Principal’s Update


News

1. Change your clocks Saturday night. Remember to “Spring Ahead” this weekend.  

2.  8th grade parents: If you haven’t scheduled an appointment with your child’s high school counselor, you can call our office and we can help schedule you.  

3. We started a “No Phones Friday” program last week.  We encourage students to put away their phones at lunch and talk with their friends.  Each Friday, we will give students a topic to discuss. Last week, we asked, “Will things be better in 100 years?”

DC information

Parents who have signed up to chaperone 8th grade trip to Washington, D.C., need to complete the paperwork for the free G-C criminal background check.  Here is a link to the application.

The last payment is due March 15.  If anyone is unable to pay for the trip, we will begin working through the remainder of the waitlist.

Remember that travelers will need a soft-sided bag (duffle or backpack) for their luggage so that we can fit everything into the carry-on bins.  Suitcases (even the carry-on size) will likely be checked and slow the group down considerably.  

Upcoming Dates

  • March 2-13- High School Scheduling Appointments
  • March 4- National Junior Honor Society Inductions, 7pm
  • March 16-27: Spring Break (weather make-up days During First Five Days – if needed)
  • March 31: ISSMA Preview Concert
  • March 31: GCJHS Night @ Dairy Queen
  • April 22: GCHS Athletic Physical Night
  • April 20-May 15: ILEARN/NWEA Testing Window (Please avoid morning appointments)
  • May 2: 8th Grade Dance
  • May 8: 7th Grade Trip to Chicago
  • May 14-16: 8th Grade Trip to Washington, D.C.

Athletics

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 awilson@gcsc.k12.in.us

8th Grade Baseball Tryouts: 

March 2, 4:15-6 pm @84 Sports 2033 W. US Hwy 40 (required waiver is available in the office)

March 3, 5:30-7:30 pm @GCJHS baseball field or gym

Athletes must attend both days

Softball Call-Out:

Meeting will be held on Monday, March 2nd after school in the GCJHS Cafeteria. Any 7th or 8th grader interested in participating in softball should plan to attend this meeting.

Golf Call-Out Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 3rd after school in the GCJHS Cafeteria. Any 7th or 8th grader interested in participating in golf should plan to attend this meeting.

Track: First official Practice March 2

Athletic Events

Tuesday, March 3

  • Girls Basketball @ MV
  • Wrestling County @ New Pal

Thursday, March 5

  • Swim @Shelbyville

Saturday, March 7

  • Girls Basketball Tournament @ Rushville MS
  • Wrestling Conference @ Shelbyville

Clubs and Contacts

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

Website http://gcjhs.gcsc.k12.in.us/ 

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.  

Reminders

  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 https://www.ezschoolpay.com/Login.aspx 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 our 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.
  10. Parents who have signed up to chaperone either the 7th grade trip to Chicago or the 8th grade trip to Washington, D.C., need to complete the paperwork for the free G-C criminal background check.  Here is a link to the application.

Mr. Jack

Principal, Greenfield-Central Junior High School

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