NATIONAL SCHOOL PRINCIPAL MONTH "I am so thankful to work under the leadership of Mr. Nation and Mrs. West. They are both a positive light on students and staff and make GJHS a fun place to work and learn. I look forward to coming to work every day and I wholeheartedly believe it is because our administration cultivates an environment that others want to be a part of. They are both rockstar administrators and we are so appreciative of their leadership." Lauren Jumper, teacher "Mr. Nation and Mrs. West make people feel seen. No matter who you are, they make people feel like somebody. Mr. Nation and Mrs. West care for us and take care of us no matter what." Spicer Fowler, 8th grade student "Mr. Nation and Mrs. West are always positive and willing to lend a helping hand. I always see them making small talk with all the students. Mr. Nation and Mrs. West are always there for us, no matter what. They always have a smile on their faces." Laura Bankuti, 8th grade student
FALL BREAK 🍁🍂 Oct. 21st and 24th Students return Tuesday, the 25th.
Mark you calendars for Parent/Teacher Conferences on Thursday, October 20th.
National School Lunch Week The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) serves nearly 30 million children every school day. 👏👏 Thank you to the best! National School Lunch Week was created in 1962 to promote the importance of a healthy school lunch in a child’s life & the impact it has inside & outside of the classroom.
Halloween Trail 👻🎃🎃 Monday, October 31st 5:00pm-7:30pm NEW ENTRANCE THIS YEAR: Betty Wilkinson Senior Citizen Center EXIT: Greenwood City Hall/Fire Station Greenwood High School students are once again sponsoring a community “Halloween Trail” on Halloween night and will be giving treats along the city walking trail from the Betty Wilkinson Senior Citizen Center (new entrance) to Greenwood City Hall and Fire Station. Around 50 GHS students dressed in fun, non-scary costumes from the service clubs and organizations will be manning the trail at various locations to pass out candy to young trick or treaters - sixth grade and below. Parents are encouraged to walk the trail with their children and everyone is encouraged to carry a flashlight. The Halloween Trail will open at 5:00p.m. and close at 7:30. Six shuttle school buses will run from the Greenwood Street Department to the Halloween Trail entrance. No drop-offs please at the Halloween Trail entrance. Any business, church or organization which would like to have a station on the trail or provide wrapped/labeled candy may donate by contacting the high school office – 996-4141. Individuals wanting to provide a TRUNK or TREAT may set up in the back parking lot of the Court House. In case of extreme cold or inclement weather, the trail will be moved to the H B Stewart Bulldog Arena. By providing this Halloween Trail, Greenwood High School would like to say thanks to the community for their support of all their academic and athletic activities through the school year.
NATIONAL SCHOOL PRINCIPAL MONTH "I cannot say enough about Mrs. Barnes and Mrs. Kitchens. Together they show compassion and understanding to not only the students in the building but also their teachers and other support staff. They also bring laughter to the building. Laughing is one of the best cures for the stress we all deal with on a daily basis. They are both easy to come to with anything and eager to find a solution. I feel blessed to be a part of such a supportive school community." Alesha O'Neal "Mrs. Barnes and Mrs. Kitchens make a fantastic leadership team. We can always count on them to be there for the staff and students at East Hills. They are always encouraging us no matter what the circumstances. We appreciate them for their support and passion for East Hills Middle School." Kristi Driscoll
NATIONAL SCHOOL PRINCIPAL MONTH "Mrs. Short and Mrs. Wolfe are the dynamic duo of East Pointe Elementary. They are pushing education to its limits by setting growth goals for students and teachers making every moment count! We appreciate their passion for students and hope they know we appreciate their hard work and leadership!" Charity McCann - 4th grade teacher Sherlett Myers - Media Specialist "I think they are great principals because they are hardworking moms and principals who know how to make East Pointe safe, happy, and lots of fun!" Cash Wagner - 4th grade student "I really love how Mrs. Short and Mrs. Wolfe are easy to talk to. They are always willing to listen and help when called upon. They are friendly and encouraging whenever I see them. I can always count on them to be on time and respectful. They have the teachers back and will support in any way they can. I want them to know that they are appreciated. Especially during these last couple of years that have been crazy. I'm so glad I have principals that believe in every student, teacher and staff member!!!!" James Perry - 3rd Grade Teacher
October is National School Principal Month "I am thankful to work alongside some of the finest principals in the profession. Our principals have successfully created an environment centered around high expectations and a belief that all students can learn. I am continually amazed at their ability to build a culture focused on the growth and academic improvement of each student. Their commitment level to "Providing Excellence in Education" is unwavering and I am forever grateful for the impact they have on our school, community, staff, and students." John Ciesla, Superintendent of Greenwood Schools
The JV football game scheduled at Northside for Monday, October 3rd has been cancelled.
HAPPY CUSTODIANS DAY! They are the personnel keeping our schools and other facilities clean and well maintained. Their role is so diverse, performing building maintenance & fixing anything that is broken. They work hard and we appreciate all they do for our district!
Greenwood School District is hiring! Come join our team. https://bit.ly/38X6Ujx
The 5th/6th grade chess team won first place in the Greenwood Chess Tournament. Congratulations! Team members are as follows: Micah Buckner, Brickston Lambe, Dolan Mott, Seth Fontenot, Weston Selkirk, Jaden Perry, Alec Hayward, Preston Stewart, John-Parker Beasley, Ayson Dawson, Coy Rowe, Taylor Bentley, Clara Stewart, Reese Place, Grady Garner, Trepp Nation, Brenden Steinfeldt, Ridge Williams, Joseph Myers, Eleanor Clark, Parker Spencer, Max Wilson, Brooks Wolfe, Caden McAdams, Lucas Bankuti, Jace Skinner, Tegan Owens, Thiagarajan Kannan, Callen Hayward, Jacob Pitts, Luke Balasko, Myles Fontenot, Kayte Culver, Bailey Cossey, Gage Mooney, Maizey Gonzagowski, & Bryston Robinette The following students finished with a bronze medal: Micah Buckner, Brickston Lambe, Dolan Mott, Seth Fontenot, Weston Selkirk, Jaden Perry, Alec Hayward, Preston Stewart, John-Parker Beasley, Coy Rowe, Taylor Bentley, Clara Stewart, Reese Place, Grady Garner, Brenden Steinfeldt, Aysen Dawson, & Trepp Nation
Flu Vaccine Information
Congratulations to East Pointe teacher Ethan Rathbun on being accepted to the High-Reliability Teacher Certification Program Cohort IV. #GSDexcellence #SolutionTree
Congratulations to Westwood teacher Jenna Russell on being accepted to the High-Reliability Teacher Certification Program Cohort IV. #GSDexcellence #SolutionTree
Congratulations to JJ Acosta & Brendon Acosta Boys Tennis Doubles Conference Champions 🎾🎾
TENNIS CONFERENCE RESULTS: Girls Doubles #1 Harper Berg/Lydia Belue -Won their first round match against Alma 6-0, 6-0. -Lost their second round match against Mt. Home 6-7(4-7), 3-6 #2 Lakyn Forrester/Emma Wirth -Won their first round match against Harrison 6-2, 6-7(4-7), 6-0 -Lost their second round match against Mt. Home 4-6, 1-6 Girls Singles #1 Bella King -Won her first round match against Siloam Springs 6-0, 6-1 -Lost her second round match against Van Buren 0-6, 0-6 #2 Mackenzie Cannon -Lost her first round match against Harrison 4-6, 2-6 Boys Doubles #1 JJ Acosta/Brendon Acosta -Won their first round match against Siloam Springs 6-0, 6-0 -Won their second round match against Harrison 6-1, 6-0 -Won their semi-finals match against Mt. Home 6-2, 6-2 -Won the Conference Championship against Harrison 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 *** #2 Grayson Vaughn/Lucas Hefflin -Lost their first round match against Siloam Springs 2-6, 2-6 Boys Singles #1 Alex Schaefer -Lost his first round match to Harrison 2-6, 1-6 #2 Keaton Whisenhunt -Lost his first round match to Siloam Springs 1-6, 5-7
Greenwood hosted a chess tournament on Tuesday, here are the results. Congratulations! Sr. High 1st Place Team Team Members - Jameson Stewart, Elaina Stewart, Michael Turner, David Coggin, Emma Powell, and Mary Skacel Gold Medalists - Jameson Stewart, Elaina Stewart, Michael Turner, David Coggin Silver Medalist - Emma Powell Bronze Medalist - Mary Skacel Jr. HIgh 2nd Place Team Team Members - Dexter Coston, Connor Mitchum, Rustin Broussard, Bryson Cook, Trevor Willbanks, Tungsten Oudomparamy, Isaac Buzbee, Nashton Sharum, Ethan Shumate, Caleb Schafer, Brayden Buckner, Weston King, Levi Johnson Silver Medalist - Dexter Coston, Conner Mitchum Bronze Medalist - Rustin Broussard
Friday night the Bulldogs travel to take on the Panthers, the gates will open at 5:30. Don Jones Stadium 72 Green Valley Drive Greenbrier
Greenwood Education Foundation recognized Mrs. Gail Martin Gilmore, Coach Rick Jones, and Mr. Aaron Gamble during Friday night's homecoming celebrations. Our district is thankful to each of these individuals for their commitment to education. #GSDexcellence