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GCJHS - April 11, 2022


1. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Please take a moment to celebrate the great work of our staff who were chosen by their colleagues to honor with the following recognitions. Each is truly most deserving of this honor.

Teacher of the Year: Lindsey Cary

Peer Appreciation-Classified: Nancy Mason

Peer Appreciation-Certified: Jeff Sincroft

2. ILEARN testing dates - April 12th and the week of April 18th-22nd. We ask that you not schedule any appointments for your students on these dates . . . . it will help them finish their tests with their classmates.

3. On April 1st and 2nd GCJHS hosted the ISSMA (Indiana State School Music Association) Festival for Junior High/Middle School bands, orchestras and choirs. In addition to our own music groups, we hosted performers from about 25 other schools from throughout the state. This yearly festival involves the musicians performing music and being evaluated by 3 adjudicator's to assess how well the groups are meeting the standards.


Both our 7th and 8th Grade Bands had tremendous performances, and each Band earned a Gold Rating from all three judges. These Gold Ratings, along with results from other events earlier in the year, earned for our GCJHS Band program ISSMA's "All-Music Award". This is quite an honor, as we were one of only 38 schools state-wide (out of approximately 500) to earn that this year.


The Guys Choir received an overall Gold Rating. Both the 7th and 8th Grade Girls Choirs received overall Gold Rating With Distinction.


Our 8th Grade Orchestra earned a Gold Rating at the contest.

4. SPRING STUDENT PICTURES: Mark your calendars for April 22nd. There is an order form below with more details. You can order online @ mylifetouch.com with ID: EVTV72J3S

5. Important details for Physical Night for Spring Sports

Paperwork needed:
  1. Parental Consent (completed and signed)
  2. IHSAA Pre Participation Physical form (history portion filled out before appointment)

- If your student-athlete has tested positive for COVID 19 in the last 6 months then your doctor will do a more comprehensive evaluation and a "Return to Play" clearance will be given. If your student-athlete has already had the cardiac exam and has a "Return to Play" clearance, please bring a copy with you.

- Please show up 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment.

Below is information and paperwork that you will need for GC Physical Night.

6. The GCJH Athletic Department is clearing out some old uniforms and apparel. Items are available for students to purchase for $3 or $5. Students must complete this Google Form (​​https://forms.gle/RQFAwxNjF1gpvSRx6) for each item they wish to purchase. Everything is first come, first served. Money must be collected before the items will be distributed. The form includes pictures of each item available for purchase, as well as sizes/quantities of each item.

7. Ivy Tech Community College - Anderson and Hancock Regional Health are inviting you to be a part of our Get to Know Us Community Event. The community event will take place on Wednesday, April 20th from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM at the Hancock Wellness Center at Healthway Park. Don’t miss out on FREE food from Karma’s Kitchen, live music from Magnolia Soul and all things Ivy Tech.

Hancock Wellness Center at Healthway Park

4055 S. Roy Wilson Way

New Palestine, IN 46163

As a member of the Hancock County Community, Ivy Tech Community College – Anderson wants to ensure you are aware of the educational opportunities and pathways available to you. Through this event, you can engage and learn more with representatives from our academic programs, admissions and enrollment team, Career Coaching & Employer Connections team, and Foundation. We will also have our state-of-the-art STEM Mobile onsite. Tours will be offered throughout the event to explore the experiences on the STEM Mobile.

If you would like to RSVP click here. Do you have questions? Please email Anderson-ccec@ivytech.edu! We look forward to seeing you April 20th.

8. ​​The Hancock County Children’s Theater is currently accepting applications for their summer program. If your child is interested in acting, singing, dancing, art, or theater tech, be sure to turn in an application. Go to hancockcountychildrenstheater.org and fill out an application.
Athletic Clearance Sale!

Click above to access the form. Items are available for students to purchase for $3 or $5. for each item they wish to purchase. Everything is first come, first served. Money must be collected before the items will be distributed.

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Fun Facts and Crafts by Anna Lineback

Origami Stars

-Materials needed-

Printer paper or colored paper (any type of paper will work)


Now inflate the star. Use your index finger and thumb to pinch in one of the points of the star. You're done :)

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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.

Click here for FREE COVID test kits mailed to your home

Every U.S. household can receive 4 FREE rapid Home COVID-19 test kits.

PSAT 8/9 Scores are NOW available . . .

PSAT 8/9 scores are now available for 8th grade students who took the assessment in December. Parents and students can access score reports by creating a student account with College Board. To get started, use this link: https://account.collegeboard.org/login/signUp.

    1. Select “I’m a student”

    2. Using the student’s information, fill in the boxes in the “General Information” section. The student’s G-C email address can be used when required. It is the student’s ID number “@students.gcsc.k12.in.us.”

    3. Create a username and password and provide the account security questions/answers.

    4. Provide the required parent information.

    5. Once the account is established, and you’ve logged in, click on the student’s name at the top of the screen. Then select “PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, and PSAT 8/9 scores”

    6. In the “Score Overview” and “Score Details” areas of the site, you can see the student’s overall score (range of 240-1440), their percentile compared to other students who took the assessment, and their individual scores for reading/writing and math.

Please contact Mr. Sincroft (jsincroft@gcsc.k12.in.us) if you have questions about how to access your student’s scores.

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