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19
Sep
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PowerHour-Suspended

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Parents:  Below is the announcement given to the students on Tuesday morning:

Students and Staff, good morning.  As many of you may have already heard, we have a change in our daily schedule for the rest of the week we would like to take the opportunity to explain.  PowerHour was designed a time to improve academically, get more involved in school activities, and to build relationships to help improve your educational experience.  While a majority of students have utilized this privilege in a positive manner, there is a growing number of students who have not utilized it wisely or in a positive manner.  This number has reached a unsustainable level where we must suspend it. While it saddens us to take this step, all student must realize and consistently meet the expectations of this privilege.

The main issues currently with PowerHour are as follows:

PowerHour is not a time for students to seek out and either verbally or physically confront other students over disagreements. While several students have lost PowerHour for the semester or year, students continue to engage in these behaviors too frequently.  Students should learn how to use social media appropriately, how to speak and interact positively, and how to avoid confronting others in these negative ways.


PowerHour is not a time to move throughout the hall with no academic purpose.  Students should not move in and out of the cafeteria multiple times within a lunch period or walk through the halls just talking with friends.  Students should move only with an academic purpose.  You should think ahead and know where you are going and only move if you are headed to a specific classroom.  Students should remain in their current location during the last five minutes of each PowerHour.

PowerHour is not a time to leave your trash wherever you feel like it or to laugh & scream repeatedly at a volume that is unacceptable.  Students should learn to pick up after themselves and remind their friends to do so as well.  Students should be respectful of each and be aware of how their actions impact those around them.

PowerHour is not time to decide which rules you will and will not follow.  Students should report to detention in J100 if you are assigned a detention.  These detentions include those assigned for students who arrive unexcused after 7:45 am.  Students should take responsibility for themselves and attend required PowerHours.


Thus, these are the expectations of PowerHour that are not consistently being met.  

We will eat by floors the rest of the week, at a minimum.  Students in detention will be dismissed by a chime 2 minutes before each lunch and should get their lunch and then report directly to J100 for lunch detention.  C-9/Co-op/Internship students should see Mr. Bruns or Mrs. Busch to set up their detention time. C-9 students will be dismissed by a chime at 11:08.

We thank the majority of students who have been using PowerHour wisely.  We ask those students who have not to change their ways, and help earn back this privilege.  Students should demonstrate positive leadership and be a caring friend and help others make better decisions by modeling appropriate use of PowerHour when it returns. Continue reading
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06
Sep
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Pizza and Robots

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Join the Greenwood Community Schools Robotics Teams at the Greenwood Public Library on Thursday, September 27th, at 4 pm to hear more about what the Robotics Teams do...all while eating pizza!  See the attached flyer for more information. Continue reading
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09
Aug
0

Canvas Parent Accounts

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Parents:  Canvas is the learning management system our teachers utilize for various items to support your child's education.  Linked here are directions to create a parent account in Canvas.  Also, it is possible to link more than one child to your account.  Linked here are directions on how to link multiple children to your parental account.  Please feel free to contact the office at 317-889-4000 if you need additional assistance. Continue reading
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27
Jul
0

Welcome From Our Student Services Advisor!

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Welcome, Freshmen! How exciting is it to be attending high school? You must be experiencing a lot of different emotions right now. No worries, these feelings are normal as you head into your new adventure as a high school student. Things to remember: be on time, be prepared, and be respectful. Be on time to school and each class. You have approximately 5 mins between each class once the bell rings. That’s plenty of time to get to and from each classroom. Will there be challenges? Sure, you’re still learning where classes are, which hallway to travel, and which set of stairs will get you there so you’re not late. Take the first few days of school to learn your way around. GHS is pretty simple to travel. Think about it this way: all English classes are in the same hall. All science is in the same area. If you know how to get to those hallways that’s half the battle! Being prepared for those classes is also very important. Over the first week of school teachers will go over what is needed, (i.e. pencils, binder requirements, spiral notebooks vs loose leaf paper, etc.). Pay attention and write down what is expected of you to be prepared for each of your classes. Respect is a two-way street. If you don’t give it, how do you expect to get it in return? Exactly! You don’t. So, please, think before you speak or act. Everyone deserves respect.

I am so excited to meet you this year and help you along your journey as a Freshman. If you need anything, I am located in the Guidance Office. Parents, my door is open to you, also. If you have any concerns or questions, please let me know. –Ms. Samantha Young, Student Services Advisor syoung@gws.k12.in.us or 317.889.4008 Continue reading
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08
Jan
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FAFSA Workshop

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On Wednesday, January 10th, Greenwood Community High School will host a FAFSA completion workshop from 6-7 pm in the C103 Computer Lab.  This event is an opportunity to work on and complete the FAFSA with experts on hand to provide assistance and answer any relevant questions.  Attendees should enter in the main entrance (door 2N) and then proceed to the C103 Computer Lab located in the English Hallway. Continue reading
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05
Jan
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Post Prom Purse Bingo Fundraiser!

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See the attached document for information regarding the GHS Post Prom Purse Bingo Fundraiser and how to participate in or be involved as a sponsor.  Thanks for your support! Continue reading
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19
Dec
0

1st Semester Grades and Absent Student Information

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Good afternoon.  Thanks for a great first semester at Greenwood High School.  First semester grades should be finalized on PowerSchool by 3:00 Wednesday for all students who completed their final exams.  Any student who missed a final exam, can take those exams the rest of this week (Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday) between the hours of 8 am and 11 am in the main office.  If these days don’t work, students are also welcome to take exams on Tuesday, January 2nd, between the hours of 8 am and 11 am.  If none of these dates and times work, please contact the office at 317-889-4000 to arrange an alternative day.  Thanks again for all of your support and have a wonderful Holiday Season! Continue reading
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18
Dec
0

Congratulations Greenwood Robotics!

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Our Green Machine Robotics Team won the Motive Award, and they won the Winning Alliance where they were captains of the overall championship team at the Indy South Regional. They have qualified for the State Championship for the 2nd year in a row!

The State Championship will be held at Crawfordsville, February 24th.  Congratulations and good luck! Continue reading
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07
Nov
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Robotics Newsletter

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See the attached document to catch up on all the exciting activities going on in Robotics with their November Newsletter! Continue reading
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15
Sep
0

SAT (May)

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Greenwood High School will be offering the May SAT.  At this time, the College Board has not moved us to an active site.  Howver, in the next week, we hope to see this change on their website.  

If there are any questions or concerns please contact Mrs. Fenner in the Guidance Office.   Continue reading
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22
Aug
0

PowerHour Schedule Change

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Students:  In order to maximize the use of time, we are going to move five minutes of instruction into period 1 and make PowerHour two-30 minute blocks.  This change will make each morning class end five minutes later.  The first PowerHour will run from 10:55 to 11:25.  The second PowerHour will run from 11:25 to 11:55.  See updated schedules posted throughout the school and here.  We will still not have PowerHour on Wednesdays and will rather, eat by floors on Wednesdays. Continue reading
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07
Aug
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Meet the Teacher Night

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Parents:  This Thursday, August 10th is Meet the Teacher Night at Greeenwood High School.  Parents will have the opportunity to follow their child’s schedule to meet his/her teacher, hear about classroom policies and practices, and ask questions if time permits.  This event will begin at 5:30 on Thursday.  In addition, parents of Seniors can learn more about Naviance, an online program designed to help in the search for scholarships, college visits and applications and transcript requests in the IMC at 5:00 and then again at 7:30 Thursday night.  Again, this presentation is geared towards the parents of seniors, while the regular event begins at 5:30.

Also, parents, we are experiencing a high volume of traffic in the parking lot between the soccer field and the high school at both drop-off and pick-up.  Please avoid this parking lot, especially the curve at the far end of the lot, between 7:00 and 7:20 and again between 2:10 and 2:35.  Rather, please move towards door 32 on the east side of the building near the football field for both drop-off and pick-up.  Thanks for your help in this process aimed at keeping our students and buses safe.

Have a great evening and we hope to see you on Thursday night! Continue reading
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20
Jul
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Updated Registration Instructions

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Parents/Guardians:

We recognize some of you have experienced problems with the online registration.  We have attached updated instructions we hope solve the problem.  You will need to know your student’s school username and password to complete the registration.  We apologize for the inconvenience, but we believe the attached directions will resolve the problems you have experienced.

If you need further assistance, please contact the office at 317-889-4000.

Thanks for your patience!

-GHS Continue reading
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19
Jul
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Freshmen Orientation/PowerHour Follow-Up

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Thank you to all of you who attending Freshmen Orientation and PowerHour Presentations.  Linked below is a PDF of presentation slides if you are interested:

Freshmen Orientation

PowerHour

Also, linked here is a document on how to add multiple students to your parent account within Canvas. 

Thanks again for all you do for the Greenwood Community and we look forward to a great year! Continue reading
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20
Jun
0

2016-2017 GWS Accomplishments!

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Greenwood Community:  Please see the attached document to read about all the multiple accomplishments across the district for the 2016-2017 school year.  Thanks for all you do and all your support and know we are working hard to get ready for the 2017-2018 school year! Continue reading
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25
May
0

Graduation Online Broadcast

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GHS will again broadcast graduation online this year.  The broadcast will begin at 6:55 pm on Friday, May 26th, here.  The camera will be a fixed camera focused on the speaker as well as the students walking across the stage to receive their diplomas.  While not the same experience as being in attendance, we hope this option provides family and friends unable to attend the ceremony a way to celebrate this special evening! Continue reading
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18
May
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Honors' Day and Finals' Week

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Due to Honors' Day, on Friday (5/19), the schedule will be different to accomodate the special recognition of our seniors and award winners.  Please see the attached schedule for more details.

Also, second semester final exams begin on Monday (5/22).  These exams represent a culmination to the semester and present students the opportunity to demonstrate their learning and improve their overall grades.  Please continue to stress the importance of preparing for these exams to all students.  Also, please feel free to see the attached schedule as well as the final exam procedures.

Thanks and have a great finish to the school year! Continue reading
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09
Mar
0

Juniors-Immunizations

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Parents/Guardians of juniors:  A Meningitis booster is required by the Indiana State Department of Health to be administered prior to the start of the senior year.  Please contact your primary care physician to schedule an appointment and submit the completed immunization record to the school nurse.  If you would like resources for immunization administration or you have general questions, please contact Josh Harmon, RN, at 317-889-4014. Continue reading
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09
Feb
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Camp Kesem

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Camp Kesem is a nationwide, nonprofit organization that provides free summer camp and year-long support for children who have been affected by their parent's cancer. This could mean that their parent currently has cancer, has had cancer, or past away due to the terrible disease. At Camp Kesem, our goal is to provide support for the children who have experienced adult-sized problems at a young age, while also giving them a fun escape and a chance to bond with other children facing the same experiences. Our camp is open to any child between the ages of 6-16 and is completely free of charge!

Last year, Camp Kesem at Indiana University was able to serve 150 children from Central and Southern Indiana. This year, we are hoping to serve 190 children. With your help, we can provide these children with sense of community and lifelong friendships! If you know of any families that would benefit from our services, please have them email me at indiana.outreach@campkesem.org or visit our website at campkesem.org/indiana. If you would like more information or other ways you can help Camp Kesem, please feel free to email me as well!

Our registration for Camp 2017 is now open to new families and we have many spots available! We hope that we will able to serve many new families this upcoming year. Interested families can apply at this link: https://campscui.active.com/orgs/CampKesem#/selectSessions/1717902 Continue reading
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24
Jan
0

Homeroom Tuesday!

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Students:  Just a reminder of your opportunity to get extra help during homeroom.  In addition to having the opportunity to see your teachers, you can also go to other rooms to assist your studies:

C237 (computer access), LGI 2 (collaboration), and C221A (EL assistance), Music Department (practice-please get pass first)

Next week will be a club/extracurricular/interest group homeroom in addition to academic help...more information to come later this week.  Take advatange of the opportunities! Continue reading
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