Principal Update

August 26, 2022

Back to School First Day Video

Back to School 2022

Dear Families,

We completed our first week of school and I can't begin to describe the amount of positive energy we all felt when the students entered the building this week. It always great to be able to welcome our returning students as well as meet all the new students.

Thanks to all the parents and staff members who made the start of the school year so positive. I want to give a special shout out to our staff. Teamwork and collaboration have been amazing! Their willingness to listen and help students has been exceptional. If you see a teacher out in the community, please let them know how much you appreciate the efforts they are putting forth. .

I hope your children have come home full of excitement and fun stories to share. Please don't hesitate to reach out to your child's teachers or myself if you have any questions at all. We are here to help.

Below you will find some calendar items and reminders that may be useful for you and your child:

  • Fall Sport Pictures/MS and HS Assembly in the PAC - Thursday, September 1st
  • DMS Color Fun Run Fundraiser Kick-Off - Friday September 2nd
  • Labor Day/No School - Monday, September 5th
  • Grandparents Day - Friday, September 9th
  • PD Day/No School - Monday, September 19th
  • Pink Week - September 20-24
  • Fall Pictures - September 22nd
  • Progress Reports - Wednesday, September 21st (Sent home with students on 23rd)
  • Homecoming Week - September 26th-30th (More info TBA)
  • Drop off and Pick-up: Drop off for students is 7:00 am and Pick-up is at 2:35 pm. Please do not plan to drop-off students any earlier due to no supervision prior to 7:00 am. 6th grade drop-off and pick-up is at the front entrance. 7th/8th grade drop-off and pick-up is at the Danby gym. However, if traffic is backed up by the gym, you may use the front entrance drop-off area.


Regular attendance and punctuality are important for students to gain the most from their educational experiences. If your child is going to be absent, please call our office (636-937-9188) before school so we are assured of your child’s safety. If you forget to call, our school nurse will call to verify your child's absence. Please try to schedule appointments around school hours. We want our students here as much as possible to maximize their learning opportunities.

Thank you!

Grandparents Day

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Music Boosters Car Show

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Danby Color Fun Run Fundraiser

An assembly will be held on Friday, September 2nd, in the Danby gym, for our PTO Fundraiser Kick-off. This year, Danby will be hosting a Color Fun Run to raise money for playground renovations. Students are asked to participate in the event and to raise money through sponsors. Prizes will be given out for those who brought in the most donations. This event is also open to students and families of R7 throughout the district for a fee to participate.

Our goal is to raise $30,000 this year, with all donations going to the playground. Please help us in supporting this event! Look for more information to come home soon!

Upcoming Assembly for MS and HS in the PAC

The MS and HS will host an assembly on Thursday, September 1st , featuring guest, Brad Hurtig. You can view a portion of the presentation on the link below.
Brad Hurtig

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Missouri Assessment Program (MAP)

Individual student scores have been received from MAP testing in the Spring. Mrs. Tessaro, school counselor, will be going into the classrooms to go over scores with the students and give them their sheets to take home for ELA, Math, and Science (8th grade only). Please contact the office if you have any questions.

Game Changers this Week!