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Advocates group photo holding certificates
Abigail England

On April 22, Danville Community School Corporation (DCSC) hosted its very first Advocates Day, welcoming 21 individuals to see “behind the scenes” of DCSC operations. The full-day event provided this group of stakeholders with an interactive experience, showcasing all the ways the district engages with and supports its students, staff, and community members alike.

The day kicked off at Danville Community Middle School, where guests met the entire administrative team and participated in a "Speed Learning" session. Led by the Assistant Superintendent for Instruction, the Director of Educational Programs, and the Director of Special Education, attendees gained insights into the services and opportunities offered to all students at DCSC. They then toured the operations center and received presentations from two School Resource Officers (SROs), visited the Maintenance and Transportation Departments for facility tours and Q&A sessions, enjoyed a presentation by the Food Services Department, engaged in a technology showcase, and toured construction sites at South Elementary and Danville Community High School. The event concluded with cookies and certificates, leaving every participant with newfound knowledge and an overall positive experience. 

Danville-Center Township Public Library Youth Services Manager Crystal Salenda was in attendance, strengthening the relationship and generating more ideas for the future between the library and DCSC. When discussing their current working relationship and how this event helped, she said, “The Danville-Center Township Public Library values our partnership with Danville Community School Corporation.  We feel that this relationship is essential to cultivating a community of lifelong learners, active citizens, and providing a safe space for all to enjoy.” 

Advocates Day exemplifies DCSC's commitment to fostering community engagement and continuous improvement. The district looks forward to seeing what the future holds for this program and hopefully welcoming in many more advocates! 

Dr. Shafer and Jan Saddler representing donation
Abigail England

We are delighted to share that we have received a generous donation in support of the renovation of our Danville Community High School pool. Our heartfelt gratitude goes out to the Gill family for their dedicated effort to honor the memory of the late Jeanne Ellen Gill Shackelford who set aside this money for the renovation.

Jeanne was the eldest of four girls in the Gill family. Their father was a volunteer contractor for the original Danville pool, a job he took on for his daughters and their love for swimming. Jeanne was no exception. She loved swimming, and she loved our pool.

Jeanne graduated from Danville in 1958. She was an honors student and continued her education at IU before graduating from Butler University. She taught high school English and Journalism, and later took on a role at IUPUI, where she dedicated 27 years to placing students in jobs that would help pay for their continued education.

As an avid supporter of Danville Community Schools and an enthusiastic swimmer, she felt a special connection to the restoration of our pool. Though she passed away in 2020, her legacy lives on through her kindness.

Jan Gill Saddler, Jeanne's youngest sister, graciously presented the donation on behalf of the family. We thank her for taking the time to visit, and we appreciate the kindness and generosity of her eldest sister and the entire Gill family. Together, we will honor Jeanne's memory as we take on our Master Campus Plan and work to restore our pool.

Cheerleaders Receiving Board Recognition
Abigail England

Danville Community School Corporation (DCSC) is proud to announce the accomplishments of several students in both academics and athletics. These outstanding achievements demonstrate our commitment to maximizing student success both in and out of the classroom. It is also a great example of the hard work and dedication our students put in each and every day.

Below is a list of achievements we have seen from our students throughout the Fall 2023 semester. Many of these students also received recognition at the December Board of School Trustees meeting.

Danville Community High School Senior Named Indianapolis Colts Indiana High School Academic All-Star

Danville Community High School (DCHS) Senior Garrett Hayse was recently named as an Indianapolis Colts Indiana High School Academic All-Star. This recognition is reserved for players who rank in the top 5% of their class, highlighting Garrett's remarkable achievements both on the field and in the classroom.

Two DCHS Volleyball Players Receive Recognitions from the Indiana High School Volleyball Coaches Association (IHSVCA)

Also thriving on the field and in the classroom as DCHS Seniors Calla Herald and Kooper Stone. Calla earned the IHSVCA Academic All-State Silver Award, which recognizes players with GPAs between 3.50 and 3.74, and Kooper earned the IHSVCA Academic All-State Gold Award, which recognizes players with GPAs of 3.75 and above. This accolade is a great illustration of their hard work and dedication to academic excellence.

Academic Achievements of DCHS Football Players Recognized

Coach Jayme Comer stands proudly with three of his football players in the photo below who received Indiana Football Coaches Association (IFCA) recognitions. Garrett Hayse was named as an IFCA Academic All-Star, Jace Scrafton earned a spot on the IFCA 3A Junior All-State Team, and Evan Lawrence made the IFCA Top 50 All-State Team.

DCHS Competition Cheerleading Team Secures 1st Place at UCA Hoosier Regional Competition

The DCHS Competition Cheerleading Team has once again showcased their dedication and talent by securing 1st place at the UCA Hoosier Regional competition. This outstanding performance has earned them a Bid to Nationals, serving as a testament to their hard work and commitment to their sport.

Jack Hearld Recognized on IHSAA Boys’ Cross Country All-State Team

We are proud to once again recognize Jack Hearld, who earned a spot on the IHSAA Boys’ Cross Country All-State Team following an outstanding performance at the state competition. Jack's dedication and skill has broken school records and earned him recognition all across the state.

Outstanding Achievement at Regional One-Act Competition for DCHS Theatre Department

The DCHS Theatre Department continues to shine, placing in the top three at the regional one-act competition held on December 2 at Noblesville High School. Additionally, Isla Cromer received the award for Outstanding Lead Performer, a remarkable achievement given to only two performers from all the shows performed that day.

DCSC congratulates all these students on their remarkable achievements and looks forward to witnessing their continued success in the future.

Jack Hearld holding his medal
Abigail England

Danville Community Schools takes pride in the growth and success of our students both
inside and outside the classroom, and we are thrilled to announce an exciting achievement by one of
our incredible students.

After achieving back-to-back victories throughout the season, Jack Hearld, a junior at Danville
Community High School, became the second runner in Danville history to go to state for Cross Country, and he set a new school Cross Country time record of 15:35.6. These accomplishments led him to a strong finish at the State Championship. He placed 23rd out of 250 total runners, which earned him a spot on the All-State Cross Country Team.

These remarkable achievements are a great example of the power of hard work and dedication. Hearld, as well as his fellow DCSC athletes, work hard inside and outside of the classroom to achieve high success, and they continue to shine no matter where they go. We are thrilled to share in this celebration of success and look forward to witnessing the continued
growth of our outstanding student-athletes.

Congratulations, Jack! We are so proud of you!

Black and white photo of three Danville cheerleaders
Abigail England

Danville, IND. - DCSC is turning 60! That means that for six whole decades, DCSC has been setting the standard of educational excellence, providing countless opportunities for our students to succeed. The corporation has always dedicated itself to building a strong community, educating future leaders, and promoting the "Danville Difference,” and we will for many more years to come.

As we look back proudly on our history, we are equally excited about what lies ahead in our (very near) future. The next few years will bring several exciting changes, with our Master Campus Plan taking center stage. This effort is to create a plan to accommodate enrollment growth, improvements to facilities, and the use of school-owned properties over the next 5, 10 and even 20+ years. The Master Campus Plan holds many exciting changes in store, all aimed at making the Danville experience better than ever before.

Danville remains committed to our mission to serve every student who walks through our school halls. It is best stated in our mission statement: "We commit to maximize our students' success through personalized experiences, so they make a difference in any community." This has been our goal from the very start in 1963, and it will continue to be our goal for all the years to come.

Join us as we celebrate 60 years of educational excellence and work towards a brighter future. Together, we'll continue to make the "Danville Difference" and shape the leaders of tomorrow.