GHS Weekly Update

for the week of 11/29/21

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School Times- Abnormal Week!!

Monday 11/29/21: NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS


We will see you all on TUESDAY, November 30th (Teacher Professional Day on Monday 11/29)

The Next Greenspire Student Council Meeting

Wednesday, Dec. 1st, 9-9:45am

2200 Dendrinos Drive

Traverse City, MI

All students are invited to attend GHS Student Council Meetings.


On December 1st the council will be focusing on:

1. Establishing the AM Barista Crew

2. Winter Formal Details- Covid-19 Safety Precautions, Ticket Sales, Marketing

3. GHS Student Hope Statement?

4. Holiday Spirit Week Planning- Each day we will dress up in a holiday theme!

5. In-School Holiday Party- 2:25 on 12/17/21

Please Review the latest Covid-19 Guidance

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December Movie Night: Home Alone 1

Friday, Dec. 17th, 6-8:30pm

2200 Dendrinos Drive

Traverse City, MI

T.H.E.M. hosts Movie Night #2: Home Alone 1

Tickets: $5.00

Popcorn: $3.00

Candy: $2.00

Holiday Treats and Hot Cocoa will be available, too!

Dance Chaperones Needed

We are in need of three parents to chaperone our Winter Formal Dance on December 11th from 6:30-10:30. Please email Erica Walsh if interested! erica.walsh@greenspireschool.org

Greenspire 101 Series: High School Curriculum (Night)

Mark your Calendars! GHS will host "Greenspire 101 Series: High School Curriculum" on Wednesday, January 19th from 5:00pm-7:00pm! We will show you the online platforms we use to deliver curriculum and review the projects we've done with our teens this year! More information soon.

GHS Winter Formal Dance

Saturday, Dec. 11th, 6:30-8:30pm

720 Wayne Street

Traverse City, MI

Tickets will be on sale soon at lunch!

$10.00 for presale

$15.00 at the door


Students are not required to dress in formal attire, however they are encouraged to dress more formally if they'd like. Masks will be required for entry, regardless of vaccination status.


Bringing a non-GHS guest?? Have your teen see Erica for the permission slip.

Tours for Interested 2022-2023 Students Begins Mid-January

Monday, Jan. 10th 2022 at 9am

2200 Dendrinos Drive

Traverse City, MI

If you know a family who might be interested in enrolling their 9th-11th grade teen for the 22-23 school year, please share this information with them! Click on the link below.


https://docs.google.com/document/d/1g99xFBhjKAs5HdS-tQxPZsK0wsl77QPMLZlVAbUwFRQ/edit?usp=sharing

Fun Times from Last Week!

Lunch Procedure Continues

Now that the weather is getting colder, the Student Council has determined the following lunch procedure until further notice:


Temperatures below 32 degrees= Students will stay inside (3 feet apart at minimum).


Temperatures 33-49= Students will eat outside for 15 minutes and then may choose to remain outside or return to the building to socialize. Masks must remain on when inside the building.


Temperatures above 50 degrees= Students must all go outside for the entire lunch period


This decision was voted on and approved by the Student Council on 11/10/21 and will be our policy until Covid-19 rates decline significantly. At that time, the council will reevaluate this procedure.

Optional Ski Program Starts January 11

Please see the information below from Jennifer Hood regarding an opportunity to participate in a program at Crystal Mountain. While this is not a school sponsored program, this opportunity has been made available to Greenspire students for several years - spots fill-up fast, so sign-up soon


Crystal Mountain Ski Program!


Greenspire Ski night will be on Tuesday this year. Cost to participate is $90, or $110 with rental. This includes ski pass and lesson for every Tuesday from January 11 - February 17. Lessons are included with the pass, and are offered at 4:30, 5:30 or 6:30. In March, your pass allows for skiing any day!

To sign up you must complete the forms online by December 1. Please complete all the listed enrollment papers even though several are redundant (Season Pass Application, Season Pass Waiver AND Snow Sports Waiver, Rental Liability Form- if renting). Payment also will be made online. If you require paper forms please contact Jennifer and she can make accommodations for you.

Here is the link to sign up: https://store.crystalmountain.com/e-commerce/grplogin.aspx .

Log In: Greenspire Password: WINTER21 This program is open to students, parents and siblings for both the high school and the middle school.

Our school group advisor, Jennifer, needs to keep a master list of all attendees to submit, as well as for communication. So please contact her via email when you have completed sign up. Include the names of all skiers and a parent contact email! Thanks!!

If you have any questions please contact our school Ski Program Advisor, Jennifer Hood (248) 709-9293 or via email jennifergail2899@gmail.com

Powerschool Link

Hey Parents! Did you know that you can see your student's grades ANY TIME YOU WANT? YES! It is true. If you did not receive your Powerschool Login letter last month, please call Torre at the high school and she will give you your login and password. Please click the link below to access your portal.


https://psgreenspire.northwested.org/public/home.html

Students Must Submit Technology Agreement in order to use their Macbook Air Devices

If your teen has not submitted their technology agreement, please be sure that you and your teen sign and submit it to the main office. Students will no longer have access to their devices if we do not have a signed form. It is also linked below.

GHS Staff Contact Information

GHS Teacher/Staff emails listed below*


Coreene.Kreiser@greenspireschool.org (Digital Arts and Technology)

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

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

Peggy.Brennan@greenspireschool.org (Life Skills, Communications, and Special Education)

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 Nonprofit Leadership)

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


*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.