The War Cry

Everyone, Everyday; High Standards, High Achievement

Volume 18-19: Friday, January 11, 2019

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Principally Speaking

We are off to a strong start in semester 2 of 2018-2019! NWEA testing has started in Reading and math and will continue through January 24th. Almost all students have made up final exams that were missed. We are in excellent shape.

With winter weather here, please be sure your students are dressing appropriately and taking precautions when they are walking on icy, slick sidewalks and pavement as they enter and exit the school building.

Have you checked how your student is doing in terms of his or her character development? Is he or she demonstrating respect, responsibility, reliability, readiness to learn, and safe behavior? As a parent, you can monitor if your student is earning wampums in the PBISRewards application. If your student has not earned wampums, please ask him or her why. Our suite of PBIS Apps includes a Parent App that gives parents a view of how their child is doing with respect to the PBIS program.

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

Marsha Webster


Student Email Accounts

When a student enrolls at Danville Community School Corporation, they are assigned an email account linked to their student profile. While these email accounts are utilized much more often in high school, the rapid growth of technology and its benefits in regards to education mean the accounts may be utilized in lower grade levels.

Student email accounts are structured as a student's complete name with For example,

Here are some ways your students’ email account may be utilized by teachers:

  • The accounts allow student access to monitored Learning Management Systems, such as Schoology. This innovative system will allow students in upper-grade levels to receive and turn in assignments, receive classroom announcements, collaborate with classmates and take online assessments. Additional information will be shared with families as Schoology is implemented in varying degrees during the next school year.

  • The accounts are also a necessary part of the creation of Google Suite for Education accounts which give them access to word-processing, spreadsheet and presentation software. These tools allow students to create classroom assignments and teachers to share classroom materials with students.

Some important factors to keep in mind regarding your students’ email account:

  • In accordance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act or COPPA, students in grades K through 8 may only communicate within our district, while students in grades 9 through 12 may send and receive email outside our district. Students in grades K through 8 may communicate ONLY with Danville Community School Corporation staff and students for the purpose of education. No email communications will be sent or received from an outside source.

  • Student email accounts utilize filter technology that alerts school administration to any derogatory language. Similar systems also prevent students from visiting websites that may be harmful to them. These account filters are in place on student devices both at school and when a student brings a school device home.

  • Parents are allowed access to these student accounts. Students who utilize their accounts regularly should know their password. If they do not, passwords are linked to a student’s profile in Infinite Campus and your student’s school can provide this information on request.

Many of the opportunities listed above will become more prevalent as we look into the 2019-2020 school year with the expansion of 1:1 student devices and the use of Schoology. Internet safety is a high priority for Danville Schools, and we believe this new technology will greatly enhance our students' educational experience with improved digital communication and collaboration.

January Character Focus


- Being able to be depended on, as for accuracy, honesty, or achievement.

8-Ways to Become the Most Reliable Person in the Room

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People inherently value reliability. In fact, every day we value:

  • Reliable cars that save time and money on repairs
  • Reliable mail that gets delivered on time
  • Reliable investments that deliver expected returns
  • Reliable cell-phone service to stay connected
  • Reliable vendors who show up on time
  • Reliable airlines that take off on time
  • Reliable restaurants that have quality food and service
  • Reliable friends and colleagues who do what they say

When these things are reliable, they yield winning relationships and results. A business that delivers reliable results is a sum of reliable individuals. So business reliability starts with each person. Since reliability is so important to daily success, the most important question to ask is "How reliable am I?"

We want to collect reliable people in our lives. We do not want to deal with those who aren't. Reliable people get and keep friends more easily, forge deeper relationships, receive the best opportunities, are granted more autonomy at work, have more self-confidence, live with integrity, and carry a clear conscience. So, to realize these benefits of being reliable, here are eight simple actions you can take.

  1. Manage Commitments. Being reliable does not mean saying yes to everyone. On the contrary, reliable people use discretion when they make promises to others. However, most people tend to slip on their commitments because they overestimate their available free time and want to please others. So, to more reliably manage commitments:
    • Ask yourself if a commitment is a high priority for you. If it is a low priority for you today, what will really change to move it up to a high priority tomorrow?
    • Focus on timelines (when work gets done) versus deadlines (when work is due). Since people tend to think a task will take less time than it actually will take, double your estimate to ensure it will fit within your other commitments. Better to underpromise and overdeliver.
    • Think about a commitment. Particularly if you feel pressure to please the other party, ask for a day to think about the commitment and check your schedule. Reluctant or forced commitments are always a lose-lose in the long-term.
    • Know when to say no. You can even say yes with limits. Avoid noncommittal answers like maybe. Be clear and direct. Redefine the term polite by taking the long view. You might be appeasing the other party by saying yes now, but you will ultimately disappoint them (and yourself) by over-committing and then not delivering.
  2. Proactively Communicate. Avoid surprises. If you make a promise that you can't meet because of truly terrible and unforeseen circumstances, let the person know as soon as possible. Bite the bullet and do not wait until the last minute to tell him or her that you cannot do it. If you are late, call ahead to let the person know when you can meet instead of letting the person wonder where you are. Respond to inquiries and emails within 24 to 48 hours, even if it's just to say "I got it and will get back to you by next week." When you use excuses and simply do not let the other party know your status, you are basically saying, "You are not important to me."
  3. Start and Finish. Initiative and closure are the bookends of reliability and success. The best way to finish strong is to start strong. Keeping your word or simply doing the right thing is rarely convenient, so reliable people let their actions rise above their excuses.
  4. Excel Daily. Implement daily disciplines to sharpen your focus, and strive for everyday excellence. Excellence does not equal perfection (which can be a barrier to reliability). It is doing the very best you can at that moment and always looking for ways to improve the next time. A task worth doing is worth doing well, regardless of how rewarding and important or menial or mindless. The person who takes pride in his or her work, whatever it is, moves ahead; he or she who cannot be trusted with little things will not be trusted with big things. The reliable person chooses to focus on what he or she can control and to excel regardless of circumstances. In short, the person blooms where he or she is planted. As my friend, Tim Durkin's grandmother used to tell him, "If you can't get out of it, get into it."
  5. Be Truthful. Be full of truth-tell the full truth. Deceiving others is not simply a matter of lying, cheating, and stealing. It can be in a look or a gesture. We can tell a lie by omission or when we pass along gossip. Anything that leads people to believe something that isn't true is dishonest. Does everything you use to communicate tell the full truth? If not, you are a source of unreliable information.
  6. Respect Time, Yours and Others'. If you tell someone you can meet at a certain time, you have made a promise. Being on time shows others that you are a person of your word. When late, you are saying, "My time is more valuable than your time."
  7. Value Your Values. Your values should dictate your behavior, not your circumstances or fleeting feelings. Maya Angelou said, "You can tell a lot about a person by the way he or she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights." Being a reliable person not only means doing what you say, it also means doing what is right, regardless of what you have committed to. Many tasks in life and work are inherent in the role you play (a boss, parent, friend, sibling, mentor), and the reliable person does not have to be told what to do. For example, if you have a job, you show up to work on time. If a friend loses someone close to him or her, you attend the funeral regardless of how uncomfortable you might feel. If a child is struggling, you give your support. If a team member looks overwhelmed, you help out.
  8. Use Your BEST Team. Your BEST (buddies who encourage success and truth) team is a personal and powerful way to ensure you're being reliable. Rome was not built in a day; neither is the reliable person. Choose wisely those you want on your team. Ensure they offer the energy, truth, and positive perspective you need to orchestrate your actions. There is no better test than time when it comes to relationships, so start small and build your BEST team slowly. The key is to connect with your BEST team, individually or as a group, on a consistent basis. Depending on the relationship, you can play the role of teacher or student. In either role, you need people who will support your success. Your BEST team can help you:
    • Hone your self-awareness. Depend on your team to give you truthful, constructive feedback to keep your beliefs based on reality.
    • Affirm that your actions are aligned with your values.
    • By giving you a chance to help them. As the proverb says, "In teaching others, we teach ourselves."
    • Rehearse challenging situations before you go live.

Take a baby step by focusing on just one action, and create a habit. You will become more reliable each day, and soon you will be the most reliable person in the room.


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An Itchy Topic: Head Lice

In accordance with school corporation policy, we are required to share our pediculosis policy with the public on an annual basis. We have also included general information for your reading pleasure.

The main way head lice spread is from close, prolonged head-to-head contact. Head lice are crawling insects. They cannot jump, hop, or fly. There is a small chance that head lice will spread because of sharing items such as combs, brushes, and hats.

Many people have the impression that a person becomes infested with head lice because s/he is unclean. This is NOT TRUE. Frequent bathing neither prevents head lice nor eliminates the infestation.

Head lice are elongated insects and are greyish-white in color. They do not have wings nor can they jump. They do move very quickly which can make it difficult to find in a child's hair. Because they can be so hard to see, the diagnosis of head lice is often made by examining the scalp for NITS. A nit is the louse egg. It is tear-shaped and varies in color from white to yellowish-brown. Head lice attach each nit to a hair shaft in a water-proof, cement-like substance. This means they cannot be washed or brushed out of the hair or scalp like dandruff and other such particles that sometimes look like nits to the naked eye. Clusters of nits may be found in any section of the hair so a careful examination should be made of the entire scalp.

Attached is a sheet with information from the American Academy of Pediatrics about head lice and DCSC Pediculosis (head lice) Policy.

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.

Snow Make Up Day - School is in Session on Monday, February 18

Due to our school closure on November 16, we will be in session on Presidents' Day which is February 18, 2019. Please make sure to adjust your calendars to indicate that school is in session on this day.

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 -

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.

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


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

PTO Meeting - 3:30 PM to 4:00 PM

7 Boys Basketball Game vs Crawfordsville @Home – 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

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

Swim - 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

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

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


FCA - 7:45 AM to 8:22 AM

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

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

Yearbook - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Swim - 3:30 PM to 4:45 PM

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

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

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

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

Volleydigs - 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM


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

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

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

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

Swim - 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

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

Volleydigs - 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM


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

Yearbook - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Swim - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

7 A Girls Basketball Game @ Brownsburg West – 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

8 A Boys Basketball Sagamore Conference @Northridge – 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

8 A Girls Basketball Game @ Brownsburg West – 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

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


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

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

Swim - 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

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


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

Paul Hadley Wrestling Invitational @Paul Hadley Middle School - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

8 A Boys Basketball Sagamore Conference @Northridge – 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Special Olympics - 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

Volleydigs - 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM


MLK Jr. Day - No School

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


FCA - 7:45 AM

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

Yearbook - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

7 Boys A Basketball County Tourney @Home – 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

8 Boys A Basketball County Tourney @Home – 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Swim - 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

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


7 Boys A Basketball County Tourney @TBA – 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

8 Boys A Basketball County Tourney @TBA – 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

7 Girls AB Basketball Game @Lebanon – 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

8 Girls AB Basketball Game vs Lebanon @Home – 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Swim - 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

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


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

Yearbook - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

7 Boys A Basketball County Tourney @TBA – 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

8 Boys A Basketball County Tourney @TBA – 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Swim - 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Wrestling 3-Way Meet @Tri-West HS - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM


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

Swim - 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

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


Swim - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Volleydigs - 2:00 PM to 8:00 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