The War Cry

Everyone, Everyday; High Standards, High Achievement

Volume 18-19: Friday, November 16, 2018

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Principally Speaking

Happy Friday! There are two student and staff attendance days next week, as there is no school on Wednesday, November 21st. We are hopeful this time can be used to help families travel or prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday.


When we return the time will go fast and before we know it, it will be time for winter break. Meaningful teaching and learning will continue through Thursday, December 20. We will be finishing up critical learning before the end of the semester as well as preparing for semester final exams or final projects. The exam schedule has been established and is as follows:


Thursday, 12/13 - Red Related Arts

Friday, 12/14 - White Related Arts

Monday, 12/17 - Science

Tuesday, 12/18 - Social Studies

Wednesday, 12/19 - English

Thursday, 12/20 - Math * Modified Schedule to allow for grade level semester celebrations in the PM.


If a student should miss a final exam/project, the exam can be made up the week of January 7 - 11. Exams will not be given early. Friday, December 21st is a non-student attendance day. Only teachers and staff will attend.


Have a wonderful weekend!

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

As it gets colder, please make sure your child is dressed for the weather on 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.

Background Checks Required for Volunteers: See Details Below

Individuals who may have direct, ongoing contact with children at DCMS must complete our volunteer application which includes a Level 1 Criminal History Check. This is for activities such as chaperoning a field trip or working with individual students or small groups of students. This is not necessary for anyone wanting to have lunch with their student or to make copies for teachers.


  • The background check will cost $12.95 for most of our volunteers. There may be an additional cost if records must be checked in another state.
  • DO NOT SEND MONEY into SCHOOL.
  • This check is good for two years.


STEPS TO COMPLETE VOLUNTEER APPLICATION:

  1. Complete a Volunteer Application Form

    and turn it into the school office (required annually). If you have multiple children, turn the form in at youngest child’s school.

  2. The school will then send you the link for submitting your background check application via email along with further instruction. (Please be prepared to pay online for your application fee, as you will be responsible for cost at the time of online submission.)
  3. You will receive an email notification once the background check has been returned. At that time you will either be cleared and approved by the administration to volunteer or you will be notified that there is an issue that prevents you from volunteering.
  4. Results will be maintained and tracked at a district level. All schools will have access to the volunteer database and will be able to verify a cleared background check.
  5. Volunteer Application Form must be completed annually, but Level I Volunteer Background Check is good for two years.

Builders Club

The Builders Club will be collecting new and leftover unused Christmas cards (with envelopes) and stamps to benefit Hendricks County Senior Services. The Seniors can have them to send to their family and friends. Cards can be expensive on a fixed income and many of the Seniors are unable to drive to stores to shop. The collection box will be located in the office from Monday, November 12 through Monday, November 19. Thank you in advance for your donation.

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

Webpage - https://www.danville.k12.in.us/Domain/9

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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

11/19

Parliament Practice - 7:30 AM to 8:22 AM

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

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

7 Girls Basketball Try-outs - 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

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

8 Girls Basketball Try-outs - 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

11/20

FCA - 7:45 AM to 8:22 AM

7 Boys AB Basketball Game vs Lebanon @Home - 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

8 Boys AB Basketball Game @Lebanon - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

11/21

Thanksgiving Break - No School

11/22

Thanksgiving Break - No School

11/23

Thanksgiving Break - No School

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

11/24

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

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

11/26

Parliament Practice - 7:30 AM to 8:22 AM

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

7 Boys AB Basketball Game vs Cascade @Home - 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

8 Boys AB Basketball Game @Cascade - 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

11/27

FCA - 7:45 AM to 8:22 AM

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

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

7 Girls Basketball Try-outs - 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

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

8 Girls Basketball Try-outs - 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

11/28

7 Boys A Basketball Game vs Greencastle @Home - 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

8 Boys A Basketball Game vs Greencastle @Home - 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

11/29

Parliament Practice - 7:30 AM to 8:22 AM

7 Girls Basketball Final Try-out - 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

8 Girls Basketball Final Try-out - 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

7 Boys A Basketball Game @Avon South - 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

8 Boys A Basketball Game @Avon South - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

11/30

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

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

12/1

8 Boys Basketball Practice - 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM

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

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