Greene Notes

March 1, 2019

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 afternoon.

Attendance Line: (513) 686-1756


Saturday, March 2 - Pancake Day at the High School

Monday, March 4 - Friday, March 8 - BOOKFAIR in the Media Center

Spring MAP Testing:

  • Wednesday, March 13- Reading Test (approximately from 8:30-10:30 am)
  • Thursday, March 14- Math Test (approximately from 8:30-10:30 am)

Please note the correct dates for our 6th Grade Celebrations and Field Day. (They are incorrect on the printed District Calendar; they are correct on the district website calendar.)

Wednesday, May 22- 6th Grade Celebrations

Thursday, May 23 - Field Day/Last Day of Classes

Student Information Forms for 2019-2020

Welcome to Greene Intermediate School! We are looking forward to the arrival of your child in the fall. Below is a link to a letter that explains our placement process. Within the letter you will find the link to our Student Information Form. This form will be used to place students on teams. Please submit the form no later than Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 11:59 pm.

Rising 5th Grade Parent Letter - Current 4th Graders

Rising 6th Grade Parent Letter - Current 5th Graders

Rising 5th Important Dates (Current 4th Graders)

Big picture
Big picture

Transition to the Junior High

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

Rising 7th Graders (current 6th graders, class of 2025)

Monday, March 4, and Tuesday, March 5, 2019:

The JH counselors will sit with each child to enter in the information. After this process is completed, your child will bring home a verification sheet for tentatively scheduled courses. At this point, you can review the verification sheet with your child. Thank you for your cooperation in advance and for your patience with this updated process!

The staff at the junior high is so excited to welcome your son/daughter! We look forward to meeting you along this transition. If questions arise, please do not hesitate to reach out to the junior high for assistance!

Big picture
Big picture

Junior High Sports Fall Dates

If your child is interested in participating in a fall sport at Sycamore Junior High in 2019, please make note of the following important dates:

Athletic Department

2019 Fall Sports Season

Jim DeJoy: Athletic Director

Linda Baynes: Athletic Trainer


All forms, notifications, and emails are through Final Forms

Forms must be completed before that sport’s season begins

(Starting dates and coach email addresses are located below and on the back)

For more information go to the district website, click activities, and then Junior High Sports.

Follow us on twitter @SJHAthletics

Free Physicals will be given at TriHealth Sports Pavilion, TBA

Meet the Coaches Night will take place on Thursday Aug 8th at 6:30 pm


Football: Starts Monday July 29th, Coach Andy Winkle,

Cross Country: Starts Thursday Aug 1st, Coach Meredith Hromadka

Volleyball: Open gym will take place on Tuesday July 23th,

Thursday July 25th, and Tuesday July 30th

Tryouts begin Thursday Aug 1st, Coach Tom Villani

Boys Golf: Tryouts begin Monday Aug 5th, Coach David Hartke

Girls Golf: Tryouts begin Monday Aug 5th, Coach Paul Alexander

Girls Tennis: Tryouts begin Monday Aug 5th, Coach Lee Pittman

Girl’s Soccer: Conditioning will take place on July 29th and 30th.

Tryouts begin Aug 1st and 2nd

Coach Courtney Farrell:

Boy’s Soccer: Conditioning will take place on July 29th and 30th

Tryouts begin Aug 1st and 2nd

Coach Pete Tanaka:

Cheer: Clinics take place on May 13 and 14 from 3:30-5:00

Tryouts for incoming 7th graders will take place on May 15th at 3:30

Coach Felicia Ormond:


The Joseph Beth Book Fair Begins

Monday March 4 !

We are excited to announce that the book fair opens in a few days, March 4, and continues through Friday March 8. It will be open each day from 7:45 – 3:00 pm, except on Friday in which it will close at 11:00am.

Students will visit the book fair with their Multimedia Explorations class. Students not enrolled in this course are encouraged to come with a pass from a teacher throughout the day, before school, or from recess. You can send money with your child or come during that time to help them purchase books. In addition, we accept credit cards, checks, and "library money".

Shopping at the spring book fair is a great way to stock up on books your child will want to read over spring break or this summer, and help the school at the same time. It’s really fun to read anytime, but especially when you are traveling, sitting on a beach, or just relaxing around the house without any homework to do.

THANK YOU for encouraging your child’s reading endeavors, and for supporting the Greene School Media Center.

Happy Reading to all,

Mrs. Sloan, E.H. Greene Media Specialist

Save the date! Screens and Tweens - a Series for Parents

Keeping our children safe in this digital age is a concern we all face as parents, especially with the easy access to screens that our children have. With that in mind, the PTO has organized a 3-week series for parents where you will learn cutting edge information and tools that can immediately be applied at home.

  • Tuesday, April 2 (6:30-8:00 pm): Screen Agers Documentary screening followed by parent discussion and breakout sessions.. Click HERE for a preview
  • Tuesday, April 9 (6:30-8:00 pm) : author and speaker Steve Smith will talk about how we have become a distracted society, how social media and video games can impact mental health, and more. Click HERE to learn more about the presentation.
  • Tuesday, April 16 (6:30-7:30 pm) : Sycamore Tech Dept. will lead a training on how parents can manage the off campus filter for student devices.

More information to come!

Sycamore Advisory Committee

Sycamore Advisory Commission, a committee appointed by our Board of Education, is currently accepting applications for at-large memberships.

Applicants must live or work full time within the District, and must support the mission and goals of Sycamore Community Schools. This year the deadline for submitting an application is March 4, 2019. Application forms may be obtained by calling the District at 513-686-1700.


For the past couple of weeks, we have been featuring parent articles from the Love and Logic series by Jim Fay. This week’s focus comes from that same series and looks at how a parent reacts to unexpected behaviors. The idea of “delayed or anticipatory consequences” for children benefits you as a parent. It gives you time to calm down, come up with a reasonable and enforceable consequence, and think through any supports your child might need to work through this problem. Click on this link for more details.

Big picture
Big picture
Big picture
Big picture
Big picture

Earth Day 2019—The Rodeo is Coming!

A BIKE Rodeo, that is! Courtesy of the Blue Ash Police, who will set up a course on the playground at recess. Bikes will be provided. For those more interested in walking, Student Council is planning a par course, including a hula hoop station. The Rodeo will be a second chance to bike and walk that day, after the ride and walk to school. Other highlights will include the chance to see a police bike up close and a student-selected playlist.

Save the Date! We will participate in Earth Day activities on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at the Greene School.

More details coming soon!

Big picture
Big picture
Big picture
Big picture
Big picture
Big picture
Big picture
Big picture
Big picture
Big picture

Please use this link to buy your tickets to the SAB Winter Social:


Big picture
Big picture

2018-19 Activities Brochure

Is your child looking to get involved in after school activities? Check out our Activities Brochure. We will announce to students before clubs start and how to sign up. This post will stay at the bottom of our newsletters if you are looking for it later.

Activities Brochure 2018-19