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

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