Up 2 Date

GCJHS - December 13, 2021

NEWS

1. The final day of school this Quarter/Semester is Friday, December 17th. Winter Break is December 20-31st. Our first day of school for the second semester will be on January 3rd, 2022.

2. Quarter 2/Semester 1 Report Cards will be available in your PowerSchool account on January 7th after 1:00 p.m.

3. We had our Winter Dance on December 10th. Below you will find some pictures from the fun! If you take a minute to complete this Winter Dance Feedback form for your experience at the dance it would help us improve for any future events. https://forms.gle/qKaTAmfkzzP7Y32j6

4. Our GCJHS Bands will have a Winter Holiday Concert on Tuesday night in our main gym. See the program below for more information.


5. The boys basketball teams with the help of NJHS are sponsoring an Orange Night on 12/15 for the Batton and Thompson families. We will have donation buckets, ribbons for sale as well as a silent auction. I know the holidays can be a busy time for you and your families, but this is a great opportunity to not only support our student athletes but help raise money to help two great families. If you are struggling for some gift ideas we do currently have some pretty great items in our silent auction.


Some of our bigger items are:
  • Malik Hooker autograph football
  • Kenny Moore autograph football
  • Row 14 Pacers tickets when they play the Suns in January
  • Robert Mathis limited edition bobble head

We will also have some Cougar shirts and Purdue pullovers. We have some IU ones too, but not sure who would want those. Thank you for your support and hope to see you there.


6. 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.

7. Math Tutoring UPDATE: If you will attend any of our after school sessions on Thursdays please review the following expectations:

  • Students need to bring some math to work on
  • Phones need to be muted and put away
  • Students that are OFF TASK may be asked to leave the session and their parents will be contacted

8. Our Students of the Month from this year had the opportunity to eat lunch outside. See some of the pictures below.


9. Afternoon Car Rider Line - While in line please pull your cars up to the car in front of you. If we can avoid gaps in the line this will help keep the line moving smoothly and safely.


10. Check out Colton's newest poll . . . .https://forms.gle/FZoBdAkKkhfKTFes8

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Polls and more by Gabriel Justice

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HISTORY SEGMENT by Aidan Bow

History Segment


Sunday

December 12th 1963

On December 12th 1963 the. Republic of Kenya

gained independence from Britain through the Mau Mau uprising and became The Republic Kenya.

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Monday

13th of December 1642

A navigator named Abel Tasman spotted the southern island of New Zealand.

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Tuesday

14th December 1799

On December 14th 1799 George Washington the first president and the Commander and Chief of the Continental army.

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Wednesday

December 15th 1862

On December 15th 1862 the Battle of Fredericksburg ended with a Confederate victory. This battle weakened the north and put Abraham Lincoln under political tension.

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Thursday

December 16th 1773

The Boston Tea Party Occurd on the 16th of December in 1773. The members of the tea party dressed up as Mohake Indians and dumped almost 350 boxes of tea into the ocean. After the Tea Party Parliament and King George the Third Passed the Intolerable acts, which would later cause the Colonies to rebel.

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Friday

17th of December 1903

On the 17th of December 1903 the Wright brothers took the first successful flight the plane would later fly another 4 times.

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Saturday

December 18th 1966

The moon known as Epimetheus was found on December 18th 1966 it would take another 12 years for them to see it again in Voyager 1.

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Fun facts & Crafts With Anna Lineback

Holiday Edition! + Holiday lunch food review

This week’s holiday edition is my new favorite craft that I have done on Up 2 Date! It is pretty simple, and can be used to add some holiday cheer to whatever room you choose to put it in. The ingredients needed for this craft are also very cheap. They can even be free if you already have them around! I hope you enjoy this one! This week’s article also includes a food review! Our resident food reviewer was absent for the holiday lunch, so I will include my thoughts on it.



Paint Chip Garland


Ingredients-

  • Paint Chips

  • Scissors

  • Something to write with

  • String

  • Tape

Holiday Lunch @ GCJHS

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First I want to say I really appreciate this holiday lunch! Not everyone is able to have their own holiday dinner, so it’s really nice of the lunch ladies to provide one!



Onion rings- The onion rings were very good, and I liked the seasonings on them. They were also very crispy 👍🏼

Mashed potatoes- Pretty basic mashed potatoes

Turkey- The turkey was ok. It needed some more seasoning, and the slightly slimy substance in the corner was a little suspicious.

Stuffing-I don’t really like stuffing myself so I asked one of my friends to try it. She said it was pretty good. The presentation of this stuffing was a little sus, but it ended up being pretty good.

Pumpkin bar- Very yummy!

Roll- It was pretty average bread, but good. It was very good with butter!


Rating- 3.5/5Onion rings- The onion rings were very good, and I liked the seasonings on them. They were also very crispy 👍🏼

Mashed potatoes- Pretty basic mashed potatoes

Turkey- The turkey was ok. It needed some more seasoning, and the slightly slimy substance in the corner was a little suspicious.

Stuffing-I don’t really like stuffing myself so I asked one of my friends to try it. She said it was pretty good. The presentation of this stuffing was a little sus, but it ended up being pretty good.

Pumpkin bar- Very yummy!

Roll- It was pretty average bread, but good. It was very good with butter!


Rating- 3.5/5

Three Lunches and a Meme

BY ANNA STUDER



WELCOME TO SCHOOL LUNCH REVIEWS! MY NAME IS ANNA STUDER, AND I AM A FOOD CRITIC. I HAVE BEEN TAKING PHOTOS OF MY LUNCH SINCE THE THIRD MONDAY OF SCHOOL. I don’t want to make the lunch ladies look bad, because they have to make lunch for 600 students a day, and the government won't let them make things that they could last year, so imagine how difficult it must be. THEY WORK SO HARD, AND I JUST WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT. With the new restaurant format, I will always do three reviews, but one restaurant, and two lunch ones every other week including this one. I HOPE YOU ENJOY!

Bonus Review!

Friday, Mrs. Lund of Team Dream gave me a slice of bacon(not turkey bacon) and told me it was from the lunch ladies. They wanted me to eat it and give a review! It was great! Thanks! I give this bacon 5/5 stars! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


MEME OF THE WEEK

Haha! True, he only tolerates the best, but his mom dissed the cookware he was using on tv once! Not a lie, go look it up and see for yourself!
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Comics by Colton

SNAPSHOT OF OUR WINTER DANCE :)

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"Encourage Kindness" poster contest WINNERS

Students of the Month eating lunch on our patio :D

Are you looking for a CLUB to join here @ GCJHS?

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Flyers & More!

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Download Section = pdf.'s

Sports Calendar for GCJHS - Click here . . .

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