Greenwood School District 50’s 2017-2018 school year is off to a terrific start! Many thanks to our faculty and staff for providing excellent education services and LEAVING HEARTPRINTS every day in the lives of all our students! Whether the responsibility is supervising, teaching, preparing lunches, maintaining the building, or managing the office, our common goal will always be to do what is best for our students!
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 Elf 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!
Emerald and Greenwood High School Varsity Football teams just completed very successful seasons. The 2017 season was filled with big plays and huge victories for the Eagles and Vikings. Both teams’ student-athletes and coaches should be commended for working and sacrificing greatly over the years to bring our Varsity Football programs to a level of prominence which is recognized statewide!
There are exciting things on the horizon in District 50! Emerald High School was one of six high schools in the state to be selected to launch a high school aerospace curriculum. Beginning this fall, EHS students will have the opportunity to explore classes related to the design and flight of aircraft and spacecraft vehicles. Greenwood High School will become a fine-arts-focused high school in our district. Beginning in 2018-2019, GHS will offer an academic arts choice program for students entering 9th grade. The choice program will be available to students who attend GHS and EHS as a choice option. 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!
Forty students were recently recognized for meeting English Proficiency on the ACCESS 2017 test and speaking an additional language! This means that these students are fluent in their native language and the English language. This is a tremendous achievement for our district and would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of our students, teachers, and parents.
As we begin 2018, it is important to remember the positive memories from last year. It is critical that we remain focused on academic achievement and providing the best education possible for all of our students.
Working together, we can overcome any challenge and LEAVE HEARTPRINTS each day by making a difference in the lives of all our students and our community……AND THEN SOME!
Dr. Darrell Johnson
Greenwood School District 50