The War Cry

Everyone, Everyday; High Standards, High Achievement

Volume 18-19: Friday, March 15, 2019

Principally Speaking

We are in the final countdown to our most needed spring break! After today, there are five remaining school days until our well-deserved time of rest. We have been working student brains overtime and really trying to push students to persevere through problem-solving of all kinds.


It seems that most of our youth are so used to immediate answers, feedback, and responses. This makes learning especially challenging for them, as they are not used to what educators call the productive struggle. In life, solutions do not always come that easy.

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Most often when you think of a productive struggle, math comes to mind, but productive struggle really applies to our everyday life and activities. Whether it is learning how to use a new piece of equipment/technology, organize your day, or face a new experience, knowing how to try, try, and try again is key. Did you know that the process of making mistakes actually grows the brain?


Ask your student tonight if they have experienced productive struggle in school. What is their initial reaction to an error, mistake, or failure? Is it embarrassment or shame? Discuss the article below to help your student understand that academic mistakes and failures during the learning process are brain-friendly, good experiences. Help your student to change his or her view of mistakes and learn to embrace the struggle, build perseverance, and grow his or her brain!


Have a great weekend!


Marsha Webster

Principal

What A Middle School Boy Needs Most from His Parents by Monica Swanson*

This article is a great reminder of how middle school students need their parents more than ever. Although middle schoolers can often show moments of great maturity and work doubly hard to convince parents of their readiness for independence, don't buy it! This article is written with boys in mind, but much of the information can be applied to both boys and girls alike. I hope you enjoy reading.
* This article includes a reference made by the author to her personal faith and belief in God. This reference is not meant to represent the beliefs of any member of the DCSC staff or to influence readers. We recognize that matters of faith are personal and both an individual and family matter. The ideas and suggestions included in this article were deemed worth sharing apart from the author's reference.
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Spring Pictures

Spring Pictures will be taken on March 19th. This is the picture cycle in which students can bring in props like stuffed animals, helmets, favorite uniforms, etc.

Stay Current & Know What to Look For When It Comes to Vaping/Juuling

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFauveisbS8&feature=share
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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

3/18

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

3/19

Lifetouch Spring Pictures

FCA - 7:45 AM

Yearbook - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

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

Band Concert - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM

3/20

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

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

3/21

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

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

3/22

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

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

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

Joe Staigl Softball - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

4/6

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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