Friday, January 25, 2013
The boys basketball team capped off its season with three straight wins in the conference tournament at South Milwaukee.
The future of the Greenfield High School boys basketball team could be bright. On Jan. 24-25, the Greenfield Middle School's eighth-grade boys’ basketball team won the Junior Southeast Conference Tournament at South Milwaukee High School. The squad finished 10-3 overall, including three straight victories in the conference tournament. In the tournament, they made eight 3-pointers and defeated Oak Creek, 56-33, in the first round; edged the Lake Denoon Timberwolves, 36-35, in the semifinals; and knocked off crosstown rival Whitnall, 37-31, in the championship game. "They showed tremendous heart and toughness to become champions," said coach and middle school teacher Joe Harkins. "It will be fun to see what they can do next year at the high …
Friday, December 28, 2012
A Greenfield woman, whose daughter had missed 19 of 75 school days, is accused of forging fake doctor’s notes that excused her child’s absences.
A Greenfield woman, whose daughter had missed 19 of 75 school days, is accused of forging fake doctor’s notes that excused her child’s absences. According to the Greenfield Police Department report, Greenfield Middle School Principal Brad Iding told police that after 10 absences, it is required by the school that a doctor’s note is required indicating the reason and medical excuse for the absence. He told police the woman had provided the doctor’s notes for her 12-year-old daughter, but questioned their validity. One such note he received from the student’s 28-year-old mother came from Aurora Health Care, 6901 W. Edgerton Ave. and excused absences from Dec. 4-10, but when the clinic confirmed the note only excused absences for Dec. 6-7. …
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
The city's new Walmart Supercenter donated more than 1,000 school supply items to Greenfield Middle School.
For the second time in less than three months, the new Walmart Supercenter, 10600 W. Layton Ave., has made a sizeable donation to the Greenfield School District. The Greenfield Middle School will receive more than 1,000 school supply items from the store, after the Greenfield School Board approved the donation request Monday. The exact value of the donation is not known, but the supplies donated were: In September, Walmart representatives delivered $1,000 in gift cards for teachers to use on supplies and snacks as well as $8,500 worth of school supplies to Elm Dale Elementary School principal Christine Brzycki.
Monday, December 3, 2012
Three schools are slated for safety improvements after the city was awarded more than $170,000 in grant money through the Safe Routes to School program.
Updated 9:15 a.m. Dec. 4 Making areas around schools safer continues to be a priority for the City of Greenfield and the Greenfield and Whitnall school districts, but as municipalities and districts are charged with tightening their belts, those improvements aren’t always feasible. So when Director of Neighborhood Services Richard Sokol found out the city was one of 17 projects awarded grant money for Safe Routes to School projects, his excitement was understandable. The state announced grants totaling $3.3 million as part of a federally funded reimbursement program that encourages children in grades K-8 to walk or bike to school, when safe and practical. “We are proud to partner with local communities to develop safe bicycling and walking…
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Principal Brad Iding and staff have been discussing a potential scheduling switch starting with the 2013-14 school year.
A committee of teachers and principal Brad Iding are studying the possibility of having Greenfield Middle School sixth- and seventh-graders switching to a block schedule as soon as the 2013-14 school year. The switch, Iding said, would allow teachers to give students a variety of learning experiences in each class period and help improve student achievement in math and literacy by keeping teachers and students together longer each day. “We haven’t taken it to the parents, we haven’t taken it to the kids,” Iding said. “We just started exploring it as a building and we have a lot things we’ve identified as opportunities, but we’ve also identified a lot of challenges we’d have to work through.” Iding presented the early stages of the block …
Monday, June 11, 2012
The 12-year teaching veteran will teach abroad in Tala, Mexico for the 2012-13 school year as part of a teacher exchange program.
Susan Swaer of Greenfield Middle School has been awarded a Fulbright Classroom Teacher Exchange Program grant to Mexico, and will be teaching there for a full school year starting next fall. Swaer is one of 76 U.S. and international teachers who will travel abroad for the 2012-2013 academic year through the Fulbright Classroom Teacher Exchange Program. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. The program operates in over 155 countries worldwide. Greenfield Patch caught up with Swaer just before the end of the school year for this week's edition of Names in the News. Patch: How long have you been teaching? How long have you…
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Take your items to a Goodwill in Southeastern Wisconsin before April 30, and indicate your school name, city and number of items donated on your special donation slip.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
A Greenfield woman has been one of the event's key organizers.
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Thursday, September 22, 2011
Angela Cotto of Greenfield seems to have a knack for bringing folks together for a good cause. A year ago, Cotto, who has two children in Maple Grove Elementary School and served on the Students, Teachers & Parents Committee for eight years, organized a fundraiser to help purchase new playground equipment for Maple Grove. She was able to raise more than $700 for the school by hosting a potluck barbecue at the Advanced Pain Management Greenfield location as part of APM’s community service challenge. This year, that fundraising experience landed Cotto, a patient care coordinator at APM, on a planning committee team of about six individuals who have worked together to organize the Advanced Pain Management’s first-ever Pain Awareness Run/Walk…
Monday, August 29, 2011
Schools all over Greenfield start Thursday.
The first day of school is fast approaching. The Greenfield School District and the Whitnall School District begin school Sept. 1. You can find the Greenfield calendar here and the Whitnall calendar here; they show all of the holidays, breaks and early dismissal dates. If you are new to the Greenfield district, call Kristin Kollath, the district's Director of Business Services, for bus information. Her number is 414-855-2020. If you are new to the Whitnall district, call interim business manager at 414-525-8403 for busing information. Below is a list where parents can find specific information regarding school supplies, the start and end times of the school day and contact information for each of the schools in Greenfield. Elm Dale …
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
A young writer lends his talents to Greenfield Patch.
A few days ago, Greenfield Middle School principal Brad Iding sent me an email with an attached article from a student who was "interested in improving his writing while also sharing news about our school with others." Mark Anthony Jones, a seventh-grader and perhaps a budding journalist, turned in this story about how he and his classmates learned about cultures from around the world. Thanks for the submission Mark and Brad, and for letting Patch readers know what's happening at the Middle School. Cultures unite through food By Mark Anthony Jones Cultures around the world gather around for a glorious occasion. In Greenfield Middle School, Rm. 223, Mrs. Melik had students meet to share foods from the culture they are from. Some may ask, "…