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MIS News 3/2/13

MATH BOWL NEWS Both of our teams (4th and 5th/6th) performed well at Thursday’s competition.  The 5th/6th grade finished two points out of 1st while our 4th grade finished first overall at Sugar Creek!  When all of the scores throughout the state were tabulated Friday, we learned that we had tied for the best score in the state in the 4th grade division.  Unfortunately, we were defeated on a tie-breaker placing us 2nd out of 64 teams from across the state which is quite an accomplishment.  We are very proud of both teams.

Snow Make-Up Days — The make-up day for last Friday is set for Tuesday, March 19th. Therefore, we are now in school on Monday and Tuesday March 18th and 19th.

Hancock County Birthday CelebrationThe Hancock County Community Foundation is proud to host our county’s 185th birthday celebration.  We celebrated Friday, March 1, with a friendly competition between the county school corporations.  Show your spirit and celebrate by voting for your school on Friday between now and 11:59pm tonight at www.giveHCgrowHC.org.  Every vote made during this time period will receive a portion of the $4000 made from the Spirit of Community Fund’s Lifelong Learning Fund.  The more votes a school corporation receives, the greater percentage of the $4000 HCCF will grant to its Educational Foundation.

Intermediate Swim Night – This event has been canceled due to rescheduling of events at the high school from the day missed due to weather last Friday.

The ISTEP Testing Window is HERE This assessment is given in two testing windows (Applied Skills: THIS WEEK and Basic Skills: April 29-May 3).  We do kindly request that you avoid scheduling any appointments during these two timeframes.  If your child misses the scheduled test time, they will have to make up the testing session while other students are in class which causes them to miss further instruction.  Thanks for your help and understanding in this matter.

Schedule for Applied Skills will be as follows:

Applied Skills – March 4th – March 8th
Date March 4th March 5th March 6th March 7th March 8th
Day Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Blue/Gold Blue Gold Blue Gold Blue
Grade(s) No Testing 4, 5 & 6 4 & 5 4, 5 & 6 Make-Up
Time 8:10-9:50 8:10-9:10 8:10-8:40
Subject Math/ELA ELA Sci or SS
Grade(s) 6
Time 9:30-10:30
ELA
100 minutes 60 minutes 30 minutes

 

Yearbooks – Yearbooks may still be purchased online at ybpay.lifetouch.com using yearbook ID# 10768413. Ordering online will be available until March 8, 2013. Please contact Mrs. Kim Schrank (kschrank@gcsc.k12.in.us) with any questions.

Other Camp and Clinic Information in the MIS Office — We have several brochures regarding camps and sport clinic information available in the office.  If your child might have an interest, please have them stop by to see what all is being offered.

MIS News 2/18/2013

ISTEP — The ISTEP testing window is fast approaching.  This assessment is given in two testing windows (Applied Skills: March 4-8 and Basic Skills: April 29-May 3).  We kindly request that you avoid scheduling any appointments, etc. during these two time-frames.  If your child misses the scheduled test time, they will have to make up the testing session while other students are in class which causes them to miss further instruction.  Thanks for your help and understanding in this matter.

Schedule for Applied Skills will be as follows:

Applied Skills – March 4th – March 8th      
           
Date March 4th March 5th March 6th March 7th March 8th
Day Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Blue/Gold Blue Gold Blue Gold Blue
Grade(s) No Testing 4, 5 & 6 4 & 5 4, 5 & 6 Make-Up
Time   8:10-9:50 8:10-9:10 8:10-8:40  
Subject   Math/ELA ELA Sci or SS  
Grade(s)     6    
Time     9:30-10:30    
      ELA    
    100 minutes 60 minutes 30 minutes  

Yearbook Information — Yearbooks may still be purchased online at ybpay.lifetouch.com using yearbook ID# 10768413. Ordering online will be available until March 8, 2013. Please contact Mrs. Kim Schrank (kschrank@gcsc.k12.in.us) with any questions.

Stretch – If your child is participating in STRETCH and for some reason he/she will not be going on a particular evening, please make us aware of this in advance for transportation purposes.

MIS News 2/10/13

ISTEP — The ISTEP testing window is fast approaching. This assessment is given in two testing windows: Applied Skills -March 4-8; and Basic Skills – April 29-May 3. We kindly request that you avoid scheduling any appointments, etc. during these two timeframes. If your child misses the scheduled test time, they will have to make up the testing session while other students are in class which causes them to miss further instruction. Thanks for your help and understanding in this matter.

MIS Yearbook Info — Yearbooks may still be purchased online at ybpay.lifetouch.com using yearbook ID# 10768413. Ordering online will be available until March 8, 2013. Please contact Mrs. Kim Schrank (kschrank@gcsc.k12.in.us) with any questions.

Stretch News — If your child is participating in STRETCH and for some reason he/she will not be going on a particular evening, please make us aware of this in advance for transportation purposes.

MIS News 2/1/2013

Spirit Week a Success — A special thanks to Mrs. McClarnon and the MIS student council for putting on a great Spirit Week!

ISTEP News — The ISTEP testing window is fast approaching. This assessment is given in two testing windows (Applied Skills: March 4-8 and Basic Skills: April 29-May 3). We kindly request that you avoid scheduling any appointments, etc. during these two timeframes. If your child misses the scheduled test time, they will have to make up the testing session while other students are in class which causes them to miss further instruction. Thanks for your help and understanding in this matter.

Maxwell Yearbook Orders — Yearbooks may still be purchased online at ybpay.lifetouch.com using yearbook ID# 10768413. Ordering online will be available until March 8, 2013. Please contact Mrs. Kim Schrank (kschrank@gcsc.k12.in.us) with any questions.

A Letter from Mr. Stroud – Mr. Stroud, our school social worker is planning to offer some opportunities for Maxwell Intermediate students to be involved in some groups that could help support them.  Please read the Groups Newletter for more information.

MIS News 1/27/13

ISTEP Testing — The ISTEP testing window is fast approaching.  This assessment is given in two testing windows (Applied Skills: March 4-8 and Basic Skills: April 29-May 3). We kindly request that you avoid scheduling any appointments during these two time-frames.  If your child misses the scheduled test time, they will have to make up the testing session while other students are in class which causes them to miss further instruction.  Thanks for your help and understanding in this matter.

Child pick-up for appointments –As we continue to be diligent about your child’s safety, we would request that you make a phone call should someone plan on picking up your child early for an appointment.  Please let us know who will be picking them up along with the relationship.  If this person is not listed on your emergency contact list that you provided to us or we don’t recognize them, please let them know not to be shocked or offended when ID is requested to take a child.  Please remember to inform the person making the pick-up to bring ID as we don’t know every grandparent/aunt/uncle etc.. We don’t do this to make their visit any longer with us than need be, but we want to make sure your child is not put in harm’s way.

Student Council Spirit Week (January 28 – February 1)

Monday – Honoring ELA – Dress like your favorite book character

Tuesday – Honoring Math- Wear as many numbers on your clothes as you can

Wednesday – After School Movie Day – Wear you comfy clothes for the movie (No pajamas – wear sweats, etc.)

Thursday – Honoring Social Studies – Dress like your favorite historical character

Friday – Blue and Gold Day – Wear your blue and gold

** Please keep in mind that all school dress codes will be enforced (make sure your favorite book character’s, etc. attire would fit into this)

Student Immunization — The Indiana State Department of Health Immunization Division annually reviews and updates the immunizations required for school entry.  Changes to the 2013-2014 School Immunization Requirements are as follows:

– Two (2) doses of varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, or evidence of immunity, will be required for all students in grades K through 12. Please be sure to check your child’s shot records and, if need be, take care of this at your next scheduled wellness check-up.

MIS News 1/12/13

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT —
First School Make Up Day – Monday, March 18, 2013

Greenfield-Central Schools will make up days school was cancelled due to weather conditions during the first 5 days of the March 18 – March 29 spring break. The day missed on December 21 will be made up on Monday, March 18, 2013. Monday, March 18 will now be a regular school day.

Monday, January 21 is a school holiday and is NOT a make-up day this year.
Please watch for additional announcements to communicate any future adjustments to the school calendar due to weather cancellations of school days.

Immunization Announcement –

The Indiana State Department of Health Immunization Division annually reviews and updates the immunizations required for school entry. Changes to the 2013-2014 School Immunization Requirements are as follows:
– Two (2) doses of varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, or evidence of immunity, will be required for all students in grades K through 12.  Please be sure to check your child’s shot records and, if need be, take care of this at your next scheduled wellness check-up.

MIS News 12/8/2012

Math Bowl Try-Outs – After school in the library until 3:00.

Family Math Night — will be held on December 19th. It will begin at 6:30pm and last for an hour. Be on the lookout for more information regarding this event.

SPRING BREAK – if weather forecasters are correct, it sounds like we are in for more snow this winter than last. If this is indeed the case, the chances of us being out of school may be a possibility this winter. Please remember that the first week of the 2 week spring break is designated as make-up days which hopefully will eliminate the need to add days on in May.

MIS News 12/2/2012

1.     Character Trait of the Month:  Discernment is the character quality for the month of December. The definition of discernment is “understanding the deeper reasons why things happen”.  A discerning person will find out why things happen and make wise choices.

2.     SPRING BREAK – If weather forecasters are correct, it sounds like we are in for more snow this winter than last.  If this is indeed the case, the chances of school cancelations may be a possibility this winter.  Please remember that the first week of the two-week spring break is designated as make-up days which hopefully will eliminate the need to add days on in May.

3.     Family Math Night will be held on December 19th.  It will begin at 6:30pm and last for an hour. Be on the lookout for more information regarding this event.

MIS News 11/10/2012

Lunch News – the cafeteria will be serving Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, November 15th.  Due to the prep work for this meal, there will be no other side choices on this day.

Family Nights at MIS – Fall semester literacy and math nights are set.  Please mark your calendars for November 12 (Family Literacy Night) and December 19th (Family Math Night).  Both will begin at 6:30pm on these evenings and last for an hour.  Be on the lookout for more information regarding these events.  Invitation to Literacy Night at MIS

United Christmas Service Application United Christmas Service Application

MIS News 11/4/2012

Daylight Saving Time — Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend – don’t forget to “fall back”

Fundraiser Thank You’s — We would like to thank the following parents for their help at the fundraiser party yesterday:  Mr. and Mrs. Atkinson, Mrs. Bishop, and Mrs. Cochran. 

Family Nights at MIS — Fall semester literacy and math nights are set.  Please mark your calendars for November 12 (Family Literacy Night) and December 19th (Family Math Night).  Both will begin at 6:30pm on these evenings and last for an hour.  Be on the lookout for more information regarding these events.

Election Day Info — Election Day Information for voters and car riders – If you happen to vote in our building, use the east entrance directly into the gym.  In addition, we ask that you not park along the north or south curbs between 7-8:30 am and 1:30-2:30pm as we need these areas for drop-off and pick-up purposes.  If you will be dropping off or picking up your child on this day, we will use door #8 which is the east door of the cafeteria .

Dates and Events

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Upcoming Dates:

Upcoming Dates:

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