FAFSA Deadlines Approaching - Upcoming School Help Nights

FAFSA applications are due April 15th! To assist in the process each of our High School’s are hosting School Help Nights where students can register to come with their families and receive help with their FAFSA applications and have any questions or concerns answered by our incredible team of school counselors. Below, you can find dates and information for each of the School Help Nights as well as a community FAFSA event being hosted at Ivy Tech Community College at their Sellersburg campus.

New Washington Middle/High School – Students can receive ongoing individual help with Mr. Martin.

Charlestown High School – Join us on February 20th from 4:00-7:00 p.m. for FAFSA Help Nights at Charlestown High. Students will need to sign up for this event in the counseling office.

Jeffersonville High School – Students and families have two opportunities to pick from for our FAFSA Help Nights. Join us March 6th from 1:00-3:00 p.m. or April 4th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Students should sign up for the event in the counseling office.

Students also have the option for signing up to participate in College Goal Sunday on February 25th from 2:00-4:00 p.m. College Goal Sunday is the largest FAFSA application date in Indiana! Students and families are invited to attend this event at Ivy Tech Community College at their Sellersburg, Indiana campus. Families will need to go to Pfau Hall, Express Enrollment Center. To register for this event please click here.

For more information regarding FAFSA go here.

Spring Break Reminder

With Spring Break coming up in just one month, we wanted to remind you of upcoming important dates.

Reminder the Third Quarter ends on March 15th, with Spring Break immediately following from Saturday, March 16th-Sunday March 31st. We will return from Spring Break on Monday, April 1st.

Due to the eclipse, we will NOT have school on Monday, April 8th – we ask that families please plan accordingly.

To see the full 2023-2024 School Calendar, you can go here.

Registration Coming Soon!

It’s officially that time of year, K-12 Registration for the 2024-2025 School Year will open on April 1st. We will send out more communications as we get closer. Make sure that you’re following our social media accounts for the most up-to-date information. We will post once the registration is open.

For Preschool families, we do not have a set registration at this time, once one has been set, we will send out that information on social media and in the monthly e-newsletter.

Charlestown Yearbook Finalists

We are thrilled to announce that the members of the Charlestown High School 2023 Yearbook Staff, Pirate Log, have been named finalists for the prestigious Indiana High School Press Association (IHSPA) Rowena Harvey Award!

Join us in congratulating the talented individuals behind the following spreads:

  • “Boneyard” by Tenley Schott, Gracie Adams, and Desi Silva
  • The Spring Plays and Concerts spread, curated by Gage Brown
We are so proud of the Pirate Log team and their mentors who helped make this happen! We hope to have the winners announced soon!
Charlestown Gas Pump

We want to do a community shout-out to Huck’s store #316 in Charlestown, Indiana for supporting Charlestown High School with their new Spirit Pump!

When you fuel up here, you’ll be supporting CHS, with portions of the proceeds going directly toward student activities and needs. Thank you to those who helped make this possible and thank you to the community who continue to support our schools and our students, today and every day!

Teacher Hiring Event:

Come be part of something greater and join us on April 3rd at The Fetter Center from 3:00-5:00 p.m. for our Teacher Interview Day. We will have multiple informational stations to learn about the opportunities here at Greater Clark County Schools.

We ask that you please RSVP by emailing Tricia Helton, Director of Human Resources, to phelton@gccschools.com.

Certified Employee and Classified Employee of the Year for each building!

We are excited to announce this year’s Certified and Classified People of the Year as part of the Greater Clark County Education Foundation’s Champions for Children! Each school nominates its Certified and Classified Employees who are then voted on by a committee consisting of their peers and each school’s Principals. These outstanding winners have been nominated and chosen for their exceptional dedication and contributions to their schools and departments.

Administration Building:
Certified Employee: Ellen Williamson
Classified Employee: Amanda Stumler

Service Center:
Certified Employee: N/A
Classified Employee: Rosalyn Stovall

Elementary Schools:

Franklin Square Elementary
Certified Employee: Dr. Mary Milliner
Classified Employee: Kiyomi Bottorff

Jonathan Jennings
Certified Employee: Sulayne Kaelin
Classified Employee: Joy Bethany

New Washington Elementary
Certified Employee: Heather Barry
Classified Employee: Sandy Smith

Northaven Elementary
Certified Employee: Megan Rogers
Classified Employee: Joy O’Bannon-Ray

Parkwood Elementary
Certified Employee: Megan Shoultz
Classified Employee: Kristy McEwen

Pleasant Ridge Elementary
Certified Employee: Sarah Lawrence
Classified Employee: Michelle Corder

Riverside Elementary
Certified Employee: Janel Vejar
Classified Employee: Sherry Bowlin

Thomas Jefferson Elementary
Certified Employee: Abbey Cummings
Classified Employee: Chris Davey

Utica Elementary
Certified Employee: Allen Keith
Classified Employee: Pam Harlan

Wilson Elementary
Certified Employee: Cortney Perkins
Classified Employee: Jenn Pierce

Middle Schools:

Charlestown Middle
Certified Employee: Angela Smith
Classified Employee: Jennifer Webb

Parkview Middle School
Certified Employee: Whitney Leanhart
Classified Employee: Anita Mayfield

River Valley Middle School
Certified Employee: Rachel Turk
Classified Employee: Ty Curry

High Schools:

New Washington Middle/High
Certified Employee: Jenna Wilson
Classified Employee: Cathy Braun

Charlestown High School
Certified Employee: John McLaughlin
Classified Employee: Jami Lee

Jeffersonville High School
Certified Employee: Becky Shafer
Classified Employee: Gary Green

Congratulations to all our winners! We are so lucky to have so many dedicated and passionate educators in our schools. We hope you know how much we appreciate you and can’t wait to celebrate you! Your dedication and hard work are truly appreciated.

The Academy Section

As the new year begins, students are faced with many forthcoming changes. Specifically, our students in Freshmen Academy are challenged to make decisions about which career-academy and the career pathway courses they will pursue. This decision-making process is supported in many, layered ways throughout the year. Freshmen Academy students learn about these through the curriculum in their Freshmen Seminar class, through student ambassador presentations in their classroom, and through a career-academy showcase from their peers. At the showcase, upperclassmen representing each academy and pathway present on the activities, aligned-careers, and experiences they’ve had associated with their academy and pathway. This unfiltered interaction gives the freshmen an honest evaluation from a respected source, which will help them to make an informed decision on which they will pursue.

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