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MIS News May 1st, 2020

#thankfulThursday

The office staff would like your help in recognizing our staff. 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 positive comments already submitted:

"Mrs. Hall, a big thank you for going the extra mile to help my son connect with his two computer teachers."

"Mrs. Welch helped me by filling out a cheer form so I could tryout."

E-Learning Schedule

*All schedules are subject to changes in response to recommendations from the Indiana Department of Education

Food Service Meal Kits/Additional Food Pick-Up

For the time being, this service will continue on Mondays. Please see the flyer below for more information on this opportunity for GC families.

6th Grade Virtual Variety Show

Attention 6th grade families, if your child is interested in participating in the 2020 Virtual Variety Show, please see the attached flyer for information. Email Mrs. Blasdel at jblasdel@gcsc.k12.in.us with any questions. Let's see some talent!

2020-21 SPELL BOWL TEAM INFORMATION

CURRENT 6TH GRADE STUDENT GCJHS Information

STUDENT MUSIC INFORMATION

Attention 6th Grade Students and Parents!

Your student is eligible to sign up for Orchestra at G-C Junior High School for Fall 2020. Seventh Graders will have the opportunity to take beginning Orchestra class and learn violin, viola, cello, or bass, and their journey can continue into 8th Grade and High School.

Don’t delay, this is your only chance to join this program as a 7th grader. Watch the Orchestra Recruitment Video Here.

Sign Up for Orchestra by May 10 via this Google Form. Review the info sheet for more details or visit our G-C Orchestra Website.

2020-21 Cheerleading Information

LIbrary News

This week Mrs. Elsbury, MIS Librarian, will start new book discussions with her library students. She will be hosting “Wednesday Wonderings” and “Friday Findings”. If your child would like to join, please have them reach out to Mrs. Elsbury at melsbury@gcsc.k12.in.us for details.

Tech Support

If you need tech support for your child's device, please send an email to support@gcsc.k12.in.us stating the student's name, school, and tech issue. The tech department will respond by Google Meet, email, phone, or possibly appointment, if the issue cannot be fixed remotely.

WIFI Access: The tech department has made WIFI available in the south parking lots at both MIS and Eden. A password is not needed should you need to make use of this.

Social Worker Information/Supports

Camp Invention

Do your kids need something to look forward to this summer? Camp Invention is coming to J.B. Stephens Elementary on July 13-17! Watch this Camp Invention 2020 video to get a preview of what students will experience. The National Inventors Hall of Fame also compiled this At Home STEM Activity Guide for families.

We now have $100 scholarships available to help families send their children to camp! A huge thanks goes out to our community partners: Hancock Health, Duke Energy and Greenfield-Central School Foundation. Complete this Camp Invention Scholarship Form to receive scholarship support. (If we have to cancel or change camp dates, full refunds will be issued to parents.)

If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Leliaert at lleliaert@gcsc.k12.in.us or Krista Steeno at ksteeno@gcsc.k12.in.us

Hancock County Public Library: Wifi and eBooks

  • WiFi: the Hancock County Public Library has extended their Wifi into the parking lot of the library here in Greenfield. Feel free to use this service as you social distance.
  • Students have a digital library card and can access all of our online resources at https://hcplibrary.org/.
  • Click on the Online Resources, Reference and Research, Teens, and Kids tabs to see everything available.
  • Librarians are available Monday - Friday on our instant message chat from 12-5 p.m. to answer your questions.

School Assistance Request

If you need assistance or have a concern, please contact your child's teacher, our school social worker, the assistant principal or the principal. Phone calls to MIS are not currently being answered. Please use the link below for staff email addresses or utilize your teacher's messaging system.

Homework Help

These may be even more important resources in light of our current situation. Both are free services.

Ask Rose:  Trained Rose-Hulman tutors provide free help to students in math and science. This support is available Sunday-Thursday, 7pm to 10pm (877-Ask-Rose), and they have now added the hours of 12pm-3pm to accommodate e-learning needs.

Current 5th Grade Student Music Information

Choir: Please click here to sign up for 6th grade choir. Signing up now is important so that we can start building class schedules for next year.

Band: 2020-2021 6th Grade BAND Registration

Registration for all current 5th grade students to enroll in band for 6th grade is now OPEN! Parents should visit the link listed below to find out more information and register. Note: 6th grade is the only opportunity for new students to join band within the district! All those interested should register. Mrs. Brooke Basso - director - will be in touch later this summer about instrument selection.

2020-2021 6th Grade BAND Registration <---Click Here

Digital Citizenship

With learning taking place from home, students may be more likely to spend additional non-educational time on their electronic devices. We are providing parents and guardians with a few useful tips in regards to internet and social media safety.

KEEPING UP WITH THE LATEST AT MIS

MIS WEBSITE

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FACEBOOK/INSTAGRAM

MIS Facebook

MIS Instagram

MIS PTO Facebook

TWITTER

#proud2bMIS, #MISgotchas

Office: Mr. Whitaker & Mrs. Welch

4th Grade: Mrs. Hall, Mrs. Herron & Mrs. Tilley

5th Grade: Mr. Berrier, Mr. Gilman, & Mrs. Wayne

6th Grade: Mrs. AndersonMrs. Blasdel, Mr. Cooper, Mrs. Proper, Miss StriflerMrs. Warner & Miss Wiseman

Related Arts: Mrs. BassoMrs. Beuoy, Mrs. Fletcher, Mrs. HackerMrs. Reynolds & Miss Stewart

Literacy Coaches: Ms. Solchik & Ms. Stanfill

Math Coach: Mrs. Leliaert

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PTO CONTACT: MaxwellPTO.president@gmail.com

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