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Everyone, Everyday; High Standards, High Achievement

Volume 19-20: Friday, February 21, 2020

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Principally Speaking

The week went well at DCMS! Students and staff continue to work hard at teaching and learning. We will be celebrating FFA Week next week with dress-up days, trivia questions, and prizes. See the article below for specific information. Please encourage your student to participate!


Have an excellent weekend! It is a pleasure to serve you and your students.


Marsha Webster

Principal

PACE Now at The Middle School

Great news from our before and after school program PACE - our 5th and 6th grade students who attend PACE after school are now staying at the middle school! These students enjoy an afternoon snack, get time outside when the weather allows, or play games inside. They also get homework time, with staff available to help if needed! These students can stay with PACE staff until 6 p.m. after school.


If you are interested in having your child attend our fun (and convenient!) PACE program, please contact our PACE Director Mitzi Dennison at 317-745-2131 ext 4007 or mdennison@danville.k12.in.us. Thank you!

7 Ways Music Benefits Your Child's Brain

Recent research underscores how playing an instrument (sooner than later) bolsters kids' academic, social, and emotional lives.

by: Rob Baedeker | April 15, 2013

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Sports Eligibility

If your child is interested in track, he or she cannot have any F's on a report card for the third nine weeks, which is the grading period we are in now. Track is open to any 6th, 7th, or 8th grade girl or boy. For seventh and eighth grade football, seventh and eighth-grade volleyball and 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade cross country, the fourth nine weeks determine eligibility.

Girls' Softball Club Tryout Information

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Dine to Donate to DHS Post Prom

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FFA Week: February 24 - 28

Next week Danville will be celebrating FFA week with thousands of schools across the country. Each year FFA chapters around the country celebrate National FFA Week. It’s a time to share what FFA is and the impact it has on members every day.


Each morning a trivia question will be asked after the pledge of allegiance. All students are eligible to participate. All students have to do to participate is put their name (first & last), grade and the answer to the trivia question on a Post-it note. Students can then submit their answers in the designated tubs around the school. On Friday, a winner will be drawn in each lunch, and winners will receive a cool prize that includes gift cards!


ALSO, we will be having dress-up days! Please encourage your students to dress up as well!


Monday: Camo Day

Tuesday: Blue and Gold

Wednesday: Pajama Day

Thursday: Jersey Day (wear your favorite sports jersey)

Friday: FFA shirt day (animal shirts or blue and gold shirts work)

BINGO, Anyone?

The Danville Education Foundation is hosting a BINGO event on Sunday, March 15th. All proceeds will benefit DCEF teacher grants and senior scholarships.
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Best Buddies Friendship Walk

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Order your Yearbook Now!

Attached is a copy of the order form for the yearbook. The late order price is January 25th - May 8, 2020. Order online: Jostens.com Danville Middle School or use the form below:


https://drive.google.com/file/d/15S4ON8ACILM6E1Y_8JuaQrujyY_l_L0A/view?usp=sharing

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Free Income Tax Assistance

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Report It

Help keep our schools safe by using the SafeSchools App. The SafeSchools Alert is our district's tip reporting service. If you have information about a threat to our safety, do your part and report it! And remember, you can remain anonymous.
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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.

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:


https://drive.google.com/file/d/1p4TylOt_YDg1w6Q2g9pZmGacD3DCN_8s/view?usp=sharing

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

2/24

Science Academic Team Practice - 7:30 AM to 8:20 AM

Open Ag Room - 7:40 AM to 8:20 AM

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

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

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

2/25

Math Academic Team Practice - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Yearbook - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

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

7 Girls A & B Basketball Game @Plainfield - 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

8 Girls A & B Basketball Game vs Plainfield @Home - 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Swim Meet @Tri-West - 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

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

2/26

FCA - 7:45 AM to 8:20 AM

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

Social Studies Academic Team Practice - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

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

Open Ag Room - 3:30 PM to 4:45 PM

Wrestling 4 Way Meet @Cascade - 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM

2/27

Diving Practice - 6:00 AM to 8:00 AM

8 Girls Basketball Sagamore Conference Game @Western Boone - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

English Academic Team Practice - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Yearbook - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Swim Meet vs Southmont @Home - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Cheer Practice - 3:30 to 5:30 PM

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

2/28

NJHS Meeting - 7:45 AM to 8:20 AM

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

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

2/29

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

8 Girls Basketball Sagamore Conference Game @Western Boone - 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Special Olympics Track - 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

3/2

Science Academic Team Practice - 7:30 AM to 8:20 AM

Student Council Meeting - 7:30 AM to 8:20 AM

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

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

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

3/3

Math Academic Team Practice - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Yearbook - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

7 Girls A & B Basketball Game @Frankfort - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

8 Girls A & B Basketball Game vs Frankfort @Home - 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

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

Wrestling Meet @Northridge - 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

3/4

FCA - 7:45 AM to 8:20 AM

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

Social Studies Academic Team Practice - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

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

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

3/5

Planned eLearning Day

7 Girls Basketball Game vs Avon South @Home - 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

8 Girls Basketball Game vs Avon South @Home - 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Swim Meet @Western Boone - 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

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

3/6

Chess Club - 7:30 AM to 8:20 AM

FFA Meeting - 7:45 AM to 8:20 AM

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

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

3/7

Special Olympics Track - 11:00 AM to 12:30 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