Charger Connection

Fishers Junior High School Newsletter Sept. 17, 2021

Note from the Principal

Greeting Charger Parents,

The school year has gotten off to a great start. However, I would like to bring to your attention a new Tik Tok trend that has been circulating on social media, and Fishers Junior High School is not immune. Please discuss this with your student and encourage them "to say something if they see something." We need everyone's help in this matter. Thank you.

-Dr. Thorpe

TikTok Trend Encouraging Students to Steal & Vandalize School Property

Monday Sept. 20th

  • Cross Country 5:00 @ FCJH/Pendleton Heights (A)
  • Tennis 5:00 vs. Clay (H)
  • Play rehearsal 4-6 (LGI)

Tuesday Sept. 21st

  • Girls Golf 4:30 @ HIJH (A)
  • Tennis 5:00 @ HIJH (A)
  • Volleyball 5:30 @ Riverside (A)
  • Writing Club 4-4:45 (Library)
  • Play rehearsal 4-6 (LGI)
  • Paper Crafting Club 4-5 (C115)

Wednesday Sept. 22nd

  • 7th Football 5:30 vs. Carmel (H)
  • 8th Football 5:30 @ Carmel (A)
  • Cross Country 5:00 vs. Hamilton Heights (H)
  • Volleyball 5:30 @ Zionsville (A)
  • Play rehearsal 4-6 (LGI)

Thursday Sept. 23rd

  • Girls Golf 4:45 @ Westfield (A)
  • Tennis 5:00 vs. Lapel (H)
  • Cross Country 5:30 @ HIJH/Riverside/FCJH
  • K-pop 4-4:45 (C108)
  • Play rehearsal 4-6 (LGI)

Friday Sept. 24th

  • E-Learning Day

Friday Sept. 24, is an E-Learning Day

Students will remain at home. Teachers will post assignments to their Canvas page and students will access and complete their assignments for that day without direct instruction from the teacher or teachers.

Hispanic Heritage Month

(September 15-October 15)

A little history- Hispanic Heritage Month began in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week (under President Lyndon Johnson) and was expanded to Hispanic Heritage Month (under President Ronald Reagan) in 1988. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402. Why is September 15th significant? It is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September18, respectively.

We've got a collection of books available in the library on our special collections shelf. The shelves feature books by Mexican and Latin American authors and about the experiences and contributions of people from those regions.

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Charger Strolling Strings

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On Sept. 11 St.Vincent Fishers and the Fishers Fire and Emergency Services held a day dedicated to teaching the public about safety. As one of the fastest-growing communities in Hamilton County, Fishers is constantly seeking to engage with residents in diverse, meaningful ways. Safety Day, presented by Fishers Fire & Emergency Services seeks to do both.

Members of the Charger Strolling Strings was invited to provide musical entertainment by performing a selection of patriotic themed songs to celebrate this event. This year, Charger Strolling Strings combined with the choirs of HSEIJH and FCJH to perform the piece "America, the Beautiful". Mrs. Cornet, director of the Charger Strolling Strings, is pleased to announce that the group has been asked to perform at next years event, Saturday, September 10, 2022 at the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater.

7th Grade Math Classes

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Mrs. Keerns, Mrs. Clark, and Mr. Baker took their classes outside this week to work on graphing rational numbers with groups. This activity lets students talk about and create some concrete number sense using rational numbers.
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Note from the Cafeteria

Due to supply chain issues, there may be days we have to serve a different meal than is shown on the menu. I will tweet the menu for the day by 7am each day. Please follow @fjhcafe for the most up to date info!

Mrs. Baney's Choir Classes

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Earlier this month, students in each of the three choirs at Fishers Junior High had the opportunity to learn choreography for the choir theme song from professional choreographer, Hannah Drumm. Ms. Drumm specializes in show choir choreography and costuming, and works with several of the premier show choir programs, including Edgewood, Franklin Central and Fishers High School.

Students had already learned the song, "Be the Change," as a forward focus theme. The song expresses a message of hope, encouraging both singer and listener to see beyond difficulties and be a positive force for change in their own lives and communities.

Choir students will perform this song together at their first concert and throughout the year. We all can benefit from the reminder that "together we can be the change."
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7th & 8th Grade Boys Basketball Tryouts

Tryouts will take place before fall break. 7th grade tryouts will begin on October 7th. 8th grade tryouts will begin October 11th. See the flyers below that were handed out at the call out meeting.

Book Rental

In compliance with Hamilton Southeastern School Corporation policy, book rental needs to be collected at the beginning of each school year.

Email statements were sent out September 3, 2021.

To view statements in Skyward Family Access:

Click on Skyward Family Access


Enter your User ID and Password

Click on “Fee Management” under General Information

Your student’s invoice amount will be listed under “Unpaid Balances”.

Ways to pay for your student's book rental this year:

Personal checks

Money Orders



Personal checks should be made payable to FJH and can be mailed or sent with your student to school. Be sure to specify on your check /envelope that the payment is for book rental. Include student’s name, I.D. #, and grade in the memo line of check. Payment needs to be directed to the Bookstore/Treasurer.

Note: If you choose to pay by credit card you MUST utilize eFunds.

On-line payments with Mastercard, Visa, or Discover Payment may be made online via the Efunds tab on the FJH website. Be sure to select Student Course Fees.


Payments will be posted in Skyward within 10 business days.

***PAYMENT DUE DATE*** October 1, 2021

Prompt payment is appreciated.

Should you have any questions or do not have internet access and need a copy of your fee statement, please contact me at 317-594-4150, extension 5715 or

Thank You,

Candis Tucker - Treasurer Fishers Junior High School

FJH Shirts

FJH Shirts will be selling spirit wear at lunch on Wednesday September 22nd. T-shirts $10, Hoodies $20-25. Order forms for any sizes not available on those days.
Fishers Junior High is hosting a Scholastic Book Fair! The fair will be available online and during school hours, Oct. 4th-8th. Please see our Scholastic Book Fair homepage for more information!

Message from the PTO

Thank you!

Thank you to everyone that has contributed to Stock the Pantry!!! It's not too late to donate. Please see the link below to purchase items for the wonderful staff at FJH.

Volunteer Opportunity

Please consider donating your time by signing up for a shift (or two!) in concessions. The indoor or outdoor concessions are open for home football and volleyball games throughout the fall season as a way to provide a welcoming environment and snacks for our community. It also serves as the PTO's main source of income for supporting the teachers, staff, and students during the school year. No experience necessary! Your student may work alongside you if they are 12 years or older. Here's the link to view the available spots and to sign up:


All Fishers Junior High School spirit wear in our online store is 30% off! New designs have just been released and we feature ultra-soft Bella Canvas tees. Shop Now!

Next Meeting: Wednesday, September 22, at 8:00 a.m.

Buys Snacks Here

Purchase Snacks for the FJH staff

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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.