The War Cry

Everyone, Everyday; High Standards, High Achievement

Volume 19-20: Friday, September 6, 2019

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Principally Speaking

We are almost halfway through the first nine weeks. Midterm grades will be posted by the end of the school day on Friday, 9/13/19. Midterm grades are a snapshot of your student's grades at the time, and are not report card grades. To locate the electronic Midterm Quarter 1 report, log in to your Infinite Campus Parent Portal account. In the left column click on "Reports." The Midterm Quarter 1 report can be found as one document in this list.


If you have questions regarding logging into the Parent Portal, please contact a DCMS Secretary. If you have questions about your child's grades, please contact the classroom teachers. If you have concerns about your student, feel free to contact a DCMS Counselor: Heather Luce 7/8 Counselor or Laura Tice 5/6 Counselor.



Sincerely,

David Rector

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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:


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

Soccer at Lucas Oil

Danville High School Girls' and Boys' Varsity Soccer teams will be playing at Lucas Oil on Saturday, September 14th vs Northview. Our Girls game will begin at 9:00 AM and Boys will play at 11:15 AM. Pre-Sale tickets are only $11.00. This will allow you to watch both the teams play at Lucas Oil as well as the Indy Eleven game at 7:00 pm.

Tickets can be purchased anytime in the Athletic office at the High School or at all home soccer games for $11.00. Tickets are required for anyone 3 years of age and up per Lucas Oil guidelines. Ticket sales will end on Monday, September 9th.

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

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, Taylor Gibbs.


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

9/9

FFA Horticulture Practice - 7:25 AM to 8:20 AM

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

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

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

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

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

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

9/10

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

7 Volleyball Game @Northridge - 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

8 Volleyball Game @Northridge - 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Cross Country 7 - Way Meet @Plainfield - 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

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

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

9/11

FFA Horticulture Practice - 7:25 AM to 8:20 AM

FCA - 7:45 AM to 8:20 AM

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

7 Football Game vs Crawfordsville @Home - 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

8 Football Game vs Crawfordsville @Home - 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

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

9/12

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

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

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

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

Cross Country 3-Way Meet vs Northridge & WeBo @Home - 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

9/13

Quarter 1 Mid-Term Grades Available on Infinite Campus

Science Club - 7:35 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 Volleyball Practice - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

9/14

Cross Country Invitational @Cascade - 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM

9/16

FFA Horticulture Practice - 7:25 AM to 8:20 AM

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

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

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

9/17

7 Football Game vs Tri-West @Home - 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

8 Football Game vs Tri-West @Home - 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

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

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

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

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

9/18

FFA Horticulture Practice - 7:25 AM to 8:20 AM

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

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

9/19

Cheer Practice - 3:30 to 5:30 PM

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

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

7 Volleyball Game @Plainfield - 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

8 Volleyball Game @Plainfield - 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Cross Country Meet vs Avon South @Home - 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM

9/20

Lifetouch Student Picture Retakes

Chess Club - 7:35 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

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