Announcements

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

Veteran’s Day Program

Greenfield Central Junior High School will host its annual Veterans Day Program this Friday, November 11th at 9:30 AM.  Students are asked to invite their friends and relatives who are Veterans, to join us for this special program.  This student led program includes some patriotic readings and speeches and songs by the choir, the band and our strings group!

The doors open to guests at 8:45 and there will be a brief donut , muffin, and coffee reception in the schools cafeteria prior to the 9:30 program time.
Students are asked to register their guests by Thursday, November 10th using the following link.  Those students may also join their invited veteran and guests at the pre-program reception.
Please contact Mrs. Betsy Greene  at GCJHS if you have any questions.

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

Parent-Teacher Conferences

*Parent Teacher Conferences are scheduled for October 27 and November 3.

GCJHS is using PTCFast.com to make signups for Parent Teacher Conferences as convenient as possible this year. Please enter the following web address into your browser window:

https://ptcfast.com/schools/Greenfield_Central_Junior_High_School

Have a list of your student’s teachers with you and choose the teacher(s) that you would like schedule to see.  Follow the onscreen instructions to select the date and time!  

If you do not have internet access, please contact us via phone at 477-4616. 

Principal’s Update 9/27/16

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

 

2. We will be using ptcfast.com to register for parent-teacher conferences this year.  Start with your child’s schedule and go to this link:  https://www.ptcfast.com/schools/Greenfield_Central_Junior_High_School
Choose the teacher(s) with whom you would like to set up a conference and choose the day and time from the available choices. Our conference dates this year are Thursday, October 27th and Thursday, November 3rd.

 

3. Just 4 school days left in the first quarter!  Students will be taking quarterly assessments this week.  Look for study materials to come home (or digitally in Google Classroom.)

 

4. PTO will meet Wednesday in the cafeteria at 5pm. All are invited to attend!

 

5. Textbook statements will be mailed this week. Thanks to all who have paid already!

 

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

Upcoming Dates:
September 28: PTO Meeting 5pm
October 3-14: Fall Break
November 16 and February 8: Elearning days (students work from home)

Connections:
We have multiple ways for you to obtain information regarding what’s happening at GCJHS.
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 9/12/16

News:
1. This week, is Digital Citizenship Week. Below is a chart with the theme for each day, the dress up day suggestion, and a link for a parent resource.  Students will watch a short video each day with a digital citizenship lesson.  Please take some time to look over the parent resources and discuss this important topic with your child.
2. Thanks to some grant money, Greenfield DARE Officer, Steve McCarley, is able to bring in a speaker for our students on Thursday.  Many students will recognize Retro Bill from the DARE picnic in past years.  Retro Bill is an energetic performer who will have the students’ attention throughout the hour.  He will talk about conflict resolution and how to combat bullying, as well as making good choices in regards to drugs, tobacco and alcohol.
3. School pictures are this Friday, September 16. You can log in to LifeTouch and order picture packages now with code HM786146Y0.  Packets were sent home as well.   Athletics pictures will be Friday, after school.
4. We will start collecting envelopes for our school-wide fundraiser on Friday.  Students can also turn in donations next week up to the walk-a-thon.  Our goal is for each student to get at least $7 in donations.
5. The deadline to sign up for the 8th grade trip to Washington, D.C. is Thursday, September 15.  If you think you and/or your child may want to go, please sign up.  It is much easier to remove you from the list than it is to add you later.  Here is the link with more information: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dRJz_85Ey24IhzibB08VaQcumEdSuVxI4A_pjKYTQRU/edit?usp=sharing–   Email Mrs. Betsy Greene with any questions.  bgreene@gcsc.k12.in.us

 

Reminders:
  1. Parent Teacher Organization (PTO): Meets the last Wednesday of each month in the school cafeteria! Please consider joining!
  2. Students can be dropped off to wait outside in the morning.  The doors to the building will be open beginning at 8:20a.m. each day.
  3. Breakfast is available for $1.75, to students every school day, at 8:20a.m.
  4. Textbook Fees can be turned in to the front office.  7th Grade fees are $150.26    8th Grade fees are $149.47
Upcoming Dates:
September 15: Retro Bill Convocation
September 16: School Pictures and Athletic Team Pictures
September 19: Fall Fine Arts Festival (6:00 PM Bands, 7:00 Strings, 7:30 PM Choirs)
September 22: Walk-a-thon Fundraiser
October 3-14: Fall Break
November 16 and February 8: Elearning days (students work from home)

 

Connections:
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.”

Digital Citizenship Week

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Theme of the Day
Focus on Digital Citizenship
Digital Citizenship is a Team Effort
Your Digital Identity
Be Upstanding
Rights, Remixes, and Responsibilities
Spirit Day
Sunglasses
Team Day (superheroes, sports, etc)
Twins, Emoticons
Silly Socks
Works of Art: It’s Picture Day! Dress for your Portrait!
Parent Info

 

Counseling Connection
During September we kick off College Go! Week. Although it may seem like it is too soon to be preparing for your student’s life after high school it will be here before you know it.  College Go! Week at the Junior High is about students becoming aware of the different options they have for their future.  It is not just for students who plan to go to a college or university.  If you would like to learn more about what you can be doing to prepare for your student’s future please click on the links below.
7th and 8th Grade College and Career Checklist
Learn more about what your 7th grader can be doing to prepare for their future.
Learn More Indiana
Learn more about College, Careers and Costs.
Twenty-First Century Scholars
Learn more about the Twenty-First Century Scholars Program.  If you are income eligible you should sign up during your student’s 7th or 8th grade school year.
If you would like additional information, please contact your child’s Guidance Counselor.
Mrs. Fortuna   efortuna@gcsc.k12.in.us – Students with the last name A-K
Mrs. Belcher  sbelcher@gcsc.k12.in.us – Students with the last name L-Z
*If you would like to be removed from this email list, please email “Stop” to gcjhs-parents-leave@listserv.gcsc.k12.in.us
Dan Jack, Principal
Greenfield Central Junior High

Principal’s Update 9/7/16

News:
1. School pictures are September 16. You can log in to LifeTouch and order picture packages now with code HM786146Y0.  Packets were sent home as well. Athletics pictures will be after school on this day.
2. The deadline to sign up for the 8th grade trip to Washington, D.C. is approaching.  If you think you and/or your child may want to go, please sign up.  You can be removed from the list, but it is difficult or sometimes not possible to add you later.  Here is the link with more information: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dRJz_85Ey24IhzibB08VaQcumEdSuVxI4A_pjKYTQRU/edit?usp=sharing–
3. We introduced the school-wide fundraiser to students on Friday. We will have a walk-a-thon on September 22. Students are asked to get donations for walking an hour. Donations go to Riley Children’s Hospital, student incentives, field trips, benevolence, and many other costs that come up throughout the year.  Students will have contests and incentives to get donations.  Our goal is for each student to get $7 in donations
4. This is Homecoming Week!  Students can wear sports themes/jerseys tomorrow and Friday is Blue and Gold Day.  Students must pay to get in to high school sporting events.
5. There is a homecoming parade that begins at 4:30pm on Friday.  
The parade route will be: Harris/GIS Parking lot to Oak Boulevard, to Park Avenue, to Noble Street, to North Street, to Broadway.  All entries will return to the Harris/GIS parking lot, where the parade started.    
 
Reminders:
  1. Parent Teacher Organization (PTO): Meets the last Wednesday of each month in the school cafeteria! Please consider joining!
  2. Students can be dropped off to wait outside in the morning.  The doors to the building will be open beginning at 8:20a.m. each day.
  3. Breakfast is available for $1.75, to students every school day, at 8:20a.m.
  4. Textbook Fees can be turned in to the front office.  7th Grade fees are $150.26    8th Grade fees are $149.47
Upcoming Dates:
September 16: School Pictures and Athletic Team Pictures
September 22: Walk-a-thon Fundraiser
September 28: PTO Meeting
October 3-14: Fall Break
November 16 and February 8: Elearning days (students work from home)

 

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