As Greenwood School District 50 continues our journey through the 2019-2020 school year, we are extremely blessed to live in a community that puts education as a top priority. We continue to ask for your prayers for our students, teachers, and staff as we strive to provide the best education possible on a daily basis.
The Arts, Communication, and Theatre School (ACTS) at Brewer Middle School remains our oldest magnet program and recently received positive reviews from students, administration, and parents for the performance of the musical Frozen Jr. Students’ talents were on full display during a three night performance in mid-November that was open to the public. Crowds were amazed not only by the talent of our students, but also the planning, detail, and hard work of our ACTS teachers. Thanks to our ACTS students and staff, the program is at an all-time high in achievements and performances!
In November, our district was excited to announce our partnership with Gaggle, the leader in assisting K-12 districts with managing student safety on district-provided technology. Our district realizes that Google and Microsoft are powerful learning tools, but safety must be considered with all of these tools. Our partnership with Gaggle will assist in protecting our students, avoiding tragedies, and potentially saving lives. Our number one priority is to help schools in our district create safe learning environments that will positively impact students.
Our Balanced Modified Calendar for the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 school years was officially adopted in December. We were excited to receive confirmation that the balanced modified calendar does meet the requirements of state statutes and state law. As I have stated many times before, the decision to change calendars was not made lightly. All of our stakeholders have been a part of this process via emails, surveys, and public forums. We truly feel that this calendar is the best decision for our school district and community.
As we continue this school year, it is important to keep the positive memories from 2019 with us throughout the year. It is critical that we remain focused on academic achievement and providing the best education possible for all of our students.
Dr. Steve Glenn
Greenwood School District 50