The War Cry

Everyone, Everyday; High Standards, High Achievement

Volume 18-19: Friday, December 7, 2018

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Principally Speaking

December is here! We are almost at the end of 2018. As the calendar year comes to a close we will also be ending the academic semester one. With that comes final exams and/or culminating projects and Christmas Spirit Dress-Up week! The schedule for final exams is as follows:

  • Thursday, 12/13 - Red Related Arts
  • Friday, 12/14 - White Related Arts
  • Monday, 12/17 - Science
  • Tuesday, 12/18 - Social Studies
  • Wednesday, 12/19 - English
  • Thursday, 12/20 - Math * Modified Schedule to allow for grade level semester celebrations in the PM.

No finals will be given early. Any finals missed will be made up within one week of the start of Semester 2.

The Christmas Spirit Dress-Up week schedule is the following:

· Monday, 12/17 – “No Sweat Day” – Wear your favorite sweats!

· Tuesday, 12/118 – “Red and Green Day” – Wear your favorite red and green outfit.

· Wednesday, 12/19 – “Christmas/Holiday Hat Day” – Wear your Santa hats, elf hats, etc.

· Thursday, 12/20 – “Santa Day” – Wear your Santa gear to feel festive; beards, hats, etc.

· Friday, 12/21 - Staff Attendance Only

Within reason, hats and other Christmas/holiday spirit wear are acceptable this week only providing the items are not a distraction to the learning environment. Should any item prevent teaching or learning, adults have the right to confiscate the items. Any confiscated items will be turned into the office to be picked up at the end of the school day.

Please have a great weekend, and thank you for allowing me to serve your students.

Marsha Webster


Character Focus for November & December: Compassion

At DCMS we are focusing our character lessons on the trait of compassion. We define compassion as “helping those who are hurting.”

Compassion begins with sympathy, which is seeing someone’s pain. It is noticing a student who skins his knee or a friend who hurts her arm. It is being alert to a weary co-worker or a stranger who needs assistance.

Compassion also includes empathy, which is feeling someone’s pain. Once you notice an injury, empathy means you imagine how much it hurts. This creates a feeling of duty, responsibility, and sometimes urgency to help find a remedy.

This brings us to the full meaning of compassion, which is doing something to relieve someone’s pain. It is not enough to see needs and feel badly for those who are hurting. Compassion means getting involved, investing in others, and finding ways to “bear someone’s burden” in order for healing to occur.


  1. Notice when others are hurting.
  2. Stop to help.
  3. Take time to listen.
  4. Do what I can.
  5. Be kind, regardless of differences.

Please take the time to discuss your beliefs about compassion with your student today.


  • When have you been sick or injured?
  • How did others help you?
  • What does it mean to be a "good neighbor" when you see someone in need?
  • How can you show compassion to someone who is being picked on, teased, bullied, or harassed by other students?
  • Sometimes compassion means showing "tough love." What do you think this means? Can you think of an example?

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Dewey’s X-mas Treat and Toy Drive

Does your child have overdue fines in the media center? Would you like to see those fines disappear? The media center will be giving students an opportunity to do this with “Dewey's X-mas Treat and Toy Drive". Students who donate items for this drive will have their overdue book fines deleted in the media center. Those students who do not have overdue fines can still donate items to help out with this drive. All of our donations will be given to Hendricks County Animal Control/Shelter. Please help us give something special to the animals for Christmas by encouraging your child to donate.

The following items are needed: cat litter, dog & puppy food, cat food, cleaning materials, and towels.

Also if students would like to donate a special Christmas gift for one of the animals at the shelter they may bring in one of the following: dog & cat treats, dog & cat toys, collars and/or leashes. All items must be new.

Donation boxes will be in the media center. We will be taking money donations as well to purchase these products for the animals. Please contact Miss Seegers if you have questions about this program or how you can help at

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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 (, 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.

Current 8th Graders!

The Danville Community High School Guidance Department will be hosting a meeting for current 8th graders and their parents on Monday, December 17th at 6:00 P.M. in the cafeteria at Danville Community High School. The focus of this meeting will be academic scheduling for the 2019-20 school year. In addition, the new Indiana graduation requirements will be presented. This meeting will be informational only; therefore, we will not be completing specific student schedule requests. Enter at the main entrance of the school near the flag poles and you will be directed to the cafeteria. Registration is not required.

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Danville Winterland Holiday Light Show

Come visit the Danville Winterland Light Show on Friday, December 14th, and you'll be greeted by some familiar faces. Some of our kindergarten and first grade teachers will be working the gate that evening and would love to see some familiar faces from school. More information about the Holiday Light Show can be found here.

Snow Make Up Day

Due to our school closure on November 16, we will be in session on Presidents' Day which is February 18, 2019.

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Indiana Pacers Fundraiser

Check this out! Our school has partnered with the Indiana Pacers to participate in an exciting FUNdraiser opportunity! Sell tickets to select Pacers games, win some neat Pacers prizes, and help raise money for our school! It doesn’t matter if you’re a student or teacher, everyone can participate and have FUN at a Pacers game!

We will have our very own school night at a Pacers game with a check presentation at center court at halftime! Everyone will be together cheering on our hometown Pacers on Sunday, January 20th when they take on the Charlotte Hornets. Additionally, you could earn prizes such as:

  • VIP Pregame Viewing
  • 2 FREE Tickets to our School Night
  • Personalized Pacers T-Shirt with your Name on the back
  • Autographed Basketball signed by the entire Pacers team

And if you can’t make it to our school night game, we have 3 alternate games to choose from!

ORDER ONLINE: You have the option to purchase your tickets online. You can even share the offer with family and friends via social media! It will be easier than ever to sell lots of tickets and earn those prizes! Simply go to to purchase your tickets!

Order Forms will be coming soon. Get ready to sell those tickets and help raise money for our school!

Kroger Community Rewards Program

If you shop at Kroger, every time you shop, you could be helping Danville North and South Elementary. The Danville PTO is enrolled in the Kroger Community Rewards Program. If you shop at Kroger and swipe your rewards card, you will automatically make money for our school if you enroll in the program. This program does NOT cost you anything and does not alter your fuel points or other rewards in any way. It will take about 5 minutes to create an online account, but you only have to do this one time. Instructions are below. If you have any questions, please contact


  • Create an account at

  • Be sure to have your Kroger Plus card handy

  • If you do not have a Kroger Plus card, they are available at the customer service desk at any Kroger.

  • Click on Sign In/Register

  • Most participants are new online customers, so they must click on SIGN UP TODAY in the ‘New Customer?’ box.

  • Sign up for a Kroger Rewards Account by entering zip code, clicking on favorite store, entering your email address and creating a password, agreeing to the terms and conditions (you do not have to shop at the store you choose as your favorite.

  • You will then get a message to check your email inbox and click on the link within the body of the email.

  • Click on My Account and use your email address and password to proceed to the next step.

  • Click on Edit Kroger Community Rewards information and input your Kroger Plus card number.

  • Update or confirm your information.

  • Enter Danville PTO, select organization from list and click on confirm.

  • To verify you are enrolled correctly, you will see your organization’s name on the right side of your information page.

  • Members must swipe their registered Kroger Plus card or use the phone number that is related to their registered Kroger Plus card when shopping for each purchase to count.

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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.

Upcoming Events


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

7/8 Girls Basketball Practice – 3:30 PM to 4:45 PM

7 Boys AB Basketball Game @Frankfort – 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

8 Boys AB Basketball Game vs Frankfort @Home – 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

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


FCA - 7:45 AM to 8:22 AM

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

Yearbook Club - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

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

Band Concert - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM


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

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

Guard Practice - 3:45 PM to 6:15 PM

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

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


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

Yearbook Club - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Guard Practice - 3:45 PM to 6:15 PM

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

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

7 A Boys Basketball Game @ Tri-West – 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

8 A Boys Basketball Game @ Tri-West – 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

8th Grade Choir Concert @High School - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM


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

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


7 Boys Basketball Practice - 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Special Olympics 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM


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

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

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

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


FCA - 7:45 AM to 8:22 AM

Guard Practice - 3:45 PM to 6:15 PM

Yearbook Club - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

7 Girls Basketball Practice – 3:30 PM to 5:45 PM

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

8 Girls Basketball Practice – 5:15 PM to 7:30 PM

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


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

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

Guard Practice - 3:45 PM to 6:15 PM

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

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


Student's Last Day of Semester 1

Yearbook Club - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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


Christmas Break - No School

8 Boys Basketball Practice - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM


7 Boys Basketball Practice - 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

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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