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									                                                                       Missouri State University
                                                                       Department of Education
                                                                     Greenwood Laboratory School

                                                           Greenwood Review
                                                              October 2007
                                                         100 Years of Excellence
                 A Note From the Director:                                                       In This Issue:
 September, 2007
                                                                               Senior Pictures                         2
 This year is off to a marvelous beginning. Even with the exces-
 sive heat followed by the excessive rain, things have gone very               Yearbook Sales                          2
 smoothly. Thanks to all of you and to the faculty and staff who
 go the extra mile to support our school. To increase the comfort              Art News                                2
 for your children during the days of 100+ degrees, water bottles
 were provided in the building and on the playground during re-                Math News                               3
 cess. Even with air conditioning we found that some rooms
 weren’t as cool as we’d like. Hopefully, future improvements in               Spanish News                            3
 the system will help.
 The first centennial event was a smashing success. The support-               Public Affairs                          4
 ers of Greenwood attended the August 9th Springfield Cardinal
 baseball game and sat together in a section of blue. Taylor                   STUCO                                   5
 Aiken, senior, and Elle Miller, kindergarten student, represented
 the school by throwing out the first pitches. The next big event              PTA                                     6
 is homecoming weekend, October 5-7. Please read about the
 special happenings on our web site and plan to participate.                   Secondary Counselor                     7
 As we move through this 100th year I keep emphasizing that not
 only are we celebrating a century, but we are also laying a foun-
 dation for the future. The accomplishments of Greenwood
                                                                                                 Upcoming Events
 alumni and students are impressive and we need to be sure that
 Greenwood continues to flourish. We are the only K-12th grade
                                                                                 Homecoming Game              Oct. 5
 laboratory school in Missouri and realize that other laboratory
 schools have been dissolved as budgets decreased. Thanks to
                                                                                 Homecoming Dance             Oct. 6
 MSU President Nietzel who reassured our PTA last year that
 there is “no intent to close Greenwood”. However, he did note
                                                                                 Fall Break                   Oct. 17-18
 that it doesn’t mean we won’t change over time. We want to be
 sure that any change is only to see that Greenwood takes on a
                                                                                 MSU Homecoming
 more visible role and grows in our impact. The first one hundred
                                                                                 Parade                      Oct. 27
 years has been fantastic; let’s make sure that the next hundred
 are as good or better!
                                                                                 Halloween Parade             Oct. 31
 Janice R. Duncan, Director

Michael Hamra, Greenwood graduate of 1987, was recently honored by the Boston Business Journal as one of the “40 outstanding
professionals under the age of 40”. These young entrepreneurs are recognized for their business success and community contribu-
tions. While at Greenwood Michael was a class president, Student Council President, football co-captain, and received the Speedy
Collins Medal, the All-American Fitness Award, several district and state awards as a linebacker, including being named to the first
All-State team as Linebacker. He lettered in football, basketball, track, and golf. Michael was also a member of chorus, Spanish
Club and French Club. Mike was the starting tight end on the Ohio Wesleyan University football team for four years. Ohio
Wesleyan was the conference champion his junior year. Mike is an attorney. He serves as President and Chief Operating Officer of
Boston Bread Cafés and Chicago Bread cafés. Congratulations to Michael Hamra on his continued success!
If you have information about the accomplishments of Greenwood alumni, please let us know (417-836-5124) so we can include the
information in future issues.                                                                                               1

Dear Parents,

If you have a student who is a senior this year, please submit his/her
senior photograph to Mrs. Burch by December 1, 2007. Senior pic-
tures should be wallet-sized photographs, preferably full-color and
must be a vertical portrait. If you have any questions, please contact              BOOKS ARE
Mrs. Abby Burch at (417) 836-5546.                                                  ON SALE

                                       Key Club                                     The 2007-2008
    School Picture Retakes             The 2007-2008                                Greenwood
    Tuesday, October 23                Greenwood Key                                Yearbook is on
    8-10am                             Club, a volunteer-                           sale now! To
                                       based organization at                        ensure your
                                       Greenwood’s high                             student
                                       school named as the most involved
                                                                                    receives a
                                       Key Club in Springfield, has gotten off
                                                                                    copy, please
                                       to a great start. Dave Davison, Green-
                Art News                                                            complete and
                                       wood Key Club sponsor since its start
          What a beginning             in 2004, has paired with the 2007-2008       return the
          for the school               Key Club officers, President Ashley          order form
          year! We hit the             Putnam, Vice President                       included with
          ground running.              Christen Mings, Secretary Kripa Sree-        the Greenwood
Secondary students are                 pada, and Treasurer Megan Morris, in         Review by
busy building our                      creating a year full of community ser-       November 16,
Centennial float for the               vice events for Greenwood’s participa-       2007. If you
Missouri State Homecoming              tion. In the first few weeks of the year,    have any
parade on Oct. 27th.                   Key Club has already had members             questions,
 Elementary students are               participate in the Lake Country Soccer       please contact
creating various artistic              Camp for the mentally disabled youth,        Mrs. Abby
“100’s” to decorate our                where Greenwood students helped the
halls and the new Art Club                                                          Burch,
                                       young kids play soccer and with com-         Yearbook
is meeting one day a week              munication skills. Key Club members
after school to paint                                                               Advisor, at
                                       have also ventured to Newborns in            (417)836-
banners for SoleFest,                  Need, where participants packed 46
which takes place the                                                               5546.
                                       layettes for underprivileged newborns
weekend of Oct.19-21.
                                       and premature babies. This September
Whew! But we’re all having
                                       brings Key Club members opportuni-
                                       ties to participate in a lunch serving at
Hope to see you at the
                                       The Kitchen and at Cider Days on Wal-
                                       nut Street. The 2007-2008 year for the
                                       Greenwood Key Club is predicted to be
       Sue Baldwin
                                       an involved and exciting one.
                                                 Dave Davison

                                  BOOK FAIR BLIZZARD
                             November 6th-9th (8:00am-4:00pm)
                             November 9th (during the Sock Hop)
 Please join us on the stage in the cafeteria for our 2007 Fall Book Fair. The Book Fair is a fun
 way to get your child excited about reading! So come browse our selection of books for all
 ages….who knows, you may find something for yourself!
                                     Can’t wait to see you there!
                          Lindy Fielder, Chair and Kris Abdalla, Co-Chair                         2
As part of our commitment to the Public Affairs mission of Greenwood, last year’s (2006-07) 9th grade American History
class participated in a full-day volunteer activity at Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield and met with the director and histo-
rian to learn more about Civil War Battlefield Preservation as a national concern, and specifically about the Terrell Creek
project as a potential threat to our local Civil War site. After this experience the class developed a Public Awareness dis-
play at Meyer Library during the month of February and submitted student written editorials to the Springfield News-
Leader. We also entered the Poster and Essay contest, sponsored by the Civil War Preservation Trust (CWPT), America's
largest non-profit organization (501-C3) devoted to the preservation of our nation's endangered Civil War battlefields. This
summer, Maddy Esther was chosen by the CWPT as 3rd place winner in their national essay contest. Maddy’s essay is
                                 published in the Fall 2007 CWPT publication Hallowed Ground. Maddy Esther also received
                                 a check for $50.00 for her effort—Congratulations Maddy!!

                              Note: This year’s 9th grade American History class will again participate in these activities—
                              Our trip to Wilson’s Creek is scheduled for later in September .

                                                                                      Steve Hinch

      Global Education: Cultural Exchange Program

                 Greenwood Laboratory School and Leonardo da Vinci School in Manta, Ecuador, will continue with
      this valuable student exchange program. This program was approved by the College of Education in 2005, and
      it is an important part of its diversity and Hispanic Initiatives goals.
                 Since the approval of the program, eighteen Ecuadorian students have attended Greenwood; six Green-
      wood students have traveled to Manta, Ecuador, and attended Leonardo da Vinci School; fifteen Greenwood
      families have hosted the Ecuadorian students; six Ecuadorian families have hosted the Greenwood students, and
      about eighteen teachers and staff in both countries have had direct contact with both groups of students.
      A remarkable thing and an innovation for Greenwood. What a way to celebrate the Centennial!
      We are preparing to make plans for 2008. We need ten Host Families who will receive one of ten Ecuadorian
      students for six weeks in January through March. We are also making plans to take another group of
      Greenwood students for the Study Abroad experience in July.
                 We need your help. For more details, please call Ruth Peñaherrera-Norton (417) 234-2421 or send her
      an e-mail at ruthpenaherrera-norton@missouristate.edu.

        Soon there will be an organizational letter sent home to parents concerning Math Counts. Math Counts is a com-
        petitive mathematics team for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. Our team will consist of the best 4 people trying out accord-
        ing to our testing. The next 4 people will go to the district competitions as individuals but will not participate in
        team activities. In all, we will take 8 students to the district competition.

        We meet twice each week in October and November. These meetings are optional and if you have conflicts you
        may pick up materials from Ms. Sutton in Room 211. The objective of these meetings is to practice for the tryouts
        in December.

        In early December we have tryouts for two afternoons. These written testing situations are not optional if you want
        to go to the district competition in February. You must be at the tests.

        In January and February we will meet as often as possible (two or three days each week) prior to the competition in
        February, date TBA. These meetings are not optional.

        If we place in the district competition, we will go to the state competition in March in which case we will continue
        with meetings as often as possible until the state competition takes place.

        If you think that you have a 6th, 7th, or 8th grader who would be interested in participating in Math Counts, encour-
        age them to attend the October meetings or at least come by for materials.
        Thanks for your support!!
        Ms. Sutton                                                                                                       3
                                                 PUBLIC AFFAIRS UPDATE
                As the Public Affairs Scholars Diploma enters its fourth year of existence, parents and students entering the pro-
      gram need to be informed of its requirements. We always want to make sure that everyone knows that the handbook is
      available on-line. We are finalizing a revised handbook that will be posted on the GLS website later in September. Please
      be sure to go there for information or forms that can be downloaded and completed for Honors Merit credit. The GLS
      Public Affairs Committee welcomes several new members this year. Erin Baer (elementary), Vicki Sutton (secondary),
      Lisa de Leon (Parent), Ali Haseltine and Ashley Putnam (students) are welcomed additions to our committee.
                Last year we began a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) column and invited parents and students to send ques-
      tions to me via e-mail on issues that concern them. Please send inquiries to: SHinch@missouristate.edu

      This month’s question is:
      Q: How many hours of volunteering does a GLS student need to complete to graduate?
      A: None! The volunteer component is one of three options available for students to complete if they are interested in
      obtaining the Public Affairs Honors diploma. The Honors program is an optional track students choose to complete,
      separate from the Scholars Program completed as part of four designated courses, one each year, in grades 9-12. Begin-
      ning with the freshman year, one required course is deemed a “Designated Public Affairs Course.” Each designated
      course will include an embedded service learning activity (unit) as part of the regular course curriculum.
               The current designated courses are Algebra I, Biology I, American Government and the Public Affairs Cap-
      stone Course.

              I hope this format will be useful and informative for both our students and parents. I look forward to hearing
      from you on a regular basis.

           *Seniors, if you want credit for any of your Public Affairs Honor Merits, they must be SUBMITTED by the
                                 December 14th! Nothing will be accepted AFTER 2nd semester*

The Books ‘N’ Breakfast summer reading
program was a wonderful success. Thanks                                                     FOUNDATIONS OF PUBLIC
to students in grades 4-6 and parent volun-                                                   AFFAIRS—8TH GRADE
teers that participated in reading four of the
Mark Twain Award book nominees. If                                                    Each year the Springfield Metropolitan
you get a chance, look at the bulletin board                                          Bar Association holds its annual Law
outside the Greenwood office to see photos                                            Day Program in early May. The SMBA
from the summer reading groups.                                                       sponsors an essay contest for area students
As president of the Missouri Association                                              in its efforts to promote civic education.
of School Libraries (MASL), I want to thank you for supporting the MASL               The SMBA recognizes the top three essay
book awards. In addition to the summer reading program, we also encourage             writers at their luncheon and provides a
older students to read some of the nominated books throughout the school              cash prize to these students. The theme for
year. This year sixth graders also have the opportunity to talk about some of         this year’s contest was “Liberty Under
the nominated books during a series of lunch time discussions. If you have a          Law: Empowering Youth, Assuring
sixth grade student, contact Angie Pinegar,AngiePinegar@missouristate.edu,            Democracy.” Greenwood is proud to an-
for more information about the lunch time group. Our younger students have            nounce that the top three student writers
the Show Me Award books read to them during class time in the library. The            for 2007 were all members of the 8th
MASL book awards include: Show Me Award (grades 1-3); Mark Twain                      Grade Foundations of Public Affairs class.
Award (grades 4-8); and Gateway Award (grades 9-12). For more information             Those students recognized by the Spring-
about the MASL book award programs, go to http://www.maslonline.org/                  field Metropolitan Bar Association were:
awards/books/index.php .
The Haseltine Library is open 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. We                        1st Place: Katie Auner
invite you to stop by any weekday after school to checkout books and other                       2nd Place: Alex Visio
materials.                                                                                       3rd Place: Aaron Dennis
Happy reading,
Dea Borneman                                                                                                                4
  Congratulations to our 2007-2008 StuCo! Officers were elected in the spring and class officers were
  elected the first week of school in August. We have a busy Centennial year ahead of us beginning with

  Congratulations to this year’s Homecoming Court! Miss Erin Cady, Miss Kate Mattax or Miss Farrah
  Salisbury will be crowned Greenwood’s Homecoming Queen at the half-time festivities during the Home-
  coming game on October 5. Be sure to come to the 7:30 p.m. game at Plaster Stadium to see our court

                                 Our StuCo membership and leadership are
                                         President—Kate Mattax
                                      Vice President– Ali Haseltine
                                          Secretary– Taryn Ellis
                                  Assemblies Commissioner– Erin Cady
                        SENIORS                                               JUNIORS
                President– Andrew Miller                             President– Shelby Hendrick
               Representatives– Nolan Goth                     Representatives– Hannah Haghayeghi
                                Dylan Montileone                                 Windsor Esther
                Alternatives– Taylor Aiken                          Alternatives– Liza Salisbury
                               T.J. Auner                                          Mariah Allai
                     SOPHOMORES                                             FRESHMEN
                 President– Myra Milam                                President– Andy Godwin
              Representatives– Maddie Smith                        Representatives– J.D. Mahaffey
                              Chris Algiere                                         Arch Kelley
               Alternatives– Maddy Esther                           Alternatives– Jordan Johnston
                              Anne Connor                                         Steward Beezley
                      8TH GRADE                                             7TH GRADE
              President– Caroline Clothiaux                            President– Bryan Flavin
              Representatives– Jackie Dugan                         Representatives– Ted Kelley
                               Tim Looney                                             Natalie Powell
               Alternatives– Montana Allai                          Alternatives– Brandon Haake
                             Mitchell Gordon                                       Shannon McCoy
                                                   Ms. Vicki Sutton
The Junior High Basketball games                    Mr. Steve Seal
scheduled for October 22nd vs. Walnut
Grove will be at home instead of
away. Walnut Grove has a flooded
gym. The games will be JHG at
                                                                       Science Olympiad
5:30p.m. followed by 7th boys then 8th
boys. Thanks Darren Taylor                         This year's Missouri State Region 7 Science Olympiad will be
                                                   held at Missouri State University on March 1, 2008. Green-
                                                   wood will be sending a 15-person team of 6th through 9th
     Advertise In The 62nd Greenwood               grade students to participate in this fast and fun event. If you
                                                   are interested in representing Greenwood this year, please
     Blue & Gold and Pink & White                  contact Mrs. Vinton or Mr. Davison. For more information
          Tournament Program                       about this event, go to the Missouri State Science Olympiad
                                                   site (http://www.olympiad.missouri.edu)
   2000 Programs Purchased Last Year!              or the National Science Olympiad site
    Tournament @ Hammons Student
              Dec. 26 – 29
   All proceeds benefit the Greenwood
   Student Extracurricular Activities
            Deadline Oct.19th                                                                                   5
School is in full swing, and there are many exciting things happening with Greenwood PTA. As always, Greenwood
exemplifies the National PTA’s philosophy that student success is achieved through family involvement. Greenwood
parents and staff are remarkable. You have so much to be proud of!

MEMBERSHIP-A huge “THANK YOU” to everyone who has already joined PTA. We are pleased to announce
that 100% of Greenwood’s teachers, staff, and administrators are PTA members. The percentage of Greenwood
families who are PTA members exceeds 90%, and the total number of PTA members (based on student enrollment)
is 130%. Wow!!! There are even quite a few grandparents who are members. It is not too late to join, so send in
your membership today. Thank you to Carol Ann Haake for enthusiastically leading this effort.

JAY TALK DIRECTORY-Charlene Whitlock has done a wonderful job of gathering data for this year’s Jay Talk
directory. We appreciate her hard work. If you did not order a Jay Talk, there will be a limited number available
for purchase in the office at $4.00 each.

SALLY FOSTER GIFT WRAP FUNDRAISER-The Sally Foster Gift Wrap sale, co-chaired by Jonna Montileone
and Cynthia Sharp, has been a great success, thanks to your participation and support. You can still order online at

TOUR de FORKS DINNER-A fabulous evening of delicious food and great company was planned by event chair,
Loni Harrell. Greg and Carol Ann Haake, and Michael and Susan LaBroad graciously opened their lovely homes to
Greenwood staff and parents. A sincere thank you to the corporate and individual underwriters of this event who
made it possible.

BOX TOPS-Greenwood PTA is collecting Box Tops for Education again this year and collection boxes have been
placed in each classroom. Chairman, Kelly Thompson, will present the ‘traveling trophy’ each month to the class
with the highest collections, so start sending them in today!!

RECYCLING-Greenwood is “going green” by recycling printer cartridges. Bring your used cartridges to the BIG
GREEN collection bin in the hallway, and help raise money for our school.

REFLECTIONS-The theme for this year’s Reflections is “I Can Make a Difference by…….” There will be a kickoff
party and informational meeting on October 11th after school, where your student can explore various ways to submit
an entry into this competition of artistic expression. Contact Melissa Montgomery, 883-8348, or
Melissa-montgomery@sbcglobal.net for information.

PTA EMAIL-Don’t forget to subscribe at greenwoodpta@sbcglobal.net to receive news of the latest happenings at

CLOTHING BANK-Donate your ‘gently used” clothing (especially coats) in the collection containers in the hallway.
Volunteers are needed for Greenwood’s next work day at the Clothing Bank, Nov. 28th. Contact Kim Martinez at
887-4401, or Jmart11@msn.com to help.

SOCK HOP & BOOK FAIR-Mark your calendar…Book Fair is Nov. 6-9 and Sock Hop is Nov.9



We have just finished up our sixth week of the first quarter and the end of 1st quarter will be here before we know
it. The 1st quarter ends on October 12. The progress reports that have already been sent out helped some of us
realize that we need to get serious about paying attention in class and concentrating harder on our studies, assign-
ments, quizzes, and tests.

Congratulations to Sunny Qiu for being one of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 2008 National Merit
Scholarship Program out of 1,400,000 entrants who took the PSAT/NMSQT in October 2006. Only 45 students in
Missouri scored above him. With this achievement, he has the opportunity to advance in the Achievement Schol-
arship competition. This is Greenwood’s first semifinalist since 2001.

Congratulations to T.J.Auner and Kate Mattax who were chosen to be nominated for the Teenager of the Month
for the month of October. These students were chosen based on their outstanding achievements in school and in
the community. Teenager of the Month is sponsored by the Elks.

Congratulations to Windsor Esther, Megan Morris, and Kripa Sreepada who have been selected to participate in
Leadership Springfield Academy Class XVIII. Leadership Springfield Academy provides interaction between
developing and established leaders, provides exposure to community structure and issues, develops personal skills
needed for future roles as leaders, emphasizes the importance of community service and harnesses enthusiasm of
participants to solve local problems. Over the course of the academic year, students are exposed to and learn
about government and law, quality of life, health care, and community service.

Congratulations to Ali Haseltine, Molly Carnahan, Philip Clothiaux, and Andrew Miller who were chosen by
the Community Foundation of the Ozarks to serve on the Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) this year. The mis-
sion of the Youth Empowerment Project is to empower youth to positively impact their community. This is ac-
complished through education, service, grant making and fundraising.


Scholarship opportunities that are now available are:

This academic year marks the 20th Class of Coca-Cola Scholars. The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Board of
Directors continues their commitment to students. Of the 250 Scholars designated, 50 students will receive
awards of $20,000 and 200 will receive $10,000 payable over a four-year period. Recipients are well-rounded
individuals with highly developed interest in their community. Applicants are evaluated on the following:
                           Demonstrated leadership in school
                           Commitment to Community
                           Academic achievement
                           Part-time employment
In December approximately 2,000 semifinalists are selected in what has become a very competitive program with
a pool of over 100,000 applicants. When the semifinalists are chosen they will be required to complete additional
candidacy materials. In March 250 finalists will be notified and invited to Atlanta for interviews in April, during
which time students will be awarded $20,000 or $10,000 scholarships. All applications must be done online by
going to http://coca-colascholars.org. The applications must be received BEFORE the midnight October 31

University of Missouri – Rolla has a Chancellor’s Scholarship (the Chancellor’s combined with the “Bright
Flight” scholarship and other forms of grants/scholarships, for a total of $12,000.00) with eligibility requirements
          Upper 10% of your class or have a GPA of 3.75 or better
          ACT score of 30 or higher
          Strong leadership skills
          Application DEADLINE, November 1, 2007
This is a four-year package renewable with a cumulative g.p.a. of 3.25.
If interested, see Ms. Johnson for application.

University of Missouri – Columbia has the Ethel D. and Roland G. Baker Memorial Scholarship for students from
Greenwood. Eligibility is the upper 1/3 of the class with an aptitude in science and math. Continuation requires a 2.5
g.p.a. The award would be $7000 for 2008/2009. The amount for following years would depend on other freshmen
accepting the scholarship. If interested, see Ms. Johnson.

University of Missouri – Columbia – New Scholarship – Mizzou Scholars Award -- $10,000 scholarship for Mis-
souri residents who score a 33 or higher on the ACT and have excellent academic records. Eligible students must
apply for admission and earn the test score by December 1. Ten scholarships are awarded based on an essay and inter-

Students can find out about student aid on the Web by visiting their Web site at http://studentaid.ed.gov for compre-
hensive up-to-date information on their programs. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is also on
the Web. Complete your free application for federal student aid (FAFSA) on-line at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov
or you may fill out the paper FAFSA that should be in Ms. Johnson’s office by December. This needs to be done as
soon as possible after January 1, 2008.

Another financial aid opportunity is Sallie Mae which is the nation’s leading source of funds and services for higher
education. Visit them on the Web site, www.salliemae.com or www.collegeanswer.com.

Upcoming activities and deadlines are:
       Cox Medical Explorers
                 1st Floor Meeting Room 3
                 Tuesday, October 2, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
                 Students ages 14 – 20
                 New members are required to submit one letter of reference, a copy of most current grade card (C+
                 average required) and a $10 fee. Additional $3 monthly dues are required for all members.

                  Meetings are held at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month during the school year.

                  New members are accepted any month except January, June, July and August.

2007 College Fair for all high school students
                 Oasis Inn & Convention Center
                 2610 North Glenstone Avenue
                 Tuesday, October 2 – 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
                 Financial Aid Workshop – 6:00 p.m. – Sahara Room
                 Approximately 100 colleges attending

End of 1st Quarter – October 12

         ACT Test Dates    Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline
                October 27                                                  October 5
                December 8               November 2                         November 15

         SAT Test Dates   Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline
                October 6
                November 3              October 2                          October 11
                December 1              October 30                         November 8

College Representatives Visits Planned at Greenwood for Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors at 12:40 p.m. in the
Conference Room.
                October 15                  Missouri State University
                October 22                  University of Missouri – Columbia
                October 23                  University of Arkansas

Sophomores!!!                       PLAN Test ($9.40) October 10 -- 8:00-10:30 a.m.

Sophomores & Juniors!!!             PSAT Test ($13.00) October 17 -- 8:00-10:30 a.m.


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