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GCJHS - February 7, 2022


1. Check out our January Students of the Month listed below. They were selected by individual GCJHS Staff members.

2. UPDATE: Due to the statewide impact of this week’s winter storm, ALL ISSMA District Solo & Ensemble Festivals scheduled for Saturday the 5th have been postponed until Saturday, February 12th.

3. PINK NIGHT was a LOT of FUN and a HUGE success! We raised $1737.23 in support of Mr. Statzer’s family and his wife’s battle with cancer. If you would still like to make a donation please send them to our school office. Thanks to our GCJHS National Junior Honor Society for planning this event.

4. Winter Games for GCJHS! Due to inclement weather this has been postponed until 2/11/22. Our Student Council has a FUN after school event planned for ALL students. See the flyer and form below for more information.

5. Mark your calendars for FEBRUARY 14TH = eLearning Day. Students will not be at school that day but they will have assignments to complete virtually. All teachers in GC will be involved in Professional Development that day. Teachers will have specific office hours available that morning to assist. More information will be shared as we get closer to this date.

6. 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

7. NEW COVID-19 Quarantine Guidance . . . .For those of you who closely follow the guidance that we receive from the health organizations (Centers for Disease Control, State Department of Health and the Hancock County Health Department), we did receive updated guidance a week ago. This guidance makes allowances for schools to bring students and staff back from exclusions quicker than the conventional time frames. This includes individuals who have tested positive and individuals who have been identified as close contacts. You may reference these changes on our website. We began to implement these options with our staff this week, and we will roll out the changes with our student population starting January 18th. See the attached document found in the download section below for more specific details.

8. 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.

9. You can receive 4 free COVID-19 home test kits per household using this link. https://special.usps.com/testkits

10. COLD WEATHER WARMING CENTER: 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. Latin Honors @ GCHS . . . . We have met with our GCHS staff, and now it is time to schedule our community meetings. In order to give everyone an opportunity to hear the presentation and offer their feedback, we have scheduled two forums: one in person and one virtual.

  • The in-person forum will be Thursday, February 10th at 7 p.m. in the GCHS auditorium.
  • The virtual forum will be Tuesday, February 15th at 7 p.m.

If you wish to attend the virtual forum, please email Mr. Cary directly to be added to the list. A few minutes before the forum starts, he will email out the link to the group.
These forums are open to any GC parent, student, or community member who wishes to attend.

As always, please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions.

Thank you! Mr. Cary, principal - jcary@gcsc.k12.in.us

BinaxNOW™ Testing for Greenfield-Central Community School Corporation

Greenfield-Central will offer free BinaxNOW™ antigen testing for symptomatic staff and students. Asymptomatic (no signs of illness) individuals are not eligible for testing onsite at GC. Testing will be offered on Sunday, February 6th, and Thursday, February 10th.

Testing will be performed by trained personnel. Appointments are limited due to staffing and supply constraints. There is no cost for the test, and health insurance information is not collected.

In order to be eligible to receive a free BinaxNOW™ test, the staff member, or parent/guardian, must click on the corresponding link below to select and register for a test. If the testing slot is full, you will receive a message stating that the form is no longer accepting responses and to please check another time slot. If all time slots are full, consider reaching out to community testing sites or your healthcare provider.

A parent/guardian need not be present at the time of testing, but they must complete the registration and consent form. The links below will direct you to the registration and consent form. A parent/guardian may send a designee with their student for testing, or student may drive themselves, if they are able to do so.

Testing details:

  • Greenfield-Central High School, Door 29 - turn on Fieldhouse Drive from Franklin Street (between the Fieldhouse and the tennis courts). You may park along the curb.

  • If you arrive early, please stay in your vehicle until your assigned time. At your assigned time, you may come to Door 29.

  • A nasal swab will be performed and you will return to your vehicle. Results will be available to you in approximately 15 minutes. Please wait onsite for these results.

  • Those with a negative test may return to school as soon as they are 24 hours fever/vomiting/diarrhea free and their symptoms are still improving at that time.

  • Those with a positive test will be given a return to school date and an extracurricular participation date at that time.

  • If you register for a test slot and find that you are unable to make it to the appointment, please email health@gcsc.k12.in.us so that your registration can be deleted, making it available to someone else who needs it.

Available COVID-19 testing dates and times:

Sunday, February 6th, 9:00am

Sunday, February 6th, 9:15am

Sunday, February 6th, 9:30am

Sunday, February 6th, 9:45am

Sunday, February 6th, 10:00am

Thursday, February 10th, 11:00am

Thursday, February 10th, 11:15am

Thursday, February 10th, 11:30am

Thursday, February 10th, 11:45am

Thursday, February 10th, 12:00pm


Adam Shields

Alisa Kitcoff

Ashlyn Turner

Blake Longere

Callie Bauer

Dakota Hamilton

Devlin Richards

Emma Hammelman

Emma Summers

Ethan Druley

Evan Pangburn

Finnian Anderson

Isabella Earp

Jacob Welch

Jacob Whicker

Jacob Whicker

Jailyn Rather

Justice Minton

Kaylyn "Eli" Tuttle

Kiera Larrison

Logan Thompkins

Madison Bryan

Madison White

Natalia Mercer

Nathan Cochran

Nathan Roberts

Nevaeh Hook

Paige Cooper

Sarah Jones

Selah Vahle

Steven Reeves

Steven Reeves

Trenton Weaver

Violet Hunter-Furgeson

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by Aidan Bow


February 7th, 2016

On this day North Korea Launched its rocket named Kwangmyŏngsŏng-4, it had the goal of making it into earth orbit it would complete this goal and would break multiple treaties



February 8th, 1587

On this day in history Marym Queen of Scots was beheaded in England for her plot to kill queen Elizabeth 1



February 9th, 1995

ON this day in history Harris Jr. became the first African American to walk in space.



February 10th, 1814

On this day in history The Battle of Champaubert began and ended with a French Victory. This battle was apart of the Sixth Coalition of the Napoleonic Wars.



February 11th, 660 BC

ON this day in history Emperor Jimmu the first emperor of Japan began his rule as emperor.


National Rose Day is February 7th - picture by Carley Cavaletto

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Fun Facts and Crafts with Anna Lineback

♥️The first valentine was sent in the 15th century♥️

♥️The Valentine’s Day gift that people spend the most on is jewelry ♥️

♥️Conversation hearts got their start as medical lozenges♥️

♥️Only 59% of spouses planned on giving their partners a gift while 85% of parents planned to give their children something on February 14th ♥️

♥️The first Valentine’s Day celebration occurred in Paris ♥️

♥️$23.9 billion is the estimated spending on Valentine's Day this year♥️

Hope you liked these fun facts!

Evan Teskey shared a video of GCJHS Swim Team practice from last week :)

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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. I HOPE YOU ENJOY!


I hope you thought my reviews were somewhat accurate! Thanks for checking out the lunch(and also restaurant) ratings by me, Anna Studer, Food Reviewer. See you next week!

Meme of the week:

Click here for FREE COVID test kits mailed to your home

Every U.S. household can receive 4 FREE rapid Home COVID-19 test kits.

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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.

Thank you everyone for your support! We raised $1737.23 through Pink Night!