GJHS Open House ***Please only bring GJHS student and one parent/guardian in order to help with social distancing*** Date: August 10th 8th Grade: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm drop-in to meet teachers and tour building 7th Grade 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm starting at 6:00 pm at the PAC.
Next Week 5/10/21 - 5/14/21 We will need all in person students to be in class for 1st hour starting at 8:05 am on Monday and Wednesday.
This week ,4/26-4/30, we will have our normal schedule Monday-Thursday with Advisory starting our day at 8:05. On Friday, 4/30/21, we will run a different schedule to match GHS' schedule for that day. We will need all in person students to report to 1st hour at 8:00 am. Thank you all for making last weeks testing so successful, and helping us finishing this school year strong.
Arkansas TSA State Conference 2020-2021 (Technology Student Association) Advisor - Brandie McKusker Congratulations to the following students!! Greenwood Junior High 2nd Place - Video Game Design - David Bronson & Alex Carter 2nd Place - Prepared Speech - Kobe Lewis 2nd Place - STEM Animation - Kobe Lewis & Isaac Myers 1st Place - Prepared Speech - Isaac Myers 1st Place - STEM Animation - DJ Coggin & Gavin Gibbs 1st Place - Construction Challenge - Gavin Gibbs, Keira Pace & Jameson Stewart 1st Place - Off the Grid - Alex Carter, DJ Coggin, Gavin Gibbs & Jameson Stewart 1st Place - Tech Bowl - David Bronson, DJ Coggin & Jameson Stewart 2020-2021 Sweepstakes Award - Greenwood Junior High (Awarded to School with the most points at the end of all competitions)
Due to Arkansas Department of Health guidelines, we will not be doing face-to-face orientation on April 22nd for incoming 7th graders. Information regarding registration will go out in the mail early next week. Sorry for the confusion, and thank you for your patience.
On March 30th, 2021, Governor Asa Hutchinson and the Arkansas Department of Health made a joint decision to lift the mask mandate in Arkansas. Throughout the pandemic, Greenwood Public School District has followed all recommendations and guidelines of the Arkansas Department of Health and we will continue to do so. After meeting with our Certified Personnel Policy Committee, Classified Personnel Policy Committee, and the Ready for Learning Committee (comprised of teachers, health care workers, parents, maintenance staff, administrators, food service director, transportation director, and security director), the decision was made to remove the mask policy for Greenwood Public Schools effective immediately. Although masks are no longer required, students, staff, and visitors are welcome to continue to wear masks during the school day and at school events. All other directives of the Arkansas Department of Health will continue to be in effect including enhanced cleaning practices, screening procedures, and social distancing when possible. An updated Ready for Learning Plan with the new directives and guidelines will be posted on our website and social media pages for public comment by April 15, 2021. We value your suggestions and comments and appreciate your involvement in this process.
8th Grade Girls Basketball Tryouts!!! Tryouts for next year's 8th grade team will be after school on Wednesday, May 5th and Thursday, May 6th, at East Hills gym 3:30-4:30. *Must bring a copy of your current physical in order to participate. *Email Coach Hardy @firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Upcoming 7th Grade Girls Basketball Tryouts!!! Tryouts for next year's 7th grade team will be after school on Wednesday, May 5th and Thursday, May 6th, at East Hills gym. *Must bring a copy of your current physical in order to participate. *Email Coach Hardy @email@example.com with questions.
As most of you know Thursday 2/18/21, is another snow day, but tomorrow is also Parent Teacher conference night. If you’d like to request a conference with any of our teachers, please do so by contacting them via email. You can find their emails online at greenwoodk12.com, or the emails are the teachers firstname.lastname@example.org I hope that you are enjoying the snow. Stay safe and we can’t wait to hear from you.
8/9 Grade basketball for tonight vs. VB has been postponed.
The Greenwood 8th/9th Quiz Bowl team earned a fourth place trophy at the 6A Jr. High Finals Quiz Bowl virtual tournament. Three team members earned all-tournament team honors, Elaina Stewart, John Wagoner, and Emma Powell. Other players were Aya Alzufari, Jameson Stewart, Payton Scantling, and David Coggin.
GJHS ACT Aspire Interim II Monday, February 8th and Tuesday, February 9th all Bulldog Online Learning students will take the ACT aspire beginning at 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Doors will open at 5:15 p.m. and the students need to be picked up no later than 8:00 p.m. Students need to bring their School Chromebook and their calculator Monday night only for the Math portion. February 9th, 10th and 11th all in person students will take the ACT aspire. Students need to be here at 8:00 a.m. to begin the test.
2020 School Report Card released by the Arkansas Department of Education- Division of Elementary and Secondary Education. More information can be found at this link: https://myschoolinfo.arkansas.gov/SRC
The Greenwood School District will pivot to online instruction beginning Thursday, November 19th through Tuesday, November 24th. Thanksgiving break will begin Wednesday, November 25- Friday, November 27th. On site classes will resume on Monday, November 30th. This decision was made through consultation with the Arkansas Department of Education and the Arkansas Department of Health as a result of an increased number of staff members being quarantined as a result of Covid 19. School offices will remain open on Thursday, November 19th and Friday, November 20th, as well as Monday, November 23rd and Tuesday, November 24th.. Please feel free to contact your child’s school if you need assistance with online instruction or other educational concerns.
Scholastic Virtual Book Fair will be October 26th through November 8th. All orders of at least $25 that do not have any non-book items will ship FREE to parents home. Any orders that have non-book items will be charged shipping. The school will earn 25% of your net sales in Scholastic Dollars! Below is the link to order. https://www.scholastic.com/bf/greenwoodjuniorhighschool
Testing for Online students is October 15th . Please be there at 5:15, so that testing can start on time. If you have a school issued Chromebook, please bring it charged and ready. Testing should be completed by 7:30. We look forward to seeing everyone again!!
We hope everyone is enjoying their Fall weekend activities! All Greenwood School campuses will be open with normal schedules starting tomorrow, October 12th.
Tonight's scheduled ACT Aspire testing for Bulldog Online Learning students has been rescheduled for next Thursday October 15. Please drop off students at 5:15, so that testing can begin promptly at 5:30. Testing will end at 7:30.
Greenwood High School, Greenwood Freshman Center, and Greenwood Jr. High School will pivot to online instruction beginning Thursday Oct 8. Our scheduled testing for BOL students will be rescheduled to a later date. This decision was made due to the large number of teachers in quarantine and a shortage of substitute teachers at this time. Covid - 19 positives cases in Sebastian County continue to increase, which in turn has started to filter into the school setting. The district will use this time to thoroughly clean the buildings, and allow time for staff quarantines to expire so we can return to campus with a full staff. We plan to return to campus Monday October 12th. Instruction will continue to be provided via google classroom. During this short term pivot, students will be expected to stay current with school work daily. Greenwood Prek-6 will continue normal daily schedules.
It is time to order your 2020-2021 Yearbooks. Order by October 23rd for the best price. You can visit the Junior High website at greenwoodk12.com for a direct link or jostensyearbooks.com.
This is a change in location for ACT Aspire Testing. ACT Aspire testing for Bulldog Online Learning students will be held at GJHS on October 6th and October 8th from 5:30 to 7:30.
Next week is ACT ASPIRE Interim testing for GJHS. Bulldog Online Students will be tested on Tuesday, October 6th and Thursday, October 8th at the High School Student Union from 5:30-7:30 pm. Our in person students will test throughout the week in their core classes.
The ADH is providing a flu vaccination clinic for junior high students on October 2, 2020. Permission forms went home with students on Monday. If you would like your child to receive a flu vaccine, please fill out the form completely. The forms are due 9-28-2020. Flu mist will not be available. Please email email@example.com or call the school for any questions.
We have been notified by Pea Ridge that tomorrow's 8th grade football game at Pea Ridge has been cancelled.
The 7th, 8th and 9th grade volleyball games against Trinity for this afternoon September 21st have been cancelled.
2020-2021 GJHS Student Council 7th Grade Piper Ames Jaicee Chisum Brooklyn Crites Daisy Farris Aisha Lopez 8th Grade Harper Berg Anna Forbus Kobe Lewis Hudson Meeker Ashton Stein Congratulations to these students!!
GJHS picture retakes for in person students has been rescheduled for October 12th. All online students will be in November. Mr. Shumate will be in communication with those students regarding date and time.
Tomorrow's 8th grade game time vs. Kimmons has changed to 6:00 p.m. Please remember to wear your mask and social distance at the stadium.
Greenwood Jr High School has been notified of 1 positive student COVID-19 case today. This student is also a member of the 7th grade football team. The school district consulted with the Arkansas Department of Health, and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, resulting in the quarantine of probable close contacts from the classroom and bus, as well as the 7th grade football team and one coach. Parents of all quarantined students have been contacted today and those students were moved to online instruction with school issued Chromebooks through September 23rd. In addition, Athletic Director Dustin Smith announced that all 7th grade football activities will be paused until September 24th. Practice will resume on September 24th and regular season schedules will resume on September 29th. Superintendent John Ciesla emphasized there is only one positive case at this time. “These decisions are not easily made, but are in the best interest and safety of our staff and students.”
Greenwood Junior High is thankful and excited to announce that we will be going one-to-one with our Chromebooks. Our students will be able to use a school-issued computer at school and at home this school year. Permission/usage forms will be going home today. Once that form is returned, students will be issued their Chromebooks next week. We are so thankful for our District Administration and school board for helping us make one-to-one computer usage possible.
Keep voting until September 13th for Greenwood School District as Best of the Best in the River Valley! https://swtimes.gannettcontests.com/2020-Best-of-the-Best/?fbclid=IwAR3x63W_mNa79_M0veE3RS_mpq0kyVpchIMTL8B2k
8th Grade Volleyball vs. Ramsey tonight has been canceled.
GJHS Virtual Student pictures will be taken October 7th from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
GJHS Picture Days! 7th Grade Pictures will be September 1st 8th Grade Pictures will be September 2nd
Can't wait for tomorrow!!! August 26th: All students are on campus together for the first time. We need students to come to advisory at 8:05am on Wednesday to return paperwork. Starting Thursday August 27th: Car Riders/Walkers can start missing advisory and come for 1st Period starting at 8:45am.
Just a quick reminder about the first 3 days of school!!! We can't wait to see everyone. https://youtu.be/RU7a0gvHsok
First Day of School August 24 ONLY Students with last names A-K August 25 ONLY Students with last names L-Z August 26 Everyone!!! Don't forget to check out all the other important information in our Orientation at: https://www.greenwoodk12.com/o/gjhs/page/orientation-open-house
Greenwood Jr. High's Orientation is now available on the website. Click to see information on the upcoming school year. https://www.greenwoodk12.com/o/gjhs/page/orientation-open-house
Last night the Board approved our GJHS Re-Entry plan. Access the GJHS Re-Entry Plan at the following link. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JZlp3w9rofxYFXI34GqeLaip9mLsbtys/view?usp=sharing
Schedules are being mailed home today. Check out the video on how to read the schedule, and information on orientation. (Spoiler Alert: It's going to be digital!!!) https://youtu.be/vAbJ7n3KnpE