Superintendent

   

Picture of Report of Entry Findings 2014-15 PDF

Superintendent's Report of Entry Findings

GPS Entry Plan (PDF)

Greenfield Public Schools Entry Plan

Photo from 11/30/2015 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Greenfield High school

Superintendent's Opening Remarks

at the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

for the new Greenfield High School (October 30, 2015)

Picture of Greenfield Public Schools Strategic Plan PDF Cover

Greenfield Public Schools Strategic Plan including Vision, Mission & Strategic Plan

(Approved 10/14/15)

 

   
 

Grade Configuration Study, 2014-2015

Superintendent’s Executive Summary

 

Superintendent's Radio Minutes

April 10, 2017

Middle School Principal, Gary Tashjian, presents 6th grade science teacher, Rachel Cummings, with the Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching award for being an all-around champion educator, both for students and fellow teaching colleagues.

March 30, 2017

Superintendent Jordana Harper chats with Mrs. Stacy Quinn, Art Teacher, Newton School. It's Mrs. Quinn's second year as a teacher and she recently received the Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Award for New Teachers. Her award speaks to the importance of the arts in the Greenfield Public Schools and how much we value our arts educators, says Superintendent Harper. Congratulations Mrs. Quinn.

March 21, 2017

Superintendent Harper chats with 4th grade teacher Jacki Pinger, one of three Greenfield Public School educators to win the 2016-17 Pioneer Valley Award for Excellence in Teaching. Congratulations Mrs. Pinger on a job well done!!!

March 6, 2017

Greenfield High School French teacher, Tamara Grogan talks about the upcoming Taste of World Cultures, an international potluck meal and event that takes place annually at the high school. Free and open to the public, with music, dance, and an international fashion show, everyone is invited Thursday, March 16, 5:00-7:30 PM.

 

February 20, 2016

Madison Walker, Director of Food Services provides an exciting update about a new partnership with Hillside Pizza, a local company that serves up the best-tasting pizza made from mostly organic ingredients with no additives or preservatives. We're going to start serving their pizza at the high school in March and expand to other schools later on. Yum!

February, 6, 2017

Newton School Principal, Melodie Goodwin reminds us that it's time for Kindergarten registration (2017-18) in the Greenfield Public Schools. Each of our 3 elementary schools is a K-4 school with its own personality and special activities throughout the year. Tours are being scheduled.

January 16, 2017

Superintendent Harper and Assistant Superintendent, Elizabeth Pratt talk about the upcoming teacher professional development day on January 27.

January 4, 2017

Superintendent Harper provides an update of the Math and Science Academy move from Green River School to the Middle School in the new 2017-18 school year. She shares exciting news about the transition team that is getting together to retain the unique character of MSA and make the move as efficient as possible.

December 16, 2016

Central Office Staff get together to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season!

December 5, 2016

Principal Gary Tashjian shares some exciting news about the Taste of World Cultures event scheduled for December 15, 2016 at the Middle School. The event celebrates cultural diversity at the school and includes a band concert and book fair. Everyone is welcome!!!

November 14, 2016

Assistant Superintendent Beth Pratt reminds everyone that the school cancellation and/or delay weather is upon us. She reminds everyone that in the event of a school closing parents/guardians will receive a telephone call or email from the district with information about the event. Information will also be posted on the GPSK12.org website.

November 8, 2016

Federal Street School Principal Nancy Putnam and Teacher Betsy Potter share exciting news about the school's Harvest Dinner scheduled for  November 10, 2016.

 

September 19, 2016

Superintendent Harper shares the news about the Central Office Move to the Greenfield Middle School scheduled for Friday, October 7, 2016

September 12, 2016

Superintendent Harper chats with Melodie Goodwin, Principal of Newton School about the arrival of the Kidsfit furniture of 2nd grade--furniture that combines health and wellness with instruction for a fun approach to learning.

September 5, 2016

Superintendent Harper chats with Valorie Miller, a new addition to the district. Valorie is a talented and experienced educator who doubles as the Principal of the Academy of Early Learning and also works as the Assistant to the Superintendent for Personnel.

August 29, 2016

Superintendent Harper chats with Michael Howes, Greenfield's new Transportation Manager. Welcome Michael!

August 22, 2016

Madison Walker, Food & Nutrition Services Director in the Greenfield Public Schools, shares important information about the Breakfast and Lunch programs available to all students. Free breakfast for all! Free lunch available to students who qualify. For students who do not qualify for free lunch, the price is $2.60 (Elementary), $2.75 (Middle School) and $2.95 (High School). First day of school = Wednesday, August 31. All food prepared with the student's best nutrition interests at heart.  Welcome back everyone!

August 15, 2016

Superintendent Harper welcomes Elizabeth Pratt, the District's new Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Development.

 

July 4, 2016

Superintendent Harper talks about the district's continuous efforts to improve communication and outreach with parents and members of the community.

June 20, 2016

Superintendent Harper chats with Madison Walker, Director of Food Services, about the Summer Meals program, where Greenfield children, 18 years or younger, eat for free.

 

June  13, 2016

Rachel Cronen-Townsend, Technology Integration Specialist at the Greenfield Middle School, shares exciting news about the district's 6th Annual Film Festival on Friday, June 17. Come and see amazing films made by students.

May 23, 2016

Superintendent Harper announces that Jake Toomey, current principal of the Academy of Early Learning will be the new principal at the Discovery School at Four Corners, come July.

 

May 9, 2016

Superintendent Harper chats with the 4rth grader from Four Corners School responsible for the "Buddy Bench." If you're lonely at recess, all you need do is sit on the bench and a buddy will keep you company or invite you to play!

May 2, 2016

Suzanne Sullivan, Principal at the Discovery School at Four Corners, talks about the school's new composting program. Students have learned to separate composting from trash and recycling so that they can minimize waste. In fact, 4th grade students at the school were all part of the initial drive to get the project going by writing letters to the Superintendent and the Mayor.

 

March 18, 2016

Principal Melodie Goodwin, Newton Schools, shares some exciting information about Newton's Bingo for Books (March 24, 5:00PM-6:00PM). Come into school, play Bingo, and win FREE Books! Every elementary school also has its own Bingo For Books event, hosted on other days.

February 8, 2015

Superintendent Harper chats with Jake Toomey, Principal of the Academy of Early Learning Preschool about the upcoming Registration Open House on February 24th. This event is designed for new families to meet the staff and find out more about the quality Preschool programs at the Academy.

 

February 1, 2016

Superintendent Harper talks with Christy Moore, Greenfield's Recreation Director, and two Greenfield School students about the Greenfield Winter Carnival and their participation in the Story Walk.

 

January 25, 2016

It's never too early to think about 2016-17 registration in the Greenfield Public Schools. Superintendent Harper chats with Lisa McGuinness, Registrar about the exciting Kindergaten Registration event planned for February 23, 2016 at 4:00 PM.

January 11, 2016

Superintendent Harper chats with Chris Nosel, Grants Coordinator, Greenfield Public Schools about the new School Recycling Assistance Grant, a composting initiative designed to reduce waste and increase environment-friendly activities.

December 23, 2015

Season's greetings from Superintendent Harper and the Central Office staff wishing everyone happy holidays!

December 21, 2015

Superintendent Harper talks with Gary Tashjian, Principal of the Greenfield Middle School and Gina Fasoli, Associate Principal of the Math and Science Academy (a program of the Middle School) about the One School, One Read program, whereby everybody in the school (teacher and student alike) reads and discusses the same book during Advisory period. This semester, the school is reading Rob Buyea's Because of Mr. Terupt. The program, now in its second year, not only builds school culture but helps develop reading proficiency and a love of reading.

December 7, 2015

Superintendent Harper talks with Jake Toomey, Principal of the Academy of Early Learning, and Assistant for Personnel. Principal Toomey shares some exciting information about Arts Education at the PreSchool.

 

November 2, 2015

Superintendent Harper talks about the importance of Professional Development for teachers and the need for "caring, qualified, competent" substitutes to fill in for teachers during those training sessions.

October 27, 2015

Superintendent Harper shares information about the exciting new Digital Partnership Grant at the Middle School, a project that involves 130 Chromebooks in a wireless 1:1 pilot initiative (one student, one laptop) with grade 7 students.

October 12, 2015

Superintendent Harper and Tim Farrell talk about the upcoming Open House and the new Greenfield high school (October 24, from 9 AM to 1 PM).

September 28, 2015

Superintendent Harper talks with three grade 6 Middle School students to share information about the thrilling new partnership with Stoneleigh Burnham School. Thanks to Greenfield's Extended Learning Time grant and the partnership, the Middle School now has an equestrian program!!!

September 21, 2015

Superintendent Harper share some exciting news about the District's Strategic Plan.

September 14, 2015

Superintendent Harper chats with Madison Walker, Director of Food Services in the Greenfield Public Schools, introducing the new Breakfast in the Classroom program at three extended learning time schools: Greenfield Middle School, Newton School, and the Math and Science Program at Green River.

 

September 8, 2015

Superintendent Harper introduces the school district's new Title 1 Family and Community liaison, Kia Burton-McLaughlin who talks about all the exciting educational initiatives happening in District thanks to Title 1.

August 24, 2015

Superintendent Harper talks about expanded opportunities for parents to connect with their children's schools and talk with teachers.

August 10, 2015

Superintendent Harper chats with Greenfield native, Angie Ruggeri, the new associate principal at the Greenfield Middle School. Angie is no stranger to the district. She has been a teacher at Greenfield High School for the past 8 years. Welcome Angie!

July 27, 2015

Superintendent Harper talks with Jake Toomey, the new principal of the Academy of Early Learning, the district's high quality half-day/full-day preschool program.

July 7, 2015

Superintendent Harper talks with Carol Holzberg, Director of Technology about the new Web site and two its most exciting new features.

 
Superintendent Harper chats with Madison Walker, Director of Food and Nutritional Services, about the Free Breakfast and Lunch Summer Meals Program.
 
Superintendent Harper talks about the Partnership between the Greenfield Public Schools and the Greenfield Rejuvenators. Look at all those beautiful banners done by K-3 students decorating Main Steet.
 

June 1, 2015

Superintendent Harper provides a technology update: Greenfield has gone Google-email, docs, forms, archiving, and more

May 18, 2015

Superintendent Harper talks about School Choice options in the Greenfield Public Schools.

May 11, 2015

Superintendent Harper and Pam Mickiewicz, Aquatics Director at the Greenfield YMCA talk about the District's partnership with the YMCA that makes swim lessons available to Greenfield Public School students.

May 1, 2015

Superintendent Harper talks with Heather Evans, Principal of the Math and Science Academy about the Open House scheduled at the school for May 7. Tour the school, meet the teachers, talk with students and learn more about the accelerated math and science curriculum

April 27, 2015

Superintendent Harper talks with an welcomes Howard Barber, the new Business Manager in the Greenfield Public Schools.

April 6, 2015

Superintendent Harper talks about the 4th grade configuration changes that will happen in the fall.

March 30, 2015

Greenfield High School senior, Claire Abelson, and advisor Angela Mass, talk about the Community Dress Drive held at the high school. The event makes prom dresses available to members of the community.

January 26, 2015

Superintendent Harper shares good news about a $130,000 matching Digital Connections Partnership Schools Grant awarded to the Greenfield Middle School.

January 12, 2015

Superintendent Harper talks about Greenfield's recent good news...a school safety grant award in a very competitive grant playing fiel.

December 22, 2014

Superintendent Harper sounds the call for substitutes in the Greenfield Public Schools and announces the updated Student Handbook that will be available in the new year.

December 15, 2014

Superintendent Harper talks about the upcoming holidays and how children are looking forward to the school vacation which runs 12/23/14 (half-day) until back to school on January 5.

December 5, 2014

Superintendent Harper shares some exciting news about a wonderful art project done by Greenfield students in partnership with the Greenfield Recreation Department and the Greenfield Business Association.

November 17, 2014

Superintendent Harper talks about the District's new Family Communications Survey. Take a minute to complete the survey and let us know how best you'd like to hear what's happening in the Greenfield Public Schools.

October 20, 2014

Principal Melodie Goodwin talks about music and art opportunities offered to Newton School students through an Extended Day Program

October 6, 2014

Principal Suzanne Sullivan talks about the Discovery School at Four Corners and its designation as an Innovation School

September 29, 2014

Principal Heather Evans talks about Greenfield Math and Science Academy for students in grades 4-7

September 22, 2014

Volunteer Coordinator, Marianne Harcourt and Superintendent Harper

September 15, 2014

Superintendent Harper talks about classroom visits and improved communication with parents.

September 1, 2014

Academy of Early Learning, Principal Joan Schell

September 1, 2014

Academy of Early Learning, Principal Joan Schell and Superintendent Harper

August 19, 2014

A Busy Start, Superintendent Harper

August 19, 2014

The New High School, Superintendent Harper, with Principal Donna Woodcock

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