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Greenbrier Junior High's Journal May 14, 2019

"Do things for people not because of who they are or what they do in return, but because of who you are." - Harold S. Kushner

GJHS Student Stories

Computer Science with Mr. Driskill- Students are coding an "infection" game on MicroBits and testing them out.
Computer Science with Mr. Driskill- Students are participating in a cyber security CTF (Catch the Flag) competition. In this CTF, students used a lot of different cryptography and cyber forensics techniques to find hidden "flags" which are typically a string of numbers, letters, and/ or symbols.
Computer Science with Mr. Driskill- Students used Java to create a summative programming project. Some of the programs created included a Snake game, Pong, "Choose your own adventure" stories, and a Sarcastic Calculator (ex: if you type in 2+2, it will ask you why you really need a calculator for something so simple.)
3rd Annual Pancake Wars-- Students in Mrs. Nacke's Family and Consumer Science classes combined with students in Mrs. Shelby's art classes to create edible works of art! Mrs. Nacke's classes did the baking and product critiquing while Mrs. Shelby's classes did the cooking. All enjoyed eating the pancakes!
Greenbrier Junior High is so proud of our students and staff who worked hard to ensure we were ranked as an A school AGAIN based on the ESSA School Index Report!!!
Greenbrier Junior High School was recently recognized by the Office for Education Policy at the University of Arkansas as a school where students demonstrated high growth on the 2017-18 ACT Aspire. GJHS received the following High School Level awards: Statewide High Overall Growth, Statewide High Math Growth, Statewide High ELA Growth, High Overall Growth Central Region, High Math Growth Central Region, and High ELA Growth Central Region.

GJHS Staff

News Worth Noting

Parents of current 8th graders, while GJHS does offer concurrent credit classes in 9th grade (CBA and DLC Health); AP Human Geography is NOT a concurrent credit course. This means students do not have to meet Accuplacer or ACT assessment requirements to enroll in the AP Human Geography course.

Students must have a written note from a parent or guardian before being allowed to ride a different bus after school. Thank you for your help with this!

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 ready for you to pickup.

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┬ádays of classroom instruction (excused or unexcused).
  • School business absences will not count against students.
  • Concurrent credit courses require students take the semester exam.

Important Dates to Remember

  • May 17th- GJHS Awards Assembly (8:15 9th Grade) (9:20 8th Grade)
  • May 17th- GJHS PTO Fun Day
  • May 20th-24th Semester Testing
  • May 24th- Last Day of School

Helpful Links

Academic Calendar

Home Access Center

Child Nutrition (Cafeteria Menus, Pricing, and EZ Meal Pay)

Athletic Schedules

School Contacts

  • Principal: Jason Miller - millerj@greenbrierschools.org
  • Asst. Principal: Sarah Jerry - jerrys@greenbrierschools.org
  • Dean of Students: Terry May - mayt@greenbrierschools.org
  • Counselor: Millie Engler - englerm@greenbrierschools.org
  • Secretary: Betsy Petty - pettyb@greenbrierschools.org

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