Greenbrier educators receive honors

Recently several of Greenbrier Public School District educators received honors from outside groups. Erin Shaw, Greenbrier Middle School Media Specialist, was selected as the 2016 recipient of the AAIM Pat McDonald Outstanding Individual Achievement Award. The Arkansas Association of Instructional Media promotes leadership and scholarship through its many awards which are presented at the annual conference. The purpose of the Awards Committee is to receive nominations for the Herb Lawrence Leadership Award, the Pat McDonald Outstanding Individual Achievement Award, and the Outstanding Media Program Award. These awards give recognition to members of AAIM who have helped increase the role of library media in the state of Arkansas, or show outstanding service or leadership to the Association. Jeryca Einhorn, Eastside Special Education teacher has been selected as the Educator in Literacy Award for the North Central Arkansas Reading Council.

Julie Wallace, Eastside Literacy Teacher, and Renee Freeman, Westside Science Teacher, were selected to be a part of the Teacher Practice Network for the State. Kelli Martin, Greenbrier Middle School Principal, has been awarded the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) Arkansas Above and Beyond Award for Service.

The NAESP, founded in 1921, is a professional organization serving elementary and middle school principals and other education leaders throughout the United States, Canada, and overseas.

The award is in honor of Dawn Hochsprung, Principal at Sandy Hook Elementary, who gave her life in service to her school and community. It honors those who go Above and Beyond a Principal’s Job Description.

AFA at GMS as community partner for science education

Rob Beadel, Director of Education for the Arkansas Forestry Association (AFA), came to speak with Mrs. Moreland and Ms. Engler’s sixth grade science classes.

Students learned about the needs of plants and how they are met using xylem and phloem. They also discussed the completion that occurs among plants and how that affect the growth of a tree.

They walked away understanding that not only do animals compete for resources, but that plants do as well.

They could really see that competition for resources does have an effect on growth and overall health of a tree.

Wooster Little Rockers Marathon

Approximately 90 students were among the 2000 kids that participated in the Little Rockers Marathon. Congratulations to these students on this achievement! Kids complete 25.2 miles prior to race day using the Little Rockers Kids Marathon Training Program.

Participants had several months to complete the miles. Thanks to Ms. Buchanan for organizing this event for Wooster students and teaching them the importance of having an active lifestyle.