Don’t forget to join us Saturday, September 23rd for the GCCS Holiday Craft Fair benefitting the GCCS Angel Tree Program! See the flyer for details!
This year, there were five Greater Clark County Preschools who received recognition for participating in the Paths to QUALITY ™ rating system for 5 consecutive years.
The recognition comes from a partnership between The Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning (OECOSL) and the Indiana Association for the Education of Young Children (INAEYC).
The schools recognized were: Riverside Elementary, Parkwood Elementary, Pleasant Ridge Elementary, New Washington Elementary, and Northaven Elementary.
The Indiana High School Volleyball Coach Association named FOUR Greater Clark County High School Volleyball players in the 2023 Top Players to Watch list.
The players listed were Charlestown High School Juniors Ava Benner and Sophia Fuquay, and Jeffersonville High School Juniors Allie Toler and Avani Doogarsingh!
Two Charlestown High School Girls’ Cross Country team runners were named as competitors to watch out for in 2023 by the News and Tribune. Congratulations to CHS senior, Kaylee Kinser, and sophomore Victoria Snyder!
2023 Greater Clark County Schools Cross Country Champions
Join us in congratulating the 2023 Greater Clark County Schools Cross Country Champions! Utica Elementary teams sprinted to victory, winning the championship in both the Boy’s and Girl’s divisions! Great job, runners!
Several Jeffersonville and Charlestown High School students received recognition from the College Board Recognition Program.
To earn this well-deserved recognition, these students met the following criteria:
– Maintained an impressive GPA of 3.5 or higher
– Achieved PSAT/NMSQT or PSAT 10 assessment scores ranking among the top 10%
– Scored a remarkable 3 or higher on 2 or more AP exams during their 9th and 10th-grade years
– Attended schools in rural areas or small towns
– Self-identify as African American/Black, Hispanic American/Latino, or Indigenous/Native.
Charlestown High School had nine students recognized and Jeffersonville High School had seven.
The Jeffersonville High School Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC) Cadets from Corps IN-061 recently had the privilege to host Representative Erin Houchin on campus.
Cadets Johana Maldonado and Lilly Anderson had the honor of presenting a Mission Brief and were joined by Cadet Cyanne Wimberly to discuss her and Cadet Anderson’s trip to Hoosier Girls State this summer.
The Drill Team led by Cadet Dylan Wibbels, and the Exhibition Drill Team led by Cadet Wimberly, showcased their routines. The Junior and Senior Cadets then ended the visit with an engaging Q&A session with Representative Houchin.
This was a remarkable opportunity for our future leaders! Our cadets demonstrated their dedication, discipline, and excellence.
Looking for a fulfilling career that’ll help make an impact on people in your community? Look no further than Greater Clark County Schools where #WeAreGreater! We are hiring for positions in all areas including Para Educators, Teachers, Food Services, Transportation, and others!
Congratulations to WJHI and WPMQ Charlestown for receiving the Indiana Association of School Broadcasters (IASB) Firefly Award for Excellence in Community Service. This award serves to recognize the dedicated work of IASB members and their community involvement.
WJHI was one of the inaugural recipients. WJHI is part of Jeffersonville High School’s radio and TV department and is student-operated. You can tune in for their radio broadcast on 98.5FM or stream it at WJHI.com and view their TV programming from their studio on TV Digital Channel 184.
WPMQ, also known as The Pirate Network, is a radio station run by broadcasting curriculum students at Charlestown and New Washington High Schools. Their studios are located on the campus of Charlestown High School, across from the CHS Sports Arena. You can tune in on 99.3 FM with live stream information on their webpage
Tuesday, August 22nd, we unveiled Jeffersonville High School’s NEW and improved Mark Reilly Tennis Facility! This state-of-the-art facility boasts 12 tennis courts, which will also be open to the public. The facility is more than just a sports venue; it’s a symbol of community, unity, and bringing people together.
Coach Reilly in his 30-year coaching career had 33 sectional titles, 7 regional, 3 semi-state, and 2 final four appearances. Reilly was also named district coach of the year and state coach of the year before retiring in 2016. Current boys and girls tennis Head Coach Jerid Inman said, “Not only did he make a lot of great tennis players, but more importantly great people… I’ve been really grateful to have him as a coach first, as a mentor, and as a friend.”
Superintendent Mark Laughner shared his sentiments saying “I want to congratulate Mark Reilly, when you get a building named after you, you’ve done something well. Mark is very deserving of this honor, and I think the time, effort, and commitment he has put into this tennis program here at Jeff High; I don’t think there is anyone more deserving to have this building named after them.”
In the last 5 months since the facility was completed, it has hosted three tournaments, one pro, one junior level, and an invitational with Teams from across the state. Not to mention 6 weeks of clinics with 97 attendees.
Overall, the Mark Reilly Tennis Facility represents a significant investment in both sports and community development, honoring a coach whose dedication and achievements have left a lasting legacy at Jeffersonville High School.
As Mayor Mike Moore said, “It’s never been cooler to be a red devil!”
Additionally, we are so grateful to our partners, J. Lake Architecture, CORE Construction, Bobby Libs of AML Construction, and Tony Apro who each donated furniture for the facility. They have really embodied what community is all about and we thank them for making this facility come to life.
Jeffersonville High School officially dedicated its football field, renaming it Bill Ware Field, after legendary head coach, Bill Ware.
Coach Ware served as the football head coach from 1981 until 2000. In his nearly 20-year tenure, the team had 100 career wins with three sectional championships.
Of the athletes he coached, 150 would later compete at the collegiate level and two went pro, playing in the National Football League.
Under his tenure was also current head coach Isaac Parker, with many others also going on to coach!
Photo Credits: Larry Owens
Red Devil Welders were “fired” up about the proper and responsible use of their oxy-fuel equipment. Before putting their equipment to work, students first discussed the need for workplace safety and utilized safety training from the OSHA 10 program. The use of personal protective equipment, identification and safe storage of gas cylinders, and inspection of regulators, hoses, and torches were critical skills that students applied prior to using the equipment. Even after demonstrating the appropriate safety steps leading up to the lighting of their torches, students performed additional safety checks as they extinguished their torches—checking for leaks and releasing pressure from the cylinders.