The War Cry

Everyone, Everyday; High Standards, High Achievement

Volume 19-20: Friday, January 24, 2020

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Principally Speaking

For a short week, it seemed like a long one but a good one. We finished up NWEA, and I will be able to run reports next week to see how our students and teachers have performed since the fall NWEA testing. I will be sure to share the results next week.


In case you cannot make the Area 31 Open House event, we have decided to take all 8th graders on a field trip on March 6 to see for themselves what is available in terms of career planning. Parents of 8th graders will receive more information as the trip date approaches.


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


Marsha Webster

Principal

Nurture a Growth Mindset in Your Student

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The incredible power of “yet”

This one little word, says world-renowned Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck, has the power to inspire your child to do incredible things.
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Order your Yearbook Now!

Attached is a copy of the order form for the yearbook. The late order price is January 25th - May 8, 2020. Order online: Jostens.com Danville Middle School or use the form below:


https://drive.google.com/file/d/15S4ON8ACILM6E1Y_8JuaQrujyY_l_L0A/view?usp=sharing

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An Itchy Topic: Head Lice

Per the 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 leading 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 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.

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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.

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

Cheerleading Clinic Information

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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

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

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Science Academic Team Practice - 7:30 AM to 8:20 AM

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

Swim Practice - 3:30 PM to 4:45 PM

7 Boys Basketball County Tourney Game @Plainfield - 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

8 Boys Basketball County Tourney Game @Plainfield - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

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

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

Math Academic Team Practice - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Yearbook - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

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

Swim Practice - 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

7 Boys Basketball County Tourney Game @TBA - 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

8 Boys Basketball County Tourney Game @TBA- 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

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

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FCA - 7:45 AM to 8:20 AM

7 Boys Basketball Practice (if still in tourney) @South - 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM

Social Studies Academic Team Practice - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Swim Practice - 3:30 PM to 4:45 PM

7 A & B Girls Basketball Game @Lebanon - 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

8 A & 1 Quarter B Girls Basketball Game @Home - 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

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

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Diving Practice - 6:00 AM to 8:00 AM

7/8 Girls Basketball Practice @South - 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

7 Boys Basketball County Tourney Game @TBA - 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

8 Boys Basketball County Tourney Game @TBA- 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

English Academic Team Practice - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Yearbook - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Swim Practice - 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Wrestling 3-Way Meet @Frankfort - 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

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NJHS Meeting - 7:45 AM to 8:20 AM

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

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

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Special Olympics - 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

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Science Academic Team Practice - 7:30 AM to 8:20 AM

Student Council Meeting - 7:30 AM to 8:20 AM

7 Girls Basketball Game @Tri-West - 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

8 Girls Basketball Game @Tri-West - 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Swim Meet vs Frankfort @Home - 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

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

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Math Academic Team Practice - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Yearbook - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

7 Girls Basketball Game @Southmont - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

8 Girls Basketball Game @Southmont - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Swim Practice - 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

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

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FCA - 7:45 AM to 8:20 AM

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

Social Studies Academic Team Practice - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Swim Meet @Cascade - 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Wrestling Meet vs Avon North @Home - 5:00 PM to 5:30 PM

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Diving Practice - 6:00 AM to 8:00 AM

7 Girls Basketball Game vs Northridge @Home - 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

8 Girls Basketball vs Northridge @Home - 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

English Academic Team Practice - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Yearbook - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Swim Practice - 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Wrestling Meet @Lebanon - 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

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Chess Club - 7:30 AM to 8:20 AM

FFA Meeting - 7:45 AM to 8:20 AM

Swim Practice - 3:30 PM to 4:45 PM

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

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Wrestling Meet @Brownsburg East - 9:00 AM to 4:30 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