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Principal’s Update 10/22/18

I hope that everyone had a great Fall Break!

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. 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.
  3. 7th Grade Trip to Chicago information meeting is Tuesday, at 7pm in the cafeteria.
  4. Under the McKinney-Vento Act, the school corporation is required to send out the residency form to families.  The information received will be kept confidential and will be used by the corporation’s McKinney-Vento liaison to assist with outreach to families.  We appreciate your time in completing this form. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeGTIah-xAYP9XIsKU60b8E59Yn-laf2sWAeUWSSpc5R5MNLw/viewform?usp=sf_link
  5. GCJHS Pacers night vs the Miami Heat is Friday, November 16.  Order forms are available in Student Services, and during lunch. Tickets can be purchased for as little as $12. If you are ordering tickets through the paper brochure, the orders must be turned in by Thursday.  Tickets can also be purchased online for a longer period of time.
  6. 8th Grade D.C. Trip- We anticipate Yankee Candles will be delivered and ready for distribution beginning on November 1.

Upcoming Dates:

October 23: 7th grade Chicago trip information meeting 7pm

October 26: Quarter one grades available in PowerSchool after 3pm

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:  

Boys Basketball Tryouts will be held after school 10/23-10/25.  Athletes must have a physical and RankOne online forms completed in order to tryout.

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 2017-18 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

 

*If you would like to be removed from this email list, please email “Stop” to gcjhs-parents-leave@listserv.gcsc.k12.in.us

Principal’s Update 10/1/18

News:

  1. We are looking forward to our Fine Arts concerts tonight!   Here is the schedule:

Tickets:

$2 per person.  If your student is taking band/strings and choir, you do not have to pay twice for admission. Please show ticket stub to door attendant or ticket sellers.

Location:

Bands will be performing in the gym at 6:00pm.

Strings & Choirs will be performing in cafeteria

Time:

6:00pm Bands

7:00pm Strings

7:30pm- 7th grade choirs

***7th graders and their parents can leave when their grade level concert is over.

8:00pm- 8th grade choirs

*Students must stay through their grade level concert.

2. 8th Grade D.C.-bound students have sold more than $10,000 in Yankee Candles!  Online orders can still be place through the end of the semester. Money will be credited in January.

Scholarship applications will be offered to students after Fall Break.

3. Yearbooks can be purchased online here.  Yearbooks will also be available to order tonight.  Here is the order form if you want to pay by check or cash.  Yearbooks are $25 until December 31, and then the cost will go up.

4. Just 5 school days left in the first quarter!  Students will be taking quarterly assessments this week.  Please encourage your child to study!

5. 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. 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. As a guide, we would like for parents of students with last names A-K to come on November 1 and last names L-Z to come on November 6.  If the other day works better for you, come when you can!

6. The Young Hoosier Book Club is forming.  Students can sign up in the library with Mrs. Taing by Thursday.  Spots are limited.

Upcoming Dates:

October 1: Fall Fine Arts Festival

October 8-19: Fall Break

October 23: 7th grade Chicago trip information meeting 7pm

November 1: eLearning Day #2

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

Athletics:  

Events this week:

Tuesday, Oct. 2:

1.  Tennis vs. Tiger Tennis — 5:00pm

2.  Girls Soccer @ Shelbyville — 5:30pm

Thursday, Oct. 4:

1.  8th grade football vs. New Palestine — 5:30pm

2.  7th grade football @ New Palestine — 5:30pm

3.  Boys Soccer @ Muncie Burris — 5:30pm

We will post game cancellations on Twitter.  @GCJrHighAP and @GCJHS_principal

Boys Basketball Tryouts will be held after school 10/23-10/25.  Athletes must have a physical and RankOne online forms completed in order to tryout.  


Reminders:

  1. We encourage students to attend our athletic events.  Any GCJHS student who wears school colors will be admitted for free to our junior high home events.
  2. We have two more eLearning Days this year, where students will work from home and teachers will keep office hours.  The dates are November 1 and January 30.
  3. School days cancelled due to weather will also be eLearning days this year.
  4. 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.
  5. Breakfast is available to students every morning before school.
  6. Textbook Fees are $150.12 for 7th grade and $149.05 for 8th grade.

If you still want to purchase insurance for your child’s MacBook, it will need to be inspected at the time of payment.  This can be done during the school day. Insurance costs $50 and has a $40 deductible for each claim.

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- gc_jhs

Email- You can sign up on our webpage to receive the GCJHS Parent Newsletter email weekly with news, information, and upcoming important dates.

PowerSchool App- Get up-to-date grades for your child, missing or incomplete assignments, attendance and school announcements.  Search for “PowerSchool Mobile” in your App Store. Once you download the app, you can search by school or type in school code 3125.

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

Mr. Jack

Principal, Greenfield Central Junior High School

If you would like to be removed from this email list, please email “Stop” to gcjhs-parents-leave@listserv.gcsc.k12.in.us

Principal’s Update 9/24/2018

News:

  1. Please RSVP for the eLearning day.  The buses will not stop unless we know you are coming to school. There are still over 300 who have not responded.  We want to have a count of students who are staying home and coming to school that day. The RSVP link is available on the PowerSchool parent portal.

  2. The GCJHS staff will receive school safety training from local law enforcement on the afternoon of our eLearning Day.  Teachers will have office hours for emails or phone calls in the morning.

  3. College Go! Week is a statewide campaign to help students at every grade level to plan their path to further education after high school.  College Go! Week is this week- September 24-28. We have scheduled some activities for staff and students in honor of promoting this week at school such as:

Daily announcements regarding post-secondary education.

Career Matching activity passed out in 1st period.

Learn More Indiana activities in Prep for College & Careers classes.

Discussions in classrooms about college and post-secondary education.

College/university spirit wear on Friday.

  1. Yankee Candle catalogs are due back September 28.  Catalog orders will be delivered to school and distributed to students before Thanksgiving.  Online orders are shipped directly to the person (they will pay shipping.) Students will earn 40% of sales toward their DC trip.

  2. Help us win a $1000 from Old National.  Vote for GCJHS once a day, this week only.

  3. Join us at Applebee’s on Wednesday night for GCJHS night.  The school will receive a portion of the proceeds. Bring in the attached flyer or show the digital version attached.

  4. Check out this terrific video that 7th grade ELA teacher, Miss Circle created for a contest with the G-C School Foundation- https://www.facebook.com/494407130006/videos/255634991810512/

Upcoming Dates:

September 26: eLearning Day #1

September 26: GCJHS Night at Applebees

October 1: Fall Fine Arts Festival

October 8-19: Fall Break

October 23: 7th grade Chicago trip information meeting 7pm

November 1: eLearning Day #2

November 1 and 6: Parent Teacher Conferences

Athletics:  

Events this week:

Monday, Sept. 24:

1.  Tennis @ Morristown — 5:00pm CANCELLED

2.  Cross Country @ HHC Invitational (Memorial Park in New Castle) — 5:30pm

3.  Girls/Boys Soccer @ Delta — 5:30pm CANCELLED

    *Boys’ game will begin at ~6:45pm

Tuesday, Sept. 25:

1.  7th grade Football vs. Shelbyville — 5:30pm

2.  Tennis vs. Eastern Hancock — 5:00pm

3.  8th grade Football @ Shelbyville — 5:30pm

4.  8th grade cheerleaders @ Shelbyville

Wednesday, Sept. 26:

1.  7th/8th Volleyball vs. New Palestine — 5:30pm

2.  Cross Country @ Pendleton Heights Invite — 5:00pm

3.  Girls/Boys Soccer @ Anderson Highland — 5:30pm

    *Girls’ game will begin at ~6:45pm

Thursday, Sept. 27:

1.  8th grade Football vs. Yorktown — 5:30pm

2.  7th grade Football @ Yorktown — 5:30pm

3.  Tennis @ Waldron — 5:00pm

4.  Boys’ Soccer @ Greensburg — 6:00pm

Saturday, Sept. 29:

1.  7th/8th Volleyball @ HHC Tournament (Yorktown Middle School) — 9:00am

2.  Cross Country @ Indiana Middle School Cross Country Championships (Northview Church — Carmel)

Our competition schedule is available here: http://gcjhsathletics.weebly.com/team-schedules.html
We will post game cancellations on Twitter.  @GCJrHighAP and @GCJHS_principal

Reminders:

  1. We encourage students to attend our athletic events.  Any GCJHS student who wears school colors will be admitted for free to our junior high home events.

  2. We will have three eLearning Days this year, where students will work from home and teachers will keep office hours.  The dates are September 26, November 1, and January 30.

  3. School days cancelled due to weather will also be eLearning days this year.

  4. 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.

  5. Breakfast is available to students every morning before school.

  6. Textbook Fees are $150.12 for 7th grade and $149.05 for 8th grade.

If you still want to purchase insurance for your child’s MacBook, it will need to be inspected at the time of payment.  This can be done during the school day. Insurance costs $50 and has a $40 deductible for each claim.

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- gc_jhs

Email- You can sign up on our webpage to receive the GCJHS Parent Newsletter email weekly with news, information, and upcoming important dates.

PowerSchool App- Get up-to-date grades for your child, missing or incomplete assignments, attendance and school announcements.  Search for “PowerSchool Mobile” in your App Store. Once you download the app, you can search by school or type in school code 3125.

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

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

If you would like to be removed from this email list, please email “Stop” to gcjhs-parents-leave@listserv.gcsc.k12.in.us

E-Learning Day Postcard

G-C eLearning Day

➢ Wednesday, September 26, will be an eLearning Day for all Greenfield-Central Students, K-12

➢ Students learn at home, via online lessons delivered through Google Classroom, Moodle, or SeeSaw; while Teachers have Professional Development Learning at school.

➢ Students need to be prepared to complete their lessons on the eLearning Day, and submit any assigned work the next class day. If students do not have internet access when off school campus, they will download their work prior to leaving the school on Tuesday.

➢ There are opportunities to visit local spots with free wifi if there isn’t any at home, such as Hancock County Public Library, Starbucks, McDonalds, and Lincoln Square.

For Tech Support on the eLearning Day, please call (317)477-4111 to speak with our Help Desk.

Teachers will be available during the following office hours on Wednesday, September 26: Elementary Schools – Office Hours 12:00pm-3:00pm Intermediate Schools – Office Hours – 8:00am-11:00am GCJHS – Office Hours – 8:30am-11:30am G-CHS – Office Hours – 12:30pm-3:30pm

EACH STUDENT MUST HAVE AN RSVP SUBMITTED HERE: powerschool.gcsc.k12.in.us

or if you are unable to fill this out online, please call your school building.

For more information regarding G-C eLearning Days, please visit http://bit.do/gcelearn