Newsletter

Newsletter – January 12, 2015

Information

1. Snow Make-up Day: Due to the missed day of school last week, school WILL be in session on January 19, 2015. This was a scheduled snow make-up day that we will now use for this purpose.

2. In addition to the Alert Now messaging system for delays and cancellations, watch twitter, our webpage, all major TV news stations or GC’s radio station, WRGF 89.7.

3. 1st semester report cards are now available on PowerSchool. Please log in to the parent portal and discuss your child’s grades with him/her.

4. Market Day orders are due January 21. In the month of January with your monthly grocery purchase of $40 or more, you’ll receive a FREE Salad To Go Cup, including a recipe card and $2.00 in coupons. The container includes a fork and mini container that fits into the top of the lid for salad dressing or dip! A convenient “green” way to tote your salad! You can order online: marketday.com Account # 28340

Dates Ahead

1/14 Winter sports pictures after school

1/15 7th and 8th grade boys basketball

1/19 Martin Luther King Day- weather make up day- School is in Session

Regular Reminders

Winter sports schedules are available on the athletics page on our website- http://apps.gcsc.k12.in.us/blogs/gcjhs-athletics/schedules/

Newsletter – January 5, 2015

Information

1. We are back in the swing of things! The students were excited to see their classmates again this morning.

2. GCJHS Swim and Dive Team practice starts Wednesday, January 7, 6:45-8:30pm at the high school pool. There will be a parent meeting at the high school pool on Tuesday, January 13, at 6:15pm.

3. The girls basketball team will play their first home game on Saturday, January 10.

4. 1st semester grades will be available on PowerSchool after 3:30pm on Friday, January 9. Please log in and discuss your child’s grades with him/her.

Dates Ahead

1/6 7th grade boys basketball A and B Teams- Home
1/10 7th and 8th grade boys and girls basketball- Home
1/19 Martin Luther King Day- No School (Make-up day, if needed)

Regular Reminders

When the temperature is below freezing, we will allow students who are dropped off early into the building at 8:00am. Students who arrive earlier and wish to come into the building, may attend FOCUS (study tables), which begins at 7:30am daily. Students who attend FOCUS are expected to arrive at 7:30am and be working on school related assignments.

Winter sports schedules are available on the athletics page on our website- http://apps.gcsc.k12.in.us/blogs/gcjhs-athletics/schedules/

Newsletter – December 15, 2014

This is the last week of the semester!

Information
1. The cast of CSI: Christmas Scene Investigators put on a fantastic play Friday night!

2. The Winter Arts Festival will be in the cafetorium Tuesday night! The evening will include student art work beginning at 5:30pm through the evening. The bands will perform at 6:00pm and the choirs will start at 7:15pm. It’s always a packed crowd, so come early and sit close!

3. The library will open at 8:00am each morning this week for a quiet place to study for finals or read a book.

4. To celebrate the end of the semester, Friday is ugly Christmas sweater or Red and Green day!

Dates Ahead
12/16 Winter Arts Program (Bands and Choirs to perform)
12/17 Boys basketball 7th and 8th grade B teams @Eastern Hancock
12/18 Boys basketball 7th grade A and B teams @ Rushville
8th grade A and B teams Home
12/19 End of the Semester
1/5 School resumes

Regular Reminders
When the temperature is below freezing, we will allow students who are dropped off early into the building at 8:00am. Students who arrive earlier and wish to come into the building, may attend FOCUS (study tables), which begins at 7:30am daily. Students who attend FOCUS are expected to arrive at 7:30am and be working on school related assignments.

The GCJHS library will now open at 8am for students who want to check out a book, study or get on a computer before school.

Winter sports schedules are available on the athletics page on our website- http://apps.gcsc.k12.in.us/blogs/gcjhs-athletics/schedules/

Parking lot procedures-The right lane is for a brief drop off and the left lane is for moving traffic. If your child needs longer to gather his/her things, please park in the lot and then walk from there into the building. We want to keep students safe and avoid traffic backups onto Franklin Street.

Indiana’s 21st Century Scholars Program offers income-eligible Hoosier students up to four years of paid tuition at an eligible Indiana college or university after they graduate from high school. Scholars who enroll are connected to programs and resources to help them plan, prepare, and pay for college. 7th and 8th grade Indiana students whose families meet income eligibility guidelines must apply to become a 21st Century Scholar by June 30 of the student’s 8th grade year. You can apply online at www.Scholars.IN.gov. You may also contact the school counselor for additional information.

Boxtops-Do you have Boxtops for education laying around? Our Special Education Department is collecting them to raise funds for classroom trips. Please send in your boxtops to the office to help this great group!

Take a minute to sign up your Marsh Fresh Idea card for the Junior High! Your shopping accumulates points for teachers to get classroom supplies. www.freshideasforeducation.com and enter your card # and our school code # 49955

Newsletter – December 8,2014

We only have two more weeks left in this semester! Students should be busy working on projects and studying for unit and final assessments. If students study each evening, the final exams will be less overwhelming next week!

Information
1. GCJHS students created ornaments for the city’s Christmas tree this year. Stop by the courthouse square and admire their creative work! Thanks to National Junior Honor Society, Student Council, Art Club, Mrs. Findley and Mr. Spencer’s classes for pitching in!

2. We had over 150 students attend the Snowman Dance on Friday night.

3. Attached is an Athletic Hall of Fame Nomination form. If you want to nominate an outstanding former athlete or coach, please send the form to Mr. Keesling, G-C Athletic Director.

4. Mrs. Greene created an 8th Grade Washington, D.C. Trip roommate request form in Google for students to fill out. Students must be logged into their school Google account to fill out the request form.

5. Coach Clark, the high school women’s soccer coach is going to meet with any interested 8th grade girls after school Tuesday for a brief meeting.

Dates Ahead
12/8 7th and 8th Grade Boys Basketball “A Teams” HOME
12/9 7th and 8th Grade Boys Basketball “B Teams” HOME
12/10 7th Grade Field Trip- A Christmas Carol
12/11 7th Grade Boys Basketball “A and B teams” HOME
8th Grade Boys Basketball @ Pendleton
12/12 School Play- CSI: Christmas 7PM
12/16 Winter Arts Program (Bands and Choirs to perform)
12/19 End of the Semester

Regular Reminders
When the temperature is below freezing, we will allow students who are dropped off early into the building at 8:00am. Students who arrive earlier and wish to come into the building, may attend FOCUS (study tables), which begins at 7:30am daily. Students who attend FOCUS are expected to arrive at 7:30am and be working on school related assignments.

The GCJHS library will now open at 8am for students who want to check out a book, study or get on a computer before school.

Winter sports schedules are available on the athletics page on our website- http://apps.gcsc.k12.in.us/blogs/gcjhs-athletics/schedules/

Parking lot procedures-The right lane is for a brief drop off and the left lane is for moving traffic. If your child needs longer to gather his/her things, please park in the lot and then walk from there into the building. We want to keep students safe and avoid traffic backups onto Franklin Street.

Indiana’s 21st Century Scholars Program offers income-eligible Hoosier students up to four years of paid tuition at an eligible Indiana college or university after they graduate from high school. Scholars who enroll are connected to programs and resources to help them plan, prepare, and pay for college. 7th and 8th grade Indiana students whose families meet income eligibility guidelines must apply to become a 21st Century Scholar by June 30 of the student’s 8th grade year. You can apply online at www.Scholars.IN.gov. You may also contact the school counselor for additional information.

Boxtops-Do you have Boxtops for education laying around? Our Special Education Department is collecting them to raise funds for classroom trips. Please send in your boxtops to the office to help this great group!

Take a minute to sign up your Marsh Fresh Idea card for the Junior High! Your shopping accumulates points for teachers to get classroom supplies. www.freshideasforeducation.com and enter your card # and our school code # 49955

For more information, go to:
Website: http://gcjhs.gcsc.k12.in.us
Twitter: @GCJHS_principal
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Greenfield-Central-Junior-High-School/118099534891376

Dan Jack, Principal
Greenfield Central Junior High School
djack@gcsc.k12.in.us
317-477-4616

Newsletter – November 23, 2014

Information
1.It’s a short week for students! GCJHS wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving!

2. When we return to school next week, there will only be three weeks left in the semester!

3. We are going to have a short pep session on Tuesday to celebrate our “A School” status. The students are encouraged to wear neon clothes to school and also to the basketball game Tuesday evening.

Regular Reminders
When the temperature is below freezing, we will allow students who are dropped off early into the building at 8:00am. Students who arrive earlier and wish to come into the building, may attend FOCUS (study tables), which begins at 7:30am daily. Students who attend FOCUS are expected to arrive at 7:30am and be working on school related assignments.

Winter sports are underway! Schedules are available on the athletics page on our website- http://apps.gcsc.k12.in.us/blogs/gcjhs-athletics/schedules/

Parking lot procedures-The right lane is for a brief drop off and the left lane is for moving traffic. If your child needs longer to gather his/her things, please park in the lot and then walk from there into the building. We want to keep students safe and avoid traffic backups onto Franklin Street.

Indiana’s 21st Century Scholars Program offers income-eligible Hoosier students up to four years of paid tuition at an eligible Indiana college or university after they graduate from high school. Scholars who enroll are connected to programs and resources to help them plan, prepare, and pay for college. 7th and 8th grade Indiana students whose families meet income eligibility guidelines must apply to become a 21st Century Scholar by June 30 of the student’s 8th grade year. You can apply online at www.Scholars.IN.gov. You may also contact the school counselor for additional information.

Boxtops-Do you have Boxtops for education laying around? Our Special Education Department is collecting them to raise funds for classroom trips. Please send in your boxtops to the office to help this great group!

Take a minute to sign up your Marsh Fresh Idea card for the Junior High! Your shopping accumulates points for teachers to get classroom supplies. www.freshideasforeducation.com and enter your card # and our school code # 49955

Dates Ahead
11/24 Character Breakfast (for those demonstrating Punctuality)
7th and 8th grade Boys basketball home opener
11/25 8th Grade Boys basketball -home
11/26-11/28 Thanksgiving Break- No School
12/10 7th Grade Field Trip- A Christmas Carol
12/19 End of the Semester

For more information, go to:
Website: http://gcjhs.gcsc.k12.in.us
Twitter: @GCJHS_principal
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Greenfield-Central-Junior-High-School/118099534891376

Dan Jack, Principal
Greenfield Central Junior High School

Newsletter – November 17, 2014

nformation

1.We are so proud of our students for the fantastic Veteran’s Day program they provided! Mrs. Greene and the student council put in a lot of time to prepare and it showed! The student body was fantastic. The band and choirs performed beautifully. We couldn’t be prouder to have veterans, friends and family join us at the program and reception.

2. When the temperature is below freezing, we will allow students who are dropped off early into the building at 8:00am. Students who arrive earlier and wish to come into the building, may attend FOCUS (study tables), which begins at 7:30am daily. Students who attend FOCUS are expected to arrive at 7:30am and be working on school related assignments.

3. The candles have arrived! The boxes are rather large! If your child sold Yankee Candles for the Washington DC fundraiser, pickup will be Tuesday, November 18, 6pm-7pm in the cafeteria. Please enter through the main west doors (back side of the school.) If you are unable to come Tuesday, please email Mrs. Green at bgreene@gcsc.k12.in.us to make arrangements.

4. Consider participating in the Speak Up survey. Speak Up is a survey designed to help parents share their ideas directly with schools and national policymakers. By participating in Speak Up, parents are expressing their views to a wider audience of local, state, and national policy makers as well as the business community- and contributing to the national dialog about science, technology, and preparing students for the 21st century workforce. To take the survey visit: http://www.speakup4schools.org/speakup2014/ and click the blue “parents enter here” button!

5. Please be sure to check teachers’ blogs and websites linked through our webpage for the latest news and assignments.

Regular Reminders
Winter sports are underway! Schedules are available on the athletics page on our website- http://apps.gcsc.k12.in.us/blogs/gcjhs-athletics/schedules/

A few spots have opened up for the 8th grade trip to Washington DC. Those interested should call 800-225-9919 or 317-581-1122 to register today. This is a first come first served situation. Once those spots are filled, registration will close. Please note that one to two payments may be required to register.

Parking lot procedures-The right lane is for a brief drop off and the left lane is for moving traffic. If your child needs longer to gather his/her things, please park in the lot and then walk from there into the building. We want to keep students safe and avoid traffic backups onto Franklin Street.

Indiana’s 21st Century Scholars Program offers income-eligible Hoosier students up to four years of paid tuition at an eligible Indiana college or university after they graduate from high school. Scholars who enroll are connected to programs and resources to help them plan, prepare, and pay for college. 7th and 8th grade Indiana students whose families meet income eligibility guidelines must apply to become a 21st Century Scholar by June 30 of the student’s 8th grade year. You can apply online at www.Scholars.IN.gov. You may also contact the school counselor for additional information.

Boxtops-Do you have Boxtops for education laying around? Our Special Education Department is collecting them to raise funds for classroom trips. Please send in your boxtops to the office to help this great group!

Take a minute to sign up your Marsh Fresh Idea card for the Junior High! Your shopping accumulates points for teachers to get classroom supplies. www.freshideasforeducation.com and enter your card # and our school code # 49955

Dates Ahead
11/24 Character Breakfast (for those demonstrating Punctuality)
7th and 8th grade Boys basketball home opener
11/25 8th Grade Boys basketball -home
11/26-11/28 Thanksgiving Break- No School
12/10 7th Grade Field Trip- A Christmas Carol
12/19 End of the Semester

November 10 Newsletter

Information

1. We will have our Veteran’s Day program on Tuesday, November 11, at 9:00AM. We would love to have parents and veterans attend! Choir members and 8th grade band members are to wear red, white, and blue for the Veteran’s Day program on Tuesday We are encouraging all students to dress in red, white, and blue in honor of our Veterans.

2. We are proud to announce that the Department of Education has named GCJHS an “A School!” The letter grades are determined by student performance on ISTEP, growth of students from one year to the next, and participation in testing (attendance). We plan to celebrate with students and staff in the near future!

3. Winter sports are underway! Schedules are available on the athletics page on our website- http://apps.gcsc.k12.in.us/blogs/gcjhs-athletics/schedules/

Regular Reminders

A few spots have opened up for the 8th grade trip to Washington DC. Those interested should call 800-225-9919 or 317-581-1122 to register today. This is a first come first served situation. Once those spots are filled, registration will close. Please note that one to two payments may be required to register.

Parking lot procedures-The right lane is for a brief drop off and the left lane is for moving traffic. If your child needs longer to gather his/her things, please park in the lot and then walk from there into the building. We want to keep students safe and avoid traffic backups onto Franklin Street.

Indiana’s 21st Century Scholars Program offers income-eligible Hoosier students up to four years of paid tuition at an eligible Indiana college or university after they graduate from high school. Scholars who enroll are connected to programs and resources to help them plan, prepare, and pay for college. 7th and 8th grade Indiana students whose families meet income eligibility guidelines must apply to become a 21st Century Scholar by June 30 of the student’s 8th grade year. You can apply online at www.Scholars.IN.gov. You may also contact the school counselor for additional information.

Boxtops-Do you have Boxtops for education laying around? Our Special Education Department is collecting them to raise funds for classroom trips. Please send in your boxtops to the office to help this great group!

Take a minute to sign up your Marsh Fresh Idea card for the Junior High! Your shopping accumulates points for teachers to get classroom supplies. www.freshideasforeducation.com and enter your card # and our school code # 49955

Dates Ahead
11/11 Veteran’s Day Program 9AM (parents and veterans are invited!)
11/24 Character Breakfast (for those demonstrating Punctuality)
7th and 8th grade Boys basketball home opener
11/25 8th Grade Boys basketball -home
11/26-11/28 Thanksgiving Break- No School
12/10 7th Grade Field Trip- A Christmas Carol
12/19 End of the Semester

For more information go to
Website: http://gcjhs.gcsc.k12.in.us
Twitter: @GCJHS_principal
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Greenfield-Central-Junior-High-School/118099534891376

Dan Jack, Principal
Greenfield Central Junior High School

November 3, 2014 – Parent News Letter

Information
1. We had a great turnout at our first Parent Teacher Conferences last Wednesday. It’s not too late to sign up for the second night of conferences scheduled for this Wednesday, November 5. You can still sign up online through the Parent Powerschool portal! If you have trouble, please contact Mrs. Leonard in Student Services. The time slots are ten minutes each and run 3:40 pm-7:10 pm. We are looking forward to see you here!

2. A few spots have opened up for the 8th grade trip to Washington DC. Those interested should call 800-225-9919 or 317-581-1122 to register today. This is a first come first served situation. Once those spots are filled, registration will close. Please note that one to two payments may be required to register.

3. We will have our Veteran’s Day program on Tuesday, November 11, at 9:00AM. We would love to have parents and veterans attend! Our band and choir will perform some patriotic numbers.

Regular Reminders
Parking lot procedures-The right lane is for a brief drop off and the left lane is for moving traffic. If your child needs longer to gather his/her things, please park in the lot and then walk from there into the building. We want to keep students safe and avoid traffic backups onto Franklin Street.

Indiana’s 21st Century Scholars Program offers income-eligible Hoosier students up to four years of paid tuition at an eligible Indiana college or university after they graduate from high school. Scholars who enroll are connected to programs and resources to help them plan, prepare, and pay for college. 7th and 8th grade Indiana students whose families meet income eligibility guidelines must apply to become a 21st Century Scholar by June 30 of the student’s 8th grade year. You can apply online at www.Scholars.IN.gov. You may also contact the school counselor for additional information.

Boxtops-Do you have Boxtops for education laying around? Our Special Education Department is collecting them to raise funds for classroom trips. Please send in your boxtops to the office to help this great group!

Take a minute to sign up your Marsh Fresh Idea card for the Junior High! Your shopping accumulates points for teachers to get classroom supplies. www.freshideasforeducation.com and enter your card # and our school code # 49955

Dates Ahead
11/5 Parent Teacher Conferences Day #2
11/11 Veteran’s Day Program 9AM (parents and veterans are invited!)
11/26-11/28 Thanksgiving Break- No School
12/19 End of the Semester

For more information go to
Website: http://gcjhs.gcsc.k12.in.us
Twitter: @GCJHS_principal
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Greenfield-Central-Junior-High-School/118099534891376

Dan Jack, Principal
Greenfield Central Junior High School

September 22, 2014 Newsletter

Information

1. The Fall Band/Choir concert is tonight! Band concert begins at 6:00 PM, doors open at 5:45 PM. Choir concert begins at 7:15 PM, doors open at 6:45 PM.

2. Indiana’s 21st Century Scholars Program offers income-eligible Hoosier students up to four years of paid tuition at an eligible Indiana college or university after they graduate from high school. Scholars who enroll are connected to programs and resources to help them plan, prepare, and pay for college. 7th and 8th grade Indiana students whose families meet income eligibility guidelines must apply to become a 21st Century Scholar by June 30 of the student’s 8th grade year. You can apply online at www.Scholars.IN.gov . Please see the attached Online Application Worksheet for more information. You may also contact the school counselor for additional information.

Counselor for students with the last name A-K – Mrs. Elizabeth Fortuna (317) 477-4616 or efortuna@gcsc.k12.in.us
Counselor for students with the last name L-Z – Mrs. Stephanie Belcher (317) 477-4616 or sbelcher@gcsc.k12.in.us

3. 8th grade students going on the Washington DC field trip will be selling Yankee Candles as a fundraiser. We will distribute catalogs on September 30.

4. Immunization Update/Exclusion from School:
We still have several students that are not in compliance. Please note that if you are not in compliance you will have been in receipt of your second letter last week. In addition, the final notice will be going out September 25,2014. Beginning October 1, 2014, students will be EXCLUDED from school. If the student arrives to school on this date, they can remain in the building until the end of the day. However, they will be removed from the presence of other students and placed in a separate classroom/conference room. At the end of the day, a parent/guardian will have to pick them up from school as they will not be permitted on the bus due to being excluded.

Here are a few options for receiving vaccines:
a. Most physician offices do not require a doctor’s appointment for vaccines. The parent can call and schedule an appointment just for a vaccine. This is typically a more flexible, easy to schedule appointment.
b. The Hancock County Health Department can administer vaccines by appointment. Their number is 477-1125.
c. Local pharmacies can administer vaccines, but they are limited by laws. Please contact one of them for more details d. Parents can call health departments in other counties if they are unable to get into the Hancock County Health Department.

Also understand that you must provide documentation to the school after vaccines are received. Calling to tell us the vaccine was given does not meet the documentation requirements. We would prefer to avoid the issues listed above as we want the students in class. Therefore, if you have questions or concerns about meeting the compliance of the immunizations, please contact Corporation Nurse, Mrs. Dawn Hanson (477-4601) to discuss. Otherwise, we will expect that all records are up to date prior to the October 1st exclusion date.

5. Students have been doing an excellent job following our dress code! We appreciate your support in making sure students have a long shirt or sweatshirt over leggings.

6. Take a minute to sign up your Marsh Fresh Idea card for the Junior High! Your shopping accumulates points for teachers to get classroom supplies. www.freshideasforeducation.com and enter your card # and our school code # 49955

Week Ahead
9/23 Cross Country @ MV
7th Grade Football @ Doe Creek
8th Grade Football vs. Doe Creek HOME Tennis vs. Belzer MS HOME Volleyball vs. New Castle HOME
9/25 Cross Country vs. Clark Pleasant and MV HOME Tennis @ Franklin Township MS Volleyball vs. Shelbyville HOME

9/26 Soccer @ Doe Creek

Future Dates
10/6-10/17 Fall Break- No School
10/22 Picture Retakes
10/29 and 11/5 Parent Teacher Conferences

For more information go to our website: http://gcjhs.gcsc.k12.in.us
For the latest information go to our Twitter: @GCJHS_principal
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Greenfield-Central-Junior-High-School/118099534891376

Dan Jack, Principal
Greenfield Central Junior High School

21st Century Scholars Online Application Worksheet

September 9, 2014 Newsletter

Information

• Attached is information about pre-school screening. If you have a preschooler or know someone who would benefit, please pass it on.

• We will have our 8th Grade Washington DC Fundraiser meeting 6pm-7pm on Wednesday, September 10, in the cafeteria. Please join us!

• Remember: Book rental is due September 22. You can send a check to the school or pay online www.mypaymentsplus.com

• Congratulations to the 8th Grade volleyball team for winning the County Tournament this weekend!

The Technology Council has been tasked with considering the critical components of our Digital Learning Initiative proposal. This proposal will be presented as a first reading to the Board of School Trustees of the Greenfield-Central CSC at the regularly scheduled November 2014 Board Meeting. it is imperative that teachers, parents and community members have the opportunity to have a voice in this initiative and its planning. We have created surveys to gather this information.

There are a few important things you need to know about the surveys:
1. The surveys are ANONYMOUS. You will have the option to put your name on your responses at the end of the survey, but this is completely optional. Please give your honest feedback.
2. WE NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU! In order to make an informed decision, we need feedback from our teachers, parents and community members.
3. The deadline to complete the survey is MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15th. The survey data will be shared with our Technology Council at our September 17, 2014 meeting.

Parent Survey:
Please click on the following link to complete the parent survey:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/15JcyyjDlTRHCpOlO_lTymR-eskPKJkU0nICDY08CgDk/viewform?c=0&w=1&usp=mail_form_link

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A Look Ahead
9/9 7th and 8th Grade Football @ Knightstown 6pm (note the change!)
Cross Country vs. Pendleton Heights and Heritage Christian HOME
Soccer @ Warren Central
Tennis @ Stonybrook Middle School

9/10 Tennis @Shenandoah

9/11 Volleyball vs Mt Vernon HOME

9/12 Tennis vs Waldron HOME
Soccer vs Burris HOME

9/13 Volleyball Tournament HOME (@ the high school)

Dan Jack, Principal
Greenfield Central Junior High School

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