The War Cry

Everyone, Everyday; High Standards, High Achievement

Volume 18-19: Thursday, December 20, 2018

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Principally Speaking

Semester 1 of 18-19 is officially one for the books! Students finished strongly and gave their best efforts for each final exam. We are very proud of our students and the work they put into being their best selves.


Students will return to school on Monday, January 7th. To see any schedule changes, students and parents should log into Infinite Campus to review semester 2 courses. For the most part, only related arts classes and GOAL classes will have changed. Students in 7th and 8th grade will report to their Goal classes to pick up new schedules on Monday, January 7th. Students in 5th and 6th grade will receive their new schedules in their period one classes.


Semester 1 grades will be final and ready for viewing on Friday, January 18th. Please plan to log on to stay up to date with your student's progress. Should you wish to meet with any of your student's teachers after reviewing grades, please contact the teacher directly.


Starting on Monday, January 7th, the winter NWEA testing will begin. We ask that you encourage your student to give his or her best effort when taking the test. The winter NWEA scores will inform teachers and students of the learning progress made since the start of school. The NWEA testing window will conclude on Wednesday, January 23rd.


With that said, I wish all of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! I look forward to serving you and your students in 2019!



Marsha Webster

Principal

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Don't Panic - Semester 1 Grades Not Visible in IC until January

During the break and through January 18th, middle school student grades will not be visible on Infinite Campus. Semester 1 grades will be visible and finalized on the afternoon of January 18th. Teachers will be grading exams and such over the break. As well, students who were absent or missed finals will have to take them the week of our return. In the meantime, while grades are being entered, they will not be viewable.
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Character Focus for November & December: Compassion

At DCMS we are focusing our character lessons on the trait of compassion. We define compassion ss “helping those who are hurting.”


Compassion begins with sympathy, which is seeing someone’s pain. It is noticing a student who skins his knee or a friend who hurts her arm. It is being alert to a weary co-worker or a stranger who needs assistance.


Compassion also includes empathy, which is feeling someone’s pain. Once you notice an injury, empathy means you imagine how much it hurts. This creates a feeling of duty, responsibility, and sometimes urgency to help find a remedy.

This brings us to the full meaning of compassion, which is doing something to relieve someone’s pain. It is not enough to see needs and feel badly for those who are hurting. Compassion means getting involved, investing in others, and finding ways to “bear someone’s burden” in order for healing to occur.


I WILL:

  1. Notice when others are hurting.
  2. Stop to help.
  3. Take time to listen.
  4. Do what I can.
  5. Be kind, regardless of differences.


Please take the time to discuss your beliefs about compassion with your student today.

DISCUSSION STARTERS:

  • When have you been sick or injured?
  • How did others help you?
  • What does it mean to be a "good neighbor" when you see someone in need?
  • How can you show compassion to someone who is being picked on, teased, bullied, or harassed by other students?
  • Sometimes compassion means showing "tough love." What do you think this means? Can you think of an example?


(Permission granted to reproduce this lesson for educational use. Credit: CharacterFirstEd.com)

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

Due to our school closure on November 16, we will be in session on Presidents' Day which is February 18, 2019.

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Indiana Pacers Fundraiser

Check this out! Our school has partnered with the Indiana Pacers to participate in an exciting FUNdraiser opportunity! Sell tickets to select Pacers games, win some neat Pacers prizes, and help raise money for our school! It doesn’t matter if you’re a student or teacher, everyone can participate and have FUN at a Pacers game!



We will have our very own school night at a Pacers game with a check presentation at center court at halftime! Everyone will be together cheering on our hometown Pacers on Sunday, January 20th, when they take on the Charlotte Hornets. Additionally, you could earn prizes such as:


  • VIP Pregame Viewing
  • 2 FREE Tickets to our School Night
  • Personalized Pacers T-Shirt with your Name on the back
  • Autographed Basketball signed by the entire Pacers team


And if you can’t make it to our school night game, we have 3 alternate games to choose from!


ORDER ONLINE: You have the option to purchase your tickets online. You can even share the offer with family and friends via social media! It will be easier than ever to sell lots of tickets and earn those prizes! Simply go to www.pacersgroups.com/hornets to purchase your tickets!

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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.
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Upcoming Events

12/24 -1/4

Christmas Break - No School

12/27

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

12/28

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

8 Boys Basketball Practice – 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

12/29

8 Boys Basketball Practice – 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

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

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

1/3

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

1/4

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

1/5

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

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

1/7

Student's 1st Day of Semester 2

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

7 Boys AB Basketball Game vs Western Boone @Home – 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

8 Boys AB Basketball Game @Western Boone – 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Swim - 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

1/8

FCA - 7:45 AM

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

Swim - 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Yearbook - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

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

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

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

Guard Practice - 3:45 PM to 6:15 PM

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

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

Swim - 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

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Guard Practice - 3:45 PM to 6:15 PM

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

Swim - 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Yearbook - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

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

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

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

1/11

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

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

Kiwanis Bingo Night - 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Swim - 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

1/12

Swim - 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Guard Practice - 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM

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

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