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GCJHS - November 15, 2021

Student Movie Time for World Kindness :)

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1. At GCJHS we will be celebrating World Kindness Day on Monday the 15th (actual date is 11/13/21). See the flyer below for an after school movie that day for our students. World Kindness Day is a holiday that promotes the importance of being kind to each other, to yourself, and to the world. The purpose of this day is to help everyone understand that kindness is what binds us all together. This understanding has the power to bridge the gap between nations. With kindness, we can overcome the divides of politics, race, religion, gender, and so much more. What began as an effort from the World Kindness Movement at a Tokyo conference 24 years ago is now a global movement reminding everyone of the power of kindness.

2. December 8th = Greenfield Central 8th graders will take the PSAT 8/9 this semester instead of the NWEA assessment. The PSAT 8/9 is the first test in the SAT Suite of Assessments--which also includes Indiana’s graduation assessment, the SAT. See the letter below for more information.

3. VETERANS’ DAY - November 11, 2021 . . . Due to COVID19 restrictions this year’s program was done virtually. The Student Council planned the 2021 Veteran's Day program and students watched it in their homeroom class that day. You can access the video below.

4. After school transportation changes -- If you need your student to ride a different bus on a particular day, please communicate this in writing to the school office by 3:00pm. This will allow us to get a note that your student can present to the bus driver. If your student will be changing from bus rider to car pick-up, or vice versa, you would only need to communicate that change to the office if you need us to notify your student at school.

5. 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.

6. Hancock County Christmas Connection- matches families with a variety of resources available to families in Hancock County for the holidays. Depending on family needs and resources available, families may be assisted through a donor program (where a family is “sponsored” for the holidays) or a community service group program (assistance provided according to service group guidelines). Attempts will be made to serve every family in need of assistance, but please know that completion of this application does not guarantee that your family will receive holiday assistance.

7. Applications for holiday assistance will be available in Student Services from November 1-19. If you have any questions regarding the program or applications please contact Kristy Tweedy, School Social Worker, 317-477-4616, ktweedy@gcsc.k12.in.us

8. The 2021 Lisa Muegge Feast of Plenty Community Outreach has announced plans for their Thanksgiving Day dinner. Meals will be available by carry-out and delivery only.

Thanksgiving Meal

Date: Thursday, November 25, 2021

Time: 11:00am to 3:00pm

Location: Hancock County 4-H Building, 620 N. Apple St.,

Greenfield, IN 46140

Call 317-335-7590 for meal/delivery information

9. Seven GCJHS students will have their artwork on display at the Hancock County Arts gallery this month! Please help us congratulate the following students: Brooklyn Lynch, Crismelis Beltre Alcantara, Mayrin Rodriguez, Sonja Jahrsdoerfer, Evelyn Schini, Mia Harr and Jaelyn Gibbs. If you would like to see their work as well as work created by many more jr. high and high school students from Hancock County, please see the attached flyer with important dates and times. The gallery is located at 20 N. State St. downtown Greenfield. http://www.hancockcountyarts.com/

10. School will be closed for Thanksgiving Break on November 24-26.

GCJHS Veterans Day Program 2021


On Saturday the 6th, the Greenfield Central "Cougar Pride" Marching Band competed in the State Finals contest held at Lucas Oil Stadium. The Band had an extraordinary performance, successfully defended their title from 2019 and are again Indiana State Champions!

We'd like to recognize the efforts of our 8th graders who are members of the Marching Band. They have put in over 400 hours of practice time over the summer and fall, and now their hard work and dedication has paid off with another championship for the GC Band.

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Fun facts & Crafts With Anna Lineback - MOVIE EDITION!

Every week this section of the newspaper will show fun facts or crafts!

Movie Edition!

  • Buzz Lightyear was almost named Lunar Larry

  • Psycho is the first U.S. film to feature a toilet flushing

  • Toy Story 2 was almost deleted

  • Pet rats sold big after Ratatouille

  • The snow in Wizard of Oz is Asbestos

  • There were 10,297 balloons in Up

  • The most profitable film of all time is Paranormal Activity

  • The two least profitable films both take place on Mars

  • Oscar winners used to be announced before the ceremony

  • The Matrix code comes from sushi

  • The Nightmare Before Christmas was in production for more than three years.

  • Georgie Henley’s reaction to Mr. Tumnus at the lamppost is genuine in The Chronicles Of Narnia

  • Gal Gator was part of re-shoots in Wonder Woman while being five months pregnant.

  • Angelina Jolie admitted that she scared little kids while in costume on set of Maleficent

  • The first movie theaters banned snacks

  • Movie theater butter isn’t really butter

Three Lunches and a Meme


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. As you can see, we have a new title. I HOPE YOU ENJOY!


This is relatable. There is so much air in those bags, and it feels like they’re(the companies that package them)ripping you off. “Okay the chips are worth about $0.50, but there is some air in there, so we’re going to charge you another $1.50.” I mean, come on.
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OH WAIT! HERE’S THE LINK TO THE COMMERCIAL FOR THE CHIPOTLÉ TWENTY ØNE PILØTS BURRITO! There is a certain someone who I want to watch this*, and I want y’all to watch it too. First one that pops up. The one with the ad picture I put up in the last newsletter. Can’t miss it.⬇️


*{you better start learning that sheet music sometime. I wrote that for you with my pencil. I can also teach you the handshake too, if you want. Also, Gilbert/Mike/Nola said you are their Zach-eratary. This true? Cute.☺️}

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!

Winter Semi-Formal Dance Information

by Gustavo Contreras

As COVID is slowly fading away it's time for us to celebrate. Meet us in the main gym and get yourself ready go to the winter formal from 3:45 to 5:45. The entry is $5 and the dance is only for GCJHS students (student ID’s are recommended). It’s going to be a semi formal meaning that you don’t have to wear a suit/dress (mask are required). There's going to be a king and queen raffle along with a court. To participate in this is simple you just have to bring in a toy, and for every toy you bring is a ticket that gets put in a bucket. There’s going to be music, winter themed food and friends. Half the proceeded will be going to toy for tots, so come and enjoy yourself. Make sure to bring a dance partner, because DJ Snowman is planning on having a slow dance. So, please come and join us at the winter formal

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Polls and more by Gabriel Justice

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Comics With Colton

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Colton's Question of the Week

Find a Club that fits you!

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Click here to sign up for Game Club

This will help us figure out what games we should have ready. Plus, you can bring your own games too.

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Upcoming Testing = 8th Graders

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Thanksgiving Meal

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Flyers & More!

NEWS CLUB hard at work and having Fun!

Download Section = pdf.'s

Sports Calendar for GCJHS - Click here . . .

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