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Principal’s Update 4/20

Attachments:

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

News:

  1. New: GCJHS Cross Country:  

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

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

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

      Awards (Cafeteria) 

4th Grade 8:15AM– 9:00AM

5th Grade 9:15 – 10:00AM

6th Grade 12:15 – 12:45PM


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

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

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

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

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

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

Guidelines for Student return after illness.

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

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

Please contact Mrs Hoskins with any questions or concerns.   

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

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

  1. CURRENT 5th GRADE PARENTS – PLEASE READ:  

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

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

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

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

  1.  Keeping up with the latest at MIS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

– MIS Twitter Feeds (#proud2bMIS, #MISgotchas)

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

Office:

Mrs. Greulich:  @MIS_AsstPrin

4th Grade:
Mrs. Deom:  @deom_laura

Mr. Gilman:  @MrGilman_MIS

Mrs. Hall:  @mrs__hall_

Mrs. Heller:  @klh181967

Mrs. Herron: @MrsHerronMIS

 Mrs. Tilley:  @ajdctilley

5th Grade:
Mr. Berrier:   @BerrierScott

Mrs. Wayne:  @wayne5th

6th Grade:  

Mrs. Blasdel:  @Mrs_Blasdel

Mr. Cooper: @hangwithcooper6

Mrs. Glant: @MrsGlant

Mrs. Proper:  @kristine_proper

Miss Strifler: @MissStriflerMIS

Art:

Mrs. Muehl:  @MissMuehlArt

Mrs. Reynolds:  @GCSCArtTeach

Computers:

Mrs. Fletcher:  @FletchComputers

Music:

Mrs. Beuoy:  @MrsBeuoy

Academic Coaches:

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

Mrs. Wright (MIS Literacy Coach): @rachellew67

Upcoming Dates:

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

April 23rd:  ISTEP Part 2 Begins

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

May 4th:  MIS Variety Show

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

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

May 9th:  4th Grade Famous Hoosiers Presentations

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

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

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

May 31st:  Last Day of School/Awards

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

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

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

Dates and Events

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Upcoming Dates:

Upcoming Dates:

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