The War Cry

Everyone, Everyday; High Standards, High Achievement

Volume 19-20: Friday, September 20, 2019

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Principally Speaking

Today marks the midterm of quarter one. You can view your student's midterm progress in each course by logging into the IC parent portal. Midterm grades are not a part of the student's permanent record. They are meant to give the student and parent an indication of a student's progress midway through the quarter. Should you have questions, praises, or concerns about your student's progress at this time, please contact the teacher. Our teachers are happy to help and give specific feedback in order for our students to become their best. There is plenty of time for students to make improvements.


This week I started back from medical leave to working half days. Unfortunately, it proved to be too much for me to handle. Thus I will be working only three, half-days a week. With that please continue to send your communications for immediate needs to Mr. Rector. Serving your students is so important to me, so I am working on getting better as fast as I can.


Sincerely,


Marsha Webster

Parent-Teacher Conferences - November 7 & November 14

Parent-Teacher conferences will take place on the evenings of November 7 and November 14. As those dates approach more closely, you will be contacted with an opportunity to sign up for a time slot with your child's teachers. Parents do not need to attend both nights. We are simply offering two evenings so that parents have options within their schedules. We encourage all parents to meet with at least one teacher.

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Chromebooks

If your student's device needs repair or they need assistance please, have them come to the support center. It is open daily from 8:15 A. M. to 8:45 A.M., as well as student lunches times Tuesday and Thursday.


For more information on Chromebooks please see the district website.

Character Focus for September/October - Responsibility

noun, plural responsibilities.




  1. the state or fact of being responsible, answerable, or accountable for something within one's power, control, or management: We must accept responsibility for the decisions we make.
  2. an instance of being responsible: The responsibility for this mess is yours.
  3. a person or thing for which one is responsible: A student has a responsibility to take care of his or her cell phone.
  4. reliability or dependability: Bill exercised responsibility when completed his assignment on time.
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Expectations for Home Football Games

In an effort to maintain a safe and orderly environment at our home football games, so that ALL fans can enjoy the games, DCMS is asking parents to please help us in our effort by reviewing these expectations with their middle school and elementary students before they attending.


  • Students are encouraged to enter the game with an adult.
  • Students are to sit in the designated home bleachers. They can also sit with their parents.
  • Students are to be seated during the game to watch the game. Do not wander around stadium.
  • Concessions are available at the concession stand.
  • Students should return to their seats after going to the concession stand or using the restrooms.
  • For safety reasons, please leave footballs, soccer balls, kick balls, etc. at home. Ball playing and/or tag games are best saved for home.
  • Always exhibit good sportsmanship by...


  1. Being respectful during the National Anthem, school songs, and player introductions.
  2. Never booing or yelling at officials or opposing players.
  3. Cheering for the players.
  4. Representing Danville in a positive manner.
  5. Being respectful of other students and adults attending the game.

Are You Looking Forward to Fall Break?

Fall Break will be October 14 through October 18. There will be no student or staff attendance on Monday, October 14 through Friday, October 19. The first day of attendance following break will be on Monday, October 21.

Athletic News

The Athletic Department sells punch passes for ball game admission at a discounted price. The pass costs $20.00 and may be purchased at the games or during school hours. A pass saves you one dollar per person. Your immediate family (husband, wife, children) may use the same pass. There are 10 "punches" per pass. Admission for first grade through age 65 is $3.00 per person. Should you have questions, please call 317-718-2335.


Students attending ball games are to remain at the games until the events are completely over for the night. If a student needs to leave early, we ask that you send a note or make a phone call to Miss Hopkins for them to leave.

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Please Call to Report Your Student Absent

If your student is absent or late for any reason, please call 317-718-2331 to report the absence. This number is available 24 hours a day seven days a week.
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New Transportation Policy for Bus Passes

For the 2019-2020 school year, our transportation department will be adopting a new end of day destination policy. Moving forward, families with students riding the bus at the end of the day will be asked to designate two possible addresses to which their child may be dropped off. These two addresses will be the only ones that can be used throughout the year for afternoon drop off.


This policy change can be attributed to safety, capacity and funding. Ensuring the safety of each child in the transportation process is important to us. When a student has fewer changes in their schedule, our building staff can better monitor and safeguard that students are heading to the right place. It also allows our bus drivers to make connections with their riders and to verify that they have delivered them safely.


Additionally, when students change routes often it can cause capacity issues on buses that serve some of our more heavily populated areas. Overcrowding on a school bus may cause safety and behavioral issues.


State funding changes and reduced operational costs have made this policy necessary for our transportation department. If this trend continues, additional measures may include an implemented walking radius, longer drive times or elimination of certain routes.

Nutrition Club

The Nutrition Club provides supplemental weekend food for children at North, South and the Middle School each Friday during the school year. We all struggle at some point. The goal of this program is to ease a bit of the struggle. You are welcome to sign-up at any point during the school year. The food will be sent home in a plastic bag that can fit inside a school backpack or be carried. You only complete one form per family. List all of your children that you would like to participate. Each child in your family will receive their own cinch sack or bag on Fridays throughout the school year. This program is the result of the generosity of the Danville community!


Please contact Chrissy Larkin with any questions. clarkin9893@aol.com or 317-563-2498. Please click on the link below for the form:


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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.


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Facebook - DCMS Warriors @DanvilleCommunityMSWarriors

Twitter - DCMSPrincipals @DCMS_Warriors

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Cummins Behavioral Health Partnership for School Based Services

We continue our partnership with Cummins Behavioral Health Systems to provide a variety of services for students and families. We are excited to introduce our new school based therapist, Hailey Alexander.



How Can the Partnership Benefit Students and Families


  • School personnel and Cummin's staff are able to quickly identify needs that students may have.
  • Cummins staff are located at the school and work hand in hand with teachers, school counselors, parents, and students.
  • Parents/guardians are consulted each step along the way and are active participants in planning and carrying out treatment.
  • Most services can be provided at the school or in the home, making it more convenient - and they are available year round.
  • Services are strictly confidential and no care will be provided unless the parent/guardian gives permission.


All we ask is that you become actively involved in your child's care. When parents, school, and behavioral health professionals combine their knowledge, amazing things can happen!

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

9/23

College Go Week

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

MS Football Practice - 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

7 Volleyball Game vs Tri-West @Home (Pack the House Night) - 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

8 Volleyball Game vs Tri-West @Home (Pack the House Night) - 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Cross Country Practice - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

9/24

College Go Week

7 Football Game @Southmont - 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

8 Football Game @Southmont - 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

7/8 Volleyball Practice - 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Cross Country Practice - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Girls on the Run - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Yearbook 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

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

9/25

College Go Week

FCA - 7:45 AM to 8:20 AM

Cross Country Practice - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

MS Football Practice - 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

7 Volleyball Game vs North Putnam @Home - 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

8 Volleyball Game vs North Putnam @Home - 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

9/26

College Go Week

MS Football Practice - 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Girls on the Run - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

7 Volleyball Game @Franklin - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

8 Volleyball Game @Franklin - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Cross Country David Landes Invitational Meet @Home - 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM

9/27

College Go Week

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

Cross Country Practice - 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Homecoming Parade and High School Football Game

9/30

MS Football Practice - 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

7 Volleyball Game @Brownsburg East - 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

8 Volleyball Game @Brownsburg East - 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Cross Country 3-Way Meet @Home - 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM

10/1

7 Football Game @Frankfort - 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

8 Football Game @Frankfort- 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

7/8 Volleyball Practice - 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Cross Country Practice - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Girls on the Run - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Yearbook 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

10/2

FCA - 7:45 AM to 8:20 AM

Cross Country Practice - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

MS Football Practice - 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

7 Volleyball County Tourney Game @Cascade - 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

8 Volleyball County Tourney Game @Cascade - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

10/3

MS Football Practice - 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

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

Girls on the Run - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

7 Volleyball County Tourney Game @TBA - 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

8 Volleyball County Tourney Game @TBA - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Cross Country Sagamore Conference Meet @Tri-West - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

10/4

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

Cross Country Practice - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

MS Football Practice - 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

7/8 Volleyball Practice - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

10/5

8 Volleyball Sagamore Conference @Frankfort - 9:00 AM to 3:00 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