Principals Update 8/26/19


Literacy Night Information

Riley Children’s Hospital Papa Johns Night

Greenfield-Central School Foundation Red Letter Gala

Fundraiser Information


  1. Retro Bill spoke at our school convocation this afternoon.  His message focused on kindness, overcoming adversity and making good decisions. Ask your child about what he or she got out of the program today!  
  2. ILEARN and NWEA reports can be found in PowerSchool. Please log in to your parent Powerschool account and go to “Student Progress Center” 
  3. Please join us for Literacy Night at GCJHS on September 4, 6-8pm.  We will have lots of fun activities, giveaways, and the book fair! It will be fun for the whole family.
  4. School Counselors will be visiting Prep for College & Careers classes today (Monday, August 26) to discuss Greenfield Central High School graduation pathways, Core 40 requirements, and the 21st Century Scholars program.  They will visit 2nd semester for those students enrolled in the class at that time. 
  5. Our school-wide fundraiser this year is kicking off this week.  We want our students to be physically and emotionally healthy, so we are asking students to collect pledges from friends and family to walk around the track and stop at stations to promote kindness in school.  100% of the money goes to GCJHS for school programs, student incentives and benevolence.
  6. The book fair is coming to GCJHS next week. Students can visit the library during the day or you can place orders online beginning this Thursday!

Clubs and Contacts

Upcoming Dates

August 26: Retro Bill Convocation

August 27: Fundraiser Kick-off

September 2: Labor Day (No School)

September 4: Literacy Night at GCJHS

September 13: “Choose Kind” Walk-a-thon 

October 29 and November 6: Parent Teacher Conferences

November 7: eLearning Day

Athletic Results from the week of August 19th – 24th

The Tennis team faced tough competition in Lapel. 

Notes from Coach Hale: Audrey Roberts played a tough match and won in a tie break! Hallie Smith played a great consistent match!

The 7th grade football team had a great road win against Pendleton Heights, final score of 12-0. The Cougars improve to 1-1 on the season.

Notes from Coach Pfaff: “A” game Touchdowns by Evan McIntire and Dallas Freeman. Braylon Mullins had 2 interceptions. “B” team defeated Pendleton 24-0 . 2 Touchdowns by Austin Kincer, other scorers Eddie Mullins, Jackson Maciejewski, and Kody Smith. Great Job fellas!

The 8th grade football team had a tough battle against Pendleton Heights, final score of 22-35. The Cougars are now 1-1 on the season. 

Notes from Coach Wadle: Four fumbles on last four offensive drives made it tough to be a good Pendleton team.

The 7th grade volleyball team faced a tough Pendleton Heights team. The Cougars look to bounce back next week. 

The 8th grade volleyball team picked up their first win of the season. The Cougars defeated the Arabians in 3 sets: Set 1: 25-20, Set 2: 20-25, Set 3: 15-9. 

Notes from Coach Dawson: The 8th grade volleyball team played their first match against Pendleton. The girls played aggressive and really worked as a team! Mya Grigsby & Macey Thomas led the team in Kills with 5 each. Mya Grigsby also had 8 aces, following close behind Katie Holmes and Macey Thomas also contributed with 3 aces each!

The Cross Country team competed at the Flash Dash Invitational. 

The Boys team finished in 6th place out of 14, while the Girls team finished in 10th place out of 13. 

Notes from Coach Foster: It was a great first race for the Cougars. The Girls placed 10th of 13 with Josie Joyner leading the way in 51st with a time of 13:51. Other top 5 finishers for the girls were Emma Bogle, Addison Herrin, Lexie Copeland, and Layla Gordon. 

The boys placed 6th out of 14 teams on Saturday. Liam Brinkruff was the overall boys varsity champion running to a first place finish with a time of 10:35. Other top 5 finishers for the Cougars were Chris Ross, Matthew Parker, Corbin Elliot, and Sam Houston.

Student-Athletes of the Week

The Student-Athletes of the Week are Lynleigh Ellis and Connor Dotson.

L. Ellis: Joining us for her 2nd year as a GCJHS Cheerleader, and bringing with her an amazing determination, focus, and love for her team, our Student-Athlete Of The Week is LynLeigh Ellis. Lyn gives support and encouragement to her teammates when they’re struggling, and she celebrates with them in their successes.  She always gives her team, and coaches, her personal best, and we couldn’t ask for more than that.

C. Dotson: Connor is quiet, reserved, and a really good leader. He doesn’t use tough words to urge on teammates but instead leads by example. He’s always willing to help others and treats everyone with the respect they deserve. He’s an intelligent football player too and knows the game very well. Finally, he always gives maximum effort on every play of the game and has a never quit attitude in tough situations. I am very proud to be Connor’s coach and nominate him as the 8th Grade Football team’s athlete of the week!

Athletic Events for the Week of August 26th – August 31st

Monday, August 26th

1. Tennis @ New Castle @ 5:30pm

2. Cross Country @ Greensburg @ 6pm

3. Boys Soccer vs. Southport @ 5:30pm (Home Event)

4. Girls Soccer vs. Southport @ 6:45pm (Home Event)

Tuesday, August 27th

1. Volleyball @ Tri Jr-Sr High @ 6pm

Wednesday, August 28th

1. Tennis vs. Tiger Tennis (Home School Team) @ 5pm (Home Event)

2. 7th & 8th Grade Football vs. Eastern Hancock @ 6pm (Home Event @ G-CHS)

Thursday, August 29th

1. Cross Country @ Raymond Park @ 5pm

2. Tennis vs Pendleton Heights @ 5:30pm (Home Event)

3. Volleyball @ Knightstown Intermediate @ 6pm 

Coach of the Month

If you feel your child’s coach has done a tremendous job with communication, putting student-athletes first, or just providing a great experience for your son or daughter, please consider nominating him/her for “Coach of the Month”. You may nominate a coach by filling out the following form: 

Stay connected with the GCJHS Athletics Department: Follow us on Twitter @GCJHS_AD; 

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Thank you for your support of the Greenfield-Central Junior High Athletics Department. 


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


Twitter- @GCJHS_principal

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Instagram– gc_jhs

PowerSchool App- Get up-to-date grades for your child, missing or incomplete assignments, attendance and school announcements.  Search for “PowerSchool Mobile” in your App Store. Once you download the app, you can search by school or type in school code 3125.


  1. Car rider traffic- Please drop your child off along the curb.  In order to keep all students safe during pick up and drop off, we ask that you only park in the parking lot if you plan to come into the building or the traffic has cleared. 
  2. Lunch Menu
  3. If you would like to bring lunch for your child, please contact the office to reserve a conference room. Students can choose friends to eat in the conference room as well.   
  4. 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.  
  5. We will have two eLearning Days this year, where students will work from home and teachers will keep office hours. The dates are November 7 and February 5.  School days canceled due to weather can also be eLearning days. If this occurs, details will be given in the automated phone call.
  6. Breakfast is available to students every morning before school for $1.75.
  7. Textbook Fees can be turned in anytime this month. $150.12 for 7th grade and $149.05 for 8th grade.

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 $50 and has a $40 deductible for each claim.

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