Vaccination Opportunity: The Hancock County Health Department will be hosting a vaccination clinic at GCHS on January 9th and February 12th. Both clinics will run from 2:30pm-7pm. Your student must be accompanied by an adult to receive vaccines during this clinic. For the 2018-2019 school year, students in the sixth grade are required to have two Hepatitis A, a meningococcal, and a Tdap vaccine in order to be compliant with state requirements. Hepatitis A vaccines must be given six months apart, so you can attend the clinic in January to receive the first dose and then follow up with the second dose in July prior to the start of school. The HCHD generally offers open clinics prior to the start of school, but you can also call and schedule an appointment or use your regular healthcare provider to receive vaccines. Due to the six month period that must pass between Hepatitis A vaccines, you should start NOW to ensure your student will not be excluded from attendance next school year. This is a walk-in clinic, no appointment necessary!
If your child has misplaced something over the past few weeks, please encourage them to check the lost and found table. We have accumulated quite a bit of stuff. All items left at the end of the day next Friday will be donated to a local charity.
The opportunity for your child to show us what he/she has learned will be here before we know it. The Indiana Department of Education has developed a website where parents can view sample ISTEP+ items. We would encourage you to take a look at this site and discuss the importance of the exam with your child.
New this year: ISTEP+ Online Tutorial – this walks you and students through the set-up of the test as well as the tools that are available for students to use.
These sample items can be found at: http://download.pearsonaccessnext.com/in/in-practicetest.html?links=1
Students finished up this week. We appreciate their effort as this provides us with important data used to drive our whole and small group instruction.
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.
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.
– MIS Event Calendar: This will be updated throughout the year.
– 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.firstname.lastname@example.org
– MIS Twitter Feeds (#proud2bMIS, #MISgotchas):
Mrs. Greulich: @MIS_AsstPrin
Mrs. Deom: @deom_laura
Mr. Gilman: @MrGilman_MIS
Mrs. Hall: @mrs__hall_
Mrs. Heller: @klh181967
Mrs. Herron: @MrsHerronMIS
Mrs. Tilley: @ajdctilley
Mr. Berrier: @BerrierScott
Mrs. Wayne: @wayne5th
Mrs. Blasdel: @Mrs_Blasdel
Mr. Cooper: @hangwithcooper6
Mrs. Glant: @MrsGlant
Mrs. Proper: @kristine_proper
Miss Strifler: @MissStriflerMIS
Mrs. Muehl: @MissMuehlArt
Mrs. Reynolds: @GCSCArtTeach
Mrs. Fletcher: @FletchComputers
Mrs. Beuoy: @MrsBeuoy
Mrs. Leliaert: (MIS Math Coach): @lleliaert
Mrs. Wright (MIS Literacy Coach): @rachellew67
December 25th–January 5th: Winter Break
January 8th: School Resumes
January 10th: Yearbook Group Pictures
January 11th: Student Council Meeting
January 18th: Stretch Begins
January 25th: K-Kids Meeting
**School student day 7:50 AM - 2:10 PM and office hours from 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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** 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.
September 27th: Picture Re-Takes
September 28th: K-Kids Meeting (7:00am)
October 25th: PTO "Dine to Donate" @ Dairy Queen (4-7pm)
October 28th: PTO Fall Fest (2-4pm)
November 15th: Family STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Night