The War Cry

Everyone, Everyday; High Standards, High Achievement

Volume 19-20: Friday, October 11, 2019

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Principally Speaking

Parent-Teacher conferences are coming up! We will hold two separate evenings for your convenience, November 7 or November 14 from 4:30 to 8:00 PM. We ask that parents limit their sign up to meeting with one teacher. Parents do not need to attend both nights. We are simply offering two evenings so that parents have options within their schedules. Again, we encourage all parents to meet with one teacher. You may sign up using the following link:

I continue to work three, half-days a week. With that please continue to send your communications for immediate needs to Mr. Rector. Serving your students is so important to me, so I am working on getting better as fast as I can.


Marsha Webster


Big Thank You!

Thank you to both the volleyball teams and the football teams in participating in our combined events of North Putnam vs. our volleyball team for Relay for Life Night and then our Football vs. Volleyball Challenge Night. We were able to raise $819.00 to be donated to the American Cancer Society. Thank you for your continued fight against this disease that affects so many of us with our family and friends.

Raising A Grateful Teen

Research points to lots of reasons to teach kids gratitude. But the biggest reason may be that gratitude is a unique balm for the teenage experience. by: Leslie Crawford | June 19, 2018

Please see the link below.

PTO Class T-Shirt Orders

Be sure to place your order for your students Class T-Shirts by October 13th! This will be the last chance to order these wonderful keepsakes! They include each students signature and graduating year printed on the back. Use the link below to place your order:

Contact Danville Middle School PTO for questions at

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Parent-Teacher Conferences - November 7 & November 14

Parent-Teacher Conferences will take place on the evenings of November 7 and November 14 from 4:30 PM to 8:00 PM. Parents do not need to attend both nights. We are simply offering two evenings so that parents have options within their schedules.

Sign up using this link:

National School Lunch Week

All Danville schools will be celebrating National School Lunch Week after fall break on October 21-25. National School Lunch Week was founded in 1962 by John F Kennedy to raise awareness of the benefits of school lunch. To celebrate, there will be a daily prize winner with announcements each day about school lunch. On Wednesday, October 23, each student will get a free ice cream cup with their meal. We will also bring in special guest servers to raise excitement about eating school lunch.


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.

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.

5/6 Halloween Bash

The very popular 5th and 6th Grade Halloween Bash is returning this year on October 25th!

Have a Howling good time with your buddies after the school day is done from 3:30 PM -5:00 PM. For a $10 admission, students will enjoy dancing, food and fun. Bring a ready-to-serve dessert for admission for only $8. Tickets must be purchased at lunch October 22-24th.

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Are You Looking Forward to Fall Break?

Fall Break will be October 14 through October 18. There will be no student or staff attendance on Monday, October 14 through Friday, October 19. The first day of attendance following break will be on Monday, October 21.
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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.

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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.

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. or 317-563-2498. Please click on the link below for the form:

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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, Hailey Alexander.

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 . Call toll free from 7 PM to 10 PM (EDT) Sunday through Thursday.

Upcoming Events

10/14 through 10/18

Fall Break - No School


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

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

Yearbook 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

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


FCA - 7:45 AM to 8:20 AM

Spell Bowl Practice – 3:40 PM to 4:30 PM


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

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


Chess Club - 7:35 AM to 8:22 AM

NJHS Meeting - 7:35 AM to 8:22 AM

5/6 Halloween Bash - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM


7 Boys Basketball Try Outs - 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

8 Boys Basketball Try Outs - 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM


7 Boys Basketball Try Outs - 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

8 Boys Basketball Try Outs - 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

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

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

Yearbook 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

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


FCA - 7:45 AM to 8:20 AM

Spell Bowl Practice – 3:40 PM to 4:30 PM

7 Boys Basketball Try Outs - 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

8 Boys Basketball Try Outs - 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM


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

Girls on the Run - 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