Principal’s Update February 10, 2020


8th Grade “On the Road to High School” Scheduling Info


1.We now have a waitlist for students who missed the registration deadline for the 7th grade trip to Chicago.  Call or email Mrs. Katie Scott [email protected] if you want to add your child to the list.   

2. The last two weekends, our band, strings, and choir students competed in ISSMA Solo/ensemble contests. Choir students earned 13 gold and 2 silver awards.  Band students earned 47 gold and 13 silver. Our strings students earned 25 gold awards. Great job to all our musicians!

3. Mr. Anderson is looking for some parent volunteers to help with the Reality Store, April 3, to help run the various booths. Reality Store gives 8th-grade students an opportunity to choose a career, be given an income, and work through real-life scenarios such as purchasing housing, auto insurance, grocery shopping, etc. while managing a checking and savings account. It would require your assistance for a full school day.  If this sounds like an activity you would like to participate in, please email [email protected].

4. Several students’ valuables have turned up missing the last few weeks.  Please reiterate with your child that he/she needs to secure valuables in a locker or on their person.  

5. 8th-grade parents: If you are unable to attend the high school presentation on Wednesday, 8th-grade students will receive their packets at school on Friday.  The high school counselors will also post their slide show presentation on the website.

Upcoming Dates

February 12- “End Zone” 8th grade info night at GCHS

February 13- High School scheduling appointments available in PowerSchool

February 17- Presidents Day (weather make-up day)

March 2-13- High School Scheduling Appointments

March 16-27: Spring Break (weather make-up days during first five days – if needed)

April 20-May 15: ILEARN/NWEA Testing Window (Please avoid morning appointments)

May 8: 7th Grade trip to Chicago

May 14-16: 8th Grade trip to Washington, D.C.


Reminder: Any student who plans to participate/try-out for any sport must have an updated physical turned into the GCJHS office and submit the required online paperwork through RankOne. Please contact Mr. Wilson with any questions at [email protected]

Athletic Events

Monday, Feb. 10th: Girls Basketball @ Franklin Township East — 5:30 pm

Tuesday, Feb. 11th: Girls Basketball vs Julia E Test — 5:30 pm; Swimming & Diving vs Pendleton Heights — 5:30 pm 

Wednesday, Feb. 12th: Wrestling @ Eastern Hancock — 5:30 pm; Girls Basketball vs New Palestine Jr. High — 5:30pm

Thursday, Feb. 13th: Wrestling vs Benjamin Rush & Triton Central — 5:30 pm; Swimming and Diving @ Mt. Vernon — 5:30 pm

Saturday, Feb. 15th: Wrestling @ Franklin — 9am

Athletic Results from the Weekend

7th Grade Girls Basketball: New Palestine pulled away early in the first half and pulled out the victory over the Lady Cougars at HHC Tourney. The Lady Cougars were able to bounce back in the second half though New Pal advanced with the game ending with a score of 32 to 16. Chaney Brown netted 6 points and Addie Herrin added 4 points for the Lady Cougars. The Lady Cougars had their five-game winning streak halted.

7th Grade Boys Basketball: The 7th-grade boys’ basketball team won the Hancock County Tournament on Saturday, defeating Mt. Vernon 50-33 in the semi-final, and then taking down New Palestine 35-27 in the championship game. The Cougars were sluggish in the opener but pulled through in the second half behind a 20 point performance from Braylon Mullins. The championship game was a highly anticipated rematch between the Dragons and Cougars, and GC was able to finally take down the only team to defeat them this season. Dallas Freeman had an incredible game with 15 points; leading a comeback victory. After trailing 13-2 to start the game; the Cougars outstanding man to man defense allowed only 10 points in the final three quarters. The team finished the year 21-2 as Hancock County Champions!

8th Grade Boys Basketball: The Cougars fell in the opening round of the County Tournament. The Cougars struggled shooting the ball, while Mt. Vernon got hot and just proved to be too much. The Cougars had a great season and look forward to seeing what they accomplish in high school. Thank you to everyone who came and out and supported us this year. Final Record: 17-5.

Swimming and Diving: 

Top finishers for the girls:

200 Medley Relay – Rachel Stutz, Alyssa Osborn, Emma Bogle, Cecelia Johnson

200 Free – Molly Ferguson

100 IM – Alyssa Osborn

50 Free – Cecelia Johnson

Diving – Chloe Rafalco

50 Fly – Taylor Parsons

100 Free – Rachel Stutz

400 Free – Emma Bogle

100 Breast – Rachel Stutz

400 Free Relay – Cecelia Johnson, Lauren Haffner, Hunter Southwood, Aylssa Osborn

Current Record: 4-0.

Top Finishers for the boys:

100 IM – Colton Mayberry

Diving – Colin Dalton

400 Free – Andrew Trabel

400 Free Relay – Colten Mayberry, Liam Brinkruff, Aiden Michael, Andrew Trabel

Current Record: 1-3.

Student-Athlete of the Week

Colton Mayberry is the student-athlete of the week. Coach Nagel states that Colton is a hard-working young man who puts forth 100% effort at every practice. He displays leadership in helping new swimmers navigate and learning our meet formats and swimming etiquette. And his sportsmanship is wonderful. Colton spends the meet cheering for his teammates and also our opponents, always encouraging others to complete their events. Colten is a wonderful young man to represent the Greenfield-Central Community! Great job, Colten! 

Coach of the Month

GCJHS Athletics Coach of the Month Recognition: Do you feel your student-athlete’s coach has done a tremendous job w/ communication, putting student-athletes first, or simply providing a great experience for your son or daughter? Please consider nominating him/her for “Coach of the Month” by filling out the following form: 

Clubs and Contacts

Here are ways for you to obtain information regarding what’s happening at GCJHS.  


Twitter- @GCJHS_principal

Facebook Greenfield Central Junior High School

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.  


  1. We are offering math tutoring at GCJHS on Mondays and Wednesdays, after school until 4:30 pm. 
  2. 2019-2020 Yearbooks can be ordered online for $29. Follow this link to order yours!
  3.  The 8th-grade dance is scheduled for May 2.  Only GCJHS 8th graders are invited to attend.
  4. 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. 
  5. Please remember to check your child’s lunch account regularly. You can log in to to manage lunch accounts and set a notification for low balances. 
  6. Lunch Menu
  7. 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.   
  8. We encourage students to attend athletic events. Any GCJHS student who wears school colors will be admitted for free to our junior high home events.  
  9. Breakfast is available to students every morning before school for $1.75.

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