Charger Connection

December 3, 2021

Upcoming Events

Monday December 6th
  • 7th/8th Boys Basketball 5:30 vs. Noblesville West (H)
  • Rook 'n Roll 4-5 (G110)

Tuesday December 7th

  • NWEA Testing(Reading) 9:15-11:15
  • 7th/8th Boys Basketball 5:30 @ Hamilton Heights (A)
  • Writing Club 4-5 (Media Center)
  • Photography Club(4-4:45)

Wednesday December 8th

  • Orchestra Concert 7:00(LGI)
  • GSA 4-5(C108)
  • Speech Team 4-5:15 (Media Center)

Thursday December 9th

  • NWEA Testing(Math) 9:15-11:15
  • K-pop 4-4:45 (C108)
  • Tutoring Club 4-5 (Media Center)

Saturday December 11th

  • 7th/8th Boys Basketball Tournament 9am @ Greenfield Central

NWEA Testing

FJH will be conducting NWEA testing on Tuesday December 7th (reading) 9:15am-11:15am and Thursday, December 9th(Math), 9:15am-11:15am. Please have students arrive on time to school with their fully charged iPad. If possible, avoid appointments during this time. We will be operating on an alternate schedule on these two days (see attached schedule)
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Please Congratulate Ms. Cornet!!

Amanda Cornet has been selected as this year's recipient of the Outstanding Middle/Jr. High School Educator Award from the Indiana Music Education Association. She will be honored in a presentation at the Professional Development Conference on January 14 or 15 at the Grand Wayne Center in Fort Wayne. We are so proud that her dedication to our students and school is being recognized!
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Hanukkah, also called the Festival of Lights, is an eight-day celebration that falls each year on the Hebrew calendar date of 25 Kislev. This year it is celebrated from November 28th- December 6th. Hanukkah celebrates the rededication of the second Jewish temple in Jerusalem. The holiday is often celebrated with the lighting of the menorah, traditional foods, games, and gifts.

Mrs. Smith's Classes

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Mrs. Smith's students read the poem The Raven, by Edgar Alan Poe. The students then created "feathers" identifying and explaining examples of imagery and other literary terms from the poem. They used those feathers to create "raven wings".
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Dear HSE Staff, Students, and Families,

This Holiday Season, HSE is asking you to give a gift to the Earth by making the choice to be more sustainable. HSE Schools will be hosting a district wide Holiday Light Recycling Program. Starting December 1st and going until January 14th each school will be collecting old, broken, tangled, or unwanted holiday lights. Technology Recyclers will take these unwanted/unusable lights and break them down into useable components that will be used to make new products. Last year, you helped prevent 3,519 pounds of e-waste from entering landfills and polluting the Earth. That is the roughly the weight of a Toyota Rav4. I am asking that each school set up a collection center (large box, crate, trash can) and collect unwanted/unusable holiday lights in a central location in your building (front office, media center, science classroom, environment/eco club). You can help prevent e-waste from ending up in the dumpster this year. Please share this information with your families and help promote the event.

Why Should People Recycle Old Holiday Lights?

  • Holiday Lights are not bio-degradable and will spend hundreds of years in a landfill if thrown away.
  • Holiday lights are known to get into waterways and oceans. This can lead to animals becoming entangled and dying.
  • New ENERGY STAR LED holiday lights are up to 75% more energy efficient than incandescent bulbs.
  • LED holiday lights are not as fragile as the thin glass of incandescent bulbs.
  • According to the National Fire Protection Association switching to LED holiday lights reduces the chance of Christmas tree fires.
  • LED bulbs offer more colors and features while reducing the energy consumed.
  • LED holiday lights have a longer lifespan than incandescent bulbs offering on average 25% longer life.
  • Holiday lights are made from copper, glass, and plastic—valuable materials that can be recycled, reclaimed, and turned into new products helping preserve our environment!

Why should you recycle unwanted or unusable Holiday lights? Because you care about the environment! If you want to keep your lights from going to a landfill and do your part to look after the Earth, recycling your lights is a great way to do it!

No matter what the reason, resist the urge to throw old holiday lights in the trash. Please participate in HSE district wide Holiday Light Recycling Program this year!


  1. Please do not include any packing material.
  2. Please do not include any apparatus used to wind up or store the lights.
  3. Please do not include lights wrapped in garland.


  1. Please place your lights in the recycling box (many will be stored in the front office, media centers, or science classrooms).
  2. Ask your friends, neighbors, social groups, and family members if they also have lights that need to be recycled.
  3. Do your part to be more sustainable this year.

Note From the PTO

Staff Appreciation

Thank you to all of the families that sponsored a pie (or two or three) for our teachers & staff. These full-size pies from Rize 'n Roll were a small gesture of our gratitude that were a BIG hit!


Our December dine-to-donate is THIS Tuesday, December 7, from 5-8 pm at Five Guys by Target. Please join us for dinner or grab it to go. They are donating 20% of the proceeds to FJH PTO so we can continue to support the students and staff.

Texas Roadhouse "FUN"drasier

Thank you to those of you whose kiddos participated in the Texas Roadhouse "FUN"draiser, too. We are waiting on final numbers and expect to have raised about $1,000 through this gift card sale. Families who turned in their money and order form by 11/19, may pick up their gift cards and free appetizer coupons tomorrow between 10am and 3pm AT Texas Roadhouse (12950 Publishers Dr, Fishers, IN 46038).

Upcoming PTO Meeting

Our last meeting of the year is THIS Wednesday, December 8, at 8:00 am. Please join us in the library conference room to celebrate what we've done so far and to hear about what we are looking forward to next semester. Feel free to bring questions and ideas. All FJH parents and guardians are welcome!

Amazon Smiles

As you are shopping online to get those gifts crossed off your list, please consider setting Fishers Junior High School Triangle Club, Inc (a.k.a. FJH PTO) as your AmazonSmile charity. You can add a shortcut on your mobile device or desktop, so you can always start with AmazonSmile. Checkout the instructions below. Thank you for your support!

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Counselor's Corner

Freshman Choice

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:

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:

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 (

HSE Community Insider

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.