Greenwood Elementary School

Daily mindfulness exercises on video announcements in the morning and afternoon help keep Greenwood students stay centered and focused.

Greenwood's Instructional Facilitators (Left to Right) Maria Williams, Karen Horner and Kari Pusey

Retiree Karen Horner receiving a standing ovation in her honor from GES faculty and staff 

Students learning how to utilize online resources at GES.

WInner of the Family Night's Discovery Center Prize basket with Principal, Ashley Walters

Administration at GES constantly provides perks for faculty and staff like this cozy yet tasty hot chocolate station!

Mrs. Perry making artwork out of ice cream! GES students and their families attended McTeacher's Night at the Princess Anne McDonald's where faculty and staff served up food and fun!

Parents enjoyed Breakfast of Champions learning sessions at each grade level this quarter at Greenwood Elementary 

Experimenting and having fun at the Science Assembly!

Parents signing up for a fun night at Greenwood's Taco Tuesday Title One Night!

Our creative 3rd Grade teacher Miss Flores makes team t-shirts designed to celebrate special school events! Here is "Students are 100 days Smarter" shirts to celebrate the 100th day of school!

Outdoor learning is fun at GES!

All of our GES Years of Service Award Recipients

Faculty of GES wore Sumo Wrestling suits for Coin Wars at Greenwood Elementary.

Greenwood's Principal Ashley Walters escorts Alexis Coleman as our Teacher of the Year at the Gala.

5 Years of Service

GES 5th grade student Reagan Davis picking out what he will order at McTeacher Night!

Greenwood Elementary celebrates the retirement of Karen Horner

Students learn how to spread kindness with The Ned Show.

Teachers who did not earn enough coins during the United Way Coin War were tortured in front of students, having to eat baby food and having eggs cracked over their heads were just a few of the penalties!

Matt de la Peña is the New York Times bestselling, Newbery Medal winning author of six young adult novels (including Mexican WhiteBoy, We Were Here and The Living) and four picture books (including Last Stop on Market Street and Love). Here he is congratulating student writing winners. 

Yum! Taco Tuesday for Title One at Greenwood!


GES students congratulating our Teacher of the Year Alexis Coleman

Students made their own signs to cheer our Teacher of the Year, Alexis Coleman on her way.

United Way Coin Wars at Greenwood Elementary helped to raise money for our local United Way chapter.

5th Grade Teachers at GES

Greenwood Students learning first hand at Maryland's own Assateague State Park which is Maryland's only oceanfront park. It is located on Assateague Island, a barrier island bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on the east and the Sinepuxent Bay on the west. 

Pumpkin painting with Miss Flores

Matt de la Peña visited Greenwood and Woodson students for our Author visit organized by Somerset County Public Schools. He the New York Times bestselling, Newbery Medal winning author of six young adult novels (including Mexican WhiteBoy, We Were Here and The Living) and four picture books (including Last Stop on Market Street and Love). 

2nd Grade Teachers at GES

Students cheering for our Teacher of the Year!

Jason Lewis, aka "Humble Tip," performed "A Beautiful Tomorrow" assembly for students at Greenwood Elementary on Thursday, March 8th reminding students to work to achieve their dreams and fight bullying. He promoted academic success to students and has a deep connection with and passion for this youthful generation. Humble Tip is determined and focused on making an impact on the culture through his powerful words and concert-style rapping events.

Mrs. Holland-Laird's students exceeded our goal of raising $25 to provide a grandpa in need gifts for the holiday season. This class raised $47 and we were able to buy every item on his wishlist.

Greenwood's 2018 Teacher of the Year 5th Grade Teacher, Alexis Coleman

Lots of celebration among students and faculty for Greenwood's Teacher of the Year, Alexis Coleman.

Kindness matters at GES!

10 Years of Service

Every Friday Greenwood Eagles wear these bracelets made by our 5th-grade students to honor those men and women serving in the military to keep our country safe. 

Responsible students serve as hostesses for events at GES!

Derrick Barnes recently visited Greenwood Elementary students. He is the author of the critically acclaimed picture book CROWN: An Ode To The Fresh Cut (Denene Millner Books/Agate Bolden) which recently won the 2018 EZRA JACK KEATS AWARD. It was also a HUGE winner at the American Library Association’s Youth Media Awards, taking home FOUR Honor awards: the Coretta Scott King Author Honor, Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor, Newberry Honor, and the Caldecott Honor. 

Greenwood's 5th Grade teachers enjoying the scenery after the MSEA Convention in Ocean City Maryland

Greenwood Elementary's administration poses with the 2017-18 Teacher of the Year, Alexis Coleman. 

Students cheering for our Teacher of the Year!

Greenwood Elementary faculty and staff celebrate with Alexis Coleman at the Teacher of the Year Gala.

Greenwood Elementary faculty and staff come to celebrate Alexis Coleman at the Teacher of the Year Gala.

American Red Cross visited GES to provide training to 3rd through 5th-grade students.

GES Custodian and Bus Contractor Koly Ward has students helpers throughout the day to help create special bonds with students.

Students create hallways of cheering and signs to show their support for Teacher of the Year, Alexis Coleman.

GES is "Grabbing Their HATS and reading with a cat!" To celebrate Read Across America at GES, students and faculty were encouraged to wear their favorite hat with their uniforms on March 2nd.

15 Years of Service

Learning with a fun Science Assembly!

Pumpkin painting PBIS incentive in Mrs. Holland-Laird's class 

Greenwood Elementary colleagues developed a heartfelt video of Karen Horner's educational career for her retirement celebration. 

Teacher of the Year 2017-18 

Greenwood's Teacher of the Year Alexis Coleman.

Author Bryan Collier visits students and donates his new book City Shapes to Greenwood Elementary.

Flexible seating, mood lighting, and mindfulness exercises on posters in the Mindfulness areas help to guide students with focusing better on doing their best to make healthy choices in school and life.   

GES outdoor learning! 

Members of Greenwood Elementary faculty and staff volunteered their time on Friday, March 2nd to H.O.P.E. Ministries of Delmarva.  H.O.P.E. Ministries was birthed in the hearts of a few individuals back in 2014 to start a feeding center in Somerset County starting in the Princess Anne, MD community. H.O.P.E. stands for Helping Others Prepare for Eternity and their mission is to feed the hungry of Somerset County.

Teacher of the Year Gala 2017-18

Experimenting and having fun at the Science Assembly!

Mrs. Parke provides support for our Spanish speaking families.

Budding researchers are collaborating to teach others about what they have learned!

GES students and families had a blast in the bouncy houses while parents gained training on mindfulness, PowerSchool, the Wonders reading curriculum online, and our school-wide Class DoJo online behavioral/parent communication program. What a success for Greenwood's  Taco Tuesday Title One Night!

Our Assistant Principal, Mrs. Dot Bell-Jackson has the whole world in her hands!

Science investigations at GES in Ms. Stewart-Brown's class.

Holistic Life foundations founders Atman Smith, Ali Smith,  and Andres Gonzalez came to our Taco Tuesday Title One night at GES to teach parents how to practice mindful moments with their children. 

Greenwood Elementary's students and faculty cheering for our Teacher of the Year!

Derrick Barnes, author of the critically acclaimed picture book CROWN: An Ode To The Fresh Cut, recently visited GES students.

TOY luncheon to celebrate our GES 2018 Teacher of the Year

As part of the New Show, students were given a prize from Kenya to share with someone in the audience that they didn't know as an example of showing kindness to others. 

Greenwood elementary celebrates Karen Horner's retirement. She will be greatly missed!

Crazy Sock day for Red Ribbon Week at Greenwood!

GES students and their families attended McTeacher's Night at the Princess Anne McDonald's where faculty and staff served up food and fun!

Greenwood Elementary faculty and staff come to celebrate Alexis Coleman at the Teacher of the Year Gala.

Learning to be scientists with experiments at the Science Assembly.

 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's  McEducator Award recipient for the 2017-18 school year is Stephanie Sproul !

TOY luncheon to celebrate our GES 2018 Teacher of the Year

Greenwood's Administration helping to congratulate and celebrate our 2018 Teacher of the Year Alexis Coleman!

McTeacher's Night at the Princess Anne McDonald's where GES faculty and staff served up food and fun!

3rd Grade teachers at GES

Matt de la Peña is visiting with student writing winners as they share their creations. The New York Times bestselling, Newbery Medal winning author of six young adult novels (including Mexican WhiteBoy, We Were Here and The Living) and four picture books (including Last Stop on Market Street and Love). 

Teacher of the Year 2017-18 

Greenwood's Principal Ashley Walters spends time at the Gala celebrating Alexis Coleman as our Teacher of the Year.

GES is "Grabbing Their HATS and reading with a cat!" To celebrate Read Across America at GES, students and faculty were encouraged to wear their favorite hat with their uniforms on March 2nd.

Students donate to United Way to earn a "Balloon Pop" with a special prize inside the balloon they choose to pop! 

Greenwood Elementary teachers come to celebrate Alexis Coleman at the Teacher of the Year Gala.

Giving back to military troops is an important service for our Greenwood Eagles! These students have made care packages and letters for our troops.

Bryan Collier dropped by GES to donate a signed copy of his newest book City Shapes. He is an American writer and illustrator known best for illustrating children's books. He won both the Coretta Scott King Award, as illustrator, and the Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Award for Uptown, the first book he both wrote and illustrated. He has won six King Awards as illustrator and he is a four-time Caldecott honor recipient.

The Ned Show visited Greenwood Elementary to teach kindness to students.

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

Getting fresh air and socializing is still a part of the student day at Greenwood Elementary.

Miss Coleman's family helped her celebrate Teacher fo the Year when she was announced as the winner on  February 23rd.

4th Grade teachers at GES

Parents enjoyed Breakfast of Champions learning sessions at each grade level this quarter at Greenwood Elementary 

4th Grade fun at GES!

Parents enjoyed Breakfast of Champions learning sessions at each grade level this quarter at Greenwood Elementary 

Mrs. Wallace and Ms. Cullen are all smiles! GES students and their families attended McTeacher's Night at the Princess Anne McDonald's where faculty and staff served up food and fun!

Greenwood Elementary faculty and staff had a blast coming to support and celebrate Alexis Coleman at the Teacher of the Year Gala.

The school store is up and running and will be open every Monday and Wednesday morning!

TOY luncheon to celebrate our GES 2018 Teacher of the Year

December Students of the Month

GES is "Grabbing Their HATS and reading with a cat!" To celebrate Read Across America at GES, students were encouraged to wear their favorite hat with their uniforms on March 2nd.

Wonderful Somerset County staff and faculty at Taco Tuesday night for Title One!

Gotta love these smiling faces! Miss Meddings, Mrs. Perry, and Miss Nicolas provide service with a smile at McTeacher's Night! 

Students are meeting other Somerset County graduates like this one who are educating  GES Eagles on giving back to our country through military duty.

GES Buy One Get One Free Book Fair proves successful!

American Red Cross visited GES to provide training to 3rd through 5th-grade students.

Mr. Weintraught learning the ropes! GES students and their families attended McTeacher's Night at the Princess Anne McDonald's where faculty and staff served up food and fun!

Students cheering for our Teacher of the Year!

Greenwood Elementary's Teacher of the Year heading to her TOY Luncheon by Limo.

Third-grade teachers Miss Finch and Miss Sandrock celebrate the 100th days of school at GES!

TOY luncheon with a delicious cake to celebrate our GES 2018 Teacher of the Year.

Director of Schools Tracie Bartemy congratulates Greenwood's Teacher of the Year Alexis Coleman as she heads to the TOY luncheon limo ride.

Getting up close and personal with animals makes learning so exciting!

GES students congratulating our Teacher of the Year, Alexis Coleman.

November Greenwood Character Students of the Month

GES bit into a juicy apple and joined the state-wide synchronized apple crunch event "Hear the Maryland Crunch!" 

Assistant Principals (left to right) Bell-Jackson and O'Hara enjoyed Sport Jersey Day for Red Ribbon week at GES

Students cheering for our Teacher of the Year!

Symphony 21 at GES

Our Greenwood Elementary Administration-(left-right) Stephanie O'Hara, Ashley Walters, and Dot Bell-Jackson

The health of students is of the utmost importance at GES.

Here is Mrs. Holland-Crockett working the drive-thru! GES students and their families attended McTeacher's Night at the Princess Anne McDonald's where faculty and staff served up food and fun!

The Ladies Club that Miss Coleman leads after-school at GES helped to congratulate her on Teacher of the Year. 

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

Students donate to United Way to earn a  "Balloon Pop" with a special prize inside the balloon they choose to pop! What a fun way to give back to our community through United Way!

Staff and faculty serving up Tacos on Tuesday for GES Title One Night!

Somerset County Media Specialists meet renown children's author and poet Kwame Alexander at the Maryland Association of School Librarians 2017 conference.  Alexander is a poet, educator, New York Times Bestselling author of 21 books, and recipient of the 2015 Newbery Medal for his book The Crossover.

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SELAC-Judy Center Meeting
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