As Greenwood School District 50 begins our journey into the 2018-2019 school year, we are extremely blessed to live in a community that puts education as a top priority. We ask for your prayers for our students, teachers, and staff as we strive to provide the best education possible on a daily basis.
This year, we expect our Shining Stars to Make the Call for children every day! Our faculty and staff continually provide excellent educational services to make a positive impact in the lives of all of our students! Whether the responsibility is supervising, teaching, preparing lunches, maintaining the building, or managing the office, our common goal will always be to put our children first!
The Shining Stars of our district were recognized during our district’s annual Opening of School Celebration on August 14th at Emerald High School’s gymnasium. Teachers and staff from each school were recognized by their peers in a special video and Prezi which highlighted Shining Stars impact at their schools. Teachers and staff also received a special token of appreciation for all of their hard work and dedication.
The surprises at the event continued with the announcement of the Mrs. Lee Ann Starnes as the District Teacher of the Year and Ms. Donnie Belcher as the District Support Employee of the Year. These two ladies are exceptional educators who have routinely gone above and beyond the call of duty. District 50 is blessed to have them as two of the many Shining Stars in our district!
Congratulations to Emerald High School’s Aerospace Engineering class on being recognized as one of the best programs in the country! In the first year of the program, Emerald and Greenwood High School students scored as the highest performing class in the nation on the Fundamentals of Aerospace Engineering End-of-Course exam! Only 29 students in the nation scored “Advanced” on the EOC exam and 11 of them were students from EHS and GHS. This tremendous honor is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the students and Aerospace Engineer Instructor Josh Buchanan!
This year, Greenwood High School will become a fine-arts-focused high school with the launch of a new choice program. The Academic Arts Academy (A3) will be available to students who attend both high schools. The upcoming renovation of the GHS Auditorium will transform the building into the Greenwood 50 Performing Arts Center. This new facility will provide current and future arts programs in the district and community an opportunity to showcase the talents and skills of Greenwood’s Finest!
This school year, it is critical that we remain focused on academic achievement and provide a quality education for all of our students..Working together, we can overcome any challenge and make a difference in the lives of all our students and our community……AND THEN SOME!
Dr. Darrell Johnson
Greenwood School District 50