Greenwood Elementary School

 GES principal, Ashley Walters and Assistant Principal, Mrs. Dorothy Bell-Jackson welcome the UMES Baseball Team will visit Greenwood Elementary monthly to read to students!

Greenwood Elementary School is the winner of the The Hit the Books Banner! We are so appreciative to Mrs. Maria Parke for her beautiful artwork!

Snakes at the Discovery Center!


Wayne & Lisa Muir of HOPE ministries in Princess Anne accepting Greenwood Elementary's donation of  $200 and 4 boxes full of food for HOPE ministries in Princess Anne. Greenwood Elementary held an Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest on Friday, December 16th for faculty and students to raise donations for this charity. Wayne & Lisa Muir of HOPE ministries are pictured here with GES Principal, Ashley Walters and Assistant Principal, Dorothy Bell-Jackson.

Dinner was provided at Greenwood's Family Night.

Mother's Day Make and Take Art at GES

Superintendent Dr. John B. Gaddis and Brigadier Gen. Warren Sumpter congratulating Greenwood's Teacher of the Year, Joan Hill Dashiell

Sonrise Church giving back to the community and families of Greenwood Elementary.

4th Grade teachers at GES

Rockets with Dads night at Greenwood Elementary! Students built and launched rockets with their Dads. 

Creating KORG synthesizer circuits in the Media Center

GES Teacher of the Year for 2017
Joan Hill-Dashiell

Greenwood Elementary artists hard at work

Greenwood Elementary announces and celebrates the 2017 Teacher of the Year for 2017! GES Teacher of the Year Joan Hill-Dashiell is pictured here with her family.

Teaching computer programming with playdoh!

DARE Officer Scott Carew teaches GES students. Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) is a substance abuse prevention education program that seeks to prevent use of controlled drugs, membership in gangs, and violent behavior.

Clifford visits students at the Bookaneer Book Fair on Back to School Night!

GES students made a pledge to stop the Summer Slide of not reading over the summer by promising to read at least 6 books or 15 minutes a night over the summer!

Buddy Reading can be fun in the Media Center at GES!

Bookaneer Book Fair In Progress!

Parent volunteer, Ms. Wigfall helps at GES Bookaneer Book Fair. We appreciate our parents at GES!

UMES Baseball Team members comes to read to GES 5th graders!

4th Grade fun at GES!

Our Greenwood Families were learning healthy options such as yummy vegan dishes at GES Family Night. 

Students enjoying Maryland Crunch day at GES!

Greenwood' s 2017 Teacher of the Year escorted by Principal Ashley Walters and Assistant Principal Dot Bell Jackson.

PBIS Incentives might include getting your nails done!

GES students wear hats during Red Ribbon week to "put a lid on drugs and bullying"!

Students are encouraged to put coins in their favorite staff member's jar for our United Way Coin Wars!

Combining Maryland Crunch Day with Technology at GES!

Families know the importance of reading and utilizing the Scholastic Book Fair at Greenwood Elementary.

Student artwork on display.

Sonrise Church offered yummy snocones on Back to School Night.

Local Girl Scout troops offering crafts and education on their troop to GES families.

Bring your own device game day at GES to promote positive behavior!

YoJo kicked off Red Ribbon week at GES teaching students how to recognize and deal with bullying.

Students appreciate the support of the new Assistant Principal at GES!

2nd Grade Teachers at GES

GES Family night included Makerspace fun!

Back to School Night was a success at GES!

We are excited to see families at Parent Conference Night! Mrs. Parke provides support for our Spanish speaking families.

Ben Carson Scholarship winners for Somerset County including Greenwood Elementary's Joshua Lankford.

Another board filled with "Straight A Cards"! Students can be nominated for a "Straight A Card" for excellence in academics, showing Eagle pride and positivity, demonstrating teamwork, or going above and beyond the call of duty.

Family Night at GES!

Teacher of the Year Joan Hill- Dashiell enjoys time with fellow faculty members at her luncheon held to celebrate her!

Look at this board filled with "Straight A Cards"! Students can be nominated for a "Straight A Card" for excellence in academics, showing Eagle pride and positivity, demonstrating teamwork, or going above and beyond the call of duty.

Wonderful changes for GES! 

Delmarva Shorebirds mascot, representatives, and sponsers congratulate students on winning the Hit The Books Banner contest!

Greenwood Elementary announces and celebrates the 2017 Teacher of the Year for 2017! (pictured Left to Right; Assistant Principal: Dorothy Bell-Jackson, GES Teacher of the Year: Joan Hill-Dashiell, Principal: Ashley Walters.

3rd Grade teachers at GES

Our students enjoyed a wonderful Mother's Day event at GES with the special ladies in their lives. The students had a great time creating a canvas print with their guest under the direction of art teacher, Laura Perry. The guests also participated in mindfulness activities involving deep breathing exercises.

Lego We Do 2.0 Robotics at Greenwood Elementary!

Creating with cardboard boxes!

Service with a smile as Mrs. Bell-Jackson serves up ice cream cones on McTeacher Night.

GES Student Joshua Lank ford celebrates earning the Ben Carson scholarship with Principal Ashley Walters, Assistant Principal- Dorothy Bell-Jackson, and Teacher -Stephanie Sproul

Researching Robotics in Media with laptops using Discovery Ed and the SIRS Discoverer online data base

Even the faculty at GES gets involved with Red Ribbon Week! Teachers wore crazy hair to promote that we need to use our heads and not do drugs or bully others. (Ms. J. Dryden, Ms. Ward, Mrs. Mason)

GES fun at the Discovery Center!

Students are utilizing E-books in the Media center for Animated Storytime.

Students learning how to utilize online resources at GES.

Parent volunteers work tirelessly at the Bookaneer Book Fair to be sure our GES families are reading!

GES students made a pledge to stop the Summer Slide of not reading over the summer by promising to read at least 6 books or 15 minutes a night over the summer!

UMES Baseball Team helps to make learning fun at Greenwood!

Younger students are paired with older ones to share the joy of Buddy Reading!

Drum circles with Mrs. LaRue at the GES Family Night!

A Scholastic Holiday Book Fair makes it possible for students, faculty, and parents at Greenwood Elementary to give the gift of reading. Books were gift wrapped at customer request free of charge!

Carly Evans serves as Greenwood's ESOL Student Services Teacher and is an asset to our students!

Students cheering Mrs. Hill-Dashiell Greenwood's 2017 Teacher of the Year as she walks through the halls to her limo lunch for TOY honorees.

Delmarva Shorebirds mascot Sherman encourages students to "Hit The Books!" 

5th Grade Teachers at GES

Washington High school student  Hannah LaRue, volunteers time at the Greenwood Book Fair

Third grade teacher, Mrs. Stefanie Tawes (Front row:L-R third from the left) named Baxter Enterprises McEducator Award Recipient for Greenwood Elementary

Mother's Day Make and Take Art at GES

Greenwood Elementary's Teacher of the Year, Pre-K teacher Joan Hilll Dashiell (center) surrounded with love from a student and administration on each side.

Students diligently practice keyboarding skills each week with Ms. Tull in computer class.

Administration at GES knows how to "treat" faculty and staff. Faculty and staff enjoyed a make your own candy bag recently as a token of appreciation for all that they do to educate and provide for our youth.

GES students made a pledge to stop the Summer Slide of not reading over the summer by signing a pledge promising to read at least 6 books or 15 minutes a night over the summer!

GES students at UMES Career Day

GES welcomes our new teachers! This picture shows all of our new teachers with their principal Mrs. Ashley Walters.

GES Faculty and staff on McTeacher Night in Princess Anne.

All students and staff were asked to decorate a puzzle piece with their name and something that makes them special. Along with this display, morning announcements included information on raising awareness about how each of us are different. A casual day was incorporated for students and staff to raise money for Autism research as well. These school wide activities helped to promote Autism awareness throughout Greenwood Elementary.

Students holding signs of support for Greenwood Elementary's 2017 Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Joan Hill Dashiell !


Faculty getting prepped for Sumo Obstacle Course for the United Way Coin Wars! (Left to Right: Mrs. Hicks, Mrs. Walters, Ms. Willey, and Mrs. O'Hara)

GES students having fun and learning about expectations and PBIS!

3-D Books in Mrs. Tawes' third grade class.

 Greenwood Elementary School was  the only elementary school in Somerset County to receive a grant in the amount of $4,804.00. This grant was made in response to Mrs. Walter's( Principal) and Mrs. Power's(Media Specialist) request for funding to purchase 30 Lego WeDo Kits in order to participate in NASA’s Robotics leagues. 

Hands on learning at GES!

Mrs. Walters addressed parents at the Holiday concert for grades Kindergarten through 5th. The event was held at Washington High School.

Our students enjoyed a wonderful Mother's Day event at GES with the special ladies in their lives.

Sonrise Church helped to sponsor delicious treats to Greenwood Elementary's students and families on Back to School Night.

Parents learning about how student announcements build community at Greenwood Elementary.

The hallways were lined with adoring student fans ready to cheer on Greenwood Elementary's Teacher of the Year !

The Judy Center helping to educate families at the Back to School night at GES.

Crunching into yummy apples for Maryland Crunch Day at GES!

GES faculty celebrating Joan Hill Dashiell at the Teacher of the Year Gala!

Parents and families of GES students showing support for our country.

Thanks to a Community Arts Foundation Grant, students are learning to build and program Lego WeDo robots with Mrs. Power in Media.

 Parent volunteer Rachel Beauchamp and Mrs.O'Hara help make cotton candy for PBIS incentive

Superintendent Dr. John B. Gaddis and Brigadier Gen. Warren Sumpter congratulating Greenwood's Teacher of the Year at the TOY Gala at UMES.

Getting messy at GES Family Night!

Greenwood Elementary announces and celebrates the 2017 Teacher of the Year for 2017! GES Teacher of the Year Joan Hill-Dashiell was surprised with a beautiful banner, flowers, and balloons from her family after the announcement was made.

Greenwood Elementary's Principal Ashley Walters and Vice Principal Dorothy Bell-Jackson

Greenwood Elementary's Teacher of the Year headed to a limo luncheon for all Somerset County TOY honorees.

The UMES Baseball Team visits Greenwood elementary to model good reading habits.

Principal Walters and Mrs. Perry encouraging students to participate in the GES Coin Wars to benefit United Way

Guidance counselor Stephanie O'Hara teaches Yoga to students and families at the GES Family Night.

News & Announcements

Coin Wars at GES!

Teachers are competing to fill their jars with coins this week and next. Who will the winner be? Bring in your coins and put them in your favorite teacher's jar to benefit United Way.

GES Wild West Book Fair

Ya'll come out and lasso up some good ol' books Sept. 18th-22nd in the GES Media Center. We are open 8:30-3:30 and we will have special hours until 5pm on Back to School Night on Thursday, September 21st.

GES Supply List

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Upcoming Events

GES-B Day Specials Rotation

Date: 9/22/2017
Instructional Facilitators Meeting
Date: 9/22/2017, 8 AM 3 PM
Location: Central Office
GES Wild West Book Fair

Date: 9/22/2017, 8:30 AM 3:30 PM
GES Wild West Book Fair

Date: 9/23/2017, 8:30 AM 3:30 PM
GES-C Day Specials Rotation

Date: 9/25/2017