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February 21, 2020

Words of Inspiration

"What is life, if not the sum of a hundred thousand daily battles and tiny decisions
to either gut it out or give it up?”

-James Clear

A Special Applause to...

I want to give a special thank you to Becky Sloan and everyone who helped with the author visit. The day of the author visit is the culmination of a year-long literacy experience this school creates. Thank you to everyone who promoted reading and supported our students.

PD on the Fly...

When I found this article it made me think of our students. The author, Dr. Katie Martin, opens by asking (from a student's perspective), "How do I get an A?" As I read this article it made me reflect on how far we have come in education. Many have experienced school as an experience where the teacher taught and you either learned or didn't. The idea of I covered that topic in class already was a pervasive thought in public education. I have seen the transformation in education come to life at the Greene School. You are experts, not simply in teaching, but in learning. You do so much to ensure all students learn. I have been especially impressed with the process teachers have used to take information from the MAP and turn it into opportunities for students. Learning is messy and that's OK. This article provides strategies to support students beyond the standards. Enjoy!


https://www.educationdive.com/spons/is-traditional-assessment-getting-in-the-way-of-learning/571846/

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Toca Madera

The Greene School is pleased to announce Toca Madera- Latin Music of the Americas and Beyond will be here on Monday, February 24th (5th grade) and Tuesday, February 25th (6th grade) to conduct performances for our students. The performances take listeners on a journey from the mountains of Peru to the beaches of Brazil, and the streets of Cuba--sampling various instruments, rhythms, and music styles including Cubia, Samba, and Huayno. A special thanks to Montgomery Women's Club for the donation and support in bringing Toca Madera to Greene!


Monday, February 24th

Yellow and Orange: 8:30

Red and Green: 9:30


Tuesday, February 25th

Grey and Blue: 8:30

White and Purple: 9:30

Autism Awareness Month coming up.

As you know, April is Autism Awareness Month and we would like to celebrate all of our Aviators impacted by Autism. This year, we have designed apparel for staff to help us celebrate and raise awareness. We have t-shirts and sweatshirts available for order.


How to place your order:

1. simply visit this website: https://mandrillapp.com

2. Apparel will be sent to you directly

3. DEADLINE March 2nd.

4. Wear during the month of April to raise awareness


All proceeds ($1 from t-shirts and $2 from sweatshirts) will go directly to our Sycamore High School programs that support students impacted by Autism to purchase classroom supplies and materials that support academic goals as well as functional, daily independent living skills and access to community engagement.


Please contact Christina Layton if you have any questions and THANK YOU for all of your support.


Christina Layton

Special Education Department Chair

Sycamore High School

513-686-1770 x3051

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Fashion for the Cure - Jean Week - March 1-6

This is Sycamore High School's 7th annual fashion show benefitting The Dragonfly Foundation. The Dragonfly Foundation is a local nonprofit that provides comfort and joy to children and their families going through cancer or bone marrow transplants. Last year we were able to raise $48,000 for this wonderful organization.

In past years we have had a “Jean Week” fundraiser throughout the district. The idea is that any staff at the schools can pay $10 to wear jeans to school for the whole week instead of dressing more formally. All money raised will go directly to The Dragonfly Foundation. Jean Week will be held the week of March 1st - March 6th as our show date for 2020 is March 6th.


Staff, there is an envelope on Martha's desk for $ and to sign up for Jean Week. Thank you!


If you are interested in supporting fundraising efforts by participating in the fundraiser, there is a PDF of a flier below.

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For the Week of February 24, 2020

February 24 - Monday (C) day

  • CPI Training (Make-up) - 7:20 am - Cafeteria
  • "Toca Madera" performance - 5th grade - Cafeteria. 8:30 - 9:30 - Yellow and Orange teams
  • "Toca Madera" performance - 5th grade- Cafeteria. 9:30 - 10:30 - Red and Green teams

February 25 - Tuesday (D) day

  • Professional Development- 7:20 - 8:00 am
  • OELPA - Individual Testing - all day
  • "Toca Madera" performance - 6th grade -Cafeteria. 8:30 - 9:30 - Gray and Blue teams
  • "Toca Madera" performance - 6th grade - Cafeteria. 9:30 - 10:30 - White and Purple teams
  • FT - Gray team to Freedom Center - 11:00 - 2:00 pm
  • FT - STRIVE to Envisions - 2:00 - 6:00 pm
  • Rising 7th Grade Parent Orientation at the Junior High School - 7:00 pm (Special Ed orientation at 6:00 pm)
February 26 - Wednesday (A) day
  • Whatever Wednesday - 7:20 - 3:00 with Trisha Underwood - Escape Room
  • OELPA Individual testing all day
  • Better Babysitters class - 3:00 - 5:30 pm - MPR

February 27 - Thursday (B) day

  • OELPA Individual testing all day
  • 6th Grade Band Rehearsal - 8:22 - 10:41 am - Cafeteria Stage
  • 6th Grade Orchestra Rehearsal - 8:22 - 10:41 am - Orchestra Room
  • 5th Grade Band Rehearsal - 12:30 - 2:49 pm - Cafeteria Stage
  • 5th Grade Orchestra Rehearsal - 12:30 - 2:49 pm - Orchestra Room
February 28 - Friday (C) day
  • Staff Breakfast - Group E- 7:20 am - Media Center
  • OELPA Individual Testing - all day
  • 6th Grade Band Rehearsal - 8:22 - 9:54 am - Cafeteria Stage
  • 6th Grade Orchestra Rehearsal - 8:22 - 9:54 am - Orchestra Room
  • 5th Grade Band Rehearsal - 12:30 - 2:02 pm - Cafeteria Stage
  • 5th Grade Orchestra Rehearsal - 12:30 - 2:02 pm - Orchestra Room
  • Volleyball Club (added day)- 3:00 - 3:50 pm - Old Gym


Coming up ...

  • Saturday, February 29 - Pancake Day - Come enjoy pancakes and listen to our Bands and Orchestras! 8:00 am - 5th Grade Band; 8:30 am - 5th Grade Orchestra; 10:00 am -6th grade Band; 10:30 am - 6th Grade Orchestra.


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

Announce to Students

Yearbooks! Now it the time to order your Greene School Yearbook!

Informational flyers have been placed in Homeroom teacher mailboxes - please send them home with students. Parents can order the yearbooks online and the cost is $17.00. Deadline to order is March 16, 2020.


Monday, February 24 - C Day

  • Toca Madera performances for 5th grade - 8:30 - 10:30 per schedule
  • Greene Machine - 3:00 - 4:00 pm - Choir Room 66

Tuesday, February 25 - D Day

  • Toca Madera performances for 6th grade - 8:30 - 10:30 per schedule
  • FT - Gray Team to Freedom Center - 11:00 - 2:00 pm
  • FT - STRIVE to Envisions - 2:00 - 6:00 pm
  • Art Club - 3:00 - 3:50 pm - Ms. Combs' Art Room
  • Girls' Basketball - 3:00 - 3:50 pm - New Gym
  • Volleyball Club - 3:00 - 3:50 pm - Old Gym

Wednesday, February 26 - A Day

  • Volleyball Club - 3:00 - 3:50 pm - Old Gym
  • Girls' Basketball - 3:00 - 3:50 pm - New Gym
  • Better Babysitters- 3:00 - 5:00 pm - MPR
  • Yu-Gi-Oh Card Club - 3:15 pm - Room 24 - Last day

Thursday, February 27 - B Day

  • 6th Grade Band Rehearsal - 8:22 - 10:41 am - Cafeteria Stage
  • 6th Grade Orchestra Rehearsal - 8:22 - 10:41 am - Orchestra Room
  • 5th Grade Band Rehearsal - 12:30 - 2:49 pm - Cafeteria Stage
  • 5th Grade Orchestra Rehearsal - 12:30 - 2:49 pm - Orchestra Room
  • Start of Spring Bowling - 3:00 - 4:30 pm - Crossgate Lanes
  • Greene Machine - 3:00 - 4:30 pm - Room 66- Choir Room
  • Volleyball Club - 3:00 - 3:50 pm - Old Gym
  • Girls' Basketball - 3:00 - 3:50 pm - New Gym
  • Art Club - 3:00 - 3:50 pm - Ms. Combs' Art Room
  • Makerspace Club - 3:10 - 4:00 pm - Media Center

Friday, February 28 - C Day

  • 6th Grade Band Rehearsal - 8:22 - 9:54 am - Cafeteria Stage
  • 6th Grade Orchestra Rehearsal - 8:22 - 9:54 am - Orchestra Room
  • 5th Grade Band Rehearsal - 12:30 - 2:02 pm - Cafeteria Stage
  • 5th Grade Orchestra Rehearsal - 12:30 - 2:02 pm - Orchestra Room
  • Volleyball club (added day) - 3:00 - 3:50 pm - Old Gym

Saturday, February 29 - Pancake Day at the High School

Happy Birthday!

Jill Pihl - February 25

McCristy Gould - February 26

Amy Combs - March 1

Brigid Young - March 3

Karen Ahr - March 10

Cindy Waldbillig - March 10