Principal’s Update 8/29/16

  1. Correction! Greenfield Central Junior High and Greenfield-Central High School were approved by the State of Indiana to have two eLearning days. On these days, students will stay home and complete school work.  Teachers will have training for ½ of the day and office hours to answer student questions and offer feedback on student work for the other ½ day.  There will be an opportunity for students to come to school on these days if they do not have internet access.  The eLearning days are scheduled for November 16 and February 8.
  1. You can log in to LifeTouch and order picture packages now with code HM786146Y0.  Packets will be sent home soon. Pictures are September 16.
  1. The Beginning of Year NWEA testing is complete and we are getting a first look at the data. Over 20,000 students participate in the NWEA testing across the country. There is more work to do, but we are very pleased with the tests this fall! Here are some highlights of the results so far:
    8th Grade
    83% of 8th graders scored at or above the national average in math.
    44 students scored in the 90th percentile in reading
    7th Grade
    The average score for 7th graders was more than 3 points higher than the national average in reading.
    81 students scored in the top 20% of the nation in Language Arts.
  1. McKinney-Vento Act – Our school corporation is required to send out the link to the Residency Form to each family twice a year.  The information received from this form will be kept confidential and will be used by the corporation’s McKinney-Vento liaison to assist with outreach to families.  If you feel the information you provide in the form would be beneficial for the school corporation to know, please complete the link by clicking here.
  2. Parent Teacher Organization (PTO): Meets the last Wednesday of each month in the school cafeteria! Please consider joining!
  1. Students can be dropped off to wait outside in the morning.  The doors to the building will be open beginning at 8:20a.m. each day.
  2. 8th Grade Trip to Washington DC: Registration is open until September 15, 2016 so if you plan to go, register ASAP! Please see this information sheet for more details on the 8th grade trip to Washington DC:–
  3. 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.
  4. Breakfast is available for $1.75, to students every school day, at 8:20a.m.
  5. Please register your Marsh Fresh Idea cards in the Fresh Ideas for Education program.  Our goal is 200 cards by Labor Day.  Please take a couple minutes to sign up your card.  We use the points from Marsh to buy supplies and materials for the classrooms!   Go to and enter our school code: 49955
  6. Textbook Fees can be turned in anytime this month.  7th Grade fees are $150.26    8th Grade fees are $149.47
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 $59.70 and has a $50 deductible for each claim.

Upcoming Dates:
September 5: Labor Day – No School
September 16: School Pictures and Athletic Team Pictures

We have multiple ways for you to obtain information regarding what’s happening at GCJHS.
Website-  (We just hired our webmaster for the school year, so we hope to have it updated by the end of the week!)
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: Click on “Junior High.”
If you would like to be removed from this email list, please email “Stop” to
Dan Jack, Principal
Greenfield Central Junior High

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