Cougar Connection

GCJHS - November 5th, 2021


1. 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.

2. VETERANS’ DAY - November 11, 2021 . . . Due to COVID19 restrictions this year’s program will be done virtually. The Student Council has planned the 2021 Veteran's Day program and students will watch it in their homeroom class that day. Once again, it will be virtual, but we hope to provide a new and fresh take on our previous programs! In next Friday’s Cougar Connection you will have access to the video program to view at your convenience.

3. Friday, November 12, will be a planned e-learning day for all Greenfield-Central Schools. Students will not report to school and will complete learning activities from home. Teachers will be on-site for professional development, and they will communicate times for office hours to students. There will be a second planned e-learning day on Monday, February 14.

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,

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.

10. GC School Foundation - At the 10th annual Red Letter Gala, we:

  • Celebrated our Hall of Fame Inductees, Edward Milbourn, Charles Goodloe, Jr., Susan Paxton Schultz and Jeannie Wilkerson Crowe.

  • Raised $80,000 for our teachers and students.

  • Unveiled our new website. You can see it here

  • and You granted 100% of the teacher wishes!

Your Legacy. Their Future. Our Board President made a special ask to help grow the GCSF endowment. Your legacy gift is a testament to your commitment to our schools and investment in children who haven't even been born yet. Building the endowment allows GCSF in thinking long-term and building assets for its future sustainability. Distributions from the endowment can represent a large portion of the operating revenue allowing your donations to go straight into the classrooms. Your gift today will ensure programs continue 25 years from now and beyond. Go to

Were you unable to make it Saturday? You can watch it here:


Logan McConnell

Nolan Greulich

Violet Hunter - Ferguson

Lorelei Swanson

Jade Woodruff

Jaxon Conaway

Kolton Bonham

Sam Schenck

Bennett Singco

Charlie Herron

Lee Leal

Amara McCallister

Rylan Beavers

Jayden Weber

Olivia Thompson

Saige Clark

Makenna Hatcher

Brynn Anderson

Julia Steele

Isabella Rosa

Josie Kinnaman

Tre Marks

Ian Forbes

Camden Newkirk

Olivia Strickland

Jack Dillon

Gabe Hall

Kate Gilkison

Taylor Cooksey

Faith Adcock

Lilly Bowman

Finnian Anderson


On Saturday, 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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Winter Dance - Sponsored by our National Junior Honor Society

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Upcoming Testing = 8th Graders

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Thanksgiving Meal = Free

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Meet our NEW Librarian!

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TIME CHANGE this Sunday

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Flyers & More!

Download Section = pdf.'s

GC School Foundation

Greenfield Central School Foundation is connecting our community to the classroom to support student learning, provide extraordinary classroom experiences and prepare all students for success.

Sports Calendar for GCJHS - Click here . . .

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