Cougar Connection

GCJHS - November 12th, 2021


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,

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. Fortville Christians Unite is providing all of the "fixins" for a Thanksgiving meal. These food boxes will be handed out from 10am to noon on Nov. 13th. Distribution will take place in the parking lot of Fortville Christian Church, 9450 N. County Road 200W, Fortville. Gates open at 9am. This is a drive-thru event and is open to anyone that needs the extra food this Thanksgiving. No restrictions.

GCJHS Veterans Day Program 2021

Student Movie Time for World Kindness :)

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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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Clubs available @ GCJHS - Many are open for students to join!

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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.