February 15, 2008
The following employees have achieved 25 years of service and were recognized for their service to the students and staff of the Greendale School District.
Ann Armstrong - Elementary Library Media Center Director
Audrey Skorpinski - Food Service Employee
Pat Muth - Food Service Employee
Joe Braam - Maintenance Employee
February 08, 2008
Due to a generous grant from the Greendale Education Foundation, Highland View, College Park and Canterbury schools are being treated to a weekly guest reader. Jerry Bertram, a professional voiceover actor, uses his vocal talents to read to our elementary students. You’ve likely heard his voice on McDonald’s, Pick ‘n Save and the famous Parkay commercials. Jerry Bertram first read to schools at the request of a teacher friend. When he received such a positive reaction, he realized how important it was to read aloud to kids. Word got out… and now Mr. Bertram is reading to various school districts across Southeastern Wisconsin.
Mr. Bertram will be at each elementary school for a half-day each week for a 12 week period. At the kindergarten and first grade level, he is reading a variety of picture books. He is reading chapter books, such as Gregor Overlander, All About Sam, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, and the Mouse and the Motorcycle to the students in second through fifth grade.
Mr. Bertram is receiving positive reactions here in Greendale, too. He doesn’t just read the words on the page, but brings the characters to life through his expressive voice! Students at all three schools look forward to his weekly visit.
The Greendale School District has set high literacy standards. It is our goal to help all students develop as thoughtful, expressive readers. Reading aloud to students is one component in the development of proficient literacy skills, and what better way to do this than to provide students with an engaging reading model.
November 16, 2007
Teachers from each of the Greendale schools took turns ringing bells in support of the Salvation Army’s annual donation drive at Southridge Mall on November 12.
Situated near the entrance to JC Penney’s, educators spread a little holiday cheer and visited with shoppers. Many people who came to make donations had wonderful things to say about the Greendale School District. Some visitors were current students and others had children and grandchildren who had attended Greendale schools in the past.