Charger Connection

November 5, 2021

E-Learning Day Friday Nov. 12th

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.

Upcoming Dates

Monday Nov. 8
  • Play rehearsal 4-7
  • Rook 'n Roll Club 4-5


Tuesday Nov. 9

  • Play rehearsal 4-7
  • Writing Club 4-4:45


Wednesday Nov. 10

  • Play rehearsal 4-7
  • GSA 4-4:45 (C108)
  • Speech Team 4-5:15 (Library)


Thursday Nov. 11

  • Play rehearsal 4-7
  • K-pop 4-4:45 (C108)
  • Tutoring Club 4-5 (Library)
  • 7th Boys Basketball 5:30 A/B @ Belzer (A)
  • 8th Boys Basketball 5:30 A/B vs. Belzer (H)


Friday Nov. 12

  • E-Learning Day- No Students

We Need Your Help

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 hseschools.org website and contact Mr. Butts, assistant principal, at 317-594-4150.

2021 HSEF Grant Recipient

Congratulations to Ms. Hennessy!! She received a Fall Grant from the Hamilton Southeastern Foundation.


"Students of different races, religions, abilities, and identities all deserve to find themselves in their world language classroom library, and we can make that happen. The Hamilton Southeastern Education Foundation (HSEF) has made it possible for us to purchase a carefully curated list of books that will not only represent, but also honor human beings of all kinds in the French, Spanish and German classrooms at all four junior high schools in our district."


-Madeline Hennessy

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Fall Play

The Aliens are Coming! The Aliens are Coming! You are invited to the Meteorite Inn for the 2021 UFO Convention. Are there really aliens in are 502 or is it just something Doug, Peggy and Hyacinth have made up to attract visitors. Join us on Friday, November 19th at 7:00 PM or Saturday, November 20th at 2:00 PM at the Ivy Tech Theater in Noblesville. Who knows – you might see a real alien!

Tickets are on sale now at

https://www.onthestage.tickets/show/hamilton-southeastern-schoolsfishers-junior-high-school/the-aliens-are-coming-54786

and are reserved seating. No tickets will be available at the door so get yours before the aliens scoop them all up.

See you at the show and remember – Keep watching the sky!
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Note from the PTO

Treasurer Position Open

We are looking for a FJH parent or guardian to fill the treasurer’s role on the PTO board. The Treasurer will receive all monies of the organization and will keep an accurate record of all transactions. The Treasurer will present a statement of account at every PTO meeting, as well as perform other duties as assigned. This role may be shared by two people. An accounting/bookkeeping background is helpful but not required. If you have questions about the role or know someone who would be great, please email fjhchargerspto@gmail.com.

Jaggers Dine to Donate

Join fellow Chargers for lunch, dinner, or both on November 10 & 11 (or both!) at Jaggers.

Jaggers will be donating 20% of the sales from those two days to the FJH PTO.

Giving Thanks for our Chargers Family

To show thanks for all the teachers and staff do for our kids every day at FJH, we'd like to buy each of them a pie. The cost of each pie is $15. To sponsor a pie, sign up for a teacher or staff member using this link then pay using one of the payment methods listed below. When signing up for a pie, feel free to leave a comment - we will ensure the beneficiary of your pie patronage sees your special message! Pies must be paid for by FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12.


Payment Methods:

Venmo: @FJH-PTO; 4-digit confirmation, if asked: 4624

Paypal: paypal.me/FishersTriangleClub


Cash or Check: Send in an envelope to the to the FJH office. The envelope should have your name, student name, and staff member you are buying for clearly marked.

Texas Roadhouse "Fun"drasier

Raise money for Fishers Junior High while getting some holiday shopping done! Students will sell $25 Texas Roadhouse gift cards for $30. For each gift card purchased, the buyer will receive six free appetizer cards (valued at $6.99 each), and our school will receive $7.50. When we meet our goal of selling 5,000 gift cards, Texas Roadhouse will donate 15% back rather than 10%. A letter with the details, along with an order form, was sent home with your student last Friday. The order form and details are also below.

Writing Club

Members of the FJH Writing Club are taking the NaNoWriMo challenge this month. National Novel Writing Month is a nonprofit organization that “believes in the transformational power of creativity.” Every year in November, people from across the globe commit to achieving BIG word count goals for writing, some even drafting an entire novel in thirty days. Our FJH writers have committed to writing more words this month than they’ve ever written before. Our club goal is 289,000 words written in November! More than a dozen of our club members have committed to writing 20,000+ words each this month. During this process, students will learn the value of building writing habits, as well as discover how understanding character, plot, setting, and theme can carry them through the process of drafting a long work like a novel.


In order to prepare, the FJH Writing Club held a Preptober Write-In on Friday, October 29. Students stayed after school until 9PM that night, working on character backgrounds, plot structures, mood and tone, and more. They learned that being prepared and having a plan is half the battle when it comes to being successful at writing. And it didn’t hurt that there was pizza and time for some team-building games, too!


Cheer on our Charger writers this month as they continue to hit their word count targets and get closer to reaching their big goals.
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New Teacher Spotlight

Ms. Anne Eisinger

Ms. Eisinger joined FJH this year as a Spanish teacher. She attended Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. She achieved her Masters in Education at Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida. She previously taught at Riverside JH, and Fall Creek JH. Her favorite thing about Fishers Junior High is the hardworking students and amazing staff.


Ms. Eisinger is a mom to a Jr. High student and a tiny dog. She enjoys reading, gardening, playing various instruments, cooking, baking, jigsaw puzzles, board games, sewing, making art.


Fun fact: She is currently learning her 3rd language- French.

Student Council Raises Funds for Breast Cancer Awareness

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Happy Diwali!

This week, many of our students are honoring Diwali, a 5-day Festival of Lights recognized by millions of Jains, Sikhs, and Hindus. Students have been awaiting this festival and celebrating with their family and friends all week. If you don’t know a lot about Diwali, check out this National Geographic resource. If you scroll down to the bottom, you will notice a succinct summary of how each day is typically spent during this festival.

Counselor's Corner

Canvas Parent Resources:

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

https://sway.office.com/xU2P6nliHhzwMeJb?ref=Link


Canvas: Parent Resources

Canvas is Hamilton Southeastern's Learning Management System


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. This may be helpful as we are now to the end of the first nine weeks of school. If you need assistance, please contact Mrs. Broughton in the guidance office, kbroughton@hse.k12.in.us

Freshman Choice for High School

All current 8th graders will have the Freshman Choice of high school option for the 2022-2023 school year. Information may be found on the District website or by clicking on the link:

https://www.hseschools.org/happenings/news/2022-2023-freshman-choice-transfer-application-ann



Additionally, a series of Skylert announcements will be sent by the district to the first email listed in Skyward. Friday, 12/10/2021, is the deadline for completing the form. There are always families who don’t complete the form because they don’t realize which high school they are districted to, or families who think the process doesn’t apply to them. When in doubt, fill it out!

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:

https://learnmoreindiana.org/scholars/enroll/


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 (kgal@hse.k12.in.us)

7th grade – Basel Maarouf (bmaarouf@hse.k12.in.us)

Lost and Found

We have accumulated many personal items including water bottles, t-shirts, sweatshirts, etc. We would like to get these items back to their owners. If your student is missing an item please have them look in the lost and found and/or the front office. We will be donating these items during Thanksgiving Break. Thanks!

Notes from the Cafeteria

A traditional Thanksgiving meal will be served on Wednesday, 11/17 in the FJH cafeteria. We will serve each student turkey, stuffing, green beans, mashed potato, a roll, a fruit cup and pumpkin pie.



We continue to navigate the supply-chain issues with food items on the lunch menu. I will tweet the days menu every morning by 7am. Follow us @fjhcafe We do our very best every day to put together a great lunch for our students!

School Safety

Fishers Junior High takes the safety of its students and staff seriously and fostering safe and supportive learning environments is a top priority. HSE works closely with FJH, the Fishers Police Department and area law enforcement agencies to protect our students, teachers, school leaders, and staff and to prevent emergencies before they arise. Please review the safety levels below.
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Mudsock Youth Athletics Updates

Wear Your Youth Sport Jersey on November 13th:

Help us celebrate National Youth Sports Day by dressing in your youth sport jersey next Saturday, November 13th! Thank you for spreading the word! We’re excited to show off the power of youth sports in the HSE School district community. Invite your teammates to participate and tag us on Facebook @Mudsock Youth Athletics or on Twitter @MudsockYouth with your photos!

Recreational Basketball News:

  • Boys Basketball - Our winter season is off and running for athletes in the 1st – 6th grade divisions. Junior high players will receive their team assignments the week of November 22nd and the first practice will be on December 4th. Please note the kindergarten division kicks off in January. More information here.
  • Girls Basketball - Athletes in kindergarten – 8th grade will take to the courts beginning Saturday, November 6th, for their first practices.

*Co-ed high school intramural basketball information will be released at the end of November.

Spring Program Registration:

Mark your calendars! Registration for spring baseball, softball, soccer, boys and girls lacrosse, rugby and track and field opens January 1st at myathletics.com. Season information including divisions and program fees will be updated on our site at the end of December. Need a refresher over our registration periods? Find them here.

Calling All High Schoolers! MYA is looking for high school volunteers to be youth coaches in our leagues. Find the flyer here.