• Home
    Home This is where you can find all the blog posts throughout the site.
  • Categories
    Categories Displays a list of categories from this blog.
  • Tags
    Tags Displays a list of tags that have been used in the blog.
  • Login
    Login Login form
Recent blog posts
26
May
0

June Office Hours

Posted by on in Greenwood High School News
The GHS Main Office will be open from 8 am to noon Monday through Thursday during the month of June.  Please feel free to call 317-889-4000 if you have any questions.   Continue reading
Last modified on
Hits: 67
0
23
May
0

GHS (drive-by) military sendoff and celebration

Posted by on in Greenwood High School News
GHS has four seniors reporting for boot camp before our July 17th commencement ceremony. To honor our military students, GHS will host a drive-by sendoff on Thursday, May 28th from 7-8pm. All four seniors will be setup (properly spaced) in front of the building, and cars will drive by, show their support, and give these four young men a graduation ceremony they will never forget. We ask everyone to remain in their cars. Route is simple - come down the boulevard, turn at the first right, loop around to the front of building (where busses park), and exit out the boulevard. 

The four students are Logan (Marines), Blake (Marines), Johnathan (Army), and Josh (Army).

We hope you can make it and give these brave young men a proper GHS sendoff. 

-- Continue reading
Last modified on
Hits: 59
0
21
May
0

2019-2020 Yearbook Distribution - July 10

Posted by on in Greenwood High School News
The 2019-2020 GHS yearbook will be distributed on July 10 between 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the front lobby.

Each yearbook purchaser will receive a complementary Quarantine supplement, which is a 36-page magazine that will peel and stick in the back of the yearbook and provide stories, photos, and information about the pandemic's effect on students, faculty, and the community.

Congratulations to Faith Peebles, Mallory Watson, and Anna Lowe for leading the newspaper and yearbook staffs in creating this amazing supplement during remote learning and to Mallory Watson for her leadership all year in creation of the yearbook itself.

b2ap3_thumbnail_Supp-Cover.jpg   b2ap3_thumbnail_2020-cover.jpg
Continue reading
Last modified on
Hits: 73
0
20
May
0

GHS Honors Day 2020

Posted by on in Greenwood High School News
All-

Below is the link to our GHS Honors Day 2020 Virtual Celebration.  We are so proud of all of the hard work, accomplishments, and achievements of our students!

Honors Day

Thanks for celebrating their successes with us virtually! Continue reading
Last modified on
Hits: 104
0
18
May
0

Financial Aid Early Awareness-Juniors

Posted by on in Greenwood High School News
Please join us tomorrow, May 19th at 4:00 for a virtual college planning event with INvestEd. The topic of the meeting will be "Financial Aid: Early awareness" and will cover topics like choosing the right major, searching for scholarships, and college financial aid.  

Meeting ID

meet.google.com/pdr-bnmq-jgh

Phone Numbers

(‪US‬)‪+1 516-261-2025‬

PIN: ‪774 438 819#‬

Please contact Lisa Laug at llaug@gws.k12.in.us with questions. Continue reading
Last modified on
Hits: 122
0
18
May
0

End of the Year Items

Posted by on in Greenwood High School News
The 2019-20 school year comes to an end this week. We can’t thank everyone enough for your willingness to work through our remote learning process. Thank you students for being active in your studies. Thank you parents for pushing your students and allowing them space and time to complete their school work. We also want to thank our teachers for all their preparation and willingness to continue the learning process for students. As we stated before, it wasn’t a perfect system, but we hope all students were able to learn new skills as they continue to learn in the future. Times are hard, and we can’t express enough how much we appreciate your cooperation.

The main purpose of this email is to communicate to you that GHS needs some items from students before the end of the week. Our school office is open today (Monday), Wednesday, and Friday from 8am-noon. Please read.

  1. All students - please return all school textbooks and library books.
  2. Seniors and students not returning to GHS - please return your computer and charge cord. All students grades 9-11 who are returning to GHS, you may keep your computer and charger for the reminder of the summer.
  3. All students - please return all school issued calculators or other department issued items.
  4. All students - please complete all teacher surveys this week. Your input is valuable as we prepare for future opportunities. 
  5. Lastly, all students and parents, please complete the following survey - https://bbyt.es/9U2BR4RCQ. This survey is being sent to all stakeholders in the corporation. We appreciate your feedback. 
Thank you and enjoy your week. Continue reading
Last modified on
Hits: 256
0
08
May
0

2020 Seniors' Signs

Posted by on in Greenwood High School News
The Greenwood Education Foundation is graciously providing senior yard signs for free to all students in the senior class. If you have not yet picked up your yard sign, you may do so tomorrow, Saturday May 9th from 11:00am - 1:00pm at The Gathering Place in Greenwood. The address for The Gathering Place is 1495 W. Main Street, Greenwood. The signs may be picked up under the awning at door 1.  

Contact Maureen Wehmeier at maestraw@msn.com with questions.  Continue reading
Last modified on
Hits: 312
0
08
May
0

CIESC Driver Education

Posted by on in Greenwood High School News
CIESC DriverEdSafety continues to offer the online driver education class to all students. While they are unable to offer a traditional classroom setting, this summer they will offer an option for live-streamed class starting May 26. They hope to resume in-car instruction as soon as possible. Visit their website at www.driveredsafety.com for more information.

Thank you. Have a great day!
Continue reading
Last modified on
Hits: 141
0
05
May
0

Congratulations Top 20!

Posted by on in Greenwood High School News
Congratulations to the Top 20 from the Class of 2020!  We are so proud of your accomplishments, thankful for the impact you have had on others (including our staff), and excited to see where your new journeys take you!  Strive for excelllence, value relationships, be honesty, courageous, persistent, and make a positive impact on those around you!
b2ap3_thumbnail_top20.png
Continue reading
Last modified on
Hits: 258
0
05
May
0

Material Pick-Up

Posted by on in Greenwood High School News
Students/Parents:


If your student needs to pick-up any materials from inside the school, they may do so on the following schedule:

Monday, May 11th / 9-11am / students with the last name of A-G.

Wednesday, May 13th / 9-11am / students with the last name of H-Q.

Friday, May 15th / 9-11am / students with the last name of R-Z.

Only students are permitted to enter the building unless a parent represents their student. We are limited to only 25 people inside the school, so please enter the building quickly, gather your belongings, and exit so others may enter the building in a timely manner. Everyone must enter through the main entrance, Door 2N. 

Thank you.  Continue reading
Last modified on
Hits: 249
0
30
Apr
0

Herff Jones Orders-Seniors

Posted by on in Greenwood High School News
This message is intended for senior students and their parents or guardians. Students may pick up their graduation orders from Herff Jones on Friday, May 1 from 9am – 12 pm at the high school. This includes cap and gowns, announcements, accessories, and keepsakes. 

Please come down Woodmen Boulevard and turn right before you reach the “T” and drive around to the Main Office Area. This is entrance 2N.  Please have the student’s first and last name written largely on a piece of paper. You will show this paper when approaching the pick-up area.

Herff Jones will only distribute the cap and gown to the student or their parent/guardian. If you have not ordered your cap and gown, there will be some available at the pick-up event. The cost of the cap and gown is  $50.29 and it is payable by cash, check, or charge.  Continue reading
Last modified on
Hits: 261
0
30
Apr
0

High School Graduation

Posted by on in Greenwood High School News
Hello from Greenwood High School. Mark your calendars! GHS will hold the Class of 2020 graduation ceremony on Friday, July 17th at 7pm in the main gym. Our goal is to hold a traditional ceremony; however, due to any restrictions and/or guidelines that may be in place at that time, our format, number of attendees, traditions, etc. may need to be altered. Regardless, graduation in some form will take place on this day and time. 


We want to thank you for your patience and understanding as we attempt to make many decisions which impact students and families differently. Please note we are looking for ways to honor our seniors leaving for the military. We will provide you those details as soon as they become available. Thank you.  Continue reading
Last modified on
Hits: 265
0
28
Apr
0

Summer School Information

Posted by on in Greenwood High School News
Please see the attached document for more information regarding Summer School.  Hope all of you are doing well and staying safe! Continue reading
Last modified on
Hits: 206
0
21
Apr
0

Fast Track 2020

Posted by on in Greenwood High School News
Fast Track 2020 is in progress!  This program provides basic school supplies and a backpack to students who qualify for free or reduced lunches/textbook assistance.  Greenwood families also will have access to over 20 community resource partners during the Fast Track event.  
The event will be held at Westwood Elementary on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 from 6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.  It is very important that you complete the ONLINE registration by Friday May 15, 2020. Any registrations received after this date may not be accepted. Please go ONLINE to http://www.gws.k12.in.us/ and find the link "Fast Track 2020."  You must complete a form for each child. Please see the attached letter for detailed information.   Continue reading
Last modified on
Hits: 205
0
16
Apr
0

GHS Seniors Updates-April 16

Posted by on in Greenwood High School News
Seniors and parents-

Thank you for taking the time to watch the following video. We hope we addressed the many questions you may have regarding seniors and upcoming activities.

We would like to add one comment to the video. If we decide to go with a July 17th graduation ceremony (decision coming end of April), we have plans to recognize our military seniors being deployed in June. We will provide more information once we determine our final decision. The video will provide you more clarity.

Finally, please also see the attached document providing more information to go along with the video.

Thank you!

Todd Garrison, Principal

Greenwood Community High School

317-889-4000 Continue reading
Last modified on
Hits: 462
0
16
Apr
0

Semester Grades

Posted by on in Greenwood High School News

Hello GHS students and parents.

We want to thank you for supporting and contributing to our remote learning program. We wish circumstances were different, but we feel students are undergoing an educational experience that has benefits, and one many students may encounter later in life. 

In this email, we would like to address the topic of grades, in particular semester grades. A semester grade is the final grade awarded and placed on a student’s transcript. It’s important to understand the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) is highly encouraging all high schools to award a semester grade for all students grades 9-12. Colleges, universities, NCAA Clearinghouse, scholarships, etc. will require letter grades. Pass/Fail is not a viable option for high school students as it may negatively impact a student's future. All semester grades earned this semester will be placed on a student’s transcript, including seniors.  

So, at the end of this school year, we are asking all teachers to assign semester grades to all high school students. Semester grades will be based on a combination of 3rd quarter grades and 4th quarter work. Final exams will not take place this school year. Please note all students have already been awarded a 3rd quarter grade. 

Teachers will be assigning semester grades based on the following criteria:

  1. A student can raise his/her semester grade above the 3rd quarter grade if he/she submits above standard work during the remote learning process. That’s a great incentive to do your best! 
  2. A student’s semester grade will remain the same as his/her 3rd quarter grade as long as that student continues to be engaged/active in his/her classes. Simply stated, if students submit their work, with quality and effort, semester grades will not suffer (lower).
  3. A student’s semester grade could be lower than the 3rd quarter grade if he/she refuses to be engaged/active in his/her classes, or a student submits only a limited number of assignments. A “limited number of assignments” will be at the teacher’s discretion. Please keep in contact with your teacher to discuss if your grade is in jeopardy. 
All students enrolled in AP and ACP (dual credit) courses will follow the grading scale of the university (or assigned teacher) awarding the semester grade. Central Nine (C9) semester grades are awarded by C9 teachers.

We hope this answers questions regarding semester grades. Please contact your teacher first if you have any questions. If they are unable to answer your question(s), please contact a school administrator or counselor. We appreciate everyone’s understanding, and we hope all students and families are safe and healthy. We miss our students. Thank you.

GHS Administration Continue reading
Last modified on
Hits: 313
0
14
Apr
0

Canvas-Parent Observers

Posted by on in Greenwood High School News
Parents/Guardians-

You have the ability to sign-up on Canvas to be a parent observer of your child(ren).  From the Canvas help guides:

"Observers can link their Canvas account to their student's account so they can see assignment dues dates, announcements, and other course content. Observers can view the course content but cannot participate in the course.  They can only see their own child's work and not any work or material from other students."

Please watch this video (less than 2 minutes) on how to get set-up as an observer.  You will receive an email confirmation once you have set up your account.

To add a second (or more students) to the ones you are observing, you will follow a similiar process and the directions are listed here.



Continue reading
Last modified on
Hits: 317
0
13
Apr
0

Guard for 2020-2021

Posted by on in Greenwood High School News
Students interested in guard for next year should access the GoogleForm below so Samantha Kilbourne has their contact information. Here is the link: https://forms.gle/Jpveu1ZWptf7rE1Y9 Continue reading
Last modified on
Hits: 253
0
05
Apr
0

Remote Learning Starts Monday (4/6)

Posted by on in Greenwood High School News
All-

Mr. Garrison will be sending home a school messenger voice call later this afternoon.  Until then, here is some information for students:

Students:  A few pieces of information as we begin Remote Learning on Monday.



*Lessons will be posted by 9 am each remote learning day (Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays).

*Students are expected to log into Canvas and be active each day.

*There is a student how-to video for Canvas also located under "GHS Remote Learning" on the right side of the school website (http://www.gws.k12.in.us/greenwood-high-school).  There are also Guidance and IMC Resources in the same section.

*Teachers will be on Canvas each remote learning day from from 9-11 and 1-3 and you may contact them through the Canvas Inbox or any other way listed (i.e. Canvas Discussion or Chat).  Teachers will also hold virtual office hours and the schedule is linked here.  Links to join the office hours are located in each teacher's Canvas Announcements and/or Canvas Front Page.

*Assignment due dates will vary, but will oftentimes will be approximately 48 hours (though some assignments will have time limits).

*Directions on who to contact with issues not-related to the class will also be linked on the school website under "GHS Remote Learning."  Please contact the teacher with class related questions. Continue reading
Last modified on
Hits: 630
0
04
Apr
0

Winter Percussion, Guard, Academic Team, Etc.

Posted by on in Greenwood High School News
The yearbook and newspaper staffs are creating a special quarantine magazine designed to peel and stick inside the back of the 2019-2020 yearbooks since this has been such a significant part of the school year.

School groups -- such as Winter Percussion, Winter Guard, the Academic Team, etc. -- who lost their spring season is going to be part of that coverage. If you have a photo of your GHS student involved in these activities this year, please email that photo to droberts@gws.k12.in.us and include the student's name and cell phone number so a student reporter can reach out to him/her for caption information.

I must receive these photos and information by April 10 to be included. Continue reading
Last modified on
Hits: 341
0

GHS Partners in Education

The Mission of Greenwood Community School Corporation is continuously to improve the system of teaching and learning that results in increased achievement in all students.

Copyright © - Greenwood Community School Corporation