4th graders in Mr. Weinberg and Mrs. Buchanan's classes participated in an in-depth exploration of the children’s literary classic, Old Yeller as part of a Book Bash project. Students first read the story and completed learning activities to support comprehension and vocabulary understanding. As a culminating activity, both classes met together to watch the popular movie based on the book. A robust discussion took place afterwards, as students shared their favorite parts of the story and what they learned from reading the book. The Book Bash activity was a big hit with students as they enjoyed the interactive and multi-media learning format!
In the week’s leading up to Winter Break, Greenview students learned how to play a new and exciting game called Gatorball. Invented in the state of Florida, Gatorball combines the rules and skills of various sports including soccer, basketball and touch football. Skills include soccer dribbling and kicking, basketball passing and touch football running. Gatorball was the feature activity at the December PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Supports) Assembly during the week before the start of Winter Break, as both students and staff took some time to play together and have fun. Students earned their way to participate in the assembly by accumulating Classroom Dojo points as well as earning tickets through donating food items to the Greenview Food Drive. The entire school had a blast and looks forward to playing more Gatorball in the New Year!
Greenview students showed their generosity and commitment to bringing holiday cheer to local community members in need by organizing a community food drive during the month of December. Students from Mrs. Fadel and Ms. McMaster's classes took the lead in collecting and counting donated items from each homeroom. Altogether, Greenview students donated a total of 2,224 items, in addition to cash donations, which were taken to the Garfield Memorial Church food pantry located in South Euclid. Mrs. Beeler’s class raised the most non-perishable food items, a total of 235, earning them a pizza party courtesy of Principal Kelly Murphy. Thank you to the Greenview students for generously giving back to the SEL Schools community this holiday season!
Greenview Upper Elementary School would like to graciously thank the talented performers of Brush High School’s Soundsation Show Choir for delivering an exciting and upbeat program for its students recently. Showcasing a potent blend of dance, hip-hop and skillful choreography, Soundsation performed a variety of songs and offered a glimpse into this opportunity for future performers. Exposing students from different buildings to one another also helps smooth future transitions that they will inevitably encounter as well. Soundsation falls under the direction of Ms. Sara Ballou who is to be commended for her mentorship of these individuals. Thank you, Soundsation, for once again giving a tremendous performance to Greenview Upper Elementary Students.
The South Euclid Lyndhurst School is continually on the lookout for methods by which it can incentivize the positive behavior that each and every student in our District has the potential to display on a daily basis. Such was the case recently at Greenview Upper Elementary School, when 5th grade student Olivia Fox, enjoyed a limousine ride and lunch, courtesy of the SEL PTA Council and Magic Gives Back. Olivia was the top seller of tickets for the Magic Gives Back event, selling an amazing total of 60 passes to the Las Vegas-style magic and entertainment program. By selling this many tickets Olivia became the top selling student of all time for this opportunity, which serves as a fundraiser for the school as well. For accomplishing such a monumental sale total, she and a friend and one teacher were treated to the limo ride and lunch at Shake Shack at Pinecrest. Congratulations to Olivia Fox for demonstrating a bit of “above-and-beyond” capabilities in helping to sell tickets to an event that benefits Greenview Upper Elementary.
Promoting student leadership opportunities is a key part of the SEL Schools experience. At Greenview Upper Elementary, 6th graders Janon Webb, Jordynn Woolfolk, Tamia Smith, Daniela Rosales, Lyric Davis and Sid Dauok have the privilege of serving as Conscious Discipline Ambassadors to their building and the SEL Schools community. Conscious Discipline is a building-wide social-emotional learning and classroom management program which features the motto “Connection Before Correction” as a core principle. Most recently, the ambassadors hosted elected officials from the City of South Euclid and shared about various aspects of the program, including Brain Breaks, Wishing Well, Morning Greetings and PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Supports) assemblies which seek to model, teach and reinforce positive student behaviors and character traits. The Conscious Discipline Ambassadors serve as strong role models for fellow students and visit classrooms throughout the school year to promote the Words of the Month, such as composure and empathy, as well as other important Conscious Discipline principles. The SEL Schools congratulate the Greenview Conscious Discipline Ambassadors for proudly representing their school and the District!
To help strengthen its partnership with the City of South Euclid, Greenview Upper Elementary hosted South Euclid Mayor Georgine Welo, Ward 3 Councilperson Sara Continenza and Councilperson At-Large Marty Gelfand at its Muffins with Murphy event during the week of December 3rd. Developed by Greenview Principal Kelly Murphy, Muffins with Murphy is a recurring event which provides a forum for fostering and promoting community partnerships. South Euclid officials along with parent representative Christina Hidek had the opportunity to meet students and staff and learn more about the Greenview experience. The presentation focused on the rigorous and relevant academic programming which meets the learning needs of all students, including those identified as gifted and special needs. Attendees also learned about the building-wide Conscious Discipline program which emphasizes “connection before correction” as a core part of its philosophy. Thank you to the City of South Euclid for supporting the South Euclid Lyndhurst Schools.
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