Category Archives: School Success

The End is Near But Not Yet Here: How to Finish the School Year Strong

Springtime is like no other time of year.  The warm weather and seemingly longer days beckon us outdoors  and the temptation to slack off on school work may be overwhelming with the end of the school year finally in sight.  If you detect spring fever in your student keep in mind that, for them, finishing the school year strong is vital.  A strong finish will make them a better student overall as well as instill the important life lesson that following through on goal accomplishment brings its own rewards.


Here are a few suggestions that you can do to alleviate spring fever and help students stay encouraged and energized through the end of the school year.

  1. Continue to help them stay organized with school and home life as this will help them to deal with  seasonal distractions and keep them focused.
  2. Support healthy eating and sleeping habits to ensure that they have the energy and stamina to follow through to the end.   
  3. Encourage them to stay engaged with school work as well as school activities in a balanced way.  
  4. Tell them how proud you are of them for all the hard work they did to get to this point and remind them that the end is near but not yet here!   
  5. Reinforce the importance of not quitting before the job is finished – as it may lead to regrets later.   

Keep your motivational intentions cheerful but consistent. Your goal is to help your student keep their school performance on par with the work they did during the rest of the year. Remember, a well deserved summer break is just around the corner.  Help your student stay focused and engaged and soon you both can look back with a great sense of accomplishment and satisfaction!

October is ADHD Awareness Month





1) ADHD is Real.

2) ADHD is a Common, Non-Discriminatory Disorder.

3) Diagnosing ADHD is a complex process.

4) Other Mental Health Conditions Frequently Co-Occur with ADHD.

5) ADHD is Not Benign.

6) ADHD is Nobody’s FAULT.

7) ADHD Treatment is Multifaceted.


For more information and details visit


Getting Up and Running With Greenwood Google Account for Parents

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Greenwood provides all parents with a Greenwood Google Account so that they may access their student’s progress report 24/7 in a private and secure online setting. Additionally, the Greenwood Google Account is a convenient way to communicate with your student’s teachers.

It is simple to use Greenwood Google but first time users may want some instruction for setting up and accessing accounts. If so please call 726-5000 and ask for Mrs. Thomas or email Mrs. Thomas to arrange for a personal tutorial- it can be done in person or over the phone, usually in 15 minutes or less.

If you want to give it a go

Sign into the Greenwood Domain at
Click the sign-in button on the upper right hand side of the screen
Enter username and password
Click on the App Menu  (it looks like a square made up of 9 tiny black squares)
Select Mail- this will open your mailbox
Select Drive from the App Menu this will open the Drive App. In Drive look on the left side for the “Shared with Me” option. Click on that and look for a document titled with your student’s “name” and “Progress Report”. This is your student’s progress report.

All of your student’s teachers will update this progress report in real time so we recommend that parents check it at least every other day. In order to maintain a private and secure environment all users must be logged into Greenwood Google Accounts to access student progress report. If you have any questions about accessing Greenwood Google Accounts please email Mrs. Thomas

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