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Volume 18-19: Friday, April 26, 2019

Principally Speaking

Our first week of ILearn testing has gone well. It is important that all students come to school rested, fed, and with a positive mindset. Please do all you can to help us with our students coming to school ready to do their best.

Thank you for trusting us with your children. Have a blessed weekend!

Marsha Webster


Want to Know More About ILearn? Click below!

ILearn Schedule for Next Week

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Middle School Kids Can Be Mean to Each Other: Teaching Kids How to Forgive Becomes Important

Forgiveness does not mean that the way someone treated you or your child is right or accepted. Forgiveness means letting go of the hurt and anger, so you or your child can feel better. Read the article below for tips and strategies. As well, the short video below summarizes the practice of teaching forgiveness well. It does have more of an elementary feel, but the point is made. One can personally adjust the ideas and word choice to fit the age level of your own student.
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Book Fair!

Did you know that reading 20 minutes a day with your child is the best investment your family can make in their future? Research shows that children who read just 20 minutes per day score in the 90th percentile on standardized tests. Come to the Book Fair to stock up on the books your child will love reading and ignite your home reading habits.

Please mark your calendars for our building’s Buy One Get One Free Book Fair! For every book or item purchased during the fair, you child will receive a free item of equal or lesser value. This is a great opportunity to stock up on books for summer reading.

Save the date!

Book Fair dates: May 6 - 10

Introducing Book Fair eWallet! Let your child shop the Fair cash-free with our NEW digital payment option. Learn more on our Book Fair homepage and get started creating an account:

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H.A. W. K. Friends Group

Do you have an interest in the outdoors? Growing vegetables? We have good news for you! We are re-establishing the HAWK Friends Group this year and need YOUR help in making our Outdoor Learning Lab a success for students and families of Danville.

The mission of the Danville Community School Corporation Outdoor Learning Lab is to provide students with an opportunity to actively participate in interdisciplinary studies utilizing natural woodlands, wetlands and plant study areas. This year, a school garden is also being added to grow vegetables to donate to local food pantries.

Please take a moment to fill out this survey and share your interests in being a part of the HAWK Friends Group.

Follow us on social media as well to stay up-to-date on all the exciting things occurring at the HAWK Outdoor Lab!

Facebook: HAWK Outdoor Lab

Instagram: @HAWKOutdoorLab

Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

Here is an EASY way to say 'Thank you' to your teachers and staff! Teacher Appreciation Week is May 6th-10th! We are going to host a Mexican themed lunch on Friday, May 10th. We have a signup for parents to bring in items below. Please have items to Danville Middle School by 10:00 AM on Friday the 10th. THANK YOU for helping in this way!

Parent Transition Meeting

Current South Elementary 4th grade students will be making their visit to Danville Community Middle School on the afternoon of Thursday, May 16th. Students will learn pertinent information, ask questions, and get a building tour.

Parents of current South Elementary 4th graders are invited to attend a Parent Transition Meeting on the evening of Monday, May 20, from 6:00 to 7:00 PM. Parents will take part in a similar orientation to what students will experience. Our goal is to ease any anxiety on the part of both students and parents.

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Five Star Athletics Tumbling, Cheer, & Dance

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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 or at 317-745-2212.

Youth Leadership Summer Camp

The Indiana Sheriffs' Association will again be sponsoring two sessions of their Youth Leadership Summer Camps. The camp is a program provided for boys and girls who are currently in 7th or 8th grade and are interested in learning more about a possible career in law enforcement. The camp session dates and locations are: June 25-28 at Pine Creed Camp in Pine Village, IN (Warren County) or July 9-11 at Waycross Episcopal Camp in Morgantown, IN (Brown County).

Applications are available in the DCMS office or you may contact Heather Luce, DCMS Counselor, for an electronic copy.

Summer Reading & Writing Skills

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Office of Community Engagement, a non-profit organization, is proud to offer the Summer Reading Skills Program to families throughout Fishers, Greenwood, Indianapolis, and Kokomo. Since 2003, this program has helped students in our community build strong reading skills and develop a deep love of books and reading.

The program is designed and taught by the Institute of Reading Development, a nationwide leader in reading skills instruction. Since 1970, the Institute has taught more than two million students in partnership with colleges and universities across the United States. The Institute’s inspired instruction encourages a lifelong love of reading in every student.

  • The program features a wonderful novel, effective materials, and fresh activities you won’t find anywhere else.
  • Weekly classes and online lessons ensure that your middle schooler is consistently reading and practicing important skills throughout the summer.
  • Your son or daughter will have an enjoyable experience and make great progress!

Visit this website for more information: or call 1-800-903-0623

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 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 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

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Time to order your school supplies for next year!

This helps you save time and money when back-to-school shopping. Parents that use EPI school packs save up to 40% compared to the same supplies from a national retailer.

Online order deadline is 6/12/19. Paper forms must be returned by 5/24/19.

To order online:

  • Go to:
  • Enter our school code: DAN091
  • Supplies will be delivered before school starts and you can pick them up at Warrior Welcome Day.

If you prefer to order by check or cash, use the Order Form sent home with your student. Make your check payable to DCMS PTO and return it by 5/24/19 (last day of school) with the completed order form.

For questions, contact Abby Bickel at

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


ILEARN Testing Window

Dairy Practice - 7:25 AM to 8:25 AM

Track Meet @Southmont - 4:45 PM to 7:45 PM


ILEARN Testing Window

FCA - 7:45 AM

Yearbook - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

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

NJHS Induction - 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM


ILEARN Testing Window

Girls Basketball Open Gym - 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM

Track County Meet @Plainfield - 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM


ILEARN Testing Window

Science Club - 7:30 AM to 8:22 AM

Yearbook - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Track County Meet Rain Date @Plainfield - 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM


ILEARN Testing Window

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

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


ILEARN Testing Window

Scholastic Book Fair

Teacher Appreciation Week

Track Meet vs Western Boone @Home - 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM


ILEARN Testing Window

Scholastic Book Fair

Teacher Appreciation Week

FCA - 7:45 AM

Yearbook - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

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

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


ILEARN Testing Window

Scholastic Book Fair

Teacher Appreciation Week

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

Girls Basketball Open Gym - 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM


ILEARN Testing Window

Scholastic Book Fair

Teacher Appreciation Week

Chess Club - 7:30 AM to 8:22 AM

Yearbook - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

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

Track Sagamore Conf.Field Events Meet @Northmont HS - 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM


ILEARN Testing Window

Scholastic Book Fair

Teacher Appreciation Week

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

Track Practice - 3:30 PM to 5:00 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