Greenwood Elementary School

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!

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

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.

Dinner was provided at Greenwood's Family Night.


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.

Our 4th Grade Teachers!

Mr. Matt Logan- Special Education Teacher

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

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

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.

Students enjoying Maryland Crunch day at GES!

GES Family night included Makerspace fun!

Our Specials Teachers!

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

Our 1st Grade Teachers!

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

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

Our 5th Grade Teachers!

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

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

Hands on learning at GES!

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

Sonrise Church offered yummy snocones on Back to School Night.

 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!

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

Creating with cardboard boxes!

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.

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. 

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.

Snakes at the Discovery Center!


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)

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

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

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

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

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

Back to School Night was a success 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.

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)

PBIS Incentives might include getting your nails done!

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

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

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

GES Teacher of the Year for 2017
Joan Hill-Dashiell

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

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

Student artwork on display.

Students learning how to utilize online resources at GES.

Lego We Do 2.0 Robotics at Greenwood Elementary!

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.

Our 3rd Grade Teachers!

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

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

UMES Baseball Team helps to make learning fun at Greenwood!

GES students having fun and learning about expectations and PBIS!

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

Mrs. Katie Klein-Special Education Teacher

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

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

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

Combining Maryland Crunch Day with Technology at GES!

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

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

Can't wait to start another year at GES!

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

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

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

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

Bookaneer Book Fair In Progress!

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

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

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

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

Crunching into yummy apples for Maryland Crunch Day at GES!

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

Our Kindergarten Teachers!

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

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

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

Teaching computer programming with playdoh!

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

Our Pre-K Teachers!

GES fun at the Discovery Center!

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

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

Family Night at GES!

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

Grade level team parent conferences at GES!

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

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!

Parent support is so important to our students at GES. 

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

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.

 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. 

Our 2nd Grade Teachers!

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.

Wonderful changes for GES! 

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

News & Announcements

Greenwood Elementary School’s 2017 Teacher of the Year: Ms. Joan Hill-Dashiell

Pre-Kindergarten teacher Ms. Joan Hill- Dashiell has been selected as Greenwood Elementary School’s 2017 Teacher of the Year. She has completed twenty years of service in Somerset County Public Schools. For 14 of those years she taught second and third grades at both Princess Anne Elementary School and Greenwood Elementary School. Ms. Hill-Dashiell is a Somerset County native born and reared in Crisfield, MD by her parents John and Regina Hill. She graduated from Crisfield High School. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Sojourner-Douglass College in Human Growth and Development and a Master’s in Education in School Counseling from Wilmington University. She said, “I believe every child can learn and that learning should be engaging and fun.” For her, Pre-Kindergarten students learn through play and it is very instrumental to their development. In addition, Ms. Hill-Dashiell stated, “I believe that having a positive attitude and a lifelong love for learning make my classroom an enjoyable learning environment.” Regarding her love for teaching she said, “It is a gift that I get to do what I love.”

Get Caught Reading at GES

Students who are recognized by GES faculty and staff as getting caught reading have their names put on announcements and get to choose from our Reading Specialist's treasure box.

Read Across Greenwood!

In celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday on March 2nd, our school will be participating in “Read Across Greenwood” for the month of March. We are encouraging our students to read 30 minutes for 30 days, by filling out the reading log that was sent home or clicking on above wording "Read Across Greenwood" to print your own copy. At the end of the month, students should return their completed log and be treated to a special reading event at our school.

Teacher Newsletters!

Want to know what is going on each week in your child's class? Click here and see each grade level's class newsletters. Just click on the grade level and then select "newsletters" on the right hand side of that page.

GES Spelling Bee Winners

Greenwood Elementary's spelling bee was be held on Friday, January 27th, at 9:00 a.m. for students in grades 3-5. Fifth grader, Alexis Brown (pictured on the left) was chosen to represent our school at the regional spelling bee at UMES on Saturday, March 5th, at 10:00 a.m. Aniyah Jones (pictured on the right) was chosen as the First Runner up in the competition.

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Upcoming Events

Level Principal Meeting
Date: 3/24/2017, 9 AM 11 AM
Location: GES & Tawes
GES McTeacher Night at Princess Anne McDonalds

Date: 3/28/2017, 5 PM 8 PM
South Region Principal Meeting
Date: 3/29/2017, 9 AM 11 AM
Location: SIS
North Region Principal Meeting
Date: 3/30/2017, 9 AM 11 AM
Location: GES
Princess Anne Library Play Pals-Sponsored by Judy Center
Date: 3/30/2017, 10 AM 11 AM
Location: Princess Anne Library