The War Cry

Everyone, Everyday; High Standards, High Achievement

Volume 15-16: February 19, 2016

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Parent Help with ISTEP Testing: Getting Students to Give Their Best & Expect Success

Below are eight steps you can talk with your student test-takers to help prepare them for test-taking.



  1. Remind students to...
  2. Get a good night's sleep each night of the testing.
  3. Eat a healthy breakfast.
  4. Show up on time to school.
  5. Be prepared with a pencil, calculator, and something to read when finished testing.
  6. Take deep breaths to calm him or herself and give the brain oxygen for thinking.
  7. Read all of the directions carefully, and look at each answer choice before making an answer selection.
  8. Focus on the testing without thinking about others.
  9. Believe in him or herself.
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Circle the State with Song: 8th Grade Choir

On Saturday, February 13, twenty-five 8th grade choir students participated in Circle the State With Song, a choral festival for middle school students. These students rehearsed at home and came in early once a week to practice at school. On Saturday, they were part of a 212 member honor choir of students from central Indiana who rehearsed all day with a clinician and presented a wonderful concert at the end of the day. Students participating were: Sara Carter, Natalie Dayharsh, Braden Fisher, Chloe Fulk, Maelyn Fulton, Derek Gillespie, Macey Hackleman, Reaghan Harding, Delanie Joines, Toby Kult, Lucy McRoberts, Zach Miller, Logan Murphy, Charity Oliver, Kristin Pike, Nathan Richardson, Matt Russell, Mariya Shearin, Sierra Shelton, Shelby Simpson, Jordan Taylor, Hannah Vivace, Beth Walker, Sara Winkler, and Taylor Wright. We are so proud of these students!
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Yearbook Ordering Details

Cost per book: $25.00

Type of book: Hardback with color photos and pages throughout the yearbook


It will be filled with many memories of the 2015 – 2016 school year. To order, you may call 24 hours 1-866-282-1516 or ORDER ONLINE @ jostensyearbooks.com using the following information.


Danville Middle School

School ID 47263

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DPSS News

DPSS meeting Monday after school in the conference room at the office. We will be serving a hot chocolate bar! Come and help us make plans for the rest of this school year and begin plans for next school year. DPSS is a great way to get involved with your school! See you Monday!!


DPSS new email address is Danvillepss@yahoo.com Please email us if you want to get involved or have any questions or comments.

Girls Conference

Curiosity, Confidence, Challenge: A conference for girls on careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. Saturday, March 12, 2016. Conference for girls in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades only. Register online at sycamoreschool.org Information in DCMS office, Judith Mills at 317-202-2543, jmills@sycamoreschool.org

Daddy/Daughter Dance

The Kiwanis Club of Danville will host its seventh annual Daddy / Daughter Dance on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016 from 6pm to 8pm at the Danville Community Middle School. This event is for girls ages 3-12 to attend with dads, granddads or other important adult figures in their lives. Registration for this event is $25.00, plus $5.00 per additional daughter. Register online at http://www.danvillekiwanis.org/daddydaughter-dance.html or contact Nola Crouch at (317) 358-6895 or at nolacrouch@yahoo.com.

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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

2/22

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

English Academic Team - 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

DPSS Meeting - 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

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

Swim Meet vs North Putnam @High School - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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

2/23

FCA - 7:45 AM to 8:22 AM

Rembrandt Society - 3:30 PM to 5:00PM

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

Science Academic Team - 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Cadet Guard - 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

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

8 Girls Basketball Game vs Plainfield @Home - 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Swim Meet @Tri-West - 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Wrestling Practice @ High School - 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

2/24

Social Studies Academic Team - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM

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

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

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

Swim Practice @High School - 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

2/25

7 Girls Basketball Practice - 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM

Math Academic Team - 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Cadet Guard - 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

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

8 Girls Basketball Sagamore Conference Game @Western Boone - 6:00 PM

Wrestling Practice @ High School - 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

2/26

Wrestling Practice @ High School - 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Swim Practice @ High School - 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

2/27

Swim Practice @ High School - 7:00 AM to 8:30 AM

8 Girls Basketball Sagamore Conference Game @Western Boone - 9:00 AM

Volleydigs - 3:00PM to 6:30 PM

Kiwanis Daddy/Daughter Dance - 6:00 PM

2/29

7 Girls Basketball Game vs. Avon South @Home - 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

English Academic Team - 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

8 Girls Basketball Game vs. Avon South @Home - 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Swim Meet @Greencastle High School - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Wrestling Practice @ High School - 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

3/1

ISTEP TESTING

FCA - 7:45 AM to 8:22 AM

Science Academic Team - 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Cadet Guard - 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

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

8 Girls Basketball Game vs Frankfort @Home - 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Swim Practice @High School - 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

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

3/2

ISTEP TESTING

Social Studies Academic Team - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM

7 Girls Basketball Practice - 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

8 Girls Basketball Practice - 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Wrestling Meet vs. Plainfield @ Home - 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM

Swim Practice @High School - 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

3/3

ISTEP TESTING

7/8 Student Council Meeting - 7:45 AM to 8:22 AM

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

Math Academic Team - 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Cadet Guard - 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Swim Meet @Western Boone - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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

Wrestling Practice @ High School - 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

3/4

ISTEP TESTING

Wrestling Practice @ High School - 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Swim Practice @ High School - 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

3/5

Swim Practice @ High School - 7:00 AM to 8:30 AM

8 Girls Basketball Practice - 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Cadet Guard - 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Volleydigs - 3:00PM to 7:00 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