- Information on Greendale Village Days Alumni Reunion Village, Aug. 9 & 10, now available.
- 2013-14 School Calendar Now Available
- Prom 2013 will be held on Friday, May 17. Click here for info on times for the Grand March and Prom, the Prom Contract and Guest Pass.
- Updated Resource Period FAQs
- Garden Club Hanging Flower Basket Sale
- Proposed Resource Period Information
- GHS Calendar 2012-13
- 2012-13 Athletic All-In-One Form
- Guidance Newsletter
- 2012-13 Supply List
Greendale Junior, Star of Peter Pan, Speaks to Canterbury Students About Reaching Their Dreams
GOOD NEWS:Clara Faile, a junior at Greendale High School, was the guest reader at Canterbury on Tuesday, May 21, as part of the year long theme of “Oh the Places You'll Go...When you read!” Clara was a former student at Canterbury and recently played Peter Pan in the high school spring musical. Clara spoke with the students about her dreams of being an actress and how she never let her struggles with Tourette Syndrome stand in her way of reaching those dreams. She read the story “Amazing Grace”, which is about a girl who also lets nothing stand in the way of her dreams. She then answered questions from the students about her acting and her goals for the future.
GHS Spanish Students Visit 3rd Grade Pen Pals
GOOD NEWS:GHS Spanish 4 & 5 students went to visit their second and third grade pen pals at Riley Elementary School in Milwaukee recently. GHS and Riley students have been writing to each other all school year. Students visited the school's library and read together, and played outside and inside. It was hard to say goodbye, but everyone enjoyed the day! Afterwards, the Greendale students went for lunch at Cielito Lindo.
GHS Students Have Smooth Sailing With Recent Physics Lesson
GOOD NEWS:This year Greendale High School had 23 different teams competing in the annual Physics Cardboard Boat Regatta. Students in physics class proved their understanding of fluid mechanics and showed off their engineering capabilities in this year’s event. They took to the water using only cardboard and packing tape. Thirteen teams successfully finished the 35-meter race. In the photo here, you see the winning team with their cardboard trophy.
Greendale Junior Achieves Top ACT Score
GOOD NEWS:Kirstan Brodie, daughter of Kent and Robin Brodie and a Junior at Greendale High School, earned a top composite score of 36 on a recent ACT test. Nationally, less than one-tenth of 1 percent of students who take the ACT earn a top score. Among test takers in the high school graduating class of 2012, only 781 of more than 1.66 million students earned a composite score of 36. Mr. and Mrs. Brodie attributed Kirstan’s success to a strong educational foundation from her elementary school, Tippecanoe School for the Arts and Humanities (Milwaukee Public Schools), as well as rigorous coursework and supportive teachers at Greendale Middle and High schools.
Engineering Students Sorting Out Details of a Tough Project
GOOD NEWS:The Project Lead the Way Principles of Engineering class tackled a tough project over the last few weeks. Their task was to build a marble sorter using FischerTechniks equipment. The marbles could be sorted in a variety of ways including size, weight, or material.
Student-Produced Cookbook Ready for Distribution at Nourish Expo Saturday
GOOD NEWS:This school year, Greendale High School students worked together to put together a 40-page cookbook called “Nourishing Snacks”, which will be distributed free at the Nourish Expo this Saturday. Health Students selected and shared recipes for everyday and holiday snacks that include healthy and nourished ingredients. Design students came up with various possible cover and interior designs for the cookbook. The design chosen was created by Brianna Cannistra. Photography students held a food photo shoot and did food- and set-styling and took all eight food photos in the book. Much of the layout was done by Grant Holste. Stop by the Nourish Expo Saturday to pick up a copy of the book. Check out this site for all the details.
TADA Festival Celebrated Cultural Diversity Through Art, Music and Dance
GOOD NEWS:On Friday, April 26, Greendale High School held its 3rd annual Traditional and Digital Arts (TADA) Festival. A large crowd turned out for this free, family-fun event hosted by the Art and World Languages Departments and the Camera and Media Club. It showcased the vast amount of culture and talent within our student body and community. Patrons got their “passports” stamped as they traveled through the K-12 traditional and digital arts galleries, craft tables and cultural booths with people in traditional clothing serving a variety of ethnic cuisine. Then attendees headed to the GHS auditorium where they were treated to a unique integration of “best of the best” digital media productions and live music and dance performances by students and cultural groups. (Photos courtesy of Bartelme Photography)
G-Harmony Performs at Greendale’s 75th Anniversary Celebration
GOOD NEWS:To help Greendale celebrate turning 75 years old on Wednesday, May 1, the Greendale High School Honors Choir G-Harmony kicked off the opening ceremonies in front of the Village Hall by performing the National Anthem. It was a beautiful spring day for such an exciting and historic event.
GHS TATU Members Spread Anti-Smoking Message to Younger Students
GOOD NEWS:The Teens Against Tobacco Use (T.A.T.U.) students from Greendale High School have reached over 450 youth with their tobacco prevention message. Their tobacco prevention program was presented to all 4th and 7th grade classes in the Greendale School District and at St. Alphonsus School. TATU members engage the youth in learning about the dangers of tobacco and secondhand smoke with an interactive presentation, which includes showing how tar and other chemicals damage the lungs of a smoker. A model of a mouth shows the effects of chewing tobacco. For 7th graders, a visual aid using paint balls compares the number of people who die each day from various causes—tobacco is the “winner,” responsible for 1,300 deaths per day in the U.S.
Earth Day is Earth Week at GHS!
GOOD NEWS:GEO kids prepped for Earth Day activities and created different Earth related activities for every school day. GHS staff and students were invited to sign an Earth Pledge to reveal how they will make the Earth a better place to live, play the Recycle Duck game, Earth toss game, and buy some Dirt Cake.
The Pledges are posted on the GEO bulletin board in the admin hallway.
Students and Staff get Started on GHS Garden
GOOD NEWS:Volunteers braved a chilly spring morning and helped to get the garden ready for planting. Workers moved planting beds and turned the compost bins.
GHS Math Club Completes Season
GOOD NEWS:GHS Math Club recently completed another amazing season! Greendale had 30 students compete in the Woodland Conference Math Meet earlier this month. The meet consists of four individual events and one team event. Awards were given to top individual scorers as well as the top teams The JV Team placed first in the conference meet. The Varsity Team placed third overall.
Awarded JV Team high score awards:
- 1st Place – Joey Unrein & Sabrina Wolf
- 2nd Place – Jenny Slota, Lauren Litzau, & Parker McManaman
- 3rd Place – Lindsay Leonard & Roman Kosarzycki
- Honorable Mention – Sam Lee
- 1st Place – Adam Schaefer & Eric Ouellette
- 2nd Place – Alison Bekolay
- 3rd Place – Emily Perszyk, Rahul Mital & Kirstan Brodie
- Honorable Mentions – Sarah Kahl, Peter Crapitto & Jessi Stellberg
Congratulations to our Mathletes!
Impressive Collection of Final Sewing Projects Going on Display
GOOD NEWS:Greendale High School students in the Fashions and Furnishings class have completed their final sewing projects showcasing sewing techniques they have learned throughout the semester. One talented sophomore chose to make a patchwork quilt for her project. The majority of the sewing was done on the school sewing machines but the binding was hand-sewn. This quilt and other student projects will be on display at GHS in the window outside of the school store. Stop by to check them out!
TADA Festival April 26 Celebrates Diversity Through Art, Music and Dance
GOOD NEWS:Greendale's 3rd Annual Traditional and Digital Arts (TADA) Festival is a free, family-fun event on Friday, April 26, started by the Greendale School District Art and World Languages Departments, and the Camera and Media Club to showcase the vast amount of culture and talent within our student body and community. From 4:00 to 6:45 p.m., patrons can get their “passports” stamped as they travel through the K-12 traditional and digital arts galleries, cultural booths, craft tables, and even get family portraits and "passport" photos taken. A variety of ethnic cuisine is available to purchase, and donations to support the event are graciously accepted at the CaM Club Photo Booth.
At 6:45, the booths close, and then you and your family will head to the Auditorium to watch a unique integration of Greendale High School Productions “Best of the Best” digital media with a variety of live music and dance performances by students and cultural groups throughout the community until about 8:30 p.m. So gather your family and friends, and join us in celebrating cultural diversity through Art, Music and Dance! Click here to see a poster for the event.
Six Greendale High FBLA Students Qualify For Nationals
GOOD NEWS:Greendale High School students made an impressive showing at the FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) State Leadership Competition in the Wisconsin Dells, April 15-16. As a school, Greendale placed eighth out of 179 schools in the state. Individually, this year six FBLA members qualified for the FBLA National Leadership Conference: Placing first were Sarah Scheuer in Impromptu Speaking, Joe Grabowski in Personal Finance, and Luke Eisner in Job Interview. Teo Rudic and Joey Unrein placed second in Entrepreneurship. Mark Fuller placed third in Economics. Also doing well at State, but not qualifying for Nationals, were Rahul Mital placing fifth in Technology Concepts, Austin Tans, Zach Toberna and Matt Tomczyk placing sixth in Business Financial Plan, Sam Bryan and Connor Bunker placing seventh in Banking and Financial Systems, and Kacee Ochalek placing seventh in Client Services. Tyler Voss, Mark Fuller, and Matt Tomczyk placed in the conference's Open Events, objective tests offered at the State level. Congratulations to all our FBLA participants!
Greendale Biology Students Shine at UWM’s Science Award Conference
GOOD NEWS:Greendale High School senior Burgoyne Hughes III was one of three out of 75 students from 11 schools in Southeastern Wisconsin to have his scientific research paper chosen by professors to be presented at the April 15 UW-Milwaukee’s Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) Conference. Eleven other GHS students from Honors Biology and AP Biology submitted papers and several received certificates for them at the conference. Eighteen GHS students submitted posters to the research conference, all were able to present their posters and a few were presented with awards.
Eighth Graders Hear from High Schoolers on Dangers of Drugs and Alcohol
GOOD NEWS:Teens with Impact members from Greendale High School recently met with Greendale Middle School 8th graders and played a jeopardy game detailing information about the dangers of alcohol, drugs, and tobacco. The TWI members work to be positive role models for the 8th graders who will enter GHS next year.
High Schoolers Talk to Middle Schoolers About Tobacco Tactics
GOOD NEWS:FACT students from Greendale High School recently gave presentations to the 8th grade Health students at Greendale Middle School. FACT stands for Fighting Against Corporate Tobacco and group members talked to the students about the tactics used by Big Tobacco to get teenagers to use their products.
Greendale Freshman Speaks at Hearing Regarding Tobacco Prevention
GOOD NEWS:Greendale High School freshman, Alexis Mitchell, testified at the public hearing of the Joint Committee of Finance April 4 at Greendale High School. She raised awareness about the importance of tobacco prevention efforts among youth and told her own personal story about why she supports tobacco prevention.
Newsweek Ranks Greendale High School in Top 5%
The Greendale School District announced today that Greendale High School has been named to Newsweek’s list of America’s Best High Schools.
Greendale Recognized for Significant Gains in AP Access and Performance
Greendale School District listed on College Board's AP Honor Roll for simultaneously increasing access to Advanced Placement coursework and percentage of students earning scores of three or higher on AP exams.
School-Based Health Care Service
In an effort to promote the health and well-being of Greendale Public Schools students, Greendale Public Schools is offering students access to health care services provided by a qualified nurse practitioner.
Student & Family Assistance Program
The Greendale School District is pleased to offer a new program to promote healthy homes, healthy minds and healthy families. The Student and Family Assistance Program (SFAP), sponsored by the Aurora Employee Assistance Program, is a free benefit provided to all families and students of the Greendale School District.
All students in grades 6-12 have the option to bring their own technology to school to use for their learning. This pilot opportunity allows more students to “Get Connected” to our filtered Public network using the digital tools that they already own and use.
Free and Reduced Lunch Program
Parents are encouraged to check on eligibility for the Free and Reduced Price School Meals program as a student's status can change throughout the year.