The War Cry

Everyone, Everyday; High Standards, High Achievement

Volume 18-19: Friday, January 18, 2019

Principally Speaking

We had another good week at DCMS. Initial NWEA results appear to be promising - meaning students are showing good growth since taking the fall test! When the testing window closes, I will share actual results. This is exciting news, as all have been working hard. We often tell our students that they don't need to be perfect. In fact perfection, in a human being doesn't exist. All we ask of them is that they work to be better today than we were yesterday. I think our kids are doing a pretty great job of working to be better than they were the day before. Thank you for your help and support as parents and guardians.
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Student Email Accounts

When a student enrolls at Danville Community School Corporation, they are assigned an email account linked to their student profile. While these email accounts are utilized much more often in high school, the rapid growth of technology and its benefits in regards to education mean the accounts may be utilized in lower grade levels.


Student email accounts are structured as a student's complete name with @danville.k12.in.us. For example, johnsmith@danville.k12.in.us.


Here are some ways your students’ email account may be utilized by teachers:

  • The accounts allow student access to monitored Learning Management Systems, such as Schoology. This innovative system will allow students in upper-grade levels to receive and turn in assignments, receive classroom announcements, collaborate with classmates and take online assessments. Additional information will be shared with families as Schoology is implemented in varying degrees during the next school year.

  • The accounts are also a necessary part of the creation of Google Suite for Education accounts which give them access to word-processing, spreadsheet and presentation software. These tools allow students to create classroom assignments and teachers to share classroom materials with students.


Some important factors to keep in mind regarding your students’ email account:

  • In accordance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act or COPPA, students in grades K through 8 may only communicate within our district, while students in grades 9 through 12 may send and receive email outside our district. Students in grades K through 8 may communicate ONLY with Danville Community School Corporation staff and students for the purpose of education. No email communications will be sent or received from an outside source.

  • Student email accounts utilize filter technology that alerts school administration to any derogatory language. Similar systems also prevent students from visiting websites that may be harmful to them. These account filters are in place on student devices both at school and when a student brings a school device home.

  • Parents are allowed access to these student accounts. Students who utilize their accounts regularly should know their password. If they do not, passwords are linked to a student’s profile in Infinite Campus and your student’s school can provide this information on request.


Many of the opportunities listed above will become more prevalent as we look into the 2019-2020 school year with the expansion of 1:1 student devices and the use of Schoology. Internet safety is a high priority for Danville Schools, and we believe this new technology will greatly enhance our students' educational experience with improved digital communication and collaboration.

January Character Focus

Reliability

- Being able to be depended on, as for accuracy, honesty, or achievement.

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An Itchy Topic: Head Lice

In accordance with school corporation policy, we are required to share our pediculosis policy with the public on an annual basis. We have also included general information for your reading pleasure.


The main way head lice spread is from close, prolonged head-to-head contact. Head lice are crawling insects. They cannot jump, hop, or fly. There is a small chance that head lice will spread because of sharing items such as combs, brushes, and hats.


Many people have the impression that a person becomes infested with head lice because s/he is unclean. This is NOT TRUE. Frequent bathing neither prevents head lice nor eliminates the infestation.


Head lice are elongated insects and are greyish-white in color. They do not have wings nor can they jump. They do move very quickly which can make it difficult to find in a child's hair. Because they can be so hard to see, the diagnosis of head lice is often made by examining the scalp for NITS. A nit is the louse egg. It is tear-shaped and varies in color from white to yellowish-brown. Head lice attach each nit to a hair shaft in a water-proof, cement-like substance. This means they cannot be washed or brushed out of the hair or scalp like dandruff and other such particles that sometimes look like nits to the naked eye. Clusters of nits may be found in any section of the hair so a careful examination should be made of the entire scalp.


Attached is a sheet with information from the American Academy of Pediatrics about head lice and DCSC Pediculosis (head lice) Policy.

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Academic Super Bowl Team

It’s time to get ready for another Super Bowl! Did you know that Super Bowls are not just for football fans? A more cerebral version of the event is coming this spring, and it’s time to start training camp. Once again the Indiana Association of School Principals is sponsoring the Junior Academic Super Bowl Competition, and we’re looking for a few good recruits this season. Teams will be competing in five categories. They are Language Arts, Science, Math, Social Studies and Interdisciplinary (kind of an All-Star Team.) All teams will begin meeting in January and are open to anyone in 6th, 7th and 8th grade. Meeting times will vary with the team and coach but will generally be right before or after school.


This year we will compete in two events. The first will be after school in March at Plainfield Middle School. This competition is an area invitational. The final tournament is April 29th. This year’s theme is “The Fertile Crescent: Ancient Egypt and the Nile Valley.” If you want to learn a lot, have some fun and friendly competition and add some extra-curricular pizzazz to your scholastic resume, contact me, Mrs. Bodnarick via the school email gbodnarick@danville.k12.in.us or phone, 317-745-5491.


For more information about the competition, study guides and some sample questions visit the IASP Junior Super Bowl website, http://www.iasp.org/dsp/academic/super/.


Coaches & Practice Times:

Math- Mrs. Eschbach lecshcbach@danville.k12.in.us; Thursday 7:30 AM

Science- Mrs. Gleason bgleason@danville.k12.in.us; Monday 7:30 AM

English- Mrs. Hill shill@danville.k12.in.us; Thursday 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Social Studies gbodnarick@danville.k12.in.us; Wednesday 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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School Delays and Cancellations

Notification of school cancellation or delay will be sent by phone call and/or text message through our Infinite Campus system. The information will also be available on our district social media pages (Facebook and Twitter @DCSCWarriors), on our district website (www.danville.k12.in.us), and on the local television news stations and their websites.


If you do not receive a phone call or text in the event of a cancellation or delay, please take a moment to check your communication settings on your Infinite Campus parent portal.

Snow Make Up Day - School is in Session on Monday, February 18

Due to our school closure on November 16, we will be in session on Presidents' Day which is February 18, 2019. Please make sure to adjust your calendars to indicate that school is in session on this day.

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

Kroger Community Rewards Program

If you shop at Kroger, every time you shop, you could be helping Danville North and South Elementary. The Danville PTO is enrolled in the Kroger Community Rewards Program. If you shop at Kroger and swipe your rewards card, you will automatically make money for our school if you enroll in the program. This program does NOT cost you anything and does not alter your fuel points or other rewards in any way. It will take about 5 minutes to create an online account, but you only have to do this one time. Instructions are below. If you have any questions, please contact ptodanville@yahoo.com


TO USE THE KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM:

  • Create an account at krogercommunityrewards.com

  • Be sure to have your Kroger Plus card handy

  • If you do not have a Kroger Plus card, they are available at the customer service desk at any Kroger.

  • Click on Sign In/Register

  • Most participants are new online customers, so they must click on SIGN UP TODAY in the ‘New Customer?’ box.

  • Sign up for a Kroger Rewards Account by entering zip code, clicking on favorite store, entering your email address and creating a password, agreeing to the terms and conditions (you do not have to shop at the store you choose as your favorite.

  • You will then get a message to check your email inbox and click on the link within the body of the email.

  • Click on My Account and use your email address and password to proceed to the next step.

  • Click on Edit Kroger Community Rewards information and input your Kroger Plus card number.

  • Update or confirm your information.

  • Enter Danville PTO, select organization from list and click on confirm.

  • To verify you are enrolled correctly, you will see your organization’s name on the right side of your information page.

  • Members must swipe their registered Kroger Plus card or use the phone number that is related to their registered Kroger Plus card when shopping for each purchase to count.

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

1/21

MLK Jr. Day - No School

7 Boys Basketball Practice – 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

1/22

FCA - 7:45 AM

7/8 Girls Basketball Practice @South – 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM

Yearbook - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

7 Boys A Basketball County Tourney @Home – 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

8 Boys A Basketball County Tourney @Home – 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Swim - 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Wrestling Practice @HS - 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

1/23

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

7 Boys A Basketball County Tourney @TBA – 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

8 Boys A Basketball County Tourney @TBA – 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

7 Girls AB Basketball Game @Lebanon – 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

8 Girls AB Basketball Game vs Lebanon @Home – 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Swim - 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Wrestling Practice @HS - 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

1/24

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

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

FFA Leadership Contest Meeting - 8:00 AM to 8:22 AM

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

7/8 Girls Basketball Practice @South – 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM

Yearbook - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

7 Boys A Basketball County Tourney @TBA – 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

8 Boys A Basketball County Tourney @TBA – 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Swim - 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Wrestling 3-Way Meet @Tri-West HS - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

1/25

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

Swim - 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Wrestling Practice @HS - 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

1/26

Swim - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Volleydigs - 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM

1/28

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

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

7 Girls A Basketball Game vs Tri-West @Home – 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

8 Girls A Basketball Game vs Tri-West @Home – 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Swim Meet @Frankfort HS - 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Wrestling Practice @HS - 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

1/29

FCA - 7:45 AM

7 Girls AB Basketball Game vs Southmont @Home – 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

8 Girls AB Basketball Game @Southmont – 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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

Yearbook - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Swim - 3:30 PM to 4:45 PM

Wrestling Practice @HS - 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

1/30

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

7 Girls Basketball Practice – 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

8 Girls Basketball Practice – 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Swim Meet @Cascade - 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Wrestling Practice @HS - 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

1/31

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

7 Girls A Basketball Game @Northridge – 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

8 Girls A Basketball Game @Northridge – 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Yearbook - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

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

Swim - 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Wrestling Meet vs Lebanon @ HS - 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

2/1

Wrestling Practice @HS - 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

2/2

Wrestling Meet @Brownsburg East - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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

2/3

Volleydigs - 8:00 AM to 6:00 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