The War Cry

Everyone, Everyday; High Standards, High Achievement

Volume 18-19: Friday, February 1, 2019

Math Achievement Update Post Winter NWEA

Looking at the last several years of ISTEP math data and the last two years of NWEA math data, I am encouraged. I am seeing a steady upward trend in students who demonstrate proficiency and/or are predicted to pass the spring state assessment. We are making steady gains in math performance overall with a 7.7% increase in ISTEP math performance over the last three years. In the 7th and 8th grade we are making adjustments in terms of the rigor of our curriculum in order to help our students achieve where we believe they should be. A dip in winter NWEA performance is normal, but we would like to believe that Danville students are better than normal. The timing of the 7th and 8th-grade NWEA testing may also have contributed to the lower performance of our students, as they tested immediately upon returning from winter break.


*The 14-15 ISTEP test was the first administration of the new, more rigorous test in both content areas.

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English Achievement Update Post Winter NWEA

Looking at the last several years of ISTEP ELA data and the last two years of ELA NWEA, I am also very encouraged. I am seeing a steady upward trend in students who demonstrate proficiency and/or are predicted to pass the spring state assessment. We are making steady gains in ELA performance overall with a 5% increase in ISTEP ELA performance over the last three years. I am more than pleased with the winter NWEA performance, as all grade levels showed excellent growth!
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I thank all the students, parents, and staff for pushing to make our mission a reality. Though we make mistakes and fall short some days, our goal is to be better tomorrow than we were today and each day going forward. Below is the mission and collective commitments that all DCMS staff are dedicated to:


MISSION: We are a collaborative group of educators committed to ensuring high student achievement.


COLLECTIVE COMMITMENTS: We commit to…


  1. Focusing on student proficiency of Indiana College & Career Readiness standards, not just coverage of material.
  2. Working collaboratively to benefit all students with a focus on results.
  3. Joining forces to learn by doing on a daily basis.
  4. Using frequent common assessments that inform and drive our instruction.
  5. Providing intervention and enrichment based upon the formative data.
  6. Furthering a culture that uses value-added language, encourages one another, and celebrates successes.


It is my pleasure to serve as the principal of DCMS. Have an excellent weekend!


Marsha Webster

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January Character Focus

Reliability

- Being able to be depended on, as for accuracy, honesty, or achievement.

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School Delays and Cancellations

Notification of school cancellation or delay will be sent by phone call and/or text message through our Infinite Campus system. The information will also be available on our district social media pages (Facebook and Twitter @DCSCWarriors), on our district website (www.danville.k12.in.us), and on the local television news stations and their websites.


If you do not receive a phone call or text in the event of a cancellation or delay, please take a moment to check your communication settings on your Infinite Campus parent portal.

Snow Make Up Day - School is in Session on Monday, February 18

Due to our school closure on November 16, we will be in session on Presidents' Day which is February 18, 2019. Please make sure to adjust your calendars to indicate that school is in session on this day.

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 LearnMoreIndiana.org/cost 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 Facebook.com/learnmorein and Instragram @LearnMoreIndiana for more tips and information.
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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

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

2/4

Science Academic Team Practice - 7:30 AM to 8:22 AM

FFA Chapter Meeting - 7:45 AM to 8:22 AM

7 Girls A Basketball Game vs Avon North @Home – 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

8 Girls A Basketball Game vs Avon North @Home – 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Wrestling Meet @Avon South - 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM

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

2/5

FCA - 7:45 AM

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

Yearbook - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Cheer Workshop - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Wrestling Meet vs Crawfordsville @Home - 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Swim Meet @Lebanon - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

2/6

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

Volleydigs - 3:30 PM to 7:30 PM

7 Girls A Basketball Game @Crawfordsville – 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

8 Girls A Basketball Game @Crawfordsville – 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Swim Meet vs Plainfield @Home - 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

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

2/7

Math Academic Team Practice - 7:30 AM to 8:22 AM

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

FFA Leadership Practice - 7:30 AM to 8:15 AM

7 Girls A Basketball Game @Brownsburg East – 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

8 Girls A Basketball Game @Brownsburg East – 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Yearbook - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

English Academic Team Practice - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM

Swim - 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

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

2/8

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

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

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

2/9

Swim Practice - 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Special Olympics - 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

2/11

Science Academic Team Practice - 7:30 AM to 8:22 AM

FFA Leadership Practice - 7:30 AM to 8:22 AM

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

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

Orientation for Current 8th Graders @HS - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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

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

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

2/12

FCA - 7:45 AM

Volleydigs - 3:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Yearbook - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

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

7 Girls Basketball Game @Western Boone – 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

8 Girls Basketball Game @Western Boone – 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Wrestling 4-Way Meet @Avon North - 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Swim Meet @Northridge HS - 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

2/13

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

7 Girls A Basketball Game vs North Putnam @Home – 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

8 Girls A Basketball Game vs North Putnam @Home – 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Swim Meet @Crawfordsville HS - 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

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

2/14

Math Academic Team Practice - 7:30 AM to 8:22 AM

FFA Leadership Practice - 7:30 AM to 8:15 AM

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

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

Yearbook - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

English Academic Team Practice - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM

Swim - 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Cheer Workshop - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Wrestling 3-Way Meet @Western Boone - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

2/15

FFA Leadership Practice - 7:30 AM to 8:15 AM

NJHS Meeting - 7:45 AM to 8:22 AM

Swim Practice - 5:20 PM to 6:30 PM

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

2/16

Volleydigs - 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Special Olympics - 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

Kiwanis Daddy Daughter Dance

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Student Hours


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  • Locker/Breakfast - 8:22 AM
  • Warning Bell - 8:31 AM
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