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Principal’s Update 2/23


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


  1. New  Math Bowl News:  

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

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

  1. New Yearbooks!

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

Online order: Online order code: 10768418

  1. New  ISTEP Begins Next Week:

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

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

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

These sample items can be found at:

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

Information for Grandparents’ Day is as follows:

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

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

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

  1. New  MIS

Guidelines for Student return after illness.

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

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

Please contact Mrs Hoskins with any questions or concerns.   

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

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

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

  1. GYBA Spring Baseball

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

  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.


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, have joined together to offer up to 50% of sales to our school for shopping through

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.


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:  Please note that cough drops are exempt from this policy.

  1.  Keeping up with the latest at MIS:

      – MIS Facebook:

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

     –  MIS Website: (The “Team Pages” Link for latest homework, etc)

–  MIS Lunch Menu:

     – MIS PTO Facebook:

– MIS PTO Email Contact:

– MIS Twitter Feeds (#proud2bMIS, #MISgotchas)

– MIS Instagram:


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


Mrs. Muehl:  @MissMuehlArt

Mrs. Reynolds:  @GCSCArtTeach


Mrs. Fletcher:  @FletchComputers


Mrs. Beuoy:  @MrsBeuoy

Academic Coaches:

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

Mrs. Wright (MIS Literacy Coach): @rachellew67

Upcoming Dates:

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

SHOP ONLINE: Support our school. Simply go to, 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