11 September 2011
September 15, 2011 | Posted by Steve Lodes
Good Friday Afternoon, Parents:
This was a good week, a full week finally, of classes at Greendale High School. The administrative team is very pleased with all four grade levels and their part in creating a positive school environment through positive student engagement and involvement.
The picture above show some of our academic achievers who not only attended the 1st Quarter Honors Pancake Breakfast on September 13 – they also walked away with some awesome prizes. GHS students who earned at least a 3.0 grade point average for the first quarter, or improved their GPA by 0.5 or better from the previous quarter, were eligible. Teachers, other staff members, administrators, and school board members also came out to congratulate the students and serve them a hearty breakfast.
Homecoming planning is on track and is starting to build momentum. An effort is underway to improve the Homecoming Parade, focusing on more involvement from the GHS athletic teams, the football players, clubs, and groups. Also, student leaders and parent volunteers are working with GHS staff to plan various aspects of the spirit week festivities: pep-assembly, PowderPuff game, parade, and - new this year - a post-game bonfire on Friday night. Convertibles for the Homecoming Court to ride in, trucks and trailers for float building, and supplies for float building are all being sought. If you would like to donate supplies, or are willing to share a convertible, truck, or trailer for Homecoming purposes, please contact Mr. Hansen (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ms. Wagner (email@example.com). More information on Homecoming is included below.
Again, the school year is off to a productive, fun start. Thanks for your continued collaboration, your support, and your high expectations.
Now, in no particular order…
Greendale School District - Annual Meeting
The Greendale School District’s Annual Meeting is set for Monday, September 19, 2011 starting with a Budget Meeting at 7:00 p.m. and the Annual Meeting commences at 7:30 p.m. in the Greendale High School Auditorium. The purpose of this meeting is for the Board of Education to report on the state of the School District, to pass a resolution regarding the tax levy, and to inform citizens about the District budget.
Annual Report Now Available
Greendale Schools released the 2010-11 Annual Report, which highlights student achievement and financial information. For the report, please visit www.greendale.k12.wi.us/annualreport.
Financial Aid Information Night
As part of the October 12th K-12 District Parent Information Night at Greendale Middle School, the high school break-out session will feature
Trisha Springstead, Financial Aid Advisor, Department of Financial Aid at UW-Milwaukee.
The Financial Aid Workshop is a meeting that is intended to answer those pressing questions that parents have about the process of completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This is something that all families should do after January 1st of their child's senior year and many that have never done it before, enter this process with a lot of questions. This workshop is designed to answer the questions they may have and go over those items they may not have thought of.
Parents of non-senior students are still encouraged to come whenever their student is in their final year (as the “rules” of this process change yearly), but some may find this information useful if they are asking what they could be doing now to prepare for the FAFSA. This is mainly a parents-only event and usually lasts an hour. More specific information will be provided closer to the event.
ALSO NOTE: We ask that families call Linda Odya, the guidance secretary at (414) 423-0105 to RSVP their attendance. We base the compilation of hand-out packets on the amount of RSVP’s we get.
To Parents of Our Seniors
Haven't had your senior's yearbook photo taken yet? They aren't due until January; however, if you're planning to go to Prestige, have your student stop by Room 111 for a coupon for a $20 sitting. This includes your yearbook headshot, and 10% off any photos you order.
GHS Homecoming Week
Get ready for Homecoming 2011! September 26 – October 1 marks our Homecoming Week. Celebration of this week kicks off with daily spirit days all week (themes TBD), PowderPuff sports contests, and the Friday Pep Assembly, Parade, GPABC Tailgate, and the Football Game versus Whitnall.
On Saturday, the students will be at the Homecoming dance beginning at 8:00 p.m. Students will not be allowed to enter before 8:00 p.m. (please encourage them to come no sooner than 7:45 because all they do is stand outside and wait for the doors to open). Our savvy upperclassmen often time their arrival for 8:15 to avoid the underclassmen surge. No matter when students arrive, they must be in the doors by 8:30 p.m. Anyone bringing a date from another school must have a completed dance pass form when they attempt to purchase tickets. Forms are available in the Activities Office, or click here to download. Many more details on Homecoming will be part of upcoming Weeklies.
Greendale Panther Athletic Booster Club (GPABC) Homecoming Tailgate
On Friday, September 30, the GPABC will be having their annual tailgate party before the Homecoming game versus the Whitnall Falcons. Please purchase your tickets ahead of time, as there will only be a limited number available at the door that evening. To purchase tickets, complete the attached order form which will be available at www.greendaleboosterclub.org and send with your payment to the High School c/o GPABC. See you there!
The Greendale Panther Athletic Booster Club was established to promote and encourage a continuing spirit of enthusiasm in and for the Greendale High School athletic program. Specifically, the non-profit civic organization engages in activities which:
Financially and physically assist the Athletic Department and the Athletic Director.
- Develop between educators, parents, and the general public, united efforts in order to secure the highest advantages for the Greendale High School student athlete.
- Raise funds in a non-political and non-sectarian manner, which are used to benefit all Greendale High School athletic teams and programs.
- The GPABC has contributed over $500,000 since 1999 to help fund Greendale High School’s 22 boys and girls athletic programs, and facilities.
Please see the attached brochure detailing this fine volunteer organization.
ACT Preparation Class
Greendale Park and Recreation offers a fall course, PREPARING FOR THE ACT, available for students in grades 10 - 12. Register by contacting the Park and Recreation Department at (414) 423.2790 (with a credit card available for payment-MC Visa Discover) or download a registration form and mail in or drop off...Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. To learn more visit: gpr.greendale.k12.wi.us
Course Description: This study group will help students prepare, review, and take practice tests that should help them get a higher score on the American College Testing (ACT) Assessment. Practice material in English, Mathematics, Reading Comprehension, and Science will be used to enhance learning. This has been a popular, cost-effective way to give students that extra boost heading into this important measure of their college readiness. Instructors have (or will have) successful experience delivering this type of material to high school students.
Dates: Mondays, October 3 - November 21 #222003.1
Time: 3:15-4:15 p.m.
Place: Greendale High School, Room 111
Fees: Resident and Open Enrollment Students - $50.00, Non-Resident - $60.00
Instructors: GSD Staff-Kate Wagner (English and Yearbook) and Sarah Schultz (Math)
For those choosing to take the ACT in the spring test period, there will be another Preparing for the ACT class in the winter session of Park and Recreation programming.
GHS Scholarships on Facebook
Did you know that you can now find GHS scholarship information on Facebook? To “like” the GHS Scholarship page on Facebook, please click here. Seniors that are planning to attend college in the fall of 2012 should can also use the GHS scholarship webpage. There will be new scholarships added approximately every two weeks. It is hard to know if you qualify if you don't apply. For more information, please click here.
- Change to Nurse Practitioner Program
- Breakfast Program Information
- Fall Sports Information and Schedules
- Step Up to Better Health Fun Run and Walk on October 16
This Week's Links and Downloads:
- Upcoming Events
- Guidance Newsletter
- GPABC Booklet
- Homecoming Tailgate Order Form
- FitnessGram Letter
- AAA Driver Training Classes Flyer