GES/GJSHS Weekly Update

October 7, 2022

From the Principal

I had the privilege this week to award PBIS recognition certificates to our students at GES for meeting school-wide expectations for the month of September. We celebrated students who exemplify the qualities of being responsible, respectful, and hard-working. We also gave out attendance awards. You often notice that the students who receive the PBIS certificates are frequently recipients of the attendance awards, as well. Our group picture is below.

At GJSHS, our students are working hard too. Our three PBIS school-wide expectations are be polite, be prompt, and be prepared. At the junior/senior high, staff nominates deserving students who exemplify these qualities. Two students are selected as the Greenville Junior and Senior High School Students of the Month. In addition, we also celebrate high attendance and steps towards improvement and growth. More to come on this in our next newsletter.

We are working on improving attendance at Greenville Schools. We ask that parents make sure to get their kids here on time at both of our school sites. It is hard to join the classroom when the instructions have already been given and their peers are at work. This can cause anxiety for some of our kids and interrupts the flow of teaching and learning. Sometimes, it can be as easy as setting your alarm ten minutes early or organizing the kids' shoes, coats, and backpacks in a designated location on the night before. Every minute in the classroom counts. We appreciate your support with this!

The junior and senior high schoolers are learning the skills of time management, and working to get to class on time. Changing periods and classrooms is new for our 6th graders. Those lockers and remembering how to open them really slowed them down at first; but they are pros now and are navigating the ropes at the new school site.

Please remind your junior and senior high students that school attendance is mandatory. Non-attendance and truant tardies can equal a referral to the School Attendance Board (SARB); not to mention, truancy and tardies equal lost learning time. Once they get behind, it is really hard to make up that learning. Success in the future begins with the habits they set now.

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GJSHS Garden

Mr. Brown's Plant Science/Garden crew is hard at work! The harvest continues and the work doesn't stop just because it is fall. The students are working on many projects to improve the garden. They are preparing new beds for planting and improving the structures. The abundance of the harvest is picked and sorted, and some of the produce is transported to the Quincy Co-op Store for sale. The proceeds return to support the program. Our students are developing skills that will feed them in the future. It is real-life learning at its best!

GJSHS Wood Shop

The projects are coming along in the Woodshop. Each student learns about shop and equipment safety, and they have to pass a safety test in order to operate the equipment. Mr. Brown guides them in project development and mentors them on the equipment. This is another example of real-life, hands-on learning at Greenville Jr./Sr. High School!



Please note that tomorrow's game is at 7pm. Come help support our players by attending! 🏈

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Jr High Volleyball

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Flag Football

There was a home game tonight against Portola @ 4:00 p.m. This game was a double header. Our kids played hard and showcased all the skills they have been practicing with Coach Schramel. Great job, players!

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Parent Reminder!!

One of our favorite things to do is share what we have done for the week. This includes posting pictures of our students in our weekly newsletter. This cannot happen of we do no have authorization to use a picture of your student. These pictures include, awards, playing on the playground, class projects, etc. Please click here to be directed to our parent portal. Once you login, there will be a pink strip at the top of the page that says "data confirmation not complete". There will be 7 pages that you need to confirm and continue. If you have any questions, Please call Tanya at 530-284-7197 ext. 2101

4-H Information

A group of our Indian Valley 4H-ers promoted National 4H week this week with posters and classroom presentations about 4H. They also had fun teaching students the 4H pledge.

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Upcoming Events & Information

Mark Your Calendars...

  • 10/10 - Jr./Sr. High Booster Club Meeting in library
  • 10/12-4th grade Salmon Run @ Feather River Hatchery in Oroville
  • 10/13 - School Site Council Meeting @ library
  • 10/19-7th/8th Hike to Spanish Peak
  • 10/23-10/31-Red Ribbon Week
  • 10/28-Homecoming - (Football game is against Westwood)
  • 11/17-Great American Smoke-out
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Community Events

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