Welcome to the Glencoe Junior High Project (GJHP)! The GJHP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides middle school students who reside in Glencoe with a wide range of programs designed to encourage personal growth, social responsibility, and community engagement. Our four primary program areas are community service, social events, the GJHP Play, and the Oasis drop-in center. Click here to read more…
GJHP is THRILLED to announce that next year’s GJHP play will be…
Thoroughly Modern Millie tells the story of a small-town girl, Millie, who comes to New York City and soon begins to take delight in the flapper lifestyle of the 1920s.
Interested in being in the 2017/2018 GJHP play?
Audition Workshop: Tuesday, September 5, 2017 – 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Misner Auditorium – The audtion workshop is the opportunity for perspective auditionees to learn all audition materials (songs & choreography) for their audition. Attendance is strongly recommended. Materials will be available online & in the Oasis after the audition workshop.
Parents Information Meeting: Thursday, September 7, 2017 – 7:00 p.m. in Young Auditorium
Auditions: Monday and Tuesday, September 11 and 12, 2017 – after school in Misner Auditorium – Please come with your signed forms and we will be taking your photo to help with the auditions.
Callbacks: Wednesday and Thursday, September 13 and 14, 2017 – after school in Misner Auditorium
1st Rehearsal: Monday, September 18, 2017 – 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Misner Auditorium
Rehearsal Days: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, with the occasional Tuesday and Saturday. *September through November, rehearsals will be 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. During December and January, rehearsals will be 3:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Mandatory Parents Meeting: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 – 7:00 p.m. in Young Auditorium
Show Dates: Thursday, January 25, 2018 to Sunday, January 28, 2018
If you have any questions, please contact GJHP Co-President, Deborah Barr at firstname.lastname@example.org
FALL 2017 CIVIC ENGAGEMENT DATES
Fall civic engagement dates will be available the first week of school!
Registration Fees: In order to maintain our high quality programming, the GJHP charges a NON-REFUNDABLE $10 fee* to participate in our civic engagement outings. This fee is due at the time of registration by paying with a credit or debit card. Registration is incomplete without payment. Once charged, these fees are nonrefundable, even in the event your child cancels their participation in the activity.
Here is more information on the organizations we visit on a monthly basis:
Bernie’s Book Bank – 4:00pm-5:30pm
Located in Lake Forest, Bernie’s Book Bank collects new and gently used children’s books and redistributes them to at-risk children throughout the Chicagoland area. You child will sort, stickers and bag books for redistribution.
Students will meet in the Oasis immediately after school for a light snack and we will leave for Bernie’s Book Bank at 3:35pm. We will volunteer from 4:00pm-5:30pm. A parent chaperone or GJHP staff member will drop your child off at home around 6:00pm.
UPTOWN Café – 5:30pm-7:30pm
Volunteering at the Uptown Cafe is an incredible experience for our 6th-8th grade Central School students, offering them a unique opportunity to provide dignity, hope and sustenance to those in need. Located on the North Side of Chicago, the Uptown Cafe is a restaurant style anti-hunger program, where once a month our students serve the Cafe patrons a sit-down hot meal, and also share their company and time with the people in the food program.
CJE – 4:00pm-5:00pm
All 5th-8th grade Glencoe students have an amazing opportunity to volunteer at CJE SeniorLife and connect with residents in the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Unit. Students arrive with fantastic energy and enthusiasm, bringing joy to the residents living there!
Students will meet in the Oasis immediately after school for a light snack. We will leave for CJE SeniorLife at 3:35pm. We will volunteer from 4:00pm-5:00pm. A parent chaperone or GJHP staff member will drop your child off at home around 5:30pm.
A JUST HARVEST – 4:15pm-7:15pm
About once a month 6th-8th grade Central School students have a wonderful opportunity to volunteer at A Just Harvest, a soup kitchen located in the Rogers Park community. They will be assisting with setup, cleanup, and serving nutritious meals to people and families in need.
A Just Harvest is unique because they are the largest and only self-standing community soup kitchen in the Chicago Metro area and they serve hot meals 365 days a year to anyone in need. No one is turned away. This provides Glencoe students with more than just a chance to help provide nourishment for people, but a chance to welcome everyone no matter the race, culture or socioeconomic background.
Students will meet in the Oasis immediately after school for a light snack. We leave for A Just Harvest around 3:45pm, depending on traffic. We will finish serving dinner and cleaning up around 7:00pm. A parent chaperone or GJHP staff member will drop your child off at home around 7:30pm.
Cradles to Crayons – 4:15pm-6:15pm
A new volunteer opportunity for the GJHP this year, the C2C Giving Factory provides children from birth to age 12, living in low-income and homeless situations, with the essential items they need to thrive at home, school and play. The Factory supplies these items free of charge by collecting new and nearly new children’s items through community drives. Donations are then processed and packages by volunteers. We will be traveling to the Giving Factory in Chicago to process, sort and package items for donation. For more information on this organization please visit their website at: https://www.cradlestocrayons.org/
Glencoe Community Garden – 4:00pm-5:00pm
The GCG is a wonderful opportunity for us to volunteer right here in Glencoe! The Glencoe Community Garden is a non-profit, sustainable, organic-practicing, food-producing 5,000 sq. ft. mini-farm and garden. 100% of their harvest is donated to local food kitchens, pantries and other charitable organizations. 100% of their garden is built and harvested by volunteers. The Garden offers a myriad of educational, social action and community opportunities in a safe, cooperative environment accessible to all individuals. Located right off of Old Green Bay Road, Students will walk to the Garden after school with GJHP staff members. Remember to wear appropriate clothing to dig in the mud, pick weeds and plant seeds!
Questions? Please contact Audra Donnelly at email@example.com.
Friday, October 27th 2017
Central School Small Gym
$10 online/$15 at the door
* DANCING * PHOTO BOOTH * SNACKS *
* COSTUME CONTEST *
Halloween Hoopla is GJHP’s annual halloween dance. We encourage all 5th-8th graders to put on their costumes and dance the night away with music, games and more!
Registration will open in October 2017
Book Buddies is a literacy program implemented by GJHP, which lasts 10 weeks on either Mondays or Wednesdays from 4:00pm-4:40pm at the Glencoe Public Library. The program runs in the fall and spring. Book Buddies pairs students in K-2nd grade with a 5th-8th grade buddy to mentor them in the area of literacy. Book Buddies insures all of the participants have fun, build reading skills, develop personal connections and complete the program with a great sense of pride and accomplishment!
The next Book Buddies session will start in September 2017.
Below are the dates of the Fall 10-week Program.
***Registration information will be available the first week of school.
Monday Session Dates:
- September 25th
- October 2nd
- October 16th
- October 23rd
- October 30th
- November 6th
- November 13th
- November 20th
- November 27th
- December 4th
Wednesday Session Dates:
- September 27th
- October 4th
- October 11th
- October 18th
- October 25th
- November 1st
- November 8th
- November 15th
- November 29th
- December 6th
GJHP would like to invite all 6th grade students to the annual Sixth Grade Social!
Friday, March 9th
What is the 6th Grade Social?
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Come make blankets with GJHP!
2017/2018 Date TBD
Shrek the Musical” opens Thursday, Feb. 5, at Glencoe Central School and audiences can thank the Glencoe Junior High Project, which presents the annual show.
Adam Busch of Deerfield directs 47 actors and 21 crew members featuring Glencoe sixth- through eighth-graders in a fairy tale production based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks film.
“Everybody has been working really hard the last couple of months,” Busch said. “It’s about fairy tale characters and learning to accept who you are and loving that.”
“Shrek the Musical supports the philosophy of our SEL curriculum, which is social emotional learning,” said Stacy Pritsker, a parent and show producer. “The Glencoe Junior High Project is based on that exact same premise, be who you are, find your inner self, embrace your differences and be self confident.”
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