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GCJHS - January 31, 2022


1. PINK NIGHT on February 1st is in support of Mr. Statzer’s family and his wife’s battle with cancer. See the flyer below for more information. If you would like to make a donation, but are not able to attend the games, please send them to our school office.


2. Winter Games for GCJHS! Our Student Council has a FUN after school event planned for ALL students on February 11th (rescheduled due to possible weather issues on February 4th). See the flyer and form below for more information.

3. Mark your calendars for FEBRUARY 14TH = eLearning Day. Students will not be at school that day but they will have assignments to complete virtually. All teachers in GC will be involved in Professional Development that day. Teachers will have specific office hours available that morning to assist. More information will be shared as we get closer to this date.

4. Cougar Cubs Preschool enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year will begin on February 1, 2022. There are now 2, 3, and 5 day options available at both locations. Cougar Cubs accepts CCDF vouchers, On My Way Pre-K vouchers, and the Build, Learn, Grow scholarship. To review more information about the program, please visit their website at cougarcubs.gcsc.k12.in.us

5. NEW COVID-19 Quarantine Guidance . . . .For those of you who closely follow the guidance that we receive from the health organizations (Centers for Disease Control, State Department of Health and the Hancock County Health Department), we did receive updated guidance a week ago. This guidance makes allowances for schools to bring students and staff back from exclusions quicker than the conventional time frames. This includes individuals who have tested positive and individuals who have been identified as close contacts. You may reference these changes on our website. We began to implement these options with our staff this week, and we will roll out the changes with our student population starting January 18th. See the attached document found in the download section below for more specific details.

6. NWEA assessments for Grade 7 started on January 20th.

  • ELA will test Jan. 20-21
  • Science will test Jan. 24-25
  • Math will test Jan. 26-27
  • Make Ups will occur through Feb. 2

7. 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.

8. NEW FROM SCHOOLHOUSE.WORLD: Free Tutoring Now Includes 1:1 Math Support Schoolhouse.world recently expanded its free, online tutoring to include 1:1 math homework support for middle and high school students. This peer tutoring is available through Zoom in 20-minute sessions from 8 to 10 p.m. ET on weekdays. This is in addition to free, small-group tutoring currently available in SAT reading, writing, and math, with a math focus on pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, pre-calculus, calculus, and statistics. Support is also available for AP courses including AP Calculus, AP Statistics, AP Chemistry, AP Biology, AP Physics, and AP Computer Science. More information on free tutoring services through Schoolhouse.world is available here.

9. You can receive 4 free COVID-19 home test kits per household using this link. https://special.usps.com/testkits

10. COLD WEATHER WARMING CENTER: A Warming Center is available in Greenfield at The Landing, 18 West South St. The Greenfield Christian Church (22 N. East St.) and the Evangel Church (1221 E. Main St.) will serve as backup sites, as will the Hancock Hope House. The Warming Center is for all individuals and families who may be without safe adequate heat. The Center will be open from 7pm to 8am on nights when the temperature is below 30 degrees or the wind child is below 20 degrees, with flexibility for things like precipitation.

Individuals wishing to volunteer at the warming center are asked to call Jim Peters @ 317-372-2304.

11. Latin Honors @ GCHS . . . . We have met with our GCHS staff, and now it is time to schedule our community meetings. In order to give everyone an opportunity to hear the presentation and offer their feedback, we have scheduled two forums: one in person and one virtual.

  • The in-person forum will be Thursday, February 10th at 7 p.m. in the GCHS auditorium.
  • The virtual forum will be Tuesday, February 15th at 7 p.m.

If you wish to attend the virtual forum, please email Mr. Cary directly to be added to the list. A few minutes before the forum starts, he will email out the link to the group.
These forums are open to any GC parent, student, or community member who wishes to attend.
As always, please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions.

Thank you! Mr. Cary, principal - jcary@gcsc.k12.in.us

GCJHS Band Winners!!!!

Saturday, our Band students participated in the annual Indiana State School Music Association’s Solo and Ensemble Contest, held at New Palestine Junior High. GCJHS Band students had an outstanding day, performing in 96 total events, earning 90 Gold Ratings and 6 Silver Ratings.

The following 7th grade students earned Gold Medals for their outstanding solo performances:

Cassidy Oakes-Ford

Chloe Kiser

Emma Hammelman

Jaxan Prigg

Sonnet Master

Ally Herrin

Amelia Mies

Ava Brim

Bennett Singco

Jack Whitbeck

Nevaeh Carmichael

Tyler Mullen

Violet Hunter-Ferguson

Alexander Lawson

Blake Simpson

Cameron Thompson

J Powell

Nolan Greulich

Nicholas Ryba

Sal Sanchez

Shana Douglas

Baron Linder

Ayden Christner

Landon Frieden

Finn Anderson

Jaxon Conaway

Kaedynn Lashaway

Kelcie Simmons

Braylon Mumaugh earned TWO Gold Medals for playing solos on two different instruments


The following 8th grade Band members earned Gold Medals for their outstanding Woodwind solo performances:

Alayna Morrison

Ava Wilhelm

Joseph Davenport

Mia-Michelle Hutcherson

Natalie Jones

Nora Hull

Emmalyn Jones

Hunter Rubio

Jonathan Grimes

Julian Anderson

Brayden Simpson

Hayley Schnecker

Addison Rossetti

Autumn Jones

Connor Roys

Edward Bernal

Gabe McCormick

Kayleigh Lund

Landen Davis

Landon Essex

Charlotte Riehle

Julia Steele

Katelin Reynolds

Makenna Hatcher

Houston Martin

Also, a Clarinet Quartet featuring Landon Essex, Hayley Schencker, Kayleigh Lund and Brayden Simpson earned a Gold Medal.


The following 8th grade Band members earned Gold Medals for their outstanding Brass solo performances:

Claire Gardner

Dylan Smith

Evan Pangburn

Gus Contreras

Kinzie Ingermann

Lorelei Swanson

Mason Stoughton

Dayne Hancock

Zaine Wilson

Shaela Creech

Joe Parker

Mason Miller

Sonja Jahrsdörfer

Zachary Walker

Devlin Richards

Emma Summers

Evelyn Schnini

Abigail Capen

Joseph Caceres

Kylah Shines-Martin

Dylan Gray

The following 8th grade Band members earned Gold Medals for their outstanding Percussion solo performances:

Evelyn Shurger

Brodie Pope

Marli Griffin

Carson Langley

Coen Doyle

Elijah Speer

Gabe Hall

Maci Einspahr and Matthew Nance each earned TWO Gold Medals for playing solos on two different instruments


The following 8th grade Band members earned Gold Medals for their outstanding Percussion solo performances:

Evelyn Shurger

Brodie Pope

Marli Griffin

Carson Langley

Coen Doyle

Elijah Speer

Gabe Hall

Maci Einspahr and Matthew Nance each earned TWO Gold Medals for playing solos on two different instruments

GCJHS Orchestra Winners!!!!

Saturday, our Orchestra students participated in the annual Indiana State School Music Association’s Solo and Ensemble Contest, held at New Palestine Junior High.

Received Gold Medals for their solo performances:

Elly Ferguson

Sarah Paul

Max Redmond

Lila Wagne

Alex Lawson

Sonnet Masters

Ross Peters

Lilly Irby


Gold Medals for their respective ensemble performances:

Kelsie Simmons

Violet Hunter-Ferguson

Baaba Amissah

Julian Anderson

Charleia Poyser

Bella Wilburn

Janie Kingsbury

Kensi Diefenderfer

Sonnet Masters

Fun Facts and Crafts with Anna Lineback

Food Edition!

Mug Brownie


This week I decided to do something new. A mug brownie will definitely keep you warm in the winter, and it’s delicious too! If you like this cooking edition then tell me, I might do it again!



  • 2 tablespoons of butter

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 3 tablespoons sugar

  • 2 tablespoons natural unsweetened cocoa powder

  • Pinch kosher salt

  • 3 tablespoons milk, water, or coffee

  • ⅛ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • Optional- Add whipped cream or ice cream on top!

Did someone say HOT CHOCOLATE - by Carley Cavaletto

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Check out Colton's Latest Poll Results!

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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. I HOPE YOU ENJOY!


I hope you thought my reviews were somewhat accurate! Thanks for checking out the lunch(and also restaurant) ratings by me, Anna Studer, Food Reviewer. See you next week!

Meme of the week: A fancified sammich

When your mom asks you what you made yourself for dinner while she was asleep and dad’s at work.
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Did someone say more Memes? . . . by Gabe Justice

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History Segment by Aidan Bow


January 30th, 1933

On this day in history the man known as Adolf Hitler became the chancellor of Germany, later he would try to take over the rest of the world in the war known as WW2, he would fail and could commit suicide in 1945.



January 31st, 1865

On this day in history the 13th amendment of the constitution was passed ending slavery in the United States how ever it would take another century to end segregation.



February 1st, 2003

On this day in history the space shuttle known as Colombia burnt up during recently killing all 7 astronauts, this was the second time a Space shuttle had failed and killed its crew.



February 2nd, 1931

On this day in history, Friedrich Schmiedl (Austria) launched the first rocket mail in 1931 and delivered 102 letters to a place five kilometers away. The rocket was remotely controlled and landed using a parachute.



February 3rd, 1815

On this day in history, The world’s first commercial cheese factory was established in 1815 in Switzerland. A dairy farmer named Jesse Williams, who today is known as the Father of Cheese, started making cheese in an assembly-line fashion using the milk from neighboring farms. Within decades, hundreds of such dairy associations existed.



February 4th, 1967

On this day in history the Spacecraft Lunar Orbiter 3 launched from Cape Canaveral, it’s job was to find a landing site for the Apollo and surveyor missions it was the third mission of the Lunar program and would be an important part of Lunar Exploration.



February 5th, 1971

On this day the Apollo 14 lander known as Antares Landed on the Moon landing astronauts Shepard and Michell on its surface they would return to earth and re enter its atmosphere on the 9th of February.


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Flyers & More!

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Sports Calendar for GCJHS - Click here . . .

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