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Principal’s Update 2/11/19

News:

1. The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) has chosen GCJHS to participate in their national sampling in math and reading assessments on February 20.  Approximately fifty 8th grade students were notified that they were randomly chosen to participate. Please see the attachment for more information.

2. Wednesday, Greenfield-Central High School will host “On the Road to High School” with the Class of 2023 Presentation for Parents and Students at 6:00 PM, followed by the “The End Zone” Open House from 6:30–7:30 PM.  Even if you have older children that have been through G-CHS, there are new laws that affect the graduation path for the class of 2023, and beyond.  Please make every effort to attend.

3. Jim Dandy is sponsoring a Greenfield Central Junior High School Night Thursday, February 14th. We will get 15% of all  proceeds from carry-out, curbside, and dine-in service from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Stop by with your favorite Valentine!

4. If you are struggling with your child on his/her cell phone and social media, consider subscribing to the smartsocial podcast. On episode #101 I interviewed a mom of 8 kids. She is able to get her kids to put their phones down during dinner, turn them off at 7:30pm and is able to minimize arguments (and she shares all of her tips with you on the podcast).

Upcoming Dates:

February 13: “On the Road to High School” Schedule info night at G-CHS for 8th graders and parents.  6pm-7:30pm

February 14: GCJHS Night at Jim Dandy 4pm-8pm

February 18: President’s Day (No School) Snow Make-up Day, if needed.

March 5-15: High School Scheduling Appointments (G-CHS Counselors with 8th graders and parents during school, at GCJHS)

March 18-29: Spring Break (Weather Make-Up Days During First Five Days – if needed)

Our school events calendar can be found at this link.

Athletics:

8th grade baseball try-outs will take place on February 25 from 7:30-9:30pm at the 84 Sports Complex.  The address is 2033 W US Highway 40, Greenfield, IN. In order to participate in try-outs, athletes must have their physical submitted to the GCJHS office, their RankOne forms submitted online through the RankOne website, and a waiver form from 84 Sports Complex turned in to the coaches.  Those waivers are available in the school office.

Monday, Feb. 11:

1. Wrestling vs Mt. Vernon Home –5:30pm

2. Swimming @ Anderson 5:30pm

Tuesday, Feb. 12:

Wrestling @ Shelbyville — 5:30pm

Wednesday, Feb. 13:

Swimming vs. Eastern Hancock/Raymond Park (@ Eastern Hancock)

Saturday, Feb. 16:

1.  7th/8th girls basketball @ Greensburg Tourney

2.  Fusionettes Dance Team @ Crawfordsville

Reminders:

  1. During the winter months, students can be dropped off to wait inside the building beginning at 8:00 a.m.
  2. Breakfast is available to students every school day. Please remember to check your child’s lunch account regularly.  The cashiers remind students when accounts are getting low. You can log in to https://www.ezschoolpay.com/Login.aspx to manage lunch accounts and set a notification for low balances.   Students can also make deposits into their accounts with cash or checks in the lunch line.
  3. Yearbooks for the 2018-19 school year can be ordered for $27 at https://wpcgo.yearbookforever.com/c6WGq  

Connections:

We have multiple ways for you to obtain information regarding what’s happening at GCJHS.  

Website- http://gcjhs.gcsc.k12.in.us/   

Twitter- @GCJHS_principal

Facebook – Greenfield Central Junior High School

Instagram- http://instagram.com/gc_jhs

Mr. Jack

Principal, Greenfield Central Junior High School

Principal’s Update 2/5/19

News:

1. The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) has chosen GCJHS to participate in their national sampling in math and reading assessments.  Approximately 50 students have been randomly chosen to participate. We will be notifying students of their selection on Tuesday, February 5th. Please see the attachment for more information.    

2. Parents of 8th grade students: With the start of second semester, it is time to start the transition process to Greenfield-Central High School.  Over the next few weeks, you will have the opportunity to attend several programs in order to complete the scheduling process for your child’s freshman year.  Next Wednesday, the high school will host “On the Road to High School” with the Class of 2023 Presentation for Parents and Students at 6:00 PM followed by the “The End Zone” Open House from 6:30–7:30 PM. Even if you have older children that have been through G-CHS, there are new laws that affect the graduation path for the class of 2023, and beyond. Please make every effort to attend.

3. Washington D.C. and Chicago Trip payments were due this month. Please make sure to let Grueninger Tours know if you decided not to go on the trip (317) 581-1122. We have a few students on a wait list.

4. D.C. Yankee Candle fundraiser money will be applied to the last payment.

The roommate request form for DC has been sent to students in Google Classroom. Students will sleep four to a room. The room lists are usually posted after Spring Break.

5. National Junior Honor Society applications are due Tuesday, February 5, 2019.

6. FUSE is pleased to announce that our after school social skills program, called BOSS, will be offered once a week. BOSS provides instruction in skills that all children need to have successful social interactions with their peers, teachers and neighbors. Well-developed social skills are important because good social skills can positively influence academic performance, behavior, social and family relationships, and participation in extracurricular and community activities. For detailed information about the program, eligibility and cost, visit the FUSE website at http://www.fuseinc.org/new-social-skills-classes-forming/  For questions, call Denise Arland, Executive Director, at 317-462-9064 or email darland@fuseinc.org.

Upcoming Dates:

February 5 and 7, 3:30-5:30pm: Internet Lab Hours to complete work from eLearning Days

February 13: “On the Road to High School” Schedule info night at G-CHS for 8th graders and parents.  6pm-7:30pm

February 18: President’s Day (No School) Snow Make-up Day, if needed.

March 5-15: High School Scheduling Appointments (G-CHS Counselors with 8th graders and parents during school, at GCJHS)

March 18-29: Spring Break (Weather Make-Up Days During First Five Days – if needed)

Our school events calendar can be found at this link.

Athletics:

Monday, Feb. 4:

7th/8th girls basketball vs. Franklin Twp. East — 5:30pm

Tuesday, Feb. 5:

1.  Wrestling vs. Eastern Hancock — 5:30pm

2.  7th/8th girls basketball @ Richmond Test — 5:30pm

3.  Swimming @ Pendleton Heights — 5:30pm

Wednesday, Feb. 6:

7th/8th girls basketball @ New Palestine — 5:30pm

Thursday, Feb. 7:

1.  8th grade boys basketball (A/B teams) vs. New Palestine — 5:30pm

2.  Swimming vs. Mt. Vernon — 5:30pm (at GCHS)

3.  Wrestling vs. Benjamin Rush/Triton Central @ Triton Central — 5:30pm

Saturday, Feb. 9:

Wrestling @ Zionsville Invite — 9:00am

Reminders:

  1. During the winter months, students can be dropped off to wait inside the building beginning at 8:00 a.m.
  2. Breakfast is available to students every school day. Please remember to check your child’s lunch account regularly.  The cashiers remind students when accounts are getting low. You can log in to https://www.ezschoolpay.com/Login.aspx to manage lunch accounts and set a notification for low balances.   Students can also make deposits into their accounts with cash or checks in the lunch line.
  3. Yearbooks for the 2018-19 school year can be ordered for $27 at https://wpcgo.yearbookforever.com/c6WGq  

Connections:

We have multiple ways for you to obtain information regarding what’s happening at GCJHS.  

Website- http://gcjhs.gcsc.k12.in.us/   

Twitter @GCJHS_principal

Facebook – Greenfield Central Junior High School

Instagram- http://instagram.com/gc_jhs

Principal’s Update 1/22/19

News:

1. We will have lab hours, Tuesday and Thursday, after school this week, for students who do not have internet access at home to complete yesterday’s eLearning day assignments.  Students can stay after school, 3:30-5:30pm, on Tuesday, January 22 or Thursday, January 24.  

2. Our last planned eLearning day is next Wednesday, January 30.  Teachers will have professional learning opportunities during the school day.  While most students will stay home, we need a total count for our food service and bus drivers.  Please RSVP in Powerschool to let us know whether or not your child will be coming to school on that day.

3. 7th and 8th grade students earning a 3.75 GPA or higher, will receive invitations today to apply for National Junior Honor Society.  There is an application packet that students will need to complete and return.  

Upcoming Dates:

January 22 and 24: 3:30-5:30pm. School Lab hours for students who need internet to complete eLearning assignments.  

January 23: iLearn Readiness Practice

January 30: 3rd scheduled eLearning Day (Please RSVP in Powerschool)

February 13: “On the Road to High School” Schedule info night at G-CHS for 8th graders and parents.  6pm-7:30pm

February 18: President’s Day (No School) Snow Make-up Day, if needed.

March 5-15: High School Scheduling Appointments (G-CHS Counselors with 8th graders and parents during school, at GCJHS)

March 18-29: Spring Break (Weather Make-Up Days During First Five Days – if needed)

Our school events calendar can be found at this link.

Athletics:

There will be a call-out meeting this Friday morning for any 8th graders interested in playing high school football.  The meeting will be at 8:00am in the health room.

Tuesday, Jan. 22:

1.  7th/8th boys basketball (B teams) vs. Anderson Prep — 5:30pm

2.  7th/8th girls basketball @ Benjamin Rush — 5:30pm

3.  Swimming at Delta — CANCELLED

Wednesday, Jan. 23:

Wrestling vs. Creston — 5:30pm

Thursday, Jan. 24:

1.  7th/8th girls basketball vs. Shelbyville — 5:30pm

2.  Swimming vs. Yorktown — 5:30pm

     -Greenfield-Central High School

3.  Wrestling at New Castle — 5:30pm

Saturday, Jan. 26:

1.  7th/8th boys basketball (A teams) @ Greensburg 4-way tourney

2.  Fusionettes Dance Team @ Greenfield-Central High School

Reminders:

  1. During the winter months, students can be dropped off to wait inside the building beginning at 8:00 a.m.
  2. Breakfast is available to students every school day. Please remember to check your child’s lunch account regularly.  The cashiers remind students when accounts are getting low. You can log in to https://www.ezschoolpay.com/Login.aspx to manage lunch accounts and set a notification for low balances.   Students can also make deposits into their accounts with cash or checks in the lunch line.
  3. Yearbooks for the 2018-19 school year can be ordered for $27 at https://wpcgo.yearbookforever.com/c6WGq  

Connections:

We have multiple ways for you to obtain information regarding what’s happening at GCJHS.  

Website- http://gcjhs.gcsc.k12.in.us/   

Twitter @GCJHS_principal

Facebook – Greenfield Central Junior High School

Instagram- http://instagram.com/gc_jhs

Email- You will receive the GCJHS Parent Newsletter email weekly with news, information, and upcoming important dates.  If you talk to someone who is not receiving this weekly email, please have them sign up on our webpage!

Athletics–  Our competition schedule is available here: http://gchscougars.com/ Click on “Junior High.”  

Powerschool App– Get up-to-date grades for your child, missing or incomplete assignments, attendance and school announcements.  You can customize the dashboard to see only the headings you want to see. We do not calculate GPA at GCJHS and the lunch balance is not compatible with our system, so you can hide those headings.

Clubs:

Here are the school clubs have formed so far this year and the staff contact:

Art Club- Mrs. Holden mholden@gcsc.k12.in.us

AOK Club- Ms. Waymire dwaymire@gcsc.k12.in.us

Builders Club- Mr. Uhl and Mr. Richardville nuhl@gcsc.k12.in.us arichardville@gcsc.k12.in.us

Friendship Bracelet Club- Miss Circle kcircle@gcsc.k12.in.us

Music Makers Club- Mr. Walker clwalker@gcsc.k12.in.us

Prism Club- Miss Flores hflores@gcsc.k12.in.us

Robotics Club- Mr. Statzer jstatzer@gcsc.k12.in.us

Student Council- Mrs. Greene bgreene@gcsc.k12.in.us

Writing Club- Mrs. Cary lcary@gcsc.k12.in.us

Woodworking Club- Mr. Spencer jspencer@gcsc.k12.in.us

Young Hoosier Book Club- Mrs. Taing bnigh@gcsc.k12.in.us

You will receive the GCJHS Parent Newsletter email weekly with news, information, and upcoming important dates.  If you talk to someone who is not receiving this weekly email, please have them sign up at the bottom of our webpage http://gcjhs.gcsc.k12.in.us

Mr. Jack

Principal, Greenfield Central Junior High School

Principal’s Update 01/14/19

News:

1. REMIND News- Beginning January 28, 2019, Verizon Wireless customers who normally get Remind messages as texts will no longer receive these messages, due to additional fees Verizon is charging.  In order to continue receiving messages from your child’s teachers, please download the app or elect to receive emails from REMIND.

2. The National assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) has chosen GCJHS to participate in their national sampling in math and reading assessments.  Approximately 50 students will be randomly chosen to participate in an assessment. It will take 90 to 120 minutes for most students. If your child is chosen to participate in this national test, we will notify you.  We will provide lunch as a thank you for participating students as well.

3. 7th and 8th grade students earning a 3.75 GPA or higher, will be invited later this month to apply for National Junior Honor Society.  There is an application packet that interested students will need to complete and return. If you think your child will qualify, please talk with him/her about the importance of carefully filling out the application by the deadline.  

Upcoming Dates:

January 21: Martin Luther King Day Snow Make-up Day (elearning day)  

January 22 and 24: 3:30-5:30pm. School Lab hours for students who need internet to complete eLearning assignments.  

January 30: 3rd scheduled eLearning Day (Please RSVP in Powerschool)

February 13: “On the Road to High School” Schedule info night at G-CHS for 8th graders and parents.  6pm-7:30pm

February 18: President’s Day (No School) Snow Make-up Day, if needed.

March 5-15: High School Scheduling Appointments (G-CHS Counselors with 8th graders and parents during school, at GCJHS)

March 18-29: Spring Break (Weather Make-Up Days During First Five Days – if needed)

Our school events calendar can be found at this link.

Athletics:

Tuesday, Jan. 15:

Wrestling vs. Belzer — 5:30pm

Wednesday, Jan. 16:

7th/8th girls basketball vs. Triton Central — 5:30pm

Thursday, Jan. 17:

1.  7th/8th girls basketball vs. Southport — 5:45pm

2.  7th/8th boys basketball (B teams) @ Knightstown Intermediate — 6:00pm

Saturday, Jan. 19:

1.  7th/8th girls basketball @ Connersville Tournament

    -7th grade plays at 10:15am and again at 11:40am or 1:00pm

    -8th grade plays at 9:45am and again at 12:00pm or 1:15pm

2.  Wrestling @ Delta Duals — 10:00am (weigh-ins at 9:00am)

3.  Fusionettes Dance Team @ Mt. Vernon

Reminders:

  1. During the winter months, students can be dropped off to wait inside the building beginning at 8:00 a.m.
  2. Breakfast is available to students every school day. Please remember to check your child’s lunch account regularly.  The cashiers remind students when accounts are getting low. You can log in to https://www.ezschoolpay.com/Login.aspx to manage lunch accounts and set a notification for low balances.   Students can also make deposits into their accounts with cash or checks in the lunch line.
  3. Yearbooks for the 2018-19 school year can be ordered for $27 at https://wpcgo.yearbookforever.com/c6WGq  

Connections:

We have multiple ways for you to obtain information regarding what’s happening at GCJHS.  

Website- http://gcjhs.gcsc.k12.in.us/   

Twitter @GCJHS_principal

Facebook – Greenfield Central Junior High School

Instagram- http://instagram.com/gc_jhs

Email- You will receive the GCJHS Parent Newsletter email weekly with news, information, and upcoming important dates.  If you talk to someone who is not receiving this weekly email, please have them sign up on our webpage!

Athletics–  Our competition schedule is available here: http://gchscougars.com/ Click on “Junior High.”  

Powerschool App– Get up-to-date grades for your child, missing or incomplete assignments, attendance and school announcements.  You can customize the dashboard to see only the headings you want to see. We do not calculate GPA at GCJHS and the lunch balance is not compatible with our system, so you can hide those headings.

Clubs:

Here are the school clubs have formed so far this year and the staff contact:

Art Club- Mrs. Holden mholden@gcsc.k12.in.us

AOK Club- Ms. Waymire dwaymire@gcsc.k12.in.us

Builders Club- Mr. Uhl and Mr. Richardville nuhl@gcsc.k12.in.us arichardville@gcsc.k12.in.us

Friendship Bracelet Club- Miss Circle kcircle@gcsc.k12.in.us

Music Makers Club- Mr. Walker clwalker@gcsc.k12.in.us

Prism Club- Miss Flores hflores@gcsc.k12.in.us

Robotics Club- Mr. Statzer jstatzer@gcsc.k12.in.us

Student Council- Mrs. Greene bgreene@gcsc.k12.in.us

Writing Club- Mrs. Cary lcary@gcsc.k12.in.us

Woodworking Club- Mr. Spencer jspencer@gcsc.k12.in.us

Young Hoosier Book Club- Mrs. Taing bnigh@gcsc.k12.in.us

You will receive the GCJHS Parent Newsletter email weekly with news, information, and upcoming important dates.  If you talk to someone who is not receiving this weekly email, please have them sign up at the bottom of our webpage http://gcjhs.gcsc.k12.in.us

Have a great week!

Mr. Jack

Principal, Greenfield Central Junior High School

Principal’s Update 1/7/19

Happy New Year!

News:

1. Report Cards will be available online, through the parent Powerschool account, Wednesday afternoon.

2. Please remember to check your child’s lunch account regularly.  The cashiers remind students when accounts are getting low. You can log in to https://www.ezschoolpay.com/Login.aspx to manage lunch accounts and set a notification for low balances.   Students can also make deposits into their accounts with cash or checks in the lunch line.

3. 7th and 8th grade students earning a 3.75 GPA or higher, will be invited later this month to apply for National Junior Honor Society.  There is an application packet that interested students will need to complete and return. If you think your child will qualify, please talk with him/her about the importance of carefully filling out the application by the deadline.  

4. Our snow day on November 15 will be made up as an eLearning Day.  Students will work from home that day. In the future, if school is cancelled due to weather, teachers will have the day’s assignments posted to Google Classroom by 9am.

5. We had two staff changes over break:  Mrs. Erin Stevens (estevens@gcsc.k12.in.us) is returning to GCJHS for Miss Sara Garringer, who is going into the mission field in Africa.  Miss Katelyn Lee (kalee@gcsc.k12.in.us) will be joining us soon for Mrs. New.

6. The Fusionettes Dance Team is collecting books, DVDs, CDs, and video games for a service project to benefit Riley Hospital for Children.  Items can be brought in for any age and should be in new or very good condition. These items can be brought to the GCJHS office with a note that they are for the dance team service project.  The collection runs until February 1.

Upcoming Dates:

January 9: Report Cards available online.

January 21: Martin Luther King Day Snow Make-up Day (elearning day)  

January 30: 3rd scheduled eLearning Day

February 13: “On the Road to High School” Schedule info night at G-CHS for 8th graders and parents.  6pm-7:30pm

February 18: President’s Day (No School) Snow Make-up Day, if needed.

March 5-15: High School Scheduling Appointments (G-CHS Counselors with 8th graders and parents during school, at GCJHS)

March 18-29: Spring Break (Weather Make-Up Days During First Five Days – if needed)

Our school events calendar can be found at this link.

Athletics:

Swimming and Diving practice begins today.  Diving practice will be 6:15pm-7:15pm. Swimming practice will be 7pm-8:30pm.  There is also a parent meeting at 7pm, at the G-CHS pool.

Monday, Jan. 7:

1.  7th/8th grade girls basketball  vs. Pendleton Heights — 5:30pm

2.  7th/8th boys basketball (B teams) @ Greensburg — 5:30pm

Tuesday, Jan. 8:

1.  Wrestling vs. Franklin Twp. East — 5:30pm

2.  7th/8th girls basketball @ Knightstown Intermediate School — 6:00pm

Wednesday, Jan. 9:

1.  7th grade boys basketball (A/B teams) vs. Fall Creek — 5:30pm

2.  8th grade boys basketball (A/B teams) @ Fall Creek — 5:30pm

Thursday, Jan. 10:

7th/8th boys basketball (A teams) vs. Stonybrook — 5:30pm

Friday, Jan. 11:

Winter Sports Pictures after school

Saturday, Jan. 12:

1.  7th/8th grade boys basketball @ New Castle Tournament

    -7th grade plays at 8:30am

    -8th grade plays at 11:00am

    *7th grade championship game at 1:30pm

    *8th grade championship game at 3:00pm

Reminders:

  1. During the winter months, students can be dropped off to wait inside the building beginning at 8:00 a.m.
  2. Breakfast is available to students every school day.
  3. Yearbooks for the 2018-19 school year can be ordered for $27 at https://wpcgo.yearbookforever.com/c6WGq  

Connections:

We have multiple ways for you to obtain information regarding what’s happening at GCJHS.  

Website- http://gcjhs.gcsc.k12.in.us/   

Twitter @GCJHS_principal

Facebook – Greenfield Central Junior High School

Instagram- http://instagram.com/gc_jhs

Email- You will receive the GCJHS Parent Newsletter email weekly with news, information, and upcoming important dates.  If you talk to someone who is not receiving this weekly email, please have them sign up on our webpage!

Athletics–  Our competition schedule is available here: http://gchscougars.com/ Click on “Junior High.”  

Powerschool App– Get up-to-date grades for your child, missing or incomplete assignments, attendance and school announcements.  You can customize the dashboard to see only the headings you want to see. We do not calculate GPA at GCJHS and the lunch balance is not compatible with our system, so you can hide those headings.

Clubs:

Here are the school clubs have formed so far this year and the staff contact:

Art Club- Mrs. Holden mholden@gcsc.k12.in.us

AOK Club- Ms. Waymire dwaymire@gcsc.k12.in.us

Builders Club- Mr. Uhl and Mr. Richardville nuhl@gcsc.k12.in.us arichardville@gcsc.k12.in.us

Friendship Bracelet Club- Miss Circle kcircle@gcsc.k12.in.us

Prism Club- Miss Flores hflores@gcsc.k12.in.us

Robotics Club- Mr. Statzer jstatzer@gcsc.k12.in.us

Student Council- Mrs. Greene bgreene@gcsc.k12.in.us

Writing Club- Mrs. Cary lcary@gcsc.k12.in.us

Woodworking Club- Mr. Spencer jspencer@gcsc.k12.in.us

Young Hoosier Book Club- Mrs. Taing bnigh@gcsc.k12.in.us

You will receive the GCJHS Parent Newsletter email weekly with news, information, and upcoming important dates.  If you talk to someone who is not receiving this weekly email, please have them sign up at the bottom of our webpage http://gcjhs.gcsc.k12.in.us

Mr. Jack

Principal, Greenfield Central Junior High School

Principal’s Update 12/3/18

News

  1. Indiana Senate Bill 355 requires all schools to present a Body Safety Program to all students grades K-12.
    For grades 7-12, Mrs. Kile the guidance director led a round table discussion with our School Resource Office, Josh Mullins, Rachel Dennis, Victim Advocate at Alternatives, Inc., and Shannon Crull, the Victim Assistance Coordinator for the Hancock Prosecutors Office. We will show the video to our students next Wednesday, December 12. If you want to preview the video you can use this link. If you have any questions, please email me at this address or call (317)477-4616.
  2. The book fair is set up in the library and is available to students today through next Tuesday, December 12.

Upcoming Dates:

December 4: 7th Grade Field Trip to IRT

December 5-11: NWEA Middle of Year Testing Window

December 11: Winter Fine Arts Concert

December 20: Semester Exams- Math, Social Studies, Related Arts 1st floor

December 21: Semester Exams- Language Arts, Science, Related Arts 2nd floor

December 21: Last day of 1st semester

January 7: Second semester begins

 

Athletics:

Monday, Dec. 3:

7th and 8th grade boys basketball (B teams) vs. Triton Central — 5:30pm

Tuesday, Dec. 4:

  1. 7th grade boys basketball (A/B teams) vs. Southport — 5:45pm
  2. 8th grade boys basketball (A/B teams) @ Southport — 5:45pm   -Bus leaves at 4:15pm

Thursday, Dec. 6:

7th and 8th grade boys basketball (A teams) vs. Pendleton Heights — 5:30pm

Reminders:

The last remaining date for the eLearning day is January 30.

Students can be dropped off to wait outside in the morning. The doors to the building will be open beginning at 8:20 a.m. each day. When the temperatures drop below freezing, students can wait inside beginning at 8:00 a.m.

Breakfast is available to students every school day, at 8:20 a.m.

Yearbooks for the 2018-19 school year can be ordered for as little as $25 at https://yearbookforever.com Search for “Greenfield Junior High School.”

Connections:

We have multiple ways for you to obtain information regarding what’s happening at GCJHS.

Website- http://gcjhs.gcsc.k12.in.us/

Twitter- @GCJHS_principal

Facebook – Greenfield Central Junior High School

Instagram- http://instagram.com/gc_jhs

Email- You will receive the GCJHS Parent Newsletter email weekly with news, information, and upcoming important dates. If you talk to someone who is not receiving this weekly email, please have them sign up on our webpage!

Athletics- Our competition schedule is available here: http://gchscougars.com/ Click on “Junior High.”

Powerschool App- Get up-to-date grades for your child, missing or incomplete assignments, attendance and school announcements. You can customize the dashboard to see only the headings you want to see. We do not calculate GPA at GCJHS and the lunch balance is not compatible with our system, so you can hide those headings.

Clubs:

Here are the school clubs have formed so far this year and the staff contact:

Art Club- Mrs. Holden mholden@gcsc.k12.in.us

AOK Club- Ms. Waymire dwaymire@gcsc.k12.in.us

Builders Club- Mr. Uhl and Mr. Richardville nuhl@gcsc.k12.in.us arichardville@gcsc.k12.in.us

Friendship Bracelet Club- Miss Circle kcircle@gcsc.k12.in.us

Prism Club- Miss Flores hflores@gcsc.k12.in.us

Robotics Club- Mr. Statzer jstatzer@gcsc.k12.in.us

Student Council- Mrs. Greene bgreene@gcsc.k12.in.us

Writing Club- Mrs. Cary lcary@gcsc.k12.in.us

Woodworking Club- Mr. Spencer jspencer@gcsc.k12.in.us

Young Hoosier Book Club- Mrs. Taing bnigh@gcsc.k12.in.us

 

You will receive the GCJHS Parent Newsletter email weekly with news, information, and upcoming important dates. If you talk to someone who is not receiving this weekly email, please have them sign up at the bottom of our webpage http://gcjhs.gcsc.k12.in.us

Have a great week!

Mr. Jack

Principal, Greenfield Central Junior High School

Principal’s Update 11/26/18

News

  1. 8th Grade student who sold Yankee Candle will have their sales proceeds credited to student accounts in time for the January payment. Students earned 40% of their sales.
  2. This is the last week to sign up for the 7th Grade Trip to Chicago. You can still get your child signed up through Grueninger Tour Company until December 1. The brochure is on our website.
  3. We are excited to announce a new opportunity for our students here at GCJHS.  In partnership with Hancock Counseling, we will have a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in our building on Thursdays and Fridays.  This is an opportunity for students to see an outside provider for counseling services in our building. If you would like more information, please contact your child’s school counselor (Mrs. Fortuna Last Names A-K, Mrs. Smith Last Names L-Z).

Upcoming Dates:

December 4: 7th Grade Field Trip to IRT

December 5-11: NWEA Middle of Year Testing Window

December 11: Winter Fine Arts Concert

December 20: Semester Exams- Math, Social Studies, Related Arts 1st floor

December 21: Semester Exams- Language Arts, Science, Related Arts 2nd floor

December 21: Last day of 1st semester

January 7: Second semester begins

Athletics:

Monday, Nov. 26:

7th and 8th boys basketball (B teams) vs. Beech Grove — 5:30pm

  Thursday, Nov. 29:

7th and 8th boys basketball (A teams) @ Yorktown — 5:30pm

Saturday, Dec. 1:

7th and 8th boys basketball (A teams) @ HHC Tourney (Pendleton Heights)

    *Pending outcome of 11/29 games at Yorktown

    -7th grade would play at 9:00am; bus leaves at 7:45am (Championship game at 12:00pm)

    -8th grade would play at 10:15am; bus leaves at 9:00am (Championship game at 1:15pm)

Reminders:

  1. The last remaining date for the eLearning day is January 30.
  2. Students can be dropped off to wait outside in the morning.  The doors to the building will be open beginning at 8:20 a.m. each day.  When the temperatures drop below freezing, students can wait inside beginning at 8:00 a.m.
  3. Breakfast is available to students every school day, at 8:20 a.m.
  4. Yearbooks for the 2018-19 school year can be ordered for as little as $25 at https://yearbookforever.com Search for “Greenfield Junior High School.”

Connections:

We have multiple ways for you to obtain information regarding what’s happening at GCJHS.

Website- http://gcjhs.gcsc.k12.in.us/

Twitter- @GCJHS_principal

Facebook – Greenfield Central Junior High School

Instagram- http://instagram.com/gc_jhs

Email- You will receive the GCJHS Parent Newsletter email weekly with news, information, and upcoming important dates.  If you talk to someone who is not receiving this weekly email, please have them sign up on our webpage!

Athletics-  Our competition schedule is available here: http://gchscougars.com/ Click on “Junior High.”

Powerschool App- Get up-to-date grades for your child, missing or incomplete assignments, attendance and school announcements.  You can customize the dashboard to see only the headings you want to see. We do not calculate GPA at GCJHS and the lunch balance is not compatible with our system, so you can hide those headings.

Clubs:

Here are the school clubs have formed so far this year and the staff contact:

Art Club- Mrs. Holden mholden@gcsc.k12.in.us

AOK Club- Ms. Waymire dwaymire@gcsc.k12.in.us

Builders Club- Mr. Uhl and Mr. Richardville nuhl@gcsc.k12.in.us arichardville@gcsc.k12.in.us

Friendship Bracelet Club- Miss Circle kcircle@gcsc.k12.in.us

Prism Club- Miss Flores hflores@gcsc.k12.in.us

Robotics Club- Mr. Statzer jstatzer@gcsc.k12.in.us

Student Council- Mrs. Greene bgreene@gcsc.k12.in.us

Writing Club- Mrs. Cary lcary@gcsc.k12.in.us

Woodworking Club- Mr. Spencer jspencer@gcsc.k12.in.us

Young Hoosier Book Club- Mrs. Taing bnigh@gcsc.k12.in.us

You will receive the GCJHS Parent Newsletter email weekly with news, information, and upcoming important dates.  If you talk to someone who is not receiving this weekly email, please have them sign up at the bottom of our webpage http://gcjhs.gcsc.k12.in.us

 

Have a great week!

Mr. Jack

Principal, Greenfield Central Junior High School

Principal’s Update 11/12/18

News

  1. Tuesday, November 13th is World Kindness Day. Students are encouraged to wear purple and show kindness throughout the day.  The AOK Club has several events planned for the day including:
  • Inspirational post-its on lockers
  • candy passed out, wishing students a “sweet day”
  • “Be the Nice Kid” posters displayed around the building
  • a new instagram account – #BeTheNiceKidGCJHS
  • a lunch-time positive postal system where students can encourage each other with Smile-O-Grams
  • the sale of t-shirts and wristbands at lunch with the hashtag #BeTheNiceKidGCJHS
  • Kindness bookmarks passed out in the library
  • a calendar with a month of kind deeds for November
  • motivational speaker, Jerry Ackerman, at the end of the day.

    1. Several 8th grade students from our College and Careers class will be presenting some their work at the school board meeting tonight.  We will also be recognizing the 8th grade band students who participated in the high school marching band contest. The board meeting begins at 7pm in the GCJHS cafeteria.
    2. If you missed the 7th Grade Trip to Chicago information meeting you can still get your child signed up through Grueninger Tour Company. The brochure is on our website.
    3. GCJHS Pacers Night vs the Miami Heat is Friday, November 16.  Tickets can be purchased online at www.Pacersgroups.com/heat
    4. 8th graders going to Washington, D.C. can apply for a ½ scholarship if they participated in the Yankee Candle Fundraiser.  The application is available with the 8th grade social studies teachers.
    5. Wednesday is GCJHS night at Dairy Queen.  Please stop by, greet GCJHS staff, and help us raise money for GCJHS!

Upcoming Dates:

November 14: Greenfield-Central Schools Safety Symposium (7pm at GCHS)

November 14: GCJHS Night at Dairy Queen

November 21-23: Thanksgiving Break

December 4: 7th Grade Field Trip to IRT

December 11: Winter Fine Arts Concert

December 20: Semester Exams- Math, Social Studies, Related Arts 1st floor

December 21: Semester Exams- Language Arts, Science, Related Arts 2nd floor

December 21: Last day of 1st semester

January 7: Second semester begins

Athletics:

Tuesday, Nov. 13:

1.  7th grade boys’ basketball (A/B teams) vs. Hamilton Southeastern — 5:30pm

2.  8th grade boys’ basketball (A/B teams) @ Hamilton Southeastern — 5:30pm

Saturday, Nov. 17

1.  8th grade boys basketball B team tournament — 9:00am

2.  7th grade boys basketball B team tournament @ Connersville — 10:15am

Reminders:

  1. The last remaining date for the eLearning day is January 30.
  2. School days cancelled due to weather will also be eLearning days this year.
  3. Students can be dropped off to wait outside in the morning.  The doors to the building will be open beginning at 8:20 a.m. each day.  When the temperatures drop below freezing, students can wait inside beginning at 8:00 a.m.
  4. Breakfast is available to students every school day, at 8:20 a.m.
  5. Yearbooks for the 2018-19 school year can be ordered for as little as $25 at https://yearbookforever.com Search for “Greenfield Junior High School.”

Connections:

We have multiple ways for you to obtain information regarding what’s happening at GCJHS.

Website- http://gcjhs.gcsc.k12.in.us/

Twitter- @GCJHS_principal

Facebook – Greenfield Central Junior High School

Instagram- http://instagram.com/gc_jhs

Email- You will receive the GCJHS Parent Newsletter email weekly with news, information, and upcoming important dates.  If you talk to someone who is not receiving this weekly email, please have them sign up on our webpage!

Athletics-  Our competition schedule is available here: http://gchscougars.com/ Click on “Junior High.”

Powerschool App- Get up-to-date grades for your child, missing or incomplete assignments, attendance and school announcements.  You can customize the dashboard to see only the headings you want to see. We do not calculate GPA at GCJHS and the lunch balance is not compatible with our system, so you can hide those headings.

Clubs:

Here are the school clubs that have formed so far this year and the staff contact:

Art Club- Mrs. Holden mholden@gcsc.k12.in.us

AOK Club- Ms. Waymire dwaymire@gcsc.k12.in.us

Builders Club- Mr. Uhl and Mr. Richardville nuhl@gcsc.k12.in.us arichardville@gcsc.k12.in.us

Friendship Bracelet Club kcircle@gcsc.k12.in.us

Prism Club- Miss Flores hflores@gcsc.k12.in.us

Robotics Club- Mr. Statzer jstatzer@gcsc.k12.in.us

Spell Bowl- Mr. Jankowski hjankowski@gcsc.k12.in.us

Student Council- Mrs. Greene bgreene@gcsc.k12.in.us

TV News- Mr. Spencer jspencer@gcsc.k12.in.us

Writing Club- Mrs. Cary lcary@gcsc.k12.in.us

Young Hoosier Book Club- Mrs. Taing bnigh@gcsc.k12.in.us

You will receive the GCJHS Parent Newsletter email weekly with news, information, and upcoming important dates.  If you talk to someone who is not receiving this weekly email, please have them sign up at the bottom of our webpage http://gcjhs.gcsc.k12.in.us

 

Have a great week!

Mr. Jack

Principal, Greenfield Central Junior High School

Principal’s Update 10/29/18

News

  1. November 1st is the next eLearning Day for students.  Please log in to PowerSchool and RSVP so we know which students will be coming to school that day.
  2. Parent Teacher conferences are scheduled for November 1 and 6. Parents can come anytime between 4pm and 7pm and stop by to meet with the teachers. We ask that parents of students last name A-L try to come on November 1 and last names M-Z try to come on November 6.  If the other date works better for you, that is fine! To speak to a teacher, just stop by their table.  If that teacher is busy, simply find another teacher on your child’s schedule and meet with them first.  This format allows more parents to meet with more teachers, which benefits our students. A representative from 21st Century Scholars will be at school on November 1, during conferences.
  3. Picture re-takes are scheduled for tomorrow.  If your child missed the first picture day, then you can go to www.mylifetouch.com to order pictures.  Picture Day ID is HM788070Y1  If you did not like the first pictures, you can have your child bring them back tomorrow and you don’t need to fill out the order form again.
  4. If you missed the 7th Grade Trip to Chicago information meeting you can still get your child signed up. The brochure is attached and on our website.
  5. GCJHS Pacers Night vs the Miami Heat is Friday, November 16.  Tickets can be purchased online at www.Pacersgroups.com/heat
  6. Yankee Candles will be ready for pickup on November 1.  Pick up your orders in the office between 8:30am and 7pm on Thursday, November 1.  Small orders can be sent home with students.
  7. We’re excited for our 8th grade boys choir, who will be singing the National Anthem at the Indy Fuel game on Tuesday.
  8. Good luck to our 8th grade band students who are participating in the high school marching band competition this weekend at Lucas Oil.
  9. 8th graders going to Washington, D.C. can apply for a ½ scholarship if they participated in the Yankee Candle Fundraiser.  The applications will be sent out in social studies classes later this week.

Upcoming Dates:

October 30: Picture Re-takes

November 1: eLearning Day #2

November 1 and 6: Parent Teacher Conferences, 4-7pm

November 9: Veterans Day Program, 9:30 am

Athletics:

Girls Basketball open gyms will be held at GIS on Oct. 29, Oct. 31, Nov. 5, and Nov. 7 from 3:30-5:30pm.  Students should ride bus 31 or bus 45 to GIS. Open gym will also be held at GCJHS on Nov. 12 (3:30-4:30, Nov. 15 (3:30-5:30), and Nov. 19 (3:30-4:30).  Try-outs will begin on Nov. 26. More information is available in Student Services for girls who were not able to attend the call-out meeting.

Reminders:

  1. The remaining dates for the eLearning days are November 1 and January 30.
  2. School days cancelled due to weather will also be eLearning days this year.
  3. Students can be dropped off to wait outside in the morning.  The doors to the building will be open beginning at 8:20 a.m. each day.  When the temperatures drop below freezing, students can wait inside beginning at 8:00 a.m.
  4. Breakfast is available to students every school day, at 8:20 a.m.
  5. Yearbooks for the 2018-19 school year can be ordered for as little as $25 at https://yearbookforever.com Search for “Greenfield Junior High School.”

Connections:

We have multiple ways for you to obtain information regarding what’s happening at GCJHS.

Website- http://gcjhs.gcsc.k12.in.us/  (We just hired our webmaster for the school year, so we hope to have it updated by the end of the week!)

Twitter- @GCJHS_principal

Facebook – Greenfield Central Junior High School

Instagram- http://instagram.com/gc_jhs

Email- You will receive the GCJHS Parent Newsletter email weekly with news, information, and upcoming important dates.  If you talk to someone who is not receiving this weekly email, please have them sign up on our webpage!

Athletics-  Our competition schedule is available here: http://gchscougars.com/ Click on “Junior High.”

Powerschool App- Get up-to-date grades for your child, missing or incomplete assignments, attendance and school announcements.  You can customize the dashboard to see only the headings you want to see. We do not calculate GPA at GCJHS and the lunch balance is not compatible with our system, so you can hide those headings.

Clubs:

Here are the school clubs that have formed so far this year and the staff contact:

Art Club- Mrs. Holden mholden@gcsc.k12.in.us

AOK Club- Ms. Waymire dwaymire@gcsc.k12.in.us

Builders Club- Mr. Uhl and Mr. Richardville nuhl@gcsc.k12.in.us arichardville@gcsc.k12.in.us

Friendship Bracelet Club kcircle@gcsc.k12.in.us

Prism Club- Miss Flores hflores@gcsc.k12.in.us

Robotics Club- Mr. Statzer jstatzer@gcsc.k12.in.us

Spell Bowl- Mr. Jankowski hjankowski@gcsc.k12.in.us

Student Council- Mrs. Greene bgreene@gcsc.k12.in.us

TV News- Mr. Spencer jspencer@gcsc.k12.in.us

Writing Club- Mrs. Cary lcary@gcsc.k12.in.us

Young Hoosier Book Club- Mrs. Taing bnigh@gcsc.k12.in.us

You will receive the GCJHS Parent Newsletter email weekly with news, information, and upcoming important dates.  If you talk to someone who is not receiving this weekly email, please have them sign up at the bottom of our webpage http://gcjhs.gcsc.k12.in.us

Have a great week!

Mr. Jack

Principal, Greenfield Central Junior High School

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