Community Schools News

Greensboro Elementary School

What is a Community School?

This means that GES, like many schools in Maryland (over 300) have identified that a large population of their students are living in poverty. The Community Schools Strategy works in partnership with a variety of stakeholders to remove barriers from students, families and communities in order to thrive. Ways a community school does this is by providing an array of wraparound services.

What does a Community Schools Coordinator do?

A Community Schools Coordinator provides comprehensive support and resources that are selected to meet their students’ and families’ needs and interests, which are rooted in the understanding and perspectives of the surrounding community.

What do Community Schools provide?

Through strategic partnerships, community schools work to provide access to high-quality academics, health services, mental health support, academic enrichment, out-of-school time programming, crisis support, adult education classes, leadership development, and more.

Year 1 Update

Survey's are completed!

In the first year of being a Community School a needs assessment is completed. This needs assessment looks at a variety of data such as surveys from staff, students (4th and 5th grade) and families. As of February 25th, all survey data has been completed. Thank you to everyone who participated and shared their voice on how to improve our Community School!

What's Next?

Now that surveys are complete, the Community Schools Steering committee will meet to review the results. The steering committee involves the Community Schools Coordinator, Principal, Teachers, School Counselors, PTA members and Stakeholders. As a team, data will be reviewed and the schools greatest needs will be identified. The team will discuss barriers and recommendations for the needs.


The Care Closet is a resource available to all students at GES. It provides students with everyday items, such as personal hygiene products, school supplies, and snacks. The goal is to provide students access to any basic need items they may have, so that they can focus on their education. All students regardless of income are eligible to use the Care Closet, without any cost to them or their family. Please contact the Community Schools Coordinator for assistance with any items you may need or ways to donate to our Care Closet.
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Growing Partnerships

Every month students that complete their reading/math calendar are rewarded with a fun incentive! Thank you to Greensboro Save-A-Lot for never hesitating to donate treats for our students to enjoy during their incentive. We appreciate you!
Greensboro's PW Supervisor and Community Outreach/Main Street Coordinator stopped by GES to talk to our 4th grade students about all things Greensboro! Students learned what the Mayor does, what Greensboro Commissioner's do, and different programs in the community. This presentation is to help guide 4th grade students as they work on " If I were Mayor" essay.
Thank you to our amazing coaches of our very own Honey bee's club and Young Gentleman's club for providing dinner for the shelter guests at His Hope Ministries. These coaches work with 25 young ladies and 25 young men in 5th grade to help teach manners, life skills, and healthy habits for successful living.
The Young Gentlemen's club stopped by Maple Village community to participate in some fun with the residents of Greensboro. The students and residents played bingo to win prizes!
When the Honey Bee's club stopped by Maple Village, they worked together with resident's to make a beautiful craft for them to keep. What a great way to engage with residents of Greensboro!

Community Resources and Events

CASA of Caroline

Starting March 1st GES students will have the oppurtunity to color pinwheels to plant hope dedicated to child abuse prevention. These pinwheel coloring sheets will be sent home for parent/guardian consent to return the colored pinwheel to school by March 31st. These pinwheels will then be displayed as part of the "Pinwheels of Hope" exhibit at Caroline County Council of Arts, Wednesday April 5 2023. Can GES be the school to plant the most Pinwheels?!
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Mid-shore Pro Bono

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Caroline County Public Library

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Greensboro Connects Initiate

The Greensboro Connects Initiative is a program that connects multiple services with residents of the Town of Greensboro and surrounding areas. This initiative provides an office-style physical space to organizations including non-profits that provide a service to the community.

Those organizations who are part of the Greensboro Connects Initiative have the opportunity to provide services to residents of Greensboro and North County towns. The Greensboro Connects Office provides those who do not have the financial resources or transportation a more convenient location to access needed services and programs.

This initiative provides services in 13 different areas

  1. Mental health services: Caroline County Health Department, Mid Shore Behavioral Health
  2. Substance Abuse Prevention: Maryland Coalition of Families, Choptank Recovery, Mid Shore Behavioral Health (Safe Station program)
  3. Family Resources: Maryland Rural Development Corporation, Caroline County Department of Social Services, University of Maryland Extension (UME), Caroline County Judy Center
  4. Youth Program: Caroline County Youth Soccer Association, Greensboro Police Department Community Basketball Program, Minary’s Dream Alliance
  5. Banking Services and financial literacy: Truist Bank, Shore United Bank and M&T Bank
  6. Mentoring, Children & Youth Advocacy Programs: Big Brother Big Sister of the Eastern Shore, CASA of Caroline, The ARC
  7. Homelessness prevention: His Hope Ministries
  8. Legal Services: Mid Shore Pro Bono
  9. Immigration services: Chesapeake Multicultural Resource Center
  10. Business resources: Caroline County Chamber of Commerce, Caroline County Economic Development
  11. Educational Resources: Greensboro Elementary School, Zero Deaths MD Department of Transportation, Caroline County Public Library, Greensboro Historical Society
  12. Food Pantry: Aarons Place
  13. Senior Services: Senior Community Employment Program, MD Department of Labor, Minority Outreach Technical Assistance (MOTA) Fitness in Action Program

Greensboro Connects Initiative is located at 111 South Main Street Greensboro MD 21639 (Side Entrance). For more information and services schedule contact: Angel Perez, Community Outreach/Main Street Coordinator or (410) 482-6222 ext. 5

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Migrant Education Program

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