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Principal’s Update 5/18/18

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


  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


  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 ( and Mr. Basso ( 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
  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 Website

Sign Up for Strings by May 18 via this Google Form

  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.

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:

     –  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:

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

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:

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