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GCJHS - December 6, 2021


1. If your family is in need of Christmas assistance, please contact Kristy Tweedy, School Social Worker, 317-477-4616, ktweedy@gcsc.k12.in.us as soon as possible. Opportunity still remains for families to receive toys and clothing for their children.

2. December 8th = Greenfield Central 8th graders will take the PSAT 8/9 this semester instead of the NWEA assessment. The PSAT 8/9 is the first test in the SAT Suite of Assessments--which also includes Indiana’s graduation assessment, the SAT. See the letter below for more information.

Please make sure you come to school that day with your iPad fully charged. Bringing your charger would also be helpful.

3. Info about this week’s Spirit Days and Dance can be found below in the flyers.

4. Toys for Tots: Please bring any new (unwrapped) toys in this week and turn them in to your 1st period teacher. These are being collected by our National Junior Honor Society.

5. After school transportation changes -- If you need your student to ride a different bus on a particular day, please communicate this in writing to the school office by 3:00pm. This will allow us to get a note that your student can present to the bus driver. If your student will be changing from bus rider to car pick-up, or vice versa, you would only need to communicate that change to the office if you need us to notify your student at school.

6. Are you in need of Food Support? Check out the Food Support Resources 2021-2022 document in the download section below to find locations and times for specific food support.

7. On Thursday December 9th we will be having our holiday meal during lunch. This year we will be having turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes with gravy, rolls, green beans, cranberry apple crisp and homemade pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting. This is FREE for ALL students this year!

8. The boys basketball teams with the help of NJHS are sponsoring an Orange Night on 12/15 for the Batton and Thompson families. We will have donation buckets, ribbons for sale as well as a silent auction. I know the holidays can be a busy time for you and your families, but this is a great opportunity to not only support our student athletes but help raise money to help two great families. If you are struggling for some gift ideas we do currently have some pretty great items in our silent auction.

Some of our bigger items are:

  • Malik Hooker autograph football
  • Kenny Moore autograph football
  • Row 14 Pacers tickets when they play the Suns in January
  • Robert Mathis limited edition bobble head

We will also have some Cougar shirts and Purdue pullovers. We have some IU ones too, but not sure who would want those.

The games start at 5:30 with 7th grade and 8th will play following that. The silent auction will be in the hallway and set up at 5:00.

Thank you for your support and hope to see you there!

9. November’s Students of the Month:

Joseph Smith

Cheyanne Thomas

Brooklyn Hines

Madison Matlock

Ava Wilhelm

Mia-Michelle Hutcherson

AJ Smith

Reese Edwards

Cole Gilkison

Amelia Mies

Landon Essex

Ashlyn Turner

Tripp Richards

Ava May

Lauren Page

Logan Burkart

Gracie Harris

Rachel Marquis

Kendall Barrett

Anna Studer

Logan Tompkins

Ethan Ortwein

Tatiannah Steverson

Emma Flynn

Elijah French

Fallyn White

Sarah Linville

Connor Clements

Claire Gardner

Jeremiah Hays

Paige McCarley

Jayden Steagall

Nilson Marroquin

10. The final school day for this Quarter/Semester is Friday, December 17th.

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Winter Dance Information

Fun facts & Crafts With Anna Lineback

Winter or Holiday Edition!

•You can hear thundersnow when conditions are right

•Red squirrels make mushroom jerky to prepare for the winter.

•There's an annual International Hair Freezing Contest in Canada every February.

•Some cities use beet juice, beer waste, and pickle brine on icy roads instead of salt.

•The tallest snow person on record stood over 122 feet

•Winter increases your appetite.

•The most people making snow angels simultaneously was nearly 9,000.

•The Earth is closest to the Sun during winter.

•The largest snowball fight ever involved 7,681 people.

•The tallest Christmas tree ever displayed was in Seattle, Washington, measuring 221 feet tall.

•Black Friday is not the busiest shopping day of the year. That distinction goes to the two days just before Christmas.

•Buying all the gifts from the “12 days of Christmas” would cost you a ton of money — the most expensive being “swans a swimming,” about $6,300.

•Jingle Bells was originally a song about Thanksgiving in 1857. It also was the first song ever played in space, by astronauts Walter Schirra, Jr. and Thomas P. Stafford.

•People once believed that birds flew to the moon for winter.

•Chionophobia is the persistent fear of snow, especially becoming trapped in snow.

Three Lunches and a Meme


WELCOME TO SCHOOL LUNCH REVIEWS! MY NAME IS ANNA STUDER, AND I AM A FOOD CRITIC. I HAVE BEEN TAKING PHOTOS OF MY LUNCH SINCE THE THIRD MONDAY OF SCHOOL. I don’t want to make the lunch ladies look bad, because they have to make lunch for 600 students a day, and the government won't let them make things that they could last year, so imagine how difficult it must be. THEY WORK SO HARD, AND I JUST WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT. With the new restaurant format, I will always do three reviews, but one restaurant, and two lunch ones every other week including this one. I HOPE YOU ENJOY!


Haha, so true. 2020 was awful. Too bad we thought 2021 was going to be better. All we can do now is to wait and see if 2022 is any better.
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by Gustavo Contreras

As we get closer to winter and so is the snow. It’s important to take care of ourselves. Take it from someone who had gotten quarantined its not fun. You might think it’d be fun to stay out of school. I wouldn’t blame you either for wanting to miss school I wanted to. The first few days were fun though, but after a while you get bored and you have nothing to do. You also have to get tested and then if you come back early it worse. If you were to come back early than it you have to sit separately from the other students. You also can’t sit in your assigned seat you have to sit int he office by yourself. The only good thing you get out of this is that you get all the juicy tea from the office. So like I said getting quarantined seems like it’d be the best, but eventually you get bored and you can’t see your friends. So if I were you I’d whip out your heavy winter jacket.

This week’s historical events! by Aidan Bow


6 Dec 1865

On Monday 1865 the 13th Amendment was passed by congress, this amendment abolished slavery. Later the 14th was passed which gave citizenship to all citizens including ex slaves.



7 Dec 1941

On Dec 7 1941 The tragedy known as Pearl Harbor occurred. It ended almost 2,400 lives and left many wounded and shocked, many boats were damaged and sunk.

Pearl Harbor was the final straw for the Americans and they declared war on Japan on December 8th.



8 Dec 1980

On December 8th 1980 John Lennon was shot dead by Mark David Chapman, John Lennon was only 40 at the time.

He was born on October 9 1940 and was a part of the famous band. “The Beatles”



9 Dec 1965

On December 9th 1965 the Charlie Brown Special.

“A Charlie Brown Christmas.” Went on air for the first time, it is now known as one of the most well known. Christmas is special in the United States.



10 Dec 1972

On December 10th 1972 Apollo 17 finished circlization around the moon, Apollo 17’s lunar lander. “Challenger.”

Would later land on the moon on December 11th. All three astronauts returned back to earth on the 19th of December. On Apollo 17 there were also Five mice named Fe, Fi, Fo, Fum, and Phooney.


Poll by Colton

Here are results from his last Poll . . . .
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Polls and more by Gabriel Justice

Results from his last question . . . "What's your favorite snack?"





Lava cake


Cheese puffs!





Upcoming Testing = 8th Graders

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"Encourage Kindness" poster contest WINNERS

Are you looking for a CLUB to join here @ GCJHS?

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Flyers & More!

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Download Section = pdf.'s

Sports Calendar for GCJHS - Click here . . .

This calendar shows ALL of the current sports events scheduled for our school.