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January 14, 2022

Upcoming Events

Monday January 24
  • 7th Girls Basketball 5:30 @ FCJH (A)
  • 8th Girls Basketball 5:30 vs. FCJH (H)
  • Rook 'n Roll 4-5 (G110)

Tuesday January 25

  • 7th Boys Basketball 5:30 vs. Pendleton Heights (H)
  • 8th Boys Basketball 5:30 @ Pendleton Heights (A)
  • Wrestling 5:30 @ Belzer (A)
  • Writing Club 4-5 (Library)
  • Paper Crafting Club 4-5 (G102)

Wednesday January 26

  • 7th/8th Girls Basketball 5:30 @ Westfield (A)
  • GSA 4-4:45 (C108)
  • Speech Team 4-5:15 (Library)

Thursday January 27

  • 7th Boys Basketball 5:00 vs. Riverside (H)
  • 8th Boys Basketball 5:30 @ Riverside (A)
  • K-pop 4-4:45 (C108)

Friday January 28

  • 8th Grade High School Visits 9:30am-12:00pm
  • Science Fair 4-6 (Library)

Saturday January 29

  • 7th/8th Boys Basketball Invitational 9am @ Riverside
  • ISSMA WPS Solo/Ensemble
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Please Congratulate Ms. Cornet!!

Amanda Cornet was selected as this year's recipient of the Outstanding Middle/Jr. High School Educator Award from the Indiana Music Education Association. She was honored in a presentation at the Professional Development Conference on January 15 at the Grand Wayne Center in Fort Wayne. We are so proud that her dedication to our students and school is being recognized!

NEW COVID-19 Reporting Procedures

The COVID-19 Self-Reporting Form, found on the, has been updated!

· The online form now allows you to provide the information nurses need to calculate a timeline of return for your student after a COVID situation arises.

· Once the COVID-19 Self-Reporting Form is completed, you will receive an email with the date of return for your student along with helpful information about their return to school.

· If you use the form, you do not need to call or email the nurse, building and/or teacher to inform them, your online submission will take care of that.

· If additional information is needed, the school nurse may reach out to you.

We believe using this new COVID-19 Self-Reporting Form will assist our school nurses and buildings in communication efficiency, and will save you time as well.

Thank you!

Camp Tecumseh Parent Meeting

Hello Parents,

We will be having Camp Tecumseh informational meetings next week. You should have received this information previously from your child's team teacher.

Camp Tecumseh will take place this year for FJH from April 18-22.

Cost for the trip is $135. Payments may be made online e~Funds for Schools ( Cash or check(made payable to FJH) are also accepted. Please do not send in Permission slip without payment or until payment is made online.

STARS Students whose last name begin with the letters A-L will attend Monday, April 18 - Wednesday, April 20 along with the ENTIRE HEROES Team.

STARS students whose last name beginning with the letters M-Z will attend Camp on Wednesday, April 20 - Friday, April 22 along with the ENTIRE GLOBETROTTER Team.

At least one camp director representative for each team will be available at these meetings. Please attend on the night requested, if this is an issue, please contact your team teacher.

Parent meeting times will be the following dates:

Wednesday, January 26 at 7pm for ALL Globetrotter team students, and STARS team students whose last name begins with letters M-Z

Thursday, January 27 at 7pm for ALL Heroes team students, and STARS team students whose last name begins with letters A-L

Meeting will be held in the Cafe so you will enter through Door 1 on south side of building.


Q: Do parents need to wear a mask to the meeting?

A: We highly encourage attendees to be masked.

Q: Who should attend this meeting?
A: ONE adult per student to help manage attendance numbers.

Q: Can my student attend this meeting with me?

A: No. Your student will hear about Camp IN CLASS and will have any questions they have answered by their teacher. (Mr. Stumpf for STARS students)

Q: Will there be a zoom link for those that are unable to attend?

A: No Zoom Link. The meeting will be recorded and posted on Canvas page of your team's Camp Director.

Q: Does a parent for each student need to attend?

A: If you have previously had a student attend camp with any of our HSE Schools, you do not need to attend.

Each team will have an informational day for students about Camp Tecumseh on Wednesday, January 26th. All students should have brought home a Camp Tecumseh Permission slip in the previous weeks.

Counselor's Corner

8th Grade High School Visits Next Week

All current 8th grade students have been invited by their respective high schools to visit on Friday, Jan. 28th. During the visit, students will take a tour of the building, discuss scheduling information, and meet members of FHS and HSE administration as well as counselors from the guidance office. Busing will be provided to take students from Fishers Junior High School at approximately 9:30 a.m. to the high schools and then students will return to FJH at approximately 11:45 a.m. in time for lunch.

Please mark your calendars also for the following:

  • FHS 8th Grade Parent Night at Fishers High School: Jan. 26th, 7:00-8:30

  • HSE 8th Grade Parent Night at HSE High School: Feb. 2nd, 7:00-9:00

  • Fishers High School counselors will visit FJH the week of Feb.14-17 to meet with students and their parent to schedule classes for 9th grade. (More information to be emailed via Skylert in the next few weeks about how to sign up for this appointment)

  • HSE High School counselors will visit FJH on February 23rd. (More information to be emailed via Skylert in the next few weeks about how to sign up for this appointment)

Please continue to check your email for more detailed information over the next few weeks.

Fishers High School- 8th Grade Parent Night

Attention 8th Grade Parents/Guardians of Incoming FHS Freshmen:

Please join us on Wednesday, January 26th for 8th Grade Parent Night. You will be given the opportunity to attend up to four academic department presentations: Math, Science/Project Lead the Way, English, World Language, Performing or Visual Arts, PE, Social Studies, Exceptional Learners, or Business. You will also meet your student’s counselor, visit club and athletic booths, and visit our spirit wear shop. You design the evening so that it best suits your family’s needs.

Please plan to arrive on campus no later than 6:45 p.m.; first period will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m. The evening events conclude at 8:30 p.m. Attached is the program to plan out the evening ahead of time.

You may enter through FH1, FH6, FH7 or FH19. This is a parent only event.

We look forward to meeting our newest members of the Tiger Team!

Hamilton Southeastern High School- 8th Grade Parent Night

If your 8th grade student will attend Hamilton Southeastern High School next year, please mark your calendars for the HSE 8th Grade Parent Night on February 2nd from 7:00-9:00 PM. More details to come.

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 (

Tutoring Club

Students at Fishers High School 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 5:00.

In order to participate, your student must sign up at least 24 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

Girls are Leaders in Technology

We promote the learning of leadership and technology skills to girls and women in order to make a great impact in the world of STEM! We will be kicking off our Trailblazer Tuesdays January 25th. Please use the link above to sign up for Trailblazer Tuesday with Rebecca Bormann.

Apply to be a Fishers Farmers Market vendor!

Applications are now open for 2022 summer market vendors! Learn all about being a market vendor, read the 2022 Vendor Handbook, and apply today!

The Fishers Farmers Market is expanding in 2022 to host a weekday market in east Fishers, the Fishers Farmers Market at Saxony, on Wednesday evenings and the traditional Fishers Farmers Market on Saturday mornings at the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater. The Wednesday market will run from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. weekly at 13578 E. 131st Street, beginning June 1 and ending September 28. The Saturday market will run from 8 a.m. to noon weekly at the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater, 6 Municipal Drive, beginning May 7 and ending September 24.


Needle & Thread Society this Thurdsay
The Fishers Parks and Maker Playground Needle & Thread Society is back at the Maker Playground Maker Labs this week! Join us from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, January 13. The Needle & Thread Society is free to join and attend and is open to any person who practices or is interested in getting started with fiber art (crochet, embroidery, knitting, weaving, etc.) The group meets monthly on the second Thursday of each month through 2022. Bring your in-progress project, or start something new while socializing with other makers!


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Fishers
The City of Fishers invites residents to honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through community celebrations, volunteer opportunities, and supporting local nonprofit organizations on Monday, January 17. Learn how you can celebrate Dr. King's legacy in Fishers here.


Tree recycling open through Feb. 1

The City of Fishers' and Fishers Parks' live Christmas tree recycling program, sponsored by Sambol's Tree Farm, is running through February 1. Drop-off locations include Brooks School, Holland, and Cumberland parks. Decorated or artificial trees will not be accepted. Learn more about city recycling programs here.


Winter Ecotherapy Bucket List
Winter can be a tough time to really embrace spending time outdoors and focus on mental health. Check out Fishers Parks' Winter Ecotherapy Bucket List for five great ways to get outside this winter.


Volunteer With Us!
Get involved, and make a difference in your city! Throughout the year, the City of Fishers offers a variety of volunteer opportunities, many of which are with Fishers Parks!

Current Opportunities:


About Fishers Parks

At Fishers Parks, we create a community of exploration for all ages. Whether you're looking for the perfect summer camp, a night to let loose, or next weekend's adventure, our parks and activities are designed for making memories. With 24 park properties totaling over 591 acres, 131 miles of nature and multi-use trails, and vibrant events throughout the year, find your next adventure with Fishers Parks. Learn more at

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Mudsock Youth Athletics Update

Register Now For Spring Programs

What will you play? Open registration for spring baseball, softball, soccer, boys and girls lacrosse, rugby and track and field runs through January 31st at After the 31st, waitlists may form for certain sports in various divisions. Season information and program fees can be found here.

Rugby Boys and Girls TRY IT Day – January 23rd

Ready for something new? Stop by the Rugby TRY IT Day this Sunday, January 23rd, from 2:15 – 4:45 p.m. Learn about this fun, fast-paced, family-oriented game! Open to 2nd-8th grade boys and girls. All equipment provided. Learn more here. Questions? Email