The War Cry

Everyone, Everyday; High Standards, High Achievement

Volume 15-16: May 13, 2016

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Principally Speaking

From the bottom of all our hearts, we thank the parents, students, and families who showed us appreciation over the last week. We thoroughly enjoyed the special emails, cards, notes, snacks, lunches, and small gifts. It is always nice to hear that we are making a positive difference in the lives of our students and their families.

Our plan for the last nine school days is to keep the students learning until the last day. There are many standards that we are continuing to teach or to teach more deeply with students. Please assist us in communicating to students that school will continue to be about teaching and learning through the last day of school.

Have a wonderful and restful weekend in preparation for our sprint to the end of the school year! As always, I am honored and thankful to serve you and your students as the principal of Danville Community Middle School.


Marsha Webster


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No Hassle! Order School Supplies NOW for 2016-2017 DCMS Students!

Gone are the days of going from store to store to be sure to get specific items from a school supply list. What a relief!

Complete the attached order form by May 20th or go online to to order your school supplies for the 2016-2017 school year for the low price of $45.

If you order online, enter the school ID, DAN091 (3 letters/3 numbers) and follow the directions to complete your order. Keep your online confirmation as your receipt.

Pre-ordered school supplies will be available for you or your student on August 3, 2016 at DCMS Registration Day from noon to 8 PM. Supplies can go straight to school lockers that day.

Fourth to Fifth Grade Orientation is Coming Soon!

Danville Community Middle School is pleased to announce that all 4th graders who will be attending DCMS will be attending 5th Grade Orientation on Thursday, May 19th, during the school day. Fourth grade teachers will walk their classes of students over to DCMS that morning. We look forward to meeting the students, introducing your son or daughter to DCMS staff, and communicating important information for a smooth transition and success at middle school. Students will attend a rotation of presentations on the following: General Presentation by Mrs. Webster, Teacher Presentation, Counselor Presentation, Student Panel Presentation, and a Building Tour.

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Choir Concert

The DCMS 6th, 7th, and 8th grade choirs will be presenting their final
concert of the year on Thursday, May 19th in the DCMS Gymnasium. Admission
is $3 per person, or $10 per immediate family. Pre-school aged children
and senior citizens will be admitted free of charge. Please enter the
school using Door 11 on the west side of the building.

The 6th grade concert will begin at 6:00 (students will need to be in the
band room at 5:40 for warm up). Students should wear a nice shirt and
jeans or pants. The concert will last approximately 25 minutes. Sixth grade
students and parents are welcome to stay for the 7th and 8th grade concert,
as well.

The 7th and 8th grade concert will begin at 7:00. 8th grade students will
need to be in the band room ready to go (choir polo, JEANS, comfortable
shoes) at 6:20 for warm up. 7th grade students will need to be in the band
room ready to go (choir polo, JEANS, comfortable shoes) at 6:40 for warm
up. The concert will last approximately 45 minutes.

Please contact me at if you have questions.

Thank you!
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MAY 7 - 29



$ 2.50 / 4 - PACK

GERANIUMS ………………………. $ 4.00 / 4 - PACK

FOLIAGE PLANTS ……. …..…… $ 3.00 EACH

WAVE PETUNIA ……………………… $ 4.00 / 4-PACK


PLANTERS and Co Co Baskets $ 35.00



Mon – Tues & Thurs - Fri. 3:45 – 5

Saturday 9 - 4

Closed on Wednesdays

745 - 6431

(ext. 258)

Enter the greenhouse from the south side of the high school !!!

DCSC Hiring Substitutes!

DCSC will be hiring substitutes over the summer for the 2016-2017 school year. A non-certified application can be printed off of our website or picked up at the Administration Office.

We expect to have openings for substitute teachers, aides, bus drivers, cafeteria staff, and nurses. These positions are very flexible and follow the school calendar with breaks and summers off! For further information, contact Charlotte Binkley at 745-2212.

Online Summer Reading Skills Program

This summer, the folks at the Community Learning Network at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) are offering reading skills and speed reading programs for preschoolers through 10th graders. These individualized programs include online instruction, independent reading and support from a reading teacher. The program design and instruction are provided by the Institute of Reading Development.

Interested? Call 800-964-9974 for more information or to register.

Middle School PTO News


It is election time once again at Danville Community Middle School for our 2016-2017 board for PTO (formerly known as DPSS). Elections has been moved to Monday August 29th at 3:30PM in the Middle School Conference Room. Please plan to attend to vote! We also need YOU on the board. Please send your nominations for yourself or your friend, to to have the name added to the ballot. We need to elect a President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer. PTO is an excellent way to get involved in your child's school. Email if you need more details on the positions or what PTO does or speak to a current board member. We NEED YOU in order for PTO to continue to be successful in helping our teachers help our kiddos. Don't wait for someone else to step up and take action. YOU step up and make it happen for your kiddos school.


PTO will need a new box tops/labels coordinator for the 2016-2017 school year. Great way to volunteer for your child's school in the comfort of your own home! Great job for stay at home moms, aunts, grandmas, anyone with a few extra hours a couple times a year. Box tops/labels has 2 contests a year so you will be adding up those labels and submitting them to Box Tops and Campbell's two times a year. Not to hard! Email if interested.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES for 2016-2017

PTO is pleased to announce that your school supplies for next school year can be pre-purchased through us! We will be selling prepackaged school supply kits for $45! No need to shop in the stores any longer! We can make it very simple for you! The supply kits can be ordered online or with an order form. Order form orders will be due May 20 and online orders are due June 10. Kits will be picked up at the school registration night. Order forms will be coming home soon! Watch the Way Cry for details too.

The 2015-2016 PTO Board

Beth Walliser Vice-President

Kelly DiBenedetto Treasurer

Kirsten Simon Secretary

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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


Track Sagamore Conference Running Events Only @Northmont HS - 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Boys Basketball Open Gym (Grades 5-7) - 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM


FCA - 7:45 AM to 8:22 AM

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

Track Conference Rain Date - 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Cheer Tryouts - 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM


Cheer Tryouts - 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Boys Basketball Open Gym (Grades 5-7) - 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM


6th Grade Culture Festival

Incoming 5th Grade Orientation

Science Club - 7:50 AM to 8:22 AM

Track Party - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Choir Concert - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM


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


Boys Basketball Open Gym (Grades 5-7) - 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM


FCA - 7:45 AM to 8:22 AM

Band Concert - 7:00 PM


Physical Night @High School - 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Boys Basketball Open Gym (Grades 5-7) - 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM


Student's Last Day of 4th Quarter/2nd Semester

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