Principal’s Update 4/4/16


1. Congratulations to Shaun M. who finished in 5th place at the State Geographic Bee on Friday, April 1.  In the first round he was one of only two students out of 100 to receive a perfect score on some incredibly difficult questions.  The top 10 students were in the final rounds and it was taped to broadcast on PBS stations in late May.  He represented GCJHS very well!!
2. The Greenfield Police Department will be offering a presentation on cyber safety for your child with social media, cell phones and the internet.  The program will be in the high school auditorium on April 12, at 7:00PM.  (See attached flier)
3. Golf tryouts are after school tomorrow at Hawk’s Tail golf course.
4. April 7 is Spring School Picture Day.  Forms should come home with your child today.  Place your spring portrait order now:
  1. Go to
  2. Create your own package with the sizes and quantities you want.
  3. Pay online and send completed flyer with your child on Spring Picture Day to make sure your child is photographed.
5. Schedules for sports can be found two places.
1. The homepage of our website has the most up-to-date calendar embedded. It includes all athletic activities and is organized by day and week.
2. there is a middle school tab that also has the most up-to-date calendars organized by sport.
6. Before an athlete can participate in an athletic contest, the following items must be submitted:

-An athletic physical (an athlete cannot participate in practice without turning in a physical).
-Online paperwork in RankOne (
-$50 transportation fee (if not already paid for another sports team this school year)
-$50 participation fee (per sport)
*Some sports teams have a “player pack” fee as well.  The fee amount, and deadline, will be communicated in the coming days.

Athlete grade checks will start (officially) the week of April 18.  If an athlete has one, or more, F’s they are ineligible for all contests until the grade check on the following Tuesday.  They can still practice during that time, but they can’t compete against other schools.  

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. 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:

April 6: PTO meeting – Election of officers for 2016-17
April 7: Spring School Pictures
April 12: Cyber Safety Presentation at the HS
April 16: 8th Grade Dance
April 19-26: ISTEP Round Two
May 11: 8th Graders leave for D.C. that evening

Dan Jack

Principal, Greenfield Central Junior High School


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