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Gillian Blessinger

See the flyer for more information on the Summer Food Service Program. To view the menu, visit https://jes.gjcs.k12.in.us/quicklinks/cafeteria-menu

This institution is an equal opportunity provider. Esta institución es un proveedor de igualdad de oportunidades.

Summer Meals Flyer Detailing the Summer Meal plans.

 

A flyer detailing the Summer Food Service Program in Spanish

 

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  • Summer Meals
A student surrounded by some of the books he read this school year
  • Jasper Elementary School
Gillian Blessinger

A Jasper Elementary School 4th Grader has broken the National Record for the total number of Accelerated Reader (AR) Points in a single school year!

Blaine Rohleder is a 4th Grader in Ms. Shepherd’s class at Jasper Elementary School. This school year, he got 2,804.8 AR Points. The previous record was 2,718.6 points.

When asked how it feels to say he broke the national record, Blaine said, “It feels good. I passed it by quite a bit!”

Blaine read 1-2 books a day to reach his goal. Some books were bigger than others. He enjoys reading fantasy books, and his favorite series is called Spy School. In addition to reading, Blaine plays three sports and the piano.

His teacher, Ms. Shepherd, commented, “At Meet the Teacher Night, his parents shared his goal with me. He had his goal in his mind since probably last May. He read all through the summer. He has brought out a joy of reading in me. My role in this has been to allow him to take his tests, encourage him to keep reading, and let him know he had my support.”

Jasper Elementary School Librarian, Mrs. Peters, said, “Blaine comes in once a week over his recess to help in the library. Usually, he shelves books. He has helped me stay up to date on different series and put some new books on my order list. I am super proud of him!”

To honor his accomplishment, on May 10, Jasper Elementary School is going to have a presentation in the gymnasium. Before heading to the gymnasium, he will be walking through the halls of JES, where he will be celebrated by students and staff. In the gymnasium, they will be presenting Blaine with a plaque and an additional plaque will be placed in the library. Along with the fourth grade, some guests of honor will be in attendance, including family members, Dr. Tracy Lorey, Jasper Mayor Dean Vonderheide, and members of the local media.

Next year, Blaine has his sights set on reaching 3,000 AR Points.

Congratulations, Blaine! The Greater Jasper Consolidated School Corporation is proud of you for this incredible achievement!

A JES Student holding a book from the Spy School series in front of a bookshelf

Blaine with a book from Spy School, one of his favorite series. He is sitting in a section where he most frequently picks books from in the JES Library. 

A student surrounded by some of the books he read this school year

Blaine is surrounded by some of the books that he read this school year to help break the record and reach his goal. 

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A group of 5 JHS Media Students after winning the film challenge
Gillian Blessinger
JHS Media classes recently competed in two different film challenges. Three JHS films were selected for viewing at the second annual Va Bene film challenge that was held Thursday, May 2nd at the Thyen-Clark Cultural Center. The student production, 'MYME' was awarded Best Overall. It was produced by Leo Wolf, Samuel Osterman, Grant Siebert, Eli Clark, and Dylan Durcholz, and starred Ava Claire Werne and Oliver Helming.

To continue the success, the film 'Future Aspirations' was selected to be one of the 36 films viewed in the nationwide Ten-Day Film Challenge. (Only 1 of 3 films from Indiana).

Congratulations to JD Harrison, Levin Cozza, Ashton Howard, and Sam Burks. The screening and results will be released next week.

A group of 5 JHS Media Students after winning the film challenge

JHS Media Students who worked on the film 'MYME'. 

Poster for the film MYME

Poster for the film 'MYME'. 

'Future Aspirations' Film Poster features a student writing in a notebook
Poster for the film 'Future Aspirations'.
Ireland Family Friendly Designation Certificate
Gillian Blessinger

Ireland Elementary has received a 2024-2025 Family Friendly Schools Designation from the Indiana Department of Education.

A letter from the IDOE stated, "Your school has demonstrated renewed efforts through various initiatives during the current school year to engage families, students, staff, and leadership within your building. Your commitment to fostering strong family-school partnerships is truly commendable and plays a vital role in promoting student success. By prioritizing family engagement, you are not only enriching the educational experience, but also strengthening the community as a whole. The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) presents your school with the improved designation of EXCELLING. The IDOE commends you for your continued work within your school community. Please find your designation certificate attached. Thank you for engaging in this process!"

Ireland Family Friendly Designation Certificate

 

Heather Goodhue holding flowers and staff member of the month certificate
  • Ireland Elementary School
Gillian Blessinger

The GJCS Staff Member of the Month Award honors staff members that show exemplary leadership, unwavering dedication, utmost professionalism, excellence in their roles, and their consistent willingness to exceed expectations for the betterment of GJCS.

The April award recipient is Mrs. Heather Goodhue, Social Worker at Ireland Elementary School. A GJCS employee commented, "Heather is a silent leader of our school. She steps in anywhere and everywhere that is needed. She deals with a lot of behavior issues and is always helping with recess duties. She does not complain about any of the extra things she is asked to do and is always upbeat and positive with the students and staff. She is a joy to work with!"

Thank you for all you do, Heather! 

Heather Goodhue holding flowers and staff member of the month certificate

Heather Goodhue, the April GJCS Staff Member of the Month. 

Dr. Lorey, Heather Goodhue, Shannon Bauer, and Abby Giesler for the Ireland Staff Member of the Month Presentation

Pictured: Dr. Tracy Lorey, Heather Goodhue, Shannon Bauer, and Abby Giesler. 

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  • Ireland Elementary School
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