The War Cry

Everyone, Everyday; High Standards, High Achievement

Volume 18-19: Friday, August 31, 2018

Principally Speaking

August is complete! We are already 3+ weeks into the school year, and midterm grades will be posted for parent and student viewing in IC on Friday, September 14th. Teachers and students have been working diligently to master critical standards in each content area. Please check your student's academic progress frequently using the IC parent portal and check in with the teachers as questions arise. If you are having trouble accessing the parent portal, please call the school office for assistance at 317-745-5491.


Please have a restful, safe Labor Day weekend! It is an honor to serve you.

Are You a Middle Level Student Who's Making a Difference Through Volunteering?

In each state and Washington D.C., the top middle and high school youth volunteer will be named State Honorees and will receive an award of $1000, an engraved silver medallion, and an all-expense-paid trip with a parent or guardian to Washington, D.C., in May. Runners-up will also be selected in each state and named Distinguished Finalists, receiving a bronze medallion. Other state-level winners will receive Certificates of Excellence. All state-level honorees will be announced in February.


During the trip, 10 of the State Honorees will be named America's top youth volunteers of the year. These National Honorees will receive $5000 awards, engraved gold medallions, trophies for their schools or organizations, and $5000 grants from the Prudential Foundation for nonprofit charitable organizations of their choice.


Students that have participated in community service activities over the past year are eligible to apply for this award. Students may apply online at spirit.prudential.com or nassp.org/spirit by November 6, 2018.


Who is eligible?


Any student who:


  • is in grades 5-12 as of November 6, 2018, and is a legal resident of one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia.
  • has engaged in a volunteer activity that occurred at least in part after September 1, 2017.
  • completes an application and submits it to a school principal or the head of an officially designated organization by November 6, 2018.


Designated organizations include:


  • A middle level or high school
  • A Girl Scout Council
  • A county 4-H organization
  • An American Red Cross chapter
  • A YMCA
  • An Affiliate of Points of Light's HandsOn Network
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Character Focus for September/October - Responsibility

noun, plural responsibilities.



  1. the state or fact of being responsible, answerable, or accountable for something within one's power, control, or management: We must accept responsibility for the decisions we make.
  2. an instance of being responsible: The responsibility for this mess is yours.
  3. a person or thing for which one is responsible: A student has a responsibility to take care of his or her cell phone.
  4. reliability or dependability: Bill exercised responsibility when completed his assignment on time.

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

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.
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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. clarkin9893@aol.com or 317-563-2498. Please click on the link below for the form:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/16XI2vv2HOWpeud2Il-XzSDafepv7TveM/view?usp=sharing

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: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UZuafUPhTgW1RYXh_Si3juekXZOpA64x/view?usp=sharing.

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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 attend.


  • 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.

Builders Club

Meetings Dates will take place on the following dates after school until 4:30.

Dates as follows:

Aug 28

Sept. 11, 25

Oct. 23

Nov. 13, 27

Dec. 11

Jan. 15, 29

Feb. 12, 26

Mar. 12

Apr. 2, 16

May 7


Our Earth Day 5K will be on Saturday Morning, April 20, 2019.


Dues of $15.00 per student will be collected at the first meeting payable to Danville Middle School Builders Club. Dues go toward the t-shirt and club expenses. Transportation will not be provided.

Choir Performance Information

8th Grade Choir Performance Dates:


12/13/18

04/18/19


All concerts for 8th-grade choir students are performed in the high school auditorium. Concert attire is black pants, a white dress shirt, and black shoes.


Please have students at the high school choir room by 6:30. The concert starts at 7:00 PM. Admission is $3.00 per person or $10 maximum for family (immediate family). Senior citizens 65 and older are free.


6th and 7th Grade Choir Performance Dates:


11/06/18

05/14/19


Concerts are held in the DCMS gym. Attire for both concerts is black pants, white dress shirt, and black shoes.


Students should arrive by 6:45 PM. Admission is $3.00 per person or $10 maximum for family (Immediate family). Senior citizens 65 and older are free. The concerts begin at 7 PM and will last less than one hour.


The best way to reach Mrs. Dilanchian is at Ldilanchian@danville.k12.in.us.

Band Performance Information

Band Performance Dates:


10/9/18

12/11/18

03/19/19

05/21/19


Concerts are held in the DCMS gym. Attire for both concerts is black pants/skirt, red DCMS band polo, black socks and black dress shoes (for girls - 2 inch heal maximum).


The concerts begin at 7 PM and will last less than one hour.

DCSC Hiring Substitutes!

DCSC is hiring substitutes for the 2018-2019 school year. A non-certified application can be printed off of our website or picked up at the Administration Office.


We have openings for substitute teachers, aides, and nurses. These positions are very flexible and follow the school calendar with breaks and summers off! For further information, contact Charlotte Binkley at 317/745-2212.

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 www.Scholars.IN.gov . Please review income eligibility requirements online before applying by visiting www.Scholars.IN.gov/enroll .


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.

http://www.in.gov/21stcenturyscholars/.

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, Taylor Gibbs.


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 www.AskRose.org . Call toll free from 7 PM to 10 PM (EDT) Sunday through Thursday.

Upcoming Events

9/3

Labor Day - No School

9/4

Heart & Soul - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

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

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

Cross Country 5-Way Meet @Plainfield - 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

9/5

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 @Southmont - 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

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

9/6

Heart & Soul - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

7 Volleyball Game vs Brownsburg West @Home - 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

8 Volleyball Game vs Brownsburg West @Home - 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

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

Cross Country 3-Way Meet @Webo - 5:45 PM to 7:15 PM

9/7

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

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

9/8

Cross Country Jon Mitchell Invitational Meet @Cascade - 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

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

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

9/10

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

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

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

Cross Country 3-Way Meet @Home - 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM

School Board Meeting @South - 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

9/11

Heart & Soul - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

7 Volleyball Game @Crawfordsville - 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

8 Volleyball Game @Crawfordsville - 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

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

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

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

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

9/12

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 5:30 PM

9/13

Heart & Soul - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

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

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

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

Cross Country Meet vs Avon South @Avon North - 4:15 PM to 5:45 PM

9/14

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