Greene Notes

April 14, 2017

Our Flight Pattern

Welcome to the E.H. Greene Intermediate School Newsletter! We will share important information and highlight the great things our students and teachers are doing at our school. You can expect this in your inbox each week on Friday afternoons.

Attendance Line: (513) 686-1756


April 14 - No School

April 17 - No School for students - Teacher Professional Development Day

April 21 - Interim Reports sent home

April 21 - Maple Dale 4th Graders will visit Greene

April 22 - Math and Science Conference at Greene (more details below)

Interested in Summer School? Chick here for details on courses and how to sign up!


For the next several weeks we will include a section on transition. This will have information for students transitioning both to Greene as well as to the Junior High. The grade level below represents the grade you will be in NEXT SCHOOL YEAR.

Rising 5th Graders:

Advanced Art Submissions are due to Elementary Art Teachers by April 21.

We are excited to welcome the Maple Dale 4th graders to the Greene School on April 21. Students will be touring the building, listening to a presentation from our specials teachers, eating lunch, and checking out our playground. Students will arrive around 10:30, eat at about 12:30 and dismiss back to Maple Dale at 1:00. Here is our lunch menu so you can prepare for the visit.

Maple Dale - April 21

Symmes - April 25

Montgomery - April 26

Blue Ash - April 28

Thank you to all who attended the PTO Meeting! Here are the documents we discussed to assist in your student's transition to Greene. We will continue to communicate important information through this newsletter as we approach important dates. Please mark you calendar now for 4th grade Parent Orientation on May 16 at 6:00 pm at the Greene School.


Important Dates

Specials Course Descriptions

2016-2017 Activity Brochure

Rising 6th Graders:

We will be mailing Course Selection forms in May, more details to come. Click here to see the Course Descriptions for our specials classes next year.

Rising 7th Graders:

The Junior High is excited to host the 6th grade students on April 25th and 26th for the 6th Grade Tours. Students will get the opportunity to tour the Junior High Building, learn about our athletics, hear about the upcoming Flight Fest, and experience lunch in the Junior High cafeteria. It's a great day for the 6th grade students to get their first look at all things Junior High.

All Course Adjustment Request (CAR) forms are due to the Junior High by April 13.

If you missed the Academic Fair, you can click the link below to view the presentation.

Karen Naber, Sycamore Asst. Superintendent speaks at GEAR

Join GEAR for Coffee and a talk by Karen Naber, Assistant Superintendent of the Sycamore Schools.

Get the K-12 "big picture" of how the district views a child's journey through Sycamore, it's academic pathways, and it's Aviator Flight Plan.

April 20, 2017
9:30 to 11:30 am
Blue Ash Elementary UC Wing
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Earth Week is Coming!

Greene Students to “Save the World, Feed the Birds” for Earth Week!

The Eco Team and Student Council will present 2 days of activities celebrating this year’s Earth Week theme, “Save the World, Feed the Birds!”

“Save the World Day” will be held on Thursday, 4/20, during which students will sharpen their 3 Rs skills by participating in a waste-less lunch, creating a sculpture from old toys, and making origami “flappy” birds from the Eco Team’s stash of one-sided flyers.

“Feed the Birds Day” will take place the following Monday, 4/24, when the school will be visited by 3 feathered ambassadors from, a local non-profit that rescues injured birds of prey and returns them to the wild. Raptor Inc. will also present Greene School with a certificate of sponsorship for a particular bird chosen by the student body, and the kids will make simple bird feeders to bring home.

All activities will take place during lunch and recess.

Here are ways you can help:

  • Ask your kids to pack or buy their lunch responsibly (e.g. using reusable containers) on 4/20

  • Help them find an unwanted small plastic toy to bring on 4/20

  • Remind them to vote for the bird they wish to sponsor on Student Council’s Google form

  • Come in and help! Contact Sarah Newman ( to volunteer either or both days, or for more information about Eco Team

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Math and Science Conference

The Miami University and Greene School Math/Science Conference is scheduled for Saturday, April 22nd, from 9:00- 11:45 a.m. Greene School students are given the opportunity to interact with instructors and each other as they explore mathematics and science using critical thinking skills and hands-on manipulatives. Permission forms for the conference are available in the activities bin at school, or students may get one from their math teacher. Please return permission forms to the office as soon as possible.
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April is Alcohol Awareness Month

The media has done a good job bringing to light the prevalence and severity of the use of heroin, prescription drugs and marijuana among our nation’s youth. But what about alcohol? We don’t hear much about it in the news anymore. Is underage drinking still that widespread? And c’mon, is it really that big of a deal? YES and YES.

Alcohol remains the number one drug of choice among youth, and excessive drinking continues to lead to more than 4,300 adolescent deaths each year.

The good news is that overall, underage drinking has declined. The 2016 Monitoring the Future Survey found that 7% of 8th graders, 20% of 10th graders and 33% of 12th graders had consumed alcohol within the past 30 days – all down from past years. Similarly, when it comes to binge drinking (defined as five or more drinks in a row by males or four or more drinks in a row by females), it has also decreased, with 3% of 8th graders, 10% of 10th graders and 16% of 12th graders reporting recent binge drinking. However, anytime young people are drinking alcohol, it is a problem. Furthermore, the 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Survey showed that 8% of high school students admitted to getting behind the wheel after drinking and 20% said they rode in a car with a driver who had been drinking.

Car accidents are the leading cause of death for adolescents. And stepping into a car as either an impaired driver or as the passenger of an impaired driver can be a fatal mistake.

The hazards of underage drinking include a long list of risks and should never be taken lightly. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, youth who drink alcohol are more likely to experience:

  • School problems – missing school and poor or failing grades
  • Social problems – fighting and loss of interest in extracurricular activities
  • Legal problems – from impaired driving or physically hurting someone while under the influence
  • Physical problems – hangovers and illnesses
  • Disruption of normal growth and sexual development
  • Changes in brain development - some that may have lifelong effects, including memory issues
  • Unwanted, unplanned and unprotected sexual activity
  • Abuse of other drugs
  • Physical and sexual assault
  • Increased risk for suicide and homicide
  • Unintentional alcohol-related injuries and fatalities – due to burns, falls, drowning and alcohol poisoning (in addition to car crashes)

There are also certain times and circumstances in students’ lives where they may be at greater likelihood for underage drinking. When youth transition into middle school or high school, or acquire a driver’s license - these are especially risky times for teen alcohol use. Youth with conduct problems, depression or other emotional issues; anyone with a family history of alcoholism; young people whose friends drink or are involved in other deviant activities - are all at increased risk for the onset of teen drinking.

It is also important to keep in mind that young people who begin drinking before the age of 15 are six times more likely to develop alcoholism or have problems with alcohol later in life, compared to those who wait until turning 21. With this in mind, the importance of delaying drinking is immense. In the following tip we will share ideas to keep students alcohol-free.

Sources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Alcohol Fact Sheets – Underage Drinking. 2016 Monitoring the Future Survey. 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Survey.

Summer Tennis Clinic!!!

5th, 6th, 7th grade Boys & Girls

Hosted by Mike Teets, Boys & Girls Varsity Tennis Coach

Assisted by varsity boys & girls players

Thursdays - June 15 & 22, July 13 & 20

5:30 - 7:00 pm

Cost is $50 (includes t-shirt & prizes!)

Questions & To Register:

Camp Invention is coming to Sycamore Community School District!

Since 1990, Camp Invention has taken summer fun and transformed it from ordinary to extraordinary!

In partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame, Edwin H. Greene Intermediate School is pleased to offer the nationally-acclaimed Camp Invention program to children entering grades 1st-6th. It’s an exciting, weeklong summer adventure with lessons that explore connections between science, technology, engineering and innovation. Children will work together to seek solutions to real-world problems and sharpen critical 21st century learning skills while rotating through several fascinating modules. The week begins on June 5, 2017 with Chris Gutermuth serving as Director of the Launch program!

Here is how young innovators will be spending their time:

  • Engaging creative thinking to design and build their own duct tape creations

  • Experiencing the power of rocket science by building and launching rubber band rockets

  • Exploring aerodynamics to blast water rockets made from plastic bottles more than 50 feet in the air

  • Taking apart nonworking machines and devices to investigate their inner operations

All activities give participants the opportunity to explore, discover and achieve while having fun!

Local educators will facilitate program modules and enthusiastic high school students will serve as Leadership Interns ensuring that one program team member is in place for every eight children.

Register on or before March 20, 2017 using promo code Discover25 to receive $25 OFF the base price of $225. Every registration includes a complimentary Camp Invention t-shirt. Availability is limited, so visit or call 800.968.4332 to secure your child’s spot today!

Sycamore Band & Orchestra Boosters Mattress Sale Fundraiser!! Saturday, April 29

The Sycamore Band & Orchestra Boosters will be sponsoring our Second Annual mattress sale on Saturday, April 29. This has been a very successful fundraiser in local school districts for the past 10 years. We are very excited to be able to sponsor this event here at Sycamore High School once again this year.

Brand new, name brand, top quality mattress sets with full manufacturer warranties. Much higher quality for price than a retail store! All sizes, price ranges, delivery and free layaway will be available. Floor models will be on display at Sycamore High School from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 29. If you, or anyone you know is in the market for a new mattress… check out this fundraiser!! If you need a new mattress before this sale or have any questions, please contact Ultimate Fundraising Solutions at

Proceeds from every sale will benefit SBOB