Clubs

GCJHS Sign Language Club

Sign club will have a call out meeting on Tuesday, September 19th after school from 3:30-4:00.  Our meetings will be on Tuesdays, twice a month and the schedule will be handed out on the 19th.   Anyone who wants to learn to Talk with their Hands should come!!

Principal’s Update 9/19/16

News:
1. The Fall Fine Arts Festival is tonight!  You can park in the front and back of the building and admission is $2. We expect a big crowd, so come early and enjoy the student artwork on display before the program.
2. We will be collecting envelopes for our school-wide fundraiser through Thursday.  Our goal is for each student to get $7 in donations.  It looks like Thursday will be a nice day!

3. Just 10 school days left in the first quarter!  Students will be taking quarterly assessments next week.  Look for study materials to come home (or digitally in Google Classroom.)

4. As we wait for ISTEP reports from the State, we continue to look to NWEA assessment for “real-time” information.  Teachers are looking at the results and adjusting their curriculum to meet students’ needs.  Most students have met with their math, English and science teachers to look at their scores and set goals for the year.  A special committee of teachers and students is working to create guidelines for a special event we will have for students who show growth.  Stay tuned for more information!

5. Today is the day we kick off our campaign supporting the Imagination Library!  Imagination Library delivers a book monthly to each enrolled child until their fifth birthday.  At Greenfield-Central, our theme for this week  is “Give 1”.   If each of us will give just one dollar (10 dimes, 4 quarters) – we could give Imagination Library to 36 children for all 5 years.  Students can donate at lunch time.
6. We will be using an online software program to register for parent-teacher conferences. More information about this program will be in next week’s newsletter. Our conference dates this year are Thursday, October 27th and Thursday, November 3rd.

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 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:

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 08/01/16

School is back in session!  We are thrilled to have your child at Greenfield Central Junior High School for the 2016-17 school year!  It is our hope that you and your child have a great educational experience this year.  In order to communicate the latest news, we will send out weekly newsletters and occasional mid-week updates.

News:
1.  It is important to us that students are safe at school.  We have a few safety precautions to know:
A. All visitors coming beyond the main office will need state I.D. to create a visitor badge.
B. The parking lot can get busy!  Please do not have your student cross traffic to get to/from your car.  Please be considerate of others and keep the drop-off/pick-up line moving quickly.
C. Athletes should be picked up from practices in the front lot.

2. Tomorrow evening is our Meet Your Child’s Teachers Night. It will be open house style, so you can come and follow your child’s schedule to meet teachers at your pace.  The evening will go from 6:30pm-8:00pm.

3. 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.

4. Attention 8th Grade Parents! Each spring we take 250+ 8th graders and parents to Washington, D.C.  This year, we will go May 10-14, 2017.  There is an important informational meeting with the tour company on Tuesday, August 2, at 6:00pm, in the cafeteria.

5. Most athletic practices/tryouts begin today!  Students must have a current physical on file to participate.  Our competition schedule is available at this website http://gchscougars.com/ and click on “Junior High.”

6. We encourage students to attend athletic events.  Any GCJHS student who wears school colors will be admitted for free to our junior high home events.  We have class T-shirts for every 7th grade student.  They can pick them up at home football or volleyball games for the next two weeks.

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

8. We would love for everyone to register the Junior High on your Marsh Fresh Idea card. This is a simple, 2 minute web task.  We use the points from Marsh to buy supplies and materials for the classroom!  Go to http://www.freshideasforeducation.com and enter our school code: 49955

9. Textbook Fees can be turned in anytime this month.  7th Grade fees are $150.26    8th Grade fees are 149.47
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 $59.70 and has a $50 deductible for each claim.

10. Students are watching a series of “MacBook Bootcamp” videos this week during classes.  We will have a link to these videos on our webpage by the end of the week, so you can view and go over them with your child, if you wish.

Upcoming Dates:
August 2: 8th Grade trip to Washington, D.C. information meeting 6:00-6:30pm (cafeteria)
August 2: Meet Your Child’s Teachers Night 6:30pm-8:00pm (open house style)
August 4: Athletic Information Night for parents 7:00pm
August 16: Sister City Kakuda students visit GCJHS

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!)
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!

Dan Jack

Principal, Greenfield Central Junior High School

JH Cross Country Call Out

If your incoming 7th or 8th grade student would like to give cross country running a try (or if they are returning to the team), please take a look at the attached information. You can also contact me anytime via email if you have questions.
Callout/Info Meeting: May 19 at 5:30 at GCJHS!!!
We also have some summer programming for 6th grade!!!