Principal’s Update 3/7/16


1. We are finishing our last ISTEP tests for this round today.  The students have been very cooperative throughout this first round.   Attendance has been great!  We just have a few make-up tests to give this week.
2. The students have been working hard to prepare for the spring musical, “The Secret Garden.”  They will perform Thursday, March 10, at 7 PM.  Admission is $3.
3. Quarter 3 assessments will be given at the end of next week.  Students who are absent will need to make arrangements to take the assessments when they return from spring break. Some classes require a two-day test, but most assessments will follow this schedule: 
March 17
Social Studies
Related Arts (Wellness, Art, Choir, Band, MIE, FACS)
March 18
Related Arts (World Language, Business, Computers, Tech)
4. 8th Grade Parents: Come join us Under the Sea!
The eighth-grade dance committee is looking for help from parent volunteers! We need an energetic crew to help with decorating after school on Friday, April 15 and parents with dancing shoes to help chaperone the dance and clean up on Saturday, April 16. Only those parents who are registered chaperones will be able to enter the dance on Saturday.  
Please fill out the following Google form if you are interested:
5. Softball tryouts will begin Tuesday, March 8 after school.  There will also be a parent meeting that evening at 5:30pm

Weekly Reminders:

1. Yearbooks are still on sale and are $27.00.  You can write a check payable to GCJHS and send it in with your student or you can order online at  

       Mrs. Scott also needs pictures of eighth graders for the slide show at the end of the year.  We know parents and students are always snapping pictures at events.  Please send pictures to [email protected].   

2.  If you know someone who would like to receive the GCJHS parent newsletter, please let them know they can sign up on our webpage.

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


Twitter– @GCJHS_principal

Facebook – Greenfield Central Junior High School

Instagram- gc_jhs and gcjhs_principal

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

5. This is the last month to sign up! We would love for everyone to register the Junior High on your Marsh Fresh Idea card. This is a simple, 3 minute web task.  We use the points from Marsh to buy supplies and materials for the classroom!  Go to and enter our school code: 49955

6. Cougar Cross Country Camp for 6th – 8th grade!

July 18-21, 8:00-10:30 at Brandywine Park
Running, games, prizes, and a camp race with awards!
Online and traditional registration at
Contact Coach Foster at [email protected] for more details. 
Upcoming Dates:

March 10: Spring Musical 7pm

March 13: Daylight Savings Begins -(move clocks up one hour!)
March 21April 1: Spring Break (the first week will be used for make-up days, if necessary)
Dan Jack, Principal
Greenfield Central Junior High

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