Paw Packet

A Weekly Journal of the Daily Happenings at GWE

July 26, 2022

Issue No. 1


From the Principal's Desk


Meet Mr. Prickett

Play Area Removal

From the Principal's Desk


I hope you are having a wonderful summer! I have a few things to update, so here's a quick Paw Packet sneaking into your inbox.

1) You'll see a reminder about Registration, which opened today!

2) We need your child(ren)'s t-shirt size for a FREE t-shirt! Click the button below to read more!

3) We have a new Assistant Principal! Below, you'll find a quick bit of information about Mr. Prickett, who will be joining us this year. He will split his time between Greenwood and Hazel Grove Elementary schools. We are SO excited that he's joined our Wildcat family!

4) You'll see an update about the old play area near Allendale Lake Road.

Short, sweet, and important updates!


Registration is Open!

We have started enrollment for the Fall! Please be sure to visit to complete online enrollment through your Parent Portal.

By getting your enrollment done early, we have an accurate count for students in each grade level and classroom. Thank you!

If you have trouble getting logged into the Parent Portal or if you have any other questions about enrollment, please give us a call at school, 816-986-1320.

Meet Mr. Prickett

I'm excited and thankful for the opportunity to serve the Wildcat community at Greenwood Elementary. By way of Kansas, I found my way to the Kansas City area where I met my wonderful wife, Melissa, who is a nurse at Children's Mercy Hospital. We call Greenwood home and live on the north side of town with our two boys. For the past 7 years, I taught 5th grade at Trailridge Elementary. I hold a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction and an Ed. Specialist's Degree in Administration. I value and will strive to lead with consistency, relationships, and service. When I'm not working, I enjoy spending time outdoors with my family. That being said, I look forward to getting to know the Wildcat community and helping your children thrive this year!

West Play Area Removal

We have a large play area on the west side of our property that is not up to code. In the evaluation of the space and needs of students, we have decided to go in a different direction in this space. Given the age and condition of the play equipment and surrounding area, and in consideration of the best use of the space, we are going to remove the play equipment. The track, which is also in disrepair, will eventually be repaved.

Families can expect a large, green space, with a surrounding track, that will be used as another safe play area for K-5 students during the school day. It also provides a space for outdoor PE classes and an outdoor learning classroom.

We are so excited to have this new space to meet the needs of our students, school, and community!

About Us

Office Hours: 8:30-4:30

School Hours: 9:10-4:10

Doors Open: 8:55

Office: (816) 986-1320

Attendance: (816) 986-1323