The War Cry

Everyone, Everyday; High Standards, High Achievement

Volume 17-18: Friday, May 4, 2018

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Principally Speaking

Thank you to all who wished us well for this year's Teacher Appreciation Week. An extra shout out goes to our very own DCMS PTO for providing lunch to our staff today and to Applebee's in Avon for the wonderful lunch on Wednesday! You truly made our week extra special.

ISTEP testing is now complete! With the state assessment behind us, we will move full steam ahead with teaching and learning any remaining and/or less critical state standards in all content areas. We will be purposeful and intent on using our learning time well through the very last day of school.

Many of you know already, but Assistant Principal, Dave Rector, has been out on medical leave. We have been blessed by two amazing teachers who are licensed administrators and have filled in for him and helped me tremendously. Thank you to Mr. Kendall Hendricks and Miss Sara Stevenson, who are interim assistant principals for our students until Mr. Rector can return.

As always, I am blessed to serve as the principal of Danville Community Middle School. Thank you for the opportunity.

4th to 5th Grade Student and Parent Transition Meetings are Coming Soon

Current South Elementary 4th grade students will be making their visit to Danville Community Middle School on the afternoon of Thursday, May 17th. Students will learn pertinent information, ask questions, and get a building tour.

Parents of current South Elementary 4th graders are invited to attend a Parent Transition Meeting on the evening of Tuesday, May 22, from 6:30 to 7:30 PM. Parents will take part in a similar orientation to what students will experience. Our goal is to ease any anxiety on the part of both students and parents.

Scholastic Book Fair

The media center will be hosting a Scholastic “Buy One Get One Free” Book Fair May 7th - 11th. Students who purchase a book during the fair will be able to select a second book of equal or lesser value free. This is a wonderful opportunity to stock up on summer reading.

Boys' Basketball Summer Camp

Session 1- (Skills & Fun Camp) ~ June 5-7 ~ Grades K-2 ~ 9:00-10:15 AM ~ North Elementary
Session 2–(Advanced Skills & Warrior Camp)~June 5-7~Grades 3-6~10:30-12:00 PM~High School
Session 3 – (Junior High Team Camp) ~ June 5-7~Grades 7-8~3:30-5:30PM~At High School

Send registration and money to any Danville school’s office or mail to:

Brian Barber

Danville High School

100 Warrior Way

Danville, IN 46122

Please register by May 17, 2018 so we can get a close accurate count on t-shirts. Late registration will be honored with a $5.00 charge.

Cost: Individual $45.00 Family $65.00 (Cash or Checks payable to Danville Basketball HS)

Sessions are arranged by next year’s grade level.

Please find the registration form here:

Danville Community High School Colorguard Clinics

Are you looking for an exciting extracurricular that allows you to travel, compete, and be a part of a great team? If so then the Danville Colorguard Program is the place for you!

This unit competes alongside the marching band who has won the past two state championships.

You will learn new skills, make new friends, and have an unforgettable experience that will help you outside of the activity! We will teach you all the skills you would need to know, all you need is a great attitude and willingness to learn!

Who?: all incoming 8th graders through seniors for the 2018-2019 school year.

When?: Thursday, May 10th from 5-7 PM.

Where?: Danville Community High School Band Room and Gym (Enter at door 17).

Cost for the season?: Approximately $300- 400 depending on enrollment, there are plenty of fundraisers offered to offset costs and we work with everyone who wants to be a part of the program!

How long does the season run?: We have rehearsals Wednesdays in June, a week of pre-camp and a week of band camp in July, and rehearsals during school through the end of October.

No experience necessary, join us to find out what it’s like to be a part of a tradition of excellence. If you have any questions please email Jacob Kalemba (coordinator) at

Are You Moving?

It is that time of year when we begin to turn our sights toward next year. To that end, we are asking that parents who know you will be moving out of the Danville district next year to please contact Mrs. Horan. This helps us to create class lists and also prepare records at the end of the year to forward to your child's new school. We hate to see you go but want to make your move as easy as possible so your child has a smooth transition.

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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.

Lunch Money!

The food service department would like to remind parents to pay any negative meal balances before going into next school year. Also, students are allowed to charge up to $10 per the corporation's charging policy.

Order Your Yearbook!

You can order your 2017-2018 yearbook now! Order forms are available in the office. The yearbook cost is $30.00.

Wanting to play some tennis this summer!?

Join Mr. Kellum and other middle schoolers this July for the Danville Middle School Tennis Camp. You will learn the basic strokes, how to score, and play many fun tennis games. Each participant also receives a tennis camp t-shirt. Any boy or girl interested can get a registration form from the main office or by the concession stand."

Click below for the registration forms.

Freshman Summer School Courses

Danville Community High School is offering Summer School Courses in ​the following subjects during the Summer of 2018:

  • English 9 A
  • English 9 B

If interested, please submit the attached form to the DCHS front office by May 15th. It can be submitted electronically to the DCHS front office by emailing it to Mrs. Siller at

Follow Us on Twitter

You are invited to follow us on Twitter at @DCMS_Warriors. We are working to improve our communications by layering our messages using Infinite Campus, email, Twitter, and our website. Please help us by following us and giving constructive feedback. We want to get better and serve you well.

PTO News

We have a new BoxTops contest! There are 5 jugs in the cafeteria by the concessions window for students to vote (with BoxTops they bring in) for the teacher that they would like to see get a pie in the face!! The teachers they can vote for are Mrs. Hayse, Mr. Gleason, Ms. Smith, Mr. Bertoli and Mrs. Webster. Contest ends May 11th.

It’s that time again to order school supply packs for your Middle School students. This not only saves you time and money but also makes money for our schools! Sale ends June 18, 2018. Use the link: (School ID: DAN091)

On the website, Junior High = 5th & 6th and Middle School = 7th & 8th

7th & 8th Graders will need a Scientific Calculator. You are welcome to purchase in addition to your supply packs or at the store of your choosing.

Attention 5th Grade Parents!

Please check your student's Immunization Compliance in Infinite Campus (under the Health tab). Infinite Campus has been updated to show which immunizations your student will need prior to the start of the 2018-19 school year, which is August 8, 2018.

Most physicians’ and pharmacies offer these vaccines. The Hendricks County Health Department also offers them by appointment during normally scheduled clinic hours.

For questions, please contact the Hendricks County Health Department at 317-745-9222.

For further assistance or questions, please contact the school nurse, Diane Petersen, at 317-745-5491 or email:

Brooke's Place

Brooke's Place has expanded their on-going grief support group reach to the west side of Indianapolis.

Grief profoundly impacts families and individuals of all ages. Brooke’s Place is available as a resource to offer ongoing care and support for young people grieving the death of a loved one in your school or community.

Please review the website at or contact the office at 317-705-9650 for more information.

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Free Summer Meals!

The food service department will be providing free summer meals to any children 18 and under. Children do not have to be a student at Danville schools to participate. Meals will be served from both Danville High School cafeteria and Ellis Park from 12:00 PM noon- 1:00 PM. Dates served are May 30th- August 2nd. New this year, the food service department is partnering with the Summer Lunch Bunch to provide their lunch meals on Tuesdays and Thursdays . At Ellis Park, meals will be served out of the train station on Tuesday and Thursday while meals will be served out of shelter 1 on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Dominos pizza will be served every Thursday. Adult meals will be sold for $3 each. Contact Stephanie Stuemke at 317-745-0366 or with any questions. We hope to see you there!

Click the following links to view the menus:

Summer Reading Program

Reading is an essential skill—one that opens the door to a lifetime of learning and advancement. We are proud to partner with the Institute of Reading Development to offer the Summer Reading and Writing Program. The program consists of five weeks of classroom learning paired with online instruction materials to help people of all ages advance their skills.

For more information about the program, or to register for the summer reading program by phone, call 800-964-9974.

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.

Indiana Sherriffs' Association Youth Leadership Camp

Please see the link below for camp information and the application.

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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


Agriculture Dairy Practice - 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Track Meet @Western Boone - 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Color Guard Practice - 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM


FCA - 7:45 AM to 8:22 AM

Track Practice - 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


Agriculture Dairy Practice - 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Track Meet vs. Monrovis @Home - 4:45 PM to 7:15 PM

Boys Basketball Open Gym - 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM


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

Track Practice for Running Events - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Track Sagamore Conf. Field Events @Northmont HS - 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM


NJHS End of Year Breakfast - 7:30 AM to 8:22 AM

Track Practice - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM


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


Track Sagamore Conf. Running Events @Northmont HS - 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Color Guard Practice - 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

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


FCA - 7:45 AM to 8:22 AM

Track Sagamore Conf. Rain Date @Northmont HS - 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM


Cheer Try-Outs - 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM

Track Pizza Party - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM


6/7 Choir Concert - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM


Student Council Meeting - 7:45 AM to 8:22 AM

Boys Basketball Open Gym - 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM


Special Olympics - 12:30 PM to 2:00 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