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May 17, 2019

Words of Inspiration

“How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”

-A.A. Milne

A Special Applause to...

Honoring the retirees was quite an event. I want to thank the six staff members who are retiring for all they have done for students and staff in their career.

Additionally, an event like that doesn't just happen and it surely doesn't just happen everywhere. This is a special place where we are all fortunate to work. I want to thank Andy, Bru, Amye, Chris and everyone else who made the retirement celebration a night to remember!

For the Week of May 20, 2019

Monday, 5/20 - D Day

  • Staff Grill out!!!! Cafeteria Lobby! Hosted by our Chefs Marilee, Jay and Matt!

Tuesday, 5/21 - A Day

  • Everlasting Monsoon Concert: 6th grade - 8:45 - 9:15 am; 5th grade - 9:30 - 10:00 am. Students will go to the assembly with the class they are in at the time. Students will leave their belongings in the room and will return to that class after the assembly, then move on to the next class if it is time.
  • FT - Gray Team to Reds Hall of Fame - 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Wednesday, 5/22 - B Day
  • 6th Grade Celebration - 8:30 am - White and Gray Teams
  • 6th Grade Celebration - 10:30 am - Purple and Blue Teams
  • Gray team walking to Ringo Lanes - 12:20 - 2:20 pm
Thursday, 5/23 - C Day - Last Day of School!
  • Field Day - 6th grade - 8:50 - 10:50 am; 5th grade - 12:30 -2:30 pm
  • Blue Team Talent Show - 12:30 - 2:30 pm - Chorus Room
  • Gray Team Talent Show - 1:30 pm - Cafeteria Stage
  • Blue Team class party - 2:00 pm
Friday, 5/24 - Teacher Records Day
  • Cost of Poverty Experience - Educational Assistants - 7:30 - 11:30 am - Cafeteria
  • Purchase Orders for next year due.

Monday, 5/27 - Memorial Day - Holiday

Tuesday, 5/28 - Teacher Work Day

  • Before you leave for the summer, please file a copy of the report cards, the MAP scores, and bring report cards to the office ready to mail. Also turn in your room key. Thanks!

Wednesday, 5/29 - Happy Summer Vacation!

Are you an early planner? Here is the building calendar. You can view events more than a week at a time.

Info for the Staff

6th Grade Celebration - Wednesday, May 22nd

Staff: Please remember to park in the back of the school so that the parking area is cleared for the parents. Thank you!

Reminder - a notice went out about lunch during the 6th grade celebration. Remind students that lunch will be served in the Old Gym. They are welcome to eat in the Old Gym or outside behind the gym. If they are going to eat outside, they may want to bring a blanket or towel. Additionally, they may want to bring or wear sunscreen. Blue and Purple Teams students should report back to their homerooms immediately following the 6th Grade Celebration reception. Then they will proceed to lunch.


Staffing Info

While we will never really replace Carol, we found an excellent math teacher for the Blue Team! Hailee Hallquist will be joining the Greene School team. Hailee comes to us from West Clermont Middle School. Please reach out to Hailee and welcome her to Greene:


If you aren't already wearing jeans, enjoy them next week!

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We are excited to offer keynotes and sessions by nationally known speakers plus over 200 breakout sessions! There is no charge to educators from High AIMS member districts! Teachers from other districts are welcome to attend, but there is a fee for them. For details on the Summer Institute, click here.

Ohio Writing Project

STRENGTHENING LEADERSHIP THROUGH WRITING: Practical Strategies for Writing into Joy and Courage

This one-day Ohio Writing Project summer workshop is designed specifically for K-12 Administrators and Teacher Leaders. Join us for a day that focuses on you!

Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Location: Miami University Voice of America Campus

I-75 & Tylersville Road in West Chester

Time: 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM (Muffins and Coffee from 8:30 – 9:00)

Cost: $70.00 ( Lunch included)

Why: As school leaders, our minds and time are pulled in so many directions yet we want to lead with joy in a world filled with stress. Join OWP and local K-12 Administrators and Teacher Leaders for a one-day summer workshop designed around the practical strategies for strengthening your leadership through writing. Participants will discuss current professional voices in literacy and leadership, experience the role of writing in developing their own leadership work, and envision ways to extend the power of literacy in practical ways.


Meghan Lawson, Coordinator of Instructional Services, Hamilton County ESC

Karen Long, Principal, Holmes Elementary, Wilmington City Schools

Beth Rimer, Director, The Ohio Writing Project

Samantha Woodruff, Assistant Principal, Wilmington City Schools

To REGISTER: Complete the Google Form Registration or contact the OWP office at or 513-529-5245.


We will use this section to keep you up to speed as we transition students from the elementary schools and to the junior high.

Rising 7th Graders

Rising 6th Graders

Specials Courses - we will not be sending a course selector out for Rising 6th Graders. There is a blurb in the parent newsletter stating that they will be placed in the same specials as they are in this year, unless they contact us and let us know what they would like changed.

Rising 5th Graders

Important Dates:

Announce to students

Monday, 5/20 - D Day

Tuesday, 5/21 - A Day

  • Everlasting Monsoon concert - 6th Grade - 8:45 - 9:15 am; 5th grade - 9:30 - 10:00 am
  • FT - Gray Team to Reds Hall of Fame - 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Wednesday, 5/22 - B Day
  • 6th Grade Celebration: 8;30 AM - White and Gray Teams
  • 6th Grade Celebration: - 10:30 AM- Purple and Blue Teams
  • Gray Team to Ringo Lanes - 12:20 - 2:30 pm
Thursday, 5/23 - C Day - Last Day of School
  • Field Day - 6th Grade - 8:50 - 10:50 am
  • Field Day - 5th Grade - 12:30 - 2:30 pm
  • Blue Team Talent Show - 12:30 - 2:30 pm - Chorus Room
  • Gray Team Talent Show - 1:30 pm - Cafeteria Stage
  • Blue Team class party - 2:00 pm

Happy Birthday!

Bridget Katchman - May 5

Kim Toft - May 24

Cassi Arfstrom - May 29