Grand Slam Summer Reading Program
The 2016-17 school year was a winning season, but your child can hit it out of the park by continuing to read during the summer. As a celebration of the wonderful culture of reading here at Green Woods and in an effort to keep all of our students reading at-level over the summer months, we are happy to announce a new program, Grand Slam Summer Reading. Since this is our first year, we are hoping that as many students as possible participate, but this program is not mandatory. Any student that participates will be recognized on our “Grand Slam Summer Reading Hall of Fame.” Students should keep track of their minutes on their calendar (see below) and return it to their homeroom teacher at the start of the school year. Read more.
4th Grade Students Earn Award for Work to Protect Watershed
Students in our 4th grade received the Schuylkill Drinking Water Award from the Schuylkill Action Network as part of their yearlong efforts to protect the local watershed. Their project included learning about the waterways in our region, raising trout in the classroom, and marking storm drains in the neighborhood to help raise awareness about waterways in our area. Watch the video
CONGRATULATIONS TO GREEN WOODS!
We're busy earning high marks from all over the world - from international organizations like Schoolgrades.org, who recently gave Green Woods an A and from our own School District of Philadelphia, who placed us in the top ten in the city for School Climate and Student Achievement among 140 K-8 public/public charter schools! Read more.
TEACHERS AS STUDENTS: THE EIC MODEL IN ACTION!
Green Woods teaching staff is always learning. One way we prepared for the new school year was by stepping outside the classroom walls and into the great outdoors. In 2014, our school was designated as a National Model for teaching the EIC Program. EIC stands for using the Environment as an Integrating Context and, for more than a decade, the Green Woods teachers have been developing our own EIC curriculum, building supportive partnerships, and honing our skills to bring rich, cross-curricular learning experiences to our K-8 students.
GREEN WOODS COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
The Pennsylvania Department of Education requires GWCS to complete a strategic plan every six years. The Comprehensive Plan indicates how Green Woods will address academic standards and assessment, professional education, teacher induction, special education, educational technology and student services The Plan will guide our continuous improvement efforts to identify future goals and improve educational opportunities and achievement for all of our students.
The draft version of the Comprehensive Plan for 2017 - 2020 is posted here for public comment. We invite you to read it and send Dr. Nunery any questions or comments you may have (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The finished Plan will be approved by the Board of Directors by November 30 and submitted to PDE.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER POSITION
Green Woods Charter School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania seeks a dynamic and energetic educator to assume the position of Chief Executive Officer, beginning in the 2016–17 school year. Please click here for more information.
STARTING SEPTEMBER 19
Smart Lunches, an award-winning online lunch solution, will be delivering lunches to our school during the 2016-17 school year! Learn more here.