Greenbrier Junior High's Journal February 11, 2020

"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 Junior High Quiz Bowl team!!! Under the direction of Coach Mrs. Jevicky, they went undefeated to win 1st place in the State Tournament on Saturday! Team members are Markie Hales, Trevor Hall, Conner Morrison, Grace Allen, Emma Jane Robertson, Taryn Wells, Samantha Brookman, Morgan McEntire, Ryan Vann, Evan Harrell, and Max Hooten. Markie Hales qualified for the All Star team at both the Regional and State tournaments.

Students in Mr. Driskill's Robotics class were programming and testing their coding knowledge on individual microBits!!
We cheered our Panthers on with a jersey day for our Greenbrier/ Vilonia basketball pep rally.
Students in Mrs. Gibson and Mrs. Jevicky's Algebra classes worked in teams on angle relationships and Algebra scavenger hunt task cards.
We are so excited our GJHS students had the opportunity to listen and visit with author and Greenbrier alumni Chase Turner this morning in the Fine Arts building.

GJHS Student Stories

Items Worth Noting

Order your GJHS Yearbook HERE!

Spring Pictures are Wednesday, February 19th! Students will need to pre-purchase in order to take pictures on this day. Order forms are in the office or parents can go to www.lifetouch.com with picture day ID EVT9STX7C.

If your student requested hard copy versions of AMI Days 1 and 2, they were sent home the week of November 18th. Digital versions will be posted on individual teachers' Google Classrooms when needed.

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

  • 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
  • February 19th- GJHS Spring Picture Day
  • February 21st-Club Photos for the Yearbook (Rescheduled from February 7th)
  • March 12th- End of 3rd 9 weeks
  • March 23rd-27th- Spring Break
  • April 10th- Good Friday (No School)
  • May 5th- AP Human Geography Exam
  • 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┬ádays 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