Cougar Connection

GCJHS - September 24, 2021

GCJHS News

1. There is a NEW Mask Mandate for all of GCCSC that will begin on Monday, September ​​the 27th. See the letter below for more specific details.

2. Parent Teacher Conferences are on October 25 and 27 from 3:45-7:30 pm . These can be in-person or virtual conferences (parents' choice).


Here is a link to a page where parents can sign up for p/t conferences: https://signup.com/group/66699572754998405


All teachers are listed on this site. Parents can click on the "View" button to see the schedule for an individual teacher. They will then see all of the available time slots for October 25 and for October 27. To sign up, they should click the green "Sign Up" button next to the time slot they want. They will enter their email address, their name, and their student's name.


Teachers will reach out to the parents who sign up to discuss whether they want an in-person or virtual conference.


3. STUDENT OF THE MONTH: During the school year teachers will each select one student they feel exemplifies our Cougar Code . . . . RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE and READY TO LEARN. Below you will find a list of those students who were recognized for August and September.

4. 7th Grade Parents: Fall NWEA Student Progress reports are now available in the Student Progress Center on PowerSchool Parent. Please contact support@gcsc.k12.in.us if you have any questions about accessing the reports. Parent Teacher Conferences are a great opportunity to learn more about how your child’s scores relate to their current learning in the classroom. Click here if you would like to learn more about NWEA assessments.

5. Our GCJHS Family Literacy Night will take place on October 28th (see flyer below for more details). We are accepting donations for Door Prizes and also in need of a sponsor for our snack that night (students will be making s’mores). Please contact Mr. Davis if you are interested in learning more about this perfect opportunity to promote your company/business while helping us create a special event for our kids!

6. Attached in the download section below is a list of classroom wishes from the GCCSC teachers for the 2021-2022 school year. Are you interested in granting a teacher's wish for this school year? If so, email vbrown@gcsc.k12.in.us for more information.

7. Have you paid for your child’s 2021-22 textbooks and registration? More information can be found in the flyer below.

8. PowerSchool App- Get up-to-date grades for your child, missing or incomplete assignments, attendance and school announcements. Search for “PowerSchool Mobile” in your App Store. Once you download the app, you can search by school or type in school code 3125.

9. Be a Friend, Make a Friend - Join Best Buddies. We are a club that focuses on building friendships between people with and without disabilities. Join us for Fun, Friendship, and Parties!
Come to our first meeting to learn more - Wednesday, September 29th at 7:45 am in Mrs. Findley’s room E120.


10. Rise Above It, the annual Hancock County emotional health and wellness event, will be held in person, unless the need to go virtual presents itself, on September 28, 4:30-8:30pm, at New Palestine Intermediate School. There are two main parts of the event….breakout sessions covering these topics: Depression/Suicide, Anxiety, Self-Regulation, Substance Misuse, Smoking/Vaping, Grief and Loss, Social Media...and vendor fair sharing community based resources. Break-out sessions will be presented for both a live and virtual audience. This event is for anyone ages 12 and older.

Below is the schedule of break out sessions to be held. Individuals may attend one or more sessions. These sessions will also be held virtually if you are interested in the topic(s) but unable to get away from your house. To register, www.behealthy365.org/riseaboveit

5:30-6:00 and 6:40-7:10
Anxiety --- Room 103
Self-Regulation --- Room 104
Substance Misuse --- Room 105
Grief & Loss --- Room 106

6:05-6:35 and 7:15-7:45
Depression/Suicide --- Room 109
Vaping/Smoking ---- Room 107
Social Media ---- Room 108
Mind-Body --- Room 110

7:55 – 8:25
Q&A with panel of presenters – Theatre Room 125

Greenfield-Central will have a display table with flyers from the different programs offered at the schools. Included on the table will be a raffle for Greenfield-Central families, with the winning prize being a Family All Sports Pass from GCHS Athletics. Be sure to check us out!

NEW . . . Mask Mandate for GCCSC begins on Sept. 27

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PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES = OCTOBER 25th or 27th

Conferences are 3:45-7:30 pm on October 25 and 27.

These can be in-person or virtual conferences (parents' choice).


Here is a link to a page where parents can sign up for p/t conferences: https://signup.com/group/66699572754998405


All teachers are listed on this site. Parents can click on the "View" button to see the schedule for an individual teacher. They will then see all of the available time slots for October 25 and for October 27. To sign up, they should click the green "Sign Up" button next to the time slot they want. They will enter their email address, their name, and their student's name.


Teachers will reach out to the parents who sign up to discuss whether they want an in-person or virtual conference.

Students of the Month = August

Ross Peters

Jacob Welch

Lainie Good

Joe Parker

Baron Linder

Severiano Cooper-Lopez

Cierra Watts

Taylor Robbins

Stella Williams

Charlotte Riehle

Brayden Duffin

Evan Teskey

Jaxon Prigg

Alyssa Dodds

Adalynn Eakin

Kate Gilkison

Aaron Fair

Jolan Goad

Jessie Bailey

Alessandro (Sal) Sanchez

Trevia Bach

Carson Richardson

Gusttavo Contreras

Crismelis A.Beltre Alcantara,

Josie Kinnaman

Peyton Cook

Landen Ford

Chaille Frye

Faith Grayson

Mayrin Rodriguez

Lucy Blanton

Rachel Marquis

Katie Jennings

Alexandria Kahn

Gabe Miller

Students of the Month = September

Aidan Bow

Samantha Campbell

Paige McCarley

Evelyn Schini

Landon Frieden

Emmit Burd

Tristen Lanum

Kaden Tompkins

Malakhi Carrico

Jocey Marvin

Jillian Vaughn

Audrey Dickenson

Michael Peterson

BB Amissah

Emma Summers

Stephen Reeves

Hayley Schnecker

Zachary Walker

Kylie Larrison

Ainsley Robinson

Brody Butler

Kye Tutrow

Chloe Kiser

Elly Ferguson

Eli Tuttle

Dylan Smith

Carolina Sanders

Carson Anderson

Reighn Wallace

Shana Douglass

Jolan Goad

Mia Reed

Kaylie Butler

Anna McQueeny

MEET YOUR TEACHERS - Presentations & Class Info

TECH Tips . . .

iPad Charging issues


Many students are complaining about charging issues such as only charging to 20 - 30%.


This could be because they are not using the 12v charging block provided to them at the beginning of the year.


Following is an example of the charging brick necessary to charge an ipad 7.


https://www.amazon.com/Certified-Foldable-Portable-Lightning-Compatible/dp/B093WRT5MJ/ref=sr_1_9?dchild=1&keywords=ipad+7th+generation+charger&qid=1632492331&sr=8-9


If a student is using any charging brick with less voltage, they will not get a full charge.


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Use the following to ensure YouTube plays a Classroom video.


1. Settings / Safari / Clear History and Website Data

2. Go to Safari / Type in: classroom.google.com in the URL

3. Access assigned YouTube content / Tap the aA in URL / Request Desktop Site


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Classroom App Issues


If students have noticed that the Google Classroom App is not reliable at times the can do the following to bypass the Classroom App.


1. Go to Safari

2. Enter in URL: classroom.google.com

3. Ensure student is signed in as GCSC student account.


4. Tap the aA in url and select Request Desktop Site

Family Literacy Night @ GCJHS

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Flyers & More!

Download Section = pdf.'s

Sports Calendar for GCJHS - Click here . . .

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