MIS News February 22nd, 2019

weekly school News

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1. Math Bowl News: Greenfield-Central Schools had a great evening at last night's competition. The Greenfield and Maxwell Intermediate Schools swept the competition last night taking both first and second place in both divisions of the local competition. The 5th/6th Grade Team finished in 2nd place behind GIS in the blue class while the 4th Grade Team beat out GIS for 1st place.

These finishes at the local level placed the 5th/6th grade team 32nd in the state. Our 4th grade team carried on a strong MIS tradition of placing teams in the top ten with an 8th place finish in the state competition.

Congratulations to both teams on a job well done. Special thanks to Miss Strifler, who coached this year's teams!

2. Greenfield-Central Junior High Athletics: An important date to keep in mind for all GCJHS students/parents and current 6th graders as well: If you plan to participate in extra-curricular activities at GCJHS you must get your sports physical on/after April 1, 2019 to be valid for the 2019-20 school year.

3. Yearbooks: Yearbooks are $16 (soft cover) & $21 (hard cover). Checks are made out to Lifetouch. Paper order forms are due by March 1st.

Online order code: 10768419

4. Hoops for Heart Reminder: This will occur Wednesday, February 27th. We would kindly ask that you mark this appropriately in dismissal manager should your child plan to participate. Please plan to pick students up at 3:30pm.

5. Hancock County Children's Theater: Students currently in grades 4 through 8 are invited to apply for the 2019 Children's Theater Workshop. This year's show will be "Hankerin' Hillbillies", a comedy about two feuding hillbilly families. The workshop will be held at Greenfield-Central High School. The performances will be in the GCHS auditorium. Classes will begin June 3rd, 2019 and continue through June 28th, 2019. The workshop meets from 8:30am-11:30am, Monday-Friday.

If your child is interested in acting, singing, dancing, art or theater tech, be sure to have him/her pick up an application from his/her music or art teacher. Applications are due by March 3rd.

6. MIS Vaccination Clinic: We are excited to announce that MIS and the Hancock County Health Department have partnered to offer an onsite vaccination clinic here at MIS. The clinic will be held during the school day, and a parent/guardian DOES NOT need to be present for the student to receive the vaccines. Please see the attached letter from the health department, which provides details regarding the clinic and the registration process. Email vax@gcsc.k12.in.us with any questions regarding the clinic.

7. GC Kindergarten Round-Up: Please share with your neighbors and friends who may have Kindergarten-Aged Children

8. Health Ed Pros: We are pleased to inform you that your 5th or 6th grade child is scheduled to participate in human growth and development programming this year with Health Ed Pros. A parent information meeting will be held at Greenfield Intermediate School on February 27th from 6:30-8:00pm. See the attached document for more information as well as to give your child permission to participate or to pull them from the program. Please note a paper copy of this document was sent home earlier this week as well.

9. AskRose Homework Help: 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).

10. Library News: Did you know we have eBooks available for MIS students? We received them through the Greenfield-Central School Foundation and want to spread the word. Below is a tutorial you can watch on how to gain access. The eBooks can be read on iPads or Chromebooks. Students can download the books for offline access as well. Should you have questions regarding this, please contact Ms. Lucy Gellert, GC Director of Library Services at lrgellert@gcsc.k12.in.us.

11. Camp Invention: The 2019 camp will be July 15-19th at J.B. Stephens Elementary from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The cost per child is $230. The camp is for children entering grade K-6. If you have questions or need more information, please contact Ms. Amanda Bradford at abradford@gcsc.k12.in.us.

12. Breakfast & 2 Hour Delays: In the event of a 2 hour delay this year, breakfast will not be served on these days. This is due to the fact that upon student arrival our lunch staff will already be in the process of prepping lunch.

13. Safe School Alert: SafeSchools Alert is our district's tip reporting service. If you have information about a threat to our safety, do your part and report it. Please remember, you can remain anonymous. Should you have a need to report an issue, please click on the link below for details on how to do so.

14. #thankfulThursday: As mentioned earlier this year, we had a large group of staff members who met on several occasions over the summer 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. 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 again. 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 continued support in growing the culture of gratitude that already exists at MIS!!

A couple of comments that have been shared:

"Ms. Best, Ms. Tilley, and Ms.Herron continue to go above and beyond for my children and our family. GCSC is so fortunate to have teachers with such big hearts. Words cannot express the gratitude I have for these ladies! Thank you."

"Mrs. Best went above and beyond to get my son caught up on his missed work, while he was sick for over a week. She communicated with me and spent extra 1-1 time with him to make sure he understood the work." #amazing #makingadifference

15. School Dismissal Manager: Should you still need to sign up for School Dismissal Manager, please click the link below.

16. Volunteer Forms: Click on the link. Once you are on the page, click on the red apply button in the upper right hand corner to complete the process.

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Upcoming Dates

February 27th: Hoops for Heart - 2:15-3:30pm

February 27th: Parent Preview Night for Human Growth and Development Presentations - Grades 5/6 @GIS - 6:30-8:00pm

February 28th: K-Kids Meeting - 7:00am

March 6th: 5th Grade Human Growth/Development Program

March 12th: 6th Grade Human Growth/Development Program

March 12th: MIS Vaccination Clinic



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