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Principal’s Update 5/25/18 – Last one of the school year!

** No school Monday – Memorial Day – See you Tuesday Morning

Attachments:

  1. USF Real Soccer Try-Out Information   Tryout Ad – 2018 Summer Soccer
  2. GC Strikers Summer Soccer Camp Information   GC Strikers Soccer Camp Flyer_v2
  3. GASC 3 v 3 Soccer League Information   3v3_Flyer_2018 Soccer

News:

  1. New:  Last MIS News of the Year:  The last student day will be Thursday, May 31st; however, this will be our final edition of the MIS News for the 2017-18 school year.  We appreciate all of your support and efforts in making this a great year.  We wish our 6th graders nothing but the best as they move on to the junior high.  We look forward to seeing our 4th/5th graders back on August 1st.  Have a great and safe summer!!!
  1. New:  2018-19 Technology Changes:  All of our graders will be one-to-one with technology (iPads – 4th Grade; Chromebooks – 5th/6th Grades) next year.  Please plan on attending the appropriate open house night this summer to learn more about this opportunity as well as signing paperwork so that your child can receive his/her iPad or chromebook next year.  An opportunity to learn more about insuring the devices will also be presented during these events.

Please see the following letter regarding more information about this change:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1O5JMP9yQiz-rEZtF7kxpnjIS3JVDg2YT/view?usp=sharing

  1. Camp Invention:  Camp Invention is still accepting students and there are SEVERAL scholarships available.  Should you have an interest, feel free to contact Mrs. Joslin at djoslin@gcsc.k12.in.us.
  1. Lost and Found: If your child has misplaced an item over the last few weeks, please have them check the lost and found table outside of the office.  Any item remaining at the end of the school year will be donated to a local charity.
  1. Library News:   Library books were due last week, but we still have a few books out.  If your child still has a book out, they have been given information regarding replacement cost.  Please check around the house should your child still have a book out.
  1. Yearbooks:  There are six (6) yearbooks for sale if you did not originally order one.  They are $16 and checks should be made out to Maxwell IS.  They will be sold on a first come- first serve basis until gone.  No additional books will be ordered.  We will not hold books so students and/or parents must have money at the time of purchase.

Last Day of School/Awards Day:  Please note the time changes listed below to lunch times.  We will be recognizing Honor Roll (All A, A-B) as well as perfect attendance.  We would encourage you to monitor Powerschool to see if your child is eligible for one of these awards  as you will not be contacted.  Please know that we define perfect as just that, “without blemish.”  If a student has missed a day, part of a day or left early/arrived late, they are not eligible for this award.

Teachers will also be recognizing academic award winners in content areas. If your child will be receiving a classroom award, parents will be contacted by the classroom teacher.

This event 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

      Lunch Times for Last Day: (these times are changed to accommodate awards and 6th Grade Celebration)

       4th Grade:  11:05-11:35

5th Grade:  10:30-11:00

6th Grade:   11:40-12:10   (We purchase only enough pizza for the students on this date.  If you plan to eat with a 6th grader on this date, please plan ahead by bringing your own lunch) 

  1. Clinic News:  Any medications stored in the clinic must be picked up by the end of the last school day. State law prohibits us from sending it home with students.  Any medication left in the clinic after this time will be disposed of properly.

In addition, medication administration forms and care plans for the 2018-19 school year are now available in the clinic at MIS or on our website.

  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.  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:

May 28th:  Memorial Day (NO SCHOOL)

May 31st:  Last Day of School/Awards

July 16th:  Online Registration Opens for Current GC Students  (Be on the lookout in early July for online registration information)

July 19th:  Onsite Registration for Students New to GC (12-7pm)

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

August 1st:  First Student Day of the 2018-19 School Year

Principal’s Update 5/18/18

** Be sure to check out the Upcoming Dates section of this email for important future events.

Attachments:

  1. GC Youth Football Camp     
  2. Boys/Girls Club Summer Program Information     2018 Summer Program Registration
  3. USF Real Soccer Club Try-Out Information      Tryout Ad – 2018 (1)
  4. Summer Reading Camp Opportunity- Grades K-5      filename-1

News:

  1. New:  End of Year NWEA Reports:  Spring NWEA Individual Student Reports are now available in the Student Progress Center of PowerSchool.  If you have any questions regarding this report, please feel free to contact the appropriate content (math/ELA/science) teacher.
  1. New:  GCJHS 7th GRADE BAND! 

Monday May 21st – Mr. Poncar and Mr. Basso will visit MIS to “Try-on” students for instruments.  Students need to be SURE to have turned in their Permission Slip on or before that day in order to try out!

Please remember that Wednesday May 23rd there will be a very important meeting @ GCJHS in the Cafeteria @ 7:00 pm for incoming 7th grade parents (and students, attendance optional) to find out how to obtain their band instrument, and to sign up for band.  If you absolutely cannot attend this meeting, you will need to contact Mr. Poncar (dponcar@gcsc.k12.in.us) and Mr. Basso (jbasso@gcsc.k12.in.us) before the end of the school year if you want your child to be a member of next year’s 7th grade band.  Schedules for the 7th grade school year will be based around their participation in Band, and which instrument a student plays, and these names will need to be submitted for scheduling by June 1.

  1. New:  Camp Invention:  Camp Invention is still accepting students and there are SEVERAL scholarships available.  Should you have an interest, feel free to contact Mrs. Joslin at djoslin@gcsc.k12.in.us.
  1. New:  Lost and Found: If your child has misplaced an item over the last few weeks, please have them check the lost and found table outside of the office.  Any item remaining at the end of the school year will be donated to a local charity.
  1. New:  Library News:   Library books were due last week, but we still have a few books out.  If your child still has a book out, they will be given information regarding replacement cost.  Please check around the house should your child still have a book out.
  1. Required Bus Evacuation Drills: This will occur after school on May 21st.  Afternoon routes may be running a few minutes late due to this state mandated drill.
  1. Yearbooks: There are a limited number of yearbooks for sale if you did not originally order one.  They are $16 and checks should be made out to Maxwell IS.  They will be sold on a first come- first serve basis until gone.  No additional books will be ordered.  We will not hold books so students and/or parents must have money at the time of purchase.

Last Day of School/Awards Day:  Please note the time changes listed below to lunch times.  We will be recognizing Honor Roll (All A, A-B) as well as perfect attendance.  We would encourage you to monitor Powerschool to see if your child is eligible for one of these awards  as you will not be contacted.  Please know that we define perfect as just that, “without blemish.”  If a student has missed a day, part of a day or left early/arrived late, they are not eligible for this award.

Teachers will also be recognizing academic award winners in content areas. If your child will be receiving a classroom award, parents will be contacted by the classroom teacher.  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

      Lunch Times for Last Day: (these times are changed to accommodate awards and 6th Grade Celebration)

       4th Grade:  11:05-11:35

5th Grade:  10:30-11:00

6th Grade:   11:40-12:10   (We purchase only enough pizza for the students on this date.  If you plan to eat with a 6th grader on this date, please plan ahead by bringing your own lunch) 

  1. Clinic News:  Any medications stored in the clinic must be picked up by the end of the last school day. State law prohibits us from sending it home with students.  Any medication left in the clinic after this time will be disposed of properly.

In addition, medication administration forms and care plans for the 2018-19 school year are now available in the clinic at MIS or on our website.

  1.   6th Grade Parents!

Your student is eligible to sign up for Strings Class at GC Junior High School for Fall 2018. Seventh Graders will have the opportunity to sign up for beginning violin, and their journey can continue with Concert Strings and Chamber Music into 8th Grade and High School. The mission of the GC Strings Program is to develop admirable character in students while serving the community with excellence in chamber music.

Don’t delay, this is your only chance to join this program as a 7th grader. Please take a moment to review the attached letter, check out the Strings Website and videos, and Sign Up now by Friday, May 18 via this Google Form. Your student will be making beautiful music in no time!

Visit our GC Strings Websitehttps://sites.google.com/a/gcsc.k12.in.us/violin15-16/

Sign Up for Strings by May 18 via this Google Formhttps://goo.gl/forms/1B5ngMq6yBAqCnpM2

  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. 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.  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:

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

May 28th:  Memorial Day (NO SCHOOL)

May 31st:  Last Day of School/Awards

July 16th:  Online Registration Opens

July 19th:  Onsite Registration for New Students (12-7pm)

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 5/11/18

** Be sure to check out the Upcoming Dates section of this email for important future events.

Attachments:

  1. GC Boys Basketball Summer Camp Information     GC Boys Basketball Summer Camp Information
  2. Bentley’s Place Information     Bentley’s Place
  3. GCJHS Band Information     Beginning Band Parent Letter 2018
  4. Cougar Summer Tennis Camp     Cougar Tennis Summer Camp Registration ’18.doc
  5. GCAT Swim School Information     GC Swim Lessons flyer summer 18 (1)

News:

  1.  New: Required Bus Evacuation Drills:  This will occur after school on May 21st.  Afternoon routes may be running a few minutes late due to this state mandated drill.
  2. New: 7th GRADE BAND! Attention all 6th grade students and parents!  As you are preparing to transition to the Junior High next year, have you considered becoming a part of the “Cougar Pride” Band program?  Plans will need to be made by the end of this current school year, as student schedules for 7thgrade will be based around their participation in Band (and/or Choir or Violin), and which instrument a student chooses to play.  During the next few weeks, there will be several important events to give you all the info you will need to know about how to join the Band:
  • Monday May 14th (MIS) / Thursday May 17th (GIS)  – 6th graders will visit GCJHS for orientation, including a demonstration concert by the Band (also Choir and Violins).  Later that day students will receive the Permission Slip that will allow them to be excused from class to participate in the May 21st Instrument “Try-ons”.
  • Monday May 21st – Mr. Poncar and Mr. Basso will visit your school to “Try-on” students for instruments.
  • Wednesday May 23rd  – Meeting @ GCJHS Cafeteria @ 7:00 pm for incoming 7th grade parents (and students, optional) to find out instrument info and sign up for band.  This will be a fairly short but very important meeting to explain the GCJHS Band program, and this is where and when you will enroll your child in next year’s 7th grade Band!

Please see the attachment to this email (“Band Parent Info for incoming 7th Grade 5-18”) for more details, and be looking for your student to bring home the Permission Slip the afternoon of their orientation visit to GCJHS.

“Music education opens doors that help children pass from school into the world around them a world of work, culture, intellectual activity, and human involvement. The future of our nation depends on providing our children with a complete education that includes music.”

– President Gerald Ford

  1. New: Yearbooks: There are a limited number of yearbooks for sale if you did not originally order one.  They are $16 and checks should be made out to Maxwell IS.  They will be sold on a first come- first serve basis until gone.  No additional books will be ordered.  We will not hold books so students and/or parents must have money at the time of purchase.

New:  Last Day of School/Awards Day:  Please note the time changes listed below to lunch times.  We will be recognizing Honor Roll (All A, A-B) as well as perfect attendance.  We would encourage you to monitor Powerschool to see if your child is eligible for one of these awards  as you will not be contacted.  Please know that we define perfect as just that, “without blemish.”  If a student has missed a day, part of a day or left early/arrived late, they are not eligible for this award.

Teachers will also be recognizing academic award winners in content areas. I

f your child will be receiving a classroom award,

parents will be contacted by the classroom teacher.

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

      Lunch Times for Last Day: (these times are changed to accommodate awards and 6th Grade Celebration)

       4th Grade:  11:05-11:35

5th Grade:  10:30-11:00

6th Grade:   11:40-12:10  – Updated Time (We purchase only enough pizza for the students on this date.  If you plan to eat with a 6th grader on this date, please plan ahead by bringing your own lunch) 

  1. Clinic News:  Any medications stored in the clinic must be picked up by the end of the last school day. State law prohibits us from sending it home with students.  Any medication left in the clinic after this time will be disposed of properly.  In addition, medication administration forms and care plans for the 2018-19 school year are now available in the clinic at MIS or on our website.
  2.   6th Grade Parents!   Your student is eligible to sign up for Strings Class at GC Junior High School for Fall 2018. Seventh Graders will have the opportunity to sign up for beginning violin, and their journey can continue with Concert Strings and Chamber Music into 8th Grade and High School. The mission of the GC Strings Program is to develop admirable character in students while serving the community with excellence in chamber music.

Don’t delay, this is your only chance to join this program as a 7th grader. Please take a moment to review the attached letter, check out the Strings Website and videos, and Sign Up now by Friday, May 18 via this Google Form. Your student will be making beautiful music in no time!

Visit our GC Strings Websitehttps://sites.google.com/a/gcsc.k12.in.us/violin15-16/

Sign Up for Strings by May 18 via this Google Formhttps://goo.gl/forms/1B5ngMq6yBAqCnpM2

  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. 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. 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.  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:

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 28th:  Memorial Day (NO SCHOOL)

May 31st:  Last Day of School/Awards

July 16th:  Online Registration Opens

July 19th:  Onsite Registration for New Students (12-7pm)

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 5/4/18

** Be sure to check out the Upcoming Dates section of this email for important future events.

Attachments:

  1. Mini-Cougar Track Clinic Mini Cougar Track Camp
  2. Cross Country Summer Camp Information   Cross County Camp
  3. Summer Breakfast/Lunch Program Information   Summer Feeding for 2018 Schedule (1)
  4. LaCrosse Saturday Skills Program Information   LaCrosse Skills Saturdays 2018 (1)
  5. GYFL Football and Cheer Information   20180502075225560
  6. Summer Breakfast Menu   4 week cycle – Breakfast Summer Feeding – 2018
  7. Summer Lunch Menu   4 week cycle – Lunch Summer Feeding – 2018
  8. GCJHS Summer Athletic Information   GCJHS Summer Athletic Opportunities 2018
  9. Summer Soccer Camp Information   Camp Flyer_v2
  10. GCHS Strings (Violin) Class Information   Strings Recruitment Letter 2018-19 (1)

News:

  1. New: Student Council Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week:  The student council would like to get as many parents, students, and any others to write a positive note to the teacher of their choice.  Please take the time to complete the Google Form (click on the link below) regarding the teacher(s) of your choice and leave a nice comment that they will see!

https://goo.gl/forms/uVUITJbrJkRcV3Rq2

  1. New: Variety Show:  What a great show!!  We have some very talented kids.  Congratulations to those who performed.  We would be remiss if we didn’t commend the students in the crowd for their great behavior.  Thanks to all who joined us today.
  1. New: Testing/NWEA Testing:  The ISTEP Window closed today, and we moved directly into collecting our end of the year data through the use of NWEA.  NWEA testing will be finished up next Friday.
  1. New:  Clinic News:  Any medications stored in the clinic must be picked up by the end of the last school day. State law prohibits us from sending it home with students.  Any medication left in the clinic after this time will be disposed of properly. In addition, medication administration forms and care plans for the 2018-19 school year are now available in the clinic at MIS or on our website.
  2. New:   6th Grade Parents!  Your student is eligible to sign up for Strings Class at GC Junior High School for Fall 2018. Seventh Graders will have the opportunity to sign up for beginning violin, and their journey can continue with Concert Strings and Chamber Music into 8th Grade and High School. The mission of the GC Strings Program is to develop admirable character in students while serving the community with excellence in chamber music.  Don’t delay, this is your only chance to join this program as a 7th grader. Please take a moment to review the attached letter, check out the Strings Website and videos, and Sign Up now by Friday, May 18 via this Google Form. Your student will be making beautiful music in no time!

Visit our GC Strings Websitehttps://sites.google.com/a/gcsc.k12.in.us/violin15-16/

Sign Up for Strings by May 18 via this Google Formhttps://goo.gl/forms/1B5ngMq6yBAqCnpM2

  1. 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

      Lunch Times for Last Day: (these times are changed to accommodate awards and 6th Grade Celebration)

       4th Grade:  11:05-11:35

5th Grade:  10:30-11:00

6th Grade:   12:15-12:45  (We purchase only enough pizza for the students on this date.  If you plan to eat with a 6th grader on this date, please plan ahead by bringing your own lunch) 

  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. 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:

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 4/27

Attachments:

1.  Cougar Youth Football Camp Information     GFC-Youth Camp Flyer (1) (3)

News:

1. New:  The Greenfield Parks Department is updating its Five Year Master Plan. A Community Survey has been designed to gather information from area residents and users to learn more about the recreational interests and to provide an opportunity to express opinions concerning the programs, activities and the quality of the Greenfield Parks. Fiscal responsibility and efficiency through proper planning are very important to the Park Board and Staff.

To take the Survey click on the link on Greenfield Parks & Recreation Department’s Facebook page, or go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GreenfieldParks

2.  NewISTEP:  The 2nd part of ISTEP will conclude on Monday with our students completing the science (grades 4/6) or social studies (grade 5) tests.  The first week went very smooth.  We would ask again that you help your child get off to a great start with plenty of sleep, a good breakfast, and encouragement to do their personal best as they head out the door.  The times for testing are as follows.

ISTEP (Part 2)
Date Day Grade Content Testing Time
4/30/2018 Monday 4th Sci 8:05-9:15
5th SS 8:15-9:15
6th Sci 9:30-10:30

3. New: Variety Show:  Our annual variety show will occur Friday at 1pm.  Parents of those participating are welcome to join us.

4.  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

5. 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

6.  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. 

7.  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.

8.   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.   

9. 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.

10. 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.

11.  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.

12.  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.

13.  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 30th:  ISTEP Part 2 Last Day

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 4/20

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

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Dates and Events

THE MAXWELL OFFICE IS CLOSED FOR SUMMER BREAK JUNE 18-JULY 20, 2018.

**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:

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