The War Cry

Everyone, Everyday; High Standards, High Achievement

Volume 18-19: Friday, May 24, 2019

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Principally Speaking

Today we honored our students through a school awards assembly where students were recognized for work ethic, character, academics, and athletics. It was a wonderful year with so much to celebrate. We had students in FFA, BPA, athletics, academic teams, and more who really represented Danville well in both local and state competitions. Our students grew their minds as evidenced by our fall to spring reading and math NWEA scores which continue to get better and better. I am so proud and blessed to serve your students, this community, and you in the role of principal.

I pray that each student and their families have a fun-filled, safe summer. For those students moving on to the high school, we wish you well. We are confident that you will continue to grow into the fine young men and women that you are meant to be. For those who are coming back to middle school, WE CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU at the Warrior Welcome Day on Wednesday, July 31st!

Marsha Webster

DCMS Has Artistic Talent

In the pieces above, students in 2D Art class were to research a person who they wanted to draw, once their 8 1/2 x 11 portrait was completed, they had to enlarge it. Then they could embellish their portrait with watercolor, pen and ink, pencil, colored pencil or any combination of mediums to achieve the result that they were wanting for their surface designs.

Meet the Teacher Night for 2019 -2020

DCMS Will Host a Meet the Teachers Night on Monday, August 5 to open the 19-20 School Year. This event will take the place of the traditional Open House that used to occur the second week of school.

The Meet the Teachers Night will take place on Monday, August 5th from 4:00 to 7:00 PM.

Students and Parents...

  • Will have an opportunity to "meet the teacher" and put a name and face together before school starts
  • Will allow students to drop off supplies to teachers and in their lockers

Please mark your calendars.

2019-2020 Online Registration is Open

Dear Returning DCSC Family,

We are thrilled to be able to offer you the opportunity to register your child for the 2019-2020 school year beginning May 1, 2019! We hope you will find this feature more convenient for you and your family to take care of registration details prior to the end-of-summer rush. Rest assured, even though registration will take place now, we will still hold traditional Back to School events prior to the school year as you have experienced in the past. (Incoming Kindergarten students that are new to the corporation this year are already in the system and do not have to register utilizing this method. Likewise, graduating seniors do not need to close anything out in Infinite Campus.)

This process is used to update and verify all information for our students, and to collect all of the necessary "paperwork" for sports, clubs, etc. At the end of the registration process, there is a page with yes/no buttons for these documents. Now that paper copies are no longer distributed, it is very important that you complete the registration.

In order to register your student for the upcoming school year, you will need a Parent Portal account. If you do not have a Parent Portal account, you will need to create one which will require an activation key. Please contact your child's school for instructions on how to obtain an activation key and directions for setting it up.

If you already have a Parent Portal account, please login to access the online registration. (If you have forgotten your password, please contact your child’s school and they will process requests in the order received.) You will see the Online Registration link in the sidebar. When you click to start your registration, all of your Household, Parent/Guardian and Emergency Contacts should pre-populate for you. You will have the opportunity to make changes if necessary. Walk through the steps to register your students and submit the application.

If you have any questions throughout the process, please reach out to your child’s school using the building level contact information on our website (noting summer office hours) or call the district office at 317-745-2212.

Thank you,

DCSC Administration

Food Service Balance

Please pay your child's food service account balance.

Summer Fun #DCMSSummer

Send pics of your adventures and summer fun!

Each May, we say goodbye to our students and their families knowing that there will be lots of fun had in the months before school doors open again in August. I would LOVE it if you would share pictures of your family enjoying the days of summer with me. Whether it's a family vacation, a trip to a local museum or park, or an ordinary day in the summer sun, send me a photo or two along with a brief explanation of what's going on, and I will share it on our school social media.

Watch for #DCMSSummer to pop up throughout the summer to see what your fellow families are up to!

Send your photos to, and I will post them as they come in.

(note: Per DCSC policy, names will not be included in posts)

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Are You Moving?

It is that time of year when we begin to turn our sights toward next year. To that end, we are asking that parents who know you will be moving out of the Danville district next year to please contact Mrs. Horan. This helps us to create class lists and also prepare records at the end of the year to forward to your child's new school. We hate to see you go but want to make your move as easy as possible so your child has a smooth transition.
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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

Parents of Incoming 5th Grade Students! IMPORTANT

Please check your student's Immunization Compliance in Infinite Campus (under the Health tab). Infinite Campus has been updated to show which immunizations your student will need prior to the start of the 2019-20 school year, which is August 7, 2019.

Most physicians’ and pharmacies offer these vaccines. The Hendricks County Health Department also offers them by appointment during normally scheduled clinic hours.

For questions, please contact the Hendricks County Health Department at 317-745-9222.

For further assistance or questions, please contact the school nurse, Kim Hawk, at 317-745-5491 or email:

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Summer Spanish Class

This summer, DCHS is offering classes for Spanish I. Current 8th graders may be interested in taking this class. Students not only will earn a credit but also will have an idea of what the Spanish class is like at the High School level. Students seat time from 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM. (This allows students to take advantage of the lunch program). Also, students will complete grade level and semester for credit needed, completing the “Minimum Course of Study”.

It is free - no charge to students. Space is limited and minimum enrollment is required.

Click on the link below to register:

Summer Art Class

This summer, DCHS is offering classes for 2D Art. Current 8th graders may be interested in taking this class. Intro to 2D Art is a beginning level art class, which students begin to learn about the basics of Fine Art. Intro to 2D Art is a pre-requisite to other art classes. Intro/Advanced Ceramics will give credit for either Intro or Advanced Ceramics based on previous courses. This session will be an afternoon session from 12:30 PM to 3:15 PM. Click on the link below to register:

Graduation Requirements

Sixth-grade students are learning about graduation requirements in GOAL class. They are also filling out graduation plans. Indiana’s high school graduation plan was created to keep students on track to graduate. It begins in grade 6 when students will commit to completing high school.

Click on the link and read more about preparing your child for college.

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Summer Reading Boot Camp

High School Credit - 1 elective credit in English Lab Class

Date & Times: July 17th - 30th from 8:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.

Location: Danville Community High School Media Center Room 324

Instructor: Ms. Laura Spence

Target Audience: Incoming freshmen

As part of the "Back to School" excitement, DCHS is offering an exciting summer program for incoming freshmen. The session leads up to Freshman Orientation and gives middle school students tips and skills for high school success. With a focus on reading, the session incorporates fun reading rigor for incoming freshmen who want a sneak peek into high school expectations so they are better prepared for reading high school course materials in the upcoming school year. Participants will engage in intensive reading strategies for high school, such as basic reading comprehension, subject-area vocabulary (word study & decoding), reading test questions, reading textbooks, reading prompts, and reading a variety of texts (novels, informational text, articles, etc.).

To register please contact or call 317-745-6431 x2106.
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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!

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

Order deadline is 06/12.

To order online:

If you prefer to order by check, use the Order Form sent home with your student. If you need a new one, email and we'll send it to you! Please make your check payable to DCMS PTO and return it by 05/24 with the completed order form.

For questions, please contact Abby Bickel - 260.224.5778 or

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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 . Call toll free from 7 PM to 10 PM (EDT) Sunday through Thursday.

Upcoming Events


Teacher Work Day


Girls Basketball (Incoming 6th, 7th, & 8th Grades) Open Gym - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Cheer Parent Meeting - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM


High School Graduation @HS - 7:30 PM


Cheer Camp - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM


Cheer Camp - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Girls Basketball (Incoming 6th, 7th, & 8th Grades) Open Gym - 4:00 PM to 6:00 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