Cougar Connection

January 7, 2022

GCJHS News

1. WELCOME TO 2022! Unfortunately our return to school comes at a time when we are seeing the numbers of COVID-19 cases spike to levels we have not experienced in nearly a year. Please take a minute to read below the attachments from Dr. Harold Olin, Superintendent of Schools. Dr. Olin addresses the COVID-19 numbers and how mask use has helped us increase the number of students we are able to keep in the classroom as opposed to sitting out of school due to exposure to others who test positive for COVID-19.

2. Please encourage your students to be sure they have a mask and wear it properly when appropriate during their time at school. We've had a number of students who have been dependent on the school to provide daily disposable masks. Our supply of those masks is dwindling and will run out soon. Please make sure your student has a mask and a back up (in case they lose one) each day. Everyone's cooperation with mask usage will help us continue to minimize the number of days students must be away from school due to COVID exposure.

3. Quarter 2/Semester 1 Report Cards are now available in your PowerSchool account through your Parent Portal.

4. Mrs. Evers (GCJHS Choir Director) is being recognized for her continued excellence in education by being named the 2021 NFHS Outstanding Music Educator from Indiana.
She will be recognized at the Indiana Statehouse on Monday, February 14th as part of the Indiana Arts Education Network’s Arts Education Day. A very special plaque and certificate will be presented to her during the recognition ceremony. Congratulations Mrs. Evers!!!!!

5. Help us CELEBRATE our December Students of the Month! They were selected by our staff members. Check out the list below.

6. NWEA assessments for Grade 7 only will start on January 20th.

ELA will test Jan. 20-21

Science will test Jan. 24-25

Math will test Jan. 26-27

Make Ups will occur through Feb. 2


7. 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.

8. FREE Movie @ Legacy Cinema. Show your NASA Hancock County Student Identification Card and receive FREE admission the third weekend of December, January & February. More info can be found at https://nasa-hancock.com/

9. New menus for 2nd semester can be found in the flyer section below.

10. AS COLD WEATHER SETS IN . . . . A Warming Center is available in Greenfield at The Landing, 18 West South St. The Greenfield Christian Church (22 N. East St.) and the Evangel Church (1221 E. Main St.) will serve as backup sites, as will the Hancock Hope House. The Warming Center is for all individuals and families who may be without safe adequate heat. The Center will be open from 7pm to 8am on nights when the temperature is below 30 degrees or the wind child is below 20 degrees, with flexibility for things like precipitation.

Individuals wishing to volunteer at the warming center are asked to call Jim Peters @ 317-372-2304.

11. Do you know an 8th grader that reads for fun? A student that is a competitive person who enjoys the thrill of victory? Then talk with them about signing up for Battle of the Books, 2022! Call out meeting is Thursday, January 13 at 7:45am in Ms. Wheeler's room (B144). If they can't attend, but are still interested, their ELA teacher will post a Google Form for them to fill out. Or have them click here . . .
https://forms.gle/oNCoxYrnapBZeH9w7

December's Students of the Month (selected by GCJHS Staff Members)

Carolina Sanders

Paige McCarley

Katie Rigney

Jonathon Grimes

Maycie Succaw

Jullian Anderson

Hunter Franklin

Sonnet Masters

Keegan Munden

Marli Griffin

Taylor Duncombe

Charles Murnan

Samaya Taylor

Landon Frieden

Addy Taft

Harper Rahe

Cale Caldwell

Elise Ford

Brooklyn Barnett

Mackenna Hardebeck

Savvanna Riall

Grayson Young

Alex Lawson

Nevaeh Spurling

Braden Murray

Haley Ward

Kensington Dickerson

Madilyn Moss

Josiah Johnson

Sarah Paul

BB Amissah

Peyton Cook

Nathaniel Taylor

Nick Dean

AJ Smith

Madison Crockett

Evelyn Schurger

Jonathan Grimes

Kensington Diefenderfer

Here is our schedule in case we need to have a 2 Hour Delay this school year.

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FLYERS and 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.