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Greenbrier Junior High's Journal november 15, 2019

"Whether you think you can, or think you can't, you're right." -Henry Ford-
Greenbrier Junior High School has been recognized by the Office for Education Policy (OEP) at the University of Arkansas as a school where students demonstrated high growth on the ACT Aspire. The OEP creates an annual report entitled the Outstanding Educational Performance Awards where they recognize schools with high student academic growth. GJHS received the following awards: Statewide High Overall Growth: High School Level, Statewide High Math Growth: High School Level, High Overall Growth: High School Level (Central Region), and High Math Growth: High School Level (Central Region). We are so proud of our students, teachers, and staff for this great accomplishment!!
Congratulations to our GJHS Spelling Bee Winners!!! After 25 rounds of play Tate Fletcher finished first, Gage Newkirk finished second, and Cory Coccarelli finished third!!! We are so proud of all of the contestants who made it to the Bee!
8th grade FACS classes participated in Food Truck and Cupcake Wars this week. Students applied literacy, measuring, and science skills as they analyzed recipes and practiced techniques. Students also learned the importance of safety and sanitation when preparing food!! 💙
Basketball season kicked off with our annual Blue/ White games Tuesday night at the Panther Pavilion. Thank you to Amy Wayne for the great pictures of our student athletes!!
9th grade GJHS students toured the Hendrix College campus rotating through the library and other parts of the campus. Thank you to Mrs. Tapley, Mrs. Dixon, Mr. White, and Mrs. Wilcox for giving our students this opportunity!

GJHS Student Stories

Items Worth Noting

If you will require a Driver's Attendance/ Grade Form or an ACT Student Identification Form, please contact the school office two days prior to the date you will need it. We want to make sure everything is correct and it is ready for you to pickup.

The tardy bell rings at 7:55am

Important Dates to Remember

  • November 25th-29th- Thanksgiving Break
  • December 2nd-6th- MAP Testing
  • December 5th- GJHS Make-Up Picture Day
  • December 17th-20th- Semester Exams (specific schedule will be shared shortly)
  • December 20th- End of 2nd 9 weeks
  • December 23rd- January 6th- Christmas Break
  • January 15th- AP Human Geography Field Trip
  • January 20th- Martin Luther King Day (No School)
  • February 11th- Early Dismissal Day (1:15)
  • February 11th- GJHS Parent/ Teacher Conferences (2:00-7:00)
  • February 11th- 8th Grade Job Shadow Day (facilitated by Career Development Teachers)
  • February 13th- Early Dismissal Day (1:15)
  • February 17th- Presidents' Day (No School)
  • February 18th- 8th Grade UCA Play Field Trip
  • March 12th- End of 3rd 9 weeks
  • March 23rd-27th- Spring Break
  • April 10th- Good Friday (No School)
  • May 22nd- Last Day of School

Semester Exam Exemption Criteria

In an effort to encourage and reward students for attending school daily, GJHS is offering semester exam exemptions for the Fall and Spring semesters!

  • Students will be exempt from semester testing if they miss 3 or fewer days of classroom instruction (excused or unexcused).
  • School business absences will not count against students.
  • Concurrent credit and AP courses require students take the semester/ final exam.

Important Links

School Contacts

  • Principal: Jason Miller - millerj@greenbrierschools.org
  • Assistant Principal: Sarah Jerry - jerrys@greenbrierschools.org
  • Dean of Students: Blake Benton- bentonb@greenbrierschools.org
  • Counselor: Millie Engler- englerm@greenbrierschools.org
  • Secretary: Betsy Petty- pettyb@greenbrierschools.org