Good morning! Thanks for checking out our very first Greenville ISD blog! There's so much happening this year that we, as a district, wanted a faster (more fun) way to share what's going on with everyone.
October is an extremely busy month. Most people know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, but it is also DrugFree Greenville's Red Ribbon month, Principal Appreciation month, the season for Fall Festivals and, of course, Homecoming.
So far this month, we've had several Red Ribbon events at our schools with plenty more coming up. Tomorrow is Parent Power with Jay Johnson at the Wesley Martin Administration Building at 7 p.m. (no kids please, adults only). Next Friday is also the annual kite fly at the Sixth Grade Center, which is always a lot of fun!
At the beginning of October, I had the opportunity to take photos for a plaque ceremony at New Horizons Learning Center. They received a very cool donation last May from Pud Kearns in honor of the late Jack Horton, Sr. I won't go into full detail because you can read that story here!
Something new we did this month was the "Support Blue" steak lunchto show appreciation and support for our local law enforcement. I couldn't believe how many officers showed up. The cafeteria at GMS was packed! I showed up to take some pictures and was overwhelmed by the gratitude that every officer present expressed. All I heard for the next two hours was "thank you so much for doing this!" or "this is so nice! Thank you!" It was awesome seeing how happy such a simple gesture made them. We will definitely be doing that event again next year!
Last Thursday, Crockett Elementary gathered the entire campus for their annual Breast Cancer Awareness Day group photo. The entire campus wore different shades of pink to create a big picture from an aerial view. The local fire department came out to the school so that we could take the picture from the top of their truck ladder. Unfortunately, the fire fighters wouldn't let me go up on the ladder to take the picture (huge disappointment!), so I handed one of them the camera to take the photo. He did a pretty good job!
The rest of the month is sure to have even more fun (and crazy) activities and events! Look out for next week's post to stay up to date on what's going on!