GHS Weekly Update

for the week of 5/23/22

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This Week's School Times- Normal Week


Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday- 8:45-3:45 (May arrive as early as 8:00am)


Late Start Wednesday- 9:45-3:45 (May arrive as early as 9:20am)

This Week's Character Trait: Open Mindedness

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Upcoming Dates! Take Note.


Wednesday, May 25th

Spring NWEA Testing- PLEASE BE HERE to avoid doing make-up testing!


Friday, June 3rd

Incredible Mo's End-of-Year field trip 10:00-2:00

Permission Slips were distributed via email from Coreene! There are also hard copies in the office!

Cost: $25.00

If you need financial assistance to afford this field trip, we have had 6 generous families donate a trip to a student in need. Please do not hesitate to ask us for assistance. We may also reach out to those who qualify.


Friday, June 3rd- 22-23 STUDENT REGISTRATION PACKETS DUE!! Please submit these to Torre AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.


Saturday, June 4th (Pending Chaperone Commitment)

End-of-School Year Semi-Formal Dance

Location: GHS (outside OR in room 215, depending on the weather)

Time: 7:00pm-10:00pm

Featuring DJ Sydney


Saturday, June 11th

Greenspire Middle School 10-Year Anniversary Celebration: 4:00pm-6:00pm

Location: Greenspire Middle School, 1026 Red Drive


Friday, June 17th

1/2 Day and Last Day of School! 11:45 Dismissal

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This Week's Sexual Education Lessons (May 23-27)

There will be a family worksheet / required parent or guardian signature on the topic of "working together to avoid and escape risky situations" going home with the students on Wednesday.


Lessons:

  • Escape the Risks by Setting Limits and Using Refusal Skills
  • The Cost of Pregnancy and Teen Parenting

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify ways to escape situations that could result in pregnancy or transmission of HIV and other STIs.
  • Demonstrate effective limit-setting and refusal skills to escape situations that could result in pregnancy or transmission of HIV and other STIs.
  • Evaluate the economic costs of pregnancy and teen parenting.
  • Predict the social and emotional impact pregnancy and teen parents would have on personal lifestyle
  • Identify adoption as an option for teen parents who decide they are not ready for parenting
  • Identify Safe Delivery as an alternative to infant abandonment for teen parents.
  • Conclude that pregnancy can be fully prevented by abstaining from sex.

Greenspire Climate and Culture Surveys- PLEASE COMPLETE YOURS!

Greenspire has sent out a Climate and Culture Survey to our parents, staff, students and board. Please complete this by May 27th in order for us to understand the areas we need to strengthen in the coming years. Thank you in advance for providing us such valuable data!!

Charter School Expansion Grant Update

Congratulations to Greenspire High School for being awarded an additional 250K!

Greenspire High School was awarded the Charter School Expansion Grant in 2020. This grant allowed for federal funds to be used to start a high school. Due to Greenspire's diligence and impressive programming efforts, the Michigan Department of Education has granted us an additional $250,000.00 to spend in the coming year. This means we will have more than $700,000.00 to spend to continue to develop this project based learning/environmentally focused high school. These funds are restricted for certain purposes-like curriculum, furniture and technology- and we are honored to be a recipient of this award.

Interested Students: Please tell Roddy if you are interested in being on our Robotics Team this fall!!

We also hope to start a Chess Club and Debate Team

The Greenspire District Enrollment Update!

For the 2022-2023 school year, we have 12 spots still available for 6th grade. Both the 7th grade and 8th grade are full with waiting lists. We currently have a waiting list of 13 students for 7th grade and 3 students for 8th grade.


At the high school, we are going from 68 students to 130 students next year and adding 11th grade. We have a full 9th grade with 2 on the waiting list. There are 2 available spots in 10th grade. In 11th grade we are full with 3 on the waiting list.

Staffing Update! Welcome Sarah Schaub, School Counselor

As we continue to grow at Greenspire over the next few years, we are pleased to announce that we have hired our first School Counselor. Sarah Schaub will be our new School Counselor beginning in August. She will share time equally between the middle school and high school during the 2022-2023 school year. We are so lucky to have Sarah aboard and she is excited to join Greenspire. It is a perfect fit!


Stay tuned for more exciting announcements...very soon!

Thank You to Liam Eldred and Everett Howell for joining our New Staff Interview Team!

Superintendent of The Woodland School District

Our very own Rich Watson has accepted a position as Superintendent/Principal of The Woodland School District. Rich has been with Greenspire since January and has been assisting GHS wherever we have needed him. He has an extensive background in Administration and Leadership and we are so proud to have had his influence and support this semester.
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Planet Fitness FREE SUMMER PASS for teens ages 14-18

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End-Of-Year Field Trip to Incredible Mos

Friday, June 3rd, 10am

1355 Silver Lake Crossings Boulevard

Grawn, MI

Incredible Mo's- 10am-2pm

Cost Per Student: $25.00

Cost includes: Unlimited bowling/shoes, 2 slices of pizza and pop, $15.00 in arcade games/ laser tag, and our own private event room.


If parents/guardians would like to donate funds to cover others in need, please send in your donation with your student's permission slip/fee.


If parents/guardians are in need of financial assistance for their teen's trip fee, please email Erica or Torre.

GHS Staff Contact Information

GHS Teacher/Staff emails listed below*


Coreene.Kreiser@greenspireschool.org (Digital Arts, Film Studies, Curriculum Coordinator)

Patricia.Pinzon@greenspireschool.org (Spanish I and II)

Katie.Butera@greenspireschool.org (PE and Health I and II)

Susan.Wooton@greenspireschool.org (Special Education- IEP and 504 Compliance)

Philip.Girard@greenspireschool.org (History and Literature)

Roderick.MacNeil@greenspireschool.org (Biology, Chemistry, Alg I, Alg II, Geometry)

Torre.Boone@greenspireschool.org (Attendance, Administration...Basically Everything)

Erica.Walsh@greenspireschool.org (Head of School and American Sign Language)

Robert.Walker@greenspireschool.org (Superintendent of the District)

Rich.Watson@greenspireschool.org (Rich Watson- Instructional Aide)


*Please be sure emails/notes to staff are kindly written. If you have a negative concern, please have your teen bring it to our attention (face to face is always preferred) prior to sending an email to a teacher or staff member.

Thank You Greenspire Community for a Wonderful School Year! -Erica & Robert

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