Each new school year brings a fresh start and exciting changes.
Thanks to the generosity of supporters like you, we have plenty of exciting additions to our school. Join us as we begin the 62nd year of ministry at Green Park and celebrate.
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. Ephesians 6:10-11
School Garden Blossoms
Thanks to the patience and work of Third Grade Teacher, Ruthann Gieseke, and Teacher Aide, Brenda Chitwood. The two spent the hot dry summer tending to the garden by watering and weeding with some help along the way from student, parent, and other volunteers involved in our GP Garden Club as well as the latest and greatest – a new tilling machine!
Green Park Vikings will soon enjoy the harvest…in the lunchroom. The farm-to-table concept for GP’s lunch program will bring broccoli, tomatoes, radishes, lettuce, potatoes, corn, and more. The colorful flowers might be our neighbor’s favorite part but you might like to see the when the garden “magically” turns over again at the beginning of Fall when our third grade class prepares the garden for the winter months.
Expanded Junior Kindergarten Playground
Fund raising, saving, and generous donors helped make this one possible. We’ve expanded our Junior Kindergarten enrollment and, therefore, our playground has expanded too! Catch a glimpse of the expansion as you drive by on Green Park Rd. The sights and sounds of absolute delight from our 3 and 4 year old students are sure to make your day.
Athletic Department Gets a Facelift
Our Athletics Department is bursting at the seems with new ideas, students starting sports in younger grades (hello basketball and volleyball in 4th grade!), and updated equipment. We’ve never been so pumped about our Athletics. New life has been breathed into our program with new volleyball standards, net, and referee stand. It’s gleaming and just steps away from our field that has had a facelift and is now hosting soccer games for the first time!
1:1 Technology Initiative
Brand new iPads for JK-2nd grade and brand new Chromebooks for 3rd-8th grade were delivered and set up for the start of the new school year. Chromebooks will be pre-loaded with a Google Management Suite that continues to allow GP to act as a Google School. This allows teachers to share documents, websites and assignments with students through Google Classroom. Each child has his/her own Google account allowing access to Drive, Gmail, Google docs and slides. Access to all of these features are available to Google accounts from home as well.
GP Family Grows
Beyond celebrating the newest Junior Kindergarteners of course, be on the lookout. Green Park’s K-8th grade classes have 10 new students, too.