Tuesday is the first day of school. If you want to catch up on what's been going on all summer in the Greenfield School District, here's your chance.
First Day Of School
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Friday, August 31, 2012
Make your child feel extra special by sharing his/ her first day back-to-school photos on Patch.
Tuesday, Sept. 4 is the first day of school for both the Greenfield and Whitnall school district students. The outfits are new and clean, the hair is perfect and the smiles are big — a perfect photo opp for many parents. Share your photos with the community and make child kid feel extra special by posting his/ her picture on Patch. Feel free to include your child's name, grade and school with the picture. Here are some easy ways you can submit your photos: We look forward to sharing your photos on Patch.
Shanna Bradley knows a thing or two about lab rats and lab coats, and she's bringing that knowledge to Whitnall High School after eight years in the Milwaukee Public Schools system.
Shanna Bradley knows a thing or two about lab rats and lab coats, and she's bringing that knowledge to Whitnall High School after eight years in the Milwaukee Public Schools system. She answered these questions for another edition of Meet the Teacher: Patch: What school will you teach at, and what is your subject area? SB: I will be at the high school teaching freshmen biology. Patch: What is your hometown, and where do you live now? SB: I was born in Texas, but mostly grew up in West Allis. I live in Milwaukee currently, but looking forward to move in the near future. Patch: What college did you attend, and what is your prior work experience? SB: I obtained my bachelor degree in secondary education in the areas of biology and chemistry at…
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Jackie Winter has been with the district for 15 years, including the last six as the high school's assistant principal.
Being responsible — directly or not — for a couple hundred teenagers’ education on a daily basis is not necessarily what will challenge Jackie Winter the most this fall. After all, Winter, the new Whitnall High School principal, knows the ins and outs of the district, having been a teacher or administrator at various levels since 1997. But throw in the district’s new school schedule, the opening of the high school’s beautiful new athletics stadium and her duties at home — she’s the mother of two children under 2 years old — and it's a challenge just keeping everything straight these days. “I keep a lot of lists of what needs to be done,” Winter joked when asked how her transition to her new position was going. “I’m trying to stay a couple …
The Greenfield School District today announced its policy for children unable to pay the full price of meals.
The Greenfield School District today announced its policy for children unable to pay the full price of meals served under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program or milk for split-session students served under the Special Milk Program. Please see the attached PDF that outlines who is eligible.
School starts in a few short weeks, so it's time to get all that new clothes shopping in; here, learn what seems to be trendy in 2012.
Summer is coming to its end, and after busting out the kid's pants you realize they are a couple inches short after a growth spurt since the last cold season. Looks like it's time to go shopping for the new school year, but rather than just updating your child's wardrobe sizes why not consider adding a little style to their life. Here's a roundup of tips for 2012 Back-to-School fashion trends: Shop Local: Find out where to buy back-to-school clothes and accessories in the Greenfield area in the Patch directory. What do you think of these trends? Is there a new style that should be added to the list? Tell us in the comments.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
The new high school football coach will teach special education at the high school after spending 13 years in the Milwaukee Public Schools system.
It has got to be an exciting time for Jeff Wallack. On Friday, he coached the Whitnall Falcons varsity football team to an exciting season-opening win in his first game as head coach, and early next month, he and his Falcons will open the high school's brand new athletic field and football stadium. And let's not forget that Wallack and his colleagues will be opening the 2012-13 school year the day after Labor Day. Wallack answered these questions via email for this Patch Meet the Teacher profile: Patch: What school will you teach at, and what is your subject area? JW: I will teach Special Ed and work specifically with CD student. I am also the school's head football coach. Patch: What is your hometown, and where do you live now? JW: …
Friday, August 24, 2012
She will teach seventh grade math and social studies at Whitnall Middle School, and has joined the Alverno College staff in the research center for women and girls.
The well-traveled Kayla Fraley came all the way from Nova Scotia to teach at Whitnall Middle School. Well, not directly -- there have been a few stops along the way -- but she's happy to be here now and will teach seventh grade math and social studies during the 2012-13 school year. She provided these answers for Patch's Meet the Teacher Q&A: Patch: What school will you teach at, and what is your subject area? And what extracurriculars are you involved with? KF: I will be teaching Grade 7 Math and Social Studies at Whitnall Middle School. I also plan to continue coordinating the all-school Walk-A-Thon and the Grade 8 Washington DC Trip, in addition to cheering on my students at their various sporting events. Patch: What is your hometown …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Greenfield's scores from 2011-12, however, dipped slightly from last year and were below the state average.
With more rigourous academic standards now mandated by the state, Whitnall Superintendent Lowell Holtz was certainly pleased with today’s news that his district appears headed on the right path. Whitnall’s composite ACT test score for the 2011-12 school year of 23.4 surpassed last year’s mark of 23.2 as the district’s highest mark in the 17 years of data stored on the Department of Public Instruction website, according to statewide test results released by the DPI on Wednesday. Whitnall’s score was also higher than the state average of 22.1. “What it reflects positively on is the teachers in the district, and (the score) keeps going up because our administrators are working on giving every opportunity to allow teachers to help the students…
Joecks is Whitnall High School's new business teacher.
Students should be prepared to leave the monkey business at home. Jeremy Joecks is Whitnall High School's new business and marketing teacher, and he provided these answers for Patch's Meet the Teacher Q&A: Patch: What school will you teach at, and what is your subject area? JJ: Whitnall High School teaching business and marketing subjects. I will also advise the student DECA (association of marketing students) club. Patch: What is your hometown, and where do you live now? JJ: Hometown is Menomonee Falls and I live now in Sussex Patch: What college did you attend, and what is your prior work experience? JJ: Undergraduate degree in business management - entrepreneurship from UW-Eau Claire; Masters degree in business and marketing education …