Staff Insight April 14, 2017

Jeffersonville High School Named Indiana ACT College and Career Transition Exemplar

ACT identified Jeffersonville High School as one of a select group of high schools in Indiana for the ACT College and Career Transition Award. High schools were identified based on ACT test data and high school demographics. ACT State Councils—comprised of education and workforce professionals from all 50 states—chose the school for state exemplar designation.

“Each year we are proud to recognize exemplary students, high schools, postsecondary institutions and employers working to advance the condition of college and career readiness in their communities,” said Scott Montgomery, ACT senior vice president of public affairs. “The individuals and groups named ACT state exemplars demonstrate perseverance and innovative thinking in the face of adversity, and serve as examples to others working to improve college and career readiness for all.”

All state exemplars will be considered for National Semifinalist status by an ACT Selection Committee, which will narrow the talented group into four National Semifinalists in their respective category. Finally, a National Selection Committee composed of national education and workforce leaders will choose one semifinalist per category to make up four National Exemplars. These National Exemplars, along with all state exemplars and semifinalists will be honored at an ACT recognition event in late fall 2017 in Iowa City, Iowa.

Click here to learn more about the ACT College & Career Readiness Campaign and view highlights from previous years.

Champions for Children

The GCCS Educational Foundation and the Jeffersonville F.O.P. Lodge #100 will host “Champions for Children” on Thursday, April 20 at Huber's Plantation Hall. This year’s main sponsor of the event, the Jeffersonville Fraternal Order of Police, shared with the district their desire to be part of the event, recognizing the many contributions of Greater Clark staff who, in their words, help the students in our community succeed and grow into our future leaders.

The event has a two-fold purpose. First, to recognize our building certified and classified staff members of the year who have made an outstanding contribution to their school/building and community. The second purpose of the event is to raise much-needed funds for the Educational Foundation’s initiatives. It is the Foundation’s largest annual fundraiser and supports programs like the ACT Testing Initiative which covers the cost of the ACT test for all juniors, ACT WorkKeys job skills assessment to all seniors, classroom grants to allow flexibility and creativity in the classroom, and our robust teacher externship program.

The fourth annual “Champions for Children” is an evening to celebrate excellence; excellence through innovation, excitement and enthusiasm in teaching and excitement in the demonstration of Greater Clark County Schools’ motto of “Bridging Excellence and Opportunities.”

If you would like to purchase a table or ticket to the event, please contact the GCCS Educational Foundation Executive Director Catie Wheatley at

Jeffersonville Elementary Art Show

The GCCS Elementary Art Show will be held at the Jeffersonville Public Library from now until April 27th. Artwork will be featured from the following elementary schools: Bridgepoint, Maple, Northaven, Riverside, Spring Hill, Thomas Jefferson, Utica and Wilson. Stop by anytime and see the beautiful artwork produced by our talented GCCS elementary students! The Jeffersonville Public Library is located at 211 East Court Avenue in Jeffersonville.

Two GCCS Principals Graduate from IPLI

Congratulations to Charlestown Middle School Principal Karen Wesley and Thomas Jefferson Principal Jennifer Korfhage for graduating from the Indiana Principal Leadership Institute (IPLI).

Housed at Indiana State University's Bayh College of Education, IPLI is a two-year experience that addresses the professional needs of Indiana public school principals with an emphasis on student success. The mission of the Indiana Principal Leadership Institute is to provide building level principals with the skills and tools needed to increase their personal leadership capacities, as well as to increase the learning capacities of their schools.

Singing for Crusade Tonight!

Register for the 2017-2018 School Year

Online registration for the 2017-2018 school year is now open! Online registration, through the program InfoSnap, eases the completion and submission of a multitude of forms that are required to register your students with the district. Click here to visit our website to register your returning student. Current students will need a password, also known as a Snapcode, to register online. Parents/guardians will receive a letter next week with their child's snapcode and you can access the snapcode in the Power School Parent Portal/Student Portal by selecting "Account Preferences." The snapcode will be displayed directly under "Account Preferences" once selected. Click here to register a new student (i.e. kindergarten). If you have questions, please contact your child's school or the Administration Building at (812) 283-0701.

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