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Principal’s Update 4/20

Attachments:

  1. Film Makers and Animators Summer Workshop Information     
  2. Summer Robotics Workshop Information     
  3. Summer Youth & Technology Workshop Registration     
  4. GCJHS Cheerleading Try-Out Information     GCJHS cheer try-outs 2018

News:

  1. New: GCJHS Cross Country:  

It’s that time of year again! They are gearing up for summer running opportunities for incoming 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. Follow the link below for information about summer conditioning practices and Cougar Cross Country Camp. Should you have questions, please contact Mr. Foster at the junior high.

https://gcjhsxc.weebly.com/xc-camp-registration.html

  1. New: ISTEP:  The 2nd part of ISTEP will begin Monday, April 23rd and run through Monday, April 30th.  We kindly request that you do your best to have your child at school during this time as all tests missed are required to be made up.  These make-up tests will occur during the school day which requires them to miss further class time.  The schedule is below for your information:
ISTEP (Part 2)
Date Day Grade Content Testing Time
4/23/2018 Monday 4th Math 8:15- 9:25
5th Math 8:15-9:40
6th Math 8:15-9:25
4/24/2018 Tuesday 4th Math 8:15-9:05
5th Math 8:15-9:10
6th Math 9:30-10:05
4/25/2018 Wednesday 4th ELA 8:15-9:10
5th ELA 8:15-9:10
6th ELA 8:15-9:10
4/26/2018 Thursday 4th ELA 8:15-9:00
5th ELA 8:15-8:55
6th ELA 9:30-10:15
4/27/2018 Friday 4th ELA 8:15-9:00
5th ELA 8:15-9:00
6th ELA 8:15-9:01
4/30/2018 Monday 4th Sci 8:05-9:15
5th SS 8:15-9:15
6th Sci 9:30-10:30
  1. New:Last Day of School/Awards:  This will occur on May 31st:

      Awards (Cafeteria) 

4th Grade 8:15AM– 9:00AM

5th Grade 9:15 – 10:00AM

6th Grade 12:15 – 12:45PM


  1. New: Spring Fling News
    :  The PTO Spring Fest is scheduled for tomorrow from 2-4pm.  Due to the cool weather (and water), the dunk tank will be replaced by an inflatable for students to enjoy; however, the PTO is thinking creatively of other ways to honor the voting that occurred for the dunk tank.  Please come out and join us.
  1. Warm Weather and Dress Code: As the weather has finally begun to show signs of spring being here, we wanted to take this opportunity to remind you of the MIS Dress Code that can be found on pages 16-17 of your child’s printed student handbook and on page 17 of the online handbook.  The online handbook can be accessed at http://mis.gcsc.k12.in.us/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/MIS-Handbook-2016-2017-FINAL-TO-PRINT-copy.3.pdf
  1. 6th Grade KidsTalk Program:  As advertised in our December 22nd MIS News, Indiana Senate Bill 355 was passed in the spring 2017 state legislative session. The bill requires all public schools in the state of Indiana to provide all children grades K-12 with child abuse education.  We held our parent information night in January and the actual 6th grade student presentations will be held at MIS on May 7th.  This was rescheduled from January 24th due to inclement weather.  The opt out date was originally set for January 18th.  However, if you still desire for your child not to participate, you may send an email to Mr. Stroud, school social worker, at sstroud@gcsc.k12.in.us prior to 3:00PM on Friday, May 4th to request your child not participate. 
  1. Field Trips, Chaperones, Taking Students with you after trip:  As we begin to near the spring field trip season, we want to remind you that you must have a background check completed and passed prior to going on a trip.  If this is not done, you will not be permitted to go.  We would encourage you that if you even think you might sign up to go on a trip, go ahead and fill out the form at the following link:

https://www.applitrack.com/gcsc/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Volunteers

Once on this page, click the red apply button in the upper right hand corner and  then complete the form.

By doing this, it will prevent us from being the bad guy by telling you that you can’t go because the form was not filled out in a timely fashion.  Thanks, in advance, for helping us out with this.

If you plan to take your child home after a field trip, please make these arrangements in advance.  It is too hectic on that day to best account for child safety.  Please remember if a child leaves the building prior to the end of the day, this will impact their “perfect attendance” status should they have it.

  1. Cell Phones at School:  We are seeing a growing number of students coming to the office stating parents have contacted them to be picked-up and/or will be dropping items off for them.  Please note that school policy prohibits students from using their device during normal school hours.  In the case that you need to reach your child during the day, we politely ask that you call the main office (317-326-3121).  We will contact your student to relay a message and/or get items to them.  If it is a serious enough matter, we would be happy to call the student down to contact you.  This will help eliminate any cell phone violations and disruptions during class.  We appreciate your help with this matter.
  1.  MIS

Guidelines for Student return after illness.

  • Please remember student needs to be fever free for 24 hours without medication upon return to school
  • Please remember student needs to not have had vomiting or diarrhea for 24 hours before returning to school
  • Students are not allowed to bring prescription medication with them to school or carry in their backpacks.  All medication needs to be brought in with a parent with a signature form from the doctor.   These forms are available in the office or the MIS website.   
  • Students are not allowed to bring over the counter medication with them to school or carry in their backpacks.  All medication needs to be brought in with a parent with a signature form from the doctor.   These forms are available in the office or the MIS website.   The only over the counter medication students are allowed to carry are cough drops and chapstick.   
  • It is encouraged students bring a doctor’s note with them upon their return.   If a diagnosis is given, please let the office know.  The doctor’s note will help medically excuse their absences.

MIS appreciates your assistance in helping keep our students safe and healthy!!

Please contact Mrs Hoskins with any questions or concerns.   

  1. Schoolstore.com:  Our school will be participating in the SchoolStoreprogram this year.  This online program helps our school earn cash without students selling door-to-door, collecting money or delivering products.  Over 400 merchants, including Sears, Target and WalMart.com, have joined together to offer up to 50% of sales to our school for shopping through SchoolStore.com.

You shop online for what you are planning to purchase anyway and support our school.   Simply go to www.schoolstore.comselect our school (School code: 8981) and let the shopping begin!!  Feel free to share with family members and friends.

  1. CURRENT 5th GRADE PARENTS – PLEASE READ:  

Vaccination Opportunity:  For the 2018-2019 school year, students in the sixth grade are required to have two Hepatitis A, a meningococcal, and a Tdap vaccine in order to be compliant with state requirements. Hepatitis A vaccines must be given six months apart. The Hancock County Health Department generally offers open clinics prior to the start of school, but you can also call and schedule an appointment or use your regular healthcare provider to receive vaccines. Due to the six month period that must pass between Hepatitis A vaccines, you should start NOW to ensure your student will not be excluded from attendance next school year.

  1. Clinic Reminder:  All medication, including over the counter, requires a request to administer document to be completed and brought to school by a parent or guardian.  The request to administer form as well as quite a bit of other health related information can be found at the following link: http://www.gcsc.k12.in.us/?page_id=590.  Please note that cough drops are exempt from this policy.
  1. Morning Drop Off

When dropping off your student/s in the parent pick up line, we would ask that you have your child exit the car directly onto the curb.  Students who exit the vehicle into the drive and walk around their car may risk injury from other vehicles moving in the drive.  We also ask that you be patient and not pull around unloading cars.

Please also remember that the bus lot is closed to vehicle traffic from 7:30-7:50 in the morning.  We ask that you use the parent drop off line, instead of the bus parking lot.  Dropping a student off by the curb in the bus area creates an unsafe situation for both your student and our bus riders.  If you have a special circumstance, please contact the main office in advance to arrange for appropriate parking or feel free to use the guest parking spots on the southwest side or the far south spots near 500 N.

  1.  Keeping up with the latest at MIS:

– MIS Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Maxwell-Intermediate-School-1629450274010778/

     –  MIS Event Calendar: This will be updated throughout the year.

 https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=students.gcsc.k12.in.us_uoqqb9rge2sh7nkbamntfjpit4%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/New_York

     –  MIS Website: http://mis.gcsc.k12.in.us (The “Team Pages” Link for latest homework, etc)

–  MIS Lunch Menu:  http://mis.gcsc.k12.in.us/?page_id=57

     – MIS PTO Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Maxwell.Intermediate.PTO.gcsc.in.us

– MIS PTO Email Contact:  MaxwellPTO.president@gmail.com

– MIS Twitter Feeds (#proud2bMIS, #MISgotchas)

– MIS Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/maxwell_intermediate_school/

Office:

Mrs. Greulich:  @MIS_AsstPrin

4th Grade:
Mrs. Deom:  @deom_laura

Mr. Gilman:  @MrGilman_MIS

Mrs. Hall:  @mrs__hall_

Mrs. Heller:  @klh181967

Mrs. Herron: @MrsHerronMIS

 Mrs. Tilley:  @ajdctilley

5th Grade:
Mr. Berrier:   @BerrierScott

Mrs. Wayne:  @wayne5th

6th Grade:  

Mrs. Blasdel:  @Mrs_Blasdel

Mr. Cooper: @hangwithcooper6

Mrs. Glant: @MrsGlant

Mrs. Proper:  @kristine_proper

Miss Strifler: @MissStriflerMIS

Art:

Mrs. Muehl:  @MissMuehlArt

Mrs. Reynolds:  @GCSCArtTeach

Computers:

Mrs. Fletcher:  @FletchComputers

Music:

Mrs. Beuoy:  @MrsBeuoy

Academic Coaches:

Mrs. Leliaert:  (MIS Math Coach):  @lleliaert

Mrs. Wright (MIS Literacy Coach): @rachellew67

Upcoming Dates:

April 21st:  Spring Fling (2:00-4:00pm)

April 23rd:  ISTEP Part 2 Begins

May 3rd:  Student Council Meeting – 7:00am

May 4th:  MIS Variety Show

May 7th:  6th Grade Kid’s Talk Program

May 8th:  Incoming 4th Grade (Current 3rd Graders) Parent Night @ MIS – 6:30-7:30

May 9th:  4th Grade Famous Hoosiers Presentations

May 10th:  MIS PTO Meeting – Library 2:30pm

May 15th:  Incoming 7th Grade (current 6th Graders) Parent Night @ GCJHS – 7:00-8:00pm

May 25th:  4th Grade Field Trip to Conner Prairie

May 31st:  Last Day of School/Awards

July 25th:  5th Grade  Meet the Teacher Night/Open House 6:30-7:30pm

July 26th:  6th Grade  Meet the Teacher Night/Open House 6:30-7:30pm

July 30th:  4th Grade  Meet the Teacher Night/Open House 6:30-7:30pm

Principal’s Update 4/13

Attachments:

  1. Spring Fling Event Information     
  2. Spring Fling Pre-Sale Ticket Information
  3. GCJHS Spring Tennis Club Information     Spring Tennis Club 2018 (1) (3) (1)
  4. Hancock County Health Department Walk-In Immunization Clinic Summer Schedule     20180406135748540 (4)
  5. GCHS Summer Youth Volleyball League     Greenfield Spring Youth Volleyball League 2018 (1)
  6. GCHS Summer Youth Volleyball Camp     2018 GC Volleyball Summer Camp

News:

  1. New:PTO News:  If you are interested in becoming more actively involved, nominations are now being accepted for officers.  If you have an interest, you need to contact the PTO within the next two weeks via email:  MaxwellPTO.president@gmail.com  The next PTO meeting will be held May 10th at 2:30.  At this meeting, voting for officers will occur.
  1. New:ISTEP:  The 2nd part of ISTEP will begin Monday, April 23rd and run through Monday, April 30th.  We kindly request that you do your best to have your child at school during this time as all tests missed are required to be made up.  These make-up tests will occur during the school day which requires them miss further class time.  The schedule is below for your information:
ISTEP (Part 2)
Date Day Grade Content Testing Time
4/23/2018 Monday 4th Math 8:15- 9:25
5th Math 8:15-9:40
6th Math 8:15-9:25
4/24/2018 Tuesday 4th Math 8:15-9:05
5th Math 8:15-9:10
6th Math 9:30-10:05
4/25/2018 Wednesday 4th ELA 8:15-9:10
5th ELA 8:15-9:10
6th ELA 8:15-9:10
4/26/2018 Thursday 4th ELA 8:15-9:00
5th ELA 8:15-8:55
6th ELA 9:30-10:15
4/27/2018 Friday 4th ELA 8:15-9:00
5th ELA 8:15-9:00
6th ELA 8:15-9:01
4/30/2018 Monday 4th Sci 8:05-9:15
5th SS 8:15-9:15
6th Sci 9:30-10:30
  1. New:Grandparent’s Luncheon:  Thanks to all who came to visit with your grandchildren.  We had a great turnout and hope you enjoyed yourselves.   A big thanks to all of the volunteers for their time as well as to our our entire staff for their extra efforts to pull this together.
  1. New: Warm Weather and Dress Code:  As the weather has finally begun to show signs of spring being here, we wanted to take this opportunity to remind you of the MIS Dress Code that can be found on pages 16-17 of your child’s printed student handbook and on page 17 of the online handbook.  The online handbook can be accessed at http://mis.gcsc.k12.in.us/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/MIS-Handbook-2016-2017-FINAL-TO-PRINT-copy.3.pdf
  1. YMCA DQ Night: The Eden and MIS YMCA will be hosting a fundraiser at Dairy Queen in Greenfield on April 16th from 4 – 9PM.  A portion of the evening’s proceeds will help support the YMCA Annual Campaign.  This year alone the YMCA has provided over $3700 in assistance to families at the Eden and MIS site.
  1. PTO Spring Fling NewsThe PTO Spring Fest is scheduled for Saturday, April 21st from 2-4pm.  Please see the attachments below for more detailed information.
  1. 6th Grade KidsTalk Program:  As advertised in our December 22nd MIS News, Indiana Senate Bill 355 was passed in the spring 2017 state legislative session. The bill requires all public schools in the state of Indiana to provide all children grades K-12 with child abuse education.  We held our parent information night in January and the actual 6th grade student presentations will be held at MIS on May 7th.  This was rescheduled from January 24th due to inclement weather.  The opt out date was originally set for January 18th.  However, if you still desire for your child not to participate, you may send an email to Mr. Stroud, school social worker, at sstroud@gcsc.k12.in.us prior to 3:00PM on Friday, May 4th to request your child not participate. 
  1. Field Trips, Chaperones, Taking Students with you after trip:  As we begin to near the spring field trip season, we want to remind you that you must have a background check completed and passed prior to going on a trip.  If this is not done, you will not be permitted to go.  We would encourage you that if you even think you might sign up to go on a trip, go ahead and fill out the form at the following link:

https://www.applitrack.com/gcsc/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Volunteers

Once on this page, click the red apply button in the upper right hand corner and  then complete the form.

By doing this, it will prevent us from being the bad guy by telling you that you can’t go because the form was not filled out in a timely fashion.  Thanks, in advance, for helping us out with this.

If you plan to take your child home after a field trip, please make these arrangements in advance.  It is too hectic on that day to best account for child safety.  Please remember if a child leaves the building prior to the end of the day, this will impact their “perfect attendance” status should they have it.

  1. Cell Phones at School:  We are seeing a growing number of students coming to the office stating parents have contacted them to be picked-up and/or will be dropping items off for them.  Please note that school policy prohibits students from using their device during normal school hours.  In the case that you need to reach your child during the day, we politely ask that you call the main office (317-326-3121).  We will contact your student to relay a message and/or get items to them.  If it is a serious enough matter, we would be happy to call the student down to contact you.  This will help eliminate any cell phone violations and disruptions during class.  We appreciate your help with this matter.
  1.  MIS

Guidelines for Student return after illness.

  • Please remember student needs to be fever free for 24 hours without medication upon return to school
  • Please remember student needs to not have had vomiting or diarrhea for 24 hours before returning to school
  • Students are not allowed to bring prescription medication with them to school or carry in their backpacks.  All medication needs to be brought in with a parent with a signature form from the doctor.   These forms are available in the office or the MIS website.   
  • Students are not allowed to bring over the counter medication with them to school or carry in their backpacks.  All medication needs to be brought in with a parent with a signature form from the doctor.   These forms are available in the office or the MIS website.   The only over the counter medication students are allowed to carry are cough drops and chapstick.   
  • It is encouraged students bring a doctor’s note with them upon their return.   If a diagnosis is given, please let the office know.  The doctor’s note will help medically excuse their absences.

MIS appreciates your assistance in helping keep our students safe and healthy!!

Please contact Mrs Hoskins with any questions or concerns.   

  1. Schoolstore.com:  Our school will be participating in the SchoolStoreprogram this year.  This online program helps our school earn cash without students selling door-to-door, collecting money or delivering products.  Over 400 merchants, including Sears, Target and WalMart.com, have joined together to offer up to 50% of sales to our school for shopping through SchoolStore.com.

You shop online for what you are planning to purchase anyway and support our school.   Simply go to www.schoolstore.comselect our school (School code: 8981) and let the shopping begin!!  Feel free to share with family members and friends.

  1. CURRENT 5th GRADE PARENTS – PLEASE READ:  

Vaccination Opportunity:  For the 2018-2019 school year, students in the sixth grade are required to have two Hepatitis A, a meningococcal, and a Tdap vaccine in order to be compliant with state requirements. Hepatitis A vaccines must be given six months apart. The Hancock County Health Department generally offers open clinics prior to the start of school, but you can also call and schedule an appointment or use your regular healthcare provider to receive vaccines. Due to the six month period that must pass between Hepatitis A vaccines, you should start NOW to ensure your student will not be excluded from attendance next school year.

  1. Clinic Reminder:  All medication, including over the counter, requires a request to administer document to be completed and brought to school by a parent or guardian.  The request to administer form as well as quite a bit of other health related information can be found at the following link: http://www.gcsc.k12.in.us/?page_id=590.  Please note that cough drops are exempt from this policy.
  1. Morning Drop Off

When dropping off your student/s in the parent pick up line, we would ask that you have your child exit the car directly onto the curb.  Students who exit the vehicle into the drive and walk around their car may risk injury from other vehicles moving in the drive.  We also ask that you be patient and not pull around unloading cars.

Please also remember that the bus lot is closed to vehicle traffic from 7:30-7:50 in the morning.  We ask that you use the parent drop off line, instead of the bus parking lot.  Dropping a student off by the curb in the bus area creates an unsafe situation for both your student and our bus riders.  If you have a special circumstance, please contact the main office in advance to arrange for appropriate parking or feel free to use the guest parking spots on the southwest side or the far south spots near 500 N.

  1.  Keeping up with the latest at MIS:

– MIS Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Maxwell-Intermediate-School-1629450274010778/

     –  MIS Event Calendar: This will be updated throughout the year.

 https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=students.gcsc.k12.in.us_uoqqb9rge2sh7nkbamntfjpit4%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/New_York

     –  MIS Website: http://mis.gcsc.k12.in.us (The “Team Pages” Link for latest homework, etc)

–  MIS Lunch Menu:  http://mis.gcsc.k12.in.us/?page_id=57

     – MIS PTO Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Maxwell.Intermediate.PTO.gcsc.in.us

– MIS PTO Email Contact:  MaxwellPTO.president@gmail.com

– MIS Twitter Feeds (#proud2bMIS, #MISgotchas)

– MIS Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/maxwell_intermediate_school/

Office:

Mrs. Greulich:  @MIS_AsstPrin

4th Grade:
Mrs. Deom:  @deom_laura

Mr. Gilman:  @MrGilman_MIS

Mrs. Hall:  @mrs__hall_

Mrs. Heller:  @klh181967

        Mrs. Herron: @MrsHerronMIS

        Mrs. Tilley:  @ajdctilley

5th Grade:
Mr. Berrier:   @BerrierScott

Mrs. Wayne:  @wayne5th

6th Grade:  

Mrs. Blasdel:  @Mrs_Blasdel

Mr. Cooper: @hangwithcooper6

Mrs. Glant: @MrsGlant

Mrs. Proper:  @kristine_proper

Miss Strifler: @MissStriflerMIS

Art:

Mrs. Muehl:  @MissMuehlArt

Mrs. Reynolds:  @GCSCArtTeach

Computers:

Mrs. Fletcher:  @FletchComputers

Music:

Mrs. Beuoy:  @MrsBeuoy

Academic Coaches:

Mrs. Leliaert:  (MIS Math Coach):  @lleliaert

Mrs. Wright (MIS Literacy Coach): @rachellew67

Upcoming Dates:
April 16th:  PTO MIS Dairy Queen Night (4:00-9:00pm)
April 21st:  Spring Fling (2:00-4:00pm)
April 23rd:  ISTEP Part 2 Begins
May 3rd:  Student Council Meeting – 7:00am
May 4th:  MIS Variety Show
May 7th:  6th Grade Kid’s Talk Program
May 8th:  Incoming 4th Grade (Current 3rd Graders) Parent Night @ MIS – 6:30-7:30
May 9th:  4th Grade Famous Hoosiers Presentations
May 10th:  MIS PTO Meeting – Library 2:30pm
May 15th:  Incoming 7th Grade (current 6th Graders) Parent Night @ GCJHS – 7:00-8:00pm
May 25th:  4th Grade Field Trip to Conner Prairie
May 31st:  Last Day of School/Awards
July 25th:  5th Grade  Meet the Teacher Night/Open House 6:30-7:30pm

July 26th:  6th Grade  Meet the Teacher Night/Open House 6:30-7:30pm

July 30th:  4th Grade  Meet the Teacher Night/Open House 6:30-7:30pm

Principal’s Update 4/8

Attachments:

  1. GCJHS Spring Tennis Club Information     Spring Tennis Club 2018 (1) (1)
  2. Dance East Ballet Presents Cinderella     Cinderella & More flyer
  3. Hancock County Health Department Walk-In Immunization Clinic Summer Schedule     20180406135748540

News:

  1. New: Report Cards:  3rd Nine Week Report Cards are now ready for review on the Powerschool Parent Portal.  Please contact the office should you have issues viewing this.
  1. New:Planning Ahead: Online Registration for current GCCSC students will open this summer on July 16th.  Onsite registration for new students will be held July 19th from 12-7pm.

Open House/Meet the Teacher Nights for 2018-19:

4th Grade:  July 30th – 6:30-7:30pm

5th Grade:  July 25th – 6:30-7:30pm

6th Grade:  July 26th – 6;30-7:30pm

  1. New:6th Grade Kids Talk Program:  As advertised in our December 22nd MIS News, Indiana Senate Bill 355 was passed in the spring 2017 state legislative session. The bill requires all public schools in the state of Indiana to provide all children grades K-12 with child abuse education.  We held our parent information night in January and the actual 6th grade student presentations will be held at MIS on May 7th.  This was rescheduled from January 24th due to inclement weather.  The opt out date was originally set for January 18th.  However, if you still desire for your child not to participate, you may send an email to Mr. Stroud, school social worker, at sstroud@gcsc.k12.in.us prior to 3:00PM on Friday, May 4th to request your child not participate. 
  1. New: March PE Take Home Fitness Challenge Winners:  Grade 4:  Trevor S., Karleigh D., Peyton C., Madilyn M., Grade 5:  Ellie S., Kynsey H., Grade 6:  Carly  H., Brooklyn K., Audrey R., Carter C., Leilani B.
  1. New:  Book Fair: The book fair opened today and will be open all next week.  We will also have evening hours on Tuesday, April 10th from 6-7:30.
  1. New: YMCA DQ Night:  The Eden and MIS YMCA will be hosting a fundraiser at Dairy Queen in Greenfield on April 16th from 4 – 9PM.  A portion of the evening’s proceeds will help support the YMCA Annual Campaign.  This year alone the YMCA has provided over $3700 in assistance to families at the Eden and MIS site.
  1. New: PTO Spring Fest News:  The PTO Spring Fest is scheduled for Saturday, April 21st from 2-4pm.  A couple of the activities include:

Dunk Tank Voting:

Excitement is once again filling the halls of Maxwell as students prepare to vote on which teachers or administrators get to spend some time in the dunk tank at Spring Fling!

Silent Auction Baskets:

In addition to the donations we are receiving from businesses, students have come up with various ideas for classroom baskets for the Silent Auction. Each student received a flyer with their classrooms basket theme today (listed below as well). The flyer lists a couple of ideas but you are definitely not limited to those. Anything relating to the basket theme would be greatly appreciated.

Tram and Herron : Family Movie Night

Heller and Hall : Family Night Under the Stars/Camping

Fleming and Tilley : Family Reading Night

Deom and Gilman : Family Gardening Fun

Wayne and Knecht-Strong : Family Art Night

Chance and Berrier: Family Summer Fun

Thurston and Ellars: Family Cooking Fun

Striffler and Miller: Family Game Night

Glant and Blasdel: Family Summer Fun

Cooper and Proper: Family Science Night

  1. Field Trips, Chaperones, Taking Students with you after trip:  As we begin to near the spring field trip season, we want to remind you that you must have a background check completed and passed prior to going on a trip.  If this is not done, you will not be permitted to go.  We would encourage you that if you even think you might sign up to go on a trip, go ahead and fill out the form at the following link:

https://www.applitrack.com/gcsc/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Volunteers

Once on this page, click the red apply button in the upper right hand corner and  then complete the form.

By doing this, it will prevent us from being the bad guy by telling you that you can’t go because the form was not filled out in a timely fashion.  Thanks, in advance, for helping us out with this.

If you plan to take your child home after a field trip, please make these arrangements in advance.  It is too hectic on that day to best account for child safety.  Please remember if a child leaves the building prior to the end of the day, this will impact their “perfect attendance” status should they have it.

  1. Cell Phones at School:  We are seeing a growing number of students coming to the office stating parents have contacted them to be picked-up and/or will be dropping items off for them.  Please note that school policy prohibits students from using their device during normal school hours.  In the case that you need to reach your child during the day, we politely ask that you call the main office (317-326-3121).  We will contact your student to relay a message and/or get items to them.  If it is a serious enough matter, we would be happy to call the student down to contact you.  This will help eliminate any cell phone violations and disruptions during class.  We appreciate your help with this matter.
  1.  MIS Guidelines for Student return after illness.
  • Please remember student needs to be fever free for 24 hours without medication upon return to school
  • Please remember student needs to not have had vomiting or diarrhea for 24 hours before returning to school
  • Students are not allowed to bring prescription medication with them to school or carry in their backpacks.  All medication needs to be brought in with a parent with a signature form from the doctor.   These forms are available in the office or the MIS website.   
  • Students are not allowed to bring over the counter medication with them to school or carry in their backpacks.  All medication needs to be brought in with a parent with a signature form from the doctor.   These forms are available in the office or the MIS website.   The only over the counter medication students are allowed to carry are cough drops and chapstick.   
  • It is encouraged students bring a doctor’s note with them upon their return.   If a diagnosis is given, please let the office know.  The doctor’s note will help medically excuse their absences.

MIS appreciates your assistance in helping keep our students safe and healthy!!

Please contact Mrs Hoskins with any questions or concerns.   

  1. Schoolstore.com:  Our school will be participating in the SchoolStoreprogram this year.  This online program helps our school earn cash without students selling door-to-door, collecting money or delivering products.  Over 400 merchants, including Sears, Target and WalMart.com, have joined together to offer up to 50% of sales to our school for shopping through SchoolStore.com.

You shop online for what you are planning to purchase anyway and support our school.   Simply go to www.schoolstore.comselect our school (School code: 8981) and let the shopping begin!!  Feel free to share with family members and friends.

  1. CURRENT 5th GRADE PARENTS – PLEASE READ:  

Vaccination Opportunity:  For the 2018-2019 school year, students in the sixth grade are required to have two Hepatitis A, a meningococcal, and a Tdap vaccine in order to be compliant with state requirements. Hepatitis A vaccines must be given six months apart. The Hancock County Health Department generally offers open clinics prior to the start of school, but you can also call and schedule an appointment or use your regular healthcare provider to receive vaccines. Due to the six month period that must pass between Hepatitis A vaccines, you should start NOW to ensure your student will not be excluded from attendance next school year.

  1. Clinic Reminder:  All medication, including over the counter, requires a request to administer document to be completed and brought to school by a parent or guardian.  The request to administer form as well as quite a bit of other health related information can be found at the following link: http://www.gcsc.k12.in.us/?page_id=590.  Please note that cough drops are exempt from this policy.
  1. Morning Drop Off

When dropping off your student/s in the parent pick up line, we would ask that you have your child exit the car directly onto the curb.  Students who exit the vehicle into the drive and walk around their car may risk injury from other vehicles moving in the drive.  We also ask that you be patient and not pull around unloading cars.

Please also remember that the bus lot is closed to vehicle traffic from 7:30-7:50 in the morning.  We ask that you use the parent drop off line, instead of the bus parking lot.  Dropping off a student off by the curb in the bus area creates an unsafe situation for both your student and our bus riders.  If you have a special circumstance, please contact the main office in advance to arrange for appropriate parking or feel free to use the guest parking spots on the southwest side or the far south spots near 500 N.

  1.  Keeping up with the latest at MIS:

– MIS Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Maxwell-Intermediate-School-1629450274010778/

     –  MIS Event Calendar: This will be updated throughout the year.

 https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=students.gcsc.k12.in.us_uoqqb9rge2sh7nkbamntfjpit4%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/New_York

     –  MIS Website: http://mis.gcsc.k12.in.us (The “Team Pages” Link for latest homework, etc)

–  MIS Lunch Menu:  http://mis.gcsc.k12.in.us/?page_id=57

     – MIS PTO Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Maxwell.Intermediate.PTO.gcsc.in.us

– MIS PTO Email Contact:  MaxwellPTO.president@gmail.com

– MIS Twitter Feeds (#proud2bMIS, #MISgotchas)

– MIS Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/maxwell_intermediate_school/

Office:

Mrs. Greulich:  @MIS_AsstPrin

4th Grade:
Mrs. Deom:  @deom_laura

Mr. Gilman:  @MrGilman_MIS

Mrs. Hall:  @mrs__hall_

Mrs. Heller:  @klh181967

Mrs. Herron: @MrsHerronMIS

Mrs. Tilley:  @ajdctilley

5th Grade:
Mr. Berrier:   @BerrierScott

Mrs. Wayne:  @wayne5th

6th Grade: 

Mrs. Blasdel:  @Mrs_Blasdel

Mr. Cooper: @hangwithcooper6

Mrs. Glant: @MrsGlant

Mrs. Proper:  @kristine_proper

Miss Strifler: @MissStriflerMIS

Art:

Mrs. Muehl:  @MissMuehlArt

Mrs. Reynolds:  @GCSCArtTeach

Computers:

Mrs. Fletcher:  @FletchComputers

Music:

Mrs. Beuoy:  @MrsBeuoy

Academic Coaches:

Mrs. Leliaert:  (MIS Math Coach):  @lleliaert

Mrs. Wright (MIS Literacy Coach): @rachellew67

Upcoming Dates:

April 9th-13th:  Spring Book Fair

April 10th:  Spring Book Fair Family Night – 6-7:30pm

April 11th:  4th Grade Grandparent’s Luncheon – 12:25-1:05pm

April 12th:  5th Grade Grandparent’s Luncheon – 12:25-1:05pm

Principal’s Update 3/16

Attachments:

  1. GCHS Football Champions Club – Flexibility, Speed, etc. Camp     Greenfield Community Football Club Form (3)
  2. GCHS Football Position Skills Camp     Greenfield Champions Club Form (3
  3.   Athletic Physical Documents (see #1 in News)     Sports Physical Demographic (1)
  4.  IHSAA Pre-Participation Physical Evaluation Form.pdf
  5. MIS Variety Show Information     2018 Maxwell Intermediate Variety Show
  6. Spring Tennis Club at GCJHS      Spring Tennis Club 2018
  7. GCHS Youth Skill Development Camp     Youth Skill Development Flier
  8.  GCHS Volleyball Camp/League Information     Greenfield Spring Youth League 2018
  9. 2018 GC Summer Camp

News:

We hope everybody has a safe and enjoyable spring break!!  School will resume Monday, April 2nd at 7:50am.

  1. New:  GCHS/GCJHS Athletic Physical Information (6th Grade Parents – The junior high follows the same IHSAA rules and deadlines for their athletes as the high school)

The Athletic Department is excited to once again provide an opportunity for our student-athletes to get their IHSAA Pre-Participation Physical completed for the 2018-2019 school year.  This would not be possible without the help of Hancock Regional Hospital and the Hancock Physician Network!

There are several changes this year that are highlighted below.  Please contact the Athletic Office if you have any questions.

The Greenfield-Central Athletic Physical Night will take place on Thursday, April 12th at Hancock Family Medicine, 120 W. McKenzie Road, Suite H.

All students, regardless of age, must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

15 minute time slots will start at 5:00p.m. with the last time slot at 8:45p.m.

How to sign up?

Contact ConnieJo Harris at Greenfield-Central Athletics at 317-462-9195, ext 2.

What to bring?

  1. $48 per physical –  must be paid by cash or check only.     No credit cards, debit cards, or insurance cards will be accepted.
  2. A Patient Demographic Information form must be completed prior to the student’s appointment.  This form is attached and will also be available at the site on April 12th.
  3. The IHSAA Physical form with pages 1 & 4 completed in ink and signed by both the parent/guardian and the student.  Partial physicals cannot be accepted.  Physical forms can be found on the GCHS website and in the GCHS and GCJH Athletic Offices and is attached above.

PLEASE REMEMBER: Physicals for the 2017-2018 school year will not be good after June 1.  New physicals for the summer and for the 2018-2019 school year must be dated after April 1, 2018.

GO COUGARS!

  1. Field Trips, Chaperones, Taking Students with you after trip:  

As we begin to near the spring field trip season, we want to remind you that you must have a background check completed and passed prior to going on a trip.  If this is not done, you will not be permitted to go.  We would encourage you that if you even think you might sign up to go on a trip, go ahead and fill out the form at the following link:

https://www.applitrack.com/gcsc/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Volunteers

Once on this page, click the red apply button in the upper right hand corner and  then complete the form.

By doing this, it will prevent us from being the bad guy by telling you that you can’t go because the form was not filled out in a timely fashion.  Thanks, in advance, for helping us out with this.

If you plan to take your child home after a field trip, please make these arrangements in advance.  It is too hectic on that day to best account for child safety.  Please remember if a child leaves the building prior to the end of the day, this will impact their “perfect attendance” status should they have it.

  1. MIS PTO Flower Pick-up: 

For those who have ordered flowers from the PTO, Saturday, March 31st pick up will be from 12 – 2PM at the main entrance, otherwise flowers will be available at MIS on Monday, April 2nd when we return to school.

4.  Spring Book Fair:

The spring book fair will be April 6th – 13th.  In addition to putting a book in your child’s hand, you help support our library by being able to provide even more books for our students.  All money raised with this event goes directly back to funding the MIS library.  On the evening of April 10th from 6:00-7:30pm, the book fair will open to families to come visit.

5.  Cell Phones at School:  

We are seeing a growing number of students coming to the office stating parents have contacted them to be picked-up and/or will be dropping items off for them.  Please note that school policy prohibits students from using their device during normal school hours.  In the case that you need to reach your child during the day, we politely ask that you call the main office (317-326-3121).  We will contact your student to relay a message and/or get items to them.  If it is a serious enough matter, we would be happy to call the student down to contact you.  This will help eliminate any cell phone violations and disruptions during class.  We appreciate your help with this matter.

  1.  MISGuidelines for Student return after illness.
  • Please remember student needs to be fever free for 24 hours without medication upon return to school
  • Please remember student needs to not have had vomiting or diarrhea for 24 hours before returning to school
  • Students are not allowed to bring prescription medication with them to school or carry in their backpacks.  All medication needs to be brought in with a parent with a signature form from the doctor.   These forms are available in the office or the MIS website.   
  • Students are not allowed to bring over the counter medication with them to school or carry in their backpacks.  All medication needs to be brought in with a parent with a signature form from the doctor.   These forms are available in the office or the MIS website.   The only over the counter medication students are allowed to carry are cough drops and chapstick.   
  • It is encouraged students bring a doctor’s note with them upon their return.   If a diagnosis is given, please let the office know.  The doctor’s note will help medically excuse their absences.

MIS appreciates your assistance in helping keep our students safe and healthy!!

Please contact Mrs Hoskins with any questions or concerns.   

  1. Schoolstore.com:  

Our school will be participating in the SchoolStoreprogram this year.  This online program helps our school earn cash without students selling door-to-door, collecting money or delivering products.  Over 400 merchants, including Sears, Target and WalMart.com, have joined together to offer up to 50% of sales to our school for shopping through SchoolStore.com.

You shop online for what you are planning to purchase anyway and support our school.   Simply go to www.schoolstore.comselect our school (School code: 8981) and let the shopping begin!!  Feel free to share with family members and friends.

  1. CURRENT 5th GRADE PARENTS – PLEASE READ:  

Vaccination Opportunity:  For the 2018-2019 school year, students in the sixth grade are required to have two Hepatitis A, a meningococcal, and a Tdap vaccine in order to be compliant with state requirements. Hepatitis A vaccines must be given six months apart. The Hancock County Health Department generally offers open clinics prior to the start of school, but you can also call and schedule an appointment or use your regular healthcare provider to receive vaccines. Due to the six month period that must pass between Hepatitis A vaccines, you should start NOW to ensure your student will not be excluded from attendance next school year.

  1. Clinic Reminder:  

All medication, including over the counter, requires a request to administer document to be completed and brought to school by a parent or guardian.  The request to administer form as well as quite a bit of other health related information can be found at the following link: http://www.gcsc.k12.in.us/?page_id=590.  Please note that cough drops are exempt from this policy.

  1. Morning Drop Off

When dropping off your student/s in the parent pick up line, we would ask that you have your child exit the car directly onto the curb.  Students who exit the vehicle into the drive and walk around their car may risk injury from other vehicles moving in the drive.  We also ask that you be patient and not pull around unloading cars.

Please also remember that the bus lot is closed to vehicle traffic from 7:30-7:50 in the morning.  We ask that you use the parent drop off line, instead of the bus parking lot.  Dropping off a student off by the curb in the bus area creates an unsafe situation for both your student and our bus riders.  If you have a special circumstance, please contact the main office in advance to arrange for appropriate parking or feel free to use the guest parking spots on the southwest side or the far south spots near 500 N.

  1.  Keeping up with the latest at MIS:

      – MIS Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Maxwell-Intermediate-School-1629450274010778/

     –  MIS Event Calendar: This will be updated throughout the year.

 https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=students.gcsc.k12.in.us_uoqqb9rge2sh7nkbamntfjpit4%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/New_York

     –  MIS Website: http://mis.gcsc.k12.in.us (The “Team Pages” Link for latest homework, etc)

–  MIS Lunch Menu:  http://mis.gcsc.k12.in.us/?page_id=57

     – MIS PTO Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Maxwell.Intermediate.PTO.gcsc.in.us
– MIS PTO Email Contact:  MaxwellPTO.president@gmail.com

– MIS Twitter Feeds (#proud2bMIS, #MISgotchas)

– MIS Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/maxwell_intermediate_school/

Office:

Mrs. Greulich:  @MIS_AsstPrin

4th Grade:
Mrs. Deom:  @deom_laura

Mr. Gilman:  @MrGilman_MIS

Mrs. Hall:  @mrs__hall_

Mrs. Heller:  @klh181967

Mrs. Herron: @MrsHerronMIS

Mrs. Tilley:  @ajdctilley

5th Grade:
Mr. Berrier:   @BerrierScott

Mrs. Wayne:  @wayne5th

6th Grade:    

Mrs. Blasdel:  @Mrs_Blasdel

Mr. Cooper: @hangwithcooper6

Mrs. Glant: @MrsGlant

Mrs. Proper:  @kristine_proper

Miss Strifler: @MissStriflerMIS

Art:

Mrs. Muehl:  @MissMuehlArt

Mrs. Reynolds:  @GCSCArtTeach

Computers:

Mrs. Fletcher:  @FletchComputers

Music:

Mrs. Beuoy:  @MrsBeuoy

Academic Coaches:

Mrs. Leliaert:  (MIS Math Coach):  @lleliaert

Mrs. Wright (MIS Literacy Coach): @rachellew67

Upcoming Dates:

March 19th-30th:  Spring Break – (NO School – 1st week is designated as make-up days if necessary)

March 31st:  PTO Flower Pick-Up

April 2nd:  School Resumes

April 6th-13th:  Spring Book Fair

April 10th:  Spring Book Fair Family Night – 6-7:30pm

April 11th:  4th Grade Grandparent’s Luncheon – 12:25-1:05pm

April 12th:  5th Grade Grandparent’s Luncheon – 12:25-1:05pm

April 12th:  MIS PTO Meeting – 2:30pm (Library)

April 13th 6th Grade Grandparent’s Luncheon – 12:25-1:05pm

Principal’s Update 3/9

Attachments:

  1. PTO Mozzi’s Pizza Benefit Day – Eat at Mozzi’s any time during the day, and they will donate.   MUST have flyer.    Mozzi’s Fundraiser (3)
  2. PTO Spring Flower Sale
  3. GCHS Football Champions Club – Flexibility, Speed, etc. Camp     Greenfield Champions Club Form
  4. GCHS Football Position Skills Camp     Greenfield Community Football Club Form
  5. Greenfield Area Soccer Information     Greenfield Area Soccer Shop Day Dick’s March 10

News:

  1. New:  Field Trips, Chaperones, Taking Students with you after trip:  

As we begin to near the spring field trip season, we want to remind you that you must have a background check completed and passed prior to going on a trip.  If this is not done, you will not be permitted to go.  We would encourage you that if you even think you might sign up to go on a trip, go ahead and fill out the form at the following link:

https://www.applitrack.com/gcsc/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Volunteers

Once on this page, click the red apply button in the upper right hand corner and  then complete the form.

By doing this, it will prevent us from being the bad guy by telling you that you can’t go because the form was not filled out in a timely fashion.  Thanks, in advance, for helping us out with this.

If you plan to take your child home after a field trip, please make these arrangements in advance.  It is too hectic on that day to best account for child safety.  Please remember if a child leaves the building prior to the end of the day, this will impact their “perfect attendance” status should they have it.

  1. New: MIS will be celebrating Disability Awareness Week next week.   

Student council members will be sharing mini lessons, activities, and videos with their homerooms during this week to celebrate the uniqueness in all of us!  The student council is putting on a poster contest.  All entries are due by Monday.

  1. New:  PTO Flower Pick-up: 

For those who have ordered flowers from the PTO, Saturday, March 31st pick up will be from 12 – 2PM at the main entrance, otherwise flowers will be available at MIS on Monday, April 2nd when we return to school.

4.  New:  Spring Book Fair:

The spring book fair will be April 6th – 13th.  In addition to putting a book in your child’s hand, you help support our library by being able to provide even more books for our students.  All money raised with this event goes directly back to funding the MIS library.  On the evening of April 10th from 6:00-7:30pm, the book fair will open to families to come visit.

  1. Cell Phones at School:  

We are seeing a growing number of students coming to the office stating parents have contacted them to be picked-up and/or will be dropping items off for them.  Please note that school policy prohibits students from using their device during normal school hours.  In the case that you need to reach your child during the day, we politely ask that you call the main office (317-326-3121).  We will contact your student to relay a message and/or get items to them.  If it is a serious enough matter, we would be happy to call the student down to contact you.  This will help eliminate any cell phone violations and disruptions during class.  We appreciate your help with this matter.

  1. Grandparent’s Luncheon Information/RSVP Form (Click the link below to complete the Registration Form): Lunch Money Due March 16th for this event!!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSekajSoAvhDgjhhtloSHzMjEJGmS5QNb2Qr3-eA7bFrRSO9dQ/viewform

Information for Grandparents’ Day is as follows:

4th Grade is Wednesday, April 11th – 12:25 – 1:05PM.  Lunch for this day is Papa John’s Pizza, Salad, Mandarin Oranges, and Milk.

5th Grade is Thursday, April 12th – 12:25 – 1:05PM.  Lunch for this day is Pork Chops, Mashed Potatoes with Gravy, Steamed Peas, Pineapple Tidbits, Roll, and Milk.

6th Grade is Friday, April 13th – 12:25 – 1:05PM.  Lunch for this day is French Toast Sticks, Sausage Patty, Tater Tots, Orange, Juice, Fruit, and Milk.

  1.  MIS Guidelines for Student return after illness.
  • Please remember student needs to be fever free for 24 hours without medication upon return to school
  • Please remember student needs to not have had vomiting or diarrhea for 24 hours before returning to school
  • Students are not allowed to bring prescription medication with them to school or carry in their backpacks.  All medication needs to be brought in with a parent with a signature form from the doctor.   These forms are available in the office or the MIS website.   
  • Students are not allowed to bring over the counter medication with them to school or carry in their backpacks.  All medication needs to be brought in with a parent with a signature form from the doctor.   These forms are available in the office or the MIS website.   The only over the counter medication students are allowed to carry are cough drops and chapstick.   
  • It is encouraged students bring a doctor’s note with them upon their return.   If a diagnosis is given, please let the office know.  The doctor’s note will help medically excuse their absences.

MIS appreciates your assistance in helping keep our students safe and healthy!!

Please contact Mrs Hoskins with any questions or concerns.   

  1. Hancock County Children’s Theater Workshop:  

Students currently in grades 4-8 are invited to apply for the 2018 Children’s Theater Workshop.  This year’s show will be “Lucky, Lucky Hudson”, a comedic parody on 1920’s crooks and racketeers.  The workshop will be held at Greenfield-Central HS from June 4th – June 29th.  If your child is interested in participating, he/she needs to see the art or music teachers to pick up an application.  Applications are due by March 16th..

  1. Make-Up Day Reminders:  

Please keep in mind that the first week of spring break (March 19th-23rd) has been established as make-up days should they be needed.

  1. Schoolstore.com: 

Our school will be participating in the SchoolStore program this year.  This online program helps our school earn cash without students selling door-to-door, collecting money or delivering products.  Over 400 merchants, including Sears, Target and WalMart.com, have joined together to offer up to 50% of sales to our school for shopping through SchoolStore.com.

You shop online for what you are planning to purchase anyway and support our school.   Simply go to www.schoolstore.comselect our school (School code: 8981) and let the shopping begin!!  Feel free to share with family members and friends.

  1. CURRENT 5th GRADE PARENTS – PLEASE READ:  

Vaccination Opportunity:  For the 2018-2019 school year, students in the sixth grade are required to have two Hepatitis A, a meningococcal, and a Tdap vaccine in order to be compliant with state requirements. Hepatitis A vaccines must be given six months apart. The Hancock County Health Department generally offers open clinics prior to the start of school, but you can also call and schedule an appointment or use your regular healthcare provider to receive vaccines. Due to the six month period that must pass between Hepatitis A vaccines, you should start NOW to ensure your student will not be excluded from attendance next school year.

  1. 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.

  1. Clinic Reminder:  

All medication, including over the counter, requires a request to administer document to be completed and brought to school by a parent or guardian.  The request to administer form as well as quite a bit of other health related information can be found at the following link: http://www.gcsc.k12.in.us/?page_id=590.  Please note that cough drops are exempt from this policy.

  1. Morning Drop Off

When dropping off your student/s in the parent pick up line, we would ask that you have your child exit the car directly onto the curb.  Students who exit the vehicle into the drive and walk around their car may risk injury from other vehicles moving in the drive.  We also ask that you be patient and not pull around unloading cars.

Please also remember that the bus lot is closed to vehicle traffic from 7:30-7:50 in the morning.  We ask that you use the parent drop off line, instead of the bus parking lot.  Dropping off a student off by the curb in the bus area creates an unsafe situation for both your student and our bus riders.  If you have a special circumstance, please contact the main office in advance to arrange for appropriate parking or feel free to use the guest parking spots on the southwest side or the far south spots near 500 N.

  1.  Keeping up with the latest at MIS:

– MIS Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Maxwell-Intermediate-School-1629450274010778/

     –  MIS Event Calendar: This will be updated throughout the year.

 https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=students.gcsc.k12.in.us_uoqqb9rge2sh7nkbamntfjpit4%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/New_York

     –  MIS Website: http://mis.gcsc.k12.in.us (The “Team Pages” Link for latest homework, etc)

–  MIS Lunch Menu:  http://mis.gcsc.k12.in.us/?page_id=57

     – MIS PTO Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Maxwell.Intermediate.PTO.gcsc.in.us

– MIS PTO Email Contact:  MaxwellPTO.president@gmail.com

– MIS Twitter Feeds (#proud2bMIS, #MISgotchas)

– MIS Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/maxwell_intermediate_school/

Office:

Mrs. Greulich:  @MIS_AsstPrin

4th Grade:
Mrs. Deom:  @deom_laura

Mr. Gilman:  @MrGilman_MIS

Mrs. Hall:  @mrs__hall_

Mrs. Heller:  @klh181967

Mrs. Herron: @MrsHerronMIS

Mrs. Tilley:  @ajdctilley

5th Grade:
Mr. Berrier:   @BerrierScott

Mrs. Wayne:  @wayne5th

6th Grade: 

Mrs. Blasdel:  @Mrs_Blasdel

Mr. Cooper: @hangwithcooper6

Mrs. Glant: @MrsGlant

Mrs. Proper:  @kristine_proper

Miss Strifler: @MissStriflerMIS

Art:

Mrs. Muehl:  @MissMuehlArt

Mrs. Reynolds:  @GCSCArtTeach

Computers:

Mrs. Fletcher:  @FletchComputers

Music:

Mrs. Beuoy:  @MrsBeuoy

Academic Coaches:

Mrs. Leliaert:  (MIS Math Coach):  @lleliaert

Mrs. Wright (MIS Literacy Coach): @rachellew67

Upcoming Dates:

March 11th:  Daylight Saving Time Begins (Spring forward)

March 14th/16th:  5th Grade Biztown Trip

March 14th:  4th Grade Trip to the Indiana State Museum

March 16:  Lunch Money for Grandparent’s Day is Due

March 19th-30th:  Spring Break – (NO School – 1st week is designated as make-up days if necessary)

March 31st:  PTO Flower Pick-Up

April 6th-13th:  Spring Book Fair

April 10th:  Spring Book Fair Family Night – 6-7:30pm

April 11th:  4th Grade Grandparent’s Luncheon – 12:25-1:05pm

April 12th:  5th Grade Grandparent’s Luncheon – 12:25-1:05pm

April 12th:  MIS PTO Meeting – 2:30pm (Library)

April 13th 6th Grade Grandparent’s Luncheon – 12:25-1:05pm

April 23rd:  ISTEP Part 2 Begins

Principal’s Update 3/2/18

Attachments:

  1. PTO Mozzi’s Pizza Benefit Day – Eat at Mozzi’s any time during the day, and they will donate.   MUST have flyer. Mozzi’s Fundraiser
  1. PTO Spring Flower Sale     20180302124300590

News:

  1. New Math Bowl News:

Congratulations to our 5th/6th Grade Math Bowl Team.   They tied for 5th place in the state competition.  This continues a great tradition of top ten finishes for MIS!!!

  1. New  Cell Phones at School:  

We are seeing a growing number of students coming to the office stating parents have contacted them to be picked-up and/or will be dropping items off for them.  Please note that school policy prohibits students from using their device during normal school hours.  In the case that you need to reach your child during the day, we politely ask that you call the main office (317-326-3121).  We will contact your student to relay a message and/or get items to them.  If it is a serious enough matter, we would be happy to call the student down to contact you.  This will help eliminate any cell phone violations and disruptions during class.  We appreciate your help with this matter.

  1. New ISTEP News:  

Unless your child was absent this week, we have completed part 1 of ISTEP.  Our students worked really hard this week.  Please share how proud of them we are for their efforts   Please know that Part 2 will begin April 23rd and will be taken each morning for 6 consecutive school days.  We would ask that you do your best to avoid appointments, etc. during the mornings during this time-frame.

  1. New Yearbook Final Day to Order:  

There is very little time left to order a yearbook for the 2017-2018 school year. Yearbooks can be purchased through the end of today. Yearbooks are selling fast, and extra copies are not guaranteed to be sold at the end of the year. Order your yearbook today!

FINAL DAY TO ORDER Online: ybpay.lifetouch.com Online order code: 10768418

  1. New Hoops for Heart:

We are pleased to announce that our students raised over $1100 for this very worthy cause.  Special thanks to Mrs. Hacker for organizing the event as well as to the many staff members who stayed after to participate in the activities.

  1. New McKinney-Vento Survey:

You are receiving this correspondence because you have one or more students in the Greenfield-Central Community School Corp. system.  The link below will take you to a Residency Form that the school corporation is required to send out to each family twice a year.  The information received from the form will be kept confidential and will be used by the corporation’s McKinney-Vento liaison to assist with outreach to families.  We appreciate your time in completing this form.

Link to McKinney-Vento Survey Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf8InPWIveeNcnKTrmqOoTYnHSc93gw30nVxvlHjKa9w8zRmQ/viewform?c=0&w=1

  1. Grandparent’s Luncheon Information/RSVP Form (Click the link below to complete the Registration Form):  

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSekajSoAvhDgjhhtloSHzMjEJGmS5QNb2Qr3-eA7bFrRSO9dQ/viewform

Information for Grandparents’ Day is as follows:

4th Grade is Wednesday, April 11th – 12:25 – 1:05PM.  Lunch for this day is Papa John’s Pizza, Salad, Mandarin Oranges, and Milk.

5th Grade is Thursday, April 12th – 12:25 – 1:05PM.  Lunch for this day is Pork Chops, Mashed Potatoes with Gravy, Steamed Peas, Pineapple Tidbits, Roll, and Milk.

6th Grade is Friday, April 13th – 12:25 – 1:05PM.  Lunch for this day is French Toast Sticks, Sausage Patty, Tater Tots, Orange, Juice, Fruit, and Milk.

  1.  MIS

Guidelines for Student return after illness.

  • Please remember student needs to be fever free for 24 hours without medication upon return to school
  • Please remember student needs to not have had vomiting or diarrhea for 24 hours before returning to school
  • Students are not allowed to bring prescription medication with them to school or carry in their backpacks.  All medication needs to be brought in with a parent with a signature form from the doctor.   These forms are available in the office or the MIS website.   
  • Students are not allowed to bring over the counter medication with them to school or carry in their backpacks.  All medication needs to be brought in with a parent with a signature form from the doctor.   These forms are available in the office or the MIS website.   The only over the counter medication students are allowed to carry are cough drops and chapstick.   
  • It is encouraged students bring a doctor’s note with them upon their return.   If a diagnosis is given, please let the office know.  The doctor’s note will help medically excuse their absences.

MIS appreciates your assistance in helping keep our students safe and healthy!!

Please contact Mrs Hoskins with any questions or concerns.   

  1. See attachment #2 for the proposed 2019-20 schedule.

Please note that this calendar is almost identical to the 2018-2019 calendar that was approved by our school board last March.

Please direct your feedback related to the calendar to Mrs. Donieta Ross at dross@gcsc.k12.in.us, or you can make comments on the GC Facebook post (NOT MAXWELL I.S. PAGE) where you can also see the calendar draft.  Feedback needs to be received by March 2nd to enable us to share the information with the board of school trustees at the regular March board meeting.

  1. Hancock County Children’s Theater Workshop:  

Students currently in grades 4-8 are invited to apply for the 2018 Children’s Theater Workshop.  This year’s show will be “Lucky, Lucky Hudson”, a comedic parody on 1920’s crooks and racketeers.  The workshop will be held at Greenfield-Central HS from June 4th – June 29th.  If your child is interested in participating, he/she needs to see the art or music teachers to pick up an application.  Applications are due by March 16th..

  1. Make-Up Day Reminders:  

Please keep in mind that the first week of spring break (March 19th-23rd) has been established as make-up days should they be needed.

  1. Schoolstore.com: 

Our school will be participating in the SchoolStore program this year.  This online program helps our school earn cash without students selling door-to-door, collecting money or delivering products.  Over 400 merchants, including Sears, Target and WalMart.com, have joined together to offer up to 50% of sales to our school for shopping through SchoolStore.com.

You shop online for what you are planning to purchase anyway and support our school.   Simply go to www.schoolstore.comselect our school (School code: 8981) and let the shopping begin!!  Feel free to share with family members and friends.

  1. CURRENT 5th GRADE PARENTS – PLEASE READ:  

Vaccination Opportunity:  For the 2018-2019 school year, students in the sixth grade are required to have two Hepatitis A, a meningococcal, and a Tdap vaccine in order to be compliant with state requirements. Hepatitis A vaccines must be given six months apart. The Hancock County Health Department generally offers open clinics prior to the start of school, but you can also call and schedule an appointment or use your regular healthcare provider to receive vaccines. Due to the six month period that must pass between Hepatitis A vaccines, you should start NOW to ensure your student will not be excluded from attendance next school year.

  1. 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.

  1. Clinic Reminder:  

All medication, including over the counter, requires a request to administer document to be completed and brought to school by a parent or guardian.  The request to administer form as well as quite a bit of other health related information can be found at the following link: http://www.gcsc.k12.in.us/?page_id=590.  Please note that cough drops are exempt from this policy.

  1. Morning Drop Off

When dropping off your student/s in the parent pick up line, we would ask that you have your child exit the car directly onto the curb.  Students who exit the vehicle into the drive and walk around their car may risk injury from other vehicles moving in the drive.  We also ask that you be patient and not pull around unloading cars.

Please also remember that the bus lot is closed to vehicle traffic from 7:30-7:50 in the morning.  We ask that you use the parent drop off line, instead of the bus parking lot.  Dropping off a student off by the curb in the bus area creates an unsafe situation for both your student and our bus riders.  If you have a special circumstance, please contact the main office in advance to arrange for appropriate parking or feel free to use the guest parking spots on the southwest side or the far south spots near 500 N.

  1.  Keeping up with the latest at MIS:

– MIS Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Maxwell-Intermediate-School-1629450274010778/

     –  MIS Event Calendar: This will be updated throughout the year.

 https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=students.gcsc.k12.in.us_uoqqb9rge2sh7nkbamntfjpit4%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/New_York

     –  MIS Website: http://mis.gcsc.k12.in.us (The “Team Pages” Link for latest homework, etc)

–  MIS Lunch Menu:  http://mis.gcsc.k12.in.us/?page_id=57

     – MIS PTO Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Maxwell.Intermediate.PTO.gcsc.in.us

– MIS PTO Email Contact:  MaxwellPTO.president@gmail.com

– MIS Twitter Feeds (#proud2bMIS, #MISgotchas)

– MIS Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/maxwell_intermediate_school/

Office:

Mrs. Greulich:  @MIS_AsstPrin

4th Grade:
Mrs. Deom:  @deom_laura

Mr. Gilman:  @MrGilman_MIS

Mrs. Hall:  @mrs__hall_

Mrs. Heller:  @klh181967

Mrs. Herron: @MrsHerronMIS

Mrs. Tilley:  @ajdctilley

5th Grade:
Mr. Berrier:   @BerrierScott

Mrs. Wayne:  @wayne5th

6th Grade:  

Mrs. Blasdel:  @Mrs_Blasdel

Mr. Cooper: @hangwithcooper6

Mrs. Glant: @MrsGlant

Mrs. Proper:  @kristine_proper

Miss Strifler: @MissStriflerMIS

Art:

Mrs. Muehl:  @MissMuehlArt

Mrs. Reynolds:  @GCSCArtTeach

Computers:

Mrs. Fletcher:  @FletchComputers

Music:

Mrs. Beuoy:  @MrsBeuoy

Academic Coaches:

Mrs. Leliaert:  (MIS Math Coach):  @lleliaert

Mrs. Wright (MIS Literacy Coach): @rachellew67

Upcoming Dates:

March 11th:  Daylight Saving Time Begins (Spring forward)

March 14th/16th:  5th Grade Biztown Trip

March 19th-30th:  Spring Break – (NO School – 1st week is designated as make-up days if necessary)

April 11th:  4th Grade Grandparent’s Luncheon – 12:25-1:05pm

April 12th:  5th Grade Grandparent’s Luncheon – 12:25-1:05pm

April 12th:  MIS PTO Meeting – 2:30pm (Library)

April 13th 6th Grade Grandparent’s Luncheon – 12:25-1:05pm

April 23rd:  ISTEP Part 2 Begins

Principal’s Update 2/23

Attachments:

  1. GCAT Swim Lesson Information     March lessons 2018
  2. 2019-20 Proposed School Calendar     20180213084950629 (1) (5)
  3. GC Bands Bucket Drumming Clinic     Bucket Drum Clinic 2018 FINAL
  4. GC Color Guard Clinic    2018 Color Guard Clinics and Performance
  5. Greenfield Banking Company Kidsville 2018   GBC Kidsville Flyer

News:

  1. New  Math Bowl News:  

The 5th/6th Grade Team took home 1st place in the blue class at Thursday night’s area Math Bowl competition.  We wait until Monday at noon to see how this compares to the state as a whole.

The 4th Grade Team finished 2nd in the Yellow Class of the local competition.  Congratulations to both teams on a job well done.  Special thanks to Miss Strifler, who coached this year’s team!

  1. New Yearbooks!

There is still time to order a yearbook for the 2017-2018 school year. Yearbooks can be purchased online until March 2. Yearbooks are selling fast, and extra copies are not guaranteed to be sold at the end of the year. Order your yearbook today!

Online order: ybpay.lifetouch.com Online order code: 10768418

  1. New  ISTEP Begins Next Week:

Your child gets the chance to show us what they have learned thus far this year.  Please make sure they are set up to be most successful by getting plenty of sleep, having a good breakfast, and are present and ready to give their best effort.

ISTEP (Part 1)
Date Day Grade Section Content Time
2/27/18 Tuesday (Blue) 4th 1 Math 8:15-9:05
5th 1 Math 8:15-9:15
6th 1 Math 9:30-10:25
2/28/18 Wednesday (Gold) 4th 1 ELA 8:15-8:50
5th 1 ELA 8:15-8:50
6th 1 ELA 8:15-8:50
3/1/18 Thursday (Blue) 4th 2 ELA 8:15-9:25
5th 2 ELA 8:05-9:15
6th 2 ELA 9:30-10:40
3/2/18 Friday (Gold) 4th 1 Sci 8:15-9:10
5th 1 SS 8:15-9:00
6th 1 Sci 8:15-9:10

New this year:   ISTEP+ Online Tutorial – this walks you and students through the set-up of the test as well as the tools that are available for students to use.

These sample items can be found at: http://download.pearsonaccessnext.com/in/in-practicetest.html?links=1

  1. New Grandparent’s Luncheon Information/RSVP Form (Click the link below to complete the Registration Form): 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSekajSoAvhDgjhhtloSHzMjEJGmS5QNb2Qr3-eA7bFrRSO9dQ/viewform

Information for Grandparents’ Day is as follows:

4th Grade is Wednesday, April 11th – 12:25 – 1:05PM.  Lunch for this day is Papa John’s Pizza, Salad, Mandarin Oranges, and Milk.

5th Grade is Thursday, April 12th – 12:25 – 1:05PM.  Lunch for this day is Pork Chops, Mashed Potatoes with Gravy, Steamed Peas, Pineapple Tidbits, Roll, and Milk.

6th Grade is Friday, April 13th – 12:25 – 1:05PM.  Lunch for this day is French Toast Sticks, Sausage Patty, Tater Tots, Orange, Juice, Fruit, and Milk.

  1. New  MIS

Guidelines for Student return after illness.

  • Please remember student needs to be fever free for 24 hours without medication upon return to school
  • Please remember student needs to not have had vomiting or diarrhea for 24 hours before returning to school
  • Students are not allowed to bring prescription medication with them to school or carry in their backpacks.  All medication needs to be brought in with a parent with a signature form from the doctor.   These forms are available in the office or the MIS website.   
  • Students are not allowed to bring over the counter medication with them to school or carry in their backpacks.  All medication needs to be brought in with a parent with a signature form from the doctor.   These forms are available in the office or the MIS website.   The only over the counter medication students are allowed to carry are cough drops and chapstick.   
  • It is encouraged students bring a doctor’s note with them upon their return.   If a diagnosis is given, please let the office know.  The doctor’s note will help medically excuse their absences.

MIS appreciates your assistance in helping keep our students safe and healthy!!

Please contact Mrs Hoskins with any questions or concerns.   

  1. See attachment #2 for the proposed 2019-20 schedule.

Please note that this calendar is almost identical to the 2018-2019 calendar that was approved by our school board last March.

Please direct your feedback related to the calendar to Mrs. Donieta Ross at dross@gcsc.k12.in.us, or you can make comments on the GC Facebook post (NOT MAXWELL I.S. PAGE) where you can also see the calendar draft.  Feedback needs to be received by March 2nd to enable us to share the information with the board of school trustees at the regular March board meeting.

  1. GYBA Spring Baseball

Registration is open. You can sign up via the webpage: greenfieldyouthbaseball.com or in person at the concession stand located in Riley Park every Saturday in February from 8am  – noon.  For general inquiries, please contact GYBA directly at gyb06@gmail.com

  1. Hancock County Children’s Theater Workshop:  

Students currently in grades 4-8 are invited to apply for the 2018 Children’s Theater Workshop.  This year’s show will be “Lucky, Lucky Hudson”, a comedic parody on 1920’s crooks and racketeers.  The workshop will be held at Greenfield-Central HS from June 4th – June 29th.  If your child is interested in participating, he/she needs to see the art or music teachers to pick up an application.  Applications are due by March 16th..

  1. Make-Up Day Reminders:  

Please keep in mind that the first week of spring break (March 19th-23rd) has been established as make-up days should they be needed.

  1. Schoolstore.com: 

Our school will be participating in the SchoolStore program this year.  This online program helps our school earn cash without students selling door-to-door, collecting money or delivering products.  Over 400 merchants, including Sears, Target and WalMart.com, have joined together to offer up to 50% of sales to our school for shopping through SchoolStore.com.

You shop online for what you are planning to purchase anyway and support our school.   Simply go to www.schoolstore.comselect our school (School code: 8981) and let the shopping begin!!  Feel free to share with family members and friends.

  1. CURRENT 5th GRADE PARENTS – PLEASE READ:  

Vaccination Opportunity:  For the 2018-2019 school year, students in the sixth grade are required to have two Hepatitis A, a meningococcal, and a Tdap vaccine in order to be compliant with state requirements. Hepatitis A vaccines must be given six months apart. The Hancock County Health Department generally offers open clinics prior to the start of school, but you can also call and schedule an appointment or use your regular healthcare provider to receive vaccines. Due to the six month period that must pass between Hepatitis A vaccines, you should start NOW to ensure your student will not be excluded from attendance next school year.

  1. 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.

  1. Clinic Reminder:  

All medication, including over the counter, requires a request to administer document to be completed and brought to school by a parent or guardian.  The request to administer form as well as quite a bit of other health related information can be found at the following link: http://www.gcsc.k12.in.us/?page_id=590.  Please note that cough drops are exempt from this policy.

  1.  Keeping up with the latest at MIS:

      – MIS Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Maxwell-Intermediate-School-1629450274010778/

     –  MIS Event Calendar: This will be updated throughout the year.

 https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=students.gcsc.k12.in.us_uoqqb9rge2sh7nkbamntfjpit4%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/New_York

     –  MIS Website: http://mis.gcsc.k12.in.us (The “Team Pages” Link for latest homework, etc)

–  MIS Lunch Menu:  http://mis.gcsc.k12.in.us/?page_id=57

     – MIS PTO Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Maxwell.Intermediate.PTO.gcsc.in.us

– MIS PTO Email Contact:  MaxwellPTO.president@gmail.com

– MIS Twitter Feeds (#proud2bMIS, #MISgotchas)

– MIS Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/maxwell_intermediate_school/

Office:

Mrs. Greulich:  @MIS_AsstPrin

4th Grade:
Mrs. Deom:  @deom_laura

Mr. Gilman:  @MrGilman_MIS

Mrs. Hall:  @mrs__hall_

Mrs. Heller:  @klh181967

Mrs. Herron: @MrsHerronMIS

Mrs. Tilley:  @ajdctilley

5th Grade:
Mr. Berrier:   @BerrierScott

Mrs. Wayne:  @wayne5th

6th Grade:    

Mrs. Blasdel:  @Mrs_Blasdel

Mr. Cooper: @hangwithcooper6

Mrs. Glant: @MrsGlant

Mrs. Proper:  @kristine_proper

Miss Strifler: @MissStriflerMIS

Art:

Mrs. Muehl:  @MissMuehlArt

Mrs. Reynolds:  @GCSCArtTeach

Computers:

Mrs. Fletcher:  @FletchComputers

Music:

Mrs. Beuoy:  @MrsBeuoy

Academic Coaches:

Mrs. Leliaert:  (MIS Math Coach):  @lleliaert

Mrs. Wright (MIS Literacy Coach): @rachellew67

Upcoming Dates:

February 27th-March 2nd:  ISTEP Testing in the morning each day

March 14th/16th:  5th Grade Biztown Trip

March 19th-30th:  Spring Break – (NO School – 1st week is designated as make-up days if necessary)

April 11th:  4th Grade Grandparent’s Luncheon – 12:25-1:05pm

April 12th:  5th Grade Grandparent’s Luncheon – 12:25-1:05pm

April 13th:  6th Grade Grandparent’s Luncheon – 12:25-1:05pm

Principal’s Update 2/16

Attachments:

  1. Dance East Ballet Company Auditions     
  2. 2019-20 Proposed School Calendar     20180213084950629 (1)
  3. FUSE Inspiring Abilities Expo     expo family flyer Hancock 2018
  4. Spring Soccer Information     Rec_Cartoon_Business_Display_Full_2016 – Youth soccer
  5. Girl Scout Information     girlscoutshancock
  6. Lacrosse Skills Session     SNSS Flyer

PRESIDENT’S DAY MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH – NO SCHOOL

News:

  1. New See attachment #2 for the proposed 2019-20 schedule.  

Please note that this calendar is almost identical to the 2018-2019 calendar that was approved by our school board last March.

Please direct your feedback related to the calendar to Mrs. Donieta Ross at dross@gcsc.k12.in.us, or you can make comments on the GC Facebook post (NOT MAXWELL I.S. PAGE) where you can also see the calendar draft.  Feedback needs to be received by March 2nd to enable us to share the information with the board of school trustees at the regular March board meeting.

  1. New  GYBA spring baseball registration is open.

You can sign up via the webpage: greenfieldyouthbaseball.com or in person at the concession stand located in Riley Park every Saturday in February from 8am  – noon.  For general inquiries, please contact GYBA directly at gyb06@gmail.com

  1. New  GCHS Athletic Department Event

What:  Former Butler Head Baseball Coach Steve Farley speaking on the College Athletic Recruiting Process

When:  Wednesday, February 21st – 7:00 pm

Where:  Greenfield-Central High School Auditorium

Who is invited:  All student-athletes and their families who have a desire to play at the next level

Cost:  FREE!

If you have questions regarding this event, please contact the GCHS Athletic Department at 462-9195.

  1. ISTEP Part 1 Schedule:
ISTEP (Part 1)
Date Day Grade Section Content Time
2/27/18 Tuesday (Blue) 4th 1 Math 8:15-9:05
5th 1 Math 8:15-9:15
6th 1 Math 9:30-10:25
2/28/18 Wednesday (Gold) 4th 1 ELA 8:15-8:50
5th 1 ELA 8:15-8:50
6th 1 ELA 8:15-8:50
3/1/18 Thursday (Blue) 4th 2 ELA 8:15-9:25
5th 2 ELA 8:05-9:15
6th 2 ELA 9:30-10:40
3/2/18 Friday (Gold) 4th 1 Sci 8:15-9:10
5th 1 SS 8:15-9:00
6th 1 Sci 8:15-9:10

New this year:   ISTEP+ Online Tutorial – this walks you and students through the set-up of the test as well as the tools that are available for students to use.

These sample items can be found at: http://download.pearsonaccessnext.com/in/in-practicetest.html?links=1

  1. Hancock County Children’s Theater Workshop:  

Students currently in grades 4-8 are invited to apply for the 2018 Children’s Theater Workshop.  This year’s show will be “Lucky, Lucky Hudson”, a comedic parody on 1920’s crooks and racketeers.  The workshop will be held at Greenfield-Central HS from June 4th – June 29th.  If your child is interested in participating, he/she needs to see the art or music teachers to pick up an application.  Applications are due by March 16th..

  1. Make-Up Day Reminders:  

Please keep in mind that the first week of spring break (March 19th-23rd) has been established as make-up days should they be needed.

  1. Schoolstore.com: 

Our school will be participating in the SchoolStore program this year.  This online program helps our school earn cash without students selling door-to-door, collecting money or delivering products.  Over 400 merchants, including Sears, Target and WalMart.com, have joined together to offer up to 50% of sales to our school for shopping through SchoolStore.com.

You shop online for what you are planning to purchase anyway and support our school.   Simply go to www.schoolstore.comselect our school (School code: 8981) and let the shopping begin!!  Feel free to share with family members and friends.

  1. 2017-18 Yearbooks:  

Yearbooks are $16 (soft cover) & $21 (hard cover). Checks are made out to Lifetouch. The deadline for cash/check purchases has passed.  However, online orders will be accepted throughMarch 2nd.

Order online at: ybpay.lifetouch.com; Online order code: 10768418

  1. CURRENT 5th GRADE PARENTS – PLEASE READ:  

Vaccination Opportunity:  For the 2018-2019 school year, students in the sixth grade are required to have two Hepatitis A, a meningococcal, and a Tdap vaccine in order to be compliant with state requirements. Hepatitis A vaccines must be given six months apart. The Hancock County Health Department generally offers open clinics prior to the start of school, but you can also call and schedule an appointment or use your regular healthcare provider to receive vaccines. Due to the six month period that must pass between Hepatitis A vaccines, you should start NOW to ensure your student will not be excluded from attendance next school year.

  1. 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.

  1. Clinic Reminder:  

All medication, including over the counter, requires a request to administer document to be completed and brought to school by a parent or guardian.  The request to administer form as well as quite a bit of other health related information can be found at the following link: http://www.gcsc.k12.in.us/?page_id=590.  Please note that cough drops are exempt from this policy.

  1.  Keeping up with the latest at MIS:

– MIS Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Maxwell-Intermediate-School-1629450274010778/

     –  MIS Event Calendar: This will be updated throughout the year.

 https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=students.gcsc.k12.in.us_uoqqb9rge2sh7nkbamntfjpit4%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/New_York

     –  MIS Website: http://mis.gcsc.k12.in.us (The “Team Pages” Link for latest homework, etc)

–  MIS Lunch Menu:  http://mis.gcsc.k12.in.us/?page_id=57

     – MIS PTO Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Maxwell.Intermediate.PTO.gcsc.in.us

– MIS PTO Email Contact:  MaxwellPTO.president@gmail.com

– MIS Twitter Feeds (#proud2bMIS, #MISgotchas)

– MIS Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/maxwell_intermediate_school/

Office:

Mrs. Greulich:  @MIS_AsstPrin

4th Grade:
Mrs. Deom:  @deom_laura

Mr. Gilman:  @MrGilman_MIS

Mrs. Hall:  @mrs__hall_

Mrs. Heller:  @klh181967

Mrs. Herron: @MrsHerronMIS

Mrs. Tilley:  @ajdctilley

5th Grade:
Mr. Berrier:   @BerrierScott

Mrs. Wayne:  @wayne5th

6th Grade:    

Mrs. Blasdel:  @Mrs_Blasdel

Mr. Cooper: @hangwithcooper6

Mrs. Glant: @MrsGlant

Mrs. Proper:  @kristine_proper

Miss Strifler: @MissStriflerMIS

Art:

Mrs. Muehl:  @MissMuehlArt

Mrs. Reynolds:  @GCSCArtTeach

Computers:

Mrs. Fletcher:  @FletchComputers

Music:

Mrs. Beuoy:  @MrsBeuoy

Academic Coaches:

Mrs. Leliaert:  (MIS Math Coach):  @lleliaert

Mrs. Wright (MIS Literacy Coach): @rachellew67

Upcoming Dates:

February 19th:  President’s Day – (NO school/Snow Make-Up day)

February 22nd:  K-Kids Meeting

February 23rd:  Hoops for Heart – 2:15-4:00pm

February 27th-March 2nd:  ISTEP Testing in the morning each day

March 14th/16th:  5th Grade Biztown Trip

March 19th-30th:  Spring Break – (NO School – 1st week is designated as make-up days if necessary)

Principal’s Update 2/9/18

Attachments:

  1. Greenfield-Central Typical Peer Program     typical peer notice

News:

  1. New  You can now follow us on Instagram!

Find us with the username maxwell_intermediate_school

https://www.instagram.com/maxwell_intermediate_school/

  1. New  ISTEP Part 1 Schedule:
ISTEP (Part 1)
Date Day Grade Section Content Time
2/27/18 Tuesday (Blue) 4th 1 Math 8:15-9:05
5th 1 Math 8:15-9:15
6th 1 Math 9:30-10:25
2/28/18 Wednesday (Gold) 4th 1 ELA 8:15-8:50
5th 1 ELA 8:15-8:50
6th 1 ELA 8:15-8:50
3/1/18 Thursday (Blue) 4th 2 ELA 8:15-9:25
5th 2 ELA 8:15-9:25
6th 2 ELA 9:30-10:40
3/2/18 Friday (Gold) 4th 1 Sci 8:15-9:10
5th 1 SS 8:15-9:00
6th 1 Sci 8:15-9:10

New this year:   ISTEP+ Online Tutorial – this walks you and students through the set-up of the test as well as the tools that are available for students to use.

These sample items can be found at: http://download.pearsonaccessnext.com/in/in-practicetest.html?links=1

  1. New   Hancock County Children’s Theater Workshop:  

Students currently in grades 4-8 are invited to apply for the 2018 Children’s Theater Workshop.  This year’s show will be “Lucky, Lucky Hudson”, a comedic parody on 1920’s crooks and racketeers.  The workshop will be held at Greenfield-Central HS from June 4th – June 29th.  If your child is interested in participating, he/she needs to see the art or music teachers to pick up an application.  Applications are due by March 16th..

  1. New Make-Up Day Reminders: 

With the chance of more ice/snow this weekend, please keep in mind that President’s Day (February 19th) and the first week of spring break (March 19th-23rd) have all been established as make-up days should they be needed.

  1. Schoolstore.com: 

Our school will be participating in the SchoolStore program this year.  This online program helps our school earn cash without students selling door-to-door, collecting money or delivering products.  Over 400 merchants, including Sears, Target and WalMart.com, have joined together to offer up to 50% of sales to our school for shopping through SchoolStore.com.

You shop online for what you are planning to purchase anyway and support our school.   Simply go to www.schoolstore.comselect our school (School code: 8981) and let the shopping begin!!  Feel free to share with family members and friends.

  1. Camp Invention is returning to Greenfield-Central Schools!

(Host Site:  JB Stephens Elementary) during the week of July 16-20, 2018.  Check out this year’s program: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ROCCsOdQHQ, and stay tuned            for more information.

  1. 2017-18 Yearbooks:  

Yearbooks are $16 (soft cover) & $21 (hard cover). Checks are made out to Lifetouch. Paper order forms are due byFeb. 16th, and online orders will be accepted through March 2nd.

Online order: ybpay.lifetouch.com Online order code: 10768418

  1. Student Council Pennies for Patients Spirit Week Fundraiser (February 12th-16th)

Monday– (Donation of pennies)

Team Up Against Leukemia- wear your favorite team jersey

Tuesday– (Donation of nickels)

Knock the Socks off Leukemia- wear crazy socks

Wednesday– (Donation of dimes)

Scare off Leukemia- wear crazy hair

Thursday– (Donation of quarters)

Make Cancer Ancient- Dress like you’re 100 years old.

Friday- (Donation of dollars) *MUST donate at least a dollar to wear the hat. Students who have donated will be given a sticker that says “I’m not just surviving, I’m living”

Hats off to Leukemia- wear a hat

  1. CURRENT 5th GRADE PARENTS – PLEASE READ:  

Vaccination Opportunity:  The Hancock County Health Department will be hosting a vaccination clinic at GCHS on February 12th. The clinic will run from 2:30pm-7pm. Your student must be accompanied by an adult to receive vaccines during this clinic. For the 2018-2019 school year, students in the sixth grade are required to have two Hepatitis A, a meningococcal, and a Tdap vaccine in order to be compliant with state requirements. Hepatitis A vaccines must be given six months apart. The HCHD generally offers open clinics prior to the start of school, but you can also call and schedule an appointment or use your regular healthcare provider to receive vaccines. Due to the six month period that must pass between Hepatitis A vaccines, you should start NOW to ensure your student will not be excluded from attendance next school year. This is a walk-in clinic, no appointment necessary!

  1. 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.

  1. Clinic Reminder:  

All medication, including over the counter, requires a request to administer document to be completed and brought to school by a parent or guardian.  The request to administer form as well as quite a bit of other health related information can be found at the following link: http://www.gcsc.k12.in.us/?page_id=590.  Please note that cough drops are exempt from this policy.

  1.  Keeping up with the latest at MIS:

– MIS Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Maxwell-Intermediate-School-1629450274010778/

     –  MIS Event Calendar: This will be updated throughout the year.

 https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=students.gcsc.k12.in.us_uoqqb9rge2sh7nkbamntfjpit4%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/New_York

     –  MIS Website: http://mis.gcsc.k12.in.us (The “Team Pages” Link for latest homework, etc)

–  MIS Lunch Menu:  http://mis.gcsc.k12.in.us/?page_id=57

     – MIS PTO Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Maxwell.Intermediate.PTO.gcsc.in.us

– MIS PTO Email Contact:  MaxwellPTO.president@gmail.com

– MIS Twitter Feeds (#proud2bMIS, #MISgotchas)

– MIS Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/maxwell_intermediate_school/

Office:

Mrs. Greulich:  @MIS_AsstPrin

4th Grade:
Mrs. Deom:  @deom_laura

Mr. Gilman:  @MrGilman_MIS

Mrs. Hall:  @mrs__hall_

Mrs. Heller:  @klh181967

Mrs. Herron: @MrsHerronMIS

 Mrs. Tilley:  @ajdctilley

5th Grade:
Mr. Berrier:   @BerrierScott

Mrs. Wayne:  @wayne5th

6th Grade: 

Mrs. Blasdel:  @Mrs_Blasdel

Mr. Cooper: @hangwithcooper6

Mrs. Glant: @MrsGlant

Mrs. Proper:  @kristine_proper

Miss Strifler: @MissStriflerMIS

Art:

Mrs. Muehl:  @MissMuehlArt

Mrs. Reynolds:  @GCSCArtTeach

Computers:

Mrs. Fletcher:  @FletchComputers

Music:

Mrs. Beuoy:  @MrsBeuoy

Academic Coaches:

Mrs. Leliaert:  (MIS Math Coach):  @lleliaert

Mrs. Wright (MIS Literacy Coach): @rachellew67

Upcoming Dates:

February 13th:  5th Grade Human Growth/Development Program

February 15th:  6th Grade Human Growth/Development Program

February 15th:  5th Grade DARE Graduation

February 19th:  President’s Day – (NO school/Snow Make-Up day)

February 22nd:  K-Kids Meeting

February 23rd:  Hoops for Heart – 2:15-4:00pm

February 27th-March 2nd:  ISTEP Testing in the morning each day

March 14th/16th:  5th Grade Biztown Trip

March 19th-30th:  Spring Break – (NO School – 1st week is designated as make-up days if necessary)

Principal’s Update February 2, 2018

Attachments:

  1. Kindergarten Round-Up Information     
  2. MIS Author Visit Information     MIS Author Visit (3)
  3. Box Top for Education Information     20180202134425621 (2)
  4. Hoops for Heart Information     20180202121610516 (1)

News:

  1. New –Author Visit:  Author John David Anderson will be visiting our students on Wednesday, February 7th.  We are excited to have him come and speak to our students!  For more information and for book ordering, please see the attached document.

  1. New- “No Cold Feet” Shoe Recycling Challenge! As a school, we collected 333 pairs of shoes for this cause.  We will announce the classroom winner on Monday.  Thanks to all who gave so generously.
  1. New – ISTEP Dates:    We will begin the first round of ISTEP testing on Tuesday, February 27th.  We will test each morning through Friday, March 2nd.  New this year:   ISTEP+ Online Tutorial – this walks you and students through the set-up of the test as well as the tools that are available for students to use.  These sample items can be found at: http://download.pearsonaccessnext.com/in/in-practicetest.html?links=1
  1. New – Make-Up Day Reminders:  With the chance of more snow next week, please keep in mind that President’s Day (February 19th) and the first week of spring break (March 19th-23rd) have all been established as make-up days should they be needed.
  1. Schoolstore.com: Our school will be participating in the SchoolStore program this year.  This online program helps our school earn cash without students selling door-to-door, collecting money or delivering products.  Over 400 merchants, including Sears, Target and WalMart.com, have joined together to offer up to 50% of sales to our school for shopping through SchoolStore.com.  You shop online for what you are planning to purchase anyway and support our school.   Simply go to www.schoolstore.comselect our school (School code: 8981) and let the shopping begin!!  Feel free to share with family members and friends.
  1. Camp Invention is returning to Greenfield-Central Schools (Host Site:  JB Stephens Elementary) during the week of July 16-20, 2018.  Check out this year’s program: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ROCCsOdQHQ, and stay tuned for more information.
  1. 2017-18 Yearbooks:  Yearbooks are $16 (soft cover) & $21 (hard cover). Checks are made out to Lifetouch. Paper order forms are due byFeb. 16th, and online orders will be accepted through March 2nd.   Online order: ybpay.lifetouch.com Online order code: 10768418
  1. Student Council Pennies for Patients Spirit Week Fundraiser (February 12th-16th)

Monday– (Donation of pennies)

Team Up Against Leukemia- wear your favorite team jersey

Tuesday– (Donation of nickels)

Knock the Socks off Leukemia- wear crazy socks

Wednesday– (Donation of dimes)

Scare off Leukemia- wear crazy hair

Thursday– (Donation of quarters)

Make Cancer Ancient- Dress like you’re 100 years old.

Friday- (Donation of dollars) *MUST donate at least a dollar to wear the hat. Students who have donated will be given a sticker that says “I’m not just surviving, I’m living”

Hats off to Leukemia- wear a hat

  1. CURRENT 5th GRADE PARENTS – PLEASE READ:                                   Vaccination Opportunity:  The Hancock County Health Department will be hosting a vaccination clinic at GCHS on February 12th. The clinic will run from 2:30pm-7pm. Your student must be accompanied by an adult to receive vaccines during this clinic. For the 2018-2019 school year, students in the sixth grade are required to have two Hepatitis A, a meningococcal, and a Tdap vaccine in order to be compliant with state requirements. Hepatitis A vaccines must be given six months apart. The HCHD generally offers open clinics prior to the start of school, but you can also call and schedule an appointment or use your regular healthcare provider to receive vaccines. Due to the six month period that must pass between Hepatitis A vaccines, you should start NOW to ensure your student will not be excluded from attendance next school year. This is a walk-in clinic, no appointment necessary!
  1. 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.
  1. Clinic Reminder:  All medication, including over the counter, requires a request to administer document to be completed and brought to school by a parent or guardian.  The request to administer form as well as quite a bit of other health related information can be found at the following link: http://www.gcsc.k12.in.us/?page_id=590.  Please note that cough drops are exempt from this policy.
  1.  Keeping up with the latest at MIS:

– MIS Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Maxwell-Intermediate-School-1629450274010778/

–  MIS Event Calendar: This will be updated throughout the year.

https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=students.gcsc.k12.in.us_uoqqb9rge2sh7nkbamntfjpit4%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/New_York

–  MIS Website: http://mis.gcsc.k12.in.us (The “Team Pages” Link for latest homework, etc)

–  MIS Lunch Menu:  http://mis.gcsc.k12.in.us/?page_id=57

– MIS PTO Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Maxwell.Intermediate.PTO.gcsc.in.us

– MIS PTO Email Contact:  MaxwellPTO.president@gmail.com

– MIS Twitter Feeds (#proud2bMIS, #MISgotchas):

Office:

Mrs. Greulich:  @MIS_AsstPrin

4th Grade:
Mrs. Deom:  @deom_laura

Mr. Gilman:  @MrGilman_MIS

Mrs. Hall:  @mrs__hall_

Mrs. Heller:  @klh181967

Mrs. Herron: @MrsHerronMIS

Mrs. Tilley:  @ajdctilley

5th Grade:
Mr. Berrier:   @BerrierScott

Mrs. Wayne:  @wayne5th

6th Grade: 

Mrs. Blasdel:  @Mrs_Blasdel

Mr. Cooper: @hangwithcooper6

Mrs. Glant: @MrsGlant

Mrs. Proper:  @kristine_proper

Miss Strifler: @MissStriflerMIS

Art:

Mrs. Muehl:  @MissMuehlArt

Mrs. Reynolds:  @GCSCArtTeach

Computers:

Mrs. Fletcher:  @FletchComputers

Music:

Mrs. Beuoy:  @MrsBeuoy

Academic Coaches:

Mrs. Leliaert:  (MIS Math Coach):  @lleliaert

Mrs. Wright (MIS Literacy Coach): @rachellew67

Upcoming Dates:

February 7th:  Author Visit

February 7th:  ISTEP Statewide “Load Test” – 9:45am

February 7thHuman Growth and Development  – 5th/6th Grade Parent Preview Night @ GIS 6:30-7:30pm

February 8th:  PTO Meeting – Library 2:30pm

February 13th:  5th Grade Human Growth/Development Program

February 15th:  6th Grade Human Growth/Development Program

February 15th:  5th Grade DARE Graduation

February 19th:  President’s Day – (NO school/Snow Make-Up day)

February 22nd:  K-Kids Meeting

February 23rd:  Hoops for Heart – 2:15-4:00pm

February 27th-March 2nd:  ISTEP Testing in the morning each day

March 14th/16th:  5th Grade Biztown Trip

March 19th-30th:  Spring Break – (NO School – 1st week is designated as make-up days if necessary)

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Dates and Events

**School student day 7:50 AM - 2:10 PM and office hours from 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM

*Please see our "News" tab above for other news and opportunities around MIS, GC, and the local community.

** Weekly editions of the 2017/2018 Principal's Update are now posted under "MIS News."

-Classes start at 7:50 a.m. Doors to parent drop-off at Door 10 open at 7:40. Please use parent entrance off of CR 500 North.

-Don't forget to update your child's transportation information using School Dismissal Manager. Please make changes by 1:30 to ensure that your child is properly notified of changes.

-We are pleased to offer a Grab and Go style breakfast to students this year.

SHOP ONLINE: Support our school. Simply go to www.schoolstore.com, select our school and let the shopping begin!! Feel free to share with family members and friends.

Upcoming Dates:

Upcoming Dates:

April 23rd: ISTEP Part 2 Begins
May 3rd: Student Council Meeting - 7:00am
May 4th: MIS Variety Show
May 7th: 6th Grade Kid's Talk Program
May 8th: Incoming 4th Grade (Current 3rd Graders) Parent Night @ MIS - 6:30-7:30
May 9th: 4th Grade Famous Hoosiers Presentations
May 10th: MIS PTO Meeting - Library 2:30pm
May 15th: Incoming 7th Grade (current 6th Graders) Parent Night @ GCJHS - 7:00-8:00pm
May 25th: 4th Grade Field Trip to Conner Prairie
May 31st: Last Day of School/Awards
July 25th: 5th Grade Meet the Teacher Night/Open House 6:30-7:30pm
July 26th: 6th Grade Meet the Teacher Night/Open House 6:30-7:30pm
July 30th: 4th Grade Meet the Teacher Night/Open House 6:30-7:30pm