The War Cry

Everyone, Everyday; High Standards, High Achievement

Volume 19-20: Friday, January 10, 2020

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Principally Speaking

With winter weather here, please be sure your students are dressing appropriately and taking precautions when they are walking on icy, slick sidewalks and pavement as they enter and exit the school building.


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.


NWEA testing has begun. 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 24th.


Have you checked how your student is doing in terms of his or her character development? Is he or she demonstrating respect, responsibility, reliability, readiness to learn, and safe behavior? As a parent, you can monitor if your student is earning wampums in the PBISRewards application. If your student has not earned wampums, please ask him or her why. Our suite of PBIS Apps includes a Parent App that gives parents a view of how their child is doing with respect to the PBIS program.


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



Marsha Webster

Principal

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Cold Weather & Recess Attire - 5th and 6th Graders

As it gets colder, please make sure your child is dressed for the weather at the bus stop and for going out to recess. Remember that predicted afternoon high temperatures are often much warmer than the actual temperatures at recess time. Please be sure to send your child to school with a coat and maybe a hat and gloves.

Attention: Incoming Freshman Students!

On Monday, January 13th, there will be a Course Planning Parent Meeting and DCHS Course Fair from 6:30 PM-8:00 PM. Teachers will be available during this time to provide information about the various courses, clubs, and other opportunities offered at DCHS.

Counselors will be providing information about graduation requirements; additionally, scheduling details for the classes of 2020-2024 will be discussed. (These sessions are informational only and scheduling requests for the 2020-21 school year will not occur).


The presentations will take place at the following times:


  • 6:30 PM- Class of 2024 (Incoming Freshmen for the 2020-21 School Year)

Room 200: Mr. Wise (Last Names A-Hi)

Room 206: Mr. McKenzie (Last Names Ho-Me)

Room 210: Mrs. McKenzie (Last Names Mi-Z)


  • 7:15 PM - Classes of 2020-23 (Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors for the 2020-21 School Year)

Room 200: Mr. Wise (Sophomores for the 2020-21 School Year)

Room 206: Mr. McKenzie (Juniors for the 2020-21 School Year)

Room 210: Mrs. McKenzie (Seniors for the 2020-21 School Year)


*For those unable to attend, the Counselors’ presentations will be made available online by January 13th.


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  • MeetMe: A dating social media app that connects people based on location. Users are encouraged to meet in person.
  • WhatsApp: A messaging app that allows texts, video calls, photo sharing and voicemails with users worldwide.
  • Bumble: Similar to Tinder, but requires women to make the first contact. Law enforcement says kids and teens can create fake accounts and falsify their age.
  • Live.Me: A live-streaming app that uses geolocation to share videos. The sheriff's office said users can earn "coins" to "pay" minors for photos.
  • Ask.FM: The sheriff's office said this app lets users ask anonymous questions and is known for cyberbullying.
  • Grindr: A dating app geared toward the LGBTQ community based on user location.
  • TikTok: A new app popular with kids lets users create and share short videos. Law enforcement said the app has "very limited privacy controls" and users can be exposed to cyberbullying and explicit content.
  • Snapchat: One of the most popular social media apps in the world, Snapchat lets users take and share photos and videos. The app also lets people see your location.
  • Holla: This self-proclaimed "addicting" video chat app lets users meet people in seconds. Law enforcement said users have seen racial slurs and explicit content.
  • Calculator+: Police say this is one of several apps that are used to hide photos, videos, files and browser history.
  • Skout: A location-based dating app that is supposed to prohibit people under 17 from sharing private photos. However, police say kids can easily create an account with a different age.
  • Badoo: A dating and social media app where users can chat and share photos and videos based on location. Police say the app is supposed to be for adults only, but they've seen teens create accounts.
  • Kik: Police say kids can bypass traditional text messaging features using this app. Kik "gives users unlimited access to anyone, anywhere, anytime," the sheriff's office said.
  • Whisper: An anonymous social network that lets users share secrets with strangers. Police say it also shows users' location so people can meet up.
  • Hot or Not: The app lets users rate profiles, check out people in their area and chat with strangers. Police say the goal of the app is to hook up.

Morning Car Riders

As the weather changes, please be aware the building doors (to the unsupervised foyer area only) open at 7:30 AM. School staff are not available for supervision until 8:15 AM. Students will be subject to inclement weather prior to 7:30 AM. If your student does not have a scheduled student activity, he/she should not be dropped off before 8:10 AM. We encourage all students to take advantage of the transportation provided by the school bus.


If your student has not ridden the bus this year, but you would like him or her to do so, please contact 317/745-6875.

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Athletic News

The Athletic Department sells punch passes for ball game admission at a discounted price. The pass costs $20.00 and may be purchased at the games or during school hours. A pass saves you one dollar per person. Your immediate family (husband, wife, children) may use the same pass. There are 10 "punches" per pass. Admission for first grade through age 65 is $3.00 per person. Should you have questions, please call 317-718-2335.


Students attending ball games are to remain at the games until the events are completely over for the night. If a student needs to leave early, we ask that you send a note or make a phone call to Miss Hopkins for them to leave.

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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New Transportation Policy for Bus Passes

For the 2019-2020 school year, our transportation department will be adopting a new end of day destination policy. Moving forward, families with students riding the bus at the end of the day will be asked to designate two possible addresses to which their child may be dropped off. These two addresses will be the only ones that can be used throughout the year for afternoon drop off.


This policy change can be attributed to safety, capacity and funding. Ensuring the safety of each child in the transportation process is important to us. When a student has fewer changes in their schedule, our building staff can better monitor and safeguard that students are heading to the right place. It also allows our bus drivers to make connections with their riders and to verify that they have delivered them safely.


Additionally, when students change routes often it can cause capacity issues on buses that serve some of our more heavily populated areas. Overcrowding on a school bus may cause safety and behavioral issues.


State funding changes and reduced operational costs have made this policy necessary for our transportation department. If this trend continues, additional measures may include an implemented walking radius, longer drive times or elimination of certain routes.

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:


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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

1/13

Parly Practice - 7:20 AM to 8:20 AM

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

7/8 Girls Basketball Practice - 3:30 PM to 4:45 PM

7 A & B Boys Basketball Game vs Western Boone @Home - 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

8 A & B Boys Basketball Game @Western Boone - 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

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

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

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

1/14

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

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

Yearbook - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

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

8 A & B Boys Basketball Game vs Southmont @Home - 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

7 A & B Boys Basketball Game @Southmont - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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

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

1/15

FCA - 7:45 AM to 8:20 AM

7 Boys Basketball Practice @South - 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM

8 Boys Basketball Practice @South - 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

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

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

8 A & B Girls Basketball Game vs Cascade @Home - 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

7 A & B Girls Basketball Game @ Cascade - 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

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

1/16

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

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

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

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

Yearbook - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

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

8 Boys Basketball Practice - 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

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

1/17

Parly Practice - 7:20 AM to 8:20 AM

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

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

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

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

1/18

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

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

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

1/20

MLK Day - No School

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

8 Boys Basketball Practice - 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

1/21

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

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

Yearbook - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

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

8 A & B Boys Basketball Game vs Crawfordsville @Home - 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

7 A & B Boys Basketball Game @Crawfordsville - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

1/22

FCA - 7:45 AM to 8:20 AM

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

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

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

8 Boys Basketball Practice - 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

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

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

1/23

7 Boys Basketball Practice @South - 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM

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

Yearbook - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

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

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

7 Girls Basketball Game - Pack the House Night - vs Brownsburg West @Home - 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

8 Girls Basketball Game - Pack the House Night - vs Brownsburg West @Home - 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

8 Boys Basketball Sagamore Conference Game @Northridge - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

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

Swim Practice - 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

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

8 Boys Basketball Sagamore Conference Tourney @Northridge - 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Wrestling Meet @Moorseville HS - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Swim Practice - 10:30 AM to 12:30 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