The War Cry

Everyone, Everyday; High Standards, High Achievement

Volume 19-20: Friday, January 31, 2020

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Principally Speaking

Below you can see our winter NWEA performance. We had some highs and some lows. While the lows give me some pause, I am not deeply concerned, as our curriculum is aligned to ILearn and not to the NWEA test. That means that there is material that the teachers have not taught yet that was tested. All content will be taught before the spring NWEA window and the ILearn testing.


We will begin scheduling for students in 6, 7, and 8 next school year in February. Students will be given scheduling forms during their Goal classes. Please go over the forms carefully with your students and make selections. Be sure to sign your forms and return them to Goal Teachers by Friday, February 7. Current 5th graders will not receive scheduling forms until later this spring after they have an opportunity to learn about band and choir.


Current 8th-grade students will be meeting with DHS counselors per the schedule below. With the passage of Graduation Pathways, students are now able to individualize their graduation requirements to align with their postsecondary goals. No longer must all students fit into the same academic mold, but rather, they can choose the options that best meet their postsecondary needs and aspirations. Students can create pathways that serve their educational interests and prepares them for postsecondary education and career opportunities. See the parent infographic at the following link: https://www.luminpdf.com/viewer/5e34490178c5dc001822877a.


Have an excellent weekend! It is a pleasure to serve you and your students.


Marsha Webster

Principal

High School Counselor Visits by 8th-Grade Goal Class

Feb. 10th: Bodnarick

Feb. 11th - Jeffries

Feb. 12th - Hayse

Feb. 13th - Hendricks

Feb. 14th- McRoberts/Birkey

Feb. 18th- Sumpter, McGovern/Seegers

Feb. 19th - Gillock

Feb. 20th - McKinney/Craddock

Please Welcome Mrs. Jayme Rector (Not related to Mr. Dave Rector)

There will be a new face in the DCMS office and voice on the telephone! Please welcome Mrs. Jayme Rector (pictured below). She is replacing Sheila Horan, who is moving out west to be with her grandchildren. Jayme comes to us from South Elementary, where she has been working as an instructional assistant. Additionally, she has served as a substitute teacher for the district at all levels and has two years of previous secretarial experience too. She is excited to help you and your students in this new role.
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Winter NWEA Results for Math

In math, we had two grade levels that showed modest growth and two grade levels that showed a decline in terms of predicted proficiency on ILearn. The fall is most likely due to a combination of student effort and our curriculum maps not aligning precisely to NWEA.


Our overall percentage of students predicted to pass math ILearn for the winter NWEA window is 74% down .7% from our fall showing. The good news is that we are up in terms of whole school performance for winter if you compare to both 17-18 and 18-19. That could be an excellent sign for spring results! Keep in mind that we are looking for a 5% growth or higher.

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Winter NWEA Results for English/Reading

For ELA/Reading, we again had two grade levels that showed growth and two grade levels that showed a decline in terms of predicted proficiency on ILearn. Both the increases and declines were more marked with grade 6, gaining a whopping 5.9% and grade 7 with a significant decrease of 6%. Again, the drop is most likely due to a combination of student effort and our curriculum maps not aligning precisely to NWEA.


Our overall percentage of students predicted to pass ELA/Reading ILearn for the winter NWEA window is 79.6% up .3% from our fall showing. While it is up from the fall, it is below where we have performed from the previous two winter windows. Keep in mind that we are looking for a 5% growth or higher.

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Order your Yearbook Now!

Attached is a copy of the order form for the yearbook. The late order price is January 25th - May 8, 2020. Order online: Jostens.com Danville Middle School or use the form below:


https://drive.google.com/file/d/15S4ON8ACILM6E1Y_8JuaQrujyY_l_L0A/view?usp=sharing

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42 up-and-coming careers that don’t require a 4-year college degree (and 10 to avoid)

by: Hank Pellissier | August 25, 2017
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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.

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/1p4TylOt_YDg1w6Q2g9pZmGacD3DCN_8s/view?usp=sharing

Cheerleading Clinic Information

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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

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Science Academic Team Practice - 7:30 AM to 8:20 AM

Student Council Meeting - 7:30 AM to 8:20 AM

Open Ag Room - 7:40 AM to 8:20 AM

7 Girls Basketball Game @Tri-West - 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

8 Girls Basketball Game @Tri-West - 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Swim Meet vs Frankfort @Home - 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Wrestling Practice - 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

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Math Academic Team Practice - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Yearbook - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

7 Girls Basketball Game @Southmont - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

8 Girls Basketball Game @Southmont - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Swim Practice - 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Wrestling Practice - 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

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FCA - 7:45 AM to 8:20 AM

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

Social Studies Academic Team Practice - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Open Ag Room - 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Swim Meet @Cascade - 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Wrestling Meet vs Avon North @Home - 5:00 PM to 5:30 PM

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Diving Practice - 6:00 AM to 8:00 AM

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

8 Girls Basketball vs Northridge @Home - 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

English Academic Team Practice - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Yearbook - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Swim Practice - 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Wrestling Meet @Lebanon - 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

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Chess Club - 7:30 AM to 8:20 AM

FFA Meeting - 7:45 AM to 8:20 AM

Swim Practice - 3:30 PM to 4:45 PM

Wrestling Practice - 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

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Wrestling Meet @Brownsburg East - 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM

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Science Academic Team Practice - 7:30 AM to 8:20 AM

Open Ag Room - 7:40 AM to 8:20 AM

7 Girls Basketball Game @Avon North - 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

8 Girls Basketball Game @Avon North - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Swim Practice - 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Wrestling Meet vs Avon South @Home - 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM

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

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Math Academic Team Practice - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Yearbook - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

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

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

Builder's Club - 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Swim Meet vs Lebanon @Home - 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Wrestling Meet @Crawfordsville - 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

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FCA - 7:45 AM to 8:20 AM

7 Girls Basketball Game vs Crawfordsville @Home - 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

8 Girls Basketball Game vs Crawfordsville @Home - 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Social Studies Academic Team Practice - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Open Ag Room - 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Swim Meet @Plainfield - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Wrestling Practice - 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

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Diving Practice - 6:00 AM to 8:00 AM

7 Girls Basketball Game vs Brownsburg East @Home - 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

8 Girls Basketball Game @Brownsburg East - 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

English Academic Team Practice - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Yearbook - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Swim Practice - 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Wrestling Practice - 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

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Science Club - 7:30 AM to 8:20 AM

Swim Practice - 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Wrestling Practice - 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

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Special Olympics - 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

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Please call by 8 AM if your child will be late to school or absent all day.


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