MIS News November 12th, 2021

**Always be sure to scroll to the bottom of our newsletter for OPPORTUNITIES AROUND MIS, GC, AND THE LOCAL COMMUNITY. This is where you will find opportunities that are being offered in the community such as lacrosse, basketball, swimming and many other activities for your child to become involved throughout the year.


Exceeding Expectations: The following students received five or more positive marks on their Character Card last week. We appreciate them for being respectful, responsible, having a positive attitude and for leading by example.

Abby G., Ali M., Ashlynn A., Bronson W., Cash C., Chase W., Drew L., Emerson S., Emma M., Grace K., Henry F., Kaidyn K., Kaitlyn H., Kaitlynn F., Katie J., Lyla S., Max C., Nevaeh P., Olivia S., Rylie B., Savannah L., Timmy M., Alexis K., Ava M., Camilla A., Chase C., Emilee B.,Hailey F., Hannah H., Jayden C., Jazlyn R., Kayleigh T., Lily C., Maddie L., Madelyn P., Maeson R., Maxx P., Molly H., Ryan Y., Skylar K., Taylor T., Abbey M., Addie B., Alexis K., Audrey H., Audrey L., Aurora F., Ava B., Avery H., Bailey S., Brooklyn W., Brylee C., Chase A., Delanie L., Eric S., Henry C., Hunter P., Kamarina D., Kayla Y., Lacey G., Lucas G.,Lucy S., Maggie S., Olivia B., Paislee B., Parker A., Quentin G., RIley T., Stephen W., WIll F., & Zach O.


A few summers ago, we had a large group of staff members meet on several occasions to discuss our old "Behavior Card." The goal was to find a way to make this a more positive communication tool for our parents and students. Each Friday, you will have the opportunity to review and sign your child's "Character Card." This card was created as a scaled feedback tool to provide you with, not only the traditional information you have always received, but also a glimpse into the positive choices and leadership that your child is displaying throughout his/her day.

Knowing this, the office staff is requesting your help. We would like to share with our staff regular, positive feedback from a variety of sources. Please take a few moments and use the link below to provide some encouragement to those folks that are making a major difference in your child's future. These comments can be anonymous, or you can provide your name. The office staff will use the provided comments every Thursday for our #thankfulThursday movement. The attached form can be completed, as little or often as you like, throughout the entire school year. We appreciate your support in growing the culture of gratitude that already exists at MIS!!

A couple of comments that have been shared:

"(Mrs. Blasdel), I am very thankful for you because you wouldn’t give up on me when/if I didn’t get something. You stuck with me even when I talked too much. Thank you😂"

"Mr. Cooper has already made such a positive impact on my son. He loves his class and is never afraid to ask questions or get clarification because Mr. Cooper welcomes the children’s participation. He makes class fun!"

k-kids food drive

K-Kids is sponsoring their annual Thanksgiving Food drive next week. The drive will run from Monday, November 15th through Thursday, November 18th. (Donations will not be turned away on Friday.) Students can place any non-perishable food items in the box in their homeroom. All items will be donated to the Hancock County Food Pantry to benefit families in our community for the holiday season. We appreciate anything you are able to donate!

cougar cast: episode #1

Mr. Berrier wrote a grant and obtained equipment to start his own MIS podcast program. The purpose of upcoming shows will be to share some of the great things our students and staff are doing at MIS and around Greenfield. As everybody is so busy, the hope is that families can listen to these together while in the car on the way home from school, practice or lessons. At the end of this week's show, there is information for becoming a co-host on upcoming Cougar Cast Episodes.

Below you will find a link to this week's show. In honor of Veterans Day, Mr. Berrier, a veteran himself, met with local veterans last Sunday. Due to COVID restrictions, they could not come into the building during the school day; however, there was still a desire to share the importance of this day with our students. With the MIS Student Motto focusing on Respect, Responsibility and having a Positive Attitude, Mr. Berrier centered his discussion with the veterans on these three core principles.

We appreciate all of our Veterans service to our country. A special thanks to our very own Mr. Berrier for his service to our country and for going above and beyond for our students. We hope you enjoy the show!

Lunch Menu

Hancock County Christmas Connection

Christmas Assistance applications will be available from Mr. Scott Stroud, School Social Worker from November 1st-19th.

Families, churches, or organizations who wish to sponsor a family in need should also contact Mr. Stroud.

For additional information, please call Maxwell Intermediate School at 317-326-3121 or email Mr. Stroud at sstroud@gcsc.k12.in.us

National elementary honor society

Maxwell Intermediate School will be starting a chapter of the National Elementary Honor Society next year. We will have our first induction of students in the spring of this year for our returning students who qualify. Specific information regarding qualifications can be found at the links below. If you have additional questions, please feel free to reach out to Mrs. Knecht-Strong ( dknecht-strong@gcsc.k12.in.us), MIS NEHS Advisor.


Our school will be participating in the SchoolStore program again this year. This online program helps our school earn cash without students selling door-to-door, collecting money or delivering products. Over 400 merchants, including Kohl's, Old Navy and WalMart.com, have joined together to offer up to 50% of sales to our school for shopping through SchoolStore.com.

You shop online for what you are planning to purchase anyway and support our school. Simply go to www.schoolstore.com, select our school (School code: 8981) and let the shopping begin!! Feel free to share with family members and friends.

Maxwell Pick-up/Drop-off

- Doors open at 7:35am for Drop-off

- Pick up - 2:10pm Dismissal

Again this year, you will enter the drive west of the football field off of 500 North (BLUE LINE on picture below). The drop-off point will be located at the northeast doors (Gym). You will loop around and exit onto 500 North. If it is a possibility, we would encourage as many of you to head west on 500 North to eliminate some of the congestion on State Road 9.

Our south parking (ORANGE/RED) lot is for busses only between 7:20-7:55am and 1:35-2:25pm as busses stage there. At any other time of the day, this is used for parent parking. The east lot (aqua) can be used if you need to enter the building during drop-off or pick-up times.

The drive on the far north of our property is for bus traffic only. There should be no parent traffic on this drive at any time.

To best ensure your child makes it to the classroom on time, and safely, please remember the following rules in car line:

School dismissal manager

For your convenience, Maxwell Intermediate School will continue to utilize the an on-line dismissal management system called School Dismissal Manager (SDM). It is dependable, easy-to-use, and can be updated by parents and guardians from the convenience of your smartphones, tablets, and PCs.

Through the on-line dismissal management system, you can:

• Report student absences and late arrivals

• Schedule early departures from school

• Schedule after-school activities such as scouting, clubs, and enrichment classes, etc.

• Make transportation changes as late as 1:15 PM on the current day … and so much more!

Please contact the front office at 317-326-3121 if you have any questions or problems setting up your child’s default dismissal or making daily changes.


November 24th: Teacher Work Day/Flex (No School for Students)

November 25th & 26th: Thanksgiving Break (No School)

December 20th-31st: Winter Break (No School)

February 14th: e-Learning Day


information useful throughout the year


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