Principal’s Update 1/7/19

Happy New Year!

News:

1. Report Cards will be available online, through the parent Powerschool account, Wednesday afternoon.

2. 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.

3. 7th and 8th grade students earning a 3.75 GPA or higher, will be invited later this month to apply for National Junior Honor Society.  There is an application packet that interested students will need to complete and return. If you think your child will qualify, please talk with him/her about the importance of carefully filling out the application by the deadline.  

4. Our snow day on November 15 will be made up as an eLearning Day.  Students will work from home that day. In the future, if school is cancelled due to weather, teachers will have the day’s assignments posted to Google Classroom by 9am.

5. We had two staff changes over break:  Mrs. Erin Stevens (estevens@gcsc.k12.in.us) is returning to GCJHS for Miss Sara Garringer, who is going into the mission field in Africa.  Miss Katelyn Lee (kalee@gcsc.k12.in.us) will be joining us soon for Mrs. New.

6. The Fusionettes Dance Team is collecting books, DVDs, CDs, and video games for a service project to benefit Riley Hospital for Children.  Items can be brought in for any age and should be in new or very good condition. These items can be brought to the GCJHS office with a note that they are for the dance team service project.  The collection runs until February 1.

Upcoming Dates:

January 9: Report Cards available online.

January 21: Martin Luther King Day Snow Make-up Day (elearning day)  

January 30: 3rd scheduled eLearning Day

February 13: “On the Road to High School” Schedule info night at G-CHS for 8th graders and parents.  6pm-7:30pm

February 18: President’s Day (No School) Snow Make-up Day, if needed.

March 5-15: High School Scheduling Appointments (G-CHS Counselors with 8th graders and parents during school, at GCJHS)

March 18-29: Spring Break (Weather Make-Up Days During First Five Days – if needed)

Our school events calendar can be found at this link.

Athletics:

Swimming and Diving practice begins today.  Diving practice will be 6:15pm-7:15pm. Swimming practice will be 7pm-8:30pm.  There is also a parent meeting at 7pm, at the G-CHS pool.

Monday, Jan. 7:

1.  7th/8th grade girls basketball  vs. Pendleton Heights — 5:30pm

2.  7th/8th boys basketball (B teams) @ Greensburg — 5:30pm

Tuesday, Jan. 8:

1.  Wrestling vs. Franklin Twp. East — 5:30pm

2.  7th/8th girls basketball @ Knightstown Intermediate School — 6:00pm

Wednesday, Jan. 9:

1.  7th grade boys basketball (A/B teams) vs. Fall Creek — 5:30pm

2.  8th grade boys basketball (A/B teams) @ Fall Creek — 5:30pm

Thursday, Jan. 10:

7th/8th boys basketball (A teams) vs. Stonybrook — 5:30pm

Friday, Jan. 11:

Winter Sports Pictures after school

Saturday, Jan. 12:

1.  7th/8th grade boys basketball @ New Castle Tournament

    -7th grade plays at 8:30am

    -8th grade plays at 11:00am

    *7th grade championship game at 1:30pm

    *8th grade championship game at 3:00pm

Reminders:

  1. During the winter months, students can be dropped off to wait inside the building beginning at 8:00 a.m.
  2. Breakfast is available to students every school day.
  3. Yearbooks for the 2018-19 school year can be ordered for $27 at https://wpcgo.yearbookforever.com/c6WGq  

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- http://instagram.com/gc_jhs

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.”  

Powerschool App– Get up-to-date grades for your child, missing or incomplete assignments, attendance and school announcements.  You can customize the dashboard to see only the headings you want to see. We do not calculate GPA at GCJHS and the lunch balance is not compatible with our system, so you can hide those headings.

Clubs:

Here are the school clubs 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- Miss Circle kcircle@gcsc.k12.in.us

Prism Club- Miss Flores hflores@gcsc.k12.in.us

Robotics Club- Mr. Statzer jstatzer@gcsc.k12.in.us

Student Council- Mrs. Greene bgreene@gcsc.k12.in.us

Writing Club- Mrs. Cary lcary@gcsc.k12.in.us

Woodworking Club- Mr. Spencer jspencer@gcsc.k12.in.us

Young Hoosier Book Club- Mrs. Taing bnigh@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