Principal Updates

Principal’s Update 2/6/17

News:
1.  Our Flex Pilot eLearning Day is Wednesday! All assignments will be due no later than Friday, February 10.  Here is the link to RSVP for the day:
2. We had a very successful solo and ensemble contest on Saturday for our 8th grade band and strings members.  Almost all students were awarded golds!
3. Congratulations to the 7th grade boys basketball team, for winning the county tournament!
4. McKinney-Vento Act – Our school corporation is required to send out the link to the Residency Form to each family twice a year.  The information received from this form will be kept confidential and will be used by the corporation’s McKinney-Vento liaison to assist with outreach to families.  If you feel the information you provide in the form would be beneficial for the school corporation to know, please complete the link by clicking here.
5. The student council is hosting a Valentine Dance and Zombie fest Friday afternoon.  The dance will be in the gym and the Zombie fest is a capture the flag style team game students play in the halls.  Students can participate in one or both activities for the same $3 advance admission or $4 at the door.

 

Upcoming Dates:
February 8: Flex Pilot eLearning Day (students work from home)
February 10: Valentine Dance/Zombie Fest 3:30pm-5:30pm
February 13: On the Road to High School – 8th Graders and their parents- open house 6pm-7pm, parent meeting 7pm
February 20: President’s Day (NO SCHOOL) – Snow Make-up Day (if needed)
February 22: NAEP Testing for selected 8th grade students
February 27:  ISTEP Part 1 Testing Window Opens
March 13-24: Spring Break (Weather Make-Up Days During First Five Days – if needed)
April 17:  ISTEP Part 2 Testing Window Opens
ISTEP+ testing February 28th – March 3rd
ISTEP TIPS FOR STUDENTS & PARENTS


Test Taking Tips for Students:
  • Read the question and directions carefully before you look at the answers.
  • Eliminate answers you know aren’t right.
  • If you do not know the answer, make a smart guess and select an answer.
  • Mark your answers carefully.
  • Make sure you work at a pace that will give you enough time to finish the test. Do not spend too much time on particularly hard questions. If you have time left, go back and check your answers.


Test Taking Tips for Parents/Guardians:
  • Praise your child for the things he or she does well, and be supportive of his or her efforts, especially in areas or activities that are challenging. Kids who feel good about themselves and their abilities – and who aren’t fearful about making mistakes – will feel more confident and less anxious when taking the test.
  • Talk with your child about what they’re doing in class and ask what he or she is reading. Studies show that kids who talk with their families on a weekly basis about school and what they read score higher on the national standardized reading test than kids who talk about these things with their families less often.
  • Limit your child’s TV time. Studies show that kids who watch fewer than three hours of television a day scored higher on the national reading test than those who watch more.
  • Express a positive attitude about the test and confidence in your child’s ability to do well on it. Research shows that parents’ and teachers’ attitudes influence children’s attitudes. So if you’re upbeat and encouraging about the test, your child is likely to feel good about it.
  • Encourage your child to read-newspapers, magazines, food labels, recipes, letters, and instructions, in addition to fiction and non-fiction books. Test makers draw on a wide variety of formats when choosing items to evaluate reading comprehension skills.
  • Reassure your child that test scores are only one measure of his or her abilities, not the whole picture. Don’t judge your child on the basis of his or her test score.
  • Please help us by making sure your child has good school attendance every day for the test.
  • Ensure that your child gets a good night’s sleep the night before the test and eats a nutritious breakfast.

 

Reminders:
1. Breakfast is available for $1.75, to students every school day, at 8:20 a.m.
2. Buy a yearbook at https://yearbookforever.com.
3. 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.
4. With cold temperatures heading our way, please make sure your child wears a coat.  If temperatures dip below freezing, students will be permitted to come into the building beginning at 8:00 a.m.  FOCUS (homework help) is available every day, starting at 7:30a.m. in room B1515.
5. Sixty-three 8th grade students were chosen for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). The notification letters were sent out last week.  Please contact Mrs. Belcher or Mr. Jack with any questions.

 

Connect with us:
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.”
Dan Jack, Principal
Greenfield Central Junior High

Principal’s Update 1/30/17

News:
1. Parents of 8th Graders- Please check out the post entitled,  “On the Road to High School.”  This is our transition program to get students (and their parents!) ready for high school.  Please note the extracurricular open house and parent meeting at the high school is February 13.
2. There were 230 GCJHS students in 54 solos or ensembles who performed on Friday night.  It was a terrific night of music!
3. We have received RSVPs from about 50% of parents for the eLearning Flex Pilot day on February 8.  Please follow this link so we can account for all students for that day.  Here is a direct link to the RSVP: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdheIWJcsQvp6PuT7O_nFEzrvhOsO6CMdzZVh–VwKv00gQaA/viewform
4. The 7th Grade Science fair will be in the cafeteria, on Tuesday.  Participating students will stay after school to display their projects.  Judging will occur 3:30-4:45pm. Then, parents and friends will be invited in at 4:45pm.  Awards will be announced at 5:00pm.
5. The first softball preseason workout, for any girl interested and not already involved in a winter sport, will be after school Monday, February 6 until 5:00pm.  Please bring a glove, bat and clothing to run in.  Coach Grimes will meet the girls outside the gym doors at 3:40pm.

 

Upcoming Dates:
January 31: 7th Grade Science Fair
February 4: ISSMA Band Competitions *8th Grade only*
February 8: Flex Pilot eLearning Day (students work from home)
February 13: On the Road to High School – 8th Graders and their parents- open house 6pm-7pm, parent meeting 7pm
February 20: President’s Day (NO SCHOOL) – Snow Make-up Day (if needed)
February 22: NAEP Testing for selected 8th grade students
February 27:  ISTEP Part 1 Testing Window Opens
March 13-24: Spring Break (Weather Make-Up Days During First Five Days – if needed)
April 17:  ISTEP Part 2 (Online Portion) Testing Window Opens

 

Reminders:
1. Breakfast is available for $1.75, to students every school day, at 8:20 a.m.
2. Buy a yearbook at https://yearbookforever.com.
3. 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.
4. With cold temperatures heading our way, please make sure your child wears a coat.  If temperatures dip below freezing, students will be permitted to come into the building beginning at 8:00 a.m.  FOCUS (homework help) is available every day, starting at 7:30a.m. in room B151
5. Sixty-three 8th grade students were chosen for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). The notification letters were sent out last week.  Please contact Mrs. Belcher or Mr. Jack with any questions.
Connect with us:
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.”

 

Dan Jack, Principal
Greenfield Central Junior High

Principal’s Update 1/23/17

News:
1. Flex Pilot eLearning Day is February 8.  Please RSVP so we can account for all students for that day.  Here is a direct link to the RSVP: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdheIWJcsQvp6PuT7O_nFEzrvhOsO6CMdzZVh–VwKv00gQaA/viewform
2. Sixty-three 8th grade students were chosen for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). The notification letters were sent out last week.  Please contact Mrs. Belcher or Mr. Jack with any questions.
3. EZSchoolpay users: AT&T is blocking emails from EZSchoolpay.com as spam.  They company has requested to have AT&T unblock them, but until this is corrected, you can add another parent account with a different email (other than AT&T) and get the emails until it is corrected.
4. Applications are now open for students interested in participating in the Indiana House Page Program during the 2017 legislative session.
While at the Statehouse, House pages spend the day touring the House and Senate chambers, the Indiana Supreme Court and governor’s office. They also observe the legislative session directly from the floor of the House, listening to debates on important issues.
Pages are also assigned age-appropriate tasks like delivering important messages and sorting files.
To be a page, applicants should be between the ages of 13 and 18. Student pages receive an excused absence from school.
For more information and to apply, click here or call 800­-382­-9841.
5. Special Olympics is having a Hancock County 2017 Winter Jam, on Saturday March 4th,  6:00PM.  It will be at the 4H Building 620 N. Apple St. Greenfield.  For more information, visit http://www.soinhancockcounty.org/events/event/special-olympics-hancock-county-2017-winter-jam/

Upcoming Dates:
January 25: PTO meeting
January 27: Choir Solo/ensemble performances at GCJHS
February 8: Flex Pilot eLearning Day (students work from home)
February 20: President’s Day (NO SCHOOL) – Snow Make-up Day (if needed)
February 22: NAEP Testing for selected 8th grade students
February 27:  ISTEP Part 1 Testing Window Opens
March 13-24: Spring Break (Weather Make-Up Days During First Five Days – if needed)
April 17:  ISTEP Part 2 (Online Portion) Testing Window Opens

 

Reminders:
    1. Breakfast is available for $1.75, to students every school day, at 8:20 a.m.
    2. Buy a yearbook at https://yearbookforever.com.
    3. 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.
    4. With cold temperatures heading our way, please make sure your child wears a coat.  If temperatures dip below freezing, students will be permitted to come into the building beginning at 8:00 a.m.  FOCUS (homework help) is available every day, starting at 7:30a.m. in room B151
Connect with us:
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.”

 

Dan Jack, Principal
Greenfield Central Junior High

Principal’s Update 12/5/16

News:
1. Next Tuesday, December 13, we will have our Winter Fine Arts Festival in the GCJHS gym. The crowds have been growing and our cafeteria is no longer big enough to accommodate the audience. Parking will still be a challenge, so please allow extra time.

2. With cold temperatures heading our way, please make sure your child wears a coat. If temperatures dip below freezing, students will be permitted to come into the building beginning at 8:00 a.m. FOCUS (homework help) is available every day, starting at 7:30a.m. in room B151

3. The Greenfield Central Junior High School PTO hosted the 2nd annual Trivia Night on 11/28. There were over 50 parents and students in attendance vying for several great prizes, the grand prize 4 tickets to the Pacers! The event netted $165 to be used for classroom purchases for the upcoming Spring Session. In addition to the initial Kleenex Boxes that were distributed after the Thanksgiving Break, the PTO is planning on purchasing classroom supplies including dry erase markers, folders and other items off of the wishlist. In December, the PTO plans to provide all of hardworking teachers with a holiday cookie party.

4. NWEA tests this week. We are challenging students to “beat” their fall scores. Students get their results immediately and teachers will get class data near the end of the semester. Students will qualify for APE Day (December 21st,) if they improve in two or more testing areas.

5. Students in grades seven through eleven are eligible to travel to Japan with the Sister Cities of Greenfield program. The cost has been lowered to $750 and scholarships are available for those who qualify. The deadline for Sister Cities travel applications is rapidly approaching. (Friday, December 16) Download your application from the Sister Cities website: sistercitiesofgreenfield.org.

6. Don’t know what to get your GCJHS student for Christmas? How about buying them their yearbook at a discounted price. Now until December 31st, the 2017 GCJHS yearbook is only $25.00. The price goes up January 1st, so get your yearbook now. You may order online at https://yearbookforever.com or you can fill out the attached order form and send it to school.

7. Attention Washington D.C. Trip Parents: 2nd payments were due November 15th. If you have not made a payment toward the trip by December 8, the student and/or chaperone will be removed from the trip. We have to lock in the hotel rooms and buses by that day. Yankee Candle profits will not be applied to accounts until late December or early January. Those with a surplus in their accounts would be eligible for refunds in the spring. If everyone currently on the list stays on the list, this will be the largest group Greenfield Central Junior High has ever taken! Please contact Grueninger Tours with questions http://www.gogmt.com/contactus.html or (800) 225-9919.

8. We will run our Toys for Tots Drive 11/28-12/9. Students can bring a new, unwrapped toy to 1st period. Two toys earns one free admission to the Christmas Party & Dance on Friday, December 9 3:30-5:00pm.
Interested in chaperoning this event? Contact Mrs. Greene.

Upcoming Dates:
December 6: 7th Grade field trip IRT
December 9: Christmas Party and Dance 3:30pm-5:00pm
December 13: Winter Fine Arts Festival (Bands, Choirs, Strings) in the GCJHS Gym
December 19 and 20: Semester Exams

Reminders:
Breakfast is available for $1.75, to students every school day, at 8:20 a.m.
Textbook Fees can be turned in to the front office. 7th Grade fees are $150.26 8th Grade fees are $149.47

Connect with us:
Website- http://gcjhs.gcsc.k12.in.us/
Twitter- @GCJHS_principal
Facebook – Greenfield Central Junior High School
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.”

Dan Jack, Principal
Greenfield Central Junior High

 

Principal’s Update 11/28/16

News:

1.  Don’t know what to get your GCJHS student for Christmas?  How about buying them their yearbook at a discounted price.  Now until December 31st, the 2017 GCJHS yearbook is only $25.00.  The price goes up January 1st, so get your yearbook now.  You may order online at https://yearbookforever.com or you can fill out the attached order form and send it to school.
2. NWEA Testing begins on Wednesday, November 30.  Teachers and students get individual results within a couple of days and school wide results before the end of the semester.  We will use this information to gauge student growth, and determine placement for ISTEP Boost classes and remediation.
3. On December 21st, we will have our first ever APE day (Academic Progress is for Everyone.)  Students become eligible for APE day by improving in two or more NWEA testing areas or, students testing above grade level, must maintain that status.  Improvement is one point or more in growth.  Students who qualify for APE day will spend a few hours participating in activities such as Karaoke, cornhole, games and raffles.
4. Girls basketball tryouts are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week at Greenfield Intermediate School.  8th Grade will practice 4:30pm-6pm and 7th grade will practice 6pm-8pm.
5. Wrestling practice begins after school today.
6.  Wednesday is the last day to pay book fees by debit/credit card.  We can still accept check and cash for fees after Wednesday. Contact treasurer Jan Mitchell with questions.
7. Attention Washington D.C. Trip Parents: 2nd payments were due November 15th. If you have not made a payment toward the trip by December 8, the student and/or chaperone will be removed from the trip. We have to lock in the hotel rooms and buses by that day. Yankee Candle profits will not be applied to accounts until late December or early January. Those with a surplus in their accounts would be eligible for refunds in the spring. If everyone currently on the list stays on the list, this will be the largest group Greenfield Central Junior High has ever taken! Please contact Grueninger Tours with questions http://www.gogmt.com/contactus.html or  (800) 225-9919.
There are still some Yankee Candles orders to be picked up. Contact Mrs. Greene to arrange pick-up of large orders.
8. We will run our Toys for Tots Drive 11/28-12/9.  Students can bring a new, unwrapped toy to 1st period. Two toys earns one free admission to the Christmas Party & Dance on Friday, December 9 3:30-5:00pm.
Interested in chaperoning this event? Contact Mrs. Greene.

Upcoming Dates:

November 30: NWEA “middle of year” testing begins
*No PTO meeting this month*
December 6: 7th Grade field trip IRT
December 19 and 20: Semester Exams

Reminders:

  1. 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.  If temperatures dip below freezing, students will be permitted to come into the building beginning at 8:00 a.m.
  2. Breakfast is available for $1.75, to students every school day, at 8:20 a.m.
  3. Textbook Fees can be turned in to the front office.  7th Grade fees are $150.26    8th Grade fees are $149.47  Credit/Debit cards will be accepted, in person, until November 30.
Connect with us:

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.”

Dan Jack, Principal

Greenfield Central Junior High

Principal’s Update 11/14/16

News:
1.  Wednesday is the Flex-Pilot eLearning Day.  Students will stay home and work on assignments while teachers have professional development learning at school.  Teachers will have office hours 12:30-3:30pm for students to call with questions about their assignments.  In case students have trouble connecting to the internet at home, assignments are due Monday, November 21.  The Tech Help Desk will be available all day for tech support at (317) 477-4111.   We need to make appropriate arrangements for the day, so if you haven’t RSVP’d for the Flex Pilot eLearning day, please do so! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd5o3-H9u2OCvyo8k9co-6J0m2IfNLVQblG70EQbtNNHH7ezA/viewform
2.  Friday, November 18th the GCJHS PTO will be hosting it’s 2nd annual Family Trivia Night. Families or friend groups can reserve a table, order a pizza and play a fun game of trivia and compete with other GCJHS families and staff. Indy’s Live Trivia will be here to stump us and keep us entertained!
Please register your family at the following link.  On that link you can also pre-order pizza!  The concession stand will be open with pizza-by-the-slice, candy, soda, desserts and other snacks! You won’t want to miss this fun night! Pre-orders are encouraged and are the most economical!
3. Girls basketball tryouts for both 7th and 8th grade teams, will be Monday Nov 28 through Wednesday Nov 30 at GIS.  More details will be announced at school.

Tips for School Success
Students sometimes have trouble with time management at this stage in life.  It’s important to develop a plan and you can help!  Have your child make a list of assignments he/she needs to get done.  It’s fun to cross the items off the list as they are completed and it keeps them on task.  If something seems overwhelming, have him/her break it into small parts.  Make sure your child does the most challenging assignments first while he/she is still fresh and alert.  Set goals and rewards (If I study for 30 minutes, I get to play video games for 30 minutes).

Upcoming Dates:
November 14: Picture Retakes
November 16: Flex Pilot eLearning Day (students work from home)
November 23-25: Thanksgiving Break
November 30: NWEA “middle of year” testing begins
December 6: 7th Grade field trip
December 19 and 20: Semester Exams

Reminders:
  1. 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.  If temperatures dip below freezing, students will be permitted to come into the building beginning at 8:00 a.m.
  2. Breakfast is available for $1.75, to students every school day, at 8:20 a.m.
  3. Textbook Fees can be turned in to the front office.  7th Grade fees are $150.26    8th Grade fees are $149.47  Credit/Debit cards will be accepted, in person, until November 30.

Connect with us:
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.”
Dan Jack, Principal
Greenfield Central Junior High

Principal’s Update 11/7/16

News:
1. You are invited to our Veterans Day program on Friday, at 9:30am, in the gym. The forty-five minute program is student-led and includes performances from our band and choirs.
2. Students will begin hearing about “APE Day” this week.  APE stands for Academic Progress is for Everyone.  Students will be challenged to beat their August NWEA test scores. Our first round of scores were really strong, and we want to continue pushing to improve. Students who show improvement, will get to participate in a special event on December 21.
3.  Friday, November 18th the GCJHS PTO will be hosting it’s 2nd annual Family Trivia Night. Families or friend groups can reserve a table, order a pizza and play a fun game of trivia and compete with other GCJHS families and staff. Indy’s Live Trivia will be here to stump us and keep us entertained!
Please register your family at the following link.  On that link you can also pre-order pizza!  The concession stand will be open with pizza-by-the-slice, candy, soda, desserts and other snacks! You won’t want to miss this fun night! Pre-orders are encouraged and are the most economical!
4. If you haven’t RSVP’d for the Flex Pilot eLearning day, please do so!  Here is the link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd5o3-H9u2OCvyo8k9co-6J0m2IfNLVQblG70EQbtNNHH7ezA/viewform
5. If you missed parent teacher conferences, please reach out to your child’s teachers by email or phone.  We want to keep all lines of communication open so that your child will succeed.

Upcoming Dates:
November 11: Veterans Day Program, 9:30am
November 14: Picture Retakes
November 16: Elearning day (students work from home)
November 23-25: Thanksgiving Break
November 30: NWEA middle of year testing begins
December 6: 7th Grade field trip
December 19 and 20: Semester Exams

Reminders:
  1. 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.  If temperatures dip below freezing, students will be permitted to come into the building beginning at 8:00 a.m.
  2. Breakfast is available for $1.75, to students every school day, at 8:20 a.m.
  3. Textbook Fees can be turned in to the front office.  7th Grade fees are $150.26    8th Grade fees are $149.47  Credit/Debit cards will be accepted, in person, until November 30.
Connect with us:
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.”
Dan Jack, Principal
Greenfield Central Junior High

Principal’s Update 10/31/16

News:
1. We had a great first day of Parent Teacher Conferences last week.  Wednesday will be last chance to sign up for November 3rd conferences.  Go to this link to sign up:  https://www.ptcfast.com/schools/Greenfield_Central_Junior_High_School  If a teacher’s schedule is full, please email him/her and set up another day to meet.   
 
2. Congratulations to the GCHS Cougar Pride Marching Band who finished 2nd in State this weekend!  GC Junior High has several 8th graders who are members of the high school marching band this year.
 
3.  Friday, November 18th the GCJHS PTO will be hosting it’s 2nd annual Family Trivia Night. Families or friend groups can reserve a table, order a pizza and play a fun game of trivia and compete with other GCJHS families and staff. Indy’s Live Trivia will be here to stump us and keep us entertained!
Please register your family at the following link.  On that link you can also pre-order pizza!  The concession stand will be open with pizza-by-the-slice, candy, soda, desserts and other snacks! You won’t want to miss this fun night! Pre-orders are encouraged and are the most economical!
 
4. If you haven’t RSVP’d for the Flex Pilot eLearning day, please do so!  Here is the link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd5o3-H9u2OCvyo8k9co-6J0m2IfNLVQblG70EQbtNNHH7ezA/viewform
 
5.  The Parks Department and Hancock Regional Hospital are sponsoring a brand new Turkey Day 5K on the beautiful Pennsy Trail.  Race starts at 9 a.m. Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24.  The cost is $25 for the 5K and $20 for the fun run, but the price goes up after Oct. 31. All proceeds go towards purchasing outdoor workout equipment for the Pennsy Trail.  Here is the registration link:  https://runsignup.com/Race/Events/IN/Greenfield/GreenfieldTurkeyDay5K
 
Upcoming Dates:
November 3: Parent Teacher Conferences
November 11: Veterans Day Program, 9:30am
November 14: Picture Retakes
November 16 and February 8: Elearning days (students work from home)  
November 23-25: Thanksgiving Break
November 30: NWEA middle of year testing begins
December 6: 7th Grade field trip
December 19 and 20: Semester Exams
 
Reminders:
  1. 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.  If temperatures dip below freezing, students will be permitted to come into the building beginning at 8:00 a.m.
  2. Breakfast is available for $1.75, to students every school day, at 8:20 a.m.  
  3. Textbook Fees can be turned in to the front office.  7th Grade fees are $150.26    8th Grade fees are $149.47  Credit/Debit cards will be accepted, in person, until November 30.
Connect with us:
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.”  
Dan Jack, Principal
Greenfield Central Junior High

Principal’s Update 11/17/16

The students were excited to be back today! Some students will change classes if they had a class that is a 9 weeks class (Computers, Art, MIE, Business, and sometimes, Wellness.) We told them that today is a fresh start in their classes. If they fell short of their goals, they can create new habits for studying and completing their homework. If they met their goals last quarter, they can continue the hard work they have put in so far. The second quarter always seems to go by fast!

News:
1. Our Parent Teacher Conference dates this year are Thursday, October 27th and Thursday, November 3rd. Please sign up to conference with your child’s teachers. Go to this link to sign up: https://www.ptcfast.com/schools/Greenfield_Central_Junior_High_School

2. Report cards will be available on PowerSchool Friday afternoon.

3. This week, you should receive a postcard about our Flex Pilot eLearning days. We need to have an RSVP for every student so that we can plan for the day! Here is the link to RSVP, in the event you do not receive the postcard: http://tinyurl.com/gcflexrsvp

4. Boys Basketball tryouts will begin this Wednesday. The 8th Graders will be right after school on Wednesday and the 7th grade will begin at 5:30 p.m. Athletes must have a physical turned in to participate.

5. Girls Basketball open gyms will be Mondays and Wednesdays 6pm-8pm at Greenfield Intermediate School. Athletes must have a physical turned in to participate.

6. If you would like to sign up to access the parent page for your child’s Google classroom, here is the link to sign up: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScbl8PHAb_SSaFbGVcgls4Cfjz_gNLkiHlFVyPAWc98rK0ACA/viewform?c=0&w=1

7. Yankee Candle Sales for 8th grade students going to Washington, D.C. will wrap up on October 21. Please make sure all money and orders are turned in Friday! Mrs. Greene would love to have some parents help with the candle orders. If you are interested, please email bgreene@gcsc.k12.in.us

Upcoming Dates:
October 27 and November 3: Parent Teacher Conferences.
November 11: Veterans Day Program, 9:30am
November 16 and February 8: Elearning days (students work from home)
November 23-25: Thanksgiving Break

Reminders:
Parent Teacher Organization (PTO): Meets the last Wednesday of each month in the school cafeteria! Please consider joining!
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.
Breakfast is available for $1.75, to students every school day, at 8:20 a.m.
Textbook Fees can be turned in to the front office. 7th Grade fees are $150.26 8th Grade fees are $149.47

Connect with us:
Website- http://gcjhs.gcsc.k12.in.us/
Twitter- @GCJHS_principal
Facebook – Greenfield Central Junior High School
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.”

Dan Jack, Principal
Greenfield Central Junior High