The War Cry

Everyone, Everyday; High Standards, High Achievement

Volume 19-20: Friday, November 15, 2019

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Principally Speaking

Thank you for attending your child’s recent parent-teacher conference. We strive for 100% participation because we know how important it is for your child’s success that we work together on his or her behalf. During Parent-Teacher Conference time, we work hard to make sure important information is shared and all questions are answered. If you were unable to attend Parent-Teacher Conferences, and you still really need to speak with your student's teachers, please call to set up another time to meet. We will make time to assist you.

Thank you and have a wonderful weekend.


Marsha Webster


7 Ways Music Benefits Your Child

Cold Weather & Recess Attire - 5th and 6th Graders

As it gets colder, please make sure your child is dressed for the weather at the bus stop and for going out to recess. Remember that predicted afternoon high temperatures are often much warmer than the actual temperatures at recess time. Please be sure to send your child to school with a coat and maybe a hat and gloves.

Spirit Wear Order

Are you needing ideas for your family for Christmas? The Elementary Schools and Middle School PTO are offering Spirit Wear for Christmas. Orders need to be in by November 17th. There is a Grandparent apparel option as well. Both schools are offering the same items. You can choose which school to have it sent to.

Please check out the following link:

Join us next Thursday in raising money for the Danville FFA Chapter! All are invited and welcome to attend. See below for more details!

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Morning Car Riders

As the weather changes, please be aware the building doors (to the unsupervised foyer area only) open at 7:30 AM. School staff are not available for supervision until 8:15 AM. Students will be subject to inclement weather prior to 7:30 AM. If your student does not have a scheduled student activity, he/she should not be dropped off before 8:10 AM. We encourage all students to take advantage of the transportation provided by the school bus.

If your student has not ridden the bus this year, but you would like him or her to do so, please contact 317/745-6875.


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 AM to 8:45 AM, as well as student lunches times Tuesday and Thursday.

For more information on Chromebooks please see the district website.

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.

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.

Holiday Assistance

Families in need of holiday assistance are encouraged to contact the school counselors, Heather Luce or Laura Tice, no later than Friday, November 9th via email or or by telephone 317-745-5491.

Assistance is provided by the following organizations.

  • Clothe-A-Child
  • Angels Anonymous
  • Private donors
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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:

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.

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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


7 A & B Boys Basketball Game vs Plainfield @Home - 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

8 A & B Boys Basketball Game @Plainfield - 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM


8 Girls Basketball Try-Outs - 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Yearbook 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

FFA Parliament Practice - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

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

7 A Boys Basketball Game @Avon North - 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

7 Girls Basketball Try-Outs - 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

8 A Boys Basketball Game @Avon North - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM


FCA - 7:45 AM to 8:20 AM

FFA Parliament Practice - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

7 Girls Basketball Try-Outs - 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

8 Girls Basketball Try-Outs - 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

7 Boys Basketball Practice - 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

8 Boys Basketball Practice - 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM


7 A Boys Basketball Game vs Northridge @Home - 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

8 A Boys Basketball Game vs Northridge @Home - 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM


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

NJHS Meeting - 7:45 AM to 8:22 AM

7/8 Boys Basketball Practice - 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM


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

Special Olympics - 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM


7 Boys Basketball Practice - 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

FFA Parliament Practice - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

7 Girls Basketball Final Try-Outs - 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

8 Boys Basketball Practice - 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

8 Girls Basketball Final Try-Outs - 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM


Yearbook 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

7 A & B Boys Basketball Game vs Lebanon @Home - 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

8 A & B Boys Basketball Game @Lebanon - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM


Thanksgiving Break - No School


Thanksgiving Break - No School


Thanksgiving Break - No School


8 Boys Basketball Practice - 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM

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

Special Olympics - 11:00 AM to 12:30 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