Charger Connection

Fishers Junior High - October 15, 2021

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No School October 18-22

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We have two instructional assistant positions that we have not been able to fill. If you, or someone you know, is interested, please fill out an application on the website and contact Mr. Butts, assistant principal, at 317-594-4150.

Retake Day is Tuesday, October 26th

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Tutoring Club

Our Tutoring Club is off to a great start! Students at Fishers High School and 8th grade Chargers have graciously offered their time to tutor FJH students who need a little extra help academically. Tutoring will happen every Thursday from 4-5pm in the FJH media center. Students will be placed into small groups of 2-3 students per high school tutor. All participating students must be picked up promptly at 5:00pm.

In order to participate, your student must sign up at least 2 hours in advance by filling out the Microsoft form that can be found on their school counselor's canvas page. This will be on a first come, first serve basis. Students must come prepared with something specific to work on(homework assignment, project piece, concept you don't understand etc,). If you have any questions, please email Mrs. O'Neill at

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Mr. Gear's Math Classes

Students used the collaboration space in C-hallway to complete the test review problem trail.
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Honors Geometry using teamwork and congruent triangle knowledge to escape the breakout room! Team 6 was victorious as the first group to escape the classroom trap and earn some candy!
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Mrs. Baney's Choir Classes

Please enjoy these videos from the virtual Choir Concert!

It's really hard to pick favorites, but here are a few to give you a sense of what the students have done in their first 9 weeks, as we have practiced the art of singing through masks in unison to singing in 2-3 parts.

BTW- the choreography on parts of "The British Grenadiers" was spontaneously performed by one of the students, and adopted by all of the boys. Thus the "fun" take on that.)

So fun to see such a wide cross section of students working together.

I hope you enjoy it.

Special thanks to Luke Roach our FJH Technology Specialist, for helping us with this virtual concert.

Mrs. Baney

ACE'S Win 8th Grade Geography Bee

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In the first quarterly team challenge between the 8th grade teams, the ACES narrowly defeated the Champions (2nd place) and the Explorers (3rd place) in a battle of geographic knowledge. In the picture were the 6 members of each team who were the top scorers in the preliminary rounds to determine each team. Future challenges include a science competition, reading competition, and finally a dodge ball finale!

Mrs. Melling's Science Classes

Mrs. Melling's science classes are participating in the My Energy Kit Classroom Challenge. All FJH parents can help us by requesting a free Energy Kit from Duke Energy using our Classroom Code: 64144. Your student does not have to be in Mrs. Melling's class for parents to help out! This Energy Kit will help you and your students make your homes more energy efficient. Once our classes reach 20 requests, we’ll earn money for our classes! Request your Energy Kit at or call 1-855-386-9548. Don’t forget to include our Classroom Code. Thank you for helping our class!

Orchestra News

Karen Zaher, violist, completed with her church orchestra in Michigan at the Akleraza competition in Michigan. Alkeraza is a worldwide event where the coptic orthodox youth compete in spiritual studies, Coptic language and hymns, various sports, choir, orchestra, and drama. All gather with one goal; to build a generation of witnesses to Christ founded on solid faith, appreciative of the orthodox way of worship and proud of their Coptic roots.

My church, St. Mary and St. Mark Orthodox Church in Indiana, competed in Michigan for Orchestra and Choir. We won 1st place in orchestra and 3rd in choir. We are blessed to be able to play and sing for others!!

Three Philharmonic Orchestra students have been selected to represent FJH at the INASTA All-Region Orchestra Festival, Saturday, November 20 at Zionsville Community High School. The students will have a one-day rehearsal and then perform a concert that day at 4PM. Please congratulate Lillie Mayfied (viola); Sarah Sabbath (cello); Dylan Kemper (bass).

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Orchestra students attended the Beef and Boards production of the 1991 American version “Phantom of the Opera” – this is NOT the Andrew Lloyd Weber version that most of us are familiar. Following the performance, students had the opportunity to ask questions of the main cast members – Fantastic time had by all!!

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Note from the Nurse

School buildings are closed during Fall Break. If you need to report a Covid situation to your school, please use the Online Reporting tool. You can find this form on the HSE Schools Website or you may click on this link:

Once you complete the form and submit, someone will contact you to follow up.
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We continue to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at FJH! The library is featuring books celebrating generations of Mexican & Latin Americans. This Destiny Collection of books can be checked out here. Also, on display are Day of the Dead masks created by Ms. Adda's art students.
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Counselor's Corner

Email Alerts for Grade Checks:

All grades are contained in Skyward Family Access. If you would like to sign up to have your student’s grades delivered straight to your inbox if they reach a certain percentage, please follow the instructions in the attachment. If you need assistance, please contact Mrs. Broughton in the guidance office,

Canvas Parent Resources:

Please click on the link below to learn how to create a Canvas Parent Observer Account:

Canvas: Parent Resources

Canvas is Hamilton Southeastern's Learning Management System.

21st Century Scholars

Indiana's 21st Century Scholars Program is the state’s premier college scholarship and preparation program for low-income Hoosier students. Students who fulfill the Scholar Pledge are provided up to four years of paid tuition at an eligible college or university. Scholars also receive a variety of support services designed to help them succeed in school and complete college.

Please click on the link below for more information, including income eligibility, and to apply:

Applications must be completed online on or before June 30th of the student’s 7th or 8th grade year.

If you have already applied, you do not need to reapply.

Please contact your school counselors if you have any questions.

8th grade – Kitti O'Neill (

7th grade – Basel Maarouf (

Snack Attack

Fishers Youth Assistance Program is pleased to offer Snack Attack again this school year and continue to support students in HSE Schools. For those unfamiliar, Snack Attack is a simple program designed to help students needing a little extra nourishment to get them through the weekend until they can receive a hot meal at school on Monday. There is no cost to the family or to the school, families just need to opt into the service. All students in need are welcome to participate.

Snack Attack bags are unmarked brown bags filled with ten snacks for junior high students that are picked up in the Guidance Office each Friday. Snacks are individually wrapped snacks such as granola bars, fruit cups, pop tarts, or peanut butter/crackers, Goldfish crackers, etc. The type of snacks will vary each week. If a child has a peanut allergy, he/she will receive a special white bag of peanut-free snacks.

If you would like to opt into this program, please email Mrs. Broughton ( with your student(s) name and grade. Please also include if there is a peanut allergy.

If you would like to donate to the Fishers Youth Assistance Snack Attack program, donations may be dropped off at the front office or by sending in with your student. Monetary donations to Fishers Youth Assistance may be made by clicking on the link below:

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Learn more about YMI here.


As we move into Fall and Winter, we have an increased need for Kleenex/tissues in our classrooms. Any donations are greatly appreciated! Donations can be dropped off in the office. Thanks!

Note From the PTO

Student Spirit

We are still looking for parents/guardians to head up the Student Spirit committee. Meantime, we’ve scheduled an after school UPaint Pottery event. Save-the-date for Thursday, November 4! UPaint Pottery will be bringing their mobile studio to the FJH cafeteria. There will be a number of items for students to choose from, along with the paint. UPaint Pottery staff will be on hand to assist, and then they will take the items back to the studio, fire the items, and deliver the items back to school for distribution back to the students. Registration details are coming soon.

Dine to Donate (D2D)

Thank you to everyone that joined us at Texas Roadhouse on October 5th, for our first D2D!

Please consider spreading the word and joining us on:

  • November 11 & 12, time 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. at Jaggers

  • December 7, 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Five Guys

  • January 12, 10:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. at Bibibop

These businesses are part of our community and are happy to support our school by giving us a portion of the sales during the listed date/time.


We have begun planning for the basketball and wrestling season to begin. We'll be using again to organize our volunteer needs.

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link to see our SignUp on
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on

Note: does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact FJH PTO and we can sign you up manually.

Other Miscellaneous Income Opportunities

Please consider the big and small ways you can financially support the students and staff at FJH:

Mudsock Youth Athletics

Recreational Basketball Registration Remains Open: Ready to play? We still have room in a handful of divisions for boys and girls basketball (grades K-8th) but the spaces are filling quickly! Remember if your division is full, you can sign up for the wait list at no cost and we’ll contact you if a spot becomes available. Register at now. Need to know more? Find information packets here.

*Team assignments for boys (1st – 6th) and girls (k-8th) will be communicated after fall break. *High school intramural basketball information will be released at the end of November.

Knights Travel Football Tryouts: Tryouts for the 2022 Knights season for CURRENT 4th and 5th graders will take place on October 25th - 27th at Mudsock Field. All sessions will run from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Athletes must register to attend tryouts at Learn more.

Announcing Free Play Boxes at Holland Park, Cumberland Park and the Nickle Plate AMP: When your family strives to be active together, your rate of success increases! Our free play boxes are filled with inspiration to help you get messy, take chances, make mistakes and be awesome. We’ll supply the equipment; you open it up and go. Learn more.

HSE Community Insider

Looking for local events? Check out HSE’s Community Insider (CI). The CI is a resource for both HSE families and community partners. It not only provides a space to post information about events, camps, and other educational programs. It also offers the opportunity to find upcoming activities in and around Hamilton County.