Greenwood Elementary School

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!

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.

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

New positions at Greenwood Elementary! (Left to Right: Ashley Walters-Principal, Ashleigh Wallace-Instructional Assistant, Dorothy Bell-Jackson-Vice-Principal, Laura Mars-3rd Grade)

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.

GES students at UMES Career Day

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

Crunching into yummy apples for Maryland Crunch Day at GES!

Greenwood Elementary school in held it's Annual Spelling Bee Friday, January 27th for grades 3rd through 5th. Reading Specialist Patti Monk organized the event while Traci Schneider, Christy Scott, and Karen Horner served as judges. Alexis Brown (pictured left) was the champion of the spelling bee at GES. Aniyah Jones (pictuired right) earned First runner up.

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

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

Student artwork on display.

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

Our 5th Grade Teachers!

Grade level team parent conferences at GES!

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Mr. Matt Logan- Special Education Teacher

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!

Kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Hicks and Principal, Mrs. Walters suited up for a Sumo Wrestling event for students for the United Way Coin Wars!

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.

Our 2nd Grade Teachers!

Look who's serving it up at the drive thru on McTeacher Night!

 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. 

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

Mother's Day Make and Take Art at GES

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

Snakes at the Discovery Center!

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! GES Teacher of the Year Joan Hill-Dashiell is pictured here with her family.

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

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

Students learning how to utilize online resources at GES.

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

Our Pre-K Teachers!

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.

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

GES fun at the Discovery Center!

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

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

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

Back to School Night was a success at GES!

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


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.

UMES Baseball Team helps to make learning fun at Greenwood!

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

Our 4th Grade Teachers!

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

GES Teacher of the Year for 2017
Joan Hill-Dashiell

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

Hands on learning at GES!

Greenwood Elementary artists hard at work

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

Parents enjoyed the Pre-K students showcasing their singing talents at the Winter Concert! 

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

Wonderful changes for GES! 

Greenwood Elementary held an Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest on Friday, December 16th for faculty and students. This contest was held to help bring food to families in need during the holiday. The school raised $200 and 4 boxes full of food for HOPE ministries in Princess Anne. Somerset County Public School's Board Office Administrators Tom Davis, Tracie Bartemy, Jill Holland, and Mike Bartemy helped to judge winners for PreK-2 and 3-5 students, as well as faculty. 

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.

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

Ms. LaRue beams with pride while watching Greenwood Chorus students shine at the Holiday Concert.

Creating with cardboard boxes!

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

 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!

Students enjoying Maryland Crunch day at GES!

Reading Coach, Patti Monk and Math Instructional Facilitator, Karen Horner lead Greenwood Elementary teachers and student to academic success. 

Mrs. Andrews surprised with the honor of "A Teacher Who Makes A Difference" 

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

Sonrise Church offered yummy snocones on Back to School Night.

Dinner was provided at Greenwood's Family Night.

GES Family night included Makerspace fun!

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

PBIS Incentives might include getting your nails done!

Our Kindergarten Teachers!

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


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)

Getting messy at GES Family Night!

Pre-K-2nd grade Ugly Holiday Sweater  winners (LtoR) - Arie McQuarley(K), Jackson Dixon (2nd), Paisley Centner (PreK), Wynita Ayers(2nd)

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!

Faculty Ugly Holiday Sweater winners: (LtoR) Pre-K teacher-Joan Hill-Dashiell, Guidance Counselor-Stephanie O'Hara,and Instructional Assistant-Ashleigh Wallace 

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

Our 3rd Grade Teachers!

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!

Teaching computer programming with playdoh!

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

Lego We Do 2.0 Robotics at Greenwood Elementary!

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

 GES Fifth Grader, Kayla Parks won second prize in the American Legion essay contest!

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

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.

Our 1st Grade Teachers!

GES Principal, Ashley Walters pictured with 5th grader, Jorryn Smith wearing matching "Oh Snap!" gingerbread man holiday sweaters!    

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!

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.

Creating KORG synthesizer circuits in the Media Center

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

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

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

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

3rd grade-5th grade Ugly Holiday Sweater winners (LtoR) - Legend Gregory (5th), Michelle Jones (4th), Ma'Kyla Brown (4

Family Night at GES!

Mrs. Katie Klein-Special Education Teacher

Greenwood Teachers serve the community of Princess Anne on McTeacher Night

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.

Parent support is so important to our students at GES. 

Bookaneer Book Fair In Progress!

Our Specials Teachers!

GES Faculty and staff on McTeacher Night in Princess Anne.

Can't wait to start another year at GES!

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

GES students having fun and learning about expectations and PBIS!

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

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

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

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

Combining Maryland Crunch Day with Technology at GES!

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

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

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

Mother's Day Make and Take Art at GES

News & Announcements

GES Students Promise to Avoid The Summer Slide

Research has proven that students who read over the summer maintained or gained reading skills, while those who did not read over the summer months lost up to two months of skills. Just like a skilled athlete who lose some of their skills if they don’t practice, children who do not read in the summer lose two or three months of reading development. This is often referred to as the “Summer Slide.” To avoid this slide, students at GES have signed a reading pledge at school, pledging to read at least six books and/or 15 minutes a night over the summer. At the end of this summer, if your student meets or exceeds this goal, sign below acknowledging that they did achieve their goal. Your student should then return this letter to school when they return in September to be recognized at the beginning of the school year.

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 Wednesday, September 20th.

Student Verification Letter

Please complete student verification form as soon as possible. You may hand deliver to Greenwood's office, fax to 410-561-4091, or email to rbloodsworth@somerset.k12.md.us

Mother's Day Make and Take at GES on May 11th was a success!

Our students enjoyed a special 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.

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