The War Cry

Everyone, Everyday; High Standards, High Achievement

Volume 15-16: October 9, 2015

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Principally Speaking

Parents, Guardians, and Community,

We had another busy week here at DCMS with Parent-Teacher conferences occurring this past Wednesday and Thursday evenings. It was a pleasure for all of us to get the opportunity to speak with parents who attended about the progress of their student. In addition to our face to face conferences, many parents should have received a "good will" call from one of our teachers if your student is earning all A's and B's. The purpose of the good will calls were to have an opportunity for positive contact and to answer any questions parents may have.

I hope and pray that all of our DCMS families and students have a safe Fall Recess and return to us ready to learn. We have much work to do in ahead of us as we work with all students to master the content standards. Please have your kids read a book while on break.

As always, I am so honored and privileged to serve the students, staff, and families of the community of Danville. Thank you for the opportunity.

Marsha Webster


Danville Community Middle School

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Red Ribbon Week is Coming on October 26th through October 30th

Monday: Oct. 26th

This week we are celebrating Red Ribbon Week. This year’s theme is “A Healthy Me is Drug Free,” which means we are focusing on how to make healthy choices and become aware of the dangers of drugs. Today we remember that “My Future is Too Bright for Drugs.” Two ways to keep my future bright is to make healthy choices and practice the Warrior Way. Please take time to look at posters in the café that have the red ribbon on them. Thank you to some of our creative 5th graders for investing their time to help our school celebrate Red Ribbon Week. Please remember to wear red clothing tomorrow.

Tuesday: Oct. 27th

To continue celebrating Red Ribbon Week remember that we are wearing red today as a symbol of unity against illegal drugs. This public display came about in response to the tragic 1985 murder of Federal Drug Enforcement Administration Agent, Enrique Camarena. At that time, angry parent groups and others began wearing red ribbon to take a public stand against illegal use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs and to show their support for drug-free youth. Tomorrow remember to wear a shirt with your favorite superhero character on it or dress like a hero. Camouflage gear would be appropriate as well.

Wednesday: Oct. 28th

The Red Ribbon announcement for today is “Be Your Own Superhero…Save Yourself from Drugs.” Superheroes not only save others from dangerous choices, like drugs, but they keep themselves healthy as well. Be your own superhero by exercising daily, eating more fruits and vegetables, and putting less toxic things in your body which takes away your ability to be a superhero. Come to school tomorrow dressed like a twin for Twin Day!

Thursday: Oct. 29th

“Friends Don’t Let Friends Bully or Do Drugs.” We have many students who are making good choices because that is the Warrior Way. Thank you to everyone who makes the choice not to put drugs in their body. Roll out of bed and come to school with your pajamas and slippers on tomorrow.

Friday: Oct. 30th

The final Red Ribbon announcement for this week is “Follow Your Dreams…Don’t Do Drugs.” Don’t let drugs or poor choices stand in your way of reaching your dreams. Continue to dream of all the possibilities you can and will achieve as you get older. Thank you for participating in Red Ribbon week. Remember to continue to make healthy choices each and every day. It is also important to remember to let your teachers, counselors, and/or parents know if you or another student is using illegal drugs because we want to help each person at DCMS make healthy choices and be drug free.

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Holiday Help

If you are in need of assistance for the holiday season this year, please visit:

Hendricks County Kids Fair: A Free Family Event

On Saturday, October 24th from 1 - 4PM at Avon High School, the Hendricks County Kids Fair will be taking place. Costumes are welcomed. There will be fun giveaways, activities and games for children, music and live entertainment, free food and refreshments, a warm winter coat giveaway, face painting, a magician, bounce houses, and much more. For more information please contact via email or call 317-891-4PCA.

Help! Book Rental Payments!

Your student's book rental is now past due. Please help us by remitting your payment as soon as possible. Should you need to make payment arrangements, please contact the school @ 317.745.5491 and ask to speak to the treasurer. You may view your book rental statement in Harmony. To access Harmony, go to and click on the quick links for Harmony.

  • Life Skills - $100.00
  • 5th Grade - $118.00
  • 6th Grade - $119.00
  • 7th & 8th Grade - Determined by each student's schedule the second week of school.

21st Century Scholars Indiana

Indiana’s 21st Century Scholars is a needs- and performance-based program that provides students the opportunity to earn up to a four-year scholarship at an Indiana college or university.

Hoosier students who meet income criteria can enroll during their 7th- or 8th-grade year of middle school. Students commit to maintaining academic success, remaining drug and alcohol free, and completing college-preparation activities.

Scholars are provided resources and assistance to help them plan and prepare for college and pay for expenses not covered by their scholarship.

Applications must be submitted by June 30 of the student's 8th grade year.

Apply online only. Eligible 7th and 8th grade students and their parents or legal guardians can access the online application at . Please review income eligibility requirements online before applying by visiting .

New to ScholarTrack or have questions about completing the Scholar Success Program? Watch this online presentation to view how to register an account and record your progress as you complete the Scholar Success Program through ScholarTrack.

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.

Danville Parents Supporting Students

Spirit wear is still for sale. We have T-shirts, hoodies, and tattoos. The design is shown on the T-shirt image below. The new form is available at the following link:

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Upcoming Events

10/12 -10/16

  • Fall Break - No School


  • School Board Meeting


  • FCA - 7:45 AM
  • Builder's Club - 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
  • MS Guard Practice - 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • MS Guard Parent Meeting - 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Drama Club - 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM


  • FB/VB Challenge Game Night - 5:30 PM
  • Drama Club - 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM


  • Robotics Club - 7:30 AM to 8:22 AM
  • MS Guard Practice - 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM


  • 1st Quarter Report Cards Sent Out
  • NJHS Meeting - 7:45 AM - 8:22 AM


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