The front of 5th Street School on a sunny day.

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We are excited to announce that Fifth Street is in the 8th year of being an UPGRADE school (formerly known as HEROES)!!

Fifth Street Elementary has a continued focus on a fostering a culture of wellness for students, families and staff. Studies have shown that healthy students—particularly those who engage in physical activity and healthy eating—are better learners.

In 2010, our school received an Upgrade grant (formerly known as the HEROES Initiative), which provides the tools schools need to offer opportunities for students to win in the classroom through healthy choices and physical activity. Upgrade currently supports 30 schools with evidence-based programs to develop healthy student behaviors for daily success.


Menu Change
Lunch Menu Change Menu Feb. 12-Feb. 16

Due to the Snow Day on Wednesday, there are some lunch menu changes for tomorrow, February 9th, as well as for the week of February 12-16th!!

Lunch for 2/9/18

Corn Dogs, Steamed Broccoli, Fruit, Cookie, Milk



Snow Make-Up Days Set
Public Work Session

Public Work Session Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 6:30 pm


Our annual Whisker Walk will be Friday, May 5th. Please refer to the note sent home with your child to find out their specific walking time.

Public Works Session

The GJCS Board of Trustees met in a public work session to discuss findings of a recent facilities feasibility study conducted by The Stenftenagel Group and Gibraltar Design, Inc.  The key take-aways of the study are as follows:

1.  There are significant facility needs to be addressed at all schools but most pressing at  Fifth and Tenth Street Elementary Schools.
2.  We are financially in a position to take care of those needs without levying more tax dollars in debt service than we already currently levy.  This means at no additional burden to our taxpayers.
3.  The window of opportunity to address these issues is now.

Please see the the attached PowerPoint presentation from the meeting.

Tracy Lorey, Ph.D.

Work Session Presentation April 18, 2017

Please take a moment to complete the following survey.


2017-2018 School Calendar

The calendar for the 2017-2018 school year has been adopted.  

2017-2018 School Calendar

National Walking Day

Wednesday April 6th is National Walking Day! Check out the "Family Resource" tab for some handouts on Living a Healthier Life, Sports Fitness, Family Activities, and Stress Management. Lastly there is a personal activity challenge tracker, it can be a personal activity to track the number of minutes you are physically active each day! Get up and get healthy!!

Kindergarten Round-Up

Kindergarten Round-Up will be held at Fifth Street Elementary on Tuesday, February 23, 2016. It will be from 8:30-12:00 AND 4:00-6:30. Please refer to the "Family Resource" tab on our website for a more detailed explanation.

Greater Jasper Consolidated Schools (GJCS) takes pride in providing quality educational programs that meet the needs and aspirations of our students.  We are committed to providing a safe and nurturing learning environment, as well as creating intellectually challenging experiences while exercising prudent fiscal stewardship. We are committed to excellence in preparing our students academically and socially for their individual life pursuits.

The GJCS Board of Trustees, administrators, teachers, and paraprofessional staff support student learning through high quality academic standard complimented by a broad variety of extra-curricular opportunities.

We believe education is the shared responsibility of the school, home, and community. The shared commitment of stakeholders to foster the development of a student’s physical, social, emotional, ethical, and moral competence will prepare our students to be productive members of our community, state, and nation.

Our commitment to excellence is enhancing the future opportunities for every student at each step of their educational journey.

Yours in education,
Dr. Tracy Lorey

GJCS Earns Distinction of District-Wide Accreditation

GJCS has earned the distinction of District-Wide accreditation through AdvancED, a global leader in advancing excellence in education through continuous improvement, organizational effectiveness, and accreditation.  District accreditation is a systemic approach to sustainable improvement that:

  • Builds capacity of the school to increase and sustain student learning
  • Stimulates and supports improvement and effectiveness throughout the school district
  • Ensures all people, processes, departments in the district work in concert
  • Strengthens efforts to meet accountability requirements
  • Encourages growth beyond compliance to achieve excellence
  • Promotes continuous improvement
Seeking Distinguished Alumni

GJCS is currently seeking nominations for the Distinguished Alumni award given annually to Jasper High School graduates who have distinguished themselves in their chosen field.  Candidates must have graduated at least twenty (20) years before being eligible for consideration.  Graduates from 1994 or earlier will be considered.

Please complete the nomination form found in the following link and return to:


Dr. Tracy Lorey, Superintendent
1520 St. Charles
Jasper, IN 47546

School Accountability Grades Released

The Indiana Department of Education released school accountability grades for schools and districts in the state of Indiana.  GJCS schools received the following ratings:

Greater Jasper Consolidated Schools        A
Jasper High School                                     A
Jasper Middle School                                  A
Fifth Street Elementary                               A
Tenth Street Elementary                             A
Ireland Elementary                                      A

Dr. Seuss/Read Across America Week

Dr. Seuss Week will occur Monday, February 29-Friday, March 4. All activities can be found under the "Family Resource" tab. The students have decided and voted upon dress-up days. They are as follows:

Monday, February 29- Wacky Hair/Wacky Hat Day

Tuesday, March 1- Dress In Favorite Sport Team Apparel

Wednesday, March 2- Dr. Seuss Red, White and Blue Day

Thursday, March 3- Dress Like Your Favorite Book Character Day

Friday, March 4- Crazy Sock/Crazy Shoe Day