2018

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Principally Speaking

Check! Week two is in the books! We have been working very hard at explicitly teaching The Warrior Way and the classroom and school procedures that will help students to be successful both inside and outside of the classroom. Teachers are always encouraged to "go slow" to "go fast", which means take your time in teaching how to be successful at the beginning of the year in order to make the rest of the school year run smoothly.

We are also excited to roll out our new positive behavior support program, PBIS Rewards. This new system uses electronic wampums instead of paper tickets. Parents should have received an email inviting them to download the parent app on their cell phones, desktops, or other electronic devices. This way parents can monitor how students are doing in regard to the important character traits of respect, responsibility, readiness to learn, reliability, and safety in the school environment. Students may also download the student app to see their total earnings. Students will then be able to purchase desired items from our Wampum Store.

If you feel led, we are always accepting donations to keep our Wampum Store stocked with items that students will enjoy. Even small donations are helpful to our effort to improve our school culture.

Thank you for your help, and as always, I am blessed to serve your students, this community, and you in the role of principal.

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DCMS PBIS: What it it?

What is PBIS?

PBIS stands for Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports. It is an evidence-based framework used by schools to improve school culture and student behavior, promoting a safe environment for learning. PBIS is based on several decades of research by major universities across the country. A key aspect of PBIS is focusing on more positive behaviors and less on negative behaviors. You can learn more about PBIS on our “What is PBIS” resource page.

What is PBIS Rewards?

PBIS Rewards is a Software-as-a-Service solution that provides an automated schoolwide PBIS management system. Our system simplifies the implementation and tracking of the PBIS framework within a school. With PBIS Rewards, school administration can clearly see how teachers are utilizing PBIS and how PBIS is improving school culture.

PBIS Rewards is easy-to-use, fun for both students and staff and provides accountability for everyone in the school. Our suite of PBIS Apps includes a Parent App that gives parents a view of how their child is doing with respect to the PBIS program.

August Character Trait of the Month: Kindness


1.the state or quality of being kind : kindness to animals.

2.a kind act; favor: his many kindnesses to me.

3.kind behavior: I will never forget your kindness.

Majority of messages from media in today's world encourage one to look out for oneself; do what feels good or makes one happy. We are not reminded to be kind or to think of others better than yourself. At DCMS, we promote and directly teach about kindness and what it looks like.

Please join us in talking with your student this weekend about kindness. Some conversation starters you might use are the following:

  • What did you do this week that was kind/unkind to someone else?
  • When was someone kind/unkind to you this week?
  • How could we be kind this weekend?

AiR1's DARE to DREAM Presentation is Coming to DCMS on October 26

We are pumped up to share that AiR1's Dare to Dream program is coming to DCMS this fall. This is a high energy, high quality, religiously neutral presentation that is currently hosted by one of the following ex-Pro athletes, NFL’s Randy Rich, Penn State athlete Erin Weidemann, Ex-Pro Snowboarder Tom Gilles, and also includes a 3-week follow up program for the Teachers to use in the classrooms afterward, as well as a drawing for a free laptop or gift card for one lucky student per school.

Through the use of powerful personalities, comedy and video, “ AiR1’s DARE TO DREAM” brings HOPE to young people and instills a passion for the pursuit of smart choices and the belief they can achieve a brighter future.

Check out the program using the following links:


Expectations for Home Football Games

In an effort to maintain a safe and orderly environment at our home football games, so that ALL fans can enjoy the games, DCMS is asking parents to please help us in our effort by reviewing these expectations with their middle school and elementary students before they attending.

  • Students are encouraged to enter the game with an adult.
  • Students are to sit in the designated home bleachers. They can also sit with their parents.
  • Students are to be seated during the game to watch the game. Do not wander around stadium.
  • Concessions are available at the concession stand.
  • Students should return to their seats after going to the concession stand or using the restrooms.
  • For safety reasons, please leave footballs, soccer balls, kick balls, etc. at home. Ball playing and/or tag games are best saved for home.
  • Always exhibit good sportsmanship by...

  1. Being respectful during the National Anthem, school songs, and player introductions.
  2. Never booing or yelling at officials or opposing players.
  3. Cheering for the players.
  4. Representing Danville in a positive manner.
  5. Being respectful of other students and adults attending the game.

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 without a punch pass 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.

The Athletic Department is selling fundraiser items. If your child did not bring home a brochure, please call Miss Hopkins. Items include cheese, sausage, chocolates, cookies, cups, magazines, and much more. If you would like to donate to the Athletic Department instead of selling items, that would be appreciated as well.

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

In order to be sure parents know about transportation changes, all requests to ride a bus other than a student's assigned bus must now be requested using the DCSC Bus Change Form. The form is available on the website and is located here for you to download:

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:

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.

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


MS Football Practice - 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM

7 Volleyball Practice - 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

8 Volleyball Practice - 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Cross Country Practice - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM


7 Volleyball Practice - 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

8 Volleyball Practice - 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Cross Country Practice - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

7 Football Game @Tri-West - 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

8 Football Game @Tri-West - 6:45 PM to 7:45 PM


7 Volleyball Game vs Avon South @ Home - 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

8 Volleyball Game vs Avon South @ Home - 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Cross Country Practice - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

MS Football Practice - 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM


7 Volleyball Game vs Avon North @ Home - 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

8 Volleyball Game vs Avon North @ Home - 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Cross Country Meet @Avon North - 5:15 PM to 7:00 PM

MS Football Practice - 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM


Cross Country Practice - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

MS Football Practice - 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM


FFA/Hort Practice - 7:30 AM to 8:22 AM

MS Football Practice - 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM

7 Volleyball Practice - 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

8 Volleyball Practice - 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Cross Country Practice - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM


7 Volleyball Practice - 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Builders Club - 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

8 Volleyball Practice - 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Cross Country 3-Way Meet @ Greencastle - 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM

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

8 Football Game @Webo - 6:45 PM to 7:45 PM


7 Volleyball Practice - 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

8 Volleyball Practice - 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Cross Country Practice - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

MS Football Practice - 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM


7 Volleyball Game @Western Boone - 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

8 Volleyball Game @Western Boone - 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Cross Country Meet @Frankfort - 5:15 PM to 6:45 PM

MS Football Practice - 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM


FFA/Hort Practice - 7:30 AM to 8:22 AM

Cross Country Practice - 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

MS Football Practice - 3:30 PM to 5:30 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