Cougar Connection

February 25, 2022

GCJHS News

1. PICTURE DAY for CLUBS: Since school was closed last Friday, group pictures have been rescheduled for Monday, the 28th. Students will be called from classes throughout the day for their various clubs.


2. Our Scholastic Book Fair is coming soon and will turn the Library into our very own bookstore. Find hundreds of books from new and favorite authors, popular series, cool posters and school supplies, not to mention fun! The Scholastic Book Fair will be here from March 2nd to the 11th and everyone is invited!


Everyone’s invited to our Scholastic Book Fair Family Event! March 7th at 5:30pm, during the Orchestra Spring Event. Bring your whole family! There are plenty of new books for you AND them. For every $20 spent, you will receive ONE raffle ticket to enter to win a basket of free books from the Book Fair! Mark it on your calendar today: March 7th from 5:30pm-8:30pm.

Click here to access our Book Fair online.


4. Student iPads have an update available. If you can ask them to do this at home that would be GREAT!

  • Found at Settings / General / Software Updates.

  • This will take a total of 20-25 minutes and 15 of those minutes will be unusable.

  • If they cannot do the update, please submit a tech ticket to support@gcsc.k12.in.us and I will assist.


5. PSAT 8/9 scores are now available for 8th grade students who took the assessment in December. See the section below that has the steps you will need to take to access the score reports.


6. A presale continues for 2021-2022 Yearbooks: The cost is $25 before April 11th and then $30 after After 11th. Click here to order.


7. Cougar Cubs Preschool enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year will begin on February 1, 2022. There are now 2, 3, and 5 day options available at both locations. Cougar Cubs accepts CCDF vouchers, On My Way Pre-K vouchers, and the Build, Learn, Grow scholarship. To review more information about the program, please visit their website at cougarcubs.gcsc.k12.in.us


8. DC Trip - 8th graders attending the spring trip need to join the Google Classroom. They will use the code: h6hmqpa There is a form in there that they will need to complete to request their roommates.


9. Do you have a Twitter account? Check #GCSC to see some of the GREAT things going on in our school district :) Feel free to post some ‘positive’ pics too.


10. Kindergarten Round Up dates are set at our four elementary schools. See the flyer below for details.


11. The Hancock County Children’s Theater is currently accepting applications for their summer program. If your child is interested in acting, singing, dancing, art, or theater tech, be sure to turn in an application. Go to hancockcountychildrenstheater.org and fill out an application.

FLYERS & MORE!

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Scholastic Book Fair for GCJHS

Click the above link to see what books will be available. You can also place orders online :)

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PSAT 8/9 Scores are NOW available . . . .

PSAT 8/9 scores are now available for 8th grade students who took the assessment in December. Parents and students can access score reports by creating a student account with College Board. To get started, use this link: https://account.collegeboard.org/login/signUp.


    1. Select “I’m a student”

    2. Using the student’s information, fill in the boxes in the “General Information” section. The student’s G-C email address can be used when required. It is the student’s ID number “@students.gcsc.k12.in.us.”

    3. Create a username and password and provide the account security questions/answers.

    4. Provide the required parent information.

    5. Once the account is established, and you’ve logged in, click on the student’s name at the top of the screen. Then select “PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, and PSAT 8/9 scores”

    6. In the “Score Overview” and “Score Details” areas of the site, you can see the student’s overall score (range of 240-1440), their percentile compared to other students who took the assessment, and their individual scores for reading/writing and math.


Please contact Mr. Sincroft (jsincroft@gcsc.k12.in.us) if you have questions about how to access your student’s scores.

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