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August 9, 2019

Words of Inspiration

Every child deserves a champion--an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.

-Rita F. Pierson

Check out this short Ted Talk by Rita Pierson to hear more.

Every Kid Needs a Champion

A Special Applause to...

Our students are coming next week! While there is a lot of excitement with the start of the school year, there are also a lot of boxes to check. Thank you to all of our volunteers for Get Connected Day. This was a chance for our families to check a lot of those boxes and you made it happen.

I know some of you couldn't make it due to prior engagements and vacations. Thank you so much to those of you who set your rooms up and put locker combos on student desks. The parents were very appreciative to you for taking time out of your summer break and making a great first impression.

First impressions are so important. I want to thank Bru, Susan, Lina, and everyone who helped welcome our 5th graders to Greene. The Greene 101 program is absolutely amazing!

PD on the Fly...

In the first days of school, you do an amazing job of connecting with students. In this article, Rick Wormeli provides some tips on how to build relationships with students in the opening days. He shares something that you love, and that I notice daily: "Instead of generalizing widely, then, effective middle level teachers honor their students by getting to know them well, and they respond to them instructionally and successfully based on that knowledge." Best of luck as you welcome this new group of students on Wednesday! Enjoy.

Getting to Know Our Students

Information for the Staff

PD Day, What to Expect

The certified staff will meet at the high school on Monday. This day is an opportunity for you to learn and connect from each other. Feel free to join a scheduled session or find colleagues to start a new one. This time is a chance for you to collaborate with other experts to share and learn ways to better serve students.

Join the PTO

Our PTO is amazing! HERE is the form for you to show that we support them as they volunteer to provide so much for our staff and students. They will again be providing breakfast for staff on Friday, August 16.


It was previously shared by the tech department that we are getting new desktops. As you return to your classroom you will probably notice that they have not been replaced, yet. When additional supplies come in, the tech department will be setting them up in your room.

Band Hall Furniture

All furniture that is up for grabs is currently in the band hallway. The custodial staff will be clearing it out on Tuesday evening to make room for students. If you want something, grab it before then.

GR Staff Info Folder

The Greene Staff Information Folder has been updated. Check it out for information, schedules, and duty assignments. Click HERE to access it.

1st Day of School

On the first day of school, you will need to practice the dismissal plan for the end of the day with students. Cassi has placed bus tags in your mailbox. You will need to write or have students write bus information on them. There will not be a spreadsheet this year. Instead, students need to look up information by entering their student ID on THIS site. Students will need to write their Greene Bus on the line that says Info and their bus from the JH to their house on the line that says Name.

Bell Schedule 19-20

The bell schedule hasn't changed. HERE it is!

Staff Handbook

HERE is the Staff Handbook. While there have not been updates, please note that we should not prop doors. With the addition of the badge swipe system, you should enter through the main doors, white wing, or yellow wing.


HERE is a spreadsheet with information about students in your homeroom. You should make a copy for your use. This was created for you to provide information to group students in class or during Flex Time. If you would like help formatting, sorting, or analyzing, I would be happy to come to a team meeting and discuss. Let me know!

For the Week of August 12, 2019

Monday, August 12 - Professional Development Day - High School

Tuesday, August 13 - Teacher Work Day - Lunch will be provided by Chick-fil-A at 11:30 in the Cafeteria.

SPED Meet and Greet, 7:30 am

Counselors meet with Yellow and White, 8-10 am

Kelly Wegener, 11:30 - 3:15 - MPR

Wednesday, August 14 - FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!

Friday, August 16 - Staff Appreciation Breakfast provided by the PTO - Media Center, 7:20 am

is the building calendar. You can view events more than a week at a time.

Happy Birthday!

Chris Simon - August 11

Evan Lykins - August 24

Brenda Whisman - August 24

Becky Sloan - August 24

Anita Harris - August 28

Lewis Perry - August 31