04 March 2012
March 09, 2012 | Posted by Steve Lodes
Good Afternoon, Parents:
The picture above shows one of the last rehearsals for this year’s Spring Musical, “Beauty and the Beast.” The show promises to be a big hit and runs for the next two weekends. Also, please remember to support our annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser on Saturday, March 17. Details for tickets and times for both events are included below.
Remember to take some time to talk to your student about successfully finishing up the third quarter. Grades close on March 23, so there are two weeks left for students to continue their good work or to put themselves back into a position of academic success.
Thank you for your support for our school and have a great weekend with your families. Now, in no perceptible order of importance…
”Beauty and the Beast” Tickets Going Quickly
Greendale High School Theatre announces its 2012 Spring Musical, Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.” Performances will be Friday and Saturday, March 9 and 10 at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, March 11 at 2:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, March 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 for students 18 and under and $10 for adults. Tickets for the Sunday Matinee are all $7. They are available online through www.seatyourself.biz/ghstheatre, but may also be purchased in person on Wednesdays and Thursdays in the auditorium lobby (main entrance to the high school), after school from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. and evenings from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
11th Annual Empty Bowls Set for March 17
The eleventh annual Empty Bowls fundraiser will be held at Greendale High School on Saturday, March 17 from 4:00 to 7:30 p.m. For a donation of $10, guests will enjoy a meal of homemade soup and fresh bread served in a handmade ceramic bowl, which may be taken home as a reminder of hunger in the community. Proceeds of the event will benefit the Hunger Task Force of Milwaukee. Tickets are available at the main office of each school and the Greendale Park & Recreation office. For a ticket form and more information, please click here.
AP Exams Ordering Information – LOOK FOR THESE AT HOME
The Guidance Department will have distributed AP registration forms to teachers and students no later than March 9. Students have until March 16 to return these forms. The AP testing window this year is May 7 to May 18. To view specific schedule information, please click here.
Project Prom is March 13
The Third Annual Project Prom Fashion Show is Tuesday, March 13 at 6:00 p.m. in the GHS Cafeteria. The show will feature Greendale High School students modeling fashions, flowers and hairstyles by local vendors in preparation for this year's Prom. Almost 60 students are participating, and they are also rehearsing various dance numbers to keep the crowd entertained. The event will also reveal the location of this year's Prom! Tickets will be on sale at the door for $5, and 100% of the ticket sales will go directly to Prom.
Greendale Board of Education Approves 2012-13 School Calendar
The Greendale School District Board of Education has unanimously approved modifications to the 2012-13 School Calendar. The updated calendar is more family-friendly and eliminates all school half days with the exception of the last day of school on June 14, 2013. The calendar also organizes for all days off to connect to a weekend, making scheduling and arranging for childcare easier for parents. To view the 2012-13 School Calendar, please click here.
Looking for Post Prom Committee Members
The parent-run Post Prom Committee is looking for additional members to help coordinate this year's event. Please contact Kitty Goyette at firstname.lastname@example.org or (414) 916-1631 to offer your help. Post Prom is held following Prom on May 18 at Marcus Showtime Theater in Franklin.
EchoCardiogram Screening Opportunity
After successful sessions the last two school years, the Champion Hearts group will be returning to Greendale High School to do echocardiogram screenings (which are heart ultrasounds) on Thursday, April 5 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Greendale High School Nurse's Office. The leading cause of heart-related problems while participating in sports is due to HCM (Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy), which is a genetic thickening of the heart muscle. One out of every 500 individuals is born with this condition. The heart screenings, which are done by Certified Echocardiographic Technologists and are read by a Cardiologist, are a proactive approach to assure your son or daughter does not have HCM. The screening also evaluates the heart valves and any valve abnormality will be documented so that you can follow-up with your own family physician. A written report of the screening will be mailed to your home as well. If you are interested in signing up your son or daughter please call Champion Hearts at (414) 721-8195 for available appointment times. The screening is $35 and will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. Additional questions can be addressed on the Champion Hearts website at www.championhearts.com.
Cheerleaders and Poms
The 2012-13 Greendale High School Cheer & Poms information meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 18, at 5:45 p.m. in room 103-105 at Greendale High School. This meeting is for all girls who are interested in taking part in Cheer or Poms for the 2012-13 school year. Parents and participants should both attend. There will be a general session with discussion regarding academic requirements, required participation forms and other important information for the season. After the general session, there will be breakout sessions for those interested in either Cheer or Poms. Coaches will discuss expectations for the season, provide information on try-outs, hand out information forms and answer any questions parents may have. For more information, please contact Greendale High School Athletic Director Shane Hansen at 423-0110 x4333 or at email@example.com.
Girls Basketball Season Ends
The Greendale High School Girls Basketball season came to an end with a first round loss in the WIAA Division Two playoffs. On March 6 the Panthers traveled to Whitnall and lost a back-and-forth game 52-60. The Varsity team finished the season with a 7-17 record overall, 7-10 in the Woodland Conference.
Time to Mark Your Calendars for March Events
You can peruse ALL school events at our online calendar. Please click here to view.
GPABC Casino Night
Join other parents and coaches on March 31 for the sixth annual GPABC Casino Night at Tuckaway Country Club. Don’t dismiss this fun event if you aren’t into the gaming part of it. The food is great, the atmosphere lively and the dealers will teach you any game you need help with. For more information, call Melissa Bychinski at 414-807-8653 or visit http://www.greendaleboosterclub.org. To download the Casino Night Ticket Order Form, please click here.
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