ADHD – Why we are still learning about it a century later

A few weeks ago, I wrote about dyslexia, since October is designated as a month dedicated to awareness of its impact upon the lives of our students. Did you know that October is also ADHD awareness month? Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) was first diagnosed in 1902—yes, over a century ago! The pediatrician (Sir George Still) who made the diagnosis …

Words (and Labels) Matter: Differences, not Disabilities

One of the biggest challenges our students face is often the cultural norm of low expectations. Although the feeling may vary for each individual student—dependent upon what their experiences were prior to coming to Greenwood School—students with diagnosed learning differences can sometimes feel “trapped” by their labels and the accompanying assumptions people make about them. Let’s take a look together …

Welcome Back to the Greenwood School Blog!

By Dr. Anthony D. Mortimer, Head of School I will be posting some thoughts here each week throughout the 2020-2021 school year, and occasionally you will hear from other members of my staff and faculty here at Greenwood School. We decided that this may be an excellent opportunity to share with our school community and our partners, friends, and hopefully …

New Looks, New Features, Higher Quality–Same Greenwood Mission!

It has been an incredibly busy summer here at Greenwood School! We miss our students and faculty and hope that everyone is taking the opportunity to enjoy some vacation, perhaps some travel, certainly some relaxation (and summer reading, Greenwood students!). We are eager to see everyone back to school in August, but in the meantime I’d like to update you …

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 …

Owning Change

November 6, 2018 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 to the annual …

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, …