We want to remind everyone that the Greene County School District serves breakfast at each of the buildings in the District. Breakfast is served at a cost of $1.15. Students who qualify for reduced price meals pay $0.30 and students qualifying for free lunch also receive free breakfast. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and a great way to start your day. Breakfast is served at the following times: Greene County Elementary - 7:45 AM - 8:10 AM, Greene County Middle School - 7:45 AM - 8:05 AM, and Greene County High School - 7:45 AM - 8:10 AM.
Every school district is required to have a Wellness Policy (507.13) to promote the health and wellness of its students. As a part of this policy, we also have a Wellness Committee that meets on a regular basis and works to promote the health and well-being of students and staff. The committee is made up of students, staff/parents. The Wellness Committee meets the second Wednesday of each month at 3:45 PM in the administration building and the public is invited to become a part of the committee. Further information about the Wellness Policy, Committee, Members, and Meetings can be found on the District website under “Our Services,” Health and Wellness.
Educational Opportunities for Adults and Students
Parents, students, and community members will have the opportunity to listen to two outstanding speakers hosted by the Greene County Schools during the month of October.
First, on Tuesday, October 15th, former Iowa State Cyclone basketball standout Royce White will be speaking in the High School Auditorium from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM. White has taken on the cause to help decrease the stigma that society continues to place on mental health issues. He will talk about his commitment to transforming how mental health is addressed. White will also be meeting with some middle school and high school students during the afternoon of the 15th.
Second, on Wednesday, October 30th, educator and author Kevin Honeycutt will present to parents and community members in the High School Auditorium from 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM. Honeycutt presents to over 100,000 educators, entrepreneurs, business people, and students every year. He will be speaking about “Digital Legacy” and will share ideas, tools and strategies to help parents guide their digital kids. Honeycutt will also be presenting to elementary, middle school, and high school students during the day as well as providing professional development for teachers in the afternoon.
The public is highly encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to listen to both of these outstanding and engaging speakers.
Although the weather has not cooperated and the project is slightly behind schedule, the construction of the new High School and Career Academy continues to go well. Henkel Construction, the general contractor on the project is doing an outstanding job pushing ahead with work despite very wet conditions. Over the next month, windows will be going into the Career Academy building, concrete will be poured to establish the second floor of the academic wing, structural steel will be completed on the academic wing and roof trusses for the academic wing will be set. The concrete floors for the locker rooms will be poured. Work will be started to set the precast panels for the auditorium. Concrete will be poured for the north parking lot and work will continue on spreading black dirt around the site on areas that a finish grade has been established.
Design work has also started on the high school that will be converted to the middle school. The designs that are being worked on include moving the office to the front of the building and creating a secure entrance. Moving the district office to the MS and making modifications to the gymnasium in order to establish seating which will allow MS and sub-varsity contests to be played. Current plans are to put this work out for bid in January/February of next year with work to begin at the end of the school year.