Greenwood is Growing!

Open enrollment for 2019-2020 officially begins today, March 15th! Parents of currently enrolled students, please do not delay in returning your re-enrollment contract packets. Interest and inquiries are at an all-time high, and several grade levels will be full for 2019-2020. Returning your re-enrollment contract packets is the only way to reserve a spot for your student to continue their …

A Promising Path

I have been horribly remiss in communicating through this blog lately—but for incredibly good reasons! There are so many exciting things happening at Greenwood School as we forge confidently into our future. If you haven’t already checked out the new page for our Annual Fund campaign, please take a few minutes to navigate over there (under the “Giving” tab, select …

Neuroscience and Why Relationship Matters for Student Success

Happy New Year! I thought I would give everyone a few days to re-acclimate to the schedule and routine of the new semester before posting for the first time in 2019. It has been a wonderful start to the semester after a rejuvenating holiday break–I hope that has been the case for all of you, as well! I am excited …

College financial aid–STEP ONE

College financial aid — STEP ONE December 7, 2018 Attention, 11th and 12th grade students and families! Please see the information below–if you are desiring to go to college after your Greenwood graduation, these are important things for you to be looking at now! Seniors, it’s not too late; Juniors, it’s not too early! If you need assistance, come talk …

November 6, 2018 Fearing Owning Change Today, as those who did not already participate in early voting head to the polls to select local, state, and national leadership, it seems like the most appropriate time to talk to you about change. I know for some, the idea of “change” induces a broad array of emotional—or even physical—responses. Most Americans, according …

Kindness, Open-minded Living, and the Greenwood Way

October 23, 2018 I posted last month about some of the reasons we teach social skills here at Greenwood, both through explicit instruction and through casual integration into various courses and teaching moments that our faculty take advantage of to insert a little extra guidance. Today, though, I want to focus specifically on our communication with one another—students, teachers, administrators, …

Greenwood is Accredited! What now?

October 16, 2018             Greenwood is Accredited! What now? A very happy mid-October day to you all! I’m truly sorry that it has been a couple of weeks since I’ve published something here on the site, but some great things have been happening here at Greenwood! Last week, Greenwood successfully completed our 5-year evaluation from the Florida Council of Independent …

Why is it so Important to Teach Social Skills?

As educators—and most of us parents, as well—the monumental task of guiding young minds to make sense of the world around them can feel overwhelming at times. I’ve commented on multiple occasions that it seems like it was much simpler to be a teenager when I was one (let’s not talk about how long ago that was!); there were far …

Vision—From Good to Great

Last week I spoke with the Greenwood Faculty and Staff about the Vision for Greenwood’s future—where we are headed, and why. For an already established, successful organization that does things well, it is easy to become complacent or to fall into a routine of only doing what worked before. However, we know that no one individual, group, classroom, or grade …

Safety—What’s behind the “Be Safe” pillar of The Eagle Way

In nearly every classroom and/or hallway at Greenwood, a laminated poster titled “The EAGLE WAY” is displayed as a reminder to students, faculty, and staff to uphold the four pillars of what makes us successful as a Team: Be Respectful; Be Responsible; Be Your Best; and, Be Safe. Safety is on everyone’s mind rather often, particularly with the tragic events …