Tips for Parenting Children Living with ADHD

A recent article from the NAMI Website, Parenting Children Living with ADHD: Tips for Parents, offers ways to deal with some of the challenges kids with ADHD have from experiencing difficulty with peer relationships to not listening or following through with instructions. A summary of the article’s recommendations for supporting children living with ADHD follows.   Maintain a positive attitude. …

Back To School Homework Plan

Taking a proactive approach to student success is what Greenwood School is all about.  We want to help you, as parents, to give your student every opportunity to succeed in school.  As  we begin this new school year keep in mind that research shows that students who  have help at home do better academically.  One thing that you can do …

Getting Up and Running With Greenwood Google Parent Accounts

Greenwood provides all parents with a Greenwood Google Account so that they may access their  student’s Progress Report in a private and secure online setting. Additionally,  Greenwood Google Accounts are a convenient way to  communicate with teachers. It is simple to use Greenwood Google  but first time users may want some instruction for setting up and accessing accounts.  If so …

A Welcome from Mr. James

The 2016-17 school year marks the 31st year of Greenwood school as an institution, the 16th year of Greenwood on her own campus, the 11th year since I started at the school, and my first year as Head of school. In that time hundreds of students have come to see their own value and worth as members of a larger …

How Teachers Spend Their Summer Vacation

The end of the 2015-2016 school year is here.  While students are off enjoying  their summer long vacation teachers also get a vacation but it’s probably more accurately characterized as a working vacation. One important thing that teachers do over the summer is to reflect on the past school year. Teachers think about what worked what didn’t work and what …

Study Tips for Exams

Greenwood School exams begin on Monday May 16 and run through Tuesday May 24. Below are some tips to help you to do your best and ace that test.  Remember that doing a good job on exams will ensure a successful conclusion to the 2015-2016 school year.     What You Need To Know Find out whatever you can about …

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 a bit of this particular strain of spring fever in your student  keep in mind that, …

Chores Can Teach Common Virtues to Children

We all know that assigning chores to children is a smart and effective way to instill virtuous behavior. Virtues such as consideration, sacrifice, and humility come to mind. In fact, there are numerous virtues to be learned by being responsible for chores. For example, children learn that they are part of something bigger than themselves, that they have important contributions …

Dyslexie Font: Online Reading Tool For Those With Dyslexia

Dyslexia Font is a  print and electronic font designed to be easily read by those with dyslexia. The theory behind Dyslexie Font is that when text characters are distinctive it’s unlikely that they will be confusing to read. According to Dyslexiefont.com,  “traditional fonts are designed solely from an aesthetic point of view which  means they often have characteristics that make …

Greenwood Open House

Please spread the word about Greenwood School’s Open House Wednesday, January 27th  from 1:00 pm till 6:00 pm.  This is a wonderful opportunity for students and faculty to showcase the  Greenwood School  mission and how effectively it is carried out.     Classrooms are open and visitors will be able to observe multisensory learning in real time. After dismissal,  Open …