Principal’s Update 01/14/19

News:

1. REMIND News- Beginning January 28, 2019, Verizon Wireless customers who normally get Remind messages as texts will no longer receive these messages, due to additional fees Verizon is charging.  In order to continue receiving messages from your child’s teachers, please download the app or elect to receive emails from REMIND.

2. The National assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) has chosen GCJHS to participate in their national sampling in math and reading assessments.  Approximately 50 students will be randomly chosen to participate in an assessment. It will take 90 to 120 minutes for most students. If your child is chosen to participate in this national test, we will notify you.  We will provide lunch as a thank you for participating students as well.

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.  

Upcoming Dates:

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

January 22 and 24: 3:30-5:30pm. School Lab hours for students who need internet to complete eLearning assignments.  

January 30: 3rd scheduled eLearning Day (Please RSVP in Powerschool)

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:

Tuesday, Jan. 15:

Wrestling vs. Belzer — 5:30pm

Wednesday, Jan. 16:

7th/8th girls basketball vs. Triton Central — 5:30pm

Thursday, Jan. 17:

1.  7th/8th girls basketball vs. Southport — 5:45pm

2.  7th/8th boys basketball (B teams) @ Knightstown Intermediate — 6:00pm

Saturday, Jan. 19:

1.  7th/8th girls basketball @ Connersville Tournament

    -7th grade plays at 10:15am and again at 11:40am or 1:00pm

    -8th grade plays at 9:45am and again at 12:00pm or 1:15pm

2.  Wrestling @ Delta Duals — 10:00am (weigh-ins at 9:00am)

3.  Fusionettes Dance Team @ Mt. Vernon

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. 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. 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

Music Makers Club- Mr. Walker clwalker@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

Have a great week!

Mr. Jack

Principal, Greenfield Central Junior High School