Greenfield High School
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Principal Paul Thusius
4800 S. 60th St.
414-855-2401
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Greenfield Middle School
Greenfield Middle School
Principal Brad Iding
3200 W. Barnard Ave.
414-281-3314
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Edgewood Elementary
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Principal Meg Boyd
47100 S. 47th St.
414-281-5750
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Elm Dale Elementary
Elm Dale Elementary School
Principal Christine Brzycki
5300 S. Honey Creek Dr.
414-281-7100
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Glenwood Elementary
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Principal Steven Newcomer
3550 S. 51st St.
414-545-2280
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Maple Grove Elementary
Maple Grove Elementary School
Principal Ken McCormick
2921 W. Cold Spring Rd.
414-541-0600
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Many efforts are underway to help students, teachers and parents make informed decisions to maximize student learning. Those initiatives include:

  • Project CRISS (CReating Independence through Student-owned Strategies) is a professional development program designed to help all students read, write, and learn more effectively. Teachers are continually developing and refining effective methods for teaching reading, writing and organizing within the content areas.

  • A Balanced Assessment Initiative is underway that will help students and teachers use the formative information from a variety of data sources to guide learning and improve instruction, remediation and interventions. 

  • District curriculums are being updated to align with the new Common Core Standards being adopted by Wisconsin and 44 other states.

  • The comprehensive assessment software program Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) is being used to measure student progress toward national benchmarks. The MAP assessments are aligned with the Common Core State Standards and will identify current instructional levels for students in reading,  math and language usage throughout the year.

  • Extensive professional development opportunities are offered to all teachers to help them implement effective instructional practices aligned to District goals and initiatives.

  • Guided Literacy and Guided Math are instructional strategies being used to ensure our students are proficient in those critical areas. 

  • Response to Intervention (RtI) and Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) are being implemented across the District to make sure our general curriculums and instructional strategies are effectively reaching the vast majority of students and that timely and appropriate assistance and interventions are being utilized to help those students who need additional attention.martBoards and other software and hardware are being utilized throughout the District to enhance learning through the effective use of technology.
  • SmartBoards and other software and hardware are being utilized throughout the District to enhance learning through the effective use of technology.

  • Project Lead The Way (PLTW), a highly acclaimed pre-engineering program, is offered at Greenfield HS. The program received National Certification last year and has expanded to include biomedical sciences classes.

  • Achieve 3000 is an individualized, web-based non-fiction reading program that helps improve vocabulary, comprehension, reading fluency and writing skills.  Previously implemented in grades 6-8, as well as with targeted high school students, this year our 4th and 5th grade students will also participate.

  • PLAN & EXPLORE assessments are being used to help identify how students are progressing and to predict their performance on the ACT.

District Facts
Greenfield Schools at a Glance    

 Student Enrollment 3,890 
 Students with Disabilities  12%
 Attendance Rate  95%
 Economically Disadvantaged  36%
 Minority Student Population  40%
 English Proficient  94%
 Habitually Truant  6%
 Suspension Rate  4%
 Expulsion Rate  0.1%
 Dropout Rate  0.8%

Try these strategies to help your child (and you) get in the groove of the first days of school. 

Get up early.
This means you can have a relaxed breakfast , leave enough time to deal with upsets — and still get to school on time. 

Don’t talk about how much you will miss your child.
Don’t let your own worries get in the way. Walk your child into school (or put her on the school bus) and then talk to other parents if you need support. Your child has enough to worry about on the first day without soothing your anxieties. 

Focus on fun.
If you escort your child to school, check out the playground before you go in.  Meet the teacher together and take a look around the new classroom for things you know he enjoys, like art supplies, a fish tank, or the reading corner. 

If your child gets upset, acknowledge the feeling and ask her for suggestions.
You might say, “I know you’re upset. I bet other kids are too. Let’s think about what will help you feel better.” Suggest reading a book together or starting an activity. 

Ask the teacher for help.
If your child won’t let you go, turn to the teacher. She probably has a lot of experience with this. You might say, “Let’s go say hello to your teacher together. She will take great care of you.” 

Make a swift exit.
Take your cue from the teacher and from your child, but when it’s time to go, go. A quick exit may be more useful to your child than a drawn-out goodbye. You can often call school later to check on how a young child is doing. And you’ll probably find out that she’s doing fine.

Source: PBS Parents www.pbs.org